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# spotlight - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Dundalk star hoping to boost Ireland international prospects with another stellar season
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# Spotlight

Dundalk star hoping to boost Ireland international prospects with another stellar season

Feb 27th 2020, 6:22 PM 7,544 Views 2 Comments

Michael Duffy is aiming to impress, as the two title favourites prepare to do battle in front of what is expected to be a record Tallaght crowd.

# spotlight - Monday 17 February, 2020

'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death

Feb 17th 2020, 8:35 AM 31,344 Views 52 Comments

The 40 year-old was found dead at her east London flat on Saturday.

# spotlight - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'
# Spotlight
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# Spotlight

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,842 Views 19 Comments

Andy Farrell has opted to keep John Cooney on the Ireland bench for the Scotland clash.

# spotlight - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Old Trafford scouting mission gives Idah chance to force his way into Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off plans
# Spotlight
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# Spotlight

Old Trafford scouting mission gives Idah chance to force his way into Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off plans

Jan 8th 2020, 12:34 PM 10,000 Views 12 Comments

Teenager looks set to start for Norwich City in front of Mick McCarthy’s assistant Terry Connor on Saturday.

# spotlight - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder
# Belfast
# Belfast

MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder

Oct 8th 2019, 10:54 AM 12,692 Views 41 Comments

The solicitor was shot dead by loyalists at his home in Belfast in 1989.

# spotlight - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley
# In The Spotlight
From The42
# In The Spotlight

Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley

Sep 18th 2019, 12:00 PM 57,205 Views 39 Comments

‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.

# spotlight - Sunday 12 May, 2019

The Irish star who could help Liverpool make Premier League history
# Spotlight
From The42
# Spotlight

The Irish star who could help Liverpool make Premier League history

May 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 34,051 Views 57 Comments

After a difficult season for the club, Shane Duffy chats to The42 about hoping to inspire Brighton to a positive result against Man City today.

# spotlight - Friday 17 August, 2018

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

Updated Aug 17th 2018, 9:08 AM 25,752 Views 84 Comments

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# spotlight - Monday 26 March, 2018

Volkswagen launches the all-new Touareg with impressive new safety systems
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Volkswagen launches the all-new Touareg with impressive new safety systems

Mar 26th 2018, 2:46 PM 1,372 Views 1 Comment

New high-tech Volkswagen Touareg arrives in summer.

# spotlight - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Disgraced Boston cardinal at the centre of Spotlight case dies
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Disgraced Boston cardinal at the centre of Spotlight case dies

Dec 20th 2017, 7:05 AM 25,017 Views 182 Comments

Law had been sick and was recently hospitalised in Rome.

# spotlight - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group
# Robin Newton
# Robin Newton

Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group

Oct 11th 2017, 11:37 AM 6,960 Views 7 Comments

The allegations were made in a BBC Spotlight programme last night.

# spotlight - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'I'm gonna shock the whole God damn world': McGregor talks up Mayweather bout
# Spotlight
From The42
# Spotlight

'I'm gonna shock the whole God damn world': McGregor talks up Mayweather bout

Mar 18th 2017, 5:17 AM 13,627 Views 17 Comments

The MMA star remained coy on a potential date for the bout and told reporters, ‘It’s getting close’.

# spotlight - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson

Sep 29th 2016, 12:42 PM 14,268 Views 123 Comments

Donaldson (55) was shot dead at an isolated cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal in April 2006.

# spotlight - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Former Nama adviser secretly recorded accepting almost €50k in car park
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Former Nama adviser secretly recorded accepting almost €50k in car park

Sep 7th 2016, 9:45 AM 36,128 Views 0 Comments

The recording was made in 2012, when Frank Cushnahan was still working as an adviser to Nama in Northern Ireland.

# spotlight - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Spotlight producers say dialogue attributed to one character was 'fictionalised'
# Artistic Licence
# Artistic Licence

Spotlight producers say dialogue attributed to one character was 'fictionalised'

Mar 17th 2016, 4:27 PM 16,631 Views 16 Comments

Jack Dunn, who is portrayed in the film as conspiring with the Catholic Church to cover up abuse, said his portrayal was “personally devastating”.

# spotlight - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Bullish Peyton Manning guarantees that HGH investigation will find 'a big fat nothing'
# Spotlight
From The42
# Spotlight

Bullish Peyton Manning guarantees that HGH investigation will find 'a big fat nothing'

Feb 2nd 2016, 8:50 AM 5,129 Views 4 Comments

Manning set to become the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history on Sunday.

# spotlight - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight
# Abuse Survivors
# Abuse Survivors

A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight

Jan 27th 2016, 5:00 PM 1,219 Views 207 Comments

Spotlight is largely about journalists and journalism…”

# spotlight - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar

Jan 10th 2016, 9:00 PM 30,685 Views 132 Comments

The new Hollywood movie focuses on the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation carried out by The Boston Globe into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child-molesting priests.

