Mr C Keaveney and The Irish Times

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Friday, 3rd May 2019
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Decision of the Press Council 

Both the complainant and the newspaper appealed the decision to the Press Council of Ireland.

The complainant appealed the decision on the grounds that there had been an error in the Press Ombudsman’s application of the Code of Practice.  At its meeting on 3 May 2019 the Press Council  admitted the appeal for consideration and decided  to reject it on the grounds that the Press Ombudsman had not erred in his application of the Code and it was reasonable and proper for him to consider the complaint in the manner in which it was considered.    

The newspaper also appealed the decision on the grounds that there had been an error in the Press Ombudsman’s application of the Code of Practice.  At its meeting on 3 May 2019 the Press Council decided that the appeal was not admissible because it amounted to disagreement with the decision of the Press Ombudsman and did not contain sufficient evidence to support the grounds cited.

Click here to read the decision of the Press Ombudsman