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# ireland - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

14 things you probably didn’t know about St Patrick’s Day

He’s not even a true saint by today’s definition.

# ireland - Monday 16 March, 2015

(Saint) Patrick – The Bits They Left Out

Documents and archaeological evidence paint a picture of the man behind the legend.

From Business ETC The government is making fewer Facebook data requests, but more are being granted Data Requests

The government is making fewer Facebook data requests, but more are being granted

While the number of requests made by the Irish government has fallen, the percentage of requests where some data is revealed has risen.

From The42 International Rules return to Ireland this year but the Aussies won’t be playing around the country The Hybrid Game

International Rules return to Ireland this year but the Aussies won’t be playing around the country

There’s just going to be one test for the 2015 series.

From The42 ‘I was close’ – Ireland’s Bowe agonisingly short of crucial try against Wales

‘I was close’ – Ireland’s Bowe agonisingly short of crucial try against Wales

The right wing was halted within a metre of the Wales line in the second half.

From The42 Schmidt pushes Ireland to look towards Scotland after defeat in Wales Moving On

Schmidt pushes Ireland to look towards Scotland after defeat in Wales

Eoin Reddan says the Ireland head coach told his players ‘not to dwell on’ their loss.

# ireland - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The42 O’Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown Poc

O’Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown

The Ireland captain says ‘it’s up to individuals to lift themselves’ after defeat in Wales.

From The42 Ireland look to build on historic England win against ruck-hungry Wales Getting Better

Ireland look to build on historic England win against ruck-hungry Wales

Tania Rosser explains that the Irish camp are focused on further improvement.

# ireland - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From The42 Ireland have ‘no gripes’ with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat OFFICIAL

Ireland have ‘no gripes’ with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat

Joe Schmidt said his side have to take responsibility for ‘what happens in our ruck’.

From The42 O’Connell left looking towards Scotland after giving ‘a leg up’ to Wales Chin Up

O’Connell left looking towards Scotland after giving ‘a leg up’ to Wales

The centurion and captain bemoaned the early glut of penalties conceded as a crucial part of Ireland’s loss.

From The42 ‘We’ve only got ourselves to blame’ — Joe Schmidt Slammed

‘We’ve only got ourselves to blame’ — Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi lamented the loss of the aerial battle as Wales shaded all the fine margins in Cardiff.

From The42 Here’s how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales Out Of 10

Here’s how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales

Ireland trailed 12 – 0 in Cardiff and couldn’t reel Wales in during an intense contest.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations Game Day

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

Could Ireland continue their bid for back-to-back titles? We had live updates of all the action at the Millennium Stadium.

From The42 ‘Good touch for a big man’ was made for this Cian Healy showboat Skillz
From The42 George Hook clearly isn’t a fan of Schmidt’s penchant for stats judging by this analogy Soundbite

George Hook clearly isn’t a fan of Schmidt’s penchant for stats judging by this analogy

For entertainment alone, we’ll miss him when he retires.

From The42 Here’s Joe Schmidt in full flight kick-chasing his way to a try in ’89 Joe Show

Here’s Joe Schmidt in full flight kick-chasing his way to a try in ’89

The Manawatu flier left Jean-Baptiste Lafond in his dust.

From The42 ‘Training at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning makes no difference to me — it’s just a number’ Interview

‘Training at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning makes no difference to me — it’s just a number’

Letterkenny native Sean McFadden — winner of the 2015 Race — chats to The42 about his recent triumph.

# ireland - Friday 13 March, 2015

From The42 Jack McGrath in the blocks for ‘nine-day sprint’ to wrap up the Six Nations Number 1

# ireland - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Poll: The Australian PM’s Paddy’s Day message seems a little patronising … What do you think? Hey Abbott This post contains a poll

Poll: The Australian PM’s Paddy’s Day message seems a little patronising … What do you think?

“Indeed, it’s been said of us that the English made the laws, the Scots made the money, and the Irish made the songs.”

