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#Libel

# libel - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Defamation laws 'seen as an inducement to self-censorship' for media in Ireland, EU commissioner says
# Libel Laws
# Libel Laws

Defamation laws 'seen as an inducement to self-censorship' for media in Ireland, EU commissioner says

Mar 9th 2021, 5:00 PM 10,639 Views 8 Comments

The European Commissioner for Justice addressed Oireachtas members at a committee this afternoon.

# libel - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard
# Libel Trial
# Libel Trial

Johnny Depp applies to overturn ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard

Dec 9th 2020, 7:57 AM 10,795 Views 0 Comments

The actor lost a case against The Sun’s publisher last month.

# libel - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'This is not about money, this is vindicating him': Johnny Depp libel trial draws to a close
# London
# London

'This is not about money, this is vindicating him': Johnny Depp libel trial draws to a close

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 9:18 PM 30,494 Views 0 Comments

Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over a 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife beater’.

# libel - Friday 24 July, 2020

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told
# Libel Trial
# Libel Trial

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 6:45 PM 26,989 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Depp has strongly denied allegations of domestic violence against Amber Heard.

# libel - Monday 13 July, 2020

Johnny Depp tells court he got superbug after his finger was severed
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

Johnny Depp tells court he got superbug after his finger was severed

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 12:18 PM 29,961 Views 0 Comments

Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

# libel - Thursday 9 July, 2020

House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears
# Libel Case
# Libel Case

House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears

Updated Jul 9th 2020, 7:20 PM 45,525 Views 0 Comments

The 57-year-old is suing over a 2018 article in the tabloid which labelled him a “wife beater”.

# libel - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Johnny Depp quizzed on ‘violence’ and drugs on first day of libel trial
# High Court
# High Court

Johnny Depp quizzed on ‘violence’ and drugs on first day of libel trial

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 7:28 PM 29,724 Views 0 Comments

The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers.

# libel - Monday 29 June, 2020

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules
# Amber Heard
# Amber Heard

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules

Jun 29th 2020, 11:20 AM 27,376 Views 0 Comments

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”.

# libel - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors
# Action
# Action

Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors

Aug 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 68,347 Views 0 Comments

Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.

# libel - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court

Jun 15th 2017, 10:57 AM 21,357 Views 25 Comments

The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.

# libel - Friday 10 March, 2017

Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation
# Think Before You Tweet
# Think Before You Tweet

Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation

Mar 10th 2017, 3:29 PM 40,183 Views 54 Comments

Jack Monroe’s lawyer said “the price of not saying sorry has been very high” in this case.

# libel - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claims they were involved in her disappearance
# Controversial Book
# Controversial Book

Madeleine McCann's parents lose libel appeal over claims they were involved in her disappearance

Apr 19th 2016, 6:45 PM 33,385 Views 0 Comments

Madeleine would turn 13 next month.

# libel - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine’ - Kate McCann's son asked her about disappearance
# Maddie
# Maddie

‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine’ - Kate McCann's son asked her about disappearance

Jul 8th 2014, 2:40 PM 41,647 Views 86 Comments

The McCann’s are suing former police chief Goncalo Amaral for libel.

# libel - Monday 11 November, 2013

Former IBRC chiefs file legal action against Independent News & Media
# Suing
# Suing

Former IBRC chiefs file legal action against Independent News & Media

Nov 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 9,248 Views 0 Comments

Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley have taken issue with the Irish Independent’s report on the IBRC’s Statement of Affairs last month.

# libel - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Kate McCann had 'suicidal thoughts' after Madeleine's disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Kate McCann had 'suicidal thoughts' after Madeleine's disappearance

Sep 19th 2013, 7:23 PM 14,619 Views 75 Comments

The McCann family are suing a former policeman over a book he wrote about the missing person case.

# libel - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief
# Madeleine McCann
# Madeleine McCann

Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief

Sep 12th 2013, 3:26 PM 14,214 Views 0 Comments

The former detective published a book alleging that Madeleine McCann’s parents were involved in her disappearance from a vacation home in 2007.

# libel - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Lance Armstrong pays the Sunday Times back
# Closure
# Closure

Lance Armstrong pays the Sunday Times back

Aug 25th 2013, 9:05 AM 20,877 Views 34 Comments

The publication was forced to give the disgraced cyclist £300,000 in a 2006 court decision

# libel - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index

Jan 30th 2013, 3:42 PM 10,454 Views 22 Comments

Reporters Without Borders says Finland has the greatest press freedom, while Eritrea remains at the bottom.

