Blasphemy Laws, Freedom of Speech & Stephen Fry

Rob Garson‘s article in the Observer looks at the recent investigation of Stephen Fry in Ireland for the offense of blasphemy. Contrasting Irish laws to other jurisdictions, Rob observes that “the judgment of those tasked with investigating, enforcing or, importantly, not applying the laws that lie on the statute books” is intrinsic to whether freedom of speech can be curtailed.