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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C


Last year
# short-term deal
Ireland defender Christie joins Championship side Swansea on loan
The 29-year-old arrives from promotion-chasing Fulham for the remainder of the season.
All time
# Short-term
Pogba to be sidelined for a few weeks with thigh injury
The in-form 27-year-old was forced off towards the end of the first half of Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Everton.
# New Challenge
Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster
The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.
# loan
England international Isiekwe the latest to leave Saracens on season-long loan
Several Sarries players have left temporarily as the club drops into the Championship.
# Back In The Game
Klinsmann installed as head coach of Bundesliga club
With Ante Covic sacked, the former Germany and US manager has been handed the Hertha Berlin job.
Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover
Paddy Butler and Peter McCabe have also linked up with the province during pre-season.
# Cover
Short-term signings possible as Munster await final Ireland World Cup squad
Former England out-half Charlie Hodgson is visiting the province as a guest kicking coach.
# Short-term
Liverpool sign 35-year-old Lonergan as emergency goalkeeper cover
Injuries to Alisson and Caoimhin Kelleher mean Liverpool will likely have Andy Lonergan on the bench during this week’s Uefa Super Cup.
# Short-term
Shamrock Rovers striker shipped out on loan to Finn Harps
Sean Boyd is joining Ollie Horgan’s side, while defender Sean Callan has been farmed out to Wexford.
# Farmed out
Ireland U21 midfielder loaned out to Slovakian side by Wolves
Connor Ronan is off to FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda in the hope of gaining some first-team experience.
# Housing Crisis
Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin
If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.
# Short-term
Ireland winger McCabe heading to Scotland from Arsenal
The Dubliner is joining Glasgow City on loan for the remainder of their season.
# Short-term
St Pat's bolster their squad by signing former Limerick and Cork City midfielder
The Premier Division club have announced Ian Turner’s arrival this afternoon.
# Short-term
Limerick agree deal to take Sunderland defender on loan
21-year-old Tommy Robson has joined the Super Blues until the summer.
# reinforcements
Connacht line up Crosbie on short-term deal to ease out-half concerns
The 23-year-old came through the Leinster academy and has had a spell with Munster in recent times.
'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism'
Don’t expect anything that helps build on a long-term vision for Ireland.
# caretaker
Shamrock Rovers appoint a short-term replacement for Pat Fenlon
31-year-old Stephen Bradley will take charge ahead of Thursday’s Europa League qualifying second leg Finland.
# Short-term
Celtic defender O'Connell joins Cork City on loan
The 20-year-old defender will test himself in the League of Ireland until July.
# filling in
Springbok Hougaard puts Olympic preparation on hold to join English club Worcester
The South African will rejoin his country’s sevens panel in May.
# consultant
Munster and IRFU make swift Farrell move in hope of sparking revival
The Englishman is a fascinating addition to the backroom team at the southern province.
All Black Charles Piutau signs for Wasps before 2016 move to Ulster
The 23-year-old will have a short stint in the Premiership.
Leinster have a new captain with Jamie Heaslip away on World Cup duty
Kevin McLaughlin will lead Leo Cullen’s side in the opening months of the season.
# Transfer
Leinster close to signing South African scrum-half as World Cup cover
Conrad Hoffmann is set to join from the Sharks on a three-month contract.
# Short-term
Leinster's Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan
The centre moves to the Aviva Premiership side until the end of the season.
Wasps have signed an Ireland international centre on loan
33-year-old James Downey has been struggling for first-team games at Glasgow this season.
# Don't call it a comeback
Remember ex-Liverpool striker Emile Heskey? He's back playing in England
The 36-year-old has completed a short-term deal with Bolton.
# Short-term
Lenihan follows in Coleman's footsteps by going on loan to Blackpool
The former Cork City full-back will spend a month with the Championship club.
# Short-term
17 hours after the transfer window closes, Aston Villa confirm Cleverley signing
The midfielder has joined on a season-long loan from Manchester United.
# inter provincial
Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster
The IRFU were involved in brokering the deal between the two provinces.
# Game time
Connacht sign Leinster 'A' captain Gilsenan on loan to cover Heenan injury
Head coach Pat Lam says short-term switches such as this one are great for Irish rugby.
# fleeting visit
No plans for Leinster to extend Tuqiri's stay beyond November
The Australian has played just twice for Leinster since arriving in September.
# Short-term
Cork snap up Hoops striker Kilduff for remainder of the season
The Leesiders have pulled off a major coup by bringing in the 24-year-old hitman.
# Debt
Ireland's €500m government debt sale goes better than expected
Minister for Finance welcomes auction of Treasury Bills which fetched a 1.8 per cent yield.
# Short-term
Terry Connor appointed Wolves manager until the end of the season
After they were turned down by a series of unemployed manager, owner Steve Morgan looks to Mick’s former assistant.
# Short-term
The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer gossip round-up
The Magpies are trying to land a Dutch Serie A-based player on loan for the rest of the season. No, it’s not Wesley Sneijder.