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#Defence

# defence - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'
# That's The Enda It
# That's The Enda It

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

May 5th 2017, 6:29 PM 8,384 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# defence - Monday 3 April, 2017

Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim
# Damages
# Damages

Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim

Apr 3rd 2017, 5:04 PM 42,145 Views 0 Comments

The presiding judge said games of chase in schoolyards could not be prohibited.

# defence - Friday 24 February, 2017

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'
# On The Attack
From The42
# On The Attack

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Feb 24th 2017, 7:51 AM 18,756 Views 54 Comments

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

# defence - Monday 20 February, 2017

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq

Feb 20th 2017, 8:54 AM 13,866 Views 28 Comments

Trump has repeatedly said the US should have grabbed Iraqi oil to help fund its war effort.

# defence - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling
# Like Dem Apples
# Like Dem Apples

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

Feb 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,268 Views 23 Comments

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# defence - Monday 13 February, 2017

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt
# Reads
From The42
# Reads

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt

Feb 13th 2017, 6:17 PM 13,366 Views 22 Comments

The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.

# defence - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We should love defending', says Farrell as he vows to fix Irish inaccuracies
# Destroy And Enjoy
From The42
# Destroy And Enjoy

'We should love defending', says Farrell as he vows to fix Irish inaccuracies

Feb 7th 2017, 1:00 PM 6,503 Views 6 Comments

The defence coach was irked by the absence of Ireland’s appetite without the ball.

# defence - Monday 6 February, 2017

Analysis: Basic folding and spacing problems cause Ireland's defence failures
# Video Review
From The42
# Video Review

Analysis: Basic folding and spacing problems cause Ireland's defence failures

Feb 6th 2017, 6:36 PM 13,201 Views 21 Comments

Andy Farrell and his players will be deeply unhappy with their defensive display in Edinburgh.

# defence - Monday 30 January, 2017

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

Jan 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 39,452 Views 32 Comments

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# defence - Monday 12 December, 2016

Flood defence plan for Cork finally unveiled to the public
# River Lee
# River Lee

Flood defence plan for Cork finally unveiled to the public

Dec 12th 2016, 3:15 PM 9,844 Views 25 Comments

The plan will be on display to the public until the 20 January next year.

# defence - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks

Nov 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,892 Views 4 Comments

Ireland are eager to improve their defensive performance against the All Blacks.

# defence - Friday 18 November, 2016

Arsene Wenger insists that drinking culture is no longer an issue for English football
# End Of Discussion
From The42
# End Of Discussion

Arsene Wenger insists that drinking culture is no longer an issue for English football

Nov 18th 2016, 1:31 PM 2,814 Views 4 Comments

The Arsenal boss has spoken out in the wake of this week’s Wayne Rooney saga.

# defence - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Wayne Rooney is not finished - Gary Neville
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Wayne Rooney is not finished - Gary Neville

Nov 17th 2016, 9:43 AM 4,210 Views 18 Comments

The former Manchester United defender believes the Red Devils star still has a role to play at the Premier League club, if he can adapt

# defence - Monday 7 November, 2016

Southgate backs Man United duo after Mourinho rebuke
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Southgate backs Man United duo after Mourinho rebuke

Nov 7th 2016, 11:53 PM 5,559 Views 0 Comments

Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling were criticised by the Red Devils boss recently.

# defence - Sunday 6 November, 2016

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime
# Cyber Wars
# Cyber Wars

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime

Nov 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,710 Views 0 Comments

The debate around how to strike back against hackers is ongoing around the world.

# defence - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 19th 2016, 2:56 PM 14,561 Views 32 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 6th 2016, 5:06 PM 19,774 Views 12 Comments

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

# defence - Sunday 4 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,425 Views 14 Comments

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

# defence - Friday 2 September, 2016

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

Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli

Sep 2nd 2016, 2:01 PM 5,687 Views 13 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 5th 2016, 11:44 PM 10,643 Views 4 Comments

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

# defence - Friday 24 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 24th 2016, 4:28 PM 5,243 Views 14 Comments

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
# Comeback Kings
From The42
# Comeback Kings

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

Jun 20th 2016, 5:53 PM 5,865 Views 0 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 13 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 13th 2016, 8:00 PM 12,395 Views 10 Comments

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
# Devil's Advocates
# Devil's Advocates

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

May 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 21,369 Views 33 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 25 April, 2016

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

Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale

Apr 25th 2016, 10:25 AM 4,850 Views 3 Comments

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
# Back In The Ring
From The42
# Back In The Ring

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June

Apr 21st 2016, 11:50 AM 5,749 Views 10 Comments

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
# Doping Claims
From The42
# Doping Claims

Doctor caught up in latest doping claims defends himself on Twitter

Apr 4th 2016, 12:15 AM 8,087 Views 8 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

No Van Gaal agenda, says Scholes
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

No Van Gaal agenda, says Scholes

Mar 15th 2016, 12:21 AM 8,045 Views 5 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 29 February, 2016

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

Analysis: Ireland's defence takes backward steps in Twickenham

Feb 29th 2016, 8:46 PM 22,438 Views 20 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 8 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 8th 2016, 9:30 PM 31,973 Views 21 Comments

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
# Strong Minded
From The42
# Strong Minded

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

Jan 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 31,062 Views 29 Comments

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
# Uncompromising
From The42
# Uncompromising

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

Oct 29th 2015, 6:45 AM 6,725 Views 4 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

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

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee

Oct 28th 2015, 3:06 PM 10,575 Views 15 Comments

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

# defence - Thursday 22 October, 2015

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

If You Hate Emojis You Can Shite Off

Oct 22nd 2015, 11:32 AM 6,466 Views 9 Comments

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

# defence - Saturday 19 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,167 Views 1 Comment

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
# Different Dubs
From The42
# Different Dubs

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

Sep 9th 2015, 4:15 PM 7,700 Views 11 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

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

Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences

Sep 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 4,763 Views 2 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 7 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 7th 2015, 8:00 AM 15,425 Views 24 Comments

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

# defence - Friday 4 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 4th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,992 Views 2 Comments

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

# defence - Saturday 15 August, 2015

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

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's

Aug 15th 2015, 12:07 AM 8,585 Views 14 Comments

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