"Effective, easy to deal with and pragmatic in their advice" - Chambers Europe (2021)

"First-class operators" - The Legal 500 (2020)

Tier 1 Firm - Media Law International (2021)

RDJ has been recognised as a leading firm in Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Media Law International for advice on media law.

Ronan Daly Jermyn boasts one of the most experienced media law teams in Ireland. We have extensive experience in all legal issues relevant to print, broadcasting and digital media and offer specialist advice on defamation and privacy law matters as well as contempt of court issues. We have acted in many of the landmark cases before the Superior Courts in recent years and our practitioners are regular contributors on media issues to publications in Ireland and the UK.

Our specialists give defamation advice to all the publications within the Examiner group, including the Irish Examiner, Evening Echo and several Regional Titles. We also advise entities (both radio and digital) within the Wireless plc Group (formerly UTV Media) as well as insurers in the TMT sector on defamation, privacy and intellectual property issues in particular. Our practice includes:

  • Advising on commercial arrangements and financial transactions in the sector
  • Media mergers and notifications to Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
  • Advertising and sponsorship agreements
  • Assessing and advising on publications
  • Contempt of court
  • Copyright and breach of confidence
  • Defamation and privacy
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Media strategy
  • Pre-publishing advice
  • Regulation

  • Successfully defended a High Court injunction in the first High Court decision on seeking an Order prohibiting the publication of an allegedly defamatory statement under the Defamation Act 2009 (Dan Philpott v Irish Examiner).
  • Successfully defended one of the few privacy decisions issued in the High Court in this jurisdiction. The case was ultimately settled after a Supreme Court Appeal.
  • Successfully defended High Court injunction proceedings against The Irish Examiner in relation to its coverage of a high profile case against several global social media platforms for certain defamatory on line coverage (McKeogh –v- Facebook, Google and others).
  • Defended a television production company in a high profile High Court breach of copyright claim (Sharkey v Octagon Films Limited and Radio Teilifis Eireann).
  • We have acted in a number of high profile High Court cases in the areas of defamation, breach of privacy and contempt of Court– see Mahon –v- Post Publication Limited t/a The Sunday Business Post, Irish Times Limited –v- Judge Murphy.
  • "effective, easy to deal with and pragmatic in their advice" – Chambers Europe 2021
  • ‘first-class operators’ The Legal 500 (2020)
  • ‘Efficient, pragmatic approach‘ The Legal 500 (2020)
  • "excellent, really responsive, and offers particularly good client care" – Chambers Europe
  • Richard Martin leads the litigation team at Ronan Daly Jermyn and is highly recommended by commentators for his defamation expertise. Sources say: "He fights the battle for us and spends a huge amount of time and effort taking account of the nuances. He has very sound judgement"Chambers Global
  • “Richard Martin has an impressive reputation amongst interviewees. Clients hail him as “a straight talker – he tells us how it is and does not baffle us with legal jargon. He is a very personable guy and is someone we can really talk to”Chambers Europe
  • “Darryl Broderick is another key partner in the team. Regarded by clients as “hugely impressive”  –  Chambers Europe
  • Richard Martin leads the practice at Ronan Daly Jermyn, which has defended numerous newspaper clients against defamation proceedings. – The Legal 500
  • Darryl Broderick has “expertise in television and radio matters” – The Legal 500
  • "The lawyers understand our business, and are always quick and decisive" – Chambers Europe

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