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#Explanation

# explanation - Monday 12 November, 2018

'Keith has played 30-40 times for Ireland and I would never have a go at someone's ability'

Seamus Coleman has elaborated on his remarks made in relation to the pundit last month.

# explanation - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reveals reasons for snubbing Ireland international Eunan O'Kane

The 28-year-old midfielder was not given a squad number for the new season.

# explanation - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has broken his silence surrounding a photo taken with the Turkish president.

# explanation - Friday 13 July, 2018

Emery reveals why Arsenal released Wilshere

The England international would not have held down a regular spot under the new boss.

# explanation - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

GAA denies public opinion influenced change in venue for Kildare-Mayo fixture

Director of communications Alan Milton also says that the ‘health and safety of patrons’ was the GAA’s primary concern.

# explanation - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Sky Sports issue statement after delay in coverage of hurling clash between Kilkenny and Wexford

Viewers missed the first 22 minutes of the Leinster SHC clash at Nowlan Park.

# explanation - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'Nobody is too big to come off' - Allardyce defends substitution after Rooney anger

The former Man United star may not have been happy, but his manager argued it was the right call

# explanation - Thursday 7 September, 2017

'Everyone has got to have a bit of banter' - Vardy defends Alli's middle-finger gesture

The Spurs star has come under fire for his behaviour.

# explanation - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri

The striker has vehemently denied that he played a role in the Italian’s departure from Leicester City.

# explanation - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players

Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.

# explanation - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'Life is not always the nicest' - Klopp reveals the reasons for benching Loris Karius

The under-fire goalkeeper was dropped for Wednesday’s clash with Middlesbrough.

# explanation - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool were not helped out by the officials at Tottenham, said manager Jurgen Klopp after an entertaining 1-1 draw.

# explanation - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Chris Froome apologises for lashing out at fan

The Tour de France leader has pleaded for supporters to behave on the route.

# explanation - Friday 20 May, 2016

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises

The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.

# explanation - Monday 16 May, 2016

'I can't believe you have asked me that!' - Klopp defends Liverpool team selection

The Reds rested the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino against West Brom.

# explanation - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Chris Eubank confirms Nick Blackwell mercy plea

The 25-year-old boxer has been in an induced coma and was found to have suffered a small bleed on the brain.

# explanation - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Ronaldo clarifies controversial comments about Real Madrid team-mates

The Portuguese superstar backtracked on his criticism of Jese, Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic.

# explanation - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments

The Real Madrid star revealed he rarely had contact with the former defender off the pitch at Manchester United.

# explanation - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Koeman slams 'bulls***' Chelsea links after United victory

The former Barcelona star insists his words then had been misinterpreted.

# explanation - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Al Jazeera seeks to clarify Peyton Manning controversy

“The only allegation in the programme from Charlie Sly is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly.”

# explanation - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'This club is in trouble' - Chelsea's technical director explains why Mourinho was sacked

Michael Emenalo sheds light on the situation at Stamford Bridge.

# explanation - Monday 19 October, 2015

IABA insist they did their 'utmost' to retain Billy Walsh's services

Sport Ireland have also suggested they made “every effort” to prevent the acclaimed coach from leaving.

# explanation - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

# explanation - Monday 16 March, 2015

Ancelotti defends Ronaldo after bizarre reaction to Bale goal

Tha attacker was “lively”, according to the Italian manager.

# explanation - Monday 22 December, 2014

Conor McGregor on why he didn't attend the RTÉ Sport awards

Having enjoyed a phenomenal 2014, many would have expected the Dubliner to appear at the ceremony.

# explanation - Monday 8 September, 2014

'I swear all the time' - Hodgson defends F-word outburst

The manager was quizzed about his side’s inability to create clear-cut chances against Norway.

# explanation - Monday 30 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Author of controversial Facebook study says he's sorry for anxiety caused Sorry

Author of controversial Facebook study says he's sorry for anxiety caused

The study, which altered the content users saw in their news feed in 2012, has come under severe criticism for as it was carried out without users’ knowledge or consent.

# explanation - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed

The website of the popular online campaigning forum, Change.org, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.

# explanation - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Di Canio denies training row led to Sunderland axe

The fiery Italian was sacked as manager after barely six months in charge.

# explanation - Saturday 22 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence Excuses Excuses

The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence

“Oh, I don’t live here, I’m just visiting a friend.”

# explanation - Sunday 6 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis? Opinion

Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?

All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?

# explanation - Friday 27 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday Failwhale This post contains a poll

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday

Twitter suffered its second outage in five weeks yesterday, with users unable to access the site for a couple of hours. Did it affect you?

# explanation - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean

The star also promised he was not going to Euro 2012 “to make up the numbers”.

# explanation - Saturday 31 December, 2011

FA publishes the written reasons behind Suarez's eight-game ban

Liverpool and the Football Association have two weeks to decide whether or not they will appeal the Independent Regulatory Commission’s decision.