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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# quality

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# quality
Katie McCabe rocket voted WSL goal of the season
Arsenal star’s strike against rivals Manchester City helped Gunners qualify for Champions League.
This year
# quality
Ange Postecoglou proud of Celtic's depth after goal rush from bench
Parkhead boss sees reinforcements score four late goals in the 5-1 Scottish Cup win over St Mirren.
Last year
# Evergreen
'I played alongside him many years ago and you can't tell very much difference'
Leicester coach Steve Borthwick salutes record-breaking try-scorer Chris Ashton.
# quality
Walsh and Howley goal glut sends Mayo top in impressive display
Elsewhere, Galway secured a 15-point victory over Westmeath.
All time
# World Class
Arsenal boss hails 'versatile' McCabe after another top performance and stunning goal
The Ireland captain was Sky Sports’ Player of the Match yesterday, scoring her third goal in as many league games.
# Water quality
Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
The utility also said it was not informed of an incident in Ballymore Eustace until 10 days after it occured.
The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'
All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill
At least 52 people fell ill after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply
# Analysis
McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.
# stacked
All Blacks name seven uncapped players in impressive first squad of 2020
Alex Hodgman, Tupou Vaa’i, Quinten Strange, Cullen Grace, Caleb Clarke, Will Jordan and Hoskins Sotutu are in.
# signings
Madigan and Mathewson are 'two quality additions' for Ulster
The 31-year-old out-half and 34-year-old scrum-half add depth to Dan McFarland’s squad.
# Troubled Waters
Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory
Coastal waters had the highest proportion of water bodies in good or high ecological status, according to an EPA report.
# quality
Big guns set to return as Schmidt plays strong hand for visit of Wales
Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls are all set to start.
# Second five Eighth
'Rory is just amazing' - Larkham impressed with Scannell's skills
Johann van Graan name-checked some of the promising young players in the province.
# Exiles
All Blacks wing Naholo joins SOB and Jackson in signing for London Irish
Declan Kidney welcomed the addition of a ‘top-class player.’
# quality
The 19 greatest Irish Halloween costumes of 2017
Above and beyond.
# icymi
The LOI's top two clubs scored pretty special goals in the latest matchweek
Karl Sheppard and Stephen O’Donnell produced very different finishes, but both were things of beauty.
# quality
Klopp: I should've signed Mane when I was at Dortmund
The Liverpool boss considered signing Sadio Mane from Salzburg while he was in charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
# moment of the year
Waterford's Pauric Mahony and the Kilkenny fan who consoled him were reunited last night
At last.
# moment of the year
The Waterford hurler and the Kilkenny fan who consoled him were reunited last night
At last.
# pink and yellow
Tayto Totem Candy Popcorn was the best Irish treat and needs to be brought back
So sweet.
# TechGuide
Here's how you can make the image quality on Netflix better
If you’re constantly watching it on standard definition, there are a few changes you can make.
# TechGuide
Recorded videos leaving no room on your phone? Here's how to make them smaller
High-quality footage is great, but it will fill up space on your phone pretty quickly.
# drug hostels
Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again
The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.
# TechKnowHow
Does the screen quality of a smartphone matter any longer?
Terms like ppi, 1080p and Super AMOLED and pixel count are thrown around regularly, but does it matter any longer?
# beneath the waves
Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...
Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.
# silky smooth
YouTube videos are going to look amazing from now on
The site has quietly rolled out 60fps videos, which will allow for smoother, higher-quality videos.
# precision
Shane Long perfectly executed a Thierry Henry style wrong-foot pass last night
He may not have meant it though.
# quality
Ex-Munster centre de Villiers back to lead Boks for Rugby Championship
Heyneke Meyer has named his squad to take on Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
# trumpets
Watch: Savea brothers dance their All Black socks off to Jason DeRulo
The New Zealand rugby stars found something better to do than shop for presents.
# Water
Nightly water restrictions to be enforced across Dublin from tomorrow
The restrictions, which will be in place across all Dublin areas, are due to a “serious production problem” at the Ballymore Eustace plant.
# on the beach
Irish beaches slightly less clean in 2012 than previous year
A new European report also shows that the weather led to ‘elevated bacterial populations’ on some beaches.
# quality
Premier League Saturday: Three things we learned today
A Welsh club briefly sat atop the English Premier League. And deservedly so.
# Cork Beaches
Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results
Water quality concerns sparked seven beach closures in Co Cork last week.
# Water quality
Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011
However, there was a drop in the amount of beaches reaching ‘good’ status. Ireland will have to redouble its efforts to maintain and improve bathing water quality standards, Minister Phil Hogan said today.