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Hickey fails to gag media in 'Sunday World' case

Hickey had claimed coverage of the case breached her rights.

Ruth Hickey, the partner of Twink's ex-husband David Agnew
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Lawyers for Ruth Hickey have today failed to gag the media.

The PR girl and partner of Twink’s ex-husband David Agnew is taking a defamation case against the Sunday World in the High Court.

Today, Lawyers for Hickey said the coverage of the case breached her right to privacy according to TodayFm. However, Judge Nicholas Kearns ruled that this was not the case. Mr Justice Kearns said he did not see the point in a gag, as the information revealed in the case was already in the public domain.

Hickey, told the court yesterday that a transcript of a voice mail published in the paper made her look like a ‘whore’. She also said the use of pictures of her newborn son breached her and her sons rights.

The case continues.

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