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# tests

This year
Brighton confirm Enock Mwepu taken ill and undergoing tests
The former player was forced to retire from football at the age of 24 after being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart condition.
Last year
Discarded All Blacks scrum-half Perenara to show omission was mistake against Ireland
TJ Perenara has been named in the Maori squad for two matches against Ireland.
South Korea's military says North Korea fired ballistic missile
Despite biting sanctions, North Korea has doubled down on its military modernisation drive.
All time
Premier League hit by record number of positive Covid tests
Just a week ago, the English top-flight set a new high since testing began in 2020 with 90 positive cases.
Demand for Covid tests 'extremely high' as system ramps up again post Christmas
There were no appointments available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford at the time of writing.
Dyer admitted to hospital as former Newcastle United star undergoes tests
The 44-year-old recently took part in Channel 4’s ‘Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins’ but had to withdraw due to injury – reportedly a punctured lung.
'We’ll be ready' - Return of influential Pollard a huge boost for the Boks
The 27-year-old out-half is out of Covid isolation ahead of the first Lions Test.
How are the Irish Lions tracking as the Tests come into view?
There are two more games before Warren Gatland picks his team to face the Springboks.
'I honestly believe that we will see a Test series' - Lions boss Gatland
The Lions boss was proud of his players after a very challenging day.
Edinburgh report positive Covid case but Ulster game still set to go ahead
Ulster have also had to deal with Covid cases over the past week.
Ex-Connacht out-half Luke Carty called up by USA for Ireland and England Tests
The younger brother of Ireland international Jack plays for the LA Giltinis.
UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'
The plan has been prompted by polling that indicates only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward for testing.
Munster forced to suspend training after senior player tests positive for Covid-19
Six other players identified as potential close contacts are currently self-isolating.
Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad
Munster are away to the Scarlets as Connacht host Glasgow in the Pro14.
'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot
The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.
Increase in proportion of Covid-19 close contacts failing to take up offer of test
Public health officials have identified a number of clusters in recent days.
Handful of Covid-19 cases found as Wuhan tests 10 million residents
The city found no infections among 1,174 close contacts of the people who tested positive.
Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions
Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.
Barcelona and Real Madrid start coronavirus tests ahead of La Liga's return
The league is proposing to complete its season behind closed doors, with games starting again in June.
Here are the cars most likely to pass the NCT - Hyundai Trajet owners look away now
The oldest vehicle submitted for a NCT last year was a 1932 Rolls Royce which passed the test.
Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.
All Blacks name mammoth squad for tour of Japan and Europe
World champions New Zealand travel to Asia before meetings with England, Ireland and Italy next month.
'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'
We spoke to World Rugby’s anti-doping general manager, Mike Earl, about last year’s results.
Gatland not writing Sexton off but Farrell's cameo pushes him ahead
The Ireland out-half was replaced in the 49th minute of a poor Lions performance.
North Korea has just test-fired yet another missile
The launch is the latest in a series of provocative tests conducted by the hermit nation in recent months.
Canadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to in storage locker
Authorities are unable to determine the causes of the deaths.
The US could unleash micro-drones that move in swarms
A recent test included 103 micro-drones being used in California.
1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl
Arrangements were made to impound any produce which showed unacceptable levels of contamination.
George Michael: Post-mortem results 'inconclusive'
Police say more tests are required.
Tests on toddlers 'can show who's likely to end up behind bars'
The results should make it possible to deliver help to young kids at risk at an early stage, according to the study.
No changes to drug testing in Defence Forces despite record number of failed tests
Defence Minister Paul Kehoe said drug misuse in the Defence Forces has serious implications for the safety of the public.
Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint
Officers are testing drivers across the country.
After years of troubled skin I wanted to get rid of my spots, but I was duped
As Dara O Briain once said, scientists have tested ‘natural remedies’ and if they worked they became medicine, the rest is just a nice bowl of soup and some pot-pourri, writes Fiachra Duffy.
225,000 animals used for scientific testing in Ireland, in a single year
Animals used in scientific procedures included rabbits, dogs, pigs and ferrets.
If you want your water meter tested, it could cost you an extra €100
One TD says the situation is “infuriating”.
Suspected BSE case is '80% likely' to test positive for the disease
If it’s confirmed, it will be the first case of BSE found in Ireland since 2013.
Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him
A parcel of drugs was passed to the prisoner in hospital.
Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free
The young Claregalway girl is taking part in a drug trial in the US.
Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready
One carried out earlier this week was deemed to be successful.
WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain
A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.