Ireland says NO to "Hate Speech" Laws

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The Irish Department of Justice under the Fine Gael government have announced that they aim to introduce "Hate Speech" legislation to Ireland in early 2020. 

Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan announced a "public consultancy" period would be ran between the 24th of October and 13th of December 2019. 

It is crucial we make our rejection of such legislation clear between now and then. 

Any kind of legislation to restrict speech in Ireland is at odds with Bunreacht na hÉireann and thus unconstitutional.

This legislation would allow for the prosecution of individuals who used speech deemed "hateful" under Irish law.

However Minister Flanagan and Fine Gael have not been able to define to the Irish public what is "hateful" or what "hate speech" is. 

Minister Flanagan has given us no indication of what "Hate Speech" laws wish to achieve beyond protecting "vulnerable groups" in Irish society.

Legislating or restricting speech in any way is always wrong. We do not trust this government to implement such laws honestly or fairly.

By signing this petition you agree to rejecting Fine Gael's proposals for "Hate Speech" legislation in Ireland