# controversy - Saturday 22 October, 2016
Neymar was hit by a bottle thrown by fans, prompting stern words from the Spanish club.
# controversy - Friday 14 October, 2016
Irish athlete Steven Colvert continues to claim he is innocent despite a positive EPO test in 2014.
# controversy - Wednesday 12 October, 2016
The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.
# controversy - Saturday 8 October, 2016
He said: “I don’t plan on sitting here many more times” after the reaction to his antics.
# controversy - Thursday 6 October, 2016
The Ukrainian side came up against one of the most prestigious sides in world football, but the club’s chief was left far from impressed by the city.
# controversy - Wednesday 28 September, 2016
Donnelly bet on himself to lose his last 16 bout but ended up winning.
The knives are out for NZR chief Steve Tew.
# controversy - Sunday 18 September, 2016
Dublin lead by 2-4 to 0-5 at the interval after an incredible first-half of football.
# controversy - Wednesday 14 September, 2016
Timeline: The seismic controversy over the Project Eagle land sale as it unfolded from start to finish
The Comptroller and Auditor General’s (C&AG) report into the Northern Irish property sale is due to be published today.
# controversy - Thursday 8 September, 2016
Zeno Kelly said was he stopped by an FAI official outside Monday’s qualifier in Belgrade.
# controversy - Sunday 28 August, 2016
David Gough was the man in the middle as All-Ireland champions Dublin beat Kerry by 0-22 to 2-14 in a classic semi-final earlier this afternoon.
# controversy - Saturday 27 August, 2016
‘There are bodies everywhere’, said 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
# controversy - Friday 26 August, 2016
Aheda Zanetti hit out at French officials over the recent ban on the swimwear.
# controversy - Wednesday 24 August, 2016
Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.
# controversy - Saturday 20 August, 2016
The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet this weekend for the first time to discuss Rio ticket scandal
A device was found just hours before the teams clashed in the Blediscoe Cup.
# controversy - Friday 19 August, 2016
Meanwhile, Pat Hickey has been denied bail in Rio.
# controversy - Thursday 18 August, 2016
Pat Hickey has stood down from his role as OCI chief temporarily in the wake of his arrest in Rio.
# controversy - Wednesday 17 August, 2016
Vladimir Nikitin may be too injured to fight, it emerged this evening.
Here’s how the week has played out.
Pat Hickey has been arrested in connection with the scandal in Rio today.
Conlan lost to Russian Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final in controversial circumstances after appearing to dominate the bout.
# controversy - Tuesday 16 August, 2016
The cyclist claimed an Olympic silver medal last night but caused a collision that resulted in a South Korean athlete being rushed to hospital.
Slaven Bilic was not happy after seeing his side lose after a late goal by the Chelsea striker.
# controversy - Wednesday 10 August, 2016
"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games
Michael O’Reilly is due back in Ireland by Friday after he was sent home from the Olympics.
Trump has faced widespread condemnation for the comments.
# controversy - Saturday 6 August, 2016
Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.
# controversy - Wednesday 3 August, 2016
Father Brendan Hoban also said that St Patrick’s College had been a target for criticism for years.
# controversy - Tuesday 2 August, 2016
Karlie Hay said that she had used language in the past which there was no excuse for.
# controversy - Sunday 24 July, 2016
An IOC statement released today said it “was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport”.
# controversy - Friday 22 July, 2016
She will be the third successive head of the IMF to face a trial.
# controversy - Wednesday 13 July, 2016
Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack recently hit out at the controversial nationality rules that allow allegiance switches.
# controversy - Tuesday 12 July, 2016
A protest was held against the attacks during the San Fermin festival.
# controversy - Tuesday 5 July, 2016
In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.
# controversy - Thursday 30 June, 2016
The Sinn Féin deputy leader says the HSE needs to answer “lots of questions”.
# controversy - Saturday 25 June, 2016
Glen Jackson and his TMO decided not to red card the Boks fullback.
# controversy - Friday 24 June, 2016
The Ireland midfielder’s account has disappeared off social media in the past hour.
# controversy - Thursday 23 June, 2016
Martin O’Neill also complained that France have a “disproportionate” amount of time to recover for the game.
# controversy - Wednesday 22 June, 2016
The feline – whose species is the symbol of the Amazon – was shot dead shortly after the ceremony.
# controversy - Tuesday 21 June, 2016
Charges will be frozen for at least the next 12 months.