Complaints have been upheld against Lidl over its failure to identify the winners of a ‘year’s free shopping’ promotion. Photograph: iStock

Complaints have been upheld against Lidl over its failure to identify the winners of a “year’s free shopping” promotion, or to ensure prize draws had (...)

The secretary general to the Government, Martin Fraser (above), has been ordered by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to carry out a review of the controversial Strategic Communications Unit.

For observers of the political art of distancing oneself from trouble, the signs were unmistakeable. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, recognising that the cont(...)

The Central Bank is to crack down on so-called commemorative coins. File photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Fears that Irish consumers could be short-changed when buying so-called commemorative coins has prompted the Central Bank to crack down on the trade. (...)

The ASA has ruled that a car cannot be advertised as being ‘one owner’ if the previous registered owner was a fleet operator or rental company

Car dealers and manufacturers are braced for potential compensation payments thanks to a tightening of rules by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authori(...)

Founded in the US in 2000, eHarmony expanded into the UK in 2008. It uses a closely guarded compatibility matching algorithm to pair users, and requires them to complete lengthy relationship questionnaires to determine their personality traits, values, interests and other factors

The UK advertising regulator has banned the online dating service eHarmony from claiming it has a “scientifically proven matching system”. Upholding (...)

Now that the sparkle has faded from Black Friday’s frenzy of discount desperation, it seems a good time to zoom in on this year’s crop of Christmas ad(...)

The advertisement featured real home video footage taken by a car loan customer surprising his partner and young child with a new car.  Stock photograph: Getty Images

An AIB television advertisement “must not reappear in its current form again,” the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. The advertisement feat(...)

A  billboard put up by pro-life lobby group Both Lives Matter. Photograph: PA

A complaint about a billboard campaign claiming Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives has been dismissed by the regulat(...)

The billboard put up by anti-abortion lobby group Both Lives Matter. Photograph: Both Lives Matter/PA Wire

The British Advertising Standards Authority has rejected complaints about a billboard campaign arguing that 100,000 more people are alive in Northern (...)

An ad for Aptamil provoked an outcry in 2016 when it showed boys dreaming of being a rock climber and a mathematician and a girl as a future ballerina

Bumbling, hapless dads who have apparently never encountered a washing machine in real life, routinely mortify their kids in fast food joints, and liv(...)

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