Dáil Éireann - Volume 645 - 30 January, 2008
Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies.
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on the fact that principle 8 of the Press Council’s Code of Practice for Newspapers and Periodicals which deals with incitement to hatred omits the ground of membership of the travelling community; if he will bring forward an amendment to the Defamation Bill 2006 to ensure that statutory recognition of the Press Council will be conditional on the full incorporation by the Press Council of all the grounds covered by the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989; and if he will take steps to persuade the Press Council to immediately rectify the situation. [2527/08]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
 Deputy Brian Lenihan: I understand that the Press Council is in the process of considering various comments it has received about its Code of Practice with a view to improving its content, where this is necessary. I look forward to any refinements that the Council may make. In any event, there will be an opportunity to debate all issues as they arise when the Bill comes before the House for debate.
Dáil Éireann 645 Written Answers. Departmental Bodies.