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How Irish businesses are cashing in on the 'pet humanisation' boom
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How Irish businesses are cashing in on the 'pet humanisation' boom

Aug 4th 2019, 1:00 AM 4,439 Views 0 Comments

The ‘pet parenting’ phenomenon has helped create a multibillion-euro industry.

How Amber is pushing materials science further into the green and sustainable age
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How Amber is pushing materials science further into the green and sustainable age

Aug 3rd 2019, 1:00 AM 681 Views 0 Comments

The Trinity-based research centre works with heavy-hitters in electronics and healthcare.

'The seven-nights-a-week drinker is gone': How Irish pubs are attracting a new clientele
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'The seven-nights-a-week drinker is gone': How Irish pubs are attracting a new clientele

Jul 28th 2019, 1:00 AM 14,140 Views 0 Comments

Issues like harsher drink-driving penalties and cost of business are also having an impact on pubs.

No commuting and casting a wider talent net - why businesses are opting for remote working
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From Business ETC
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No commuting and casting a wider talent net - why businesses are opting for remote working

Jul 27th 2019, 1:00 AM 2,906 Views 0 Comments

Irish industry experts and business people weigh in on the pros and cons of the ‘smarter way’ to work.

'It would have been disappointing to come out with nothing - but we still have to win in Castlebar'
# Murphy's Law
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# Murphy's Law

'It would have been disappointing to come out with nothing - but we still have to win in Castlebar'

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:45 AM 7,001 Views 7 Comments

Donegal’s captain fantastic Michael Murphy saved the day with a last-gasp free against Kerry. But it’s all about the next day.

Peer-to-peer lenders are answering Ireland's call to help with the housing crisis
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Peer-to-peer lenders are answering Ireland's call to help with the housing crisis

Jul 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 1,657 Views 0 Comments

The alternative financial providers offer insight into the demand in Ireland for this kind of lending.

The ads industry watchdog is still fielding dozens of complaints about influencers
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From Business ETC
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The ads industry watchdog is still fielding dozens of complaints about influencers

Jul 20th 2019, 1:00 AM 1,289 Views 0 Comments

The ASAI says the volume of objections shows a high level of awareness of ‘transparency requirements’.

Upfront rent and relocation services - how tech companies are winning talent as rents keep rising
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From Business ETC
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Upfront rent and relocation services - how tech companies are winning talent as rents keep rising

Jul 13th 2019, 1:00 AM 2,247 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s recruitment and tech experts weigh in on how to attract the best staff to Dublin.

Separating the fintech wheat from the chaff - inside Citi's Dublin innovation lab
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From Business ETC
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Separating the fintech wheat from the chaff - inside Citi's Dublin innovation lab

Jul 6th 2019, 1:00 AM 2,547 Views 0 Comments

Meet Gulru Atak, the woman who leads the banking giant’s Irish innovation hub.

'I don't want to be sitting at the bar at 45 wondering what could have been'
# Mark II
From The42
# Mark II

'I don't want to be sitting at the bar at 45 wondering what could have been'

Jun 30th 2019, 8:00 AM 48,645 Views 13 Comments

With his degree in Medicine finished, three-time European medalist Mark English is looking forward to throwing himself into athletics full-time.

'They're fighters, they want to win and be the best. You feed off that'
# Cat Fight
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# Cat Fight

'They're fighters, they want to win and be the best. You feed off that'

Jun 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 6,542 Views 0 Comments

Cats star Anne Dalton on Kilkenny Camogie and the surprises that could come in the 2019 championship.

How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations
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From Business ETC
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How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations

Jun 29th 2019, 1:00 AM 1,158 Views 0 Comments

Dublin may appear to be a safe bet for a post-Brexit hedge but firms still need access to skills.

Ear surgery, Oscar Wilde and 'smart pebbles': Inside Enterprise Ireland's 'Big Ideas'
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From Business ETC
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Ear surgery, Oscar Wilde and 'smart pebbles': Inside Enterprise Ireland's 'Big Ideas'

Jun 22nd 2019, 1:00 AM 1,119 Views 0 Comments

The startups showcase is in its 11th year.

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'
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From The42
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'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'

Jun 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 48,232 Views 5 Comments

Still only 21, Elena Tice is fast approaching a century of caps for the Ireland women’s hockey team. She has made sacrifices and brave decisions, but is now closer than ever to achieving her sporting dreams.

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’
# Inspirational
From The42
# Inspirational

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’

May 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 51,081 Views 8 Comments

Christy McElligott, a league winner with St Pat’s in 1996 and now Ireland’s international amputee manager, shares his incredible story.

'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'
# Triple Threat
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# Triple Threat

'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'

May 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 20,806 Views 5 Comments

Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer is ready to hit up the AFLW after signing for Brisbane Lions.

