Recent Decisions and News

Statement by Press Council Chairman on Defamation Awards

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Posted on: 16-Jun-2017
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Defamation laws are there to protect citizens whose reputations are damaged by newspapers and broadcasters.  They are an important part of the vindication of the rights of citizens to ensure that their reputations are not tarnished by inaccurate reporting.  But there is a balance to be maintained between the rights to protect a reputation and the rights of freedom of expression. 

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Press Release - need for regulation of Social Media

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Posted on: 12-Jun-2017
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The recent publication on the Facebook page of KildareNow (an online-only news service for County Kildare) of an image of a man falsely accused of being a threat to children has received extensive coverage in the media.  

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Article by Chairman of Press Council in Irish Independent of 10 June 2017

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Posted on: 10-Jun-2017
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There is a major anomaly, in Ireland as elsewhere, in the way in which organisations which provide news are treated. Newspapers and magazines and some online-only news publications are subject to a Code of Practice which is implemented by the Press Council, a body independent of Government and the press.

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2016 Annual Report of Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman

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Posted on: 25-May-2017
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2016 Annual Report can be found here : 

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Remarks of Chairman Sean Donlon at launch of 2016 Annual Report

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Posted on: 25-May-2017
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Launch of the 2016 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman  -  Remarks of Chairman, Seán Donlon  

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Remarks of Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney at launch of 2016 Annual Report

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Posted on: 25-May-2017
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Launch of 2016 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman - Remarks of Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney

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A woman and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 18-May-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by a woman that the Irish Examiner breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 7 (Court Reporting) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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The Irish Syria Solidarity Movement and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 09-May-2017
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The Press Council of Ireland has decided not to uphold an appeal from a Complainant against a decision of the Press Ombudsman. 

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A Mother and the Connacht Tribune

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Posted on: 09-May-2017
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The Press Council of Ireland has decided not to uphold an appeal from a Mother against a decision of the Press Ombudsman.  

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Jamie Griffin, Ellen Griffin and the Herald

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Posted on: 09-May-2017
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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.

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Statement by Press Council Chairman on Defamation Awards

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Posted on: 16-Jun-2017
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Statement from Chairman of Press Council of Ireland – Defamation Awards

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