Recent Decisions and News

686/2021 - Greyhound Action Ireland and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 06-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

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Posted on: 12-Mar-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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668/2021 - A Mother and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 03-Jul-2020
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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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304/2020 - A Mother and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 19-Jun-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that The Irish Times breached Principle 5 (Privacy), Principle 8 (Prejudice) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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303/2020 - A Mother and the Irish Examiner

By: admin
Posted on: 19-Jun-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Irish Examiner breached Principle 5 (Privacy), Principle 8 (Prejudice) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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375/2020 - A Woman and The Southern Star

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Posted on: 19-Jun-2020
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by a woman that The Southern Star breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 7 (Court Reporting) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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COVID 19

By: admin
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

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

By: admin
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

By: admin
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

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

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