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#Philosophy

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'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell

Jan 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 4,981 Views 8 Comments

The new head coach insists he will remain hands-on for Ireland’s training sessions.

'You can’t be paralysed by fear. Life is short'
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

'You can’t be paralysed by fear. Life is short'

Oct 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,168 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Kenny is hoping for another positive display against Italy, after an encouraging start as Ireland U21 boss.

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

Nov 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,666 Views 38 Comments

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

Europe's most exciting club last season, Monaco are battling hard to keep hold of key youngsters
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Europe's most exciting club last season, Monaco are battling hard to keep hold of key youngsters

Jul 22nd 2017, 2:30 AM 6,086 Views 1 Comment

The club are trying to fend off the super-rich and aren’t doing a bad job.

Tom Hickey: 'I'm a success not a failure in life'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Tom Hickey: 'I'm a success not a failure in life'

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:30 PM 7,695 Views 8 Comments

I’m a really lucky guy to have such a terrific family. Now that’s success by any yardstick, writes Tom Hickey.

Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls
# All Dolls Go To Heaven
# All Dolls Go To Heaven

Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls

Jun 17th 2017, 4:01 PM 8,693 Views 4 Comments

It’s a common belief in Japan that all things have a soul – including unwanted dolls.

Warren Gatland defends game plan against ongoing 'Warrenball' tag
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Warren Gatland defends game plan against ongoing 'Warrenball' tag

Jun 5th 2017, 12:30 PM 8,228 Views 11 Comments

The Lions boss was irritated by suggestions that his team play negative rugby.

'Hopefully, it's a bit of blueprint for other teams because it's an attractive style'
# Ambition
From The42
# Ambition

'Hopefully, it's a bit of blueprint for other teams because it's an attractive style'

May 29th 2017, 9:30 AM 5,231 Views 1 Comment

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac wants to see more teams adopting an attacking approach.

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way
# Born To Run
From The42
# Born To Run

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way

Oct 1st 2016, 12:39 PM 6,551 Views 4 Comments

The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.

'If you try to run before you can walk, you end up standing for nothing'
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

'If you try to run before you can walk, you end up standing for nothing'

Sep 16th 2016, 7:15 AM 5,867 Views 2 Comments

Andy Farrell continues to push his defensive thinking forward.

Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future
# Vision
From The42
# Vision

Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future

Aug 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 6,238 Views 1 Comment

The Irishman is now director of rugby at the French club.

'I believe my rivals are clean, our sport is clean'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'I believe my rivals are clean, our sport is clean'

May 1st 2016, 8:22 PM 5,508 Views 5 Comments

The Spaniard has requested that the International Tennis Federation release the results of his anti-doping tests.

Opinion: In defence of Louis van Gaal
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Opinion: In defence of Louis van Gaal

Dec 14th 2015, 3:20 PM 8,884 Views 21 Comments

Does LVG deserve the amount of criticism he has been getting?

Wenger reveals the key instruction he tells to ALL of his Arsenal scouts
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Wenger reveals the key instruction he tells to ALL of his Arsenal scouts

Oct 13th 2015, 9:56 PM 8,536 Views 9 Comments

The Gunners boss believes that watching a player in away games gives a good indication of their character, bravery and desire.

Clare Balding immediately regrets asking Chris Eubank about his philosophy on life
# Say What?
From The42
# Say What?

Clare Balding immediately regrets asking Chris Eubank about his philosophy on life

Apr 30th 2015, 9:29 PM 16,680 Views 12 Comments

Harry Redknapp looked pretty miffed at the long-winded answer too.

Louis van Gaal remains adamant he won't change his formation because fans ask for it
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Louis van Gaal remains adamant he won't change his formation because fans ask for it

Jan 19th 2015, 9:02 AM 3,883 Views 3 Comments

The manager is not for turning.

Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class
# Deep Thinkers
# Deep Thinkers

Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class

Dec 30th 2014, 1:41 PM 10,844 Views 52 Comments

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.

Ulster coach Doak giving players platform to 'express themselves' on the field
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Ulster coach Doak giving players platform to 'express themselves' on the field

Oct 13th 2014, 8:05 AM 2,064 Views 7 Comments

The newly promoted coach can see tougher challenges than Glasgow ahead, so for now his pokerface is firmly in tact.

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom
# Brain Food
# Brain Food

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom

Jun 11th 2014, 1:00 PM 3,154 Views 64 Comments

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

'It's all about what you do every day' - Heaslip focused on processes
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

'It's all about what you do every day' - Heaslip focused on processes

May 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,680 Views 3 Comments

The No. 8 says losing against Glasgow would not make Leinster’s season a failure.

'I'd always looked at Leinster as being the role model' - Gregor Townsend
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

'I'd always looked at Leinster as being the role model' - Gregor Townsend

May 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,940 Views 10 Comments

The Glasgow Warriors coach tells TheScore.ie about his coaching journey ahead of his side’s clash with Munster.

The word of Rod: celebrating the wisdom of Roddy Collins
# Musings
From The42
# Musings

The word of Rod: celebrating the wisdom of Roddy Collins

May 13th 2014, 4:48 PM 5,336 Views 5 Comments

The former Derry City manager is always entertaining.

Van Gaal: My philosophy is attacking, technical and tactical
# Brilliant Orange
From The42
# Brilliant Orange

Van Gaal: My philosophy is attacking, technical and tactical

May 13th 2014, 1:47 PM 5,789 Views 8 Comments

The Dutchman’s fascinating interview with FIFA last year deserves your attention.

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
# Column
# Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 464 Views 130 Comments

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'

Mar 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,508 Views 6 Comments

The Munster head coach-to-be discusses his coaching beliefs and the challenges that await.

12 life philosophies for 2014 beautifully illustrated by awful tattoos
# Deep Ink
From The Daily Edge
# Deep Ink

12 life philosophies for 2014 beautifully illustrated by awful tattoos

Dec 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 37,613 Views 72 Comments

Nolege is power, guys.

Joe Schmidt is a big influence on my coaching style - Conor O'Shea
# Longread
From The42
# Longread

Joe Schmidt is a big influence on my coaching style - Conor O'Shea

Nov 17th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,187 Views 0 Comments

The Harlequins Director of rugby joined us to discuss the attacking philosophy that drives his passion for the game.

President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth
# Ethical Economy
# Ethical Economy

President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth

Sep 12th 2013, 10:18 AM 5,356 Views 58 Comments

Michael D Higgins was speaking at Dublin City University last night on the subject of an ethical economy.

5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy
# Handy Tips
# Handy Tips

5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy

May 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 5,707 Views 2 Comments

The influential Irish-born workplace philosopher is to make a rare appearance in Dublin next month.

VIDEO: Existential French Cat of the Day
# L'ennui
From The Daily Edge
# L'ennui

VIDEO: Existential French Cat of the Day

Apr 20th 2012, 5:54 PM 5,716 Views 7 Comments

C’ést pas facile d’être un chat…

Joey Barton (still) speaking truth to power
# Philosophy
From The42
# Philosophy

Joey Barton (still) speaking truth to power

Aug 2nd 2011, 2:19 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

Barton’s Twitter rants may have cost him a place with Newcastle, but after yesterday’s uncharacteristic spell of silence, he’s made it clear that penitance is the last thing his mind.