It's worth noting that "a well-placed source" is quoted as saying that a prosecution is unlikely. It's also worth noting that Atheist Ireland have welcomed the investigation as they believe it's a step closer to getting the law repealed.
GARDAI have launched an investigation after a TV viewer claimed comments made by Stephen Fry on an RTE show were blasphemous.
Independent.ie can reveal that a member of the public reported the allegation to Ennis garda Station following a broadcast of The Meaning of Life, hosted by Gay Byrne, in February 2015.
Gardaí in Donnybrook have recently contacted the man who made the report and a senior source revealed a full investigation is now due to be carried out.
Under the Defamation Act 2009 a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material "shall be guilty of an offence". They are be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding 25,000.
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