Twitter ye not?

20th November, 2010

When can tweets, blogs and other online ramblings prejudice an ongoing court case? Can they ever amount to prejudicial publicity?

And how easily will an Irish court abandon a prosecution because of such online prejudice?

All three questions have been addressed in a High Court judgment delivered earlier this month. In Niall Byrne and the DPP, Judge Peter Charleton refused an appeal by a man who claimed that online articles and internet commentary were likely...

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