Hate crime is defined as any crime that is perceived to be motivated by:
– Sexual orientation
You are probably thinking my god! Those boys that pushed that woman into the canal should be charged for their actions, or the people shouting abuse at people of a different nationality, gender, members of the LGBTQ should be punished for the emotional distress they put upon others? We at LawEd agree, but unfortunately, Ireland does not have any specific legislation to deal with hate crime, so very few people are actually convicted!