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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Watchdog

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# Broadcasting
BAI upholds complaint about Vincent Browne's 'cancer in foreign affairs' show
A complaint about an Ireland AM segment on abortion was also upheld.
# Amazon
Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog
The German competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the company’s policy which prevents third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere.
# Leveson report
Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently
The British PM met with editors and executives at 10 Downing Street to push them to set up a new independent regulatory body.
# need to know
The Evening with added lefty tossers
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Watchdog
Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.
# Watchdog
Oireachtas committee to quiz Commissioner over Garda allowances
Martin Callinan will be asked about the 11 Garda allowances earmarked for withdrawal.
# Watchdog
RTÉ told to ‘take greater care’ after complaint over Late Late abortion interviews
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland rejected the complaint but warned over the separation of human interest and political stories.
# Money Money Money
Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend
The Public Accounts committee is going to question the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health about spending on drugs, overtime, and consultants.
# Fine
British bank accepts $340 million fine over Iran transactions
The bank had denied accusations that it systematically hid $250 billion worth of Iranian client transactions.
# Closure
Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close
The HSE said the decision was taken as a safe service could not be guaranteed in the face of budget cuts.
# Syria
Syria accused of shirking UN's nuclear investigation
Damascus had agreed to cooperate with an inquiry into its nuclear activities, but now says it won’t be able to provide information until October.
# Quangos
Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals
The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.
# child porn
Irish internet child pornography alerts led to arrests in Bulgaria and US
Minister Alan Shatter warns against complacency as report shows lower level of illegal child abuse content.
# Twitter
UK press watchdog to regulate press Twitter feeds but no plans for it in Ireland
The body wants each newspaper in the UK to draw up a Twitter policy but there are no plans to do a similar thing in Ireland according to the Press Council.