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# Year in Review

This year
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of 2022
Listen in to hear what we picked amongst the range of topics we tackled across politics, sport, entertainment and health this year.
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The year in photos: Images that tell the story of 2021 in Ireland
This year was full of Covid news, sporting success and Wally the walrus.
The Irish-born defender set to embark on an African adventure
Roberto Lopes is preparing to represent Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Munster have made strides in 2020 - now they need to win something
Munster have chalked up some big wins in 2020 – but they need a trophy in 2021 to end a decade of near misses.
How Leinster's dominance in 2020 was years in the making
Leinster excelled in 2020 – winning 19 of their 20 games. The one that got away, however, still hurts.
Connacht need to up their game in derbies to move to next level
Connacht’s record against the non-Irish teams in the Pro14 is impressive but their win ratio dips alarmingly when interpros are factored in.
The Galway starlet living his Premier League dream
Aaron Connolly chats to The42 about his emergence as a top-flight regular and his hopes for the future.
The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year
The team behind the podcast run through their favourite explanations from the past year.
13 things that will definitely be included in the 2018 Reeling In The Years episode
A trip down memory lane.
8km tailbacks, a €76,000 catering bill and a 36-hour visit: the numbers behind Pope Francis' visit to Ireland
The pope’s two-day visit was one of the most widely anticipated events of the year. writers picked their one hero beauty product of 2018
Simple but saviours.
Here are the books, movies, music, and television that writers loved this year
It was a big year in entertainment.
How Well Do You Remember 2018?
Before we move ahead, take a quick look back.
Limerick brought the fun back to the inter-county game while ending the famine
2018 will be remembered as a glorious year for hurling while many of Limerick’s young stars became household names.
Catalonia, Ophelia and Dublin's three-in-a-row: The most read articles on this year
These were the most popular posts on the site in the last 12 months. Thank you for reading.
'There were kids wearing my number on their back and little plaits in their hair the same as I had'
Cavan’s Laura Corrigan Duryea brings The42 through a surreal first year with Melbourne FC in the AFLW.
Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew
In its year in review, the Coast Guard said it saved the lives of 335 people throughout the year.
Quiz: How well do you know your Ladies football from 2017?
Test your memory with these 10 questions.
Ellen Keane's remarkable journey from self-conscious 'girl with one arm' to Paralympic medallist
The 21-year-old’s outstanding efforts were rewarded at her third Paralympics with a bronze medal.
52 reasons 2016 was the actual worst
Make it end already.
Scandal, shocks and sadness: These were the most-read articles on The42 in 2016
Here’s what you have been reading for the last 12 months.
15 times Irish people were absolute chancers in 2016
Brass necks.
'The ground was nearly full 50 minutes before kick-off... If that doesn't inspire you, nothing will'
Ireland boss Martin O’Neill reflects on a memorable 12 months for the Boys in Green.
14 times Dublin Zoo was the best place in 2016
What a year.
13 horrifying things that were true ten years ago
What a difference a year makes.
Torn between Champions League and inter-county football: A day in the life of Sarah Rowe
The Mayo and Shelbourne star thought she had already made the decision between the two sports.
The 10 top Irish mams of 2016
They’re just the greatest.
14 sportspeople who had a 2016 to remember
This year was a special one sports-wise, especially for this lot.
42 of the best bits of the sporting year
From historic rugby wins for Ireland and Connacht, to the Euros and Olympics – it’s been a great one.
12 months of Irish sport: The many highs and lows of 2016
We took a look through each month and picked one or two standout Irish sporting moments from each.
13 of the most 2016 headlines of 2016
14, if you include our own headline.
From the All Ireland Final to Chewbacca Mom - here are the most talked about things on Facebook this year
From elections to David Bowie, it has been a busy year for Facebook.
31 of the cutest things that happened in 2015
Possibly too much cute for you to handle right now.
Geeks, parasites, and your mother: The 12 most explosive insults of 2015
That looks SORE.
The 21 funniest autocorrect pranks played on mams in 2015
Noot noot.
The 15 greatest photobombers of 2015, ranked in reverse order
The art of photobombing is not dead.
The 17 tweets that failed the hardest in 2015
Good writtens to everyone who hates us cause they anus.
IN PICTURES: 21 images that made us cry in 2014
An emotional rollercoaster through 2014.
14 of the most 2014 tattoos
That’ll look great with your wedding dress.
From the Aviva to Zurich -- It's our A to Z of the sporting year
Katie Taylor, Odell Beckham Jr and Joe Brolly all make our list too.