Decided by the Press Ombudsman

1768/2024 - Dr Harry Browne and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 27-Feb-2024
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint made by Dr Harry Browne about an article published in The Irish Times, in print and online, in October 2023.  The article is an opinion piece by one of the publication’s regular columnists. It contains the assertion that “those embracing the social media free for all are facilitating the shutting down of real debate”. This is followed by a short account of the postponement/cancellation of a panel discussion by a student society at a Dublin university. The event was to have been held earlier that week.

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1664/2023 - A Man and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 27-Feb-2024
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On 21 November 2023 the Press Ombudsman decided not to uphold a complaint made by a man about two articles published in the Irish Examiner, in print and online.

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1738/2023 - A Man and the Sligo Champion

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Posted on: 27-Feb-2024
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On 23 November 2023 the Press Ombudsman decided not to uphold a complaint made by a man about an article in the Sligo Champion, in print and online, published in October 2023. The article is a report about the rejection of a planning application by Sligo County Council.  The complainant stated that he believed it to be in breach of Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) of the Press Council’s Code of Practice. 

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1709/2023 - A Person and www.irishmirror.ie

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Posted on: 27-Feb-2024
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The Press Council of Ireland has overturned a decision of the Press Ombudsman to uphold a complaint by a person that www.irishmirror.ie  breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Press Council’s Code of Practice.

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1665/2023 - A Man and The Echo

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Posted on: 19-Feb-2024
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On 21 November 2023 the Press Ombudsman decided not to uphold a complaint made by a man about two articles published in The Echo, in print and online.

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1740/2023 - A Woman and the Anglo Celt

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Posted on: 13-Feb-2024
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint made by a woman about an article published in the Anglo Celt in October 2023.  The article is about protests against the proposed use by the Department of Integration of a building sited in a rural area for the accommodation of asylum seekers. It states that the Department has paused the plan pending further engagement “with interested parties”.  The article quotes statements made during a debate on a motion citing the “unsuitability” of the site at a meeting of Cavan County Council.

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1739/2024 - Headline and Sundayworld.com

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Posted on: 08-Dec-2023
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The Press Council of Ireland has overturned a decision of the Press Ombudsman not to uphold a complaint by Headline that the Sundayworld.com breached Principle 10 (Reporting of Suicide) of the Press Council’s Code of Practice.

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1689/2023 - Fuels for Ireland and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 06-Nov-2023
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The Press Ombudsman has decided not to uphold a complaint made by Fuels for Ireland about an article published in June 2023 on the Science and Climate section of The Irish Times.

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1682/2023 - Safety Before LNG and Kerry's Eye

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Posted on: 28-Sep-2023
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The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint by the campaign group Safety Before LNG* about an article published by Kerry’s Eye. 

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1662/2023 - Mr Herman Kelly and Extra.ie

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Posted on: 01-Aug-2023
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that while a statement contained in two articles published by Extra.ie presented a breach of Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Press Council’s Code of Practice, she found that the publication took sufficient remedial action to remedy the breach.

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