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Last year
Niamh Briggs names Munster squad for Interprovincial Championship defence
18 players have been retained from last year’s Championship winning squad.
Ireland's squad named for T20 World Cup in Australia
Head coach Heinrich Malan made the announcement today.
Brady earns recall as Ireland squad named for Nations League double-header
The 30-year-old has rediscovered some form at Preston North End this season, while Andrew Omobamidele and Callum O’Dowda also return.
Man United confirm agreement to buy €100m winger Antony from Ajax
The Brazilian international will be reunited with his former manager at Old Trafford.
Al Porter plans to return to comedy after five-year absence amid allegations
The comic – who had a sexual allegation raised against him in 2017 – said today that he wants to make a comeback.
PSG call press conference with Christophe Galtier to be unveiled as new boss
The 55-year-old has developed a reputation as the leading coach in the French club game over the last decade and will replace Mauricio Pochettino.
Shirt sponsors Three suspend Chelsea deal after sanctions
The telecommunications company have suspended their deal with the West London club.
Shelbourne secure 'significant' investment to aid 'ambitious plans' for the future
The consortium includes figures from Ireland and the USA.
Townsend includes five uncapped players in Scotland's Six Nations squad
Saracens back-rower Andy Christie and London Irish scrum-half Ben White are two of the new faces.
All time
John Treacy to retire as CEO of Sport Ireland
The 64-year-old has been chief executive of the organisation since 2015.
Six uncapped players named in Ireland women's squad for November Tests
A 33-player panel has been announced to face the USA and Japan at the RDS next month.
Basketball Ireland appoint former Six Nations boss Feehan as new chief executive
‘There is huge scope for growth,’ says Bernard O’Byrne’s successor.
Irish sport to receive €65m in additional funding this year
The announcement was made today by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers.
Ex-England U21 striker Will Keane receives first Ireland call-up for October double-header
The 28-year-old has four goals in nine matches for League One club Wigan Athletic this season.
NPHET to be 'significantly scaled back' from late October as restrictions end
NPHET and its sub-groups will move out of the ‘emergency phase’ of the pandemic.
Japanese football star comes out as transgender man
Kumi Yokoyama is one of the few athletes to do so in a country where LGBTQ rights lag behind other developed nations.
At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
These are all the key dates you need to know.
The government agreed to ease a number of Covid-19 restrictions on a phased basis from next month.
Inter-county travel, more outdoor meetings and increased numbers at funerals and wedding services from 10 May.
The Taoiseach said: "Hope is returning."
Guests at wedding ceremonies to increase to 50 on 10 May - but only six allowed at reception if indoors
'A degree of normality is returning': Here's when restrictions are set to be lifted heading into the summer
Ireland and Munster's CJ Stander will retire from rugby at the end of this season
The 30-year-old will hang up his boots this summer.
GAA still hoping to run off inter-county league and championship after removal of Level 5 exemption
Croke Park say they will push for a return to non-contact collective club and underage training when schools reopen.
Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says
Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.
Manchester City pair Jesus and Walker test positive for Covid
Two members of staff at the club have also returned positive tests.
DPD Ireland to create 700 new jobs across the country
The permanent jobs will be created before the end of the year.
All of Sky Sports' live GAA championship games will be available on free-to-air for its customers this season
The coverage starts on 24 October.
Clive Tyldesley 'upset, annoyed and baffled' at decision to replace him as ITV’s lead commentator
He will be replaced by Sam Matterface at the start of next season, but will continue to work with the station.
38-year-old Carter leaves Japanese club but no retirement announcement
The legendary former All Blacks out-half helped the Kobelco Steelers to the Top League title in 2018
‘Come together as a nation by staying apart’: Read Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s address in full
He made the announcement at 9pm.
Pro14 suspended indefinitely as Irish domestic rugby also postponed
The moves have been made in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Club Players Association withdraw from GAA's fixtures task force
The CPA was set-up three years ago to lobby for a better club GAA fixtures schedule.
Beirne extends Munster contract as 20-year-old Casey advances onto senior deal
The Ireland international has quickly become a key player for Johann van Graan’s side.
England defence coach Gustard steps down to take Harlequins job
The former Leicester, London Irish and Saracens flanker will leave Eddie Jones’ backroom staff 15 months out from the World Cup.
Shamrock Rovers star Burke included in Ireland squad for games with Celtic, France and the US
There are also first senior call-ups for Conor O’Malley, Shaun Williams and Callum Robinson ahead of the trio of summer friendlies.
42 new primary and secondary schools to be built by 2022
17 of the new schools are to be built by September 2019. The vast majority of the new institutions will be located in the Dublin area.
West Ham youngster Declan Rice included in Ireland squad for Turkey friendly
An 30-man panel has been announced ahead of the fixture, which is scheduled for 23 March.
Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football
After a meeting with new manager Ronald Koeman, the former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder is packing it in with the Netherlands.
Usain Bolt's 'big football announcement' was not what anyone expected
Having suggested he was about to join a football team, the 100 metre world-record holder revealed he is to take part in Soccer Aid.
The government will spend €40 million closing the 'pensions gap'
The people impacted, mainly women, lose out on around €30 per week under the measures.
Haskell and Marler left out of England's autumn international squads
There are also a number of so-called ‘apprentice players’ in the squad.
Pharmaceutical company announces 300 new jobs for Limerick
It will bring the total expected direct employment at their Raheen site to 800 people.