We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Shutterstock/Artur Bogacki
angelo bottone

Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court

Dr Angelo Bottone confirmed he was taking the social media giant to court, but said he wouldn’t be commenting on it.

A RESEARCH OFFICER for the Iona Institute has filed a case in the High Court against Twitter. 

Dr Angelo Bottone, a philosophy lecturer, confirmed yesterday that he was taking the social media giant to court.

According to the profile on the Iona website, Bottone has written books and articles on multiculturalism, ethics and politics and lectures in UCD and Dublin Business School.

Bottone is a frequent user of Twitter, and regularly writes blog posts on the Iona Institute site. 

Members of Iona Institute, headed by columnist David Quinn, were prominent campaigners on the No side of this year’s Eighth Amendment referendum.

The Catholic group also opposed the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum.

It’s not known at this time the reason why Bottone has filed the suit against the social media company. 

Bottone said on Twitter yesterday that he wouldn’t be making a comment about the High Court filing. 

Comments are closed for legal reasons

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.