Censorship of publications


Sir, – I was rather disheartened to read about the complaint surrounding the republication of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s book (Breaking News, June 20th). Specifically, I was disheartened to see that in this day and age there is still legal recourse for a person to even attempt to have a written text prohibited, for no reason beyond it not being in line with their own moral views.

Once the decision is made regarding his own book, I hope Mr Shatter will bring forward legislation to finally abolish the almost-laughably anachronistic practice of book and periodical censorship. – Yours, etc,


Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.