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# press-council - This year 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 7,334 Views 6 Comments

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

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 14,705 Views 5 Comments

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

# press-council - Last year 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 49,258 Views 6 Comments

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

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 62,381 Views 0 Comments

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

# press-council - All time

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 25,261 Views 37 Comments

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

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 7,008 Views 19 Comments

The Press Council published its annual report for 2018 today.

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 26,406 Views 43 Comments

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

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 35,262 Views 25 Comments

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

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 9,158 Views 53 Comments

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

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 25,157 Views 35 Comments

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

'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 9,932 Views 33 Comments

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

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 8,033 Views 9 Comments

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

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 6,406 Views 4 Comments

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

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 10,835 Views 14 Comments

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

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 8,155 Views 11 Comments

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

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 18,446 Views 13 Comments

The veteran journalist passed away peacefully yesterday.

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 4,060 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 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 5,535 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’.

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 4,029 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Swedish queen lodges press complaint over swastika cartoon

Feb 20th 2013, 6:46 PM 7,109 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 3,887 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.

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

Danish celeb magazine to print Kate photos tomorrow

Sep 19th 2012, 2:57 PM 9,538 Views 11 Comments

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

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 6,760 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.

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 3,242 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.