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# Numbers Game

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2022
# Numbers Game
The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs
The minimum number of TDs will be 171, with some believing it could rise to 178.
All time
# Coalition talks
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government'
Ryan says a government is needed that will last for ‘three or four years’.
# Numbers Game
Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens
The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.
# tip the scales
On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in the tense win over Scotland?
CJ Stander took the man-of-the-match award on a day when few Ireland players shone. Here’s our ratings but tell us what you think.
# Numbers Game
Connacht fight on with bare bones and determined to give Toulouse a rattle
Head coach Andy Friend is keen to bolster his squad with some of the talent floating under the radar in Leinster.
# Numbers Game
The numbers are looking good for Boris Johnson - but can we trust the opinion polls?
Love them or hate them it’s impossible to escape them.
# Numbers Game
The key areas Roscommon must target if they’re to dethrone Galway
Anthony Cunningham’s side need to improve on their semi-final performance against Mayo.
# Stats
Numbers Game: No manager has beaten Jim Gavin's Dublin more often than Malachy O'Rourke
Jim McGuinness remains the only manager with an unbeaten record against Dublin in the Jim Gavin era.
# Numbers Game
Live stats on big screens and preventing player burnout: the future of GPS data in the GAA
We chat to Patrick Hogan of STATSports about the work they do with the likes of Dublin, Mayo and Waterford.
# Numbers Game
Eddie Brennan: 'I just can't understand why lads would not want to hurl for their county'
The new Laois manager has players unavailable to him for the 2019 season.
# dail arithmetic
Explainer: Why Peter Fitzpatrick ditching Fine Gael could be a headache for the party
The Louth TD departed the parliamentary party last night.
# Numbers Game
Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
# Numbers Game
Homeless charities hit out at suggestion non-nationals would be excluded from figures
The Department said that it was awaiting a report from an interdepartmental group.
# Numbers Game
Department of Housing won't comment on claims non-EU nationals may be removed from homeless list
The claims top a bad week for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in which his department’s monthly reporting of Ireland’s homeless numbers has come in for intense scrutiny.
# Winner alright
Fardy determined not to come up short again
The 33-year-old knows the feeling of finishing second best.
# Organised Chaos
'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception
The Kiwi set about dismantling the relevance of ball-in-play time statistics after Warren Gatland’s assertion that Wales would have beaten Ireland if the ball were alive for longer.
# Numbers Game
Championship the third-most attended league in Europe, ahead of La Liga and Serie A
Over 60% of European leagues saw a drop-off in total attendance last season, including the League of Ireland Premier Division.
# Numbers Game
How does Pep Guardiola's record run with Man City compare to Barca and Bayern stints?
He’s got a knack for this management lark.
# Numbers Game
Cristiano Ronaldo is experiencing the biggest slump of his career in 12 years
The Real Madrid man has suffered a surprisingly poor start to the season – the worst he has endured in quite some time.
# Numbers Game
Henderson taking 'cut-throat' analytical approach to size up his own performance
Between maths and the mechanics of a line-out, there’s plenty to keep the Ulster lock’s brain occupied.
# grade a
Player ratings: How Ireland performed in the 9-try rout in Rome
That’s how to bounce back.
# Numbers Game
'Ruthlessness' the focus for Ireland defence coach Farrell, not stats
The numbers of tries conceded are piling up for Andy Farrell, but he’s looking beyond the numbers.
# Numbers Game
Here's how we rated Ireland after a rollercoaster of a clash against Scotland
After battling back into a lead, Joe Schmidt’s men coughed up their advantage late on.
# I'm a stats man
GAA Analytics Roundtable: How numbers have changed the game
We spoke with three respected performance analysts on the analytics movement in the inter-county game.
# Numbers Game
St Vincent's keep Dublin golden era going as Rhode suffer more Leinster heartbreak
The Village have lost five provincial finals since 2006.
# Numbers Game
Permutations: What needs to happen for Dundalk to make the knockout stages
A second place finish in Group D of the Europa League is still possible, but they need a big favour from Zenit in Holland.
# Numbers Game
Westerners best in our Ireland v Canada player ratings
In between clashes with the All Blacks, a much-changed Ireland side ran out convincing winners over Canada.
# Numbers Game
A win is a win - but the stats from last night show Ireland were lucky to get all three points
A Séamus Coleman goal was the difference between the two sides.
# thanks for the support
No 'understandings' or arrangements between FG and Lowry, Kenny says
The Taoiseach told the Dáil today that he appreciates the support Lowry has given government.
# Numbers Game
The official scorecards for GGG-Brook were pretty tight when the fight was stopped
Kell Brook was ahead on one card, and level on the other two, after the first four rounds.
# Numbers Game
Shilton calls for Rooney to retire from international football as he closes in on his record
The former England goalkeeper won 125 caps but the Manchester United star is now just nine appearances behind him.
# Numbers Game
Laois could face qualifier replay with Armagh after use of seven subs in Saturday's win
The O’Moore county have been drawn to face Clare in the next round of the qualifiers.
# Numbers Game
Permutations: What Ireland need to do to qualify for Euro 2016 knockout stages
Finishing as one of the best third-placed teams seems the most likely way of progressing.
# Numbers Game
Gardaí don't want any new recruits until their pay cuts are reversed
The Garda Representative Association welcomed the commitment to increasing numbers to 15,000 but said pay needs to be tackled first.
# History in the making
133 years of the 4, 5 and 6 Nations Championship: Can Ireland complete its first 3-in-a-row?
Most back-to-back champs have not fared well when they try for a third straight Championship.
# Numbers Game
Registration for census jobs closes after just four hours due to demand
By 1pm today the number had already reached 16,000.
# Numbers Game
Where will Ireland's goals come from against Bosnia?
We looked at the stats ahead of the Euro 2016 playoff games.
# Numbers Game
7 key stats from the weekend's Rugby World Cup semi-finals
Tackles, positive carries and line-out steals: every little helps.
# FIFA Rankings
Ireland drop in latest Fifa rankings (and Wales are officially better than England now!)
We’re 51st (just between Venezuela and Jamaica.)
# out of 10
Here's how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales
It was an intense and difficult day for Joe Schmidt’s men.