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Defamation: Law and Practice


ISBN13: 9781905536641
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Clarus Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £210.00



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Defamation Law and Practice provides an in-depth analysis and comprehensive coverage of defamation law in Ireland including coverage of substantive and procedural law.

The enactment of the Defamation Act 2009 has overhauled and repealed the 1961 Act and has created a new tort of defamation, abolishing the distinction between libel and slander. New statutory defences have been created and new amendments to procedures have been introduced. Remedies and damages have been overhauled as the landscape for defamation enters into a new era. The ability to defame has also increased astronomically with the advent of social networking and individuals having the ability to publish the thoughts and ideas from their mobile phone, tablets and home computers.

Subjects:
Irish Law
Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Publication
Chapter 3: Meaning of the Statement
Chapter 4: Identification of the Defamed Party
Chapter 5: Truth
Chapter 6: Honest Opinion
Chapter 7: Absolute Privilege
Chapter 8: Qualified Privilege
Chapter 9: Defences for Public Interest Speech
Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Defences
Chapter 11: Damages
Chapter 12) Miscellaneous Reliefs
Chapter 13: The European Convention on Human Rights and Irish Defamation law
Chapter 14: Practice and Procedure
Chapter 15: Precedents.