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# offence - Friday 31 March, 2017

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke

The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.

# offence - Friday 24 March, 2017

'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'

TD Mattie McGrath was asked to remove the Daffodil Day pin in the Dáil.

# offence - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

From The42 Manchester City charged with anti-doping violation by English FA Allegations

Manchester City charged with anti-doping violation by English FA

The club have eight days to respond.

# offence - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Japanese girl band apologises after wearing costumes that looked like Nazi uniforms

They wore the costumes on stage, a move which sparked protests.

# offence - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Man accused of raping friend said he was "sleepwalking" at the time

The trial heard that the man said he wasn’t aware of what he was doing at the time.

# offence - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen

He told her he was a teenage girl called ‘Julie’ after meeting her on the website

# offence - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

New laws criminalising people who pay for sex passed the first hurdle

The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.

# offence - Monday 7 September, 2015

From tight ends to wide receivers: A brief introduction to NFL offences

Ever wondered what an empty backfield means? Step this way.

# offence - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.

# offence - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The42 McGrath escapes citing after knee offence to relieve World Cup fears Off The Hook

McGrath escapes citing after knee offence to relieve World Cup fears

Ian Madigan has also escaped any sanctions for his use of the boot on Konstantin Mikautadze.

# offence - Saturday 23 May, 2015

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right

The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.

# offence - Friday 6 February, 2015

Limerick school apologises to Muslim pupil after Charlie Hebdo produced in class

The boys mother has spoken out expressing outrage that her son was subjected to the paper.

# offence - Monday 19 January, 2015

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

# offence - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

# offence - Friday 11 April, 2014

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly

Mick Wallace added: “People are afraid of the money and power of Denis O’Brien, he’s worth billions … His influence to shape the news is too great.”

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# offence - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The42 GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences Sent Off

GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences

The motion is proposed for next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.

# offence - Monday 13 January, 2014

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland

Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.

# offence - Monday 25 November, 2013

Gardaí seized alcohol in public places 354 times last year

Garda sources said one of the biggest problems is with under-aged teens drinking in parks or in the street.

# offence - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Court fines man for calling president 'stupid'

The man called President Joyce Banda “stupid and a failure”.

# offence - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Man in late 30s is held in murder conspiracy probe

He was arrested in Cork this morning and is being questioned by gardaí in Gurranabraher.

# offence - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it

The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.

# offence - Monday 22 October, 2012

Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror

Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.

# offence - Thursday 22 March, 2012

From The42 Former AFL player sorry for attack on 'nasty' Jim Stynes Offence

Former AFL player sorry for attack on 'nasty' Jim Stynes

Jason Akermanis said outpouring of grief for the late Dubliner was ‘overkill’ but has quickly backtracked.

# offence - Friday 4 November, 2011

Judge who beat daughter won't be charged

The Texas family law judge was secretly taped by his daughter beating her seven years ago – but he won’t be charged with an offence.