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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 21 March, 2019

#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

From The42 Boost for Leinster as McGrath, Leavy and Tomane make injury returns Team News

Boost for Leinster as McGrath, Leavy and Tomane make injury returns

Nick McCarthy has also recovered to take a spot on the bench against Edinburgh.

Ireland's wars, the first Dáil and rural electrification - A look at the National Museum of Ireland's 2019 programme

The museum will stage five temporary exhibitions alongside its usual long-term collections.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis Rapid Decline This post contains videos

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis

Philip Doyle delivered a passionate argument for change on Off The Ball this evening.

From The42 Sky Sports News presenter who covered Ireland football internationals passes away aged 47 RIP

Sky Sports News presenter who covered Ireland football internationals passes away aged 47

Fraser Robertson was known for his coverage of Ireland international football games in recent years.

From The42 Harry Kane: 'My nana and grandad were Irish, so I had that decision. It never really came' Decisions

Harry Kane: 'My nana and grandad were Irish, so I had that decision. It never really came'

The Tottenham star said he always wanted to play for England despite his Galway roots.

# ireland - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

From The42 Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt 6 Nations

Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt

The outgoing head coach won’t tear up his gameplan and start anew, so Ireland will have to fight their way out of this corner.

From The42 Griggs' Ireland fall to 10th in latest World Rugby rankings after dismal Six Nations Low Ebb
From The42 World Karate Federation intervenes in Irish political dispute ahead of European Championships Development

World Karate Federation intervenes in Irish political dispute ahead of European Championships

The WKF has released a statement on the political in-fighting which has divided Irish karate.

# ireland - Sunday 17 March, 2019

From The42 'We haven't been catastrophic' - Schmidt must identify bug that has hit Ireland Out Of Form

'We haven't been catastrophic' - Schmidt must identify bug that has hit Ireland

Wales were far superior in Cardiff as they secured their Grand Slam against Ireland.

# ireland - Saturday 16 March, 2019

From The42 'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best Leader

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

From The42 'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray Halfbacks

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray

The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.

From The42 Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note Well Beaten

Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note

Warren Gatland’s side were superb as they claimed a third Grand Slam under the Kiwi head coach.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went to rain on a Welsh Grand Slam parade.

From The42 36 players and lots of lessons: Schmidt gets wider look at Ireland in Six Nations Futureproofing

36 players and lots of lessons: Schmidt gets wider look at Ireland in Six Nations

Tadhg Beirne and Kieran Marmion are the latest two to be involved in this championship.

From The42 Ireland look to blow the roof off Wales' Grand Slam party in Cardiff Battle

Ireland look to blow the roof off Wales' Grand Slam party in Cardiff

A bruising encounter in the rain awaits at Principality Stadium.

# ireland - Friday 15 March, 2019

From The42 Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings Respects

Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings

Wales also passed on their respects to everyone affected by the events in New Zealand.

From The42 'You’d have to ask the Irish guys what their mentality is' - Roof stays open in Cardiff Roofgate

'You’d have to ask the Irish guys what their mentality is' - Roof stays open in Cardiff

Ireland made a request for the roof not to be closed despite the poor forecast.

From The42 'He's the complete package and I'm delighted to have him alongside us' Turnover Threat

'He's the complete package and I'm delighted to have him alongside us'

Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne will bring their destructive Munster link to the green jersey tomorrow.

# ireland - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From The42 Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland Chasing Glory

Wales motivated to seize Grand Slam chance - Gatland

The Dragons can complete a Six Nations whitewash this weekend and head coach Gatland is pleased with his players’ attitude.

From The42 Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff Grand Finale

Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff

The Kiwi hopes the fine margins and crucial decision go his team’s way in his last Six nations match.

From The42 Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15 Talking Points

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

From The42 Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid Slambusters

Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid

Joe Schmidt has also recalled Andrew Porter, Kieran Marmion and Quinn Roux to his squad for his final Six Nations match.

From The42 Wales 'look a bit tired' and Ireland 'peaking at the right time' - Eddie Jones Mind Games

Wales 'look a bit tired' and Ireland 'peaking at the right time' - Eddie Jones

The England boss is hoping Joe Schmidt’s side win in Cardiff on Saturday.

From The42 Major boost for Wales with Williams fit for Grand Slam shot against Ireland Cardiff Clash

Major boost for Wales with Williams fit for Grand Slam shot against Ireland

Warren Gatland has named an unchanged matchday 23 for the clash in Cardiff.

From The42 Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans Impact

Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans

The 25-year-old is hoping for a fourth appearance in the championship against Wales.

# ireland - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From The42 Byrne returns at out-half for Ireland U20 side bidding for Grand Slam glory Flash Harry

Byrne returns at out-half for Ireland U20 side bidding for Grand Slam glory

Noel McNamara has named his side for Friday night’s showdown with Wales in Colwyn Bay.

From The42 Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland Big Calls

Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland

The Munster second row could make his Six Nations debut in Cardiff on Saturday.

From The42 Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on Prop Life

Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on

The Munster pair have pushed into the matchday squad again in recent weeks.

From The42 'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form Form

'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form

Ireland’s scrum-half has been ignoring the debate around his form in the Six Nations.

From The42 Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor' 7

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'

Sean O’Brien’s experience is tempting after Josh van der Flier was ruled out.

# ireland - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From The42 McGoldrick scores 12th of the season for Sheffield United as Ireland internationals draw near In Form

McGoldrick scores 12th of the season for Sheffield United as Ireland internationals draw near

The 31-year-old was named in Mick McCarthy’s provisional squad to face Gibraltar and Georgia.

From The42 'It would be nice to tick it off' - Schmidt's Ireland out to end pain in Cardiff Next Job

'It would be nice to tick it off' - Schmidt's Ireland out to end pain in Cardiff

The Ireland boss has yet to beat the Welsh in a Six Nations game at Principality Stadium.

# ireland - Monday 11 March, 2019

From The42 Grand Slam-chasing Wales' 'jealousy' adds extra motive against Ireland Cardiff Chaos

Grand Slam-chasing Wales' 'jealousy' adds extra motive against Ireland

Wales boss Warren Gatland says his players are keen to settle a few scores against Ireland.

From The42 Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

From The42 Schmidt to consider Ireland selection options for six-day turnaround to Cardiff XV

Schmidt to consider Ireland selection options for six-day turnaround to Cardiff

Dan Leavy or Sean O’Brien could come into the mix after an injury to Josh van der Flier.

# ireland - Sunday 10 March, 2019

From The42 Late lapse the chief disappointment for Schmidt Cons

Late lapse the chief disappointment for Schmidt

The head coach wasn’t concerned by the delay between Ireland’s first and second tries during a sustained period of pressure.

From The42 Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here' Skipper

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

From The42 Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier Injury Update

Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier

Robbie Henshaw won’t be coming back into the mix as his dead leg lingers.

From The42 'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt Cohesive This post contains videos

'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt

The head coach was thrilled to see his side dominate the first half against France on their way to a bonus point win.

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