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# taking-action - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

NASCAR banning Confederate flag from events

They said ‘runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment’.

# taking-action - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

# taking-action - Friday 7 February, 2020

Manchester United accuse The Sun of having advanced notice of attack on Ed Woodward's home

‘The quality of the images accompanying the story indicate that a photographer was also present’ – a statement from the club read.

# taking-action - Friday 3 January, 2020

Barnsley charged over alleged sectarian abuse of Ireland and Stoke winger James McClean

McClean was the target of sectarian chants in the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday.

# taking-action - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Ibrahimovic files 'hate crime' complaint after angry fans vandalise statute

The incident took place one day after becoming part-owner of the Swedish club Hammarby.

# taking-action - Sunday 24 November, 2019

'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs

Galway Community Circus said this week it had become another business affected by the “national insurance sector crisis”.

# taking-action - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Sydney attack: Woman found dead after members of the public stop knife-wielding man Australia This post contains videos

Sydney attack: Woman found dead after members of the public stop knife-wielding man

The man, aged 21, is believed to have killed a woman before going on the rampage in the city.

# taking-action - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

US Olympic committee moves to disband gymnastics body following sexual abuse scandal

In an open letter addressed to US gymnasts, USOC chief executive Sarah Hirshland told athletes they ‘deserve better’.

# taking-action - Friday 28 September, 2018

Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Fiery protests marked today’s hearing after yesterday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and his assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

# taking-action - Monday 26 March, 2018

Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia

The news comes following the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain.

# taking-action - Friday 13 January, 2017

Barcelona sack director after Messi comments

Pere Gratacos has been removed from his post at the club.

# taking-action - Thursday 15 September, 2016

'The goal is to change the stigma': Homeless Dublin man setting up charity to help homeless

Anthony has been homeless, on and off, for most of his adult life. He says he wants to help others to help themselves.

# taking-action - Monday 20 June, 2016

Taoiseach called on to create 'Docklands tax' as part of north inner city taskforce

Enda Kenny met with all councillors from Dublin Central earlier this evening.

# taking-action - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Hibs fans banned for life over attacks on Rangers players

The club’s Scottish Cup final success was overshadowed by nasty scenes after the final whistle.

# taking-action - Monday 4 April, 2016

Police launch investigation into Vardy Twitter abuse

The England striker’s family fell victim to vile trolls over the weekend.

# taking-action - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'You greedy b***ards, enough is enough!' Angry Liverpool fans stage walkout protest

There was widespread disillusionment at Anfield this afternoon.

# taking-action - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Footballer charged with 'feigning injury' for first time under new ruling

A change in the rules was implemented at the beginning of this season.

# taking-action - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Kerry hurlers much-changed following defeat to Westmeath

The side have introduced five new faces to the team that were beaten last week.

# taking-action - Thursday 11 September, 2014

US intensifies sanctions to punish Russia

Barack Obama said that the action comes after Russia’s latest attempts to destabilise Ukraine.

# taking-action - Friday 5 September, 2014

Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention

Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.

# taking-action - Friday 15 August, 2014

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions

Aurelio Jimenez claims decisions made by Carlos Velasco Carballo at the World Cup partially casued his cardiac problems.

# taking-action - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'Waiting four hours in the rain for a wheelchair taxi inspired me to act'

His “bad experience” in Dublin city centre inspired Stephen Closkey to set up a website for wheelchair-users. He’s also been advising the Government on a new taxi scheme.

# taking-action - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Bremen boss punishes squad - by arranging 4am training

Having been routed 7-0 by Bayern Munich last Saturday, Werder’s 3-2 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday left them 14th.

# taking-action - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike

Armen Nazaryan is making the stance in protest at wrestling being dumped from the 2020 Olympics.