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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Controversy

Last year
Ballincollig RFC 'shocked and disappointed' as women senior status vote doesn't go ahead
A motion at the Munster Branch AGM was withdrawn to allow for ‘further consultation with stakeholders’, according to Munster Rugby.
McFarland: 'I can’t understand why that’s not a try... In my head, we won that game'
The Ulster boss was bewildered by the final result of a TMO check on what would have been a decisive try by Callum Reid.
Phil Mickelson removed from list of competitors for next month’s Masters
The three-time winner has been listed as a ‘past champion not playing’ on the tournament website.
Top Russian chess player suspended over Ukraine remarks
Sergey Karjakin is an outspoken supporter of President Vladimir Putin.
Commons Speaker asks police to investigate Josh Taylor win
Sir Lindsay Hoyle is Catterall’s MP in Chorley.
Russian gymnast's Ukraine invasion symbol blasted as 'shocking'
Ivan Kuliak’s shirt had the letter ‘Z’ prominently placed.
After uproar, Raith loan striker back to former club
David Goodwillie’s signing provoked an outcry among Rovers fans.
I’ve lost respect for Kell, says Amir Khan as Brook denies making racial slur
The pair traded final barbs ahead of their fight in Manchester this weekend.
Keir Starmer confirms he received death threats following Boris Johnson’s Savile slur
The Labour leader says the UK Prime Minister’s controversial comments ‘fed into’ a ‘right-wing conspiracy theory’, and this caused ‘difficulty’.
Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin retires at 40
Gatlin was twice suspended for doping offenses during his career.
'Animal lover' Moyes defends decision to pick Zouma
The France defender played the full 90 minutes as West Ham beat Watford.
Podcaster Joe Rogan apologises for racial slur after video surfaces
Spotify is facing growing discontent from musicians over Rogan’s podcast, for which it reportedly paid more than €87 million.
Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility
Kim Meylemans was quickly moved from the Olympic Village, in the mountains north of the Chinese capital, and kept in isolation.
Scottish club defend new signing after angry backlash
Raith Rovers’ David Goodwillie was ruled by a judge in 2017 to have raped a woman.
Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.
'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was among those to criticise the decision.
Patrick Vieira critical of decision to award Liverpool penalty against Palace
The Eagles had been pushed for a late equaliser before Liverpool were given a late spot-kick.
Betis-Sevilla game abandoned after player hit by object
After a stoppage of around 45 minutes at the Benito Villamarin, the Spanish federation confirmed the last-16 game would not continue.
Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.
UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.
Australia cancels Czech tennis player's visa
Renata Voracova has reportedly been told she would have to leave the country.
Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss
Craig Tiley has defended the integrity of the process that reviewed Djokovic’s exemption application.
Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation
Jamie Mitchell claims that he was raped on the tour by a team official.
Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India
Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after it was unveiled this week.
All time
Referee should have 'stopped the game' before Liverpool equalised
Leading through Jonjo Shelvey’s early strike, Isaac Hayden collided with Jamaal Lascelles and was on the floor in the six-yard area when Diogo Jota scored.
Jude Bellingham under investigation by German FA for referee comments
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder criticised Felix Zwayer, who was banned for six months in 2005 for match-fixing, after Saturday’s defeat to Bayern.
Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.
BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.
Shelbourne accept Women's Cup final result despite FAI investigation into player eligibility
Wexford Youths player Teegan Lynch was left off the initial team sheet in what is reported to have been an administrative error.
Hearts apologise after Orange Order’s ‘The Sash’ is played over PA system
Video footage emerged on social media of the song being relayed in the stadium.
Criticism following fascist salutes in Lazio stadium
The video shows supporters returning the salute while shouting ‘Duce, Duce’.
From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.
Man United youngster reports racial abuse during Sweden U21s game
The alleged incident happened against Italy on Tuesday.
French rugby player banned for 26 weeks over 'banana eater' racist comments
Ludovic Radosavljevic apologised for using the terminology.
Veteran Brazil defender embroiled in row over unpaid wages
Sao Paulo have parted company with Dani Alves as a result of the dispute.
Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds
The review also found that the Beacon’s vaccination centre strayed from HSE advice on pre-preparing vaccine vials.
Public Accounts Committee to discuss Katherine Zappone’s appointment as UN envoy
The former children’s minister stepped back from the role amid controversy over the manner of her appointment.
Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules
A report by
Orla Dwyer
After Golfgate, experts noticed a slight dip in how much people believed others were complying.
After Golfgate, experts noticed a slight decrease in how much people believed others were complying.
Orla Dwyer reports that researchers will be keeping an eye to see if a similar effect happens in the wake of Merrion Gate.
Perceptions of how other people behave is "strongly related" to our own Covid behaviours, according to the ESRI's Dr Shane Timmons.
'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
'The virus couldn't care less about anger': Ronan Glynn asks people to look past 'justifiable anger' over golf event
The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
It started with one tweet a week ago – and ended with an extraordinary intervention by the Attorney General.
The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.
In wake of Zappone hotel controversy, Government says outdoor events of up to 200 can take place
The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.