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#Ireland

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Behind the scenes: Ireland chasing the Rio Olympics 7s dream Dreaming Of Rio

Behind the scenes: Ireland chasing the Rio Olympics 7s dream

We took a look at the work that goes into Ireland’s pursuit of a place in Rio.

From The42 ‘There is a familiarity between Ireland and Wales and familiarity breeds contempt’ – Ryan Jones Wales Watching

‘There is a familiarity between Ireland and Wales and familiarity breeds contempt’ – Ryan Jones

The former Wales captain opens up to The42 on deep-seated rivalries, his love of the Six Nations and how much he misses the game.

From The42 Our writers give their predictions for the Six Nations Crystal Ball

Our writers give their predictions for the Six Nations

What way do you see the tournament unfolding?

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# ireland - Friday 5 February, 2016

From The42 ‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations Tight Calls

‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations

The head coach explained some of his key selection calls for Sunday’s crunch clash against Wales.

From The42 CJ Stander earns Ireland debut, Zebo starts at fullback against Wales Team-sheets

CJ Stander earns Ireland debut, Zebo starts at fullback against Wales

The South African-born back row is the only uncapped player in Ireland’s 23 to take on Wales.

# ireland - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 ‘Martin O’Neill told me that I had to get out of Everton’ – McGeady Happy Days

‘Martin O’Neill told me that I had to get out of Everton’ – McGeady

The Ireland winger was delighted to finalise his loan move to Sheffield Wednesday.

From The42 Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales? Team Talk

Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales?

What do you think the starting XV should look like.

From The42 Getting ‘strangled’ in Dublin two years ago still preying on Gatland’s mind Choke Hold

Getting ‘strangled’ in Dublin two years ago still preying on Gatland’s mind

Wales boss is expecting another physical game in Dublin on Sunday.

# ireland - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

From The42 Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle Front Row Club

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

From The42 Gatland targets Irish uncertainty with bold selection calls Opinion

Gatland targets Irish uncertainty with bold selection calls

Joe Schmidt has big selection calls of his own before the sides meet this weekend.

From The42 Go big or go home… Gatland names attacking starting XV for Ireland clash Team News

Go big or go home… Gatland names attacking starting XV for Ireland clash

There are some surprises including the likes of Rob Evans.

From The42 Ireland’s five best starts of the Six Nations era Off To A Flyer This post contains videos

Ireland’s five best starts of the Six Nations era

With away fixtures to England and France in even years, it’s no surprise that odd editions dominate this list.

From The42 Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback Upbeat

Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback

The Leinster back is targeting a return to his province in time for the business-end of the PRO12.

# ireland - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Paulie’s not around to ‘stare and intimidate’, but otherwise a familiar feeling in Ireland camp Champion Spirit

Paulie’s not around to ‘stare and intimidate’, but otherwise a familiar feeling in Ireland camp

Sean O’Brien will be one of the core squad members aiming to make up for the absence of one of Ireland’s best ever players.

From The42 Sean O’Brien: CJ Stander settling in as a fresh, strong voice in Ireland camp Heavy Hitters

Sean O’Brien: CJ Stander settling in as a fresh, strong voice in Ireland camp

O’Brien and Stander are cut from the same cloth, but the Tullow Tank has no desire to run at the South African.

# ireland - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 ‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure 6Nations

‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure

The Kiwi is chasing a third straight Championship with Ireland.

# ireland - Friday 29 January, 2016

Someone in Ireland has just become €66 million richer

It’s not yet known who tonight’s EuroMillions winner is or where they’re from.

From The Daily Edge 18 of the most Irish Yik Yaks ever Yik Yak Paddywhack

18 of the most Irish Yik Yaks ever

Excellent work, everybody.

From The42 Props, prohibiting substances and even a proposal at Ireland’s open training session In Pictures

Props, prohibiting substances and even a proposal at Ireland’s open training session

Here’s how Ireland are looking a week out from the Six Nations.

# ireland - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From The42 ‘You don’t have to re-invent things because you’re captain’ – Best Best Man

‘You don’t have to re-invent things because you’re captain’ – Best

Ulster hooker knows he has big boots to fill leading the defending champions into the Six Nations.

From The42 Schmidt rules himself out of Lions coaching role Lions Bar

Schmidt rules himself out of Lions coaching role

The Kiwi says his contract with the IRFU wouldn’t allow him to lead the tour to his homeland next year.

# ireland - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Drug testing in nightclubs branded ‘knee-jerk reaction’ after Cork tragedy

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

# ireland - Monday 25 January, 2016

From Business ETC There seems to be no escape from Facebook’s dominance Popularity Contest

There seems to be no escape from Facebook’s dominance

It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.

# ireland - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland…

The online giant is to pay €172 million in back taxes in the UK following a six-year probe by UK revenue and customs.

From The Daily Edge The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad Taxi For Roysin

The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad

Calling all Raisins, Osheens and Owfes.

# ireland - Friday 22 January, 2016

Good news – Ireland is set for a lovely warm weekend

Current temperatures are about six degrees higher than the Irish January average.

The pubs definitely won’t be open on Good Friday, but it’s high time this changed

Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.

From Business ETC There has been movement in Apple’s stand-off with the EU over Irish tax deals Back Payments

There has been movement in Apple’s stand-off with the EU over Irish tax deals

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hit back at accusations of the company being given a preferential tax deal.

# ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Rory Best ‘the ideal candidate to take over’ Irish captaincy, says Johnny Sexton

The out-half reckons it was an easy decision for Joe Schmidt.

No winner of €12.5 million jackpot as rollover continues for two months

There has been no winner of the jackpot since November last year.

# ireland - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain Captain Fantastic

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

From The42 Just who is Ultan Dillane, Ireland’s newest Six Nations squad member? Bolter

Just who is Ultan Dillane, Ireland’s newest Six Nations squad member?

Joe Schmidt has obviously been impressed by the 22-year old since breaking through for Connacht.

From The42 Who would you like to see in Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad today? Squad Goals

Who would you like to see in Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad today?

How much new blood is too much new blood?

# ireland - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From The42 ‘We’ve been talking about it for years, but our performances haven’t improved in big games’ — Jared Payne Best Foot Forward

‘We’ve been talking about it for years, but our performances haven’t improved in big games’ — Jared Payne

The Ireland international says he hasn’t spoken to Joe Schmidt about whether he’ll be needed as a centre or fullback option next month.

From The42 One uncapped, 10 players based outside Wales in Gatland’s Six Nations squad Law Unto Himself

One uncapped, 10 players based outside Wales in Gatland’s Six Nations squad

Scarlets’ Aled Davies is the only new face called up by Gatty.

From The42 Stokes drops down a division to join Hibs on loan Easter Return

Stokes drops down a division to join Hibs on loan

The 27-year-old will return to Easter Road after a spell at the club in 2009/10.

# ireland - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Sean O’Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it’s not to be I’ll soldier on Mag 7

Sean O’Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it’s not to be I’ll soldier on

The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.

From The42 Ross and Healy in doubt for Six Nations opener Prop Idols

Ross and Healy in doubt for Six Nations opener

Sidelined Ireland props may not recover in time for Wales clash next month.

New laws will see repeat burglars hit with longer jail terms

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said the new laws will deal with Ireland’s “hardened cohort” of repeat offenders.

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