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 April 21, 2010  Court, Non-U.S.

PA Media Lawyer reports:

The Irish Mail on Sunday has beaten an attempt to gag it from reporting allegations that a charity founder made inappropriate sexual advances to males in Kenya.

Michael Meegan had sought a non-publication order from the High Court in Dublin under Ireland’s new Defamation Act.

Meegan, who holds a British passport, helped to establish a charity called Icross – the International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering – and had sought to stop the Irish Mail on Sunday publishing an article alleging that he had made advances to Kenyan men or youths – claims that he denied.

He also sought an order prohibiting the paper from breaching his right to privacy over his sexuality.

The application is believed to be the first to have been made since the Act came into force on New Year’s Day.

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