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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Struggle

This year
Gatland looking for response from players with Wales ‘in a bit of a hole’
After losing their opening two Six Nations games they need to spark an upturn against England in Cardiff.
Last year
Shane Lowry 12 shots off the pace at the Hero World Challenge
Defending champ Hovland leads wind-whipped tournament in the Bahamas.
Hanrahan kicks 18 points as Dragons earn first win over Munster in seven years
It’s back-to-back defeats for Munster to start the season after a very poor showing at Rodney Parade.
England test captain Stokes reveals he takes anxiety medication since father's passing
Stokes resented that cricket denied him more opportunities to see his father during his battle with brain cancer.
'She didn't eat for 4 days to feed her baby': Irish foodbanks pushed to the limit
19% of adults had skipped meals or reduced portion size so their family can eat enough, according to Barnardos.
Newcastle's Callum Wilson in race to be fit before end of season
He was expected to be sidelined for around eight weeks after suffering the injury during the 1-1 draw with Man United on 27 December.
All time
Bayern decide against taking up option to sign Coutinho on permanent basis
The Brazilian may still have a role to play in Munich next season, but the €120 million option has expired.
'Shocked' US women stars to appeal equal pay defeat
Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have vowed to fight the decision.
Bogey-bogey finish leaves Lowry in danger of missing Abu Dhabi cut
Defending champion is on level par for the tournament, nine shots off the pace.
'We knew it would be a tough season for us but not as tough as it has been'
Mauricio Pochettino claims his team are facing “a massive challenge” after a disastrous week for Tottenham.
Man United players were 'affected' by poor results under Mourinho
Jesse Lingard has spoken about the psychological strain created by the poor form of recent months.
The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child
There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.
Leicester board give Ranieri dreaded vote of confidence
There have been reports of unrest in the dressing room, but the club stands by their manager.
A Dog's Purpose filmmakers accused of animal cruelty after video footage shows dog being forced into water
Someone in the video is heard saying, “He ain’t gonna calm down till he goes in the water, you just gotta throw him in”.
Scholes predicts two more years of 'painful' Man United under Mourinho
The Red Devils legend believes the club will continue to struggle until the Special One has had time to shape the squad.
6 brilliant Irish people who overcame the odds
Prepare to be wowed.
Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats
The mother of four previously had an around-the-clock guard but recently switched to an occasional security detail.
11 music struggles kids of today will never understand
Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral
The image has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt messages from other parents who have conceived through IVF.
Thousands of students across Ireland still have nowhere to live spoke to some students caught up in the housing crisis.
Lorry tries to make it under low bridge: Doesn't make it
The incident happend this morning in Portarlington, Co Laois.
Man charged over knife-point burglary
The young man was arrested after a struggle.
Manchester United might cancel Anderson's contract
Club could pay the Brazilian midfield misfit £1.4m to finally bring his time at Old Trafford to an end.
This student's sign epitomises the struggle of finding a flat in Dublin
He was spotted holding a sign asking for leads on accommodation.
9 tweets that really highlight the struggle of the train strike
It’s real.
Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport
The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.
Watch three people trying to stuff one large sofa into a small car
Two men charged after attempted armed robbery foiled by off-duty garda
The two men entered a shop in south Dublin with their faces covered and a firearm.
Adams says he can meet PSNI, but denies involvement in Jean McConville murder
The Sinn Féin leader said the Jean McConville murder was a “terrible injustice”.
Column: ‘I attended Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and he will be missed’
The obscenity of the apartheid system was brought home to me when Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Ireland in 1984 and he shared his stories, writes Joe Murray, who says the world has lost a unique leader.
Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue
Mandela did not topple white rule single-handedly – nor did he ever claim to, writes David Cronin, who says that while he retains a deep admiration for Mandela, he did turn his back on some of his beliefs.
Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.
Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby
Caroline and Niall O’Flaherty had a daughter by a surrogate mother in India. Here, Caroline recalls the moment they met her.
Column: ‘Do the crime, do the time’ – serious crimes need serious sentencing
Monetary compensation over custodial sentences for domestic and sexual crimes is never appropriate. There should be no mixed messages in our justice system, writes Margaret Martin.
Flintoff admits to suffering from depression
The ex-England cricketer said he found it difficult to get out of bed at times during the 2006-2007 Ashes series.
Donald's hopes fade as Leonard springs to the fore
England’s Luke Donald will struggle to claim both the European and PGA Tour money list titles after a round of 71 on Friday.