The intended defendants have been identified following a court order by Facebook, which, along with Instagram, was used to host pages with advertisements containing allegedly defamatory statements about her in order to sell skincare products.
The advertisements used attention-grabbing false headlines such as “Miriam sacked from RTÉ” which results in the ads appearing in Facebook users’ “news feeds”, it is claimed.
When the user clicks on the ads, he or she is directed to pages on which the user is encouraged to buy skincare products falsely stated to be endorsed or owned by Ms O’Callaghan, it is claimed.
Ms O’Callaghan has nothing to do with the skincare range and is distressed at being associated with what she says is a...
A licensed premises has agreed to pay compensation of €3,500 to a customer with a brain tumour after he was mistaken for a drunk when asked to leave the premises.
The man was in the pub celebrating the end of rehabilitative treatment for his brain injury. His condition causes a limp, and this was interpreted by staff as signs of being drunk. Despite explaining his disability directly to staff, the man was asked to leave the premises, which he said “caused him significant distress and embarrassment”.
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) provided direct legal representation to the man in his application to the district court for redress under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003. The matter was settled without court...
Miriam O’Callaghan has filed High Court proceedings against Facebook.
O’Callaghan told the Sunday Times newspaper in January that she was planning to sue the social media giant, alleging that fake advertisements using her name and photo were being promoted on the platform.
These advertisements featured false adverts for a face cream, and her solicitor had been complaining to Facebook about the ads since last June, she said.
Callers into the RTÉ Radio One’s Liveline with Joe Duffy last summer said they’d seen the advert and had bought the product believing it had been endorsed by O’Callaghan.
The case was filed by O’Callaghan on Friday, and she is being represented by solicitor Paul Tweed. There is no...
The other defendants were Simco, the production company behind The X Factor; Big Deal Music, a publishing company that in 2013 Mr Ryan allegedly signed a contract with; Universal Music Publishing; EMI Music Publishing and Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
The case was briefly mentioned before the High Court today.
Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds was due to fix a date for the hearing of a pretrial discovery motion brought by lawyers acting for the plaintiff.
However, the court was informed that a hearing date was not required and with the consent of all the parties the entire proceedings could be struck out.