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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Bai

All time
Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears
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that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.
# queen of ireland
Complaints made to RTÉ about Panti Bliss trailer before Six Nations rugby and the Angelus
Both complaints were rejected by the BAI.
# Off the hook
Complaint against George Hook rejected after he called texter a 's**t'
Hook also jokingly said he would box the texter in the face.
# Emergency
See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action
It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.
# pen pals
BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists
The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.
# kinvara fm
Villagers in this Galway community are buying up shares in their own local radio station
Kinvara FM is the new community radio station based in the south Galway village.
# blindboy boatclub
BAI rejects complaints over Rubberbandit calling communion 'haunted bread' on the Late Late Show
In all, 11 complaints were received after Blindboy Boatclub’s appearance on the RTÉ show.
# Northside Southside
Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen
Damo and Ivor first appeared on YouTube back in 2011.
# broadcasting act
Complaint about RTÉ coverage of undercover pregnancy counselling report is rejected
The details are contained in the latest Broadcasting Association of Ireland report.
# Bai is now the main online news source for Irish people
A third of the Irish market checked this week according to Reuters Institute Digital News Report.
# What Are You Eating
Complaint about Darina Allen's 'ban on squishy sliced pan' rejected by BAI
Chef and television presenter Darina Allen said that if she was the Minister for Health, she would ban sliced pan.
# Gemma O'Doherty
Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected
Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.
# HPV vaccine
Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected
The BAI said that Hook’s approach to discussing the vaccine had satisfied its Code of Fairness, but “only in a barely minimal fashion”.
# product placement
People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules
Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.
# diversity
Plan to get more women on airwaves 'welcome' - but progress could take years
Broadcasters will have to report to the BAI on gender balance and diversity of their presenters and contributors.
# Bai
Complaint about Eamon Dunphy's 'extreme' comments on RTÉ rejected
The BAI said that the use of extreme language was typical of Dunphy’s provocative style.
# Bai
Complaints around 8th Amendment and 'rubbishing Mass' on Rose of Tralee rejected
The BAI rejected seven complaints to do with last year’s Rose of Tralee
# Dublin Talks
Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show
A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.
# lost in translation
Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment
The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.
# FM104
Radio show allowed special needs children to be called 'mongos'
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.
# bold bai
Someone made an official complaint over Oliver Callan talking about Thomas Clarke's genitalia
There were three complaints made in relation to coverage around the 1916 Rising.
# noel walsh
Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview
It noted there had been some “fundamental conflict of fact” in regard to whether Noel G Walsh was supposed to turn up or not.
# Bai
Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed
Williams said that anyone who voted for Sinn Féin on foot of the party’s plan to get rid of the Special Criminal Court were ‘drug dealers, killers, kidnappers, and terrorists’.
# Name In Vain
Ryan Tubridy was ok to say "bejaysus" on the Late Late Show
“He’s scaring the bejaysus out of me now I have to say, with that look.”
# energy independence
BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.
# The Right Hook
BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech
A woman complained about a show in which he discussed Muslim students and also the New Years sex attacks in Germany.
# more complaints
Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules
The context of the RTÉ Radio One interview with Dr Andrew Rynne was noted by the BAI.
# Hate speech
Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'
The man said Irish women who date African men are “absolute sluts”.
# complaint upheld
Ray D’Arcy interview with Graham Linehan and wife over abortion broke broadcasting rules
The interview had to do with the couple’s foetus being diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality
# langerload
These spray-painted definitions of Cork slang words have popped up all over the city
# it's not okay
Swedish rebuke for Ray D'Arcy over dial-a-random-Swede segment
The RTÉ host called two random Swedes without telling them they’d be on the radio.
# Changes
Former Phantom FM boss makes a pitch for TXFM licence
Simon Maher left Phantom, now known as TXFM, after Communicorp came on board.
# formerly phantom
TXFM, Dublin's alternative rock station, is closing down
The station, formerly known as Phantom 105.2, has not applied to renew its licence.
# jnlr figures
RTÉ Radio 1 is still hammering the opposition in the radio wars
The JNLR figures are out – here’s what people have been listening to.
# Naughty
Presenter did not break broadcasting rules with 'c**k socket' comment
The radio station held a competition for the best name for female genitalia – and one listener did not approve.
# tears of pride
BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage
One listener wasn’t happy the presenter said he had cried with pride when the vote was passed.
# Cork
Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules
A presenter on Cork City Community Radio had suggested that a decision to offer an asylum seeker a university place was unfair to Irish-born families.
# Communicorp
For the first time, a Denis O'Brien radio station will have to compete for its licence
It’s a battle between TXFM and the former boss of Phantom FM.
# Seanad
'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language
Jim Walsh has drawn condemnation for remarks made in the Seanad earlier.
# fair and balanced
George Hook - and other hosts - will have to be careful about tweets during the election campaign
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has released guidelines for broadcasters during next year’s election.