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Ireland Censorship

When I spoke in Ireland yesterday someone asked if I would blog about them today. I am, but not the best story: Ireland’s media silenced over MP’s speech about Denis O’Brien. Because of an injunction, no media in Ireland can report on alleged corruption, laws I think set up with good intentions (preventing libel?) but being twisted now to prevent the vital functioning of the fourth estate. The country showed amazing mettle in their Yes vote for gay marriage last week, perhaps censorship could be the next thing the populace tackles. (Also I really enjoyed my visit to Dublin, if you want an amazing meal check out Forest Avenue.)

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Matt thank you very much for visiting Ireland. The censorship story is shocking and does not reflect positively on Ireland. However, it is an exception and not the rule. The court decision is being challenged on Tuesday (Monday is a public holiday) and will hopefully be overturned soon.

The full speech is also available on the government, Oireachtas.ie website at http://bit.ly/1JZvjCL and here on YouTube http://bit.ly/1J8VKGY

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