It's a while since I blogged about the ongoing fight against Ireland's new blasphemy law, so here's an update. Atheist Ireland, who are spearheading the campaign, have written a letter to the President of the Irish Republic, Mary McAleese, asking her to consider whether the sections of the new Defamation Act concerning blasphemy are constitutional. The letter follows the President's decision to convene a meeting of the Irish Council of State today to discuss the Defamation Act. This is a rare move in Irish politics (this is only the 27th time it has happened in the history of the Republic), and it is the first step in referring a law to the Supreme Court in order to consider its constitutionality.
As things stand, Ireland's blasphemy law is far from being a done deal.