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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

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