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#Defence

# defence - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# defence - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The42 Roma unaroused by players' strip club visit Defence

Roma unaroused by players' strip club visit

Russian press reports on Wednesday claimed that some of the Serie A club’s players visited ‘Egoist Gold’.

# defence - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The42 Analysis: O'Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies Digging In

Analysis: O'Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies

There was almost a repeat of Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand, but they showed their mental edge this time.

From The42 Analysis: Australia's first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone On The Ropes

Analysis: Australia's first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone

Ireland’s defensive concerns were alarming in the opening 40 minutes in Dublin on Saturday.

# defence - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Relive Ireland's win over Australia with Michael Corcoran’s thrilling RTÉ commentary

Hearts were in mouths and Irish fans were watching through their fingers in Dublin.

# defence - Friday 21 November, 2014

Analysis: Australia's defensive changes open opportunities for Ireland

We pick out some potential weaknesses for Joe Schmidt’s men to exploit tomorrow evening.

# defence - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Spotify CEO defends free streaming after Taylor Swift removes music catalogue

Daniel Ek defended the company saying it paid out $2 billion in royalties since it started in 2008, half of which was generated in the last twelve months.

# defence - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan

It was announced today that the Stoke midfielder would likely miss Ireland’s upcoming qualifier against Scotland.

# defence - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The42 Dessie Farrell criticises Colm O'Rourke's "ill informed" views on the GPA Defence

Dessie Farrell criticises Colm O'Rourke's "ill informed" views on the GPA

Speaking last night, Farrell defended how the GPA have evolved since their inception.

# defence - Sunday 19 October, 2014

British footballer expresses regret but denies rape

Ched Evans was released on Friday after serving half of his five-year sentence

# defence - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The42 John Giles defends the RTÉ panel in the wake of criticism Response

John Giles defends the RTÉ panel in the wake of criticism

The pundits were critical of Martin O’Neill despite his side ultimately achieving a positive result.

# defence - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From The42 5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup Dilemmas

5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup

Back row selections, attacking progress, defensive aggression, Zeebs and the set-piece.

# defence - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From The42 Steven Gerrard has at least another two years at the top level with Liverpool - Hamann Defence

Steven Gerrard has at least another two years at the top level with Liverpool - Hamann

The star has come under fire recently following the Reds’ disappointing start to the season.

# defence - Monday 29 September, 2014

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student

Luka Rocco Magnotta had fled to Europe after the killing, and was recognised in a Berlin internet café.

# defence - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Analysis: Connacht's defence drives strong start to Pro12 season

We take a look at the mindset and understanding that helped the western province to beat Leinster.

# defence - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From The42 'No concerns' over Steven Gerrard's form - Rodgers Defence

'No concerns' over Steven Gerrard's form - Rodgers

The star has endured a difficult start to the campaign with the Reds losing three of their opening five Premier League games.

# defence - Sunday 21 September, 2014

From The42 Brendan Rodgers promises Liverpool revival Defence

Brendan Rodgers promises Liverpool revival

The Anfield club’s latest loss has left them a point behind West Ham in the table.

# defence - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

The warplanes intercepted the jets on Wednesday.

# defence - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

One of the Government jets has broken down - what are ministers to do?

The Gulfstream IV, which Brian Lenihan said in 2010 should be scrapped, is out of action — leaving just one jet on duty.

# defence - Monday 1 September, 2014

"Not an acceptable level of risk": UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney

The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.

# defence - Sunday 31 August, 2014

I'm not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review --- Coveney

Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.

# defence - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The42 Harry Redknapp: 'He's not a murderer, he's not a rapist and he's not a paedophile. It shouldn't finish his life' Defence

Harry Redknapp: 'He's not a murderer, he's not a rapist and he's not a paedophile. It shouldn't finish his life'

The QPR boss reckons Malky Mackay deserves another chance.

# defence - Friday 15 August, 2014

From The42 'I’d need a day to go through what I’ve learned' - Ronan O'Gara Adaptation

'I’d need a day to go through what I’ve learned' - Ronan O'Gara

The Racing Métro coach is gradually growing comfortable with life off the pitch, he tells TheScore.ie in Paris.

# defence - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The42 Defensive disappointment hurts most for Ireland after World Cup defeat Tackles

Defensive disappointment hurts most for Ireland after World Cup defeat

England thrived as Ireland’s ‘passive’ defence gave up metres all evening.

# defence - Monday 11 August, 2014

From The42 Ex-Cork hurler Sweetnam makes magnificent try-saving tackle for Munster Sweets

Ex-Cork hurler Sweetnam makes magnificent try-saving tackle for Munster

Fijian sevens player Simeli Taqeya may have regretted his decision to slow up.

# defence - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# defence - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Munster assistant coach Ian Costello looks to defensive progress

‘I think you have to be internally motivated to keep trying to be better.’

# defence - Friday 13 June, 2014

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas

It comes as new letters emerge, suggesting he was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment with the military.

# defence - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Added line speed moves Leinster's defence in positive direction Systems

Analysis: Added line speed moves Leinster's defence in positive direction

Using GIFs and screenshots, we examine how Matt O’Connor has gone about changing the Leinster ‘D’.

# defence - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

John Terry will be back playing for Chelsea next season at the Bridge

The former England captain has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

# defence - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister

Here’s a profile of what you need to know about her background and political experience.

# defence - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Warning - Massed defences on the way in GAA this summer due to black card

Louth manager Aidan O’Rourke is concerned at what lies ahead.

# defence - Friday 4 April, 2014

Stopping the offload and O'Mahony's breakdown work the keys for Munster

Grenoble skills coach and former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast discusses the strengths of Toulouse.

# defence - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The42 Steve Bruce backs George Boyd over spitting accusations Defence

Steve Bruce backs George Boyd over spitting accusations

The Football Association have yet to decide if action will be taken against the pair as a result of the altercation.

# defence - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From The42 Analysis: France's counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland's Six Nations dreams Analysis

Analysis: France's counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland's Six Nations dreams

This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.

# defence - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's midfield holds the key to unlocking French defence Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's midfield holds the key to unlocking French defence

We’ve cracked out the GIFs and videos to examine the defensive strengths and weaknesses of Philippe Saint-André’s men.

# defence - Monday 10 March, 2014

Security guard says Pistorius told him "everything is fine"

The murder trial moves into its second week in Pretoria.

# defence - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Ireland can halt England’s attack with energy and organisation Analysis

Analysis: Ireland can halt England’s attack with energy and organisation

Stuart Lancaster’s men will overpower the Irish defence if there is any let up in structure and work rate.

# defence - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From The42 Analysis: England's aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland Analysis

Analysis: England's aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland

With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.