Thousands use #suemepaddy hashtag after legal threats

Thousands use #suemepaddy hashtag after legal threats
Labour Party Senator Aodhan O’Riordain

Jackson’s lawyers wrote to Labour Party Senator Aodhan O’Riordain advising of their intention to sue him over a tweet he posted (and later deleted) in relation to the trial

Tens of thousands of people have posted tweets under the #suemepaddy hashtag in the 24 hours after the rugby player’s legal team warned it would pursue those who may have libelled him on social media.

On Saturday, more than 16,000 people had tweeted under the hashtag, which was top of Twitter’s trending analytics for Ireland, after Jackson’s lawyers wrote to Labour Party Senator Aodhan O’Riordain advising of their intention to sue him over a tweet...

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