A free speech event is set to be held at Dublin’s RDS next month to discuss Ireland’s upcoming hate speech bill and its implications.
The event, entitled “Ireland Uncensored,” is being organised by Free Speech Ireland and Gript Media, and will feature a wide range of speakers, some who have yet to be announced.
“With the government’s recently published “Hate Speech” Bill proving to be the most controversial piece of legislation in recent Irish history, many are deeply concerned over the state of free speech and encroaching censorship in our country,” Free Speech Ireland said in a statement about the conference.
“In response to this legislation, Free Speech Ireland and Gript invite all to attend a conference and seminar featuring a variety of expert speakers who will explain why this censorship is happening, where it is coming from, and what we can do to defeat it.”
The group added: “Freedom of Speech is a human right fundamental to the functioning of any true democracy, all attempts to take this right away must be emphatically rejected.”
Announced speakers include renowned American author and public relations professional, Michael Shellenberger, Irish Senator Sharon Keogan, radio presenter Niall Boylan, author and journalist Helen Joyce, and world-famous author Kevin Sharkey.
In addition, Gript editor John McGuirk and reporter Ben Scallan will also make contributions.
The event will take place on Saturday the 16th of September, and will run from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased via the link below, and the code “earlybird” can be used for a €5 discount. Those with a Gold or Silver Gript membership are entitled to free tickets.
Join us at @TheRDS on Saturday 16th of September for a special event featuring a range of speakers united in opposition to censorship.
Show the government Ireland does not want Hate Speech Laws!
Enter code "earlybird" for €5 discount on link below:https://t.co/ezFK8P42S7
— Free Speech Ireland (@FreeSpeechIre) August 8, 2023