Saturday, January 21, 2012

Student protetests his innocence

There are video cameras everywhere,
So if someone who looks just like you does a runner in Japan you might get the blame.

Now you might be in Japan at the time yourself and get blamed "perhaps"in the wrong.

You might have to go to the high court to get an injunction ! Just to protect your good name.

From the Examiner newspaper.

Student back in High Court in bid to prevent being named in video case

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:52 AM

A 22-year-old is back in the High Court today in a bid to stop six national newspapers from naming him over a video he claims defames him.

Eoin McKeogh, a student of business and Japanese at DCU, denies he is in the online video which allegedly shows a young man evading a taxi fare.

His lawyers told the High Court he was in Japan at the time.

Last week he secured an injunction against internet giants such as Facebook and Google, stopping them from rebroadcasting or publishing the material.

Following reports on the court proceedings, the 22-year-old student is now seeking an order stopping the Evening Herald, the Sunday Times, the Irish Examiner, the Independent, the Star and the Irish Times from publishing his identity.

His counsel has argued that by identifying Mr McKeogh, the newspapers have circumvented the terms and spirit of the order.

One way or another it was an expensive taxi ride for him.


  1. Anonymous10:42 AM

    How was it an expensive taxi ride when it wasnt him in the video? The taxi driver has apologisedto Eoin McKeogh in court and the actual guy in the video has since paid the fare. Maybe get your facts straight first?

    1. Anonymous2:20 PM

      And you can verify this by calling the real faredodger on 087 418 7776, because he calls out his own phone number to one of the other passengers -

    2. Well anonymous, this is all before the courts, so let them decide.

    3. Anonymous6:46 PM

      Actually it's not:

      Like I said John, get your facts straight first yeah?

    4. Today he has failed in the courts to stop 6 newspapers publishing his name on Monday. However if they do publish his name knowing that he is innocent he will have a massive lawsuit against them which will be interesting