The statistics released by An Garda Síochána on the level of “hate crime” in the state for 2022 make for interesting reading, particularly given that the alleged high and increasing number of such incidents are often cited as a justification for the proposed “hate speech” legislation.
It seems that in a year where 389 incidents were reported to and recorded by the Gardaí as a possible “hate crime,” just 11 of those processed to the end of September that year were categorised as actual “hate crimes.”
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