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Ronan Daly Jermyn
Defamation by means of hyperlink may be a relatively new concept, however the importance of this topic has grown exponentially due to the manner in which we interact
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a High Court finding of defamation against the Sunday World newspaper while also awarding damages for breach of privacy1
Matheson
The Court of Appeal, in the landmark judgment of Kinsella v Kenmare Resources plc & Anor (1) delivered on 28 February 2019, has set aside an award of damages of €10 million as being disproportionate, unjust and unfair in the circumstances.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
"It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently" ― Warren Buffett.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Earlier this month, the High Court (Judge Pilkington) refused former Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan an extension of time within which to issue defamation proceedings.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Courts Service Annual Report 2017 was published by the Courts Service on 17 July 2018 and shows a significant increase in the number of defamation claims in the Courts.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Online media platforms such as Facebook and Google strongly deny that they are publishers of online material, most likely to avoid assuming liability for online defamation by users of their services.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The High Court has held that a Landlord who made a child protection referral to Tusla and the HSE arising from child protection concerns she had about her tenants could successfully rely on the defence of qualified privilege...
Ronan Daly Jermyn
On 21 December 2017, Ryanair lost its High Court action for defamation against three pilots.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Despite the settlement, the Supreme Court published its judgment with the substituted figure redacted.
Dillon Eustace
Of particular interest is the analysis of the level of discount applied for the use of the Offer of Amends procedure set out in the Defamation Act 2009
Mason Hayes & Curran
The first ‘right to be forgotten' case in the Irish courts came before Dublin Circuit Civil Court in May 2016.
Matheson
The Irish Courts are increasingly ordering social media companies and other online platforms to disclose the identity of online wrongdoers.
Matheson
Defamers often seek to exploit the anonymity offered by the Internet by making defamatory comments anonymously or under a pseudonym.
Mason Hayes & Curran
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal overturned an award of €900,000 made in 2008 arising from a defamation action taken against the Sunday World.
Matheson
Independent Newspapers looks set to challenge Ireland's defamation laws after reportedly filing papers with the European Court of Human Rights.
Matheson
Independent Newspapers looks set to challenge Ireland's defamation laws after reportedly filing papers with the European Court of Human Rights.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The proceedings which Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel settled recently in the High Court is one of many recent high profile defamation cases.
Matheson
The extent to which internet hosting sites can be found liable for hosting defamatory comments is due to come under scrutiny by the Supreme Court.
Mason Hayes & Curran
This High Court decision serves as an important reminder of the potentially fatal nature of a delay on the part of a plaintiff in the prosecution of any proceedings.
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