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# findings

Last month
April 2023
# RFU survey
Racism experienced 'in every area of elite rugby' in England
RFU survey results come as an independent investigation found Luther Burrell was the victim of racial abuse at Newcastle.
This year
# findings
Seven out of 10 rugby fans would not support Aviva alcohol ban, according to research
The research was carried out during two of Ireland’s November internationals.
Last year
# findings
Retired England star expresses concern over eating disorder culture in women's football
Fara Williams is England’s record-appearance maker.
All time
# substandard
IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.
# findings
Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.
# findings
'It goes down to the female attitude of, 'We just get on with it.' We don't value our time enough'
The WGPA released the findings of a report today into the lives and experiences of female inter-county players.
# findings
Man City may have avoided European ban and appeal process with earlier co-operation - CAS
CAS overturned the two-year ban against the Premier League club earlier this month.
# modifiable
Irish study shows balance test can help reduce risk of concussion in elite rugby players
Rugby players with poorer balance were three times more likely to suffer a concussion in the study on professional players here.
# cash up front
CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.
'The HSE has lost all credibility': Partner of man who died 30 minutes after being transferred from hospital
A report found the death was “predictable and preventable”.
The middle class experienced a six-fold increase in economic stress as a result of the recession
A new ERSI study examines the experience of economic stress in families with children as a result of the recession.
# findings
Tests show deceased NFL player suffered from severe brain condition prior to suicide
Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots suffered from CTE, which has been linked with playing the sport.
# findings
Girls who play sport have significantly better body confidence and mental well-being
The new research conducted by Lidl shows that by the age of 13, one in two girls give up sport completely.
# Offline
This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland
Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.
# Review
CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report
The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.
# Changes
Uefa's latest technical report shows why possession football is no longer in vogue
Ireland were among the teams in terms of passes attempted and distance covered.
# ageing action
Sex could be great for ageing women's health - but risky for older men
That’s according to researchers, who have analysed data from over 2000 people.
# findings
New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny
The poll also found that only 54% of Fine Gael voters want Kenny elected Taoiseach.
# findings
‘26% reduction in funding levels for sport since 2008'
Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan was on hand to launch a five-point plan for Ireland’s sporting future today.
# findings
FAI consultation report recommends smaller LOI Premier Division
The proposed plan would also include greater league prize money and increased TV markets.
# shocking failures
Elderly residents of HSE-run home went without a shower for a month
A Hiqa report found a litany of failures in the 83 bed facility for elderly people.
# back to porridge
Eating porridge for breakfast could be saving your life
A new study from Harvard University has found that a small quantity of oats every day could help a number of health issues.
# what do ya' reckon?
Irish adults are willing to pay €83 for water services
A new survey also shows that almost a quarter have attended a water protest in the past year.
# Rights
Au pairs 'used as cheap childcare' and can be underpaid, exploited
New research says that many families in the UK feel that hosting an au pair is the only way they can meet their childcare needs.
# Investigation
251 passengers who died on flight MH17 have now been identified
26 victims were named this week, 19 of whom were Dutch.
# plant-eating dino
Another new species of dinosaur has been discovered
This time in Tanzania.
# smokers
Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,
# findings
Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home
The question of a suitable memorial is now being looked at by the Tuam Home Graveyard Committee.
# prevention
Study finds link between high cholesterol and breast cancer
It also found that statins could help reduce women’s risk of breast cancer.
# On Yer Bike
There is a 'real turf war' going on between cyclists and drivers in Dublin
A new Trinity College research project also finds that a large number of cycling accidents are going unreported.
# Treatment
Irish breast cancer research team reveal 'exciting' new research
Breast Predict was founded six months ago, and has already revealed some exciting findings.
# Energy
There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report
ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.
# Penalty Points
Damning report finds “inconsistent and widespread” breaches of penalty points policy
The Garda Inspectorate’s report found “no meaningful evidence” of consistent quality management supervision, and no clear policy guidelines.
# findings
Here's how the Premier League table would look if only goals by English players counted
Liverpool are comfortably top, while Manchester City are in the relegation zone.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal reactions: 'Finding of gardaí collusion is of deep concern'
The Smithwick Tribunal investigated claims of garda collusion in the murder of two senior RUC officers in 1989.
# Grassland
Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds
Ireland is covered in the highest proportion of grassland in Europe, says Eurostat survey.
# jumping the gun
Armstrong attorney hits out at impending report
Tim Herman is unhappy with the file of evidence gathered in a probe of the cyclist.