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January 2023
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FA launches investigation after alleged homophobic chanting at Old Trafford
The chant was seemingly directed at Everton manager Frank Lampard during the second half of the match against Manchester United.
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2022
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Shaw praises Ten Hag for dropping underperforming Man United players
There have been a number of promising moments since the Dutchman took over at Old Trafford.
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'You have to raise the issues, and highlight them' - Kerry set the off-field standard
From the Centre of Excellence access debacle to expenses, the All-Ireland finalists haven’t just been in the headlines for their on-field exploits.
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Norwich issue strong statement after racist abuse of Ireland's Adam Idah and other players
A fan is under investigation, with the club reporting online racist comments to the police.
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West Ham ban two fans over anti-Semitic song on plane
The incident happened on the way to the Hammers’ Europa League match away to Genk.
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Ex-All Black prop Carl Hayman joins legal action after dementia diagnosis
Former England hooker Steve Thompson is also involved in the litigation.
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Mason Mount says missing Euro 2020 game played part in decision to get jab
The uptake of the vaccine among professional footballers has been sporadic.
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Aston Villa duo join Argentina squad despite Premier League stance
Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia are set to meet up with their international team-mates.
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Ireland and Brighton striker Aaron Connolly deletes Twitter account after online abuse
It is the latest in a series of similar controversies in football.
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‘Ignoring it wasn’t the answer’ – The Irish teen footballer who exposed disgraceful online abuse
Shelbourne player Jessie Stapleton on her recent tweet that went viral.
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More major sporting events postponed, as soccer, tennis and baseball join protest
Naomi Osaka withdrew her semi-final, saying ‘before I am an athlete, I am a black woman’.
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NASCAR banning Confederate flag from events
They said ‘runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment’.
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Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.
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Manchester United accuse The Sun of having advanced notice of attack on Ed Woodward's home
‘The quality of the images accompanying the story indicate that a photographer was also present’ – a statement from the club read.
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Barnsley charged over alleged sectarian abuse of Ireland and Stoke winger James McClean
McClean was the target of sectarian chants in the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday.
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Ibrahimovic files 'hate crime' complaint after angry fans vandalise statute
The incident took place one day after becoming part-owner of the Swedish club Hammarby.
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'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs
Galway Community Circus said this week it had become another business affected by the “national insurance sector crisis”.
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Sydney attack: Woman found dead after members of the public stop knife-wielding man
The man, aged 21, is believed to have killed a woman before going on the rampage in the city.
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US Olympic committee moves to disband gymnastics body following sexual abuse scandal
In an open letter addressed to US gymnasts, USOC chief executive Sarah Hirshland told athletes they ‘deserve better’.
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Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
Fiery protests marked today’s hearing after yesterday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and his assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
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Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia
The news comes following the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain.
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Barcelona sack director after Messi comments
Pere Gratacos has been removed from his post at the club.
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'The goal is to change the stigma': Homeless Dublin man setting up charity to help homeless
Anthony has been homeless, on and off, for most of his adult life. He says he wants to help others to help themselves.
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Taoiseach called on to create 'Docklands tax' as part of north inner city taskforce
Enda Kenny met with all councillors from Dublin Central earlier this evening.
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Hibs fans banned for life over attacks on Rangers players
The club’s Scottish Cup final success was overshadowed by nasty scenes after the final whistle.
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Police launch investigation into Vardy Twitter abuse
The England striker’s family fell victim to vile trolls over the weekend.
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'You greedy b***ards, enough is enough!' Angry Liverpool fans stage walkout protest
There was widespread disillusionment at Anfield this afternoon.
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Footballer charged with 'feigning injury' for first time under new ruling
A change in the rules was implemented at the beginning of this season.
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Kerry hurlers much-changed following defeat to Westmeath
The side have introduced five new faces to the team that were beaten last week.
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US intensifies sanctions to punish Russia
Barack Obama said that the action comes after Russia’s latest attempts to destabilise Ukraine.
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Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention
Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.
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Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.
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A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions
Aurelio Jimenez claims decisions made by Carlos Velasco Carballo at the World Cup partially casued his cardiac problems.
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'Waiting four hours in the rain for a wheelchair taxi inspired me to act'
His “bad experience” in Dublin city centre inspired Stephen Closkey to set up a website for wheelchair-users. He’s also been advising the Government on a new taxi scheme.
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Bremen boss punishes squad - by arranging 4am training
Having been routed 7-0 by Bayern Munich last Saturday, Werder’s 3-2 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday left them 14th.
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Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike
Armen Nazaryan is making the stance in protest at wrestling being dumped from the 2020 Olympics.