# named

Last month
April 2023
# Talent
Prendergast among U20 stars included in Leinster 30-man squad for SA
Four of the young Grand Slam winners have been named in Leo Cullen’s squad.
Last year
# summer tests
North and Jones included as Wales call up uncapped Reffell for SA tour
Jonathan Davies and Callum Sheedy have been left out by Wayne Pivac.
All time
# Team news
Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.
Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.
# Court Cases
'It's like he didn't exist': Several court cases involving murdered children who can't be named
The Justice Minister said the issue will be resolved “in a matter of weeks”.
# named
Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return
Connacht’s Jack Carty has been left out as the Ulster out-half comes back into the squad.
# Selection
Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team
Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.
# Team news
All Blacks captain Cane returns from injury for Gatland's Chiefs
The Crusaders are unchanged as they aim to pick up where they left off.
# Cardiff encounter
Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead
The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.
# Team news
Connacht make four changes but Ireland's Heffernan and Dillane unavailable
Denis Buckley, Shane Delahunt, Joe Maksymiw and Niall Murray all come into the starting XV.
# Team news
Ireland name unchanged team for England clash as Doris returns on bench
Head coach Andy Farrell has opted for the same starting XV that beat Wales last time out.
# Mix it up
England drop scrum-half Youngs as Jones makes five changes for Scotland
After a defeat in Paris, the England boss has shaken up his starting XV.
# Team news
Deegan set for Ireland debut off bench as O'Mahony and Henshaw start
Garry Ringrose and Caelan Doris miss out on the clash against Wales due to injury.
# named
Addison fit for Ulster as Ireland call-up O'Toole starts at tighthead prop
Marty Moore misses out after limping off during last weekend’s defeat to Clermont.
# rotation
Leinster ring the changes for Glasgow clash with Ireland front-liners rested
Ross Molony captains the team from the second row.
# Team news
Aki, Adeolokun and Buckley return to Connacht XV for Kings clash
Andy Friend’s side face the South Africans in Galway tomorrow.
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Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys
Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.
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Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV
Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.
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Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks
Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.
# pumped up
'We've got nothing to lose' - Samoa promise expansive approach against Ireland
Key man Tim Nanai Williams has been passed fit to start as the Samoans make two changes.
# Team news
Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash
Andrew Conway gets the nod on the right wing for Joe Schmidt’s side.
# Test
Gatland names strong Wales team to face Ireland in Dublin
Alun Wyn Jones captains the visitors from the second row in both sides’ final World Cup warm-up.
Devin Toner left out as Schmidt confirms Ireland's World Cup squad
Jean Kleyn will travel as one of the second row options, while Munster’s Chris Farrell is included.
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Gatland hands out two debuts in experimental Wales team to face Ireland
Saturday will be the head coach’s final game in charge in Cardiff.
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Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England
The Leinster man will get his first Test start at Twickenham on Saturday.
# big calls
Te'o left out of England World Cup squad as uncapped McConnochie included
Eddie Jones has sprung a few surprises in his 31-man group.
# Newry
'An unspeakable tragedy': Woman and teenage daughter found dead in Newry flat named
The bodies of a man (38), a woman (37) and a 15-year-old girl were found at a flat at 11am yesterday.
Seven changes for Ireland as O'Brien misses out on matchday 23
Joe Schmidt has made six changes to his starting pack as several big guns return.
# made public
Five worst offenders for breaching environmental laws named
Two of the sites are in Tipperary, while there is one each in Kildare, Limerick and Offaly.
# named
Suspected London attacker who lived in Ireland named as Rachid Redouane
He was shot dead by police.
# Human Trafficking
Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named
The two are accused of a number of offences against the women – one of whom has a severe learning disability.
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Munster Express was handed two-month JobBridge ban after complaint from intern
Journalism graduate Martin Malone said that he was given no mentoring and claimed the newspaper were using the scheme for free labour.
# Science
Study finds dolphins use names to call each other
Each dolphin creates its own signature whistle in the first few months of life and then swims around announcing themselves so others learn it.
# Penalty Points
TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil
Joan Collins has defended her naming of high-profile individuals who allegedly had penalty points cancelled in the Dáil chamber last December.
# Penalty Points
ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated
A garda and a sergeant have reportedly blown the whistle on the practice of penalty points on drivers’ licences being terminated inappropriately for some high-profile figures.
# Guinness Series
New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward
The Leinster man held off stiff competition from Jonny Sexton to land the role of captaining Ireland against the Springboks.