The Irish government, arguably now the most progressive regime in Europe, has been playing catch up with the European Union in recent years as the country desperately tries to atone for its conservative history. 

Wednesday, the 26th of April, the Dáil passed new hate speech legislation, which grants the state excessive powers to infringe on the freedom of expression of its citizens. The vote represented the last real hurdle for hate speech legislation in Ireland which is now sent to the Seanad for a final rubber stamp.

With a majority in the Dáil the legislation was bound to pass, given the coalition government’s obsessive streak with liberal policies and repression of public disapproval with their actions. The Dáil heard the case for minor amendments with token contrarian opposition by left-wing TD Paul Murphy who still supports the legislation in theory.

Any disagreement from Paul Murphy or Aodhain O’Riordan came from a legal semantics argument, as both parties agreed on the introduction of hate speech legislation into Ireland.

Fianna Fail’s James Browne argued that the stipulations of the Hate Speech Bill did not provide cause for worry, as the framework of the legislation was copied from the European Council.

Under this legislation, the distribution of hateful media will be a prosecutable offence. However, the purposefully vague language used is unclear as to whether the possession of material that could be construed as hateful is to be criminalised as well. 

Hate is purposefully defined in colloquial everyday terms, to ensure the ease of prosecution. James Browne reiterated that the broad definition of “hate” was not a concern for citizens, as prior government arbitration had used the same term.

PBP, under Paul Murphy proposed various last moment amendments to the legislation, in an attempt to replace terminology in what amounted to a semantic debate over whether “good hate crime legislation” was vague or not.

Murphy’s final comment was a reaffirmation of PBP’s commitment to “good hate crime legislation” but justified his party voting against the legislation because of the use of the term “hate” rather than a synonym such as “discrimination” and “hostility.”

 Labour, despite being an opposition party, voted with the government on this legislation as did the Social Democrats and Sinn Fein. This legislation, far from a partisan issue, is supported by every party in the Dáil.

Mattie McGrath expressed his concern with the Bill in its entirety, and as one of the only few to vote against this legislation he was among a handful of rural TDs, including the Healy-Raes, as well as Aontu’s Peadar Toibin.

The Bill will now head to the Seanad for what is expected to be a perfunctory second stage debate. It is expected that hate speech legislation will come into effect by the end of this year and was a key part in the 2020 Programme for Government.

Posted by Ryan Kiersey


  1. Mary Murphy 28/04/2023 at 4:35 pm

    We are now officially more anti democratic than countries our politicians denounce as anti democratic. This is another ploy to hold power against the right wing.rise They see many countries in Europe have woken up to the invasion of Europe by asylum seekers and have voted in right wing governments, they know it’s going to happen here


  2. Too Much ''Diversity'' 28/04/2023 at 10:13 pm

    Anyone in theory who made a comment or is about to make a comment within the passing of this bill is under serious threat of the state RUC unionist orangey style drew Harris police , bearing down all possible resource on them, from IT crack team, to kicking your door in.

    It won’t just stop there, the press spectacle of having you in media, your name, (on rewind for weeks possibly) and address out there, a criminal record to accompany you for 5 years or more, and for it to follow you around like a bad smell. That question you get in a garda vetting form – even after the 5 years has passed, they will ask have you ever been to court – if you don’t answer that truthfully or accurately, well that will be a problem when your vetting as a result does not come through.

    You will be treated worse than a groomer-peadophile, rapist, murderer, or any of those assortments, you will be looked on lower than a peado, which is a worry. Will they go for the easy job of kicking in the door of a twitter keyboard warrior? Or will they go after real hardened criminals running whole rings of scam gangs, brothels and drug rings? Peado rings? Too hard for you? Unsolved cases? Hard to crack gangs? No problem, don’t bother with that, kick in the door of a twitter free speech warrior, some skinny runnerbean teen. Life ruined. Justice? Justice for who? The homeless Irish or about to be? Justice for who – not for you!


  3. ⨁ Tuath Dé 28/04/2023 at 10:20 pm

    We all know that the Quran will escape any hate speech laws, here is one hateful quote from the quran.

    Quran (3:151)

    “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.”


