Healy O'Connor

Help- I have been accused of stealing from a Shop!

There is nothing worse than being accused of something you didn’t do! For many reasons it can happen. We have had countless claims now for people who have been accused of shoplifting by misguided security staff. And it can happen in your local store where you go almost daily and you are known to the […]


We settled a case for 10,000 where a minor was involved in a Defamation action against a shop. The shop manager published a photograph of our client on the shop window essentially telling the community that our client was a thief. These cases can be tricky to bring home successfully.

Dishing the Dirt and Defamation – RedFM with Victor Barry

Just to recap some advice given on the show this morning where you want to sue someone slagging your ex off or something else along those lines. First thing to remember is Tort and Slander are gone and we just have the tort of Defamation now under the Defamation Act 2009. There are 2 big […]

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 […]