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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell

Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Analysis: Australia’s defensive changes open opportunities for Ireland

We pick out some potential weaknesses for Joe Schmidt’s men to exploit tomorrow evening.

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You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don’t know your name — Mike Ross

The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.

Hooper enjoying life under Cheika ahead of meeting with in-form Ireland

‘They are number three in the world now, a spot that we’ve held for most of the year,’ says the Wallabies openside.

O’Connell: Ireland better prepared to face ‘super power’ Australia than last year

The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.

Katie Taylor reaches semi-finals of World Championships without throwing a punch

The Bray native will now face Jinhua Yin of China on Sunday for a spot in the final.

Zebo and Ireland giving little away about plan of attack against Australia

How will Joe Schmidt’s side take on the Wallabies?

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More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

27 tough and intense pics from the International Rules down through the years

Ireland face Australia in Perth tomorrow in the latest test. We’ve taken a look back at the games down through the years.

# ireland - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Best is back with D’Arcy named inside centre for Ireland’s clash with Australia

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.

Win over Australia can prove that Schmidt’s Ireland are a consistent force

Ireland international wing Fergus McFadden is in no doubt that Schmidt has already achieved that goal.

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‘Revenge porn’ may not be punishable through Irish law

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

Toomua and Speight to start as Australia make four changes for Ireland Test

Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Kurtley Beale are among a provisional 11 replacements named by Michael Cheika.

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The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way

Simon Easterby’s pack has picked up where they left off under John Plumtree last season.

‘Just because you’re injured doesn’t mean you’ve got no involvement’

Leinster and Ireland wing Fergus McFadden explains how the rehab club remain central to the province.

# ireland - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Irish International Rules team hit the bright lights of Perth before Saturday’s test

The test match against Australia takes place next Saturday for Paul Earley’s side.

Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep

‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’

Welsh rugby moves closer to Irish system with 12 dual contract offers

Dan Lydiate is among the Welsh players currently considering one of the new national deals.

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There are 300 slaves in Ireland (and the Government’s response is ranked pretty well)

We rank second last on a global index of the prevalence of modern slavery.

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Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one

Luxembourg’s massive foreign born population means they’re on top.

# ireland - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland line-up to face the Wallabies

The centre pairing is again the big call in the starting XV.

Dunphy: Keane ‘circus’ is out of control and will soon impact Ireland results

“Unless Martin O’Neill gets a grip of it then it’s going to get worse.”

Heaslip: You couldn’t repeat some of the stuff Cheika says in the sheds

Ireland have been praising the Wallabies head coach, but also stress that they are focusing on their own display.

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Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness

There were significant delays at the Criminal Courts of Justice as every person entering was screened through security.

Foot injury rules Payne out of Ireland’s clash with Wallabies

The outside centre has returned to Ulster and Mike McCarthy to Leinster.

Analysis: Schmidt’s players making life easier for their teammates

We break down the important supporting contributions for five of the Irish tries against Georgia.

# ireland - Monday 17 November, 2014

Everybody’s happy to have Kurtley Beale back in the squad — Quade Cooper

The utility back was a late call-up before the Wallabies’ meeting with Ireland after a controversial summer.

O’Donnell’s defence, Gilroy gains and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over Georgia

Here’s the numbers behind the six-try, 49 – 7 victory.

Here we go: The French media have got the ‘Paulie to France’ rumour mill rolling

They don’t care that our 35-year-old captain is contracted to 2016, they reckon he’d love it in Pau.

Ian Madigan’s display pleases Schmidt as new Ireland caps impress

The Kiwi head coach has strong belief in the playmaker, despite his lack of games at 10 for Leinster.

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Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing

Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.

Ireland’s attention turns swiftly to visit of Michael Cheika’s Wallabies

Joe Schmidt and his men are looking to make it three wins out of three this month.

Discipline and ‘pokerfacing’ the opposition vital part of Schmidt culture

Dominic Ryan was perfectly calm despite getting the closest of close-up views of a Georgian boot.

# ireland - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Another strong finish will stand to Ireland, says try-scoring Dave Kilcoyne

The prop is making a habit of getting himself on the score-sheet, but today’s try was extra special.

Ireland refuse to criticise Georgian flanker for foot on Ryan’s face

Viktor Kolelishvili’s boot made contact with the eye of Ireland’s debutant back row.

Ireland jump to third in IRB world rankings ahead of Wallabies clash

Defeats for Australia and England, as well as Ireland’s win, mean a change in the official ladder.

Schmidt: First-half efforts laid foundation for Ireland’s second-half tries

The Kiwi coach was pleased with his players’ performance before the break.

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