Donegal man suing newspaper over article which made him look like a’headcase’

first_img Google+ Twitter Twitter Google+ A man suing the Sunday Times for defamation over an opinion piece about him filming the birth of his baby daughter says he does not accept it was an emergency delivery.Dubai based property broker John McCauley, originally from Donegal but now wth an  address in Co Kildare claims the column by journalist Brenda Power wrongly made him look like ‘some kind of headcase running around with a camera’.Columnist Brenda Power wrote an article in the Sunday Times about John McCauley after he lost an action for damages against a hospital and a midwife who interrupted him filming the birth of his first daughter.The 46 year old says he was disgusted by the opinion piece from March 2009 which he claims meant that he showed no consideration or care for his partner Jurgita and their baby.Under cross examination by lawyers for the Sunday Times which denies defamation, John McAuley said he had received permission from staff at Mount Carmel to film the birth.He didn’t believe the delivery by caesarean section was an emergency but accepts that it was if that’ s the term used by medical staff.He claims the midwife at the birth was very cold and abrupt. He says she was professional in carrying out her duties but not in her manner. Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleReport recommends that cyberbullying be made a criminal offenceNext articleNew Sewerage Schemes for Bundoran and Glencolmcille – upgrades for Killybegs and Convoy News Highland Newscenter_img Pinterest Donegal man suing newspaper over article which made him look like a’headcase’ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – July 11, 2013 Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more