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# Bai

This year
BAI rejects complaint about RTÉ's use of Elvis song as part of tribute to David Trimble
The complaint concerned an episode of Prime Time.
RTE's Liveline was the most complained-about show last year
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received 91 complaints in 2022.
Last year
Broadcasting Authority dismisses magazine owner's complaints against Liveline
The owner of The Public Sector Magazine complained about claims made by callers on the popular show.
Broadcast of O Holy Night on RTÉ radio not offensive to non-Christians, BAI rules
The broadcasting watchdog received a complaint about the hymn being played on The Ronan Collins Show.
Broadcasting watchdog rejects 11 complaints about Covid-19 segment on The Pat Kenny Show
The Newstalk programme interviewed Health Minister Stephen Donnelly about Covid last October.
€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting
The funding was announced by Culture Minister Catherine Martin today.
BAI rejects 15 complaints against Claire Byrne Live show over Covid-19 vaccine segment
A complaint against Red FM’s Neil Prendeville Show was partly upheld.
Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook
The EU banned broadcasts of the channel on Wednesday as part of a package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All time
Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top
Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows this publication and State broadcaster were most popular news sources for online audiences.
BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin
Another complaint relating to an on-air jingle on Today FM was also rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Broadcasting regulator rejects 12 complaints made against RTÉ and Newstalk since December
The rulings by the BAI were released today.
Over 60% of Irish people concerned about the truth of online information
According to a new global study, remains one of the most popular online news brands in Ireland.
BAI rejects Maria Bailey's complaint over 'untrue and damaging' comments made on RTÉ radio
The BAI determined that the subject matter was treated fairly and presented in an objective manner.
Five separate complaints over use of 'f*ck', 'sh*t' and 'Jesus Christ' rejected by watchdog
In all five cases, the complaints were made by the same person.
BAI rejects complaint over Niall Boylan comment on funeral mass being 'almost satanic'
The Catholic Communications Office claimed the broadcast was “distressing and hurtful”.
Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
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
One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.
Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections
That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Dublin's Q102 radio to fight for its broadcast licence as another company expresses interest in taking over
The station’s broadcast licence is up for renewal with the BAI next year.
Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online
The BAI has proposed that it be given the power to regulate harmful online content on social media platforms.
RTÉ and are the most popular online news sources in Ireland
32% of people in Ireland read in the last week, according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2019.
RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.
Opinion: Can Irish media users identify trustworthy news sources?
A recent Irish survey found that social media users are among the most media-savvy consumers of news, writes Niamh Kirk.
Broadcasting watchdog rejects complaints of bias during Eighth Amendment referendum TV debates
The three complaints were made about shows broadcast on Virgin Media Television.
Netflix in the firing line as BAI looks to change how streaming sites suggest content for Irish viewers
The authority launched a public consultation on the proposals yesterday.
BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences
The authority is considering updates to its ‘Ownership and Control Policy’.
Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI
The complainants had alleged that Kenny had questioned Steen differently than Peter Boylan.
'Who would you like to kick in the testicles': BAI partially upholds Eoghan McDermott show complaint
The complainant claimed the interview promoted violence towards men.
Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage
‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.
Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists
Three panellists were invited to state what things they would “bin” for the New Year. is the most popular online Irish news source for the second year in a row
Over a third of Irish news consumers checked this week according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report.
What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?
Confused by the controversy surrounding the Communications Minister? Catch up here.
'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked
The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.
BAI calls for resolution over Communicorp station ban on Irish Times journalists
The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.
Ireland up against Germany and Netherlands to win over UK-based TV channels after Brexit
Some of these companies have already met with the BAI here in the last year.
TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates
“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”
Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum
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
The BAI has upheld a complaint filed over comments made by George Hook on-air on Newstalk.
Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI
Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.
Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'
The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.