Barrister says Donegal conviction for FB criminal damage is a wake up call

facebookA legal expert has described the first Irish prosecution for criminal damage to a social media account as a wake up call.

A 30 year old Donegal man yesterday received a 2,000 euro fine for criminal damage after he admitted posting an offensive message on his ex-girlfriend's Facebook page.

Barrister Fergal Crehan - who specialises in Internet law - says comments on social media are a legal minefield: