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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# initiative
The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis
Former League of Ireland footballer Mark Herrick is the co-founder of Headrite Sports.
# dependence
‘The problem you had is that clubs relied on the FAI for a lot of things’
In part 3 of our series on the legacy of the old FAI, we chat to St Patrick’s Athletic Director of Football and former player, Ger O’Brien.
# problem
Scottish rugby player tests positive for coronavirus
Their women’s Six Nations match against France has been postponed.
# issue
'I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling' - Hamilton coach
Brian Rice has been praised after openly discussing his problems.
# problem
Alan Pardew: WhatsApp groups have created 'toxic' dressing rooms
After his unhappy spell at the Hawthorns, the former West Brom manager has a left-field theory on football’s supposedly increasing volatility.
# problem
Napoli asked for halt to Inter game after racist chants
Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off 10 minutes from the end of his side’s 1-0 defeat.
# problem
Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to LA makes emergency landing after fault detected
The flight landed safely at Shannon Airport after almost an hour of flying.
# problem
Dominic Solanke situation at Liverpool branded 'ludicrous'
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce feels Premier League clubs need to send more players out on loan.
# issue
Brazil stars take in oxygen as Neymar complains about 'inhumane' conditions in Bolivia
Tite’s side are already through to the World Cup finals in Russia, but had to cope with the altitude in La Paz in their penultimate qualifier.
# Unimpressed
'I have seen the match against Juventus and everyone says that I was the problem'
Jeremy Mathieu had some harsh words before facing his former club Barcelona with Sporting CP this week.
# problem
After Athlone controversy, Swedish football rocked by match-fixing allegations
Gothenburg v AIK has been postponed by the SvFF after an alleged plot was reported.
# problem
Mino Raiola: We are going to cut out Balotelli's tongue!
The Nice striker was given his marching orders for talking back to officials against Lorient, and his agent joked about a drastic solution.
# problem
'I knew I had a task on my hands with Man United's defence'
Jose Mourinho also warned he cannot fix things immediately.
# problem
Analysis: Why are Ireland so poor at passing the ball?
There was a distinct lack of confidence about the team’s play in Serbia during the week.
# Clonakilty
Cork social housing project delayed over Japanese knotweed
Minister Humphreys says it’s not a matter for her department.
# problem
Allardyce warns: I'll have to use reserve players for England
His task has instantly been made harder by James Milner’s hint that he may quit international football.
# problem
'Something seems to go wrong' - Sonia O'Sullivan on young Irish athletes' stunted development
The legendary sports star also discusses Ciara Mageean’s bronze medal success and her love of triathlons.
# problem
Issues with Lille pitch forces Ireland into a change of plans
The France-Swizerland match left the playing surface in a less than ideal condition.
# problem
'The number of times he's played over the last few seasons would be a concern'
Martin O’Neill has acknowledged that it’s been a difficult season for Everton’s Darron Gibson.
# error 56
Apple's latest iOS update is causing serious problems for iPad Pro owners
A number of owners are getting an error 56 report, which leaves them unable to operate.
# problem
If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap
Newly discovered flaws and no more security updates makes it a significant risk to you.
# jumbled up
This is what reading looks like when you have dyslexia
A developer has created code to show non-dyslexic users what reading is like with it.
# problem
'Daniel Sturridge injuries not a coincidence'
The England striker has been beset by problems since moving to Anfield in January 2012
# Controversy
Perez Hilton sparked an online debate after posting this shower selfie with his son
The celebrity blogger has drawn a fierce reaction from people both defending and criticising him.
# Housing Crisis
Councils turned down around 4,000 social housing units offered by Nama
The news emerged as Nama’s chief executive appeared before the Public Account’s Committee
# whoops
Technical error sees Revenue ask foreign businesses for millions of euro
The issue relates to the new ‘VAT Moss’ system.
# flaw
There's a hole in Facebook's security that leaves you open to attackers
But you can fix it pretty easily.
# Changes
Half of the people imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for not paying fines
People are released after very short periods but are left with a prison record.
# danger
Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death
The head of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has said an increase in attacks has happened in recent years.
# Security
Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.
# deadly mixtures
The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'
There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.
# problem
Calls for Eircom to remove phone boxes being used by drug users and damaging nearby businesses
Eircom says some of the phones are being used by people to contact homeless services.
# 2 + 2 = 5
Can you solve this maths problem that has everyone stumped?
It’s for high school students in Singapore.
# problem
Hozier's Live Lounge cover of Ariana Grande is a real treat
Even a pop hit can be Hozier-ified, y’know.
# problem
Van Gaal: Manchester United defenders are too short to deal with Stoke City
A lack of height at the back led to an early concession from a corner at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday.
# website warning
Booking a test or visa online? Don't get stung by an unofficial website
There has been a rise in complaints about unofficial websites offering tests or even travel visas.
# problem
Ariana Grande did a Twitter Q&A and the results were predictably mischievous
# problem
Leo Messi keeps throwing up in matches and no one can figure out why
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.
# Cancer
Man diagnosed with advanced cancer - then finds out his mortgage insurance was mis-sold
The man is waiting to hear if he will get mortgage insurance and fears that he may end up in financial trouble.
Concerns that overcrowding at Tallaght Hospital puts patient safety at risk
The INMO said that in January, there were 254 people on trolleys, and another 69 on the wards on trolleys.