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# upheld

All time
BAI upholds complaints made against RTÉ sketch about God being arrested for sex crimes
One complainant said she found the sketch “to be offensive in the extreme”.
# upheld
Court of Appeal rules children must be returned to mother in France after father argues for stay in Ireland
Their father decided he would not return them to their mother over a masks requirement in French schools.
# upheld
Complaint against topless influencer's ad for cocktails upheld due to alcohol laws and 'suggestive sexual content'
The ad watchdog said upheld a complaint on a number of grounds.
# pets
Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'
The ASAI determined that the advertisement should not reappear in the current format.
# car ad
Kia ordered to change ad which showed man jumping off cliff while screaming
The complainant said it could be construed the man was trying to take his own life.
# travel ban upheld
US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case
The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.
# Freedom of Expression
Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.
# Dublin Talks
Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show
A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.
# not on
Argos was offering these six items at half price, although they weren't actually available
The Advertising Standards Association of Ireland (ASAI) upheld a complaint made about the issue.
# Disciplinary Hearing
Diego Costa handed 3-match ban while Arsenal defender escapes punishment
What a mess.
# Dublin Talks
Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion
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
Press watchdog says Indo got it wrong on Gerry Adams letter
The Press Ombudsman says the article breached the Sinn Féin leader’s right to a good name.
# Mad Men
Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O'Gara one)
The advertisement was deemed ‘overtly sexual in nature’ and ‘provocative’ by the ASAI.
# upheld
Jared Payne handed two-week ban for 'reckless act' against Saracens
The Kiwi is suspended until Ulster’s home clash with Leinster.
# Equality Tribunal
Irish Prison Service to pay €85,000 to three employees over equality issues
The three cases were taken to the Equality Tribunal on gender discrimination grounds.
'Racist and prejudicial' comments went unchallenged on 4FM show - BAI
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint made against the The David Harvey Show on 4FM.
# ooh matron
"What a bunch of cox sackers" - the BBC gets into trouble over innuendo
# Badvertising
Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.
# no dice
Randolph ban upheld despite Motherwell appeal
The Ireland international has been charged with violent conduct following an incident in a game with Hearts.
# Banned
Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card
Manchester City’s captain will begin his four-match ban with tomorrow’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.