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#Watchdog

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should social media sites be fined for failing to tackle harmful online content? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should social media sites be fined for failing to tackle harmful online content?

The UK government has proposed establishing a watchdog with the power to fine internet companies.

From TheJournal.ie Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe Chemical Warfare

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe

Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.

From TheJournal.ie UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT Tension

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.

From TheJournal.ie Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments Watchdog

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges Waste Fees

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges

The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Backlash

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Exclusive

Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video Human Rights

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

From TheJournal.ie The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry Touting

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry

The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps Building And Property

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps

The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen Watchdog

Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen

The Sunday Times claims that the Anti-Doping watchdog knew about the allegations but failed to act.

From TheJournal.ie Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog North Wales

Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog

Police say the decision was not taken lightly.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character Renua

Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character

The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.

From TheJournal.ie 8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Election 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

From TheJournal.ie Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog Cushty

Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog

Two characters were half naked in a funeral parlour.

From TheJournal.ie Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse DARK TIMES

Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse

The allegations span four decades from 1970 to 2005 and will now be investigated.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control Dislike

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency Missing

Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency

The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook's controversial mood experiment Questions

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook's controversial mood experiment

It will be working with Britain’s independent data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, as it investigates Facebook’s decision to alter 700,000 users’ News Feed as part of an experiment

From TheJournal.ie Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead Competition Authority

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.

From TheJournal.ie One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again Sexual Violence

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

From TheJournal.ie Responsibility to safeguard children taken with "utmost seriousness" in Diocese of Meath Watchdog

Responsibility to safeguard children taken with "utmost seriousness" in Diocese of Meath

However, in one previous case, the diocese took 18 months before making formal contact with the HSE over a case of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned Guerin Report

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned

Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?

From TheJournal.ie These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital Watchdog

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year Money Money Money

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year

Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging Hacking

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

From TheJournal.ie Callinan has “no difficulty” in providing information to PAC Whistleblowers

Callinan has “no difficulty” in providing information to PAC

The Commissioner said that he would not discuss the issue of serving sergeant Maurice McCabe appearing before the PAC.

From TheJournal.ie Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay Political Reform

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay

SIPO is also in the middle of a disagreement with Minister Hogan about proposed accounting reforms for political parties.

From TheJournal.ie Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations' Data

Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations'

The company has been accused of “illegal processing of personal data” obtained from users of its many services.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today Child Safety

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Broadcasting

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain had argued that episodes of the Channel 4 programme contained negative and damaging stereotypes.

From TheJournal.ie Syria meets watchdog deadlines Syria

Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog Broadcasting

Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog

The priest went on air to defend an article he had written about Enda Kenny in Alive! newspaper.

From TheJournal.ie SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed Watchdog

SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed

SIPO has postponed indefinitely an investigation into allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council.

From TheJournal.ie Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran' Not Happening

Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran'

A prominent cleric has said that the law prohibits women from being president.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time Scrutiny

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time

There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.

From TheJournal.ie Problems identified by child protection inspectors Child Protection

Problems identified by child protection inspectors

The Health Information and Quality Authority published its findings from the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny local health area.

From TheJournal.ie BAI upholds complaint about Vincent Browne's 'cancer in foreign affairs' show Broadcasting

BAI upholds complaint about Vincent Browne's 'cancer in foreign affairs' show

A complaint about an Ireland AM segment on abortion was also upheld.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog Amazon

Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog

The German competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the company’s policy which prevents third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently Leveson Report

Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently

The British PM met with editors and executives at 10 Downing Street to push them to set up a new independent regulatory body.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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