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#Press Ombudsman

# press-ombudsman - 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 7,331 Views 6 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - 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 49,229 Views 0 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Complaints made to Press Ombudsman increased by almost 40% last year
# 2020 Report
# 2020 Report

Complaints made to Press Ombudsman increased by almost 40% last year

May 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,760 Views 5 Comments

Just over 15% of the complaints related to one article – a court report of a case involving a 15-year-old girl.

# press-ombudsman - 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 25,254 Views 37 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - 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 26,397 Views 43 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation
# Eighth Ref
# Eighth Ref

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation

May 5th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,444 Views 63 Comments

Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.

# press-ombudsman - 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 25,155 Views 35 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - Monday 8 January, 2018

Gerry Adams' complaint about IRA murder article rejected by Press Ombudsman
# Irish Independent
# Irish Independent

Gerry Adams' complaint about IRA murder article rejected by Press Ombudsman

Jan 8th 2018, 12:54 PM 23,876 Views 68 Comments

An article in the Irish Independent reported Adams said he thought jailing the men who killed a Louth farmer would be counterproductive.

# press-ombudsman - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman

Nov 9th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,225 Views 65 Comments

Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.

# press-ombudsman - Friday 26 May, 2017

Fake news, Facebook and Donald Trump: Why do just a quarter of Irish people trust the media?
# Media Trust
# Media Trust

Fake news, Facebook and Donald Trump: Why do just a quarter of Irish people trust the media?

May 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 11,938 Views 99 Comments

Research has shown that public trust in the media is at a record low across the world.

# press-ombudsman - 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 9,928 Views 33 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - Friday 4 March, 2016

Irish Independent apologises to Gerry Adams for 'gunpoint' story
# Sorry
# Sorry

Irish Independent apologises to Gerry Adams for 'gunpoint' story

Mar 4th 2016, 11:58 AM 30,772 Views 101 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader had complained that the paper distorted comments he made at a fundraising event.

# press-ombudsman - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish Independent's 'gunpoint' story about Gerry Adams misleading, says watchdog
# Ruling
# Ruling

Irish Independent's 'gunpoint' story about Gerry Adams misleading, says watchdog

Jul 13th 2015, 10:19 AM 16,282 Views 22 Comments

The Ombudsman said the paper should have clarified that remarks he made about its editor referred to events in 1916.

# press-ombudsman - 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 8,155 Views 11 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - 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 5,532 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-ombudsman - 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 4,027 Views 11 Comments

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

# press-ombudsman - Friday 28 March, 2014

The Press Ombudsman is retiring later this year
# Leaving
# Leaving

The Press Ombudsman is retiring later this year

Mar 28th 2014, 3:00 PM 5,105 Views 8 Comments

John Horgan will step down from the role in September.

# press-ombudsman - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Ombudsman upholds complaint about article on 'parasitic' Roma beggars
# Roma Community
# Roma Community

Ombudsman upholds complaint about article on 'parasitic' Roma beggars

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:03 AM 19,510 Views 17 Comments

The column claimed Roma beggars “look on this country as a giant stupid cow to be milked whenever they see fit”.

# press-ombudsman - Monday 27 May, 2013

67pc increase in volume of complaints to Press Ombudsman
# Extra Extra
# Extra Extra

67pc increase in volume of complaints to Press Ombudsman

May 27th 2013, 4:13 PM 4,853 Views 5 Comments

John Horgan’s report for 2012 shows two articles were responsible for a significant surge of complaints to his office.

# press-ombudsman - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

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.

# press-ombudsman - Monday 4 February, 2013

Press Ombudsman upholds Healy Eames complaint about Kenya trip
# Press Ombudsman
# Press Ombudsman

Press Ombudsman upholds Healy Eames complaint about Kenya trip

Feb 4th 2013, 6:11 PM 12,379 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Daily Mail was found to have breached the Press Council code of ethics three times last August.

# press-ombudsman - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Independence of regulator from press and State crucial - Press Ombudsman
# Leveson
# Leveson

Independence of regulator from press and State crucial - Press Ombudsman

Jul 14th 2012, 3:45 PM 2,133 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s Press Ombudsman John Horgan appeared before the Leveson inquiry into media ethics yesterday to discuss press regulation.

# press-ombudsman - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Press Ombudsman to give evidence at Leveson inquiry
# Leveson
# Leveson

Press Ombudsman to give evidence at Leveson inquiry

Jul 7th 2012, 11:32 AM 1,589 Views 0 Comments

John Horgan will appear before the inquiry into media ethics in the UK next week.

# press-ombudsman - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Press Ombudsman upholds complaint by Kate Fitzgerald's family against Irish Times
# Kate Fitzgerald
# Kate Fitzgerald

Press Ombudsman upholds complaint by Kate Fitzgerald's family against Irish Times

Jun 6th 2012, 1:45 PM 6,387 Views 9 Comments

The Press Ombudsman has decided the Irish Times was in breach of a principle of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines for a statement it published in December 2011.

# press-ombudsman - Monday 28 May, 2012

'Odious practices' exposed by Leveson not present in Ireland - Rabbitte
# Media
# Media

'Odious practices' exposed by Leveson not present in Ireland - Rabbitte

May 28th 2012, 5:29 PM 2,401 Views 18 Comments

The annual report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Press Ombudsman was launched in Dublin today with the Leveson inquiry featuring heavily.

# press-ombudsman - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

BAI considering proposals over introduction of register of journalists' interest
# Media
# Media

BAI considering proposals over introduction of register of journalists' interest

May 16th 2012, 6:45 AM 917 Views 1 Comment

Broadcast personnel with an editorial role in news and current affairs may have to provide details of financial and commercial relationships.

# press-ombudsman - 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 3,241 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.