And finally… Christmas crackers

Ireland’s advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint against a nightclub that lied about fake snow, free Christmas crackers, cheap drinks and an appearance from Santa.

The “Snow Rave” at the Pulse Venue in Letterkenny last December was meant to have drinks for 99 cents all night according to a Facebook ad, but only one 99 cent drink was sold.

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) also said there was no fake snow, no Christmas crackers, no sweets, no Santa’s grotto, and the DJ was not the one advertised.

The watchdog’s complaints committee said the advert breached sections 3.10, 4.1 and 4.4 of the Advertising Code.

The venue, which did not respond to the ASAI when contacted about the complaints, may not use the advertisement again.

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