the Irish for rights

A Utopian solution to cross-border hate speech?

James Banks (Sheffield Hallam University) has just published European Regulation of Cross-Border Hate Speech in Cyberspace: The Limits of Legislation (2011) 19 European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law Continue Reading

Intolerance of intolerance, and threats to free speech

Intolerance of intolerance, and threats to free speech

In DW Griffith's silent-era powerful - if flawed - classic movie, Intolerance (1916) (IMDB | wikipedia), the contemporary story of a poor young woman, separated by the intolerant prejudice of social Continue Reading

Updates: Joyce, hecklers and broadcasting

I suppose if I spent ages thinking about it, I could find a spurious thread linking three stories that caught my eye over the last few days, but in truth there is none, except that they update Continue Reading

Free speech means freedom for the thought we hate

Freedom of expression matters most where the expression in question is unpopular: if it it is to mean anything, it must mean "freedom for the thought that we hate" (US v Schwimmer 279 US 644, 655 Continue Reading

Holocaust Memorial, 2009

The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year (that is the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp at Continue Reading

Le Pen is mightier than le sword?

There is a certain irony that, on Holocaust Memorial Day (on which I have blogged here), today's Sunday Business Post reports that Jean-Marie le Pen, leader of the far right wing French party Le Continue Reading

Holocaust Memorial

The 2008 Holocaust Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Christopher Browning, tonight (Monday, 21 January 2008) at 7:30pm, in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Continue Reading


Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

“Cearta” really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution




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