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Susan McKay, the Press Ombudsman: “It is clear that growing the public’s awareness of the work of the office needs to be a priority in the coming period.” Picture: Sasko Lazarov/

Susan McKay, the Press Ombudsman, has encouraged politicians to “seriously consider” using her office to pursue complaints against newspapers as a “powerful alternative” to launching legal action.

In her speech at the launch of the Annual 2022 report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman - which outlined the “very great financial challenges facing the press” - McKay said that everyone was “entitled to go to law”.

“But I ...