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#Defamation

# defamation - Friday 1 July, 2016

Man falsely accused of stealing mop loses €75k defamation claim

He had been upset and concerned that other customers were looking at him.

# defamation - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Teen wins €2,500 damages from Luas operator after driver insinuated she was a pickpocket

17-year-old Rebecca Conroy had sought €38,000 in defamation damages.

# defamation - Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president Costly Decision

Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president

The Irish journalist had claimed that Hein Verbruggen had tolerated doping and covered up positive drugs tests.

Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief

Daithi O Ceallaigh pointed out that damages are sometimes far in excess of any misdemeanour committed by a publication.

# defamation - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman

Nigel Boyne was told by a judge today to pay the manager of Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Jean Denihan, €30,000 in damages.

# defamation - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists

Gerard Martin Fulham claimed he was defamed at a community association meeting.

# defamation - Friday 19 February, 2016

Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article

The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.

# defamation - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation

General election candidate John Brady had taken a defamation case against former Bray Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

# defamation - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Sinn Féin politician ordered to pay almost £50k over defamatory tweet

In his ruling today, Justice Stephens described Phil Flanagan’s tweet as “a most serious libel and is grossly defamatory”.

# defamation - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Six family members kicked off bus lose defamation claim

The court heard Jennifer Dardis had previous convictions for theft and having had possession of “some sort of weapon”.

# defamation - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook

And there is no right for the man to appeal.

# defamation - Friday 7 August, 2015

Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article

Waterford Whispers yesterday removed an article after receiving a letter from O’Brien’s legal team.

# defamation - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The42 Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims Defamation

Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims

“I don’t want to go around saying the guy put out two x-rays if that’s not true.”

# defamation - Monday 13 July, 2015

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# defamation - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation

This comes after Cosby’s denial that he raped the former model in 1982.

# defamation - Friday 14 November, 2014

Court verdict for meat trader who claims he was "hung out" during horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products is suing ABP foods for alleged defamation.

# defamation - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Heat says sorry for 'unfounded report' on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's marriage High Court

Heat says sorry for 'unfounded report' on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's marriage

The couple sued Heat Magazine for defamation over an article published last month.

# defamation - Monday 28 July, 2014

Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology

The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.

# defamation - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late

The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.

# defamation - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

# defamation - Friday 22 November, 2013

Student falsely accused of taxi fare dodge granted stay on court costs awarded against him

Eoin McKeogh lost a case against six newspapers over their reporting of his legal dispute with Google and Facebook.

# defamation - Friday 16 August, 2013

Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.

# defamation - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

# defamation - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action

O’Brien was awarded €150,000 in damages in relation to an article by journalist Paul Drury published in the Irish Daily Mail.

# defamation - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Associated Newspapers 'will consider an appeal' over Denis O'Brien ruling

The Irish Daily Mail’s legal representative says the newspaper is “extremely disappointed” with this evening’s outcome.

Denis O'Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaper

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been awarded damages following his defamation case against the Irish Daily Mail.

# defamation - Monday 31 December, 2012

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Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ryanair to issue defamation proceedings against The Sun

The airline said that they had decided to take legal action over what they termed as “false and inaccurate claims”.

# defamation - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Louis Walsh 'completely vindicated' by Sun publisher's €500k settlement Settled This post contains videos

Louis Walsh 'completely vindicated' by Sun publisher's €500k settlement

The High Court was told this morning that the pop manager’s High Court defamation case against Newsgroup had been settled.

Louis Walsh takes defamation case against Newsgroup

The X Factor judge is suing over an article published in the Sun newspaper in June last year.

# defamation - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# defamation - Monday 12 November, 2012

Australian wins $200k from Google for 'mobster' defamation

Milorad Trkulja accused Google of defaming him with material which he said implied he was a major crime figure in Melbourne.

# defamation - Saturday 13 October, 2012

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

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

# defamation - Friday 10 August, 2012

Sun newspaper ordered to give documents to Louis Walsh

The entertainment manager is suing the newspaper for defamation over an article about allegations of a sexual assault in the toilets of Krystle nightclub.

# defamation - Saturday 16 June, 2012

# defamation - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ireland has no immediate plans to follow UK crackdown on internet trolls

The Justice Department had no specific comment to make on proposed changes to the UK Defamation Bill.

# defamation - Monday 2 April, 2012

BAI inquiry into RTÉ and Fr Kevin Reynolds case is complete

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

# defamation - Friday 10 February, 2012

Lowry loses High Court defamation appeal against Sam Smyth

The High Court rejects Lowry’s claims that comments by Sam Smyth on TV and in print had defamed him.

# defamation - Monday 28 November, 2011

Archbishop: Media must learn from Kevin Reynolds affair

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

# defamation - Saturday 26 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know before your morning coffee…