# spotlight - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Secret footage shows Bank of Ireland employee discussing fraudulent claim
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Secret footage shows Bank of Ireland employee discussing fraudulent claim

Nov 11th 2015, 10:11 AM 25,058 Views 0 Comments

Today the bank said the footage shown in a BBC NI Spotlight programme was “highly edited”.

# spotlight - Sunday 31 May, 2015

'There might be the odd incident & because it's Ireland v England, it'll get blown out of proportion'
# Spotlight
From The42
# Spotlight

'There might be the odd incident & because it's Ireland v England, it'll get blown out of proportion'

May 31st 2015, 8:00 PM 22,504 Views 47 Comments

Republic of Ireland captain John O’Shea feels the upcoming friendly will ‘go great’ but that media scrutiny will be huge.

# spotlight - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Man who claims he was raped by IRA member wants Sinn Féin to "tell the truth"
# Paudie McGahon
# Paudie McGahon

Man who claims he was raped by IRA member wants Sinn Féin to "tell the truth"

Mar 11th 2015, 8:52 PM 13,202 Views 0 Comments

Paudie McGahon, speaking on last night’s BBC Spotlight programme, alleged that he was abused by an IRA volunteer.

'Gerry Adams needs to get real': Enda and Joan pile pressure on Sinn Féin president
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'Gerry Adams needs to get real': Enda and Joan pile pressure on Sinn Féin president

Mar 11th 2015, 4:45 PM 24,026 Views 0 Comments

It follows further revelations by the BBC about alleged abuse in the republican movement.

# spotlight - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Micheál Martin: I know Gerry Adams was a former chief of staff of the IRA
# Ira Abuse Claims
# Ira Abuse Claims

Micheál Martin: I know Gerry Adams was a former chief of staff of the IRA

Mar 10th 2015, 8:05 PM 39,176 Views 0 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader made the comment in the Dáil as new abuse claims will be broadcast on BBC Spotlight this evening.

# spotlight - Saturday 27 December, 2014

'The foetus is regarded as a citizen': How world media reported yesterday's High Court decision
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'The foetus is regarded as a citizen': How world media reported yesterday's High Court decision

Dec 27th 2014, 10:15 AM 31,241 Views 187 Comments

Ireland’s abortion ban has been thrust back in to the international spotlight.

# spotlight - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

LeBron wore the 'I Can't Breathe' protest t-shirt before the Cavs' 7th straight win last night
# Brooklyn
From The42
# Brooklyn

LeBron wore the 'I Can't Breathe' protest t-shirt before the Cavs' 7th straight win last night

Dec 9th 2014, 12:30 PM 9,922 Views 4 Comments

But LBJ wasn’t the biggest star on show in Brooklyn last night.

# spotlight - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'

Nov 26th 2014, 6:25 PM 23,631 Views 408 Comments

His comments came after BBC Spotlight revealed that Sinn Féin MLAs claimed almost £700,000 for research purposes in the last decade.

# spotlight - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Enda Kenny has 'absolutely no problem' meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Enda Kenny has 'absolutely no problem' meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case

Oct 29th 2014, 10:55 PM 11,765 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach will meet with the four people named in the BBC Spotlight programme that sparked the controversy.

# spotlight - Friday 17 October, 2014

Work of three Irish photojournalists chosen for World Press Photo Awards displayed
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Work of three Irish photojournalists chosen for World Press Photo Awards displayed

Oct 17th 2014, 9:38 AM 9,597 Views 1 Comment

The exhibition opens today.

# spotlight - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth

Oct 16th 2014, 11:18 PM 25,233 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.

Sinn Féin offering to meet Maíria Cahill over IRA rape claims
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Sinn Féin offering to meet Maíria Cahill over IRA rape claims

Oct 16th 2014, 2:21 PM 13,199 Views 0 Comments

Cahill, a niece of IRA member Joe Cahill, says the IRA convened a ‘kangaroo court’ to deal with the abuse claims, in order to prevent a police investigation.

# spotlight - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

'No ill will': Stephanie Meehan's classy response to McFeely suicide comment
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

'No ill will': Stephanie Meehan's classy response to McFeely suicide comment

Feb 26th 2014, 10:02 AM 36,591 Views 90 Comments

In a new interview, Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely said he couldn’t be held responsible in any way for the death of Fiachra Daly.

# spotlight - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter

Mar 6th 2013, 11:59 AM 12,742 Views 27 Comments

The BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight programme interviewed the insider.

# spotlight - Friday 30 September, 2011

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight

Sep 30th 2011, 2:57 PM 2,130 Views 111 Comments

The laws will be looked at during Ireland’s first United Nations universal periodic review, where the country’s human rights record will be assessed.