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#Press Ombudsman

# press-ombudsman - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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"

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?

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

# press-ombudsman - Friday 28 March, 2014

From Business ETC The Press Ombudsman is retiring later this year Leaving

The Press Ombudsman is retiring later this year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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.