Healy O'Connor

Social Media and Defamation as Discussed with Victor Barry on RedFM

Just to recap on the content of the show on the 9th of January last. You would be foolhardy indeed to think that you can hide behind the cloak of anonymity that the internet seems to provide. There are ways of catching you! I referenced a case in England where a guy posted defamatory remarks […]

Aer Lingus Pilot Awarded Over Defamatory Claims Made by the Irish Aviation Authority

  An Aer Lingus Pilot has been awarded €202,500 after defamatory and false emails were made about him by the Irish Aviation Authority. The Judge said the background to the appeal arose from emails sent in 2013 by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). They insinuated that Captain Higgins had flown a microlight aircraft unauthorised and […]

Miriam O’Callaghan Settles Defamation Action Against Facebook

    Facebook has apologised to broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan over fake ads that used her name and image without permission. The Prime Time Broadcaster received an apology as part of the settlement of her High Court action. In the settlement agreement, Meta Platforms Ireland (formerly known as Facebook Ireland) have agreed to establish an additional […]