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The IRFU have announced that Munster coach Anthony Foley has died.
The former Ireland number 8 was head coach of Munster from 2014 to the end of last season. Foley stayed with the province in a coaching capacity when Rassie Erasmus joined the province as Director of Rugby.
Foley played 62 times for Ireland and was captained the Munster team that won the Heineken Cup in 2006.
The US and Britain are considering imposing sanctions against the Assad regime and Russia over the crisis in Aleppo.
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, met with French, Italian and German ministers today as part of a renewed push to broker peace in the worn-torn country.
The talks were hosted by the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson; however no representatives of the Syrian government or opposition were in attendance.
Boris Johnson has defended writing an article in favour of staying in the EU just days before backing Brexit.
The British Foreign Secretary, who penned the unpublished pro-Remain article just two days before revealing he would be campaigning to break from Brussels, said he had been trying to "make an alternative case" to himself.
However, when he compared the arguments "it was blindingly obvious" which side to support.
A charity providing urgent aid to the devastated people of Haiti has branded the global response to Hurricane Matthew “a disgrace”.
Concern Worldwide CEO, Dominic MacSorley has praised the support Ireland has provided to Haiti thus far - but described the world's overall response as disgraceful.
Mr MacSorley has urged donors around the world to “wake up” and meet the UN’s flash appeal for €109.3m after it emerged just 20% has so far been donated nearly two weeks since the disaster.
The European Cup win in 2006 was the signature moment for Munster legend Anthony Foley.
Foley played for Munster 202 times and amassed 62 international caps but, without doubt, the victory over Biarritz in the 2006 Heineken Cup final in the Millenium stadium is the moment which defines him as a player.
Munster had toiled for years before finally claiming the holy grail of the European Cup, and Foley was there for it all.