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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Launch

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# Cross border
IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid
It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.
# belief
'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny
There was an air of confidence as the IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was launched in Armagh.
# New Stash
Ireland's new Canterbury home kit features a retro white collar
The IRFU and Canterbury have unveiled the playing kit, including the ‘bosphorus’ green home jersey.
# flanagan's field
Community garden turns derelict Fatima Mansions site green
The garden will be launched next week.
# place to call home
Here's how you can make Dublin a City of Sanctuary
You can get involved – it’s simple, say the organisers, who hope it will spread throughout the country.
# iphone 6
U2 to perform at the launch of the iPhone 6
Apple is expected to launch a range of new products today – and Bono’s is said to be involved.
# the book centre
43-year-old bookshop launches its first online store
Waterfords’ the Book Centre is a hugely popular store – and now anyone can shop there without having to travel.
# zeebs
Simon Zebo: 'If you’ve nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all'
The 24-year-old was happy with his performances in Argentina, but knows he has to keep impressing Joe Schmidt.
# Homelessness
Decisions by Department of Social Protection have 'catastrophic results on peoples lives'
A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.
# cheap trip
Our new rocket cost less than the film 'Gravity', India's PM boasts
India’s domestically-produced Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off yesterday carrying satellites from France, Germany, Canada and Singapore.
# Launch
Liverpool will wear their new away kit for the first time in Dublin tonight
The Reds take on Shamrock Rovers at Lansdowne Road and will debut their new second strip.
# Election 2014
Gerry Adams - people are more concerned with water charges than my arrest
The Sinn Féin leader stated: “An arrest should not be taken as any indication of guilt.”
# Jean McConville
"The dark side fear him": McGuinness on Adams' arrest
Martin McGuinness was speaking at the official launch of a mural of Gerry Adams on the Falls Road in Belfast.
# Election 2014
Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election
The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.
# collared
Cavan give collars the heave-ho as they unveil new jersey
Sunscreen will be needed to avoid neck sunburn next summer.
# Banking
Despite reports, Musgrave has 'no plans to launch a bank'
A Sunday Independent article today suggested that the Cork-based retail company was planning on setting up its own bank.
# Awkward
Instagram launches on Windows Phone, but runs into problems already
The app launched in beta mode last night, but confusion over whether the app could take photos or not meant it was anything but smooth.
# ten nine eight
NASA's MAVEN Mars mission launches from Kennedy Space Center
Arrival at Mars is scheduled for September 2014.
# Playstation
6 things to worry about as the PS4 launches in the US
The console launched in the US at midnight.
# Energy
Bord na Móna wind farm construction launched in Co Tipperary
The 40 megawatt farm is to be based at Bruckhana.
# job fairy
Eishtec creates 250 jobs in Waterford and Wexford
The new positions will support UK customers on T-Mobile plans and tariffs.
# Rugby
Pic: Are these the greatest sideburns in the world of sport?
Step forward Paul Griffen.
# Pensions
Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s
A study by Social Justice Ireland was launched earlier today.
# mind our men
New campaign aims to curb suicides amongst farmers
The campaign is being launched by Pieta House as part of its Mind Our Men initiative.
# New Territory
So Jose Mourinho has his own cartoon now
The Chelsea coach is fully behind the show and spoke at its launch.
# Doctors
Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours
The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.
# Instagram
Now you can take videos on Instagram
The company said today that it had a big announcement – so here it is. Will it challenge Vine?
# Jobs
Government launches €175m seed and venture capital scheme
The scheme is aimed at providing additional funding for high-growth Irish companies.
# North Korea
North Korea launches three short-range missiles
They were fired as part of a military drill, landing in the Sea of Japan.
# flood prevention
New website monitors 'real time' water levels
The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.
# irish sign language
Irish sign language website for parents launched
The site is designed for parents of deaf or hard of hearing children
# Suicide
Campaign to reduce male suicides to be launched
Pieta House is to launch the Mind Our Men campaign next week, which will “equip the public with the skills needed to reach out to the men in their lives during times of crisis”.
# supervalu tidytowns
Do you live in Ireland's tidiest town?
The Minister for the Environment officially launched the competition, saying that it is important to present Ireland “in the best possible light”.
# Domestic Violence
Safety app for women to be launched tomorrow
The app is from SAFE Ireland for android phones and contains information on services available to keep women and children safe from abuse.
# Respite
Government to launch needs assessment of respite services for children
It will contain a national overview of the current provision and future need for respite care for children with life-limiting conditions.
# Scholarship
Scholarship for brain aneurysm research launched in memory of Texas Rose
A Rose of Tralee group approached the University of Limerick to set up the research scholarship.
# BlackBerry
Long-overdue Blackberry makeover to be unveiled
Most analysts consider a BlackBerry 10 success to be crucial for the company’s long-term viability.
# Emergency Services
Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles
A new booklet is being launched tomorrow that aims to advise motorists how to behave when they see emergency services dealing with an incident on the road.
# Suicide
New campaign calls for setting up of suicide prevention authority
The campaign has been launched by the suicide prevention charity 3Ts, and includes a new video about the reality of suicide in Ireland.
# Engage
Brian O'Driscoll: You have to feel those disappointments to appreciate it fully when it comes around
Leinster’s leading try-scorer has won three Heineken Cups but can still vividly recall the semi-final heartache of 2003.