francis-and-letter_640x345_acf_croppedhttp://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Hate_Speech_Public_Consultation

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ I welcome public consultation into Hate Speech Legislation , it Is imperative that Legislation covers all forms of Hate and that any new legislation needs to provide supports for people who are victims of Hate Crime and a system where they can feel safe and secure to report this Crime , a national data base of a log should be kept by the state to provide figures that reflect the issues and the legislation reviewed as the information dictates and I suggest a review of legislation maybe after 3 years of a national Log’’

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ Current legislation is not protecting members of the LGBT Community , Immigrants and  the Traveller community . Given the effect Of Hate Crime on Mental Health it is vital to provide full support and follow up and upfront information to the victim of Hate Crime  , As Ireland is an diverse and multicultural society no one should feel a Hate attack on themselves physically , mentally or emotionally , we should be a country that protects all our people’’

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ Wording should also include that the Laws of the land are respected and private opinions and religious teachings are not a defence for Hate speech , All forms of social media , email , phone or text hate speech should be included ‘’

Video on Call it out Campaign:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CaXtGMw7Y4  

motion for November meeting

64002 Councillor F. Timmons Clondalkin Area Committee Motions 25/10/2019
”That this committee welcomes and supports the Hate Speech Public Consultation currently being carried out by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and we ask that the Taoiseach leads the way to ensure that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform enacts Criminal Law (Hate Crime) Legislation  so that we can all live in an inclusive Republic which values all of our minorities and the integrity of our communities. We commit to writing to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice. We also encourage and support interested citizens of our county to make a submission at the enclosed link”

(http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Hate_Speech_Public_Consultation#Make_a_submission)

South Dublin County Council Agreed Motions:

57334 Councillor F. Timmons Clondalkin Area Committee Clondalkin Area Committee Meeting 21st March, 2018 Motions 21/02/2018
“We ask that the Taoiseach leads the way to ensure that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform enacts Criminal Law (Hate Crime) Legislation  so that we can all live in an inclusive Republic which values all of our minorities and the integrity of our communities. We commit to writing to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice.”
49634 Councillor G. O’Connell, Councillor F. Timmons County Council June 2016 County Council Meeting Motions 14/05/2016
We support the Love not Hate campaign and we ask that the Minister for Justice , Equality and Law Reform enacts the Criminal Law (Hate Crime) Bill 2015 so that we can all live in an inclusive Republic which values all of our minorities and the integrity of our communities.

https://www.newsgroup.ie/letter-to-the-editor-time-for-hate-legislation-cllr-francis-timmons/

http://trinitynews.ie/2018/09/the-future-of-the-movement/

https://gcn.ie/call-it-out-francis-timmons/

http://www.dublinpeople.com/news/southside/articles/2017/12/04/4149281-youve-got-hate-mail/

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/clondalkin-councillor-receives-hurtful-homophobic-13954671

https://www.thejournal.ie/councillor-sent-homophobic-letter-and-picture-of-pope-benedict-3494344-Jul2017/

https://www.thejournal.ie/francis-timmons-home-attack-3745718-Dec2017/

https://dublingazette.com/news/west-dublin-news/opinion-francis-50775/