I'm looking into setting up a site which will be somewhat similar to www.mybosslied.ie and ratemysolicitor.com
The site i'm making this enquiry about will allow users to add their thoughts and opinions on a subject matter (irish subject matter). Their point of view may not be liked by those who are mentioned in the posts.
So my questions are:
Can some legal implications be avoided if you host your site outside of Ireland?
If you host abroad but you use a .ie domain name, can you avoid any legal implications?
No, Only Ireland Law apply to you, not US law. If you host illegal site in US, what they can do is disable your site.