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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Ireland

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# too good
Five-star Tongue strikes as England down gutsy Ireland
Their win was built on an imposing first-innings total of 524-4 declared featuring player of the match Ollie Pope’s 205 and Ben Duckett’s 182.
# Cricket
England dominate gritty Ireland in cricket test
Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker held firm on a good pitch but Ireland were still 255 runs away from avoiding an innings defeat.
# Cricket
Record-breaking centuries for Pope and Duckett as England dominate gritty Ireland
Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker held firm on a good pitch but Ireland were still 255 runs away from avoiding an innings defeat.
# Emissions
Ireland to fail on climate targets as lack of policy proves to be a stumbling block
The EPA’s Laura Burke said Ireland still needs to “grasp the nettle” of climate change.
EPA: Ireland needs to 'grasp the nettle' of climate change.
# Closer Look
How has the club season gone for Vera Pauw's World Cup hopefuls?
13 Irish internationals featured in the 2022/23 WSL campaign, which wrapped up over the weekend.
# pecking order
Who is second-in-line to Sexton after a crazy year in Ireland's depth chart?
Jack Crowley’s upward trajectory continues but Ross Byrne had a big Six Nations this year.
# The 42
Farrell sticks with Ireland plans despite Munster's flurry of form
Some excellent players are unlucky to miss out on Ireland’s World Cup training squad.
Ireland's 2024 Six Nations opener against France moved to Marseille
The 2022 and 2023 Grand Slam winners will meet under Friday Night Lights on 2 February next at Orange Velodrome.
Last month
May 2023
# Cork Airport
French military maritime surveilance aircraft makes emergency landing in Cork
The aircraft declared an emergency at 7.30am off the south coast.
# Final Preparations
Ireland to face Colombia in Brisbane in final World Cup warm-up game
The sides will play behind closed doors six days before Ireland make their major tournament debut against co-hosts Australia.
# Famine
Ireland has a moral duty to those seeking asylum, says President Higgins
‘The parallels with An Gorta Mór and the mass displacement it caused 175 years ago must not be lost on us,’ Higgins said.
# fork in the road
'We've come a long way': Katie Taylor and football team-mates arrive together at career crescendos
Fourteen years on, Katie Taylor is set for arguably the biggest fight of her career while several old friends and team-mates are preparing for the World Cup.
# preparations
Kenny names 22-man squad for Bristol training camp
Ireland face Greece in Athens before hosting Gibraltar in Euro 2024 qualifiers next month.
European elections to be held between 6 and 9 June next year
Each country can choose which day to hold their own elections within that time frame.
Air policing deal between Ireland and UK signed off without ministerial signature
Controversy broke out last week as opposition TDs asked for clarity on the supposed deal with the RAF.
# Job Losses
Vodafone cutting 11,000 jobs as new CEO says group ‘must change’
Newly appointed CEO Margherita Della Valle said that the company’s performance “has not been good enough”.
# a close run thing
Heartbreak for Ireland as Mustafizur and Hasan bowl Bangladesh to series win
Despite opener Paul Stirling, captain Andrew Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker all making fifties, no batsman was able to produce the match-winning innings their team needed.
# removed
Irish Times initiates review after it removes fake tan article over AI concerns
While the link to the article remains live, the text has been removed.
# Cricket
Bangladesh beat Ireland in thriller despite Harry Tector career-best
This was a tense three-wicket win at Chelmsford.
# Wrap
Mixed results for Ireland Sevens teams in Toulouse
One win and one defeat each on opening day.
# National Security
Defence Forces launches campaign to recruit Russian linguists to carry out intelligence work
The role is similar to that used by foreign intelligence services such as MI5 and MI6 in the UK.
# Special Relationship
Joe Biden says he came to Ireland to make sure 'the Brits didn't screw around'
The US President was referring to Britain’s commitments to Northern Ireland.
# Nursing Homes
Cork nursing home with 73 residents pulls out of Fair Deal scheme
The company that owns the nursing home said that they are aware that this will be a “shock” for residents.
# eir
Meteor to refund 55,000 customers for data charges following investigation
The communications regulator found that Meteor, a past standalone brand owned by eir, did not adequately inform customers about out-of-bundle charges.
# Stars Of The Show
Nominees revealed for 2023 Rugby Players Ireland Awards
The awards will take place on 17 May in Dublin.
# now what
'Nothing feels authentic': Why is Ireland flatlining at Eurovision and what needs to happen?
Ireland’s dark decade continued last night – so how can we turn things around for next year?
# Housing Crisis
Rural Independents spark debate on log cabins during Dáil motion on housing supports
Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that “cowboys” could build log cabins to bring in rental income.
# Women's Rugby
'It’s certainly not a case that Cliodhna Moloney is being silenced by the IRFU'
IRFU CEO Kevin Potts explained why Greg McWilliams left the Ireland job by mutual agreement.
# Liverpool
Ireland's Wild Youth have crashed out of Eurovision at the semi-final stage
The group’s entry, We Are One, failed to make the grade when the ten finalists were announced.
# Watery
Ireland's automatic World Cup hopes dashed as ODI match abandoned due to rain
Ireland must settle for a place in a qualifying competition as South Africa grab the final automatic spot.
# national archives
IRA threatened to attack Dublin cocktail party marking 1953 coronation, official records show
The files reveal a range of issues, including a reassurance that the London Embassy would not be decorated for the event.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How is Revolut changing and what does it mean for its customers?
Joining us this week is Daragh Cassidy of to look what’s next for Revolut – is it on track to dominate Irish banking, or will it remain nothing more than a handy app for splitting a bill? Should we start viewing it as a traditional bank? And what do the latest changes mean for its customers?
# housing bodies
10% rise in housing bodies last year saw almost 5,000 social and cost rental homes delivered
Affordable housing bodies produced 44% of new social housing delivered last year.
# china-ireland relations
Martin calls on China to use its 'considerable influence to end Russia’s war' with Ukraine
In a speech today Tánaiste said Ireland must be “clear-eyed” about China’s strategic goals.
# Rugby
IRFU 'in discussion' with McWilliams as doubts emerge over his future as head coach
Ireland finished their Six Nations campaign on Saturday with the wooden spoon.
# Rugby
IRFU 'in discussion' with women's head coach as doubts emerge over his future
Ireland finished their Six Nations campaign on Saturday with the wooden spoon.
April 2023
# Preview
Ireland prepare for dog fight in Edinburgh to avoid wooden spoon finish
Greg McWilliams’ side will hope to end their winless run in the women’s Six Nations.
# starting XV
Ireland name unchanged team for final Six Nations match against Scotland
Greg McWilliams takes his team into action in Edinburgh.
# One to Watch
Documentary about Ireland women's team to air ahead of World Cup
The 42 understands it will tell the story of qualification.
# starting XV
Ireland name unchanged team for final Six Nations match against Scotland
Greg McWilliams takes his team into action in Edinburgh.