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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Defamation

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# fighting neighbours
Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists
Gerard Martin Fulham claimed he was defamed at a community association meeting.
# Defamation
Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article
The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.
# Wicklow
Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation
General election candidate John Brady had taken a defamation case against former Bray Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
# Defamation
Sinn Féin politician ordered to pay almost £50k over defamatory tweet
In his ruling today, Justice Stephens described Phil Flanagan’s tweet as “a most serious libel and is grossly defamatory”.
# Bus Eireann
Six family members kicked off bus lose defamation claim
The court heard Jennifer Dardis had previous convictions for theft and having had possession of “some sort of weapon”.
# Defamation
Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook
And there is no right for the man to appeal.
# busy
Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article
Waterford Whispers yesterday removed an article after receiving a letter from O’Brien’s legal team.
# Defamation
Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims
“I don’t want to go around saying the guy put out two x-rays if that’s not true.”
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
All the day’s news so far? You’ll find it here.
# Rape Claims
Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation
This comes after Cosby’s denial that he raped the former model in 1982.
# Defamation
Court verdict for meat trader who claims he was "hung out" during horsemeat scandal
McAdam Food Products is suing ABP foods for alleged defamation.
# High Court
Heat says sorry for 'unfounded report' on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's marriage
The couple sued Heat Magazine for defamation over an article published last month.
# Sorry
Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology
The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.
# irish slang
Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late
The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.
# legal advice
RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'
RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.
# Eoin McKeogh
Student falsely accused of taxi fare dodge granted stay on court costs awarded against him
Eoin McKeogh lost a case against six newspapers over their reporting of his legal dispute with Google and Facebook.
# Horsemeat
Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal
McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.
Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse
Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.
# press council
Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action
O’Brien was awarded €150,000 in damages in relation to an article by journalist Paul Drury published in the Irish Daily Mail.
# Denis O'Brien
Associated Newspapers 'will consider an appeal' over Denis O'Brien ruling
The Irish Daily Mail’s legal representative says the newspaper is “extremely disappointed” with this evening’s outcome.
# Defamation
Denis O'Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaper
Businessman Denis O’Brien has been awarded damages following his defamation case against the Irish Daily Mail.
# need to know
The Evening with 2 million added bubbles
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Fuel
Ryanair to issue defamation proceedings against The Sun
The airline said that they had decided to take legal action over what they termed as “false and inaccurate claims”.
# Settled
Louis Walsh 'completely vindicated' by Sun publisher's €500k settlement
The High Court was told this morning that the pop manager’s High Court defamation case against Newsgroup had been settled.
# Louis Walsh
Louis Walsh takes defamation case against Newsgroup
The X Factor judge is suing over an article published in the Sun newspaper in June last year.
# Google
Australian wins $200k from Google for 'mobster' defamation
Milorad Trkulja accused Google of defaming him with material which he said implied he was a major crime figure in Melbourne.
# 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.
# High Court
Sun newspaper ordered to give documents to Louis Walsh
The entertainment manager is suing the newspaper for defamation over an article about allegations of a sexual assault in the toilets of Krystle nightclub.
# Explainer
Can you get arrested for things you say on Facebook and Twitter?
Short answer: yes.
# trolls
Ireland has no immediate plans to follow UK crackdown on internet trolls
The Justice Department had no specific comment to make on proposed changes to the UK Defamation Bill.
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”.
# Courts
Lowry loses High Court defamation appeal against Sam Smyth
The High Court rejects Lowry’s claims that comments by Sam Smyth on TV and in print had defamed him.
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.
# Kevin Reynolds
RTE to repeat Kevin Reynolds apology tonight
The state broadcaster will repeat the apology this evening after viewers expressed concern over the quality of the initial apology.
# Courts
'Defamation by auto-complete' case resolved out of court
The High Court hears that a defamation claim by the owners of Ballymascanlon House Hotel has been withdrawn and resolved.
# Courts
RTÉ apology to priest in High Court "a wake-up call"
Association of Catholic Priests founder calls Prime Time Investigates accusations against Fr Kevin Reynolds “vile and appalling” as RTÉ apologises and pays undisclosed damages.
# Worth it?
Houllier blames Ginola for France's failure to qualify for USA 94; Ginola sues Houllier
The long-running spat between the pair has kicked off. Again.