Associated Newspapers will consider an appeal over Denis OBrien ruling

first_imgTHE LAWYER REPRESENTING Associated Newspapers Ireland has expressed disappointment over a decision to award businessman Denis O’Brien €150,000 in damages in his defamation case against the Irish Daily Mail.“We are extremely disappointed with the outcome, even though the jury decided that Paul Drury expressed his views honestly,” said solicitor Michael Kealey.“This is a very sad day for all those who seek to voice strong opinions in our democracy.”kKealey said that the Irish Daily Mail would “continue to support the right of all our columnists to express a broad range of views, even if those may sometimes be uncomfortable.”He confirmed that his client will consider an appeal to the ruling.Read: Denis O’Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaperlast_img

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