Dermot Ahern has managed to make a holy show of himself. (Now I'll have offended the Dermotologists, who will no doubt accuse me of blasphemy.)
Dermot Aherns' explanation didn't convince Padraig Reilly who pointed out, quite reasonably, that as there is already a referendum for the Lisbon Treaty this year, why not have the referendum on blasphemy on the same day?
The creators of Father Ted back a challenge and they've parodied opponents to blasphemy before.
Stephen Fry has condemned it too.
From the legal angle: Eoin O'Dell argues it clashes with the Constitution while Pure Hearsay disagrees.