Belfast Telegraph

Judge hopes for decision on Dana case by December

By Staff Reporter

A judge hopes to give his decision in December on a case taken by former presidential candidate Dana Scallon.

The Londonderry-born Eurovision Song Contest winner is seeking an order that her sister and niece must put up money to cover the legal bill which would arise should they lose their defamation case. The action at the High Court in Dublin arises from a 2011 TV interview when Ms Scallon was asked about allegations of sexual abuse made against her brother John.

The court has previously been told that if it grants Ms Scallon orders requiring Susan Stein and Susan Gorrell to provide the €425,000 security sought by Ms Scallon, their cases will be at an end.

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