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#Ireland

# ireland - Friday 23 February, 2018

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

From TheJournal.ie Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions Droughts And Floods

Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions

A landmark study has predicted that climate change will push European cities “beyond breaking point”.

From TheJournal.ie Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# ireland - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks Good Friday Agreement

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

'Chris's temperament tells me that he won't get spooked by all of that'

Bernard Jackman knows Ireland centre Chris Farrell better than most, having worked with him in Grenoble.

# ireland - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

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'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry

Andrew Porter and John Ryan are next in line for Joe Schmidt’s team.

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'

Having missed out on November, the in-form Sean Cronin is taking satisfaction in vital contributions no matter what stage of the match.

# ireland - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves'

Rob Kearney will be a key part of the battle of the backfield and the kicking games on Saturday.

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

'It just doesn't feel like the other knee': O'Mahony's 2015 injury can't just be forgotten

The blindside no longer thinks about his ACL when running out for games, but he has to keep it in mind throughout the rest of his work week.

# ireland - Monday 19 February, 2018

Wales give 'green light' for returning stars Faletau, Halfpenny, Biggar and Williams

Warren Gatland’s injury list has been considerably shortened ahead of Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales

Losses in Cardiff and a draw last time out in Dublin have left Ireland without a Six Nations win over Wales since 2014.

'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey'

Shane Williams is hopeful Wales can hang onto more players like James McCarthy in the future.

Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.

# ireland - Sunday 18 February, 2018

‘He’s always had to prove himself’ - Ken Owens believes Warren Gatland doesn’t get credit he deserves

Gatland will take charge of his 100th game as Wales boss against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men to drive from Mayo to Mongolia to raise money for the homeless Mongol Rally

Irish men to drive from Mayo to Mongolia to raise money for the homeless

They’ll set off on the adventure on 7 July.

From TheJournal.ie Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040 City Debate

Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040

The plan recognises Drogheda in the context of the Dublin to Belfast economic corridor instead.

# ireland - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'You heard the likes of Darce and Drico talking about it when you were in your mid-20s'

Fergus McFadden has been rejuvenated this season and has returned to the Ireland set-up.

# ireland - Friday 16 February, 2018

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt

The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.

Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths

Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.

# ireland - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland

We’ve dug into the detail of Ireland’s rucking efforts against Italy last weekend.

'The concussion hit me for six really' - Ireland's Egan happy to be back after fears

The Brentford skipper sustained two concussions in quick succession this season.

From The Daily Edge 12 things that will only make sense to someone who is permanently freezing Permanently Freezing

12 things that will only make sense to someone who is permanently freezing

We can see you shivering from here.

# ireland - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Wales match may come too soon, but Ringrose ready to step up return

Stuart Lancaster suggests the centre may make his return against the Kings and does not expect to have Robbie Henshaw available to take on Saracens on 1 April.

'I'm very happy with that' - Ireland's Westgaard finishes 62nd at Winter Olympics

The Norway-born athlete, whose mother hails from Galway, secured a time of three minutes and 29.6 seconds.

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# ireland - Monday 12 February, 2018

Henshaw blow will be felt but Ireland confident as they head for Athlone

Joe Schmidt has competition for places in key areas of the pitch and his squad has real belief.

Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan

The Leinster fullback has provided important composure and solidity in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and Celtic football families attend funeral of Liam Miller in Cork RIP

Ireland and Celtic football families attend funeral of Liam Miller in Cork

The former international was laid to rest after his death from cancer.

Henshaw ruled out of Six Nations but Furlong looks good for Wales

The outside centre suffered a shoulder injury against Italy.

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week Round 2 This post contains videos

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

St. Andrew's products Larmour and Porter learning from Ireland experiences

Larmour made his Ireland debut, while Porter impressed in his first Six Nations apperance.

# ireland - Sunday 11 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge 8 moments that will give any Irish person pure goosebumps Irish People

8 moments that will give any Irish person pure goosebumps

Strolling down memory lane.

'We're just gutted for her. She's a big part of this squad and is going to be a big loss'

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs confirmed that Alison Miller sustained a compound ankle fracture in today’s win over Italy.