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Leading defamation and privacy lawyer Paul Tweed: ‘I am absolutely frustrated, if not bewildered, that Facebook, Twitter and others are continuing to argue that they are merely a platform as opposed to a publisher.’

A committee to examine the regulation of Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies should be established as a matter of urgency, a leading de(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Politicians won’t have all the knowledge about the different types of gambling, that’s why we need expertise to regulate this industry.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fianna Fáil want to crack down on the self-regulated gambling industry in Ireland if they are to form part of the next government with the party looki(...)

(Left to right) Julia Tereno (NUI Galway), Sarah Gallagher (DCU), Press Council chairman Seán Donlon, Muireann Duffy (University of Limerick) and Janice Furphy (Coláiste Dhúlaigh) were commended at the Press Council of Ireland’s annual student busary awards. Photograph: Photocall Ireland.

A student journalist has been awarded a Press Council bursary for a series of articles on how cancer patients are treated in Ireland. Muireann Duffy(...)

The press ombudsman, Peter Feeney, made decisions in 30 of 464 complaints in 2018. He upheld 10 of them, double the number in 2017. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Office of the Press Ombudsman received 464 complaints in 2018, up from 330 the previous year, according to its annual report published on Wednesda(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan must address a chilling and costly system which is tipped against the media. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

The right to be informed of issues of legitimate public interest has been validated over the past week or so in the outcomes of two sets of court proc(...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

Press ombudsman  Peter Feeney and Seán Donlon, chairman of the Press Council. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The unaccountability of social media companies is a specific threat to press freedom in the State, the chairman of the Press Council has said. Speaki(...)

Communicorp Media welcomed the finding that no compliance issues had arisen from the ban in the context of its contracts with the BAI. Photograph: The Irish Times

A “regrettable” ban on Irish Times journalists appearing on radio stations owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media group will prompt the introducti(...)

Paul Murphy: Solidarity TD had appealed initial decision to the Press Council on the grounds that new information had become available and there had been an error in the Ombudsman’s application of the principles of the code of practice. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A complaint by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD over an article by Miriam Lord in The Irish Times has not been upheld by the Press Ombudsman. The article(...)

Press Council chair Seán Donlon: more than 50 per cent of Irish people now receive their news via social media, Mr Donlon told a meeting of the Association of European Journalists in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The press in Ireland is threatened today as never before, the chair of the Press Council, Seán Donlon, has said. Addressing a meeting of the Associat(...)

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