Sunday 22 October 2017

O'Donoghue libel action delayed due to his exams

Tim Healy

CONVICTED killer Wayne O'Donoghue is taking final exams next week and will be unable to attend a court hearing of a libel action against a newspaper.

O'Donoghue, who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 11-year-old Robert Holohan, is suing the 'Sunday World' arising out of coverage of his trial in 2005 and his four-year sentence for manslaughter in January 2006.

O'Donoghue has built a new life for himself in the UK since he was released from prison in 2008.

Declan Doyle, for O'Dono-ghue, yesterday told the High Court they were seeking an adjournment of next week's (November 25) libel proceedings because his client was due to sit final exams in a degree course he was taking.

Mr Justice Eamon de Valera adjourned the case to the next law term after hearing there was no objection.

Last week, there was a settlement of separate libel proceedings brought by O'Donoghue against TV3 also arising out of coverage of his sentencing for manslaughter.

Irish Independent

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