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# ban - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"
# Blood Donation
# Blood Donation

European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"

Apr 29th 2015, 9:13 AM 14,948 Views 91 Comments

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has moved to have the ban lifted in Ireland.

# ban - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Should Toulon's Suta be cited for this dangerous choke hold against Leinster?
# Dangerous Play
From The42
# Dangerous Play

Should Toulon's Suta be cited for this dangerous choke hold against Leinster?

Apr 21st 2015, 10:57 AM 5,866 Views 9 Comments

Referee Wayne Barnes felt the actions warranted only a penalty in Marseille.

# ban - Friday 10 April, 2015

Zlatan has earned himself a lengthy ban for calling France a 's**t country'
# Suspension
From The42
# Suspension

Zlatan has earned himself a lengthy ban for calling France a 's**t country'

Apr 10th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,823 Views 8 Comments

The PSG striker went on a televised rant last month.

# ban - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Indian farmers now have to provide mugshots of their cows
# Beef Ban
# Beef Ban

Indian farmers now have to provide mugshots of their cows

Apr 1st 2015, 9:15 PM 11,806 Views 19 Comments

Moooooooooooooooooo.

Big Nick Williams given a big 8-week ban for striking
# Suspension
From The42
# Suspension

Big Nick Williams given a big 8-week ban for striking

Apr 1st 2015, 8:36 PM 7,708 Views 18 Comments

The powerful Ulster number eight had a 16-week sentence reduced by eight weeks.

# ban - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

China's communist government have declared 66 golf courses 'illegal'
# Way Harsh
From The42
# Way Harsh

China's communist government have declared 66 golf courses 'illegal'

Mar 31st 2015, 12:43 PM 8,592 Views 4 Comments

The ruling party have long had an ambivalent relationship with the sport.

# ban - Monday 2 March, 2015

Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?

Mar 2nd 2015, 9:38 AM 18,019 Views 89 Comments

They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.

# ban - Saturday 28 February, 2015

48 week ban for Wexford hurler is overturned and he's free to play in 2015
# Off The Hook
From The42
# Off The Hook

48 week ban for Wexford hurler is overturned and he's free to play in 2015

Feb 28th 2015, 3:35 PM 6,583 Views 6 Comments

Good news for Andrew Shore.

# ban - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Pape considering appealing suspension, says Saint-Andre
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

Pape considering appealing suspension, says Saint-Andre

Feb 22nd 2015, 5:18 PM 5,042 Views 9 Comments

Pascal Pape is thinking about appealing his 10-week ban for kneeing Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip in the back.

# ban - Friday 20 February, 2015

After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef
# Sane Cows
# Sane Cows

After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef

Feb 20th 2015, 8:12 PM 13,894 Views 47 Comments

But hold on, more inspections are still needed.

# ban - Monday 16 February, 2015

'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules
# Tanning
# Tanning

'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules

Feb 16th 2015, 3:57 PM 12,549 Views 46 Comments

The Health Minister noted his “genetic tan” as he announced new measures today.

# ban - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Will we be able to buy drink on Good Friday this year? Publicans think it's a possibility...
# Any Excuse
# Any Excuse

Will we be able to buy drink on Good Friday this year? Publicans think it's a possibility...

Jan 28th 2015, 3:48 PM 20,775 Views 116 Comments

This comes after Irish publicans held a meeting with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.

# ban - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood
# Blood
# Blood

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

Jan 10th 2015, 7:54 PM 14,568 Views 99 Comments

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# ban - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Why you shouldn't swear at fans - Delon Armitage handed 12 week ban
# Potty Mouth
From The42
# Potty Mouth

Why you shouldn't swear at fans - Delon Armitage handed 12 week ban

Dec 18th 2014, 12:05 AM 4,574 Views 15 Comments

Not a great 24 hours for the two-time defending European champions.