    Oh my my, i wonder what motivated all those islamic terrorists to commit crimes against native citizens of european states, crimes against the non-believers. Might it had something to do with a certain holy book that contains violent verses?

    Hush hush now, they don’t want people to THINK!

    “Fianna Fail’s James Browne argued that the stipulations of the Hate Speech Bill did not provide cause for worry, as the framework of the legislation was copied from the European Council.”

    Nice of a “FF globalist” to let us know there is nothing to worry about at all, just like they tell people that there is nothing to worry about water flouridation, a tactic used by Hitlers regime to keep prisiners docile.

    A member of a despicable sell-out political party that destroyed irish society because of their reckless agendas and policies will let you know everything will be grand. A party whose leader said that he “rejects the backwards idea of sovereignty”. That is the level of simpleton governing Fianna Fail. No wonder the IMF came knocking with those clowns in power. FF are dangerous clowns, what they have done to ireland, the lives that have been destroyed through homelessness and suicides is unforgivable. They and FG are the reason many irish children go to bed hungry, not knowing whether they can get some toy they want, or whether their roof can stop the rain pouring in.

    They are the reason why some poor young irish college girls feels threatened to walk home by themselves in the evenings because of the imported third worlders (some with no background checks)howling and whistling at them drunk in the street corners left to roam free from asylum reception centres. We all read twitter now, we see the evidence and videos. SF is no answer, they will be worse.

    Homelessness record has been broken again, well done FF/FG/PBP/GP you outdone yourselves, you absolute simpletons. FF/FG bankrupted ireland, created a housing and rent crisis because they overpopulated the island with “hundreds of thousands” of immigrants all competing with native irish for limited housing stock. Modular homes being built for fakeugees whilst irish people lay in doorways.

    Fianna Fail also said that the vaccines were perfectly safe, nothing to worry about, but the death rates are gone through the roof ever since people started taking them. Yeah trust in FF and FG, that is if you want enormous societal problems and chemicals (flouridation) of your drinking water. A bunch of dangerous clowns is what they are. The cheek of them though to knock on peoples doors with their shaven faces, their shoes and suits and pamplets after what they done.

    Globalist Fianna Fail will let you know that because the framework for the legislation came from the EU, you have absolutely nothing to worry about whatsoever, because in this “serveant class for the globalists” ignorant and greedy eyes, the EU is holy and sacred, it can do no wrong.

    It can do no wrong you see, because you know the EU is a gravy train for them €€€€€€€€ lots of it, all in the backpockets, the seat at the table, the bar at the dail, a nice little earner and vacation camp, they think they are better than the tax payers that are paying for their luxurious lifestyles and homes, they think they pay tax too, they really don’t as what is a little tax paying to them?, given how large the their salaries and the wealth they accumulate during a term in office?

    When “freedom of expression” in ireland gets eroded in Ireland, the people should be worried.

    One of the “overarching goals of the EU” is to depopulate “white heterosexual european men” and replace them with third world immigrants in the billions. CONSPIRACY THEORY MY ASS!

    The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear. – Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi. STRAIGHT OUT OF THE HORSES MOUTH.

    Kalergi was one of “first founders” of the European integration project (The EU) and a man that picked the musical anthem for the Council of Europe (Ode To Joy) TELLING YOU IN HIS OWN WORDS THAT WHITE EUROPEAN RACE WILL GRADUALLY DISSAPEAR as it gets replaced by a mixed race. Can you see the agenda now? Only a fool would deny it is not happening.

    Have you heard anything so racist in all your life? A man telling you that white european men will dissapear and be replaced? That is real racism, can you imagine someone saying that the japanese will dissapear as if it would be something inevitable? never! it is only whites of european descent, who globalists like Kalergi wanted to be ethnically replaced in their native lands.

    The goal of the agenda is also to make white european populations sterile with promotion of homosexuality, transgenderism etc. Homosexuals can not naturally make a child of their own ethnic origin, a transexual who has had their natural repoduction organs damaged can never naturally ever make a new life.

    See where it is going with the agenda at play? Now add the vaccines, the bugs, the fake meat, the pods? PRISON COMMUNIST UNION for the native white men of europe, verbally gagged, disempowered politically, the state raising their children. Third worlders feeding off the tax, outbreeding the natives that are on the mouse wheel paying for it all.. Mission accomplished for the likes of kalergi.


