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# offence - Friday 31 March, 2017

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke
# Humanity
# Humanity

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke

Mar 31st 2017, 7:43 AM 30,388 Views 98 Comments

The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.

# offence - Friday 24 March, 2017

'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'
# Take It Off
# Take It Off

'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'

Mar 24th 2017, 4:16 PM 23,828 Views 31 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath was asked to remove the Daffodil Day pin in the Dáil.

# offence - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Manchester City charged with anti-doping violation by English FA
# Allegations
From The42
# Allegations

Manchester City charged with anti-doping violation by English FA

Jan 11th 2017, 5:56 PM 8,702 Views 5 Comments

The club have eight days to respond.

# offence - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Japanese girl band apologises after wearing costumes that looked like Nazi uniforms
# Keyakizaka46
# Keyakizaka46

Japanese girl band apologises after wearing costumes that looked like Nazi uniforms

Nov 2nd 2016, 12:06 PM 17,789 Views 43 Comments

They wore the costumes on stage, a move which sparked protests.

# offence - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Man accused of raping friend said he was "sleepwalking" at the time
# Court
# Court

Man accused of raping friend said he was "sleepwalking" at the time

Oct 4th 2016, 6:32 PM 33,468 Views 0 Comments

The trial heard that the man said he wasn’t aware of what he was doing at the time.

# offence - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen
# Grooming
# Grooming

Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen

Jan 12th 2016, 12:07 PM 18,366 Views 24 Comments

He told her he was a teenage girl called ‘Julie’ after meeting her on the website Tagged.com.

# offence - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

New laws criminalising people who pay for sex passed the first hurdle
# Sex Crime
# Sex Crime

New laws criminalising people who pay for sex passed the first hurdle

Oct 7th 2015, 6:01 AM 27,054 Views 142 Comments

The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.

# offence - Monday 7 September, 2015

From tight ends to wide receivers: A brief introduction to NFL offences
# Offence Intended
From The42
# Offence Intended

From tight ends to wide receivers: A brief introduction to NFL offences

Sep 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 2,823 Views 2 Comments

Ever wondered what an empty backfield means? Step this way.

# offence - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse
# Report
# Report

'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse

Jun 9th 2015, 5:07 PM 6,948 Views 25 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.

# offence - Friday 29 May, 2015

McGrath escapes citing after knee offence to relieve World Cup fears
# Off The Hook
From The42
# Off The Hook

McGrath escapes citing after knee offence to relieve World Cup fears

May 29th 2015, 10:53 AM 5,659 Views 14 Comments

Ian Madigan has also escaped any sanctions for his use of the boot on Konstantin Mikautadze.

# offence - Saturday 23 May, 2015

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right
# Opinion
# Opinion

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right

May 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 803 Views 116 Comments

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.

# offence - Friday 6 February, 2015

Limerick school apologises to Muslim pupil after Charlie Hebdo produced in class
# Offence
# Offence

Limerick school apologises to Muslim pupil after Charlie Hebdo produced in class

Feb 6th 2015, 8:03 AM 35,196 Views 324 Comments

The boys mother has spoken out expressing outrage that her son was subjected to the paper.

# offence - Monday 19 January, 2015

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth
# London
# London

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

Jan 19th 2015, 4:55 PM 13,446 Views 0 Comments

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

# offence - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
# Law Reform Commission
# Law Reform Commission

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

Nov 19th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,912 Views 99 Comments

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

# offence - Friday 11 April, 2014

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly
# Money Is Power
# Money Is Power

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly

Apr 11th 2014, 12:41 PM 10,917 Views 69 Comments

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?
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

Apr 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,356 Views 34 Comments

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# offence - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences
# Sent Off
From The42
# Sent Off

GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences

Jan 29th 2014, 1:37 PM 6,808 Views 49 Comments

The motion is proposed for next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.

# offence - Monday 13 January, 2014

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland
# Offence
# Offence

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland

Jan 13th 2014, 10:56 PM 34,328 Views 111 Comments

Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.

# offence - Monday 25 November, 2013

Gardaí seized alcohol in public places 354 times last year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Gardaí seized alcohol in public places 354 times last year

Nov 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 9,045 Views 46 Comments

Garda sources said one of the biggest problems is with under-aged teens drinking in parks or in the street.

# offence - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Court fines man for calling president 'stupid'
# Malawi
# Malawi

Court fines man for calling president 'stupid'

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:11 PM 8,795 Views 19 Comments

The man called President Joyce Banda “stupid and a failure”.

# offence - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Man in late 30s is held in murder conspiracy probe
# Cork
# Cork

Man in late 30s is held in murder conspiracy probe

Feb 28th 2013, 8:54 PM 16,940 Views 11 Comments

He was arrested in Cork this morning and is being questioned by gardaí in Gurranabraher.

# offence - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it

Nov 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 159 Views 29 Comments

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.

# offence - Monday 22 October, 2012

Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror
# Courts
# Courts

Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror

Oct 22nd 2012, 5:48 PM 17,043 Views 70 Comments

Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.

# offence - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Former AFL player sorry for attack on 'nasty' Jim Stynes
# Offence
From The42
# Offence

Former AFL player sorry for attack on 'nasty' Jim Stynes

Mar 22nd 2012, 11:05 AM 5,503 Views 20 Comments

Jason Akermanis said outpouring of grief for the late Dubliner was ‘overkill’ but has quickly backtracked.

# offence - Friday 4 November, 2011

Judge who beat daughter won't be charged
# Texas
# Texas

Judge who beat daughter won't be charged

Nov 4th 2011, 2:33 PM 1,587 Views 27 Comments

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.