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'They went ballistic': The perfect moment captured when Ireland Women beat the Black Ferns
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'They went ballistic': The perfect moment captured when Ireland Women beat the Black Ferns

Dec 24th 2014, 8:00 PM 11,073 Views 16 Comments

Photographer Dan Sheridan tells about his unique view of one of the greatest ever moments in women’s rugby.

Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep
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From The42
# Momentum

Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep

Nov 19th 2014, 12:10 PM 10,887 Views 24 Comments

‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’

Opinion: How to find razor-sharp focus in the age of distraction
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# Creativity

Opinion: How to find razor-sharp focus in the age of distraction

Nov 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 139 Views 11 Comments

You can be productive and creative – but first you need to focus.

Column: Find your focus with these 5 tips
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# Clear Thinking

Column: Find your focus with these 5 tips

Sep 26th 2014, 1:28 PM 48 Views 5 Comments

Many of us find it hard to focus, blaming the distractions we have on our modern working lives – but how can we achieve clear thinking?

SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs
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# Bootstraps

SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs

Sep 5th 2014, 5:20 PM 7,494 Views 1 Comment

For our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs last month, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

Have you and your fittest friends got what it takes for the No Limits Gym Challenge?
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# Go The Distance

Have you and your fittest friends got what it takes for the No Limits Gym Challenge?

Aug 11th 2014, 6:45 PM 5,854 Views 1 Comment

Go on, for charity.

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
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From The42
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Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Aug 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 19,456 Views 23 Comments

Kilkenny, Limerick, Cork and Tipperary are the four teams left in the running.

SME focus: Everything you need to know about trading on tourism
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# July

SME focus: Everything you need to know about trading on tourism

Aug 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 5,600 Views 5 Comments

For our third month of in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?
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# Change Of Tack

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?

Jun 27th 2014, 4:23 PM 6,169 Views 9 Comments

That’s what an Australian expert told Irish education professionals at a lecture today.

SME focus: Everything you need to know about starting a business
# Bootstraps
# Bootstraps

SME focus: Everything you need to know about starting a business

Jun 19th 2014, 8:55 AM 5,382 Views 8 Comments

For our first month of in-depth coverage of Irish small businesses, we looked at everything you need to know about getting up and running.

Heads up! 19 of our favourite images from the past week in sports
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From The42
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Heads up! 19 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

Jun 15th 2014, 10:00 AM 5,939 Views 2 Comments

It wasn’t all about Brazil this week.

Leinster looking for fringe players to press their claims against Zebre
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From The42
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Leinster looking for fringe players to press their claims against Zebre

Mar 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 3,164 Views 3 Comments

Head coach Matt O’Connor has been enthused by the form of some of the province’s less-heralded names.

How to turn your smartphone photos from good to great
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# Sharpshooter

How to turn your smartphone photos from good to great

Mar 16th 2014, 8:30 PM 55,640 Views 32 Comments

Anyone can use a smartphone camera, but what do you need to keep in mind if you want to take a great photo?

Champions League preview: Concentration the key for PSG as they prepare for Leverkusen showdown
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From The42
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Champions League preview: Concentration the key for PSG as they prepare for Leverkusen showdown

Mar 12th 2014, 7:10 AM 1,241 Views 0 Comments

The French champions stormed to a 4-0 success in Germany, leaving the tie as good as over ahead of the Parc des Princes clash.

'I haven’t got bogged down thinking about getting back onto the Dublin team'
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'I haven’t got bogged down thinking about getting back onto the Dublin team'

Feb 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,601 Views 3 Comments

Éamon Fennell is fully focused on his club challenge as St Vincent’s prepare for an All-Ireland football semi-final.

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity
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# Homelessness

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity

Dec 8th 2013, 3:02 PM 8,011 Views 51 Comments

Sixteen families are now losing their homes in the capital every month, according to Focus Ireland.

Munster looking for momentum as Perpignan tests loom
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Munster looking for momentum as Perpignan tests loom

Nov 27th 2013, 3:40 PM 3,116 Views 2 Comments

International prop Stephen Archer says the southern province are focusing on the Dragons on Friday night.

Scrums, grubbers and spirals: Slo-mo cameras hone in on rugby impacts
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From The42
# Collision Course

Scrums, grubbers and spirals: Slo-mo cameras hone in on rugby impacts

Sep 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 1,953 Views 3 Comments

Warning: This may also include crocodiles and musk oxen.

