Monday 24 April 2017

Solicitor sues owners of website for defamation

A SOLICITOR has brought a defamation action over comments posted about him on the website rateyoursolicitor.com.

Damien Tansey, a partner in the firm Callan Tansey Solicitors, has taken proceedings against John Gill of Drumline, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare, and Ans Vogelaar of Bohea, Liscarney, Westport, Co Mayo, who he claims are the website's operators.

Mr Tansey, a solicitor based in Sligo, is also suing Dotster Inc, a US-based firm which, it is claimed, provides internet services to the first two defendants, including hosting the website.

Yesterday, when the matter was mentioned before the High Court, counsel for Mr Tansey said he understood that Mr Gill intended to defend the proceedings.

Counsel was granted an extension of time to bring proceedings against the defendants.

Mr Gill told the court he had very little to say other than that the only thing he was interested in was the truth.

The matter was adjourned.

Irish Independent

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