Don’t Shoot the Messenger - Karyn Harty Explains Why Defamation Cases Still Need Juries

With the recent appointment of a new Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, defamation reform comes into renewed focus as an item featured in the Programme for Government.  A Department of Justice Review (the “Review”) of the Defamation Act 2009 (the “2009 Act”), which arose under Section 5 of the 2009 Act, has been in place since 2016 but was given renewed energy in 2019, with a Symposium hosted by the Department which I was privileged to attend.

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