Media & Privacy Department 


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Our experience and expertise with clients across the media entertainment and creative industries have clarified how damaging stories can affect the brand or career of an individual. Crowley Millar provide a comprehensive service when it comes to protecting our clients’ reputation and privacy and safeguarding their interests.

We are also aware of the requirements for publishers and artists in relation to be certain about a broadcast or publication and the importance of ensuring whether anything damaging will be communicated. We understand the necessity to balance the requirements of pre-publication and pre-broadcast with the requirements of artists, journalists and writers with freedom of expression.

Our solicitors have successfully prosecuted many defamation actions ensuring our clients’ good name is restored and we have defended actions in front of the Irish court system in relation to defamation actions.

We have knowledge and experience in relation to the Press Ombudsman, the Press Council, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and have formed networks with various publishers and broadcasters. Therefore, we can deal with issues that might arise regarding defamation and breach of confidence and other legal risks.

As one of Ireland’s leading litigation practices, we are also involved in disputes requiring investigation in relation to clients’ rights and obligations regarding the disclosure of information by way of discovery, data subject access request, data protection and freedom of information request.

Some of the services we can provide are:

  • Pre-publication advice to publishers, writers and broadcasters
  • Defence of defamation proceedings
  • Issue of defamation proceedings
  • Injunctions to prevent broadcast and publication
  • Advice regarding privacy and human rights
  • Discovery, data protection and freedom of limitation

For further information, please contact partner Simon Carty at