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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

Analysis: O’Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies

There was almost a repeat of Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand, but they showed their mental edge this time.

‘Sexton schooled the Wallaby playmakers’ – Aussie media reaction to Irish win

Several Australian journalists pointed to the kicking from Joe Schmidt’s side as a key factor in the outcome.

Analysis: Australia’s first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone

Ireland’s defensive concerns were alarming in the opening 40 minutes in Dublin on Saturday.

Ireland prop Ross: ‘That’s Irish sport for you – you’re either a hero or a villain!’

The 34-year-old underlined his importance to Ireland during the November Tests.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Analysis: Ireland’s first-quarter blitz lays foundation for win over Wallabies

We break down Ireland’s scintillating opening 16 minutes against Michael Cheika’s side last night.

Should Bernard Foley’s try for Australia against Ireland have been allowed?

Was it a forward pass from Phipps? You tell us…

Sexton, Kearney and D’Arcy all set for return-to-play protocols

Conor Murray also underwent a Head Injury Assessment during the clash with Australia yesterday.

Schmidt’s Ireland are a big threat going into the World Cup – Cheika

The Wallabies head coach was making no excuses for his side’s disappointing defeat in Dublin.

Terenure and Clontarf back to winning ways as Galwegians soar in 1B

Get all the results and scorers from yesterday’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A and 1B action.

‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17-0′: O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

‘We’ve been here before’: Ireland’s end to terrific 2014 just a reminder of a cautionary tale

Captain Paul O’Connell isn’t going to forget the nightmare that followed Ireland’s last November clean sweep.

# ireland - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Best proud of Ireland’s mental strength to avoid All Blacks defeat repeat

After three wins in November, the Ireland hooker recalled a similar situation back in 2006.

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Henshaw learning from BOD but standing up for Ireland by himself

The retired Ireland legend has been helping the Connacht man out this month.

Sexton misses out as Retallick named World Rugby Player of the Year

The New Zealand second row becomes the fourth man from his country to win the trophy.


From The Daily Edge Here is Sinead O’Connor’s call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show Spirit Of 1916

Here is Sinead O’Connor’s call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show

She called for “the creation of a second Republic of Ireland.”

There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell

Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.

# ireland - Friday 21 November, 2014

Analysis: Australia’s defensive changes open opportunities for Ireland

We pick out some potential weaknesses for Joe Schmidt’s men to exploit tomorrow evening.

RTÉ sent Tom McGuirk out to the Bush and he came back with this brilliant Ireland v Australia promo Fire And Ice This post contains videos

You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don’t know your name — Mike Ross

The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.

Hooper enjoying life under Cheika ahead of meeting with in-form Ireland

‘They are number three in the world now, a spot that we’ve held for most of the year,’ says the Wallabies openside.

O’Connell: Ireland better prepared to face ‘super power’ Australia than last year

The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.

Katie Taylor reaches semi-finals of World Championships without throwing a punch

The Bray native will now face Jinhua Yin of China on Sunday for a spot in the final.

Zebo and Ireland giving little away about plan of attack against Australia

How will Joe Schmidt’s side take on the Wallabies?

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More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

27 tough and intense pics from the International Rules down through the years

Ireland face Australia in Perth tomorrow in the latest test. We’ve taken a look back at the games down through the years.

# ireland - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Best is back with D’Arcy named inside centre for Ireland’s clash with Australia

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.

Win over Australia can prove that Schmidt’s Ireland are a consistent force

Ireland international wing Fergus McFadden is in no doubt that Schmidt has already achieved that goal.

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‘Revenge porn’ may not be punishable through Irish law

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

Toomua and Speight to start as Australia make four changes for Ireland Test

Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Kurtley Beale are among a provisional 11 replacements named by Michael Cheika.

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The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way

Simon Easterby’s pack has picked up where they left off under John Plumtree last season.

‘Just because you’re injured doesn’t mean you’ve got no involvement’

Leinster and Ireland wing Fergus McFadden explains how the rehab club remain central to the province.

# ireland - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Irish International Rules team hit the bright lights of Perth before Saturday’s test

The test match against Australia takes place next Saturday for Paul Earley’s side.

Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep

‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’

Welsh rugby moves closer to Irish system with 12 dual contract offers

Dan Lydiate is among the Welsh players currently considering one of the new national deals.

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There are 300 slaves in Ireland (and the Government’s response is ranked pretty well)

We rank second last on a global index of the prevalence of modern slavery.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one Immigration

Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one

Luxembourg’s massive foreign born population means they’re on top.

# ireland - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland line-up to face the Wallabies

The centre pairing is again the big call in the starting XV.

Dunphy: Keane ‘circus’ is out of control and will soon impact Ireland results

“Unless Martin O’Neill gets a grip of it then it’s going to get worse.”

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