Silence is deafening when it comes to putting right the wrong of the school dress code story

The refusal by a number journalists and public figures to apologise for propagating an unfounded and damaging rumour is deeply disturbing

27th June, 2021
Silence is deafening when it comes to putting right the wrong of the school dress code story
‘The article in the Nationalist was the basis for much of the subsequent media attention, but it was based on a house of straw’.

Last week, the Press Ombudsman upheld a complaint by the principal of Presentation College Carlow regarding an article published by the Carlow Nationalist last November. “Anger at ‘body shaming’ of girls in Carlow school” was the headline on the front page article. It was the first line of the piece that did the real damage: “Female students in Presentation College, Carlow were told not to wear tight leggings to school as it was ‘distracting’ for...

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