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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Breakdown

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Ambulance breaks down with life support patient on board
The National Ambulance Service said another vehicle was at the scene within around ten minutes but a paramedic in the region said the fleet is old and putting people at risk.
Which Premier League team has the most representatives at the World Cup this summer?
105 players from England’s domestic league will feature in total.
Analysis: Glasgow's defence poses a direct challenge to Leinster's crown
Matt O’Connor’s side will need to be at their attacking best to break down the most effective defence in the Pro12.
Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
What group is dominating local politics in your area?
5 key areas in the Toulon v Saracens Heineken Cup final
Back row blockbuster, kicking out-halves, squad cultures, midfield excellence and Plan B.
Want to know how generous companies in your area are?
An impact map lets you see how companies supported local charities last year.
‘Sol had a breakdown… Arsenal shouldn't have let him come back to training 4 days later’
The former England star’s biographer, Simon Astaire, chats to
7 simple fitness tips that will improve your rugby game
We spoke to Munster’s Strength and Conditioning coach Aled Walters to get his advice on the subtle differences that can transform your game.
Analysis: Leinster's game plan comes up short against Toulon's extreme power
Using GIFs and videos, we’ve examined the province’s kicking and attacking during the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
Analysis: Munster's breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot
We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.
Munster's O'Mahony re-focused on provincial ambitions ahead of Leinster derby
The Ireland back row is hungry for more success after helping Ireland to the Six Nations.
Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital
A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.
Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)
Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.
Here's the breakdown of €20m for flood repairs across the country
Clare has been allocated almost half of the money made available.
O'Connell leads Ireland's return to Triple Crown chase
It’s been a while since the Ireland captain held a title that was once common.
Les Kiss: Discipline the key for Ireland in land of the giants
“We’re not about evaporating away from the ruck area, we’ll pick and choose when we go for it,” says the defence coach.
O'Mahony: 'For a big man, Paulie gets himself into a good position'
The Munster captain has highlighted the intensive work the province has done around the breakdown in recent months.
This is how many people use Facebook in each county
In 24 of the 26 counties in Ireland, less than half of people have a Facebook account.
Henry catapulted into starring role as Ireland’s breakdown chief
The Ulster openside has been highlighted by Joe Schmidt and his teammates as a key man.
Samoa’s breakdown ability is a danger for Ireland
Joe Schmidt’s men will need to be focused and effective at ruck time when they have possession.
Finding back row balance is key to Ireland's November hopes
Joe Schmidt has a number of options to choose from at the back of the scrum.
Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board
It was one of two breakdowns involving the service’s ambulances within the space of an hour this morning.
Sean O’Brien showing that he has become the complete openside for Leinster
The Ireland international was the clear winner of the breakdown against the Ospreys’ Justin Tipuric.
Here's how many Irish businesses 'died' in one year
New CSO figures show that while 11,237 enterprises were ‘born’ in 2011, 18,308 ‘died’.
O'Driscoll aims to keep it simple while chasing new high at Suncorp
12 years on from his watershed display at The Gabba, the centre unveiled the gameplan needed for a repeat result.
Ministerial travel costs down to €4.9 million in 2012 takes a look at figures released by the Government last week.
David Campese hoping England end Robbie Deans' Australia reign
The Wallabies legend says the Kiwi coach is ‘worst thing’ that has happened to Australian rugby.
Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.
3 ways Ireland can be more competitive against New Zealand on Saturday
What else would you want to after a comprehensive defeat to the world champions, than play them again on their own turf seven days later?
Henry: Leinster the masters of slow ruck ball, not us
‘Brian O’Driscoll’s talking about us slowing the ball down, but Leinster are the best team in Europe at it.’
Injury could rule O'Connell out of Pro12 semi and Ireland's tour to New Zealand
The Munster captain roared in agony as his leg was caught in a tangle of bodies at a hotly contested ruck.
Opinion: Change is required in rugby if the sport is to grow
One word is dominating discussion amongst Irish rugby fans recently: scrum.
8 things you (probably) didn't know about Craig Joubert
Ahead of Saturday’s showdown, we take a look at the man who will be calling the shots.
Expert view: Kidney should have played a completely new team
One Irish rugby stalwart is in New Zealand and on the march. Here’s what Mick Quinn thinks, two weeks in.
Hard Yards: here's what you missed this morning
Losing track of all the World Cup action? Get up to speed with our round-up.
Olympics countdown clock breaks down
In further problems, people buying tickets for Olympic events have been running into issues using their card online.
Players take responsibility for high penalty count
Gordon D’Arcy and Mike Ross admit that on-field discipline needs to improve before it costs Ireland any more victories.