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#Leader

# leader - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way

Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.

# leader - Monday 8 May, 2017

From The42 'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger Harsh Words

'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger

The dynamic number eight was gutted at his side’s underperformance in defeat to Ulster.

# leader - Thursday 27 April, 2017

From The42 Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step' Farewell

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'

The 27-year-old flanker is set to leave the province this summer.

# leader - Thursday 23 March, 2017

From The42 A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials Leader

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

# leader - Saturday 11 March, 2017

From The42 Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent Leader

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

# leader - Friday 10 February, 2017

From The42 'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions Donners

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# leader - Monday 23 January, 2017

From The42 'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip Leader

'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip

Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.

# leader - Monday 2 January, 2017

From The42 'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train' Leader

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'

The Connacht captain played Munster after nursing a thigh injury all last week because his team were so light on numbers.

# leader - Friday 9 December, 2016

From The42 Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit Leader

Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit

Paddy Jackson, Robbie Diack and Louis Ludik also come into the Ulster team.

# leader - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership Captaincy

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# leader - Thursday 24 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club Centurion

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club

The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.

# leader - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross

Enda Kenny asked about water charges, trolley numbers and judicial appointments.

# leader - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From The42 'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game'' Leader

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''

Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.

# leader - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

From The42 'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots' Interview

'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss tells The42 about being the boss.

# leader - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht Leader

John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht

The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.

# leader - Monday 8 August, 2016

From The42 Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain Leader

Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain

The new South Africa director of rugby has backed O’Mahony to lead again.

# leader - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?

It appears Enda Kenny is safe for now but it is likely he will have to step down later this year.

# leader - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy Leader

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy

The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.

# leader - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes Playmaker

'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes

The Ulster out-half is now favourite to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in South Africa.

# leader - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From The42 'Bundee Aki was on crutches on Tuesday. He's a warrior' Leader

'Bundee Aki was on crutches on Tuesday. He's a warrior'

Pat Lam revealed that his brilliant centre was injured in training this week.

# leader - Friday 20 May, 2016

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

# leader - Saturday 23 April, 2016

From The42 Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge Leader

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# leader - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From The42 Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last' Leader

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'

“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

# leader - Sunday 3 April, 2016

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.

# leader - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy Captain

Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy

‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’

# leader - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's Prospect

Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's

The 19-year-old has shown rich promise in his burgeoning career.

# leader - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader

From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.

# leader - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The42 'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best Leader

'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best

The Ulster hooker says he had an emotional few days after learning of his appointment.

# leader - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 'He's still one of the lads' - Retired Felix Jones pitches in at Munster Leader

'He's still one of the lads' - Retired Felix Jones pitches in at Munster

The former fullback has been helping out on the psychology side of things in Limerick.

# leader - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on Mag 7

Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on

The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.

# leader - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The42 Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract

Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract

The 33-year-old has penned a new deal with Pat Lam’s province.

# leader - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The42 Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready Leader This post contains a poll

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready

Joe Schmidt has a number of contenders to select from ahead of the Six Nations.

# leader - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From The42 Stander leads by example as he follows in the footsteps of great Munster leaders Captain

Stander leads by example as he follows in the footsteps of great Munster leaders

The Ireland-qualified back row isn’t a fan of doing too much talking.

# leader - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

Do you come across as hard working? Aggressive? Successful?

# leader - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From The42 'Isa really stepped up when Kev had to retire': Leo Cullen explains his choice of Leinster captain Leinster Leader

'Isa really stepped up when Kev had to retire': Leo Cullen explains his choice of Leinster captain

The Kiwi will still be around to lead Leinster’s squad when the Irish internationals head in to camp.

# leader - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw King Of NZ

'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw

The 34-year-old is expected to retire after New Zealand’s World Cup final against Australia tomorrow.

# leader - Thursday 29 October, 2015

From The42 Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby Leader

Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby

The 34-year-old is widely expected to hang up his boots following Saturday’s clash with Australia.

# leader - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

"Am I moved by your performance? That should be what sells records, more than what you look like"

A top vocal coach shares what it’s like working on hit TV show the Voice.

# leader - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw dominates midfield to lead for Ireland Complete

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw dominates midfield to lead for Ireland

The 22-year-old’s exceptional performance last weekend bodes well before the Argentina clash.

From The42 'I remember walking up but I can't remember what I said. I'd give the speech a solid 2/10’ Leader

'I remember walking up but I can't remember what I said. I'd give the speech a solid 2/10’

Cork’s All-Ireland winning captain is bidding for another club crown with Milford this weekend.