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#Complaints

# complaints - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Superintendents reject Gsoc claim they could be accused of cover-ups in investigations of gardaí
# Garda Ombudsman
# Garda Ombudsman

Superintendents reject Gsoc claim they could be accused of cover-ups in investigations of gardaí

May 8th 2019, 2:01 PM 8,866 Views 18 Comments

Gsoc chairperson Judge Mary Ellen Ring said An Garda Síochana runs the risk of undermining public trust in the force.

# complaints - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA

Apr 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,041 Views 113 Comments

Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.

# complaints - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption
# Largo Foods
# Largo Foods

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption

Apr 25th 2019, 4:17 PM 36,630 Views 26 Comments

One of the offending posts featured a sharing pack of Mighty Munch and a message from a “sound spud” who said he would not be sharing.

# complaints - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Ross O'Carroll Kelly column did not 'promote negative hatred' towards English people - Press Ombudsman
# Press Ombudsman
# Press Ombudsman

Ross O'Carroll Kelly column did not 'promote negative hatred' towards English people - Press Ombudsman

Apr 17th 2019, 2:02 PM 26,344 Views 43 Comments

A complaint against The Irish Times’ column, published in February, was not upheld.

# complaints - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Air Corps members tried to warn superiors about Lisa Smith's radicalisation
# Jihadi Bride
# Jihadi Bride

Air Corps members tried to warn superiors about Lisa Smith's radicalisation

Apr 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 76,410 Views 161 Comments

They were accused of bullying her.

# complaints - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Ten complaints made against senior garda in four-year period
# Complaints
# Complaints

Ten complaints made against senior garda in four-year period

Mar 17th 2019, 7:30 AM 38,283 Views 17 Comments

The station in question is facing what has been described by multiple sources as a “serious morale” problem.

# complaints - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Over 200,000 people have been through JobPath, but only 11,000 have held down jobs for over a year

Feb 20th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,120 Views 37 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says the government has a legally binding contract with the operators that it must honour.

# complaints - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Gucci 'deeply' apologises and pulls 'blackface' jumper from stores
# Backlash
# Backlash

Gucci 'deeply' apologises and pulls 'blackface' jumper from stores

Feb 7th 2019, 1:54 PM 68,263 Views 61 Comments

The jumper was priced at $890.

# complaints - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

RTÉ receives more than 500 pieces of feedback over Prime Time programme about transgender issues
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

RTÉ receives more than 500 pieces of feedback over Prime Time programme about transgender issues

Jan 23rd 2019, 4:40 PM 55,036 Views 137 Comments

The programme examined the growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender.

# complaints - Friday 28 December, 2018

Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis
# Driver Behaviour
# Driver Behaviour

Driving an unregistered car and overcharging: Increase in number of complaints about taxis

Dec 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 23,203 Views 63 Comments

The most common complaints were about driver behaviour and issues with fares.

# complaints - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018
# Kicking Up A Storm
# Kicking Up A Storm

'Pessimistic' alerts and Dublin bias among complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2018

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 61,443 Views 40 Comments

It was an eventful year for Irish forecasters – but the public weren’t always happy with their predictions.

# complaints - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints
# Complaints
# Complaints

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints

Nov 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,848 Views 12 Comments

Just 10 of 36 recommendations in a 2015 report have been fully implemented.

# complaints - Sunday 11 November, 2018

84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year
# Asylum System
# Asylum System

84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year

Nov 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 45,089 Views 44 Comments

Direct Provision centres are temporary accommodation facilities for people who come to Ireland and present as asylum seekers.

# complaints - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office
# Complaints
# Complaints

Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office

Oct 21st 2018, 10:00 PM 33,150 Views 37 Comments

In the first six months of this year, the office received more than 500,000 applications.

# complaints - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour
# Complaints
# Complaints

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

Oct 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,670 Views 44 Comments

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

# complaints - Monday 1 October, 2018

Tralee Advertiser apologises for publishing 'racist joke'
# Complaints
# Complaints

Tralee Advertiser apologises for publishing 'racist joke'

Oct 1st 2018, 11:56 AM 45,849 Views 95 Comments

The newspaper said the story was published in error.

# complaints - Friday 28 September, 2018

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban
# Complaints
# Complaints

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban

Sep 28th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,378 Views 29 Comments

The utility warned that fines may still be issued over the flouting of the restrictions.

# complaints - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Gardaí 'hugely frustrated' at false complaints made to Gsoc 'without fear of prosecution'
# Oversight
# Oversight

Gardaí 'hugely frustrated' at false complaints made to Gsoc 'without fear of prosecution'

Sep 23rd 2018, 6:05 AM 21,126 Views 49 Comments

A report this week recommended an overhaul of the system for dealing with complaints against gardaí.

