Michael O’Doherty, Barrister-at-law

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Michael O’Doherty is a barrister based in Dublin. He practices in general civil litigation, with a particular expertise in the law of the internet and social media. He is the author of the first Irish title to cover this area of law, Internet Law, which was published by Bloomsbury Professional in 2020. As the founder and former Managing Director of VIP Publishing, Ireland’s largest magazine publishing group, he also has an in-depth and practical knowledge of media and employment law.

Areas of practice:

  • Internet Law
  • Social Media Law
  • Employment Law
  • Media Law
  • The law of Privacy
  • Data Protection law
  • General civil litigation

Other employment:

Lecturer at UCD Sutherland School of Law
Michael lectures the 12-week module on Internet Law to undergraduate students.

Publisher at VIP Publishing
Michael was the co-founder of VIP Publishing, the largest Irish magazine publishing company, which includes the titles VIP, TVNow, Stellar and KISS.

Publisher at Magill magazine
Michael was a co-publisher of Coliemore Publications, which re-launched the current events magazine Magill in 1997.