Press Council of Ireland
The Press Council of Ireland (PCI) and the Office of the Press Ombudsman have been set up to safeguard and promote professional and ethical standards in Irish newspapers and magazines. The PCI, established in 2008, is the independent regulatory body and appoints the Press Ombudsman.
The Office of the Press Ombudsman ensures that everyone in Ireland has access to an independent press complaints mechanism that is quick, fair and free. The new structures are designed to ensure the freedom of the press is never abused and that the public interest is always served. These are the main principles of independent press regulation around the world.
The NUJ played a pivotal role in the formation of the PCI. Our current representative is Deaglán de Bréadún
Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, sits on two committees: the Code Committee and the Finance and Administrative Committee.
The professional and ethical standards involved are those set out in the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines.
For more information, see the website of the Press Council of Ireland.