Decided by the Press Ombudsman

A Man and the Herald.ie*

By:
Posted on: 14-Oct-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by a man against the Herald.ie

Read more


Mr Enda Fanning and the Irish Sun

By:
Posted on: 17-Aug-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by Mr Enda Fanning about the publication of his son’s photograph by the Irish Sun.

Read more


Mr Harry Browne and the Irish Independent/Independent.ie

By:
Posted on: 14-Aug-2015
Filed under:
On 24 June 2015 the Irish Independent and Independent.ie published an article under the heading “Boycott of Tel Aviv feis shows the face of real bigotry”, which commented on a campaign to dissuade an Irish dancing troupe from performing in Israel.   

Read more


Mr Sean McGlynn and the Donegal News

By: admin
Posted on: 04-Aug-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Sean McGlynn that a court report published in the Donegal News on 27 March 2015 breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

Read more


Ms Michelle Mulherin TD and The Sunday Times

By:
Posted on: 13-Jul-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided that The Sunday Times offered to take sufficient remedial action to resolve part of a complaint made by Michelle Mulherin TD.   He decided not to uphold other parts of the complaint.

Read more


Northway Estate Residents’ Association and The Herald

By: admin
Posted on: 08-Jul-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint made by Northway Estate Residents’ Association that an article published in The Herald on 10 April 2015 breached  Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

Read more


A Parent and the Sligo Weekender*

By:
Posted on: 03-Jun-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint by a parent that an article published in the Sligo Weekender breached Principle 5 (Privacy) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice.  Other parts of the complaint were not upheld.

Read more


Mr Kieran Coughlan and the Irish Daily Mail

By:
Posted on: 02-Jun-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by Mr Kieran Coughlan that an article published in the Irish Daily Mail on 2 December 2014 breached  Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fairness and Honesty) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

Read more


Mr Hugh McGrath and the Clare Champion

By:
Posted on: 26-May-2015
Filed under:
The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by Mr Hugh McGrath, Senior Executive Engineer with Clare County Council, that an article published in the Clare Champion on l9 December 2014 breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fairness and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines

Read more


Mr Sean Fitzgerald and the Sunday World

By:
Posted on: 21-May-2015
Filed under:
The Sunday World (11 January 2015) reported on a funeral and stated that Mr Sean Fitzgerald was among a number of other named people who had “paid their respects”.  Mr Fitzgerald wrote to the editor of the Sunday World stating that he had not attended the wake, the funeral mass or the cremation of the deceased and that he was not amongst the mourners. Mr Fitzgerald did not receive a reply form the Sunday World. In a subsequent letter to the Press Ombudsman’s Office Mr Fitzgerald claimed that the report had breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 3 (Fairness and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

Read more