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Denis O’Brien had 28 days to lodge an appeal, a period that expired on Monday. File image: Collins Courts

The deadline for businessman Denis O’Brien to appeal the High Court jury’s rejection of his recent defamation case against the Sunday Business Post ha(...)

Patrick Fedigan  claims  the Minister for Defence, Ireland and the Attorney General were negligent and in breach of their duty towards him on grounds including he was not a suitable person to be prescribed Larium. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former soldier’s damages action against the State over health problems allegedly suffered as a result of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Lari(...)

Solicitor John Doyle, former  Sunday Business Post journalist Tom Lyons, former Sunday Business Post editor Ian Keogh, and  Sunday Business Post CEO Siobhán Lennon leaving the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

In the end, Denis O’Brien was not even in court for this, his first taste of loss in a defamation action against an Irish newspaper. He has savoured v(...)

Businessman Denis O Brien  at the Four Courts on Thursday, the day before his defamation case ended.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman Denis O’Brien could face a legal bill of up to €1 million after losing his defamation case against the Sunday Business Post. A High Court(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien has claimed he was defamation in articles published in   the ‘Sunday Business Post’ in 2015. Photograph: Collins

The jury hearing businessman Denis O’Brien’s action over alleged defamation in articles in the Sunday Business Post will return to the High Court next(...)

Former editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Kehoe at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Articles which included Denis O’Brien among 22 men named as the 22 biggest borrowers from Irish banks in 2008 were not a “contrivance” to “blacken” hi(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien arriving at the Four Courts for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis O’Brien has told a High Court jury his spokesman contacted the Sunday Independent following an article it published in 2012 about borrowings of (...)

Paudie Coffey pictured at the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a defamation case taken by Fine Gael politician Paudie Coffey. A retrial may now occur with the legal costs to(...)

Neans McSweeney, whose McSweeney Media provides services to Minister of State John Paul Phelan, is pictured at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A public relations consultant who came up with the idea of comparing a politician to an 18th century highwayman in a press release has told the High C(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey: had asked the paper, through his lawyers, to retract, apologise and offer redress. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Senator who claims he was defamed in a newspaper story which he says called him a highway robber made a decision to sue rather than make a complaint(...)

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