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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Impact

All time
# Recalled
Cronin returns to Ireland mix determined to make up for missing November
The Leinster hooker was man of the match in Saturday’s win over Montpellier.
# new offer
Ryanair offers its Dublin pilots a pay rise after it agrees to recognise unions
The Dublin pilots had previously voted against an offer from the company.
# deep impact
German Ryanair pilots call strike - but Irish fears die down "for the present"
Mixed news for passengers.
# Let's talk
Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday
The company will now meet union representatives tomorrow night.
# Industrial Action
Ryanair and pilot's union to meet on Tuesday, just one day ahead of proposed strike
Ryanair management confirmed on Friday that it would break with its longstanding policy and give pilot unions recognition as official organisations.
# Industrial Action
Ryanair strike to go ahead unless airline management meets with union
The dispute centres around employe conditions, with pilots asking that they be allowed to negotiate using unions, and Ryanair refusing to recognise unions.
# Impact
'I'm CJ Stander and I'm the captain now': Munster back-row buoyed by new experience
Saturday put Stander on Ireland’s bench for the first time in his 17 Tests, and he captained the side as they forced a win over Fiji.
# Impact
Special needs assistants vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
A total of 97% of members voted in favour of the action.
# Impact
Ex-Liverpool youngster's glittering cameo inspires Bournemouth's first Premier League points of season
Jordon Ibe thrived, as the Cherries eventually unlocked their defensively stubborn opponents.
# Impact
Galway supersub Padraic Cunningham scores just seconds after being introduced against Bohs
The teams played out a 1-1 draw but it’s not much use to the Tribesmen who remain four points from safety.
# Analysis
How Daryl Murphy put aside bad news at club level to produce his most influential display in a green jersey
The Newcastle star made a big impact after being introduced in the second half against Austria.
# Impact
Ireland's Cillian Sheridan scores winner for Polish title contenders
The Cavan native’s penalty took Jagiellonia Bialystok to the top of the Ekstraklasa table.
# Impact
Watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger scores 17 minutes into his MLS debut
Talk about an impact.
# pom
Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical
The Ireland head coach confirmed a hamstring injury for Jamie Heaslip.
# Sort it out
Dublin Fire Brigade 2-day strike called off as unions agree to meet council
Lord Mayor Brendan Carr intervened directly to facilitate the upcoming discussions.
# Impact
Watch: Daryl Horgan scores his first goal in English football
Aiden McGeady also impressed for Preston, scoring a brilliant brace.
# Impact
Watch: Oscar starts to repay €60 million fee with goal on competitive debut
The former Chelsea playmaker opened the scoring against Sukhothai, with Shanghai SIPG running out 3-0 winners.
# Impact
A year on from his Ireland debut, CJ Stander thriving by playing on instinct
The Munster man has made himself an essential component of “the most competitive position in the whole team”.
# Impact
'It was an outstanding 35 seconds': Haskell's long-awaited return short-lived after head collision
The England flanker had been out for seven months after reconstructive surgery.
# On the rise
'I was a happy-go-lucky guy before the assault but now I'd describe my life as hell'
Gardaí have launched a public awareness campaign to reduce assaults.
# Impact
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has just scored 4 minutes into his Man United debut
The summer signing is making his first appearance for the club in his native Sweden this evening.
# Oberstown
Strike planned at juvenile detention centre over safety concerns
Unions say care workers are at risk of assaults in their jobs every day.
# victims' rights
"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system
A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.
# bridge of sighs
JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?
The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.
# celtic tiger
Ireland's most dangerous homes: 'The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix'
A new documentary questions the safety of homes built in the Celtic Tiger era.
# gangland shootings
"We don’t want that to be normal for our kids - to see guards in balaclavas with machine guns"
In the aftermath of the gangland shootings, the community in Dublin’s inner city is looking for change.
# Impact
Give money to charity? Here's what kind of aid actually works
A Dublin University is investigating further.
# Impact
Henderson coming of age to underline Schmidt's backing at World Cup
The 23-year-old lock was superb for Ireland against a weak Canada team.
# Impact
Pedro enjoys a dream start to life at Chelsea
However, it’s been far from plain sailing for Jose Mourinho’s men, who have endured a disappointing start to the season.
# first cap
Slammin' Sam Burgess produced a pair of huge hits on his England debut
The former rugby league star was also yellow carded at Twickenham.
# so many things
Are you a hoarder? New study finds four different kinds of hoarder personalities
Over one fifth of Irish adults considering their mum to be a hoarder.
# Gravity
Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS
It was a bit of an emergency situation.
# farewell kiss
Britain could leave the EU as early as next year
Prime Minister David Cameron is allegedly already putting plans in motion to bring forward an in/out referendum by a year.
# Don't go
A British exit from the EU could spell disaster for the Irish economy
Could a ‘Brexit’ be even worse news for us than it is for them?
# Impact
Snapshot: Paul O'Connell lined out for Ireland 'A' opposite the greatest bench of all time
You’d be tempted to throw them on well before the 60 minute mark.
# Overlooked
'Why is it so hard to see black and blue?: The Dress takes on domestic violence
Salvation Army is using the now iconic dress in an awareness campaign.
# Job Losses
IAG is a 'predator hovering over Aer Lingus'
The Transport Committee has been told that selling Aer Lingus share would ‘devastate’ Ireland’s economy and connectivity
# income
Budget 2015 made rich people richer and poor people poorer
An ESRI report also found that contrary to popular belief the ‘squeezed middle’ has not been hardest hit in recent years.
# Christmas
Union insists no plans for Christmas strike as Aer Lingus cabin crew vote on action
Impact has issued a new ballot on industrial action following legal advice.
# Impact
Is this the fastest ever red card? Substitute gets sent-off 17 seconds after coming on
Perth Glory’s Ruben Zadkovich took having an early bath to an all new level.