Replace Ireland’s repressive defamation laws with US-style defamation law which guarantees free speech for everyone

reverseferret

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself

Publish and be damned? You will if you try in Ireland. No constitutional right to free speech and a libel system weighted heavily against the Press. This in a country which shed blood for its independence.

reverseferret appaluds a petition which needs your support and has started life in the dry dusuty comment pages of a broadsheet but by a tabloid, the Irish Daily Mail.  And the newspaper appears not be sniping over not being able to reveal the latest lovenest or salacious scandal but for the right for the people of Ireland to discuss openly the pros and cons of gay marriage without fear of Sue, Grabbit &Runne reaching for the quill and ink and demanding a fat cheque.

As the petition says:

”As the recent RTE ‘homophobia’…

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