Decided by the Press Ombudsman

Mr D Quinlan and the Sunday Independent

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Posted on: 20-Dec-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by Mr Derek Quinlan that an article in the Sunday Independent on 28 July 2013 was a breach of Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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European Network Against Racism Ireland and the Irish Independent

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Posted on: 20-Dec-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint made by Mr Shane OCurry, Director of European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR),  that an article in the Irish Independent on 30 September 2013 was a breach of Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Mr Adam Long and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 28-Nov-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint made by Mr Adam Long that an article published online by the Sunday World  on 4 July was in breach of Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy)  and 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Mr John McManus and the Irish Sun

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Posted on: 27-Nov-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by Mr John McManus that an article published in the Irish Sun on 26 September 2013 breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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A Man and The Kerryman

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Posted on: 19-Nov-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint that an article in The Kerryman about a court hearing was in breach of Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines. A complaint that the article had breached Principle 7 (Court Reporting) was not upheld.

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Mr Neil Sharpson and the Sunday Independent

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Posted on: 08-Nov-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that the Sunday Independent made an offer of sufficient remedial action to resolve a complaint by Mr Neil Sharpson that an article published on 25 August 2013, reporting certain claims about alternative technologies, was in breach of Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Mr Tom White and the Sunday Independent

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Posted on: 05-Nov-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that the Sunday Independent made an offer of sufficient remedial action to resolve a complaint by Mr Tom White that an article on fracking published on 14 July 2013 was in breach of Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and 2  (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Ms Deirdre Walshe and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 05-Nov-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided  not to uphold a complaint by Ms Deirdre Walshe that  accounts of two Employment Appeal Tribunal hearings, published in the Irish Examiner on 22 and 23 November,  were in breach of Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy),  2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Journal Media Limited and the Irish Daily Mirror

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Posted on: 21-Oct-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that an offer made by the Irish Daily Mirror constituted sufficient remedial action to remedy a complaint by Journal Media Limited (publishers of TheJournal.ie, an online news site) about a breach of Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Mr Paul Murphy MEP and the Sunday Independent

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Posted on: 10-Oct-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint by Mr Paul Murphy MEP about an article published on 4 August 2013 in the Sunday Independent, written by another politician, which criticised his political position on Palestine.  Mr Murphy complained that the article was in breach of Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines, because the newspaper had not granted him a right of reply of equal length and prominence to the article about which he had complained.

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