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Content Regulation Update for Online Intermediaries: The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act

Ireland - March 1 2021 On 10 February 2021, the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act (the “HHCA”) entered into force, extending the scope of…

Audrey Byrne, Bébhinn Bollard, Karyn Harty, Sean Kehoe.

Compensation for “momentary defamation” and recent trends

Ireland - December 20 2019 Last week, the High Court upheld an appeal from the Circuit Court by a student and now graduate of NUI Maynooth, whose claim alleged he was defamed…

Karyn Harty.

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word: The Future Of The “Offer To Make Amends” In Defamation Law

Ireland - November 22 2019 A High Court jury has become the first to assess damages in a case where defamation was admitted and an apology given, under the “offer to make…

Karyn Harty.

Court of Appeal issues landmark decision on the offer to make amends procedure in defamation law

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…

Karyn Harty.

Jurisdiction in Online Defamation Disputes Requires Evidence of Publication

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…

Karyn Harty.