Category: Social Media and Defamation

Media Law Firm Award 2013

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Irish Media Law Firm of the Year by the prestigious Acquisition International Magazine. We would like to thank all our hard working staff in helping us get this award. Shane Healy, Managing Partner Healy O’Connor Solicitors LLP

Social Media and Defamation as Discussed with Victor Barry on RedFM

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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 […]

Dishing the Dirt and Defamation – RedFM with Victor Barry

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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 […]


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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.

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

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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 […]

Facebook Defamation Cases

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The popular social networking website Facebook has agreed to take down alleged fake profiles of millionaire businessman JP McManus pending the outcome of a full legal action by him over those profiles, the High Court heard yesterday. Given that undertaking, injunction proceedings by Mr McManus (60) over the disputed profiles did not proceed yesterday and were […]

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