In April 2009, the Irish Justice Minister announced a proposed new crime of blasphemy. This revives an old crime of blasphemy that the Supreme Court found to be unenforceable.
This website is published by Atheist Ireland as part of our campaign against this proposed new law. It includes analysis and news items about blasphemy and free speech, and examples of material that could be illegal in Ireland under the 2009 blasphemy law and the campaign for the referendum to have it repealed in 2015.
Atheist Ireland is an advocacy group that promotes reason and atheism over superstition and supernaturalism, and that campaigns for an ethical and secular Ireland where state does not support or fund or give special treatment to any religion.
The committee of Atheist Ireland are:Elected committee members
Chairperson – Michael Nugent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Helen O’Shea, email@example.com
Finance – Sean O’Shea, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional – Ashling O’Brien, email@example.com
Co-opted committee members are:
Human Rights – Jane Donnelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Secular Sunday – Derek Walsh email@example.com
Ashling O’Brien – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Doyle – email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org – John Hamill
email@example.com – Ashling O’Brien
firstname.lastname@example.org – Emmett Vaughan
email@example.com – Peter Hinchcliffe
Please leave a comment below if you want us to contact you with any further information, or if you want to help in any way with the campaign.