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# Rroadcasting Authority Of Ireland

Last year
BAI rejects 15 complaints against Claire Byrne Live show over Covid-19 vaccine segment
A complaint against Red FM’s Neil Prendeville Show was partly upheld.
All time
# Dublin Bay South
BAI rejects Fine Gael complaint about Bacik appearing on RTÉ lifestyle show before by-election
The complaint was submitted by Fine Gael general secretary John Carroll.
# JK Rowling
Complaint over panellist on Today FM's Last Word calling JK Rowling 'transphobic' upheld by BAI
The BAI said the broadcast of this statement without challenge was “not fair”.
# post election
BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin
Another complaint relating to an on-air jingle on Today FM was also rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
# TV and radio
Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
There has been an increase in the amount of funding awarded to female-led projects.
# Bai
Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI
One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.
# Bai
Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections
That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
# Media ownership
BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences
The authority is considering updates to its ‘Ownership and Control Policy’.
# Tweetgate
Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage
‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.
# Bai
Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists
Three panellists were invited to state what things they would “bin” for the New Year.
# Production
Ireland up against Germany and Netherlands to win over UK-based TV channels after Brexit
Some of these companies have already met with the BAI here in the last year.
# We're live
Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that the “adversarial” debate around the Eighth will be a challenge for broadcasters.
# 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.
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.
# Emergency
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.
# pen pals
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.
# product placement
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.
# diversity
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
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
# lost in translation
Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment
The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.
# FM104
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.
# Hate speech
Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'
The man said Irish women who date African men are “absolute sluts”.
# Naughty
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.
# fair and balanced
George Hook - and other hosts - will have to be careful about tweets during the election campaign
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has released guidelines for broadcasters during next year’s election.
# Bad Language
Dad angered by 'offensive' Love/Hate clip on 2FM
The BAI rejected listener Seán Carty’s complaint that the clip infringed its code of programme standards.
# too much chicken
Press watchdog rejects complaint over ad for 'overstuffed' Subway sandwich
Viewer Peter Thomas submitted a complaint to the BAI over an ad showing a sandwich filled with what he felt was a misleading number of chicken breast slices.
# balance
TV and radio watchdog reject complaints that Chris Donoghue was 'rude and hostile'
TV and radio watchdog busy with complaints about same-sex marriage
The radio licences held by Newstalk and TXFM will be up for grabs next year
The two stations are likely to re-apply to stay on the air.
# Complaint
Is 'jealous little b***h' an acceptable insult to use on radio?
Yes, under certain circumstances.
# laying down the law
Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no
The BAI has revised its programming code.
# marriage referendum
'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.
# six one news
'Exaggerated and inaccurate': RTÉ denies bias in election coverage as complaint is rejected
Nessa Childers wasn’t happy with a feature on the Six One News.
# vintage tv
Love old ads? A whole load of them are set to be archived
Several organisations have been awarded funds from the BAI to archive old programming, music and advertisements.
# Bai
RTÉ scolded over 'unnecessarily sexual dance' on The Voice
However, the BAI decided that the dance was “editorially justified”.
Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air
The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.
# tubs wants you
RTE is looking for members of the public to join its board
Here’s your chance…
# Election 2014
Candidates submit official complaints over RTÉ poll coverage
European elections candidate Bríd Smith believes that RTÉ “deliberately” cut her from a news report.
# fair and balanced
BAI says that Bryan Dobson wasn't being biased when he called protestors ‘idiots’
The BAI did acknowledged that Dobson “could have handled the situation in a better manner”.
# decade of telly
BAI flicks the switch on for UTV Ireland
The station will begin broadcasting in January of next year.
# tellybox
Get your telly ready: UTV Ireland to begin broadcast in early 2015
The Broadcasting Authority announced today that contract negotiations have begun.