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#upheld

# upheld - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

BAI upholds complaints made against RTÉ sketch about God being arrested for sex crimes
# FOR GOD'S SAKE
# FOR GOD'S SAKE

BAI upholds complaints made against RTÉ sketch about God being arrested for sex crimes

Jul 7th 2021, 12:59 PM 15,590 Views 41 Comments

One complainant said she found the sketch “to be offensive in the extreme”.

# upheld - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Court of Appeal rules children must be returned to mother in France after father argues for stay in Ireland
# Upheld
# Upheld

Court of Appeal rules children must be returned to mother in France after father argues for stay in Ireland

May 4th 2021, 3:08 PM 95,664 Views 1 Comment

Their father decided he would not return them to their mother over a masks requirement in French schools.

# upheld - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Complaint against topless influencer's ad for cocktails upheld due to alcohol laws and 'suggestive sexual content'
# Upheld
# Upheld

Complaint against topless influencer's ad for cocktails upheld due to alcohol laws and 'suggestive sexual content'

Jul 30th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,598 Views 16 Comments

The ad watchdog said upheld a complaint on a number of grounds.

# upheld - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'
# Pets
# Pets

Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'

Apr 25th 2019, 1:56 PM 22,738 Views 13 Comments

The ASAI determined that the advertisement should not reappear in the current format.

# upheld - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Kia ordered to change ad which showed man jumping off cliff while screaming
# Car Ad
# Car Ad

Kia ordered to change ad which showed man jumping off cliff while screaming

Jun 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 17,292 Views 22 Comments

The complainant said it could be construed the man was trying to take his own life.

# upheld - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case
# Travel Ban Upheld
# Travel Ban Upheld

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

Sep 13th 2017, 7:05 AM 10,606 Views 40 Comments

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

# upheld - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court

Jun 15th 2017, 10:57 AM 21,447 Views 25 Comments

The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.

# upheld - 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 34,103 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”.

# upheld - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Argos was offering these six items at half price, although they weren't actually available
# Not On
# Not On

Argos was offering these six items at half price, although they weren't actually available

Sep 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 52,109 Views 61 Comments

The Advertising Standards Association of Ireland (ASAI) upheld a complaint made about the issue.

# upheld - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Diego Costa handed 3-match ban while Arsenal defender escapes punishment
# Disciplinary Hearing
From The42
# Disciplinary Hearing

Diego Costa handed 3-match ban while Arsenal defender escapes punishment

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:45 PM 9,711 Views 34 Comments

What a mess.

# upheld - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion
# Dublin Talks
# Dublin Talks

Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion

Sep 1st 2015, 3:27 PM 25,690 Views 4 Comments

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.

# upheld - Friday 17 October, 2014

Press watchdog says Indo got it wrong on Gerry Adams letter
# Upheld
# Upheld

Press watchdog says Indo got it wrong on Gerry Adams letter

Oct 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,101 Views 0 Comments

The Press Ombudsman says the article breached the Sinn Féin leader’s right to a good name.

# upheld - 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 33,373 Views 34 Comments

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

# upheld - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Jared Payne handed two-week ban for 'reckless act' against Saracens
# Upheld
From The42
# Upheld

Jared Payne handed two-week ban for 'reckless act' against Saracens

Apr 9th 2014, 2:13 PM 4,875 Views 30 Comments

The Kiwi is suspended until Ulster’s home clash with Leinster.

# upheld - Monday 16 December, 2013

Irish Prison Service to pay €85,000 to three employees over equality issues
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Irish Prison Service to pay €85,000 to three employees over equality issues

Dec 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,265 Views 21 Comments

The three cases were taken to the Equality Tribunal on gender discrimination grounds.

# upheld - Friday 18 October, 2013

'Racist and prejudicial' comments went unchallenged on 4FM show - BAI
# BAI COMPLAINT
# BAI COMPLAINT

'Racist and prejudicial' comments went unchallenged on 4FM show - BAI

Oct 18th 2013, 12:24 PM 26,131 Views 193 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint made against the The David Harvey Show on 4FM.

# upheld - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

"What a bunch of cox sackers" - the BBC gets into trouble over innuendo
# Ooh Matron
# Ooh Matron

"What a bunch of cox sackers" - the BBC gets into trouble over innuendo

May 15th 2013, 3:22 PM 15,393 Views 36 Comments

Oops.

# upheld - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes

May 1st 2013, 7:56 PM 21,779 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.

# upheld - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Randolph ban upheld despite Motherwell appeal
# No Dice
From The42
# No Dice

Randolph ban upheld despite Motherwell appeal

Nov 29th 2012, 12:51 PM 543 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland international has been charged with violent conduct following an incident in a game with Hearts.

# upheld - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card

Jan 10th 2012, 3:33 PM 403 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City’s captain will begin his four-match ban with tomorrow’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.