Welcome to  the website of the Press Council of Ireland and  Office of the Press Ombudsman. Established in 2008, we consider complaints about newspapers (print and online), magazines and online-only news publications - view our full list of member publications.

We are independent of government and the press.

There is no charge for making complaints.

The standards our members commit to can be found in the Code of Practice of the Press Council.

We cannot consider complaints about publications that are not members of the Press Council of Ireland, or complaints about broadcasting or advertising.

We also promote press freedom and the right to freedom of expression.

Recent Decisions and News

A Man and the Irish Examiner

The Press Council has decided to uphold an appeal against a decision of the Press Ombudsman made by the Irish Examiner. Read on

“Minority Communities and the Press” Seminar

To hear about the critical role the print media plays in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society register for the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman’s Seminar entitled “Minority Communities and the Press” to be held in Dublin on Tuesday, 23 October next.  Full details here  Read on

A Man and Galway City Tribune

The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by a man that the Galway City Tribune breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights), Principle 5 (Privacy) and Principle 7 (Court Reporting) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Read on