Category Archives: Ireland

>Atheists sign up to fight Irish Blasphemy Law

>After the passing of the controversial Irish blasphemy law, which potentially could put severe restrictions on freedom of speech, Atheist Ireland held a particularly well timed AGM on Saturday which was reported in the Irish Times. I thnk it’s quite … Continue reading

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>Bad news on Irish Blasphemy Law

>Ireland’s quest to grace the red carpet at the Silly Law of the Year 2009 Awards gathers pace. Last Wednesday, the Parliamentary Justice Committee passed it by 3 votes and it now goes to the Dail this week where a … Continue reading

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>Irish Blasphemy Minister’s Homophobic Past

>I suppose I wasn’t really surprised to learn that the man whose idea it was to criminalise criticism of religion has, in the past, voiced some very intolerant views on gay rights. It’s somewhat ironic that he was appointed to … Continue reading

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>Oppose Irish Blasphemy Law on Twitter and Facebook

>In response to a comment on this post, I had a brief scout round the internet to see if I could find any evidence of an organised campaign against the proposed new blasphemy law. I couldn’t find anything much on … Continue reading

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>Irish Blasphemy Law threatens free speech and expression

>I did one of these quizzes on Facebook recently which “told” me that the city I should be living in is Dublin. To be sure, I would have preferred somewhere a bit more temperate, maybe like Barcelona or Palma de … Continue reading

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>Celtic Tiger licking its wounds

>The Irish economy is suffering even more than most at the moment. It’s forecast to contract by a staggering 8% this year. I’m not convinced that the Irish Government’s harsh approach to public spending is the right path, particularly when … Continue reading

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