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#Broadcasting Authority

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Five separate complaints over use of 'f*ck', 'sh*t' and 'Jesus Christ' rejected by watchdog

In all five cases, the complaints were made by the same person.

# broadcasting-authority - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Broadcasting watchdog rejects complaints of bias during Eighth Amendment referendum TV debates

The three complaints were made about shows broadcast on Virgin Media Television.

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Netflix in the firing line as BAI looks to change how streaming sites suggest content for Irish viewers

The authority launched a public consultation on the proposals yesterday.

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates

“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”

# broadcasting-authority - 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.

# broadcasting-authority - 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.

# broadcasting-authority - 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.

# broadcasting-authority - 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.

# broadcasting-authority - Thursday 28 January, 2016

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.

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Ray D'Arcy show on abortion broke rules on fairness and impartiality

The BAI upheld complaints about the presenter’s RTÉ show, and said it could not be considered objective.

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban'

FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.

# broadcasting-authority - 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.

# broadcasting-authority - Friday 28 June, 2013

Ryan Tubridy 'butt plugs' complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog

The BAI received a complaint over an item on Tubridy’s 2FM show discussing the use of sex toys.

# broadcasting-authority - Friday 26 October, 2012

TV3 Psychic Flathan responds to BAI ruling: "I cannot talk about the complaints"

The Psychic, who is in Ireland next month, said he had no knowledge of the complaints and that he makes the show for himself.

# broadcasting-authority - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Broadcasting Authority 'not obliged' to review Denis O'Brien's media holdings

The broadcasting watchdog says Denis O’Brien doesn’t “control” Independent News & Media – he just has “a substantial interest”.

# broadcasting-authority - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

BAI to write to O'Brien's Communicorp to discuss media ownership

The broadcasting watchdog will write to Denis O’Brien’s radio company, “on the subject matter of control and ownership”.

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

No rules to stop #euref campaigns from continuing on social media

They can’t talk about it, but they can tweet about it. Political parties take to social media to continue campaigning.

# broadcasting-authority - Friday 4 May, 2012

In full: The BAI report into RTÉ's Mission to Prey programme Bai

In full: The BAI report into RTÉ's Mission to Prey programme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has published its final report into the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds.

# broadcasting-authority - Thursday 26 April, 2012

BAI will consider ownership of newspapers in approving broadcast takeovers

The new Ownership and Control Policy is the blueprint under which authorities will consider whether to block a takeover.

# broadcasting-authority - Friday 23 March, 2012

Pat Kenny show rapped by BAI over Bertie Ahern discussion

The Authority said a panel discussion of a book on the former Taoiseach’s finances had been “unfair”.

# broadcasting-authority - Monday 28 November, 2011

Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras but he is not happy about his treatment by RTÉ.

# broadcasting-authority - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Pat Rabbitte: Heads should not roll at RTÉ... yet

The communications minister said an inquiry into the Fr Kevin Reynolds broadcast would establish the full facts of the case.

# broadcasting-authority - Monday 14 November, 2011

Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras.

# broadcasting-authority - Friday 20 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Holidaymakers warned to check their passports before they book their flights; paraplegic man walks again after pioneering treatment, and one of the world’s largest insurance companies rewards its top sales staff with a mass orgy.