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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 18 November, 2018

#Ireland

# ireland - Monday 5 November, 2018

Fearless Jordan Larmour lifts off with scintillating Chicago hat-trick

The 21-year-old says no one in the Ireland squad fears the All Blacks.

Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning

Joe Schmidt felt his halfbacks played ‘a little bit conservatively’ in the first half in Chicago.

# ireland - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Letter from Chicago: Larmour and Beirne big winners from week in the US

This year’s visit to the Windy City was very different to the clash with the All Blacks in 2016.

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago

The 26-year-old is pleased his move to Ulster is paying off.

'You get a double barrel shotgun, stick it on your foot and blow it off'

Conor O’Shea was deeply frustrated by how his Italy team started the second half against Ireland.

'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne

The Leinster out-half came off the bench to help Joe Schmidt’s team beat Italy.

# ireland - Saturday 3 November, 2018

'He does remind you of a young Christian Cullen in what he can do'

Jordan Larmour was the star of the show in Ireland’s eight-try win over Italy in Chicago.

Superb Larmour hat-trick helps Schmidt's Ireland to big win over Italy

Second row Tadhg Beirne also impressed on his first start at Test level.

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Book details Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger's relationship with his right-hand man from the Galway Gaeltacht

Whitey Bulger and right-hand-man Pat Nee from Connemarra were feared throughout Boston for their ruthlessness.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, November Tests

It’s Saturday night and Joe Schmidt’s boys are in Chicago to open the new season. Keep track of it all here.

'I've exceeded a few of my own expectations over the last few years'

Andrew Porter starts for Ireland against Italy today in Chicago.

'You’ve just got to sit down and make a decision. You can’t let it linger'

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland begin their November Tests campaign against Italy in Chicago today.

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'

The scrum-half remains unlikely to feature for Ireland against the All Blacks.

# ireland - Friday 2 November, 2018

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Brexit negotiators are 'very close' to resolving differences over Ireland’s border

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has some movement is still needed from the UK side in order for a deal this month.

'Quality operator' Sexton in strong position to follow in Wood's footsteps

The Ireland out-half could be named World Rugby Player of the Year later this month.

McGrath and 'fierce competitor' Carbery to run the Ireland show

Joe Schmidt is keen to see his halfbacks and others stand up against Italy tomorrow.

Munster man Tadhg Beirne's move home to Ireland already paying off

The 26-year-old will make his first start under Joe Schmidt against Italy tomorrow.

'We were the wingers on our U18 team... Jordan was 16 and tearing it up'

Jacob Stockdale is looking to keep up his scintillating try-scoring form for Ireland.

# ireland - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Beirne and Larmour get first starts in exciting Ireland team for Italy clash

Joe Schmidt is set to hand Will Addison and Ross Byrne their debuts off the bench in Chicago.

McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast

With Joe Schmidt naming an experimental team, opportunity knocks at Soldier Field.

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Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'

Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.

Carbery set to steer the Ireland ship from 10 after settling in at Munster

The out-half turns 23 today in Chicago as Joe Schmidt’s side prepare to face Italy.

'This isn't about me, this is about the team... it can't be an Ian story'

Italy out-half Ian McKinley goes up against some very familiar faces on Saturday in Chicago.

# ireland - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

Declan Rice nearing England switch after further Southgate talks - reports

It looks like the tug of war could be over.

'Even if Johnny Sexton isn't here, Ireland are a very good team'

Conor O’Shea’s Italy have named an understrength side but come into the Chicago clash in a positive place.

Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks

The Munster scrum-half has been in Ireland camp at Carton House this week.

'People have their own opinions. You can't hide from it... I have thick skin'

Bundee Aki made his debut for Ireland last November and has become a vital cog in Joe Schmidt’s machine since.

# ireland - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Ireland injury concerns ease ahead of Schmidt's delayed arrival in Chicago

The Ireland head coach has remained in Ireland to work with his senior players in the early part of this week.

Letter from Chicago: Schmidt's Ireland arrive as Warriors show world-class quality

Joe Schmidt’s side are back where they famously beat the All Blacks in 2016.

# ireland - Monday 29 October, 2018

Sexton stays at home as Schmidt names 26-man squad for Chicago

The uncapped Ross Byrne and Will Addison are part of the travelling party for the clash with Italy.

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The Irish Murderball - Ireland's first-ever World Championship wheelchair rugby team

The Irish athletes travelled to Sydney for the competition earlier this year.

# ireland - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'Keith Earls would've been a massive inspiration coming from a similar area to me'

Ballynanty man Ed O’Keeffe has switched from rugby union to league.

# ireland - Friday 26 October, 2018

Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country

The Ireland international is one of three in the running to win Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Keith Earls returns as Van Graan makes 7 changes for Glasgow showdown

There’s no Joey Carbery as Alby Mathewson and JJ Hanrahan team up in the half-backs.

'We all know the standards': Sexton backs Ireland to progress even if Schmidt turns for home

The Ireland head coach is in demand and has just over a year remaining on his contract.

# ireland - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'It'd be hard to see me playing anywhere else': Keith Earls extends contract to 2021

The 31-year-old has three years ahead to chase more records at provincial and Test level.

Ireland fall three places in latest Fifa World Rankings after Nations League double-header

The Boys in Green drop down 33rd following a stalemate with Denmark and a home defeat to Wales in Dublin.

The uncapped inclusions make sense as Schmidt names deep November squad

Ross Byrne, Will Addison and Sammy Arnold are already familiar with Schmidt’s demands.