Press Releases

Address by Professor John Horgan to Annual General Meeting of Samaritans

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Posted on: 01-Mar-2009
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There 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 Journalism Society UCC

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Posted on: 19-Feb-2009
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“The past does not exist. There are only infi nite renderings of it”Ryszard Kapuscinski Travels with Herodotus

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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: 29-Jan-2009
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“Current Issues in Journalism”

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Address by Dave O'Connell at public meeting "Suicide and the Press"

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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 conference on media coverage of suicide in Portlaoise on December 3rd 2008

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Address by Dr John Connolly at public meeting "Suicide and the Press"

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Posted on: 03-Dec-2008
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PRESS COUNCIL OF IRELAND PORTLAOISE 3 December 2008

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Address by Patrick OConnor at public meeting "Suicide and the Press"

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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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Press Council meeting on Suicide Reporting in the Press

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Posted on: 03-Dec-2008
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A discussion document on issues connected with the reporting of suicide in the press will be the focus of a meeting being organised by the Press Council of Ireland in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, on Wednesday December 3rd at 8.00 pm.

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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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The launch of a memoir by one of the better known Irish newspaper editors of the twentieth century is,among other things, an occasion to refl ect not only on the past of our newspapers, but on their future.

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Report on public meeting "Suicide and the Press"

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Posted on: 04-Sep-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 Dr Michael Breen at Public Forum on Crime and the Media

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Posted on: 17-Apr-2008
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“It’s all the politicians’ fault: why don’t they do something.” “It’s all the guards’ fault: they should sort it all out now.” “It’s all the courts’ fault: they should lock them up for life.” “It’s all the media’s fault: if they didn’t glamorize them, these gangs would be seen for the thugs they are.”  

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