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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# On the Line

This year
Debuts, farewells, tours, and drama - Irish provinces set for URC run-in
The closing two regular-season rounds of the league promise to be riveting.
Last year
Second test preview - the forecast is for rain outside and the All Blacks to reign inside
Ireland meet the All Blacks in the second test of their New Zealand tour tomorrow morning.
Aitzol King comes onto the wing as Ireland U20s name team for Grand Slam decider
The dynamic Leinster back scored two tries against England last week and displaces Chay Mullins in the only change to Richie Murphy’s XV.
All time
Huge game for both teams - but Munster have a safety net and Ulster don't
Munster host Ulster tonight in the Rainbow Cup.
Ireland need to beat England to save their season
Victory over Scotland yesterday was good but getting one over England will give the Ireland coach the signature win he needs.
Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot
Johann van Graan’s men need at least two match points from this afternoon’s clash.
'I was born ready' - Dream day for Wexford's O'Neill after World Cup gold and meeting Rapinoe
Michelle O’Neill lined out as an assistant referee in yesterday’s World Cup final in Lyon.
Rassie: 'The only thing everyone's been talking about the last few days is, 'Are you going to get fired?''
Despite being backed by South Africa’s rugby chief, the former Munster head coach is unsure about his future.
There was a thrilling photo finish in the Irish Grand National
20/1 shot General Principle handed trainer Gordon Elliott his first victory in the race at Fairyhouse today.
525 phones confiscated from Irish prisons so far this year
Prisoners found in possession of a mobile phone could be prosecuted.
This Sligo man called into Sky live on air and turned out to be a gas character
“I want to talk to ya about the bookmakers”
Barack Obama has joined Facebook with a video of him walking in his back garden
But you can’t poke him.
Who do you think will win the Liam MacCarthy Cup this year?
The 2015 All-Ireland SHC is up for grabs, who can take it home?
The five things you should know about net neutrality
The first thing is what it is.
Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution
The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.
The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls
The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the committee is likely to seek information from the gardaí and the Department of Justice on the systems used to record calls in and out of garda stations.
Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning
It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.
This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…
…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.
VIDEO: Hero linesman takes mid-match phonecall
Georgi Tabakov can multitask.
7 incredible high wire walks
As New York decides whether to allow a tightrope walker attempt a stunt over Niagara Falls, looks back over some of the most incredible tightrope walks ever to be performed.