How To Make A Complaint To Down News

You can make a complaint to Down News on the system set out below

You can make a complaint to Down News on the system set out below

Complaints page.

Down News is an Impress-regulated publishers and is required to create a dedicated ‘Complaints’ page that is clearly accessible from the homepage.

This page clearly publicises the internal complaints process and how to refer complaints to Impress in the online publication, Down News

Making a complaint

We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by Impress and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code.

We can only deal with your complaint if you are:

· personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code

· a representative group affected by an alleged breach of the Code, where there is public interest in your complaint

· a third party seeking to ensure accuracy of published information

We are also regulated by Impress, but initial complaints must be made to us, `Down News (Jim Masson), using the following means:


Telephone: 07855545873

Address: Down News, 1 Knowledge House, Down Business Centre, 46 Belfast Road, Downpatrick, County Down, UK, BT30 9UP.

We will acknowledge your complaint by e-mail or in writing within 7 calendar days and will normally respond to your complaint with a final decision letter within 21 calendar days.

If we uphold your complaint, we will tell you the remedial actions we have taken.

If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our independent regulator Impress at this link or by contacting them directly using the following information:

T: 020 3325 4288