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From TheJournal.ie RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago High Court

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago

No other details of the settlement were aired in open court.

From TheJournal.ie American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel Wesley Barnes

American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel

Wesley Barnes wrote of encountering “unfriendly staff” who “act like they don’t want anyone here”.

From TheJournal.ie Gemma O Doherty allegedly evading service of defamation proceedings against her by Jimmy Guerin Defamation

Gemma O Doherty allegedly evading service of defamation proceedings against her by Jimmy Guerin

A number of efforts to serve her with documents have been unsuccessful.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire launches defamation case against RTÉ and Joe Duffy High Court

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire launches defamation case against RTÉ and Joe Duffy

The High Court legal proceedings were issued yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'All hell would break loose' if I didn’t follow the rules, Johnny Depp tells UK High Court Libel Case

'All hell would break loose' if I didn’t follow the rules, Johnny Depp tells UK High Court

The Hollywood actor is giving his fourth day of evidence in his libel action against The Sun newspaper

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

From TheJournal.ie Nigerian tribal king takes High Court action against Irish-based blogger Nigerian King

Nigerian tribal king takes High Court action against Irish-based blogger

He claims that in the posts he has been wrongly, and maliciously accused of committing serious offences.

From TheJournal.ie Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher High Court

Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher

Bailey did not contest the general election in February after being removed from the Fine Gael ticket.

From TheJournal.ie Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax Infowars

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax

A 20-year-old gunman killed 20 first-graders, six educators and himself at the school in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie 'It should never have happened': Traveller family who were denied entry to pub awarded €33,000 Defamation

'It should never have happened': Traveller family who were denied entry to pub awarded €33,000

The judge said the O’Connors were denied entry because of their ethnicity and a deliberate policy to exclude travellers.

From TheJournal.ie British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet Thai Cave Rescue

British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet

Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla co-founder for defamation.

From TheJournal.ie Self-help star Tony Robbins is suing Buzzfeed in the Irish High Court over a series of articles Defamation

Self-help star Tony Robbins is suing Buzzfeed in the Irish High Court over a series of articles

Robbins is suing the UK arm of Buzzfeed for defamation.

From TheJournal.ie Judge dismisses woman's €75,000 claim for damages over €1 Marks and Spencer shopping bag Defamation

Judge dismisses woman's €75,000 claim for damages over €1 Marks and Spencer shopping bag

Judge John O’Connor described the case as completely over the top

From TheJournal.ie James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor Back Of The Net

James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí called in during chaotic scenes at Four Courts as defendant claims she was assaulted Unlawful

Gardaí called in during chaotic scenes at Four Courts as defendant claims she was assaulted

Court staff called for the assistance of gardai who attended at the scene within minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters Defamation Act

Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters

A new report by the commission has looked at possible amendments to the Defamation Act.

From TheJournal.ie Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened Defamation

Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened

The latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

From TheJournal.ie Local radio station Tipp FM retracts comments made about journalist following Lowry case Tipp FM

Local radio station Tipp FM retracts comments made about journalist following Lowry case

Elaine Byrne is now a columnist with the Sunday Business Post newspaper.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland can remove the chill factor from defamation laws - and protect citizens' good names Legal Argument

Ireland can remove the chill factor from defamation laws - and protect citizens' good names

If ‘falsity’ were to become an element of the tort (to be proved by the plaintiff) rather than a defence, then this would be a radical, but possibly beneficial change. writes Neville Cox, Professor in Law.

From TheJournal.ie James McClean wins apology and damages after Ulster Unionist Party councillor's 'defamatory remarks' James McClean

James McClean wins apology and damages after Ulster Unionist Party councillor's 'defamatory remarks'

Last November UUP councillor Chris McGimpsey appeared on BBC Radio Ulster where he made remarks about James McClean.

From TheJournal.ie Man who had luggage searched by Dublin Airport police after alleged theft loses €75k defamation claim Courts

Man who had luggage searched by Dublin Airport police after alleged theft loses €75k defamation claim

The DAA was investigating the theft of a Giorgio Armani watch.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post Defamation Case

Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post

O’Brien has taken a case against the Sunday Business Post over a set of articles published in March 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who alleges being accused of stealing €1 shopping bag from Dunnes Stores settles defamation case Dunnes Stores

Woman who alleges being accused of stealing €1 shopping bag from Dunnes Stores settles defamation case

Details of the settlement were not disclosed in court.

From TheJournal.ie Court dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein Hollywood

Court dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

Judd can now pursue defamation claims against the disgraced producer.

From TheJournal.ie Cynthia Owen of Dalkey 'House of Horrors' case suing Irish Daily Mail for defamation Courts

Cynthia Owen of Dalkey 'House of Horrors' case suing Irish Daily Mail for defamation Exclusive

The case relates to an article published last summer.

From TheJournal.ie Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees Defamation

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees

Daniels in her dismissed suit had accused Trump of defamation for characterising as a “total con job” her claims of a presidential affair.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation Phelim O'neill

Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation

The case relates to a piece written by Brunker that appeared in The Herald.

From TheJournal.ie Dana secures six-figure settlement after defamatory Sunday World article Defamation

Dana secures six-figure settlement after defamatory Sunday World article

The piece was written in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life Defamation

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

The lawsuit is over what Leyonhjelm said in the media, as his upper house comments are protected by parliamentary privilege.

From TheJournal.ie Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC Privacy

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages Court

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook post led classic story of wronged ex and new girlfriend to the defamation courts Defamation

Facebook post led classic story of wronged ex and new girlfriend to the defamation courts

Annoyed with your ex? Avoid posting on Facebook, writes Simon Carty.

From TheJournal.ie Couple awarded €20,000 after being wrongly accused of not paying for a meal at a restaurant Defamation

Couple awarded €20,000 after being wrongly accused of not paying for a meal at a restaurant

The couple had been at the restaurant for a family meal.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ journalist takes Apollo House organiser Brendan Ogle to court over Facebook post Defamation

RTÉ journalist takes Apollo House organiser Brendan Ogle to court over Facebook post

An RTÉ story last year said that Ogle’s Unite union sought an exemption from providing social housing during Apollo House.

From TheJournal.ie Media firm Vice apologises for 'toxic boy's club' culture Harassment

Media firm Vice apologises for 'toxic boy's club' culture

An investigation by The New York Times revealed four settlements against Vice employees for harassment or defamation.

From The42 Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test Defamation

Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test

Roselyne Bachelot made the accusations on French television last year.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed Long-running Battle

Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed

The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.

From TheJournal.ie Judge tells authors of book on Kinahan cartel to improve their defence in defamation proceeding High Court

Judge tells authors of book on Kinahan cartel to improve their defence in defamation proceeding

Derek Cervi has taken defamation proceedings against the authors and publishers of the book ‘The Cartel’.

Actor Rebel Wilson wins Australia's largest ever defamation payout over 'completely false' articles

The 37-year-old said she was sacked from two films following the publication of the articles.

From TheJournal.ie 'Defamation it is not': Judge dismisses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against New York Times Sarah Palin

'Defamation it is not': Judge dismisses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against New York Times

The judge said Palin failed to show the paper knew it was publishing false information.

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