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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 10,783 Views 8 Comments

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

Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard
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Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard

Dec 9th 2020, 7:57 AM 10,798 Views 0 Comments

The actor lost a case against The Sun’s publisher last month.

'This is not about money, this is vindicating him': Johnny Depp libel trial draws to a close
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'This is not about money, this is vindicating him': Johnny Depp libel trial draws to a close

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 9:18 PM 30,508 Views 0 Comments

Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over a 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife beater’.

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told
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Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 6:45 PM 27,010 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Depp has strongly denied allegations of domestic violence against Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp tells court he got superbug after his finger was severed
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Johnny Depp tells court he got superbug after his finger was severed

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 12:18 PM 30,104 Views 0 Comments

Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears
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House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears

Updated Jul 9th 2020, 7:20 PM 45,698 Views 0 Comments

The 57-year-old is suing over a 2018 article in the tabloid which labelled him a “wife beater”.

Johnny Depp quizzed on ‘violence’ and drugs on first day of libel trial
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Johnny Depp quizzed on ‘violence’ and drugs on first day of libel trial

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 7:28 PM 29,748 Views 0 Comments

The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers.

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules
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Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules

Jun 29th 2020, 11:20 AM 27,379 Views 0 Comments

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher and its executive editor over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater”.

Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors
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Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors

Aug 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 69,123 Views 0 Comments

Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
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Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court

Jun 15th 2017, 10:57 AM 21,399 Views 25 Comments

The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.

Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation
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Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation

Mar 10th 2017, 3:29 PM 40,208 Views 54 Comments

Jack Monroe’s lawyer said “the price of not saying sorry has been very high” in this case.

Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claims they were involved in her disappearance
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Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claims they were involved in her disappearance

Apr 19th 2016, 6:45 PM 33,396 Views 0 Comments

Madeleine would turn 13 next month.

‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine’ - Kate McCann's son asked her about disappearance
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‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine’ - Kate McCann's son asked her about disappearance

Jul 8th 2014, 2:40 PM 41,697 Views 86 Comments

The McCann’s are suing former police chief Goncalo Amaral for libel.

Former IBRC chiefs file legal action against Independent News & Media
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Former IBRC chiefs file legal action against Independent News & Media

Nov 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 9,249 Views 0 Comments

Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley have taken issue with the Irish Independent’s report on the IBRC’s Statement of Affairs last month.

Kate McCann had 'suicidal thoughts' after Madeleine's disappearance
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Kate McCann had 'suicidal thoughts' after Madeleine's disappearance

Sep 19th 2013, 7:23 PM 14,696 Views 75 Comments

The McCann family are suing a former policeman over a book he wrote about the missing person case.

Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief
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Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief

Sep 12th 2013, 3:26 PM 14,218 Views 0 Comments

The former detective published a book alleging that Madeleine McCann’s parents were involved in her disappearance from a vacation home in 2007.

Lance Armstrong pays the Sunday Times back
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Lance Armstrong pays the Sunday Times back

Aug 25th 2013, 9:05 AM 20,887 Views 34 Comments

The publication was forced to give the disgraced cyclist £300,000 in a 2006 court decision

Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index
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Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index

Jan 30th 2013, 3:42 PM 10,460 Views 22 Comments

Reporters Without Borders says Finland has the greatest press freedom, while Eritrea remains at the bottom.

Frank Fahey receives large sum and apology in libel action against Associated Newspapers
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Frank Fahey receives large sum and apology in libel action against Associated Newspapers

Dec 19th 2012, 1:38 PM 8,342 Views 29 Comments

The former minister took the action over newspaper articles written in 2006, 2007 and 2010, which he said libelled him.

Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror
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Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror

Oct 22nd 2012, 5:48 PM 17,051 Views 70 Comments

Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.

Court to hear libel dispute between Britney Spears' former manager and mother
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Court to hear libel dispute between Britney Spears' former manager and mother

Oct 13th 2012, 5:49 PM 7,200 Views 6 Comments

The trial is expected to focus on the singer-turned-X Factor judge’s darkest days, but Spears won’t appear herself.

