Decided by the Press Ombudsman

923/2021 - Mr Ciarán Ferrie and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Sep-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Ciarán Ferrie that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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924/2021 - Ms Geri Lalor and the Sunday Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Sep-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Ms Geri Lalor that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) and Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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874/2021 - Mr. David O'Brien and DublinLive.ie

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 16-Sep-2021
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Press Ombudsman upholds complaint by Mr David O’Brien.  The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr David O’Brien that Dublinlive.ie breached Principle  2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. The Press Ombudsman has insufficient evidence to make a decision that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) had been breached, and has not upheld  the complaint made under Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights).

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875/2021 - A Man and the Irish Independent **

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 13-Sep-2021
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** The complainant originally requested anonymity in the drafting of the Press Ombudsman’s decision.  On completion of the complaints process, including consideration of an appeal by the editor, the complainant consented to his name being associated with the decision.  The complainant was Mr Brian Lohan.

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925/2021 - A Complainant and the Sunday Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 20-Aug-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment), Principle 4 (Respect for Right) and Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. He has insufficient evidence available to him to decide if Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) had been breached.

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835/2021 - A Complainant and the Irish Independent

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 04-Aug-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint that the Irish Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 9 (Children) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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801/2021 - Mrs Margaret McCarthy, Cork Traveller Women’s Network, Irish Traveller Movement and the Sunday World

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 22-Jul-2021
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On 6 July 2021 the Press Ombudsman  upheld a complaint that the Sunday World breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Other parts of the complaint were not upheld or it was found that there was insufficient evidence to make a decision.

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810/2021 - Mr Alan Redd and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 24-Jun-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Alan Redd that The Irish Times  breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. Other parts of the complaint were not upheld.

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871/2021 - Presentation College Carlow and The Nationalist

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 21-Jun-2021
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Ray Murray, Principal and Secretary to the Board of Management of Presentation College Carlow, that The Nationalist breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. A complaint that Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) was breached was not upheld.

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676/2021 - Dr Niall Meehan and The Irish Times

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 10-May-2021
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(Articles published in January 2021) The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Dr Niall Meehan that six articles published by The Irish Times in January 2021 breached the Press Council’s Code of Practice.  The newspaper was judged to have taken sufficient action to resolve part of the complaint.

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