Decided by the Press Ombudsman

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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Mr Dirk Folens and the Irish Mail On Sunday

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Posted on: 02-Oct-2013
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The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint made by Mr Dirk Folens that the inclusion of an architect’s plan of the layout of his home in an article published in the Irish Mail on Sunday on 26 May 2013 breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.

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