Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

One  complainant said a claim that French toast  with maple syrup was ‘healthy’ appeared to be misleading.

A suggestion that French toast with maple syrup might be a healthy option and a blood splattered film poster are just two of the ads which recently fe(...)

The new Code of Standards for Advertising and Marketing in Ireland features a new section on gambling

Every month or so, Pricewatch gets a mail from the good people at the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland announcing what they have been up to.(...)

Vodafone and Aer Lingus have been instructed to remove adverts by the ASAI.

Confusion over airplane seats, misleading broadband speeds and a guarantee to lose a stone in 12 days saw Aer Lingus, Vodafone and Educogym respective(...)

One complaint said he considered the King of Paws advertisement “to be part of a trend where men are belittled, mocked, painted as idiots and in this case compared to dogs”.

A dog-training school accused of broadcasting an ad which it was claimed “belittled, mocked” and painted men as “idiots” has fallen foul of the adv(...)

Ray D’Arcy and his producer (and wife) Jenny Kelly pictured for the announcement of Volkswagen’s sponsorship of his new Radio 1 show.

There isn’t much that Ray D’Arcy’s fans don’t know about him. It may not even have escaped their attention that “Ray is a long-term supporter of Volks(...)

In one case, the ASAI said Vodafone had made it unnecessarily hard to find the rules under which a customer would be entitled to a free phone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Confusion over wine prices, mobile phone contracts and membership terms saw Supervalu, Vodafone and a dating website respectively rapped across the kn(...)

Our reader asked One Big Switch why she was suddenly paying more when she thought the point was to pay less

Not everyone is satisfied with One Big SwitchAnnie from Sligo is not happy. She was one of thousands of people who made the One Big Switch and moved t(...)

Andrew Furlong with his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court last year. The father of murdered teenager Nicola Furlong said he was outraged by comments made by Paddy Power himself that the company was justified in running a bet on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial  because of the worldwide interest in the case.

Some 50 complaints have been received about the Paddy Power advertisement in relation to the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. The A(...)

“I always think there’s a slight problem if you throw a stone into a pool and nothing happens,” said Bob Collins, chairman of the Broadcasting Auth(...)