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# Rankings

Last year
# Opinion
Ranking the 8 remaining teams at the 2022 World Cup
Brazil and the other sides who are in contention to triumph.
All time
# moving up
Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks
New Zealand will relinquish their spot at the top of the rankings to South Africa.
# Boost
Ireland's Seamus Power achieves record high in world rankings after impressing on PGA Tour
The 34-year-old Waterford native has secured a coveted spot in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup rankings
# In the frame
Ranking the 10 teams now most likely to win the Euros
France, Italy, England and other contenders.
# northside
Phibsborough ranked as one of world's coolest neighbourhoods
The area is described as feeling “at once lived-in and lively”.
# Complications
Ireland’s World Cup seeding won’t be affected if Italy game is cancelled
Quirk of World Rugby’s ranking system safeguards Ireland from losing valuable points as they hope to be top seeds in November draw for 2023 tournament.
# Rankings
Big year for Ireland as World Rugby confirm 2023 World Cup pool draw for November
Ireland are currently outside the top four of the official rankings.
# best bet
Six Nations power rankings: England first, Ireland second, France the joker in the pack
Eddie Jones’ side are favourites but if Ireland get off to a good start, they could spring a surprise.
# class of 2020
Leo Varadkar and Phil Hogan included in list of Europe's most powerful people
Varadkar came in eighth place and Hogan came tenth.
# top spot
Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff
Despite being hammered by England last time out, Ireland can secure top spot.
# Rankings
Ireland fall three places in latest Fifa World Rankings after Nations League double-header
The Boys in Green drop down 33rd following a stalemate with Denmark and a home defeat to Wales in Dublin.
# Movers and Shakers
Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place
World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.
# Rankings
Spain down to 10th as hosts Russia go into World Cup as lowest-ranked team
Ireland remain unchanged as the 31st ranked side.
# Education
Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'
Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.
# moving up
Ireland move up to second in World Rugby rankings after win over Scotland
Joe Schmidt’s men benefited from their win over Scotland and England’s defeat in Paris.
# Climbing
Ireland up to 31st in latest Fifa world rankings
A dramatic fall for Egypt has benefited Martin O’Neill’s men.
# Rankings
SuperValu still Ireland's most popular supermarket but Tesco is right behind it
Tesco came second with 22% of the market share (a 4.3% rise on a similar period last year).
# Rankings
McIlroy drops one place as US Open champion Koepka breaks into world's top 10
Dustin Johnson remains the world number one despite missing the cut at Erin Hills.
# Rankings
Ireland drops three places in list of 'best countries'
We’re maybe not as great for foreign students as we like to make out.
# Back in business
Trinity makes it back into world's top 150 universities after error kept it out of rankings
Trinity College Dublin came in at 131st in the world rankings.
# Education
University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report
A new report states that education of students should be focused on in the rankings.
# Climbing the ladder
Harrington soars 62 spots in world rankings to move back into top 100
The Dubliner moves up to 97th on the back of his win in Portugal.
# slipping
Irish universities fail to make the top 200 in global rankings
Trinity College Dublin has been temporarily removed from the rankings while a review of its data is undertaken.
# Rankings
Huge 12 months ahead for Schmidt's Ireland with RWC pool draw set for 2017
World Rugby confirmed the draw will take place in Japan next year.
# Top 10
Six Nations champs Ireland fourth in first-ever women's World Rugby rankings
World Rugby say the rankings will encourage more matches to be played.
Joe Schmidt's Ireland drop to sixth in the world after England defeat
The Kiwi head coach probably won’t mind too much.
# top dog
Dana White disagrees with Aldo's rank as the UFC's pound-for-pound best
Do you agree with the UFC president?
# Rankings
Mayweather names his top five boxers ever and Ali has to settle for fifth place
You’ll never guess who’s number one…
# moving up
Ireland have moved up to second in the world rankings for the first time ever
Joe Schmidt’s men replace South Africa in World Rugby’s official list.
# Cage Contenders
Power ranking the 10 Irish fighters most likely to be snapped up by the UFC
Who’ll be our next representative in the octagon?
# highly rated
Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England
Joe Schmidt’s men have moved above the English thanks to their commanding victory.
# Top three
Ireland jump to third in IRB world rankings ahead of Wallabies clash
Defeats for Australia and England, as well as Ireland’s win, mean a change in the official ladder.
# boys for brazil
McIlroy and McDowell flying high as early Olympic 2016 rankings unveiled
It is a long, long way to Rio but Phil Mickelson already has work to do to represent the USA.
# Rankings
McIlroy up to world number two after Open win
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson drops to number three while Justin Rose of England is fourth.
# old reliables
Ivy League dominate World University Rankings as TCD (predictably) tops Irish colleges
Eight Irish institutions made the top 1,000.
# hierarchy
'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.
# Rankings
Three Irish colleges make it onto a list of top 100 in the world
Two of the top three universities listed are in Korea with a university in Switzerland coming in at second.
# Rankings
Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot
La Roja go into a World Cup year as top dogs again.
# Rankings
UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked among best in world
The MBA programme has moved up five spots in the Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings.
# wounded pride
Is it time to accept that Ireland are a middle of the road team?
The Irish team has struggled to follow up big wins with repeat performances since the Grand Slam of 2009