Tag: Free Speech

In Defence of my Gym-bros: An Open Letter To Ryan Tubridy

Tubbers, a chara I am writing to you regarding your recent run-ins with young men of my generation. I understand that their inherent swagger, rugged charm and overall chad-like demeanor has left you somewhat disturbed, and with many questions. My...

/ 20/08/2021

Inside the Garda Hate Speech Unit

A freedom of information request was recently answered An Garda Síochána’s National Diversity and Integration Unit (GNDIU), the unit tasked with the implementation of hate speech laws in Ireland. The request sought to understand the financial upkeep, organisational role, and...

/ 22/03/2021

Who is Lobbying the State on Hate Speech Legislation?

As of yet uncodified, it appears almost certain that a hate speech bill of some sort will limp its way to the Cabinet table circa Easter time this year. While the Department of Justice has forewarned that it will not...

/ 10/02/2021

ROXANNE: Ireland’s New Anti-Hate Speech Surveillance Technology

Marketed as a multiplatform analytical tool to evaluate speech and facial patterns in order to create visual mapping for authorities and identity suspects, ROXANNE is a new breed of surveillance technology in the process of development and currently being backed...

/ 02/02/2021

CERD19: Cat Lady Totalitarianism On Display

The following is the second in a multipart series examining the influence of Ireland’s inordinately sized NGO sector in the realm of policy formation, particularly in the areas of hate speech legislation and anti-racism advocacy. This segment casts an eye...

/ 12/12/2019

The Political Cudgel

In a recent political podcast, Radicalisation and the Amplification of Extremism Online, the Irish Times make clear that they have no intention of allowing “Gemma O’Doherty or any of her supporters” on their current affairs podcasts. One would presume that...

/ 17/09/2019

The Neo-Progressive Empire

The Irish Independent recently ran a stark headline: “Not Enough Migrants to Keep Pay Down - Central Bank”. This claim came from the Central Bank’s July report in which they forecasted the effects of imminent full employment in Ireland. In...

/ 01/09/2019

Student Charges and USI’s Student Levy

With September looming, the annual news cycle has invariably turned to the perennial problem of student accommodation, or, more correctly, the lack of it.  What is increasingly clear is that, with their eye-watering rents, the newly built purpose built student...

/ 24/08/2019

The Vox Journalist, The Mug Dealer, and the Fourth YouTube Apocalypse

For internet comedian Steven Crowder, it was simply just another day at the office. Some numpty at the Vox propaganda factory had just put out a video about one of the many nonsensical progressive talking points, and it was his...

/ 13/06/2019

Online Hate Speech Laws Are Coming to Ireland

After the last number of years of looking across the Irish sea in abject horror at the police state the UK is rapidly becoming, it seems that the reaper has finally come for us too, just as we always knew...

/ 11/04/2019