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# long term

All time
# grow the game
Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora
Ireland finished third in the Six Nations this year but suffered a heavy defeat to France.
# Outlook
Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.
# long term
Head of EU's disease control agency says 'we should be prepared that Covid-19 will remain with us'
Andrea Ammon urged European countries in particular not to drop their guard against a virus that “seems very well adapted to humans”.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.
# 2023
All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup
The Crusaders lock made his New Zealand debut against Ireland back in 2016.
# long haul
Kidney ready to be patient as Sean O'Brien works to return from hip injury
‘It’s one thing coming back playing tennis and it’s another coming back playing rugby.’
# long term
Bilbao tie down striker to 9-year contract with €135 million release clause
Inaki Williams has committed to Athletic Bilbao until 2028.
# long term
Tadic signs seven-year Ajax extension with deal to stay on as coach
The Serbian international will continue to play until 2023, before moving onto the club’s coaching staff.
# long term
Chelsea sign Real Madrid midfielder Kovacic on permanent deal
The Croatian international has joined for a reported €45m, having spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge.
# Hoops
Wallabies skipper Hooper signs 'historic' five-year deal ahead of World Cup
The flanker is set to earn a reported €3.8 million after renewing terms with Rugby Australia.
# well deserved
Ireland defender Lenihan caps fine few months by signing long-term deal at Blackburn
The Meath man made his Ireland debut last month, having earned promotion back to the Championship with his club.
# Wanted
Celtic youngster ignores Man United transfer talk to plan 'long term'
Kieran Tierney continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford.
'I will be here' - Klopp confident he will be at Liverpool for years to come
The Reds are ninth in the table and already 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, but the manager is staying defiant.
# decisions
One phone company is letting you access social media free - and that could be a problem
Meteor won’t be counting Facebook, Twitter or Instagram towards users’ monthly data usage.
# farts allowed
16 things all long-term couples know to be true
In it for the long haul.
# the other half
17 essential facts of life for people in long term relationships
In for the long haul.
# Going nowhere
'He is a talented footballer' - Phil Jones signs new long-term Man United deal
The defender isn’t going anywhere fast.
# connected
Why this company wants to 'connect the dots' between software and hardware
If This Then That is making a long-term bet on the smart items industry and it wants to be at the centre of it, but progress will be gradual.
# No white smoke
Michael Fennelly: 'He's winning and he loves it so why wouldn't Brian Cody stay on?'
The Kilkenny midfielder says his boss is proof managers should be given time to succeed.
# long term
'I want to stay at Manchester United for many years' - Falcao
The Colombian striker scored his first goal for the club on Sunday.
# homeless ireland
'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'
The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.
# Education
Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled
A course in Construction, Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment was due to begin on 9 September, but was cancelled last week.
O'Brien pens new deal with Hammers
The 26-year-old has been rewarded with a long-term contract by the London club.
# mission improbable
Heineken Cup: Leinster hopeful on returns for Strauss and Nacewa
Guy Easterby revealed that Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney came through the Edinburgh win in good shape.
# long term
Road to nowhere: Messi re-signs with Barca until 2018
Oh, new deals for Puyol and Xavi too.
# Climate Change
Minister publishes review of National Climate Policy
Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, has released the promised review of National Climate Policy, saying it highlights the need for a long-term, low-carbon vision for Ireland.