Bill entitled an Act to abolish the offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel; to amend the Censorship of Films Act 1923 and the Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act 1925; to repeal certain provisions of the Defamation Act 2009; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2019

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice and Equality

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Bill

This Bill has completed Dáil Éireann, Third Stage

7 Nov 2019

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    17 Jul 2019

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    17 Jul 2019

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    25 Sep 2019

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    25 Sep 2019

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    25 Sep 2019

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    25 Sep 2019

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    25 Sep 2019

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    25 Sep 2019

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    25 Sep 2019

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Dáil (Also known as Final Stage)

    25 Sep 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

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    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    25 Sep 2019

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    25 Sep 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    7 Nov 2019

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    7 Nov 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

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    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

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    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

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    Future Stage

 

17 Jul 2019

As Initiated

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019

Amendments

25 Sep 2019

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

4 Dec 2019

Select Committee On Justice And Equality

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Committee Stage

7 Nov 2019

Dáil Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee

6 Nov 2019

Dáil Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

5 Nov 2019

Dáil Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Second Stage

25 Sep 2019

Seanad Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

25 Sep 2019

Seanad Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Committee Stage

25 Sep 2019

Seanad Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Second Stage

25 Sep 2019

Seanad Éireann

Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Bill 2019: Order for Second Stage