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#official business

# official-business - Friday 19 July, 2019

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

# official-business - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style

The Frenchman takes charge of Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

# official-business - Friday 21 December, 2018

England's Pearce to take charge of Leinster's showdown with Toulouse

EPCR have confirmed the referee appointments for rounds five and six of the Champions Cup pool stages.

# official-business - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks

Nigel Owens, Nic Berry and and Ben O’Keefe will also take charge of Ireland Tests next month.

# official-business - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Sexton still striving to be 'complete leader' and deal with referees

Johnny Sexton has had no problem adapting to captaincy duties with Leinster, but he is still working to better control his ‘flaws’.

# official-business - Friday 21 September, 2018

'We want good behaviours with referees, because we're trying to play within the rules'

Leo Cullen says Leinster are always trying to tighten their discipline.

# official-business - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France

The Irish referee was in the spotlight for the third Kiwi try of the day as he stuck by the letter of the law.

# official-business - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster

The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.

# official-business - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Wayne Barnes appointed referee for Leinster's Champions Cup final clash with Racing 92

The English ref also worked on Racing’s quarter-final and semi-final wins.

# official-business - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig

The Leinster-born ref was also in charge of Racing’s October visit to Thomond Park.

# official-business - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia

The South African was due to be assistant referee for Ireland’s Grand Slam victory in Twickenham, but was replaced after his involvement in an England training

# official-business - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity

The South African will run the line at Twickenham on Saturday despite aiding England’s preparations this week.

# official-business - Monday 24 March, 2014

# official-business - Sunday 20 November, 2011

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Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes

A change in law now allows ministers to use the bus lanes when they’re on official business. They were stripped of their State-supplied cars and Garda drivers in March.