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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Ban

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# 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.
# bacteria
Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.
# Suspension
Spurs defender Dier met with fan who he confronted in the stands, says Mourinho
The 26-year-old will serve a four-match ban for his actions in March’s FA Cup tie.
# Athletics
Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban
The Kenyan runner has been suspended for violating anti-doping rules.
# Drugs in Rugby
Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test
33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.
# Apology
US Soccer scraps controversial anthem kneeling ban
‘We apologize to our players – especially our black players – staff, fans, and all who support eradicating racism.’
# anti-doping
Munster confirm they've reviewed protocols after Cronin's one-month ban
‘It literally could happen to the man in the street where a wrong prescription is dispensed.’
# Suspension
Man City to set out case to overturn two-season Champions League ban
The Premier League champions were sanctioned for a breach of financial fair play regulations.
# anti-doping
Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban
The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone last November.
# strict liability
Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test
The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.
# suspended
France prop Haouas gets three-week ban for punch against Scotland
The 25-year-old had three weeks shaved off for his “good conduct, guilty plea and relative inexperience.”
# climate action plan
Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today
Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.
# Punishment
Bahrain player hit with 10-match ban for racist 'slitty eye' gesture to Hong Kong fans
Sayed Baqer committed the offence at the end of a World Cup qualifying match.
# lifted
Irish Times ban remains as Communicorp invites The Currency back on air
Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.
# Ban
Ulster's Addison receives 4-week suspension for 'reckless contact'
He is set to miss the province’s Champions Cup double-header against Harlequins as a result.
# Punishment
Frankfurt captain won't play again in 2019 after barging coach
David Abraham has apologised ‘in all forms’ for the incident.
# microbeads
EU gives Ireland the green light to introduce microbead ban
The European Commission has given clearance for the bill.
# blacklist
Dáil: New bill to prevent radio and television stations from blacklisting other media outlets
Last month, Communicorp effectively banned journalists from The Currency appearing on the group’s stations.
# Hearing
Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned
The Connacht man was sent off against Samoa and now faces a suspension.
# suspended
Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott handed 14-day ban for video mocking Harry Kane
The 16-year-old recorded himself impersonating the England captain alongside a derogatory caption on Snapchat.
Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches
Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.
# Pollution
Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published
Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.
# Athletics
Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption
Michael Rotich, the former head of the nations’ track and field team, has been suspended from the sport.
# Worry
Man City 'extremely concerned' by Champions League ban story
They believe ‘individuals intent on damaging’ the club may be behind a recent news report.
Munster fan who confronted Billy Vunipola banned from Thomond Park
The supporter will also be prohibited from attending matches at Irish Independent Park.
# Donegal
Donegal man pleads with GAA to overturn club ban for staging 'unauthorised' fundraiser
Paul Dillon, who has Motor Neurone Disease, feels ‘guilty’ that Naomh Colmcille have been suspended.
# Grim
13-week ban for Cheetahs player who cleared nose onto face of Connacht player
‘It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse,’ said the disciplinary panel.
# global ban
'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack
An expert explains how we could be “headed for a nuclear arms race”.
# age limit
Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100
The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.
# Fishing
Large fishing trawlers banned inside six miles of Irish coast under new shake up
The restrictions will kick in in 2020.
# Mullingar Town
Four men released in soccer referee assault investigation
The men were released in the early hours of this morning.
# Gardaí
Four men arrested in relation to assault on referee after soccer match
The assault occurred at Horseleap, Co. Offaly, on Sunday 11 November after a match between Horseleap and Mullingar Town.
# Courts
Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat
Amy Lee, with an address at School Street Flats, Dublin 8, was prosecuted for neglecting her husky named Sky.
# plastic pollution
EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics, including straws and cotton buds
The parliament said its ban across the EU targets single-use cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers.
# Match-Fixing
League of Ireland pair suspended for 'manipulating matches' have appeals thrown out
Athlone Town’s Igor Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan were handed 12-month suspensions in 2017.
# Punishment
Mathieu Bastareaud set for ban after forearm hit on opponent
The France star was sent off for thumping Christophe Samson.
# bag it up
New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags
New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year.
# Rebuild Trust
Tampa Bay quarterback vows to win back trust after getting three-game ban over alleged groping incident
Jameis Winston has said he has apologised to team-mates and says he will be a role model for his newborn son and fiancee.