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# regulator - Sunday 23 June, 2019

ComReg accuses broadband provider Pure Telecom of breaking contract-changing rules

The watchdog issued a notice of non-compliance to the telco company.

# regulator - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Irish banks are fond of customer-first slogans - but the Central Bank says they're not living up to them

The review found there is still a crisis-era mindset in several executive committees.

# regulator - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment

The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.

# regulator - Sunday 14 May, 2017

A US regulator's website crashed after John Oliver posted a video about it

John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight goes on air after a week of controversy – good controversy, though.

# regulator - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

Critics say that the digital currency lacks transparency – and a group of students have been trying to fix that.

# regulator - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# regulator - Friday 7 March, 2014

6,000 bank customers are missing out on their share of a €67m PPI pay-out

77,000 customers were mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance since 2007. However some people may be missing out because they haven’t opened letters from their bank…

# regulator - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Does Shatter want more transparency in charities? 'You betcha' he does

Speaking in the Seanad, the minister said Chief Executive and board appointments for the new regulatory authority will be made soon.

# regulator - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator

The bill would see the Charities Regulatory Authority up and running by mid-2014.

# regulator - Friday 17 January, 2014

Shatter: Charity regulatory board will be set up by Easter

All registered charities will have to provide reports to the authority each year on their activities.

# regulator - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities?

Minister Alan Shatter has already said legislation for a regulator is being considered, but do you think it’s a good idea?

# regulator - 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.

# regulator - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Financial regulator: Holding onto best-skilled staff is a battle

Deputy governor of the Central Bank Matthew Elderfield told the Public Accounts Committee that supervisors cannot rest on their laurels.

# regulator - 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.

# regulator - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'

The establishment of such a regulator was recommended in the Mahon Tribunal’s report.

# regulator - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Matthew Elderfield steps down as Financial Regulator (and waives €100k bonus)

Elderfield, who has been the financial regulator for three years, is returning to London to pursue other interests.

# regulator - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Extract: 'The Financial Regulator investigating what went wrong at Irish Nationwide is a unique piece of Irish irony'

Michael Fingleton’s autonomous powers in Irish Nationwide should have been picked up on by the Financial Regulator – why weren’t they? asks Tom Lyons and Richard Curran.

# regulator - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Australian media watchdog opens probe into royal prank station

The media regulator says the investigation is into the 2Day FM station and not the presenters who made the hoax call.

# regulator - Monday 12 November, 2012

Nick Leeson: Using puppets for Anglo musical is very apt indeed.

Former trader Nick Leeson can’t believe he wasn’t a shoo-in for Anglo: The Musical – but he’s pretty confident that puppets are the right choice to play inaminate objects who can’t take control of their own situation.

# regulator - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Role of energy regulator questioned after Bord Gáis price hike

The CER has been condemned for “disregarding” warnings regarding domestic gas prices and instead granting a higher-than-anticipated price increase.

# regulator - Friday 31 August, 2012

Ulster Bank compensation scheme expected today

Details of the package will be announced later today, according to reports.

# regulator - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Central Bank issues warning on US investment firm

The regulator has said that Elliott & Laurence Consultancy Group is not authorised in Ireland.

# regulator - Monday 23 January, 2012

ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage

The UK media regulator said ITV “breached audience trust” by showing footage purporting to be of an IRA attack – but which actually came from a video game.

# regulator - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Column: Why going after the Financial Regulator is a waste of money

Former trader Nick Leeson says lessons never seem to be learned by regulators – but we should focus on some suggestions from the British Chancellor to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

# regulator - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Poll: Should the state and banks be made to pay for reckless lending? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the state and banks be made to pay for reckless lending?

Ads placed in tomorrow’s papers will look for homeowners to take part in a landmark ‘reckless lending’ case. Do you think it’s fair to expect the state and the banks to pay?

# regulator - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

MEPs vote in favour of new European banking regulator

The European Parliament approves a new package of EU-wide financial measures, creating four new watchdogs.