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Court of Appeal rules that defamation proceedings be heard in private
  • Eversheds
  • Ireland
  • December 5 2016

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the fundamental constitutional principle of the administration of justice in public can be overborne in


Court of Appeal issues landmark decision on the offer to make amends procedure in defamation law
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • November 29 2016

The Court of Appeal upholds a plaintiff 's entitlement to have damages assessed by a jury in the High Court, where the parties cannot agree on the


Offer of Amends - Reduced discounts for those that delay
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • November 23 2016

This recent High Court decision highlights the importance for defendants to conduct a forensic analysis of the strengths and weakness of their


Supreme Court Reserves Judgment In Overturn of Defamation Award of 900,000
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 21 2016

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court reserved judgment in a man's appeal against the overturning by the Court of Appeal of an award of damages of 900


The “offer to make amends” in defamation cases: No longer a useful tool for defendants?
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • November 18 2016

Two recent cases have shed further light on the pros and cons of a Defendant availing of the "offer to make amends" procedure under the Defamation


Offer of Amends: Claim for Damages to be Determined by Jury Where Parties Cannot Agree on Figure
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 8 2016

The offer of amends procedure was introduced by Section 22 of the Defamation Act 2009 (the "Act"). It was anticipated that it would lead to the


Facebook not Obliged to Remove the Defamatory Posts of An Anonymous User
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 3 2016

The High Court has ruled in Muwema v Facebook Ireland 2016 IEHC 519 that the internet service provider was not obliged to remove the defamatory


High Court refuses to grant injunction requiring ISP to remove alleged defamatory posts on the grounds of innocent publication
  • Eversheds
  • Ireland
  • October 20 2016

Mr Muwema, a lawyer from Uganda, was the subject of a Facebook page which levelled various allegations against him. Facebook refused to remove the


Jurisdiction in Online Defamation Disputes Requires Evidence of Publication
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • October 19 2016

In a ruling that will be welcomed by online publishers, Ireland’s Court of Appeal has declined jurisdiction in a defamation action on grounds that


Concussion in Rugby Union Has Entered the Legal Field of Play
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • October 12 2016

Concussion in contact sports and particularly rugby union has become an increasingly constant feature of medical debate over the last 15 years