Hate speech laws are a step closer.

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Government to launch public consultation on hate speech
The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL today launch a public consultation on hate speech as part of its move to update legislation on the issue.

The consultation, which will be launched by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State David Stanton, will take place over seven weeks and will seek views from members of the public, academics, and groups who have been targets of hate speech.

It will include an online questionnaire, a set of workshops to hear from minority communities and a call for detailed submissions from those with expert knowledge in the area.

Some forms of hate speech are already a criminal offence under the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989. It prohibits threatening, abusive or insulting conduct that is intended or likely to stir up hatred against a group of persons on account of their race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, membership of the travelling community or sexual orientation.

However, while the existing law contains provision for serious consequences, potentially up to and including a lengthy prison sentence, there have been few prosecutions since it was introduced 30 years ago.

The consultation comes just weeks after An Garda Síochána introduced a working hate crime definition as part of its diversity and integration strategy.


The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on the effectiveness of the different legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries. This research will be used to bring forward proposals for hate crime legislation.

These proposals will be published ahead of a second round of consultation.





Scary times we live in, this is all part of the agenda to stop mass protest against their immigration plans, allow media publishers to remove videos and text of all the wrongdoings on the invaders.

Time is running out for us to make a stand and stop this madness.
 
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Government to launch public consultation on hate speech
The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL today launch a public consultation on hate speech as part of its move to update legislation on the issue.

The consultation, which will be launched by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State David Stanton, will take place over seven weeks and will seek views from members of the public, academics, and groups who have been targets of hate speech.

It will include an online questionnaire, a set of workshops to hear from minority communities and a call for detailed submissions from those with expert knowledge in the area.

Some forms of hate speech are already a criminal offence under the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989. It prohibits threatening, abusive or insulting conduct that is intended or likely to stir up hatred against a group of persons on account of their race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, membership of the travelling community or sexual orientation.

However, while the existing law contains provision for serious consequences, potentially up to and including a lengthy prison sentence, there have been few prosecutions since it was introduced 30 years ago.

The consultation comes just weeks after An Garda Síochána introduced a working hate crime definition as part of its diversity and integration strategy.


The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on the effectiveness of the different legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries. This research will be used to bring forward proposals for hate crime legislation.

These proposals will be published ahead of a second round of consultation.





Scary times we live in, this is all part of the agenda to stop mass protest against their immigration plans, allow media publishers to remove videos and text of all the wrongdoings on the invaders.

Time is running out for us to make a stand and stop this madness.
The journal.ie loving every minute if it of course. Finally a justification of all the shyte they've spouting for years.
 
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It will be interesting to see how the law is worded.

I wonder would highlighting Immigrant crime be enough to get someone done under the new law ?
Just look at Tommy Robinson, filmed child rapists who were Muslim, got banged up.

Whilst not hate crime, you can see where they are going with this, keep the plebs silent and only allow offical News Agencies to report the story they want reported.
 

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The first prosecution by the 1989 incitement to hatred act was of a Dublin bus driver who told a Gambian passenger to "go back to where you came from". Not a nice thing to say but certainly not the worst thing you could say to someone I think we'd all agree. If the current legislation can haul somebody before the judge for merely being unpleasant what do they need more legislation for ?
They are going down the path of totalitarianism.
 

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The first prosecution by the 1989 incitement to hatred act was of a Dublin bus driver who told a Gambian passenger to "go back to where you came from". Not a nice thing to say but certainly not the worst thing you could say to someone I think we'd all agree. If the current legislation can haul somebody before the judge for merely being unpleasant what do they need more legislation for ?
They are going down the path of totalitarianism.
I heard someone say the incitement to hatred act actually goes against the constitution but its never been challenged.
 

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The new definition is so openly worded, potentially if you went for a job and didn't get it the employer could be hit for a "hate crime".
 
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