Further to the requirements of the Freedom of Information (“FOI”) Act 2014, the BAI publishes a Disclosure Log, which contains details of all non-personal requests received under FOI since January 2015 and the decisions made by the BAI in response to those requests. The disclosures are grouped by year and listed in the order of the date the request was received. Please note that, due to Data Protection, the identity of the requester will not be disclosed.

The FOI disclosure log is a searchable list. It contains the following information: request number, category of requestor, date received, a description of the request (transcribed from original request received), the decision of the BAI and the relevant records.

If you require further information regarding the Disclosure Log, please contact the FOI team by email at foi@bai.ie or by telephone on 01 644 1200

FOI No. Requester Date of Request Requested Material Decision Date Released PDF
2017/29 Other 05/01/2017 Fast-track proposals for Today FM, Newstalk and 98FM & any records relating to the decision by Communicorp to ban Irish Times contributors to its programmes.

Partial Grant

20/02/2018
2017/28 Journalist 26/11/2017 Any records, including board minutes relating to the decision by Communicorp to prohibit contributors from the Irish Times from Oct 13th 2017 excluding any legal documentation.

Withdrawn

30/11/2017
2017/27 Journalist 27/11/2017 Any records, including board minutes relating to the decision by Communicorp to prohibit contributors from the Irish Times from Oct 13th 2017 excluding any legal documentation.

Withdrawn

30/11/2017
2017/26 Journalist 20/11/2017 List of complaints under fairness, objectivity & impartiality about RTÉ Jan 17 - 20 Nov 17, including complaint details and any decisions reached.

Refused – info publicly available

20/11/2017
2017/25 Journalist 08/11/2018 Communications between the BAI and News UK since May 2017).

Partial Grant

07/12/2017
2017/24 Journalist 06/11/2017 All communications between Dee Forbes and the BAI, April 16 - Oct 17.

Granted – some info redacted for GDPR purposes.

04/12/2017
2017/23 Journalist 06/11/2017 All formal complaints of bullying made by employees of BAI to BAI between June 2015 - 2017.

Refused – records don’t exist

04/12/2017
2017/22 Journalist 06/11/2007 List of complaints and decisions regarding RTÉ; Jan 16 - 31 Oct 17.

Refused – info publicly available

07/11/2017
2017/21 Journalist 31/10/2017 All correspondences BAI - Irish Times - Newstalk/Commuicorp regarding Communicorp's ban on IT journo contributing to its programming.

Refused

28/11/2019
2017/20 Other 24/10/2017 Re: Decision of Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Reference No. XXXX: 1. Please confirm the number of persons on the panel that made the decision in respect of the complaint made; 2. Please identify the persons on the panel; 3. Please confirm the number of votes in favour of the decision and those against the decision; 4. Please confirm if there is an opinion or notes available in respect of the minority view and those who voted against.

Refused – info made available outside of the FOI process.

2017/14 Journalist 17/07/2017 All complaints against RTE, TV3, TG4; 1 Dec 2016 to today.

Refused – info publicly available (sent to requester)

21/07/2017
2017/12 Member of the public 08/06/2017 Information regarding a 999 call.

Transferred – request transferred to HSE.

2017/11 Journalist 06/06/2017 Copy of the report and recommendations prepared by the BAI for the Minister DCCE re its media merger review of merger of the proposed purchase of Celtic Media Newspapers group (CMNL) by INM and any correspondence on delivery of report since 9th May or records created by the BAI; a copy of the associated Advisory Panel Opinion; a copy of the Phase 1 examination report of DCCAE; correspondence BAI - CMNL/INM following the delivery of the report.

Partial Grant.

04/07/2017
2017/08 Journalist 10/05/2017 Copies of records relating to the provision of funding funding under round 27 of the Sound & Vision 3 broadcast funding scheme, as announced in December 2016.

Refused – Info publicly available (sent to requester)

11/05/2017
2017/07 Journalist 26/04/2017 A copy of the presentation on the PSB Code of Fair trading referenced in the November 201 BAI Board meeting minutes and any notes /memos/communications etc relating to the code generated since the meeting.

