INM hit with contempt proceedings over controversial article on rape trial

An allegedly prejudicial opinion piece published in the Irish Independent last November led to the jury in the case being discharged in the closing stages of the trial

27th January, 2019
Mr Justice Paul McDermott

The Director of Public Prosecutions has issued contempt proceedings against Independent News & Media (INM) following the collapse of a rape trial.

An allegedly prejudicial opinion piece published in the Irish Independent last November led to the jury in the case being discharged in the closing stages of the trial.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott made the decision following an application by lawyers for the defendant, who was accused of raping a woman he had met...

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