Defamation

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Ciaran O'Shiel and Tim Carson of A&L Goodbody examine the prospect of anti-SLAPP legislation in Northern Ireland following the Defamation Act (NI) 2022. While coverage of strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs, has been amplified by several high-profile defamation actions in

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Irish business group ISME will pay €75,000 to Limerick solicitor Gerard O'Neill as part of a settlement ending defamation proceedings he launched two years ago. Mr O'Neill, founder and principal of O’Neill & Co Solicitors, launched proceedings in the High Court in July 2020 after ISME

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Carson McDowell has secured an apology from Unite the Union on behalf of Nick Coburn CBE, managing director of Ulster Carpets. Mr Coburn took action against the trade union after it issued a press release concerning pay negotiations which made untrue allegations about him.

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A new pre-action protocol for defamation and other media and communication claims has come into effect in Northern Ireland. The protocol applies to all cases in the Court of Judicature and County Court involving claims in defamation, misuse of private information, breach of confidence, data protecti

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The Fox Corporation is facing an unprecedented $1.6 billion defamation suit from a voting systems company falsely accused of rigging the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump. Dominion Voting Systems alleges that Fox-owned TV channels broadcast a large number of false and far-fetched state

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British businessman Arron Banks, who played a high-profile role in the Brexit referendum by bankrolling campaign group Leave.EU, has failed in a libel action brought against investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Mr Banks brought the High Court proceedings against Ms Cadwalladr, a journalist wi

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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has instructed McCartan & Burke Solicitors LLP to initiate defamation proceedings against RTÉ. The lawsuit relates to a recent interview, according to Independent.ie, and comes in the same month that Irish MEPs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly launched

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Juries will be scrapped in defamation cases as part of wide-ranging reforms announced by ministers yesterday. The government's long-awaited review of the Defamation Act 2009 was published yesterday, running to more than 300 pages and making a number of recommendations largely aimed at reducing "disp

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Proposals to reform Ireland's defamation laws are expected to be discussed by ministers this week. A long-awaited review of the Defamation Act 2009 was completed in 2020 but has yet to be published. In December 2021, justice minister Helen McEntee committed to bringing it to the cabinet "in the new

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A long-awaited report on defamation law reform will not be published this year, the Department of Justice has admitted. A review of the Defamation Act 2009 has been promised since 2014, but the final report has been awaiting publication since October 2020.

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Social media companies will have to hand over details of anonymous users who make defamatory posts under a new Australian law. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said legislation requiring Facebook and Twitter to reveal the identities of trolls would be introduced in the country's parliament this week.

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A long-awaited report on defamation law reform will be published by the end of October, justice minister Heather Humphreys has said. Mrs Humphreys told a briefing in Dublin that publishing the report could be one of her last acts as justice minster before Helen McEntee returns from maternity leave,

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