Decided by the Press Ombudsman

913/2021 - Mr Ken Byrne and the Irish Examiner

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 08-Oct-2021
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On 20 August 2021, the Press Ombudsman did not uphold a complaint by Mr Ken Byrne that the Irish Examiner breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights), Principle 8 (Prejudice) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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777/2021 - Dr Christine Gaffney, Ms Rachel Moran, Professor Kathleen Stock and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 08-Oct-2021
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On 6 August 2021, the Press Ombudsman determined that The Irish Times offered to take sufficient action to resolve a complaint made by Dr Christine Gaffney, Ms Rachel Moran and Professor Kathleen Stock that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached.

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832/2021 - A Woman and the Irish Mail on Sunday and Extra.ie

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 28-Sep-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has found that the Irish Mail on Sunday and Extra.ie offered to take action which would have been sufficient to resolve a complaint that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached. He has found that Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) were not breached.

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919/2021 - A Woman and the Irish Mail on Sunday

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 28-Sep-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has found that the Irish Mail on Sunday offered to take action which would have been sufficient to resolve a complaint that  Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached. He has found that Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) were not breached.

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923/2021 - Mr Ciarán Ferrie and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Sep-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Ciarán Ferrie that The Irish Times 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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924/2021 - Ms Geri Lalor and the Sunday Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Sep-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Ms Geri Lalor that the Sunday Independent 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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874/2021 - Mr. David O'Brien and DublinLive.ie

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 16-Sep-2021
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Press Ombudsman upholds complaint by Mr David O’Brien.  The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr David O’Brien that Dublinlive.ie breached Principle  2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. The Press Ombudsman has insufficient evidence to make a decision that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) had been breached, and has not upheld  the complaint made under Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights).

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875/2021 - A Man and the Irish Independent **

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 13-Sep-2021
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** The complainant originally requested anonymity in the drafting of the Press Ombudsman’s decision.  On completion of the complaints process, including consideration of an appeal by the editor, the complainant consented to his name being associated with the decision.  The complainant was Mr Brian Lohan.

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925/2021 - A Complainant and the Sunday Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Aug-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 4 (Respect for Right) and Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. He has insufficient evidence available to him to decide if Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) had been breached.

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835/2021 - A Complainant and the Irish Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 04-Aug-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Irish Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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