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IFAIR play to Paul O'Connell and the Irish rugby team. Their magnificent display against Australia was their seventh win in a row, against one of the world's best sides. Talk about punching above our weight - given the size of our respective nations. The whole country is proud of our boys in green. Bring on the Six Nations - and the World Cup!

TCan they get anything right? Fine Gael has once again shot itself in the foot. This time it was the turn of the Fine Gael ladies. In this era of water protests and anti-austerity demonstrations they displayed a total lack of sensitivity by choosing the plush Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin to host €100-a-head lunch. What message does that send out?