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# Spotlight

Last year
# Spotlight
'Sure give a dog a bad name anyway' - David Brady downplays sideline incident in Leinster tie
The Ratoath manager saw his team beat Offaly’s Rhode yesterday.
All time
# Spotlight
Under-fire Alexander-Arnold nets late winner as Liverpool claim Aston Villa comeback
The right back rifled home a shot to snatch a 2-1 Premier League victory and end the Reds’ worst home league run in their history.
# Spotlight
From the gainline to the frontline: Niamh Briggs on the huge opportunity for women's rugby
The tournament will be ‘front and centre’ for the next few weeks, according to the Irish rugby legend, who has been working as a garda through the pandemic.
# Spotlight
Six more GAA icons announced to feature in Laohcra Gael series
The series will continue on 25 March and will run until 29 April.
# Spotlight
Dundalk star hoping to boost Ireland international prospects with another stellar season
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
'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death
The 40 year-old was found dead at her east London flat on Saturday.
# Spotlight
'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'
Andy Farrell has opted to keep John Cooney on the Ireland bench for the Scotland clash.
# Spotlight
Old Trafford scouting mission gives Idah chance to force his way into Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off plans
Teenager looks set to start for Norwich City in front of Mick McCarthy’s assistant Terry Connor on Saturday.
# Belfast
MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder
The solicitor was shot dead by loyalists at his home in Belfast in 1989.
# in the spotlight
Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley
‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.
# Spotlight
The Irish star who could help Liverpool make Premier League history
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
'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.
# Spotlight
Volkswagen launches the all-new Touareg with impressive new safety systems
New high-tech Volkswagen Touareg arrives in summer.
# Spotlight
Disgraced Boston cardinal at the centre of Spotlight case dies
Law had been sick and was recently hospitalised in Rome.
# Robin Newton
Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group
The allegations were made in a BBC Spotlight programme last night.
# Spotlight
'I'm gonna shock the whole God damn world': McGregor talks up Mayweather bout
The MMA star remained coy on a potential date for the bout and told reporters, ‘It’s getting close’.
# Spotlight
Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson
Donaldson (55) was shot dead at an isolated cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal in April 2006.
# Spotlight
Former Nama adviser secretly recorded accepting almost €50k in car park
The recording was made in 2012, when Frank Cushnahan was still working as an adviser to Nama in Northern Ireland.
# artistic licence
Spotlight producers say dialogue attributed to one character was 'fictionalised'
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
Bullish Peyton Manning guarantees that HGH investigation will find 'a big fat nothing'
Manning set to become the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history on Sunday.
A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight
Spotlight is largely about journalists and journalism…”
# Child Abuse
Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar
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
Secret footage shows Bank of Ireland employee discussing fraudulent claim
Today the bank said the footage shown in a BBC NI Spotlight programme was “highly edited”.
# Spotlight
'There might be the odd incident & because it's Ireland v England, it'll get blown out of proportion'
Republic of Ireland captain John O’Shea feels the upcoming friendly will ‘go great’ but that media scrutiny will be huge.
# Paudie McGahon
Man who claims he was raped by IRA member wants Sinn Féin to "tell the truth"
Paudie McGahon, speaking on last night’s BBC Spotlight programme, alleged that he was abused by an IRA volunteer.
# Spotlight
'Gerry Adams needs to get real': Enda and Joan pile pressure on Sinn Féin president
It follows further revelations by the BBC about alleged abuse in the republican movement.
# ira abuse claims
Micheál Martin: I know Gerry Adams was a former chief of staff of the IRA
The Fianna Fáil leader made the comment in the Dáil as new abuse claims will be broadcast on BBC Spotlight this evening.
# Spotlight
'The foetus is regarded as a citizen': How world media reported yesterday's High Court decision
Ireland’s abortion ban has been thrust back in to the international spotlight.
# Brooklyn
LeBron wore the 'I Can't Breathe' protest t-shirt before the Cavs' 7th straight win last night
But LBJ wasn’t the biggest star on show in Brooklyn last night.
# Spotlight
Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'
His comments came after BBC Spotlight revealed that Sinn Féin MLAs claimed almost £700,000 for research purposes in the last decade.
# abuse claims
Enda Kenny has 'absolutely no problem' meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case
The Taoiseach will meet with the four people named in the BBC Spotlight programme that sparked the controversy.
# Spotlight
Work of three Irish photojournalists chosen for World Press Photo Awards displayed
The exhibition opens today.
# Spotlight
Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth
The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.
# Spotlight
Sinn Féin offering to meet Maíria Cahill over IRA rape claims
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.
# Priory Hall
'No ill will': Stephanie Meehan's classy response to McFeely suicide comment
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.
# Horsemeat
Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter
The BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight programme interviewed the insider.
# Abortion
Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight
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.