Organisation: Broadcasting Complaints Commission
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
THE International Transport Federation has lodged a formal complaint with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission over RTÉ’s Skippers programme.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
HIS most recent Ryan Confidential show aired just two nights ago and featured a raucous interview with the controversial ex-wife of Paul McCartney, Heather Mills.
Sat, 01 May, 2010
A LEVY to fund the new Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is being imposed on all broadcasters licensed in the state at the worst possible time, the head of the new independent regulator admitted yesterday.
Sat, 13 Mar, 2010
TV3’S controversial coverage of Finance Minister Brian Lenihan’s cancer diagnosis has received one of the highest number of complaints in national broadcasting history.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2010
RTÉ 2FM was today rapped by the broadcasting watchdog for allowing foul and offensive language be aired on a morning chat show.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2009
SHOCK jock Gerry Ryan may like to brighten his broadcasts with colourful language, but a listener has suggested a repeat of a recent comment could see him stricken from the airwaves.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
AS RTÉ is quickly realising, you just can’t please all of the people all of the time.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2009
COMPLAINTS by viewers that a sketch on RTÉ 2’s Nightlive programme was “sick, utterly offensive and breached all sense of decency” have been upheld by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC).
Fri, 20 Mar, 2009
TV watchdogs today upheld complaints that a spoof RTÉ news show was poking fun at children dying of leukaemia.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2009
RTÉ’s coverage of the Lisbon treaty was heavily biased in favour of the yes side, a report carried out by an anti-Lisbon group has claimed.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2009
A STANDARDS watchdog has upheld eight complaints about comedian Tommy Tiernan for offensive comments about disabled people and others on the Late Late Show and also criticised host Gerry Ryan for egging him on.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2009
COMPLAINTS against Newstalk for sending a reporter to a psychiatric day hospital with knives in her bag and against Today FM for broadcasting a pop song called F**k You, have been upheld by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC).
Wed, 12 Nov, 2008
GERRY RYAN’S “risqué stream of consciousness” didn’t work for RTÉ as an excuse for the presenter encouraging comedian Julian Clary to read a “sexually explicit” passage of his book on morning radio during school holidays.
Thu, 09 Oct, 2008
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint made against Gerry Ryan's radio show on RTE's 2fm.
Wed, 08 Oct, 2008
I REFER to an article published in the Irish Examiner on August 27 concerning a decision by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) with regard to the Neil Prendeville programme on Cork’s 96FM. Your coverage was inaccurate and I feel it needs to be clarified.
Sat, 30 Aug, 2008
Chat show host Pat Kenny was today criticised for being dismissive and unfair in his treatment of rogue solicitor Michael Lynn’s insurance company during a live broadcast.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2008
YOUR report headlined ‘Ahern fair game, but not Travellers, according to BCC’ (July 3) seems to suggest that a fine line was walked by producers of RTÉ’s Once A Week Show when determining whether or not “tinker” and “knick-knack” are reasonable terms to be broadcast on TV programmes aimed at children.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2008
YOU can call Bertie Ahern a rat and a liar, but derogatory terms about the Travelling community are out of bounds — according to the latest batch of decisions from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC).
Thu, 03 Jul, 2008
ONE of the reason’s people voted no in last week’s referendum was the lack of clarity in the proposition.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2008
BROADCASTING watchdogs yesterday reignited the debate over RTÉ Television’s High Society programme alleging a government minister had taken cocaine.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2008
SENIOR RTÉ managers have admitted unease that the Late Late Show allowed columnist Eoghan Harris to glorify Taoiseach Bertie Ahern a week before last year’s general election.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2008
AN EPISODE of The Bill shown on RTÉ last December which featured a man committing suicide has been deemed “totally inappropriate” for a daytime schedule by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2008
BROADCASTER TV3 was yesterday cleared of upsetting viewers for showing two gay men kissing on rural soap Emmerdale, but not for showing an advertisement for a raunchy American soap.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
BROADCASTER RTÉ was yesterday cleared of upsetting viewers during coverage of the Rachel O’Reilly murder trial during the summer.
Fri, 09 Nov, 2007
REFERRING to Jesus as a “Palestinian terrorist” on live radio earned RTÉ presenter Gerry Ryan the wrath of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2007
SEVERAL radio stations removed a number one hit from their playlists yesterday as a mother moved her protest against the playing of the song to the gates of Leinster House.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2007
A high-profile RTÉ television programme exploring a possible crash in the property market was today cleared of charges it was reckless and dishonest.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2007
RADIO star Gerry Ryan has received a major reprimand from the broadcasting authorities for holding a crude discussion about sex toys during his morning show on 2FM last April.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2007
Radio presenter Ray D’Arcy has been criticised for a lack of taste and decency after hosting a sexually explicit show comparing sex toys.
Fri, 11 May, 2007
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has upheld a number of complaints against the European Commission over a series of ads about its Europe Direct information line.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2007
TV3 has been rapped by the broadcasting watchdog for showing a sexually explicit episode of hospital drama Chicago Hope in the middle of the day, it was revealed yesterday.
Thu, 18 Jan, 2007
THE Broadcasting Complaints Commission received more than 25 phone complaints before lunchtime yesterday regarding Friday’s Late Late Show featuring convicted American paedophile Jake Goldenflame.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2006
Abuse victims charity One In Four said it was outraged and dismayed over the treatment of a child sexual abuse issue on last night's Late Late Show.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2006
A TV licence fee may be slapped on people watching RTÉ via their laptops and computers under new broadcasting laws unveiled last night.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2006
People may be forced to pay a TV licence fee for watching RTE on their laptops and computers, it emerged tonight.
Wed, 06 Sep, 2006
The Government has published details of new legislation that could see major changes taking place in the broadcast sector.
Wed, 06 Sep, 2006
BROADCASTER Eamon Dunphy has been censured by broadcasting watchdogs for an on-air tirade against the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Thu, 03 Aug, 2006
TV3 could lose the sponsor of its high-profile breakfast show, Ireland AM, following a recent decision by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission over the promotion of fortune-telling services.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2006
TV ads offering fortune-telling services face an unpredictable future after the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) found they are in breach of legislation.
Fri, 14 Jul, 2006
A RTE ‘mockumentary’ about Hollywood star Colin Farrell and adverts on TV3 for Irish Psychics Live and tarot card phone line 7th Sense have all been rapped by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC).
Thu, 13 Jul, 2006
CHAIRPERSONS of boards of State bodies will be paid more than the average industrial wage for what is essentially part-time work following a Government decision to increase their remuneration.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2006
YOU only have a week left, you know. If you want to be one of our country’s new breed of censors, it’s time to get your application in because the deadline is next Tuesday.
Tue, 09 May, 2006
ALL this freedom of speech and freedom of expression stuff we've been hearing about lately. I'm up for that.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2006