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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Formation

All time
# Podcast
How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider
Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.
# Formation
'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party
Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.
# green to red
As Greens weigh up options, new TDs say they don't envisage any splits on 'red line' issues
With 12 TDs, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.
# slow progress
Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes
Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.
# The man behind the mane
Beyoncé's hairdresser of 13 years is spilling all of her hair secrets and we're living for it
The man behind every look from her Formation braid to her Met Gala side ponytail speaks out.
# 3-5-2
Ireland set to experiment with a new formation against Mexico?
Martin O’Neill says he may switch to a three-man defence and deploy James McClean at wing-back on Thursday.
# Beyoncé
Which Beyoncé Era Are You?
No matter what score you get, you’re still a Beyoncé. There’s no losing.
# Top Guns
Pictures: The Air Corps flew in formation across Dublin this morning
The brief display of formation flying at speed was in honour of the State visit of Croatia’s president to these shores.
# Get in Formation
Queen Bey is playing at Croke Park tonight - here's what you need to know
All video and audio recording equipment in a box to the left.
# Neverending Story
Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?
One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?
Vincent Browne: This is the worst possible outcome of the general election
‘There will be sops, promises and a flurry of initiatives but there will be no significant change.’
# endapendents
Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?
As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.
SNL brilliantly took the piss out of the controversy around Beyonce's new video
The Day Beyonce Turned Black.
# Superb Owl
Beyonce just wiped the floor with Coldplay at the Super Bowl
And she’s coming to Croke Park this summer.
# Formation
Beyoncé dropped a new single out of nowhere and everyone is losing it
# Philosophy
Louis van Gaal remains adamant he won't change his formation because fans ask for it
The manager is not for turning.
Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League
Could Louis Van Gaal help his side to the season’s first win? We went minute-by-minute to find out.
# Talking Tactics
Analysis: What 3-4-3 means for Manchester United this season
Louis Van Gaal has already made minor changes since arriving but what can we expect from the new formation?
# Excuses
Diary of a Fantasy Gaffer: If in doubt, blame the formation
We think we’ve finally figured out the real reason why TheScore Machine have been performing so poorly.
# Ireland v Greece
Whelan frustrated by Ireland's 4-4-2 mismatch
Glenn Whelan feels that Ireland are being overpowered in midfield because Giovanni Trapattoni keeps sticking to a 4-4-2 formation.
# Ch-Ch-Changes
Today's talking points from Euro 2012
Should Ireland be worried by the absences from training? Is Giovanni Trapattoni really going to change his formation so close to such a crunch game… would that even be wise? Miguel Delaney looks at the key points.
# Tactics Board
Talking points: five good reasons to watch Ireland this evening
It may only be a friendly but we’ll be looking out for a number of things in the Irish performance tonight.