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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C


This year
Microsoft to stop packaging Teams with Office in bid to head off EU anti-trust action
The move comes after a formal investigation was opened over concerns that the tech giant had an unfair edge over competitors.
Kerry and Galway unveil teams for Division 1 league final in Croke Park
Throw-in tomorrow is 5pm, with the HQ double-header live on TG4.
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Outdoor team sports training can resume on 10 May and matches without spectators from 7 June
Gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will also be able to reopen their doors on 7 June,
Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts
Peter Sullivan and Alex Wootton start on the wings for the western province.
EPCR looking at possible 24-team Champions Cup for next season
Eight clubs from each of the leagues would qualify and the competition would be played over eight weekends.
Maurice Shanahan starts for Waterford as Limerick make tweaks for SHC clash in Walsh Park
Both sides are hoping to bounce back from defeat last time out.
Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway
Today is the third day of the search for the three missing crew members.
Campervans aren't for everyone - here's where the teams are staying for the Euros
Only the best for the teams – it’ll be all fine dining and spa treatments when they’re not playing.
Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark
The Guinness Pro12 final in Murrayfield promises to be quite the spectacle.
'The biggest frustration that I'm sensing is from within our own group'
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have an ideal opportunity to build confidence against Italy this afternoon.
Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold
Provinces south and north go head to head today with a crucial home Pro12 semi-final on the line.
Sean O'Brien named at openside for Wolfhounds clash with Saxons
Ian Madigan starts at out-half, while Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy are all included in the backline.
Munster may be forced into midfield switch against Lopez-led Clermont
First-choice outside centre Andrew Smith is carrying a knee injury ahead of Saturday’s clash at Thomond Park.
O'Mahony included on Munster bench as Leinster make three changes
The southern province’s captain returns sooner than anticipated, while Ian Madigan and Gordon D’Arcy continue as Leinster’s centres.
All Blacks looking to 'put the foot on the throat' of England as Fekitoa starts
The Kiwis are looking to equal the longest run of wins in international rugby with their 17th consecutive victory.
Teams are in for Uruguay v Costa Rica and Luis Suarez is on the bench
As expected, 35 year-old Diego Forlan partners Edinson Cavani up front.
No Aaron Kernan as Armagh and Cavan name their XV for Sunday's SFC clash
Gearoid McKiernan makes his return to championship football this Sunday, but there’s no Aaron Kernan for Armagh.
Your foolproof guide to picking a World Cup team to support this summer
Ireland for life – but Brazil for a fling.
The 10 greatest Irish double-acts of all time
Two heads are better than one, it takes two to tango, twice as nice, double the fun etc etc.
Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action
First plays second as Ulster entertain Scarlets while three defining weeks for Leinster and Munster kick off with winnable fixtures.
Liam O'Neill: 'I see no advantage in people being on the sideline'
The GAA President is proposing a new policy to tackle the recent trend of violent incidents.
Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide
O’Connell is to join the Concern Worldwide London office, working with the fundraising, marketing and policy, communications and campaigns teams on ‘special projects’.
Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Leinster and Connacht go head-to-head and away dates for Ulster and Munster
Here is the run-down on the three league matches involving the Irish provinces this weekend.
Selection Box: Cork v Donegal, All-Ireland SFC semi-final
Here are some of the issues for Conor Counihan and Jimmy McGuinness to consider ahead of picking their teams for next Sunday’s clash.
How did a ship manage to slow down all of East Africa's broadband?
Simple – it managed to drag its anchors across an undersea data cable linking the continent to faster internet connections.