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# tables - Monday 29 July, 2013

From The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State Brian Hayes This post contains videos

The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State

Minister of State Brian Hayes hopes to have details on every building, every piece of land and every table and chair owned by the State to be online by the beginning of next year.

# tables - Thursday 29 March, 2012

RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job

The RFU have confirmed they’ve agreed a four-year contract with the 42-year-old.

# tables - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Must do better: Ireland’s Six Nations end-of-term report card

Ireland have been often brilliant, frequently decent and occasionally awful in recent years. In this Six Nations Championship, they were all three at some stage.

# tables - Monday 19 March, 2012

Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath

Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.

# tables - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?

Ireland face a resurgent England at Twickenham in a much-anticipated St Patrick’s Day showdown.

# tables - Thursday 15 March, 2012

No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe

Tommy Bowe is aiming to finish the Six Nations on a high, and maybe even grab himself a sneaky try-scoring record along the way.

Has Ireland’s new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad?

Anthony Foley has come due to Ger Smal’s unfortunate ill-health. But has the enforced change helped Declan Kidney’s backroom?

# tables - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up…

Yesterday’s award shortlist was a farce, writes Tom Fox. Here’s who should be lauded.

Big talk: Ferris brands English ‘bad losers’

Stephen Ferris is the latest to stoke the flames ahead of Saturday’s visit to Twickenham.

Heaslip: ‘Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do’ Game On This post contains videos

Heaslip: ‘Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do’

The No.8 is looking forward to Saturday’s match.

# tables - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Opinion: England have come full circle

12 months on from an ambush in the Aviva, will England be wary of falling into the same old trap against Irish ‘underdogs’?

# tables - Monday 12 March, 2012

Looking back: here’s what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday

Section of the visitors’ media criticised the Irish for playing “very close to the edge of the laws all the time”.

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It’s Monday, so here’s your Six Nations team of the week

Donnacha Ryan made it, but who are the 14 others to join him? Right this way.

Five things we learned from this week’s Six Nations

On the penultimate weekend of the championship, there was still scope for surprise. Who knew?

# tables - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Six Nations as it happened: France v England

We went minute-by-minute as France attempted to keep their Six Nations Championship hopes alive against England.

# tables - Saturday 10 March, 2012

7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening…

Patrick McCarry is in his seat at the Aviva Stadium and ready for Ireland v Scotland. Here’s what’s in store.

Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland

Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.

# tables - Friday 9 March, 2012

Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage

We got in touch with our Celtic cousins via G-Mail and managed to find a little common ground ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

# tables - Thursday 8 March, 2012

SOB off: Peter O’Mahony will start against Scotland

The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.

England are ‘our best enemies’ say French ahead of Paris clash

Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.

# tables - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown

Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.

# tables - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…

Mike Ross shows off some of the battle scars he left the Stade de France with on Sunday evening.

Kearney demands greater ‘killer instinct’

The in-form fullback says Ireland were just ‘one or two percent’ from victory in Paris.

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury

The 33-year-old stepped down from Test rugby last October after captaining England at the World Cup in New Zealand.

Wales skipper Warburton out of Italy clash

Grand Slam chasing Welsh will be without their captain as prop Gethkin Jenkins takes the armband.

Opinion: O’Connell absence will prove more disruptive than O’Driscoll’s

Three acronyms have been very important to Ireland down the years, BOD, ROG and POC. Who will lead us now?

# tables - Monday 5 March, 2012

Opinion: A job half done in Paris

Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.

Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate

‘Trust me, in the changing rooms, there was a feeling of failure in the air. It didn’t feel like a draw.’

# tables - Sunday 4 March, 2012

‘Nobody likes a draw’ – Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance

Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.

Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris

The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.

Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort

The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.

‘We left it behind us’ – O’Connell frustrated by missed opportunity

“We’re playing some good rugby at times and we’re good enough to win these games so it’s very frustrating that we didn’t close it out.”

Six Nations: How Ireland rated

It was a close run thing and a massive collective effort. Here is our judgement on the 22 individual performances.

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?

If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.

# tables - Friday 2 March, 2012

O’Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash

Dr. Frank O’Driscoll thinks his son will be back in action in ‘three to four weeks’, in time for Leinster’s Heineken Cup defence and maybe even a trip to Thomond Park.

# tables - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off

The full-back has revealed that he faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee ligament injury.

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice What If This post contains videos

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice

Will Greenwood was on the whistle as skaters from both countries faced off.

Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris?

Is Peter O’Mahony the the key to an Irish win in Paris this weekend?

# tables - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return

Declan Kidney has stressed that an unchanged team does not mean that no thought went into the selection process.

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