Hate Speech

Lucinda Creighton: Government should use summer recess to quietly bury barmy Hate Speech bill

Curbs on open debate and free speech are being reformulated as positive, liberal steps, when in fact the opposite is the case

The propsed legislation ‘amounts to sheer insanity induced by a slavish adherence to all that is woke and dear to the hard left NGO community here and elsewhere’

The proposed Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022 legislation has finally hit a bump in the road.

It was perhaps only a matter of time. Rarely has a piece of legislation proposed by an Irish government been so heavily influenced by blind and obtuse ideology at the expense of clear and objective legal scrutiny, not to mention logic.

It is extraordinary and inexcusable that it sailed through various legislative ...