Newstalk - Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for is part of Communicorp Group Ltd., which operates and manages this website. By using this site you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions which set out how you may use, as well as our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all these terms and conditions and the Newstalk Privacy Statement you should not access and/or use


  1. Newstalk reserves the right to change these terms as well as our Privacy Statement from time to time. By continuing to use the website after changes are posted you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions and the Newstalk Privacy Statement as updated and/or amended.
  2. If any provisions of these terms and conditions are found to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect.
  3. These terms and all disputes and matters arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ireland and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.

Lawful Use

  1. You may not broadcast, copy, download, frame, reproduce, republish, post, transmit, merge, edit, adapt, resell, re-use, produce summaries or otherwise use and/or its content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial, non- business use. Any other use of or its content requires the prior written permission of Newstalk.
  2. You agree to use only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit the use or enjoyment of this website by any third party. Prohibited behaviour includes but is not limited to infringement of third party intellectual property and other rights, defamation, harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, soliciting minors, transmitting obscene or offensive content or anything which may affect the operability or security of

Disclaimers/Limitation of Liability

  1. and its content is provided on an "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty whether express, implied or statutory of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
  2. Newstalk will not be liable for any loss or damages, including direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages including without limitation interruption of business, loss of data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising from or in connection with the use of or the inability to use
  3. Newstalk does not warrant that functions contained in and its content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property

  1. You acknowledge that and its content including but not limited to text, images and logos identifying Newstalk, or third parties and/or their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights owned by Newstalk and/or third parties. You are not permitted to use any trademark, patent, design right, database right, copyright or any other intellectual property right of Newstalk and/or any other third party without the prior written consent of Newstalk or the third party.

Contributions to the Newstalk Website

  1. By posting "Content" on (which for the purposes of these terms and conditions is defined to include any text of whatever nature including without limitation any comments or submissions, photographs, graphics, video or audio posted by you to any part of, Newstalk branded platforms, accounts or pages), you agree that Newstalk may - free of charge - use, edit, move, moderate, copy, disclose to third parties and make the Content or any part of it available as it sees fit on the website or on any other Newstalk or third-party services in any media worldwide now known or later developed. By providing Content to you confirm and warrant that it is your own original work and not copied from anyone else or infringing any third party's intellectual property or other rights and is not defamatory, obscene, harmful to minors, harassing, offensive, sexist, homophobic, threatening, encouraging racial hatred or violence or in breach of anyone's privacy, or confidentiality rights or prejudicial to legal proceedings and is not posted for promotional or commercial purposes. Newstalk does not guarantee to use or otherwise make available Content.
  2. You agree to fully and effectively indemnify and hold harmless Newstalk in respect of all damages, claims, demands, liabilities (including liability to third parties), losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of, in connection with or as a result of a breach of the warranty in paragraph 10 above.
  3. Where Content is provided by you way of comments that are posted to any part of, Newstalk branded platforms, accounts or pages, you agree that you will not seek to impersonate a third party or post comments which are falsely attributed to any third party. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any comments posted by you and that you are solely responsible for your conduct in posting such Content to any part of, Newstalk branded platforms, accounts or pages. You must not include any links to any websites or webpages.
  4. By posting Content on you confirm that you have the right to give Newstalk permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your Content or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under-18. Newstalk will show your display name with your Content. Newstalk may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your Content. Newstalk processes information about users in accordance with the Newstalk Privacy Statement. Content does not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of or Newstalk.
  5. Newstalk reserves the absolute right to edit, move, cease to publish, moderate and delete user Content in its absolute discretion.
  6. If you do not want to grant Newstalk permission to use your Content in accordance with these terms and conditions, our Privacy Statement please do not share or submit them to Newstalk or post them on

Third Party Sites/Links

  1. Newstalk is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material accessed through the website. Newstalk does not exercise any control or supervision of content of these linked websites.
  2. Newstalk does not endorse, and shall not be held responsible for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites. Third party websites linked through are not covered by these terms and conditions and Newstalk accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Competitions – General Terms and Conditions

