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Saturday 21 December, 2019

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
# Junaid Hafeez
# Junaid Hafeez

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

Dec 21st 2019, 5:46 PM 59,990 Views 77 Comments

Junaid Hafeez was arrested in 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed online.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for new divorce bill
# Divorceref
# Divorceref

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for new divorce bill

Jul 9th 2019, 7:26 AM 6,979 Views 3 Comments

The minister is also expected to ask Cabinet to approve the publication of the Blasphemy BIll 2019.

Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a long-running blasphemy row, has left Pakistan for Canada
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a long-running blasphemy row, has left Pakistan for Canada

May 8th 2019, 8:57 AM 29,143 Views 38 Comments

Bibi has been widely believed to have been held in protective custody by authorities as she awaited an asylum deal in a third country.

Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Pakistan rejects challenge against Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal
# Asia Bibi
# Asia Bibi

Pakistan rejects challenge against Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal

Jan 29th 2019, 10:12 AM 9,295 Views 22 Comments

Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 in what swiftly became Pakistan’s most infamous blasphemy case.

Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill
# Referendum
# Referendum

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Dec 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,144 Views 26 Comments

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,694 Views 51 Comments

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

Nov 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 58,881 Views 55 Comments

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi'
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi'

Nov 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,415 Views 101 Comments

If the referendum was not just about a pointless change, the government should demonstrate its commitment to freedom, equality and modernity by offering Asia Bibi and her family asylum and safety here, writes Paddy Manning.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail
# Asia Bibi
# Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail

Nov 7th 2018, 9:59 PM 26,187 Views 54 Comments

The country’s highest court last week overturned Bibi’s conviction and ordered her release

Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'I can't believe it': Woman released as Pakistan Supreme Court overrules death row blasphemy conviction
# Asia Bibi
# Asia Bibi

'I can't believe it': Woman released as Pakistan Supreme Court overrules death row blasphemy conviction

Oct 31st 2018, 9:20 AM 30,370 Views 70 Comments

Blasphemy is an incendiary charge in Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam can lead to violence

Saturday 27 October, 2018

Blasphemy vote 'a significant milestone for Ireland becoming a more modern society'
# Yes
# Yes

Blasphemy vote 'a significant milestone for Ireland becoming a more modern society'

Oct 27th 2018, 4:18 PM 21,132 Views 53 Comments

A final result on the blasphemy referendum may not be announced until tomorrow.

'A new, tolerant, liberal Ireland': World media reacts to blasphemy vote
# World Media
# World Media

'A new, tolerant, liberal Ireland': World media reacts to blasphemy vote

Oct 27th 2018, 3:12 PM 50,062 Views 45 Comments

The Irish Times exit poll has it passing by 69% to 31% while the RTÉ exit poll has it passing by 71% to 29%.

Poll: Are you happy with the results of the exit polls?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with the results of the exit polls?

Oct 27th 2018, 9:41 AM 31,361 Views 119 Comments

Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected president.

Friday 26 October, 2018

Poll: Do you plan to vote today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote today?

Oct 26th 2018, 9:29 AM 38,270 Views 156 Comments

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm.

Monday 22 October, 2018

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

Oct 22nd 2018, 8:28 AM 67,698 Views 147 Comments

Friday is Presidential election day, but there’s also a referendum on blasphemy.

Thursday 18 October, 2018

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change
# The Other Campaign
# The Other Campaign

Early morning DART passengers none too plussed about blasphemy change

Oct 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 29,497 Views 62 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan and his Fine Gael colleagues were up early in the morning to stake out Tara St.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,415 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

Sunday 23 September, 2018

A significant number of people don't know how they're going to vote in the blasphemy referendum
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

A significant number of people don't know how they're going to vote in the blasphemy referendum

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:00 AM 24,363 Views 67 Comments

54% said they will vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution.

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?
# 37th Amendment
# 37th Amendment

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:30 AM 42,655 Views 34 Comments

Nearly one in three voters are unsure how they’ll vote in the referendum on 26 October.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month
# Constitution
# Constitution

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Sep 20th 2018, 9:39 PM 15,630 Views 50 Comments

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'

Jul 10th 2018, 7:36 PM 22,105 Views 105 Comments

Varadkar said it is time to separate the idea that women are inherently linked to caring and family roles.

Thursday 5 July, 2018

Referendum on 'women's life within the home' to be held in October
# Constitution
# Constitution

Referendum on 'women's life within the home' to be held in October

Jul 5th 2018, 5:44 PM 38,897 Views 104 Comments

it’s intended that the referendum would be held in conjunction with the removal of the blasphemy offence from the Constitution.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October
# Green Light
# Green Light

Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October

Jun 12th 2018, 6:10 PM 43,387 Views 143 Comments

A referendum on the role of women in the home will also be held in October.

