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# poc - Today’s News

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report
# Actions And Words
# Actions And Words

'Critical gaps' between government's climate plans and what it's actually doing - report

4 hours ago 1,764 Views 9 Comments
  • The Climate Change Advisory Council is concerned about missed targets and delayed measures inhibiting efforts to fight the climate crisis, Lauren Boland reports.
  • There are "critical gaps" between the climate policies that the government has endorsed and the actions that it is taking in practice.
  • In a new report, the council warns that delays in reducing emissions now could require deeper and more expensive cuts further down the line.
Klopp hails ‘exceptional performance’ after Liverpool become first English side to make it 6 from 6
# Class
From The42
# Class

Klopp hails ‘exceptional performance’ after Liverpool become first English side to make it 6 from 6

4 hours ago 1,535 Views 0 Comments

The Reds beat AC Milan 2-1 to complete a perfect Champions League group stage.

# poc - Yesterday’s News

Cork-born striker Drinan hits double as phenomenal season continues, good night for Ogbene in League One
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Cork-born striker Drinan hits double as phenomenal season continues, good night for Ogbene in League One

5 hours ago 2,275 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Galway native Conor Shaughnessy scored his third goal of the season.

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party

5 hours ago 15,565 Views 23 Comments

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020’s coronavirus lockdown.

Tyson Fury ordered to defend WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte
# Get On With It
From The42
# Get On With It

Tyson Fury ordered to defend WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte

6 hours ago 3,096 Views 4 Comments

The two parties now have 30 days to agree a deal or purse bids will be called.

Former West Ham man equals Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League record
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Former West Ham man equals Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League record

6 hours ago 6,684 Views 0 Comments

Sebastien Haller’s goal tonight meant he had found the net in all six Champions League group games.

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount

6 hours ago 8,108 Views 12 Comments

Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.

Real Madrid progress to last-16 as group winners after win over 10-man Inter
# Next Phase
From The42
# Next Phase

Real Madrid progress to last-16 as group winners after win over 10-man Inter

6 hours ago 1,370 Views 0 Comments

Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio were both on target for the victors.

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed tomorrow
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed tomorrow

6 hours ago 232,168 Views 86 Comments
  • This includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.
  • The advice to close also applies to third-level facilities in the affected counties.
  • If an individual school in other areas is deemed by school boards to be affected by the storm they can decide to close.
Salah scores 20th goal as Liverpool earn historic win and dump AC Milan out of Champions League
# Star
From The42
# Star

Salah scores 20th goal as Liverpool earn historic win and dump AC Milan out of Champions League

6 hours ago 16,805 Views 28 Comments

The Reds became the first-ever English side to win all six of their group games.

# poc - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 33,061 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

# poc - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues
# Nous
From The42
# Nous

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues

Nov 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,589 Views 7 Comments

This time a year ago, O’Connell wasn’t keen on being in involved in the professional game.

# poc - Friday 5 November, 2021

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
# Production Line
From The42
# Production Line

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy

Nov 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,141 Views 20 Comments

The three other starters are natives of New Zealand.

# poc - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions
# Role Model
From The42
# Role Model

Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions

Jul 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 7,935 Views 1 Comment

The England lock gets a start for the Lions this weekend.

# poc - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
From The42
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,504 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

# poc - Thursday 18 March, 2021

England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland
# Rugby Brain
From The42
# Rugby Brain

England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland

Mar 18th 2021, 8:40 AM 8,161 Views 23 Comments

Ireland have made 14 lineout steals so far in this championship.

# poc - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
# Back Five
From The42
# Back Five

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne

Mar 10th 2021, 5:03 PM 29,447 Views 29 Comments

‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’

# poc - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'

Mar 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 5,403 Views 1 Comment

Paul O’Connell admits it has been a challenge to hold back some detail from Ireland players.

# poc - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
From The42
# Out Of The Bubble

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,965 Views 5 Comments

The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.

# poc - Thursday 20 February, 2020

'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'

Feb 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,139 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have welcomed Paul O’Connell and former team manager Mick Kearney back into their set-up.

# poc - Friday 19 April, 2019

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return

Apr 19th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,219 Views 7 Comments

The Stade Francais coach said he must gather more experience before a potential return.

# poc - Monday 15 April, 2019

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns
# Brain Power
From The42
# Brain Power

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns

Apr 15th 2019, 8:10 PM 11,825 Views 11 Comments

The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’

# poc - Friday 22 March, 2019

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais
# Poc
From The42
# Poc

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:24 AM 14,645 Views 23 Comments

Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.

# poc - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory

Aug 7th 2018, 3:20 PM 15,291 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has signed a two-year contract with the Top 14 club.

# poc - Friday 3 August, 2018

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:18 PM 29,517 Views 34 Comments

The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.

# poc - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions

Mar 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 5,478 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland assistant coach says there is so much detail in the modern game that it can often muddle a young player’s thinking.

# poc - Thursday 8 February, 2018

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability
# New Blood
From The42
# New Blood

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability

Feb 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,531 Views 30 Comments

‘Devin Toner doesn’t get injured, he injures people.’

