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#Defence

# defence - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Giving anti-malaria drug Lariam to Irish troops "beggars belief", says support group

Support group Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers has said that the official policy on the drug needs to change.

# defence - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start Clarity

Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start

The victory over the Scarlets last weekend was unglamorous but promising.

# defence - Sunday 4 September, 2016

From The42 Antonio Conte is no fool, the criticism of David Luiz has been wildly disproportionate Defence

Antonio Conte is no fool, the criticism of David Luiz has been wildly disproportionate

Can a supposedly poor player really get away with winning 16 trophies?

# defence - Friday 2 September, 2016

From The42 Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli Defence

Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli

The 26-year-old completed a one-year deal at the Allianz Riviera after being allowed to leave Anfield.

# defence - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From The42 I'm 61 and Sanches is 18 - Portugal coach slams age slur Defence

I'm 61 and Sanches is 18 - Portugal coach slams age slur

Guy Roux’s accusations that the Portugal teenager is older than his official age were swiftly dismissed.

# defence - Friday 24 June, 2016

From The42 'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

# defence - Monday 20 June, 2016

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed with the drop-off in their defence.

# defence - Monday 13 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit Resilience

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit

Ireland’s first-ever win against the Boks on South African soil was built on their 14-man defence.

# defence - Monday 2 May, 2016

'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes

Lawyers for Paris attacks accused Salah Abdeslam have found themselves demonised for defending their client.

# defence - Monday 25 April, 2016

From The42 Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale Defence

Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale

The 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist won the IBF title earlier this month.

# defence - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June

The newly-crowned champion will fight at London’s O2 Arena this summer.

# defence - Monday 4 April, 2016

Doctor caught up in latest doping claims defends himself on Twitter

The clubs have also rubbished newspaper reports linking them with illicit behaviour.

# defence - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

From The42 No Van Gaal agenda, says Scholes Defence

No Van Gaal agenda, says Scholes

The Manchester United icon is keen to stress that he is positive about the developments at his former club.

# defence - Monday 29 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence takes backward steps in Twickenham Reactive

Analysis: Ireland's defence takes backward steps in Twickenham

Joe Schmidt was disappointed by Ireland’s passive approach without the ball.

# defence - Monday 8 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales Onslaught

Analysis: Ireland's defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales

We pick apart the defensive performance from Joe Schmidt’s men in Dublin yesterday.

# defence - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

'Destroy and enjoy' - Farrell will demand aggressive edge from Ireland

The appointment of the former England coach was a bolt out of the blue.

# defence - Thursday 29 October, 2015

2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies

The former Australia centre is a key part of Michael Cheika’s coaching staff.

# defence - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

From The42 'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee Defence

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee

The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.

# defence - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge If You Hate Emojis You Can Shite Off Heart Eyes

If You Hate Emojis You Can Shite Off

Come for our emojis, and we’ll come for you.

# defence - Saturday 19 September, 2015

From The42 'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security D

'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security

Les Kiss says he and Joe Schmidt have given the players ‘solid and stern’ feedback.

# defence - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

'They’re a good bit more defensively conscious' - Dublin changes since Donegal loss

Kerry’s Éamonn Fitzmaurice has watched how Dublin have worked at the back.

# defence - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

From The42 Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences Defence

Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences

Our handy guide to what commentators are talking about during an NFL game.

# defence - Monday 7 September, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup Foundations

Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup

Joe Schmidt and Les Kiss won’t have been happy with the failings made against the England attack.

# defence - Friday 4 September, 2015

From The42 Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system Competition

Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system

‘Rugby is a team game, so everything is about having a shape and everyone being on the same page.’

# defence - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From The42 Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's D

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's

Defence coach Les Kiss was concerned with elements of the performance in Cardiff last time out.

# defence - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Analysis: Keith Earls looked sharp in Ireland's 13 shirt against Wales

The Munster man made his return to the international game after a break of more than two years.

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales

The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.

# defence - Monday 3 August, 2015

From The42 'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else' Power Player

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'

Luke Fitzgerald explains what the role of a left wing entails with Ireland.

# defence - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations?

If one came under attack, that is.

# defence - Sunday 26 April, 2015

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles

One TD thinks there should be.

# defence - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From The42 The GAA defend decision to use Croke Park for football semi-finals Defence

The GAA defend decision to use Croke Park for football semi-finals

Just over 20,000 turned up for Sunday’s double header.

# defence - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From The42 'On Sunday it has to be 100%': Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille Sans Ballon

'On Sunday it has to be 100%': Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille

After racking up 68 missed tackles in three games, Jimmy Gopperth says the province are ready to ‘make their shots’ against Toulon.

# defence - Friday 27 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland Intelligence

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# defence - Friday 20 March, 2015

'You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer', jury told

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

# defence - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle Foundations

Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle

We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.

# defence - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 Wenger jumps to Van Gaal's defence over 'long ball' furore Defence

Wenger jumps to Van Gaal's defence over 'long ball' furore

He does suggest that LVG did not need to go ‘full Rafa’ however.

# defence - Monday 2 February, 2015

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

# defence - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

# defence - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The42 'People will write what they write' - O'Connor defends Leinster's season Pressure

'People will write what they write' - O'Connor defends Leinster's season

The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.

# defence - Friday 5 December, 2014

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Paul Giblin — a champion rower — is undergoing his fourth regime of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it won’t cure him — it will only buy him time.