The case of Michael Reilly, the consultant engineer, highlights yet again the urgent need to reform Ireland’s shambolic defamation regime
After three days in front of a High Court jury, the judge decided that Michael Reilly’s defamation case had come to an end as the article was 100% accurate. The fact that it reached the court says much about the system.
What do you do if you believe a High Court judge has defamed you?
Justice Richard Humphreys is alleged to have made baseless, damaging remarks about a senior counsel and a solicitor. The judge has previously been criticised by the Supreme Court for making humiliating and insulting comments about barristers that appeared before him.
An alleged “smear campaign” and stock price slump: Why a German tycoon is tackling Twitter in Dublin
The German entrepreneur Christian Angermayer wears many hats. He is an investor, film enthusiast, and psychedelics proselytiser with business links to controversial Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. So why is he and the tech firm Northern Data suing Twitter?
“If we got this wrong or if we couldn’t prove that it was right, we were going to be torn down”
Conor Brady, former editor of The Irish Times, is developing a new tech solution with his son that aims to save newsrooms millions in defamation cases. Plus, Caliber AI may also be an attractive product for social media giants who find themselves in the courts for statements posted on their respective platforms.
Offshore leaks: The story of Dermot Desmond’s privacy battle over Panama Papers
Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond claims the publication of the Panama Papers wrongly linked him to rogue transactions and breached his privacy. A looming High Court battle will test Ireland’s embryonic privacy laws, as well as journalistic privilege.