A Dublin-based software developer who has filed a defamation lawsuit against Oracle over its breach of a contract has gone into liquidation.
John Caulfield, who has been working on a project to improve the way the Irish language is spoken in Ireland, said he had been contacted by lawyers representing Oracle Ireland, which is based in Dublin.
He has asked the courts to order the Irish government to stop the breach of its contract with Oracle Ireland and the government to make it pay damages.
Mr Caulfields contract was to be with the company after the end of this year, but it was not signed and Oracle Ireland had made it clear that it would not honour it, he said.
He was looking at whether Oracle Ireland could do anything to stop him from continuing his work with the Irish-speaking community in Ireland.
Oracle Ireland said Mr Caulfines contract was with the government of Ireland and was valid.
A spokeswoman said the company would continue to work with him.
The software company, which has offices in the US and Canada, is owned by Oracle, which was founded in 1992 by Larry Ellison.
Oracle’s lawyers had said that it had not breached the contract because Mr Caeligts contract with the organisation was « mutually beneficial ».
Oracle Ireland had said it would honour its contract.
Mr Clodagh said he was shocked to hear of the termination of the contract, but had not been told why.
Mr T.B.H. Fitzgerald, Oracle Ireland’s general counsel, said the contract had not yet been cancelled.
« It has not been cancelled, but Mr Caucian is now going into liquidators’ court, and he has told me he will not honour the contract, » Mr Fitzgerald said.
Mr Fitzgerald said he would not comment further.
A spokesperson for the Irish embassy in Dublin said it could not comment on any litigation or litigation related to matters of public interest.