Man who harassed six female writers and journalists online is jailed

‘Internet troll’ Brendan Doolin (37) left his home only twice in the previous 17 years, court told

The judge  said it used to be an advantage of the internet that nobody knew who was speaking and who was out there, but it had turned into a huge disadvantage in many cases.

The judge said it used to be an advantage of the internet that nobody knew who was speaking and who was out there, but it had turned into a huge disadvantage in many cases.

A man who harassed six female writers and journalists by sending them hundreds of abusive messages online has been jailed for three years.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Brendan Doolin (37) left his home only twice in the previous 17 years prior to these matters being investigated. His lawyers described him as “an internet troll”.

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