Decision on Prior Restraint under Irish Defamation Act 2009

22 04 2010

It has been reported that an  application for prior restraint Under Ireland’s new Defamation Act 2009  has been dismissed by Justice Kearns President of the High Court.  Charity boss Michael Meegan sought to to restrain publication by The Irish Mail on Sunday of allegations that he had made inappropriate sexual advances to males in Kenya. Meegan denies the allegations.

The Application was based on the new provision section 33(1) of the Act;

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