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#Breakdown

# breakdown - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash
# Detail
# Detail

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash

Nov 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,803 Views 6 Comments

England dominated in this area last weekend at Twickenham.

# breakdown - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref
# Poachers
# Poachers

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref

Oct 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 10,500 Views 4 Comments

Ireland and France both have strong jackal threats in their teams.

# breakdown - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
# Turnovers
# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,596 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

# breakdown - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
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# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 17,096 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

# breakdown - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Breakdown 'chaos', Leinster rust and looming semi-final on Sexton's mind after restart
# Groundwork
# Groundwork

Breakdown 'chaos', Leinster rust and looming semi-final on Sexton's mind after restart

Aug 22nd 2020, 11:51 PM 11,087 Views 13 Comments

The new law interpretations made reopening night a frustrating one for the Leinster captain.

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
# Penalty Count
# Penalty Count

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:45 AM 8,505 Views 6 Comments

Referees have been asked to police the existing laws more strictly.

# breakdown - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

Jun 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 14,255 Views 8 Comments

The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.

# breakdown - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue
# About Time
# About Time

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

Apr 5th 2020, 12:26 PM 8,689 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

# breakdown - Thursday 2 April, 2020

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
# In The Side
# In The Side

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:00 AM 8,695 Views 16 Comments

The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.

# breakdown - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19
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# HPSC

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Mar 26th 2020, 12:24 PM 199,839 Views 45 Comments

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

# breakdown - Monday 23 March, 2020

Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is
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# Breakdown

Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is

Updated Mar 23rd 2020, 6:33 PM 381,407 Views 150 Comments

Dublin has the highest numbers of cases with 402.

# breakdown - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees
# Side Entry
# Side Entry

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Mar 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 10,869 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

# breakdown - Thursday 27 February, 2020

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown
# Laws
# Laws

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown

Feb 27th 2020, 2:51 PM 7,842 Views 37 Comments

Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.

# breakdown - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class
# Turnovers
# Turnovers

Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class

Feb 6th 2020, 8:04 PM 19,106 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland openside isn’t renowned as a jackal but has been working hard on his turnover skills.

# breakdown - Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,430 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

# breakdown - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts
# Ruck Stats
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts

Sep 25th 2019, 4:07 PM 9,798 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were largely efficient with their clearouts and turned over lots of Scottish possession.

# breakdown - Monday 23 September, 2019

Messi and Klopp are the big men's winners at the Fifa awards, but who voted for whom?
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Messi and Klopp are the big men's winners at the Fifa awards, but who voted for whom?

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:34 PM 11,969 Views 8 Comments

Seamus Coleman picked Messi, Mick McCarthy recognised Klopp while Ronaldo voted for none of his direct rivals and then didn’t bother turning up.

# breakdown - Monday 19 August, 2019

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

Aug 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,221 Views 41 Comments

We examine how Ireland’s head coach has developed a group of players to compete in Japan.

# breakdown - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
# Mental Health Services
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# Mental Health Services

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:03 PM 5,846 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

# breakdown - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 46,891 Views 51 Comments

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

# breakdown - Friday 15 March, 2019

US threw away 'golden opportunity' at Hanoi summit, North Korean official says
# North Korea
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# North Korea

US threw away 'golden opportunity' at Hanoi summit, North Korean official says

Mar 15th 2019, 7:39 AM 9,946 Views 19 Comments

A nuclear summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, between Kim and Trump ended without agreement on 28 February.

# breakdown - Thursday 22 November, 2018

€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer
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€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,037 Views 43 Comments

As of 1 November, the OPW had spent €15,754,639.37 on the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.

# breakdown - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?
# Ruck Stats
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Nov 21st 2018, 1:32 PM 17,961 Views 36 Comments

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# breakdown - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons
# Analysis
# Analysis

Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons

Sep 6th 2018, 5:08 PM 7,688 Views 7 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side will need to be much sharper when they take on the Scarlets this weekend.

# breakdown - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Farm deaths: Cork most fatal county and July most dangerous month
# Breakdown
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Farm deaths: Cork most fatal county and July most dangerous month

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:30 AM 7,915 Views 17 Comments

Over the past eight years, the most dangerous months for farm deaths in Ireland have been May, June and July.

# breakdown - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years
# Nurses
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# Nurses

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years

Jun 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,681 Views 55 Comments

Assaults on nursing staff made up the vast majority of these, accounting for 70% with 6,964 assaults.

# breakdown - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum
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Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum

May 24th 2018, 7:33 AM 17,074 Views 98 Comments

More than 3.2 million people are now registered to vote in tomorrow’s referendum.

# breakdown - Sunday 6 May, 2018

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’
# Mindset
# Mindset

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’

May 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 29,895 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.

# breakdown - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country
# Irish Patients Association
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# Irish Patients Association

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:28 PM 21,802 Views 25 Comments

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

# breakdown - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France
# Coal Face
# Coal Face

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 PM 31,384 Views 59 Comments

The Munster captain was hugely effective for Ireland at ruck time.

# breakdown - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal
# Detail
# Detail

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

Feb 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 80,129 Views 81 Comments

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

# breakdown - Thursday 28 December, 2017

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences
# Irish Roads
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# Irish Roads

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,356 Views 18 Comments

The majority of drivers had three penalty points (400,502), while 59,404 had six points and 42,700 had two.

# breakdown - Monday 11 September, 2017

'An unending cycle': These were the scandals the Garda Commissioner faced questions over
# Timeline
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# Timeline

'An unending cycle': These were the scandals the Garda Commissioner faced questions over

Sep 11th 2017, 12:39 PM 8,092 Views 39 Comments

Over the past year members of the PAC and opposition parties have called for Nóirín O’Sullivan to step down.

# breakdown - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Garda overtime bill soars to €60.5 million for first six months of 2017
# Payday
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# Payday

Garda overtime bill soars to €60.5 million for first six months of 2017

Aug 17th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,039 Views 59 Comments

That means it has grown by 57% for January to June compared to the same period last year.

# breakdown - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Here's what stage 35 primary care centres announced for 20 counties in 2012 are currently in
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Here's what stage 35 primary care centres announced for 20 counties in 2012 are currently in

Jul 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 23,594 Views 11 Comments

The centres were announced five years ago but only one is currently in use.

# breakdown - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Dentists charging more than listed, home kits not working and rudeness: Ireland's dentistry complaints
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Dentists charging more than listed, home kits not working and rudeness: Ireland's dentistry complaints

Jul 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,069 Views 52 Comments

The dental complaints service was contacted 1,235 times last year, with 447 phone calls and 758 emails.

# breakdown - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling
# Natural 7
# Natural 7

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling

May 24th 2017, 6:45 AM 13,785 Views 9 Comments

Rassie Erasmus will have to contend with multiple threats to his ruck this weekend.

# breakdown - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Closer look: Joey Barton bet on his own team 30 times and had just three wins
# By The Numbers
# By The Numbers

Closer look: Joey Barton bet on his own team 30 times and had just three wins

Apr 26th 2017, 5:46 PM 7,087 Views 3 Comments

The suspended midfielder’s statement included plenty of extra details.

# breakdown - Sunday 16 April, 2017

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September
# Social Protection
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# Social Protection

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September

Apr 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 17,214 Views 54 Comments

Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.

# breakdown - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy
# Ruck Stats
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy

Feb 11th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,158 Views 17 Comments

Devin Toner continues to lead the way for Ireland in terms of sheer ruck numbers.

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