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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.

Recent Decisions and News

The Irish Syria Solidarity Movement and The Irish Times

The Press Council of Ireland has decided not to uphold an appeal from a Complainant against a decision of the Press Ombudsman.  Read on

A Mother and the Connacht Tribune

The Press Council of Ireland has decided not to uphold an appeal from a Mother against a decision of the Press Ombudsman.   Read on

Jamie Griffin, Ellen Griffin and the Herald

The Press Council of Ireland has decided to uphold an appeal from the Herald against the decision of the Press Ombudsman in the case of Jamie and Ellen Griffin and the Herald. Read on