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#Leader

# leader - Friday 2 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach? Profile This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# leader - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# leader - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question Enda The Line

Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question

Just over 40% say ‘yes’. About the same number disagree.

# leader - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way Varadkar Vs Conveney

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way

Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.

# leader - Monday 8 May, 2017

'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger

The dynamic number eight was gutted at his side’s underperformance in defeat to Ulster.

# leader - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'

The 27-year-old flanker is set to leave the province this summer.

# leader - Thursday 23 March, 2017

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

# leader - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

# leader - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# leader - Monday 23 January, 2017

'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip

Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.

# leader - Monday 2 January, 2017

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'

The Connacht captain played Munster after nursing a thigh injury all last week because his team were so light on numbers.

# leader - Friday 9 December, 2016

Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit

Paddy Jackson, Robbie Diack and Louis Ludik also come into the Ulster team.

# leader - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# leader - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club

The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.

# leader - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie “Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross Leaders' Questions

“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross

Enda Kenny asked about water charges, trolley numbers and judicial appointments.

# leader - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''

Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.

# leader - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss tells The42 about being the boss.

# leader - Thursday 18 August, 2016

John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht

The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.

# leader - Monday 8 August, 2016

Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain

The new South Africa director of rugby has backed O’Mahony to lead again.

# leader - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?

It appears Enda Kenny is safe for now but it is likely he will have to step down later this year.

# leader - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy

The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.

# leader - Thursday 2 June, 2016

'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes

The Ulster out-half is now favourite to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in South Africa.

# leader - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Bundee Aki was on crutches on Tuesday. He's a warrior'

Pat Lam revealed that his brilliant centre was injured in training this week.

# leader - Friday 20 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party Power Outage

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

# leader - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# leader - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'

“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

# leader - Sunday 3 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny Findings

New poll shows more than twice as many people want Martin as Taoiseach over Kenny

The poll also found that only 54% of Fine Gael voters want Kenny elected Taoiseach.

# leader - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy

‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’

# leader - Monday 1 February, 2016

Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's

The 19-year-old has shown rich promise in his burgeoning career.

# leader - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader Follow My Lead

Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader

From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.

# leader - Thursday 21 January, 2016

'I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie' - Best

The Ulster hooker says he had an emotional few days after learning of his appointment.

# leader - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

'He's still one of the lads' - Retired Felix Jones pitches in at Munster

The former fullback has been helping out on the psychology side of things in Limerick.

# leader - Monday 18 January, 2016

Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on

The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.

# leader - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract

Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract

The 33-year-old has penned a new deal with Pat Lam’s province.

# leader - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready Leader This post contains a poll

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready

Joe Schmidt has a number of contenders to select from ahead of the Six Nations.

# leader - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Stander leads by example as he follows in the footsteps of great Munster leaders

The Ireland-qualified back row isn’t a fan of doing too much talking.

# leader - Saturday 28 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you Personality

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

Do you come across as hard working? Aggressive? Successful?

# leader - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'Isa really stepped up when Kev had to retire': Leo Cullen explains his choice of Leinster captain

The Kiwi will still be around to lead Leinster’s squad when the Irish internationals head in to camp.

# leader - Friday 30 October, 2015

'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw

The 34-year-old is expected to retire after New Zealand’s World Cup final against Australia tomorrow.

# leader - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby

The 34-year-old is widely expected to hang up his boots following Saturday’s clash with Australia.