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#Complaint

# complaint - Friday 5 May, 2017

Complaint upheld after man is surprised Lidl jumper is only 3% cashmere
# Fine Knit
# Fine Knit

Complaint upheld after man is surprised Lidl jumper is only 3% cashmere

May 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,163 Views 32 Comments

The “classic and elegant” jumper cost €16.99.

# complaint - Thursday 27 April, 2017

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 19,918 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”.

# complaint - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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 34,085 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”.

# complaint - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Sebastian Coe's evidence 'lacked credibility'
# Complaint
From The42
# Complaint

Sebastian Coe's evidence 'lacked credibility'

Jan 11th 2017, 9:12 AM 3,121 Views 1 Comment

Damian Collins, a Conservative Party politician, is not satisfied with the world athletics supremo’s recent comments.

# complaint - Saturday 3 December, 2016

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 50,669 Views 37 Comments

The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.

# complaint - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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 29,060 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.

# complaint - Friday 28 October, 2016

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 20,731 Views 23 Comments

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

# complaint - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tesco probably regrets asking this customer to 'elaborate' on his complaint
# Carrot Batons
From The Daily Edge
# Carrot Batons

Tesco probably regrets asking this customer to 'elaborate' on his complaint

Jul 6th 2016, 9:15 AM 24,124 Views 3 Comments

Oh he elaborated, all right.

# complaint - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad
# Airside Bootcamp
# Airside Bootcamp

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad

Apr 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 27,582 Views 18 Comments

Epilepsy Ireland said the Facebook ad had caused upset and hurt to people with epilepsy and their families.

# complaint - Sunday 27 March, 2016

The Sun censured over claim that one in five Muslims support Isis
# Pressing Matters
# Pressing Matters

The Sun censured over claim that one in five Muslims support Isis

Mar 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 13,161 Views 40 Comments

The story generated more than 3,000 complaints.

# complaint - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

This Cork man's Brunch ice cream complaint struck a chord on Facebook
# Brunch
From The Daily Edge
# Brunch

This Cork man's Brunch ice cream complaint struck a chord on Facebook

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:55 AM 12,333 Views 7 Comments

Bring back Brunch.

# complaint - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned
# Coffee And Doughnuts
# Coffee And Doughnuts

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned

Mar 22nd 2016, 4:18 PM 21,013 Views 27 Comments

The advertising watchdog upheld a complaint that the ad appears to reference underage drinking.

# complaint - Monday 14 March, 2016

City councillor lodges complaint over new Starbucks in Dublin
# Creative Quarter
# Creative Quarter

City councillor lodges complaint over new Starbucks in Dublin

Mar 14th 2016, 6:15 AM 51,508 Views 113 Comments

The new Starbucks outlet has raised questions about the the over-saturation of big brands in the city.

# complaint - Friday 29 January, 2016

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 39,977 Views 65 Comments

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

# complaint - Saturday 26 December, 2015

One Dublin Bus passenger was angry about drivers urinating in front of his daughter
# Bad Form
# Bad Form

One Dublin Bus passenger was angry about drivers urinating in front of his daughter

Dec 26th 2015, 6:10 AM 39,255 Views 53 Comments

A complaint was made to the Department of Transport back in January.

# complaint - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Vincent Browne's broadcast from The George was one-sided, says complainant
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Vincent Browne's broadcast from The George was one-sided, says complainant

Dec 17th 2015, 3:27 PM 21,958 Views 146 Comments

The complaint was rejected.

# complaint - Friday 20 November, 2015

Ronald Koeman was not impressed with Ireland picking Shane Long during the week
# Complaint
From The42
# Complaint

Ronald Koeman was not impressed with Ireland picking Shane Long during the week

Nov 20th 2015, 8:42 AM 9,137 Views 10 Comments

Southampton have no new injury worries following the international break as they prepare to face Stoke.

# complaint - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

'The referee had a terrible night' - Bosnia coach
# Complaint
From The42
# Complaint

'The referee had a terrible night' - Bosnia coach

Nov 17th 2015, 12:21 AM 13,046 Views 25 Comments

Björn Kuipers awarded Ireland what looked a dubious penalty in the first half.

# complaint - Saturday 24 October, 2015

This Irish guy wrote a puntastic complaint to Cadbury's and got the best response
# Need A Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Need A Hero

This Irish guy wrote a puntastic complaint to Cadbury's and got the best response

Oct 24th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,355 Views 4 Comments

Go Cadbury.

# complaint - Friday 18 September, 2015

Mick Wallace 'will not be distracted' by Peter Robinson threat to sue
# It's On
# It's On

Mick Wallace 'will not be distracted' by Peter Robinson threat to sue

Sep 18th 2015, 8:31 PM 17,418 Views 99 Comments

Robinson has sent the TD a legal letter about a tweet he sent.

