For Whom The Bell Trolls


A new troll (above) recently joined the debate about the fallout from the redaction of Kate Fitzgerald’s article by the Irish Times and subsequent apology to The Communications Clinic.

Called ‘You’re Kidding Me’ he/she has ridiculed those seeking answers from the Irish Times and The Communications Clinic.

So far so whatever.

But this troll also seemed to be privy to some inside information about the case. And in the middle of all the sneering came this veiled threat:

Also – out of curiosity, and Broadsheet, have your defamation lawyers at the ready…


Which we felt was a little, oh what’s the word? Familiar.

So we checked the troll’s IP address.

The registered owner is Matheson Ormsby Prentice, 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. The country’s best-known defamation lawyers. A leader in their field, you might say.
And whose clients include…the Irish Times.

Ain’t life grand?

Previously: IT Online Editor: Why We Removed Kate’s Fitzgerald’s Article From The Irish Times Digital Archive

Let Kate Have The Final Word

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