Decided by the Press Ombudsman

801/2021 - Mrs Margaret McCarthy, Cork Traveller Women’s Network, Irish Traveller Movement and the Sunday World

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 22-Jul-2021
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On 6 July 2021 the Press Ombudsman  upheld a complaint that the Sunday World breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Other parts of the complaint were not upheld or it was found that there was insufficient evidence to make a decision.

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810/2021 - Mr Alan Redd and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 24-Jun-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Alan Redd that The Irish Times  breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Other parts of the complaint were not upheld.

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871/2021 Presentation College Carlow and The Nationalist

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 21-Jun-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Ray Murray, Principal and Secretary to the Board of Management of Presentation College Carlow, that The Nationalist breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. A complaint that Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) was breached was not upheld.

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676/2021 Dr Niall Meehan and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 10-May-2021
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(Articles published in January 2021) The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Dr Niall Meehan that six articles published by The Irish Times in January 2021 breached the Press Council’s Code of Practice.  The newspaper was judged to have taken sufficient action to resolve part of the complaint.

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780/2021 Dr Niall Meehan and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 10-May-2021
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(Article published on 2 February 2021) The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Dr Niall Meehan that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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670/2021 - Mr Jim Corr and the Irish Daily Mirror

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 04-May-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Jim Corr that the Irish Daily Mirror breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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668/2021 - A Mother and the Sunday World

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Apr-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Sunday World breached Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.  He found that sufficient remedial action was offered by the newspaper to resolve a complaint under Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code, and that there was insufficient evidence to make a decision on a complaint that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) was breached.

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686/2021 - Greyhound Action Ireland and the Irish Examiner

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Apr-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Greyhound Action Ireland that the Irish Examiner breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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660/2021 - Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance and the Sunday Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 08-Apr-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Ms Breeda Murphy on behalf of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights), Principle 5 (Privacy) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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734/2021 - Trans Writers Union and the Sunday Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 06-Apr-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint made by the Trans Writers Union that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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