Which article contains the Defamation Act in the Irish constitution ?
When did the Defamation Act become law?
Defamation is the act of publication of material that can injure a persons reputation in the eyes of reasonable member's of the public.
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?
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?
There is no need for a verifying affidavit if it is a declaratory order being sought.
Which of the following are some of the defences to defamation?
Unreliable source of information
Offer to make ammends
Fair and reasonable publication on a matter of publication
What 2 types of remedies are there for defamation?
Retraction of statement
Fines imposed on company to pay the state
The prohibitation of publication can be known as
What was the outcome of the case of M V Drury 1994 when the restraint of publication on private life matters was sought?
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.
In Reynolds V Mallocco why was an injuction to stop publication granted?
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.
In X V RTE (Birmingham bomber) under which grounds was the injunction not granted?
Truth in statements.
Delay in proceedings.
Guilt of defendant.