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This year
AI to generate commentary at European Games
The team athletics will take place from 20-25 June in Chorzow in Poland
Last year
England to wear player names on jerseys for Autumn Nations Series
They play Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa over the coming weeks.
Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig
The government grant will go to people who suffer hair loss due to illness.
All time
Dog fouling drops over 50% in Galway after spray paint trial
Volunteers sprayed dog excrement in pink paint to highlight the issue.
The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis
Former League of Ireland footballer Mark Herrick is the co-founder of Headrite Sports.
Bohemians donate jersey profits to advocacy group calling for end to Direct Provision
The initiative runs until Thursday, 18 June.
Paul Pogba launches own anti-racism protest
The France international was subjected to abuse on social media at the start of the season.
French rugby set to trial revolutionary tackle law changes
World Rugby chief executive officer Brett Gosper says outcomes could be released in 12 months’ time.
Teenager Sancho saluted for realising his talent would be wasted at Man City
The talented youngster took the brave decision to head for Germany in 2017.
Here's how banks plan to 'rebuild trust' after the tracker mortgage scandal
The initiative has been welcomed by Minister Paschal Donohoe today.
Man United to aid football development in Saudi Arabia
The Red Devils will lend business and sporting expertise to clubs and sporting organisations in the country.
Shamrock Rovers receive €180,000 support from FAI for new academy
The Football Association of Ireland has approved funding for the initiative.
One of Dublin's most famous schoolboy clubs to be part of new U15 National League
St Kevin’s Boys will be one of the 24 sides competing in a shortened season set to begin in August.
Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised
Gary O’Toole chats to The42 about his acclaimed initiative.
History made in Italy as Serie B ref awards first-ever green card
Officials for the Italian second tier announced at the beginning of the season that the player shown the most cards for fair play will receive an award
Want to go for some afternoon tea at the Shelbourne FC?
The club say “everyone is welcome” to their tea party with a twist.
Are the British and Irish armies teaming up?
A new agreement aims to bring about greater cooperation between the two armies.
After 29 deaths by suicide, Samaritan signs are going up at all railway station platforms
It’s hoped the signs will encourage people to seek help from the Samaritans if they need someone to talk to.
Should football follow ice hockey's example by naming and shaming divers?
The NHL in America has brought in new anti-diving legislation in an attempt to address the issue.
Here's how one GAA club is promoting health and mental wellbeing
18 clubs, including Castleblayney Faughs, currently participate in the GAA Healthy Club Project.
Football can provide an escape for kids growing up in parts of the world ravaged by war and poverty
Former Irish football manager Brian Kerr is hoping Irish people get behind the Gaza Kids to Ireland project
7-year olds in Gaza have suffered three wars and yet they're still trying to play football
Brian Kerr and Trevor Hogan have launched a new initiative to bring children from Gaza to Ireland to play football.
UCD ladies team set to compete in Asian GAA tournament
The event is a nine-a-side competition covering 200 matches, run over two days.
Students encouraged to get talking about mental health
College can be fun – but it can also be stressful, so students are being encouraged to prioritise their mental wellbeing.
Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers
The new initiative is designed to help people struggling with their debt to stay in their homes.
Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork
The plan will enable people to move on from homelessness to suitable and affordable housing – as well as ensuring others will not have to sleep on the streets.
FAI launch €99 student season ticket scheme
The organisation are offering a season ticket for games including a number of Ireland matches and the FAI Ford Cup Final.