Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Sinn Fein face £400,000 bill for libel
The Iish News report (18 December) on the Declan Gormley libel case suffests that with the addition of legal costs, on top of the £80,000 libel award, Sinn Fein may face a bill of around £400,000. The case lasted three weeks and that accounts for the legal costs of more than £300,000.
The case has certainly been interesting and one of the ironies was that while the press statement that was the cause for the case was snt out by Sinn Fein to all the media, newspapers, radio and television, not one of them actually carried it! So Sinn Fein face a bill of around £400,000 for a news release that was never picked up by anyone.