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# Controversy

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Beacon Hospital offered Covid vaccines to teachers in 'good faith', report finds
The board of the hospital said it retains confidence in its CEO Michael Cullen.
Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.
Antoine Griezmann loses sponsor amid Japan racism row
The controversy also involves Barcelona striker and teammate Ousmane Dembele.
Uefa launch probe into 'discriminatory incidents' during Germany-Hungary match
The fixture was overshadowed by a row over a new Hungarian anti-LGBTQ law.
Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
The Croatia national anthem was also booed.
Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
Some parties have said they never engaged in this practice, while others used it up until a few years ago.
It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
Gareth Southgate suggests England may rethink taking knee after players booed
The boos were soon drowned out by cheers among the near-7,000 crowd at the Riverside.
Anger as Ireland's Alan Browne sent off
Preston boss Alex Neil was furious with the decision.
An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.
Handball rule changed after Fulham-Tottenham controversy
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) made the announcement in a statement.
'I felt embarrassed for my sport. An appalling picture' - Walsh reacts to Elliott photo
Ruby Walsh also described the incident as ‘indefensible.’
Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place
The news is a major announcement a fortnight out from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph
Betfair, however, has severed ties with Elliott after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.
Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy
Some gardaí are still under investigation.
Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to firms owned by operator of Pornhub
The move came “in light of the serious nature of recent developments”, Grant Thornton said.
Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash
Murrayfield chiefs have reiterated their backing for equality.
Patrick Reed ‘all good’ with Xander Schauffele after drop controversy
Reed was cleared of any wrongdoing by rules officials after taking a free drop for an embedded ball in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
'It certainly didn't affect him' - Support for Ireland U21 striker after recent racist abuse
Jim Crawford praised Jonathan Afolabi for the way he handled the recent vile comments aimed at him.
Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban
Paul Davies said the controversy over his conduct had become a ‘distraction’ for the party.
Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach
Tony Scholes also emphasised footballers’ ‘duty to act responsibly’ during the pandemic.
Toulon study appeal after Scarlets given European win for 'harrowing' Covid-19 withdrawal
Scarlets were awarded a 28-0 bonus-point victory after Toulon did not fulfil last night’s fixture due to covid concerns.
Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar
The Sinn Féin TD apologised for two tweets he sent that have caused controversy.
Millwall fans boo players taking a knee
In footage seen on social media, booing from the stands is heard after referee Darren England blows his whistle.
LGFA 'fully understand Limerick’s wish to use their own venue for training purposes'
The All-Ireland ladies football semi-final was moved from LIT Gaelic Grounds to Parnell Park earlier this week.
Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party
Jozsef Szajer resigned over the weekend after going to what local press called an ‘orgy’.
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.
Referee timekeeping correct in both All-Ireland semi-finals, camogie officials insist
There was some confusion over the timekeeping in both games.
Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown
A TD branded the mooted trip a “disgrace”.
13 Barbarians players to face disciplinary hearing for Covid-19 breaches
The unnamed individuals have been charged after their actions led to last weekend’s game against England being cancelled.
Liverpool ask Premier League to review VAR decisions from derby
Jordan Pickford’s tackle on Virgil Van Dijk and Jordan Henderson’s late disallowed goal have been called into question by the Reds.
'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.
Landon Donovan-managed side walk off pitch in protest after alleged anti-gay slur
It was claimed that midfielder Collin Martin was targeted.
Tipperary dual club pull out of camogie final due to 'player welfare issues' amidst fixture clash
Cahir will contest the Tipperary senior A football final on Sunday afternoon, but not the camogie decider on Saturday.
Marseille allege Neymar made racist remarks towards Japan star
The individual said Andre Villas-Boas’s side have evidence of the Brazil forward making the comments on two occasions.
Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace allegations in her show's opening monologue
“I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.”
German FA defend decision to fly to Basel as fans rage
‘Stupid’, ‘anti-social’, ‘oblivious to the future’ – were some of the comments posted.
Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball
The top seed and 17-time grand slam champion had just dropped serve to trail Spanish opponent Pablo Carreno Busta 6-5.
European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report
Last night, it emerged that Hogan was stopped by gardaí while driving to the dinner.
Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?
81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.
Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.