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#Controversy

# controversy - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Lewis Hamilton refuses to answer reporters' questions after Snapchat saga
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# Controversy

Lewis Hamilton refuses to answer reporters' questions after Snapchat saga

Oct 8th 2016, 2:32 PM 7,055 Views 10 Comments

He said: “I don’t plan on sitting here many more times” after the reaction to his antics.

# controversy - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Zorya CEO hits out at 'dirty and drunk' Manchester in homophobic rant
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# Controversy

Zorya CEO hits out at 'dirty and drunk' Manchester in homophobic rant

Oct 6th 2016, 4:10 PM 8,667 Views 11 Comments

The Ukrainian side came up against one of the most prestigious sides in world football, but the club’s chief was left far from impressed by the city.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly sanctioned for betting on Olympic boxing events

Sep 28th 2016, 3:05 PM 24,980 Views 22 Comments

Donnelly bet on himself to lose his last 16 bout but ended up winning.

New Zealand rugby rocked by off-the-field scandals
# Controversy
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# Controversy

New Zealand rugby rocked by off-the-field scandals

Sep 28th 2016, 10:14 AM 18,137 Views 3 Comments

The knives are out for NZR chief Steve Tew.

# controversy - Sunday 18 September, 2016

James McCarthy's All-Ireland final ended after 25 minutes for this black-card incident
# Controversy
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# Controversy

James McCarthy's All-Ireland final ended after 25 minutes for this black-card incident

Sep 18th 2016, 4:22 PM 11,289 Views 19 Comments

Dublin lead by 2-4 to 0-5 at the interval after an incredible first-half of football.

# controversy - Thursday 8 September, 2016

'How can the FAI have jurisdiction in Serbia?' Fan quizzed over anti-Delaney flag
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'How can the FAI have jurisdiction in Serbia?' Fan quizzed over anti-Delaney flag

Sep 8th 2016, 2:00 PM 42,798 Views 37 Comments

Zeno Kelly said was he stopped by an FAI official outside Monday’s qualifier in Belgrade.

# controversy - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Kerry supporters appear to throw objects at referee following controversial finish at Croke Park
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Kerry supporters appear to throw objects at referee following controversial finish at Croke Park

Aug 28th 2016, 8:15 PM 56,347 Views 96 Comments

David Gough was the man in the middle as All-Ireland champions Dublin beat Kerry by 0-22 to 2-14 in a classic semi-final earlier this afternoon.

# controversy - Saturday 27 August, 2016

NFL star refuses to stand for US anthem in protest against 'a country that oppresses black people'
# Controversy
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# Controversy

NFL star refuses to stand for US anthem in protest against 'a country that oppresses black people'

Aug 27th 2016, 4:11 PM 8,347 Views 16 Comments

‘There are bodies everywhere’, said 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

# controversy - Friday 26 August, 2016

Burkini inventor says there's a high demand from fair-skinned Irish women
# Burkini Ban
# Burkini Ban

Burkini inventor says there's a high demand from fair-skinned Irish women

Aug 26th 2016, 8:15 AM 24,469 Views 138 Comments

Aheda Zanetti hit out at French officials over the recent ban on the swimwear.

# controversy - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'
# Drug Dealers
# Drug Dealers

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

Aug 24th 2016, 9:56 AM 10,077 Views 22 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.

# controversy - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons
# Controversy
# Controversy

Pat Hickey being held in one of Brazil's most notorious prisons

Aug 20th 2016, 2:50 PM 39,946 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet this weekend for the first time to discuss Rio ticket scandal

Bugging claim overshadows All Blacks clash with Australia as police investigate
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Bugging claim overshadows All Blacks clash with Australia as police investigate

Aug 20th 2016, 11:41 AM 13,488 Views 21 Comments

A device was found just hours before the teams clashed in the Blediscoe Cup.

# controversy - Friday 19 August, 2016

Ticketing scandal: THG and Pro10 back calls for independent probe
# Controversy
# Controversy

Ticketing scandal: THG and Pro10 back calls for independent probe

Aug 19th 2016, 9:30 AM 29,837 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Pat Hickey has been denied bail in Rio.

# controversy - Thursday 18 August, 2016

OCI wouldn't be first to try and put me back in my box, says Ross
# Back From Rio
# Back From Rio

OCI wouldn't be first to try and put me back in my box, says Ross

Aug 18th 2016, 5:50 PM 38,296 Views 0 Comments

Pat Hickey has stood down from his role as OCI chief temporarily in the wake of his arrest in Rio.

# controversy - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Insult to injury: Russian who 'beat' Conlan unlikely to fight in Olympic semi
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# Controversy

Insult to injury: Russian who 'beat' Conlan unlikely to fight in Olympic semi

Aug 17th 2016, 8:43 PM 77,122 Views 78 Comments

Vladimir Nikitin may be too injured to fight, it emerged this evening.

What happened when? A timeline of Ireland's Olympic ticketing scandal
# Controversy
# Controversy

What happened when? A timeline of Ireland's Olympic ticketing scandal

Aug 17th 2016, 8:30 PM 24,519 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how the week has played out.

5 things to know about Irish Olympic tickets controversy
# Trouble
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# Trouble

5 things to know about Irish Olympic tickets controversy

Aug 17th 2016, 2:57 PM 14,359 Views 0 Comments

Pat Hickey has been arrested in connection with the scandal in Rio today.

Poll: Has Michael Conlan's boxing defeat affected how you view the Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has Michael Conlan's boxing defeat affected how you view the Olympics?

