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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# crunching the numbers

This year
Premier League 22/23: Ferguson's breakout year but Irish involvement drops to new low
The Premier League minutes accumulated by Irish players continued their decline this season.
All time
Ahead of the play-offs, what do the numbers tell us about this year's First Division?
With the semi-final first legs being played tonight, Shane Keegan looks at the key statistics from the 2021 season.
Exchequer deficit was €7.5 billion in April - more than double this time last year
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe described it as a ‘sharp deterioration on the public finances”.
Are penalty shootouts about to change dramatically?
Two academics are proposing a ‘catch-up’ rule to help eradicate the advantages afforded to the team that kicks first.
"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable
There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.
Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?
How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?
The NFL could have a 6-10 playoff team this year - here is what would need to happen
Somebody needs to take a long, hard look at the standard in the NFC East.
Who's chasing promotion and who's fearing relegation in the Allianz football league?
The last round of league games takes place this weekend.
Small comforts: Ireland's record without Sean O'Brien is actually not that bad
He will be a big loss, but Ireland have coped with his absence since 2012.
A definitive ranking of Irish crisps, from worst to best
What’s the best crisp in Ireland? We have a final answer.