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This probably isn't what TD Derek Keating was referring to. Sport & General/S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive
The Daily Poll

Poll: Should late-night ads for chat lines be banned?

The Dáil discussed the differences between sex lines and virtual chat services during the week and it brought up some interesting questions…

THE DÁIL HEARD calls this week for stricter standards in advertising, including a ban on late night commercials for ‘sex lines‘.

Deputy Derek Keating told the Communications Minister that 1500 numbers being advertised on Irish television channels are “effectively sex lines” and could be a front for other services, including prostitution.

However, Pat Rabbitte said virtual chat lines are not defined as sexual entertainment services and that providers are required, by law, to ensure such services are not being used to promote or facilitate prostitution.

What do you think, is Deputy Keating correct? Should late-night ads for chat line services be banned?

Poll Results:

Yes (1144)
No (956)
I don't know (160)

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