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Basketball Ireland’s Instagram account ‘permanently disabled’ by Meta after controversial Israel qualifier

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Bridget Herlihy of Ireland in action against Dor Saar of Israel during the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket Championship Qualifier match between Israel and Ireland at the Rimi Olympic Centre in Riga, Latvia. Photo by Oksana Dzadan/Sportsfile

Basketball Ireland’s Instagram account has been “permanently disabled” by the social media platform, in a move the sporting body has linked to the national women’s team’s controversial clash with Israel on February 8.

Basketball Ireland has complained to social media giant Meta after it was informed that its Instagram account has been “permanently disabled” via what it described as “an automated message”.

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