MacGuill & Company has a great deal of experience in representing parties who have had their reputations damaged by comment in the print, broadcast, or electronic media.

We have run defamation cases right up to and including in the Supreme Court, and our team has developed both a practical understanding of the media and the necessary skills required to successfully mount litigation against powerful media interests.

We are fully conversant with the principles underlying the Press Council’s remit and the alternatives to litigation. Equally, we are fully conversant with the operation of the Defamation Act 2009 and the protections afforded by the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Watters v Independent Star Limited Trading as Irish Daily Star On Sunday

First successful case under the defamation act 2009 – residual reputation of convicted criminal -declaratory order material defamatory – court order correction and apology

  • Burke & Others v Central Independent Television plc

Libel – disclosure creating danger to informant – whether relevant documents privileged from production – information received in confidence


James MacGuill

P:+353 (42) 933 4026

Aimée McCumiskey

P:+353 (42) 933 4026