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

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

Oct 28th 2015, 3:30 PM 37,793 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
# BIG GUNS
# BIG GUNS

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

Oct 2nd 2015, 10:58 AM 14,582 Views 41 Comments

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

Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis
# Wrap It Up
# Wrap It Up

Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis

Sep 2nd 2015, 6:07 AM 38,147 Views 47 Comments

The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.

HSE complained over Prime Time coverage of pregnant teenage asylum seeker case
# Infringing Its Obligations
# Infringing Its Obligations

HSE complained over Prime Time coverage of pregnant teenage asylum seeker case

Sep 1st 2015, 11:58 PM 17,739 Views 12 Comments

The complaint was rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion
# Dublin Talks
# Dublin Talks

Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion

Sep 1st 2015, 3:27 PM 25,696 Views 4 Comments

Dublin station 98FM was found to be in breach of two sections of the BAI’s Code of Programme Standards in its edition of Dublin Talks broadcast on 1 April.

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

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

Jun 26th 2015, 6:00 AM 29,674 Views 38 Comments

Yes, under certain circumstances.

Tommy Tiernan was ok to say that Jesus 'needed a pint'
# Humourous Juxtaposition
# Humourous Juxtaposition

Tommy Tiernan was ok to say that Jesus 'needed a pint'

Jun 25th 2015, 10:00 PM 26,353 Views 78 Comments

Tiernan was talking about St Patrick’s Day falling in the middle of Lent.

RTÉ bought abortion pills - but it didn't break any rules
# Bai
# Bai

RTÉ bought abortion pills - but it didn't break any rules

Jun 25th 2015, 7:35 PM 12,228 Views 12 Comments

The abortion drugs were imported to Ireland via a post office in Northern Ireland for purpose of an investigation.

One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
# Passion
# Passion

One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife

Apr 30th 2015, 6:03 AM 30,976 Views 165 Comments

Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.

Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban'
# Can't Say That
# Can't Say That

Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban'

Apr 29th 2015, 2:21 PM 29,047 Views 143 Comments

FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.

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

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

Jan 27th 2015, 12:43 PM 12,322 Views 78 Comments

The BAI has revised its programming code.

Complaint about Brendan O'Carroll's on-air gay marriage support rejected
# D'ruling
# D'ruling

Complaint about Brendan O'Carroll's on-air gay marriage support rejected

Dec 17th 2014, 1:45 PM 28,602 Views 92 Comments

BAI says having people on both sides of every debate is not an “absolute requirement”.

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

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

Dec 8th 2014, 10:40 PM 13,390 Views 143 Comments

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

The Savage Eye's 'foul mouthed children' did not break broadcasting rules
# Bai
# Bai

The Savage Eye's 'foul mouthed children' did not break broadcasting rules

Nov 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 15,719 Views 55 Comments

One complainant said the series should be called ‘The Savage Mouth’.

Newstalk presenter condemns "daft and depressing" same-sex marriage ruling
# Bai
# Bai

Newstalk presenter condemns "daft and depressing" same-sex marriage ruling

Nov 20th 2014, 6:32 PM 48,792 Views 165 Comments

Although another one put to the BAI about ‘The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne’ was rejected.

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 2:31 PM 7,573 Views 19 Comments

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

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?
# Vaping On-air
# Vaping On-air

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

Nov 11th 2014, 3:35 PM 10,638 Views 29 Comments

Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.

RTÉ Radio 1 scoops up nine titles at the PPI Awards
# Radio Wars
# Radio Wars

RTÉ Radio 1 scoops up nine titles at the PPI Awards

Oct 4th 2014, 4:11 PM 11,260 Views 22 Comments

Today FM brought home the big prize of Full Service Station of the Year.

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

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

Oct 1st 2014, 8:05 PM 14,008 Views 17 Comments

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

TV3's new soap Red Rock has been awarded €800,000 in BAI funding
# Investment
# Investment

TV3's new soap Red Rock has been awarded €800,000 in BAI funding

Sep 16th 2014, 6:56 PM 7,536 Views 18 Comments

The BAI is dolling out a total of €5.2 million to TV and radio projects.

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

RTÉ scolded over 'unnecessarily sexual dance' on The Voice

Sep 11th 2014, 1:40 PM 32,063 Views 89 Comments

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

One of Ireland's new radio Hall of Famers popularised death notices
# RIP
# RIP

One of Ireland's new radio Hall of Famers popularised death notices

Sep 9th 2014, 6:00 PM 12,174 Views 7 Comments

“Shush! SHUSH! The death notices are on.”

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Aug 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,968 Views 4 Comments

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

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

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

Aug 15th 2014, 5:00 PM 208 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.

Watchdog says TV3 did not show 'due care' over murder-suicide documentary
# Death In Bray
# Death In Bray

Watchdog says TV3 did not show 'due care' over murder-suicide documentary

Aug 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 25,354 Views 15 Comments

A complaint focused on “A Search for Justice: Death in Bray.”

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Aug 14th 2014, 10:52 PM 15,417 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about a BAI ruling on same-sex marriage, tragedy on the Dart and Cliff Richard.

BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage
# Controversial
# Controversial

BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage

Aug 14th 2014, 10:49 PM 56,319 Views 195 Comments

The BAI agreed with a listener who complained that the programme was not objective in its discussion about same-sex marriage.

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

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

Jul 18th 2014, 12:55 PM 13,570 Views 30 Comments

Here’s your chance…

Just one more hour of mud-slinging, folks... The broadcast ban kicks in at 2pm
# Countdown To Zero
# Countdown To Zero

Just one more hour of mud-slinging, folks... The broadcast ban kicks in at 2pm

May 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 12,645 Views 46 Comments

As far as TV and radio stations are concerned, it’s all over bar the counting…

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late
# Irish Slang
# Irish Slang

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late

May 7th 2014, 4:23 PM 36,202 Views 108 Comments

The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 13,010 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

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

Candidates submit official complaints over RTÉ poll coverage

May 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,088 Views 77 Comments

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

John Waters, ambulances, and Bryan Dobson: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

John Waters, ambulances, and Bryan Dobson: The week in numbers

Mar 29th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,223 Views 12 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people don’t exercise at all?

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

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

Mar 27th 2014, 2:13 PM 16,171 Views 50 Comments

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

Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld
# Bai
# Bai

Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld

Feb 28th 2014, 12:40 PM 18,775 Views 22 Comments

The complaint centred on a discussion about sympathies being given at funeral masses in Co Meath.

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

BAI flicks the switch on for UTV Ireland

Feb 27th 2014, 5:34 PM 15,600 Views 53 Comments

The station will begin broadcasting in January of next year.

Communicorp planning to drop ‘Phantom’ as indie station rebrands
# Name Change
# Name Change

Communicorp planning to drop ‘Phantom’ as indie station rebrands

Feb 23rd 2014, 11:30 AM 13,631 Views 38 Comments

Several names are being considered by Communicorp bosses. A raft of job cuts were announced at the rock and indie station last week.

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates
# Bai
# Bai

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates

Feb 18th 2014, 8:25 PM 9,335 Views 0 Comments

Also speaking this evening, Senator David Norris called on the Minister to reveal full details of how RTÉ settled a legal dispute relating to Rory O’Neill’s Saturday Night Show interview.

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

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

Feb 6th 2014, 1:04 PM 15,738 Views 37 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority announced today that contract negotiations have begun.