Thursday, 17 December 2020
Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Report and Final Stages
Speaking to the amendment earlier I neglected to mention Deputy Howlin and his help in bringing this Bill forward. I wanted to take the opportunity to state that because the Bill is vitally important and it is a great tribute to the Deputy.
I welcome the fact that the Minister of State is accepting amendment No. 5 as a compromise. That is important. I hope the reasons he has given for rejecting the other amendments will not turn out to be true and that his acceptance of amendment No. 5 will be enough to provide the protections required in the Bill. I welcome that and hope time will tell that he was right.