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# behind-closed-doors - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Organisers confirm no overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
# Decision Made
From The42
# Decision Made

Organisers confirm no overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Mar 20th 2021, 12:05 PM 1,540 Views 0 Comments

The decision comes due to continuing uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

# behind-closed-doors - Friday 12 February, 2021

Australian Open goes behind closed doors as lockdown for Melbourne announced
# No Fans
From The42
# No Fans

Australian Open goes behind closed doors as lockdown for Melbourne announced

Feb 12th 2021, 9:10 AM 3,001 Views 1 Comment

The tournament will continue, but without spectators.

# behind-closed-doors - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Horan feels Mayo are benefiting without 'anxiety' of crowds
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Horan feels Mayo are benefiting without 'anxiety' of crowds

Dec 1st 2020, 8:36 AM 8,450 Views 12 Comments

‘It’s a more consistent performance area…when there isn’t crowds.’

# behind-closed-doors - Friday 25 September, 2020

Ulster A leave the RDS with deserved four-try victory over Leinster
# On The Road
From The42
# On The Road

Ulster A leave the RDS with deserved four-try victory over Leinster

Sep 25th 2020, 9:01 PM 17,080 Views 21 Comments

Bill Johnston scored 14 points as the Ulster back row delivered an excellent performance.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 3 August, 2020

How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action? From The42

How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action?

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 4,725 Views 0 Comments

We may be a while away from packed stadiums, but many innovations could help fill the void for now.

# behind-closed-doors - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Relegation looms large for Werder as teams take knee for Floyd protests
# Facing The Drop
From The42
# Facing The Drop

Relegation looms large for Werder as teams take knee for Floyd protests

Jun 7th 2020, 2:51 PM 2,683 Views 0 Comments

Wolfsburg pushed back up to sixth in the Bundesliga thanks to their 1-0 win.

# behind-closed-doors - Sunday 31 May, 2020

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley

May 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 8,163 Views 4 Comments

The Brazilian announced himself as a contender with the biggest win of his career in the main event.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

May 28th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,301 Views 3 Comments

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

# behind-closed-doors - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Not cut out for this! Gladbach crash in front of 13,000 'cardboard fans' as Havertz stars
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Not cut out for this! Gladbach crash in front of 13,000 'cardboard fans' as Havertz stars

May 23rd 2020, 7:17 PM 9,166 Views 4 Comments

With football fans in Germany locked out in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Gladbach fans have come up with a novel way of showing their support.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Games without fans 'sadder than dancing with your sister' - Luis Enrique
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Games without fans 'sadder than dancing with your sister' - Luis Enrique

May 21st 2020, 12:56 PM 4,854 Views 5 Comments

The Spain coach hasn’t been impressed by football returning in front of empty stadiums.

# behind-closed-doors - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Jurgen Klopp confident intensity will not drop in behind-closed-doors matches
# Consistency
From The42
# Consistency

Jurgen Klopp confident intensity will not drop in behind-closed-doors matches

May 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 3,032 Views 6 Comments

Players are now allowed to train in small, socially-distant sessions lasting no longer than 75 minutes.

Man United warn fans to stay away from Old Trafford during matches
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Man United warn fans to stay away from Old Trafford during matches

May 19th 2020, 1:24 PM 5,166 Views 16 Comments

The Premier League side are also refunding ticket holders for their remaining home games this season.

# behind-closed-doors - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'There was no noise - you shoot or score a goal and nothing happens'
# No Buzz
From The42
# No Buzz

'There was no noise - you shoot or score a goal and nothing happens'

May 16th 2020, 7:47 PM 6,934 Views 4 Comments

Bundesliga players got a taste for playing behind closed doors today.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches

May 14th 2020, 8:02 PM 5,502 Views 0 Comments

10 years on from its official reopening, the Lansdowne Road venue is planning for another.

# behind-closed-doors - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167

Updated May 6th 2020, 12:02 PM 14,398 Views 12 Comments

The governing body has published a list of the minimum number of stakeholders required.

# behind-closed-doors - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine

May 5th 2020, 9:43 AM 4,515 Views 9 Comments

Full-contact training will also present a major challenge for rugby teams.

# behind-closed-doors - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup
# On Hold
From The42
# On Hold

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup

Apr 28th 2020, 6:12 PM 4,933 Views 24 Comments

France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.

# behind-closed-doors - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Officials 'fully prepared' for PGA Championship without fans
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Officials 'fully prepared' for PGA Championship without fans

Apr 14th 2020, 9:11 PM 4,522 Views 3 Comments

The US PGA Championship is scheduled for 6-9 August in San Francisco.

# behind-closed-doors - Friday 27 March, 2020

NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'

Mar 27th 2020, 11:35 AM 2,044 Views 0 Comments

Commissioner Roger Goodell says next month’s event will be conducted and televised, as scheduled.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors

Mar 19th 2020, 9:48 AM 3,587 Views 7 Comments

Paul Nolan was pleased by the HRI call, but has underlined the need to be vigilant.

# behind-closed-doors - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors
# Going Ahead
From The42
# Going Ahead

Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors

Mar 18th 2020, 4:58 PM 23,842 Views 83 Comments

Despite yesterday’s decision to suspend the sport in Britain, HRI officials met by conference call today and opted not to call a temporary halt to it here.

