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# watchdog - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019

Nov 24th 2020, 12:23 PM 19,040 Views 60 Comments

Donations disclosed by Irish political parties last year totalled €175,576.

# watchdog - Monday 12 October, 2020

Ofcom upholds complaint against BBC's Newsnight over report about Lyra McKee
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Ofcom upholds complaint against BBC's Newsnight over report about Lyra McKee

Oct 12th 2020, 5:39 PM 30,823 Views 10 Comments

Nichola Corner, her sister, complained to Ofcom that McKee’s privacy had been infringed upon.

# watchdog - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links to American businesswoman
# JENNIFER ARCURI
# JENNIFER ARCURI

Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links to American businesswoman

Sep 28th 2019, 8:04 AM 43,649 Views 21 Comments

Downing Street denounced the referral as a “nakedly political put-up job”.

# watchdog - Monday 8 April, 2019

Poll: Should social media sites be fined for failing to tackle harmful online content?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media sites be fined for failing to tackle harmful online content?

Apr 8th 2019, 10:21 AM 16,314 Views 73 Comments

The UK government has proposed establishing a watchdog with the power to fine internet companies.

# watchdog - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe
# Chemical Warfare
# Chemical Warfare

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe

Aug 7th 2018, 2:19 PM 6,874 Views 47 Comments

Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.

# watchdog - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
# Tension
# Tension

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

Apr 18th 2018, 12:15 PM 8,867 Views 72 Comments

The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.

# watchdog - 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.

# watchdog - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
# Waste Fees
# Waste Fees

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges

Sep 9th 2017, 7:39 PM 12,078 Views 47 Comments

The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.

# watchdog - Friday 28 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 28th 2017, 12:05 AM 31,996 Views 35 Comments

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

# watchdog - Friday 21 April, 2017

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

Apr 21st 2017, 2:26 PM 14,282 Views 26 Comments

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

# watchdog - Thursday 26 January, 2017

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry
# Touting
# Touting

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry

Jan 26th 2017, 2:11 PM 10,061 Views 22 Comments

The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.

# watchdog - Friday 20 January, 2017

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps

Jan 20th 2017, 2:10 PM 23,132 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.

# watchdog - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen

Apr 3rd 2016, 8:23 AM 13,848 Views 12 Comments

The Sunday Times claims that the Anti-Doping watchdog knew about the allegations but failed to act.

# watchdog - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog
# North Wales
# North Wales

Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog

Feb 24th 2016, 9:38 PM 31,665 Views 61 Comments

Police say the decision was not taken lightly.

# watchdog - Monday 22 February, 2016

Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character
# Renua
# Renua

Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character

Feb 22nd 2016, 2:25 PM 24,947 Views 96 Comments

The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.

# watchdog - Saturday 16 January, 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Jan 16th 2016, 9:11 PM 25,892 Views 64 Comments

Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.

# watchdog - Monday 17 August, 2015

Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog
# Cushty
# Cushty

Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog

Aug 17th 2015, 4:36 PM 22,118 Views 23 Comments

Two characters were half naked in a funeral parlour.

# watchdog - Monday 16 March, 2015

Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse
# DARK TIMES
# DARK TIMES

Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse

Mar 16th 2015, 6:19 PM 9,242 Views 43 Comments

The allegations span four decades from 1970 to 2005 and will now be investigated.

# watchdog - Monday 23 February, 2015

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control
# Dislike
# Dislike

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:45 PM 17,754 Views 20 Comments

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

# watchdog - Friday 8 August, 2014

Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency

Aug 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 18,767 Views 32 Comments

The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.

# watchdog - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook's controversial mood experiment
# Questions
# Questions

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook's controversial mood experiment

Jul 2nd 2014, 2:29 PM 9,713 Views 23 Comments

It will be working with Britain’s independent data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, as it investigates Facebook’s decision to alter 700,000 users’ News Feed as part of an experiment

# watchdog - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
# Competition Authority
# Competition Authority

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

May 28th 2014, 8:09 AM 13,807 Views 11 Comments

Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.

# watchdog - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

May 12th 2014, 5:21 PM 5,488 Views 24 Comments

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

Responsibility to safeguard children taken with "utmost seriousness" in Diocese of Meath
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Responsibility to safeguard children taken with "utmost seriousness" in Diocese of Meath

May 12th 2014, 3:56 PM 4,912 Views 16 Comments

However, in one previous case, the diocese took 18 months before making formal contact with the HSE over a case of abuse.

# watchdog - Saturday 10 May, 2014

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned

May 10th 2014, 12:32 PM 7,796 Views 13 Comments

Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?

# watchdog - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

Apr 29th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,366 Views 2 Comments

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

# watchdog - Friday 28 February, 2014

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year

Feb 28th 2014, 2:46 PM 23,612 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.

# watchdog - Monday 10 February, 2014

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging
# Hacking
# Hacking

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging

Feb 10th 2014, 8:34 AM 8,206 Views 72 Comments

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# watchdog - Friday 24 January, 2014

Callinan has “no difficulty” in providing information to PAC
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Callinan has “no difficulty” in providing information to PAC

Jan 24th 2014, 10:50 PM 11,924 Views 55 Comments

The Commissioner said that he would not discuss the issue of serving sergeant Maurice McCabe appearing before the PAC.

# watchdog - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay

Dec 22nd 2013, 2:45 PM 5,316 Views 10 Comments

SIPO is also in the middle of a disagreement with Minister Hogan about proposed accounting reforms for political parties.

# watchdog - Friday 20 December, 2013

Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations'
# Data
# Data

Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations'

Dec 20th 2013, 11:07 AM 5,788 Views 9 Comments

The company has been accused of “illegal processing of personal data” obtained from users of its many services.

# watchdog - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

Dec 10th 2013, 7:31 AM 3,164 Views 32 Comments

The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.

# watchdog - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Nov 5th 2013, 12:45 PM 26,770 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain had argued that episodes of the Channel 4 programme contained negative and damaging stereotypes.

# watchdog - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Syria meets watchdog deadlines
# Syria
# Syria

Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Sep 21st 2013, 5:28 PM 3,045 Views 31 Comments

Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.

# watchdog - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog

Jul 24th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,219 Views 42 Comments

The priest went on air to defend an article he had written about Enda Kenny in Alive! newspaper.

# watchdog - Thursday 6 June, 2013

SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed

Jun 6th 2013, 9:39 PM 7,552 Views 68 Comments

SIPO has postponed indefinitely an investigation into allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council.

# watchdog - Friday 17 May, 2013

Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran'
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran'

May 17th 2013, 2:29 PM 5,269 Views 55 Comments

A prominent cleric has said that the law prohibits women from being president.

# watchdog - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time

May 14th 2013, 3:07 PM 3,326 Views 6 Comments

There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.

# watchdog - Friday 10 May, 2013

Problems identified by child protection inspectors
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Problems identified by child protection inspectors

May 10th 2013, 12:55 PM 7,063 Views 5 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority published its findings from the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny local health area.

# watchdog - Thursday 28 February, 2013

BAI upholds complaint about Vincent Browne's 'cancer in foreign affairs' show
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

BAI upholds complaint about Vincent Browne's 'cancer in foreign affairs' show

Feb 28th 2013, 1:36 PM 14,464 Views 126 Comments

A complaint about an Ireland AM segment on abortion was also upheld.

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