104/2019 - A Woman and the Waterford News & Star

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Friday, 11th October 2019
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Decision of the Press Council

At its meeting on 11 October 2019 the Press Council considered the appeal and noted that Principle 5.3 of the Code of Practice states that while the feelings of grieving families should be taken into account in publishing information in situations of personal grief or shock, this should not be interpreted as restricting the right to report judicial proceedings.  In these circumstances the Press Council upheld the appeal by the editor of the Waterford News & Star.

The full decision of the Press Ombudsman is available here