Recent Decisions and News

114/2019 - A Man and the Irish Daily Star

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Posted on: 02-Sep-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has insufficient evidence to make a decision on a complaint that the Irish Daily Star breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. He has decided not to uphold a complaint that Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) had been breached.

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143/2019 Mr Eddie Sheehy and Village

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Posted on: 28-Aug-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Eddie Sheehy that Village magazine breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.  

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4021/2019 A Complainant and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 02-Aug-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that action offered and taken by The Irish Times was sufficient to resolve a complaint that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached. A complaint that Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) was breached was not upheld.

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4123/2019 Mr Dan Duane and The Sunday Times

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Posted on: 16-Jul-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has decided that The Sunday Times offered to take action which was sufficient to resolve a complaint made by Mr Dan Duane that Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland had been breached.

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4096/2019 Mr Jim Corr and the Sunday World

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Posted on: 04-Jun-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Jim Corr that the Sunday World breached Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Annual Report for 2018 Launched

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Posted on: 29-May-2019
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The 2018 Annual Report of The Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman was launched today (29 May 2019) at an event in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. 

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4115/2019 Mr Ken O'Shea and The Sunday Business Post

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Posted on: 26-May-2019
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On  25 February 2019 a sub-committee of the Press Council of Ireland upheld a complaint from Mr Ken O’Shea that articles published by The Sunday Business Post on 16 September 2018 breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy), Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.  Other parts of the complaint were not upheld. 

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3770/2019 Mr C Keaveney and The Irish Times

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Posted on: 21-May-2019
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The Press Ombudsman decided to uphold a complaint by Mr Colm Keaveney that The Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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4128/2019 Mayo County Council and the Sunday Independent

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Posted on: 10-May-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mayo County Council that the Sunday Independent breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 3 (Fair Procedures and Honesty) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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4118/2019 Mr Dan Duane and the Irish Examiner

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Posted on: 10-May-2019
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The Press Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint made by Mr Dan Duane that the Irish Examiner breached Principles 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 4 (Respect for Rights) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.

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Speech by Sean Donlon to Association of European Journalists

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Posted on: 13-Oct-2017
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Speech given by Seán Donlon, Chairperson of the Press Council of Ireland, to the Association of European Journalists in Ireland on 13 October 2017

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Statement by Press Council Chairman on Defamation Awards

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Posted on: 16-Jun-2017
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Statement from Chairman of Press Council of Ireland – Defamation Awards

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