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Allen calls scheduling of his Scottish Open matches 'disgraceful'

Allen calls scheduling of his Scottish Open matches 'disgraceful'

Snooker
Defending champion Mark Allen has hit out at the scheduling of his matches at the Scottish Open after his 5-1 quarter-final win over Scott Donaldson.Allen remains on course to retain his title and will face Jack Lisowski or Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the semi-finals."The schedule for my matches this week has been disgraceful," said Allen."There have been some very, very strange decisions made here and no-one seems to want to take responsibility for it," he told Eurosport."As holder I expected to be first on on Monday but then I was scheduled for 10:00 GMT Wednesday and Thursday with no television coverage, and then last on Thursday night and first on Friday," added the Northern Irishman.The 33-year-old won the opening frame against world-ranked 26 Donaldson but the Englishman levelled with the help of a 57 break.Breaks of 62, 81, 102 and 78 in the following frames ensured that Allen eased into the next round."I started very sluggish and should have been 2-0 down - Scott should have punished me - but I found a bit of form after that," said Allen.World number seven Allen, who has now reached the semi-final stage of
Dublin : Free Speech Rally met by counter protesters waving communist flags

Dublin : Free Speech Rally met by counter protesters waving communist flags

politics
Kildare Street Dublin , Free Speech Supporters on left side of road , counter protesters on right A Free Speech Rally in Dublin was met by counter protesters this afternoon as both sides converged on Dail Eireann in a tense standoff . The Free Speech Rally organised by the Yellow Vest Ireland , Renua Ireland , Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland numbering some two hundred supporters waved tricolour flags and held signs criticising government plans to introduce new speech laws next year . Counter Protesters gathered accross the Road in Similar numbers some waving Communist flags and holding banners of the extremist Antifa movement , dressed in black with faces covered over , gardai were forced to restrain a number of counter protesters as they attempted to cross over to attack the free speech supporters . counter protesters wave communist flags joined by members of the extremist antifa movement Gardai forced to restrain some counter protesters as they attempt to cross over to free speech side Gardai forced to restrain some counter protesters as they attempt to attack free
ANTIFA  : A Brief History of Antifa movement

ANTIFA : A Brief History of Antifa movement

Antifaschistische Aktion (Antifa for short) was the militant wing of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in 1932/33. In 1931 the Communist Party of Germany united with Hitler's National Socialists who they referred to as the "working people's comrades" to oust the ruling social democrat party Funded by the Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin and led by Ernst Thälmann who had been the leader of the alliance of Red Front-Fighters , a paramilitary organization later banned as extremist by the governing social democrats , the communist party adopted the position they were "the only anti-fascist party" regarding all other parties, (but to a lesser extent the nazis) as "fascists" . Its militant wing Antifa held its first rally in Berlin on 10 July 1932 . Renowned for its violent political streetfights , Antifa collaborated with the Nazis during the 1932 elections in carrying out attacks on the social democrat party which had united with trade unionists and liberals in a last ditch effort to save germany's liberal democracy from the growing threat of both communism and nazism . After the rise of the national socialists in 1933 , the
Highlights | Day 3 | Presidents Cup 2019

Highlights | Day 3 | Presidents Cup 2019

Golf
Boris Johnson - "We will get brexit done by the 31st January leaving the European Union as one UK"

Boris Johnson - "We will get brexit done by the 31st January leaving the European Union as one UK"

politics
Sterling has Jumped to a three and a half year high against the euro as the British Conservative Party win biggest election victory since 1987 promising to deliver on Brexit by January 31st . Britain's third general election in five years and first to take place in December in 100 years has seen Boris Johnson's conservative party finish with 365 seats , an overall majority of 79 seats . Behind them is Labour on 203 seats, the SNP with 48, the Lib Dems 11, the DUP 8, Sinn Fein 7, Plaid Cymru 4 and the Greens one . Addressing a large crowd of supporters , the Conservative Leader Boris Johnson vowed to deliver on brexit by January 31st and thanked Labour Party Supporters for lending their vote . With this mandate and with this majority we will at last be able to do what .. (he asks the crowd who shout back "get brexit done" ) This election means getting brexit done is now the unarguable decision of the british people , with this election i think we've put an end to all these miserable threats of a
The best slam dunks in golf 🏀

The best slam dunks in golf 🏀

Golf
Scottish Open: Mark Selby knocks out Ronnie O'Sullivan in Glasgow

Scottish Open: Mark Selby knocks out Ronnie O'Sullivan in Glasgow

Snooker
Mark Selby playfully grabbed Ronnie O'Sullivan's fist bump before edging the world number three out of the Scottish Open.O'Sullivan had made headlines by saying he fist-bumped second-round opponent James
Scottish Open: Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan beaten in Glasgow