# poc - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations
# Future Stars
From The42
# Future Stars

POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:59 AM 17,309 Views 3 Comments

Noel McNamara’s squad includes 11 players previously capped at this level.

# poc - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'
# Academy Man
From The42
# Academy Man

'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'

Sep 10th 2016, 8:52 AM 17,171 Views 35 Comments

Paul O’Connell feels a top-four finish would be a fine season for the province.

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs
# TBC
From The42
# TBC

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,322 Views 10 Comments

The former Ireland captain believes Schmidt can stay ahead of the game.

# poc - Friday 3 June, 2016

Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble

Jun 3rd 2016, 9:09 AM 10,672 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future in rugby.

# poc - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future

Jun 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 16,138 Views 23 Comments

The 36-year-old former lock has been in discussions with the union.

# poc - Thursday 14 April, 2016

O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo
# Legends
From The42
# Legends

O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo

Apr 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 33,473 Views 41 Comments

The Racing 92 coach said he is not yet ready for a return to Munster.

# poc - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon

Mar 29th 2016, 4:48 PM 25,248 Views 30 Comments

He wasted little time in getting down to business on the training paddock.

# poc - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)
# Paulie's Holiday
From The42
# Paulie's Holiday

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)

Mar 26th 2016, 3:54 PM 11,148 Views 7 Comments

This is not good news for Connacht.

# poc - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that'
# Poc
From The42
# Poc

'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that'

Feb 10th 2016, 6:45 AM 6,678 Views 4 Comments

Paul O’Connell remains highly respected by all in the current Ireland squad.

# poc - Thursday 17 December, 2015

POC: Toulon supporters are similar to Munster fans in that they love the team
# Similarities
From The42
# Similarities

POC: Toulon supporters are similar to Munster fans in that they love the team

Dec 17th 2015, 1:00 AM 5,141 Views 14 Comments

The legendary lock sees lots of likenesses between Munster and his new club.

# poc - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

O'Connell hopeful of return early in 2016 as he begins new life in Toulon
# POC In France
From The42
# POC In France

O'Connell hopeful of return early in 2016 as he begins new life in Toulon

Dec 16th 2015, 6:12 PM 10,538 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old said he is nervous about his new life with the three-time European champions.

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player
# Paulie In Red
From The42
# Paulie In Red

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player

Dec 16th 2015, 3:42 PM 29,220 Views 49 Comments

The 36-year-old is currently at his first RCT press conference.

# poc - Monday 2 November, 2015

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:56 PM 8,652 Views 5 Comments

The 36-year-old will be focusing on rehabbing his hamstring injury in the short term.

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months
# Fallen Giant
From The42
# Fallen Giant

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:48 PM 24,588 Views 9 Comments

The second row will make his move to Toulon in December.

# poc - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell
# Do It For Paulie
From The42
# Do It For Paulie

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell

Oct 13th 2015, 11:59 AM 11,107 Views 19 Comments

There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.

# poc - Monday 12 October, 2015

McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O'Connell injury
# Lock Change
From The42
# Lock Change

McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O'Connell injury

Oct 12th 2015, 10:16 PM 35,549 Views 55 Comments

The Ireland captain will need surgery on the hamstring injury he sustained against France.

# poc - Sunday 11 October, 2015

France captain Dusautoir salutes 'warrior' O'Connell after serious injury
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

France captain Dusautoir salutes 'warrior' O'Connell after serious injury

Oct 11th 2015, 9:19 PM 24,564 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland skipper suffered an horrific hamstring injury against the French.

# poc - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Watching the All Blacks struggle last night made POC feel better about 2007
# Paulie's Word
From The42
# Paulie's Word

Watching the All Blacks struggle last night made POC feel better about 2007

Oct 3rd 2015, 12:48 PM 17,442 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland squad have been watching more rugby than ever in what is a superb World Cup.

# poc - Saturday 19 September, 2015

POC: 'There’s a plan to watch the All-Ireland final tomorrow alright!'
# Home Interests
From The42
# Home Interests

POC: 'There’s a plan to watch the All-Ireland final tomorrow alright!'

Sep 19th 2015, 7:07 PM 14,233 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland captain says some of the squad will watch France in action this evening.

# poc - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Paul O'Connell: 'We were like a bunch of guys going on a school tour'
# Giddy
From The42
# Giddy

Paul O'Connell: 'We were like a bunch of guys going on a school tour'

Sep 17th 2015, 4:35 PM 8,634 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland captain is filled with excitement at the prospect of getting the World Cup underway.

# poc - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Analysis: Rory Best was the real star of Paul O'Connell's try in London
# Assist
From The42
# Assist

Analysis: Rory Best was the real star of Paul O'Connell's try in London

Sep 6th 2015, 8:41 PM 10,787 Views 8 Comments

The hooker’s superb rucking opened a hole for the Ireland captain.

# poc - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Ireland captain O'Connell: 'I wouldn't say alarm bells will be ringing'
# Calm
From The42
# Calm

Ireland captain O'Connell: 'I wouldn't say alarm bells will be ringing'

Sep 5th 2015, 5:02 PM 7,475 Views 7 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men have lost two in a row but the skipper looked composed in Twickenham.

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