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# Banned
No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.
# Disgraced
Rugby player given 3-year ban for shocking no-arms hit on female ref
Italian Rugby Federation hand down heaviest punishment in 20 years to Bruno Doglioli.
# Burqa ban
'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany
She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.
# Your Say
Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland?
Four major cities announced recently they would be bringing in bans in the next decade.
# Drugs
CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use
Finland international Roman Eremenko has been handed a lengthy suspension by UEFA after failing a doping test.
# Guilty
Saracens wing Chris Ashton cops 13-week ban for biting
The 29-year-old is suspended until December for biting Alex Waller.
# Banned
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal
The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.
# Animal Welfare
Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses
Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.
# nero
Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls
Milo Yiannopoulos was told his account is being permanently suspended due to repeated violations of the Twitter rules.
# too little too late
Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran
The fullback was fortunate not to be issued a red card in the first half of yesterday’s Test.
# Animal Cruelty
'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing
Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.
# Banned
CJ Stander handed one-week ban after lengthy disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg
The powerful Munster man will miss the second Test of Ireland’s tour in South Africa, but will be back for the encounter in Port Elizabeth.
# choke tackle
David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent
Pocock pleaded guilty to grasping Michael Leitch’s neck.
# coffee and doughnuts
Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned
The advertising watchdog upheld a complaint that the ad appears to reference underage drinking.
# The Raped Little Runaway
Censorship board bans book for the first time since 1998
It includes graphic descriptions of a child being raped.
# big loss
Italian stalwart Castrogiovanni to miss Ireland game after two-week ban for stamp
The prop will be unavailable for the game in Dublin on 12 March.
# Brothers Grimm
Snow White book banned from Qatar school over 'sexual innuendo'
A complaint came from the father of a pupil.
# bold corner
Leinster's Fergus McFadden handed three-week ban for stamp on Nathan White
The Ireland international accepted he committed an act of foul play.
# Banned
US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads
Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.
# Corporal Punishment
Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore
Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.
# Banned
Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees handed 7-week ban for sickening stamp
The former Wales captain was given a reduced suspension due to his ‘clean disciplinary record.’
# Banned
Jimmy Gopperth to miss Leinster return after being suspended for this flying-punch
The Wasps fly-half has been handed a three-week ban.
# smacking ban
The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash
The Tullow Tank will be hoping to fight for his place again if Ireland reach the semi-final.
# Desperate Times
Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form - reports
It’s the London club’s worst start to a top-flight season in 29 years.
# Banned
Blow for the Dubs as Diarmuid Connolly's replay ban is upheld
Vincent’s star must decide whether to continue his appeal before Saturday’s clash with Mayo.
# Banned
'I'll be surprised if he doesn't play' - Kerry boss has sympathy for McCann
Eamonn Fitzmaurice has sympathy for the Tyrone footballer.
# Solitary Confinement
Chelsea Manning in trouble over Caitlyn Jenner magazine
The former US army soldier is serving a 35-year military prison sentence.
# Discrimination
Dublin hotel tells homeless family not to use front door
Families in emergency accommodation were issued with strict rules restricting their access to hotel facilities.
# Afghanistan
A country full of AK-47s is banning toy guns
Almost two hundred children have been injured by toys guns.
# Blacklisted
Ukraine has blacklisted French actor Gerard Depardieu
The 66-year-old actor has described Russia as a “great democracy”.
# Banned
Irish cyclist hit with four-year suspension for anti-doping violation
Ciaran Kelly has tested positive for clenbuterol.
Carter Reynolds is trending on Irish Twitter today, but who is he?
Carter Reynolds is the latest internet celebrity to land himself in a huge heap of trouble.
# Banned
Clint Dempsey receives 2-year cup ban for incident with referee
The USA captain is now a doubt to feature at the Gold Cup for his country.
# curse that
S*@#! Waterford has banned swearing in its public parks
But how careful do you have to be?
# Banned
New Zealand club player given 45 week ban after leaving opponent with life-threatening injuries
He left his opponent with broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and a damaged kidney.
# turbulence ahead
Copenhagen mayor bans 45,000 staff from using Ryanair
Ryanair says it’s surprised by the boycott.
# Banned
Clare football manager slapped with 12-week ban
The Banner men will take on Limerick but their manager will have to watch from the stands.
# Censored
Russia bans Tom Hardy movie as it casts the country as 'a sort of Mordor'
The Russian culture minister said ‘Child 44′ painted the population as “sub-human”.
# banye west
A man wants to ban Kim Kardashian and Kanye West from entering Florida
He may have a point.