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# Bad news

Last year
2022
# not ideal
Central Bank warns younger generations may face lower standard of living at retirement
Demographic changes have led to a build-up in wealth among older generations, and a decline in rates of return.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Enough - can we have some good news, please?
Our columnist looks at the relentless bad news in the last few months and wonders where it’s all going.
All time
# Bad news
Duane Vermeulen's Ulster arrival delayed by positive Covid-19 test
The Springbok World Cup winner was part of the Barbarians squad last week.
# Setback
Blow for Munster as Ireland prop Kilcoyne facing extended layoff after ankle surgery
The province say he is ‘expected to be rehabbing for up to eight weeks’.
# Bad news
Arsenal announce decision to make 55 staff redundant
Club points to severe drops in broadcast revenue as the main reason for the plan.
# mass gatherings
Harris warns that major sporting events are unlikely for the rest of 2020
This year’s GAA championships and rugby fixtures are now in severe doubt.
# Bad news
Laois unable to field camogie team in 2020 due to 'unavailability of players'
The 2015 All-Ireland Premier Junior champions have withdrawn from all adult competitions.
# Bad news
Arsenal defender Tierney suffers dislocated shoulder
The ex-Celtic full-back is set for a spell on the sidelines.
# Bad news
Keogh out for the season after car crash, Derby team-mates charged with drink-driving
Defensive partner Shane Duffy is also a doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers next month.
# Bad Break
Klopp fears Reds defender Gomez will 'probably' require surgery
The German coach is facing something of an injury nightmare at the back and has revealed another worrying update on Gomez.
# Bad news
Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'
A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
# staying positive
Solskjaer confident over Sanchez fitness ahead of Tottenham clash
The Chile international went off with a hamstring problem during Manchester United’s FA Cup win over Reading.
# Bad news
World's first recorded case of treatment-resistant super-gonorrhoea diagnosed in UK
Drugs that are normally effective at treating the disease didn’t work for this man.
# DEVASTATING
Bad news for Robbie Brady as he's set for long spell out with serious knee injury
Burnley confirmed the news this morning.
# NO SECRETS
How should I talk to my three-year-old son about 'bad people'?
We want our kids to stay innocent – but we also want to prepare them. Where is the right balance, asks Chrissie Russell.
# Bad news
Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales
The Brighton defender fractured his metatarsal over the weekend.
# Bad news
Hammer blow for Ireland as captain Briggs ruled out of Six Nations
The fullback has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.
# Bad news
Dallas Cowboys star Randy Gregory loses suspension appeal and will miss NFL playoffs
Gregory will miss the Cowboys’ playoff run due to multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
# Bad news
Blow for Liverpool as new goalkeeper to miss start of the season after breaking his hand
German stopper Loris Karius will be out for six to ten weeks as a result of the injury picked up in a friendly against Chelsea.
# Bad news
Kevin Doyle: I found out who was in the Euro 2016 squad by watching the news
The Ireland striker admits the squad announcement could have been handled better by Martin O’Neill.
# Bad news
Ireland captain Keane a doubt for Euro 2016 after picking up injury in training
The veteran striker won’t play at Turner’s Cross tomorrow night and faces a race to be fit after receiving an injection to his calf.
# Injury Woes
Richie Hogan set to miss Kilkenny's Leinster opener due to injury
Cats wait anxiously for further news on 2014 Hurler of the Year.
# this means trouble
Teachers set to strike before general election
The TUI is taking issue with low pay for teachers and lack of employment security.
# Well Wishes
Newcastle legend fighting for his life after heart attack
Pavel Srnicek is in an induced coma after he suffered a cardiac arrest while jogging.
# TV Wars
BBC drop a bombshell by giving up its Open coverage to Sky Sports a year early
The broadcaster is looking to save money.
# bad news (sorry)
Heavy rain causes flooding across the country
There is an orange rainfall warning in Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.
# Bad news
The World Cup 2018 qualifiers are already looking bleak for Ireland
The Boys in Green are expected to be in the same pot as Faroe Islands.
# Bad news
Bread company Irish Pride has gone into receivership
The company employs 340 people.
# GAA
Galway footballer Shane Walsh to miss Mayo game after breaking hand
The Tribesmen are in action next week.
# Bad news
170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines
Facilities in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford will be affected.
# Pastures new
Bad news for Aiden McGeady? Everton sign Aaron Lennon on loan
The 27-year-old played 267 times for Spurs after arriving from Leeds for £1 million.
# Bad news
Staff at the Metro Herald are having a bit of fun on its last day
Thirteen staff will be made redundant as the paper closes.
# Bad news
'He can do everything except change direction and run flat out' - Matt O'Connor on Fitzgerald
Despite that ominous prognosis, O’Connor thinks the back could be available for Harlequins next weekend.
# Bad news
Ireland and Schmidt dealt blow as Rory Best is ruled out of Boks clash
The 32-year-old hooker has succumbed to the calf injury that has hindered his training all week.
# Bad news
There's been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame
The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.
# Bad news
Cian Healy set for up to five months out after hamstring surgery
The Leinster and Ireland prop underwent hamstring surgery today.
# Bad news
Healy set to miss European games after 'significant' hamstring injury
The prop is facing a long layoff but the prognosis is better for Jack McGrath and Sean O’Brien.
# Bad news
Munster hooker Sherry set for six more months on the sidelines
Keith Earls, Luke O’Dea, Damien Varley and Gerhard van den Heever are also injured.
# Bad News Broadcast
You're fired: Argentine politician lays off 170 civil servants through YouTube
It was an efficient, but particularly heartless way to break the news.
# Mixed Fortunes
Good news (and bad) for coalition as opinion polls give contrasting takes
The ‘state of the parties’ is a little unclear this weekend…