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This year
New journalism bursary launched in honour of Lyra McKee
Lyra McKee died after being hit by a bullet during rioting in Derry in 2019.
Complaints about the media on the increase relating to recent protests
Readers distinguishing between comment and fact is an issue, says Susan McKay.
Last year
Journalist and former NWCI chief Susan McKay appointed as Press Ombudsman
She is set to take up the office on 1 October.
Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group
More than 500 complaints in total were made last year – 200 of those related to coverage of the pandemic.
All time
Press Ombudsman finds that story about schoolgirls' 'distracting' clothing breached accuracy principle
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
Jim Corr said that contrary to what was published in the newspaper column, he was not an ‘online quack’.
Irish media 'threatened in a way that has not been seen before' due to Covid-19
The Press Council and Press Ombudsman published their annual report today.
Press Council raises concerns over 'imminent threats' to financial stability of journalism industry
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Many of the complaints cited truth and accuracy, privacy and children.
Tributes are flowing in for former Herald editor Paul Drury
The veteran journalist passed away peacefully yesterday.
Meet the new boss, journalists: Peter Feeney to become the 2nd ever Press Ombudsman
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"
Chairman says the move of 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?
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
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
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
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
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"
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.