Defamation In Ireland

Question 1 of 12

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Which article contains the Defamation Act in the Irish constitution ?

Select one of the following:

  • Article 40.3.2

  • Article 40.6.1

  • Article 40.2.2

  • article 40.7.4

Question 2 of 12

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When did the Defamation Act become law?

Select one of the following:

  • October 2012.

  • January 2012.

  • January 2010.

  • May 2009.

Question 3 of 12

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Defamation is the act of publication of material that can injure a persons reputation in the eyes of reasonable member's of the public.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 12

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The new defamation act has meant there is a time limit on bringing a case of defamation to the court. How long is this limit?

Select one of the following:

  • 1 year

  • 2 years

  • 3 years

  • 4 years.

Question 5 of 12

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A verifying affidavit is a a person swearing to tell the truth at the beginning of a hearing with a judge and jury (If applicable) present?

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 12

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There is no need for a verifying affidavit if it is a declaratory order being sought.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 12

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Which of the following are some of the defences to defamation?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Qualified Privilege

  • Verifying Privilege

  • Innocent publication

  • Honest Opinion

  • Apology

  • Unreliable source of information

  • Offer to make ammends

  • Absolute Privilege

  • Fair and reasonable publication on a matter of publication

  • Undamaged reputation

Question 8 of 12

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What 2 types of remedies are there for defamation?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Monetary damages

  • Retraction of statement

  • Fines imposed on company to pay the state

  • Declaratory Order

Question 9 of 12

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The prohibitation of publication can be known as

Select one of the following:

  • Barring order

  • Interlocutory order

  • Stopping order

Question 10 of 12

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What was the outcome of the case of M V Drury 1994 when the restraint of publication on private life matters was sought?

Select one of the following:

  • The courts granted the restraint and the publication on the matters stopped.

  • The court denied the restraint, stating freedom of expression outweighs risk defamation.

  • The court imposed a fine on the newspapers that looked to publish the story on a matter of privacy.

Question 11 of 12

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In Reynolds V Mallocco why was an injuction to stop publication granted?

Select one of the following:

  • To stop an act of defamation taking place.

  • To favour risk of defamation over freedom of expression.

  • The defendants could not pay the damages if defamation occurred.

Question 12 of 12

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In X V RTE (Birmingham bomber) under which grounds was the injunction not granted?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Truth in statements.

  • Ex parte.

  • Delay in proceedings.

  • Guilt of defendant.

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Defamation In Ireland

Ciara Byrne
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A quiz on the defamation element of Irish Media Law. Including case outcomes and definitions.

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