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# standards - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

From The42 Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019' Progress

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.

# standards - Sunday 23 August, 2020

From The42 'Plenty to work on. That's a great place to be after a win' Standards

'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.

# standards - Friday 21 February, 2020

From The42 'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst' Standards

'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.

# standards - Saturday 17 August, 2019

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.

# standards - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

From The42 'That’s probably the mindset of a smaller club... We can be so much better' Standards

'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.

# standards - Friday 27 July, 2018

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.

# standards - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'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.

# standards - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy Standards

'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.

# standards - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

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.

# standards - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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.

# standards - Monday 1 May, 2017

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.

# standards - Sunday 26 February, 2017

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.

# standards - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Parents warned to check sun cream and armbands this summer

Safety first.

# standards - Monday 13 June, 2016

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.

# standards - Friday 11 March, 2016

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.

# standards - Thursday 17 December, 2015

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.

# standards - Friday 27 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 11 things that'll put the fear of God in anyone who works in retail Standards

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.

# standards - Monday 5 October, 2015

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.

# standards - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread

The action is being taken by about 25 men.

# standards - Monday 10 August, 2015

Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions

It also reveals how to attract better teachers into classrooms.

# standards - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From The42 The Schmidt effect: Ireland coach's shadow looms over Leinster job Standards

The Schmidt effect: Ireland coach's shadow looms over Leinster job

Leinster say they’re in ‘no immediate rush’ to replace Matt O’Connor.

# standards - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Why did the political ethics watchdog get 427 complaints in 2012, but just 29 last year?

A certain Tipperary North politician…

# standards - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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.

# standards - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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.

# standards - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The42 Paul O'Connell set for 'mammoth task' against offloading kings Toulouse Poc

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.

# standards - Friday 28 February, 2014

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.

# standards - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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.

# standards - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

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.

# standards - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

# standards - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Charities regulator to be in operation by 2014

New Charities Regulatory Authority will be funded by charities by way of “modest annual registration fee”.

# standards - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

# standards - Sunday 12 May, 2013

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.

# standards - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

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.

# standards - Friday 1 February, 2013

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.

# standards - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

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.

# standards - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

New standards for child protection services unveiled

The Taoiseach said the 27 point plan sets out clearly what exactly is expected of HSE managers and social workers when working within child protection services.

# standards - Saturday 21 July, 2012

86 per cent of Irish people believe corruption is a major problem

Some 36 per cent of respondents said they believed they were personally affected by corruption in their daily lives, according to the latest report by the Standards in Public Office Commission.

# standards - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

New code of conduct says teachers CAN interact with pupils on Facebook

The guidelines drawn up by the Teaching Council say teachers should make sure that any interaction on social networks is ‘appropriate’.

# standards - Monday 28 May, 2012

Primary school standards have mainly 'stayed the same', say parents

In a new survey, 33 per cent of parents said that primary school education standards have risen, while 37 per cent said they had stayed the same. Over one-fifth said they had dropped.

# standards - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

RTE brought in new journalism guidelines today - what's in them?

RTE editorial staff will be trained in the new guidelines, including how they should use social media and the internet in their reporting.

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