Defamation of Character

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Defamation will arise where there is a communication to third parties of false statements about a person that injures their reputation of or deters others from associating with that person.


Defamation will arise when an intentional false utterance is published, communicated to, heard or read by a third party which lowers one's reputation, or creates a negative image of a person about whom it is directed.

Defamation can be in writing (libel) or spoken (slander), now collectively known as the Tort of Defamation, and can occur in a number of different circumstances for instance:


1. Wrongfully accusing a customer of shoplifting.

2. Wrongfully accused of paying for goods with counterfeit notes.

3. Wrongfully accused of leaving a restaurant without paying.

4. Publishing an untrue article.

5. Calling someone corrupt or a criminal (for example; a thief, a rapist, a murderer on social media).

6. Statements made on radio or TV.

7. Statements or claims made in a magazine or newspaper.

8. Statements made on YouTube or any other public digital video platforms.

9. Statements made on social media including Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, WhatsApp, Google+, Facebook Messenger, Pinterest.

While traditional media involves some checks and balances typically prior to publication, social media allows individuals to place unchecked comments with great ease at any time. Unfortunately, such comments, if defamatory, can irreparably damage that individual’s good name and reputation.

Doyle and Company have a wide range of expertise in the area of Defamation Law, representing clients in both High Court and Circuit Court defamation actions for plaintiffs.


Established over 40 years ago, Doyle and Company LLP has a wealth of experience in successfully dealing with defamation claims. Our objective is to help you receive the apologies, retractions, and compensation for your defamation claim. We pride ourselves in delivering for our clients and keeping our clients frequently updated and informed as your case progresses.

We will keep you updated as your claim progresses and correspond with you by phone, email or post, whichever format you request.