Mater, a comedic rusty tow-truck, joyously utters the offending tornado phrase in Cars, the children’s box office smash hit from 2006

Has nobody at the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) set foot in the US below the Mason-Dixon line? The ASAI, the self-regulatory body(...)

Liz Delaney’s pub: home of the controversial “Welfare Wednesday” drinks promotion for the unemployed

Remember Liz Delaney’s pub in the Northside Shopping Centre, the home of the controversial “Welfare Wednesday” drinks promotion for the unemployed? Un(...)

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

Newstalk has been rapped on the knuckles by the Republic’s advertising watchdog over its use of the word “bulls**tters” on an advertising billboard pr(...)

Amazon said it was common practice for free trials for services to convert to a paid subscription unless cancelled

An offer of a “free trial” of Amazon’s Prime delivery service has been banned in Britain after a watchdog found the online retail giant misled consume(...)

 Louis O’Neill addresses staff at a presentation to mark his retirement in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: Frank Miller

Louis O’Neill (83), former group managing director and chief executive of The Irish Times, died yesterday at St Vincent’s hospital Dublin following a (...)

The 2009 The Girls of Ryanair Calendar. Michael O’Leary says new Ryanair “family friendly” love does not involve inviting paying customers to ogle scantily clad staff for charity. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Ryanair calendar’s dead and gone. Unlike O’Leary, it’s in the grave. “Ryanair’s ‘Offensive and Sexist’ Bikini Girl Cabin Crew Calendar Scrapped” s(...)

It’s no secret that sex sells. Unless an ad is too sexy and is banned as a result, as Newbridge Silverware found out this week.A two-minute video on t(...)

An advert for the world’s largest private-sector coal company has been banned for misleadingly implying that “clean coal” does not produce CO2 or othe(...)

The eyes have it: surgery is often performed by surgeons from outside the country, who are unavailable for post-operative patient care or complications. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), the recognised training and professional body for eye doctors in Ireland, has expressed concern about wha(...)

The top section of a handout issued by the Advertising Standards Authority of a Paddy Power advert offering a refund on all losing bets if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend.  It became the most complained-about UK ad of all time two weeks ago. Photograph: ASA/PA Wire

Paddy Power, the Irish-based bookmaker, has been given a severe ticking off by the UK Advertising Standards Authority over its Oscar Pistorius (...)