Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he’ll know the pressure’s on to deliver another rugby Grand Slam when Brian O’Driscoll tweets it.


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Ireland's Robbie Henshaw scores a try during the RBS Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Brian Lawless/PA Wire.



Joe Schmidt just lives in the moment after Ireland defeat England

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It says much about the satisfaction which can be derived by the thoroughly good execution of a game plan that even the workaholic Joe Schmidt felt justified in taking today off following the biggest victory of his Ireland tenure.


North Korea fires two warning missiles after South conducts drills with US

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of “merciless strikes” against its enemies as Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.


Jihadi John ‘had run-ins with British law’

A British man identified in reports as the Islamic State (IS) executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’ feared he was a “dead man walking” after run-ins with security services before fleeing to Syria to begin his reign of terror, email exchanges with a journalist have claimed.


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