Are comedians above the law? They should be, according to a submission to the Department of Justice in relation to a review of the Defamation Act. Four of Ireland’s writers and performers have argued for a special exemption from defamation for the work of comedians and satirists.
The quartet, which comprises Roddy Doyle, Oliver Callan, Tommy Tiernan and Brendan O’Carroll, may not have brought a particular smile to the face of anyone in...
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