Defamation Bill passed by the Dáil

A guillotine, via The Guillotine Headquarters websiteAs recently prefigured on this blog, the Government has indeed used the legislative guillotine to force through their final amendments to the Defamation Bill, 2006. According to the RTÉ news website:

Libel law revisions pass the Dáil

The legislation to revise the country’s libel laws has been passed in the Dáil and will now go to the Seanad. …

Update (9 July 2009): Dáil debate focuses on Defamation Bill (Irish Times); Libel and blasphemy bill passed by the Dail (Irish Independent); Dáil Debate (Vol 687, No 4; 8 July 2009).