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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Bai

All time
# Bad Language
Dad angered by 'offensive' Love/Hate clip on 2FM
The BAI rejected listener Seán Carty’s complaint that the clip infringed its code of programme standards.
# before the watershed
TV watchdog rules it was OK to show a bare-chested man smoking weed before 9pm
The complaint related to US sitcom ‘Mom’.
# balance
TV and radio watchdog reject complaints that Chris Donoghue was 'rude and hostile'
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
The two stations are likely to re-apply to stay on the air.
# wrap it up
Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis
The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.
# infringing its obligations
HSE complained over Prime Time coverage of pregnant teenage asylum seeker case
The complaint was rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
# Dublin Talks
Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion
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.
# Complaint
Is 'jealous little b***h' an acceptable insult to use on radio?
Yes, under certain circumstances.
# humourous juxtaposition
Tommy Tiernan was ok to say that Jesus 'needed a pint'
Tiernan was talking about St Patrick’s Day falling in the middle of Lent.
# Bai
RTÉ bought abortion pills - but it didn't break any rules
The abortion drugs were imported to Ireland via a post office in Northern Ireland for purpose of an investigation.
# Passion
One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.
# can't say that
Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban'
FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.
# laying down the law
Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no
The BAI has revised its programming code.
# d'ruling
Complaint about Brendan O'Carroll's on-air gay marriage support rejected
BAI says having people on both sides of every debate is not an “absolute requirement”.
# marriage referendum
'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.
# Bai
The Savage Eye's 'foul mouthed children' did not break broadcasting rules
One complainant said the series should be called ‘The Savage Mouth’.
# Bai
Newstalk presenter condemns "daft and depressing" same-sex marriage ruling
Although another one put to the BAI about ‘The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne’ was rejected.
# six one news
'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected
Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.
# vaping on-air
Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?
Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.
# Radio Wars
RTÉ Radio 1 scoops up nine titles at the PPI Awards
Today FM brought home the big prize of Full Service Station of the Year.
# vintage tv
Love old ads? A whole load of them are set to be archived
Several organisations have been awarded funds from the BAI to archive old programming, music and advertisements.
# Investment
TV3's new soap Red Rock has been awarded €800,000 in BAI funding
The BAI is dolling out a total of €5.2 million to TV and radio projects.
# Bai
RTÉ scolded over 'unnecessarily sexual dance' on The Voice
However, the BAI decided that the dance was “editorially justified”.
One of Ireland's new radio Hall of Famers popularised death notices
“Shush! SHUSH! The death notices are on.”
# Prime Numbers
The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
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
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.
# death in bray
Watchdog says TV3 did not show 'due care' over murder-suicide documentary
A complaint focused on “A Search for Justice: Death in Bray.”
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about a BAI ruling on same-sex marriage, tragedy on the Dart and Cliff Richard.
# Controversial
BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage
The BAI agreed with a listener who complained that the programme was not objective in its discussion about same-sex marriage.
# tubs wants you
RTE is looking for members of the public to join its board
Here’s your chance…
# countdown to zero
Just one more hour of mud-slinging, folks... The broadcast ban kicks in at 2pm
As far as TV and radio stations are concerned, it’s all over bar the counting…
# irish slang
Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late
The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.
# Pantigate
Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.
# Election 2014
Candidates submit official complaints over RTÉ poll coverage
European elections candidate Bríd Smith believes that RTÉ “deliberately” cut her from a news report.
# Prime Numbers
John Waters, ambulances, and Bryan Dobson: The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people don’t exercise at all?
# fair and balanced
BAI says that Bryan Dobson wasn't being biased when he called protestors ‘idiots’
The BAI did acknowledged that Dobson “could have handled the situation in a better manner”.
# Bai
Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld
The complaint centred on a discussion about sympathies being given at funeral masses in Co Meath.
# decade of telly
BAI flicks the switch on for UTV Ireland
The station will begin broadcasting in January of next year.
# Name change
Communicorp planning to drop ‘Phantom’ as indie station rebrands
Several names are being considered by Communicorp bosses. A raft of job cuts were announced at the rock and indie station last week.