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#Defence

# defence - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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

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

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

# defence - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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

Analysis: Munster's strength lies in defensive tight work

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

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

# defence - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From The42 Lennon: Celtic supporters best in the world Defence

Lennon: Celtic supporters best in the world

“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

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

# defence - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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

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

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

# defence - Monday 11 November, 2013

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

Analysis: Ireland’s defensive errors an area of concern

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

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?

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

# defence - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

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

David Cameron defends Tottenham fans over 'Y-word'

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.’

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge

Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.

# defence - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Why Stephen Ireland deserves sympathy rather than scorn Defence

Opinion: Why Stephen Ireland deserves sympathy rather than scorn

The Stoke City midfielder has this week suggested he is considering a return to the international set-up.

# defence - Friday 23 August, 2013

From The42 Wilshere slams 'ridiculous' Wenger criticism Defence

Wilshere slams 'ridiculous' Wenger criticism

The club’s offers for Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Luiz Gustavo have all been snubbed this summer.

# defence - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

All eighteen sailors on Indian submarine that exploded feared dead

No signs of life have been found on board by divers who entered the vessel. A board of enquiry will investigate what happened.

# defence - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From The42 'Sean Cavanagh is a tremendous role model' - Séamus Hickey Defence

'Sean Cavanagh is a tremendous role model' - Séamus Hickey

The Limerick hurler said that no player should ever be “singled out” for cynical fouling.

# defence - Monday 15 July, 2013

Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?

While protect itself with the threat of using nuclear weapons is far from ideal, it is infinitely preferable to the situation in which the US has now found itself: chasing its tail over costly and ineffective missile technology, writes Jason Douglas.

# defence - Monday 24 June, 2013

From The42 5 talking points - Dublin v Kilkenny, Leinster SHC semi-final Comment

5 talking points - Dublin v Kilkenny, Leinster SHC semi-final

The sides finished all square yesterday in Portlaoise and get set to replay next Saturday.

# defence - Sunday 26 May, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni is one of the world's outstanding coaches - Hodgson Defence

Trapattoni is one of the world's outstanding coaches - Hodgson

The England manager has also warned supporters at Wembley against singing anti-IRA chants.

# defence - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Benitez sticks to his guns at Chelsea

The Spaniard insists resting his players, including Lampard and Terry, is crucial to their success.

# defence - Sunday 14 April, 2013

From The42 'I'm abiding by the rules,' insists Tiger Woods Defence

'I'm abiding by the rules,' insists Tiger Woods

A fast finish kept the penalty-hit American golfer in the Masters hunt.

# defence - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

US deploys missiles as North Korean army gets ‘final approval’ for nuclear attack

The Pentagon said this evening that the US remains “vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations” as it announced the deployment of the missile system.

# defence - Monday 18 March, 2013

From The42 'Can't leave your phone anywhere': Duffy denies pro-IRA tweet Defence

'Can't leave your phone anywhere': Duffy denies pro-IRA tweet

The Everton and Republic of Ireland defender this morning apologised for a late-night retweet from his phone.

# defence - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Shatter: Ireland would consider sending more soldiers to Syrian border

The Defence Minister, speaking at the beginning of a tour of Lebanon and Israel, said increased tension could lead to involvement of more peacekeepers at Golan Heights. Niamh Fleming-Farrell reports from Beirut.

# defence - Friday 8 March, 2013

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.

# defence - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Harry Redknapp launches passionate defence of then-18-year-old Frank Lampard Looking Back This post contains videos

VIDEO: Harry Redknapp launches passionate defence of then-18-year-old Frank Lampard

Join us for a trip down memory lane.

# defence - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Cuts to Reserve Defence Force after Value for Money review

Minister Alan Shatter has announced significant changes to the make up of the reservists.

# defence - Friday 26 October, 2012

From The42 Leinster’s Browne happy with second coming ahead of Cardiff test Pro12

Leinster’s Browne happy with second coming ahead of Cardiff test

Stepping into the role left vacant by All Black Brad Thorn was never going to be easy but the 32-year-old has staked his claim.

# defence - Friday 19 October, 2012

From The42 Stephen Roche: Cycling is cleaner now than it ever has been Defence

Stephen Roche: Cycling is cleaner now than it ever has been

The 1987 Tour de France winner does not want the Lance Armstrong controversy to further tarnish the reputation of the sport.

# defence - Sunday 14 October, 2012

From The42 Updated: Armstrong could take lie test, whistleblower talks Defence

Updated: Armstrong could take lie test, whistleblower talks

According to Betsy Andreu, Armstrong admitted that he had been taking performance-enhancing drugs.

# defence - Monday 8 October, 2012

From The42 Rodgers slams 'vilification' of Luis Suarez Defence

Rodgers slams 'vilification' of Luis Suarez

The Liverpool manager has leapt to the defence of his star striker, after he faced criticism from Tony Pulis.

# defence - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.

# defence - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From The42 Avram Grant, Theo Walcott speak up for John Terry Defence

Avram Grant, Theo Walcott speak up for John Terry

The ex-Chelsea manager has described the defender as “a good man”

# defence - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want to keep

Gardaí are to keep their dog handling, uniform cleaning and boot allowances, while teachers with more than 35 years service will continue to receive a corresponding allowance.

# defence - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Boyle and Keegan back on track as Mayo gear up for final battle

Manager James Horan is confident that the Connacht champions defensive duo Colm Boyle and Lee Keegan will be in contention to start in Sunday week’s All-Ireland final.

# defence - Friday 31 August, 2012

From The42 Conor Deegan's Key Duel: Alan Dillon v the Dublin defence In Focus

Conor Deegan's Key Duel: Alan Dillon v the Dublin defence

Ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final, TheScore.ie’s Gaelic Football analyst looks at one of the key match-up’s that could decide the meeting of Dublin and Mayo.

From The42 O'Carroll focused on football after French adventure Dubs

O'Carroll focused on football after French adventure

The Dublin full-back remains the cornerstone of his side’s defensive effort ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo.

# defence - Monday 27 August, 2012

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.

From The42 Mancini: Man City defence needs to improve Reaction

Mancini: Man City defence needs to improve

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers attached no blame to Martin Skrtel, after his side’s concession of a late goal yesterday.