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# Ban

Last month
January 2023
# findings
Seven out of 10 rugby fans would not support Aviva alcohol ban, according to research
The research was carried out during two of Ireland’s November internationals.
# Development
Farrell receives ban but will be available for England’s Six Nations opener
The skipper is set to be able to resume playing after Saracens’ Premiership clash with Bristol on 28 January.
Last year
2022
# Infants
Sale of self-feeding pillows banned after CCPC rules they pose 'risk of death or serious harm'
The products are to be withdrawn from sale immediately.
# Ban
Public 'don’t know all the facts' about Rassie Erasmus' ban - Jacques Nienaber
South Africa head coach says people would ‘probably form a different opinion’ if they were fully informed.
# Ban
Antoine Dupont suspended for Toulouse's Champions Cup clash with Munster
French ace will miss Toulouse’s date with Graham Rowntree’s team on December 11.
# Elon musk
Trolls flooded Twitter with slurs to test ban policy, safety chief says
The issue began hours after Elon Musk bought the platform on Thursday
# Racing
Irish jockey Callan given 12-day ban for riding a finish a circuit too soon
‘Yep that was embarrassing…’
# suspended
Italy women's Rugby World Cup forward banned 12 weeks for biting
Tounesi will miss Italy’s quarter-final against France on 29 October.
# Punishment
10-match ban for Nothern Irish international Lafferty over sectarian comment
The Kilmarnock striker has apologised after he was suspended until January.
# Ban
96-week suspension proposed for Roscommon referee incident
The Roscommon Herald is reporting the news.
# Ban
Cork appeal Thompson's two-match suspension ahead of All-Ireland semi-final
Manager Matthew Twomey admits it ‘doesn’t look good’, however.
# Suspension
All Blacks prop Ta'avao banned for 3 weeks after red card against Ireland
The tighthead will miss this weekend’s final Test in Wellington.
# Tobacco
Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.
# suspended
Tottenham’s Chioma Ubogagu handed nine-month ban for anti-doping violations
The independent regulatory commission imposing the sanction accepted Ubogagu had broken the rules unintentionally.
# Ivan Kuliak
Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.
# Ban
Wimbledon chiefs in talks with UK Government to ban Russian players
Reports have suggested men’s world number two Daniil Medvedev would be excluded due to fears victory would boost Vladimir Putin’s regime.
# Conversion Therapy
'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy
New legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to ‘convert’ LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.
# Ban
Dakuwaqa gets three-week suspension for his reckless tackle on Van der Flier
The Fijian was sent off in Montpellier’s 89-7 drubbing to Leinster.
# Suspension
Robbie Dunne granted extension to appeal 18-month ban for harassing Bryony Frost
The Irish jockey has until 20 January to lodge his appeal.
All time
# Punishment
Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka banned from driving
The right back was in a ‘state of complete ignorance’ of the Yorkshire driving matters, according to his lawyers.
# red card
Argentina lock Lavanini gets five-week ban for breakdown hit on Healy
The second row could have a week shaved off if he completes the ‘Coaching Intervention Programme.’
# Unhappy
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at ‘farce’ as players face potential ban
It is understood the Premier League remains in talks with Fifa, the clubs and the Government over the issue.
# Conversion Therapy
Department to look at 'extent and nature' of conversion therapy in Ireland before moving to ban
The practice refers to any form of psychological intervention which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation.
It is expected that this research will not be completed for several months.
Work on drafting legislation is due to commence in 2022, reports Cónal Thomas.
The Psychological Society of Ireland this week reiterated its position that conversion therapy "has no place in any modern society".
# Punishment
England flanker given 4-match ban for striking with knee
Lewis Ludlow was captaining his country against Canada for a second successive match.
# Punishment
'Racism charges were not proven' - Anger over Czech star's 10-match ban
Ondrej Kudela will likely miss Euro 2021 because of the suspension.
# Ban
Simon McGonagle disqualified for nine months for taking Elliott picture
Seven months of ban suspended for period of a year.
# Punishment
Connacht's Jarrad Butler receives 3-week ban for dangerous tackle
The player was sent off against Edinburgh on Saturday.
# Computer Says No
Oisin Murphy return delayed by ‘administrative error’
Champion jockey was due to take three rides at Lingfield.
# Punishment
Ulster's Warwick receives 2-game ban after red card versus Leinster
The 29-year-old prop was sent off for leading with an elbow as opponent Ed Byrne tried to tackle him.
# Confusion
Zander Fagerson may still play some part for Scotland in Six Nations despite ban
The Scots’ next clash with France has been postponed.
# Punishment
Middlesbrough winger served three-month ban for cocaine use last year
The FA has revealed the suspension was handed out to the Nathaniel Mendez-Laing when he was at Cardiff.
# Discipline
Ireland's O'Mahony to face hearing today following red card against Wales
The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.
# problems
Celtic striker could be punished for diving
Albian Ajeti faces a potential two-match ban after being charged with simulation.
# Suspension
Sinckler gets two-game ban for shouting 'Are you f*****g serious?' at referee
The England tighthead prop will miss their opening game of the Six Nations.
# Suspension
Springboks wing Dyantyi handed four-year doping ban
The 26-year-old tested positive for three banned substances.
# Ban
McInerney ruled out of Clare's clash with Wexford after red card appeal is rejected
The Clare Echo have reported that the midfielder’s one-match suspension will stand.
# Ban
Nine month ban for cyclist after crash left Jakobsen in coma
Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen said he was grateful to be alive after the finish line crash.
# Technology
Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.
# US Open
Kyrgios trolls Djokovic with Twitter poll on ban
Kyrgios was quick to have his say after Djokovic was sensationally disqualified.
# Suspension
Longford senior champions set to appeal after being hit with 48-week ban over €750 fine
The Longford Leader reports the Killoe club are set to launch an appeal.