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'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'
The Republic of Ireland’s draw with Azerbaijan was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.
# Captain
IRFU will judge Sexton on form rather than age ahead of contract talks
The 35-year-old Ireland captain is one of those out of contract in June 2021.
The citizens' assembly on gender equality will meet for the first time this month
Ninety nine people will take part in the citizens’ assembly.
# discussion
'He felt so targeted' - Neville recalls Sterling coming to him in 2016 about 'vicious' treatment
Chelsea has suspended four supporters over alleged abuse towards the Man City star.
# No place for it
Theresa May orders MP to be suspended after using the n-word
The British Prime Minister said she was “shocked” by the “completely unacceptable” language.
# interpret customs
'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
“If a girl kisses me, I figure she wants to sleep with me”.
# WIll Power
What is it that makes Irish people fight over wills?
Where there’s a will – there’s a potential family falling out of seismic proportions.
# discussion
Duffy living up to the hype and 4 more UFC Glasgow talking points
There’s plenty to discuss after the UFC’s first visit to Scotland.
# suftum
Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster's Pro12 semi in Glasgow
This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.
# Conversion Therapy
A group that 'assists people change their same-sex attraction' has meeting in Galway cancelled
The Core Issues Trust group believes that human sexuality is “fluid”.
# Comment
Boxing and MMA should address their own problems instead of turning on each other
Are the two sports really in opposite corners?
# oh baby
What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?
Spoiler: She’s not a fan.
World Cup hangout: Messi takes centre stage and plenty more football chat
We’ve got the ideal place to discuss all things World Cup – from Argentina’s prospects to the best places to watch games in Ireland.
# Best Bits
Custard creams, ROG's handwriting and Burkina Faso; It’s the week in comments
President Higgins’ support for England wasn’t backed up, while the law was laid out to Tim Sherwood.
# family feud
Angry baby easily wins argument with her dad
Her logic is unstoppable.
# Courts
Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest
Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.
# overhaul
Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas
An Oireachtas sub-Committee will discuss 103 amendments to the proposed taxi regulation law, which will see a shake-up of the industry.
# Talks
IMO: 'The HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on this issue'
The IMO say they welcome the “belated engagement” of the HSE on the issue of junior doctors’ working hours.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed?
TDs will discuss a bill tabled by Deputy Thomas Pringle today that would make it illegal to pay for sex.
# Bailout
Cyprus eases controls on stricken banks - but keeps €300 withdrawal limit
The restrictions were imposed to prevent a run on the banks during the dramatic Cyprus bailout.
Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?
The Government is desperate to avoid “abortion on demand”, writes Sarah McCarthy – but in reality, women should be trusted to make the choice.
Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?
Social media is all about debate and dissent, writes Fr Tony Flannery – so perhaps it can teach the Vatican a lesson.
# Read Me
Interview: ‘Ireland’s EU Presidency will make no difference’ – Shane Ross
The independent TD tells that Government ministers are in denial about the depth of our crisis.
# Lending
Committee to discuss “conflicted reports” on bank lending
The Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will cover the topic as part of its discussion on lending to small business today.
Column: Here's why it matters that has been killed off
The website which gave people access to Oireachtas debates was widely-praised for providing a much-needed resource – so why has it been cut off, asks Simon McGarr.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Pyrite
What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?
The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.
# talk it out
Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School
Government ministers, journalists and academics will be speaking at the 32nd MacGill Summer School which starts tonight in Donegal.
# Prostitution
New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'
A Fine Gael TD has said there are a number of shortfalls in the current laws which are being taken advantage of by traffickers.
# Prostitution
Shatter publishes major document on whether Ireland's prostitution laws should change
The discussion document is part of a public consultation process on the future direction of the laws around prostitution.
# vox pop
Eucharistic Congress: Here's why people are attending
The arrival of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress comes at a time when the Catholic Church in Ireland is in turmoil. spoke to some of the pilgrims on why they are attending.
# discussing anarchy
Anarchist Book Fair expecting good attendance in Dublin
Anarchy event to discuss racism, the referendum, NAMA, oh… and a boxer in the 1700s.
# readers' comments
The top 10 readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round up of the wittiest, most thought-provoking and original comments you lot made this week.
# Social Justice Ireland
Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money
Social Justice Ireland met with the Troika today and spoke to them about changes needed to protect the poor and vulnerable in Ireland.
# Cabinet
Cabinet signs off on ‘interim’ €100 household levy
A €100 household charge will be imposed for two years, while the presidential election will take place on October 27.
# bookworms
Attention bookworms: fancy a million free books?
Free tomes are being handed out across Ireland on Friday to celebrate World Book Night.