Appointment of Independent Public Interest Directors to the Press Council of Ireland

Monday, 14th August 2023
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The Press Council of Ireland provides the public with an independent forum for resolving complaints against the press and promotes high ethical and professional standards in Irish journalism. The Board of the Press Council has thirteen directors, seven of whom are independent public interest directors drawn from outside the press industry.   The other six represent different sectors of the industry.

Applications for appointment as an independent public interest director are now being sought.

Applicants should have significant experience in the public, private or voluntary sectors.  They should be free of any involvement in the press industry which could pose potential conflicts of interest.  Diversity of backgrounds and experience is valued by the Council, and so applications are sought from the widest possible pool of candidates, and will be especially welcome from underrepresented groups or communities, including younger people.

Directors are appointed for a term of three years, renewable once. They are modestly remunerated at a level similar to comparable public and regulatory bodies.

A letter outlining your suitability for this role, accompanied by a CV, should be sent to the Chair of the Press Council ( by 5 pm on Wednesday, 10 April 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by an independent Appointments Committee.

A short description of the role can be found here.