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# ireland - Monday 25 January, 2021

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Jan 25th 2021, 10:20 AM 40,541 Views 127 Comments

Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,539 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

# ireland - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Afghanistan outclass Ireland in second ODI as World Cup qualification hopes dented
# Well Beaten
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# Well Beaten

Afghanistan outclass Ireland in second ODI as World Cup qualification hopes dented

Jan 24th 2021, 3:11 PM 2,265 Views 2 Comments

Rahmat Shah smashed an unbeaten century to guide Afghanistan to a seven-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi.

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection
# Audition Winners
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# Audition Winners

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 30,361 Views 60 Comments

There could be as many as 13 players from the two provinces in Ireland’s side for the Six Nations opener on 7 February.

# ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''
# Be Yourself
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# Be Yourself

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''

Jan 21st 2021, 9:10 AM 10,243 Views 0 Comments

Beibhinn Parsons has been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
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# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 7:53 AM 14,101 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

The medical student who has made sporting history for Ireland
# Pioneer
From The42
# Pioneer

The medical student who has made sporting history for Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 8,771 Views 2 Comments

Elsa Desmond is the first woman to represent the country internationally in luge.

# ireland - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate
# Squad Lists
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# Squad Lists

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate

Jan 20th 2021, 1:10 PM 9,624 Views 5 Comments

Gregor Townsend and Wayne Pivac have named their 35-man Six Nations squads.

# ireland - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition
# Trial
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# Trial

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition

Jan 19th 2021, 7:05 AM 9,457 Views 10 Comments

Munster’s clash with Leinster gives players one last chance to convince the Ireland boss.

# ireland - Monday 18 January, 2021

Ireland crush UAE to square series, with Singh on song
# ODI
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# ODI

Ireland crush UAE to square series, with Singh on song

Jan 18th 2021, 1:29 PM 2,842 Views 1 Comment

A remarkable all-round display from the Leinster all-rounder helped Ireland beat the UAE by 112 runs in Abu Dhabi.

Former Ireland captain Rory Best takes on 'mentoring role' with Ulster
# Experience
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# Experience

Former Ireland captain Rory Best takes on 'mentoring role' with Ulster

Jan 18th 2021, 8:39 AM 6,228 Views 6 Comments

The 38-year-old was with the Ulster A coaching team for Friday night’s win over Leinster.

# ireland - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Ireland cap productive five-game series in Spain with a draw as road to Tokyo continues
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Ireland cap productive five-game series in Spain with a draw as road to Tokyo continues

Jan 17th 2021, 4:14 PM 3,991 Views 0 Comments

Two wins, two draws and one defeat is a strong return against the world and European bronze medalists.

# ireland - Friday 15 January, 2021

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach
# Frontline
# Frontline

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 8:46 PM 57,989 Views 90 Comments

The video was released this morning.

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week
# United States
# United States

US Ambassador to Ireland to step down from role next week

Jan 15th 2021, 1:42 PM 25,303 Views 10 Comments

Edward F Crawford took up the position in 2019.

# ireland - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it
# Hard Copies
# Hard Copies

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it

Jan 14th 2021, 2:54 PM 11,319 Views 12 Comments

The department said no physical copies of the report were made available ahead of its online release.

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
# Banned
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# Banned

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension

Jan 14th 2021, 1:26 PM 12,004 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.

# ireland - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed
# Pushed Back
From The42
# Pushed Back

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed

Updated Jan 13th 2021, 3:03 PM 18,599 Views 32 Comments

However, organisers insist the Men’s competition will go ahead as planned in the coming months.

# ireland - Monday 11 January, 2021

Boost for Leinster and Ireland as James Lowe returns to training
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Boost for Leinster and Ireland as James Lowe returns to training

Jan 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 5,138 Views 10 Comments

Ciarán Frawley and Josh Murphy are also back for Leo Cullen’s side.

# ireland - Friday 8 January, 2021

Stirling stars with unbeaten century but Ireland suffer first-ever ODI defeat to UAE
# Cricket
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# Cricket

Stirling stars with unbeaten century but Ireland suffer first-ever ODI defeat to UAE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:06 PM 2,173 Views 0 Comments

Ireland lost out by six wickets in Abu Dhabi today.

Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn
# Teachers
# Teachers

Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn

Jan 8th 2021, 4:06 PM 15,428 Views 29 Comments

CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland said the u-turn on schools has left families and children with special educational needs reeling.

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt

Jan 8th 2021, 9:58 AM 25,356 Views 14 Comments

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the move was designed to prevent new variants of the disease coming into the UK.

# ireland - Monday 4 January, 2021

'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 14,680 Views 10 Comments

Four vans looking to travel to the UK had issues yesterday at Dublin Port.

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?

Jan 4th 2021, 3:36 PM 9,118 Views 23 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Connacht’s big win over Leinster.

# ireland - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,284 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# ireland - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021
# Holidays
# Holidays

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,483 Views 65 Comments

There have been calls for another bank holiday in a bid to boost tourism next year.

# ireland - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January
# Brexit
# Brexit

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January

Dec 20th 2020, 11:00 AM 37,706 Views 52 Comments

After the transition period ends on 31 December, UK driving licences will no longer be valid for residents here.

# ireland - Friday 18 December, 2020

'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray
# Nine
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# Nine

'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray

Dec 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,832 Views 19 Comments

The 31-year-old continues as the first-choice for Munster and Ireland.

# ireland - Thursday 17 December, 2020

'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'

Dec 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,257 Views 11 Comments

28-year-old Jack Carty is determined to add to his 10 Ireland caps.

# ireland - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'The best prep you could have prior to a World Cup': Henshaw excited by series in NZ
# Tough Tests
From The42
# Tough Tests

'The best prep you could have prior to a World Cup': Henshaw excited by series in NZ

Dec 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,199 Views 8 Comments

The centre scored the try that sealed Ireland’s first ever win over the All Blacks and is looking forward to another clash.

# ireland - Monday 14 December, 2020

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023

Dec 14th 2020, 8:05 PM 16,800 Views 32 Comments

The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.

Another quarter-final exit? Ireland's World Cup draw isn't straightforward
# RWC2023
From The42
# RWC2023

Another quarter-final exit? Ireland's World Cup draw isn't straightforward

Dec 14th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,876 Views 18 Comments

New Zealand or hosts France look likely to be waiting in the quarter-finals.

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,185 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

# ireland - Saturday 12 December, 2020

'I'm just happy to be playing football with a smile on my face again' - Cup final hero Stephanie Roche
# Peamount Party
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# Peamount Party

'I'm just happy to be playing football with a smile on my face again' - Cup final hero Stephanie Roche

Dec 12th 2020, 8:18 PM 9,636 Views 0 Comments

The Peamount United striker certainly finished a ‘slow burner of a season’ on a high.

Irish film recreates the 'monster' 1998 Tour de France stage in Ireland
# The Racer
# The Racer

Irish film recreates the 'monster' 1998 Tour de France stage in Ireland

Dec 12th 2020, 10:30 AM 26,949 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to its director, Keiron J Walsh.

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet
# Betting
# Betting

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet

Dec 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,160 Views 13 Comments

Legislation that would create a regulator in Ireland was first proposed by the government seven years ago.

# ireland - Friday 11 December, 2020

Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again
# Big Dev
From The42
# Big Dev

Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again

Dec 11th 2020, 8:22 AM 7,584 Views 11 Comments

‘If someone gets injured, would you pick the 34-year-old who has 70 caps or give the young guy a chance?’

'I don't want to be 50 sitting in the pub and thinking, 'I wish I had taken a risk'
# Next Chapter
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# Next Chapter

'I don't want to be 50 sitting in the pub and thinking, 'I wish I had taken a risk'

Dec 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,732 Views 1 Comment

Sammy Arnold made a big decision to switch from Munster to Connacht last summer.

# ireland - Thursday 10 December, 2020

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
# ECHR
# ECHR

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,352 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

# ireland - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

'He will be a real loss' - Munster's Matt Gallagher set for shoulder surgery
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

'He will be a real loss' - Munster's Matt Gallagher set for shoulder surgery

Dec 9th 2020, 1:41 PM 10,397 Views 13 Comments

The province have welcomed back their Ireland internationals for Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.

# ireland - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out

Dec 8th 2020, 6:11 PM 30,759 Views 21 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said we couldn’t have non-state bodies “off doing their own thing”.