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# Watchdog

Last year
2022
# Climate Change
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.
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# Watchdog
Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019
Donations disclosed by Irish political parties last year totalled €175,576.
# Watchdog
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.
# JENNIFER ARCURI
Boris Johnson referred to police watchdog over links to American businesswoman
Downing Street denounced the referral as a “nakedly political put-up job”.
# Your Say
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.
# chemical warfare
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.
# Tension
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.
# Watchdog
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.
# waste fees
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.
# Backlash
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.
# Human Rights
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.
# Touting
The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry
The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.
# building and property
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.
# 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.
# north wales
Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog
Police say the decision was not taken lightly.
# renua
Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character
The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.
# Election 2016
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.
# cushty
Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog
Two characters were half naked in a funeral parlour.
# DARK TIMES
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.
# Dislike
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.
# Missing
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.
# Questions
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
# Competition Authority
Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.
# sexual violence
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.
# Watchdog
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.
# Guerin Report
GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned
Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?
# Watchdog
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.
# Money Money Money
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.
# Hacking
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.
# Whistleblowers
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 Reform
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.
# Data
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.
# Child Safety
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.
# Broadcasting
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
Syria meets watchdog deadlines
Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.
# Broadcasting
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.
# Watchdog
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.
# Not happening
Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran'
A prominent cleric has said that the law prohibits women from being president.
# scrutiny
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.
# Child Protection
Problems identified by child protection inspectors
The Health Information and Quality Authority published its findings from the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny local health area.