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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Best Laid Plans

This year
Parenting: 'I decided that this would be the summer we would give them a love of reading'
Our parenting columnist Margaret Lynch says the more they tried to steer the kids away from devices and towards books, the more they resented reading.
Last year
Cancelled pre-season game means Ulster prep for URC hasn't been ideal
Last weekend’s clash against Glasgow was called off after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
All time
'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'
Read an extract from ‘Sir Alex: Simply the Best’.
USA v Ireland one-day cricket series cancelled
The latest Covid concerns included positive tests for an umpire and members of the US squad.
Here's how Uefa will conclude the Champions League and Europa League
All the detail you need to know about Uefa’s re-jigged plans to finish their competitions.
'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'
Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.
UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic
UFC 249 had originally been set for 18 April in Brooklyn.
'It's a balls, but it's not the end of the world' - Sugrue finds positives as Masters dream is delayed
The Cork golfer talks to The42 about the postponing of Augusta National, putting his pro career on hold, and mixing it with Tiger Woods.
All 10 League of Ireland games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed
The Football Association of Ireland confirmed the news via a statement today.
Panicking about Christmas dinner? These recipes for turkey and two tasty side dishes could be a lifesaver
The shops are still open – these simple recipes could yet save Christmas!
Embedded footage shows how a tearful Cormier learned that the Jones fight had been pulled
The UFC champ still wanted the fight to go ahead.
Rotten weather has forced Patti Smith's Dublin gig indoors
Patti’s performance will now take place in ‘two tented structures’ at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
From Gandy's Cottages to Bungalow Bliss: the history of the 'pattern book'
Architectural design manuals have been with us for centuries.
High Court blow for the Rugby World Cup bid (but don't worry, all is not lost)
Organisers committed to vision for a world class Casement Park despite today’s ruling.
Pressure on Reilly after officials call his HSE reforms 'unworkable'
In briefing documents prepared for Leo Varadkar, the new health minister is told that “a more coherent approach” is needed.
Delay leaves tight, tight deadline to finish 1916 museum
What should be done at the historic 1916 site on Moore St? Councillors can’t decide. And the clock is ticking. (Tick tock, etc.)
4 tactical areas to watch out for when Ireland take on Wales today
Can Joe Schmidt create an irresistible force to get around the immovable Welsh champions?
The Toulon v Chiefs 'World Cup of Clubs' is not going to happen
Plans for a friendly between the Super 15 and European champions have been shelved.
Gary Neville was approached to be part of RTE's punditry team - Dunphy
The ex-Man United defender was reportedly enthusiastic about the station’s proposal.
'Preparations were perfect, everything else was a bit of a disaster' - Best on RWC '07
The former Ireland flanker played his final match in the pool stage elimination by Argentina.
Brady: 'The culture of football in this country is wrong'
Irish football needs to rethink its approach if it wants to produce good young players, argues Liam Brady.
Planning for Olympics 2012 a 'blueprint' for future hosts
Hwever, British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that “the drive to embed and secure the benefits of London 2012 is still to come”.
Is this AVB's Chelsea team-sheet for tonight's Napoli game? Or a ruse....
The Chelsea boss just reportedly pulled a stroke worthy of his former mentor Jose Mourinho, in revealing a fake plan… or accidentally gave away his actual tactics.
2020 vision: Ireland reveals test cricket target
“This is not a dreamy aspiration but a real ambition,” Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom explained at today’s strategic announcement.
English FA cool on idea of May friendly in Dublin
John Delaney admits that any friendly between Ireland and England is unlikely to take place until after next summer’s European Championships.
It's a knock-out: Wladimir Klitschko calls off Mormeck meeting
Heavyweight champion had a kidney stone removed at the weekend and is still in pain, manager says.
Dates confirmed for 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland
The 2014 Ryder Cup will take place from 26-28 September in Gleneagles, it was confirmed this morning.