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# Criticism

This week
26th November 2023 - 29th November 2023
Irish ambassador 'surprised' at Israel's criticism over Taoiseach's Emily Hand statement
Ireland’s Ambassador to Israel Sonya McGuinness was summoned by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen after he condemned Leo Varadkar’s use of the word “lost” in relation to Emily.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Stephen Kenny hits out at 'political' criticism
The outgoing Ireland boss does not believe he has been treated fairly by all commentators.
Lord Mayor of Dublin defends decision to hold meeting with Israeli ambassador next week
People Before Profit criticised the decision to hold the meeting on what is the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
'It wasn't like we lost 4-1 to Wales or got hammered in Cyprus or Macedonia' - Kenny calls for perspective
Tomorrow’s friendly against New Zealand is expected to be Kenny’s final match in charge.
Last month
October 2023
Kiladangan captain says teammates 'got thrown under the bus' by Tipp manager Liam Cahill
Alan Flynn says ‘absolutely ridiculous’ county squad selection drove Kiladangan to victory.
This year
Government criticised for scope of new concrete levy as pre-cast products are included
Sinn Féin has pointed to past government assurances that the levy would not include pre-cast products but which are now part of the scheme.
Arsenal 'have obviously paid way too much' for Declan Rice, says Keane
Keane is not convinced Rice is worth his price tag.
'Disgrace' GAA did not allow players to support Dillon Quirke Foundation, says Joe Canning
Pundit says GAA was disrespectful because ‘that young fella lost his life on the hurling pitch – on that pitch in Thurles’.
Families of 9/11 victims slam PGA Tour merger with Saudi-backed LIV Golf
A legal battle between the tours has been brought to an end.
PGA Tour and LIV announce bombshell merger
Macron wants 'strong' sanctions after child suffering from cancer attacked at Ligue 1 game
The boy had been invited to watch the game in a hospitality box and meet the Marseille players.
Homeless people to be moved out of Paris ahead of 2024 Olympics
The French government claim there will be a shortage of accommodation in Paris during the Rugby World Cup from September and the Olympics next summer.
Declan Rice responds to Graeme Souness and Roy Keane criticisms
The 24-year-old has come under the spotlight in recent months as the Hammers battle to stay in the Premier League.
Eddie Jones: Steve Borthwick right to say England weren’t good at anything
The coach was sacked after presiding over a dire 2022.
Fifa boss Infantino under fire for behaviour at Pele's wake
The organisation’s president took a selfie with some of the late star’s old teammates on Monday right beside the open coffin.
Last year
Erasmus making Springboks 'so easy to dislike' – Smit
Erasmus has been given a two-game matchday ban following his criticism of refereeing decisions during the ongoing Autumn Nations Series.
Condemnation after woman asks Arlene Foster for selfie before chanting 'Up the Ra'
The IRA tried to kill Foster’s father and blow up her school bus
Inter condemn fan-enforced stadium exit in honour of murdered ultra
Simone Inzaghi’s side were on a high after reaching the last 16 of the Champions League last week.
Australian team condemns 'suffering' behind Qatar World Cup
The Socceroos became the first World Cup side to release a collective statement protesting Qatar’s human rights record.
LIV ranking points snub 'delaying inevitable', says DeChambeau
The former US Open champion has hit out at the OWGR’s decision.
'Every single player will benefit' - Catt defends value of Emerging Ireland tour
The Ireland attack coach says the trip to South Africa is not just about five or six players.
Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say
A spokesperson for Michael D Higgins said the president has been “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion.
Uefa rubbishes Sweden’s criticism of VAR support at Euro 2022
AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani criticised the governing body for ‘using 50% fewer cameras’.
Antonio Conte responds to Jurgen Klopp criticism
The Liverpool boss was unimpressed by Tottenham’s approach at the weekend.
Tuchel upset about referee 'laughing and smiling' with Ancelotti after Chelsea's European exit
Last season’s Champions League winners were knocked out by Real Madrid after a pulsating tie last night.
'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4
The broadcaster is state-owned but receives its funding from advertising, not from public money.
Fifa urged to eject Iran from World Cup over women stadium ban
2,000 women who had bought tickets for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Lebanon were not allowed enter the stadium in Mashhad.
'Being a professional footballer, you have to take criticism on the chin' - Harry Maguire
The Red Devils suffered a first defeat under interim manager Ralf Rangnick with a 1-0 Premier League home defeat by Wolves last week.
All time
'Keep the criticism coming,' Solskjaer tells detractors as Man United begin testing week
The Red Devils face Atalanta tomorrow night before hosting Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has criticised Michael D Higgins.
Rotunda 'very much regrets' upset caused by TV series after criticism from Taoiseach
The series has faced criticism for being filmed at the maternity hospital despite coronavirus restrictions being in place.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he didn’t think the production was appropriate.
Donnelly, the health minister, said he believes the Master of the Rotunda should answer questions.
The hospital and RTÉ have facing criticism after the show was filmed while Covid restrictions were in place.
'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
Lewis Hamilton insists he did nothing wrong after being accused of putting rival's life at risk
The British star was criticised for making ‘an amateur’s mistake and a desperate mistake’.
Chris Gunter blasts 'joke set-up' of Euro 2020 after Wales crash out
The Welsh saw their involvement in the tournament ended by yesterday’s 4-0 defeat to Denmark.
'People have said 'I hope your children die'' - Family of Spain striker Morata abused after poor performances
The Atletico Madrid forward spurned a number of scoring opportunities during the group stages of Euro 2020.
'He hasn’t got the pace any more' - Neil Lennon fires back at Leigh Griffiths
The former Hoops boss was left furious last summer when the Scotland frontman turned up for pre-season out of shape.
Japanese newspaper sponsoring Tokyo Olympics joins chorus calling for cancellation of Games
The call comes with public opinion in Japan firmly against holding the Games this summer.
'It was misogynistic': Government leaders hit out at cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Green Party leader jointly condemned the drawing.
Micheál and Leo face party anger over mixed-messaging, members tell leaders people are losing hope
Varadkar told his party that criticism of Government communications was “reasonable, heard loud and clear and will be taken onboard”.
Destruction of Mother and Baby Home tapes represents 'an imbalance of power', Dáil hears
Some survivors have expressed anger at the destruction of the audio testimony recordings.
'I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game' - LeBron James
Critics have said the league is using the event as a way to recoup some of the revenue lost during the pandemic.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denies Bruno Fernandes is tired and needs a break
The Portuguese star was below par in Sunday’s match between the champions and league leaders at Anfield.