# complaint - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

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 38,086 Views 47 Comments

The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.

# complaint - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

A bacon lover penned this hilariously dramatic rant to Tesco about a missing rasher
# Rinding Me Up
From The Daily Edge
# Rinding Me Up

A bacon lover penned this hilariously dramatic rant to Tesco about a missing rasher

Jul 21st 2015, 10:09 PM 5,848 Views 0 Comments

Don’t mess around with people’s bacon, Tesco. Bacon is serious business.

# complaint - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor complains to party over Facebook 'bullying'
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Sinn Féin councillor complains to party over Facebook 'bullying'

Jul 7th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,189 Views 82 Comments

Jonathan Graham has made a formal complaint in the last fortnight, it is understood.

# complaint - Friday 26 June, 2015

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 29,646 Views 38 Comments

Yes, under certain circumstances.

# complaint - Friday 5 June, 2015

Would you have given up your seat on packed train to this boy's granny?
# Left Standing
# Left Standing

Would you have given up your seat on packed train to this boy's granny?

Jun 5th 2015, 12:35 PM 37,732 Views 137 Comments

A 13-year-old has complained that his granny and a pregnant woman were among those forced to stand for three hours on an Irish Rail train.

# complaint - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly
# Smacking
# Smacking

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly

May 27th 2015, 3:08 PM 27,083 Views 109 Comments

An EU ruling stating Irish laws on smacking children are in breach of European law was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

# complaint - Friday 15 May, 2015

Barber who refused to cut woman's hair did not discriminate
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Barber who refused to cut woman's hair did not discriminate

May 15th 2015, 4:48 PM 56,505 Views 123 Comments

The woman had been looking for an ‘undercut’.

# complaint - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Welfare Wednesday pub ad could encourage 'immoderate or irresponsible drinking'

Welfare Wednesday pub ad could encourage 'immoderate or irresponsible drinking'

May 3rd 2015, 9:54 AM 14,253 Views 49 Comments

Charity Alcohol Action Ireland made a complaint to advertising watchdog the ASAI.

# complaint - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word 'pikey' on Top Gear
# Complaint
# Complaint

Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word 'pikey' on Top Gear

Mar 17th 2015, 2:02 PM 28,148 Views 64 Comments

The decision has been criticised by a Traveller group which accused the BBC of ‘legitimising a racist word’.

# complaint - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages
# Satisfied Customers?
# Satisfied Customers?

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Feb 25th 2015, 1:20 PM 9,564 Views 23 Comments

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

# complaint - Thursday 5 February, 2015

The Gardaí were caught rapid on Twitter last night
# Caught Rapid
From The Daily Edge
# Caught Rapid

The Gardaí were caught rapid on Twitter last night

Feb 5th 2015, 8:42 AM 10,534 Views 2 Comments

Oooh-err.

# complaint - Thursday 18 December, 2014

RTÉ wrong to describe killing of four boys on Gaza beach as "murder"
# Loaded Term
# Loaded Term

RTÉ wrong to describe killing of four boys on Gaza beach as "murder"

Dec 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 16,216 Views 125 Comments

Someone complained to the BAI that use of the term was unfair.

# complaint - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Mary Harney is not happy that Mary Lou named her in the Dáil last week
# Mary Versus Mary
# Mary Versus Mary

Mary Harney is not happy that Mary Lou named her in the Dáil last week

Dec 10th 2014, 9:22 AM 11,515 Views 0 Comments

The former tánaiste has made a formal complaint to the Dáil Ceann Comhairle.

# complaint - 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.

# complaint - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Phil Hogan's making legal threats against an Irish MEP
# Complaint
# Complaint

Phil Hogan's making legal threats against an Irish MEP

Sep 25th 2014, 8:30 AM 17,093 Views 31 Comments

Here’s Childers’ letter she sent the the European Legal Affairs Committee last night.

# complaint - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O'Gara one)
# Mad Men
# Mad Men

Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O'Gara one)

Sep 23rd 2014, 2:34 PM 33,339 Views 34 Comments

The advertisement was deemed ‘overtly sexual in nature’ and ‘provocative’ by the ASAI.

# complaint - Monday 18 August, 2014

Jose Mourinho picks players on reputation rather than form - Demba Ba
# Complaint
From The42
# Complaint

Jose Mourinho picks players on reputation rather than form - Demba Ba

Aug 18th 2014, 2:03 PM 5,335 Views 6 Comments

The Senegal international scored eight goals in all competitions for Chelsea last season.

# complaint - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?

Jul 29th 2014, 9:04 AM 11,697 Views 81 Comments

Over 56,000 complaints were made to the National Consumer Agency alone. Do you kick up a fuss when you’re not happy with a service?

# complaint - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint

Jun 24th 2014, 4:31 PM 8,574 Views 18 Comments

Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.