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Complaint against George Hook rejected after he called texter a 's**t'
# Off The Hook
# Off The Hook

Complaint against George Hook rejected after he called texter a 's**t'

Nov 28th 2017, 2:20 PM 35,795 Views 68 Comments

Hook also jokingly said he would box the texter in the face.

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

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

Oct 21st 2017, 9:30 PM 40,689 Views 55 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
# Pen Pals
# Pen Pals

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

Oct 19th 2017, 7:11 PM 13,731 Views 49 Comments

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

Villagers in this Galway community are buying up shares in their own local radio station
# Kinvara Fm
# Kinvara Fm

Villagers in this Galway community are buying up shares in their own local radio station

Aug 11th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,941 Views 9 Comments

Kinvara FM is the new community radio station based in the south Galway village.

BAI rejects complaints over Rubberbandit calling communion 'haunted bread' on the Late Late Show
# Blindboy Boatclub
# Blindboy Boatclub

BAI rejects complaints over Rubberbandit calling communion 'haunted bread' on the Late Late Show

Aug 3rd 2017, 1:44 PM 49,515 Views 151 Comments

In all, 11 complaints were received after Blindboy Boatclub’s appearance on the RTÉ show.

Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen
# Northside Southside
# Northside Southside

Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen

Jul 20th 2017, 7:34 PM 16,415 Views 38 Comments

Damo and Ivor first appeared on YouTube back in 2011.

Complaint about RTÉ coverage of undercover pregnancy counselling report is rejected
# Broadcasting Act
# Broadcasting Act

Complaint about RTÉ coverage of undercover pregnancy counselling report is rejected

Jun 29th 2017, 4:00 PM 11,972 Views 39 Comments

The details are contained in the latest Broadcasting Association of Ireland report.

TheJournal.ie is now the main online news source for Irish people
# Bai
# Bai

TheJournal.ie is now the main online news source for Irish people

Jun 22nd 2017, 11:00 AM 20,008 Views 100 Comments

A third of the Irish market checked TheJournal.ie this week according to Reuters Institute Digital News Report.

Complaint about Darina Allen's 'ban on squishy sliced pan' rejected by BAI
# What Are You Eating
# What Are You Eating

Complaint about Darina Allen's 'ban on squishy sliced pan' rejected by BAI

Jun 1st 2017, 6:05 AM 35,895 Views 38 Comments

Chef and television presenter Darina Allen said that if she was the Minister for Health, she would ban sliced pan.

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

Apr 27th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,834 Views 0 Comments

Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.

Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected

Apr 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,948 Views 25 Comments

The BAI said that Hook’s approach to discussing the vaccine had satisfied its Code of Fairness, but “only in a barely minimal fashion”.

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

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

Mar 28th 2017, 11:00 AM 14,675 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
# Diversity
# Diversity

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:27 PM 7,874 Views 32 Comments

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

Complaint about Eamon Dunphy's 'extreme' comments on RTÉ rejected
# Bai
# Bai

Complaint about Eamon Dunphy's 'extreme' comments on RTÉ rejected

Feb 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 33,444 Views 29 Comments

The BAI said that the use of extreme language was typical of Dunphy’s provocative style.

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

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

Jan 31st 2017, 7:30 PM 17,803 Views 35 Comments

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

Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show
# Dublin Talks
# Dublin Talks

Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show

Jan 31st 2017, 2:47 PM 34,113 Views 96 Comments

A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.

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

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 11:00 AM 50,778 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'
# FM104
# FM104

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

Nov 30th 2016, 1:38 PM 29,110 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.

Someone made an official complaint over Oliver Callan talking about Thomas Clarke's genitalia
# Bold Bai
# Bold Bai

Someone made an official complaint over Oliver Callan talking about Thomas Clarke's genitalia

Oct 28th 2016, 6:03 AM 20,807 Views 23 Comments

There were three complaints made in relation to coverage around the 1916 Rising.

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview
# Noel Walsh
# Noel Walsh

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview

Oct 27th 2016, 6:00 PM 17,200 Views 4 Comments

It noted there had been some “fundamental conflict of fact” in regard to whether Noel G Walsh was supposed to turn up or not.

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed
# Bai
# Bai

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed

Oct 27th 2016, 2:20 PM 24,285 Views 107 Comments

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’.

