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# Analysis

This week
16th June 2024 - 21st June 2024
What will Eamon Ryan's legacy be?
Here’s how much extra tax Irish workers will have to pay to keep the state pension at 66
Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
They don't all want to hear it but a Labour-SocDems-Greens alliance might help them get into Govt
Ireland elected over 180 Independents: we analysed who they are and what it means
Valerie Flynn and Alessia Micalizzi crunch the numbers to discover who exactly we voted into local councils.
Our data shows over a third of elected Independents romped home on the first count.
Not that much has changed: 3/4 of Independents returned in this election were sitting councillors.
How Ulster tried to expose Leinster but got stung on the counter
John Cooney’s contestable kicking caused stress but Ulster didn’t quite get the rewards.
Five key takeaways on what went wrong for Sinn Féin and what it needs to do to up its game
The party needs to spell out clearly what alternative it is offering the electorate.
A bad day for Sinn Féin in Mary Lou's backyard, as far right and government make gains
This month
June 2024
These are the key stats to help you understand who's winning and losing in the local elections
Elections 2024: The seeds of an Irish 'Stop the Steal' campaign are being sown
Ciarán O’Connor
New savings plans are essentially offering Irish consumers free money - but will they take it?
RFK Jr is demanding a place on stage alongside Trump and Biden - he may have a point
Larry Donnelly
Last month
May 2024
The confusing rugby law hack that may soon be totally outlawed
Leinster and Toulouse both tried playing the scrum-half’s arm in the Champions Cup final.
‘Over €100,000 per home’ estimate tries to put a figure on the cost of Ireland’s urban sprawl
Baird backed at lineout as Leinster look for major 6/2 impact
A case for the defence: How teams score tries against Toulouse and Leinster
Ireland is not a country where house prices are meant to fall
Welfare cuts impacting Ukrainian mothers and elderly done under Govt's guise of 'equality'
'He anticipates play really well. He’s got a good eye for the game'
Munster find their ruthless edge in attack at the right time
Graham Rowntree’s side have taken their chances in the last couple of games.
Barriers, legal threats and 'Team Ireland': The Government’s new approach to asylum seekers
Caelan Doris leading by example across Leinster's Champions Cup run
Gone in 19 seconds: Toulouse's turnover attack is their superpower
April
April 2024
Madrid weave their unique magic as Tuchel makes mockery of decision to replace him
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid shared the honours in a pulsating first leg.
Arsenal too predictable and cautious in painfully tame European exit
Arteta’s approach has taken Arsenal to their highest level in more than a decade – but based on tonight, it won’t bring them further without major change.
Jordie Barrett will add power and skill to Leinster backline
Tadhg Furlong looked back to his best in dominant display against La Rochelle
Ireland's biggest private landlord brands its €1,800 average rents 'undervalued'
What next for Caoimhín Kelleher?
Prostate cancer cases to double worldwide by 2040, new research suggests
'You know he's going to try get his arms free, he's going to step and move'
Jordan Larmour looked sharp at fullback during Leinster’s impressive defeat of the Bulls.
March
March 2024
Talk of 'core values' and whispers of 'who plugged in Simon Coveney' as Harris takes the reins
Politics isn’t all about back-slapping, says Simon Harris, but there was plenty of it yesterday.
Baird can aim for bigger role with Ireland after strong Six Nations
Did Varadkar do enough in the White House to push for peace and satisfy critics at home?
Crowley can see out impressive first Six Nations as Ireland's main man
The 24-year-old has added classy touches and a notable physicality at out-half.
Analysis: Six reasons why the government is facing down the ballot of a big No-No
February
February 2024
Winners, losers and more talking points from Ireland's friendly double-header
Adaptability key as Ireland's tactical evolution ramps up against Italy
Calvin Nash has delivered quality contributions in Ireland's attack
The Munster player has produced some excellent moments across Ireland’s first three games.
Lowe-powered kicking is crucial to Ireland's tilt at another Slam
5 talking points as Gleeson's Ireland stay unbeaten against Italy