Decided by the Press Ombudsman

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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733/2021 - Ms Catherine Kerins and the Irish Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 06-Apr-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Ms Catherine Kerins that the Irish Independent breached Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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675/2021 Cork Cannabis Activist Network and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 13-Mar-2021
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On 15 February 2021 the Press Ombudsman did not uphold a complaint made by the Cork Cannabis Activist Network that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.   He is unable to make a decision part of the complaint made under Principle 1 of the Code as he has insufficient evidence.

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674/2021 - Paul Murphy TD and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 12-Mar-2021
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On 26 January 2021 the Press Ombudsman has decided that The Irish Times offered to take sufficient action to resolve a complaint by Paul Murphy TD that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached. A complaint that Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) was breached was not upheld.

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731/2021 - Mr Tony Sugrue and Kerry’s Eye

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 05-Mar-2021
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The Press Council of Ireland upheld an appeal made by the editor of Kerry’s Eye following a decision of the Press Ombudsman to uphold a complaint made by Mr Tony Sugrue.

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