Recent Decisions and News

A Man and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 05-Oct-2018
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The Press Council has decided to uphold an appeal against a decision of the Press Ombudsman made by the Irish Examiner.

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“Minority Communities and the Press” Seminar

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Posted on: 03-Oct-2018
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To hear about the critical role the print media plays in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society register for the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman’s Seminar entitled “Minority Communities and the Press” to be held in Dublin on Tuesday, 23 October next.  Full details here 

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A Man and Galway City Tribune

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Posted on: 26-Sep-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by a man that the Galway City Tribune breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights), Principle 5 (Privacy) and Principle 7 (Court Reporting) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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New NUI Galway Journalism Head calls for reform of libel laws

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Posted on: 14-Sep-2018
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New NUI Galway Journalism Head calls for reform of libel laws to protect local journalism

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Leitrim Together for Yes and the Leitrim Observer

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Posted on: 23-Aug-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that the Leitrim Observer took action which was sufficient to resolve a complaint where it was found that the newspaper had breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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A Man and the Sunday Independent

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Posted on: 13-Aug-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Mr Sean Fenton and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 27-Jul-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Sean Fenton that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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A Woman and Independent.ie

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Posted on: 23-Jul-2018
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The Press Council of Ireland has decided to uphold an appeal from the Newspaper against a decision of the Press Ombudsman.  

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A Woman and the IrishSun.ie

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Posted on: 23-Jul-2018
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The Press Council of Ireland has decided to uphold an appeal from the Newspaper against a decision of the Press Ombudsman. 

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Ms Kristel Meier and Extra.ie

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Posted on: 06-Jul-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint by Ms Kristel Meier that Extra.ie breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Claims that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) were breached are not upheld. The Press Ombudsman has found that he has insufficient evidence to make a decision on a claim that Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) was breached.

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Speech by Sean Donlon to Association of European Journalists

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Posted on: 13-Oct-2017
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Speech given by Seán Donlon, Chairperson of the Press Council of Ireland, to the Association of European Journalists in Ireland on 13 October 2017

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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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