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#Complaints

# complaints - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Dublin Airport second runway dispute: State argues there is no 'right to an environment' in Constitution

Friends of the Irish Environment claim the proposed runway will lead to increases in Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.

# complaints - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

The Charleton Tribunal has finished its hearings about Garda Keith Harrison

The complaint against Garda Keith Harrison was made under section 102 of the Garda Siochana Act, relating to gardaí causing serious harm or death.

# complaints - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Complaints over high-pitched mosquito alarm on O'Connell Street

DCC has received complaints around the noise which comes from an office building.

# complaints - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

# complaints - Monday 4 September, 2017

RTÉ receives 203 complaints over controversial Late Late Show map

RTE’s Late Late Show used a map of Ireland without Northern Ireland on Friday.

# complaints - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Dented luggage and cancelled flights: Irish airlines are getting the most complaints from European consumers

More than any other industry, a European body recieved the most complaints about Irish airlines.

# complaints - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Taxi driver fined after passenger forced to keep window open because of 'extremely dirty' car

There’s been a 25% rise in complaints about taxis in the first six months of this year.

# complaints - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# complaints - Monday 7 August, 2017

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices

Details of complaints were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# complaints - Monday 31 July, 2017

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice

The flight the passenger was due to fly on was delayed for hours.

# complaints - Friday 28 July, 2017

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Exclusive

Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.

# complaints - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist longer than you should? Dental Plan This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist longer than you should?

A new report suggests that issues involving DIY dentistry in Ireland are on the rise.

Dentists charging more than listed, home kits not working and rudeness: Ireland's dentistry complaints

The dental complaints service was contacted 1,235 times last year, with 447 phone calls and 758 emails.

# complaints - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

‘Stop whingeing’: Michael O’Leary dismisses complaints over Ryanair allocated seating policy

O’Leary had a lively debate on RTE’s Liveline where he continued to deny that Ryanair’s policy has changed.

# complaints - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Ryanair denies splitting up families on flights, but customers are not happy

Passengers are being charged extra to sit together, but the airline has denied changing its policy.

# complaints - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Clamping complaints: The most common areas and offences for Dublin City Council

DCC received 63 complaint about clamping from May 2016 to May of this year.

# complaints - Thursday 8 June, 2017

3,500 complaints made to energy regulator - including one person who was wrongly charged €2,500

The regulator said it is important that customers know their rights.

# complaints - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children

The charity said it had consulted with over 150 children while developing the campaign.

# complaints - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700

The incident was included as a case study in the Office of the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2016.

# complaints - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

# complaints - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers

The Workplace Relations Commission had a busy year dealing with 15,000 complaints by employees.

# complaints - Thursday 9 March, 2017

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

# complaints - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Taxi driver 'in need of a shower' prompted one of 998 complaints last year

New figures provided by the NTA show that the complaints by passengers about taxis climbed by 7.5% to 998 last year.

# complaints - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Report shows 'toxic' culture of bullying at National Museum of Ireland

A new report seen by RTÉ, highlights ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ at the National Museum.

# complaints - Monday 6 February, 2017

A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland received over 3,200 complaints last year.

# complaints - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From alleged aggression to dog allergies: Why people complain about taxi drivers

“The driver, to my surprise, took offence … saying that he didn’t need to take such abuse and he is not bringing me home but kicking me out.”

# complaints - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Here are the most common reasons people complain about taxis

Most of the complaint outcomes involved no further action as the complainant didn’t respond or there was no evidence of an offence.

# complaints - Friday 30 December, 2016

Inaccurate 'real time' information and food defrosting: Why people get angry at Bus Éireann

One passenger described the ‘real time’ system as “more like random number generators as they are never accurate”.

# complaints - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'You'll look like a God': How people thought the Luas dispute could be solved

Here’s what members of the public thought about the strike – one of the biggest talking points of 2016.

# complaints - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Broadcasting watchdog upholds two more complaints against Ray D'Arcy over abortion discussions

It is understood that RTÉ will meet the BAI in January.

# complaints - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Not getting a promotion was the most common complaint in the Defence Forces last year

Cases under review by the Ombudsman for Defence Forces rose 15% in 2015.

# complaints - Monday 19 December, 2016

Anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse among complaints over homeless guests in emergency accommodation

New documents reveal complaints by accommodation providers to homeless services in Dublin.

# complaints - Saturday 12 November, 2016

RTÉ received over 1,300 complaints before Katie Hopkins' appearance on the Late Late Show

The complaints were before the controversial personality even appeared on the show

# complaints - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview

It noted there had been some “fundamental conflict of fact” in regard to whether Noel G Walsh was supposed to turn up or not.

# complaints - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage

People also had issues with electrical goods, online services and car rental.

# complaints - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# complaints - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From The42 Complaints about French TV's 'racist' Olympics coverage Criticism

Complaints about French TV's 'racist' Olympics coverage

Thomas Bouhail, a medal-winning Olympic gymnast who is working as an analyst on the gymnastics coverage, has been widely criticised.

# complaints - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'

Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.

# complaints - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'Why did you get it so wrong?': Most complaints made to Met Éireann are about inaccurate weather forecasts

One complainant said they took two days off work based on the sunny weather forecast, only for it to be rainy and cloudy.

# complaints - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Failure by gardaí to show understanding of 'near-endless anguish' of grieving families

A panel of barristers said this may be attributed to the emotional distance gardaí have to observe in order to do their jobs.