Erin Go Bragh!

OK, the swimsuit calendar is a bit tacky, but imagine if you could sue for slander every time you were called a racist or homophobe. Liberals would be penniless! MSNBC would be out of business in a week! Even some our commentators would be left speechless!

In Ireland the laws are different than ours. The Irish Court ruled that Rosanna Davison, the former Miss World, was slandered when Irish airline Ryanair called her a racist when she criticized them for not including Irish women in their swimsuit calendar. I guess the Irish aren’t going to throw out the epithet as freely as they used to! Another blow against political correctness! We’re glad Miss World won.

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Source: Mail Online

A jury at the High Court in Dublin yesterday ruled that publicity by the airline implied model Rosanna Davison, daughter of singer Chris de Burgh, was racist, xenophobic, jealous and narrow-minded.

The case centred on a press release posted on Ryanair’s website in November 2008 in response to remarks Miss Davison, 27, made the previous day in a newspaper.


Asked what she thought of the lack of any Irish women in Ryanair’s 2009 charity  calendar of bikini-clad cabin crew, she said: ‘If I was (organising) it, I would have made sure Irish women were involved because it’s an Irish charity and Irish fundraising.’

The airline’s release said the comments by Miss Davison, who was crowned Miss World in 2003, ‘bordered on racism and demonstrated an elitist attitude against Ryanair’s international cabin crew’.

Full story on the website.


  1. Lola J. Lee Beno says

    More power to her!

  2. Patrick Henry Reardon says

    There’s nothing like living in a universe where the lines of morality of brightly traced.

  3. A. Arganda (Rymlianin) says

    And this with the fact that she was a person in the public limelight, which would have made it harder for her to make a case in the U.S. U.S. law is so-o-o weak on the defamation issue. I fully agree with PHR.

  4. Robert Badger says

    Speaking of slander, a certain pro-Bolshevik Russophile blogger (He/She Who Must Not Be Named) would be in serious trouble if she lived in Ireland.

    • I think the blogger’s lowest point was stooping to needling SVS about Eric Iliff.

      It makes me want to throw up.