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# controversy - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

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

Aug 17th 2016, 8:43 PM 77,115 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
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# Controversy

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

Aug 17th 2016, 8:30 PM 24,511 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 14,358 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 36,255 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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'I could sue you for that, do you know that?' Mark Cavendish lashes out at journalist's question

Aug 16th 2016, 1:09 PM 21,034 Views 16 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'
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'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 30,888 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 28,110 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 21,951 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
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# Controversy

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

Aug 3rd 2016, 12:15 PM 25,765 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
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# 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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From The42
# Controversy

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics

Jul 24th 2016, 3:13 PM 18,934 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 31,247 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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'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans

Jul 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 39,677 Views 87 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 30,924 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 23,478 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 24,376 Views 90 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?
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Was a yellow card the right call for this Willie le Roux challenge?

Jun 25th 2016, 4:46 PM 11,494 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 99,497 Views 151 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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'Ireland have decided to forget about Thierry Henry handball incident'

Jun 23rd 2016, 6:57 PM 11,368 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 27,072 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 20,503 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 23,561 Views 98 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
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# Disappointment

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

Jun 18th 2016, 7:33 PM 5,200 Views 20 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
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Joe Marler could be in more trouble after calling a former Australia coach a 'w****r' on Twitter

Jun 15th 2016, 8:54 AM 8,355 Views 12 Comments

The English prop is currently resting having not travelled to Australia

# controversy - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Stander facing a hearing but Schmidt says red card was 'very, very harsh'
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Stander facing a hearing but Schmidt says red card was 'very, very harsh'

Jun 11th 2016, 8:18 PM 23,051 Views 52 Comments

The Ireland head coach was proud of an ‘incredible collective effort’ from his side.

Del Bosque defends De Gea over allegations over sexual abuse case
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# Controversy

Del Bosque defends De Gea over allegations over sexual abuse case

Jun 11th 2016, 4:22 PM 5,193 Views 0 Comments

The Spain coach defended the goalkeeper, but could not guarantee that he would start in Monday’s Euro 2016 opener against Czech Republic.

# controversy - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget
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# Controversy

The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget

Jun 8th 2016, 8:25 PM 23,181 Views 47 Comments

The government is revising its spending upwards. €40 million will also go to the guards.

# controversy - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Trump comments called "racist" by senior Republican politician
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# Controversy

Trump comments called "racist" by senior Republican politician

Jun 7th 2016, 9:33 PM 20,566 Views 121 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan still said that he is still backing Trump for the presidency, however.

# controversy - Monday 6 June, 2016

'If I made inappropriate comments, I obviously apologise' - Martin O'Neill sorry for 'queers' remark
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'If I made inappropriate comments, I obviously apologise' - Martin O'Neill sorry for 'queers' remark

Jun 6th 2016, 5:31 PM 48,782 Views 182 Comments

The Irish manager was speaking at a press conference in Abbotstown today.

# controversy - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests
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14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

May 24th 2016, 10:48 PM 5,403 Views 8 Comments

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

# controversy - Monday 16 May, 2016

Weather forecaster plays down being made cover the dress she was wearing live on air
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Weather forecaster plays down being made cover the dress she was wearing live on air

May 16th 2016, 9:22 PM 74,531 Views 36 Comments

Liberte Chan was handed a cardigan while presenting the weather live on air at the weekend.

# controversy - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Cork manager plays down 'storm in a teacup' after Derry boss's sectarian abuse allegation
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Cork manager plays down 'storm in a teacup' after Derry boss's sectarian abuse allegation

May 15th 2016, 11:59 AM 6,905 Views 9 Comments

There was drama on the field at Turner’s Cross, as two late goals saw the hosts earn a last-gasp victory on Friday.

# controversy - Friday 13 May, 2016

Facebook denies burying stories in its trending news section
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# Controversy

Facebook denies burying stories in its trending news section

May 13th 2016, 9:50 AM 10,899 Views 15 Comments

Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there was “no evidence” its curation team would omit stories that could be deemed politically conservative.

# controversy - Thursday 5 May, 2016

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"
# Moral Dilemma?
# Moral Dilemma?

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

May 5th 2016, 9:57 AM 12,351 Views 59 Comments

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

# controversy - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?
# Media Controversy
# Media Controversy

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Apr 17th 2016, 8:30 PM 84,174 Views 268 Comments

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# controversy - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh
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'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh

Apr 16th 2016, 2:11 PM 8,726 Views 25 Comments

The Leinster wing hammered into Damien Hoyland at the RDS.

Wenger slams decision to remove referee Friend from Spurs game
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From The42
# Controversy

Wenger slams decision to remove referee Friend from Spurs game

Apr 16th 2016, 12:11 AM 6,400 Views 3 Comments

The official will no longer take charge of Tottenham’s clash against Stoke.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Maria Sharapova's future in tennis could be decided next week
# Controversy
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Maria Sharapova's future in tennis could be decided next week

Apr 13th 2016, 5:54 PM 17,603 Views 19 Comments

WADA’s revelation that meldonium bans could be overturned has incensed the attorney of the suspended star.