Senator settles his libel case with paper

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WATERFORD’S Senator Paudie Coffey has settled his libel action with the publishers of a Kilkenny newspaper.

Senator Coffey took a case against Iconic Media Group over a January 2016 article in the Kilkenny People which he claimed called him a highway robber.

A jury failed to reach a verdict following a 13-day hearing last December.

Senator Coffey’s solicitor read out a statement in court last week confirming that they had reached an agreement to settle the case.

In it, he said he was pleased that Iconic Media Group had recognised his good name and reputation and had stated that he was a person of integrity.

The publisher has agreed to remove the article and any other references to it, from all of their associated websites and social media platforms.

In a statement, Senator Coffey thanked family and friends for their support and said he was glad to be able to put this case behind him.

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