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Longford Circuit Court heard that the action dated back to June 2003

Longford Circuit Court heard that the action dated back to June 2003

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Longford Circuit Court heard that the action dated back to June 2003

The director of a company operating a Co Dublin quarry has obtained a High Court injunction directing a man to take down de famatory remarks about him on a Facebook page.

Barrister Karl Sweeney told Mr Justice Brian Cregan that the defamatory statement had been posted by Conor Judge of Shanraw, Keshcarrigan, Co Leitrim, in July last.

Mr Sweeney said that Michael English, of Shannon Valley Plant Hire, of Turvey Lane, Roseville, Donabate, Co Dublin, had been heavily involved in the operation of a Rathcoole, Co Dublin quarry. 

The court heard Mr Judge was currently in dispute with the owners of the quarry over the sale of a digger. Mr Sweeney said Mr Judge now apparently believed his client Mr English was responsible for debts in connection with the Rathcoole quarry which was owned by a third party and which was not the case.

Judge Cregan said the remarks on the Facebook page were clearly defamatory and he directed that they be permanently removed.

Irish Independent