# u-turn

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
IABA to allow Mullingar teenager to fight for medal at Junior Worlds despite Russian ban
Four other young Irish boxers have fallen foul of government policy at international tournaments in recent weeks.
This year
Further doubt cast over 25% childcare cost cut as Tánaiste fails to say if Govt will honour promise
The minister said last year that childcare fees would be reduced by 50% over the next two budgets.
Last year
British Chancellor shrugs off ‘little turbulence’ after 45p tax rate u-turn
Kwasi Kwarteng delivered his Tory conference speech just hours after abandoning the plan in an effort to stave off a mounting Tory revolt.
AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy
The bank contacted account holders across Ireland today to confirm that cash services won’t be withdrawn from 70 branches.
'We got it wrong, we made a mistake': AIB not planning to return to cashless branch strategy
The bank was pushed to reverse its decision after widespread criticism from the public and politicians.
Politicians declare victory for ‘people power’ after AIB u-turn on withdrawing cash services
After days of outcry, the bank said it wouldn’t be withdrawing cash services from 70 branches.
New Zealand-born prop Robertson-McCoy agrees new deal at Connacht
The province announced in May that the 28-year-old would be departing this summer.
Raith Rovers apologise and confirm David Goodwillie will not play for the club
Goodwillie’s signing sparked a backlash.
All time
Player power forces a climbdown from the IRFU but actions matter most
The hard-hitting letter has set the ball rolling with two reviews to be published early next year.
IRFU to publish reports in major u-turn after letter from women's players
The union says players’ views “will be listened to and fed into future planning.”
Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions
Iraq has recorded 571 of its citizens on the border who have said they are ready to return “voluntarily”.
'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.
Court ruling that prohibited child murder victims from being named publicly to be reversed
Parents and media organisations had campaigned to change the law after the controversial ruling last October.
Merkel apologises as Germany reverses plans for Easter Covid lockdown
‘The whole process has caused additional uncertainty, for which I ask all citizens to forgive me,’ Merkel said.
Eamon Ryan u-turns over Limerick road project, says it will be delivered 'without delay'
Minister Eamon Ryan was accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government last week by FF Willie O’Dea.
Admin error sees Kerry native step down from Northern Ireland role 24 hours after appointment
Diarmuid O’Carroll had come out on top of a three-man shortlist for the position.
'A brutal drama' - Messi reveals he is staying at Barca after refusing to take them to court
The Argentine superstar believed he could leave the Catalan giants on a free transfer, but they want €700 million.
Cabinet agrees gardaí entering homes to shut down house parties would be an 'extreme measure'
Government has u-turned on the idea of sending officers into peoples’ homes to break up gatherings.
Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas
ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.
PGA calls off plan for fans at Memorial as virus cases spike in Ohio
The state’s Covid-19 death toll reached 2,911 with 19 people passing away on Sunday.
'It looked like the Lone Ranger': Donald Trump appears to perform u-turn on masks
Donald Trump has long avoided being photographed in a mask.
GAA to offer refunds to season ticket holders if season is cancelled
This follows criticism over the inserting of a clause stating refunds would not be offered in ‘circumstances outside of the control of the GAA’.
Spurs reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff
The north London club promise to pay staff their wages in full.
'I had itchy feet so when the opportunity came, I grabbed it with two hands. It feels like I never left'
Áine O’Gorman is in line to win her 101st Ireland cap after coming out of international retirement.
BBC backs down in interview standoff with Boris Johnson in wake of terror attack
“We believe it is now in the public interest that the Prime Minister should be interviewed.”
Diego Maradona returns as coach of Argentine club two days after leaving
‘Achieving political unity in the club’ appears to be the reason behind the dramatic U-turn.
Prince Andrew 'steps back' from royal duties for the 'foreseeable future'
The announcement follows a widespread criticism following his interview with the BBC on his connections with Jeffrey Epstein.
Egypt do a U-turn and recall midfielder banned over sexual harassment claims
Amr Warda has also had his suspension reduced, meaning he will now be available to play in the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations.
Bowyer signs new deal for Championship-bound Charlton one day after he was set to leave
The 42-year-old previously failed to reach an agreement with the Addicks about his future at the club.
Gatland's assistant Edwards pulls out of Wigan Warriors head coach role
‘This is not about money, this is about Wigan Warriors getting the best man for the job which, at the moment, I feel is not me.’
Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m
“I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible,” he told reporters.
Young Manchester City attacker turns back on England to declare for Germany
Lukas Nmecha, an England U21 international, played for Germany U21s in a win against England last night.
VAT on vitamins and supplements won't jump to 23% - at least until November
An increased rate on some food supplements was due to kick in on Friday.
UK government terminates £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight for no-deal Brexit ferries
It’s been reported that the contract was cancelled after an Irish company, Arklow Shipping, withdrew its backing.
Premier League's new chief executive changes her mind and turns down job
Dinnage was set to be the Premier League’s first female chief executive.
UFC strikes deal with BT Sport for Ireland and UK after pulling plug on Eleven Sports agreement
The new streaming service is reportedly facing closure after just four months.
Fulham's billionaire owner Khan withdraws £600m offer to buy Wembley Stadium
The Pakistani-American businessman will not be purchasing the home of England’s international football team after all.
Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker Festival as famous people say they won't share the stage with him
The reversal of the decision was announced last night.
Tesla to remain public after shareholders tell Elon Musk 'please don't do this'
Shares at the company fell by 20% this month.
Iran's largest football stadium to admit thousands of women for the first time since 1979
More than 10,000 tickets were expected to be put on sale for Wednesday’s screening.