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James Tracy: No complaints at Ireland omission

Leinster hooker James Tracy admits he would be “delusional” to expect to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

The 27-year-old won his first cap against Canada in November 2016, and made his Six Nations debut against Italy three months later. Four caps followed, on the 2017 summer ...

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High School Clonmel making historic Senior Cup debut

History will be made this afternoon when High School Clonmel step out onto the Musgrave Park pitch as the Tipperary school play in the Munster Senior Cup for the first time.

An enthralling 17-17 draw against SMI Newcastle West in the qualifying round was enough for Clonmel to advance as ...

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Six Nations success a double-edged sword, says Byrne

The Six Nations may be just 10 days away, but the World Cup in Japan this autumn looms large on the Irish rugby landscape.

Joe Schmidt will be working his troops hard in the Algarve with an eye to the visit of England next week, but deep down his thoughts are on Yokohama and the opening ...

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Kyne: Take Dubs out of Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-finals

Galway defender Declan Kyne says more of Dublin’s championship games should be moved out of Croke Park.

Kyne (28) and Galway lost out to Dublin in an All-Ireland semi-final at Jones Road last summer and the Clonbur club man believes home advantage played a part on the day. That was the ...

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Garda chiefs to hold urgent Brexit meeting with frontline supervisors

Garda management has agreed to hold an urgent meeting with frontline supervisors over mounting concerns about Brexit.

The meeting between officials from the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) and senior commissioners is expected to take place next week.

The meeting ...

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‘Over the ditch, but I’m still emigrating’: Brexit fear prompts farmer to split land

A father and son along the Irish border will soon be looking at each other over the ditch from different jurisdictions after splitting their farm along border lines due to Brexit concerns.

David Crockett’s family — distant relatives of the famous American frontier hero — bought the ...

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Brexit: Border control could move to Europe

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told opposition leaders there is a “risk” border checks in a no-deal Brexit could be operated in France or the Netherlands as opposed to on the island of Ireland.

In a private meeting with party leaders yesterday evening, Mr Varadkar and his department ...

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‘Government is not in denial’ about return of hard border

The Government has been accused of being “in denial” over the potential return of a hard border after the European Commission said it is an “obvious” consequence of Britain crashing out of the EU without a Brexit deal.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s spokesperson and Tánaiste Simon ...

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Sala 'concerned about plane' in final audio message

Cardiff City's record new signing Emiliano Sala expressed concern about his plane shortly before the light aircraft disappeared over the English Channel, according to an audio message sent to friends and relatives.

The 28-year-old Argentine striker, signed on Saturday from French club ...

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Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company will remain unchanged, a company spokesman has said.

"We are moving the location of our European headquarters' registration to ...

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Spike Lee jumps for joy after hearing Oscar nominations

Spike Lee jumped for jump after realising BlacKkKlansman had earned six Oscar nominations.

The filmmaker picked up his first best director nod for the film, in a category also featuring Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite, Adam McKay for Vice ...

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Murphy and Daly roll on in Mother Hegarty cup

Aidan Murphy and Gary Daly progressed in the Mother Hegarty Cup at Lyre.

Murphy beat James O’Donovan in the last shot. O’Donovan opened with a brilliant bowl to the end of the soccer pitch, which Murphy missed by 50m. Murphy then reduced the odds to 20m with a great second past the ...

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Gaelcholáiste Mhuire claim All-Ireland basketball glory

The Hannigan brothers — James and Scott — lit up the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght yesterday as they powered Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG to U19A Boys Subway Schools Cup glory. The pair hit 53 points between them in a 68-79 victory over Mercy Mounthawk. Their scoring coupled with a ...

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Pep: City youngsters must seize the day

Pep Guardiola has warned that no youngsters will be gifted a place in his star-studded Manchester City side.

City are keen for players from their much-vaunted academy to progress to the first team, but manager Guardiola has made it clear that they have to earn that right through hard ...

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‘We pray for positive news’

The search for the missing plane taking Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala to his new team in Wales was called off for the night last night with authorities not expecting to find any survivors in the English Channel.

Police said floating objects had been seen in the water but they were ...

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Children’s hospital costs hike ‘of significant concern’

Senior health officials will today tell TDs of concern about excessive costs involved in the construction of the national children’s hospital and how this “will undoubtedly impact on other priority health investments”.

It has also emerged the head of the Department of Public ...

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Spike Lee jumps for joy after hearing Oscar nominations

Spike Lee jumped for jump after realising BlacKkKlansman had earned six Oscar nominations.

The filmmaker picked up his first best director nod for the film, in a category also featuring Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite, Adam McKay for Vice ...

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Shane Ross says EU inquiry needed into cost of Irish motor insurance premiums

An inquiry should be held into the cost of motor insurance premiums in Ireland, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said.

“It is my instinct that this should be looked at more carefully and in greater detail. To see how the premiums are calculated.”

Mr Ross said while motor ...

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Forrester to rejoin Saints
Former Ireland U21 cap Christopher Forrester will become a Saint again and try to relaunch his career in Ireland with St Patrick's Athletic after his contract with SPL side Aberdeen ended due to family reasons. ...
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5 years for one-punch killer who attacked dad as he celebrated twin girls' christening

Vytautas Racys, of The Oak, Lough na Glack, Carrickmacross, pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of fitness instructor Seamus Bell on Main Street, Carrickmacross, on January 20, 2018.

Judge John Aylmer passed the sentence at the Circuit Criminal Court in Monaghan yesterday, with credit ...

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Nama links up with Cairn to build 550 homes in Dublin 13

Under the agreement, a new company - 75pc owned by Cairn Homes and 25pc by Nama - has been set up to develop a site in Dublin 13.

It is understood that Nama will provide the land for the joint venture. However, spokespeople for both Cairn and Nama would not comment on the value of the ...

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