Number of new homeless people rises by at least 7 a day
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# Budget

Number of new homeless people rises by at least 7 a day

Sep 10th 2013, 10:40 AM 2,995 Views 26 Comments

Focus Ireland launches its 2014 pre-Budget submission today and said that the government needs to avoid forcing more households into homelessness.

'The sport is suffering': Jaimie Fuller and the battle to change cycling
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'The sport is suffering': Jaimie Fuller and the battle to change cycling

Aug 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,485 Views 4 Comments

SKINS chairman Jaimie Fuller meets TheScore.ie to talk about cycling’s sickness, the UCI Presidential race, and why he chose to get involved.

Gloom to glory a short step for Mickelson
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Gloom to glory a short step for Mickelson

Jul 21st 2013, 8:28 PM 3,799 Views 2 Comments

Just five weeks after yet another second-place at the US Open, Lefty has his first Claret Jug.

Analysis: Gay's roller-coaster career runs into final barrier
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From The42
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Analysis: Gay's roller-coaster career runs into final barrier

Jul 14th 2013, 8:00 PM 3,130 Views 6 Comments

The 30-year-old American had run the fastest time in the world this year of 9.75 seconds.

Column: How practising mindfulness can help your work life
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# Opinion

Column: How practising mindfulness can help your work life

May 17th 2013, 7:00 PM 296 Views 32 Comments

Some of the world’s most successful companies are investing in mindfulness training for their employees to help them deal better with stress and workplace challenges, writes Joanne O’Malley

Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?
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Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?

Sep 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 563 Views 72 Comments

Almost 4,000 people are homeless in Ireland. Joyce Loughnan of Focus Ireland outlines what we need to do.

Formula 1: Hamilton ignoring contract 'rubbish'
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# Blinkers

Formula 1: Hamilton ignoring contract 'rubbish'

Sep 16th 2012, 8:30 PM 560 Views 0 Comments

The McLaren driver insists he is only focused on winning the championship as speculation over his future rumbles on.

In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012
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From The42
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In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012

Aug 4th 2012, 7:04 PM 6,574 Views 1 Comment

One day, 12 images, a dozen compelling stories.

All eggs, one basket: Lemaitre may skip Olympic 100m
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From The42
# Interview

All eggs, one basket: Lemaitre may skip Olympic 100m

Jul 19th 2012, 10:25 AM 482 Views 0 Comments

The European Champion over the short distance may choose to focus his efforts solely on the 200m.

The heat is on: Leinster under pressure to perform
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From The42
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The heat is on: Leinster under pressure to perform

Apr 7th 2012, 11:15 AM 378 Views 0 Comments

A nice trip across the Irish Sea can lift all the pressure off the Cardiff Blues. Leinster are heavy favourites and to keep focus they have had to protest against any talk of ‘no hope’ for their guests.

Column: The danger of alternative therapies and why Steve Jobs was wrong
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# Read Me

Column: The danger of alternative therapies and why Steve Jobs was wrong

Mar 11th 2012, 6:00 PM 2,855 Views 144 Comments

Medical journalist Sandra Ryan says ineffective alternative remedies, when used instead of mainstream medical treatment, can pose a massive risk to lives.

Hurdles: O'Rourke quietly confident in Olympic build-up
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Hurdles: O'Rourke quietly confident in Olympic build-up

Feb 21st 2012, 2:04 PM 367 Views 1 Comment

London 2012 is ‘the one you wanna nail’ says Derval O’Rourke, but for the moment the Douglas athlete is concentrating on her next hurdle in Istanbul.

Room to improve: Sexton looks ahead to Warriors clash
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Room to improve: Sexton looks ahead to Warriors clash

Jan 10th 2012, 12:31 PM 320 Views 0 Comments

The fly-half skived off training for a few minutes yesterday to have a chat about the trip to Glasgow, Joe Schmidt and the winter break.

Airtricity League preview: What to watch out for this weekend…
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From The42
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Airtricity League preview: What to watch out for this weekend…

Aug 12th 2011, 5:19 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at the key battles going into this weekend’s action in the Airtricity League Premier Division…

Irish Eyes: Premier League
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Irish Eyes: Premier League

Nov 22nd 2010, 12:56 PM 315 Views 1 Comment

Michael Maher casts an eye over the performances from the Irish in the top flights of England and Scotland.

Irish Eyes: the Championship
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Irish Eyes: the Championship

Nov 22nd 2010, 12:36 PM 161 Views 0 Comments

In the first of a new weekly column, Greenscene’s Ronan Hunt-Murphy, reflects on another Championship weekend for the Irish.