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# Ireland

This month
July 2024
Springboks have too much for Ireland in bruising first Test at Loftus
Andy Farrell’s men will feel they made too many errors to edge the South Africans.
Ireland sights set on wrecking the Springboks' homecoming
'One of the hotel staff started speaking Afrikaans to me' - van der Flier
Harris and Starmer agree 'closer relationship' between Dublin and London 'needed' in first call
The newly-appointed Prime Minister invited the Taoiseach to visit him on 17 July.
'It came as a surprise' - Springboks wary of Osborne's big left boot
'Play your Irish' - How South African and Irish rugby are interwoven
'It’s hilarious' - Farrell welcomes Rassie's hype-building efforts
'He's got presence. He’s confident in his own ability' - Farrell on Osborne
Farrell makes big, exciting Osborne call that comes with risk
The 22-year-old Naas man has made just two professional starts at fullback.
Jamie Osborne to make Ireland rugby debut against South Africa
Osborne and Casey start for Ireland against the Springboks
Ireland tour diary: South Africans are obsessed with rugby
The welcome for the Irish has been nothing but enthusiastic and genuine.
'Women's rugby was trying to exist in Ireland on the smell of an oily rag'
Ireland set to hand 22-year-old Osborne big chance against Boks
'It's a real privilege' - Ireland train with players from Alexandra township
'The concern I have is just the way we’ve looked, the way our players have looked individually'
Balance life and work this summer with Connected Hubs
'Rassie seems to enjoy doing the media stuff. We haven’t paid a lot of attention'
What Chasing the Sun told us about how the Boks view Ireland
“They get so much satisfaction out of, we are clever, we are clever.”
'He had his laptop out in Ibiza airport, reviewing Munster's scrums'
Jerry Flannery’s Springboks defence will look to keep Ireland quiet this weekend.
Ireland have a fully-fit squad to choose from for Boks clash
Etzebeth says 'Irish media definitely targeted me' after RWC comments
'The Irish maybe don't 100% understand the South African sense of humour'
Erasmus names powerful Springboks team to face Ireland
The Springboks boss has gone for a 6/2 bench split in the first Test.
World Cup was 'huge disappointment' but Keegan confident in Ireland's mental skills
Ireland’s performance coach believes the players are in a good place for this South Africa tour.
'It has created this ‘who is number one in the world?’'
Ireland assistant coach leaves role, England set to be without injured Lauren James
Ireland squad announced for Women's U19 European Championships
Ireland tour diary: Pitstop in Kenya en route to land of the Springboks
There are a few Irish links in Kenyan rugby.
Last month
June 2024
'ROG is lining it up and suddenly taps it and jumps over the line'
'It would have been awesome to play for Ireland but I was nearly 30'
Cormac Izuchukwu was supposed to be in Tequila this week
Why Jimmy O'Brien is the man to step up in Ireland's number 15 shirt
'It's similar to South Africa here in that people look after each other'
Ireland unveil starting side to face Italy in their World U20 rugby opener
The Japanese coach who came to Ireland to study the rugby
Murray or Casey? JGP's injury leaves Ireland with decision at 9
'I promised my mother-in-law we'd be back in three years but the rest is history'
Some people being trafficked into Ireland have had limbs disfigured by gangs, Harris says
Commissioner Drew Harris and his PSNI counterpart Chief Constable Jon Boutcher were speaking at a conference in Cork into human trafficking.
'I do think it’s going to be his toughest challenge'