Case Law: Hickey v Sunday Newspapers Ltd – an unsuccessful privacy claim

3 11 2010

We reported some weeks ago on an unsuccessful claim for misuse of private information and libel in the Irish High Court by Ms Ruth Hickey against the Sunday World newspaper. The full judgment is now available ([2010] IEHC 349).  The plaintiff, Ruth Hickey, is the partner of David Agnew, the former husband of Adele King (better known as “Twink“), a popular Irish entertainer.  Ms Hickey had sued over an article entitled “Twink’s Ex Shows Off Love Child”, which showed photographs of her and Mr Agnew leaving the registry office shortly after the couple had registered their son’s birth in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »