Recent Decisions and News

1386/2022 - Mr Brian McDermott and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 20-Oct-2022
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On 2 November 2022 the Press Ombudsman decided to uphold a complaint by Mr Brian McDermott that the Sunday World breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Press Council's Code of Practise when it published a photograph which included his taxi with visual details that could be used to identify him.  He said that the newspaper had breached Principle 5.1 and 5.2 of the Code.

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VACANCY - PART-TIME OFFICE MANAGER

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Posted on: 28-Sep-2022
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The Office of the Press Ombudsman and Press Council of Ireland requires an Office Manager (part-time) to work in the Office of the Press Ombudsman in Dublin 2.

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1437/2023 - Safety Before LNG and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 07-Dec-2021
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The Press Ombudsman upheld a complaint made by an individual on behalf of the Safety Before LNG group that the Irish Examiner breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Press Council’s Code of Practice.

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COVID 19

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Posted on: 25-May-2020
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The Office of the Press Ombudsman is operating in line with Government advice on Covid-19, and our operations are being delivered by staff working remotely.  We remain open for any advice or assistance you may require in matters relating to the press.   If you wish to contact the Office our usual telephone and email details apply: telephone (01) 648 9130 emai [email protected]

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3801/2019 - Mr Niall Doyle and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 22-Apr-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Niall Doyle that the Sunday World breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 7 (Court Reporting) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.  

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284/2020 - A Man and the Western People

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Posted on: 15-Apr-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Western People breached Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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238/2019 - Mr Raymond Kilbride and The Sunday Times

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Posted on: 19-Feb-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Raymond Kilbride that The Sunday Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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4025/2019 - Mr Niall Doyle and The Anglo-Celt

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Posted on: 19-Feb-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Niall Doyle that The Anglo-Celt breached the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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117/2019 - Mr Patrick Nevin and the Irish Daily Star

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Posted on: 25-Sep-2019
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The Press Ombudsman determined that he had insufficient evidence available to him to make a decision on a complaint by Mr Patrick Nevin that the Irish Daily Star breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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117/2019 - Mr Patrick Nevin and the Irish Daily Star

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Posted on: 25-Sep-2019
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The Press Ombudsman determined that he had insufficient evidence available to him to make a decision on a complaint by Mr Patrick Nevin that the Irish Daily Star breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Speech by Sean Donlon to Association of European Journalists

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Posted on: 13-Oct-2017
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Speech given by Seán Donlon, Chairperson of the Press Council of Ireland, to the Association of European Journalists in Ireland on 13 October 2017

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Statement by Press Council Chairman on Defamation Awards

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Posted on: 16-Jun-2017
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Statement from Chairman of Press Council of Ireland – Defamation Awards

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