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The Law of Defamation [Hardback] | Add to Basket
Author : John Maher
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: 07/12/2018
ISBN: 9780414061712
Jurisdiction: Ireland

The new edition of The Law of Defamation provides 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:
Coleman v MGN [2012] on publication and jurisdiction
Lennon v HSE [2015] concerning the right to a jury
Christie v TV3 [2015] on discounts in an offer of amends
Leech v Independent Newspapers [2014] on calculating upper level damages
Meegan v Times Newspapers [2015] on discovery of journalists? notes
Philpott v Irish Examiner [2016] on court reporting privilege
Watson v MGN [2016] on delays and limitation periods
McDonagh v Sunday Newspapers [2016] on appealing quantum of damages
Muwema v Facebook [2016] on internet publication defences
Ryanair v Channel 4 [2017] on the scope of journalistic privilege
Higgins v Irish Aviation Authority [2018] on involving a jury when offer of amends not agreed

It also deals with the influential cases emanating from international courts and from other jurisdictions, including:

Delfi AS v Estonia [2015], the key ECHR ruling on internet comments
Martinez v MGN [2012], the ECJ decision on where to sue
McAlpine v Bercow [2013] on a libel in a tweet
McGrath v Dawkins [2015] on comment threads
Monroe v Hopkins [2017] on assessing the likely readership of a tweet
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