Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 13 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 121

Thread: "Blogger" apologises to Declan Ganley for defamatory tweets

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member Telemachus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    A Dirac Sea
    Posts
    6,570
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default "Blogger" apologises to Declan Ganley for defamatory tweets

    A blogger has apologised for defamatory tweets posted last month about businessman Declan Ganley in what is believed to be the first legal settlement in the State involving Twitter content. Kevin Barrington issued his apology to the Libertas entrepreneur on Twitter, and said he had paid a "substantial" donation to the Poor Clare Sisters, Mr Ganley's nominated charity, to "reflect his regret".
    Online first as blogger apologises to Ganley over tweets - National News - Independent.ie

    This is the sort of stuff you will find on his account <today>.

    https://twitter.com/kevbarring/statu...21530357731328

    Mr Barrington, who describes himself as a "wordsmith for hire", was unwilling to comment further on the matter.
    Although many of us are guilty of making intemperate comments, I think we are ok as long as we dont claim things about people that didnt occur that are defamatory or make threats of illegal action.

    I wonder will this be the start of a slew of cases.
    ..the Irish nation can become other than white, by privileging the voices of the racialised and subverting state immigration but also integration policies. Ronit Lentin

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member Ren84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Free Europe
    Posts
    49,865
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    He used to post here under KevBar until he was banned. David Cochrane and Ganley being mates was just coincidental of course......

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member Ren84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Free Europe
    Posts
    49,865
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Awaits legal eagle Stringjack in 5, 4, 3, 2......... petunia

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    4,199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Seems to be a run of the mill troll....

  5. #5

    Default

    they've been fighting for years no surprise
    If I ask a question don't just 'like' the post, reply to it. - If I post a lot about a subject I may write a post about it at http://dublinstreams.blogspot.ie/

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    12,331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    How on earth was anyone ever under the impression that Twitter wasn't subject to the defamation laws...?
    Never let the best be the enemy of the good.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member Ren84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Free Europe
    Posts
    49,865
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Iphonista View Post
    Seems to be a run of the mill troll....
    Ganley? Yeah he's a bit of a shyte stirrer alright.

  8. #8
    GDPR Deleted
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    103,633
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ibis View Post
    How on earth was anyone ever under the impression that Twitter wasn't subject to the defamation laws...?
    Hardly a surprise is it?
    You only have to read on this site almost any thread to see that most seem to think you can and indeed should post up any old bollox that comes into your head, regardless of the truth of it.

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member statsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    54,728
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ibis View Post
    How on earth was anyone ever under the impression that Twitter wasn't subject to the defamation laws...?
    The clue is in the name.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member Rocky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    8,543
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ibis View Post
    How on earth was anyone ever under the impression that Twitter wasn't subject to the defamation laws...?
    It might be a nice wake up.

    By the way this is how politicans should deal with defamation and death threats etc. on-line. I can't stand Ganley, but he was right to take this case. I have no doubt politicans will suffer further abuse when they do sue people over what is said on twitter and facebook, but they still should.
    "Give us the future, we've had enough of YOUR past, Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in and to love..."

Page 1 of 13 1234511 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •