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2022
# worries
Italy's injury list grows ahead of Six Nations visit to Dublin
Head coach Kieran Crowley hopes his side can end their 34-game losing streak.
All time
# Pressure
Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.
# worries
'Not good enough. We didn’t have any courage of our own conviction' - Farrell
The Ireland head coach was frustrated his team couldn’t kick on after a ‘decent’ first half.
# worries
RFU warns of 'catastrophic' effects if Test rugby can't resume until 2021
Bill Sweeney says the English union will lose out on £107 million if the November Tests are cancelled.
# worries
'You have to have your internationals performing and we mightn't have'
Peter O’Mahony is expecting much better from his Munster team tomorrow after some substandard performances recently.
# Grand Plan
Schmidt needs to find answers after record hammering by England
The Ireland head coach insists his team are working towards peaking at the World Cup.
# worries
Healy sprains ankle as 'communication error' sees Murray back on pitch
The loosehead prop has been cleared of an ankle break after an x-ray.
# worries
All-Ireland winner Finnerty wary of Limerick's 'better bench' as Galway sit on brink of 'incredible feat'
Limerick are challenging Galway for the All-Ireland crown this weekend.
# worries
Concern for Ulster as Cheika's Wallabies look to lure Gibbes away
The former All Blacks back row could link up with his old boss in Australia.
# international students
Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.
# Data Protection
Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.
# unclear
'I think he will be good to go for the Lions series and hopefully sooner for us'
Munster boss Rassie Erasmus has full confidence in ‘unsung hero’ Duncan Williams.
# worries
'When something is definite, I will tell you' - Erasmus says no decision made
Meanwhile, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald was said to be too busy to discuss the situation.
# concerns
Munster prepare themselves to lose Erasmus after strong offer from SA
The Munster director of rugby may be leaving despite having two more years on his contract.
# Organ Transplant
Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants
A confidential hospital report has said that current travel arrangements are “unsustainable”.
# changed utterly
"That's just not the country that I want to live in" - Irish immigrants worry about a future in the UK
We spoke to Irish people living in London about their worries over the referendum result.
# Troubling times
After their terrible start to the season, here are 5 issues Chelsea must address
The reigning Premier League champions have picked up just one point from their opening two matches.
# worries
These are the biggest threats facing the world right now
It ranges from Isis to climate change.
# Concerns raised
'There is a risk that Fianna Fáil will disappear altogether'
The son of former president and Fianna Fáil minister Patrick Hillery is worried for the party.
# Don't Worry Be Happy
10 changes to make in your 30s to set yourself up for lifelong success
From your health to your wealth.
# Conundrum
'I'll get a few things wrong' - Schmidt ponders Ireland's World Cup squad
The Kiwi head coach admitted the process of picking 31 players is proving hugely difficult.
# undeclared
Now Tesco has recalled one of its products because of nut worries
Got nut allergies? Here are the facts about the latest scares
# fear
A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they'll lose their home
A large proportion of the population want to start their own households but cannot afford to.
# Two Sugars
Documentary explores what it's like to be an intern in Ireland
One on the interns said that after the internship “It was like nothing, as if it wasn’t there”.
# Loneliness
A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others
Over 2,000 people have called Senior Help Line in the first three months of this year.
# Help
The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one
The new phone number will replace the existing low-call number as part of a change being brought in across Europe.
Voices
Column: Why do we comfort eat?
Increasing numbers of people are reaching for chocolate and crisps in response to stress, sadness or boredom – but what is making us become emotional eaters? asks Roisin Finnegan.
# worries
Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries
Seventy per cent of respondents rated money and debt among their top five worries in 2012.
# Mental Health
Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts
There were 552 suicides recorded in 2009, an increase of 9 per cent on the previous year. One study found a high number of people who had taken their own lives had been unemployed.
# those were the days
11 things Irish kids no longer have to worry about
Turning on the immersion, rewinding VHS tapes, writing your favourite band’s name on your school backpack… all things today’s youngsters don’t have to worry about. The lucky tykes.
# worries
Irish people worried about money and their jobs in the year ahead - survey
Almost half of people are worried about losing their jobs or having difficulty finding work in 2012 according to a Samaritans’ survey.
# Marriage
Financial troubles are affecting marriages, say couples
Accord, which offers counselling services to couples, said that the majority of its clients in the first half of 2011 blamed financial pressures for putting strain on their relationship.