The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have won £55,000 in libel damages from the Sunday Times over a story which suggested that they had kept evidence from authorities investigating their daughter’s disappearance.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
Fianna Fáil have accused the government of using the banking inquiry as a political tactic.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2013
An Irishman who was jailed in England for nearly 20 years is to sue the police officers who he says “framed” him for robbery.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
Britain’s prime minister David Cameron yesterday urged the newspaper industry to sign up to a new system of regulation, which he said would preserve freedom of the press while protecting the vulnerable.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2013
Media reform campaigners today backed a cross-party deal on industry regulation in the UK, claiming it would protect press freedom as well as victims of newspaper intrusion.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2013
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has warned his Fine Gael Cabinet colleagues he will fight attempts by them to bring in privacy laws.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013
Downing Street was forced to defend its top spin doctor yesterday after he raised Leveson press reforms in a telephone call to the editor of a national newspaper about an unfavourable story it was planning to run.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
Newspaper editors have been warned by David Cameron that they must act “urgently” to set up an independent press regulator.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012
David Cameron must back Lord Justice Leveson’s proposal for a new law to regulate the press by Christmas, Labour leader Ed Miliband has said.
Sun, 02 Dec, 2012
A petition calling for the UK’s three main party leaders to bring in a new press watchdog backed by law has attracted more than 56,000 signatures since being launched by high profile victims of media intrusion yesterday.
Sat, 01 Dec, 2012
Britain’s Liberal Democrats pledged to make sure legislation implementing the Leveson press regulation plan was drawn up “in good faith” in a further escalation of coalition tensions.
A major inquiry called for laws to underpin a tougher watchdog for Britain’s “outrageous” newspapers in a verdict that sets up prime minister David Cameron for a bruising political battle.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2012
After an inquiry into press intrusion lasting more than year, Lord Justice Leveson today delivered a damning verdict on decades of “outrageous” behaviour by newspapers.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012
In the UK, the mother of Madeleine McCann has said that she hopes today's report by Lord Justice Leveson will mark the start of a new era for the Press.
Lord Justice Leveson condemned decades of “outrageous” behaviour by British newspapers today as he called for a new regulatory system backed by law.
Lord Justice Leveson called today for legislation to underpin a “genuinely independent and effective system of self-regulation” for the press.
British prime minister David Cameron warned the newspaper regulation system is unacceptable, as he received a key judicial report into the Rupert Murdoch phone-hacking scandal.
Pop music manager Louis Walsh yesterday received an apology and a €500,000 settlement from The Sun newspaper over a false story that he sexually assaulted a man in a Dublin nightclub.
Future regulation of the press should “err on the side of freedom”, British foreign secretary William Hague has warned, before Lord Justice Leveson’s eagerly anticipated reform proposals.
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012
For the second time, British Prime Minister David Cameron has had to acknowledge that official reports on a tragedy were based on police or security force dishonesty.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2012
The Sun was not acting in the public interest when it published embarrassing photographs of Prince Harry, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.
Sun, 26 Aug, 2012
The closeness of David Cameron’s links to the Murdoch media empire were further exposed today when it was revealed Rebekah Brooks told him they were “definitely in this together”.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2012
British leaders have no choice but to court powerful media barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage press attacks which are “full on, full frontal, day in, day out”, former prime minister Tony Blair told an inquiry.
Tue, 29 May, 2012
Britain's Justice Leveson today gave his strongest indication of the measures he believes are needed to tackle problems in the UK Press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.
Mon, 28 May, 2012
Lord Justice Leveson defended his inquiry into media standards in the UK today and said he “was not in any way” seeking to challenge the right of Parliament to examine any of the issues his inquiry is covering.
Tue, 15 May, 2012
David Cameron texted Rebekah Brooks telling her to “keep her head up” in the week that she resigned as chief executive of News International, it has been alleged.
Wed, 09 May, 2012
In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron's Government is coming under increasing pressure over its ties to Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2012
In the UK, Labour have called for Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to resign following claims that he backed News Corporation’s bid to take over BSkyB and leaked inside information to the media giant.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2012
A judge conducting an inquiry into press standards in Britain today praised a award-winning foreign correspondent killed in Syria.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2012
Rupert Murdoch’s decision to launch a Sunday version of The Sun was denounced by politicians as “massively premature”.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2012
The former wife of Paul McCartney never authorised former News of the World editor Piers Morgan, or anybody else, to listen to her voicemails, she told the inquiry into British press standards today.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2012
AFTER weeks examining the illicit and underhanded practices of a sensation- hungry press, Britain’s media ethics inquiry shifted its gaze to celebrity magazine editors, who painted a kinder, gentler picture of their trade.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2012
BARRY George stood trial for a second time for Jill Dando’s murder after the Court of Appeal decided his conviction was “unsafe”.
Sat, 02 Aug, 2008
Two racist thugs who murdered black teenager Anthony Walker were jailed for life today for what their trial judge described a “poisonous” attack.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2005
The racist killer of black teenager Anthony Walker is “horrified” at what he has done, a court heard today.
TWO relatives of a Premiership footballer are facing up to 30 years in jail after they were convicted of the racist murder of black teenager Anthony Walker.
The murder of black teenager Anthony Walker was racially motivated, trial judge Mr Justice Leveson said today.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2005
The mother of murdered black teenager Anthony Walker said today she must forgive his killers.
A mother who claimed she was wrongly convicted of killing her two babies was freed by the British Court of Appeal today.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2005
A 100-YEAR-OLD man was spared prison today despite admitting he cut the throat of his 87-year-old sick wife in what the judge said appeared to be “an act of love”.
Fri, 09 Jul, 2004
A 100-year-old man was spared prison today after slitting his wife’s throat in what the judge said appeared to be an “act of love”.
Thu, 08 Jul, 2004
FORMER US marine Toby Studabaker, who had sex with a 12-year-old British girl after “grooming” her on the internet, was jailed for four-and-a-half years yesterday.
Sat, 03 Apr, 2004
Former US marine Toby Studabaker, who had sex with a 12-year-old British girl after “grooming” her on the internet, was jailed for four-and-a-half years today.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2004
THE parents of two-year-old Ainlee Walker were behind bars yesterday after being convicted of her killing.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2002
The murder conviction of Drogheda man James Hanratty, who was hanged 40 years ago protesting his innocence, was today upheld by the UK's Court of Appeal which ruled that DNA evidence established his guilt ‘‘beyond doubt’’.
Fri, 10 May, 2002
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