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# ireland - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ireland U20s ring the changes as they 'bid to bounce back' against Italy in Cardiff
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Ireland U20s ring the changes as they 'bid to bounce back' against Italy in Cardiff

Jul 6th 2021, 3:03 PM 4,263 Views 0 Comments

Powerful Munster back row Daniel Okeke earns his first start of the campaign in one of nine switches.

Over 50% of adults now fully vaccinated in Ireland as testing ramps up amid Delta fears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over 50% of adults now fully vaccinated in Ireland as testing ramps up amid Delta fears

Updated Jul 6th 2021, 10:00 AM 46,170 Views 98 Comments

It’s the latest milestone in the vaccine rollout.

Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series
# Leader
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# Leader

Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series

Jul 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,816 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster man had a superb Six Nations for Ireland.

'There was a good chunk of West Cork up' - Coombes' pride on Ireland debut
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# Super Gav

'There was a good chunk of West Cork up' - Coombes' pride on Ireland debut

Jul 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,386 Views 4 Comments

The 23-year-old won his first cap in last weekend’s win over Japan.

# ireland - Monday 5 July, 2021

Covid-19 infection rate in Ireland's worst-hit area is six times higher than national level
# Donegal
# Donegal

Covid-19 infection rate in Ireland's worst-hit area is six times higher than national level

Jul 5th 2021, 3:29 PM 50,138 Views 32 Comments

The Donegal town of Buncrana has the highest rate of infection in the country.

Farrell and Larmour ruled out of US clash as O'Mahony begins off-season
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Farrell and Larmour ruled out of US clash as O'Mahony begins off-season

Jul 5th 2021, 12:51 PM 12,653 Views 11 Comments

The Munster captain’s 2020/21 campaign concluded with last weekend’s win over Japan.

# ireland - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
# Impact
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# Impact

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,290 Views 10 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.

# ireland - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell
# The Boss
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# The Boss

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:17 PM 8,329 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach was satisfied with his team’s 39-31 victory over Japan.

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win
# Victory
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# Victory

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win

Jul 3rd 2021, 3:38 PM 9,768 Views 12 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named man of the match in Dublin.

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan
# Entertainers
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# Entertainers

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:53 PM 39,278 Views 68 Comments

The home side scored five tries against the exciting and ambitious visitors.

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series From The42
Live Jul 3rd 2021, 12:51 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series

Breakout Ireland star 'focusing on Peamount and loving it' as top-of-the-table clash 'just another game'
# Going Well
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# Going Well

Breakout Ireland star 'focusing on Peamount and loving it' as top-of-the-table clash 'just another game'

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 2,438 Views 0 Comments

Claire Walsh reflects on a busy few months ahead of this afternoon’s Shelbourne showdown.

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan
# Test
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# Test

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,340 Views 8 Comments

Memories from the 2019 World Cup remain very fresh.

Kelleher hopes Jersey experience will help him fit into Ireland jersey
# Jersey Boy
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# Jersey Boy

Kelleher hopes Jersey experience will help him fit into Ireland jersey

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 3,446 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Kelleher has a chance to nail down the No2 shirt with Ireland after impressing on the Lions’ training camp.

# ireland - Friday 2 July, 2021

'We want to see if he can take the bull by the horns and lead like a 10 should'
# Pal Joey
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# Pal Joey

'We want to see if he can take the bull by the horns and lead like a 10 should'

Jul 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,862 Views 8 Comments

Andy Farrell has backed the returning out-half to star for Ireland against Japan tomorrow.

# ireland - Thursday 1 July, 2021

'Not many expected my name to be on the Lions squad but that does not stop you being disappointed'
# Taking Stock
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# Taking Stock

'Not many expected my name to be on the Lions squad but that does not stop you being disappointed'

Jul 1st 2021, 7:13 PM 11,790 Views 4 Comments

Jacob Stockdale wants to prove his point in this month’s double header against Japan and the United States.

Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’
# Saving Captain Ryan
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# Saving Captain Ryan

Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’

Jul 1st 2021, 5:56 PM 5,765 Views 8 Comments

Ireland coach Andy Farrell also backs Conor Murray to shine as captain on Lions tour.

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan
# Team News
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# Team News

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan

Jul 1st 2021, 4:04 PM 26,224 Views 39 Comments

Gavin Coombes is set for his debut off the bench on Saturday.

EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland

Jul 1st 2021, 12:10 PM 66,074 Views 117 Comments

Ireland is due to adopt the plan from 19 July with the delay put down to the HSE hack.

Mayo football star one of two uncapped players in Ireland basketball squad for Europeans
# Baller
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# Baller

Mayo football star one of two uncapped players in Ireland basketball squad for Europeans

Jul 1st 2021, 12:08 PM 7,151 Views 1 Comment

Head coach James Weldon has named his 12-strong side, with some big names in there.

