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#Controversy

# controversy - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments
# Controversy
# Controversy

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Updated Oct 17th 2018, 2:00 PM 101,624 Views 336 Comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

# controversy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Oct 9th 2018, 2:40 PM 9,910 Views 0 Comments

Video footage has emerged of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev allegedly assaulting a government official in Moscow.

# controversy - Sunday 30 September, 2018

A harsh call or full-on penalty? Leahy's challenge sees Cork City earn dramatic late draw
# Penalty Call
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# Penalty Call

A harsh call or full-on penalty? Leahy's challenge sees Cork City earn dramatic late draw

Sep 30th 2018, 10:07 PM 9,083 Views 12 Comments

Kieran Sadlier’s penalty saw Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final between Bohemians and Cork City end all square.

# controversy - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'

Sep 18th 2018, 2:07 PM 5,713 Views 0 Comments

Sport Ireland are among those to join opposition to WADA’s plan to reinstate Russia.

# controversy - Saturday 1 September, 2018

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?
# Controversy
# Controversy

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Sep 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,881 Views 13 Comments

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

# controversy - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director

Aug 28th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,143 Views 3 Comments

The “Black Panther” catsuit American star Williams wore at the French Open in May was described as “going too far”.

# controversy - Saturday 25 August, 2018

French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit

Aug 25th 2018, 12:46 AM 12,645 Views 6 Comments

The 36-year-old American star stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit.

# controversy - Friday 24 August, 2018

'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest

Aug 24th 2018, 8:24 PM 5,217 Views 4 Comments

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in central London on Friday.

# controversy - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Spanish Super Cup in jeopardy as Sevilla threaten withdrawal from Barca clash
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Spanish Super Cup in jeopardy as Sevilla threaten withdrawal from Barca clash

Aug 12th 2018, 10:40 AM 17,060 Views 14 Comments

The Spanish Football Federation said there would be no restrictions on players from outside the EU.

# controversy - Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 12:38 PM 11,648 Views 34 Comments

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# controversy - Monday 30 July, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy cast issues open letter in support of fired director James Gunn
# Sacked
# Sacked

Guardians of the Galaxy cast issues open letter in support of fired director James Gunn

Jul 30th 2018, 8:30 PM 30,569 Views 64 Comments

Gunn was let go from directing the third installment after old tweets resurfaced.

# controversy - Friday 27 July, 2018

Hoban says spitting incident sparked red card confusion
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Hoban says spitting incident sparked red card confusion

Jul 27th 2018, 10:44 AM 9,198 Views 1 Comment

The Dundalk striker had an eventful night as they hosted AEK Larnaca in the Europa League.

# controversy - Monday 23 July, 2018

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:58 PM 9,564 Views 12 Comments

Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers for failing to stop “intimidating” abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Jul 23rd 2018, 2:30 PM 8,888 Views 5 Comments

After months of silence over a controversial photograph, the Arsenal star spoke out on Sunday.

# controversy - Thursday 19 July, 2018

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

Jul 19th 2018, 5:08 PM 44,152 Views 48 Comments

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

# controversy - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

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

Jul 17th 2018, 10:09 PM 15,827 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 26,420 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
From The42
# Limerick Or Nowhere

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

Jul 11th 2018, 12:21 PM 8,877 Views 7 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
From The42
# Controversy

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine

Jul 10th 2018, 10:19 PM 9,935 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 12,110 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Jul 9th 2018, 8:24 PM 14,807 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
From The42
# Level Playing Field

Serena Williams asks for fair treatment around drug testing

Jul 1st 2018, 6:27 PM 8,058 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
From The42
# Controversy

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam

Jun 28th 2018, 4:09 PM 9,871 Views 5 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Jun 25th 2018, 10:48 PM 11,714 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 40,611 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
From The42
# Controversy

Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal

Jun 16th 2018, 6:13 PM 37,305 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
From The42
# Controversy

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture

Jun 14th 2018, 8:28 PM 26,327 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 17,979 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Jun 10th 2018, 1:17 PM 9,433 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 95,645 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 9,750 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

May 17th 2018, 7:15 PM 14,475 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

May 15th 2018, 5:41 PM 13,910 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
From The42
# Controversy

Germany stars under fire over photo with Turkey president

May 14th 2018, 11:37 PM 11,868 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 19,649 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
From The42
# Controversy

Reporter who broke Russia doping story refused World Cup visa

May 12th 2018, 12:01 AM 6,172 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'
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# 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 31,031 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 59,124 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 32,114 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

May 4th 2018, 11:46 PM 8,875 Views 58 Comments

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