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Ireland

# ireland - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From The Score Analysis: Black Ferns broken by Ireland’s clever attacking at World Cup WRWC

Analysis: Black Ferns broken by Ireland’s clever attacking at World Cup

Niamh Briggs and co. delivered an intelligent and varied attacking display during their momentous victory.

From Business ETC Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography Privacy

Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography

Companies such as Google and Microsoft have been performing scans to identify illegal images being sent online.

Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015

The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.

From The Score Leinster back row O’Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind Condition

Leinster back row O’Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind

The Ireland international feels that he becomes a better athlete with each passing summer.

# ireland - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Score World Cup not in D’Arcy’s thoughts as Ireland centre focuses short-term Knowledge

World Cup not in D’Arcy’s thoughts as Ireland centre focuses short-term

The 34-year-old has learned to concentrate on six-month blocks.

# ireland - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

From The Score Ireland Women produce superb display of controlled aggression to shock champions New Zealand WRWC

Ireland Women produce superb display of controlled aggression to shock champions New Zealand

A brilliant display of place-kicking from Niamh Briggs puts Ireland top of Pool B.

From The Score ‘I just don’t agree with what’s happening’ – Gordon D’Arcy’s support for Gaza Protests

‘I just don’t agree with what’s happening’ – Gordon D’Arcy’s support for Gaza

The international centre wants Ireland to show solidarity with the people of Gaza.

From The Score Here’s the New Zealand women’s haka before their World Cup clash with Ireland Black Ferns

Here’s the New Zealand women’s haka before their World Cup clash with Ireland

It seemed to do Ireland more good than the reigning champs.

Father in Thai surrogate case “has child sex convictions”

The couple released a statement to a newspaper saying allegations they abandoned their baby Gammy were false.

From The Score Here’s a quick recap of Ireland and NZ’s form ahead of today’s World Cup clash WRWC

Here’s a quick recap of Ireland and NZ’s form ahead of today’s World Cup clash

“They’re world champions four times in a row, but they have been beaten,” says captain Fiona Coghlan.

# ireland - Monday 4 August, 2014

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white

John J Clarke loved taking photographs of the world around him – and luckily for us, 200 of his photos have been digitised.

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938 Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Patrick, from Dun Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

From The Score Spence in a good place as Ireland prepare for Kiwi test at World Cup Coygig

Spence in a good place as Ireland prepare for Kiwi test at World Cup

The 27-year-old lock explains how she became part of a hugely professional set up.

From The Score ‘I don’t think I grabbed the shirt’ – Darren Cave’s Ireland concerns Midfield

‘I don’t think I grabbed the shirt’ – Darren Cave’s Ireland concerns

The 27-year-old Ulster centre feels he could have done more to impress in Argentina in June.

# ireland - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

From The Score Zebo invites the pressure ahead of new senior role with Munster Stepping Up

Zebo invites the pressure ahead of new senior role with Munster

The 24-year-old is hopeful that his brittle feet won’t stunt his season for the third time in-a-row.

# ireland - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

From The Score ‘The World Cup for me is a long way away’ – Ireland captain O’Connell Plans

‘The World Cup for me is a long way away’ – Ireland captain O’Connell

The Munster lock admits his body needs to be managed smartly if he is to make the global tournament.

# ireland - Friday 1 August, 2014

Emergency Leitrim Council meeting calls a halt to mining firm drilling in Belcoo

Communities claim that the drilling in Fermanagh is the first stage in the fracking process.

From Business ETC Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources #delicious Ethics

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.

Cost order to challengers of Children’s Referendum could be breach of rights

Mattie McGrath said any such order will deter any future petitioners taking cases against authorities.

Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research

Dr Alex von Kriegsheim based at UCD will investigate the role a small protein called ‘ISG15’ plays.

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Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity

The author of the report David Duffy says it is expected house prices will continue to increase in 2014.

# ireland - Thursday 31 July, 2014

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

# ireland - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

From The Score Ireland’s Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros Success

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros

The star said on Twitter today that he has been told “unofficially” that he was set to receive the accolade.

From The Score Simon Zebo: ‘If you’ve nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all’ Zeebs

Simon Zebo: ‘If you’ve nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all’

The 24-year-old was happy with his performances in Argentina, but knows he has to keep impressing Joe Schmidt.

From The Score O’Connell urges patience as Munster’s all-Irish coaches look for balance Paulie

O’Connell urges patience as Munster’s all-Irish coaches look for balance

The 34-year-old lock admits working under Anthony Foley and Jerry Flannery has altered their personal relationships.

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Working hours, hospital visits, and more gender differences in Irish society CSO

# ireland - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they’ve only handed over 13%

Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.

# ireland - Monday 28 July, 2014

From The Score Ireland Women get busy training for World Cup opener against the US In Pics

Ireland Women get busy training for World Cup opener against the US

The entire squad trained at their Marcoussis camp this afternoon.

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

Larry Donnelly: 10 things I still just don’t get about Ireland

I love this country as much as where I was born, but there are some things I just can’t my head around.

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

# ireland - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.