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Ireland topple New Zealand to lay down World Cup marker

Nov 17 2018

DUBLIN Ireland laid down a massive marker ahead of next year's World Cup by beating holders New Zealand for just the second time with a compelling 16-9 victory in a clash of the world's top two teams on Saturday.

Ireland coach Schmidt relishes victory of the heavyweights

Nov 17 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's top of the rankings clash with New Zealand lived up to its "heavyweight" billing on Saturday, coach Joe Schmidt said as he delighted in a collective victory he was quick to share with his squad and coaching staff.

Rugby-Ireland coach Schmidt relishes victory of the heavyweights

Nov 17 2018

DUBLIN, Nov 17 Ireland's top of the rankings clash with New Zealand lived up to its "heavyweight" billing on Saturday, coach Joe Schmidt said as he delighted in a collective victory he was quick to share with his squad and coaching staff.

Rugby-Ireland topple New Zealand to lay down World Cup marker

Nov 17 2018

DUBLIN, Nov 17 Ireland laid down a massive marker ahead of next year's World Cup by beating holders New Zealand for just the second time with a compelling 16-9 victory in a clash of the world's top two teams on Saturday.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

Nov 16 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

Nov 16 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Irish PM appeals to Northern Irish unionists worried by Brexit deal

Nov 14 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister appealed directly to Northern Ireland's pro-British unionist community on Wednesday, saying Dublin would respect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom amid concerns over how a Brexit deal would impact the province.

Irish PM appeals to Northern Irish unionists worried by Brexit deal

Nov 14 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister appealed directly to Northern Ireland's pro-British unionist community on Wednesday, saying Dublin would respect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom amid concerns over how a Brexit deal would impact the province.

Sloppy Ireland see off Argentina as O'Brien is injured

Nov 10 2018

DUBLIN A sloppy Ireland put a poor first period behind them on Saturday to emerge 28-17 winners over Argentina in an unconvincing warm-up to next week's meeting of the world's top two teams when New Zealand visit Dublin.

Ireland confident on Henshaw, Murray an outside bet for All Blacks

Nov 10 2018

DUBLIN Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is confident centre Robbie Henshaw will be fit to face New Zealand next week and has not completely ruled out scrumhalf Conor Murray from making a surprise return when the world's top two teams meet in Dublin.

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