# Ban

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Poll: Should American Bully XL dogs be banned in Ireland?
The UK is bringing in a ban – but should Ireland follow suit?
Last month
September 2023
Former tennis world number one Halep handed four-year doping ban
Halep says she will appeal her doping ban to CAS.
Liverpool's Van Dijk banned for an extra game after red card reaction
Reds’ captain will now miss trip to Wolves on 16 September.
This year
Johnny Sexton faces anxious wait after lengthy disciplinary hearing
The Ireland captain faced a disciplinary hearing that lasted the entire day.
Uncertainty for Sexton and Ireland ahead of disciplinary hearing
The Irish captain and Leinster were hit with misconduct complaints after the Champions Cup final.
Two Ireland U20 players receive bans
Rory Telfer and James McNabney have both been suspended for three matches.
Denis Hogan handed three-month suspension after winner tested positive for banned substance
Trainer also fined €5,000.
Conversion therapy practices to carry criminal offence under proposed new ban, says minister
A ban on conversion therapy is promised in the programme for government.
Messi returns to PSG training following suspension over Saudi Arabia trip
Messi was fined and suspended for a promotional visit to the Middle East country without permission.
FAI confirm player's 5-year ban for 'assaulting a match official' during game in Co Louth
The incident took place during Sporting BJD FC’s game against Bay United FC in the North Eastern Football League on 6 April this year.
FAI confirm player's 5-year ban for 'assaulting a match official'
The incident took place during Sporting BJD FC’s game against Bay United FC in the North Eastern Football League on 6 April this year.
Kremlin vows to 'defend the interests' of its athletes following IOC recommendation
On Tuesday, Olympic chiefs recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals.
IOC backs return of Russian athletes as individuals
No timeline given for their potential participation at Paris Olympics.
BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices
The app has been banned on Government phones amid fears of sensitive data being accessed.
Grant Gilchrist suspended for Ireland's visit to Murrayfield
Lock to miss the rest of the Six Nations due to three-week ban for red card against France.
Limerick's Kyle Hayes accepts one-match suspension for striking
Wing-back flicked hurley at Galway’s Brian Concannon last weekend.
Seven out of 10 rugby fans would not support Aviva alcohol ban, according to research
The research was carried out during two of Ireland’s November internationals.
Farrell receives ban but will be available for England’s Six Nations opener
The skipper is set to be able to resume playing after Saracens’ Premiership clash with Bristol on 28 January.
Last year
Sale of self-feeding pillows banned after CCPC rules they pose 'risk of death or serious harm'
The products are to be withdrawn from sale immediately.
Public 'don’t know all the facts' about Rassie Erasmus' ban - Jacques Nienaber
South Africa head coach says people would ‘probably form a different opinion’ if they were fully informed.
Antoine Dupont suspended for Toulouse's Champions Cup clash with Munster
French ace will miss Toulouse’s date with Graham Rowntree’s team on December 11.
Trolls flooded Twitter with slurs to test ban policy, safety chief says
The issue began hours after Elon Musk bought the platform on Thursday
Irish jockey Callan given 12-day ban for riding a finish a circuit too soon
‘Yep that was embarrassing…’
Italy women's Rugby World Cup forward banned 12 weeks for biting
Tounesi will miss Italy’s quarter-final against France on 29 October.
10-match ban for Nothern Irish international Lafferty over sectarian comment
The Kilmarnock striker has apologised after he was suspended until January.
96-week suspension proposed for Roscommon referee incident
The Roscommon Herald is reporting the news.
Cork appeal Thompson's two-match suspension ahead of All-Ireland semi-final
Manager Matthew Twomey admits it ‘doesn’t look good’, however.
All Blacks prop Ta'avao banned for 3 weeks after red card against Ireland
The tighthead will miss this weekend’s final Test in Wellington.
Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.
Tottenham’s Chioma Ubogagu handed nine-month ban for anti-doping violations
The independent regulatory commission imposing the sanction accepted Ubogagu had broken the rules unintentionally.
Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.
Wimbledon chiefs in talks with UK Government to ban Russian players
Reports have suggested men’s world number two Daniil Medvedev would be excluded due to fears victory would boost Vladimir Putin’s regime.
'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy
New legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to ‘convert’ LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.
Dakuwaqa gets three-week suspension for his reckless tackle on Van der Flier
The Fijian was sent off in Montpellier’s 89-7 drubbing to Leinster.
Robbie Dunne granted extension to appeal 18-month ban for harassing Bryony Frost
The Irish jockey has until 20 January to lodge his appeal.
All time
Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka banned from driving
The right back was in a ‘state of complete ignorance’ of the Yorkshire driving matters, according to his lawyers.
Argentina lock Lavanini gets five-week ban for breakdown hit on Healy
The second row could have a week shaved off if he completes the ‘Coaching Intervention Programme.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at ‘farce’ as players face potential ban
It is understood the Premier League remains in talks with Fifa, the clubs and the Government over the issue.
Department to look at 'extent and nature' of conversion therapy in Ireland before moving to ban
The practice refers to any form of psychological intervention which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation.
It is expected that this research will not be completed for several months.
Work on drafting legislation is due to commence in 2022, reports Cónal Thomas.
The Psychological Society of Ireland this week reiterated its position that conversion therapy "has no place in any modern society".
England flanker given 4-match ban for striking with knee
Lewis Ludlow was captaining his country against Canada for a second successive match.