The Minister for Justice and Equality reviewed the operation of the Defamation Act 2009, following section 5 of that Act.
The aim of this review was to:
promote an exchange of views and experiences regarding the operation in practice of the changes made by the 2009 Act
review recent reforms of defamation law in other relevant jurisdictions
examine whether Irish defamation law, and in particular the Defamation Act 2009, remains appropriate and effective for securing its objectives: including in the light of any relevant developments since 2009
explore and weigh the arguments (and evidence) for and against any proposed changes in Irish defamation law intended to better respond to its objectives
publish the outcomes of the review, with recommendations on appropriate follow-up measures
The following supplementary submissions were received after the symposium
The closing date was 30 January 2020.