About Us

Office of the Press Ombudsman 

The Office of the Press Ombudsman receives complaints from members of the public and seeks to resolve them by conciliation or mediation to the satisfaction of everyone concerned.  Where conciliation or mediation is not possible, the Press Ombudsman will make a decision on the complaint based on the Code of Practice. 

Press Council of Ireland 

The Press Council of Ireland is responsible for the oversight of the professional principles embodies in the Code of Practice, and with upholding the freedom of the press.  It operates with the support and cooperation of member publications and journalists.  It decides on appeals from decisions of the Press Ombudsman and on complaints referred to it directly by the Press Ombudsman. It is independent of both government and media.