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Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Taylor says he faces ban for bribe, drugs
Taylor admitted he took cocaine and a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman to fix matches.
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'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke
The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.
'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'
TD Mattie McGrath was asked to remove the Daffodil Day pin in the Dáil.
Manchester City charged with anti-doping violation by English FA
The club have eight days to respond.
Japanese girl band apologises after wearing costumes that looked like Nazi uniforms
They wore the costumes on stage, a move which sparked protests.
Man accused of raping friend said he was "sleepwalking" at the time
The trial heard that the man said he wasn’t aware of what he was doing at the time.
Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen
He told her he was a teenage girl called ‘Julie’ after meeting her on the website
New laws criminalising people who pay for sex passed the first hurdle
The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.
From tight ends to wide receivers: A brief introduction to NFL offences
Ever wondered what an empty backfield means? Step this way.
'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse
Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.
McGrath escapes citing after knee offence to relieve World Cup fears
Ian Madigan has also escaped any sanctions for his use of the boot on Konstantin Mikautadze.
The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right
The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.
Limerick school apologises to Muslim pupil after Charlie Hebdo produced in class
The boys mother has spoken out expressing outrage that her son was subjected to the paper.
Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth
The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.
New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.
Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly
Mick Wallace added: “People are afraid of the money and power of Denis O’Brien, he’s worth billions … His influence to shape the news is too great.”
Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?
What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…
GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences
The motion is proposed for next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.
'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland
Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.
Gardaí seized alcohol in public places 354 times last year
Garda sources said one of the biggest problems is with under-aged teens drinking in parks or in the street.
Court fines man for calling president 'stupid'
The man called President Joyce Banda “stupid and a failure”.
Man in late 30s is held in murder conspiracy probe
He was arrested in Cork this morning and is being questioned by gardaí in Gurranabraher.
Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.
Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror
Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.
Former AFL player sorry for attack on 'nasty' Jim Stynes
Jason Akermanis said outpouring of grief for the late Dubliner was ‘overkill’ but has quickly backtracked.
Judge who beat daughter won't be charged
The Texas family law judge was secretly taped by his daughter beating her seven years ago – but he won’t be charged with an offence.