The High Court has refused an application by Lidl Ireland GMBH for an injunction prohibiting the publication of two advertisements by the Irish Farmers' Association.
Published 9 June 2021
Northern Ireland's defamation laws could be brought in line with England and Wales before the end of the current Assembly mandate, former Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leader Mike Nesbitt has said.
Published 8 June 2021
High Court: Arlene Foster receives £125,000 in damages from celebrity doctor for 'outrageously bad libel'
The High Court has awarded £125,000 to Arlene Foster arising out of a defamation action taken against celebrity doctor Christian Jessen. Giving judgment in the case, Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden stated that it was an “outrageously bad libel” which caused significant upset to the First Minister.
Published 28 May 2021
Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has secured a second six-figure payout for Irish singer Dana after settling a libel case against the Sunday World.
Published 13 April 2021
Northern Ireland's county courts will gain jurisdiction over more personal injury and defamation cases under plans put out to consultation today.
Published 4 February 2021
Work has recommenced on drafting a defamation reform bill for Northern Ireland, but it is unlikely to be debated until after the next Stormont elections.
Published 3 December 2020
Fergal McGoldrick, associate at Carson McDowell, looks at the latest high-profile defamation case in London and considers how it compares to defamation in Northern Ireland.
Published 1 December 2020
The highest court in Austria has ruled that Facebook must remove all defamatory comments made about a politician who beat the social media giant in court.
Published 17 November 2020
Celebrity actor Johnny Depp has lost a high-profile libel case against the publisher of The Sun after the newspaper described him as a "wife beater".
Published 2 November 2020
A review of Ireland's defamation laws and options for reform are to be laid before Justice Minister Helen McEntee.
Published 28 October 2020
A&L Goodbody has directly lobbied government ministers for the removal of juries from defamation cases, according to reports.
Published 22 September 2020
A Limerick solicitor has launched defamation proceedings against the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) over its comments about a personal injury case, according to reports.
Published 21 July 2020
Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Darryl Broderick and trainee solicitor Therese Collins review a significant reduction in an award made by a jury to a plaintiff in High Court defamation proceedings where an “offer of amends” had been made.
Published 14 July 2020
Ireland's defamation regime is having a detrimental impact on press freedom and the commercial viability of the press, the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman have said.
Published 28 May 2020
The High Court has ordered that State non-parties must make discovery of documents to a defendant in a defamation suit.
Published 26 May 2020