# Reality check

This year
Borthwick: France hammering shows how much work England have to do
England fell to their heaviest loss at Twickenham of all time against the magnificent French.
All time
'There is a lot of hype about the team and we need to make sure we don't listen to any of that'
Leo Cullen plans to shake up his side for Friday’s derby against Connacht.
Leicester dish out heavy beating to Leeds at Elland Road
The Foxes ran out comfortable winners at Elland Road as Youri Tielemans scored twice.
Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer
Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.
PSG humbling and Pogba red leaves Solskjaer and United needing second-leg miracle
The French champions scored two away goals in the Champions League tie at Old Trafford.
'Leinster are really phenomenal, they're a class team'
Toulouse are still in the hunt for a quarter-final spot, but their 12-game unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt in Dublin.
Painful Spurs defending not worthy of title contenders, says unhappy Pochettino
Tottenham suffered their first defeat of the season at Watford on Sunday.
'The penny has to drop': Leinster learn some painful pre-season lessons
Leo Cullen was disappointed by his side’s lack of intensity and energy against Newcastle on Friday night.
'Chaos is the reality of our health services': Doctors say a trolley crisis is only ever hours away
The number of people on hospital trolleys was again at a record high today, according to the INMO.
'Dunphy was talking nonsense. If Hoolahan was that good he'd be starting for Norwich every week'
BT pundit and former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage believes the criticism towards Martin O’Neill is unwarranted.
'When football is all you know, coming out of it is like leaving school. You've got no qualifications.'
Sligo native Barry Cogan played for Millwall in the 2004 FA Cup final but it’s been quite the journey ever since.
'It's awful - it really, really is awful. It was on the edge of embarrassing': Villa's misery continues
Steve Bruce hits out as his side endured a 3-0 defeat away to Cardiff.
Media circus whipped into frenzied overdrive despite inevitable end to latest Ronaldo episode
The attacker’s team have been working hard to change the narrative and the effort is paying off in spades.
'This is not the circus:' Patrice Evra defends Man United's style of play
Evra says that fans have to forget about the 2008 Manchester United and focus on the current squad.
No Messi, Iniesta or Xavi – Klopp says squad part of Guardiola's problems
A weaker squad has contributed to the former Barcelona boss having some struggles at City, according to the Liverpool manager.
Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe
We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.
Council uses VR to show young drivers devastation of crashes
The simulation allows drivers to watch themselves receiving medical treatment and see the full crash scene around them.
'Obviously the referee tries his best': Erasmus refuses to make excuses for Munster defeat
The southern province were found wanting at the Aviva Stadium, slipping to a third straight defeat to their rivals.
Perisic strikes late to stun Spain in Bordeaux
The punishment for Vincent del Bosque’s side is a last-16 clash against Italy, Ireland’s opponents tomorrow.
A tale of two concerts: Bowie had a disastrous Slane - but a triumphant return to Reality
Even people who regard Bowie as a friend reckon his Glass Spider show was awful. He more than redeemed himself with his 2003 shows.
VR is arriving soon but only 1% of PCs will be able to run it
The prediction from one of the biggest graphic chip makes suggests it’s going to be a niche pursuit for the first year.
Tila Tequlia has been kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother for 'sympathising with Hitler'
They sure know how to pick them, don’t they?
This map shows how Dublin is a city divided
A report commissioned by the council shows where the bulk of the wealth is – and the deprivation.
90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin
“The Church needs to ask itself when this cultural revolution began,” the Archbishop told Vatican Insider.
Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat
Ireland slip to fourth in Pool B after this morning’s loss.
Manchester United were 'bullied' by Leicester says Gary Neville
Louis van Gaal’s men twice led by two goals at King Power Stadium but conceded four times to fall to a humiliating 5-3 defeat and the former defender says they are soft-centred
The 15 exhausting stages of a book hangover
Everything hurts.
TJ Ryan wants calm in Limerick after hype before 2013 All-Ireland semi-final
The Shannonsiders suffered huge disappointment when they were defeated last year by Clare.
Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...
Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.
Sexton's Heineken Cup dreams in ruins as Racing lose to 'Quins again
The French side have lost their last three European outings after an opening win over Clermont.
'Hard Sci-Fi movies' gives unrealistic blockbusters a harsh reality check
The Twitter account has been adjusting your favourite movies with a dose of realism.
Gerrard: England expectations are down, more realistic
The Liverpool skipper says that the Three Lions should have won a tournament in recent years, but now they are underdogs.
The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later'
The lads roll into Christchurch, a city still very much recovering from their devastating earthquake.