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# Controversy

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Ex-Premier League star embroiled in race row
Mark Fish represented Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic among others.
Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen
The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.
'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test
Essendon star Conor McKenna hasn’t ruled out the possibility of lining out with Tyrone in 2021.
Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,
National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday
Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.
'Heartbroken' and 'disgusted' - Outrage among county minor teams after cancellations but no change in sight
Dublin and Waterford minor ladies football teams launch online petitions after competitions impacted.
On this day in 2014, Luis Suarez is handed a four-month ban for biting
Fifa took unprecedented against the Uruguayan striker after the infamous incident at the World Cup in Brazil.
Outrage over 'very unfair' decision to cancel minor camogie action but association mounts defence
A petition has been launched over the decision to cancel the All-Ireland minor championship.
Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return
After 100 days in coronavirus lockdown, the Premier League returned.
Johnson to face grilling from senior MPs as Dominic Cummings controversy continues
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to face questions at a Commons committee meeting later today.
More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.
Rangers call for another investigation as report finds ‘no evidence of improper behaviour’ in SPFL vote
The Glasgow club believe the first investigation did not go far enough.
Hearts owner 'disillusioned' by result of Scottish league vote
The leagues below the Premiership have been ended as Dundee reversed their intended vote.
Mo Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection
The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine.
Eddie Jones issues apology to journalist after race joke
The England head coach is under pressure ahead of Sunday’s game against Ireland.
BBC severs ties with pundit Ramage after Derby ‘black lads’ comments
The former footballer has apologised for the remark.
'French Oscars' board resigns amid Roman Polanski controversy
His film An Officer and a Spy topped the list of nominations.
Jones makes UFC history despite question marks over contentious decision
Dominick Reyes was adamant that he did enough to dethrone Jon Jones last night in Houston.
Malaga sack coach after explicit video emerges
Victor Sanchez del Amo has been fired on disciplinary grounds.
Diarmaid Ferriter: Expert Advisory Group 'did not recommend State commemoration of the RIC'
Ferriter, a member of the EAG, told today that the group had envisioned an academic event such as a conference or seminar.
Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.
Serie A use monkey paintings for anti-racism initiative
The new artwork sparked a backlash on social media but the artist explained that he wanted to turn the derogatory term on racists who use it.
'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil
The Gunners have distanced themselves from their player’s comments.
'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more
The Public Accounts Committee met in the Oireachtas today.
Ballon d'Or: Mane overlooked for being African, claims Senegal team-mate
Cheikhou Kouyate indicated he feels European and South American players are favoured in the voting.
Tiger Woods defends Saudi Arabian golf tournament
Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson’s decision to play in the country has been criticised.
Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued
The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.
Mario Balotelli dropped after training ground bust-up
The player has a row with Brescia coach Fabio Grosso.
Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history'
In an interview, Roger Hallam compared the Holocaust to other historical massacres.
Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan
The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.
Alexander-Arnold feared VAR intervention prior to Liverpool opener
Liverpool’s win over Manchester City was not without controversy, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at the forefront due to a possible handball.
Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money
The Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection is due before the PAC today.
Croatian footballer in trouble for killing chicken on pitch
Ivan Gazdek was red-carded for unsporting behaviour.
'I've just felt nothing but low' - Shamrock Rovers 'keeper addresses FAI Cup final anthem stance
Alan Mannus received criticism after not facing the Irish flag.
'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo
The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.
Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration
Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.
Players considering withdrawing from Carlow panel due to club hurling fall-out
The Carlow CCC informed St Mullins yesterday that they had been awarded the win.
Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards
Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset when the full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.
'It was the right call morally' - Why Antrim's chairman halted semi-final replay shootout
Lamh Dhearg and Portglenone will go to a second replay.
Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300
The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.