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#Controversy

# controversy - Friday 15 February, 2019

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after receiving backlash over controversial interview

Neeson said he once walked the streets hunting for a black person to kill after his close friend was raped.

# controversy - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy

Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.

# controversy - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From The42 Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver Controversy

Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver

The former Barcelona defender denies any wrongdoing.

# controversy - Monday 28 January, 2019

From The42 'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh Controversy

'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh

Clare are expected to appeal Kelly’s ban, while Roscommon’s Donie Smith could be facing a suspension.

# controversy - Sunday 27 January, 2019

From The42 Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club Controversy

Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club

Ireland international Daryl Horgan started Sunday’s game, but went off injured.

# controversy - Monday 21 January, 2019

RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues

Over 4,000 people have signed a petition opposing the appearance of the Father Ted co-writer.

# controversy - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme

Serious crimes – including one reported case of rape – were not pursued by the force.

# controversy - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 Ulster Rugby vow to 'robustly investigate any complaints' after Simon Zebo says he was abused by fans Controversy

Ulster Rugby vow to 'robustly investigate any complaints' after Simon Zebo says he was abused by fans

The Irish star suggested he was subjected to racial comments at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

# controversy - Sunday 30 December, 2018

From The42 Harlequins ban their own player for stamping but clear him of spitting Controversy

Harlequins ban their own player for stamping but clear him of spitting

“I know that I have never spat on a player in all my career and will never do so,” said Dave Ward.

# controversy - Monday 24 December, 2018

From The42 LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post Controversy

LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

A social media post from the basketball star on Sunday attracted criticism.

# controversy - Saturday 8 December, 2018

From Baby It's Cold Outside to Fairytale of New York, should old classics be censored?

A debate has been ongoing all week over what old Christmas songs are acceptable to play.

# controversy - Sunday 2 December, 2018

From The42 Fury's trainer: Judges ruined 'biggest comeback in boxing history, probably in sporting history' Controversy

Fury's trainer: Judges ruined 'biggest comeback in boxing history, probably in sporting history'

Ben Davison branded the split draw ‘disgraceful’.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

From The42 Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss Justification This post contains videos

Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss

The England striker passed up a golden opportunity in Manchester United’s win over Young Boys.

# controversy - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bernardo Bertolucci, director of Last Tango in Paris, dies aged 77

Bertolucci died at his home in Rome early on Monday.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From The42 'There are two Meath teams playing All-Ireland finals in Meath on Sunday. It's pretty ridiculous' Controversy

'There are two Meath teams playing All-Ireland finals in Meath on Sunday. It's pretty ridiculous'

The Four Roads club in Roscommon have hit out at the Camogie Association’s decision to fix their All-Ireland club junior final against Meath’s Kilmessan in Navan.

# controversy - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem' Controversy

'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem'

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was less than impressed with a section of the crowd at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday.

# controversy - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow Controversy This post contains videos

Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow

The Real Madrid captain left Viktoria Plzen defender Milan Havel on the ground bleeding from his nose.

# controversy - Sunday 4 November, 2018

From The42 'Unless my shoulder has moved:' Barrett questions penalty call in Cup final defeat Controversy This post contains videos

'Unless my shoulder has moved:' Barrett questions penalty call in Cup final defeat

Peamount United had two calls for a penalty turned down in their FAI Cup final defeat to Wexford Youths at the Aviva Stadium.

# controversy - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From The42 Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on Tokyo 2020

Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on

The current controversy is threatening to derail Karate Ireland’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions.

# controversy - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

# controversy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From The42 Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack Controversy

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Video footage has emerged of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev allegedly assaulting a government official in Moscow.

# controversy - Sunday 30 September, 2018

From The42 A harsh call or full-on penalty? Leahy's challenge sees Cork City earn dramatic late draw Penalty Call This post contains a poll This post contains videos

A harsh call or full-on penalty? Leahy's challenge sees Cork City earn dramatic late draw

Kieran Sadlier’s penalty saw Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final between Bohemians and Cork City end all square.

# controversy - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From The42 'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world' Controversy

'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'

Sport Ireland are among those to join opposition to WADA’s plan to reinstate Russia.

# controversy - Saturday 1 September, 2018

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

# controversy - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

From The42 Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director Controversy

Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director

The “Black Panther” catsuit American star Williams wore at the French Open in May was described as “going too far”.

# controversy - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The42 French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit Controversy

French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit

The 36-year-old American star stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit.

# controversy - Friday 24 August, 2018

From The42 'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest Controversy

'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in central London on Friday.

# controversy - Sunday 12 August, 2018

From The42 Spanish Super Cup in jeopardy as Sevilla threaten withdrawal from Barca clash Controversy

Spanish Super Cup in jeopardy as Sevilla threaten withdrawal from Barca clash

The Spanish Football Federation said there would be no restrictions on players from outside the EU.

# controversy - Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# controversy - Monday 30 July, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy cast issues open letter in support of fired director James Gunn

Gunn was let go from directing the third installment after old tweets resurfaced.

# controversy - Friday 27 July, 2018

From The42 Hoban says spitting incident sparked red card confusion Controversy

Hoban says spitting incident sparked red card confusion

The Dundalk striker had an eventful night as they hosted AEK Larnaca in the Europa League.

# controversy - Monday 23 July, 2018

From The42 'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport' Controversy

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'

Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers for failing to stop “intimidating” abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.

From The42 Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers Controversy

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

After months of silence over a controversial photograph, the Arsenal star spoke out on Sunday.

# controversy - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From The42 US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs Controversy This post contains videos

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

# controversy - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From The42 Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements Controversy

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements

Representatives of the club met with SIPTU and the PFAI today.

# controversy - Sunday 15 July, 2018

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women

Andrew Griffiths said he was “deeply ashamed” and would seek professional help.

# controversy - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From The42 Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final Limerick Or Nowhere

Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final

Monasterevan say they’ll be supporting the Lilywhites in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

# controversy - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine Controversy

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine

Ognjen Vukojevic was stripped of his role as an assistant in the team’s delegation in Russia.

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels

High-profile campaigners from the Yes and No campaigns are amongst those taking part.

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