“On no planet will any claim for the medicinal benefits of a feed of pints ever stand up.”

So, Toyota - the “best built cars in the world”, eh? The ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland that Toyota must stop this claim (...)

In response to the findings, the bemused car maker accused the advertising watchdog of ‘dancing on a pin head’.  Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toyota has been told to stop claiming that its cars are the “best built” in the world by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) which s(...)

Image: Screenshot of Revolution 1916 website (http://revolution1916.ie/index.php/about-us/)

The State’s advertising watchdog has launched an investigation into the marketing of the 1916 exhibition in Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre after it recei(...)

Paddy Power was censured last autumn for the lorry advertisement that read “Immigrants, jump in the back! But only if you’re good at sport”

It’s a hard life being an advertiser. There you are trying to shift chocolate or insurance or dishwasher tablets and everyone else is trying to make y(...)

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(...)