Saturday 4 November, 2017

Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row
# The Meaning Of Life
# The Meaning Of Life

Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row

Nov 4th 2017, 5:15 PM 28,382 Views 130 Comments

He described our “unworkable” blasphemy legislation as “a wonderfully Irish solution”.

Sunday 8 October, 2017

Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'

Oct 8th 2017, 8:30 AM 5,290 Views 108 Comments

Introducing a blasphemy law in the 21st century has damaged our reputation internationally, writes Selina Campbell.

Sunday 6 August, 2017

'Irish blasphemy laws are a mild inconvenience. In other parts of the world, they're a matter of life or death'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Irish blasphemy laws are a mild inconvenience. In other parts of the world, they're a matter of life or death'

Aug 6th 2017, 8:30 AM 5,290 Views 76 Comments

As Vice-President responsible for the European Parliament’s dialogue with churches, religions and non-confessional organisations, I am increasingly being called upon to work on the crucial issue of freedom of religion or belief, writes Mairead McGuinness.

Tuesday 1 August, 2017

You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years
# Cast Your Vote
# Cast Your Vote

You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years

Aug 1st 2017, 6:05 AM 19,729 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach has outlined his referendum plans for the next two years

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime
# Private Members' Bill
# Private Members' Bill

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime

Jul 12th 2017, 9:49 PM 17,964 Views 87 Comments

The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.

Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?
# Referenda
# Referenda

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?

May 14th 2017, 7:15 AM 8,810 Views 25 Comments

Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.

Wednesday 10 May, 2017

New Zealand wants to scrap its blasphemy laws after Ireland's Stephen Fry probe
# The Meaning Of Life
# The Meaning Of Life

New Zealand wants to scrap its blasphemy laws after Ireland's Stephen Fry probe

May 10th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,794 Views 44 Comments

“I didn’t think we had it, I thought it had gone,” New Zealand’s Catholic leader Bill English said about its own law.

Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Alison Spittle asked people to share the most blasphemous thing they've done and the responses are gold
# Alison Spittle
From The Daily Edge
# Alison Spittle

Alison Spittle asked people to share the most blasphemous thing they've done and the responses are gold

May 9th 2017, 5:19 PM 7,425 Views 1 Comment

Featuring a man who actually sued the pope.

Monday 8 May, 2017

Most people would vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Most people would vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution

May 8th 2017, 11:35 PM 9,471 Views 63 Comments

A Claire Byrne Live poll found that 52% of people believe there should be a referendum on the issue.

Sunday 7 May, 2017

'If there was a creator of the universe, it wouldn't need its feelings protected by Dermot Ahern'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'If there was a creator of the universe, it wouldn't need its feelings protected by Dermot Ahern'

May 7th 2017, 12:36 PM 606 Views 201 Comments

Until the X Case happened, most people believed that the State would never seek an injunction to prevent a raped teenager from leaving the country, writes Michael Nugent.

Thursday 1 December, 2016

'That f**king thing': Tommy Tiernan receives complaint over 'blasphemous' comment
# FOR GOD'S SAKE
# FOR GOD'S SAKE

'That f**king thing': Tommy Tiernan receives complaint over 'blasphemous' comment

Dec 1st 2016, 6:06 AM 42,870 Views 139 Comments

Tiernan made a joke about the Eucharist prompting one man to complain to the broadcasting watchdog.

Friday 30 September, 2016

A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on
# Well Holy God
# Well Holy God

A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on

Sep 30th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,792 Views 116 Comments

Preliminary consultations and preparatory work have been undertaken on the issue.

Sunday 17 January, 2016

15-year-old boy cuts off his own hand after being accused of blasphemy
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

15-year-old boy cuts off his own hand after being accused of blasphemy

Jan 17th 2016, 2:09 PM 33,728 Views 130 Comments

A local cleric has been arrested.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

These Irish lads went into their school chapel, put on priest robes and reenacted Star Wars
# Blasphemy
From The Daily Edge
# Blasphemy

These Irish lads went into their school chapel, put on priest robes and reenacted Star Wars

Jun 24th 2015, 10:34 AM 4,029 Views 5 Comments

School’s out!

Saturday 24 January, 2015

The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years
# Go To The Polls
# Go To The Polls

The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years

Jan 24th 2015, 6:00 PM 15,545 Views 81 Comments

Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?

Monday 12 January, 2015

Poll: Should the referendum on blasphemy be fast-tracked?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the referendum on blasphemy be fast-tracked?

Jan 12th 2015, 9:04 AM 16,277 Views 129 Comments

People are talking about Ireland’s blasphemy laws in the wake of the French terror attacks. Do you think the vote should be brought forward?

Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Muslim scholar could seek legal advice if Irish media republish Mohammed cartoon
# Charlie Hebdo
# Charlie Hebdo

Muslim scholar could seek legal advice if Irish media republish Mohammed cartoon

Jan 7th 2015, 11:05 PM 89,853 Views 282 Comments

Dr Ali Selim urged the media not to republish the cartoon.