Lawyers for Palestinian politician Mohammed Dahlan have said he will continue his defamation action against Facebook in the High Court in Dublin.
Published 10 September 2019
Belfast firm KRW Law is representing controversial former journalist Gemma O'Doherty in a defamation action against Village Magazine and its editor, the magazine has said.
Published 29 August 2019
Lawyers for Irish businessman Jim Mansfield jnr have issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ in connection with an episode of Prime Time.
Published 9 August 2019
Ireland's defamation laws should be reformed to protect court reporters, including amateur bloggers, from being sued for simple oversights and omissions, the Law Reform Commission has recommended.
Published 23 July 2019
Karyn Harty, partner in dispute resolution and litigation at McCann FitzGerald, considers the impact of defamation reform in Britain on litigation in Ireland.
Published 17 July 2019
News publishers who appealed over articles defamatory of a man in respect of his behaviour towards his former wife have had their appeal dismissed by justices in the Supreme Court on the basis the “serious harm” test was satisfied.
Published 12 June 2019
Ireland's present defamation laws pose a "major threat to press freedom", the Press Council of Ireland has warned.
Published 29 May 2019
Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded Australia's largest ever defamation payout to a single person.
Published 24 May 2019
The Sunday World has lost an appeal against the finding that two articles it published about a former GAA footballer were seriously defamatory and warranted an award of €310,000 in damages.
Published 23 May 2019
Ciaran O'Shiel, associate in IP, media and data disputes at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the consequences of a recent judgment of the UK Supreme Court.
Published 21 May 2019
Prominent solicitor Gerald Kean has been awarded €160,000 in damages and costs by the High Court after a jury found that he was defamed in a newspaper article.
Published 20 May 2019
A major new campaign to overhaul Ireland's defamation laws has been launched to coincide with World Press Freedom Day 2019.
Published 3 May 2019
A woman sued for defamation by her ex-husband over her claim on Facebook that he “tried to strangle me” has had her appeal unanimously allowed by the UK Supreme Court on the basis an ordinary reader of the post would have interpreted it as meaning the ex-husband had grasped the woman by the throat and applied force to her neck – not that he had attempted to kill her.
Published 4 April 2019
The executor of a deceased man's estate has been allowed to continue defamation proceedings he launched before his death.
Published 28 March 2019
Defamation lawyer Paul Tweed has warned that Facebook faces a wave of lawsuits from celebrities whose likenesses are being used without permission in adverts on the social media platform.
Published 25 March 2019