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Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
# Online Safety
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# Online Safety

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established

15 minutes ago 538 Views 0 Comments

It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.

Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Taylor says he faces ban for bribe, drugs
# Offence
# Offence

Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Taylor says he faces ban for bribe, drugs

24 minutes ago 297 Views 0 Comments

Taylor admitted he took cocaine and a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman to fix matches.

Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'
# High Seas
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# High Seas

Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'

34 minutes ago 4,228 Views 14 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs plans to brief his EU counterparts on the planned Russian military exercises.

WHO says Covid-19 should not be treated like the flu
# David Nabarro
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# David Nabarro

WHO says Covid-19 should not be treated like the flu

1 hour ago 11,166 Views 16 Comments

The global health body said the virus is still “very nasty”, but that the end of Europe’s battle with it was “in sight”.

Derby teenager completes Chelsea move
# Hot Prospect
# Hot Prospect

Derby teenager completes Chelsea move

1 hour ago 3,159 Views 2 Comments

Dylan Williams has joined the Blues for an undisclosed fee.

44-year-old NFL legend Tom Brady addresses retirement rumours
# Doubt
# Doubt

44-year-old NFL legend Tom Brady addresses retirement rumours

1 hour ago 3,300 Views 1 Comment

The veteran was non-committal about his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL playoffs.

Poll: Will you be returning to the office this week?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you be returning to the office this week?

1 hour ago 14,396 Views 26 Comments

Have you prepped some water-cooler chat?

Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Halep 'sick and dizzy' during defeat to Cornet
# Wrap
# Wrap

Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Halep 'sick and dizzy' during defeat to Cornet

2 hours ago 873 Views 0 Comments

It took the Russian world number two 3hr 30min to subdue the unseeded American.

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73
# RIP
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# RIP

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

2 hours ago 12,746 Views 1 Comment

His dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B.

# tighthead - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Ireland prop O'Toole gaining wisdom from Vermeulen's influence in Ulster
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Ireland prop O'Toole gaining wisdom from Vermeulen's influence in Ulster

Jan 15th 2022, 10:16 AM 4,208 Views 3 Comments

Ulster are away to Northampton Saints in the Champions Cup tomorrow.

# tighthead - Monday 6 December, 2021

Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash
# Prop Stocks
# Prop Stocks

Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash

Dec 6th 2021, 5:25 PM 9,500 Views 2 Comments

The 24-year-old has yet to start a game for the southern province.

# tighthead - Monday 22 November, 2021

'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'
# The Jukebox
# The Jukebox

'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 8:40 PM 54,965 Views 25 Comments

Tadhg Furlong’s brilliant form drew praise on today’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# tighthead - Friday 22 October, 2021

O'Toole 'focusing on the here and now' with Ulster as path with Ireland opens up
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

O'Toole 'focusing on the here and now' with Ulster as path with Ireland opens up

Oct 22nd 2021, 9:08 AM 2,941 Views 5 Comments

Tom O’Toole has delivered three strong performances in succession for Dan McFarland’s side.

# tighthead - Friday 30 July, 2021

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
# Theme

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 5,998 Views 0 Comments

The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.

# tighthead - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,879 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

# tighthead - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,851 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

# tighthead - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low

Nov 19th 2020, 1:01 AM 12,980 Views 3 Comments

The Wexford man last played in February, while Ciaran Parker has now been ruled out.

# tighthead - Monday 28 September, 2020

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury

Sep 28th 2020, 2:17 PM 8,180 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Leavy won’t be making his return on Friday night against the Dragons at the RDS.

# tighthead - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues

Sep 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 8,118 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man has been sidelined with a back issue in recent weeks.

# tighthead - Thursday 3 September, 2020

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'
# Frustration
# Frustration

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,317 Views 54 Comments

Leo Cullen expressed his displeasure with the circumstances of Roman Salanoa’s move to Munster.

# tighthead - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,783 Views 2 Comments

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop
# Depth
# Depth

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,853 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

# tighthead - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
# Irlandais
# Irlandais

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:16 PM 10,648 Views 20 Comments

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

# tighthead - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht
# Moving West
# Moving West

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

May 14th 2020, 9:56 AM 15,320 Views 109 Comments

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

Feb 6th 2020, 4:13 PM 12,240 Views 18 Comments

The 24-year-old has been involved with the Kiwi franchise since 2017.

