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#Defamation

# defamation - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 14th 2021, 7:18 PM 102,242 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’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

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

Apr 14th 2021, 2:31 PM 38,573 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 7th 2021, 10:54 AM 32,997 Views 0 Comments

The High Court legal proceedings were issued last July.

# defamation - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 9th 2021, 5:00 PM 10,655 Views 8 Comments

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

# defamation - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Facebook would have difficulty complying with order sought by ex-FF TD, High Court hears
# Frank O'rourke
# Frank O'rourke

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

Dec 15th 2020, 5:13 PM 14,837 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Monday 30 November, 2020

Schoolgirls wrongly accused of shoplifting were 'extremely upset and embarrassed', court hears
# Circuit Civil Court
# Circuit Civil Court

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

Nov 30th 2020, 2:10 PM 50,186 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 1:31 PM 35,922 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Friday 9 October, 2020

American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel
# Wesley Barnes
# Wesley Barnes

American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel

Oct 9th 2020, 7:50 AM 38,095 Views 24 Comments

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

# defamation - Monday 10 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 10th 2020, 8:07 PM 72,889 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 11:55 AM 54,780 Views 0 Comments

The High Court legal proceedings were issued yesterday.

# defamation - Friday 10 July, 2020

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

'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 50,656 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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,928 Views 15 Comments

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

# defamation - Friday 12 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 12th 2020, 10:01 PM 60,473 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher
# High Court
# High Court

Former TD Maria Bailey issues defamation proceedings against Irish Mirror publisher

May 28th 2020, 7:40 PM 52,620 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 1st 2020, 3:00 PM 58,017 Views 78 Comments

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

# defamation - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 5:43 PM 47,923 Views 29 Comments

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

# defamation - Thursday 5 December, 2019

British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet
# Thai Cave Rescue
# Thai Cave Rescue

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:04 AM 28,257 Views 32 Comments

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

# defamation - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 10:28 AM 22,367 Views 0 Comments

Robbins is suing the UK arm of Buzzfeed for defamation.

# defamation - Monday 18 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 18th 2019, 7:47 PM 80,072 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

James McClean awarded €71k over defamatory remark made by former UUP councillor
# Back Of The Net
# Back Of The Net

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

Sep 18th 2019, 6:56 PM 33,744 Views 0 Comments

McClean brought a defamation action against Chris McGimpsey.

# defamation - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 61,938 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 8,009 Views 5 Comments

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

# defamation - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 18th 2019, 7:10 AM 23,005 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

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

May 22nd 2019, 6:20 AM 36,790 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Sunday 5 May, 2019

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

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

May 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,262 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.

# defamation - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 13th 2019, 3:52 PM 31,099 Views 31 Comments

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

# defamation - Monday 4 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 4th 2019, 2:18 PM 36,783 Views 8 Comments

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

# defamation - Friday 1 March, 2019

Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post
# Defamation Case
# Defamation Case

Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post

Updated Mar 1st 2019, 4:13 PM 47,141 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Thursday 7 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 7th 2019, 3:48 PM 49,723 Views 0 Comments

Details of the settlement were not disclosed in court.

# defamation - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 7:53 AM 36,569 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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jan 10th 2019, 6:01 AM 33,636 Views 0 Comments

The case relates to an article published last summer.

# defamation - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 12th 2018, 9:57 AM 46,482 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.

# defamation - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation
# Phelim O'neill
# Phelim O'neill

Solicitor suing Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers for defamation

Nov 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 44,341 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Monday 26 November, 2018

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

Dana secures six-figure settlement after defamatory Sunday World article

Nov 26th 2018, 1:51 PM 35,499 Views 0 Comments

The piece was written in 2014.

# defamation - Saturday 4 August, 2018

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

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

Aug 4th 2018, 11:00 AM 26,203 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 10:05 AM 21,598 Views 29 Comments

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

# defamation - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 5th 2018, 4:48 PM 29,447 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 9:30 AM 60,821 Views 35 Comments

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

# defamation - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 8th 2018, 12:55 PM 52,335 Views 0 Comments

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

# defamation - Monday 15 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 15th 2018, 8:33 AM 34,194 Views 0 Comments

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

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