Wednesday, 5 October 2011

PLC Debate Practice: Ireland's Blasphemy Law

As you know you are going to be tackling some controversial topics as you prepare for the PLC debate.  As of 1 January 2010, it is a crime in Ireland to commit blasphemy. Some people say that this will help protect vunerable minorities while others have said that

Here are 3 views regarding the blasphemy law brought in by former Minister for justice Dermot Ahern. There are 2 parts to this video. The first part below is a report to give you some background information about the law. (by the way the link on the bottomright of the videoclip is from the poster, not from www.irish21stcenturystudents.blogspot.com).

Youtube Video

RTE Prime Time Report on Ireland's Blasphemy Law - Pt 1 

 Uploaded by on 13 Jan 2010

Here are 3 perspectives on the debate about Ireland's blasphemy laws in Part 2 of the Primetime report. Speakers include Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fail TD, Dr Segal Parmar, a lawyer with a human rights group based in London and Ali Selim from The Islamic Cultural Centre.

Youtube Video

RTE Prime Time Report on Ireland's Blasphemy Law - Pt 2

 Uploaded by on 13 Jan 2010

 Here is a link to The Guardian newspaper with regards to thoughts regarding the law 

which was written by Padraig Reidy in 2009


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