"Please let there be a legal topic to write about other than Brexit…"
– Ok… (pause) The Irish law of blasphemy!
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) May 7, 2017
So, rarely being one to shirk a challenge, here goes.
The (fairly) new law of blasphemy in Ireland is in the spotlight after media reports that the Gardaí have launched a blasphemy probe into comments made by Stephen Fry in 2015 on the television show The Meaning of Life. (See, for example, the Irish Independent: Why is Stephen Fry being investigated by gardaí for blasphemy and what happens next?) Continue reading