A 21-year-old mother, who claimed she was defamed when shop staff accused her of stealing a toy rattle for her year old child, has been ordered to pay the legal costs of an unsuccessful claim against Dealz Retailing Ireland and its security firm.
Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has settled his High Court action over a newspaper article which he said defamed him when he was likened to an 18th-century highway robber in an article about boundary changes in south Kilkenny.
Businessman Denis O’Brien has told a High Court jury he should not have been included in a “so-called gang of 22” men whom he alleges were blamed in newspaper articles for the collapse of the Irish economy in 2008.
A TD who issued a press release at the centre of the Senator Paudie Coffey defamation action told the High Court he did not think the newspaper's coverage of the change of boundary issue in Waterford/Kilkenny was balanced.
A €140,000 defamation award against TV3 over a broadcast which mistakenly identified a solicitor as another lawyer who was before a court on criminal charges has been cut to €36,000 by the Court of Appeal,
A judge has awarded a grieving Traveller widow and her two brothers €30,000 in libel damages over a newspaper story which claimed efforts were made to bring home, from Germany, the woman’s late husband’s remains in the back of a van.