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#Ireland

# ireland - Monday 5 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules Rules And Regulations

There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules

It describes the limited circumstances when a political cause can be promoted by a charity.

Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try

Joe Schmidt will have been frustrated by how Ireland conceded to les Bleus.

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases

The Munster man was one of the last to know that Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

From TheJournal.ie Over one million people tuned in to see Ireland’s victory against France on Saturday Tuned In

Over one million people tuned in to see Ireland’s victory against France on Saturday

The match viewing peaked at 789,000 with an average audience of 572,000 tuning in.

Van der Flier out for the season with knee injury, Conway set to miss Italy clash

In positive news, Dave Kilcoyne has re-joined the squad.

'Getting through something like that, I think it helps build the group together'

Joe Schmidt is hopeful that the circumstances of the win in Paris will have built Ireland’s resolve and the resilience.

Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland

The Connacht man is keen to keep adding to his caps under Joe Schmidt.

Leavy eyes up opportunity to make a claim for Ireland's seven jersey

The 23-year-old was superb for Joe Schmidt’s side off the bench in Paris.

# ireland - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'I'm sure we'll get a bit of stick for it in the review, for celebrating like footballers!'

Conor Murray says he knew Johnny Sexton’s drop goal was going over as soon as he hit it.

# ireland - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'It's pretty hard to explain how you feel when you think the game has got away'

Joe Schmidt was relieved and thrilled after Johnny Sexton’s late, late drop goal.

Rory Best says he was advised to attend trial of Ulster teammates

The Ireland captain spoke after his side’s win in Paris in the Six Nations.

From TheJournal.ie 'He was the One Direction of his day': These musicians want to resurrect the almost-forgotten Thomas Moore Moore's Melodies

'He was the One Direction of his day': These musicians want to resurrect the almost-forgotten Thomas Moore

Thanks to Moore, we have Irish songs and music that would have died with end of oral history.

Sexton: 'I just wanted one more chance'

The out-half hopes Ireland’s late efforts will be a defining moment come the end of the Championship.

Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again Unforgettable This post contains videos

Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again

Ireland got their 2018 Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with an iconic winning kick.

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France

‘Bottle and brilliance – can’t buy it.’

Sexton is clutch personified and more talking points from Ireland's dramatic win in Paris Iconic This post contains videos

Sexton is clutch personified and more talking points from Ireland's dramatic win in Paris

We thought the game, and the Championship, was gone.

Stunning Johnny Sexton drop-goal steals Paris win for Schmidt's Ireland

Joe Schmidt’s men stole the win at the very death, just their third in France since 1972.

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute, all the way to the end, in Paris.

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

'It’s not even just that he’s a great athlete, but he adores training, he loves the gym'

21-year-old James Ryan has been earmarked for success since an early age.

# ireland - Friday 2 February, 2018

Second-half fightback sees Ireland come close but they begin with defeat in Bordeaux

The hosts ultimately proved too hot to handle as Noel McNamara’s men found form in the second 40.

'They are probably a little bit unaware as to the magnitude of the game'

Jacob Stockdale, Bundee Aki and James Ryan are set for their Six Nations debuts.

Ireland captain Rory Best refuses to comment on attending team-mates' trial

Best will captain Ireland against France in the Six Nations tomorrow.

Schmidt trusts in 'the bubble' to shield Ireland's players from serious matters outside

The workload Schmidt gives players is usually enough to keep focus from drifting, but that has been challenged this week with two internationals on trial in Belfast.

# ireland - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Henshaw and Aki back together as Schmidt trusts in Ryan for French clash

Devin Toner joins Luke McGrath and Fergus McFadden among Ireland’s replacements for the trip to Paris.

James Ryan is 'an unbelievable player' says Ireland lock Devin Toner

The 21-year-old is expected to be part of Ireland’s team to face France this weekend.

# ireland - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Is the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' mascot offensive? This US sports broadcaster thinks so Leprechaun Hunt

Is the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' mascot offensive? This US sports broadcaster thinks so

“Pernicious, negative stereotypes of marginalised people that offend even some among them should be changed.”

Games like this French one were top reason O'Mahony stayed in Ireland

The Munster captain is feeling fit and excited for the upcoming Six Nations campaign.

'France have a staff that doesn't really inspire confidence and that's a bonus for Ireland'

Dragons coach Bernard Jackman spent six years working in French rugby.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland Deprived

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

# ireland - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Smiling assassin Stockdale relishing more and more time on the big stage

‘It gives you a taste for big-time rugby. Once you get a taste of it, you want to get it again and again and again.’

Munster centre Arnold trains with Schmidt's Ireland at Carton House

The 21-year-old has been enjoying a promising season with Munster.

Ireland trust officials to help avoid repeat of the last punishing Paris visit

‘I’m sure Nigel Owens and his team will have full control of that.’

'We like to be appreciated as people' but Kearney well able to deal with outside criticism

The fullback is often the first cut to be called for when a new counter-attacking talent comes along.

# ireland - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Kilcoyne out of France clash but Ireland enjoying the sun in Spain

Ireland are focusing on the challenge of a trip to France on 3 February.

From TheJournal.ie Top UK Brexit official expects a deal to be reached for leaving the EU 'before the end of March' Brexit

Top UK Brexit official expects a deal to be reached for leaving the EU 'before the end of March'

David Davis said both sides should have agreed the “substantive” terms of their permanent future relationship by March 2019.