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# War of Words

This year
Greens see red over Varadkar's remarks on roads and rail plan
FG backbenchers have renewed calls for a meeting with Minister Eamon Ryan over road projects.
Last year
Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week after RFU review
Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.
'It will take time for him to learn' - Croatia boss accuses Canada manager of snubbing him
Zlatko Dalic had also claimed John Herdman lacked respect earlier this week.
Qatar hits back at 'ridiculous' attack by Louis van Gaal
In a rare outburst, Hassan al-Thawadi, chief executive of the World Cup Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, tore into the Dutch coach.
Fury says rival Whyte has signed contract for world title showdown
The bout has been reported to be pencilled in for 23 April at Wembley.
All time
Pat Spillane and Sean Cavanagh clash over Tyrone Covid cases
The RTE pundits engaged in a lively debut prior to the All-Ireland semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry.
US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row
Ryan Murphy raised doubts about the result when he claimed he was ‘swimming in a race that’s probably not clean’.
Erasmus flags two Farrell tackles in response to Gatland's 'reckless' claim
The Lions and Springboks bosses are adding to the sense of the Test series heating up.
'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.
Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party
The activist resigned after claiming she was told to delete posts critical of TD Brian Stanley.
Frank Lampard's row with Jurgen Klopp lingers on
Tempers flared between the benches at Anfield on Wednesday while Jurgen Klopp has rejected Lampard’s criticism of Liverpool’s backroom staff as being “arrogant.”
'This is a most serious issue' - Anger at London Irish as Kidney's forwards coach poached by Gloucester
‘Surprised and disappointed’ Gloucester have since hit back with a statement of their own.
'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams
In other #GE2020 news, Sinn Féin accused Mairéad McGuinness’ Auschwitz comments of revealing a ‘panic and desperation’.
Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook
Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.
Fiery clashes in House judiciary committee ahead of crucial vote on Trump impeachment
The deeply partisan committee is preparing to send charges against Donald Trump to the full House of Representatives.
West Ham co-owner brands Keane 'outrageous, unfair and arrogant' for Rice criticism
David Gold has hit back at the former Ireland captain over his assessment of the 20-year-old.
'Maybe he is out of touch completely' - Davy 'feels sorry' for former boss Loughnane
The Wexford manager does not believe Loughnane has ‘Clare’s interests at heart’.
'You're such a clown' - Aubameyang hits back at Dortmund chief executive over money remark
The Arsenal hitman has been accused of being motivated by his bank balance by Hans-Joachim Watzke.
'Some of their players are getting a bit older' - Gatland aims to derail Ireland
The Wales boss hopes his team can put a ‘massive dent’ in Ireland’s confidence.
'Very untrue and disrespectful': Carr hits back at Rovers boss Bradley
Bradley had accused the striker of thinking he ‘was a little bit bigger than the club’ before his Tallaght exit.
'We will not be silenced': US congresswomen accuse Trump of 'blatantly racist attack'
The US President yesterday said: “If you’re not happy here, you can leave.”
Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating'
Ireland’s head coach stressed the importance of respecting an opponent’s ability.
Ireland will try to 'bore the sh*t out of us' - England defence coach Mitchell
The former All Blacks coach did give credit to Joe Schmidt’s coaching team.
'Eddie went past me just before and said, 'get ready for a few grenades''
Joe Schmidt is ready for further verbals from England coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Six Nations opener in Dublin.
Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action
He also denied that he had threatened the Australian Davis Cup captain’s family.
Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister
Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.
Vintners Federation and organisers clash as Cork's Oktoberfest Beag is cancelled
The VFI and the festival’s organisers have exchanged conflicting statements about the cause of the cancellation.
Pogba's agent Raiola hits back at Scholes following criticism of French star
Gary Neville also waded into the debate.
Trump hits back at LeBron James over racial division comments
Michael Jordan then showed his support for LeBron.
'Ministers saw fit to give us a bashing' - GAA President hits out at 'government spokespeople' over Liam Miller match
John Horan said those comments were “unhelpful”.
Eddie Jones calls Bath owner the 'Donald Trump of rugby'
The war of words over England’s training methods has followed the team to South Africa.
Dual players allegedly told they 'would never play for Cork again if they togged out for UCC'
Hannah Looney, Meabh Cahalane and Libby Coppinger were caught up in an unsavoury college v county row at the weekend.
Alun Wyn Jones laughs off verbal grenades from 'Uncle Eddie'
Considering his bad manners, the Wales captain noted: “my parents have been saying that for many years, and I am married now so…”
'The ball wasn't in the neighbourhood' - De Bruyne slams James McClean tackle attempt
The incident took place in the second-half of West Brom’s Premier League clash against Man City during the week.
FBI's deputy director steps down after long-running criticism from Trump
The White House said it played no role in Andrew McCabe’s departure.
Conte brands Mourinho 'a little man' as feud escalates
Conte was asked about Mourinho’s comments after his side’s FA Cup draw with Norwich earlier.
Wenger denies mind games over Lacazette fitness row
The Arsenal boss had claimed the French forward was ruled out of last weekend’s clash with United through injury.
MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks
Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.
'Do not underestimate us,' Trump warns North Korea on his election anniversary
He gave the warning after a trip to the Korean demilitarized zone was cancelled due to bad weather.
Conte hits back at Mourinho over injury jibe
“He has to think of his team and look at himself not the others.”