The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said   it is important  to examine how a  sustainable, independent and objective media landscape   can be funded into the future. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The media is critical to Ireland’s democracy, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said after the inaugural meeting of a group which will advise the governme(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with Press Council chairman Seán Donlon and press ombudsman Peter Feeney. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A “real crisis” in news media is contributing to errors in coverage, according to press ombudsman Peter Feeney. Mr Feeney said there was “a constant (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

The NUJ has called for the redrafting of what it said were unacceptable secrecy provisions in the new Bill on the judiciary. Photograph: Collins Courts

The National Union of Journalists has called on the Government to redraft “unacceptable secrecy provisions” in new legislation which will protect the (...)

Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is the latest teen show on our screens and, while its portrayal of suicide and rape has been criticised for being either too (...)

Why should the public trust journalists who offer so much information without any meaningful indication of where it came from? Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

At the opening of the Garda whistleblower tribunal, the tribunal chairman Mr Justice Peter Charleton, said he wanted to know if the media was being “u(...)

 Sean Donlon is best known for the role he played in the Northern Ireland peace process. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former diplomat Seán Donlon has been named as the new chair of the Press Council of Ireland. Mr Donlon, pictured, was appointed following a public c(...)

Francie Molloy of Sinn Féin: The Westminster MP apologised for a tweet about the party and sexual abuse allegations

It has become almost de rigueur for people involved in public controversies nowadays to demand public apologies from people they regard as having c(...)

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