# 2019

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Aki in red-hot form after Farrell told him not to get too 'skinny' like 2019
The 33-year-old Ireland centre will win his 50th Ireland cap this weekend in Paris.
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'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'
Railway Union are bidding for another title as the Women’s AIL kicks off this weekend.
These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’ll still be around this time next year?
Quiz: How well do you know your ladies football from 2019?
Test your memory with these 10 questions.
The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year
The team behind the podcast run through their favourite explanations from the past year.
27 of our favourite sports books from 2019
Donald McRae’s In Sunshine or in Shadow and some of the other standouts from the past 12 months.
Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019
A list of the Instagram accounts with the most followers has also been released.
Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France
Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.
Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015
We’ve broken down Joe Schmidt’s squad position-by-position.
Best performance of 2019 will send Ireland to Japan in good spirits
Joe Schmidt’s men were much more convincing in their 19-10 win over Wales on Saturday.
Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals
Big couple of days for Conor McKenna, Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy.
Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year
There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.
'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin
The 26-year-old Connacht man won his first Ireland cap in Rome.
Joseph Ndo's League of Ireland preview is definitely the most unusual one you'll see
‘Let’s enjoy it,’ proclaims the ex-Cameroon midfielder ahead of Friday’s opening round of games.
How Well Do You Remember These TV Shows That Debuted 20 Years Ago?
1999 gave us The Sopranos, Futurama and The Amanda Show.
35 albums you should be looking forward to in 2019
This is going to be a pretty good year (in terms of music, anyway).
Poll: Have you been sticking to your New Year's Resolutions?
No pressure.
Nurses' strike, hospital costs and housing: Leo questioned about the big problems facing him in 2019
Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty said the staff of Irish hospitals have acted with responsibility and in a mature manner and stated that the government has decided to “disengage”.
Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl
In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.
Here are 12 of the grimmest properties on the Dublin rental market this January
It’s 2019!
What Career Path Should You Follow in 2019?
Looking to make a change in the New Year?
First babies of New Years began arriving just seconds after midnight
A baby was born at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda just three seconds past midnight.
Poll: Are you making any new year’s resolutions?
New year, new you?
Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2019 sporting year?
There’s plenty of sporting events on the horizon in 2019, including the Rugby World Cup and Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Here is what's happening around the country to ring in the New Year
There’s plenty of events happening around the country to ring in the New Year.
Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now
And yet there are some potential concerns to look out for in 2019, writes Victor Duggan.
More homeowners will have to pay property tax if government decides to scrap exemption
The Taoiseach said it is unfair that some pay while others do not.
Waterford confirm new hurling and football managers for 2019
Pauric Fanning and Benji Whelan have been appointed to the respective roles.
Israel to host Eurovision after public broadcaster resolves funding row hours before deadline
The country in May won the right to host next year’s Eurovision when Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the 2018 contest.
Schmidt to make decision on Ireland future by the end of the year
The Kiwi is out of contract after the 2019 World Cup and plans to put his family first.
Lahinch will host the Irish Open for the first time next year
The European Tour has today announced that the event will take place at the County Clare course from 4-7 July 2019.
'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'
Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.
Chelsea youngster joins Celtic on loan until 2019
Charly Musonda will spend an extended spell with the Scottish champions, despite interest from the Premier League and La Liga.
'The idea is to go back to Independiente when my City contract runs out in 2019'
29-year-old Sergio Aguero dreams of turning out for his former side again before he retires.
'It is a great time in the club’s history': Caulfield agrees new deal with champions Cork City
John Caulfield has joined a number of players in signing new deals at Turner’s Cross.
IRFU confirm new Heaslip contract until after 2019 World Cup
The 33-year-old has agreed to remain in Ireland with native province Leinster.
IRFU want to keep Schmidt until 2019 but have back-up plan in place
The likes of Pat Lam and Andy Farrell would be among the favourites to succeed Schmidt.
New contract for Ulster's young player of the year McCall
The loosehead has signed a two-year extension to his current deal.
Your property tax is being frozen until 2019
The government hopes to pass new legislation by Christmas.
Scrapped national stadium means Japan must issue fresh Rugby World Cup plan
World Rugby has demanded updated plans from Japan’s 2019 World Cup organising committee to allay concerns about the event’s viability.