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

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?

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THE ISSUE OF Ireland’s blasphemy law is back in the spotlight in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Junior Minister Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin announced back in October that a referendum to remove the offence from the Constitution would go ahead — and speaking last week, he said it was his expectation that the vote would be held later this year.

Read: More on the blasphemy law in Ireland > 

However, speaking at the weekend, senior ministers played down the issue, with Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald saying no date had been set.

What do you think?

Poll Results:

Yes. We should hold it as soon as possible. (4162)
It shouldn't be a priority. (1770)
I'm not sure/no opinion. (533)

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