# libel - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Frank Fahey receives large sum and apology in libel action against Associated Newspapers
# Payout
# Payout

Frank Fahey receives large sum and apology in libel action against Associated Newspapers

Dec 19th 2012, 1:38 PM 8,306 Views 29 Comments

The former minister took the action over newspaper articles written in 2006, 2007 and 2010, which he said libelled him.

# libel - Sunday 28 October, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Oct 28th 2012, 8:52 AM 12,354 Views 19 Comments

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your (belated) brekkie…

# libel - Monday 22 October, 2012

Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror
# Courts
# Courts

Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror

Oct 22nd 2012, 5:48 PM 17,044 Views 70 Comments

Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.

# libel - Saturday 13 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 13th 2012, 5:49 PM 7,198 Views 6 Comments

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

# libel - Friday 5 October, 2012

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel

Oct 5th 2012, 9:06 AM 2,024 Views 2 Comments

The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.

# libel - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Be gentle, Georgie: It's the sporting tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
From The42
# Twittersphere

Be gentle, Georgie: It's the sporting tweets of the week

Sep 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,562 Views 0 Comments

Pancakes, a tax rebate, your preferred TV remote and one half of Wozzilroy is jealous. All human life is here.

# libel - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 8:54 AM 11,113 Views 6 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# libel - Saturday 25 August, 2012

A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future
# TV3
# TV3

A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future

Aug 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,930 Views 25 Comments

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 TheJournal.ie this week.

# libel - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Rabbitte unaware of defamation case 'until weeks before court listing'
# Dean Lyons
# Dean Lyons

Rabbitte unaware of defamation case 'until weeks before court listing'

May 16th 2012, 7:34 PM 4,157 Views 11 Comments

Court action concerned remarks made by Pat Rabbitte on RTÉ in 2006 about the charging of Dean Lyons for murders he did not commit.

# libel - Friday 4 May, 2012

'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report

May 4th 2012, 7:01 PM 4,569 Views 8 Comments

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”.

# libel - Monday 2 April, 2012

BAI inquiry into RTÉ and Fr Kevin Reynolds case is complete
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

BAI inquiry into RTÉ and Fr Kevin Reynolds case is complete

Apr 2nd 2012, 6:43 PM 2,336 Views 11 Comments

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

# libel - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Column: David Norris's Privacy Bill recycles a flawed earlier version
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: David Norris's Privacy Bill recycles a flawed earlier version

Mar 31st 2012, 8:30 AM 45 Views 8 Comments

Secretary of the Irish NUJ, Séamus Dooley, on his concerns about the recent legislation proposed by a number of independent senators.

# libel - Monday 28 November, 2011

Archbishop: Media must learn from Kevin Reynolds affair
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Archbishop: Media must learn from Kevin Reynolds affair

Nov 28th 2011, 9:17 AM 866 Views 11 Comments

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

# libel - Friday 25 November, 2011

RTÉ responds to "unsubstantiated" allegations claim
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ responds to "unsubstantiated" allegations claim

Nov 25th 2011, 12:37 PM 2,577 Views 5 Comments

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.

# libel - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:05 PM 3,093 Views 27 Comments

The producer and reporter on the programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds will also step aside.

# libel - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds

Nov 22nd 2011, 5:23 PM 1,637 Views 9 Comments

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.

# libel - Friday 18 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nov 18th 2011, 8:22 AM 3,995 Views 7 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# libel - Friday 8 July, 2011

Paris prosecutors open official investigation into DSK assault claims
# DSK
# DSK

Paris prosecutors open official investigation into DSK assault claims

Jul 8th 2011, 12:20 PM 860 Views 8 Comments

Tristine Banon’s claims of attempted rape in 2003 are under official investigation. So will Strauss-Kahn sue for slander?

# libel - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

DSK maid to sue New York Post for labelling her a prostitute
# DSK
# DSK

DSK maid to sue New York Post for labelling her a prostitute

Jul 5th 2011, 7:00 PM 371 Views 2 Comments

The newspaper is being sued for libel after claiming that the 32-year-old maid was “turning tricks at the hotel”.

# libel - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting

Jun 15th 2011, 12:17 PM 950 Views 9 Comments

The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.

# libel - Friday 20 May, 2011

Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches
# Privacy
# Privacy

Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches

May 20th 2011, 4:26 PM 2,967 Views 0 Comments

The unnamed Premier League footballer behind an injunction over an affair with Imogen Thomas files action against Twitter.

# libel - Thursday 5 May, 2011

McCafferty didn’t know she was live when making Harney comments
# Harney Libel
# Harney Libel

McCafferty didn’t know she was live when making Harney comments

May 5th 2011, 9:11 AM 3,394 Views 13 Comments

The former Minister for Health settles action against Newstalk over comments made on air by Nell McCafferty last year.

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