Journalists, Ms Allison Morris and Ms Aoife Moore have had their cases commenced at the High Court in Dublin this afternoon before Mr Justice Allen.  In two separate applications, heard together, they sought an Order for an expedited hearing in respect of seeking disclosure of the details of the users to whom persistently targeted, harassed and defamed them on the social media platform Twitter. 

At the hearing today, the Judge agreed that the matter was of an urgency which enabled the Court to deal with the cases today and has now listed the matter for a full hearing on the issues on Friday 4th June 2021. 

At the hearing on 4th June 2021 both our clients will seek “Norwich Pharmacal” orders compelling both Twitter and Mr Harris to identify those behind the offending posts on the social media platform.   

Darragh Mackin and Claire McKeegan, Partners of Phoenix Law acting for Ms Moore and Ms Morris:

“We are glad that the Court has recognised the urgency of these matters and intend to vigorously pursue our clients applications for disclosure and damages.”

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For EDITORS: This press release has been issued by Phoenix Law Solicitors, who act for the two journalists.  For all enquires, please contact our office on info@phoenix-law.org