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#press council

# press-council - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Journalist and former NWCI chief Susan McKay appointed as Press Ombudsman
# Media
# Media

Journalist and former NWCI chief Susan McKay appointed as Press Ombudsman

Jul 13th 2022, 1:47 PM 7,312 Views 6 Comments

She is set to take up the office on 1 October.

# press-council - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group

Jun 21st 2022, 6:15 AM 14,695 Views 5 Comments

More than 500 complaints in total were made last year – 200 of those related to coverage of the pandemic.

# press-council - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Press Ombudsman finds that story about schoolgirls' 'distracting' clothing breached accuracy principle
# Carlow Nationalist
# Carlow Nationalist

Press Ombudsman finds that story about schoolgirls' 'distracting' clothing breached accuracy principle

Jun 20th 2021, 5:06 PM 49,217 Views 0 Comments

The Carlow Nationalist failed to show the story was supported by verifiable sources.

# press-council - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Press Ombudsman dismisses complaint from Jim Corr over Irish Daily Mirror's 'online quack' comment
# Dispute
# Dispute

Press Ombudsman dismisses complaint from Jim Corr over Irish Daily Mirror's 'online quack' comment

May 4th 2021, 5:52 PM 62,268 Views 0 Comments

Jim Corr said that contrary to what was published in the newspaper column, he was not an ‘online quack’.

# press-council - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Irish media 'threatened in a way that has not been seen before' due to Covid-19
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Irish media 'threatened in a way that has not been seen before' due to Covid-19

May 28th 2020, 8:20 AM 25,249 Views 37 Comments

The Press Council and Press Ombudsman published their annual report today.

# press-council - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Press Council raises concerns over 'imminent threats' to financial stability of journalism industry
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Press Council raises concerns over 'imminent threats' to financial stability of journalism industry

May 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,996 Views 19 Comments

The Press Council published its annual report for 2018 today.

# press-council - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Ross O'Carroll Kelly column did not 'promote negative hatred' towards English people - Press Ombudsman
# Press Ombudsman
# Press Ombudsman

Ross O'Carroll Kelly column did not 'promote negative hatred' towards English people - Press Ombudsman

Apr 17th 2019, 2:02 PM 26,391 Views 43 Comments

A complaint against The Irish Times’ column, published in February, was not upheld.

# press-council - Monday 25 February, 2019

Press council rules that controversial cartoon of Serena Williams was 'not racist' and in public interest
# Racism Row
# Racism Row

Press council rules that controversial cartoon of Serena Williams was 'not racist' and in public interest

Feb 25th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,244 Views 25 Comments

The cartoon was published following Williams’ behaviour at the US Open last year.

# press-council - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists'
# Keyboard Warriors
# Keyboard Warriors

Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists'

May 24th 2018, 2:12 PM 9,151 Views 53 Comments

The Press Ombudsman also said it has increased aggressiveness in public discourse.

# press-council - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Complaint from Communicorp over Irish Times article on George Hook controversy won't go further
# Press Council
# Press Council

Complaint from Communicorp over Irish Times article on George Hook controversy won't go further

Mar 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 25,147 Views 35 Comments

It was judged that the Irish Times publication of a right to reply from Newstalk was “sufficient remedial action”.

# press-council - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister
# RESPONSIBLE
# RESPONSIBLE

'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister

May 25th 2017, 8:55 PM 9,921 Views 33 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten sounded a warning bell on responsible reporting at Press Council of Ireland report.

# press-council - Friday 27 May, 2016

Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief
# Defamation
# Defamation

Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief

May 27th 2016, 4:09 PM 8,027 Views 9 Comments

Daithi O Ceallaigh pointed out that damages are sometimes far in excess of any misdemeanour committed by a publication.

# press-council - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Press Council looking for a new chairperson - no media figures may apply
# Fair Play
# Fair Play

Press Council looking for a new chairperson - no media figures may apply

Mar 8th 2016, 11:12 AM 6,402 Views 6 Comments

The journalism standards body also has openings for two council members who must also be from outside the industry.

# press-council - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Journalists warned that reporting suicide details can lead to 'copycat' deaths
# Press Council
# Press Council

Journalists warned that reporting suicide details can lead to 'copycat' deaths

May 23rd 2015, 7:30 AM 10,830 Views 14 Comments

The Press Council of Ireland announce new code of practice relating to “excessive detail of the means of suicide”.

# press-council - Friday 22 May, 2015

So what articles in the press had people complaining last year?
# I Don't Believe It
# I Don't Believe It

So what articles in the press had people complaining last year?

May 22nd 2015, 11:00 AM 8,147 Views 11 Comments

Many of the complaints cited truth and accuracy, privacy and children.

# press-council - Monday 9 March, 2015

Tributes are flowing in for former Herald editor Paul Drury
# Rest In Peace
# Rest In Peace

Tributes are flowing in for former Herald editor Paul Drury

Mar 9th 2015, 2:20 PM 18,436 Views 13 Comments

The veteran journalist passed away peacefully yesterday.

# press-council - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Meet the new boss, journalists: Peter Feeney to become the 2nd ever Press Ombudsman
# Regulation
# Regulation

Meet the new boss, journalists: Peter Feeney to become the 2nd ever Press Ombudsman

Jun 12th 2014, 1:19 PM 4,052 Views 1 Comment

Feeney worked at RTE for years and had been tipped as one of the favourites to take over the role.

# press-council - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Press Council wants to "embrace new as well as legacy media"
# Online Media
# Online Media

Press Council wants to "embrace new as well as legacy media"

May 29th 2014, 8:30 PM 5,524 Views 18 Comments

Chairman says the move of TheJournal.ie into the Council – a first for a major online publication – shows belief that best practice in journalism is ‘platform-neutral’.

# press-council - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

What does it take to be the Press Ombudsman?
# Situation Vacant
# Situation Vacant

What does it take to be the Press Ombudsman?

Apr 30th 2014, 3:12 PM 4,020 Views 11 Comments

The Press Council is advertising for a new Press Ombudsman ahead of the departure of John Horgan.

# press-council - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Swedish queen lodges press complaint over swastika cartoon
# Sweden
# Sweden

Swedish queen lodges press complaint over swastika cartoon

Feb 20th 2013, 6:46 PM 7,101 Views 6 Comments

The German-born Queen Silvia files a complaint with the Press Council over a satirical cartoon published last year.

Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action
# Press Council
# Press Council

Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action

Feb 20th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,882 Views 12 Comments

O’Brien was awarded €150,000 in damages in relation to an article by journalist Paul Drury published in the Irish Daily Mail.

# press-council - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Danish celeb magazine to print Kate photos tomorrow
# Catherine
# Catherine

Danish celeb magazine to print Kate photos tomorrow

Sep 19th 2012, 2:57 PM 9,513 Views 11 Comments

Se og Hoer will devote a 16-page splash to the photographs – but it won’t be putting them online.

# press-council - Monday 17 September, 2012

Shatter to examine privacy legislation after publication of Kate pictures
# Topless Pics
# Topless Pics

Shatter to examine privacy legislation after publication of Kate pictures

Sep 17th 2012, 5:25 PM 6,734 Views 66 Comments

The Justice Minister has heavily criticised the publication of topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in the Irish Daily Star at the weekend.

# press-council - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Pat Rabbitte criticises descent of media into "corrosive cynicism"
# Media Standards
# Media Standards

Pat Rabbitte criticises descent of media into "corrosive cynicism"

Feb 22nd 2012, 5:33 PM 3,236 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Communications was leading statements on media standards in the Seanad – and hearing concerns from senators about the future of the media in Ireland.