# tighthead - Friday 25 October, 2019

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum

Oct 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,129 Views 3 Comments

The young prop could play an important role with Ireland in the years ahead after moving back from Australia to Drogheda.

# tighthead - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:33 AM 9,539 Views 11 Comments

‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’

# tighthead - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop
# Prop Star
# Prop Star

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop

Aug 10th 2019, 9:31 PM 8,656 Views 23 Comments

Three years after starring for Ireland U20 as a loosehead, the Leinster prop returned to the position.

# tighthead - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton
# Unforgiving
# Unforgiving

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton

Mar 12th 2019, 1:59 PM 14,092 Views 16 Comments

Adam Jones was taken aback at the intensity brought by Joe Schmidt and ‘coach’ Johnny Sexton.

# tighthead - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 11:30 AM 12,262 Views 3 Comments

Andrew Porter starts for Ireland against Italy today in Chicago.

# tighthead - Friday 24 August, 2018

'A lot changes in a couple of years': Marty Moore eager to impress in Ulster and get back in Ireland pecking order
# Moore The Merrier
# Moore The Merrier

'A lot changes in a couple of years': Marty Moore eager to impress in Ulster and get back in Ireland pecking order

Aug 24th 2018, 7:01 AM 6,694 Views 14 Comments

Ulster’s new signing will enjoy a sooner-than-expected reunion with his old club Wasps this evening.

# tighthead - Friday 8 June, 2018

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
# Starter
# Starter

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,387 Views 18 Comments

The 29-year-old played a part in the Grand Slam success and now starts against the Wallabies.

# tighthead - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks

Jan 23rd 2018, 4:19 PM 6,122 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ list of absentees now stands at 15.

# tighthead - Friday 28 April, 2017

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester

Apr 28th 2017, 10:55 AM 13,482 Views 4 Comments

The 20-year-old prop is gaining experience on the other side of the world.

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

Apr 28th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,289 Views 8 Comments

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

# tighthead - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
# Memories
# Memories

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'

Apr 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,585 Views 9 Comments

The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.

# tighthead - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37
# Prop Star
# Prop Star

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37

Apr 25th 2017, 11:22 AM 19,512 Views 39 Comments

The tighthead is a two-time winner of the Six Nations, Heineken Cup and Pro12.

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion
# Furgone Conclusion
# Furgone Conclusion

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion

Apr 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,851 Views 10 Comments

The Leinster man will head to New Zealand with a strong chance of being the Test tighthead.

# tighthead - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders

Apr 12th 2017, 2:56 PM 12,748 Views 16 Comments

The 21-year-old made his debut last month against the Reds.

# tighthead - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland
# Good Skin
# Good Skin

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland

Feb 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 6,653 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old already looks like a veteran of Joe Schmidt’s set-up.

# tighthead - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka

Nov 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,195 Views 8 Comments

The 25-year-old was delighted to be part of the win over New Zealand.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season
# Project
# Project

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

Oct 6th 2016, 9:33 AM 10,585 Views 53 Comments

The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.

# tighthead - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Mike Ross on Connacht link: 'I'd never rule it out'
# Cornerstone
# Cornerstone

Mike Ross on Connacht link: 'I'd never rule it out'

Dec 8th 2015, 4:25 PM 8,764 Views 28 Comments

The veteran tighthead is confident that he has another season at the highest level in him.

# tighthead - Friday 4 September, 2015

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad
# No Luck
# No Luck

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2015, 10:16 AM 9,865 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster tighthead has had a metatarsal issue remedied.

# tighthead - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp
# Front Row Union
# Front Row Union

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp

Sep 3rd 2015, 4:19 PM 6,330 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland tighthead has backed Tadhg Furlong as loosehead cover for Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

# tighthead - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle
# Scrum Wars
# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,120 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# tighthead - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016
# Cornerstone
# Cornerstone

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

Dec 18th 2014, 7:17 PM 2,847 Views 8 Comments

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

# tighthead - Monday 24 November, 2014

Ireland prop Ross: 'That's Irish sport for you - you're either a hero or a villain!'
# Expectations
# Expectations

Ireland prop Ross: 'That's Irish sport for you - you're either a hero or a villain!'

Nov 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,913 Views 6 Comments

The 34-year-old underlined his importance to Ireland during the November Tests.

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