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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 - 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.

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Recent Decisions and News

238/2019 - Mr Raymond Kilbride and The Sunday Times

The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Raymond Kilbride that The Sunday Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Read on

4025/2019 - Mr Niall Doyle and The Anglo-Celt

The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Niall Doyle that The Anglo-Celt breached the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Read on

247/2020 - Professor Tom Butler and The Irish Times

The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint by Professor Tom Butler that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Read on