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Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI
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Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI

Apr 14th 2021, 2:07 PM 30,232 Views 0 Comments

The BAI said the broadcast of this statement without challenge was “not fair”.

BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin
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BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin

Feb 17th 2021, 12:36 PM 27,404 Views 39 Comments

Another complaint relating to an on-air jingle on Today FM was also rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
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# TV And Radio

Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding

Sep 30th 2019, 4:47 PM 8,765 Views 7 Comments

There has been an increase in the amount of funding awarded to female-led projects.

Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI
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Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI

Sep 24th 2019, 8:42 PM 18,859 Views 21 Comments

One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections
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Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections

Sep 17th 2019, 10:27 AM 4,131 Views 9 Comments

That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences
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BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences

Dec 11th 2018, 1:51 PM 7,736 Views 16 Comments

The authority is considering updates to its ‘Ownership and Control Policy’.

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage
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Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

Sep 20th 2018, 6:16 PM 8,741 Views 14 Comments

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists
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Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists

Jun 27th 2018, 9:18 PM 24,456 Views 94 Comments

Three panellists were invited to state what things they would “bin” for the New Year.

Ireland up against Germany and Netherlands to win over UK-based TV channels after Brexit
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Ireland up against Germany and Netherlands to win over UK-based TV channels after Brexit

Mar 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 29,756 Views 20 Comments

Some of these companies have already met with the BAI here in the last year.

Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum
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Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 13th 2018, 12:59 PM 16,180 Views 77 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that the “adversarial” debate around the Eighth will be a challenge for broadcasters.

Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments
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Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments

Feb 6th 2018, 2:36 PM 22,818 Views 118 Comments

The BAI has upheld a complaint filed over comments made by George Hook on-air on Newstalk.

Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears
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# THE RESTAURANT

Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears

Dec 17th 2017, 4:12 PM 22,774 Views 115 Comments

The Sunday Independent reported today that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.

See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action
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# Emergency

See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action

Oct 21st 2017, 9:30 PM 40,054 Views 59 Comments

It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists
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# Pen Pals

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists

Oct 19th 2017, 7:11 PM 13,702 Views 49 Comments

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules
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# Product Placement

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules

Mar 28th 2017, 11:00 AM 14,637 Views 24 Comments

Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.

Plan to get more women on airwaves 'welcome' - but progress could take years
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# Diversity

Plan to get more women on airwaves 'welcome' - but progress could take years

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:27 PM 7,841 Views 32 Comments

Broadcasters will have to report to the BAI on gender balance and diversity of their presenters and contributors.

Complaints around 8th Amendment and 'rubbishing Mass' on Rose of Tralee rejected
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Complaints around 8th Amendment and 'rubbishing Mass' on Rose of Tralee rejected

Jan 31st 2017, 7:30 PM 17,744 Views 35 Comments

The BAI rejected seven complaints to do with last year’s Rose of Tralee

Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment
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# Lost In Translation

Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment

Dec 3rd 2016, 11:00 AM 50,644 Views 37 Comments

The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.

Radio show allowed special needs children to be called 'mongos'
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# FM104

Radio show allowed special needs children to be called 'mongos'

Nov 30th 2016, 1:38 PM 29,014 Views 26 Comments

The BAI noted the man was allowed to talk for a considerable period of time before his comments were strongly challenged by the show’s presenter.

Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'
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# Hate Speech

Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'

May 26th 2016, 1:44 PM 33,229 Views 141 Comments

The man said Irish women who date African men are “absolute sluts”.

Presenter did not break broadcasting rules with 'c**k socket' comment
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# Naughty

Presenter did not break broadcasting rules with 'c**k socket' comment

Jan 29th 2016, 6:08 AM 39,975 Views 65 Comments

The radio station held a competition for the best name for female genitalia – and one listener did not approve.

George Hook - and other hosts - will have to be careful about tweets during the election campaign
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George Hook - and other hosts - will have to be careful about tweets during the election campaign

Nov 9th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,295 Views 42 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has released guidelines for broadcasters during next year’s election.

Dad angered by 'offensive' Love/Hate clip on 2FM
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# Bad Language

Dad angered by 'offensive' Love/Hate clip on 2FM

Oct 29th 2015, 6:11 AM 45,541 Views 42 Comments

The BAI rejected listener Seán Carty’s complaint that the clip infringed its code of programme standards.

