“Shut them up!” After Oughterard, new calls for hate speech laws

This weekend’s Sunday Times featured a chillingly authoritarian line from influential columnist Justine McCarthy, writing in frustration at events in Oughterard last week. Emphasis mine: “The people who repeat these mantras call themselves “the silent majority”. They are neither. They are, in fact, a minority in a country that has repeatedly shown itself to be […]

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