675/2021 Cork Cannabis Activist Network and The Irish Times

By Gabrielle Collins
Monday, 10th May 2021
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Cork Cannabis Activist Network appealed the Press Ombudsman’s decision to the Press Council of Ireland on the grounds that the Press Ombudsman had erred in his application of the Code of Practice.  In its appeal the Network highlighted evidence previously submitted as part of its complaint, and submitted further evidence to support its belief that the statements complained about were factually incorrect.

Decision of Press Council on appeal.

The Press Council considered the appeal at its meeting on Friday 9 April 2021 and decided to reject the appeal on the basis that it did not contain sufficient evidence to support the grounds of the appeal that the Ombudsman had erred in the application of the Code of Practice. 

9 April 2021

Decision of the Press Ombudsman can be viewd here