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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 23 June, 2018

#Ireland

# ireland - Friday 15 June, 2018

'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'

'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'

The Leinster man returns to Ireland’s number 10 shirt as they look to level the series in Australia.

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'

Cian Healy is fired up to put things right at scrum time against the Wallabies.

# ireland - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies?

Marius van der Westhuizen had some big decisions to make in Brisbane.

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut

The 26-year-old will be covering the second row and blindside flank on Saturday against the Wallabies.

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

The Leinster hooker is absent from the matchday 23 for the second Test against the Wallabies.

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test

Tadhg Beirne could make his Ireland debut from the bench in Melbourne.

'I love the land, I love the people and I’m optimistic for what Zimbabwe can become'

David Pocock showed no ill effects on his return to Test rugby against Ireland last weekend.

# ireland - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Which Irish President Are You? Miggeldy

Which Irish President Are You?

Miggeldy or de Valera?

Letter from Melbourne: Wallabies struggle for attention in AFL country

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad have been working towards rebounding on Saturday.

A first professional defeat but James Ryan's remarkable rise continues

The 21-year-old had another impressive outing against the Wallabies last weekend.

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies

Brandon Paenga-Amosa had a remarkable rise over the last year.

'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'

Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell wants to see what the players are made of in Melbourne.

From TheJournal.ie Ifco stands by 18s rating for Irish film despite it being given a 15s cert in the UK Kissing Candice This post contains videos

Ifco stands by 18s rating for Irish film despite it being given a 15s cert in the UK

Kissing Candice is the debut feature by director Aoife McArdle.

# ireland - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

World Cup dream comes to heartbreaking end as Ireland fall just short in Norway

The game finished 1-0, with Caroline Graham Hansen hitting home from the spot.

Ireland one match from U20 World Cup relegation after being torn apart by 6-try Scots

Noel McNamara’s men will have to beat either Georgia or Japan to play in this tournament again next summer.

Analysis: The CJ Stander non-try that could have changed the first Test

The Ireland number eight says he knew Rob Herring was in support but backed himself.

'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads'

Andy Farrell is looking for improvements from Ireland’s defence this weekend in Melbourne.

Once a viral hit, Tongan Thor now making an explosive impact for Wallabies

Brad Thorn has been a big influence on the Queensland Reds tighthead prop.

Sexton set to call the shots after Carbery gets crucial experience in Oz

The Munster-bound out-half did well in the biggest start of his career so far.

# ireland - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 5 breathtaking Irish coastal drives to check out while the weather's great Beside The Seaside

5 breathtaking Irish coastal drives to check out while the weather's great

Pack up a picnic and hit the road.

Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game

Joe Schmidt’s side surprisingly targeted the Wallabies fullback with their first two restarts.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is an urgency to this': The government wants to double Ireland's 'global footprint' by 2025 Global Ireland

'There is an urgency to this': The government wants to double Ireland's 'global footprint' by 2025

The government launched its Global Ireland plan today.

From TheJournal.ie 500,000 tickets allocated for Pope's mass as full Irish schedule is confirmed The Pope

500,000 tickets allocated for Pope's mass as full Irish schedule is confirmed

Details of the August visit have been confirmed this morning.

Earls must complete HIA protocols but team changes will strengthen Ireland

Joe Schmidt is set to bring back in the likes of Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.

'Fatigue makes cowards of us all' - Kearney and Ireland look to bounce back

The Leinster man produced some uncharacteristic mistakes against the Wallabies.

Ireland under pressure in Melbourne but Schmidt feels they aren't far off

The Wallabies will be looking to wrap up a series success at AAMI Park on Saturday.

# ireland - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Success continues for Sam Bennett as Irish rider records Rund um Köln win in Germany

The 27-year-old claimed his fourth win of the current UCI season following three stage wins at the Giro d’Italia.

'We've just got to get better': Long-term goals will keep Ireland's plan in place despite defeat

The Kiwi cut a frustrated but not panicked figure after a rare loss yesterday.

'We know it's going to get harder' - Cheika expects Ireland to improve

The Wallabies boss believes Ireland will be better with another week’s preparation under their belts.

# ireland - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown

The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.

'I went up to Carbery after the game and said, 'I love your work'' 10

'I went up to Carbery after the game and said, 'I love your work''

The Ireland out-half got valuable experience for 57 minutes against the Wallabies.

Schmidt points to 'skinny' margins after Ireland's defeat to Wallabies

The Ireland head coach felt his side created chances but couldn’t find the finishing touch.

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia Land Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia

Murray Kinsella joined us from Brisbane to look back at Ireland’s defeat to Australia this morning.

Ireland's attack lacks creative edge to leave Schmidt's side chasing Wallabies

The tourists couldn’t create enough clear try-scoring chances in Brisbane.

Ireland's winning streak over as Cheika's Wallabies power to Brisbane victory

Joe Schmidt’s team were second best and find themselves 1-0 down in the series.

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, first Test

We followed all the action from Brisbane as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland faced the Wallabies in their summer series opener.

Grand Slam champs Ireland look to repeat 1979 feats in Australia

The Wallabies are planning to use their exciting backline stars to run at Joe Schmidt’s side.

'I thought, 'If I can do Ireland and that side of the world, I can do Japan''

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek explains how his new life in Japan has pushed his coaching forward.