'It's so strange going out on the pitch and not seeing her there'
# Sister Act
From The42
# Sister Act

'It's so strange going out on the pitch and not seeing her there'

Apr 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 9,576 Views 0 Comments

Camogie and hurling is a way of life for the Farrells of Thomastown and Kilkenny.

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'
# Rising Star
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# Rising Star

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'

Mar 21st 2019, 6:50 PM 10,920 Views 1 Comment

FAI U19 Player of the Year Niamh Farrelly has had a remarkable rise through the ranks.

'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'
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From The42
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'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'

Mar 15th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,272 Views 2 Comments

Noel McNamara has risen through the ranks of school and underage coaching to guide Ireland U20s to a Six Nations title.

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'
# The Next Chapter
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# The Next Chapter

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Mar 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 55,091 Views 13 Comments

Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'
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'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 41,857 Views 41 Comments

In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick.

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'
# Back From The Brink
From The42
# Back From The Brink

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'

Feb 7th 2019, 6:45 AM 5,194 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a long, hard road for Ireland star Alison Miller – but she’s delighted to be back in the green jersey.

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'

Jan 11th 2019, 3:02 PM 28,478 Views 10 Comments

Gráinne Dywer has linked up with her assistant coach-player sister Niamh as Fr Mathews chase Cup history.

'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do'
# One On One
From The42
# One On One

'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do'

Dec 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 39,593 Views 25 Comments

It’s now three years since Shane Lowry last won, but in a sit-down interview with The42, the Offaly golfer explains how his life, perspective and motivations have changed in that time.

Dublin's midfield maestro dancing around three in-a-row talk as she enjoys life at the top
# Capital Gains
From The42
# Capital Gains

Dublin's midfield maestro dancing around three in-a-row talk as she enjoys life at the top

Oct 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,640 Views 0 Comments

Olwen Carey has had an incredible rise.

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# Ar Dheis Dé
# Ar Dheis Dé

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Oct 10th 2018, 12:10 AM 30,486 Views 15 Comments

A funeral Mass was held yesterday for Emma Mhic Mhathúna in Séipéal na Carraige, the church where she was a Eucharistic minister.

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'

Aug 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 23,663 Views 35 Comments

There are sporting upsets and then there is the story of the Irish women’s hockey team at the World Cup. This is what it meant to those involved.

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'

Aug 12th 2018, 8:00 AM 36,058 Views 12 Comments

Camogie has shaped four-time All-Ireland champion Mags D’Arcy into the person she is today.

From the frontline of the operating theatre to the forefront of Dublin's bid for seven in-a-row
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From The42
# Life In The Fast Lane

From the frontline of the operating theatre to the forefront of Dublin's bid for seven in-a-row

Jul 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 18,822 Views 2 Comments

Noelle Healy has had a whirlwind year.

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'
# Living The Dream
From The42
# Living The Dream

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'

Jun 27th 2018, 7:15 AM 21,428 Views 4 Comments

Simi Singh will this evening face the country of his birth, 12 years after first coming to Ireland to chase his dream.

'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more'
# Number 14
From The42
# Number 14

'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more'

Mar 4th 2018, 8:00 PM 48,652 Views 13 Comments

As Tommy Bowe counts down the games until he retires, Ireland’s greatest-ever right winger looks back on an illustrious career.

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 66,154 Views 56 Comments

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’
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From The42
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‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Aug 20th 2017, 10:01 AM 30,848 Views 4 Comments

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'
# Harte And Soul
From The42
# Harte And Soul

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:30 AM 24,023 Views 9 Comments

From Ballinspittle, via Bandon, to being the best in the world, Ireland captain David Harte charts his incredible rise and remarkable career ahead of another big summer.

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'
# Boys Of Summer
From The42
# Boys Of Summer

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Jun 18th 2017, 10:00 AM 32,593 Views 7 Comments

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’
# Alternative
From The42
# Alternative

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’

May 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,473 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame
# Back In Business
From The42
# Back In Business

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame

Apr 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,020 Views 21 Comments

PRO Mark O’Rourke maps their return to the inter-county scene following a six-year layoff.

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'
# Character
From The42
# Character

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'

Apr 29th 2017, 3:00 PM 47,533 Views 50 Comments

Liverpool legend Terry McDemott reflects on his colourful career at the top level as a player and coach.

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'

Apr 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 60,597 Views 10 Comments

Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.

One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality
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From The42
# Deutschland

One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 PM 28,255 Views 31 Comments

In the final part of our series from Germany, we take a closer look at the sport in the country and the work being done at grassroots level as the national team attempt to qualify for Japan.