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# Banned

Last month
December 2022
# Banned
New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
The law says that tobacco cannot ever be sold to anybody born on or after 1 January 2009.
# Banned
Yan Bingtao suspended from World Snooker Tour amid match-fixing investigation
The Chinese world number 16 has been banned from attending or competing at events with immediate effect.
Last year
2022
# Banned
US bans sales and imports of Chinese tech from Huawei and ZTE over security risk
It is the latest in a years-long escalation of US restrictions of Chinese technology.
# Sanctions
Politicians confirm they're on Russia's travel ban list as Taoiseach calls move 'classic diversion'
Minister Simon Coveney said the sanctions were “an attempt to unsettle Ireland and our political system”.
# Banned
YouTube becomes latest platform to ban Andrew Tate for breaching hate speech rules
Tate has gained notoriety online for comments about women including suggesting they “bear some responsibility” if they are assaulted.
# to infinity and be gone
United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas over lesbian kiss
Cinemas in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, had already advertised showtimes for the film.
# Arrested
Taliban arrests TV staff over report criticising decision to ban foreign dramas
Three members of staff at TOLO News were held by the Taliban’s intelligence branch.
# Banned
Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook
The EU banned broadcasts of the channel on Wednesday as part of a package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All time
# Banned
China's national soccer team banned from getting any new tattoos
The China Sports Administration has also advised players to have any existing tattoos removed.
# Banned
Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy
The company began alerting some 50,000 people likely targeted by the firms accused of spying on activists, dissidents and journalists.
# Banned
Travel firm Expedia bans holidays to see captive dolphins and whales
However, the company will continue to visit seaside sanctuaries that do not require animals to perform.
# Banned
Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restore his account
Twitter declined to comment.
# Suspension
Gordon Elliott set for return to racing as six-month ban ends today
The trainer was suspended after an image of him sitting on a dead horse was widely circulated on social media back in February.
# Banned
Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse
The retired archbishop has been banned from public service.
# plastic waste
Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow
The EU directive was agreed upon in 2019.
# Barred
World 400m champion handed two-year doping ban, misses Tokyo Olympics
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain clocked the third-fastest 400m in history to take the world title in Doha in 2019.
# finbar boyle
Principal who stole over €200k from Cavan school struck off teaching register for 15 years
Finbar Boyle stole the money from the national school in Cavan over a number of years.
# Banned
Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.
# E171
EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe
Its use in food was suspended in France last year over health fears.
# Suspension
Bundee Aki gets four-game ban after red card against England
The ban comes as a big blow for Connacht ahead of their clash with Leicester.
# Close Call
Bournemouth staff member's late intervention to stop Burnley playing suspended Pieters
The Dutch defender was ineligible for last night’s FA Cup tie, and both managers have praised Bournemouth’s head of media for flagging the error.
# suspended
O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales
The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.
# Banned
Ajax goalkeeper Onana handed 12-month ban following failed doping test
Cameroon international tested positive for the banned substance Furosemide.
# Banned
Trainer Charles Byrnes handed six-month suspension
The Byrnes-trained Viking Hoard tested positive for a banned substance.
# Banned
Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.
# Videos
YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.
# Banned
Mayo suspend 3 members of backroom team for 3 months after covert entry into All-Ireland final
‘These individuals attended the game without the knowledge of the county board officers and the team manager.’
# Banned
Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.
# dry january
South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.
# Off the Road
Grealish handed nine-month driving ban after crashing Range Rover during lockdown
The Aston Villa and England footballer pleaded guilty to two charges — including hitting two parked vehicles in March.
# suspended
Quins centre Esterhuizen to miss Munster clash after ban for striking with elbow
The South Africa international was sent off against Gloucester last weekend.
# Banned
Connacht's Papali'i given five-week ban for Zebre red card
Papali’i was sent off during the second half of Sunday’s Pro14 win over Zebre.
# Banned
Former Springbok captain Chiliboy Ralepelle loses appeal against eight-year doping ban
Ralepelle will be 40 when the ban expires in January 2027.
# Banned
TikTok working to remove suicide video clips
The video-sharing app has said it will ban users that repeatedly try to share the footage on its platform.
# Banned
Twitter permanently suspends Gemma O'Doherty's account over 'repeated violations'
The social media giant said these included violations of its abusive behaviour and sensitive media policies.
# Drugs in Rugby
Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test
33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.
# Banned
Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems
The 49-year-old was sent home from the 2019 World Cup and handed a nine-month suspension from sport.
# Banned
Sale Sharks player suspended for two games after signing for two clubs
Sale Sharks have been been handed a suspended five-point deduction and fined.
# Banned
Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab
England prop banned following disciplinary hearing in Dublin.
# Suspension
Scarlets lock Lousi gets five-week ban for punching against Munster
An initial 10-week suspension was halved due to Lousi’s clean disciplinary record and show of remorse.