Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (20.07.2022) published its recent broadcasting complaints decisions.

At its meeting held in March 2022, the Compliance Committee of the BAI considered and rejected 12 complaints.  The complaints related to the following broadcasts:

  • RTÉ One: Claire Byrne Live: 18th October 2021
  • Newstalk 106-108FM: The Pat Kenny Show: 28th October 2021

Separately, the Executive Complaints Forum of the BAI considered and rejected 16 complaints in meetings held in February, March, April and May 2022. 

Details of all these decisions are available to download here.


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Note to Editors

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, viewers and listeners can complain about broadcasting content, which they believe is not in keeping with the BAI’s broadcasting codes and rules. In line with the BAI’s complaints handling process, the viewer or listener should direct their complaint to the broadcaster in the first instance. This must be done within 30 days of the date of the broadcast.

If a viewer or listener is not satisfied with the response from the broadcaster, or if the broadcaster does not respond within the timeframe specified in their Code of Practice for Complaints Handling (usually 21 days after receipt of complaint), the viewer or listener can refer the complaint to the BAI for consideration.

In assessing complaints, and having regard to its codes and rules, the BAI considers the material submitted by the relevant parties together with the broadcast material. Complaints are assessed at Executive level and/or by the Compliance Committee of the Authority.