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# leader - Monday 19 June, 2017

Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend
# Respected
From The42
# Respected

Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend

Jun 19th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,503 Views 18 Comments

The Munster flanker is in with a good chance of leading the Lions in Auckland.

# leader - Thursday 15 June, 2017

O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions
# Honour
From The42
# Honour

O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions

Jun 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,405 Views 14 Comments

‘It’s a way maybe of paying them back for the hard work they put into me.’

Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10

Jun 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 34,579 Views 37 Comments

Owen Farrell had been named on the bench but drops out injured.

# leader - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

Jun 14th 2017, 7:13 AM 9,622 Views 46 Comments

He will also name a cabinet.

# leader - Friday 2 June, 2017

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
# Profile
# Profile

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:10 PM 32,540 Views 100 Comments

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# leader - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final
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From The42
# Leader

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

May 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 3,266 Views 5 Comments

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# leader - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question

May 18th 2017, 8:07 AM 16,934 Views 137 Comments

Just over 40% say ‘yes’. About the same number disagree.

# leader - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way
# Varadkar Vs Conveney
# Varadkar Vs Conveney

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way

May 9th 2017, 10:15 AM 8,023 Views 59 Comments

Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.

# leader - Monday 8 May, 2017

'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger
# Harsh Words
From The42
# Harsh Words

'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger

May 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,784 Views 8 Comments

The dynamic number eight was gutted at his side’s underperformance in defeat to Ulster.

# leader - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'

Apr 27th 2017, 4:15 PM 15,461 Views 17 Comments

The 27-year-old flanker is set to leave the province this summer.

# leader - Thursday 23 March, 2017

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

Mar 23rd 2017, 4:55 PM 61,761 Views 59 Comments

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

# leader - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

Mar 11th 2017, 12:24 PM 7,507 Views 34 Comments

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

# leader - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions
# Donners
From The42
# Donners

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

Feb 10th 2017, 7:59 AM 18,277 Views 24 Comments

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# leader - Monday 23 January, 2017

'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip
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From The42
# Leader

'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 10,909 Views 5 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.

# leader - Monday 2 January, 2017

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'
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From The42
# Leader

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:03 AM 7,620 Views 18 Comments

The Connacht captain played Munster after nursing a thigh injury all last week because his team were so light on numbers.

# leader - Friday 9 December, 2016

Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit

Dec 9th 2016, 12:12 PM 7,092 Views 15 Comments

Paddy Jackson, Robbie Diack and Louis Ludik also come into the Ulster team.

# leader - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership
# Captaincy
From The42
# Captaincy

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

Nov 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,513 Views 12 Comments

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# leader - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club
# Centurion
From The42
# Centurion

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club

Nov 24th 2016, 1:01 AM 7,638 Views 11 Comments

The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.

# leader - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross
Live Nov 22nd 2016, 1:53 PM

“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross

# leader - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''

Nov 17th 2016, 1:05 AM 12,391 Views 9 Comments

Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.

# leader - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'

Aug 31st 2016, 8:00 PM 9,761 Views 3 Comments

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss tells The42 about being the boss.

# leader - Thursday 18 August, 2016

John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht

Aug 18th 2016, 1:00 AM 3,409 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.

# leader - Monday 8 August, 2016

Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain

Aug 8th 2016, 10:45 AM 7,828 Views 20 Comments

The new South Africa director of rugby has backed O’Mahony to lead again.

# leader - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?

Jul 12th 2016, 8:46 AM 23,028 Views 104 Comments

It appears Enda Kenny is safe for now but it is likely he will have to step down later this year.

# leader - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:32 PM 12,940 Views 17 Comments

The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.

# leader - Thursday 2 June, 2016

'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes

Jun 2nd 2016, 2:24 PM 9,700 Views 21 Comments

The Ulster out-half is now favourite to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in South Africa.

# leader - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Bundee Aki was on crutches on Tuesday. He's a warrior'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'Bundee Aki was on crutches on Tuesday. He's a warrior'

May 22nd 2016, 5:00 AM 15,102 Views 24 Comments

Pat Lam revealed that his brilliant centre was injured in training this week.

# leader - Friday 20 May, 2016

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party
# Power Outage
# Power Outage

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

May 20th 2016, 12:13 PM 76,431 Views 279 Comments

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

# leader - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

Apr 23rd 2016, 11:45 AM 28,112 Views 16 Comments

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# leader - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'

Apr 21st 2016, 8:39 AM 5,002 Views 1 Comment

“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

# leader - Sunday 3 April, 2016

New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny
# Findings
# Findings

New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny

Apr 3rd 2016, 9:53 AM 18,072 Views 135 Comments

The poll also found that only 54% of Fine Gael voters want Kenny elected Taoiseach.

# leader - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy

Mar 13th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,302 Views 26 Comments

‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’

# leader - Monday 1 February, 2016

Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's
# Prospect
From The42
# Prospect

Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's

Feb 1st 2016, 5:40 PM 14,410 Views 4 Comments

The 19-year-old has shown rich promise in his burgeoning career.

# leader - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader
# Follow My Lead
# Follow My Lead

Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader

Jan 31st 2016, 11:15 AM 20,345 Views 31 Comments

From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.

# leader - Thursday 21 January, 2016

'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best
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# Leader

'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best

Jan 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 5,089 Views 27 Comments

The Ulster hooker says he had an emotional few days after learning of his appointment.

# leader - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

'He's still one of the lads' - Retired Felix Jones pitches in at Munster
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'He's still one of the lads' - Retired Felix Jones pitches in at Munster

Jan 20th 2016, 6:00 AM 11,082 Views 3 Comments

The former fullback has been helping out on the psychology side of things in Limerick.

# leader - Monday 18 January, 2016

Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on
# Mag 7
From The42
# Mag 7

Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on

Jan 18th 2016, 4:28 PM 9,064 Views 28 Comments

The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.

# leader - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract From The42

Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract

Jan 7th 2016, 12:25 PM 7,595 Views 10 Comments

The 33-year-old has penned a new deal with Pat Lam’s province.

# leader - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready

Jan 5th 2016, 6:27 PM 14,462 Views 61 Comments

Joe Schmidt has a number of contenders to select from ahead of the Six Nations.

# leader - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Stander leads by example as he follows in the footsteps of great Munster leaders
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

Stander leads by example as he follows in the footsteps of great Munster leaders

Dec 10th 2015, 6:30 AM 5,859 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland-qualified back row isn’t a fan of doing too much talking.