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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

New Fund to Support Cross-Border Investigative Journalism

The International Press Institute  and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom  are launching a fund to support cross-border investigative journalism in the EU. Read on

A Couple and Independent.ie

The Press Ombudsman has found that there is insufficient evidence available to him to make a decision on part of a complaint made by a couple that Independent.ie breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.    He has not upheld other parts of the complaint that Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) of the Code of Practice were breached. Read on

Ms Madeline Halpin and Independent.ie

The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Ms Madeleine Halpin that Independent.ie breached Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Read on