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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Irish News

Complaint:

A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission through O Muirigh Solicitors about an article based on an interview the newspaper had conducted with him, in which he alleged harassment by police intelligence officers. The complainant expressed concern under Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice that, in spite of an express agreement between himself and the newspaper, it had proceeded to publish details about his brother.

Resolution:

The newspaper did not accept that there had been any agreement that the complainant's brother would not be mentioned. However, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a private letter for the complainant, in which the newspaper expressed regret for the distress caused.

Date Published: 15/06/2012



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