Sam Allardyce ‘sting’ is the latest chapter in a new era of investigative reporting – John Jewell

29 09 2016

image-20160928-582-sczreiThe manager of the England football team, Sam Allardyce, has resigned just two months into his job, apparently “by mutual consent” – whatever that means – after being splashed all over the pages of the Daily Telegraph which linked him with allegations of impropriety. Read the rest of this entry »





Ireland: Reform of the law of defamation – the defence of innocent publication (Muwema v Facebook part 2) – Eoin O’Dell

29 09 2016

innocent_moonlit_night_1929_by_harue_kogaThe decision of Binchy J in Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd [2016] IEHC 519 (23 August 2016) demonstrates that, on the question of the liability of internet intermediaries for defamatory posts on their platforms, an important part of the answer is provided by application of the defence of innocent publication provided in section 27 of the Defamation Act 2009 (also here). Read the rest of this entry »