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#Watchdog

# watchdog - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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.

# watchdog - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

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 - 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.

# watchdog - Saturday 9 September, 2017

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.

# watchdog - Friday 28 July, 2017

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Exclusive

Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.

# watchdog - Friday 21 April, 2017

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.

# watchdog - Thursday 26 January, 2017

The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry

The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.

# watchdog - Friday 20 January, 2017

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 - Sunday 3 April, 2016

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.

# watchdog - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Officers who deliberately knocked down dog running loose on motorway referred to watchdog

Police say the decision was not taken lightly.

# watchdog - Monday 22 February, 2016

Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character

The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.

# watchdog - Saturday 16 January, 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.

# watchdog - Monday 17 August, 2015

Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog

Two characters were half naked in a funeral parlour.

# watchdog - Monday 16 March, 2015

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.

# watchdog - Monday 23 February, 2015

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.

# watchdog - Friday 8 August, 2014

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.

# watchdog - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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

# watchdog - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.

# watchdog - Monday 12 May, 2014

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.

# watchdog - Saturday 10 May, 2014

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned

Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?

# watchdog - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

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.

# watchdog - Friday 28 February, 2014

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.

# watchdog - Monday 10 February, 2014

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.

# watchdog - Friday 24 January, 2014

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.

# watchdog - Sunday 22 December, 2013

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.

# watchdog - Friday 20 December, 2013

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.

# watchdog - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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 - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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.

# watchdog - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.

# watchdog - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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 - Thursday 6 June, 2013

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.

# watchdog - Friday 17 May, 2013

Women 'cannot stand for president of Iran'

A prominent cleric has said that the law prohibits women from being president.

# watchdog - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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.

# watchdog - Friday 10 May, 2013

Problems identified by child protection inspectors

The Health Information and Quality Authority published its findings from the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny local health area.

# watchdog - Thursday 28 February, 2013

BAI upholds complaint about Vincent Browne's 'cancer in foreign affairs' show

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

# watchdog - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

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.

# watchdog - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

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.

# watchdog - Thursday 1 November, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

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