Successful non-partisan rally took place on Saturday 16th November outside Leinster House on Kildare street. Conservative estimates reported by National press are between 300 plus Patriots.
Ben Gilroy – MEP Candidate and Housing rights activist
Paddy Manning – Journalist and Pro Life Campaigner
Dolores Cahill – Academic and Chairperson of Irish Freedom Party
Patrick Green – President of Direct Democracy Ireland
Michael Farrington – Renua Ireland
Ian O’Doherty – Irish Independent
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he would like to see new legislation on freedom of speech introduced next year.
A public consultation has been launched to update Ireland’s law regulating hate speech.
The consultation phase will run to 13 December, while a second phase dealing with hate crime will be published in the new year.
There have been about 50 prosecutions under the existing hate speech legislation in the 30 years it has existed, with a handful of convictions. The fear is the government will introduce hard-line legislation to prosecute political decent to the FG/FF governments that have caused such calamity across Irish society