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# Launch

This year
Russia to launch its first mission to the moon in almost 50 years
The mission is important for the Russian space sector, which is suffering from funding problems and corruption scandals.
The Rugby Championship launches its own annual U20 tournament
New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina will play in the round-robin tournament.
'Don't get smashed up': Surgeon encourages bikers to get training from motorbike gardaí
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has officially launched the BikeSafe programme, which aims to reduce deaths and serious injuries among motorcyclists.
Ships urged to stay out of area off Cork and Kerry coast tonight due to possible rocket debris
Several satellites are set to be blasted into space from Cornwall at 10pm.
Last year
England to stage first event of controversial Saudi-backed golf Super League
Greg Norman is the Saudi-backed league’s commissioner.
All time
Ireland's new home and away jerseys for 2021/22 campaign unveiled
Released in men’s and women’s, the shirts will be worn for the first time this autumn.
United Rugby Championship to kick-off in September with South African sides
The 16-team competition will use one league table and have 18 regular-season rounds.
Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board
One of the seats will be taken by the winner of an online auction.
'We accept this was an error' - Canterbury apologise over promotion of Ireland rugby jersey
The kit manufacturer say they are sorry for using a model and not players to launch the new Ireland women’s shirt.
Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn
The two-week catalogue of events will begin today with a live streamed launch.
Official Galway 2020 opening ceremony cancelled due to weather warnings
The open-air ceremony has been deemed “unsafe to go ahead”, the organisers say.
SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off as normal before the Dragon crew capsule catapulted off the top 12 miles above the Atlantic.
Quiz: What on earth are these politicians up to?
Novelty glasses, pumpkins and a giant film reel – ministers can be pictured doing some pretty ridiculous things.
A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'
The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.
Analysis: The Jacob Stockdale try that downed the All Blacks in Dublin
Ireland had employed the clever reverse play before under Joe Schmidt.
'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland
The Australian is taking an interesting slant on the upcoming Six Nations.
North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan
Tokyo also said it overflew its territory, with the prime minister saying the government would take “full steps” to ensure the safety of the Japanese people.
Ireland's white New Balance away kit has just been launched
The Boys in Green will wear the strip on their travels as they chase a spot at next year’s World Cup finals.
Dublin's new 'stationless' bike company has stalled its launch over council concerns
The local authority warned the public that BleeperBike didn’t have its consent to operate.
Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile
“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea.”
Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma
A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.
Arlene Foster couldn't take questions at manifesto launch due to 'man flu'
Foster was speaking at the launch of the DUP manifesto in advance of next month’s elections.
North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017
In his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-Un added that the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.
Here's what's going to be happening in Dublin to celebrate the New Year
The New Year’s Festival will run for three days at the end of the year.
Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own
Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.
Culture Night is back for its 11th year - and it just won't stop growing
Despite funding cuts and stretched budgets, Ireland’s culture-makers are putting their all into the night.
North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan
The launch has been met with fury by Japan.
PHOTOS: SpaceX launched an important spacecraft into space this morning
The Dragon capsule contains a docking station which would allow future spaceships to park at the International Space Station.
Four men attempting record breaking row off UK coast rescued by Rosslare RNLI
The four rowers are currently being looked after in Rosslare before they decide on their next move.
Cash boost for the League of Ireland as FAI increase prize money by 50%
The welcome news was announced at the SSE Airtricity League launch in Dublin today.
18 things that were true ten years ago
It’s been a decade since 2006 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Irish stars are calling for the 8th Amendment to be repealed
More than 240 artists have already joined the campaign.
Penneys had a ridiculously swanky US launch last night
Incredible hors-d’oeuvres and celebs as far as the eye could see – it’s a world away from the flagship store on Henry Street.
12 important things we learned from the TV3 programme launch
Keith Barry, Vincent Browne and Twink’s dog – it was all happening.
Samsung has announced two new high-end phones in its never-ending struggle to trump Apple
You’ll only be able to get the new Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Europe though for the time being.
Manhunt underway for escaped prisoner
Two men escaped but one has been recaptured.
Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th
The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…
Ireland's new postcode system launches today - here's what you need to know
You can find out your home’s unique identifier from this morning.
England's jersey for a World Cup on home soil comes with no frills
The second strip is an eye-catching red.
Lucinda Creighton's new party is called Renua Ireland
The announcement was made this morning.