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# Philosophy

This year
# andrew tate
'Cause for deep concern': Influencer Andrew Tate is 'capturing the imagination' of young men
‘I’m teaching over 20 years and I haven’t heard anyone capture their imagination as much as this guy.’
All time
# Philosophy
'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell
The new head coach insists he will remain hands-on for Ireland’s training sessions.
# Philosophy
'You can’t be paralysed by fear. Life is short'
Stephen Kenny is hoping for another positive display against Italy, after an encouraging start as Ireland U21 boss.
Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.
# Philosophy
Europe's most exciting club last season, Monaco are battling hard to keep hold of key youngsters
The club are trying to fend off the super-rich and aren’t doing a bad job.
Tom Hickey: 'I'm a success not a failure in life'
I’m a really lucky guy to have such a terrific family. Now that’s success by any yardstick, writes Tom Hickey.
# all dolls go to heaven
Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls
It’s a common belief in Japan that all things have a soul – including unwanted dolls.
# Philosophy
Warren Gatland defends game plan against ongoing 'Warrenball' tag
The Lions boss was irritated by suggestions that his team play negative rugby.
# Ambition
'Hopefully, it's a bit of blueprint for other teams because it's an attractive style'
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac wants to see more teams adopting an attacking approach.
# Born to Run
A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way
The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.
# Philosophy
'If you try to run before you can walk, you end up standing for nothing'
Andy Farrell continues to push his defensive thinking forward.
# Vision
Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future
The Irishman is now director of rugby at the French club.
# Claim
'I believe my rivals are clean, our sport is clean'
The Spaniard has requested that the International Tennis Federation release the results of his anti-doping tests.
# Philosophy
Opinion: In defence of Louis van Gaal
Does LVG deserve the amount of criticism he has been getting?
# Philosophy
Wenger reveals the key instruction he tells to ALL of his Arsenal scouts
The Gunners boss believes that watching a player in away games gives a good indication of their character, bravery and desire.
# Say what?
Clare Balding immediately regrets asking Chris Eubank about his philosophy on life
Harry Redknapp looked pretty miffed at the long-winded answer too.
# Philosophy
Louis van Gaal remains adamant he won't change his formation because fans ask for it
The manager is not for turning.
# deep thinkers
Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.
# Philosophy
Ulster coach Doak giving players platform to 'express themselves' on the field
The newly promoted coach can see tougher challenges than Glasgow ahead, so for now his pokerface is firmly in tact.
Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom
Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.
# Philosophy
'It's all about what you do every day' - Heaslip focused on processes
The No. 8 says losing against Glasgow would not make Leinster’s season a failure.
# Philosophy
'I'd always looked at Leinster as being the role model' - Gregor Townsend
The Glasgow Warriors coach tells about his coaching journey ahead of his side’s clash with Munster.
# Musings
The word of Rod: celebrating the wisdom of Roddy Collins
The former Derry City manager is always entertaining.
# Brilliant Orange
Van Gaal: My philosophy is attacking, technical and tactical
The Dutchman’s fascinating interview with FIFA last year deserves your attention.
Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.
# Interview
Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'
The Munster head coach-to-be discusses his coaching beliefs and the challenges that await.
# deep ink
12 life philosophies for 2014 beautifully illustrated by awful tattoos
Nolege is power, guys.
# longread
Joe Schmidt is a big influence on my coaching style - Conor O'Shea
The Harlequins Director of rugby joined us to discuss the attacking philosophy that drives his passion for the game.
# ethical economy
President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth
Michael D Higgins was speaking at Dublin City University last night on the subject of an ethical economy.
# handy tips
5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy
The influential Irish-born workplace philosopher is to make a rare appearance in Dublin next month.
# l'ennui
VIDEO: Existential French Cat of the Day
C’ést pas facile d’être un chat…
# Philosophy
Joey Barton (still) speaking truth to power
Barton’s Twitter rants may have cost him a place with Newcastle, but after yesterday’s uncharacteristic spell of silence, he’s made it clear that penitance is the last thing his mind.