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel
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Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel

Oct 5th 2012, 9:06 AM 2,024 Views 2 Comments

The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.

Be gentle, Georgie: It's the sporting tweets of the week
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Be gentle, Georgie: It's the sporting tweets of the week

Sep 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,563 Views 0 Comments

Pancakes, a tax rebate, your preferred TV remote and one half of Wozzilroy is jealous. All human life is here.

A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future
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A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future

Aug 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,937 Views 25 Comments

As it launched its autumn schedule, TV3′s programming director Ben Frow and commercial director Pat Kiely talked recession, financial pressures, RTÉ, David Norris and Tallafornia with TheJournal.ie this week.

Rabbitte unaware of defamation case 'until weeks before court listing'
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Rabbitte unaware of defamation case 'until weeks before court listing'

May 16th 2012, 7:34 PM 4,160 Views 11 Comments

Court action concerned remarks made by Pat Rabbitte on RTÉ in 2006 about the charging of Dean Lyons for murders he did not commit.

'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report
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'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report

May 4th 2012, 7:01 PM 4,576 Views 8 Comments

The Communications Minister has condemned the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme, A Mission to Prey, as “a shoddy, unprofessional, cavalier, and damaging piece of work”.

BAI inquiry into RTÉ and Fr Kevin Reynolds case is complete
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BAI inquiry into RTÉ and Fr Kevin Reynolds case is complete

Apr 2nd 2012, 6:43 PM 2,339 Views 11 Comments

However, Authority won’t make any comment or publish the findings as of yet – it is going to RTÉ “for consideration”.

Column: David Norris's Privacy Bill recycles a flawed earlier version
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Column: David Norris's Privacy Bill recycles a flawed earlier version

Mar 31st 2012, 8:30 AM 50 Views 8 Comments

Secretary of the Irish NUJ, Séamus Dooley, on his concerns about the recent legislation proposed by a number of independent senators.

Archbishop: Media must learn from Kevin Reynolds affair
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Archbishop: Media must learn from Kevin Reynolds affair

Nov 28th 2011, 9:17 AM 875 Views 11 Comments

Diarmuid Martin says that while there is no general “anti-Catholic bias” in the media, it must learn from the errors made within RTÉ.

RTÉ responds to "unsubstantiated" allegations claim
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RTÉ responds to "unsubstantiated" allegations claim

Nov 25th 2011, 12:37 PM 2,582 Views 5 Comments

The State broadcaster has set out its reply to claims by the family of the now-deceased Br Ger Dillon that Prime Time made incorrect and unsubstantiated claims about the Christian Brother.

Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries
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Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:05 PM 3,098 Views 27 Comments

The producer and reporter on the programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds will also step aside.

Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds
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Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds

Nov 22nd 2011, 5:23 PM 1,639 Views 9 Comments

Pat Rabbitte announced that the independent inquiry will determine the ‘true facts and circumstances’ which led to the Prime Time programme on Fr Reynolds being broadcast earlier this year.

Paris prosecutors open official investigation into DSK assault claims
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Paris prosecutors open official investigation into DSK assault claims

Jul 8th 2011, 12:20 PM 860 Views 8 Comments

Tristine Banon’s claims of attempted rape in 2003 are under official investigation. So will Strauss-Kahn sue for slander?

DSK maid to sue New York Post for labelling her a prostitute
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DSK maid to sue New York Post for labelling her a prostitute

Jul 5th 2011, 7:00 PM 378 Views 2 Comments

The newspaper is being sued for libel after claiming that the 32-year-old maid was “turning tricks at the hotel”.

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
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Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting

Jun 15th 2011, 12:17 PM 951 Views 9 Comments

The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.

Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches
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Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches

May 20th 2011, 4:26 PM 2,969 Views 17 Comments

The unnamed Premier League footballer behind an injunction over an affair with Imogen Thomas files action against Twitter.

McCafferty didn’t know she was live when making Harney comments
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McCafferty didn’t know she was live when making Harney comments

May 5th 2011, 9:11 AM 3,500 Views 13 Comments

The former Minister for Health settles action against Newstalk over comments made on air by Nell McCafferty last year.

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