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#Controversy

# controversy - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics

An IOC statement released today said it “was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport”.

# controversy - Friday 22 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout Controversy

IMF boss Christine Lagarde to stand trial over controversial payout

She will be the third successive head of the IMF to face a trial.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans

Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack recently hit out at the controversial nationality rules that allow allegiance switches.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fifteen arrests for rape and sexual assault at Pamplona bull-running festival Sex Crime

Fifteen arrests for rape and sexual assault at Pamplona bull-running festival

A protest was held against the attacks during the San Fermin festival.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments In Hot Water

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments

In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.

# controversy - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald Investigation

Console allegations first came to light seven years ago: Mary Lou McDonald

The Sinn Féin deputy leader says the HSE needs to answer “lots of questions”.

# controversy - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Was a yellow card the right call for this Willie le Roux challenge?

Glen Jackson and his TMO decided not to red card the Boks fullback.

# controversy - Friday 24 June, 2016

James McClean has deactivated his Twitter account after sending this Brexit-related tweet

The Ireland midfielder’s account has disappeared off social media in the past hour.

# controversy - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'Ireland have decided to forget about Thierry Henry handball incident'

Martin O’Neill also complained that France have a “disproportionate” amount of time to recover for the game.

# controversy - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead Controversy

Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead

The feline – whose species is the symbol of the Amazon – was shot dead shortly after the ceremony.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you Freeze On Charges

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you

Charges will be frozen for at least the next 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year Controversy

Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year

The Irish Waste Management Association has agreed a number of measures it says “will alleviate consumer concerns” over bin charges.

# controversy - Monday 20 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump drops controversial advisor who came up with 'let Trump be Trump' You're Fired

Donald Trump drops controversial advisor who came up with 'let Trump be Trump'

Corey Lewandowski led the mogul’s campaign from the start and was credited with his early breakthrough.

# controversy - Saturday 18 June, 2016

O'Neill: Ireland players' failure to keep the ball was due to nerves

The manager added that the Boys in Green were beaten by a better team ultimately.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Joe Marler could be in more trouble after calling a former Australia coach a 'w****r' on Twitter

The English prop is currently resting having not travelled to Australia

# controversy - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Stander facing a hearing but Schmidt says red card was 'very, very harsh'

The Ireland head coach was proud of an ‘incredible collective effort’ from his side.

Del Bosque defends De Gea over allegations over sexual abuse case

The Spain coach defended the goalkeeper, but could not guarantee that he would start in Monday’s Euro 2016 opener against Czech Republic.

# controversy - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget Controversy

The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget

The government is revising its spending upwards. €40 million will also go to the guards.

# controversy - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Trump comments called "racist" by senior Republican politician Controversy

Trump comments called "racist" by senior Republican politician

House Speaker Paul Ryan still said that he is still backing Trump for the presidency, however.

# controversy - Monday 6 June, 2016

'If I made inappropriate comments, I obviously apologise' - Martin O'Neill sorry for 'queers' remark

The Irish manager was speaking at a press conference in Abbotstown today.

# controversy - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

# controversy - Monday 16 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Weather forecaster plays down being made cover the dress she was wearing live on air Cover Up This post contains videos

Weather forecaster plays down being made cover the dress she was wearing live on air

Liberte Chan was handed a cardigan while presenting the weather live on air at the weekend.

# controversy - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Cork manager plays down 'storm in a teacup' after Derry boss's sectarian abuse allegation

There was drama on the field at Turner’s Cross, as two late goals saw the hosts earn a last-gasp victory on Friday.

# controversy - Friday 13 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Facebook denies burying stories in its trending news section Controversy

Facebook denies burying stories in its trending news section

Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there was “no evidence” its curation team would omit stories that could be deemed politically conservative.

# controversy - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland" Moral Dilemma?

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

# controversy - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why? Media Controversy

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# controversy - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh

The Leinster wing hammered into Damien Hoyland at the RDS.

Wenger slams decision to remove referee Friend from Spurs game

The official will no longer take charge of Tottenham’s clash against Stoke.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Maria Sharapova's future in tennis could be decided next week

WADA’s revelation that meldonium bans could be overturned has incensed the attorney of the suspended star.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Boxer who was in induced coma says recovery his 'toughest fight'

The 25-year-old collapsed shortly after his 10th-round stoppage loss to Chris Eubank Jr.

# controversy - Monday 4 April, 2016

Referee controversy in Dundalk-Derry and more League of Ireland talking points

Plus, water water everywhere as Wexford Youths secure historic win.

From TheJournal.ie Aran Islands air service tender re-issued after last year's controversy Taking Flight

Aran Islands air service tender re-issued after last year's controversy

A previous tender was cancelled late last year.

# controversy - Friday 1 April, 2016

Stoichkov poses with dead animals on Safari

The ex-Barcelona striker, known as ‘The Dagger’, has sparked outrage.

# controversy - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Lionel Messi under fire for ‘humiliating’ boot donation

Member of Parliament and TV presenter Said Hasasin has responded furiously to the act.

# controversy - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle

The athlete had been travelling to a competition as part of his preparations for Rio.

# controversy - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Player exits club after discovering team-mate cheating with his wife

The 31-year-old midfielder says he has been “knifed in the back” by his team-mate.

# controversy - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Gatland apologises for labelling Marler abuse of Lee as ‘banter’

The Wales coach initially tried to downplay the exchange between the two players.

# controversy - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is everyone talking about Nama again? BBC Spotlight

Explainer: Why is everyone talking about Nama again?

The BBC Spotlight programme broadcast last night used secret recordings of businessman Frank Cushnahan.

# controversy - Monday 29 February, 2016

Analysis: Should kicking the ball out of rucks be outlawed?

Conor Murray took a blow to the face as Mike Brown attempted to dislodge the ball on Saturday.

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