Withdrawn

2017/02 Journalist 02/02/2017 List of all complaints made between 2011 - 2016.

Refused – info publicly available

13/02/2017
2017/01 Oireachtas 25/01/2017 Irish music PPS commitments for commercial and community radio stations.

Refused – info publicly available

31/01/2017
2017/10 Journalist 22/05/2017 All minutes and records of meetings between Keith McCormack (Today FM chief executive) and any BAI executives during April 2017. 

Grant

22/06/2017
2017/09 Member of the Public 22/05/2017 All documents and information relating to the meeting that took place recently between RTE and BAI relating to what new systems RTE are putting in place regarding complaints re the Ray Darcy Show and any information that RTE provided to BAI regarding these new systems and BAI's reply to same.

Partial Grant

15/06/2017
2017/06 Journalist 04/04/2017 Copies of the minutes of BAI Authority meetings since, and including, the minutes from May 2016, and up to February 2017.

Refused – info publicly available

07/04/2017
2017/05 Journalist 04/03/2017 Copies of any reports, briefing notes, memoranda, submissions, and so on discussing or explaining Broadcasting Authority plans to examine gender balance and diversity among broadcasters.

Refused – info publicly available

20/03/2017
2017/04 Member of Public 09/02/2017 Biogs/qualifications/relevant interests of BAI executive staff associated with resolving complaint XXXX.

Refused

10/03/2017
2017/03 Journalist 03/02/2017 List of external legal (solicitors/law firms and barristers) paid in 2015 & 2016 by the BAI including the name of the practitioner, the sum paid and, where possible, a general description of the work carried out.

Granted

22/03/2017
2018/04B Journalist 27/06/2018 Documents since the start of September 2017 regarding the banning of Irish Times journalists from Communicorp radio stations.

Partial Grant

09/08/2018
2018/04A Journalist 27/06/2018 Documents since the start of September 2017 regarding the banning of Irish Times journalists from Communicorp radio stations.

Partial Grant

25/07/2018
2018/01 Member of Public 09/01/2018 Information on Staff earnings and the CEO remuneration package for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Request withdrawn. Some information available in the public domain, some information provided outside of FOI.

16/01/2018
2016/10 Journalist 07/12/2016 Records pertaining to the corporate business of Communicorp.

Partial Grant

17/01/2017
2016/09 Journalist 06/12/2016 Any correspondence between the BAI and Denis O'Brien and/or Communicorp since January 2015

Partial Grant.

17/01/2017
2016/08 Journalist 01/12/2016 Records pertaining to the corporate business of Communicorp.

Partial Grant.

17/01/2017
2016/07 Journalist 21/10/2016 Documents relating to BAI monitoring (excluding Access monitoring) of TV3 programming.

Partial Grant.

05/12/2016
2016/06 Journalist 23/09/2016 All submissions made to the BAI as part of its Public Consultation on the review of the Draft General Commercial Communications Code.

Refused.

21/10/2016
2016/05 Member of the Public 12/05/2016 Response from RTE regarding a letter of complaint he had submitted to them in mid-2015

Refused & link to BAI response 26/05/2016

26/05/2016
2016/04 Journalist 29/04/2016 All records relating to provision of funding under R25 S&V

Refused (information already in the public domain).

05/05/2016
2016/03 Journalist 30/06/2016 Records relating to the most recent annual review of Wireless Group including the BAI's annual report and any submissions or presentations from Wireless.

Partial Grant.

05/08/2016
2016/02 Member of Public 13/06/2016 A breakdown of payments made to companies for translating services between 1/1/13-31/12/15 including each individual payment i.e. the name of the company, the amount paid and a description of the work carried out.

Partial Grant

29/07/2016
2016/01 Journalist 25/04/2016 Report on the BAI meeting with Communicorp, presented to the Authority November 2015

Partial Grant

15/06/2016