Defamation and the rights of the deceased

An unprecedented outcry followed the incorrect reports in some of last Sunday's newspapers about the Ukrainian woman accompanying Liam Lawlor in the car in which he was killed.

29th October, 2005

An unprecedented outcry followed the incorrect reports in some of last Sunday's newspapers about the Ukrainian woman accompanying Liam Lawlor in the car in which he was killed.

Had Lawlor survived the accident, he would have undoubtedly had something to say to the newspapers who printed the untrue allegation that the Ukrainian woman travelling with him on the road from the airport to Moscow was a teenage prostitute.

But Lawlor didn't survive, and the Ukrainian...

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