Public consultation on hate speech launched

24 Oct 2019

The Government is seeking the public’s views to inform an update of Ireland’s criminal law on hate speech and hate crime.

There are three ways in which the public can contribute to this consultation, which will run until 13 December:

  1. An online questionnaire hosted on the Department of Justice and Equality website;
  2. A structured set of workshops designed to hear specifically from minority communities;
  3. A public call for detailed submissions, aimed at those with expert knowledge of the subject or the operation of the current legislation.

The outcome of the consultation will help shape the amendment of Ireland’s existing law on incitement to hatred (hate speech).

For more information

Read Hate Speech Public Consultation
See Department of Justice and Equality press release Ministers Flanagan and Stanton launch consultation on hate speech (24.10.2019)