Aug 17th 2016, 10:15 AM 36,262 Views 122 Comments

Conlan lost to Russian Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final in controversial circumstances after appearing to dominate the bout.

# controversy - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question
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# Controversy

'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question

Aug 16th 2016, 1:09 PM 21,054 Views 15 Comments

The cyclist claimed an Olympic silver medal last night but caused a collision that resulted in a South Korean athlete being rushed to hospital.

'9 times out of 10 Diego Costa would be sent off'
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'9 times out of 10 Diego Costa would be sent off'

Aug 16th 2016, 12:30 AM 9,788 Views 9 Comments

Slaven Bilic was not happy after seeing his side lose after a late goal by the Chelsea striker.

# controversy - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games

Aug 10th 2016, 9:43 AM 30,891 Views 43 Comments

Michael O’Reilly is due back in Ireland by Friday after he was sent home from the Olympics.

"Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination
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# Controversy

"Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination

Aug 10th 2016, 7:30 AM 28,115 Views 188 Comments

Trump has faced widespread condemnation for the comments.

# controversy - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?
# Hinkley Point C
# Hinkley Point C

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?

Aug 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 21,973 Views 115 Comments

Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

There's always a 'strange hot-house kind of atmosphere' in training colleges, priest says
# Controversy
# Controversy

There's always a 'strange hot-house kind of atmosphere' in training colleges, priest says

Aug 3rd 2016, 12:15 PM 25,810 Views 82 Comments

Father Brendan Hoban also said that St Patrick’s College had been a target for criticism for years.

# controversy - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Miss Teen USA will be allowed to keep crown despite controversy over N-word tweets
# Controversy
# Controversy

Miss Teen USA will be allowed to keep crown despite controversy over N-word tweets

Aug 2nd 2016, 8:24 AM 25,791 Views 43 Comments

Karlie Hay said that she had used language in the past which there was no excuse for.

# controversy - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics
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# Controversy

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics

Jul 24th 2016, 3:13 PM 18,936 Views 62 Comments

An IOC statement released today said it “was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport”.

# controversy - Friday 22 July, 2016

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout
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# Controversy

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout

Jul 22nd 2016, 1:42 PM 31,254 Views 51 Comments

She will be the third successive head of the IMF to face a trial.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans
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# Controversy

'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans

Jul 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 39,690 Views 94 Comments

Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack recently hit out at the controversial nationality rules that allow allegiance switches.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Fifteen arrests for rape and sexual assault at Pamplona bull-running festival
# Sex Crime
# Sex Crime

Fifteen arrests for rape and sexual assault at Pamplona bull-running festival

Jul 12th 2016, 7:09 PM 30,931 Views 27 Comments

A protest was held against the attacks during the San Fermin festival.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments
# In Hot Water
# In Hot Water

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments

Jul 5th 2016, 8:44 AM 23,484 Views 173 Comments

In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.

# controversy - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald
# Investigation
# Investigation

Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald

Jun 30th 2016, 9:39 AM 24,390 Views 89 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader says the HSE needs to answer “lots of questions”.

# controversy - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Was a yellow card the right call for this Willie le Roux challenge?
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Was a yellow card the right call for this Willie le Roux challenge?

Jun 25th 2016, 4:46 PM 11,497 Views 50 Comments

Glen Jackson and his TMO decided not to red card the Boks fullback.

# controversy - Friday 24 June, 2016

James McClean has deactivated his Twitter account after sending this Brexit-related tweet
# Social Media Ban
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# Social Media Ban

James McClean has deactivated his Twitter account after sending this Brexit-related tweet

Jun 24th 2016, 12:59 PM 99,512 Views 143 Comments

The Ireland midfielder’s account has disappeared off social media in the past hour.

# controversy - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'Ireland have decided to forget about Thierry Henry handball incident'
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# Controversy

'Ireland have decided to forget about Thierry Henry handball incident'

Jun 23rd 2016, 6:57 PM 11,390 Views 18 Comments

Martin O’Neill also complained that France have a “disproportionate” amount of time to recover for the game.

# controversy - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead
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# Controversy

Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead

Jun 22nd 2016, 12:37 PM 27,074 Views 44 Comments

The feline – whose species is the symbol of the Amazon – was shot dead shortly after the ceremony.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you
# Freeze On Charges
# Freeze On Charges

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you

Jun 21st 2016, 7:21 PM 20,519 Views 60 Comments

Charges will be frozen for at least the next 12 months.

Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year
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# Controversy

Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year

Jun 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 23,600 Views 94 Comments

The Irish Waste Management Association has agreed a number of measures it says “will alleviate consumer concerns” over bin charges.

# controversy - Monday 20 June, 2016

Donald Trump drops controversial advisor who came up with 'let Trump be Trump'
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Donald Trump drops controversial advisor who came up with 'let Trump be Trump'

Jun 20th 2016, 4:47 PM 16,900 Views 43 Comments

Corey Lewandowski led the mogul’s campaign from the start and was credited with his early breakthrough.

# controversy - Saturday 18 June, 2016

O'Neill: Ireland players' failure to keep the ball was due to nerves
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

O'Neill: Ireland players' failure to keep the ball was due to nerves

Jun 18th 2016, 7:33 PM 5,200 Views 19 Comments

The manager added that the Boys in Green were beaten by a better team ultimately.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Joe Marler could be in more trouble after calling a former Australia coach a 'w****r' on Twitter
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Joe Marler could be in more trouble after calling a former Australia coach a 'w****r' on Twitter

Jun 15th 2016, 8:54 AM 8,359 Views 12 Comments

The English prop is currently resting having not travelled to Australia