Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations title aspirations were prematurely ended as France underlined their status as tournament favourites by grinding out a 15-13 win in Dublin.The Irish suffered successive losses at the start of a Six Nations campaign for the first time following scores from Charles Ollivon and Damian Penaud, plus five points from the boot of Matthieu Jalibert.
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The first group of people to face mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland has arrived at the designated facility.Around 20 passengers arriving into Dublin Airport on Friday were transferred by bus to the first quarantine centre at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry.
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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend praises the spirit of his side after they ended the Guinness Six Nations with a dramatic victory in France.Duhan Van Der Merwe crossed for his second try five minutes after the 80-minute mark as Scotland won 27-23 in Paris to blow apart the hosts’ slim hopes of snatching the title from the grasp of Wales.It was a first victory in France since 1999 for Scotland and followed rare wins in Llanelli and Twickenham over the past six months.They had waited 18 years to win in Wales and had not beaten England on their own soil since 1983, but Scotland showed they can mix it with the best in the Six Nations.
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Crowds holding St Patrick’s Day parties at a Belfast park hat to be cleared from the area by police. Meanwhile in Dublin, the Gardai said 16 people had arrested at the protests, for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
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A film featuring a swarm of 500 drones animating the skies of Dublin has today been unveiled to wish the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day.The film, entitled Orchestra of Light features the Intel Drone Light Show and was pre-recorded in Dublin in early March.Orchestra of Light tells a story of Ireland’s global influence, and how a small island on the edge of Europe has spread its culture and traditions across the world.
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This Riverdance star who swapped the world-famous stage for the coronavirus frontline said the past year has felt more like a decade.Dr Maria Buffini, 37, from Dublin, was dancing at Radio City Music Hall when the pandemic hit last year, cutting short her time performing in the New York leg of the show’s 25th anniversary tour.
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Eddie Jones has thrown down the gauntlet by insisting England grabbed a head start on France in the race for the 2023 World Cup.Tries from Anthony Watson and Maro Itoje helped England edge out the resurgent French 23-20 at Twickenham, ending Les Bleus’ Six Nations Grand Slam hopes.Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud crossed for France, but the visitors ran out of steam and England’s savvier game management steered them back to winning ways.
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Eddie Jones comments on England's 41-18 win over Italy in the Six Nations. Victory came at the cost of a sickening injury suffered by Jack Willis, whose left knee was damaged when he was cleared out at..
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