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Conor McGregor has finally spoken out about the infamous pub incident where he punched an elderly man in April, admitting that he was "in the wrong".

The video recently emerged which showed the 31-year-old fighter punch a 50-year-old man in the Marble Arch pub, with the man involved labelling the former UFC two-weight champ a "bully with money".

In his first interview since the public have seen the video, the Dubliner has owned up to his wrongs and vowed to "do better".

"In reality, it doesn't matter what happened there. I was in the wrong," McGregor said in an interview with ESPN's Ariel Helwani. "That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without it having to end the way it did.

"Although, five months ago it was, and I tried to make amends and I made amends back then – it still, that doesn't even matter," he continued.

"I was in the wrong. I must come here before you and take accountability and take responsibility. I owe it to the people that have been supporting me. I owe it to my mother, my father, my family. I owe it to the people who trained me in martial arts."


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"That's not who I am, that's not the reason why I got into martial arts or studying combat sports. The reason why I got into it was to defend against that type of scenario.

"To see that, although (it was) months ago and I have been making steps and continuously making steps to do better and be better – to see it is like a dagger into my heart as a young martial artist," he said.

"I'm just here to own up to that and move on, carry on and face what's coming." The video of the incident went viral, with the victim saying that he's glad McGregor's reputation has been negatively impacted.


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The 50-year-old revealed to The Irish Daily Star: "I am sitting on the bar stool just having a quiet pint with my friend then all of a sudden because I refuse his drink I get a punch, you don't need that in life."

The shocking video shows the Crumlin thug holding his own brand of Proper No. Twelve whiskey in Drimnagh, putting glasses down on the bar for everyone.

"I didn't even notice McGregor coming into the pub but seemingly he was throwing shots around.

"He approached me from the left-hand side. I was ready to go. He said, 'will you have one of my whiskeys?' I said 'no'. I don't like whiskey. I'm a Guinness man. I put the glass up on (the counter)."


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"He said 'no you will have it with me.' I said 'I don't want it'. I think I put it back up again. He obviously got aggravated that I had disrespected, and that's when he gave me the punch.

"My taxi arrived that I was after ordering. The taxi man came in and said to come outside. I put my jacket on and went outside with the taxi man, popped in the front and the next thing McGregor and his friend, I don't who he was I had never seen the chap before, hopped into the back of it," he added.

"I thought he was cheeky. His friend was just talking to the taxi man. I didn't talk to McGregor." 

The man said the punch left its mark for a week with McGregor reportedly set to be charged for the incident.


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"Look it, I can take a punch," he said."It was sore for about a week. It wasn't killing me or anything. I just don't want to make sure he doesn't do that to anyone else again, just taking him down a peg.

He added: "I don't like the man. I think he is getting a bad rep. He is a bit of a bully. A bully with money."

A fellow pub punter described the incident in detail, saying that the victim didn't leave his house for days afterwards. 

“At the end of the day he doesn’t want an apology or any money, he just wants justice for what happened to him. He wouldn’t have been a fan of McGregor before all this and he most certainly isn’t now."

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Gwyneth Paltrow is in hot water after a 2016 skiing accident left a retired optometrist with a concussion and broken ribs. She is now being sued for reckless skiing by 72-year-old Terry Sanderson.

The Utah man has also accused Paltrow of fleeing the scene after crashing into his back, screaming as she did it. Local Utah news station KUTV, Sanderson is also claiming Paltrow was "out of control".

A lawsuit has now been filed against the Hollywood actress; according to court documents, Sanderson said, "Paltrow got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured." Yikes.

The skiing instructor who allegedly witnessed the incident has blamed Sanderson for causing the accident, but Sanderson is insisting that the instructor is lying and refrained from helping him while injured.

The man apparently suffered a brain injury and four broken ribs, and said Paltrow "accepted no responsibility" and abandoned the Deer Valley Resort.

 Sanderson recalled "feeling very sore, and my brain felt like I'd been injected with novocaine, I don't know how to describe it,” he said at a recent press conference.

He has decided to sue Paltrow for $3.1 million. In a statement, Paltrow denied the claims through spokeswoman Heather Wilson; "This lawsuit is without merit and we expect to be vindicated."

The lawsuit maintains that the instructor skiing with Paltrow and her family filed a false incident report saying Paltrow didn't cause the accident.

Deer Valley Resort spokeswoman Emily Summers stated that the resort, which is also being sued, can not comment on pending legal matters.


A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman in Donegal last night.

Gardaí sealed off the area in Forest Park in the village of Killygordon after being called to the scene.

Local reports on Friday morning stating that a person had been fatally wounded.

Sources then said the victim had died following the incident, with the body remaining at the scene.

