Cause for Concern:
Copycat Gender Identity Based Book Protests in Public Libraries in Ireland
Keywords:Ireland, LGBTQ , Protest, Censorship
This commentary briefly explores the rise of book bans in the US before giving an overview of similar protests emerging in Irish libraries. From being a very traditional and largely Catholic confessional State Ireland has been propelled into hyper-modernity over the last 50 years. The review briefly examines religious tensions in the Republic of Ireland and outlines ongoing conservatism, despite liberal social policies. The commentary concludes with a call for greater action and international solidarity to promote both inclusion and intellectual freedom.
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