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# Libel

Last year
# Sinn Féin
'It's a good day when justice is served': Eoin Ó Broin responds to Dowdall sentencing
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says his party has been quick to distance itself from Dowdall.
# Wagatha Christie
Coleen Rooney sent viral ‘Wagatha Christie’ post ‘as last resort’, court hears
Rebekah Vardy earlier told the court that a “shameful” article about Peter Andre is “one of my biggest regrets”.
All time
# libel laws
Defamation laws 'seen as an inducement to self-censorship' for media in Ireland, EU commissioner says
The European Commissioner for Justice addressed Oireachtas members at a committee this afternoon.
# Libel Trial
Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard
The actor lost a case against The Sun’s publisher last month.
# London
'This is not about money, this is vindicating him': Johnny Depp libel trial draws to a close
Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over a 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife beater’.
# Libel Trial
Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told
Johnny Depp has strongly denied allegations of domestic violence against Amber Heard.
# Newspapers
Johnny Depp tells court he got superbug after his finger was severed
Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.
# libel case
House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears
The 57-year-old is suing over a 2018 article in the tabloid which labelled him a “wife beater”.
# High Court
Johnny Depp quizzed on ‘violence’ and drugs on first day of libel trial
The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers.
# amber heard
Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules
The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher and its executive editor over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater”.
# action
Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors
Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.
# Freedom of Expression
Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.
# think before you tweet
Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation
Jack Monroe’s lawyer said “the price of not saying sorry has been very high” in this case.
# controversial book
Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claims they were involved in her disappearance
Madeleine would turn 13 next month.
# Maddie
‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine’ - Kate McCann's son asked her about disappearance
The McCann’s are suing former police chief Goncalo Amaral for libel.
# suing
Former IBRC chiefs file legal action against Independent News & Media
Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley have taken issue with the Irish Independent’s report on the IBRC’s Statement of Affairs last month.
# Missing
Kate McCann had 'suicidal thoughts' after Madeleine's disappearance
The McCann family are suing a former policeman over a book he wrote about the missing person case.
# Madeleine McCann
Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief
The former detective published a book alleging that Madeleine McCann’s parents were involved in her disappearance from a vacation home in 2007.
# Closure
Lance Armstrong pays the Sunday Times back
The publication was forced to give the disgraced cyclist £300,000 in a 2006 court decision
# Press Freedom
Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Borders says Finland has the greatest press freedom, while Eritrea remains at the bottom.
# Payout
Frank Fahey receives large sum and apology in libel action against Associated Newspapers
The former minister took the action over newspaper articles written in 2006, 2007 and 2010, which he said libelled him.
# Courts
Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror
Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.
# Defamation
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.
# Philippines
Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel
The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.
# Twittersphere
Be gentle, Georgie: It's the sporting tweets of the week
Pancakes, a tax rebate, your preferred TV remote and one half of Wozzilroy is jealous. All human life is here.
# TV3
A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future
As it launched its autumn schedule, TV3′s programming director Ben Frow and commercial director Pat Kiely talked recession, financial pressures, RTÉ, David Norris and Tallafornia with this week.
# Dean Lyons
Rabbitte unaware of defamation case 'until weeks before court listing'
Court action concerned remarks made by Pat Rabbitte on RTÉ in 2006 about the charging of Dean Lyons for murders he did not commit.
'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report
The Communications Minister has condemned the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme, A Mission to Prey, as “a shoddy, unprofessional, cavalier, and damaging piece of work”.
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”.
Column: David Norris's Privacy Bill recycles a flawed earlier version
Secretary of the Irish NUJ, Séamus Dooley, on his concerns about the recent legislation proposed by a number of independent senators.
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.
RTÉ responds to "unsubstantiated" allegations claim
The State broadcaster has set out its reply to claims by the family of the now-deceased Br Ger Dillon that Prime Time made incorrect and unsubstantiated claims about the Christian Brother.
Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries
The producer and reporter on the programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds will also step aside.
# Inquiry
Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds
Pat Rabbitte announced that the independent inquiry will determine the ‘true facts and circumstances’ which led to the Prime Time programme on Fr Reynolds being broadcast earlier this year.
Paris prosecutors open official investigation into DSK assault claims
Tristine Banon’s claims of attempted rape in 2003 are under official investigation. So will Strauss-Kahn sue for slander?
DSK maid to sue New York Post for labelling her a prostitute
The newspaper is being sued for libel after claiming that the 32-year-old maid was “turning tricks at the hotel”.
# Bahrain
Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.