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#Watchdog

# 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 14,484 Views 126 Comments

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

# watchdog - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog

Feb 20th 2013, 12:56 PM 6,336 Views 7 Comments

The German competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the company’s policy which prevents third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere.

# watchdog - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently
# Leveson Report
# Leveson Report

Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently

Dec 4th 2012, 4:18 PM 1,914 Views 3 Comments

The British PM met with editors and executives at 10 Downing Street to push them to set up a new independent regulatory body.

# watchdog - Thursday 1 November, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers

Nov 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 14,384 Views 10 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps

Nov 1st 2012, 4:24 PM 11,830 Views 68 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.

Oireachtas committee to quiz Commissioner over Garda allowances
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Oireachtas committee to quiz Commissioner over Garda allowances

Nov 1st 2012, 7:15 AM 7,520 Views 63 Comments

Martin Callinan will be asked about the 11 Garda allowances earmarked for withdrawal.

# watchdog - Friday 12 October, 2012

RTÉ told to ‘take greater care’ after complaint over Late Late abortion interviews
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

RTÉ told to ‘take greater care’ after complaint over Late Late abortion interviews

Oct 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 14,321 Views 61 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland rejected the complaint but warned over the separation of human interest and political stories.

# watchdog - Monday 8 October, 2012

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

Oct 8th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,101 Views 11 Comments

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.

# watchdog - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

British bank accepts $340 million fine over Iran transactions
# Fine
# Fine

British bank accepts $340 million fine over Iran transactions

Aug 14th 2012, 9:05 PM 3,962 Views 15 Comments

The bank had denied accusations that it systematically hid $250 billion worth of Iranian client transactions.

# watchdog - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close
# Closure
# Closure

Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close

Nov 2nd 2011, 6:09 PM 473 Views 8 Comments

The HSE said the decision was taken as a safe service could not be guaranteed in the face of budget cuts.

# watchdog - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Syria accused of shirking UN's nuclear investigation
# Syria
# Syria

Syria accused of shirking UN's nuclear investigation

Sep 1st 2011, 2:00 PM 178 Views 9 Comments

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.

# watchdog - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals
# Quangos
# Quangos

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals

Jul 6th 2011, 8:07 AM 675 Views 4 Comments

The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.

# watchdog - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Irish internet child pornography alerts led to arrests in Bulgaria and US
# Child Porn
# Child Porn

Irish internet child pornography alerts led to arrests in Bulgaria and US

Jun 29th 2011, 3:14 PM 1,275 Views 0 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter warns against complacency as report shows lower level of illegal child abuse content.

# watchdog - Friday 6 May, 2011

UK press watchdog to regulate press Twitter feeds but no plans for it in Ireland
# Twitter
# Twitter

UK press watchdog to regulate press Twitter feeds but no plans for it in Ireland

May 6th 2011, 3:36 PM 913 Views 0 Comments

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.