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# Watchdog

Last year
Emissions targets set by government 'problematic', climate watchdog warns
The statement added that Land Use Sector emissions must also be urgently addressed, but are currently excluded from the targets.
All time
Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019
Donations disclosed by Irish political parties last year totalled €175,576.
Ofcom upholds complaint against BBC's Newsnight over report about Lyra McKee
Nichola Corner, her sister, complained to Ofcom that McKee’s privacy had been infringed upon.
Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links to American businesswoman
Downing Street denounced the referral as a “nakedly political put-up job”.
Poll: Should social media sites be fined for failing to tackle harmful online content?
The UK government has proposed establishing a watchdog with the power to fine internet companies.
Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe
Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.
UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.
Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments
The BAI has upheld a complaint filed over comments made by George Hook on-air on Newstalk.
Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.
There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products
Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.
South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video
“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.
The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry
The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.
Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps
The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.
Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen
The Sunday Times claims that the Anti-Doping watchdog knew about the allegations but failed to act.
Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog
Police say the decision was not taken lightly.
Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character
The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.
8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Everything from why Richie Kavanagh was there to how the party will arrange for an independent watchdog to keep them in line.
Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog
Two characters were half naked in a funeral parlour.
Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse
The allegations span four decades from 1970 to 2005 and will now be investigated.
Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control
A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.
Gardaí can't find person responsible for Fine Gael's accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny's constituency
The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.
Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook's controversial mood experiment
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
Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.
One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again
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
However, in one previous case, the diocese took 18 months before making formal contact with the HSE over a case of abuse.
GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned
Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?
These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital
HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.
One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year
Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.
Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging
The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.
Callinan has “no difficulty” in providing information to PAC
The Commissioner said that he would not discuss the issue of serving sergeant Maurice McCabe appearing before the PAC.
Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay
SIPO is also in the middle of a disagreement with Minister Hogan about proposed accounting reforms for political parties.
Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations'
The company has been accused of “illegal processing of personal data” obtained from users of its many services.
Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today
The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.
Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain had argued that episodes of the Channel 4 programme contained negative and damaging stereotypes.
Syria meets watchdog deadlines
Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.
Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog
The priest went on air to defend an article he had written about Enda Kenny in Alive! newspaper.
SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed
SIPO has postponed indefinitely an investigation into allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council.
Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran'
A prominent cleric has said that the law prohibits women from being president.
Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time
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.
Problems identified by child protection inspectors
The Health Information and Quality Authority published its findings from the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny local health area.