Phil Hogan receives defamation damages over Traveller stories

EU commissioner claims Irish Daily Mail and TV3 wrongly suggested he was prejudiced

EU commissioner Phil Hogan pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday  after he received an apology from TV3 and Associated Newspapers following his  High Court action. Photograph: Collins

EU commissioner Phil Hogan pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after he received an apology from TV3 and Associated Newspapers following his High Court action. Photograph: Collins

EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, and former government Minister Phil Hogan, has received an apology, undisclosed damages and costs under settlements of his separate High Court actions alleging defamation against two media organisations.

Mr Hogan alleged articles by the Irish Daily Mail and comments broadcast on TV3 concerning representations made by him as a Fine Gael TD to a local authority wrongly suggested he was prejudiced against the Travelling community.

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