Posted by: becketfund | May 20, 2009

Update: Ireland’s Minister Proposes Blasphemy Law

DUBLIN – THE ORGANISATION for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has warned the Irish government that its plan to introduce a new blasphemy law risks flouting international standards on freedom of speech, the Irish Times reported on May 20.  In April of 2009 Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern announced that he would propose a new crime of blasphemous libel in an amendment to the Defamation Bill.

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