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# crunching the numbers

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# SSE Airtricity League
Ahead of the play-offs, what do the numbers tell us about this year's First Division?
With the semi-final first legs being played tonight, Shane Keegan looks at the key statistics from the 2021 season.
# crunching the numbers
Exchequer deficit was €7.5 billion in April - more than double this time last year
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe described it as a ‘sharp deterioration on the public finances”.
# the whole twelve yards
Are penalty shootouts about to change dramatically?
Two academics are proposing a ‘catch-up’ rule to help eradicate the advantages afforded to the team that kicks first.
# she's in
"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable
There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.
# crunching the numbers
Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?
How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?
# crunching the numbers
The NFL could have a 6-10 playoff team this year - here is what would need to happen
Somebody needs to take a long, hard look at the standard in the NFC East.
# crunching the numbers
Who's chasing promotion and who's fearing relegation in the Allianz football league?
The last round of league games takes place this weekend.
# with or without you
Small comforts: Ireland's record without Sean O'Brien is actually not that bad
He will be a big loss, but Ireland have coped with his absence since 2012.
# crunching the numbers
A definitive ranking of Irish crisps, from worst to best
What’s the best crisp in Ireland? We have a final answer.