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# Ban

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# public consultation
Have an opinion on microbeads? The government wants to hear views on proposed ban
Microbeads are tiny balls of plastic which are most common in soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs, used to exfoliate your skin.
# chaos reigns
Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption
The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.
# Banned
Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site
Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.
# On Yer Bike
Dublin City Council hopes to have rickshaws banned this year
As things stand, gardaí can only treat the operators like they would any other cyclists.
# anmal welfare
'Fantastic progress' in 2016 but animals in Irish circuses 'continue to suffer'
Four circuses were inspected by officials in 2016, but the minister says “no significant animal welfare issues were identified”.
# issue
Calls for FA to ban heading for under-10s
A new study from the University of Stirling found heading the activity could cause memory problems for 24 hours.
# Ban
No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar
The comments by Hassan Al-Thawadi will further alarm football traditionalists.
# down the drain
Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)
The Green Party has published a bill on the issue – but it needs cross-party support.
# Poland
Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion
A poll published this week by the Newsweek Polska magazine showed that 74% of Poles want to keep the existing law.
# stop that
Russia bans online pornography, tells its citizens to "meet people in real life"
Pornhub and YouPorn have been banned by Russian internet service providers after they were found to violate child protection laws.
# Your Say
Poll: Should vaping be banned in public spaces?
Poland introduced a ban this week.
# burkini ban
Burkini inventor says there's a high demand from fair-skinned Irish women
Aheda Zanetti hit out at French officials over the recent ban on the swimwear.
# nero
Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls
Milo Yiannopoulos was told his account is being permanently suspended due to repeated violations of the Twitter rules.
# back off
Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok
Backing tracks are seen as a means of assisting (or even replacing) a performance.
# In the dock
Stander red-card hearing adjourned until tomorrow after five-hour deliberation
The Ireland back row must anxiously wait to learn his fate.
# Hot Water
England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban
The prop was involved in another controversial incident in tonight’s European Challenge Cup semi-final match.
# France
School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them
Schools had allowed pupils to smoke inside school premises to lower their risk of being attacked.
# Heavy Sanction
Top 14 player handed 15-month ban for abuse of referee Romain Poite
Oyonnax’s Silvere Tian is suspended until 30 June 2017.
# Ban
Leinster's McFadden suspended for three weeks for dangerous tackle
The 29-year-old floored Damien Hoyland at the RDS last weekend.
# Major blow
Ballyboden star fails in bid to overturn ban for tomorrow's All-Ireland senior club final
Midfielder Declan O’Mahony won’t play any part at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.
# 6 Nations
Tomas Francis banned for eight weeks for Dan Cole eye incident
The Exeter man had been named on the Welsh bench for the final weekend.
# In trouble
Wales prop Francis cited for this alleged gouge in defeat to England
The Welshman will face a disciplinary hearing later this week.
# Exile
A year and a half later, Luis Suarez's international ban for biting is set to end
The star was banned from Uruguay matches after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed
Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.
# Ban
Leicester lock gets a one-week ban for this punch against Saracens
Dom Barrow is free to play in the Champions Cup next week.
# Jerome Valcke
Nine-year ban on the cards for Fifa secretary general
The French man is set for the suspension over corruption allegations.
# free cian
Cian Healy free to play against Toulon after EPCR suspend two-week suspension
The disciplinary process has been a messy affair.
# Ban
Dutch club banned from European football for three years
Steve McClaren’s former club FC Twente were banned by the Dutch FA.
# Corporal Punishment
Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore
Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.
# Mass Shooting
'Fascist' and 'unhinged': Trump slammed over call for ban on Muslims entering the US
He did not specify if the proposal would affect both tourists and immigrants.
# ticino
Swiss region set to ban full face veil
The bill was inspired by a controversial French law barring women from wearing a niqab, a head-to-toe body covering, in public.
# Naughty naughty
Why some TDs will have their iPhones and iPads taken from them next week
Members of the banking inquiry will be barred from using any electronic devices when they view the draft report next week.
# smacking ban
The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.
# Ban
Samoa wing Tuilagi handed 5-week ban for 'striking with the knee'
As well as the last game of the World Cup he’ll miss four English Premiership games.
# Ban
Fiji flanker banned for one week following 'dangerous' tackle on Jonny May
Dominiko Waqaniburotu was cited despite being cleared by the TMO during the game.
# drugs in sport
South African rugby international gets two-year ban for doping
Chiliboy Ralepelle tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone.
# Free Man
'Extraordinary', 'decent thing', 'a joke' - GAA stars react to Diarmuid Connolly clearance
The Dubs attacking star is clear to play today against Mayo.
# violation
Welsh rugby player gets 4-year ban for anti-doping violation
It is the second longest ban ever handed to a Welsh rugby player for a doping offence.
# chasing fair skin
Feeling pressured by men, Ivory Coast women ignore ban on skin-whitening creams
The country banned lightening products earlier this year.
# wednesday
We'll Leave it There So: McCann set for ban, Andy Lee fight change and all today's sport
Meanwhile, boxers Mick Conlan and Dean Walsh are now guaranteed medals at the European Championships.