Bill to tackle Revenge Porn must become law

25 July 2020

Responding to the brave testimony of Megan, a victim of revenge porn, in the Irish Examiner today, Labour Justice spokesperson Brendan Howlin said passing his Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill into law must be a priority for the new government.

Deputy Howlin said.

“I want to commend the bravery of Megan who shared with us her shocking and horrible experience of revenge porn in the Irish Examiner today.

“It clearly illustrates the urgent need for changes in the law and I’ve been seeking this for over three years now. Image based sexual abuse is a serious issue that must be adequately addressed with updated criminal law.

“The new government has agreed to continue to implement my Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill and I will be seeking rapid progress on it now.

“Since I first published this draft law I have been taken aback at the many stories shared with me by families, victims and survivors of bullying and abuse online. It’s time now for action from new government.”

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