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  • Themed Thursday Beauty Column – Conceal the truth » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/02/04/themed-thursday-beauty-column-conceal-the-truth-109399/ (2016-02-11)


  • GAA Roundup: Cahir and Killimor, Milford, and Eyrecourt winners in Senior and Intermediate Camogie Semi Finals » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/01/31/gaa-roundup-cahir-and-killimor-milford-and-eyrecourt-winners-in-senior-and-intermediate-camogie-semi-finals-109434/ (2016-02-11)


  • 24 people died on roads across the island of Ireland in January » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/01/31/two-people-have-died-so-far-on-our-roads-in-2016-109326/ (2016-02-11)


  • January Jobs roundup: Good news from Credit Suisse and Shaw Academy, but bad news from Hilco Capital with the loss of 580 jobs at Xtra-vision » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/01/31/january-employment-roundup-good-news-for-dublin-but-bad-news-for-northern-ireland-as-aerospace-firm-bombardier-confirms-it-will-cut-60-agency-jobs-109347/ (2016-02-11)


  • Themed Thursday Beauty Column – My cherry pie » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/01/28/themed-thursday-beauty-column-my-cherry-pie-109235/ (2016-02-11)


  • Golden era fades away for Irish provinces highlighting how European rugby landscape has changed » Inside Ireland
    Leinster understandably struggled to emerge from Pool 5 s Group of Death Saturday s 51 10 humiliation against Wasps the culmination of an uncharacteristically mediocre and underwhelming European campaign Ulster Unfortunate Ulster on the other hand were a tad unfortunate not to qualify from Pool 1 where they at least managed home and away victories over four time champions Toulouse When the final whistle blew on Saturday the Northern Province was left to lament their failure to collect bonus points from either their away fixture against Top14 strugglers Oyannax or their two games against the extremely impressive Saracens Munster Munster won the Heineken Cup in 2006 and 2008 Munster for so long the Irish standard bearers in this competition look a pale imitation of their former selves their nadir epitomised by the failure to overcome a 14 man Stade Francais in Paris while in the midst of a defensive meltdown Dwindling attendances at their Limerick fortress betray a franchise in a hopefully reversible decline the empty terraces a far cry from the halcyon days when the red army sent hordes of passionate and vocal supporters to the far corners of Europe Why has this happened A myriad of factors had led to this sorry state of affairs The recent tournament restructure that saw qualification criteria tightened is just a small piece of the puzzle More relevant are the substantial television deals that increased the huge revenue streams of the already wealthy French and English clubs The arrival of BT into the European rugby market truly was a game changer Then there are the multi millionaire benefactors that have turned clubs like Toulon into the European behemoths they have latterly become Consider the resources that Racing 92 have at their disposal for example How many clubs could lose someone as talismanic as Johnny Sexton and replace him with arguably the greatest fly half of all time Jonathan Sexton One of most attractive features of the IRFU s much envied central contract system was the ability to retain their star talent and keep players from the clutches of avaricious clubs While player welfare was always a critical component in this successful policy there is little doubt that the IRFU has historically been able to offer very competitive packages to its star attractions Cut throat marketplace That bargaining power is being tested like never before Witness the impending departures of Irish squad members Ian Madigan and Marty Moore to Bordeaux and Wasps respectively as proof of the cut throat marketplace within which the Irish provinces are currently operating Focus on Six Nations With the Irish clubs departing from Europe focus will now switch to the Six Nations where the national side will try to rescue Irish pride by landing three titles in a row Following their disappointing World Cup quarter final exit Joe Schmidt s men enter the tournament with little expectation Bizarrely for a man that has achieved so much in the job the Irish coach seems to be going into the

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2016/01/26/golden-era-fades-away-for-irish-provinces-highlighting-how-european-rugby-landscape-has-changed-109414/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Comment: The water charges will do for Irish Labour what the Poll Tax did for Mrs Thatcher » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/01/26/comment-the-water-charges-will-do-for-irish-labour-what-the-poll-tax-did-for-mrs-thatcher-109410/ (2016-02-11)


  • Belfast Rehearsed Reading and a Dublin exhibition are just some arts events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day » Inside Ireland

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    Original URL path: /2016/01/26/belfast-rehearsed-readings-and-a-dublin-exhibition-are-just-some-events-to-mark-holocaust-memorial-day-109386/ (2016-02-11)