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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Ban

All time
# Claim
Joe Brolly says the proposed Tiernan McCann ban is 'unlawful'
The pundit has suggested the player should not be punished too excessively for his dive.
# fizzy pop fightback
San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels
It has also banned advertising sugary drinks on city property, like billboards.
# five years
Ex-RUC man banned from football games over 'we're racist and we like it' chants
50-year-old Richard Barklie remains a director with rights group the World Human Rights Forum.
# outcome
Former Ireland U21 international receives suspended drugs ban
The 23-year-old Monaghan-born goalkeeper denies any deliberate wrongdoing.
# curvee
Instagram banned the #curvy hashtag and users have hit back
Users launched a brand new hashtag to celebrate curvy women…
# Ban
Irish sprinter claims 'miscarriage of justice' after two-year ban for doping
Steven Colvert was found guilty of testing positive for EPO.
# Get Out
South Dublin and Salthill water not fit for swimming
And not for the first time. The water at Sandymount and Merrion Strands has been temporarily deemed not fit for swimmers.
# curse that
S*@#! Waterford has banned swearing in its public parks
But how careful do you have to be?
# shite
Waterford has banned swearing... so how careful do you have to be?
We investigated.
# get on the floor
Japan has overturned a 67-year-old law banning dancing after midnight
It was introduced to protect the country’s youth from the more liberal attitudes of US citizens.
# gone to pot (noodle)
Nestle have been ordered to withdraw €44.4 million worth of noodles
India’s food safety regulator has said the product contains excessive levels of lead.
# wheely bad idea
Jewish group tried to ban mums from driving their kids to its schools
It is now reported to have backed down and said it shouldn’t have sent out the letter announcing the ban.
# nanny state
Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"
One TD is very unhappy about the proposal.
# suspended
Hartley handed 4-week ban for headbutt, misses England's opening World Cup game
The Northampton Saints hooker has pleaded guilty to striking Jamie George of Saracens.
# Got The Green Light
48 week ban overturned, back with Wexford and all set for summer hurling
Andrew Shore is back at the heart of the Wexford defence.
# Blood donation
European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"
The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has moved to have the ban lifted in Ireland.
# Dangerous Play
Should Toulon's Suta be cited for this dangerous choke hold against Leinster?
Referee Wayne Barnes felt the actions warranted only a penalty in Marseille.
# Suspension
Zlatan has earned himself a lengthy ban for calling France a 's**t country'
The PSG striker went on a televised rant last month.
# Beef Ban
Indian farmers now have to provide mugshots of their cows
# Suspension
Big Nick Williams given a big 8-week ban for striking
The powerful Ulster number eight had a 16-week sentence reduced by eight weeks.
# way harsh
China's communist government have declared 66 golf courses 'illegal'
The ruling party have long had an ambivalent relationship with the sport.
# Your Say
Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?
They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.
# Off the hook
48 week ban for Wexford hurler is overturned and he's free to play in 2015
Good news for Andrew Shore.
# Ban
Pape considering appealing suspension, says Saint-Andre
Pascal Pape is thinking about appealing his 10-week ban for kneeing Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip in the back.
# sane cows
After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef
But hold on, more inspections are still needed.
# Tanning
'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules
The Health Minister noted his “genetic tan” as he announced new measures today.
# any excuse
Will we be able to buy drink on Good Friday this year? Publicans think it's a possibility...
This comes after Irish publicans held a meeting with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.
# blood
Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood
A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.
# potty mouth
Why you shouldn't swear at fans - Delon Armitage handed 12 week ban
Not a great 24 hours for the two-time defending European champions.
# Suspension
Reports - Wexford senior hurler set to be hit with 48-week ban from GAA
Andrew Shore is facing a proposed suspension by the Warwickshire county board.
# Bit Harsh
A Swiss footballer has been banned for 50 years after attacking a referee
And you thought that four months for Luis Suarez was harsh.
# Ban
Celtic midfielder handed seven match ban after being found guilty of using racist insult
The club have announced they will appeal the decision.
# Ban
Rio Ferdinand banned for three matches after derogatory Twitter comments
The QPR defender has also been fined £25,000.
# One Love
Same-sex marriage now legal in more than half the US states
Seven more states were added to the list today.
# Speaking out
Mayo invading fan: 'It wouldn’t have happened if the game had been played in Croke Park'
And Mick Barrett plans to appeal the one-year ban.
# suspended
Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident
The invasion took place in August at the Gaelic Grounds.
# back of the net
Delightful chip by Luis Suarez as he bags first goals for Uruguay since World Cup bite ban
The Barca striker is back in the headlines for the right reasons.
# Outlawed
Denmark plans bestiality ban to curb the rise of animal sex tourism
The Government has said that animals need specific protection because “the can’t say no”.
# baptism of fire
Barcelona confirm Suarez in line to make debut in next month's El Clasico
The Uruguayan striker is eligible to face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 25 October.
# save the world
California to become first US state to ban plastic bags
Under the Californian legislation, single-use plastic bags would disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies from 1 July, 2015.