Author: John Maher
Publisher: Round Hall
Pub Date: 27/02/2019
The new edition of The Law of Defamation will provide practitioners and media professionals with the latest significant case law, along with a comprehensive but straightforward analysis of the developing law of libel in Ireland. All chapters have been revised and rewritten to incorporate recent developments.
The new edition features the significant Irish cases of recent years, including:
-Lennon v HSE  concerning the right to a jury
-Christie v TV3  on the effect of an offer of amends
-Leech v Independent Newspapers  on calculating upper level damages
-O’Brien v RT  on injunctions and parliamentary privilege
-Meegan v Times Newspapers  on discovery of journalists? notes
-Philpott v Irish Examiner  on court reporting privilege
-Watson v MGN  on delays and limitation periods
-McDonagh v Sunday Newspapers  on appealing quantum of damages
It also deals with the influential cases emanating from the European Court of Human Rights and from other jurisdictions, including:
-Delfi AS v Estonia , the key ECHR ruling on internet comments
-Google Spain v Costeja Gonzalez  the European Court of Justice case on the right to be forgotten on the internet
-McAlpine v Bercow  on libel by emoji in a tweet
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