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# improvement

This year
'I've seen a massive step up from the first week I was here. I can see the progress'
Last year
Lowry in the hunt after day two of US PGA while McIlroy 'can't believe' he's five off lead
Irish cities improving on litter but still struggling to stay clean
All time
Ireland's Leona Maguire hails 'best season so far'
Man United produce one of 'best performances' amid Glazer protests
'Getting closer to the Jadon Sancho I’ve known from Germany' - Man United winger hailed
'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high
'If you compare her performance against Germany with a few months earlier, it's incomparable'
Relief for Zidane as Real Madrid end winless run
Wayne Rooney's Derby end losing run
Goalkeeper Mendy on verge of Chelsea move
Joy for Michael O'Neill as Stoke pick up vital win
'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics
Man United's front three find the target as they cruise into next round
Sligo recover from Bray setback to beat 10-man Bohs convincingly
Martial and Lingard strike to end Man United's winless run
Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland
Juan Mata goal sees Man United earn vital win over rivals City
12 things successful people do right before bed
Want to start 2016 off on the right foot? These apps should help
Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began
Jurgen Klopp: 'Christian Benteke knows he can play better'
Music just not sounding right? There's a way to smooth it out
Irish jockey Eddie Creighton 'conscious and responsive' after being put in induced coma
Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?
Not painting your house could cost you 10% of its value
Poll: Do you believe the economy will improve next year?
This has been a pretty massive year for car sales
Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep
Rejuvenated Wicklow secure four-point victory over Offaly
'Joe doesn't rest on his laurels' - McFadden and Ireland improving
Brian O'Driscoll: 'I am a big believer that the lows happen for a reason'
Ireland's household debt dropped by €2.4 billion in three months
Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs
Number of defaulted loans fall at Bank of Ireland
€36 million funding announced for school improvements
Chris Henry: 'I think there's a lot more to come from this group of players'
More to come from United, says David Moyes
Moody's upgrades Ireland's sovereign rating from negative to stable
Irish women endure second defeat to US despite improved performance