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#Ireland

# ireland - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Letter from Surfers Paradise: Chilled-out Ireland look towards Brissy

Joe Schmidt’s squad took advantage of a couple of down days on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

From TheJournal.ie People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing' Housing Crisis

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

'There's a bit of slagging at the moment, calling him ROG!'

Conor Murray is looking forward to welcoming Joey Carbery to Munster next season.

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test

With two uncapped hookers left in his squad, Cheika has turned to the four-times capped Waratah.

'I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, that's it - I'm never going to play for Ireland''

In her weekly column, Saoirse Noonan takes us through some sporting highs and lows.

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start

Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.

# ireland - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'I try to email or text Joe at four o'clock in the morning to pay him back!'

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek has been enjoying his new role with Japanese club NEC Green Rockets.

Ireland shake off the travel and get serious about Wallabies challenge

Careful planning has helped Ireland to beat the effects of jet lag in Australia.

'We underestimated them. That was disrespectful and they taught us a lesson'

Will Genia says the Wallabies won’t be making the same mistake they made back in 2011.

# ireland - Monday 4 June, 2018

Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up

With Rory Best missing, the two vice-captains will fill the leadership mantle in Australia.

Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise

The journey began back in 2015 but has now moved onto a new level.

'Bet where you think you're going to win': Why Ireland is trying to learn from New Zealand

New Zealand has punched above it weight in the last two Olympic Games thanks to a bold funding model.

Genia and Wallabies set for 'war of attrition' with statistically-strong Ireland

Scrum-half Will Genia has done his homework on the visiting Six Nations champions.

# ireland - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon? Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

From The Daily Edge 5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral Funerals

5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral

What exactly makes a good Irish funeral?

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27

Former St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens made his Ireland debut against the USA.

# ireland - Saturday 2 June, 2018

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the United States in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

McNamara names five changes as Ireland U20s look to overcome Junior Springboks

Ireland take on South Africa tomorrow looking to get their World Rugby U20 Championship up and running.

'There’s a greater goal in mind' - Schmidt looking to trial things in Australia

The Ireland head coach is keen for his team to keeping winning but sees this tour as a chance to try new things.

# ireland - Friday 1 June, 2018

'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz

The head coach has long viewed the Ulster man as an invaluable presence on the field, so his off-field presence will be more than welcome approaching the first Test against the Wallabies.

'It's still quite raw at the moment but I'm happy that I made the right decision'

Joey Carbery explains why he has decided to move to Munster ahead of next season.

# ireland - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Stander hopes Carbery's grace under pressure can push Munster to final step Jc

Stander hopes Carbery's grace under pressure can push Munster to final step

The number eight also underlined that hard work and a full buy-in is required to settle in the southern province.

Schmidt on Carbery move: 'If you're not playing in the position it's hard to develop'

The Kiwi has often cited the need for Carbery to play more often at 10, but stressed that he had little to do with the 22-year-old’s move to Leinster’s great rivals.

Highlights: France come from 12 points down to beat Ireland at U20 World Championship Recap This post contains videos

Highlights: France come from 12 points down to beat Ireland at U20 World Championship

Noel McNamara’s side must now overcome South Africa.

Crusaders star could still feature against Ireland despite Wallabies omission

Melbourne-born flanker Pete Samu is eligible for Australia but needs NZR’s agreement to play.

# ireland - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Three quick-fire French tries keep Ireland from upsetting hosts in U20 World Championship opener

Noel McNamara’s men earned a bonus point in defeat, but must beat South Africa to remain in contention for the semi-finals.

As it happened: Ireland v France, World Rugby U20 Championship

We went minute-by-minute as Noel McNamara’s men began their tough Pool C schedule against the hosts in Perpignan.

From TheJournal.ie 4 events for... runners looking for a challenge, supporters looking for a spectacle Event Guide

4 events for... runners looking for a challenge, supporters looking for a spectacle

As Bruce Springsteen said, “Baby we were born to run.”

Australia's Reece Hodge believes Ireland are 'the form team in the world'

The Wallabies face Joe Schmidt’s side in a three-Test series, starting in Brisbane on 9 June.

# ireland - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Spain and Romania still not giving up on getting into Ireland's RWC pool

The fall-out from the Rugby Europe Championship shambles continues.

Young Munster's Hurley among three new caps for Ireland in U20 championship opener

Harry Byrne will steer the team from out-half against France.

Coleman laments 'sloppy' Irish performance by the Seine

‘Very few of us could come out of there with our heads held high.’

Ireland look towards Australia as Leinster crop hope to bring winning momentum

Leinster hooker Sean Cronin is excited to get back into international camp for the next month.

'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien

The back row is having to busy himself with rehab and racing before approaching a comeback in the new season.

# ireland - Monday 28 May, 2018

As it happened: France v Ireland, international friendly

France took on Ireland, with Martin O’Neill giving a number of youngsters the chance to impress.

From The Daily Edge 'We watched Ireland rip off one of the chains that tied us to the country that succeeded in shutting women up' A New Ireland

'We watched Ireland rip off one of the chains that tied us to the country that succeeded in shutting women up'

Saturday brought an end to the idea that Irish people are conservative.

Stuart Olding signs two-year contract with French side Brive

The Irishman will link up with former Ulster second row Jeremy Davidson in France.

# ireland - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Sensational Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe earns gold for Ireland at World Cup

It’s been a brilliant few days for Irish modern pentathletes in Sofia.

# ireland - Thursday 24 May, 2018

'He's Irish. He plays for Ireland' - Keane responds to West Ham owner's comments on Rice Committed This post contains videos

'He's Irish. He plays for Ireland' - Keane responds to West Ham owner's comments on Rice

Declan Rice’s decision to represent the Boys in Green is ‘pretty straightforward’, according to the assistant boss.

First senior call-ups for League of Ireland pair as O'Neill confirms squad for upcoming friendlies

Martin O’Neill has announced his final squad as Ireland prepare to France and the United States next week.