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Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe
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# Error

Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe

Sep 25th 2020, 7:03 PM 33,751 Views 4 Comments

An administrative error meant the player should have been ineligible for two PRO14 fixtures.

Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids'
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Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids'

Aug 10th 2019, 9:44 AM 20,698 Views 69 Comments

Democratic rival Bill de Blaiso says that the comments should not be dismissed as a slip of the tongue.

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
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# Ebit Macht Frei

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'

Mar 14th 2019, 10:25 PM 25,121 Views 28 Comments

Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager
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Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager

Sep 18th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,741 Views 24 Comments

Paddy Power say Ugo Ehiogu’s inclusion in the market to replace Harry Redknapp was “a genuine error”.

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident
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# What's That Now?

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident

Jan 25th 2017, 10:05 PM 23,254 Views 33 Comments

The officer sustained three shots to the arm in the attack and is alive and recovering.

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland
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# Policy

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

Aug 21st 2016, 10:15 AM 16,143 Views 33 Comments

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match
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# Gaffe

VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match

Jun 6th 2016, 9:13 AM 5,641 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, Venezuela defeated Jamaica in Chicago thanks to a 16th minute strike from Josef Martinez.

A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros
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# Gaffe

A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros

May 31st 2016, 7:25 AM 17,292 Views 7 Comments

A little less conversation, a little bit more research.

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash
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# Gaffe

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash

Apr 17th 2016, 1:04 PM 13,050 Views 15 Comments

It was a game of high drama.

A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy
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# Racially Tinged

A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy

Apr 12th 2016, 7:46 PM 30,016 Views 44 Comments

The joke was made with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun'
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# Gaffe

Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun'

Feb 21st 2016, 10:29 AM 8,225 Views 7 Comments

The AC Milan president made the controversial comments about the Italian striker yesterday.

Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast
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# Gaffe

Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast

Jul 20th 2015, 12:23 PM 26,526 Views 60 Comments

Reports in local media suggested the Champions League qualifier between Crusaders and Skenderbeu would be postponed.

Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate
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# Gaffe

Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate

Apr 2nd 2015, 4:29 PM 8,151 Views 9 Comments

Some quick thinking ensured a pretty memorable finale to the Under-16 Uefa Development competition.

Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?
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Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?

Mar 11th 2015, 10:02 AM 24,111 Views 84 Comments

It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.

This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold
# How's Adam
# How's Adam

This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold

Feb 18th 2015, 9:19 PM 13,818 Views 0 Comments

The live episodes are catching EVERYONE out.

John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list
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# Cup Upset

John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list

Feb 15th 2015, 4:50 PM 4,992 Views 3 Comments

The Bantams booked their place in tomorrow’s quarter-final draw with another impressive display.

This response to Aldi Switzerland advertising Guinness with a Union Jack is perfect
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# Buuurn

This response to Aldi Switzerland advertising Guinness with a Union Jack is perfect

Jun 28th 2014, 4:25 PM 8,568 Views 6 Comments

It’s all we’ve got.

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane
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# Hammered

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane

Jun 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 8,048 Views 17 Comments

Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.

Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton
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Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton

Apr 26th 2014, 12:59 PM 6,879 Views 7 Comments

The Toffees lost 2-0 as their Champions League hopes hang in the balance.

Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player
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# Gaffe

Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player

Nov 3rd 2013, 12:02 PM 11,626 Views 11 Comments

Reports suggest the Irishman didn’t realise Shane Ferguson played for the club after seeing the loan star in action with Birmingham.

Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke
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# Gaffe

Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke

Oct 17th 2013, 12:00 PM 14,542 Views 67 Comments

England manager under fire for telling old NASA joke during half-time team-talk against Poland.

Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls'
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# Gaffe

Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls'

Sep 29th 2013, 2:16 PM 5,943 Views 8 Comments

The BBC asked the former Liverpool striker to apologise on air.

Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest
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# Gaffe

Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest

Sep 12th 2013, 11:17 AM 11,171 Views 4 Comments

Morto for all involved.

Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss
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Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss

Jun 2nd 2013, 9:48 AM 2,240 Views 3 Comments

The date for the erroneous story read Monday June 3.

Column: Centra’s gaffe isn’t the real problem here – our welfare system is
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# Opinion

Column: Centra’s gaffe isn’t the real problem here – our welfare system is

Jul 7th 2012, 8:00 AM 79 Views 166 Comments

It’s not news that some benefits are spent on alcohol, writes Aaron McKenna. Time for a simple change to the system.

God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing
# Team Amercia
# Team Amercia

God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing

May 31st 2012, 10:59 AM 9,114 Views 17 Comments

Late-night comedian Steven Colbert has even made up a national anthem for the new dream country.

London mayor dismisses Patrick's Day event as 'lefty crap'
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# London

London mayor dismisses Patrick's Day event as 'lefty crap'

Feb 10th 2012, 2:58 PM 11,920 Views 72 Comments

Irish groups in London have said Boris Johnson’s comments were ‘contemptuous’ – but he says he appreciates and admires the Irish.

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
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# Gaffe

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings

Jan 20th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,498 Views 31 Comments

Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.

Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe
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# Facepalm

Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe

Dec 22nd 2011, 11:01 AM 7,296 Views 87 Comments

The pundit said that he “deeply regrets” his poor choice of words during last night’s Match of the Day.

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'
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# Big Mouth

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:58 PM 6,722 Views 69 Comments

The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.

Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama
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# Controversy

Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama

Nov 23rd 2011, 3:34 PM 2,163 Views 13 Comments

The students at the University of St Andrews burned the likeness of the American president on a bonfire at the weekend. The president of the Conservative society has apologised and said it was a “stupid thing to do”.

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary
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# Big Mouth

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary

Nov 21st 2011, 9:53 PM 11,531 Views 103 Comments

The Ryanair CEO said that he thinks child benefit should be abolished, calling it an “absurdity”.

Sarkozy: Breast-feeding is like slavery
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Sarkozy: Breast-feeding is like slavery

Nov 18th 2011, 10:00 AM 4,479 Views 15 Comments

However, the French president welcomed Carla Bruni’s breast feeding, saying it means he doesn’t have to get up at night for his new daughter.

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe
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# Oh Dear

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe

Nov 10th 2011, 7:58 AM 2,210 Views 18 Comments

The governor of Texas is facing a campaign meltdown after one of the most humiliating gaffes in US presidential election debate history.

Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks
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Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks

Aug 29th 2011, 11:28 AM 2,064 Views 6 Comments

Sky Sports forced to immediately apologise after on-air comments from former Ireland striker.

Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video)
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# Work Can Wait

Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video)

Jun 17th 2011, 5:00 PM 1,735 Views 13 Comments

It was a perfectly ordinary day for this BBC newsreader in Scotland… until she ran into a few technical problems.

Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland
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# Royal Visit

Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland

May 18th 2011, 12:39 PM 3,304 Views 0 Comments

The Queen’s consort verged on creating another of his trademark foot-in-mouth moments at the Guinness Storehouse this morning so TheJournal.ie has come up with an etiquette checklist for the Duke of Edinburgh.

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe
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Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe

Apr 1st 2011, 7:53 AM 9,484 Views 0 Comments

Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.

Cameron criticised for Iran nuke gaffe
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Cameron criticised for Iran nuke gaffe

Aug 6th 2010, 2:06 PM 148 Views 0 Comments

The British Prime Minister’s latest diplomatic blunder – accusing Iran of possessing a nuclear weapon – is criticised as “dangerous”.