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GREENKEEPER by Ramsey Cardy Sportsfile A greenkeeper at Le Golf National works on the 18th fairway ahead of the opening of the Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, France.

A WOMAN AND INDEPENDENT.IE (RE: COURT REPORT) A complaint was upheld that Independent.ie breached Principle 5 (Privacy) in a report on a compensation claim for injuries received in a motor accident. The article included details of the woman’s deceased husband and her son’s criminal record. Both the woman and Independent.ie appealed the decision to the Press Council (see page 22). A WOMAN AND THE SUN.IE A complaint was upheld that the Sun.ie breached Principle 5 (Privacy) in a report on a compensation claim for injuries received in a motor accident. The article included details of the woman’s deceased husband and her son’s criminal record. Both the woman and the Sun.ie appealed the decision to the Press Council (see page 22). A MAN AND THE IRISH EXAMINER A complaint was upheld that the Irish Examiner had breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) in a report on a court case where an address was given out in court which subsequently was proven to be inaccurate. The Irish Examiner appealed the decision to the Press Council (see page 22). A WOMAN AND INDEPENDENT.IE (RE: WIND ENERGY) A complaint was upheld that Independent.ie breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) in an article that did not make it clear that the supply of energy from a wind farm is not consistent. A reference in the article to the supply of energy to a specific number of homes therefore needed to be qualified. Independent.ie appealed the decision to the Press Council (see page 22).

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Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman Annual Report 2018  

The Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman exist to safeguard and promote professional and ethical standards in Iris...

Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman Annual Report 2018  

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