# complaints - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services
# Health Watchdog
# Health Watchdog

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services

Aug 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,898 Views 18 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# complaints - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Teacher accused of sexual impropriety against student goes to High Court to stop garda vetting notification
# High Court
# High Court

Teacher accused of sexual impropriety against student goes to High Court to stop garda vetting notification

Aug 2nd 2018, 8:10 PM 48,330 Views 0 Comments

The student was 19-years-old at the time of the allegations.

# complaints - Friday 27 July, 2018

Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office
# Complaints
# Complaints

Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office

Jul 27th 2018, 6:20 AM 11,336 Views 26 Comments

SIPO wants the law changed so it has the power to investigate complaints which come to light after a politician has left office.

# complaints - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Senior garda at centre of whistleblower claims accused of alleged verbal attack on clerical worker
# Complaints
# Complaints

Senior garda at centre of whistleblower claims accused of alleged verbal attack on clerical worker

Jul 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 40,547 Views 44 Comments

The woman was seriously distressed when leaving the station..

# complaints - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists
# Bai
# Bai

Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists

Jun 27th 2018, 9:18 PM 24,455 Views 94 Comments

Three panellists were invited to state what things they would “bin” for the New Year.

Doctor not returning calls to patient waiting on test results among 356 complaints received last year
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor not returning calls to patient waiting on test results among 356 complaints received last year

Jun 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,047 Views 17 Comments

The Medical Council said nearly one in five of the complaints related to communication issues.

# complaints - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Irish boutique Cari's Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account
# Complaints
# Complaints

Irish boutique Cari's Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account

Jun 19th 2018, 12:17 PM 94,837 Views 18 Comments

The boutique came under fire in posts on the Instagram page earlier this week.

# complaints - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Dehumanising and heartbreaking': TFMR group complain to RTÉ over Claire Byrne Live debate
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Dehumanising and heartbreaking': TFMR group complain to RTÉ over Claire Byrne Live debate

May 15th 2018, 3:45 PM 174,126 Views 281 Comments

The broadcast has drawn criticism from a number of people.

# complaints - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Death in The Jungle Book and genitalia in Baywatch: Why people complained about films last year
# Irish Cinemagoers
# Irish Cinemagoers

Death in The Jungle Book and genitalia in Baywatch: Why people complained about films last year

May 1st 2018, 7:50 AM 31,793 Views 33 Comments

In all, the IFCO received complaints about 16 films in 2017.

# complaints - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter
# Grand Canal
# Grand Canal

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

Apr 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,917 Views 49 Comments

A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.

# complaints - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'We're in a new era of accountability': 30 garda superintendents under investigation by Gsoc
# Complaints
# Complaints

'We're in a new era of accountability': 30 garda superintendents under investigation by Gsoc

Apr 11th 2018, 2:24 PM 15,450 Views 28 Comments

The Association of Garda Superintendents its members should be entitled to legal representation when complaints are made about them.

# complaints - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
# Failure To Communicate
# Failure To Communicate

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma

Mar 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 47,953 Views 66 Comments

Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.

# complaints - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad
# Broadband
# Broadband

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

Mar 6th 2018, 1:24 PM 34,328 Views 30 Comments

The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.

# complaints - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments

Feb 6th 2018, 2:36 PM 22,805 Views 118 Comments

The BAI has upheld a complaint filed over comments made by George Hook on-air on Newstalk.

# complaints - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

Jan 30th 2018, 8:52 AM 11,370 Views 84 Comments

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

# complaints - Monday 8 January, 2018

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
# Emergency
# Emergency

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints

Jan 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 57,968 Views 147 Comments

Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.

# complaints - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Driver refunded after claiming clampers waited for grace period to expire in 'ambush type exercise'
# Clamping Complaints
# Clamping Complaints

Driver refunded after claiming clampers waited for grace period to expire in 'ambush type exercise'

Jan 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 46,446 Views 59 Comments

Questions around the ten minute grace period not being fairly given made up a number of the complaints about clamping last year.

# complaints - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016
# Health Of The Nation
# Health Of The Nation

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:06 AM 8,668 Views 11 Comments

Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) were the subject of 3,984 complaints.

# complaints - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus

Dec 28th 2017, 12:00 PM 41,964 Views 62 Comments

Some people took issue with proposed changes to public transport in the capital, while others complained about alleged dangerous driving.

# complaints - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'Dramatic' warnings, contradictory forecasts and irritating ads: Complaints sent to Met Éireann
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

'Dramatic' warnings, contradictory forecasts and irritating ads: Complaints sent to Met Éireann

Dec 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 60,790 Views 45 Comments

Some people took offence to the language forecasters use and even their voices.

# complaints - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

Dec 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,700 Views 37 Comments

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

# complaints - Friday 22 December, 2017

'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'
# Complaints
# Complaints

'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:00 PM 16,021 Views 27 Comments

Industrial action by Irish Rail workers affected many commuters in November.