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Film This post contains a poll

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

From The42 The 11 best images as Ireland are put through their final paces before heading to Wales Looking Sharp
From The42 ‘Teams at Test level tend to be pretty complete’ — Schmidt ready for whatever Wales throw at him Kicking On

‘Teams at Test level tend to be pretty complete’ — Schmidt ready for whatever Wales throw at him

“They have some very clear and obvious strengths,” says Schmidt. And he doesn’t expect Gatland to change tack.

The Irish economy went absolutely STELLAR in 2014

We’ve left the rest of the Eurozone for dust over the last 12 months

“You are only concerned when the hurley shortage happens’: GAA urged to fight forest fungus

‘Ash Dieback’ disease could threaten the existence of the trees in Ireland and across Europe.

# ireland - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From The42 Ireland’s 7s programme taking shape as Rio Olympics remains ‘big ambition’ Wheels In Motion

Ireland’s 7s programme taking shape as Rio Olympics remains ‘big ambition’

Anthony Eddy, the IRFU’s Director of Sevens Rugby, has a busy few months ahead.

From The42 Zimbabwe apologise to Mooney and Ireland over ‘alcoholic’ newspaper article Unacceptable

Zimbabwe apologise to Mooney and Ireland over ‘alcoholic’ newspaper article

Captain Brendan Taylor has said sorry for the piece, which was published in the Zimbabwe Herald.

From The42 Paul O’Connell getting better as the years go on, he scares me — Sean Cronin Fear Of God

Paul O’Connell getting better as the years go on, he scares me — Sean Cronin

The hooker says there has been extra bite between packs this week as players try to match the captain’s standards.

# ireland - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Ireland’s plain packaging laws got a mention on American TV over the weekend

The tobacco companies didn’t come out looking too clever.

Looking for a job? Munster is the place to be

Employers in the southernmost province are gearing up for a hiring splurge over the next three months

From The42 Unsung hero Gordon D’Arcy the man who made Ireland’s backline tick Twelve

Unsung hero Gordon D’Arcy the man who made Ireland’s backline tick

Joe Schmidt foreshadowed the end of an era for centres of D’Arcy’s stature, but the 35-year-old will hopefully receive a fitting send-off.

From The42 Ireland prefer to leave Millennium Stadium roof open, but will bide time before decision Open Debate

Ireland prefer to leave Millennium Stadium roof open, but will bide time before decision

Unless there’s a deluge, it’ll likely be open on Saturday.

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The suicide rate in Ireland was higher in 2001 than in any post-downturn year

The 2004 rate of 12.2 per 100,000 hasn’t been exceeded in the last 11 years.

# ireland - Monday 9 March, 2015

From The42 Irish hockey team win gold in San Diego, set to compete for Olympic berth Roadtorio

Irish hockey team win gold in San Diego, set to compete for Olympic berth

Goals from Mitch Darling and player-of-the-tournament Shane O’Donoghue inspired a 2-1 victory

# ireland - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Two men arrested in connection with assault on Irishman in Liverpool UK

Two men arrested in connection with assault on Irishman in Liverpool

It is believed the man is in a critical condition.

# ireland - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge The sun is out and Dublin is losing the run of itself Sunshiney Day

The sun is out and Dublin is losing the run of itself

(Okay, it’s only 14 degrees.)

From The42 Zimbabwe captain refuses to blame Mooney for controversial dismissal Backing Green

Zimbabwe captain refuses to blame Mooney for controversial dismissal

‘You’ve take his word for it,’ said Brendan Taylor after Ireland’s Cricket World Cup win.

From The Daily Edge US magazine advises Dublin tourists not to bother with Grafton Street or Irish breakfasts Dos And Donts

# ireland - Friday 6 March, 2015

Irish men are still being paid a whole lot more than Irish women

We’re nowhere near the worst country in Europe from that point of view though

# ireland - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From The42 Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland Rice Rice Baby