Press Releases

Submission by Press Council of Ireland and Press Ombudsman to the Future of Media Commission

By: Gabrielle Collins
Posted on: 15-Feb-2021
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Press Council Chairman calls for reforms in social media to tackle online harassment and abuse – article published by Irish Sun on 20 December 2020

By: admin
Posted on: 12-Feb-2021
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When Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc first came on the scene social media, as they came to be called, were a phenomenal success. They allowed ordinary people to have a voice and to exchange ideas. Everybody embraced the new means of communications as an exciting development. Social media was seen as a liberating means of communication for everyone.   Social media was unregulated, this was seen as freeing up comment from those in power, providing unmediated platforms for people to express their views. It was seen as a democratic force for good.   What could go wrong?

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New NUI Galway Journalism Head calls for reform of libel laws

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Posted on: 14-Sep-2018
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New NUI Galway Journalism Head calls for reform of libel laws to protect local journalism Applauds local newspapers’ successes – they remain trusted brands in their regions Urges local newspaper editors to be ‘brave and innovate’ in the digital space Recommends Oireachtas Committee on Communications hold hearings into the future of local journalism and its funding Suggests new public broadcasting charge be used to support local journalism Friday, 14 September – Timely reform of the libel laws in Ireland are needed to protect local newspapers against frivolous defamation action according to the new Head of Journalism at NUI Galway, Tom Felle. 

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Remarks of Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney at launch of 2017 Annual Report

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Posted on: 24-May-2018
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Remarks by Mr Peter Feeney, Press Ombudsman, at the launch of the 2017 Annual Report for The Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman in the Maldron Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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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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Launch of 2016 Annual Report

By: admin
Posted on: 25-May-2017
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Launch of the 2016 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman   By Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

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Remarks of Chairman Sean Donlon at launch of 2016 Annual Report

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Posted on: 25-May-2017
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Launch of the 2016 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman  -  Remarks of Chairman, Seán Donlon  

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