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TV star ‘created persona’ during time he failed to respond to libel case papers
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TV star ‘created persona’ during time he failed to respond to libel case papers

May 21st 2021, 1:50 PM 42,667 Views 0 Comments

Northern Ireland’s First Minister is suing Dr Christian Jessen for defamation over a tweet he posted making unfounded claims she was having an affair.

Galway restaurant claims they were defamed by Deliveroo
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Galway restaurant claims they were defamed by Deliveroo

May 19th 2021, 6:10 PM 33,656 Views 0 Comments

The claim is made by Gastro Grub Limited, trading under ‘Tuco’s Taqueria’ located at Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway since 2015.

Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
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Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain

Apr 14th 2021, 7:18 PM 102,742 Views 0 Comments

Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
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Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

Apr 14th 2021, 2:31 PM 38,850 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire reaches settlement with RTÉ over defamation claim
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Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire reaches settlement with RTÉ over defamation claim

Apr 7th 2021, 10:54 AM 33,120 Views 0 Comments

The High Court legal proceedings were issued last July.

Defamation laws 'seen as an inducement to self-censorship' for media in Ireland, EU commissioner says
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Defamation laws 'seen as an inducement to self-censorship' for media in Ireland, EU commissioner says

Mar 9th 2021, 5:00 PM 10,763 Views 8 Comments

The European Commissioner for Justice addressed Oireachtas members at a committee this afternoon.

Facebook would have difficulty complying with order sought by ex-FF TD, High Court hears
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Facebook would have difficulty complying with order sought by ex-FF TD, High Court hears

Dec 15th 2020, 5:13 PM 14,866 Views 0 Comments

Frank O’Rourke claims he was defamed in posts on social media.

Schoolgirls wrongly accused of shoplifting were 'extremely upset and embarrassed', court hears
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Schoolgirls wrongly accused of shoplifting were 'extremely upset and embarrassed', court hears

Nov 30th 2020, 2:10 PM 50,314 Views 0 Comments

In August 2018, the girls were stopped and told they had been recorded on video robbing in the shop.

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 1:31 PM 35,948 Views 0 Comments

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

American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel
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American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel

Oct 9th 2020, 7:50 AM 38,113 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2020, 8:07 PM 72,963 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 11:55 AM 54,898 Views 0 Comments

The High Court legal proceedings were issued yesterday.

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

Updated Jul 10th 2020, 5:18 PM 50,683 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,946 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2020, 10:01 PM 60,561 Views 0 Comments

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

Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher
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Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher

May 28th 2020, 7:40 PM 52,706 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2020, 3:00 PM 58,065 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 5:43 PM 48,031 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:04 AM 28,266 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 10:28 AM 22,430 Views 0 Comments

Robbins is suing the UK arm of Buzzfeed for defamation.

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

Nov 18th 2019, 7:47 PM 80,150 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2019, 6:56 PM 33,754 Views 0 Comments

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

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

Jul 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 61,950 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 8,024 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2019, 7:10 AM 23,010 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2019, 6:20 AM 36,840 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,348 Views 12 Comments

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.

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

Mar 13th 2019, 3:52 PM 31,106 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Mar 4th 2019, 2:18 PM 36,807 Views 8 Comments

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

Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post
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Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post

Updated Mar 1st 2019, 4:13 PM 47,181 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2019, 3:48 PM 49,760 Views 19 Comments

Details of the settlement were not disclosed in court.

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

Jan 10th 2019, 7:53 AM 36,579 Views 0 Comments

Judd can now pursue defamation claims against the disgraced producer.

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

Jan 10th 2019, 6:01 AM 33,662 Views 0 Comments

The case relates to an article published last summer.

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

Dec 12th 2018, 9:57 AM 46,486 Views 52 Comments

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

Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation
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Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation

Nov 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 44,391 Views 0 Comments

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

Dana secures six-figure settlement after defamatory Sunday World article
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Dana secures six-figure settlement after defamatory Sunday World article

Nov 26th 2018, 1:51 PM 35,517 Views 0 Comments

The piece was written in 2014.

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life
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Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

Aug 4th 2018, 11:00 AM 26,205 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 10:05 AM 21,604 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jun 5th 2018, 4:48 PM 29,586 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 9:30 AM 60,918 Views 35 Comments

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

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