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# breakdown - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions

Jul 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,833 Views 62 Comments

There’s been push and pull within government over the limits, especially in relation to agriculture.

# breakdown - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

'Targeting' and ending contests early - POC pushes Ireland's LQB at the ruck
# Speed Of Ball
From The42
# Speed Of Ball

'Targeting' and ending contests early - POC pushes Ireland's LQB at the ruck

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 8:31 AM 25,667 Views 10 Comments

The breakdown battle will be as crucial as ever at Twickenham this weekend.

# breakdown - Monday 14 February, 2022

Breakdown woes of chief concern as Ireland look to learn from Paris pain
# Battle
From The42
# Battle

Breakdown woes of chief concern as Ireland look to learn from Paris pain

Updated Feb 14th 2022, 12:00 PM 23,958 Views 25 Comments

Struggles to ‘exit’ from their own 22 were also damaging for Andy Farrell’s side.

# breakdown - 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 17,480 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.

# breakdown - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:52 PM 1,345 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the senior women’s team’s record-breaking performance at Tallaght Stadium.

# breakdown - 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 33,206 Views 11 Comments

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

# breakdown - 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 28,752 Views 7 Comments

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

# breakdown - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,393 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
From The42
# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,378 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

# breakdown - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash

Nov 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,846 Views 6 Comments

England dominated in this area last weekend at Twickenham.

# breakdown - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref
# Poachers
From The42
# Poachers

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref

Oct 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 10,556 Views 4 Comments

Ireland and France both have strong jackal threats in their teams.

# breakdown - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
# Turnovers
From The42
# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,665 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

# breakdown - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 17,234 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

# breakdown - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Breakdown 'chaos', Leinster rust and looming semi-final on Sexton's mind after restart
# Groundwork
From The42
# Groundwork

Breakdown 'chaos', Leinster rust and looming semi-final on Sexton's mind after restart

Aug 22nd 2020, 11:51 PM 11,130 Views 13 Comments

The new law interpretations made reopening night a frustrating one for the Leinster captain.

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
# Penalty Count
From The42
# Penalty Count

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:45 AM 8,568 Views 6 Comments

Referees have been asked to police the existing laws more strictly.

# breakdown - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses
# Super Rugby
From The42
# Super Rugby

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

Jun 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 14,296 Views 8 Comments

The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.

# breakdown - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue
# About Time
From The42
# About Time

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

Apr 5th 2020, 12:26 PM 8,838 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

# breakdown - Thursday 2 April, 2020

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
# In The Side
From The42
# In The Side

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:00 AM 8,986 Views 16 Comments

The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.

# breakdown - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19
# HPSC
# HPSC

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Mar 26th 2020, 12:24 PM 199,956 Views 45 Comments

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

# breakdown - Monday 23 March, 2020

Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is

Updated Mar 23rd 2020, 6:33 PM 381,536 Views 152 Comments

Dublin has the highest numbers of cases with 402.

# breakdown - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees
# Side Entry
From The42
# Side Entry

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Mar 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 10,960 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

# breakdown - Thursday 27 February, 2020

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown

Feb 27th 2020, 2:51 PM 7,902 Views 37 Comments

Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.

# breakdown - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class
# Turnovers
From The42
# Turnovers

Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class

Feb 6th 2020, 8:04 PM 19,201 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland openside isn’t renowned as a jackal but has been working hard on his turnover skills.

# breakdown - Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,477 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

# breakdown - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts
# Ruck Stats
From The42
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts

Sep 25th 2019, 4:07 PM 9,836 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were largely efficient with their clearouts and turned over lots of Scottish possession.

# breakdown - Monday 23 September, 2019

Messi and Klopp are the big men's winners at the Fifa awards, but who voted for whom?
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Messi and Klopp are the big men's winners at the Fifa awards, but who voted for whom?

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:34 PM 11,999 Views 8 Comments

Seamus Coleman picked Messi, Mick McCarthy recognised Klopp while Ronaldo voted for none of his direct rivals and then didn’t bother turning up.

# breakdown - Monday 19 August, 2019

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

Aug 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,270 Views 41 Comments

We examine how Ireland’s head coach has developed a group of players to compete in Japan.

# breakdown - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:03 PM 5,873 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

# breakdown - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 46,925 Views 51 Comments

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

# breakdown - Friday 15 March, 2019

US threw away 'golden opportunity' at Hanoi summit, North Korean official says
# North Korea
# North Korea

US threw away 'golden opportunity' at Hanoi summit, North Korean official says

Mar 15th 2019, 7:39 AM 9,961 Views 19 Comments

A nuclear summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, between Kim and Trump ended without agreement on 28 February.

# breakdown - Thursday 22 November, 2018

€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,137 Views 43 Comments

As of 1 November, the OPW had spent €15,754,639.37 on the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.

# breakdown - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?
# Ruck Stats
From The42
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Nov 21st 2018, 1:32 PM 18,111 Views 33 Comments

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# breakdown - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons

Sep 6th 2018, 5:08 PM 7,720 Views 7 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side will need to be much sharper when they take on the Scarlets this weekend.

# breakdown - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Farm deaths: Cork most fatal county and July most dangerous month
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Farm deaths: Cork most fatal county and July most dangerous month

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:30 AM 7,975 Views 17 Comments

Over the past eight years, the most dangerous months for farm deaths in Ireland have been May, June and July.

# breakdown - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years
# Nurses
# Nurses

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years

Jun 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,715 Views 55 Comments

Assaults on nursing staff made up the vast majority of these, accounting for 70% with 6,964 assaults.

# breakdown - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum

May 24th 2018, 7:33 AM 17,098 Views 98 Comments

More than 3.2 million people are now registered to vote in tomorrow’s referendum.

# breakdown - Sunday 6 May, 2018

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’
# Mindset
From The42
# Mindset

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’

May 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 30,024 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.

# breakdown - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country
# Irish Patients Association
# Irish Patients Association

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:28 PM 22,569 Views 25 Comments

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

# breakdown - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France
# Coal Face
From The42
# Coal Face

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 PM 31,461 Views 60 Comments

The Munster captain was hugely effective for Ireland at ruck time.

# breakdown - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

Feb 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 80,330 Views 81 Comments

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

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