Declan Ganley, businessman and political activist, recently brought a defamation action against blogger Kevin Barrington in respect of a number of defamatory tweets described by Mr. Ganley as “grossly offensive and personal”.

The claim was settled on the basis of the following tweeted apology; “I wish to unreservedly apologise to Declan Ganley for my tweets of 12th December 2012.” Mr Barrington said on his blog and Twitter account.;“To reflect my regret I have made a substantial donation to the Poor Clares”.