PRESS SANCTION FOR ‘IRISH TIMES’

Peter Murtagh

PIC: Peter Murtagh

VETERAN Irish Times journalist and former Sunday Tribune editor Peter Murtagh retired last week. The IT fired a shot at Denis O’Brien in its tribute to the hack, noting that Murtagh had won an investigative journalism award for articles on the billionaire.

However, just 12 days beforehand, press ombudsman Peter Feeney delivered a verdict on complaints from Fianna Fáil’s Colm Keaveney (ex-Labour TD and party chairman), arising from an article by Murtagh on O’Brien and his dealings with the politician.

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