Boyle man wins defamation case

A Boyle man, now living in Gurteen, was awarded €65,000 damages plus legal costs in a defamation case brought before Carrick on Shannon Circuit Court recently.

James Woods claimed he was defamed in a posting on Facebook page “Darts in Ireland” by the defendant Colm Mulvey from Drumshanbo on August 22nd 2016.

According to a court report in this week’s Leitrim Observer newspaper, it was alleged the posting referred to money that had gone missing in the 1980’s and 90’s.

The report continues: “Having heard the evidence in the case, Judge John Alymer said “It is understandable he (Woods) felt people were talking about him. It is understandable this had a devastating effect on him”

Awarding damages of €65,000 plus legal costs, Judge Aylmer added “It was a particularly nasty defamation of Mr Woods with pretty devastating effects for him”

You can read the full report in this week’s Leitrim Observer.



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