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# Banned
Twitter permanently suspends Gemma O'Doherty's account over 'repeated violations'
The social media giant said these included violations of its abusive behaviour and sensitive media policies.
# 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.
# Banned
Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems
The 49-year-old was sent home from the 2019 World Cup and handed a nine-month suspension from sport.
# Banned
Sale Sharks player suspended for two games after signing for two clubs
Sale Sharks have been been handed a suspended five-point deduction and fined.
# Banned
Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab
England prop banned following disciplinary hearing in Dublin.
# Suspension
Scarlets lock Lousi gets five-week ban for punching against Munster
An initial 10-week suspension was halved due to Lousi’s clean disciplinary record and show of remorse.
# 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.”
# Leeds
Leeds goalkeeper Casilla gets eight-match ban and £60,000 fine for racial abuse
The former Real Madrid shot-stopper will miss all but three games of the remaining Championship season.
# underage football
FAI to monitor effect of ban on heading at training introduced in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland
The guidelines are aimed at kids under 12 and will come into effect immediately.
# microplastic pollution
Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland
Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.
# Banned
League of Ireland footballer Brandon Miele given two-year ban for anti-doping violation
Sport Ireland brought the case against the 26-year-old after he was randomly selected to provide a sample in April 2019.
Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May
Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.
# Banned
Tottenham fail with Son appeal
Spurs will be without Son Heung-min for three games following his red card against Chelsea at the weekend.
# Banned
Munster's Arno Botha suspended for three weeks after red card against Saracens
The South African back row was red-carded late in his team’s win last weekend.
# Eligible
Kemboy cleared to race again following owner's Horse Racing Ireland ban
The Cheltenham Gold Cup contender will feature in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas after today’s decision.
# Banned
Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time
Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.
# Modern China
Wild Swans author Jung Chang "It is me that is being banned. I feel very sad... there is nothing I can do"
Her latest book looks at the lives of the ‘fairytale’ Soong sisters and their rise to power.
# gone til December
Vahaamahina to miss Clermont's trip to Ulster after picking up six-week ban for elbow
The France lock was issued a red card in the quarter-final loss to Wales.
# Banned
Ireland will not appeal Aki ban as Herring flies in to replace Cronin
The Ireland centre’s World Cup is now definitely over but he will remain in Japan.
# appeal
Ireland waiting to make decision on appealing Aki's three-game ban
The Connacht man’s World Cup is over unless Ireland launch a successful appeal.
# Breaking
Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after being handed a three-match ban
The Connacht man was red-carded for a high tackle against Samoa on Saturday.
# pro14
Benetton winger banned after 'reckless' act in defeat to Leinster
Ratuva Tavuyara was sent off for dangerously tackling Dave Kearney in the air.
# Banned
'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists
The Currency reporters are the latest Irish journalists to be banned from O’Brien-owned stations.
# Doping
Alberto Salazar, Mo Farah's former coach, handed four-year doping ban
Farah left Salazar’s camp in 2017 but denied the decision was related to doping accusations.
# Banned
Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores
President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavoured e-cigarettes and vaping products.
# Banned
Four new staff to be employed by Dublin council to enforce new sandwich board rules
If a premises is found to be using a sandwich board without a licence then the board can be removed by the council.
# Banned
Israel bars two US congresswomen from entering country following Trump plea
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the move against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib necessary.
# Banned
Messi given three-month Argentina ban for accusing CONMEBOL of 'corruption'
Messi was sent off as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America third-place play-off last month.
# Rossoneri
Milan banned from this season's Europa League
The Serie A club won’t take part in the European competition due to their breach of Uefa Financial Fair Play rules.
# Banned
San Francisco becomes first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales
The legislation does not restrict the use of vaping products – only sales, manufacturing and distribution.
# Banned
Wexford forward suspended for Leinster final for 'abusive language towards a referee'
Aidan Nolan has been handed a two-match ban.
# Banned
Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland
Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.
# Banned
England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett
Alfie Barbeary’s U20 World Championship is over after a moment of madness.
# European elections
Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections
Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.
# put the phone away
'Parents are texting instead of encouraging their kids': Meath GAA club praised for banning mobile phones
Navan O’Mahonys has banned use of mobile phones by parents at their Saturday nursery sessions.
# Guilty
'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test
The 21-year-old has received a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis.
# Banned
UK bans all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace following Ethiopia Airlines crash
A total of 157 people died after the plane went down on Sunday.
# Banned
Cheetahs prop handed eight-week ban for head hit on Fergus McFadden
Disciplinary committee rules that Ox Nche’s reckless tackle deserved a red card.
# 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.
# Banned
Ulster Rugby issue lifetime ban to spectator who abused Simon Zebo
The Racing 92 wing was abused during a game at the Kingspan Stadium two weekends ago.