Recent Decisions and News

Headline and The Sunday Times

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Posted on: 18-Feb-2019
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The Press Council of Ireland has rejected an appeal from The Sunday Times against a decision made by the Press Ombudsman.

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PSYCHOSIS and PSYCHOPATHY

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Posted on: 17-Jan-2019
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At a seminar on Reporting Mental Health last October organized by Headline (the national media programme for responsible reporting and representation of mental health and suicide) and Shine (campaigning for the rights of people with mental illness) an issue was raised about the widespread confusion between the use of the terms “Psychosis” and “Psychopathy”.

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A Woman and the Wexford People

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Posted on: 03-Jan-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Wexford People breached Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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A Complainant and the Irish Independent

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Posted on: 14-Nov-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Irish Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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A Student and Pirhana

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Posted on: 14-Nov-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by a student that Piranha breached Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Mr Eddie Sheehy and Village

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Posted on: 25-Oct-2018
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The Press Council of Ireland has decided to uphold an appeal by Mr Eddie Sheehy that two statements complained about in an article published by Village in March 2018 were inaccurate and therefore a breach of Principle 1 of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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A Complainant and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 09-Oct-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that The Irish Times offered to take action which was sufficient to resolve a complaint that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached in an opinion piece published by the newspaper.

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A Man and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 05-Oct-2018
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The Press Council has decided to uphold an appeal against a decision of the Press Ombudsman made by the Irish Examiner.

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“Minority Communities and the Press” Seminar

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Posted on: 03-Oct-2018
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To hear about the critical role the print media plays in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society register for the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman’s Seminar entitled “Minority Communities and the Press” to be held in Dublin on Tuesday, 23 October next.  Full details here 

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A Man and Galway City Tribune

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Posted on: 26-Sep-2018
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by a man that the Galway City Tribune breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights), Principle 5 (Privacy) and Principle 7 (Court Reporting) 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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