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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Team

All time
# big calls
Schmidt set to start Toner and Healy as Earls misses out for France clash
The Ireland head coach looks likely to back Dave Kearney and Tommy Bowe as his wings.
# chances
Schmidt rotates, Zebo is a 15 and more Ireland XV talking points
Ireland’s head coach has opted to give all of his squad players a starting chance.
# Competition
Ireland want players to 'earn the right' to force changes to World Cup XV
Skills coach Richie Murphy says Ireland’s coaching staff are judging players on their training performances.
# Prodigal Son
Weeks after saying he'd never play for the Baggies again Berahino makes hero's return
There were wins for West Brom, Watford and Bournemouth this afternoon.
# new combinations
Ireland to test 'new combinations' for World Cup warm-up in Wales
Forwards coach Simon Easterby says some of the XV ‘won’t have been tested at this level before’.
# cyber crime
Couple who made over €1.8 million by trading with stolen bank details jailed
Benson was a member of an online criminal forum which helped people trading in stolen debit or credit card data.
Bank staff fired after filming mock Islamic State-style execution
They posted the footage – which was described as “abhorrent” by the bank – online.
# city centre
HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin
There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.
Man-of-the-match James McCarthy leads Toffees to convincing win over Man United
The Ireland midfielder scored inside five minutes in their 3-0 victory at Goodison Park.
# Rebels With A Cause
Red-hot Cork put four past Donegal to book league final return
Colm O’Neill fired 2-2 as Cork beat Donegal in an entertaining Division 1 football semi-final.
# enemy
Here's the team that will attempt to deny Ireland a Six Nations title
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes for a clash with the ‘hugely motivated’ Irish.
# winning momentum
Heaslip starts as Schmidt names settled Ireland team for trip to Wales
There’s just a single change to the Irish team searching for a fourth Six Nations win in Cardiff.
# reinforcements
George North returns as Wales make four changes for France meeting
Warren Gatland has left Alex Cuthbert and Jake Ball out of his match day squad.
# Investigation
Pipe bomb found in garden of Cork house
It comes less than 12 hours after another suspect device was found in Limerick.
Do you want to stub out the smokes this year?
The HSE has launched its new QUIT service.
# Lelos
Georgia name team featuring several Top 14 forwards to face Ireland
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has indicated the amount of experience within the Georgian group.
# New blood
New caps Foley and Ryan enthusiastic about opportunity to impress Schmidt
The Ireland head coach may give Robin Copeland his international debut off the bench.
# Les blues
South Africa native Spedding one of three debutants for France
Philippe Saint-André has gone for the 13th half-back pairing of his reign as head coach.
# Reax
Paul Murphy meets Paul Murphy and not everyone from Kilkenny is happy with Allstar team
Here’s the Twitter reaction from last night’s Allstar awards.
# clean up time
Photos: Four brave people are cleaning Big Ben today
Don’t look down.
# danger
Viable explosive device made safe in Carrickmines
A number of nearby houses were evacuated in the area.
# champs to chumps
'Red shame': How the Spanish press reacted to yesterday's devastating loss to Holland
Some of the sporting publications found some reason to hope on their front page, but most bemoaned the disaster on Friday the thirteenth.
# audition
McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes
Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.
# unforgettable
Power ranking the 7 best Champions League finals
Check out our less-than-scientific judgements and let us know if you agree.
# The Future
O'Donnell, Madigan and Copeland start in exciting Wolfhounds team
Anthony Foley and Neil Doak have named their XV to take on the England Saxons this weekend.
# Geezer
Kieran McGeeney to join Tipperary hurling backroom team
The Armagh selector will work on the mental aspects of preparation with the Premier county.
# Opinion
Lions pressure has turned Gatland genius to indecision and farce
From being the undisputed best choice for the job, Warren Gatland has plotted his way to a point of no return.
# device
Evacuation of Inchicore homes as explosive device made safe
The device was located in a green area near homes by Turvey Avenue, and was made safe by an army bomb disposal team.
# savita
HIQA announces 12-person team to lead Savita inquiry
The team will be led by Dr Paul Fogarty, a consultant obstetrician from the Ulster Hospital in Belfast.
# savita
Hospital group to "cooperate fully" with HIQA Savita investigation
HIQA announced today that it is to undertake an investigation, separate to the HSE investigation, into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway.
# savita
Praveen Halappanavar: "I still can't believe that she's not with us"
The husband of Savita Halappanavar told Prime Time tonight that he has no confidence in the HSE and wants a public, government-funded investigation into her death.
# savita
HSE names new members of Savita investigation team
It has also published the terms of reference for the investigation into the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar.
# device
Army bomb disposal teams called to three incidents today
Improvised explosive devices were found in Bray, Co Wicklow and in Athy, Co Kildare.
# savita
HSE announces details of Savita Halappanavar investigation
The HSE has said that independent expert in obstetrics and gynaecology, Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran of St George’s University of London, will chair the investigation team.
# Cork
Bomb disposal team make chemical safe in secondary school
The army bomb disposal team were called in to deal with an unstable chemical at Christ the King Secondary School in Douglas, Cork today.
# Guinness Series
New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward
The Leinster man held off stiff competition from Jonny Sexton to land the role of captaining Ireland against the Springboks.
# Bomb Squad
Two viable explosive devices discovered in Limerick
The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were discovered on a rural road outside Limerick City late last night.
# First XV
Slideshow: Meet Kilkenny's All-Ireland U21 final team
A rundown of the side set to take on Clare in the big game this weekend.
# Ready to go
Slideshow: Meet Clare’s All-Ireland U21 final team
Here is the side’s starting XV ahead of their clash with Kilkenny at Thurles.
# what's happening
Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes
There will be no official event for Team Ireland when they arrive back tomorrow afternoon – but no-one is quite sure why.