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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# improvement

This year
# Cleanup
Irish cities improving on litter but still struggling to stay clean
The survey has also shown a significant rise in the numbers of areas deemed clean across Ireland.
Last year
# improvement
Ireland's Leona Maguire hails 'best season so far'
The Cavan native came second at the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida at the weekend.
# improvement
Man United produce one of 'best performances' amid Glazer protests
Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo and Raphael Varane struck for the Red Devils as they earned a convincing win.
# Rejuvenated
'Getting closer to the Jadon Sancho I’ve known from Germany' - Man United winger hailed
The £73 million signing looked a shell of the player that lit up the Bundesliga during the first part of this season.
All time
# improvement
'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high
The team have hit form since Hansi Flick took over from Joachim Loew.
# Rise
'If you compare her performance against Germany with a few months earlier, it's incomparable'
Vera Pauw has been impressed by Grace Moloney’s improvement in recent months.
# improvement
Relief for Zidane as Real Madrid end winless run
Bono could only help Vinicius Junior’s 55th-minute effort into his own net at the Ramon Sanchez Pijuan Stadium.
# improvement
Wayne Rooney's Derby end losing run
The former Man United player marked his first game as interim manager with a more direct style.
# improvement
Goalkeeper Mendy on verge of Chelsea move
The Senegal ‘keeper is expected to replace error-prone incumbent Kepa.
# getting better
Joy for Michael O'Neill as Stoke pick up vital win
The Potters eased their relegation worries with a comfortable 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Birmingham.
# improvement
'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics
It’s been a week to remember for track cyclist Lydia Gurley and her team-mate Lydia Boylan, following their success at the World Championships.
# improvement
Man United's front three find the target as they cruise into next round
Goals by teenager Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford sealed United’s progression.
# improvement
Sligo recover from Bray setback to beat 10-man Bohs convincingly
Gerard Lyttle’s side leapfrogged their opponents following tonight’s win.
# improvement
Martial and Lingard strike to end Man United's winless run
This evening’s victory sees Jose Mourinho’s team leapfrog Chelsea and go second in the table.
# improvement
Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland
Best also explained how Ireland’s phase play brought them back into the game.
# improvement
Juan Mata goal sees Man United earn vital win over rivals City
Pep Guardiola’s men, who played a largely second-string team, are now six games without a win.
# rituals
12 things successful people do right before bed
Just in case you’re looking for tips.
# 12 days of tech
Want to start 2016 off on the right foot? These apps should help
It pays to be prepared.
# improvement
Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began
165 people died on Irish roads compared to 193 in 2014.
# improvement
Jurgen Klopp: 'Christian Benteke knows he can play better'
The German boss says there is more to come from the Belgian striker.
# TechKnowHow
Music just not sounding right? There's a way to smooth it out
In certain cases, EQ can help improve your audio, but don’t jump in head first.
# improvement
Irish jockey Eddie Creighton 'conscious and responsive' after being put in induced coma
The news is good for jockey Eddie Creighton, who is improving after suffering a fall in an Australian horse race.
# long read
Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?
Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.
# a lick of paint
Not painting your house could cost you 10% of its value
To find out more about how to ‘stage’ a property, spoke to Graham Murray from Savills estate agents.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you believe the economy will improve next year?
Great things have been predicted.
# Sucking diesel
This has been a pretty massive year for car sales
Figures for new vehicles licenced have hit a five year high.
# Momentum
Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep
‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’
# improvement
Rejuvenated Wicklow secure four-point victory over Offaly
Leighton Glynn caught the eye for Harry Murphy’s side, while Seanie Furlong scored a crucial first-half goal.
# Progress
'Joe doesn't rest on his laurels' - McFadden and Ireland improving
The Leinster wing discusses Schmidt’s demands, his growing skillset and place-kicking.
# Evolution
Brian O'Driscoll: 'I am a big believer that the lows happen for a reason'
As he moves towards the end of his Leinster career, the 35-year-old reflects on the great changes he has played through.
# improvement
Ireland's household debt dropped by €2.4 billion in three months
New figures from the Central Bank show we’re paying down debt at the fastest rate since 2012.
# grand designs
Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs
In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.
# improvement
Number of defaulted loans fall at Bank of Ireland
BoI says it is trading normally as shareholders meet in Dublin.
# Top of the Class
€36 million funding announced for school improvements
Almost 400 schools will be able to benefit from the funding.
# mindset
Chris Henry: 'I think there's a lot more to come from this group of players'
Ireland’s openside flanker had an outstanding championship as he thrived under Joe Schmidt’s coaching.
# improvement
More to come from United, says David Moyes
The Old Trafford boss hope’s yesterday’s comfortable win over Villa kick-starts their season.
# improvement
Moody's upgrades Ireland's sovereign rating from negative to stable
The National Treasury Management Agency said it is pleased with the upgrade.
# Report
Irish women endure second defeat to US despite improved performance
The Olympic champions are now 20 games unbeaten in total, following their 2-0 win.
# Skills
Committee says improvement needed in ICT skills among teachers
The committee report also recommended the development of a Technology Visa to enable skilled workers from abroad to fill IT skill shortages in Ireland.
# improvement
Irish team finish sixth in European Swimming Championships final
Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle and Shani Stallard today.