Press watchdog rejects complaint over ad for 'overstuffed' Subway sandwich
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# Too Much Chicken

Press watchdog rejects complaint over ad for 'overstuffed' Subway sandwich

Oct 29th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,123 Views 27 Comments

Viewer Peter Thomas submitted a complaint to the BAI over an ad showing a sandwich filled with what he felt was a misleading number of chicken breast slices.

TV and radio watchdog reject complaints that Chris Donoghue was 'rude and hostile'
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# Balance

TV and radio watchdog reject complaints that Chris Donoghue was 'rude and hostile'

Oct 28th 2015, 3:30 PM 37,740 Views 51 Comments

TV and radio watchdog busy with complaints about same-sex marriage

The radio licences held by Newstalk and TXFM will be up for grabs next year
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# BIG GUNS

The radio licences held by Newstalk and TXFM will be up for grabs next year

Oct 2nd 2015, 10:58 AM 14,548 Views 41 Comments

The two stations are likely to re-apply to stay on the air.

Is 'jealous little b***h' an acceptable insult to use on radio?
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# Complaint

Is 'jealous little b***h' an acceptable insult to use on radio?

Jun 26th 2015, 6:00 AM 29,642 Views 39 Comments

Yes, under certain circumstances.

Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no
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# Laying Down The Law

Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no

Jan 27th 2015, 12:43 PM 12,291 Views 78 Comments

The BAI has revised its programming code.

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
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# Marriage Referendum

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims

Dec 8th 2014, 10:40 PM 13,362 Views 143 Comments

The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.

'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected
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# Six One News

'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected

Nov 20th 2014, 2:31 PM 7,546 Views 19 Comments

Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.

Love old ads? A whole load of them are set to be archived
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# Vintage Tv

Love old ads? A whole load of them are set to be archived

Oct 1st 2014, 8:05 PM 13,979 Views 17 Comments

Several organisations have been awarded funds from the BAI to archive old programming, music and advertisements.

RTÉ scolded over 'unnecessarily sexual dance' on The Voice
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RTÉ scolded over 'unnecessarily sexual dance' on The Voice

Sep 11th 2014, 1:40 PM 32,021 Views 89 Comments

However, the BAI decided that the dance was “editorially justified”.

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air
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Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air

Aug 15th 2014, 5:00 PM 152 Views 203 Comments

The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.

RTE is looking for members of the public to join its board
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# Tubs Wants You

RTE is looking for members of the public to join its board

Jul 18th 2014, 12:55 PM 13,547 Views 30 Comments

Here’s your chance…

Candidates submit official complaints over RTÉ poll coverage
# Election 2014
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Candidates submit official complaints over RTÉ poll coverage

May 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,063 Views 77 Comments

European elections candidate Bríd Smith believes that RTÉ “deliberately” cut her from a news report.

BAI says that Bryan Dobson wasn't being biased when he called protestors ‘idiots’
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BAI says that Bryan Dobson wasn't being biased when he called protestors ‘idiots’

Mar 27th 2014, 2:13 PM 16,135 Views 50 Comments

The BAI did acknowledged that Dobson “could have handled the situation in a better manner”.

BAI flicks the switch on for UTV Ireland
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# Decade Of Telly

BAI flicks the switch on for UTV Ireland

Feb 27th 2014, 5:34 PM 15,579 Views 53 Comments

The station will begin broadcasting in January of next year.

Get your telly ready: UTV Ireland to begin broadcast in early 2015
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Get your telly ready: UTV Ireland to begin broadcast in early 2015

Feb 6th 2014, 1:04 PM 15,715 Views 37 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority announced today that contract negotiations have begun.

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology
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# Panti Bliss

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology

Jan 29th 2014, 9:30 PM 59,036 Views 45 Comments

The vast majority were from people complaining about the broadcaster’s apology to a number of newspaper columnists and the Iona Institute.

John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority
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John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority

Jan 23rd 2014, 2:52 PM 24,001 Views 56 Comments

The Irish Times writer was appointed to the watchdog in September 2009.

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