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# analysis - Yesterday’s News

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?
# Influencers
# Influencers

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?

17 hours ago 5,178 Views 7 Comments

How do we punch above our weight on the European stage? Get into groupings, get specialised and stick around, writes CJ McKinney.

Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works
# Analysis
# Analysis

Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works

Wed 12:33 AM 13,361 Views 38 Comments
  • Major survey finds older Irish people much more supportive of EU than those in other European states.
  • Number of Eurosceptics is small but many in general population worry about sovereignty and fisheries.
  • Generational gap on issues is wide as 65+ cohort worries about immigration and young about climate action.

# analysis - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Ireland's man of the match wants more
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Ireland's man of the match wants more

Updated Jun 15th 2022, 8:33 AM 21,331 Views 17 Comments

21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 17,813 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# analysis - Sunday 12 June, 2022

The simple reasons why Ireland finally got it so right against Scotland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The simple reasons why Ireland finally got it so right against Scotland

Jun 12th 2022, 7:01 AM 41,292 Views 28 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side ended a 12-game winless run in the Nations League.

# analysis - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy

Jun 9th 2022, 7:30 AM 23,150 Views 34 Comments

The Boys in Green fell to a disappointing defeat against Ukraine in the Nations League last night.

# analysis - Sunday 5 June, 2022

The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss

Jun 5th 2022, 12:01 AM 15,489 Views 14 Comments

Ireland have now drawn a blank in 11 of their 23 matches under the manager.

# analysis - Friday 3 June, 2022

Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
# Analysis
# Analysis

Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level

Jun 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 11,220 Views 14 Comments

The airport isn’t the only business that hasn’t been able to cater for rapid increased demand.

# analysis - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response

May 22nd 2022, 10:23 AM 21,152 Views 8 Comments

A huge day ahead in the Munster hurling championship.

# analysis - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine

Mar 29th 2022, 6:15 PM 67,466 Views 30 Comments

The security analyst looks at the past few days of activity and peace talks and what that tells us about the future.

# analysis - Monday 28 March, 2022

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine

Mar 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,376 Views 10 Comments
  • Russian website are increasingly using the fact-check and debunk format to sow doubt about what's happening in Ukraine, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Social media feeds have recently featured red stamps declaring things as 'fake' that are actually real.
  • Experts suggest that traditional fact-check formats will have to adapt to combat the problem.

# analysis - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom

Mar 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 51,397 Views 27 Comments

The Boys in Green’s deserved draw with Belgium shows they are capable of exceeding expectations.

# analysis - Friday 11 March, 2022

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 3:02 PM 66,258 Views 29 Comments

The Corkonian made headlines again for his criticisms of Man United after their defeat by City.

# analysis - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity

Feb 10th 2022, 9:19 AM 15,183 Views 60 Comments

The Commission report is a study in accepting the modernisation of a long neglected force, writes Niall O’Connor.

# analysis - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them

Feb 8th 2022, 7:39 PM 17,232 Views 6 Comments

Tadhg Beirne’s smart intervention helped to produce the turnover that led to Garry Ringrose’s try.

# analysis - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 9:02 PM 53,661 Views 21 Comments

The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.

# analysis - Saturday 29 January, 2022

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,329 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,455 Views 7 Comments

Man United came away with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last night, but they were fortunate to do so.

# analysis - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,866 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

# analysis - Friday 10 December, 2021

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?

Dec 10th 2021, 7:09 PM 5,843 Views 15 Comments

The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
# Work To Be Done
From The42
# Work To Be Done

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United

Nov 30th 2021, 11:08 AM 3,915 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 33,167 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

# analysis - Monday 22 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
# Relentless
From The42
# Relentless

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:34 PM 28,437 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

# analysis - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era
# Review
From The42
# Review

Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era

Nov 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 14,222 Views 5 Comments

The team have looked rejuvenated of late, after a tough start.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 2:32 PM 12,939 Views 9 Comments

The Boys in Green eventually got their just rewards against Luxembourg to end the World Cup qualification campaign on a positive note, writes Shane Keegan.

# analysis - Monday 15 November, 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,700 Views 7 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

# analysis - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 38,944 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

# analysis - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co

Nov 11th 2021, 10:30 PM 11,051 Views 2 Comments

Josh Cullen and Jeff Hendrick put in a massive shift.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
# Red V Blue
From The42
# Red V Blue

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby

Nov 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,146 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

# analysis - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,851 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side scored nine tries as they dismantled Japan in Dublin.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

What will Ireland have picked out from Japan's only game since July?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

What will Ireland have picked out from Japan's only game since July?

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:30 PM 5,640 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown’s side are incisive and intelligent in attack.

# analysis - Monday 1 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost
# Change In Formation
From The42
# Change In Formation

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost

Nov 1st 2021, 3:56 PM 6,928 Views 2 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to switch to 5-3-2 brought some defensive solidity on Saturday evening, writes Shane Keegan.

# analysis - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 12:06 PM 12,000 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done
# One Sided Affair
From The42
# One Sided Affair

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done

Oct 26th 2021, 12:10 PM 8,024 Views 3 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down where it went wrong for the increasingly under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

Oct 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,934 Views 177 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

# analysis - Friday 22 October, 2021

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 7,806 Views 12 Comments

Several ex-Man United players have recently been criticised for their continual defence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

# analysis - Friday 15 October, 2021

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right

Oct 15th 2021, 1:00 PM 3,292 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.

# analysis - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract

Oct 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 30,978 Views 55 Comments

The manager oversaw an impressive win against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium last night.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby

Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,237 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.

# analysis - Monday 11 October, 2021

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team

Oct 11th 2021, 4:35 PM 7,022 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.

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