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#Defence

# defence - Saturday 4 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 4th 2014, 9:30 AM 3,042 Views 18 Comments

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
# Gruesome
# Gruesome

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student

Sep 29th 2014, 10:30 PM 26,724 Views 2 Comments

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
# Understanding
From The42
# Understanding

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

Sep 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 9,326 Views 9 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,892 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 11:20 AM 2,905 Views 13 Comments

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

Brendan Rodgers promises Liverpool revival
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Brendan Rodgers promises Liverpool revival

Sep 21st 2014, 11:59 AM 4,219 Views 22 Comments

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
# Air Defence Zone
# Air Defence Zone

Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

Sep 20th 2014, 12:13 AM 20,531 Views 64 Comments

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?
# 1st World Problems
# 1st World Problems

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:40 AM 14,419 Views 46 Comments

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
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

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

Sep 1st 2014, 9:10 AM 5,235 Views 18 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 31st 2014, 8:23 PM 14,929 Views 88 Comments

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

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
From The42
# 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'

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:06 PM 8,896 Views 14 Comments

The QPR boss reckons Malky Mackay deserves another chance.

# defence - Friday 15 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 34,357 Views 23 Comments

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

# defence - Thursday 14 August, 2014

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

Defensive disappointment hurts most for Ireland after World Cup defeat

Aug 14th 2014, 8:30 AM 1,937 Views 0 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 11 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 11th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,331 Views 4 Comments

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
# Defence
# Defence

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

Aug 9th 2014, 2:23 PM 15,240 Views 194 Comments

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
# Marginal Gains
From The42
# Marginal Gains

Munster assistant coach Ian Costello looks to defensive progress

Jul 12th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,445 Views 4 Comments

‘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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Jun 13th 2014, 9:11 AM 8,077 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2014, 5:10 PM 9,848 Views 16 Comments

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
# Signed And Sealed
From The42
# Signed And Sealed

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

May 13th 2014, 5:27 PM 3,218 Views 13 Comments

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
# Background
# Background

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister

May 8th 2014, 11:15 AM 21,722 Views 68 Comments

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
# Trouble On The Horizon
From The42
# Trouble On The Horizon

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

May 7th 2014, 12:18 PM 4,708 Views 13 Comments

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
# View From France
From The42
# View From France

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

Apr 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,345 Views 0 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 17 March, 2014

Steve Bruce backs George Boyd over spitting accusations
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Steve Bruce backs George Boyd over spitting accusations

Mar 17th 2014, 12:21 PM 4,242 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 12th 2014, 5:00 PM 14,194 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 11th 2014, 4:18 PM 18,872 Views 39 Comments

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"
# Trial
# Trial

Security guard says Pistorius told him "everything is fine"

Mar 10th 2014, 8:53 AM 17,660 Views 0 Comments

The murder trial moves into its second week in Pretoria.

# defence - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 20,804 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2014, 6:33 PM 11,263 Views 15 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Kiss calls on replacements to do 'the right kind of damage' on organised England
# Finishing Strong
From The42
# Finishing Strong

Kiss calls on replacements to do 'the right kind of damage' on organised England

Feb 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,800 Views 6 Comments

This coaching team is determined to keep second half performances on the up.

# defence - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Cigarettes, peace, the Docklands... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Cigarettes, peace, the Docklands... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Feb 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,280 Views 5 Comments

What’s are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# defence - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Analysis: Munster's strength lies in defensive tight work
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Munster's strength lies in defensive tight work

Jan 14th 2014, 3:36 PM 4,906 Views 7 Comments

Rob Penney’s men were superb at the breakdown and in the tackle to suffocate Gloucester.

# defence - Saturday 11 January, 2014

US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill
# Gulf Of Mexico
# Gulf Of Mexico

US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill

Jan 11th 2014, 11:15 AM 6,175 Views 7 Comments

The British energy giant reached a $7.8 billion settlement in 2012

# defence - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK
# State Papers
# State Papers

Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK

Dec 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,119 Views 17 Comments

State Papers show he planned to ‘bait’ Margaret Thatcher into talks on reunification using the plan.

# defence - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Lennon: Celtic supporters best in the world
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Lennon: Celtic supporters best in the world

Dec 11th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,951 Views 11 Comments

“We’ve had a few problems of late that the club are trying to deal with as swiftly as they can,” he said.

# defence - Saturday 23 November, 2013

'We're up for it': Ireland in steely mood before toughest Test
# Case For The Defence
From The42
# Case For The Defence

'We're up for it': Ireland in steely mood before toughest Test

Nov 23rd 2013, 1:32 PM 10,455 Views 25 Comments

Les Kiss is looking for a massive improvement after last week’s defensive horror show.

# defence - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Analysis: Ireland must cut out the defensive failings against All Blacks
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Ireland must cut out the defensive failings against All Blacks

Nov 21st 2013, 3:00 PM 8,886 Views 14 Comments

The Wallabies deserve credit for their ability to turn line-breaks into tries, but Ireland’s defence disappointed.

# defence - Monday 11 November, 2013

Analysis: Ireland’s defensive errors an area of concern
# Review
From The42
# Review

Analysis: Ireland’s defensive errors an area of concern

Nov 11th 2013, 9:30 PM 11,305 Views 17 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed to give up four clean line-breaks against Samoa.

# defence - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Defence Force personnel want an end to 21-year service limit
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Force personnel want an end to 21-year service limit

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:14 PM 12,903 Views 92 Comments

The body which represents members of the Defence Forces says that mandatory retirement will cost the State €1.5 million a year.

# defence - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Enda Kenny: Our corporation tax is not in question from anyone, ok?
# Multinationals
# Multinationals

Enda Kenny: Our corporation tax is not in question from anyone, ok?

Sep 19th 2013, 10:01 PM 5,252 Views 48 Comments

The Taoiseach has defended Ireland’s corporation tax regime against questions about ‘sweetheart’ deals for some US multinationals.

# defence - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

David Cameron defends Tottenham fans over 'Y-word'
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

David Cameron defends Tottenham fans over 'Y-word'

Sep 17th 2013, 9:16 PM 3,189 Views 4 Comments

The British PM says ‘there’s a difference between Spurs fans self-describing themselves as Yids and someone calling someone a Yid as an insult.’