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#Controversy

# controversy - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements

Jul 17th 2018, 10:09 PM 15,806 Views 19 Comments

Representatives of the club met with SIPTU and the PFAI today.

# controversy - Sunday 15 July, 2018

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women
# Scandal
# Scandal

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women

Jul 15th 2018, 3:54 PM 26,398 Views 18 Comments

Andrew Griffiths said he was “deeply ashamed” and would seek professional help.

# controversy - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final
# Limerick Or Nowhere
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# Limerick Or Nowhere

Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final

Jul 11th 2018, 12:21 PM 8,859 Views 6 Comments

Monasterevan say they’ll be supporting the Lilywhites in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

# controversy - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine

Jul 10th 2018, 10:19 PM 9,927 Views 3 Comments

Ognjen Vukojevic was stripped of his role as an assistant in the team’s delegation in Russia.

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels
# Controversy
# Controversy

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels

Jul 10th 2018, 4:12 PM 12,082 Views 14 Comments

High-profile campaigners from the Yes and No campaigns are amongst those taking part.

# controversy - Monday 9 July, 2018

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

Jul 9th 2018, 8:24 PM 14,796 Views 2 Comments

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

# controversy - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Serena Williams asks for fair treatment around drug testing
# Level Playing Field
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# Level Playing Field

Serena Williams asks for fair treatment around drug testing

Jul 1st 2018, 6:27 PM 8,034 Views 2 Comments

“If that’s testing everyone five times, let’s do it,” said the American great as she addressed her recent ‘missed’ test.

# controversy - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam

Jun 28th 2018, 4:09 PM 9,799 Views 4 Comments

Mark Halsey, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, told the story on CNN Sport.

# controversy - Monday 25 June, 2018

'VAR is not going well': Queiroz fuming Ronaldo wasn't sent-off for elbow
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'VAR is not going well': Queiroz fuming Ronaldo wasn't sent-off for elbow

Jun 25th 2018, 10:48 PM 11,698 Views 20 Comments

The Iran coach was not happy after tonight’s game.

# controversy - Thursday 21 June, 2018

TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo
# Controversy
# Controversy

TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo

Jun 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 40,596 Views 107 Comments

It comes after the US President questioned if he would be on the cover of Time magazine after the North Korea summit last week.

# controversy - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal

Jun 16th 2018, 6:13 PM 37,268 Views 9 Comments

Julian Draxler admitted on Saturday it was “fun to read” the reports.

# controversy - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture

Jun 14th 2018, 8:28 PM 26,309 Views 21 Comments

The former Take That frontman raised his middle finger at the end of his performance.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,943 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# controversy - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Man City star 'still grateful' to play for Germany despite being booed by his own supporters
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Man City star 'still grateful' to play for Germany despite being booed by his own supporters

Jun 10th 2018, 1:17 PM 9,413 Views 2 Comments

Ilkay Gundogan is determined to play through the jeers.

# controversy - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Tone deaf': Ivanka Trump photo with son sparks backlash over border separations
# Controversy
# Controversy

'Tone deaf': Ivanka Trump photo with son sparks backlash over border separations

May 28th 2018, 6:00 PM 95,595 Views 57 Comments

Outrage continues to grow in the US over a federal government policy to separate the children of undocumented migrants from their parents.

# controversy - Friday 18 May, 2018

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE
# Update
# Update

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE

May 18th 2018, 9:20 PM 9,732 Views 24 Comments

It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.

# controversy - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Golfer's wife blamed mother-in-law for attack in 911 call
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Golfer's wife blamed mother-in-law for attack in 911 call

May 17th 2018, 7:15 PM 14,463 Views 8 Comments

Krista Glover was arrested after an alleged altercation with the former US Open champion.

# controversy - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Russia to join Ireland's RWC Pool as ruling made on Rugby Europe debacle
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Russia to join Ireland's RWC Pool as ruling made on Rugby Europe debacle

May 15th 2018, 5:41 PM 13,893 Views 45 Comments

Spain, Romania and Belgium were all hit with sanctions for fielding ineligible players.

# controversy - Monday 14 May, 2018

Germany stars under fire over photo with Turkey president
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Germany stars under fire over photo with Turkey president

May 14th 2018, 11:37 PM 11,840 Views 4 Comments

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were accused by their national federation on Monday of having been “manipulated”.

