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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Domestic

All time
# Wicklow
Gardaí continue to question man over death of woman in Wicklow
The woman was found dead after a violent attack at a house in Enniskerry yesterday.
# Foundation
'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.
# club rugby
The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait
Cork Con will be aiming to pick up where they left off in Division 1A.
# Domestic
'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included discussion of domestic rugby’s place in the pyramid.
# Homegrown
Birr men making an impression as Leinster's Dooley gets back into swing of things
The 26-year-old loosehead was in excellent form last season before the lockdown.
# Derbies
SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
The Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griquas have joined the four existing Super Rugby sides.
# hometown
Dan Carter to line out for rural club Southbridge on bye weekend for Blues
The 38-year-old out-half has yet to make his first Super Rugby Aotearoa appearance.
# Stunning Rugby
U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season
There were some stunning efforts on the men’s and women’s leagues this season.
# Prolific
Ex-Munster lock Hayes finishes joint-top try scorer in AIL's Division 1A
Clontarf’s Sean Kearns was top points scorer after his return from Australia.
# unbeaten
'They can look back with pride... their effort wasn't null and void'
Defending champions Cork Con ended an unbeaten season with 14 wins from 14 in the AIL.
# Courts
Man who punched girlfriend 'more than five but less than ten times' given suspended sentence
David Swords, from Dublin, pleaded guilty to the assault.
# get organised
Kitchen wrecking your head? How to organise it and have an easier life
We asked an expert for some simple tips.
# Moscow
Russian man kills nine people after drunken row at party
The alleged assailant gunned down five men and four women after a drinking session on Saturday night.
Joe Schmidt presents awards to Ireland's leading club rugby players
Cork Con’s Niall Kenneally was named Ulster Bank League Division 1A Player of the Year.
The cream of Ireland's domestic rugby talent back in action this weekend
Here are the fixtures across the divisions today in the Ulster Bank League.
# Provincial
Collisions, kids and Connacht are class: A dozen great images from the Pro12 year
Irish provinces said goodbye to some great servants in 2015.
# Investigation
Limerick man killed in domestic dispute in North Carolina
Investigators say that they are not looking for anyone outside the home.
# club rugby
Clontarf aiming for 'massive feat' with back-to-back AIL titles
Andy Wood’s men take on Lansdowne in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final this weekend.
# Domestic
Last night's Room to Improve was a seriously tense affair
We’d never seen such drama *breathes*
# Kilnaleck
Garda Jerry McCabe killer questioned over stabbing of his wife Pauline Tully McAuley
Pearse McAuley is being held at Cavan Garda Station.
# Domestic Violence
"We have started to look a bit closer at the purple eye-sockets, the broken ribs" --- Enda Kenny
The Taoiseach gave a moving speech on the issue of domestic violence at the launch of a refuge today.
# shelter
Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year
Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.
# club rugby
Here are your Division 1A and 1B Ulster Bank League previews
You can watch the Clontarf v UCD clash live from the comfort of your couch this evening, before a busy Saturday of AIL action.
# club rugby
Here are your division 1A and 1B Ulster Bank League previews
There are some tasty ties in the top two divisions of the Irish domestic game.
# My Goodness
Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor
The Irish brewery takes over sponsorship of the league from RaboDirect.
# Club Concerns
Suarez to miss 13 Liverpool games under terms of four-month ban
That is unless he successfully appeals FIFA’s ruling, or transfers clubs before the new season.
# Domestic
Man-of-the-match display from Lyons helps Con to Bateman Cup victory
Gerry Hurley was assured with the boot as UCD were beaten at Temple Hill.
# Domestic
Old Belvedere's Danny Riordan scoops top prize at Ulster Bank League awards
Division 1A champions Clontarf picked up no less than four trophies after their superb league success.
# Domestic
Strong club rugby in Ireland helping to develop U20 internationals - Ruddock
The Ireland U20 coach says AIL exposure has challenged the pecking order in his squad ahead of the Junior World Championship.
Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.
# Kildare
Domestic violence refuge to finally open after two-year wait
Teach Tearmainn is to open two of its six apartments – due to funding issues, it has been closed for two years.
# Domestic
Garda negotiators called to Galway home after a man barricaded himself inside
The man had a can of petrol with him and he set the house on fire.
# Domestic
All-Ireland League gets ready for kick-off with questions lingering over its future direction
This is the last season that AIL clubs will be permitted to financially reward their players.
# Domestic
Connacht's Ronaldson thinks All-Ireland League has plenty more to offer
The outhalf joined the western province from Lansdowne during the summer and is happy with his progress so far.
# Age Action
Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly
Age Action said that some people may have to choose between food and fuel if Bord Gáis is allowed to raise domestic gas prices.
# pester power
Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases
The breakfast cereal in a family’s cupboard is often dictated by the children.
# keeping it cork
Cork Con survive St Mary's fightback to capture Bateman Cup
A Robert Clune try set the side from The Rebel County on their way to victory.
# Airtricity League
Limerick claim point off Cork City on return to big time
Six goals in six League of Ireland games this weekend. Welcome back.
# Constitution
Constitutional Convention votes to alter 'women in home' clause
A vast majority of the delegates voted to change the article, with 98 per cent supporting a proposal to make it gender-neutral.
# watch the birdie
Cats are on a murderous rampage (in the USA)
Can you guess how many birds and small mammals they kill in one year in the States? Hint: billions.