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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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This year
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Laporte resigns as president of French rugby after corruption scandal
The Frenchman is self-suspended from his role as World Rugby vice-chairman.
All time
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Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final
Cheslin Kolbe was sensational for the Top 14 side as he scored two tries.
# end of season
'That hurt will be turned into positive energy and we'll be better next year'
Andy Friend’s Connacht were left disappointed as they lost to Ulster in the Pro14 quarter-finals.
# prizegiving
'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'
Putin was shielded from the rain – but Macron and the Croatian leader got drenched.
# the great bawl
Unlikely bad boy Villas-Boas given eight-match ban for insulting referee in China
The Portuguese coach has clocked up about 16 grand in fines this week.
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Michael Phelps loses to great white shark in virtual race
‘Will there ever be a boy born who can swim as fast as a shark?’
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Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy
Federal regulators are concerned that human contact is stressing out the dolphins.
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Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement
The Racing 92 hooker joins the likes of Michalak, Papé and Mas in international retirement.
# holey show
How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.
# the end
Film lovers, you've one less place to go to find classic movies
Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.
# holey show
There's plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year's Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout...
Around 1,500 people turned out all over Ireland’s coasts yesterday to squint through the mist and try and spot some elusive cetaceans.
# End of an era
Clermont's 77-game unbeaten run at an end as champions Castres advance
Vern Cotter’s reign at the Auvergne club finished with defeat in the Top 14 semi-finals.
# hook head
Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day
The southeast coast is the place to be for whale and dolphin watchers at this time of year…
# fungi and friends
A Fungi to hang out with... Dingle dolphin and friends splash about in the bay
Party animals!
# jawsus
Can you guess what Sharknado 2 is called? Go on, guess...
You’ll never guess, in a million years.
# Co Clare
Swimmers in Clare are being warned "don't swim with this dolphin!"
It follows several incidents in which people were rammed and injured. One woman was medivaced home to Germany after an encounter with the mammal.