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Complainant Name:
Mr Patrick Ritchie and Mrs Roisin Ritchie

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Irish News


Mr Patrick Ritchie and Mrs Roisin Ritchie of County Armagh complained that the report of an inquest into the tragic death of their son, Shea, was inaccurate particularly in relation to the headline and that the coverage had been handled insensitively in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock).


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper which considered that its report accurately reflected the proceedings wrote a private letter to the complainants apologising if its article had caused them distress at a difficult time.

Report: 75

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