Irish journalist, Gemma O’Doherty has been arrested by the police outside RTÉ.
The viral video was uploaded on witter showed the journalist been dragged by the police as she was asked for her address which she said she will not give them and they started forcefully pulling along the bridge.
Gemma who shouting they are traitor to the Irish people and that they will be viral, they are have only shown themselves up…..
Many online Tweeps who found her arrest as a good news said:
“Great news ! Sad to see someone so disrespectful to our State and to fellow citizens. She’s caused a lot of dangerous rhetoric to take root and I hope she gets all the help she needs.”
Gemma O’Doherty once told a judge that she fears for her safety and has written a substantial document, in which she has named names, that will be published in the event of anything happening to her.
“These are dangerous times for journalists like me,” she told Mr Justice Richard Humphreys in the High Court today.
She told him that her document would be released by friends in the event of anything untoward happening.
Ms O’Doherty said she had been abused on the street because of “fake news” published about her, but added that some people shook her hand.
“I have been physically assaulted several times in recent months because of my love for this country, even while the gardaí looked on”, she said. “Eggs have been thrown at me.”
She told Judge Humphreys that during an application last week in her absence, on behalf of Fingal County Councillor Jimmy Guerin – who is suing her for defamation of character – “outrageous lies” had been made about her and subsequently published in several online and printed media.
“I am not going to have my good name dragged through the mud. I am a journalist whose reputation in impeccable,” she stated in oral submissions to the court.
“In this incredible, spurious and fictional action that has been taken against me I have been the subject of a tsunami of libellous headlines.”
Ms O’Doherty said she would be suing every single news medium that had carried articles and printed “the most outrageous lies and scurrilous defamation of me.”
She told Judge Humphreys that her appearance in court was her opportunity to set the record straight.
She said the alleged defamation on her Twitter and Facebook accounts, and the substantive action by Mr Guerin, a brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin, was an attempt to silence her.
She has made allegations that gardaí colluded with criminals in Veronica Guerin’s murder and asked Judge Humphreys to strike it out.
“I am asking you to strike out this spurious action now. It’s a waste of court time and taxpayers money,” she said.
Publicity and media headlines appeared after the High Court had been told last Monday week that Ms O’Doherty had been “actively trying to evade” service of the defamation proceedings brought against her by Mr Guerin. She denied the allegation in court and said Mr Guerin would be unable to prove it.
Details of the alleged defamation against Mr Guerin by Ms O’Doherty have not been detailed to the court.
MS O’Doherty said gardaí had framed people in the past, and when one was taking on the elements of the State, as she was, about corruption, the State would stop at nothing to silence her.
Barrister Ronan Lupton, who appeared for Ms Guerin with solicitors Flynn O’Driscoll, told the court he strongly objected to allegations Ms O’Doherty had made against Mr Guerin’s legal team.
Judge Humphreys said he would not strike out orders that had already been made against Ms O’Doherty and awarded costs against her.
The court did not accept the allegations she had made against Mr Guerin’s legal team.
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