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# bai - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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 26,129 Views 77 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 12,216 Views 12 Comments

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

# bai - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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 30,781 Views 165 Comments

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

# bai - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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 28,972 Views 143 Comments

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

# bai - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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 12,300 Views 78 Comments

The BAI has revised its programming code.

# bai - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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 28,584 Views 92 Comments

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

# bai - Monday 8 December, 2014

'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 13,369 Views 143 Comments

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

# bai - Friday 21 November, 2014

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 15,610 Views 55 Comments

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

# bai - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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 48,747 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 7,550 Views 19 Comments

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

# bai - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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 10,590 Views 29 Comments

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

# bai - Saturday 4 October, 2014

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 11,230 Views 22 Comments

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

# bai - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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 13,985 Views 17 Comments

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

# bai - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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 7,519 Views 18 Comments

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

# bai - Thursday 11 September, 2014

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 32,021 Views 89 Comments

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

# bai - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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 12,114 Views 7 Comments

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

# bai - Saturday 16 August, 2014

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 10,954 Views 4 Comments

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

# bai - Friday 15 August, 2014

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 166 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 25,194 Views 15 Comments

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

# bai - Thursday 14 August, 2014

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Aug 14th 2014, 10:52 PM 15,407 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 56,202 Views 194 Comments

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

# bai - Friday 18 July, 2014

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 13,551 Views 30 Comments

Here’s your chance…

# bai - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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 12,627 Views 46 Comments

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

# bai - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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 36,097 Views 104 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 12,977 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.

# bai - Monday 5 May, 2014

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 16,068 Views 77 Comments

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

# bai - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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 10,208 Views 12 Comments

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

# bai - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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 16,144 Views 50 Comments

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

# bai - Friday 28 February, 2014

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

Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld

Feb 28th 2014, 12:40 PM 18,757 Views 22 Comments

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

# bai - Thursday 27 February, 2014

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 15,579 Views 53 Comments

The station will begin broadcasting in January of next year.

# bai - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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 13,619 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.

# bai - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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 9,327 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.

# bai - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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 15,717 Views 37 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority announced today that contract negotiations have begun.

# bai - Thursday 30 January, 2014

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 32,545 Views 118 Comments

The majority of the emailed complaints have been received in the past three days.

# bai - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology

Jan 29th 2014, 9:30 PM 59,110 Views 45 Comments

The vast majority were from people complaining about the broadcaster’s apology to a number of newspaper columnists and the Iona Institute.

# bai - Thursday 23 January, 2014

John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority
# Bai
# Bai

John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority

Jan 23rd 2014, 2:52 PM 24,014 Views 56 Comments

The Irish Times writer was appointed to the watchdog in September 2009.

# bai - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Analysis: Midfield momentum shift guides Leinster home against Castres
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Midfield momentum shift guides Leinster home against Castres

Jan 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 3,579 Views 6 Comments

O’Driscoll and D’Arcy were second best in the opening half against Castres, but turned things around thereafter.

# bai - Friday 20 December, 2013

BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ's Morning Edition
# Debate
# Debate

BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ's Morning Edition

Dec 20th 2013, 3:18 PM 12,464 Views 32 Comments

The upheld complaint alleged that the presenter did not adequately challenge remarks put forward by a contributor.

# bai - Friday 13 December, 2013

Four out of five Irish TV viewers are offended by rape and cruelty scenes
# Telly Addicts
# Telly Addicts

Four out of five Irish TV viewers are offended by rape and cruelty scenes

Dec 13th 2013, 9:06 AM 7,724 Views 52 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has found that Ireland’s attitude to television is changing.