Whether a publication has misrepresented you, disrespected your privacy, or printed something untruthful about you, you can follow the guidelines below to make a complaint.
There are procedures in place that can help you make a complaint against a publication, broadcast, journalist, or reporter.
The Office of the Press Ombudsman (OPO) can assist prisoners through the complaints process when there is an alleged breach of the Code of Practice of the Press Council. These Codes direct member publications to: respect privacy and family life; strive for truth and accuracy; not publish rumour as if it were fact; and much more.
These Codes apply to all member publications of the Press Council: daily and Sunday newspapers published in the RoI; most local papers; many magazines; online news publications; and digital outlets of member publications.
Television or radio
In both instances, there is a time limit for you to submit your complaint. However, if you believe that you might struggle to comply with this time limit, you can nominate someone to make a complaint on your behalf.