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# Performance

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2022
# Raising Awareness
Dina Asher-Smith wants research into ‘huge’ impact periods have on performance
The 26-year-old was back on the track at the Olympiastadion on Thursday evening in the semi-finals of the 200m.
All time
# Performance
'One or two headaches for Warren' as Irish players put hands up for Lions
The series against the Springboks has yet to be confirmed.
# great music in irish houses
A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week
The Great Music in Irish Houses festival is going into its 49th year.
# Performance
David Nucifora signs new deal to stay with IRFU until 2022
The Australian has made landmark changes in Irish rugby since arriving in 2014.
# knives are out
Pressure mounting for under-fire Wallabies head coach Cheika
After the worst calendar year since 1958, the former Leinster boss will assess his own performance ahead of an Australian Rugby Union review.
# Performance
'Honestly, I am just glad to be here' - McIlroy charges into Memorial mix to boost PGA hopes
The 29-year-old recorded an eight-under par 64 in the third round of the Memorial tournament on Saturday.
# Performance
Satisfaction with government takes hit after CervicalCheck scandal
The fall is particularly marked among women.
# science of confidence
Dry mouth, sweaty hands: Why do people hate public speaking?
It’s something a lot of us are afraid of.
# Testing times
How and why under-pressure gardaí faked checkpoints
It’s detailed in a report from the Policing Authority.
# phoenix from the ashes
Amateur dramatics: Singing, dancing and finding joy in the darkness
Am dram societies play a vital role in communities around Ireland.
# Tickets please
Drag, dance and George Bush: 9 shows to catch at the Tiger Dublin Fringe
We’ve had a look through the programme and picked some of the best shows.
# improv diary
Be silly, have fun and don't worry what you look like
Silence that inner giraffe – or whoever tells you to stay quiet.
# women on stage
'Here, women seemed to be more wary of speaking out. That's changing now.'
Veteran theatre actress Eleanor Methven talks to us about her new role, Waking the Feminists, and women on stage.
# what a voice
"I live a normal life": What it's like being Ireland's top opera singer
Meet Celine Byrne, who tells us about life as a soprano.
# Journey
Stage collapses under students just as singer hits 'Don't Stop Believing' high note
16 students sustained minor injuries in the fall.
# take me to church
Hozier was the toast of the celeb-packed Coachella festival
Good stuff.
# ryan vs brendan
More tuned into Saturday Night Show than Late Late last weekend - but they're "not in competition"
RTÉ said the real winner was… itself.
# Drug use
"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
An Irish play tackles drug use head on.
# on stage
What was your favourite live performance of 2014?
Music, theatre, and more.
# playmaker
Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht
The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.
# Galway
The hospital where Savita died is improving, although not quickly enough in some areas
Reviews of services have found that significant progress has been made at University Hospital Galway.
# backing up
Win over Australia can prove that Schmidt's Ireland are a consistent force
Ireland international wing Fergus McFadden is in no doubt that Schmidt has already achieved that goal.
Voices
Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?
If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.
# Culture Night
What to see in THE NORTH on Culture Night
It’s Culture Night tomorrow– and here’s our guide to what’s happening around the country.
# let me entertain you
Not sure what to see at the Tiger Fringe? Let us help
Dance, theatre, or zombies? We help you decide.
# Brazil
Ireland will be performing at the world's largest music education event for the first time
The DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble will be performing at the ISME World Conference in Brazil.
# can't hold him
UPDATE: Macklemore issues apology for costume following accusations of anti-semitism
The rapper has been getting some backlash for the suspicious disguise.
# Are you Smart?
You should be using that middle initial...here's why
This article is brought to you by Sinéad M O’Carroll.
# full metal racket
Irish army, take note...
This is my rifle, this is my gun…
# high Performance
‘Successful teams have a consistency of thought’ – George Gregan
The Australian World Cup winner provides some insight into how coaches set the standards for their players.
# Review
How the English media assessed Ireland's performance last night
The displays of Seamus Coleman and Shane Long were singled out for praise.
# Your Say
Poll: Is filming a performance on your mobile phone acceptable?
We’d like to know what you think…
# mentorship
Photography mentorship to explore community and Ballymun
Photographer Aidan Kelly will mentor the photographers at axis Ballymun.
# Glasgow bliss
Jim McGuinness confirms Celtic move and insists it will be 'the best of both worlds'
The Donegal coach confirmed to Highland Radio that the Scottish club’s flexibility was a vital factor in taking up his new job.
# Ireland Stat
Government launches performance measure website
How is Ireland doing? The Government has launched a pilot performance measurement website Ireland Stat to answer that question.
# out of 10
Heineken Cup: Munster player ratings v Edinburgh
While Conor Murray was named as the sponsor’s man of the match, Paul O’Connell put in a 60-minute masterclass.
# crackdown
Russian theatre shelves 'offensive' Jesus Christ Superstar
Prosecutors have launched a probe into whether the musical is offensive to devout Christians.
# absolut fringe
How to reveal your 'Oh F***' moment in public
Do it with poetry and wit… at the ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 festival. (We’ll tell you ours if you tell us yours…)
# absolut fringe
In pics: What goes into making an aerial circus show?
A troupe performing at ABSOLUT Fringe in Dublin next month have given TheJournal.ie a behind-the-scenes peek at the work that goes into hitting the heights (but not the ceiling).
# street performers
New Dublin street performers' code: No drumkits or song repetition
The voluntary code introduces new ‘amp-free zones’ and sets out how near performers can be to businesses.