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#Defence

# defence - This year 2022

Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists
# Defence
# Defence

Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists

Updated Oct 5th 2022, 10:23 PM 14,555 Views 7 Comments

The group is holding its annual delegate conference in Ballybofey, Co Donegal.

Ireland to step up security around offshore pipelines after Nord Stream blasts
# Defence
# Defence

Ireland to step up security around offshore pipelines after Nord Stream blasts

Oct 4th 2022, 7:05 PM 18,163 Views 35 Comments

Simon Coveney said there will be an increase in patrols by the Naval Service and Air Corps.

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue

Aug 5th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,711 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.

Pay increases and funding boost for radar sought as part of €8 billion defence proposals
# Defence Spending
# Defence Spending

Pay increases and funding boost for radar sought as part of €8 billion defence proposals

Jul 12th 2022, 12:11 AM 16,360 Views 17 Comments

A decision on the Commission on the Defence Forces will be brought to Cabinet today.

Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched
# Defence
# Defence

Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched

Jul 5th 2022, 2:19 PM 7,385 Views 4 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said it is the fastest accession process in the alliance’s history.

Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending
# Commission On Defence
# Commission On Defence

Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending

Jul 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 29,443 Views 25 Comments

Simon Coveney was due to deliver an action plan on defence to Cabinet in June.

Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
# War
# War

Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway

Updated Jun 29th 2022, 4:40 PM 31,530 Views 23 Comments
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to participate and will speak twice via videolink.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge his NATO allies to boost their defence spending in response to Russia's invasion.
The Explainer: What's the future of EU defence - and how does Ireland play a role?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's the future of EU defence - and how does Ireland play a role?

Jun 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 3,359 Views 5 Comments

On this week’s episode, former army officer Tom Clonan talks to Michelle Hennessy about how the European Union’s defence strategy is evolving.

‘Thrown under the bus’ – Max Verstappen criticises FIA over Michael Masi sacking
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

‘Thrown under the bus’ – Max Verstappen criticises FIA over Michael Masi sacking

Feb 24th 2022, 4:53 PM 5,144 Views 1 Comment

Australian Masi was removed as Formula One’s race director last week in the wake of the controversial end to the 2021 title race.

Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins

Feb 16th 2022, 9:47 AM 21,404 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland hooker joined the Premiership club in 2020.

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,410 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out
# Defence
# Defence

Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out

Jan 26th 2022, 12:47 PM 6,443 Views 0 Comments

The women of Honour group have been campaigning for a full review of how the Defence Forces handled their complaints.

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 6:58 PM 20,048 Views 0 Comments

The Women of Honour group walked out of a meeting with Simon Coveney today and said it would not be participating.

# defence - Last year 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,773 Views 6 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

'It derails your focus from football' - Cavanagh says Tyrone are right to decline Covid questions
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

'It derails your focus from football' - Cavanagh says Tyrone are right to decline Covid questions

Sep 1st 2021, 5:17 PM 7,728 Views 9 Comments

The Red Hand refused to entertain any questions about their Covid situation at their All-Ireland final media event.

US outlast Spain to make Olympic basketball semis
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

US outlast Spain to make Olympic basketball semis

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:14 AM 8,280 Views 4 Comments

The three-time defending champions will now face either Australia or Argentina to decide who plays the final on Saturday.

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt

Jun 25th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,100 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.

Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 48,253 Views 78 Comments

‘If you are a guest in a country, then understand its culture, and don’t provoke the locals or the host.’

Shaw vows to help fan who allegedly faces Old Trafford ban for throwing scarf at him
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Shaw vows to help fan who allegedly faces Old Trafford ban for throwing scarf at him

May 19th 2021, 2:07 PM 7,736 Views 7 Comments

The England international reached out to the fan who was reputedly thrown out of Old Trafford following the incident.

Baxter has Leinster homework done as Exeter prepare to put Champions Cup title on the line
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Baxter has Leinster homework done as Exeter prepare to put Champions Cup title on the line

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,551 Views 9 Comments

The Chiefs beat Racing in last season’s final to land their first European title.

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead
# Review
From The42
# Review

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead

Mar 24th 2021, 7:52 AM 13,225 Views 3 Comments

The lineout and scrum were superb during this championship but there’s lots of work to do elsewhere.

Contepomi backs James Lowe to respond for Ireland amidst criticism
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Contepomi backs James Lowe to respond for Ireland amidst criticism

Mar 15th 2021, 6:52 PM 11,829 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster assistant coach acknowledged that Lowe is better known for his attacking qualities.

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 47,214 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,778 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

# defence - All time

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality
# Woes
From The42
# Woes

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:05 AM 7,647 Views 19 Comments

Ulster have had suffered two defeats in the Champions Cup over the past fortnight.

Guardiola warns Arsenal not to make ‘big mistake’ by sacking Mikel Arteta
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

Guardiola warns Arsenal not to make ‘big mistake’ by sacking Mikel Arteta

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:39 AM 5,459 Views 6 Comments

The Gunners tumbled out of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination
# Under Fire
From The42
# Under Fire

Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination

Dec 9th 2020, 8:46 AM 2,618 Views 3 Comments

The club’s fans were heavily criticised for booing players taking the knee before their match against Derby last Saturday.

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster
# Stepper
From The42
# Stepper

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster

Nov 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 3,667 Views 11 Comments

‘I’m not the biggest so I have to avoid people some way.’

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
# 13
From The42
# 13

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

Sep 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,071 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start

Sep 14th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,268 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster

Sep 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 26,007 Views 23 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

Mar 31st 2020, 8:02 PM 75,299 Views 77 Comments

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault
# On Trial
# On Trial

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault

Mar 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 18,596 Views 0 Comments

The former first minister of Scotland is at the High Court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial.

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more

Mar 8th 2020, 9:34 AM 9,286 Views 7 Comments

During an often bizarre contest, boos rang out across the arena as the two fighters kept contact to a minimum.

Joshua closing in on Pulev scrap at Tottenham Stadium
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Joshua closing in on Pulev scrap at Tottenham Stadium

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:42 PM 5,908 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old Bulgarian claimed in a Facebook post that he has signed a deal to face the unified champion.

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,069 Views 73 Comments

Ireland lock James Ryan says the forwards need to make life easier for Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 11,451 Views 2 Comments

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism

Feb 10th 2020, 9:51 AM 12,390 Views 15 Comments

The Everton goalkeeper claims England internationals are unfairly targeted by the media.

Everton boss Ferguson explains reason for substituting Kean just 19 minutes after he came on
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Everton boss Ferguson explains reason for substituting Kean just 19 minutes after he came on

Dec 15th 2019, 7:31 PM 18,747 Views 14 Comments

The young striker received only a fleeting spell on the pitch at Old Trafford as he was subbed on and off.

I'm no cheat, insists US golfer Reed
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

I'm no cheat, insists US golfer Reed

Dec 10th 2019, 11:53 AM 13,798 Views 11 Comments

The former Masters champion was docked two strokes for improper swings during the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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