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#USA

# usa - Friday 23 November, 2018

'Words can't explain how truly thankful I am to be here'

Eagles hooker Dylan Fawsitt moved to the US in 2014 and is now set to face his native Ireland.

# usa - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Schmidt hopes to see McCloskey show his ball-playing skills in Ireland midfield

The centre will hope to hit the ground running between Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery.

Arnold's hard-earned opportunity and more talking points as Schmidt names side to tackle USA

John Cooney will get a big chance to show his ability before Conor Murray comes back into the fold next year.

'I've beaten myself up enough': Schmidt coy on future plans as he plans for Sunday decision

‘I know I can’t continue to just go backwards and forwards,’ says the Kiwi.

Extra weights sessions and focused diet put Kilcoyne in a happy place

The 29-year-old loosehead prop is set to feature for Ireland against the US on Saturday.

# usa - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Schmidt to give Ireland's wider squad opportunities against the USA

There will be plenty of hungry players eager to make an impression this weekend in Dublin.

Older, wiser McCloskey ready to slot back into Ireland's midfield

The Ulster centre is in line for his first cap since November and feels his decision-making has come a long way since his debut.

# usa - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'That's where the bar is': Ireland players strive to emulate standards set against All Blacks

Niall Scannell was unfortunate to miss out on the big Test in this window, but he is determined to put his own marker down against the USA.

From TheJournal.ie Colorado man avoids death penalty for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters Christopher Watts

Colorado man avoids death penalty for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters

Christopher Watts pleaded guilty to killing his wife Shanann Watts and two children Bella and Celeste last August.

# usa - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Ireland Women come up short against USA as 16-year-old Parsons debuts

Debutant Laura Sheehan and Eimear Considine scored tries for Adam Griggs’ side in Donnybrook.

# usa - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.

# usa - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I love the lineouts... it's nice to have that added challenge of calling'

Ireland second row Aoife McDermott is looking to build on her first Six Nations campaign this year.

# usa - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Ireland Women excited to see 16-year-old flyer Parsons step up against US

The Ballinasloe product helped the Connacht U18s to inter-pro success in September.

# usa - Friday 9 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US Natural Disaster

Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US

Fires are burning across the western US state of California.

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

The IRFU has partnered with the Boston-based New England Free Jacks.

# usa - Thursday 8 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD US Marine

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

# usa - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

# usa - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Rooney to come out of international retirement for one-off farewell appearance

The record goalscorer has not played for England for nearly two years.

# usa - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Scientists identify potential antidote to paralysis-inducing toxin that causes botulism Npp

Scientists identify potential antidote to paralysis-inducing toxin that causes botulism

The neurotoxin is the most potent toxin known to exist and is considered a potential bioweapon.

Cork man Quill part of the 'Irish mafia' helping US rugby to new heights

The former Dolphin and Munster academy back row is a key part of the Eagles squad.

# usa - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

# usa - Monday 29 October, 2018

'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach Speaking Out This post contains videos

'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach

Steve Kerr spoke about the threat of gun violence in America after 11 people were shot dead in Pittsburgh.

Sexton stays at home as Schmidt names 26-man squad for Chicago

The uncapped Ross Byrne and Will Addison are part of the travelling party for the clash with Italy.

# usa - Saturday 27 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 11 dead and 6 injured as shooter opens fire during baby naming ceremony at Pittsburgh synagogue Pennsylvania

11 dead and 6 injured as shooter opens fire during baby naming ceremony at Pittsburgh synagogue

The suspect is in custody in hospital.

# usa - Friday 26 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US mail bomb suspect charged with five crimes - faces 48 years in prison if found guilty Bomb Threat This post contains videos

US mail bomb suspect charged with five crimes - faces 48 years in prison if found guilty

The bombs are being sent to Trump critics and the White House has come out to defend Trump’s remarks on the matter.

# usa - Thursday 25 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Son of murdered journalist Khashoggi leaves Saudi Arabia Khashoggi

Son of murdered journalist Khashoggi leaves Saudi Arabia

He is en route to the US.

# usa - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mail bombs to US political figures and the media: what we know Mail Bombs

Mail bombs to US political figures and the media: what we know

Police in a number of states are investigating finds.

# usa - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Worst cover-up in the history of cover-ups': Trump lashes out at Saudi consulate murder Cover Up

'Worst cover-up in the history of cover-ups': Trump lashes out at Saudi consulate murder

Turkish officials claim a 15-men team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer.

# usa - Thursday 18 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US gives Saudi Arabia 'a few more days' in journalist probe as Treasury Secretary withdraws from summit Jamal Khashoggi

US gives Saudi Arabia 'a few more days' in journalist probe as Treasury Secretary withdraws from summit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Donald Trump after returning from the Middle East to investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

Down Under! Ireland international O'Sullivan seals move to Australia after stellar campaign in North Carolina

Cork midfielder Denise O’Sullivan has joined Canberra United as the club’s guest player for 2018/19.

# usa - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge Free Speech

Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge

The claim is separate from another lawsuit that Daniels filed against Trump, which is continuing.

# usa - Monday 15 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Turkish officials given permission to enter Saudi consulate to investigate journalist's disappearance Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish officials given permission to enter Saudi consulate to investigate journalist's disappearance

A search of the building where Jamal Khashoggi was last seen will take place on Monday evening.

# usa - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years Homophobia

Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years

He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.

# usa - Monday 8 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats Bad Blood

Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats

The US midterm elections are taking place next month.

# usa - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh US Supreme Court

War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh

A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court is expected to take place on Saturday.

# usa - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Ryder Cup winners left egos at door, says vice-captain McDowell

Europe overcame USA by seven-point margin in Paris at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits US Supreme Court

'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits

It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

# usa - Friday 28 September, 2018

Europe stage rousing Friday afternoon fightback to seize 5-3 Ryder Cup lead

Stenson and Rose lead the way, as Europe win all four matches in a foursomes session for the first time.

# usa - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'Best day of my life' - US-based Ireland international O'Sullivan wins National Women's Soccer League title

Denise O’Sullivan was an integral member of the NC Courage side which were crowned National Women’s Soccer League champions.

# usa - Friday 21 September, 2018

Ireland international O'Sullivan named North Carolina MVP in US Women's Soccer League

Cork’s Denise O’Sullivan has impressed since moving to North Carolina in July 2017.