Defamation

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Business lobby groups have met with a junior minister in the Department of Justice to set out their call for a €75,000 cap on defamation awards. A delegation from ISME, which represents small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the Convenience Stores & Newsagents Association (CSNA) met with

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Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill has reached a settlement in a libel action against DUP MP Sammy Wilson. Pádraig Ó Muirigh, director of Ó Muirigh Solicitors, said: "The objective all along in this legal action was to correct the public record in relation to the date of knowle

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Northern Ireland lawyers and other stakeholders have been invited to share their views on defamation law to inform an ongoing review. The Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 2022, which made a number of changes including the removal of the presumption in favour of trial by jury, requires the Departmen

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Sinn Féin TD Chris Andrews has launched defamation proceedings against The Irish Times and an individual journalist in connection with an article about his party's response to the war in Gaza. The lawsuit concerns an article by Harry McGee headlined Spotlight on Sinn Féin over its stan

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A task force organised by UK culture secretary Lucy Frazer will meet today to address the growing concern of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) aimed at curbing the freedom of the press. These vexatious actions, often launched by affluent individuals such as Russian oligarchs,

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Taxi drivers are set to take legal action after delegates at a Belfast conference were told to avoid black cabs "because they are run by the IRA". The claim was made in a security document sent to delegates attending the 2023 CYBERUK conference organised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC),

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A local politician has threatened to sue ChatGPT over false claims in what would be the first defamation claim brought against an AI-powered chatbot, according to reports. Lawyers for Brian Hood, the mayor of Hepburn Shire, Australia, have written to ChatGPT developer OpenAI after the chatbot allege

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Legislation providing for wide-ranging reforms to Ireland's defamation laws, including the abolition of juries in High Court cases, will be brought before the Oireachtas by the end of the year. Ministers today approved the publication of the general scheme of the Defamation (Amendment) Bill, which w

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Robust measures must be introduced to limit the use of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) in Ireland, a landmark conference will hear tomorrow. The Dublin Anti-SLAPPs Conference, taking place in the Trinity Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin, has been organised by Index on

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