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(...)

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(...)

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