Press Releases

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 Applauds local newspapers’ successes – they remain trusted brands in their regions Urges local newspaper editors to be ‘brave and innovate’ in the digital space Recommends Oireachtas Committee on Communications hold hearings into the future of local journalism and its funding Suggests new public broadcasting charge be used to support local journalism  Friday, 14 September – Timely reform of the libel laws in Ireland are needed to protect local newspapers against frivolous defamation action according to the new Head of Journalism at NUI Galway, Tom Felle. 

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Remarks of Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney at launch of 2017 Annual Report

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Posted on: 24-May-2018
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Remarks by Mr Peter Feeney, Press Ombudsman, at the launch of the 2017 Annual Report for The Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman in the Maldron Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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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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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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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 the Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney. 

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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 by Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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