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"Traveller drug king” defamation case settled ten minutes before Supreme Court decision
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • August 8 2017

The appeal of a 900,000 award in a 17 year defamation case against the Sunday World was settled ten minutes before a seven-judge Supreme Court was to


Refusal to restrain notification of potential defamation risk not contrary to freedom of expression
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 22 2017

Section 27 of the Defamation Act 2009 introduced a statutory defence of innocent dissemination. In a recent case the Court of Appeal has considered to


Post-fact Fact: A stray 'like', Share or Retweet Could Land You in Court
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 22 2017

Since becoming the US President, Donald Trump has been widely criticised for his Twitter use. One example was his retweet of an image which showed


Europe encourages shift to lower damages in Irish defamation cases
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • June 20 2017

The seven Judge European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has upheld a challenge taken by Independent Newspapers relating to the Supreme Court decision to


Court of Appeal reduces High Court Defamation Award
  • Hayes Solicitors
  • Ireland
  • June 12 2017

The Court of Appeal recently (4 May 2017) gave judgment in a case concerning defamation by TV3 of a solicitor, Mr David Christie. In the High Court


Comparative Advertising: a welcome judgment for advertisers
  • Hayes Solicitors
  • Ireland
  • May 31 2017

The recent Court of Appeal’s decision in Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd. and Aldi GMBH & Co. KG v Dunnes Stores 2017 IECA 116 set aside a High Court


When sorry is just not enough! Defamation and the Offer of Amends
  • Dillon Eustace
  • Ireland
  • May 29 2017

The Court of Appeal in its recent judgment in Christie v TV3 Television Networks Limited (Unreported, Court of Appeal, 29 May 2017) 2017 IECA 128


Court of Appeal Breathes Much Needed Life into the Offer of Amends Procedure (23 May 2017)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 23 2017

The Offer of Amends procedure is designed to provide parties in a defamation dispute with a fast track resolution process; encouraging earlier and


Advertising on the Edge - Success for Dunnes in Price Comparison Appeal
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 12 2017

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of Dunnes Stores on key issues in a comparative advertising case taken by competing supermarket chain Aldi


Defamation award against TV3 in case where offer of amends was made cut from 140,000 to 36,000
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • May 11 2017

Solicitor David Christie, who was successful in High Court defamation proceedings against TV3, after he was wrongly identified in a news broadcast in