  1. By participating in a competition on Newstalk 106-108 fm, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (which may be amended or varied at any time by Newstalk 106- 108 fm) and by our decisions, which are final in all matters relating to the competition.
  2. Newstalk 106-108 fm’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  3. Where prizes involve the prize winner(s) travelling, the prize winner(s) (and guests if applicable) shall, unless otherwise indicated, be responsible for all their travel costs and shall be required to hold valid passports and/or other necessary travel documents and visas. Where prizes are fixed to a certain date, prize winner(s) (and guests if applicable) must be available to travel on the date specified by Newstalk 106-108 fm and no alternative dates will be available. Where prizes involve travel on a date selected by the prize winner(s), the date chosen is subject to availability and Newstalk 106-108 fm reserves the right to include a date by which the prize must be taken (within reason).
  4. Newstalk 106-108 fm accepts no responsibility for failure due to circumstances beyond our control, to fulfill a competition which involves a third party but has no specific cash value, e.g. meeting a sports personality. We will however, on all occasions strive to provide a substitute prize of equal desirability to the winner. Unfortunately, the company cannot accept responsibility if these attempts do not meet a prize winner(s) expectations.
  5. When, due to circumstances outside of our control, a prize is not available, Newstalk 106- 108 fm reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.
  6. On occasion, Newstalk 106-108 fm may offer a cash alternative to a specific prize, but is under no obligation to do so.
  7. Newstalk 106-108 fm reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.
  8. At Newstalk 106-108 fm, we value each listener’s participation in our competitions and wish to be a fair as possible with prize distribution amongst as many listeners as possible and for this reason, there may be occasions on which we restrict particular listeners from winning successive major prizes on the station.
  9. Newstalk 106-108 fm will strive to provide all prizes within 28 days. When this is not possible, we will notify prize winner(s) as to any delay. In instances where prize winners must collect prizes from the station, all prizes must be collected within 28 days of winning. After this time, the prize will be deemed null and void.
  10. Prizes offered by Newstalk 106-108 fm are in most cases provided to the company by a third party or sponsor. In such cases and at the end of the competition, the liability passes from Newstalk 106-108 fm to the sponsor for the deliverance of the prize offered. If the sponsor or third party therefore cannot deliver the product or prize due to liquidation or similar, Newstalk106-108 fm is not responsible for its provision. Similarly, Newstalk 106-108 fm is not responsible for the supply or non-supply or purported supply or delay in supply of a product or prize.
  11. Use of a false name or address by a competition entrant will disqualify them from winning or receiving any prize. Newstalk106-108 fm reserves the right to oblige any potential prize winner(s) to provide documentary proof of their identity and address as directed by Newstalk 106-108 fm before such person may claim their prize.
  12. Competitions are not open to employees or contractors of Newstalk 106-108 fm, any person directly or indirectly involved in the running of the particular competition, or their direct family members.
  13. Some competitions may require entrants to take part in a programme in order to win the prize. Where this is required and where an entrant fails to take part as required or takes part but fails a subsequent test of skill which is required to win the prize, that contestant will be deemed to have forfeited their opportunity to win the prize and will be disqualified from the competition.
  14. Newstalk 106-108 fm will keep prize winner(s) personal details for a reasonable time in order that prizes can be sent to the prize winner(s); rules can be verified to have been complied with and for accounting purposes. Newstalk 106-108 fm may pass prize winner(s) details on to our third parties or sponsors for the purpose of delivering the prize.
  15. Call/text competitions – full competition details including services charges, cost of entry and competition open and close times will be broadcast on each individual show. If a competition is entered once it has closed, the entrant will not be included in the competition, however a service charge may apply. Texts cost €0.30.
  16. Winners will be selected at random from entries submitted for facebook competitions, through an app on the Newstalk 106-108fm page, or on the Newstalk 106-108fm facebook page itself. Information submitted will only be used by Newstalk 106-108fm to contact the selected winners regarding their prize. Competitions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.