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'Rog didn't see himself like the boys saw him, as a legend of international rugby'

RONAN O’GARA rarely lacks in conviction, either in word or deed. However, the biggest hurdle he had to scale as a coach in New Zealand was mounting the confidence to back up those convictions, according to Ryan Crotty.

O'Gara with Ryan Crotty and, left, forwards coach Jason Ryan. ...

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Sexton: 'Every chance you get to play the All Blacks is a very special thing'

AFTER THE JAUNT in Chicago and the Pumas precursor, a first rendezvous with the almighty All Blacks in two years, and a renewal of battle lines in Dublin, offers Ireland another rare glimpse of the most prized scalp of all.

It is already been anticipated as the Test match of the year, the ...

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Sterling see-saws on Brexit on-off deal hopes

By Eamon Quinn

Sterling had one of its most volatile sessions as the currency initially slumped on fears over UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership but later rebounded on renewed hopes for a Brexit breakthrough.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s remarks that the ...

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7 acts of breathtakingly petty revenge

We humans are a staggeringly petty bunch.

Reddit user chipdumper posed the question “What is your most memorable story of petty revenge?” – and the answers did not disappoint.

Of course it goes without saying – don’t try these at home.

1. ...

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Emotional John Legend praises ‘inspirational’ wife Chrissy Teigen

An emotional John Legend paid tribute to his wife Chrissy Teigen and described her as “the kind of woman you write songs about”.

The couple met in 2007 before marrying in 2013 and have two children together – daughter Luna, two, and six-month-old son Miles ...

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Ireland must earn All Blacks’ respect again but Sexton wary of ref Barnes

Chicago, November 2016 will forever be seared into the minds of Irish rugby supporters, for obvious reasons. The place and time of a first victory over New Zealand in 111 years has that effect and it was a moment to be savoured.

Johnny Sexton will have felt exactly the same after those ...

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Sand, sea and sunsets: A history of Enniscrone Golf Club

By Kevin Markham

It was a long time ago when I first visited Enniscrone. I was 13 and I played a links that Eddie Hackett designed in 1970. The course had been here since the 1930s but now holes slipped into the big dunes that divided the links from Killala Bay. It was also in 1970 that ...

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Conor Nash says AFL poachers should compensate GAA clubs

By Paul Keane

Rising Australian Rules star Conor Nash believes AFL clubs should pay ‘compensation’ to the GAA clubs they recruit from.

Former Meath minor Nash made his competitive debut for Hawthorn in August and played in their last five games, scoring two goals.

The ...

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Seamus Coleman wants Republic of Ireland to finish the year on a high

Seamus Coleman has urged his Republic of Ireland team-mates to end a difficult year on a high by gaining revenge on Denmark for their World Cup heartache.

Twelve months ago, Everton full-back Coleman was still recovering from the horrific double leg break he suffered against Wales ...

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Brian O’Driscoll and Tana Umaga bury hatchet over tackle on 2005 Lions tour

Brian O’Driscoll and Tana Umaga insist any lingering scars from the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour have finally healed.

O’Driscoll admitted he still carries regrets over the fallout from Umaga and Keven Mealamu’s tackle that left him with a dislocated shoulder ...

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Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

An avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party’s biggest coup of the US midterm elections – flipping a red state’s US Senate seat.

Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake.

The race against Republican Martha McSally ...

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California wildfire becomes deadliest in state history

At least 42 people have died in a wildfire in Northern California, making it the deadliest blaze in state history.

Authorities reported 13 more fatalities as the search for bodies continued.

Victims were found in burned-out cars, in the smouldering ruins of their homes, or ...

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Theresa May to face restive ministers after warning Brussels over Brexit deal

Theresa May has warned Brussels she will not sign up to a Brexit agreement “at any cost”, amid signs of further rebellion among her senior ministers.

The British Prime Minister will hold a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street today after using a London speech to say she ...

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Criminalise purchase of sex to tackle human trafficking, report says

Criminalising the purchase of sex is the most effective way to end demand and effectively tackle human trafficking, a report has found.

The research, which examined legislative approaches to prostitution and trafficking in six EU member states including Ireland, also recommended the ...

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Post-mortem due on body of man found in Dublin

A post-mortem is due to take place today on the body of a man found dead at a house on Dublin's Navan Road.

Gardaí say they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding his death.

They are awaiting forensic results to determine the course of their inquiry.

The body was ...

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Ireland must earn All Blacks’ respect again but Sexton wary of ref Barnes

Chicago, November 2016 will forever be seared into the minds of Irish rugby supporters, for obvious reasons. The place and time of a first victory over New Zealand in 111 years has that effect and it was a moment to be savoured.

Johnny Sexton will have felt exactly the same after those ...

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Free late-night parking in bid to secure Cork car ban

Free late-night parking will be introduced in Cork’s two public car parks from next weekend in a bid to secure the afternoon car ban on the city’s main street.

City officials unveiled the measure last night after days of criticism about the time-regulated bus lanes on St ...

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Becoming by Michelle Obama: the former first lady gets personal

For anyone who’s wondering: No, she’s not running. In her new memoir, Becoming – a book whose reportedly enormous advance rendered its contents almost as closely guarded as the bullion at Fort Knox – Michelle Obama puts to rest any speculation about her political ambitions. “I’ve ...

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High Socksiety: This Galway company specialises in arty socks

The Irish Socksciety, a Galway-based company specialising in “arty” socks, celebrated its first birthday this month by joining forces with Irish graffiti artist Shane O’Malley. Known for his bold colours and simple geometric shapes, O’Malley’s work, which focuses on the themes of ...

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Deceptive canal bank terrace with strong local appeal for €795,000

This corner property at 4 Sussex Terrace – just opposite the Mespil Estate – along the Grand Canal in Dublin 4 is very deceptive.

From outside the front door you might expect the sound of prevailing rush-hour traffic coupled with the noise from the mammoth construction works on the ...

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How detailed should our architect’s plan be?

We are planning an extension to our property with renovation works included. Our architect has produced drawings of the proposed works. However, we note that the detail included is not comprehensive. What level of detail should we go into at this stage so that the builder on site knows what is ...

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