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Saturday 21 December, 2019

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

Friday 26 October, 2018

Poll: Do you plan to vote today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to vote today?

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm.

Monday 22 October, 2018

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

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

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

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Sunday 23 September, 2018

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

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

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

Sunday 8 October, 2017

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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?

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

“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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

A local cleric has been arrested.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

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

Saturday 24 January, 2015

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

Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?

Monday 12 January, 2015

Poll: Should the referendum on blasphemy be fast-tracked? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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

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