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Dublin: 3 °C Friday 24 March, 2017

#Ireland

# ireland - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

From The Daily Edge Michael D. Higgins meeting Martin Scorcese is as adorable as you'd imagine Marty Meets Michael
From The Daily Edge 18 thoughts we all have while sitting in a towel after the shower Post Shower Thoughts

18 thoughts we all have while sitting in a towel after the shower

The ultimate act of procrastination.

From TheJournal.ie Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo Michael D

Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo

One of the all-time great Irish photos.

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France? Round 3 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France?

The big one kicks off at 4.50pm this afternoon.

# ireland - Friday 24 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge An Irish journalist had an excellent response when a troll suggested Aoife was a 'smug, posh name' Aoife
From The Daily Edge Everyone fell for the lovely Clare farmer getting excited about his calves on the RTÉ News So Proud
From The Daily Edge 15 times Amy Huberman’s Instagram was a gift to us all Hubes

15 times Amy Huberman’s Instagram was a gift to us all

For the puns alone.

Ireland's U20s will need to keep a close eye on the 17-year-old son of a France legend tonight

Nigel Carolan’s side are looking to make it three wins from three.

# ireland - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge Only A True Crisps Master Will Get 100% In This Quiz The Real McCoy

Only A True Crisps Master Will Get 100% In This Quiz

Experts only, please.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park win over England 10 years ago?

Cast your mind back to that historic day in 2007, the day Ireland hosted England at Croke Park.

'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose

The centre will win just his sixth cap this Saturday, but is lapping up every lesson.

Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in

Joe Schmidt expects to need both of his out-halves against France.

From The Daily Edge A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday Roll The Window Down

A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday

And a Lenten box will be available too.

Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France

The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.

From The Daily Edge Shout out to the Young Fine Gael lad caught winking on live telly last night Wink Wink

Shout out to the Young Fine Gael lad caught winking on live telly last night

He’s learned the Enda wink anyway.

Ireland hockey captain David Harte wins world Goalkeeper of the Year

It’s the second consecutive award for the Corkman.

From The Daily Edge There's a cute little 'Que Sera Sera' notice on all Dublin Bus stops today in honour of Storm Doris The Future's Not Ours To See

Testy session with Schmidt's seniors has raised U20s' game for France showdown

Lock Oisin Dowling is confident Nigel Carolan’s side can produce a much-improved performance tomorrow night.

# ireland - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack

The Irish forwards face their biggest challenge yet this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Spread the news to your American friends - Kerrygold is banned in the state of Wisconsin Butter Madness

Spread the news to your American friends - Kerrygold is banned in the state of Wisconsin

An old law means you can’t buy the popular butter in the US state

From The Daily Edge Kerrygold has been banned from sale in one American state and people are like, 'Oh hell no' Butter Smuggling

Kerrygold has been banned from sale in one American state and people are like, 'Oh hell no'

You won’t find Kerrygold in Wisconsin.

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

# ireland - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

IRFU to pull three key Ireland players from Six Nations to go on 7s duty

Tom Tierney’s side are set to lose Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell.

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.

New Jersey date with US set for Ireland's summer schedule

Ireland will clock up the air miles this summer as they travel to face the USA before a two Test tour of Japan.

Bastareaud and Chouly ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

The French pair will not travel to Dublin after sustaining injuries.

Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations

Connacht forward Cillian Gallagher could be out for six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals

Heaslip wasn’t confident of even playing in Japan after the painful quarter-final exit to Argentina, but a lot has passed under the bridge since.

# ireland - Monday 20 February, 2017

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow

Rob Kearney is scheduled to take part in contact training today and is also expected to train fully tomorrow.

Billy Vunipola admits he 'probably won't make' Six Nations finale against Ireland

The Saracens back row was the a clear key to England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones last year.

From TheJournal.ie Anger as ambassador hits out at claims Ireland will leave the EU Irexit

Anger as ambassador hits out at claims Ireland will leave the EU

Daniel Mulhall criticised ‘snide’ remarks published in the Daily Telegraph.

From The Daily Edge This is the story behind *that* iconic photo of Michael D on a BMX Michael D

This is the story behind *that* iconic photo of Michael D on a BMX

One of the all-time great Irish photos.

Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on

He was rested in Connacht’s win, with Pat Lam doing ‘what’s best for Ireland, what’s best for Connacht and what’s best for Kieran Marmion.’

Ringrose feeling the pressure but 'loving every second' of his first Six Nations

“I’m just trying to learn and enjoy every second of the opportunities I do get.”

# ireland - Sunday 19 February, 2017

France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash

Brice Dulin and Henry Chavancy have been named in a 31-man squad for the visit to Dublin.

Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France

Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Saturday’s game.

From The Daily Edge A group of Connacht rugby players visited a hospice in Galway for Valentine's Day Chocolate And Flowers
From The Daily Edge 18 of the very best reactions to Pint Baby One Night In Clare

18 of the very best reactions to Pint Baby

We’ve taken him into our hearts.