Irish law of defamation
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Irish law of defamation by Marc McDonald

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Published by Round Hall Press in association with Irish Academic Press in Dublin .
Written in English



  • Ireland.


  • Libel and slander -- Ireland.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMarc McDonald ; with a foreword by Thomas A. Finlay.
LC ClassificationsKDK454 .M33 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 318 p. ;
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1336177M
ISBN 100947686495, 0947686339
LC Control Number92219322

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xxix, pages ; 24 cm: Responsibility. In practice, however, defamation law in Ireland has evolved, say journalists, the media and free speech campaigners, into a regime that is more financially onerous, oppressive, and unpredictable. an act to revise in part the law of defamation; to repeal the defamation act ; and to provide for matters connected therewith. [23rd july, ]. be it enacted by the oireachtas as follows. Long-overdue analysis of Ireland’s complex damages law ‘Invaluable’ book provides an accessible, detailed and up-to-date guide Fri, ,

This book is essential for both legal practitioners and people studying Irish law. Recent important legislation examined in the book includes: Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act , Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act , Defamation Act , Consumer Protection Act , Civil Liability and Courts Act and Personal Cited by: 7. DEFAMATION LAW IN IRELAND. A ccording to the Courts Service annual report, there were new defamation cases in the High Court and Circuit Court in , compared with in Defamation is one of the most serious dangers facing journalists and publishers today. Eighty per cent of all defamation actions are brought against the media – and a libel action can bankrupt a small newspaper. The law in Ireland was overhauled in the Defamation Act This act abolished the traditional distinction between ‘libel’ (meaning a written defamation) and ‘slander’(meaning a spoken defamation) and we now have the ‘tort of defamation’ which covers false statements whether spoken, written, broadcast on TV or radio or published. John Maher BL is the author of The Law of Defamation and is a practising barrister in Ireland, specialising in media law, and in particular defamation. The Law of Defamation, now in its second edition, is published by Round Hall, Dublin, Ireland - Defamation.

Individuals are protected under the Defamation Act which came into force on 1 January The Act repeals the Defamation Act , which had, together with the underlying principles of the common law of tort, governed Irish defamation law for almost half a century. Jamie Hodges, who teaches Irish dance and is from the U.K., said in a suit against the law firm and attorney Gary Healy that he was left without legal status in the U.S., and with his business. Modern libel and slander laws, as implemented in many (but not all) Commonwealth nations as well as in the United States and in the Republic of Ireland, are originally descended from English defamation law. The history of defamation law in England is somewhat obscure; civil actions for damages seem to have been relatively frequent as far back as the reign of Edward I (–), [citation. Irish Statute Book. Attorney General of Ireland. [] Corway v. Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited [] IESC 5 (30 July ) "Defamation Act ". Irish Statute Book. 23 July Part 5: Criminal Liability "Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Act ".