Defamation Act, 1961

Interpretation generally.

2.—In this Act—

“local authority”has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act, 1941 ;“newspaper” except in section 27, means any paper containing public news or observations thereon, or consisting wholly or mainly of advertisements, which is printed for sale and is published in the State or in Northern Ireland either periodically or in parts or numbers at intervals not exceeding thirty-six days;

“proprietor”means, as well as the sole proprietor of any newspaper, in the case of a divided proprietorship, the persons who, as partners or otherwise, represent or are responsible for any share or interest in the newspaper as between themselves and the

persons in like manner representing or responsible for the other shares or interests therein, and no other person.