Recent Decisions and News

Mr Paul Murphy TD and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 09-Nov-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Paul Murphy TD that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. 

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Ms Cynthia Owen and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 09-Nov-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has ruled on a complaint made by Ms Cynthia Owen that the Irish Examiner breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.  He has decided not to uphold parts of the complaint, that there was insufficient evidence to make a decision on other parts and that sufficient action was offered by the newspaper to resolve two elements of the complaint. 

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Professor Ray Bates and the Village Magazine

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Posted on: 09-Nov-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Professor Ray Bates that the Village magazine breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Mr Stephen Walsh and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 09-Nov-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Stephen Walsh that the Sunday World breached Principle 7 (Court Reporting) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Mr Patrick Hurley and the Irish Independent

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Posted on: 09-Nov-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that the Irish Independent offered to take action which would have been sufficient to resolve a complaint by Mr Patrick Hurley that the newspaper 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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Mr Finbar O'Rourke and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 08-Sep-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Finbar O’Rourke that the Sunday World breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Mr Brian O'Donnell and Family and the Irish Independent

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Posted on: 06-Sep-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Brian O’Donnell and his family that the Irish Independent breached Principle l0 (Publication of Decisions) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Mr Brian O'Donnell and Family and the Irish Independent

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Posted on: 14-Jul-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Brian O’Donnell and his family that the Irish Independent, in its print and online editions, breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.   The decision was affirmed by the Press Council on appeal.

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Reporting of Suicide

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Posted on: 13-Jul-2017
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The Headline organisation undertakes media monitoring to ensure that mental health and suicide issues are reported in a responsible manner. At a seminar on 12 July they issued the following advice to journalists:

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Corofin Castle Heritage Park and the Connacht Tribune

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Posted on: 22-Jun-2017
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by the Corofin Castle Heritage Park that the Connacht Tribune breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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