Free radio ads have been banned in Ireland since May, after a backlash from some users.
The move came after the State’s Public Radio Licence (PRL) received complaints from users who said they were being subjected to unwanted commercial messages.
The advertisements include ads for products, services and other goods, and they are designed to reach a particular audience.
However, some users say the ads are being used to promote other businesses.
The advertising watchdog said it would review the advertisements, which are currently being run by Irish Independent Media and the Irish Radio Corporation.
The PNL has asked the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASA) to clarify the rules to prevent the ads being used in a manner that is misleading.
The agency said that, since the ban, there have been about 200 complaints received.
However the ASA said the vast majority of complaints about the ads have not been upheld.
It said that it would consult with the PNL to determine whether to lift the ban.
However there are some concerns.
“The advertisements have not yet been verified by the ASA, which will take some time,” said the ASA.
“This is a situation which we are keen to resolve in a transparent way.
We are concerned that it may create confusion for advertisers and consumers who may find themselves paying to hear or view the advertisement.”
Advertising Standards Minister John McGuinness said that free radio advertising was a vital part of the Irish economy.
“We’re very proud that over the last three years we’ve had a record number of radio ads on free radio,” he said.
“But it’s also part of Ireland’s economic success. “
It’s why we have the most advertising-supported businesses in the world and why more than 20 million people subscribe to our radio station, RTE, every day.””
But it’s also part of Ireland’s economic success.
It’s why we have the most advertising-supported businesses in the world and why more than 20 million people subscribe to our radio station, RTE, every day.”
I believe in free radio and I think it’s a key part of how we deliver a vibrant and sustainable economy and a healthy society.
“We need to be very careful with this, because if we allow it to continue, it’s not only going to cause damage to the economy, it may cause damage and damage to consumers.”
Mr McGuinness added that the advertising ban would be reviewed once the regulator had made its decision.
The ban will not apply to commercial radio advertising, such as advertising for services, or to TV ads, which include those that appear during sporting events or other events.