Dr Miriam Hederman O’Brien: after simultaneously studying law in King’s Inns as well as French and English at UCD, she practiced at the Bar, moved into radio and writing and completed a doctorate in political science from Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Paddy Whelan.

Dr Miriam Hederman O’Brien, a barrister, academic and the first female chancellor of an Irish university, has died. She was 89. University of Limeric(...)

According to research from Visa, one in four people in Ireland are now using social apps to shop.

We’ve all been there: the late-night doom-scrolling that somehow turns into a shopping spree. As you flick through your Instagram or Facebook feed, th(...)

Tampons & Tea: Tampax’s TV ad can’t be shown again in its current form

Offensive, crude, vulgar, unnecessary, embarrassing and grotesque. That’s Tampax’s current television ad – now banned – according to complaints to the(...)

The ASAI complaints committee upheld the complaints over the Tampax Tampons Compak Pearl advert, and ruled it should not run again in the same format.

Complaints from members of the public that a factual television advertisement for tampon products was offensive have been upheld by the Advertising St(...)

More than 800,000 people have signed up for GoMo’s plans

Mobile operator GoMo has reached 200,000 customers, eight months after it first launched. The mobile virtual network operator, which is owned by Eir (...)

Poster for Go Vegan World on Lincoln Place in Dublin 2. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The organisation behind a high-profile vegan billboard advertising campaign has been accused of being a “secret society” and lacking in transparency b(...)

File photograph shows an Apache Pizza outlet on Pearse Street in Dublin 2. The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  upheld, in part, two complaints the Irish Heart Foundation made about online advertisements by Apache Pizza. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has strongly criticised the advertising watchdog after it rejected several complaints which the advocacy group claime(...)

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(...)

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