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MLRC European Media Lawyers Conference: Dublin

Dublin, Ireland • June 24, 2024

Continuing MLRC’s series of annual meetings that began in Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam, we invite you to join us in Dublin for a full day of discussion and networking with colleagues from around Europe. The conference brings together media lawyers from Europe and the United States to discuss comparative media law, strategies to defend freedom of expression, and ways to strengthen the media lawyer community.


Location: Google’s Dublin Office: Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.

Registration is 190 Euros. Conference includes light breakfast, lunch, and reception.
Register by credit card here. To pay by wire email: (Note: You will be charged in US dollars.)

Morning Sessions

  • Welcome Note & View from Ireland’s Bench:
    Mr Justice David Barniville President of High Court Ireland
  • Libel and Privacy Law Challenges in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Is the Island the new destination for libel tourism? Developments in EU cross-border jurisdiction, European law reform and more.
    Moderator: Ciaran O’Shiel, A&L Goodbody.
  • Litigation and Regulation Online: The EU Digital Services Act & Litigation of Online Content: Online harms, hate speech, deplatforming, together with online libel, privacy and harassment claims.
    Moderator: Olivia O’Kane, DWF
  • Lunch followed by talk: Trump trials, political speech, and the U.S. Presidential race.
  • Afternoon Sessions
  • Comparative Vetting Exercise: Irish, UK, European & US approaches to defamation and privacy concerns.
  • Training AI to Vet News Content
    Chair: Lesley Caplin, Dentons
  • Debate: Reporting Restrictions & Contempt of Court: Balancing justice and the public interest.
  • Reception



A&L Goodbody


DWF (Northern Ireland) LLP