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Websites blocked over digital piracy
  • Ireland
  • April 13 2017

The Commercial Court (a division of the High Court) has ordered nine Irish internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to three websites that

Vulgar language used as reprimand does not amount to defamation
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • April 7 2017

A recent defamation action which failed before the Circuit Court has reinforced the long established principal that mere vulgar abuse does not

Court orders ISPs to block illegal streaming websites
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • April 4 2017

The Irish Commercial Court has ordered nine ISPs to block three websites offering illegal downloading or streaming of copyrighted movies and TV shows

Delay can Defeat the taking of a Defamation Claim
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • March 20 2017

In the recent case of Neil Rooney v Shell E&P Ireland Limited 2017 IEHC 63, the High Court refused to allow a Plaintiff to benefit from the two year

Update - Norwich Pharmacal Order refused where Facebook discovered compliance may lead to persecution of Facebook user
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • March 10 2017

In a previous article, we noted that the High Court had ruled that Facebook Ireland Limited ("Facebook") was not obliged to remove the defamatory

85,000 Defamation award to former Premier League footballer upheld
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • February 9 2017

The Court of Appeal has affirmed a jury award of 85,000 made to a former footballer, David Speedie in defamation proceedings brought against the

Defamation case dismissed by Court of Appeal due to delay
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • February 3 2017

A defamation case brought by communications consultant, Monica Leech, has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal on grounds of delay in prosecuting the

Ryanair defamation case defeated on Jurisdictional Grounds
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • January 25 2017

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court Decision that the Irish Courts lack jurisdiction in a defamation case brought by Ryanair against an

Online Wrongdoers Unmasked
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • December 12 2016

The Irish Courts are increasingly ordering social media companies and other online platforms to disclose the identity of online wrongdoers. While this

Court of Appeal rules that defamation proceedings be heard in private
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • 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