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# Future Focus

This year
Pauw still keen on Ireland extension, but players not drawn into talk on manager’s future
The Dutchwoman’s contract expires after the World Cup.
Switzerland chosen as Women’s Euro 2025 hosts
The Republic of Ireland will be targetting their first-ever European Championship finals appearance.
Last year
Potential new Euros format means it could be 'virtually impossible' for Ireland to qualify
Vera Pauw calls on Uefa to rethink the change, which she fears will be ‘detrimental to the game’s development’.
'It's not all about the here and now, but growing as a squad' - new-look Ireland aim to win
Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green face Russia in the Pinatar Cup semi-final this evening.
All time
Northern Ireland women set to train full-time ahead of Euro 2022
Kenny Shiels’ side made history earlier this year by qualifying for a first-ever major tournament.
Optimism for Europe's Ryder Cup future and praise for 'angry bear' Lowry
‘We’ve got a super crop of young players,’ Ian Poulter says. ‘We can do what America did.’
'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game'
Louise Galvin on the importance of the country’s first-ever women’s U20 team and its star-studded coaching ticket.
Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee
Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.
Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry
Jack O’Higgins looks at the technological and other changes shaping the way we do the washing.
From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years
Amanda Connolly looks at the coming technological developments that will shape how children play.
Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor
Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.
'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety
Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.
Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships
Sarah Harford on the technological innovations that are bringing long-distance loved ones closer together.
Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers
Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.
No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport
Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.
Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories
Sarah Harford on the technologies that could change the way we remember things (and mean we’ll never embarrass ourselves at parties again).
Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe
Sarah Harford looks at how technology could be set to upend our idea of a secure home.
Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages
From multilingual earbuds to neural machine learning, barriers between languages are being eroded, writes Sarah Harford.
Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes
What does wearable technology mean for the way we get dressed?
Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee
Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.
‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating?
From genetic scans to personalised nutrition.
Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing
Plus how Amazon’s Alexa could be literally inside your ear.
Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch
The way we communicate is about to get a whole lot more virtual.
'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising
Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.
No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance
Dates are more accessible than ever thanks to apps. But it’s no easier to find a fulfilling relationship. How can tech help?
Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money
Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.
Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work
We all waste time. Can tech help?
Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup
How the beauty industry is evolving – and what you can expect in the continuing quest to make ourselves more attractive.
Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body
From antennae implants to genetic upgrades: can we use technology to improve our bodies?
Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education
From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.
Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent
Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.
Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future
From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.
Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport
The Sunday Game could look very different ten or twenty years from now.
Fancy sleeping underwater with a robot butler? Here's the future of staying in a hotel
Or just in your own private pod.
Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape
No more boring hours on the exercise bike? Eh, sign us up.
Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep
If you thought it was just a matter of going to bed early… you were wrong.
Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores
Hey Alexa, can you fold the laundry?
Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love
Holograms, mixed-reality shows and songs written by algorithms: here’s what’s coming to your headphones.
Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data
Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)
Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick
From molecular implants to tissue regeneration, here’s how researchers are working on extending our lifespans.