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    Default Caroline Simons accuses John McGuirk of Defamation

    The knifes are out amongst (former?) members of the Libertas organisation as Dublin Candidate Caroline Simons accuses Libertas Communications man John McGuirk of defamation.

    Libertas’s press office said it later issued another statement saying the earlier release attributed to Ms Simons had been issued in error and had not been approved. Ms Simons told The Irish Times that “a number” of press releases were issued in her name without her knowledge during the recent campaign.

    She said she sent an e-mail to media outlets on June 3rd, signed by Mr Ganley and herself, saying: “A statement was released earlier today by a member of the Irish Libertas staff which contained untruths.” Ms Simons said she sent an e-mail to the RTÉ newsdesk on June 6th, saying: “The release made by a Libertas staff member was made without Ms Simons’ knowledge or authority and comments ascribed to her were never said and are untrue.”

    Mr McGuirk said yesterday: “I’m very disappointed that a candidate who didn’t perform particularly well in the election would choose to embarrass herself like this.”

    The subsequent letter from Ms Simons’s solicitor to Mr McGuirk said the original statement issued on her behalf was defamatory.

    Ms Simons’s solicitor had instructed Mr McGuirk to issue a new statement to the media outlets that had received the original release, saying Ms Simons was “in fact an ardent supporter” of the Wiesenthal centre and its causes.
    Libertas candidate claimed defamation - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 16, 2009

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    Rats and sinking (sunk!) ship!

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    McGuirk is some tool. I've always wondered why Libertas paid him...

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    Ooooh dear. Not pretty...

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    Hilarious!

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    Isn't John McGuirk a member here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    The knifes are amongst (former?) members of the Libertas organisation as Dublin Candidate Caroline Simons accuses Libertas Communications man John McGuirk of defamation.



    Libertas candidate claimed defamation - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 16, 2009
    This Post essentially confirms that Libertas in this Jurisdiction at least are no more .... some may have assumed that already ... but here is the proof

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    I never thought I'd say this, but I have sympathy for Caroline Simons. (But only a little bit).

    Has there ever been anything which John McGuirk has been involved in that hasn't resulted in havoc, falling-outs, legal threats, and so forth? The man is some kind of attention-seeking sycophant. And why is it that the people who associate with them know this, but carry on regardless? (this website and its pathetic owner included)

    The man is a proven serial liar, borderline derranged, and all-in-all a pretty darn sad individual.

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    Die Revolution ist wie Saturn, sie frißt ihre eigenen Kinder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccafferty cat View Post
    And why is it that the people who associate with them know this, but carry on regardless? (this website and its pathetic owner included)
    It is certainly all falling apart at the seams for Libertas but even so do you not think your comments are more than a bit harsh? And if you are so disparaging of p.ie what are you doing posting here?

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