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Press Council chair Seán Donlon: more than 50 per cent of Irish people now receive their news via social media, Mr Donlon told a meeting of the Association of European Journalists in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The press in Ireland is threatened today as never before, the chair of the Press Council, Seán Donlon, has said. Addressing a meeting of the Associat(...)

 Peter Robinson speaks at Stormont Castle in November 2015 about his decision to step down as Northern Ireland first minister.   Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson has secured an apolmogy over false newspaper claims that he was once a member of a terrorist gro(...)

A trade unionist  has issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ over a report that the trade union Unite sought an exemption from providing social housing in a property it owned

Trade unionist Brendan Ogle has issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ over a report that his trade union sought an exemption from providing social(...)

A High Court jury in 2010 awarded €10m to a businessman who successfully argued he had been defamed by a press release issued by his employer. Photograph: Frank Miller

The difference in the amount of money awarded in libel damages in this jurisdiction compared to our European counterparts is staggering. In the Nethe(...)

Former Sinn Féin Assembly committee chairman Daithi McKay who resigned from the party following allegations that he communicated with blogger Jamie Bryson before he made claims about Nama’s Project Eagle  property deal. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland property developer Paddy Kearney is to “vigorously pursue” a case for damages against former Sinn Féin Assembly member Daithi McKay, (...)

On Wednesday night, Usain Bolt tweeted a picture of himself with Digicel founder Denis O’Brien, Digicel group chief executive Colm Delves, and Digicel’s regional Caribbean chief Vanessa Slowey. ‘Just chilling with the big boss himself,’ tweeted Bolt.

Precisely one year ago this week, Denis O’Brien charged into the High Court screaming blue murder about an alleged “conspiracy” to defame him. He cla(...)

A leading libel lawyer has said tech companies including Twitter, Google and Facebook are facing a wave of legal actions in Ireland. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Tech companies including Twitter, Google and Facebook are facing a wave of legal actions in Ireland because of their decision to base their internatio(...)

People walk past a house with billboards displaying portrait of incumbent Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Facebook: in the High Court. Photograph:  SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

When Facebook, Twitter and Google established their international headquarters in Dublin, they didn’t just bring investment, exotic tax accounting pr(...)

Actor Johnny Depp has resolved a legal action he was set to take in Belfast over false media allegations. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Actor Johnny Depp has resolved a legal action he was set to take in Belfast over false media allegations. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor had inst(...)

Gemma O’Doherty pictured leaving the Four Courts after she settled her High Court action against Independent News papers. Photograph: Courts Collins

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has settled her High Court defamation action against her former employers Independent Newspapers on terms including an apol(...)

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