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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

From The42 'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland Confidence

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change' Ambition

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'

Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.

# ireland - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 Kruis backs Ireland and Munster to bounce back Backing

Kruis backs Ireland and Munster to bounce back

England and Saracens lock also reveals he is staying with Saracens despite interest from Japanese clubs.

From The42 Doris, Deegan, Burns, Kelleher, O'Toole - The new faces in the Six Nations squad Fresh Blood

Doris, Deegan, Burns, Kelleher, O'Toole - The new faces in the Six Nations squad

We take a closer look at the crop of uncapped players Andy Farrell has included in his 35-man group.

From The42 'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted Leader

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

From The42 'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone' Opening Up

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

From The42 In-form Ringrose hopeful new IRFU contract will be sorted in coming weeks Negotiations

In-form Ringrose hopeful new IRFU contract will be sorted in coming weeks

The 24-year-old’s Leinster deal is set to expire this summer.

# ireland - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From The42 Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form Fresh Faces

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form

The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.

From The42 Sexton named captain as Ireland include five uncapped players for Six Nations New Era

Sexton named captain as Ireland include five uncapped players for Six Nations

Rhys Ruddock, Niall Scannell and Stuart McCloskey are the big-name omissions from Andy Farrell’s 35-man group.

From The42 Ulster hopeful good form is reflected in Ireland's Six Nations squad today Suftum

Ulster hopeful good form is reflected in Ireland's Six Nations squad today

The northern province should have a strong contingent in Andy Farrell’s group.

# ireland - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

From The42 Addison injury a concern as Farrell gets set to name Ireland squad tomorrow First Squad

Addison injury a concern as Farrell gets set to name Ireland squad tomorrow

The Ulster fullback limped off as his side lost to Clermont last weekend.

From The42 'Without faith, I don’t know if I would have been able to believe that I could have done something' Rapid Rise

'Without faith, I don’t know if I would have been able to believe that I could have done something'

Ireland’s 17-year-old sprint sensation Rhasidat Adeleke on athletics, the Leaving Cert and what’s next.

# ireland - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Ireland suffer five-wicket defeat as West Indies complete clean sweep

The two sides now play a three-game T20 series starting at the same Grenada venue on Wednesday.

# ireland - Saturday 11 January, 2020

'We need shows like Fair City to star people with disabilities and reflect the world we live in'

The short film Aretha stars young actress Orla Casey, who has been acting since she was in primary school.

# ireland - Friday 10 January, 2020

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

# ireland - Thursday 9 January, 2020

From The42 Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot Competition

Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot

Johann van Graan says the scrum-half has been ‘really good’ in the red jersey recently.

# ireland - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From The42 Munster confirm 'gutted' Joey Carbery will miss entire Six Nations Under The Knife

Munster confirm 'gutted' Joey Carbery will miss entire Six Nations

‘He’ll be back, he’s a class man and a brilliant rugby player,’ said head coach Johann van Graan.

From The42 Ireland star O'Sullivan named Player of the Month after making impact felt in Australia MVP

Ireland star O'Sullivan named Player of the Month after making impact felt in Australia

Another individual accolade for the Cork midfielder’s cabinet.

# ireland - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

From The42 West Indies ease to victory over Ireland Too Good

West Indies ease to victory over Ireland

Opening batsman Evin Lewis fell agonisingly short of a century.

From The42 Step up, Ross Byrne? Carbery's cruel blow has ramifications for Munster and Ireland Depth Chart

Step up, Ross Byrne? Carbery's cruel blow has ramifications for Munster and Ireland

The 24-year-old Athy man has had a torrid time with injuries in the past year.

# ireland - Monday 6 January, 2020

From The42 Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell Contention

Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell

The likes of Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey and Rob Herring are also putting their hands up.

# ireland - Saturday 4 January, 2020

From The42 'He might have just got himself one' - McCarthy not ruling out Ireland cap for hat-trick hero Idah Impressed

'He might have just got himself one' - McCarthy not ruling out Ireland cap for hat-trick hero Idah

The Ireland manager was asked about the Cork teenager on BT Sport this evening.

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

From The42 Ireland U21 midfielder signs new long-term deal with West Ham On The Dotted Line

Ireland U21 midfielder signs new long-term deal with West Ham

Conor Coventry will be staying with the Hammers until the summer of 2023.

# ireland - Friday 3 January, 2020

2018 world champion Harrington to return to the ring after seven-month injury lay-off

The Dubliner broke her thumb twice in 2019.

From The42 Excitement and caution in equal measure as Ireland's next manager embraces green shoots Kenny's Kids

Excitement and caution in equal measure as Ireland's next manager embraces green shoots

2020 is set to be a big year in the life of current U21 (and soon-to-be senior) boss Stephen Kenny.

# ireland - Thursday 2 January, 2020

From The42 Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Here are your ridiculously early Women’s Six Nations predictions.

From The42 The Irish Olympian who rebuilt himself Interview This post contains videos

The Irish Olympian who rebuilt himself

Niall Bruton on his athletics career coming to an end prematurely and his long battle to come to terms with it.

From The42 Quinn Roux's hopes of Six Nations role dashed by surgery on hand injury Setback

Quinn Roux's hopes of Six Nations role dashed by surgery on hand injury

The 29-year-old Connacht lock was recently called into Andy Farrell’s first Irish get-together.

# ireland - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From The42 Six Nations nicely teed up for England, but Ireland can tilt it at Twickenham Cup Rugby

Six Nations nicely teed up for England, but Ireland can tilt it at Twickenham

Here are your ridiculously early Six Nations predictions.

# ireland - Monday 30 December, 2019

From The42 Hard-hitting Will Connors ready for 'that next step' Magnificent 7

Hard-hitting Will Connors ready for 'that next step'

The Kildare openside has yet to feature in Europe for Leinster, but has already caught they eye of Andy Farrell.

# ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'

In 1979, when the DRCC was founded, it wasn’t a crime for a man to rape his wife.

# ireland - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From The42 Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job Hot Seat

Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job

‘I can only be myself,’ says Farrell. He is keen on putting his own stamp on his first major head coaching role.

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# ireland - Friday 27 December, 2019

From The42 'It is always there: 'You need to live your life just like Lynch would.' He left a mark on everyone' Legacy

'It is always there: 'You need to live your life just like Lynch would.' He left a mark on everyone'

A tribute to late Irish and Shercock AC athlete Craig Lynch, with contributions from two of his former coaches.

It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018

The oldest online Irish passport applicant was 101, and the youngest was five days old.

# ireland - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

From The42 Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat Green Shoots

Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat

‘We’ve got to make sure we stand for something,” said the new head coach aiming to focus on more than just the details.

# ireland - Monday 23 December, 2019

From The42 Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations Ajar

Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations

“I’ve spoken to Rob but also other players who are not here and told them we will be watching them over this Christmas period.”

Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties

Scotland has a very developed island diaspora, which the Irish government is looking to learn from.

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