Press Releases

Statement from Press Council of Ireland on proposed regulations on National Archives

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Posted on: 16-Apr-2009
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The Press Council of Ireland has considered recent proposals by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to issue draft regulations detailing requirements that, in the view of the Commissioner, should be met by an organization holding records that contain personal data and which are kept solely for the purpose of historical research or are covered by the National Archives Act 1986.

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Speech by Press Ombudsman Professor John Horgan at launch of Annual Report 2008

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Posted on: 25-Mar-2009
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The function of an Ombudsman is, I am sure, well enough understood in the Ireland of today for it not to

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Address by Professor John Horgan to Annual General Meeting of Samaritans

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Posted on: 15-Mar-2009
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Suicide and the PressThere is a growing realization of the signifi cance, and seeming intractability, of suicide as a social problem in the Ireland of today. Just before Christmas, the Press Council of Ireland published, as a discussion document, the outcome of a public consultation it had held, with the cooperation of all its member publications, on the topic of Suicide and the Press. It is a calm and measured document, with many good ideas both for journalists and for those affected by suicide or working in the field of suicide prevention, and is available on our website.

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Address by Professor John Horgan to Opening of Journalism Student Newsroom at University of Limerick

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Posted on: 25-Jan-2009
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“Current Issues in Journalism”

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Address by Patrick OConnor to "Suicide and the Press" meeting

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Posted on: 03-Dec-2008
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THE OFFICE OF CORONER AND THE CORONER’S COURT

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Address by Dave OConnell at Suicide and the Press Meeting

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Posted on: 03-Dec-2008
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Address by Dave O’Connell, Group Editor of the Connacht Tribune, at the Press Council’s conferenceon media coverage of suicide in Portlaoise on December 3rd 2008

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Address by Dr John Connolly to Suicide and the Press Meeting

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Posted on: 03-Dec-2008
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Farr, 1841“Some plan for discounting by common consent the detailed dramatic tales of suicide, murder and bloodshed in the newspapers is well worth the attention of their editors. No fact is better established in science than that suicide (and murder may perhaps be added) is often committed from imitation”.

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Report on PCI Meeting on Suicide and the Press

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Posted on: 03-Dec-2008
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The role of newspaper coverage in cases of suicide was highlighted at a meeting in Portlaoise on [Wednesday 3rd December] sponsored by the Press Council of Ireland, and which heard contributions from journalists, experts on suicide, and the Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for mental health, Mr. John Molony TD.

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Address by Professor John Horgan at launch of "Memoir" by Tim Pat Coogan

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Posted on: 30-Sep-2008
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Extract from address by Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman at the launch of “Memoir” by Tim Pat Coogan.  The Writers’ Museum, Dublin, Tuesday 30 September 2008

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