Gardaí have since confirmed that a full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of the young woman.

A man in his 20s has been detained in Letterkenny Garda Station.

Three ambulances allegedly arrived at the house in the east of the county in the early hours of this morning, with children and other occupants leaving the house shortly afterwards.

A statement released by the Gardaí at 11:45am has stated;

“Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the death of a woman in her 20s this morning the 4th of January 2019 at Forest Park, Killygordan, Co. Donegal. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

"The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and the body remains at the scene pending an examination. The Garda Technical Bureau has been notified and will be carrying out a technical examination at the scene today.

"A man in his 20s has been arrested and is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 in Letterkenny Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.”

Patrick McGowan, who is the local county councillor in Killygordon, commented that; “All we know is that there has been a very serious incident and everyone in the locality is shocked."

“All we know is that somebody has been seriously hurt and Gardaí are awaiting the forensics team to arrive.”

He stated that locals are awaiting more information on the incident.



A woman in her 50s has been arrested this morning after an incident at Government Buildings. 

The woman attempted to drive her car, a gold  Nissan Micra, through the gates of the Government building on Merrion Street, Dublin. 

The incident occurred around 10am. 

Gardaí arrested the woman at the scene.

She is being held at Pearse Street Garda Station for questioning.

She is being held on charges of criminal damage under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. 

There were no injuries in the incident.



Two Irish holiday-makers have been killed in separate incidents abroad.

20-year-old Alex McGourty from Sligo died after his group were caught up in flash-floods while kayaking in the River Abanico, Eucador.

A search is continuing for three other kayakers, while a fifth has been found alive.

Meanwhile, police in Thailand are investigating the circumstances around the death of a Donegal woman.

Louise Furey, 27, from Glenties who had been living on the Channel Islands, was holidaying in Koh Samui when she fell from a hotel balcony.

The Glenties Community Development Group said on Facebook the town is "numb with shock".

“On these saddest of sad days in our wee town we offer our sympathies, condolences and support to the Furey family and friends on the tragic news of Louise, “ the post read.

"The town is numb with shock after the news came to town on Saturday about Louise’s accident. Sympathies to Brid, Daniel, Aine, Celine, Rosaleen, extended family,friends and her boyfriend Sam."

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of both cases and is providing consular assistance.


A 15-year-old teenage boy has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by three masked men at petrol station in Co. Clare.

The incident took place at around 5.00pm this evening at a garage on the Kilrush road in Ennis.

It's understood that the men ambushed the teenager as he was filling a car after stopping for petrol with his mother.

The boy is believed to have been struck in the face with a slash hook, while the back window of the car was smashed in. His mother was unharmed.

The victim was taken to University Hospital Limerick where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A Garda investigation is underway adn officers are said to be following a definite line of inquiry, though no arrests have yet been made.

Gardaí have asked anyone who was in the area of Ashline/Kilrush Road around the time of the incident to contact them at Ennis station on (065) 6848100.



Six people have been taken to hospital after a very serious road incident in Dublin City centre.

Gardaí from Pearse Street station, along with other emergency services, are currently at the scene of the collision.

The accident occurred at the junction of Harcourt Road and Adelaide Road in Dublin.

The collision occurred at approximately 6.16pm this evening. 

According to Gardaí, it appears from initial investigations that a number of pedestrians were struck by a car.

Six people have been taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. 

Gardaí have said that this is not a hit & run incident.


An investigation is underway following a fatal incident in Co Clare in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 25-year-old man has died after he was stabbed in the Marion Estate in Kilkee in Co Clare at around 1.15am.

The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick but was later pronounced dead.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently being held at Kilrush Garda Station.

The scene at Kilkee has been preserved for a technical examination and the Garda Technical Bureau are scheduled to attend later this morning.

Gardaí at Kilrush, Co Clare have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at 065 9080550, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.



Eleven people have been taken to hospital following a 'dangerous occurrence' at the Poolbeg Incinerator.

The Health and Safety Authority said that there was an 'uncontrolled release' at around 6am at the Dublin facility.

'Late on Wednesday night a small amount of lime was inadvertently released inside the flue gas treatment area during the commissioning and testing of the Dublin Waste to Energy plant at Ringsend,' a spokesperson for Covanta told The Journal.

'At the time, there were a number of workers in an adjacent area.'

'As a precaution, eleven workers were sent to St Vincent’s Hospital nearby for medical evaluation.'

'Two were detained overnight.Combustion Unit No. 1, which was operating at the time, was shut down in an orderly and controlled manner.'

'The lime was contained within the building and did not escape into the environment and the incident had no impact whatsoever outside the plant.Both the EPA and the Health & Safety Authority were notified of the incident, and the company is co-operating fully with them.'