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Two new members appointed to Press Council of Ireland

Two new members have been appointed to the Press Council of Ireland, the body for press regulation. Prof Áine Hyland is emeritus professor of education at University College, Cork, and Eamonn Mac Aodha is chief executive of the Irish Human Rights Commission.

They replace two retiring members, former District Court judge Mary Kotsonouris and Peter OMahony, former chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council. The appointments were made, on the basis of applications from members of the public, by an appointments committee chaired by the outgoing chairman, Prof Thomas Mitchell.

The chairman of the Press Council, Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh, welcomed the new appointments and said that “they bring a wealth of experience in the public service to the council”.

Philip Molloy

An article in the edition of July 30th last, concerning a court action, inferred that Philip Molloy, a former executive editor of Ireland On Sunday, allowed a confidential source to be identified in that newspaper. This is not the case and The Irish Timesapologises to Mr Molloy for that inference.

Death of former college president

The death has occurred of Peter McLean, a former president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Mr McLean, a consultant urologist with the Mater private hospital, was elected president of the college in 1996.

He died suddenly on September 8th at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin.

He is survived by his daughter Lorraine, son Kenneth and grandchildren Frieda and Finley Alexander.

He was predeceased by his wife Nuala.

Mr McLean’s removal will take place from Stafford’s funeral home, North Wall, Dublin, on Saturday evening to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook.

His funeral will take place on Monday in Ards Friary, Co Donegal, followed by burial in the graveyard of the Church of the Holy Cross, Dunfanaghy.

Ganley's Libertas  company dissolved

The Libertas Party Ltd, the company established by the anti-Lisbon Treaty campaigner Declan Ganley as part of his attempt to create a pan-European political party, has been dissolved.

The company was incorporated in November 2008 and has not filed any accounts. In June, Mr Ganley wrote to the Companies Registration Office seeking to have the company struck off. The Libertas Foundation Ltd, also established by Mr Ganley in 2008, has similarly been dissolved.