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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 25 February, 2018


# bai - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

# bai - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI

Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

# bai - Monday 8 January, 2018

Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'

The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.

# bai - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears

The Sunday Independent reported today that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.

# bai - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

# bai - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Complaint against George Hook rejected after he called texter a 's**t'

Hook also jokingly said he would box the texter in the face.

# bai - Saturday 21 October, 2017

See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action

It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.

# bai - Thursday 19 October, 2017

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.

# bai - Friday 11 August, 2017

Villagers in this Galway community are buying up shares in their own local radio station

Kinvara FM is the new community radio station based in the south Galway village.

# bai - Thursday 3 August, 2017

BAI rejects complaints over Rubberbandit calling communion 'haunted bread' on the Late Late Show

In all, 11 complaints were received after Blindboy Boatclub’s appearance on the RTÉ show.

# bai - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen

Damo and Ivor first appeared on YouTube back in 2011.

# bai - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Complaint about RTÉ coverage of undercover pregnancy counselling report is rejected

The details are contained in the latest Broadcasting Association of Ireland report.

# bai - Thursday 22 June, 2017 is now the main online news source for Irish people Bai is now the main online news source for Irish people

A third of the Irish market checked this week according to Reuters Institute Digital News Report.

# bai - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Complaint about Darina Allen's 'ban on squishy sliced pan' rejected by BAI

Chef and television presenter Darina Allen said that if she was the Minister for Health, she would ban sliced pan.

# bai - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.

Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected

The BAI said that Hook’s approach to discussing the vaccine had satisfied its Code of Fairness, but “only in a barely minimal fashion”.

# bai - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules

Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.

# bai - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Plan to get more women on airwaves 'welcome' - but progress could take years

Broadcasters will have to report to the BAI on gender balance and diversity of their presenters and contributors.

# bai - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Complaint about Eamon Dunphy's 'extreme' comments on RTÉ rejected Bai

Complaint about Eamon Dunphy's 'extreme' comments on RTÉ rejected

The BAI said that the use of extreme language was typical of Dunphy’s provocative style.

# bai - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Complaints around 8th Amendment and 'rubbishing Mass' on Rose of Tralee rejected Bai

Complaints around 8th Amendment and 'rubbishing Mass' on Rose of Tralee rejected

The BAI rejected seven complaints to do with last year’s Rose of Tralee

Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show

A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.

# bai - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment

The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.

# bai - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Radio show allowed special needs children to be called 'mongos'

The BAI noted the man was allowed to talk for a considerable period of time before his comments were strongly challenged by the show’s presenter.

# bai - Friday 28 October, 2016

Someone made an official complaint over Oliver Callan talking about Thomas Clarke's genitalia

There were three complaints made in relation to coverage around the 1916 Rising.

# bai - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Station made "personal and pointed" remarks about election candidate who didn't turn up for interview

It noted there had been some “fundamental conflict of fact” in regard to whether Noel G Walsh was supposed to turn up or not.

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed Bai

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed

Williams said that anyone who voted for Sinn Féin on foot of the party’s plan to get rid of the Special Criminal Court were ‘drug dealers, killers, kidnappers, and terrorists’.

# bai - Friday 16 September, 2016

Ryan Tubridy was ok to say "bejaysus" on the Late Late Show

“He’s scaring the bejaysus out of me now I have to say, with that look.”

# bai - Thursday 15 September, 2016

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad

A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.

# bai - Saturday 28 May, 2016

BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech

A woman complained about a show in which he discussed Muslim students and also the New Years sex attacks in Germany.

# bai - Friday 27 May, 2016

Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules

The context of the RTÉ Radio One interview with Dr Andrew Rynne was noted by the BAI.

# bai - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'

The man said Irish women who date African men are “absolute sluts”.

# bai - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Ray D’Arcy interview with Graham Linehan and wife over abortion broke broadcasting rules

The interview had to do with the couple’s foetus being diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality

# bai - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge These spray-painted definitions of Cork slang words have popped up all over the city Langerload

# bai - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Swedish rebuke for Ray D'Arcy over dial-a-random-Swede segment

The RTÉ host called two random Swedes without telling them they’d be on the radio.

# bai - Friday 1 April, 2016

Former Phantom FM boss makes a pitch for TXFM licence

Simon Maher left Phantom, now known as TXFM, after Communicorp came on board.

# bai - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

TXFM, Dublin's alternative rock station, is closing down

The station, formerly known as Phantom 105.2, has not applied to renew its licence.

# bai - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

RTÉ Radio 1 is still hammering the opposition in the radio wars

The JNLR figures are out – here’s what people have been listening to.

# bai - Friday 29 January, 2016

Presenter did not break broadcasting rules with ‘c**k socket’ comment

The radio station held a competition for the best name for female genitalia – and one listener did not approve.

# bai - Thursday 28 January, 2016

BAI rejects complaints Ray D'Arcy was biased in marriage referendum coverage

One listener wasn’t happy the presenter said he had cried with pride when the vote was passed.

Radio host’s comment about asylum seekers ‘going to the beach’ didn’t break broadcasting rules

A presenter on Cork City Community Radio had suggested that a decision to offer an asylum seeker a university place was unfair to Irish-born families.

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