Equality For Fathers In Ireland

Equality For Fathers

A Man and the Irish Independent (Press Ombudsman)

A non-residential father complained that an article in the Irish Independent headlined Majority of deadbeat dads still avoid child payments was in breach of Principle 2.1 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) and Principle 8 (Incitement to Hatred) of the Code of Practice. He maintained that the article was sexist in that it painted non-residential fathers in a very bad light but failed to point out any obvious failings among mothers. See decision of the Press Ombudsman .

A Man and the Irish Examiner (Press Ombudsman)

A non-residential father complained that an article in the Irish Examiner titled Only 1 in 6 absent parents pays maintenance and used the phrase “dead-beat dads” was in breach of Principle 8 of the Code of Practice (Incitement to Hatred) by inciting hatred towards persons like him on the grounds of their gender and marital status. See the decision of the Press Ombudsman

Garvey and the Irish Times (Press Ombudsman)

Following the publication in the Irish Times of the article on Parental Responsibility, a response was published in the letters page HERE. As the letter writer did not believe this adequate, a complaint was made to the Press Ombudsman HERE.

Garvey and the Irish Times (Press Council)

Mr. Garvey complained that the article published HERE was in breach of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines because it indicated an agenda by the newspaper of promoting recent Law Reform Commission recommendations.

See decision HERE

Mongey and the Irish Times (Press Ombudsman)

Mr Mongey complained that an article Normal Cabinet service resumes with jobs for the boys... again which was a commentary on the exclusion of a senior female politician from a senior economic ministry for what National Womens Council of Ireland CEO Susan McKay believed were gender-related reasons, breached Principle 8 (Prejudice) of the Code of Practice for Newspapers and Magazines in that it was intended to cause grave offence and incited hatred towards men by using crude sexual language to objectify, degrade and humiliate men. Read the decision of the Press Ombudsman HERE

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ASAI)

A complaint against an advertisement which depicted acts of abuse including physical abuse on a child, perpetrated by a male figure, in the home, was upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland

Read Case Report HERE and Press Release HERE