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January 2023
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Ukraine helicopter crash: Who was Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky?
Monastyrsky is the most senior Ukrainian official to have died since Russia invaded Ukraine last year.
Last year
2022
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'She's so far ahead of everyone else' - Dublin's All-Ireland and AFLW champion
Sinéad Goldrick etched her name into history in 2022.
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Grant Shapps: Here's what you need to know about the new UK Home Secretary
Shapps was appointed to the role today following the the departure of Suella Braverman.
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Explainer: Who is Giorgia Meloni, Italy's (soon to be) next prime minister?
A far-right party is set to take power in Italy after winning around one-quarter of the vote in the country’s general election.
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Multi-talented Galvin has squeezed in a whole other sporting life since Kerry's last All-Ireland appearance
The multi-talented star was part of the last Kerry squad to reach an All-Ireland final in 2012.
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Who is the man with the most important job in Irish football?
A look at the early days of Marc Canham and how he rose to the position of Director of Football at the FAI.
# mick lynch
Profile: The UK rail union boss with Irish roots who’s crushing interviews and citing Connolly
From “the craic” to James Connolly, Mick Lynch’s Irish heritage has shaped his political views.
# king henry
Shefflin the manager: Attention to detail, motivator and straight shooter
Henry Shefflin comes face-to-face with Brian Cody on the sideline for the first time tomorrow.
# Model Pro
Dedication, resilience and Skittles - Ben Brosnan still Wexford's 'main man'
The veteran forward remains the star of the show in this, his 16th campaign.
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'He's so driven, so motivated to make himself and teammates better'
How Ryan O’Donoghue shoulder the scoring burden in the absence of Cillian O’Connor.
# volodymyr zelensky
Zelensky’s unlikely journey from comedian to Ukrainian hero
The comedian actually became president after starring in a TV show about a teacher who seeks office after becoming fed up with corrupt politicians.
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Rory O'Carroll: Kilmacud's defensive pillar with a healthy outlook on football and life
The two-time All-Star left for New Zealand at the peak of his powers and is enjoying his best run of form since returning.
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From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.
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A glittering CV and bouncing back from rejection - Ronayne's road to the Cork job
A new chapter begins on Leeside.
# Olaf Scholz
Olaf Scholz: 'robotic' Social Democrat within grasp of Merkel's job
Nicknamed “Scholzomat” for his robotic speeches, Scholz has a reputation for being meticulous, confident and fiercely ambitious.
# omo
'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star
One of the coaches who witnessed Andrew Omobamidele’s climb to the Premier League on the perseverance that eventually took the Ireland defender to the top level of the game.
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From street gang thief to one of Europe's most wanted - the life of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch
Gerry Hutch once said that prison was his ‘college for criminals’.
The arrest of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch is the latest chapter in a life spent running from the law.
He began his criminal career in a street gang known as the Bugsy Malones.
He made a multi-million euro settlement following a High Court action by CAB, and later vanished from Ireland in 2016.
Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch arrested in Spain in connection with Regency Hotel shooting
European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
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Who is Peter R de Vries? 'Fearless' crime journalist shot in Amsterdam
The shooting is understood to be linked to de Vries’ work on exposing mobsters and drug lords.
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'He's such an icon in Longford' - the methodical manager aiming to take down Meath
The42 takes a look at the development of Longford manager Pádraic Davis.
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Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
The 26-year-old was arrested along with his girlfriend after the plane was forced to divert to Minsk while over Belarusian airspace.
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Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader
Poots has said he would split the roles of party leader and Stormont first minister.
# Nathan Collins
'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others
Leixlip native Nathan Collins has risen through the ranks to become one of the most highly rated young defenders in English football.
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Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore
What next for Russia following the jailing of the anti-corruption opposition leader?
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Hand of Tom: The Condon catch that ended Limerick’s 45 years of hurt
‘That was a very proud day: Liam MacCarthy coming into Knockaderry and a local man with an All-Ireland medal in his pocket.’
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The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
Sean Long is preparing for his side’s game at home to Pep Guardiola’s men later today.
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'I just can't understand: do you not get Covid because you're classed as elite?'
Ex-Ireland U21 international John Lester on his frustration with life as an amateur player during the pandemic.
# dual journey
'It was no use to her playing on the girls' side because she was just so far ahead'
‘Always an exceptional talent,’ Saoirse Noonan will light up the FAI Cup final today and the All-Ireland ladies football final next week.
# History in the making
'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club
A closer look at Na Gael Aeracha and inclusion in Gaelic games.
# New kid on the block
3-11 in two games, much more to come - Meath have unearthed a gem in Nobber youngster Morris
20-year-old Jordan Morris has really announced himself on the senior inter-county stage.
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Working the 11pm-to-7am shift while winning promotion
Tim Clancy reflects on a memorable season that saw Drogheda crowned First Division champions.
# Mayo Man
'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!'
Caelan Doris came through Ballina RFC and Blackrock College to establish himself as a major prospect for Irish rugby.
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Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport
It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.
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'If you tried to invade his space mentally too much, you got less from him'
We examine the enigma of Mayo legend and current coach Ciaran McDonald.
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The 17-year-old Dublin-born player who made the Spurs bench last night
Troy Parrott is not the only youngster with Irish links in the Tottenham squad.
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Who is Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem 'girly swot' with her sights set on Downing Street?
Swinson is facing her first election as Lib Dem leader.
# dutch courage
How Vera Pauw's husband and the 'honesty' of the FAI convinced her to take the Ireland job
A wide-ranging interview with the woman tasked with guiding the Ireland WNT to a first-ever major tournament.
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'I worked for the crown prince for 5 years in Dubai' - The Irish coach plotting Celtic's Europa League downfall
Sean O’Shea is hoping to help AIK overcome the Scottish champions.
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Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup?
Norway’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is refusing to play.
# enforcer
Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland
The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.
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After all he's achieved across both codes, is Anthony Cunningham still underrated?
The former Galway hurling boss guided Roscommon to a stunning victory against Mayo on Saturday night.