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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.  A full list of member publications can be found here.  

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

Press Council makes submission to Department of Justice

Press Release: Press Council of Ireland makes submission to Department of Justice on review of the Defamation Act Read on

Submission by the Press Council of Ireland to the Department of Justice and Equality Review of the Defamation Act 2009

Submission by the Press Council of Ireland to the Department of Justice and Equality Review of the Defamation Act 2009 Read on

Mr Matthew Martin and the Sunday World

The Press Council of Ireland has decided to uphold an appeal by the Complainant, against a decision of the Press Ombudsman. Read on