Online first as blogger apologises to Ganley over tweets - National News - Independent.ieA 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".
This is the sort of stuff you will find on his account <today>.
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.Mr Barrington, who describes himself as a "wordsmith for hire", was unwilling to comment further on the matter.
I wonder will this be the start of a slew of cases.