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Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. S. 1 rep. by 1990 c. 42

  3. 2.Slander affecting official, professional or business reputation.

  4. 3.Slander of title, etc.

  5. 4.Unintentional defamation.

  6. 5.Justification.

  7. 6.Fair comment.

  8. 7.Qualified privilege of newspapers.

  9. 8.Extent of Law of Libel Amendment Act, 1888 s.3.

  10. 9.Extension of certain defences to broadcasting.

  11. 10.Limitation on privilege at elections.

  12. 11.Agreements for indemnity.

  13. 12.Evidence of other damages recovered by plaintiff.

  14. 13.Consolidation of actions for slander, etc.

  15. 14.Interpretation.

  16. 15.Proceedings affected and saving.

  17. 16.Short title and commencement.

    1. Schedule

      1. PART I STATEMENTS PRIVILEGED WITHOUT EXPLANATION OR CONTRADICTION

        1. 1.A fair and accurate report of any proceedings in public...

        2. 2.A fair and accurate report of any proceedings in public...

        3. 3.fair and accurate report of any proceedings in public of...

        4. 4.A fair and accurate report of any proceedings before a...

        5. 5.A fair and accurate report of any proceedings in public...

        6. 6.A fair and accurate copy of or extract from any...

        7. 7.A notice or advertisement published by or on the authority...

      2. PART II STATEMENTS PRIVILEGED SUBJECT TO EXPLANATION OR CONTRADICTION

        1. 8.A fair and accurate report of the findings or decision...

        2. 9.A fair and accurate report of the proceedings at any...

        3. 10.A fair and accurate report of the proceedings at any...

        4. 11.A fair and accurate report of the proceedings at a...

        5. 12.A copy or fair and accurate report or summary of...

      3. PART III INTERPRETATION

        1. 13.(1) In this Schedule the following expressions have the meanings...

        2. 14.In relation to the following countries and territories, that is...

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