June 4, 2021

Minister chairs UL hate crime discussion

first_imgTwitter Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleWater revolt gathers steam in LimerickNext article‘Common sense’ proposal aimed at averting property tax increase John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApp Linkedin NewsMinister chairs UL hate crime discussionBy John Keogh – October 30, 2014 723 Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Minister Aodhán Ó RiordánMinister Aodhán Ó RiordáinMINISTER of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Aodhán Ó Riordáin, this week chaired a discussion on hate crime legislation hosted by the University of Limerick.The meeting, held on Wednesday, October 29 coincided with the establishment of a new research project conducted by the Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at the university.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The outcome of the research, funded by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), will inform new hate crime laws in Ireland.Jennifer Schweppe of the HHRG said: “The introduction of hate crime legislation is now an imperative in Ireland, with a need for change both in the substantive criminal law, and also a need to update the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989.“Before tabling legislation, however, we need to be sure that it is fit for purpose and suitable in an Irish context. The ICCL has commissioned a major study by the Hate and Hostility Research Group at the University of Limerick into the requirements for legislative reform of Ireland’s existing laws on hate crime. The research will include recommendations for a robust and workable framework for law reform in this area.”Participants at the meeting discussed options for legislative reform, outlining their concerns and their experiences of supporting victims of hate crime.Members of the HHRG, the ICCL and a number of non-governmental organisations including Limerick-based Doras Luimní, Pavée Point and the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network also met with Minister Ó Riordáin to discuss the necessity of new hate crime legislation. TAGSHate CrimeIrish Council for Civil LibertiesJennifer SchweppelimerickMinister Aodhán Ó RiordánThe University of Limerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img

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