The truth behind the passing of the law in ireland is so that extreme Islamists wont be able to operate in ireland anymore, as they have been in the past.
Actually, if you look at the link I posted, the opposite is true.
Now Pakistan and a group of Islamic states (the Organization of Islamic Conference, or "OIC") is using the language of the Irish blasphemy law to press the UN Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards to recognize the so-called "defamation of religions" as a new normative principle of international law.
ah the irish thing it just there to cover their arses, it hasn't been enforced and judges will be allowed to interpret the law as they see fitting.
It's not as big a deal as people make it out to be.
It's a farce, it makes Ireland look like a stupid and backward country.
Unless you can prove how it "cover their arses"?