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Ahern warns that social media sites can be sued

Dermot Ahern, the Minister for Justice, has warned social media websites that they can be sued for defamation.

29th May, 2010

Dermot Ahern, the Minister for Justice, has warned social media websites that they can be sued for defamation.

Speaking at the launch of the second annual report oft he Press Council and Press Ombudsman last week, Ahern said that ‘‘certain sceptics’’ should remember that the Press Council’s code of practice related to traditional ‘‘ink stained’’ print versions of publications and to their online versions.

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