    Here was the framework that FF was on about.

    “Framework Decision” means Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28
    November 2008 2 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and
    xenophobia by means of criminal law, the text of which is set out for convenience of
    reference in the Schedule;

    Take note of the word “Xenophobia”

    Make no mistake about it, those EU hate speech laws are designed to stop mainstream media reporting on the ethnic origin of certain crime suspects. Its a “HUSH HUSH law”

    Also as native working class communities get replaced by immigrants showing up in their communities who alledgedly entered without a passport and could have a criminal record in their country of origin, all criticism will be seen as xenophobia, clever boys the EU, they know exactly what they are doing, an ethnic replacement/depopulation agenda directed towards native working class white european men, they dislike this class because they will not accept the lower living conditions the EU has in store for the future.

    As Kalergi said, all races will dissapear in europe and there will be only a mixed race people, this means he wanted a class of slaves, a slave class that will be easier to control, they fear native white european men, because throughout european history, indeed world history, european men don’t accept slavery or bad living conditions, they create more developed living standards than third world countries, higher living standards etc. They are more inclined to freedom, sovereignty and independence, basically conservatism of what they perceive to be their heritage and rights, protection of the family and soil.

    Look at americans of european stock in rural areas, the most freedom loving people in the world. Strong communities, look at the amish. This is a european thing, you would be hard pressed to find it elsewhere. American people are an incredible people.


    Here is more from this bill.

    “hatred” means hatred against a person or a group of persons in the State or elsewhere
    on account of their protected characteristics or any one of those characteristics;

    One of the “protected characteristics” is gender.

    “gender” means the gender of a person or the gender which a person expresses as
    the person’s preferred gender or with which the person identifies and includes
    transgender and a gender other than those of male and female,

    Notice the part ” gender other than those of male and female”

    Under this new hate speech bill, males and females can identify under other genders? WHAT? HA? WHAT IS GOING? So it has come to this, apparently the government thinks it sane to think that there is actually more than two genders in the human kingdom.

    These are all new genders apparently, AFAB, Androgyne, Bigender, Binarism, Demigender, Gender-neutral pronouns , THEY/THEM/THEM.

    Non-binary furries/ gendervoid? All protected categories under the globablist irish government hate speech bill (anti freedom of expression bill)

    Take from that what you will, i will say no more, but you are all living in a world of pink hair, hairy chested fellas with jaws that could crack coconuts, wearing high heels telling you that they are of female gender AND CAN ENTER THE LADIES TOILETS, because they identify as female or whatever other gender they can think of. lol.


  4. RIP free speech in Ireland


  5. Daniel BUCKLEY 29/04/2023 at 12:09 pm

    No Free Speech ,NO DEMOCRACY’
    Ireland now is ruled by a Fascist Regime. that is Tyranical and despotic.
    That creeping worm Martin was fast out of the blocks to condemn the Ditch for exposing the malfeasance of Niall Collins in a property transaction where a childrens playground area was bought by his wife and a House built on it.
    The Regime do not like their criminality exposed and will shut down all dissent using this HATE Speech Law.


  6. Too Much ''Diversity'' 29/04/2023 at 1:42 pm

    Why does it take so long to approve a comment? Is it too hard to do.. I thought this was about free and open discussion, Now it is under threat, I did not use any insults.


    1. The Burkean 30/04/2023 at 8:26 pm


      As mentioned before we have to automatically approve comments and to be frank even Burkean writers have better things to do 7pm on a bank holiday weekend.

      Le meas.

      The Burkean Team.


  7. Liam Sherry 29/04/2023 at 7:12 pm

    When Varadkar said immigrants where more liable to work than Irish people, I think that was hate speech?


  8. Too Much ''Diversity'' 29/04/2023 at 7:52 pm

    Fuck this, I’m not going begging for comments to be put up – free speech my arse.


  9. Gary Murphy 30/04/2023 at 3:45 am

    Hate speech (n) – speech that leftists hate.


  10. Too Much ''Diversity'' 01/05/2023 at 10:15 am

    @ Burkean , Okay fair enough, thanks, I look like an arsehole now…Ta


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