# 2016

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Court of Appeal
Man has conviction for sexually assaulting six-year-old quashed due to child's lack of memory
A judge ruled that the child’s lack of memory of the alleged incident prevented the defence from effectively cross-examining the child.
All time
# Buccaneer
Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash
The 28-year-old was cheered on by a big crowd back home last weekend.
# Preview
Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks
A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.
# the big one
Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin
The Kiwis will provide a far sterner test than Argentina did last weekend.
# into overtime
Hillary Clinton isn't ruling out challenging the 2016 election result
The Democratic candidate isn’t sure how this would happen though.
# hot hot hot
Last year was the warmest year ever recorded
The analysis found that atmospheric concentrations of both carbon dioxide and methane reached record levels.
# Interview
38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016
The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.
# Safety
Almost half of all workplace deaths last year were on farms
Accidents involving vehicles accounted for nearly half of all fatalities in 2016.
# 2016
'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes
Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.
# worst year
52 reasons 2016 was the actual worst
Make it end already.
# Blaggers
15 times Irish people were absolute chancers in 2016
Brass necks.
# the year that was
Quiz: The big, big quiz of 2016
How much of it do you remember?
# factcheck
The 2016 FactCheck Review of the Year
Which politicians had the most TRUE and FALSE claims? And what were the issues that kept us busiest?
# over to you
The 10 most read stories on this year
The general election, shootings in Dublin, Pat Hickey – these are the stories you read this year.
# so 2016
These are the Winners and Losers from a very unusual Irish political year
Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?
# snape snape severus snape
Kate Winslet has shared a lovely story of what Alan Rickman did with his Harry Potter money
The first anniversary of the actor’s death is coming up on January 14.
# New Years Honours
3 Irish players named in the EFL Team of 2016
Trio Keiren Westwood, John Egan and Graham Carey make the cut.
# the year in sport
How well do you remember the runners-up of 2016?
Everybody remembers the winners. What about those who came second?
# end of season
The agony and the ecstasy! 12 pics that sum up the League of Ireland season
The 2016 campaign had it all.
# 2016
The historic international rugby year as seen through the lens
2016 was a historic year for Ireland.
# a link to the past
Quiz: Can you link the picture to the 2016 news story?
How well can you remember your 2016 news-by-picture?
Gone too soon: 5 people the rugby world lost in 2016
The game lost a number of current and former players far too young this year.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2016 hurling year?
Test yourself, hurling fans.
# get to know rowe
Torn between Champions League and inter-county football: A day in the life of Sarah Rowe
The Mayo and Shelbourne star thought she had already made the decision between the two sports.
# Feature
Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb
Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.
# Review
83 of our favourite Irish sports pics of 2016
We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.
# Winning
14 sportspeople who had a 2016 to remember
This year was a special one sports-wise, especially for this lot.
# 70 days
Enda says this was his biggest challenge in 2016
This government has faced water charges, calls to repeal the Eighth, homelessness but found his biggest hurdle ‘humbling’.
# Year in Review
12 months of Irish sport: The many highs and lows of 2016
We took a look through each month and picked one or two standout Irish sporting moments from each.
# In Numbers
From that Robbie Brady goal to the O'Donovan brothers: Here's the sporting year from 1-12
The Euros, the Olympics and Leicester – we have it all.
# Quiz
How well do you remember the Premier League year?
Leicester’s unprecedented success means 2016 is unlikely to be forgotten anytime soon.
# essential reading
Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016
Paul O’Connell, Joey Barton and John Kavanagh are among the big names to feature in our list.
# break the internet
From the figure of 8 in Chicago to Shane Byrne's Olympic doppleganger: 8 times that rugby went viral this year
Plus, nine-year-old Australian powerhouse Meaalofa Te’o.
# zero to hero
15 sportspeople you (probably) hadn't heard of this time last year
It’s hard to believe we didn’t know these names 12 months ago.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2016 Gaelic football year?
Let’s test your memory from the last 12 months.
# we can be heroes
The 13 true Irish heroes of 2016
We salute you.
# generation millennial snowflake
13 of the most 2016 headlines of 2016
14, if you include our own headline.
# i'm feeling lucky
Here are the things we Googled most in 2016 - can you guess what made the top spot?
Politicians, celebrities, and pokémon were among the things that dominated our online curiosity in 2016.
# make america great again
Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year 2016
The president-elect will move into the White House in January 2017.
# 2017
Saying goodbye to 2016: What big changes will you make next year?
It’s been a tough one, so all hail 2017.