The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint about the Newstalk programme for which broadcaster George Hook was suspended.

The complaint concerned 'High Noon', a news and current affairs programme broadcast daily from 12pm to 2pm.

The complaint refers to comments made by the programme presenter about the sexual assault of a women in the UK and issues of responsibility.

The committee was of the view that the broadcaster had failed to take corrective action in a timely fashion, "action that may have ameliorated the undue offence caused".

Given this and given the content of the programme, the committee upheld the complaint.

A complaint was also upheld against an edition of Morning Ireland broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 last July.

The complaint concerned the description of journalist Kevin Myers as a "Holocaust denier".

The Compliance Committee of the BAI found that the comment misrepresented Mr Myers' views.

It said that while he had described himself as a "Holocaust denier" in one of his newspaper articles, it was evident from the article as a whole that this was a comment on how language is used and it did not amount to a denial of the genocide of Jewish people in World War II.

In a majority decision, the committee found that the broadcast had not dealt fairly with him and misrepresented his views in a way likely to mislead listeners.

In a statement, RTÉ said it was surprised by and disappointed with this finding and is considering its response.

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In other adjudications today, the BAI also upheld in whole or in part complaints about an Eco Eye programme on RTÉ One television and about two programmes on Newstalk radio.

It rejected six complaints, including one against a Late Late Show broadcast in 2017 and against two documentaries' Ireland's Property Crisis, as well as one against the Game On programme on RTÉ 2FM and one against Newstalk over an advertisment.