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# Trouble Brewing

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Michael McGrath says Varadkar should have discussed Finance portfolio handover 'privately'
He said that Varadkar’s handover plan would be a ‘division of the Department of Finance’.
Industrial relations clash looms as Garda members protest post-Covid shift pattern changes
Gardaí are working to keep the system which was introduced over the Covid emergency.
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SA Rugby boss threatens to replace Stormers with Cheetahs in URC amid financial issues - report
Meanwhile, Ruan Pienaar will play in next season’s URC one way or another after the Cheetahs and the Sharks signed a cooperation agreement.
Real Madrid and Barcelona unite to condemn private equity deal
The deal, the first of its type by a major European league, values La Liga at €24.2 billion.
'Like clockwork every year': Dublin's seaside towns once again hit by spate of anti-social behaviour
Malahide and Howth have been the location of several serious incidents in recent weeks.
Two more Dublin pubs take FBD Insurance to the High Court
Insurance companies have been criticised by publicans’ groups for refusing to honour business interruption policies.
Social distancing: Frustration and 'genuine panic' as cafe owners consider the future
Dublin cafe owners are grappling with rent and reduced footfall.
Might as well sack us all: Wallabies prop hits out at Rugby Australia's treatment of Folau
‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou says he believed ‘religion had nothing to do with rugby’.
Uefa, PSG and Man City all targeted in latest Football Leaks revelations
Football Leaks claim Uefa aided PSG and Man City to get around its own Financial Fair Play rules.
NATO braces for bruising summit with Trump as he vows that US won't be bullied
There may be trouble ahead.
'Destructive, abhorrent and illegal': NY Commission blasts McGregor for Brooklyn disorder
Any action taken by the NYSAC would be recognised by several other US states, including Nevada.
New York Yankees warned that beer foam art of players could be against the rules
According to a Yankees representative, the organisation never had intentions of selling the alcohol with player images to the public.
The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?
A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.
'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal?
Trump must make a decision on the Iran nuclear accord by 15 October.
America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones
A war of words has broken out over the colonisers’ treatment of Australia’s indigenous people in the late 18th century.
Sigerson Cup rocked by eligibility row days before finals weekend
Garda College are appealing against their round 2 defeat at the hands of Ulster University.
Wikileaks is planning to publish a trove of new documents about the US election
Founder Julian Assange is claiming there is a ‘McCarthyist’ effort against him, particularly by Hillary Clinton.
Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now
We spoke to three of the country’s best authors to find out why.
Mamadou Sakho's Liverpool future in doubt as he's sent home from club's US tour
Jurgen Klopp has been left irritated by the French defender’s behaviour.
Fans travelling to the Euros could be hit by French transport strikes
Workers in the country are holding strikes in protest against controversial reforms of labour laws.
Longford boss Connerton in quit threat just weeks before championship opener
The Midlanders could lose Denis Connerton in a row over local club fixtures.
These international problems could seriously wreck Ireland's economic plans
The Department of Finance is predicting big growth, but only if everything goes as it wants it to.
Finglas residents protest 'unnatural' plans for modular housing
The Finglas Action Group claim that the site of a proposed development has a history of anti-social behaviour.
ESB pay rise likely to stir unrest among public sector workers
ESB workers have been offered a 5.5% pay rise over the next two and a half years.
Brewery owner hits out at Fine Gael TD for claiming to have "delivered" jobs
The jobs aren’t even going where he said.
Footwear giant adidas to end sponsorship of scandal-hit IAAF - report
The sponsors have decided to pull the plug early.
The Chinese stock market is in deep, deep trouble, and it's bad news for everyone
Chinese manufacturing has slowed to a crawl in recent times with instability in the Middle East further weighing on the nation’s stock market.
Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims has just been used in a militant Islamist recruitment video
Trump’s controversial call for Muslims to be banned from entering America has been cited in the new video by a Somali extremist group.
Man United midfielder 'likes' tweet criticising Louis van Gaal, then promptly apologises
Quick, delete it. Nobody saw it.
Chelsea board considers Mourinho future - reports
The Chelsea players are angry and their Portuguese boss throwing them under the bus on Monday.
Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey
The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.
Central Bank accused of turning blind eye to crisis warnings
The bank’s former governor has denied explosive claims that he ignored evidence of an imminent financial crisis.
France coach Saint-André is not happy about SOB's 'attack' on Papé
The Ireland back row struck the France lock early in yesterday’s game.
Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns
The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.
Recently seen as the man to save Fifa, Michel Platini is now on very thin ice
The Frenchman has so far only succeeded in arousing more suspicion with a far-fetched explanation for his involvement in latest controversy.
FC Barcelona are to stand trial over the controversial signing of Neymar
There could be custodial sentences and a heavy fine.
Brendan Rodgers rubbishes reports of having clashed with senior Liverpool players
Manager allegedly accused senior players of ‘not playing for him’ during Saturday’s 4-1 loss.
We now have a 'drop dead date' for Irish Water registration
Meanwhile, proposals to deduct unpaid water charges from income are being slammed.
Another failed Fianna Fáil candidate had a big go at Micheál Martin tonight
More headaches for the Fianna Fáil leader as a de-selected candidate hits out.
Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl'
“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”