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# IQ

Last month
January 2023
# IQ
O'Gara hopes to give Waterford-born wing Anagu his Top 14 shot soon
Ike Anagu joined La Rochelle’s academy in 2021 and is now with the Ireland U20s.
Last year
2022
# IQ
'Munster has been unreal. It's a new start for everyone' - Frisch
The 26-year-old Emerging Ireland centre moved from Bristol during the summer.
# IQ
Irish coaches excited by 'French flair' of highly-rated centre Frisch
Meanwhile, Ulster scrum-half Michael McDonald is out to impress in South Africa.
# Challenge
Ulster light on numbers as they search for new Irish-qualified hooker
Wales international Brad Roberts will leave the province at the end of the season.
# IQ
Munster make move to sign Irish-qualified centre Morris from Saracens
The 24-year-old centre could join the Irish province ahead of next season.
All time
# IQ
Connacht's Mack Hansen called into Ireland squad ahead of Japan clash
The 23-year-old qualifies to play through his Cork-born mother.
# Leader
'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'
Jarrad Butler is club captain for Connacht this season.
# IQ
Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.
# IQ
Munster sign Irish-qualified hooker Declan Moore ahead of new season
The 24-year-old was previously part of the Melbourne Rebels’ squad.
# IQ
'When Munster come calling, how do you say no?' - Haley happy in Limerick
The 24-year-old fullback has settled in well since his move from Sale Sharks during the summer.
# IQ
'I’ve got a massive ambition to play international rugby' - Ulster 10 Burns
The former Gloucester playmaker is focusing on making an impact for his province.
# IQ
Munster set to sign Irish-qualified fullback Mike Haley from Sale Sharks
It’s understood that the IRFU’s IQ Rugby branch has played a central role in the move.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ireland centre Maggs joins as IRFU launch new IQ programme in UK
The highly-regarded Joe Lydon, formerly of the RFU and WRU, will oversee the new branch.
# IQ
Schmidt welcomes Munster signings of Farrell, Hanrahan and Hart
The Ireland head coach has been in contact with the three Irishmen.
# IQ
Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises
The western province suffered a home defeat to Munster this evening.
# clever clogs
Are TheJournal.ie writers smart enough for Mensa?
The high IQ society sets the membership bar high – time to see if we’re up to the task.
# IQ
Research has figured out why breastfed babies are so smart
And it’s not really the breastfeeding at all.
# IQ
Adding iodine to salt is making Americans smarter
Iodine deficiency is known to impair the brain’s development. Ever since the introduction of iodised salt in 1924, IQs have risen by about 3 points every decade.
# Nursing
Breastfeeding and eating fish could make your children smarter
A study revealed that nursing is associated with three-year-olds having better language skills and seven-year-olds being more intelligent.
# Artificial Intelligence
One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old
The machine scored highly in vocabulary but lacks even the basic commonsense of a young child.
# whoops
How fake ‘celebrity geniuses’ fooled the internet
A story of Mensa, the media and Shakira.
# Children
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy could adversely affect children’s mental development
Even mild or moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy could have a “significant” affect on the cognitive development of a child, according to new research.
# Junk Food
Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?
A new study found that a predominantly processed food diet at the age of three was associated with a lower IQ at the age of 8.5.
# Cannabis
Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ - study
Habitually smoking cannabis as a teenager, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have an adverse impact on IQ levels.
# Gifted Kids
How are gifted young people cared for in Ireland?
TheJournal.ie spoke to the Irish Centre for Talented Youth to debunk some of the myths surrounding exceptionally-abled children and young people in Ireland.
# Genius
Four-year-old girl joins Mensa with IQ of 159
Heidi Hankins taught herself to read and could count to 40 aged just two years old.
# iq matters
11 uncomfortable facts about how your IQ affects your life
How does your IQ affect your life? From holidays to junk food, we take a look at the latest theories.