Jury Awards in Defamation Cases in Ireland – Joseph O’Malley

24 02 2011

After representing Donal Kinsella in his recent recent record-breaking defamation award of €10 million by a Dublin jury, Joe O’Malley examines jury awards in Defamation cases

The highest jury and defamation award in the history of the State was handed down on the evening of Wednesday 17 November 2010 when eleven remaining members of an originally empanelled twelve member jury awarded Donal Kinsella Read the rest of this entry »

Balancing Reputation Rights and Freedom of Speech in the 21st Century: Part 2 – Judith Gibson

24 02 2011

Should internet publications be subject to pre-suit resolution? What about a US-style Federal Appeals Court to review all freedom of speech of decisions? New South Wales District Court Judge Judith Gibson argues the case for reform in a paper she delivered on 29 November 2010 to the Intellectual Property, Media and Communications Law Roundtable held at UTS.  The paper originally published by the Gazette of Law and Journalism  Part 1 of the paper was posted on 22 February 2011.


As is set out below, I have set out three areas for discussion of reforms that will not require any amendment to the uniform legislation, but which are aimed at reducing the number of cases before the courts to take the pressure off the court system and enable a review of some long-term reforms. Read the rest of this entry »