# ban - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Reports - Wexford senior hurler set to be hit with 48-week ban from GAA
# Suspension
From The42
# Suspension

Reports - Wexford senior hurler set to be hit with 48-week ban from GAA

Nov 11th 2014, 11:30 AM 9,733 Views 6 Comments

Andrew Shore is facing a proposed suspension by the Warwickshire county board.

# ban - Saturday 1 November, 2014

A Swiss footballer has been banned for 50 years after attacking a referee
# Bit Harsh
From The42
# Bit Harsh

A Swiss footballer has been banned for 50 years after attacking a referee

Nov 1st 2014, 1:51 PM 5,403 Views 5 Comments

And you thought that four months for Luis Suarez was harsh.

# ban - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Celtic midfielder handed seven match ban after being found guilty of using racist insult
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

Celtic midfielder handed seven match ban after being found guilty of using racist insult

Oct 30th 2014, 5:04 PM 5,310 Views 7 Comments

The club have announced they will appeal the decision.

# ban - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Rio Ferdinand banned for three matches after derogatory Twitter comments
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

Rio Ferdinand banned for three matches after derogatory Twitter comments

Oct 29th 2014, 10:16 PM 9,786 Views 22 Comments

The QPR defender has also been fined £25,000.

# ban - Friday 17 October, 2014

Same-sex marriage now legal in more than half the US states
# One Love
# One Love

Same-sex marriage now legal in more than half the US states

Oct 17th 2014, 8:34 PM 5,475 Views 56 Comments

Seven more states were added to the list today.

# ban - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Mayo invading fan: 'It wouldn’t have happened if the game had been played in Croke Park'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Mayo invading fan: 'It wouldn’t have happened if the game had been played in Croke Park'

Oct 16th 2014, 1:53 PM 16,518 Views 22 Comments

And Mick Barrett plans to appeal the one-year ban.

# ban - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident

Oct 15th 2014, 3:48 PM 24,745 Views 28 Comments

The invasion took place in August at the Gaelic Grounds.

# ban - Monday 13 October, 2014

Delightful chip by Luis Suarez as he bags first goals for Uruguay since World Cup bite ban
# Back Of The Net
From The42
# Back Of The Net

Delightful chip by Luis Suarez as he bags first goals for Uruguay since World Cup bite ban

Oct 13th 2014, 6:36 PM 5,487 Views 15 Comments

The Barca striker is back in the headlines for the right reasons.

Denmark plans bestiality ban to curb the rise of animal sex tourism
# Outlawed
# Outlawed

Denmark plans bestiality ban to curb the rise of animal sex tourism

Oct 13th 2014, 3:15 PM 75,691 Views 165 Comments

The Government has said that animals need specific protection because “the can’t say no”.

# ban - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Barcelona confirm Suarez in line to make debut in next month's El Clasico
# Baptism Of Fire
From The42
# Baptism Of Fire

Barcelona confirm Suarez in line to make debut in next month's El Clasico

Sep 10th 2014, 4:42 PM 3,179 Views 9 Comments

The Uruguayan striker is eligible to face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 25 October.

# ban - Friday 5 September, 2014

California to become first US state to ban plastic bags
# Save The World
# Save The World

California to become first US state to ban plastic bags

Sep 5th 2014, 9:03 AM 8,652 Views 28 Comments

Under the Californian legislation, single-use plastic bags would disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies from 1 July, 2015.

# ban - Friday 29 August, 2014

Twitter reacts to Lee Keegan's ban getting overturned
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Twitter reacts to Lee Keegan's ban getting overturned

Aug 29th 2014, 10:53 AM 7,532 Views 7 Comments

The site largely approved of the decision to discount the player’s red card from last weekend’s Kerry-Mayo clash.

# ban - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Over 21,000 motorists have been caught using their phone while driving this year
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Over 21,000 motorists have been caught using their phone while driving this year

Aug 28th 2014, 9:40 AM 14,671 Views 69 Comments

However, there have not yet been any prosecutions under a new law completely banning using a phone while driving.

# ban - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Luis Suarez could make Barca debut in a friendly tomorrow
# On The Luis
From The42
# On The Luis

Luis Suarez could make Barca debut in a friendly tomorrow

Aug 17th 2014, 1:58 PM 3,431 Views 2 Comments

The Uruguayan’s ban was relaxed this week and he is free to play in non-competitive fixtures.

# ban - Friday 8 August, 2014

CAS proceedings begin as Suarez looks to get four-month ban halved
# Bitegate
From The42
# Bitegate

CAS proceedings begin as Suarez looks to get four-month ban halved

Aug 8th 2014, 2:59 PM 2,653 Views 5 Comments

The Barcelona striker was present in Lausanne for his hearing this morning.

# ban - Saturday 2 August, 2014

NFL Commissioner defends two-game ban for Ray Rice after domestic abuse
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

NFL Commissioner defends two-game ban for Ray Rice after domestic abuse

Aug 2nd 2014, 2:38 PM 2,569 Views 3 Comments

The suspension has been widely criticised.

# ban - Thursday 24 July, 2014

CAS could reduce Suarez ban, in line to make Barca debut in El Clasico if not
# Bitegate
From The42
# Bitegate

CAS could reduce Suarez ban, in line to make Barca debut in El Clasico if not

Jul 24th 2014, 2:17 PM 11,709 Views 24 Comments

Barcelona are hoping to have the Uruguayan striker’s suspension shortened but he will be eligible to face Real Madrid on 26 October regardless of next month’s decision.

# ban - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Poll: Should under-18s be banned from buying spray paint?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should under-18s be banned from buying spray paint?

Jul 12th 2014, 9:11 AM 8,865 Views 75 Comments

Fianna Fáil is mulling over the suggestion after being approached by members of the public concerned about graffiti.

# ban - Friday 11 July, 2014

Same-sex ballroom dancing couples could be banned under new UK rules
# It Takes Two To Tango
# It Takes Two To Tango

Same-sex ballroom dancing couples could be banned under new UK rules

Jul 11th 2014, 9:01 PM 13,490 Views 37 Comments

Equality advocates and same-sex dancers called the move discriminatory.

# ban - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation

Jul 9th 2014, 8:06 PM 8,859 Views 10 Comments

The ruling is with immediate effect and comes after ‘government interference.’

# ban - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?
# Ban
# Ban

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?

Jul 6th 2014, 11:07 AM 8,692 Views 12 Comments

It’s all to do with the presidential election.

# ban - Friday 27 June, 2014

The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines
# Anti-personnel
# Anti-personnel

The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines

Jun 27th 2014, 10:38 PM 7,123 Views 29 Comments

It also wants to join a global treaty banning them.

# ban - Thursday 26 June, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Suarez's biting ban, Portugal crash out and all today’s sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Suarez's biting ban, Portugal crash out and all today’s sport

Jun 26th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,614 Views 20 Comments

Man United confirmed the signing of Ander Herrera, while a trio of Armagh players failed to have suspensions overturned.

Family and friends defend 'great guy' Luis Suarez after biting ban
# Back Story
From The42
# Back Story

Family and friends defend 'great guy' Luis Suarez after biting ban

Jun 26th 2014, 6:23 PM 5,700 Views 23 Comments

The Liverpool striker’s grandmother admitted that the 27-year-old was always a hothead.

Read the full FIFA statement on Luis Suárez's four-month ban
# Kick In The Teeth
From The42
# Kick In The Teeth

Read the full FIFA statement on Luis Suárez's four-month ban

Jun 26th 2014, 3:17 PM 4,251 Views 25 Comments

The Uruguay forward has been punished for the incident involving Giorgio Chiellini.

# ban - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle

Jun 25th 2014, 8:13 PM 14,741 Views 56 Comments

Paul Lamb wants the legal right to end his life with the help of a medic.