Monica Leech

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Consultant engineer Michael Reilly, of Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary, had sued Iconic Newspapers, publishers of the Kilkenny People, over a report in its February 19th, 2016

A man who failed in a defamation action over a court report is facing a six-figure legal bill following a High Court order requiring him to pay the fu(...)

Monica Leech had represented herself in proceedings before a High Court Taxing Master concerning the fees and costs claimed by MCF under its seven year retainer.  File photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Former public relations consultant Monica Leech has clashed at the High Court with her former solicitors over what fees are due to them for representi(...)

Chairman of Newsbrands Ireland Vincent Crowley said Facebook and Google need to be treated appropriately, as newspapers would be in a similar situation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The banning of abortion referendum advertising by Facebook, Google and Youtube may indicate the beginning of a realisation by these companies that the(...)

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international representative body for newspapers has said.

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international rep(...)

Monica Leech leaving the High Court in 2009. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The ruling in the European Court of Human Rights that the enormous €1.25 million award to Monica Leech breached Independent Newspapers’ right to freed(...)

Monica Leech, pictured leaving court in 2007. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Safeguards in Irish law against disproportionate financial awards in defamation cases were improperly applied by the Irish Supreme Court, the European(...)

The online defamation regime is confusing and inequitable.

When the then government in 2009 brought in a reform of our defamation legislation it was hoped that those aggrieved – too often, rightly – by newspap(...)

The Libel Ireland depth series looks at the onerous costs of our defamation regime. File photograph: Getty Images

At a time when the traditional media is under severe financial pressure, the onerous nature of Ireland’s defamation regime is making matters all the m(...)

Libel proceedings brought by communications consultant Monica Leech (pictured)  over an article published 12 years ago in the Sunday Independent have been dismissed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

The “interests of justice” warrant the dismissal of libel proceedings by communications consultant Monica Leech over an article published 12 years ago(...)

The Press Council’s remarks are contained in a submission to the Department of Justice, which is carrying out a review of the Defamation Act.

The Press Council has expressed concern that the media’s confidence in publishing robust commentary is being threatened by “unreasonable and frequent(...)

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