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 (...)

Part of Paddy Power’s ad featuring a mock-up of Oscar Pistorius as an Academy Award.

Paddy Power has been ordered to withdraw its controversial ad which offers odds on the trial of Oscar Pistorius Oscar for murder after it becam(...)

On trial:  Oscar Pistorius

What separates Paddy Power’s disgusting “money-back-if-he-walks” advertisement for its offer of a flutter on the Oscar Pistorius verdict from voyeu(...)

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(...)

A butcher’s ‘no horsemeat’ sign after the scandal broke this year. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

JANUARY l The year started with confirmation, of sorts, of something sensible people have known since cars first took to the roads: men reckon they’re(...)

One of the controversial government adverts urging illegal immigrants to go hom. Photograph:  Home Office/PA Wire

An investigation into the British home office’s “Go Home” ad vans campaign is being carried out by the UK advertising watchdog.The Advertising Standar(...)