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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Michael Smith

This year
# love the darts
Michael Smith follows up world title with historic victory in Bahrain
‘I am riding a nice wave at the minute, and hopefully it continues.’
# bully boy
Michael Smith begins life as world champion on a high
Smith kicked off the Bahrain Darts Masters with a resounding victory.
# Test
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# Take a Bow
Michael Smith throws stunning 9-darter en route to winning World Championship
Michael van Gerwen failed to win a fourth title.
Last year
# 180
Van Gerwen and Smith survive dramatic scares to clinch last-16 spots at Ally Pally
Alan Soutar, Jose De Sousa and Joe Cullen also progressed at the PDC World Darts Championship.
# Michael Smith
Editor of magazine that revealed GP contract leak brings defamation case against Leo Varadkar
A spokesperson for the Tánaiste said that the claims will be “fully defended”.
# Champion
Peter 'Snakebite' Wright triumphs in thrilling World Darts Championship final
It is the second time the 51-year-old Scottish player has won the illustrious prize, having previously been crowned champion in 2020.
# Job Done
Smith eases past Wade to reach second World Championship final
The 2019 runner-up prevailed after fourth seed Wade had rallied to threaten a tense finish.
All time
# Disappointment
Willie O'Connor exits World Darts Championship at the hands of 'Bully Boy'
The Limerick native bowed out of the competition at the last-32 stage.
# Do do do do do do do
Michael Smith lit up the 3Arena last night with this nine-dart finish
Smith’s perfect leg was the first in the Premier League for three years.
'Everyone knows I've had a difficult year so to win this trophy is phenomenal'
Michael van Gerwen was a happy man after winning his third world title last night.
# Ally Pally
Oh Michael van Gerwen! Dutchman clinches third PDC world title with victory over Smith
MVG beats Michael Smith 7-3 in the Alexandra Palace decider.
# demolition job
Van Gerwen blows Anderson away to set up Smith decider
What promised to be a classic semi-final proved to be a one-sided affair as Michael van Gerwen beat Gary Anderson at a canter.
# High Court
Former Gate director Michael Colgan is suing Village magazine
The magazine carried an editorial which was sharply critical of Colgan in mid-November.
# Courts
Tipperary man jailed for raping young girl who believed he was her Dad
Michael Smith will spend at least 12 years in prison.
# inspired by cadbury
What's the worst place to be stung by a bee? This student has found out...
Yes, by stinging himself all over his body with a bee. ALL over his body.
# one hundred and eighty!
Van Barneveld ousted from PDC World Championship
26th seed Mark Webster dumped out the Ally Pally favourite.
# Mahon
Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts
Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.
# Appointment
Barrister whose ad led to Mahon Tribunal nominated to the High Court
Colm MacEochaidh, a former Fine Gael general election candidate, has been nominated to the High Court by the government.
Column: The Mahon Tribunal failed - and the media did too
Michael Smith, one of the two men whose offer of a reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, explains why the investigation was a damp squib.
# Mahon
Barrister whose ad led to Mahon calls for an anti-corruption commission
Colm Mac Eochaidh has said the information revealed by the Mahon Tribunal has been priceless but has offered an idea for how such costs might be avoided in future.
Column: ‘I thought it would last two months’ – the man whose ad led to Mahon
Colm Mac Eochaidh, one of the two men whose offer of a £10,000 reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, reflects on the past 15 years.
# Pensions
In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.