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# Gemma O'Doherty

Last year
# Covid-19
Gemma O'Doherty convicted and fined for breaching Covid regulations
She was among a group of people at anti-restrictions protest in the Grand Parade, in Cork city, on the afternoon of 12 December, 2020.
# Courts
Gemma O'Doherty withdraws appeal against conviction over incident on footbridge over N11
O’Doherty was not in court for the scheduled hearing.
# Courts
O'Doherty and Waters do not have to pay legal fees for Covid restrictions court case
The Supreme Court issued the ruling today.
# Dismissed
Supreme Court dismisses Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters' action against State's Covid-19 laws
Chief Justice Donal O’Donnell said that the High Court was correct to refuse to grant leave in this case.
# Pandemic response
Supreme Court reserves decision in an appeal brought by Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters
The court gave no indication as to when it would give its decision.
All time
# bray courthouse
Gemma O'Doherty receives suspended sentence over threatening and abusive behaviour
O’Doherty received a two-month suspended sentence and a €750 fine for public order offences today.
# Beaumont Hospital
Gemma O'Doherty says hospital's action against her over videos is 'spurious and outrageous'
O’Doherty said that the claim against her were “lies”, that others were lying, and that she was telling the truth.”
# Courts
Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters must pay legal costs of failed appeal, Court of Appeal rules.
The judges found that normal rule whereby the losing side should pay the legal costs should be applied.
# Court of Appeal
Judgement reserved in Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters court appeal
The appeal is against the court’s refusal to permit the two to bring their challenge and its award of costs of that hearing against them.
# Wicklow
Gemma O'Doherty could face further criminal charges over bridge protest
A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms last month.
# Courts
Gemma O'Doherty tells High Court judge she fears for her safety
O’Doherty said she had been abused on the street because of “fake news” published about her.
# Courts
Gemma O'Doherty denies trying to evade service of defamation proceedings against her by Jimmy Guerin
In his action, Guerin claims he was defamed in comments allegedly posted by O’Doherty about him on social media.
# Defamation
Gemma O Doherty allegedly evading service of defamation proceedings against her by Jimmy Guerin
A number of efforts to serve her with documents have been unsuccessful.
# Courts
Court rules Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters must pay costs for Covid-19 legal challenge
The judge said that the costs should be limited to the two-day hearing of their application only.
# appeal
Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to appeal court's dismissal of legal action
The High Court refused to grant them permission to challenge laws introduced by the State due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Judicial review
High Court rejects legal challenge by Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to Covid-19 laws
The pair had claimed the emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by the Oireachtas is unconstitutional.
# Judicial review
O'Doherty compares Covid-19 restrictions to living in 'Nazi Germany' at High Court hearing
There was once again a heavy garda presence outside the court.
# coronavirus regulations
Gardaí say file to be submitted to DPP after crowd gathers outside Four Courts
Over 20 supporters of the case taken by Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters gathered outside the courts.
# Gemma O'Doherty
AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint
The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.
# Dublin
Supporters kept from entering Four Courts for hearing on Waters and O'Doherty case
There was a heavy garda presence today as the pair challenged the State over the Covid-19 restrictions.
# Courts
Extra security expected at Four Courts amid fears of large crowd for Waters and O'Doherty case
The pair are challenging the State over its decision to implement emergency restrictions in response to Covid-19.
# Gemma O'Doherty
Gardaí are investigating the gathering of people at the Four Courts yesterday
The group had gathered to witness the beginning of a case taken against the State over its Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
# Courts
State to oppose 'quite substantial' challenge against Covid-19 laws by Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters
O’Doherty argued that Irish people should be allowed to go outside and “build up a herd immunity.”
# Challenge
Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters launch High Court proceedings claiming Covid-19 laws are unconstitutional
They are seeking to have various pieces or recently enacted legislation declared null and void by a judge of the High Court.
# Lidl
Couple from supermarket ad campaign 'considering leaving Ireland' after online abuse
They have called for more robust hate-crime legislation to be introduced.
# High Court
Brother of Veronica Guerin takes defamation action against Gemma O'Doherty
Court papers for the proceedings were filed on Monday.
# Gemma O'Doherty
'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.
# High Court
Gemma O'Doherty takes legal action against Village Magazine
It’s understood the legal action relates to a recent editorial published in the magazine.
# Hate speech
Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments
A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.
# barrow street
Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ
Gardaí said they had received over 40 complaints about the Barrow St protests.
# Dublin City Council
Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ
It is understood protesters were approached by gardaí yesterday afternoon.
# policy breach
YouTube bans Gemma O'Doherty over 'hate speech' policy breaches
O’Doherty continued to post videos on a second YouTube account despite receiving a seven-day ban.
# High Court
Gemma O'Doherty launches legal action against science writer David Robert Grimes
Grimes launched a case against O’Doherty last month.
# High Court
Science writer takes legal action against Gemma O'Doherty
High Court proceedings were issued against O’Doherty yesterday.
# 24 may
Gemma O'Doherty announces intention to run in European elections
She is planning to put in her nomination papers in the coming days.
# Circuit Civil Court
Estate of deceased councillor allowed to continue defamation case against journalist Gemma O'Doherty
The matter arises from O’Doherty’s documentary about the unsolved disappearance of Mary Boyle in 1977.
# Race for the Áras
Gemma O'Doherty fails to secure enough council nominations to contest presidential election
The journalist secured her first county council nomination earlier today.
# Endorsements
Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election
Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.
# Veronica Guerin
Brother of Veronica Guerin: Gemma O'Doherty's comments on her murder were 'disgusting'
Speaking to, O’Doherty said she believed the State was involved in the killing.
# d day
Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.