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# Bad timing

Last year
Ciara Mageean forced to withdraw from Irish championships due to covid
Mageean is hoping to star in next month’s world championships in Oregon.
In-demand UCD striker Whelan hit with serious injury blow
The Irish U21 international will miss at least six months of action.
All time
Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.
Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour
The 22-year-old’s form has been excellent since the World Cup.
People who become Irish citizens on 21 May won't be able to vote in Eighth referendum
This is because they can only show an intention to become a citizen in the period between 8 May and polling day on 25 May.
'Our holiday is ruined': Anger after Irish Ferries sends cancellation emails on Friday evening
The cancellations will affect thousands of customers this July.
Jose Mourinho faces court appearance just two days before Chelsea clash
The Manchester United manager will appear in court over allegations of tax fraud just 48 hours before facing his old club.
Things going from bad to worse for Barca as Suarez ruled out for a month
The Uruguayan will miss four or five weeks due to a knee injury.
'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday
Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.
Blow for Theresa May as Tory MP faces criminal charges over election expenses
The announcement of criminal charges comes a week before the election.
Tens of thousands to be evacuated from German city on Christmas morning to defuse WWII bomb
Around 54,000 people will have to leave their homes in Augsburg while the bomb is defused tomorrow.
'He likes playing football, what's wrong with that?' - Lowry defends McIlroy's kickabout
World number one a massive doubt for The Open following football injury.
Irish cinemagoers warned over film featuring eerily familiar plane crash
‘Wild Tales’ features a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane.
In-form United 'frustrated' by timing of international break ahead of Premier League run-in
The hero of Anfield, Juan Mata, says it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Leinster GAA defends holding match in Athy day after fatal crash
The Leinster Council said time constraints meant the game could not be postponed.
Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey
The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.
Hazard stars as Chelsea run riot at the Bridge
The Belgian was excellent as Chelsea eased past Maribor 6-0.
This woman's book about attempting to marry George Clooney has some very unfortunate timing
It’s still going on sale though… nevermind.
5 (more) rookie gym mistakes
Bad timing, hogging the machines and other traps you can easily fall into.
It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal
The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.
'Jesus Christ!' - Tiger Woods wasn't happy with Open photographers
The American shot an impressive three-under par despite the distractions at Royal Liverpool.
Mandate union says water charges will result in job losses for the real economy
Mandate General Secretary John Douglas said workers who work for companies making substantial profits now deserve a pay increase.
NBA cameraman's legs fall asleep, hilarity ensues
The poor fella had a dose of the wobbles on court at the recent Pacers – Bulls game.
Wayne Rooney flies home from United's pre-season tour with injury
Anyone in the market for a striker with dodgy hamstrings?
And it’s back (mostly): Three mobile phone network back up after outage
Customers are now able to make calls and texts following an outage – but internet services are still intermittent.
Minister's Indian mission comes two days after immigration fees doubled
The timing of a government mission to India has been criticised as it comes 48 hours after immigration fees were doubled and a month after the death of Savita Halappanavar.
Powell promises to be at Games after Diamond exit
A groin strain has prevented the sprinter competing in London today, but he vows to be ‘ready in August.
Croatia votes on whether to join the EU
Opinion polls suggest the referendum will probably pass – but it could be close.
Flood joins Leicester's growing injury list
Leicester and England out-half Toby Flood has been ruled out for “four to six weeks” with a knee injury.
Serena withdraws from Brisbane International with injured ankle
The 13-time Grand Slam winner faces a race against the clock if she is to be fit in time for the Australian Open later this month.
Um, really? ECB makes video celebrating 10 glorious years of the euro
They may have missed that whole eurozone crisis thing.
IMF invited us to course on 'identifying systemic risk' - three days after it started talking about a bailout
Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was invited to attend an IMF course, days after pre-bailout correspondence began.
GSK denies timing Apprentice appearance to clash with job cuts
GlaxoSmithKline denies timing jobs cuts with positive promotion of the company on TV3′s The Apprentice.