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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.

BUSINESSMAN DENIS O’BRIEN has been awarded €150,000 in damages in his defamation case against the Irish Daily Mail newspaper.

O’Brien was awarded the sum in relation to an article by journalist Paul Drury published in the newspaper three years ago.

The jury found that Drury’s article, while based on honest opinion, was neither based on full facts or in the public interest, RTÉ News reports.

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