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# Culture War

This year
Free speech fears and far-right conspiracies: the culture war over Ireland's hate speech bill
A report by
Stephen McDermott
A chorus of negative reactions to the bill has grown louder in recent weeks.
M&M's announces 'indefinite' suspension of iconic spokescandy mascots
M&M’s said “polarising” debate has forced them into the change.
All time
"It's tough against faceless power on that level" - cultural groups fight losing battle with Nama
Office development in The Docklands could force out a blossoming cultural scene that took hold during the downturn.
In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests
In February 1992 the case of a 14-year-old rape victim who wanted an abortion sparked off waves of demonstrations around the country. These photos from the time give an idea of just how divisive and emotive the case became.
Washington is comedy central as Stewart holds sanity rally
It’s the left’s turn to march on Washington today as Jon Stewart leads a ‘rally for sanity’.