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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

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‘I repeated my Leaving Cert and got 270 points. So to step out as Ireland’s number one was mind-blowing’
David Forde reflects on his Ireland career, retirement, completing his Master’s degree and his father’s passing.
The globe is warming - and so is pressure on companies to disclose climate risks to investors
More companies are reporting their emissions and targets to investors.
‘Five foot eight, underweight and f*****g great’: Remembering Man United’s penalty specialist from Cabra
In the 1970s Ireland midfielder Gerry Daly took 17 penalties for Man United and missed only one.
'The fundamentals have never changed': How travel agents are surviving the internet era
Despite the online competition, the traditional trade is still a multimillion-euro industry in Ireland.
Lero is trying to re-shape how we think about software and its social impact
The Limerick-based research centre’s work touches on everything from digital health to driverless cars.
The Irish team aiming to end their two-year wait for a league win
Kilkenny United chairman Shane Murray is optimistic about the club’s future in spite of a disappointing season.
Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem
Registrations of EVs have increased the last six months but charge points are playing catch up.
'Researchers work almost like a jeweler': Inside the Tyndall National Institute
Behind the scenes at the Cork research centre, where cutting edge tech is applied to real world issues.
How Irish businesses are cashing in on the 'pet humanisation' boom
The ‘pet parenting’ phenomenon has helped create a multibillion-euro industry.
How Amber is pushing materials science further into the green and sustainable age
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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'
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'
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
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'
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'
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’
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'
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'
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!'
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'
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'
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'
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'
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'
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'
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
Olwen Carey has had an incredible rise.
A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna
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'
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'
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
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'
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'
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'
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.