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# Analysis

February
February 2024
As Israel defies US to attack Rafah, where 1.4m people are trapped, what's the world's next move?
'He's on fire at the minute' - Henshaw's form leaves Farrell with a big decision for Wales
The Ireland centre has looked back to his influential best in the wins against France and Italy.
How Hugo Keenan's defensive plays were a key part of Ireland's win in France
The fullback worked hard all night and made some huge tackles at the Stade Vélodrome.
5 problems for the new Ireland manager to solve
Alldritt v Doris will be a blockbuster battle in Marseille
The two number eights have the ability to be game-changers for their team.
January
January 2024
It's clear Trump is the Republican nominee ... but Haley won’t quit
Larry Donnelly
Energy sucked out of referendum campaign before it starts with parties 'begrudging' Yes votes
Why Garry Ringrose could play on the wing for Ireland against France
The Leinster centre has performed well when covering the position previously.
Why combative Kiwi centre Nankivell is already a Munster fan favourite
The 27-year-old was at the heart of an excellent win in Toulon.
How Leinster's attack picked apart a poor Stade defence
There were seven tries on a night when some of Andrew Goodman’s plans worked well.
Leinster's defence under Jacques Nienaber is must-watch stuff
There have been obvious teething problems but also some impressive work so far.
Leinster out-half battle set to rumble on after busy Christmas period
Last year
2023
Munster's squad left looking light as Leinster bench makes big impact
Tom Clonan: Israel is fast losing international credibility and support over its crimes in Gaza
Tom Clonan
Is Ireland 'syphoning' corporate profits away from other European countries? - Yes (but)
The 42's Best of 2023: How did Ireland win the Grand Slam?
Murray Kinsella unpicks exactly how Andy Farrell’s Ireland won just the fourth Grand Slam in the country’s history.
The potential risks and rewards of Leinster’s swoop for RG Snyman
The South African lock has the potential to be a game-changer or an expensive gamble for Leinster.
Explainer: What we learned about the Irish gender pay gap this week
Analysis: Governments managed a COP deal in the end, but there is still so much left to do
5 talking points after a dramatic weekend of GAA club final action
Glen and Castlehaven were the big senior winners.
Castlehaven crowned Munster SFC champions after penalty shootout thriller against Dingle
Glen clinch another Ulster SFC title to set up mouthwatering rematch against Kilmacud Crokes
Connors leaves La Rochelle's big men wondering where their legs went
The 27-year-old impressed on what was just his second Champions Cup appearance.
Why Ireland's corporate tax bonanza could keep increasing - despite being riskier than ever
Tomorrow will tell us a lot about Arsenal as title contenders
The Gunners are top of the table with some pundits tipping them to triumph.
The incredible stat that highlights one of the best performances of the season
Aston Villa earned a stunning 1-0 win over reigning champions Man City on Wednesday.
'Lacking motivation' talk irks Ireland as they end batshit year with a bang
McCabe and Eileen Gleeson were not best pleased with some commentary and questioning before last night’s rout of Northern Ireland.
Was Roy Keane right all along about Man United?
The club legend has been heavily critical of Red Devils players for years now.
Analysis: Should the government support drilling for gas off the coast of Mayo?
Versatile Katie McCabe ready to push on after 'favourite year in a green shirt'
Larry Donnelly: The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters - politicians take heed
Larry Donnelly
How have Ireland avoided a post World Cup hangover?
ECB interest rate hikes may be over for now - but Irish mortgage costs could still rise
The man being tipped to be the next Ireland manager
Dublin riots: How a mob in the capital turned to looting, arson and calls to kill
Dublin city centre was largely shut down last night as rioters attacked gardaí, looted shops and set vehicles on fire.
What exactly happened in Dublin city and how did the situation escalate so quickly?
To understand that, we need to explore what has been happening online in terms of anti-immigration rhetoric
As is often the case with a breaking news story, many rumours gained traction yesterday before the truth had time to emerge
How Athlone Town secured FAI Cup glory - and shook up the domestic game for 2024
Brian Rowan on the Middle East: Where have all the leaders gone?
Brian Rowan
Analysis: Suspicions grow that government schemes are pumping up new build house prices
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
Cork City fans' anger is palpable - it will increase if the club doesn't match their ambition
From a share price dive to €2bn in profits: how Ryanair found itself flying high again
Mixed views in SF about doing business with FF, but confidence in the air they can go it alone