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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

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# criminal justice
Trump holds meeting with Kim Kardashian days away from historic summit with North Korea leader
Kardashian was expected to meet aide Jared Kushner but in the end she met with President Donald Trump.
# The Director
Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again
The 32-year-old was superb as his side claimed their Guinness Pro14 title.
# Leading by example
'It's so important for us to show the new lads what's expected when we put on the jersey to play for our country'
Ireland captain Seamus Coleman is eager to get back out on the pitch in Monday night’s summer friendly with the French.
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Machenaud blow a major one for Racing's Champions Cup hopes against Leinster
Teddy Iribaren is expected to take over in Racing’s number nine shirt in Bilbao.
# Skipper
Donegal's Carl McHugh captains 10-man Motherwell to stalemate against Celtic
Celtic dropped two points as they inch closer towards a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title.
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'He's very quiet, but when he speaks he does it very well': Ó Sé's influence in the Nemo dressing room
Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé is looking to add the All-Ireland club title to his trophy cabinet tomorrow.
# grand slam is on
Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'
The experienced out-half recalls O’Gara, O’Connell and O’Driscoll leading Ireland for their 2009 success.
# early impact
'All I ever wanted to do is be a professional rugby player, since I could walk really'
The mature James Ryan is already making an impact for Ireland at the age of 21.
# self critical
21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards
The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.
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Games like this French one were top reason O'Mahony stayed in Ireland
The Munster captain is feeling fit and excited for the upcoming Six Nations campaign.
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Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign
The 35-year-old Ireland captain is close to finalising a contract extension.
# The kingdom
Former All-Ireland winning captain Fitzgerald will lead Kerry again in 2018
Fionn Fitzgerald will lead the Kingdom next year having co-captained Kerry to All-Ireland success in 2014.
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'He has great spirit even though he doesn’t play': Gueye on Coleman's leadership at Everton
The Irish captain has a huge influence on the Blues squad.
# leader by example
'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'
Jonathan Sexton isn’t campaigning for a captaincy role with club or country, but he is fine-tuning his leadership methods.
# rioting
Clashes kill 32 in India as court convicts guru of rape
In 2015 he was accused of encouraging 400 followers to undergo castration at his ashram so they could get closer to god.
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With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain
The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.
# pom
'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony
Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.
# Honour
'He has that Paul O'Connell DNA in him, being a Munster man'
Cork man Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out for the first Test against the All Blacks.
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'I think he’ll make us proud' - O'Mahony set to be named Lions captain
The 27-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Test captain tomorrow.
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POM as a captain: 'He doesn’t say much, but says things to prickle the hairs on the back of your neck'
Greg Feek hailed the leadership credentials of Peter O’Mahony as he prepares his pack for a second bout with Japan.
# Respected
Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend
The Munster flanker is in with a good chance of leading the Lions in Auckland.
# Honour
O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions
‘It’s a way maybe of paying them back for the hard work they put into me.’
# Team news
Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10
Owen Farrell had been named on the bench but drops out injured.
# Meet the new boss
Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach
He will also name a cabinet.
# Profile
From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.
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Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final
The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.
# enda the line
Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question
Just over 40% say ‘yes’. About the same number disagree.
# varadkar vs conveney
Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way
Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.
# harsh words
'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger
The dynamic number eight was gutted at his side’s underperformance in defeat to Ulster.
# Farewell
Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'
The 27-year-old flanker is set to leave the province this summer.
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A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials
The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.
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Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent
The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.
# donners
'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions
The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.
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'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip
Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.
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'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'
The Connacht captain played Munster after nursing a thigh injury all last week because his team were so light on numbers.
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Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit
Paddy Jackson, Robbie Diack and Louis Ludik also come into the Ulster team.
# Captaincy
Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership
The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.
# Centurion
Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club
The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.
“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross
Enda Kenny asked about water charges, trolley numbers and judicial appointments.
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'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''
Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.