Mark Kelly v Boylesports Limited

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    [2024] IECC 5
  • Legal Body
    Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: defamation; workplace; policies; procedures

The Plaintiff alleged that a defamatory notice was published by the Defendant accusing him of ambiguous betting activity and fraud. This notice, containing his photograph, was circulated internally among thousands of Boylesports employees and was also posted on an employee's Instagram feed, leading to further widespread distribution. The Plaintiff contended that these allegations damaged his reputation, causing humiliation and shame. He claimed no offer to make amends was made under Section 22 of the Defamation Act 2009, and sought damages, including aggravated and exemplary damages, for defamation, along with interest and legal costs. The Defendant denied any malice or improper

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This article is correct at 02/07/2024

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