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Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
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Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Thu 3:10 PM 12,143 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Gareth Southgate suggests England may rethink taking knee after players booed
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# Controversy

Gareth Southgate suggests England may rethink taking knee after players booed

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:25 PM 11,687 Views 4 Comments

The boos were soon drowned out by cheers among the near-7,000 crowd at the Riverside.

Anger as Ireland's Alan Browne sent off
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Anger as Ireland's Alan Browne sent off

Mar 16th 2021, 10:31 PM 12,777 Views 0 Comments

Preston boss Alex Neil was furious with the decision.

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
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An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 20,959 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

Handball rule changed after Fulham-Tottenham controversy
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# New Interpretation

Handball rule changed after Fulham-Tottenham controversy

Mar 5th 2021, 3:18 PM 10,195 Views 5 Comments

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) made the announcement in a statement.

'I felt embarrassed for my sport. An appalling picture' - Walsh reacts to Elliott photo
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'I felt embarrassed for my sport. An appalling picture' - Walsh reacts to Elliott photo

Mar 1st 2021, 9:29 PM 35,985 Views 38 Comments

Ruby Walsh also described the incident as ‘indefensible.’

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place
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Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place

Mar 1st 2021, 7:42 PM 51,724 Views 45 Comments

The news is a major announcement a fortnight out from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph
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Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph

Mar 1st 2021, 12:42 PM 75,869 Views 59 Comments

Betfair, however, has severed ties with Elliott after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy
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# Juvenile Scheme

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,324 Views 0 Comments

Some gardaí are still under investigation.

Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to firms owned by operator of Pornhub
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Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to firms owned by operator of Pornhub

Feb 10th 2021, 8:46 AM 38,183 Views 14 Comments

The move came “in light of the serious nature of recent developments”, Grant Thornton said.

Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash
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# Controversy

Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash

Feb 7th 2021, 7:12 PM 12,539 Views 41 Comments

Murrayfield chiefs have reiterated their backing for equality.

Patrick Reed ‘all good’ with Xander Schauffele after drop controversy
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Patrick Reed ‘all good’ with Xander Schauffele after drop controversy

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:04 PM 3,895 Views 0 Comments

Reed was cleared of any wrongdoing by rules officials after taking a free drop for an embedded ball in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

'It certainly didn't affect him' - Support for Ireland U21 striker after recent racist abuse
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'It certainly didn't affect him' - Support for Ireland U21 striker after recent racist abuse

Jan 28th 2021, 7:48 PM 5,617 Views 1 Comment

Jim Crawford praised Jonathan Afolabi for the way he handled the recent vile comments aimed at him.

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban
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Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:15 PM 29,149 Views 12 Comments

Paul Davies said the controversy over his conduct had become a ‘distraction’ for the party.

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach
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Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach

Jan 15th 2021, 9:57 PM 4,380 Views 4 Comments

Tony Scholes also emphasised footballers’ ‘duty to act responsibly’ during the pandemic.

Toulon study appeal after Scarlets given European win for 'harrowing' Covid-19 withdrawal
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Toulon study appeal after Scarlets given European win for 'harrowing' Covid-19 withdrawal

Dec 19th 2020, 8:57 PM 10,845 Views 2 Comments

Scarlets were awarded a 28-0 bonus-point victory after Toulon did not fulfil last night’s fixture due to covid concerns.

Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar
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Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar

Dec 15th 2020, 5:10 PM 21,960 Views 48 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD apologised for two tweets he sent that have caused controversy.

Millwall fans boo players taking a knee
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Millwall fans boo players taking a knee

Dec 5th 2020, 5:29 PM 10,264 Views 28 Comments

In footage seen on social media, booing from the stands is heard after referee Darren England blows his whistle.

LGFA 'fully understand Limerick’s wish to use their own venue for training purposes'
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LGFA 'fully understand Limerick’s wish to use their own venue for training purposes'

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 8,113 Views 13 Comments

The All-Ireland ladies football semi-final was moved from LIT Gaelic Grounds to Parnell Park earlier this week.

