3688/2018 - A Woman and Independent.ie
Decision of the Press Council
The publication appealed the Press Ombudsman’s decision on the grounds that there had been an error in the Press Ombudsman’s application of Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice. It said that the information complained about was not published as fact, but was attributed to a source as an estimated value, and that it could therefore not be construed as a “significant inaccuracy” under Principle 1.
At its meeting on 5 October 2018 the Press Council decided to uphold the appeal on the grounds put forward by the publication.