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This year
# foul play
The first-ever 'upgraded' red card was shown in Super Rugby Pacific
Hurricanes prop Tevita Mafileo was sent off upon review by the TMO.
All time
# Vaccine pass
Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert
1.8 million Digital Covid Certs will be delivered by next Monday.
# Refurbishment
Semple Stadium's multi-million euro upgrade a 'long-term project' as Tipp to wait for funds
The county are planning a major upgrade of facilties in the Kinane Stand at the Thurles venue.
# Naval Vessel
Ireland's LÉ Róisín to undergo €250,000 facelift as equipment becomes 'obsolete'
The naval vessel was built in Appledore Shipyards in the UK and entered service in 1999.
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O'Rourke advances to gold medal fight at European Elite Boxing Championships
The Roscommon woman had already guaranteed herself a bronze, but was full value for her place in the middleweight final.
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Liverpool announce 'ambitious' Anfield redevelopment plans
Having redeveloped their Main Stand three years ago, Liverpool are planning more work on their home ground.
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Mayo have released their new jersey for 2019
They’ll be hoping to put a disappointing year behind them when they wear their latest kit.
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Despite naysayers, Romelu Lukaku has all the traits to become United's Special One
If he signs, Lukaku’s ‘big game’ record shouldn’t be a concern for United fans.
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Brilliant news for Ireland's Natalya Coyle as she receives Olympics boost
The modern pentathlete has retrospectively been awarded a sixth-place finish at the Rio Games.
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438 schools are getting a bit of a makeover over the summer holidays
The schools will receive €47 million for vital improvements.
# immerse yourself
Google weaves storytelling, AI and 3D imagery to create 'stunning' new Earth app
“You can literally carry the whole world in your pocket,” said Google’s Gopal Shah.
# facelift
These roads around the country are getting an upgrade
The Transport Minister said, “The main focus of the safety improvements scheme is to improve safety at locations where collisions have taken place.”
# pilot scheme
Free energy efficiency upgrades available to some Dublin families
The scheme launched earlier this year in Dublin 12 and 24 and will now expand to Dublin 8, 10 and 22.
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The latest major update for your iPhone is here, and this is what it brings
iOS 10 brings an expanded iMessages, rejigged lock screen and a handier way to check notifications.
# deep pockets
This is how much the new iPhone 7 is going to cost you
Make sure you have some deep pockets.
# Changes
These are the ways your iPhone will change when iOS 10 arrives
The next edition of iOS will arrive later this month and will bring with it a few changes to the tried-and-trusted formula
# One last chance
Today's your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
If you don’t, you will have to pay €139 instead.
# Last Chance
Windows 10's free upgrade is ending soon, but should you make the leap?
The clock is ticking.
# Say what?
We'll be hearing a lot more from politicians after the summer recess
If you like listening in on Dáil debates, this upgrade will make it easier for you to figure out what’s going on.
# TV Gold
'You don't know about the disqualification?' - Spanish athlete finds out he's won gold on TV
His stunned reaction makes it.
# time is ticking
Don't have Windows 10 yet? You're going to start seeing full-screen reminders now
Microsoft will stop offering its free upgrade for free on 29 July and is going for one last push.
# easy does it
Those pushy Windows 10 upgrade alerts are getting a necessary change
Meanwhile, more than 350 million devices are running the operating system.
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Google has greatly improved one of the iPhone's forgotten features
Anyone remember Live Photos? Anyone?
# Disconnected
'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'
With the National Broadband Plan being delayed until 2022, the need for high-speed internet in places like Donegal only grows
# simplify
HTC's latest phone is tackling a problem that plagues most devices
The HTC 10 in coming out in May and it’s hoping to revitalise the company’s falling smartphone sales.
# Solar Power
The next Kindle could give you a compelling reason to upgrade
A rechargeable cover with solar panels could be a way to charge the next Kindle, which will be announced next week.
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New cars sales have been doing a roaring trade since the start of the year
They’re up by over a third.
# nail in the coffin
Internet Explorer has taken the penultimate step towards its end
Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, meaning only the final version is left.
# slow and steady
In the space of six months, Windows 10 has reached 200 million users
But much work remains if it wants to reach its target of one billion devices.
# swanky
Green light given for major €50 million redevelopment of Cork cinema
It is expected to bring around 1,000 jobs to the city centre.
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Former Manchester United defender takes on bigger role with La Liga side Valencia
Phil Neville has been at the Spanish club since July.
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Why Ireland's Rob Heffernan is now an 'Olympic medalist in waiting'
The Cork athlete finished fourth in London but could be awarded a bronze medal if the race winner is found guilty of doping.
# experiment
Microsoft is giving Windows 10 pirates an easier way to go official
It’s offering a one-click purchase option to US users that pirated Windows 10, and will expand it to other countries if successful.
# changing trains
Here are the new options train commuters into Dublin will have from next year
The Phoenix Park Tunnel will be open to commuter trains for the first time.
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The home of Leinster rugby will have a new name 'very soon'
RDS chief executive Michal Duffy says they are close to making an announcement on the deal.
# false hope
Microsoft caused some confusion over who exactly gets Windows 10 for free
You still need an official version of Windows 7 and 8.1 to be eligible.
# Coming Up
Here's what you need to know about Windows 10 before it arrives*
*Don’t worry, you have almost two months to prepare.
# property magazine
What is the Better Homes grant and how do you get one?
It’s all about the money, money, money.
# the upgrade
Solar water heating - believe it or not, we have enough sun for it
Harnessing the power of the sun… when it’s there.
# Windows 10
This is why Windows 10 is going to be the 'last version of Windows'
Microsoft want to deliver Windows as a service, providing smaller, more frequent updates instead of major ones.