Defamation, market leader, Lawyers, Solicitors, Ireland - A&L Goodbody


We have market leading expertise and experience in both managing corporate reputation and taking/defending defamation cases. We are regularly engaged to manage the reputational aspects of a business-critical crisis for Ireland's leading companies. We also actively manage our client's media exposure both pre and post-publication. This can involve injunctive proceedings to prevent publication, liaising with the media outlet to manage content, or seeking redress post publication. Such redress can come in the form of a clarification, apology, complaint to the Press Ombudsman/Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and/or a defamation action. We also have particular expertise in internet defamation and have acted in some of the most high profile internet defamation cases in recent years.


  • ABP Food Group, Europe's largest meat processor, on its defence of High Court defamation proceedings issued by a meat trader in respect of a press release published during the horsemeat crisis. 
  • Shell E&P Ireland Limited in its defence of defamation proceedings by a former contractor to the Corrib gas project. 
  • Numerous prominent individuals and companies on the taking down of defamatory content and private information from social media platforms.
  • Irish Aviation Authority in its defence of four High Court defamation cases taken by current or former staff relating to the IAA's written communications.
  • Cosnova GMbH, a multinational cosmetics company, in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings by a former supplier, Sales Cosmetics Limited.
  • SgurrEnergy, a multinational energy company, in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings by a former employee. 
  • Google in defamation proceedings by an Irish hotel relating to the results of an autocomplete search.
  • YouTube/Google in defamation proceedings taken by an Irish student, Eoin McKeogh, regarding a video posted online.
  • International Justice Mission regarding Irish defamation proceedings.

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