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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