# ireland - Today’s News
‘By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous’
Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.
The Irish team celebrated by listening to Justin Bieber – and he was loving it.
Fergus McFadden says he’s got no problems with Sexton’s on-pitch demeanour.
Gelsenkirchen hero John O’Shea salutes Aviva hero Shane Long.
# ireland - Yesterday’s News
Shane Long came off the bench to stun the world champions in Dublin.
Good time for an election, eh Enda?
It was the big one at the Aviva Stadium and we were there to follow all the action.
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The next four days will shape Ireland’s Euro 2016 fate.
‘The best 31 players are there and I’ve no regrets about that’ – D’Arcy is retiring with a clean slate
Gordon D’Arcy talks retirement, the World Cup and THAT Sam Burgess column.
Henry says he’s learning how to make a big impression from the bench.
# ireland - Wednesday 7 October, 2015
There’s fear that the J1 Visa programme could come to an abrupt end, but Catherine Devine says she spent her summer engaging in American culture, not partying and acting out of control.
Richie Murphy says Frédéric Michalak will have a big say this Sunday.
Elsewhere, Johnny Sexton is compared to Zlatan, and Bryan Habana matches Lomu’s record.
Seamus Coleman will sit out Thursday’s clash.
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The Ireland flanker is ready for Sunday’s clash with France — “a far more dangerous side”.
# ireland - Tuesday 6 October, 2015
The scrum-half is gearing up for a ‘massive’ game on Sunday.
The hooker wants his team-mates to get down and dirty in the ruck.
A win over France would make this a whole lot less complicated.
Sunday’s unimpressive win over Italy was among the worst days under the Kiwi coach, but the four points are in the bag and destiny is in Ireland’s hands.
Seriously, can some inventor get on this already?
We have a little soft spot for our hipster friends.
It’s game week and we’re pretty sure which France is going to turn up: World Cup France.
It’s making its way towards Europe, but where will it end up?
The Ireland out-half was full of praise for his former provincial boss.
# ireland - Monday 5 October, 2015
Speak softly and carry a big stick.
The weather, weak tea, The Late Late Show — the list goes on.
But neither Irishman could inspire their sides to a win.
Our columnist Peter Stringer says despite the performance, it’s job done so far.
Ireland can learn plenty from their talismanic captain.
# ireland - Sunday 4 October, 2015
Are we absolutely sure this is the team we want Ireland to meet in the quarter-finals.
Sexton says the presence of Sergio Parisse had a big impact on the game.
There weren’t many other highlights from Ireland’s win over the Azzurri.
A group of familiar faces stand between Ireland and a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Come and get it.
# ireland - Saturday 3 October, 2015
For those with a disability, having a job would do wonders for thier sense of participation and her self-respect. It would also help pay the bills, writes John Dolan who says the governments new plan needs substance not spin.
# ireland - Friday 2 October, 2015
Parisse returns as one of five changes for Jacques Brunel’s side.