McKeogh v Doe [2012] IEHC 95

High Court of Ireland
Document type
Court Decision
The plaintiff had wrongly been identified as the taxi fare evader shown in a video posted on various websites.  The judgment primarily concerns the issue of whether the plaintiff could be named on newspaper websites reporting the court case and the court ordered that he could be named.  The court noted that it had earlier granted interim orders that social media sites such as YouTube and Google should remove the video and provide the identities of web users who had defamed the plaintiff.  The orders regarding identities of web users were granted applying the UK tort case of Norwich Pharmacal v Customs & Excise 1973 UKHL 6. According to media reports, there have been further developments in this case in 2013 and 2014. 
Topic, claim, or defense
Defamation or Personality Rights
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Data Retention or Disclosure
Type of law
General effect on immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order