# behind-closed-doors - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# TAKING ACTION

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

Mar 15th 2020, 6:52 PM 4,800 Views 11 Comments

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

# behind-closed-doors - Friday 13 March, 2020

Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors
# Health Crisis
From The42
# Health Crisis

Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors

Mar 13th 2020, 10:20 AM 6,103 Views 10 Comments

Irishman’s stance backed up fellow players.

# behind-closed-doors - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Barcelona will face Napoli in an empty Camp Nou next week
# Mes Que Un Cold
From The42
# Mes Que Un Cold

Barcelona will face Napoli in an empty Camp Nou next week

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 12:28 PM 4,442 Views 3 Comments

Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Lask in Austria will also be played behind closed doors.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 24 February, 2020

Serie A and Europa League games to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus
# Preventative Measure
From The42
# Preventative Measure

Serie A and Europa League games to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus

Feb 24th 2020, 11:50 PM 4,155 Views 0 Comments

The Italian sports minister announced the move on Monday evening.

# behind-closed-doors - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Transparency group in court battle to gain access to more Cabinet climate change docs
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Transparency group in court battle to gain access to more Cabinet climate change docs

Nov 17th 2018, 10:00 PM 14,929 Views 0 Comments

Right to Know are seeking access to more documents on what has been said about climate change at the Cabinet table.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

Jan 15th 2018, 7:28 PM 9,564 Views 169 Comments

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 11 December, 2017

Saracens-Clermont Champions Cup match to go ahead today
# Rearranged
From The42
# Rearranged

Saracens-Clermont Champions Cup match to go ahead today

Updated Dec 11th 2017, 9:09 AM 9,414 Views 7 Comments

Parts of Britain have been hit by heavy snow and high winds, with flights, train and road travel all severely disrupted.

# behind-closed-doors - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Garda Commissioner 'did not know of, nor approve, any targeting of anyone making protected disclosures'
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

Garda Commissioner 'did not know of, nor approve, any targeting of anyone making protected disclosures'

Oct 5th 2016, 3:23 PM 26,411 Views 93 Comments

Clare Daly TD says Nóirín O’Sullivan’s position is “untenable”.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 26 May, 2016

It doesn't deal with complaints, so what does the Policing Authority do?
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

It doesn't deal with complaints, so what does the Policing Authority do?

May 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,583 Views 18 Comments

Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan is before the authority today – but she won’t be asked about those transcripts.

# behind-closed-doors - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

'It’s not ideal. People have paid a lot of money for tickets' - O'Neill on prospect of playing behind closed doors
# Security Concerns
From The42
# Security Concerns

'It’s not ideal. People have paid a lot of money for tickets' - O'Neill on prospect of playing behind closed doors

Mar 23rd 2016, 2:23 PM 6,020 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland boss admits they will have no alternative but to comply with the extreme measures if they are taken at Euro 2016.

# behind-closed-doors - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Crisis averted? Here's what was agreed at today's 'tense' Banking Inquiry meeting
# Verge Of Collapse
# Verge Of Collapse

Crisis averted? Here's what was agreed at today's 'tense' Banking Inquiry meeting

Nov 21st 2015, 7:47 PM 30,257 Views 81 Comments

Members took the unusual step of meeting on a Saturday.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 22 June, 2015

How two other Clerys bidders would have saved the store and its workers
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

How two other Clerys bidders would have saved the store and its workers

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:12 AM 15,409 Views 38 Comments

One reportedly wanted to turn it into Dublin’s answer to Bloomingdale’s.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Baseball history was made last night in Baltimore
# Empty Seats
From The42
# Empty Seats

Baseball history was made last night in Baltimore

Apr 30th 2015, 8:20 PM 6,478 Views 9 Comments

And it was quite surreal.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 27 April, 2015

FAI announces summer game with Northern Ireland... but you won't be able to watch it
# O'Neill V O'Neill
From The42
# O'Neill V O'Neill

FAI announces summer game with Northern Ireland... but you won't be able to watch it

Apr 27th 2015, 5:02 PM 25,181 Views 71 Comments

The Boys in Green will face Michael O’Neill’s men behind closed doors on 4 June.

# behind-closed-doors - Friday 13 June, 2014

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private

Jun 13th 2014, 5:44 PM 4,918 Views 32 Comments

After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.

# behind-closed-doors - Monday 26 May, 2014

NAMA sold 26 properties with 'no evidence of open marketing'
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

NAMA sold 26 properties with 'no evidence of open marketing'

May 26th 2014, 4:58 PM 17,054 Views 42 Comments

The state’s bad bank is also unable to say how much it takes in rental income.

# behind-closed-doors - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it

Apr 16th 2014, 12:00 PM 3,936 Views 11 Comments

Members of the Public Accounts Committee will discuss the ongoing controversy at Rehab and whether they should compel its former CEOs, Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins, later today.

# behind-closed-doors - Friday 14 March, 2014

Witness protection man suing State wants public hearings - judge says no
# Witness Protection
# Witness Protection

Witness protection man suing State wants public hearings - judge says no

Mar 14th 2014, 4:46 PM 9,383 Views 0 Comments

David Mooney gave evidence in open court in the trial of two men associated with organised crime in 2003.

# behind-closed-doors - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’

Jan 30th 2014, 11:00 PM 25,861 Views 108 Comments

Sergeant Maurice McCabe gave evidence to TDs for three hours in a behind closed doors session today.

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