Scottish Open: Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan beaten in Glasgow

World champion Judd Trump followed Ronnie O'Sullivan in being bumped out of the Scottish Open quarter-finals.In all-English contests, Trump slumped to a 5-2 defeat by David Gilbert, while O'Sullivan lost

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County Clare gets third Direct Provision Centre

County Clare gets third Direct Provision Centre

politics
Clare Lodge in Ennis will become the third Direct Provision Centre in County Clare . The Department of Justice has confirmed that the hotel will re-open its doors to asylum
The Day Jim Larkin was arrested for Hate Speech - 31 August 1913

The Day Jim Larkin was arrested for Hate Speech - 31 August 1913

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The biggest Trade Union dispute in Irish History was the Dublin Lockout of 1913 . The trade union movement in Ireland had just begun . Led by Jim Larkin of
Dublin : Free Speech Rally met by counter protesters waving communist flags

Dublin : Free Speech Rally met by counter protesters waving communist flags

Kildare Street Dublin , Free Speech Supporters on left side of road , counter protesters on right A Free Speech Rally in Dublin was met by counter protesters
ANTIFA  : A Brief History of Antifa movement

ANTIFA : A Brief History of Antifa movement

Antifaschistische Aktion (Antifa for short) was the militant wing of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in 1932/33. In 1931 the Communist Party of Germany united with Hitler's National
TD Willie O'Dea calls for online police to stop people opposing government policy

TD Willie O'Dea calls for online police to stop people opposing government policy

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Fianna Fail TD Willie O'Dea calls for online police to have the views of people with opposing views on migration issues "taken down" off the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsBIwx7S67M
France : Pension Protests enter Day 6 as capital shuts down

France : Pension Protests enter Day 6 as capital shuts down

politics
Massive Protests in France against Pension Reform are entering their sixth day . The indefinite strike action has seen more than 1.5 million workers take part in a hundred rallies
Boris Johnson - "We will get brexit done by the 31st January leaving the European Union as one UK"

Boris Johnson - "We will get brexit done by the 31st January leaving the European Union as one UK"

Sterling has Jumped to a three and a half year high against the euro as the British Conservative Party win biggest election victory since 1987 promising to deliver on Brexit by

Sport

Highlights | Day 3 | Presidents Cup 2019

Highlights | Day 3 | Presidents Cup 2019

Golf
The best slam dunks in golf 🏀

The best slam dunks in golf 🏀

Golf
Scottish Open: Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan beaten in Glasgow

Scottish Open: Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan beaten in Glasgow

Snooker
World champion Judd Trump followed Ronnie O'Sullivan in being bumped out of the Scottish Open quarter-finals.In all-English contests, Trump slumped to a 5-2 defeat by David Gilbert, while O'Sullivan lost
Scottish Open: Mark Selby knocks out Ronnie O'Sullivan in Glasgow

Scottish Open: Mark Selby knocks out Ronnie O'Sullivan in Glasgow

Mark Selby playfully grabbed Ronnie O'Sullivan's fist bump before edging the world number three out of the Scottish Open.O'Sullivan had made headlines by saying he fist-bumped second-round opponent James
Allen calls scheduling of his Scottish Open matches 'disgraceful'

Allen calls scheduling of his Scottish Open matches 'disgraceful'

Snooker
Defending champion Mark Allen has hit out at the scheduling of his matches at the Scottish Open after his 5-1 quarter-final win over Scott Donaldson.Allen remains on course to retain his title and will face Jack Lisowski or Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the semi-finals."The schedule for my matches this week has been disgraceful," said Allen."There have been some very, very strange decisions made here and no-one seems to want to take responsibility for it," he told Eurosport."As holder I expected to be first on on Monday but then I was scheduled for 10:00 GMT Wednesday and Thursday with no television coverage, and then last on Thursday night and first on Friday," added the Northern Irishman.The 33-year-old won the opening frame against world-ranked 26 Donaldson but the Englishman levelled with the help of a 57 break.Breaks of 62, 81, 102 and 78 in the following frames ensured that Allen eased into the next round."I started very sluggish and should have been 2-0 down - Scott should have punished me - but I found a bit of form after that," said Allen.World number seven Allen, who has now reached the semi-final stage of
Highlights | Day 2 | Presidents Cup

Highlights | Day 2 | Presidents Cup

Golf
GAANOW Rewind - Fantastic Football Goals 2019

GAANOW Rewind - Fantastic Football Goals 2019

GAA