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party
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# Sex Party

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party

Dec 1st 2020, 6:51 PM 19,867 Views 14 Comments

Jozsef Szajer resigned over the weekend after going to what local press called an ‘orgy’.

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
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# Brian Stanley

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks

Dec 1st 2020, 9:01 AM 23,481 Views 85 Comments

Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.

Referee timekeeping correct in both All-Ireland semi-finals, camogie officials insist
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# Camogie Association

Referee timekeeping correct in both All-Ireland semi-finals, camogie officials insist

Nov 28th 2020, 5:16 PM 7,750 Views 3 Comments

There was some confusion over the timekeeping in both games.

Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown
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# Outcry

Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown

Nov 26th 2020, 2:38 PM 21,487 Views 27 Comments

A TD branded the mooted trip a “disgrace”.

13 Barbarians players to face disciplinary hearing for Covid-19 breaches
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13 Barbarians players to face disciplinary hearing for Covid-19 breaches

Oct 29th 2020, 5:18 PM 10,417 Views 12 Comments

The unnamed individuals have been charged after their actions led to last weekend’s game against England being cancelled.

Liverpool ask Premier League to review VAR decisions from derby
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Liverpool ask Premier League to review VAR decisions from derby

Oct 17th 2020, 7:33 PM 16,228 Views 32 Comments

Jordan Pickford’s tackle on Virgil Van Dijk and Jordan Henderson’s late disallowed goal have been called into question by the Reds.

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
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'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks

Oct 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,989 Views 37 Comments

Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.

Landon Donovan-managed side walk off pitch in protest after alleged anti-gay slur
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Landon Donovan-managed side walk off pitch in protest after alleged anti-gay slur

Oct 1st 2020, 11:20 PM 7,812 Views 7 Comments

It was claimed that midfielder Collin Martin was targeted.

Tipperary dual club pull out of camogie final due to 'player welfare issues' amidst fixture clash
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Tipperary dual club pull out of camogie final due to 'player welfare issues' amidst fixture clash

Sep 25th 2020, 9:42 AM 6,592 Views 8 Comments

Cahir will contest the Tipperary senior A football final on Sunday afternoon, but not the camogie decider on Saturday.

Marseille allege Neymar made racist remarks towards Japan star
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Marseille allege Neymar made racist remarks towards Japan star

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:18 PM 6,048 Views 3 Comments

The individual said Andre Villas-Boas’s side have evidence of the Brazil forward making the comments on two occasions.

Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace allegations in her show's opening monologue
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# Toxic Workplace

Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace allegations in her show's opening monologue

Sep 21st 2020, 6:18 PM 74,787 Views 31 Comments

“I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.”

German FA defend decision to fly to Basel as fans rage
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German FA defend decision to fly to Basel as fans rage

Sep 7th 2020, 5:18 PM 14,706 Views 3 Comments

‘Stupid’, ‘anti-social’, ‘oblivious to the future’ – were some of the comments posted.

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball
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Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball

Sep 6th 2020, 9:53 PM 86,910 Views 84 Comments

The top seed and 17-time grand slam champion had just dropped serve to trail Spanish opponent Pablo Carreno Busta 6-5.

European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report
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European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 1:00 PM 66,842 Views 195 Comments

Last night, it emerged that Hogan was stopped by gardaí while driving to the dinner.

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?
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# Clifden

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?

Aug 21st 2020, 6:56 PM 92,664 Views 59 Comments

81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
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Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 108,755 Views 167 Comments

The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.

Ex-Premier League star embroiled in race row
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Ex-Premier League star embroiled in race row

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:41 PM 14,996 Views 11 Comments

Mark Fish represented Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic among others.

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen
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Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen

Jul 14th 2020, 11:37 PM 61,735 Views 98 Comments

The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.

'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test
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'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test

Jul 14th 2020, 11:01 AM 5,102 Views 1 Comment

Essendon star Conor McKenna hasn’t ruled out the possibility of lining out with Tyrone in 2021.

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
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Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report

Jul 13th 2020, 5:08 PM 61,101 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,

National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday
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National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday

Jul 10th 2020, 9:22 PM 16,830 Views 42 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.

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