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# Analysis

Last year
What are the key issues for Ireland as they return to action post World Cup?
Is the FAI's indecision harming Irish football?
FAI must deliver on Pauw successor vow as new era begins
There were risks to consider. Farrell went with Sexton and the front-liners
Fianna Fáil needs to ask itself an uncomfortable question: can it do business with Sinn Féin?
Stephen Kenny may go but his principles must remain
Aki was Ireland's standout player. He is locking down the 12 shirt
Sexton's return helps Ireland's attack find its rhythm again
Farrell's Ireland have intriguing options among their back five forwards
Formidable Irish team gives insight into Farrell's World Cup strategy
Clever Dupont and France have been pushing the offside boundaries
The government's blind devotion to Help to Buy has likely cost Irish taxpayers €240 million
Irish stars suffering in Premier League limbo
Temperature rises in Tours as Farrell finalises team for Ireland's opener
Something has to give, the number of TDs can't keep pace with our growing population
England are in a sorry state. They're worse now than under Jones
Last year Stuart McCloskey feared his Ireland career was over. Now he's going to the World Cup
How did Ireland's World Cup opponents do in their warm-ups?
Springboks' imposing new 7/1 bench was risky and frightening
Good riddance to warm-ups, bring on the World Cup. Ireland are contenders
Composure and accuracy missing on messy night for Ireland
Tadhg Beirne has all the qualities to be a World Cup difference-maker
They get more attention, but NIMBYs usually lose out in the end to YIMBYs
Ireland visit one of rugby's great little stadiums for Samoa showdown
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Putin's chef' and enforcer Prigozhin is gone - who took him down?
Donnacha Ó Beacháin
Prendergast, McCloskey, or a selection surprise for Ireland?
Trailblazer, role model, legend - The importance of Áine O'Gorman to Ireland
'Silent assassin' Stewart can still play his way into Ireland's World Cup plans
McCloskey in midfield, Baird's big role, and Samoan showdown
Challenge for two of Ireland's hottest Championship strikers could not be more different
Earls try a fitting finale as Ireland attack cuts England open
Ireland's brilliant, creative back three central to World Cup hopes
Ireland provide all the spark as England watch their problems pile up
Nathan Collins is a victim and beneficiary of exploitative market
Six-year government stasis on Donegal planning corruption report borders on farcical
The attack intricacies Ireland will want to show more of against England
What happens next with the controversial Owen Farrell case?
Prendergast handed golden opportunity to stamp World Cup ticket
Ireland go close to full tilt with a dash of adventure
Farrell whittles Ireland squad down but still has tough calls to confirm