Press Releases

Speech by Minister Dermot Ahern TD, at launch of Annual Report 2009

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Posted on: 24-May-2010
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Chairperson, directors and members of the Press Council, The Press Ombudsman and Ladies and Gentlemen.

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Press Council seeks nominations for new members

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Posted on: 14-May-2010
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Appointment of Independent Members and Chairman of the Press Council of Ireland

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Chairman of Press Council of Ireland welcomes Order giving full status to Press Council

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Posted on: 23-Apr-2010
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The Chairman of the Press Council of Ireland, Professor Thomas Mitchell, today (Friday 23 April) warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform that he had signed the Order conferring statutory recognition on the Council.

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Chairman of Press Council of Ireland welcomes Oireachtas approval

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Posted on: 21-Apr-2010
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The approval by both Houses of the Oireachtas today (Tuesday April 20th) of a draft order recognising the Press Council of Ireland under the 2009 Defamation Act will greatly benefit the operations of the Council, the Office of the Press Ombudsman, and the press generally, according to the Chairman of the Council.

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Address by Ben Dunne at Seminar on Privacy

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Posted on: 15-Jan-2010
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Good afternoon Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to address today’s seminar and I’d like to thank the Press Ombudsman, Professor John Horgan, for his kind invitation asking me to take part in this important event.

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Press Council to hold Seminar on Privacy

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Posted on: 15-Jan-2010
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The Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Billy Hawkes, the businessman Mr Ben Dunne, and the editor of the Irish Daily Mirror, Mr John Kierans, will be among the speakers at a public seminar on privacy being organized by the Press Council of Ireland in Cork on Friday, January 15th.

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Submission from the Press Council of Ireland to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

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Posted on: 16-Dec-2009
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Press Council said today (Monday 28th December) that the proposed new curriculum on “Politics and Society” being prepared by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment should include a new emphasis on the power of the press, the accountability of the press, and on new media.

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Conference Presentation "Maintaining Freedom with Responsibility" Cardiff

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Posted on: 29-Sep-2009
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MAINTAINING FREEDOM WITH RESPONSIBILITY The evolving role of non-statutory press councils in a changing media landscape

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Address by Professor John Horgan to meeting of Regional Newspapers and Publishers Association

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Posted on: 17-Sep-2009
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The passage of the Defamation Act 2009 and the completion of the procedures envisaged under this Act will create a radically new system of accountability for the print media which will mean that expensive legal processes will have to be invoked much less frequently than before.

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