# ireland - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Lasisi and Illo drafted in as Ireland make two changes for U20 Six Nations clash with England
# Boys In Green
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# Boys In Green

Lasisi and Illo drafted in as Ireland make two changes for U20 Six Nations clash with England

Jun 30th 2021, 3:02 PM 11,519 Views 9 Comments

The sides will square off tomorrow night in Cardiff.

# ireland - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress
# Speed
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# Speed

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress

Jun 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,004 Views 13 Comments

The 25-year-old moved to Ulster in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.

# ireland - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions
# Skipper
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# Skipper

Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions

Jun 26th 2021, 11:01 PM 17,417 Views 43 Comments

The Limerick man isn’t a captain for Munster or Ireland.

'It was bizarre and surreal but you're just living off adrenaline at that point'
# Wally
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# Wally

'It was bizarre and surreal but you're just living off adrenaline at that point'

Jun 26th 2021, 9:00 AM 8,694 Views 2 Comments

David Wallace had two experiences of being a Lion in 2001 and 2009.

# ireland - Friday 25 June, 2021

Excellent Ireland U20s make it 2/2 with bonus-point win over hosts Wales
# On A Roll
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# On A Roll

Excellent Ireland U20s make it 2/2 with bonus-point win over hosts Wales

Jun 25th 2021, 9:51 PM 29,427 Views 43 Comments

Nathan Doak was outstanding as Richie Murphy’s side scored five tries.

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
# On Fire
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# On Fire

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,291 Views 8 Comments

‘I would have always backed myself, I knew what I could do.’

# ireland - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'
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# Blade

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'

Jun 24th 2021, 4:15 PM 8,230 Views 9 Comments

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade has earned his Ireland call-up with some superb form.

# ireland - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:45 AM 17,938 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway
# First Step
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# First Step

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,433 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.

# ireland - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Irish hockey player McFerran seeks return of 'treasured' World Cup medal
# Stolen
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# Stolen

Irish hockey player McFerran seeks return of 'treasured' World Cup medal

Jun 22nd 2021, 3:21 PM 4,831 Views 1 Comment

McFerran was one of the stars of Ireland’s run to the final in 2018.

# ireland - Monday 21 June, 2021

'Toughest selection' as history-making Irish hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics finalised
# Green Army
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# Green Army

'Toughest selection' as history-making Irish hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics finalised

Jun 21st 2021, 7:21 PM 4,172 Views 0 Comments

Sean Dancer’s panel was announced today ahead of their first Games.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
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# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

Jun 21st 2021, 5:07 PM 16,915 Views 19 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

# ireland - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Ireland just one win away from historic Olympic qualification at Monaco Sevens repechage
# On Fire
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# On Fire

Ireland just one win away from historic Olympic qualification at Monaco Sevens repechage

Updated Jun 20th 2021, 4:18 PM 16,839 Views 19 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s side beat Hong Kong in the semi-final to set up a golden ticket decider date with France.

Ireland seal Davis Cup promotion after play-off victory over Georgia
# Warriors
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# Warriors

Ireland seal Davis Cup promotion after play-off victory over Georgia

Jun 20th 2021, 11:11 AM 4,427 Views 3 Comments

The side progressed into Group II.

# ireland - Friday 18 June, 2021

'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement
# Stepping Away
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# Stepping Away

'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement

Jun 18th 2021, 1:08 PM 2,892 Views 2 Comments

The 37-year-old Dubliner is best remembered for his stunning World Cup century in the win over England in 2011.

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Jun 18th 2021, 8:11 AM 15,176 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

# ireland - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose
# Centre Of Attention
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# Centre Of Attention

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose

Jun 16th 2021, 3:16 PM 11,293 Views 17 Comments

The 22-year-old centre impressed this season while starting on 19 occasions for Ulster.

'As long as we're improving and every time, making a step up, then we're on the right path'
# Winless Run Continues
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# Winless Run Continues

'As long as we're improving and every time, making a step up, then we're on the right path'

Jun 16th 2021, 12:15 PM 1,645 Views 2 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Ireland lost their seventh match in-a-row last night, albeit again, against higher-ranked opposition.

# ireland - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'
# Zeebs
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# Zeebs

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 7:45 AM 32,667 Views 43 Comments

Andy Farrell will look for Simon Zebo prove himself in Munster before any possible Ireland recall.

Andy Farrell aims for new-look Ireland to play at high speed in July Tests
# Tempo
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# Tempo

Andy Farrell aims for new-look Ireland to play at high speed in July Tests

Jun 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,252 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland head coach is excited about the 11 uncapped players in his squad.