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Patrick Kavanagh and the Leader free pdf In October 1952 "The Leader", a political and cultural magazine operating in Dublin, published an unsigned 'Profile' of the poet, Patrick Kavanagh, which he considered offensive. He sued "The Leader" (and its printer) for damages. The case came to court in February 1954. Former Taoiseach John A. Costello appeared as lead barrister for the defence. The libel case became a public sensation, receiving extensive newspaper coverage at the time, with lengthy queues of spectators outside the court each day. Costello's detailed and masterful cross-examination of Kavanagh which went on over a number of days, fatally undermined Kavanagh's case. The jury found that Kavanagh had not been libelled. Kavanagh was both personally humiliated and financially devastated. On appeal the decision was later overturned but the damage to Kavanagh had been done...

About Pat Walsh

Pat Walsh is a Librarian with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Library Service. Originally from Mayo, he now lives and works in Dun Laoghaire. He is the author of The Curious Case of The Mayo Librarian which Mercier published in 2009.

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Author : Pat Walsh
Publisher : The Mercier Press Ltd
Data Published : 01 February 2010
ISBN : 1856356647
EAN : 9781856356640
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . In October 1952 "The Leader", a political and cultural magazine operating in Dublin, published an unsigned 'Profile' of the poet, Patrick Kavanagh, which he considered offensive. He sued "The Leader