BuzzFeed legal case shows Dublin’s draw for foreign libel claimants (The Irish Times)

Dublin is better known for attracting tech companies than libel claimants. But a US self-help guru’s lawsuit against an American news site has highlighted what critics say is the Republic’s emergence as the new global hub for defamation cases.

Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship, said it showed that “powerful individuals can bring claims wherever they think they can get their case heard most easily, regardless of whether there has been any meaningful damage to them there”.

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