Toyota, Tesco, Lidl and Harvey Norman were among the high-profile companies to fall foul of the advertising watchdog in recent weeks. The Advertising(...)

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  plans to impose stricter rules that will stop providers promising “fibre” in their broadband adverts when the connections still rely on ageing copper lines

Irish telcos may soon face a clampdown on how they market their broadband products amid a spike in complaints about so-called “fake fibre” adverts. T(...)

The advertising watchdog is not sufficiently protecting children against junk food marketing despite Ireland’s rising obesity rates, the Irish Heart F(...)

The ASAI received 1,682 complaints in 2018, adjudicating against 72 which were found to be in breach of their code. Photograph: iStock

Digital media was the most controversial medium for ads last year, attracting the largest volume of complaints, new data shows. While just one in fiv(...)

Lar Corbett’s Coppingers in Thurles was the subject of a complaint in two parts: promoting alcohol in a way that could be harmful; and an image offensive to the complainant as a Catholic.

A pub belonging to former Tipperary hurling star Lar Corbett has been rapped over the knuckles by the advertising watchdog for its use of an image of (...)

In the new version of the game, well-known landmarks including the Ha’penny Bridge stand alongside commercial enterprises such as the Nord Anglia International School, the restaurant chain Freshly Chopped and Maxwell Photography. Photograph: Hasbro/PA Wire

Businesses which feature on the new Dublin edition of Monopoly paid for their places on the board, prompting the advertising watchdog to accuse the ga(...)

Online medical services: beneficial or a cause for concern?

We use our phones and computers for work, online shopping, and the majority of our banking services – so why not for a visit to the GP? A video or onl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, pictured when he was minister for health in December 2015, at the announcement of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been doing the legislative rounds for some time now and the debate hasn’t quite reached closing time. Certainly, (...)

“My phone rings, I answer it and a recorded female voice says: ‘Please dial the number you are calling.’  It is now wrecking my head and I dread the phone ringing.”

To say we have been getting a lot of complaints about Eir in recent months would be an understatement. The company is – by far – the one we are gettin(...)

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(...)

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