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RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan pictured leaving the  Four Courts after she settled her action against Facebook. Photograph: Collins Courts

Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan has received an unreserved apology from Facebook as part of the settlement of her High Court action over several defama(...)

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley and Van Morrison on stage at the Europa Hotel where they chanted that Robin Swann was ‘very dangerous’

The North’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has launched legal proceedings against Van Morrison after the singer alleged he was “very dangerous” over (...)

Gerry Adams said he planned to donate any settlement to good causes, including those in the Irish language sector and the Bobby Sands Trust

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams’s defamation case against the Sunday World has been settled at the High Court. Mr Adams received an apology f(...)

Businessman Gavin Duffy. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dragon’s Den millionaire Gavin Duffy and Facebook have resolved a case over social media ads that included false claims that Mr Duffy was dead. The w(...)

Stephen Nolan is a BBC radio and television presenter. Photograph: BBC

A Twitter user is to pay Stephen Nolan a six-figure sum in damages for a “malicious” campaign of false and defamatory allegations about the broadcaste(...)

Arlene Foster sued Dr Christian Jessen after he posted a  tweet on December 23rd, 2019, making the false allegation that Ms Foster was having an affair to his 300,000-plus followers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen has launched an online fundraising appeal to help him pay £125,000 (€145,000) in damages to the North’s First Ministe(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster told the court the incident came at a particularly stressful time when she was involved in talks to resurrect the powersharing government in the North. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster said she felt “humiliated” after a celebrity doctor tweeted an unsubstantiated rumour of an extra-mari(...)

Leading defamation and privacy lawyer Paul Tweed: ‘I am absolutely frustrated, if not bewildered, that Facebook, Twitter and others are continuing to argue that they are merely a platform as opposed to a publisher.’

A committee to examine the regulation of Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies should be established as a matter of urgency, a leading de(...)

Suing for defamation in the Republic is considered to carry several advantages. Photograph: iStock

Dublin is better known for attracting tech companies than libel claimants. But a US self-help guru’s lawsuit against an American news site has highlig(...)

Tony Robbins is accused of sexual misconduct in the Buzzfeed News articles, an allegation he strenuously denies. Photograph: Dave Kotinsky/Getty

US self-help guru Tony Robbins is taking a defamation action in the Irish courts against a London-registered company behind news website Buzzfeed UK o(...)

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