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# Trials

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# Trials
Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill
Several companies are working on so-called oral antivirals.
# Trials
Covid-19: The treatment and vaccine candidates showing promising results
There may be enough data on the Oxford vaccine to put it before regulators this year.
# first glimpse
50/22 kicks, 22/50 kicks, and goal line drop-outs: Australia's new law trials
We saw the first few examples of Super Rugby AU’s law trials this weekend.
# tweaks
Red-carded players to be replaced after 20 minutes in Kiwi Super Rugby
The new competition will feature a golden point system and a renewed focus on the breakdown.
# laws
World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown
Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.
# Tackle Height
World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist
Another closed trial will see yellow cards being reviewed while players are in the sin bin.
# Trials
Donn McClean: O'Brien's Sir Dragonet gives plenty to ponder as Derby looms
Derby trials are popping up all over to present a changing picture of prospects at Epsom.
# head injury
'Armpit line' introduced in English cup as trials to lower tackle height continue
Rugby authorities are hoping to see a reduction in the number of concussions being sustained in tackles.
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
'There's a lot we can do to make the court process easier for rape victims'
Yesterday a rape victim told the Central Criminal Court that the trial was one of the hardest things she has ever had to do.
# giving evidence
Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has released a ‘timely’ report.
# Courts
Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials
Susan Denham said there are issues to address in order to protect the right to a fair trial in this era of social media.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman Shane O'Leary gets call-up to Canada trials before June Tests
The 24-year-old left Connacht at the end of the season.
# Running Rugby
World Rugby have announced the trial of some fascinating new laws
The five-metre drop out? Six points for a try?
# Trials
Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.
# Crossover
IRFU looking for the best athletes in Ireland for sevens trials
David Nucifora joins us to outline the organisation’s plans for Talent Identification Days next month.
# chopping block
Lawyers warn that plans to close four Dublin courts threaten 'the fabric of Ireland's justice system'
77 local courts around the country have closed down in the last six years – and now four Dublin courts are on the chopping block.
# Anglo Trial
Maple Ten developer was told Anglo "would be gone in a week" if loans-for-shares deal failed
Brian O’Farrell says he was told he would be “a friend to the bank” if he took a loan in order to buy shares in Anglo Irish Bank
# Are you ready?
Lingerie Football League tryouts to be held in Dublin this month
May 25 is the date to put in your diaries.
# GM
Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials
Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan explained the reasoning behind the legal challenge, which involves a number of Irish food producers and organic groups.
# London 2012
Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials
We might make a similar face if we were dive-bombing a pool from 10 metres.
# Trials
Phelps gets his revenge on US rival Ryan Lochte
The 27-year-old knows that this is just the preamble, however, and that his rival will be back.
# London 2012
Thorpe 'up against it' in bid to win Olympic spot for Australia
The five-times gold medal has not seen his comeback go to plan, and admits he has struggled in his bid to get to London.
# Courts
TD calls for cameras to be allowed in Irish courts
Fine Gael backbencher Patrick O’Donovan has asked the Justice Minister to consider limited broadcasting of court proceedings.
# Breakthrough
Major breakthrough in cystic fibrosis treatment
Ireland has the largest proportion of cystic fibrosis sufferers in the world and the news has been largely welcomed.