The Government lied in its Press Release of 4th May re Spent Convictions Bill.
"Sexual offences and offences that fall to be tried by the Central Criminal Court are excluded from the purview of the Bill"
Part I, Schedule 1 on page 14 of the Bill reclassifies several sex offences as non-sexual.
The newspapers have repeated the Government's lie without question. The strange thing is that when I tried to start a discussion of the lie here on the forum, it was transferred to the legal discussion forum. The lie is not a legal issue, it's a political issue. And the thread is locked. The Government suppressed discussion of the Bill by lying about what it said. I can't understand why Boards.ie is helping the Government to suppress discussion.