There is a Constitutional Convention in Ireland this year, and they are considering the removal of a clause from the Irish Constitution allowing blasphemy laws.
Dated July 13, 2013, the advocacy group Atheist Ireland has submitted their reasons for removing Irish blasphemy laws from the Atheist constitution.
This is good news, for more reasons than just helping to make Ireland a more tolerant and friendly society. You see, one of the things that make blasphemy laws in Western countries a bad thing isn't just the Bad Things that can happen because of those laws, it is also because Islamic countries are using the existence of such laws as political fodder to push for International laws against blasphemy.
Religion is always trying its best to use the power of government to protect itself. This is an international extension of that effort, because it is obvious that even globally, Atheists are the fastest growing demographic in the world, even outstripping the growth of Islam.
Just as obviously, this worries the Imams who have the most to lose in that race. This is why this news is the best news on the legal front I think we'll hear this year! Certainly on the international scene.
I commend our Irish brothers and sisters for their wisdom in pushing this agenda. Our best wishes for a successful conclusion to the effort.