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# Regulator

Last year
National Lottery spent €120 million of unclaimed prize money on marketing since 2015
Some TDs have taken issue with the licensing of the lottery.
CRU says profit controls on energy can't be implemented on a domestic level
The chairperson of the CRU said the regulator was ‘deeply concerned’ by the increase in energy costs.
Buy-now-pay-later firms offering 'indirect credit' must now be authorised by the Central Bank
The regulator has also placed an interest rate cap of 23% APR on all consumer credit agreements.
US drug regulator limits use of J&J Covid vaccine
The single shot vaccine is less protective than those developed by Pfizer and Moderna.
Charities regulator urges public to make sure they're donating to legitimate organisations
It is against the law to set up an unregistered charity.
All time
Lottery scratch card prizes were 'omitted due to human error', inquiry finds
The National Lottery previously apologised that four of the top prizes were not included in certain games in recent years.
Over 10,000 charities now registered in Ireland, 8% with annual income more than €1m
The Charities Regulator described 2019 as its “busiest year to date”.
ComReg accuses broadband provider Pure Telecom of breaking contract-changing rules
The watchdog issued a notice of non-compliance to the telco company.
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.
Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment
The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.
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.
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 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.
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…
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.
Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator
The bill would see the Charities Regulatory Authority up and running by mid-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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'
The establishment of such a regulator was recommended in the Mahon Tribunal’s report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ulster Bank compensation scheme expected today
Details of the package will be announced later today, according to reports.
Central Bank issues warning on US investment firm
The regulator has said that Elliott & Laurence Consultancy Group is not authorised in Ireland.
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.
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.
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?
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.