Ryan Tubridy was ok to say "bejaysus" on the Late Late Show
# Name In Vain
# Name In Vain

Ryan Tubridy was ok to say "bejaysus" on the Late Late Show

Sep 16th 2016, 6:00 AM 24,562 Views 76 Comments

“He’s scaring the bejaysus out of me now I have to say, with that look.”

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
# Energy Independence
# Energy Independence

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad

Sep 15th 2016, 6:35 PM 11,339 Views 19 Comments

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.

BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech
# The Right Hook
# The Right Hook

BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech

May 28th 2016, 8:00 AM 16,933 Views 59 Comments

A woman complained about a show in which he discussed Muslim students and also the New Years sex attacks in Germany.

Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules
# More Complaints
# More Complaints

Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules

May 27th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,606 Views 71 Comments

The context of the RTÉ Radio One interview with Dr Andrew Rynne was noted by the BAI.

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

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

May 26th 2016, 1:44 PM 33,293 Views 141 Comments

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

Ray D’Arcy interview with Graham Linehan and wife over abortion broke broadcasting rules
# Complaint Upheld
# Complaint Upheld

Ray D’Arcy interview with Graham Linehan and wife over abortion broke broadcasting rules

May 24th 2016, 8:15 PM 60,978 Views 137 Comments

The interview had to do with the couple’s foetus being diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality

These spray-painted definitions of Cork slang words have popped up all over the city
# Langerload
From The Daily Edge
# Langerload

These spray-painted definitions of Cork slang words have popped up all over the city

May 8th 2016, 2:57 PM 6,767 Views 1 Comment

Mint.

Swedish rebuke for Ray D'Arcy over dial-a-random-Swede segment
# It's Not Okay
# It's Not Okay

Swedish rebuke for Ray D'Arcy over dial-a-random-Swede segment

Apr 12th 2016, 9:12 PM 51,389 Views 44 Comments

The RTÉ host called two random Swedes without telling them they’d be on the radio.

Former Phantom FM boss makes a pitch for TXFM licence
# Changes
# Changes

Former Phantom FM boss makes a pitch for TXFM licence

Apr 1st 2016, 9:58 AM 15,227 Views 21 Comments

Simon Maher left Phantom, now known as TXFM, after Communicorp came on board.

TXFM, Dublin's alternative rock station, is closing down
# Formerly Phantom
# Formerly Phantom

TXFM, Dublin's alternative rock station, is closing down

Mar 30th 2016, 5:27 PM 38,592 Views 84 Comments

The station, formerly known as Phantom 105.2, has not applied to renew its licence.

RTÉ Radio 1 is still hammering the opposition in the radio wars
# Jnlr Figures
# Jnlr Figures

RTÉ Radio 1 is still hammering the opposition in the radio wars

Feb 3rd 2016, 5:47 PM 23,757 Views 42 Comments

The JNLR figures are out – here’s what people have been listening to.

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

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

Jan 29th 2016, 6:08 AM 39,992 Views 65 Comments

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

BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage
# Tears Of Pride
# Tears Of Pride

BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage

Jan 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 14,884 Views 92 Comments

One listener wasn’t happy the presenter said he had cried with pride when the vote was passed.

Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules
# Cork
# Cork

Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules

Jan 28th 2016, 3:06 PM 21,419 Views 40 Comments

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.

For the first time, a Denis O'Brien radio station will have to compete for its licence
# Communicorp
# Communicorp

For the first time, a Denis O'Brien radio station will have to compete for its licence

Dec 18th 2015, 12:16 PM 19,463 Views 51 Comments

It’s a battle between TXFM and the former boss of Phantom FM.

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language

Dec 10th 2015, 5:29 PM 26,821 Views 206 Comments

Jim Walsh has drawn condemnation for remarks made in the Seanad earlier.

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

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

Nov 9th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,325 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
# Bad Language
# Bad Language

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

Oct 29th 2015, 6:11 AM 45,613 Views 43 Comments

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

TV watchdog rules it was OK to show a bare-chested man smoking weed before 9pm
# Before The Watershed
# Before The Watershed

TV watchdog rules it was OK to show a bare-chested man smoking weed before 9pm

Oct 28th 2015, 9:00 PM 15,584 Views 22 Comments

The complaint related to US sitcom ‘Mom’.