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

May 14th 2018, 10:06 PM 19,617 Views 13 Comments

Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.

# controversy - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Reporter who broke Russia doping story refused World Cup visa
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Reporter who broke Russia doping story refused World Cup visa

May 12th 2018, 12:01 AM 6,160 Views 7 Comments

Hajo Seppelt appears on a list of “undesirable persons” in the country.

# controversy - Friday 11 May, 2018

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

May 11th 2018, 3:47 PM 31,006 Views 77 Comments

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

# controversy - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal
# Gone
# Gone

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal

May 10th 2018, 9:34 PM 59,051 Views 163 Comments

O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.

# controversy - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

May 8th 2018, 5:45 PM 32,008 Views 48 Comments

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# controversy - Friday 4 May, 2018

Australia star Folau says he's 'standing firm' on homophobic comments
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Australia star Folau says he's 'standing firm' on homophobic comments

May 4th 2018, 11:46 PM 8,847 Views 59 Comments

The devout Christian caused a storm when he made the comments on social media last month.

# controversy - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'It could have been worse' - Klopp accepts Stoke draw despite penalty controversy
# Stalemate
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# Stalemate

'It could have been worse' - Klopp accepts Stoke draw despite penalty controversy

Apr 28th 2018, 6:08 PM 6,744 Views 10 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s anger from Liverpool’s draw at West Brom was nowhere to be seen after Stoke City played out a stalemate at Anfield.

# controversy - Monday 16 April, 2018

International Rugby Players call on World Rugby to take control after Rugby Europe mess
# Controversy
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# Controversy

International Rugby Players call on World Rugby to take control after Rugby Europe mess

Apr 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,246 Views 11 Comments

Ineligibility issues came to light after a recent Belgium v Spain fixture.

# controversy - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row

Apr 14th 2018, 4:54 PM 4,175 Views 3 Comments

Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday

# controversy - Monday 9 April, 2018

Man United star denies deliberately spitting on City crest
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Man United star denies deliberately spitting on City crest

Apr 9th 2018, 2:37 PM 7,916 Views 26 Comments

Ander Herrera claims he did not insult the Red Devils’ opponents on Saturday.

# controversy - Thursday 5 April, 2018

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess
# Shambles
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# Shambles

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess

Apr 5th 2018, 5:26 PM 9,576 Views 29 Comments

An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.

# controversy - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'

Apr 1st 2018, 3:15 PM 9,870 Views 1 Comment

After Monaco were left frustrated in their Coupe de la Ligue final loss to PSG, French World Cup-winner Bixente Lizarazu has offered an interesting take.

# controversy - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility

Mar 27th 2018, 8:05 PM 18,138 Views 20 Comments

Rugby Europe set to discuss controversial Belgium v Spain qualifier again on Thursday.

# controversy - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal

Mar 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 17,989 Views 41 Comments

There had been calls for captain Steve Smith to be sacked as captain after he admitted being the mastermind of a premeditated plan.

# controversy - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool

Mar 18th 2018, 5:40 PM 21,481 Views 41 Comments

The Spanish could still qualify for Japan 2019 via play-offs.

# controversy - Friday 16 March, 2018

'You want to accuse English players to be divers?'
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'You want to accuse English players to be divers?'

Mar 16th 2018, 8:49 AM 7,413 Views 8 Comments

Both Gennaro Gattuso and Arsene Wenger were reluctant to condemn Danny Welbeck after his dive last night.

# controversy - Monday 12 March, 2018

Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car

Mar 12th 2018, 8:07 AM 52,479 Views 121 Comments

The former Reds star admitted he was “totally out of order”.

# controversy - Saturday 10 March, 2018

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks

Mar 10th 2018, 11:29 AM 14,475 Views 2 Comments

The masks were likely to have been worn to taunt Australian batsman David Warner, whose wife reportedly had an encounter with Williams in 2007 before meeting Warner.

# controversy - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport
# Accusation
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# Accusation

Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport

Mar 6th 2018, 10:21 PM 7,570 Views 12 Comments

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has made a claim of “racial harassment” following an incident at an airport in Germany.

# controversy - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit
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'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 5th 2018, 10:12 AM 11,152 Views 43 Comments

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# controversy - Thursday 1 March, 2018

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism
# Controversy
# Controversy

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism

Mar 1st 2018, 6:18 PM 34,388 Views 48 Comments

Calls for him to step down from his role intensified this week.