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# standards

This year
'The harder it is, the better... I was happy Atonio wasn’t sent off'
Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell is a huge influence behind the scenes.
Conte suggests some Spurs players collapse under pressure
Spurs have failed in big moments over the years and Conte has hinted some of his players cannot live with the pressure.
Last year
'Ah, Mondays, f***ing hell' - Duff unhappy after 'flat night'
The former Ireland international saw his side play out an uninspired 1-1 draw with UCD.
All time
'We need to be treated better so we can play better'
Two Ireland internationals have expressed their disappointment about Connacht’s changing facilities.
Three Wallabies dropped for All Blacks clash after drinking session
Star wing Marika Koroibete was part of the trio.
Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'
The Ireland captain insists the current Ireland side has made progress that they have just been unable to reproduce in competitive action.
'Plenty to work on. That's a great place to be after a win'
Johnny Sexton wants Leinster to perform in seven games ‘to create something special’. Leo Cullen’s exacting standards will help them keep the foot on the pedal.
'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
Paul O’Connell has returned to Ireland camp this week.
Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents
The province’s head coach said steps have been taken to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the events of last May.
'That’s probably the mindset of a smaller club... We can be so much better'
Leinster number eight Jack Conan and his team-mates are out to prove a point this week.
Beef burgers recalled as 'use-by' date wrong by a month
This recall was one of a number of notices issued by the FSAI today.
'A very serious breach of trust': Images of child abuse stayed on Facebook, undercover report claims
Facebook said it was grateful to the journalists for bringing “mistakes” in its training processes to its attention.
'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy
The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.
Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues
They have agreed they will “adopt consistent standards” on the issue in the wake of sexual assault and harassment scandals here and abroad.
Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness
IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.
Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.
Here's how the international community stops drones from crashing into aircraft
As commercial and private drones become ever more prevalent, the risk of airplane strikes heightens accordingly.
Parents warned to check sun cream and armbands this summer
Safety first.
Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard
Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.
Captain Rory Best rejects the notion that Ireland are being bullied
The hooker says Ireland’s players have not yet hit the standards they demand of themselves.
Brown Thomas told to stop selling potentially unsafe hoverboards
After an investigation, three Irish retailers have been directed to stop selling these non-compliant products.
11 things that'll put the fear of God in anyone who works in retail
It truly was a very Black Friday for the retail workers out there.
Google drops its famous 'Don't be evil' motto for a less catchy version
‘Do the right thing’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread
The action is being taken by about 25 men.
Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions
It also reveals how to attract better teachers into classrooms.
The Schmidt effect: Ireland coach's shadow looms over Leinster job
Leinster say they’re in ‘no immediate rush’ to replace Matt O’Connor.
Why did the political ethics watchdog get 427 complaints in 2012, but just 29 last year?
A certain Tipperary North politician…
Here are the best and worst bathing waters in Ireland
Thankfully, 90 per cent of Irish bathing waters are due to meet the ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ standards which will come into force from this year.
ASAI rules that Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive
The Advertising Standards Agency of Ireland has upheld 65 complaints against the ads which ran in the Sunday Independent and Sunday World.
Paul O'Connell set for 'mammoth task' against offloading kings Toulouse
The Ireland captain has highlighted the threats posed by the Top 14 side’s size, footwork and passing after contact.
One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year
Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.
International standards group pushes for universal laptop charger
The IEC aims to reduce e-waste created by chargers, which is said to exceed half a million tons each year.
Turns out Fairy Liquid DOES last twice as long as its rivals
A complaint from its rival Persil ended with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority led to the ruling.
All 25,000 students fail the entrance exam for university in Liberia
Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014
New Charities Regulatory Authority will be funded by charities by way of “modest annual registration fee”.
"What a bunch of cox sackers" - the BBC gets into trouble over innuendo
Bangladesh disaster 'could happen again' - but can we help?
Oxfam says that about 90 per cent of high rise buildings in Dhaka, where last week’s tragic building collapse occurred, are not built even to local standards.
New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards
The inspections will see the State’s children and families services subject to independent inspection and monitoring for the first time.
Bedsits are history thanks to new regulations effective from today
Rental properties are now required to have separate bathrooms, independently controlled heating appliances and adequate food preparation and storage facilities.
HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities
The Authority is looking for feedback for standards to be adopted by care centres providing residential services to people with disabilities.