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(...)

Ireland’s advertising watchdog ruled two Eir adverts breached standards. Photograph: Maxwells

Ireland’s advertising watchdog has ruled an Eir advert offering a sports channel bundle for “only €1 a month” and another promoting its broadband spee(...)

The natural world in all its glory – but does a product labelled as ‘natural’ automatically equate to healthy?

Anthrax, asbestos, arsenic, mercury, cyanide, formaldehyde: what are the two things they all have in common? Yes, they’re all indeed very dangerous, i(...)

Patricia Daly and Domini Kemp

Cook Domini Kemp has accused advertising regulators of trying to “silence emerging science” after they ruled against claims in support of a ketogenic (...)

Nutritional therapist Patricia Daly has been told by an advertising watchdog not to refer to the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in relation to cancer treatment without supporting evidence. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Claims by a nutritional therapist that a ketogenic diet can “weaken” cancer has been found in breach of the code of the Advertising Standards Authorit(...)

Almost 100 complaints were lodged with the advertising watchdog about the Irish Cancer Society’s recent campaign which contained the tag line ‘I want to get cancer’.

Almost 100 complaints were lodged with the advertising watchdog about the Irish Cancer Society’s recent campaign which contained the tag line “I want (...)

Between 2015 and 2016 the advertising standards authority upheld 11 complaints against Eir and two against its mobile subsidiary Meteor.

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) plans to engage with Ireland’s largest telco Eir to seek improved compliance with its code after(...)

All advertisements contained the line: ’The Only Place You Get To Choose Your Network, Phone and Plan. Carphone Warehouse’

More than 40 complaints about recent Carphone ‘pro choice’ ads have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI). The first (...)

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