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# Ruling

This year
Transgender cyclists barred from women's competition
The International Cycling Union (UCI)’s president David Lappartient said the federation ‘has a duty to guarantee, above all, equal opportunities’.
Man United fan given four-year ban for mocking Hillsborough disaster
Police received a number of complaints about a shirt which mocked the tragedy.
Fulham's Mitrovic handed 8-game ban for pushing referee
The incident happened during Fulham’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United last month.
Last year
US judge denies LIV Golf trio chance to play in FedEx Cup playoffs
A federal judge has denied the request of Matt Jones, Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford.
Graham Dwyer ruling fails to stop prosecution from using mobile phone evidence in trial
Justice Tony Hunt found that gardai investigating a Dublin murder were entitled to access the killer’s phone records.
Lawyers to prosecute Garda district court cases after court ruling bans officers from presenting
This is an interim solution and will include individual State solicitors as well as DPP prosecutors.
Uefa orders Belarusian teams to play at neutral venues
European football’s governing body added in a statement that no spectators will be able to attend the games.
'Unlawful killing' will not be ruled out as a verdict at Stardust inquest, coroner says
Senior Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane made the announcement today.
All time
Salazar loses appeal, four-year ban for series of doping violations upheld
The 63-year-old had appealed the decision imposed by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2019.
Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols
Harrington travelled to Aintree last month without staying in the ‘Irish bubble’.
High Court rules that South African woman is being detained lawfully within hotel quarantine
Charlene Heyns has been staying in mandatory hotel quarantine since she returned to Ireland on 9 April.
Court of Appeal upholds restriction on identifying mother who smothered her child
The woman was found not guilty of murdering her child by reason of insanity.
Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms
The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has refused to set aside a 2019 ruling against the double Olympic champion.
Manchester City avoid transfer ban for breaching Fifa regulations around signing minors
Instead, football’s governing body has fined the Premier League side €340,000.
Former Brazil gymnastics coach banned for life amid sexual abuse allegations
He was axed from the staff of the Brazil team just before the Rio Olympics after a complaint by the parents of a young gymnast.
EU sides with Ireland in landmark denial of extradition of man due to problems with the Polish courts
In March the High Court ruled that Artur Celmer could not be extradited due to his not being able to get a fair trial in his own country.
Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll
Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.
Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case
The ruling means same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.
Exeter hit out at 'disappointing' decision over Ampadu's Chelsea transfer fee
The League Two club are unhappy with the tribunal’s decision over the price of the teenage defender, who moved to the Blues last summer.
California judge rules that coffee needs to be sold with cancer warning
The lawsuit called for the coffee industry to remove acrylamide from its processing.
Tonga bans girls from playing rugby, boxing
The government edict came to light last week when a team of girls from Tonga High School were pulled from a touch rugby tournament.
High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman
The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.
The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum
A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.
Australia's deputy prime minister has had to step down because of his dual citizenship
Barnaby Joyce will contest a by-election in December.
Antrim forward hit with 48-week ban for 'deliberately giving false evidence'
Matthew Fitzpatrick is expected to appeal the ruling.
Wales defender gets two-game ban for horror tackle that broke Coleman's leg
Fifa have extended Neil Taylor’s suspension by one match.
Wetherspoon's gets green light for €4 million 'super pub' on Camden Street
Wetherspoon operates five pubs here – four in Dublin and one in Cork.
'Outstanding achievement': High Court ruling paves the way for blind people to vote in secret
The High Court ruled yesterday in favour of a man who had argued for his right to vote in private.
EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves
The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.
Northampton escape punishment over treatment of George North's head injury
But the Concussion Management Review Group ruled that the Welsh back shouldn’t have returned to the field against Leicester.
Gay cake row: Bakery loses appeal, is found to have 'directly discriminated' against activist
The long-running dispute has made it to Belfast’s Court of Appeal.
Paris five-star hotel cleaner awarded €57,000 after being "molested" by Qatari guest
The incident happened in 2010 and involved a member of the entourage of a Qatari prince.
The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal
Sweetheart deals are “not the way we do business here,” he said.
High Court rules to allow former judge to 'earn his crust' as a barrister
White had been prevented from doing by a Bar Council rule that restricts the type of work former judges can perform.
Toyota told it can't claim to have the 'Best Built Cars in the World'
A ruling by the Irish advertising authority has ruled it is no longer allowed to use the slogan in its advertising.
Judge rules that Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen
A US judge said its opening may copy the notes of a song performed by the rock band Spirit.
Hospital 'solely responsible and negligent' for cleaner being pricked by needle
St Vincent’s Hospital was found to be solely liable in the case.
Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents
This follows a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.
Poll: Should sex offenders be able to take their name off the register?
A court ruled yesterday that a man convicted of abusing his daughter 15 years ago should be able to take his name off.
Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers
The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.