“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about”
– Oscar Wilde
Whilst great in sentiment, the above quote is not always the case, particularly if what is being said isn’t true. The right to one’s good name is protected by law.
Essentially, an individual has protection against a defamatory statement that has been publicised by having the right of a Court for an application for Declaratory Order or an action for damages for defamation.
At Carmody Moran Solicitors, our team are experienced in dealing with the media, libel and privacy issues and have a formidable reputation in this complex area of law. The increasing use of electronic communications has changed the landscape of issues relating to defamation, privacy and human rights.
If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us for advice either in relation to recourse for defamation or with a view to finding solutions before damage has been caused to help you manage the situation where your reputation is at risk. Each case in this area of law requires specific advice to deal with particular circumstances.