Dana Rosemary Scallon settles defamation case against Sunday World

Eurovision winner alleged newspaper article claimed she covered-up child abuse

Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallon at Belfast High Court for her defamation action against the Sunday World newspaper. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallon at Belfast High Court for her defamation action against the Sunday World newspaper. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former politician Dana Rosemary Scallon is to receive a six-figure sum in damages to settle a newspaper libel action.

An apology was also read out at the High Court in Belfast on behalf of the Sunday World’s publishers over false claims connected to her brother John Brown.

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