The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as the presidential election, later this year.
"In terms of Ireland's global reputation, this is an important step", said justice minister Charlie Flanagan in a statement.
"By removing this provision from our Constitution, we can send a strong message to the world that laws against blasphemy do not reflect Irish values".
"I am pleased to announce that the Government today agreed to my proposal to hold a Referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution", Mr Flanagan said in a statement today.
However, in 2015, Irish authorities launched an investigation under blasphemy laws into English comedian and actor Stephen Fry.
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The government on April 6 launched a new vaccine campaign against 14 diseases including measles and TB. Worldwide regulations provide for a 24-hour period to notify of the detection of such a case.
Mr Fry's comments were reported to the Gardai by a man who claimed to be doing his "civic duty", saying they breached the Defamation Act. Gardai were unable to find a substantial number of outraged people'. Then in 2009, the nation introduced another law prohibiting the "publishing or uttering [of] matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion".
In Ireland, blasphemy against Christianity is prohibited by the constitution and carries a maximum fine of €25,000.
The government has approved the preparation of a bill to remove the law as part of a commitment to reforms.
There had been talks of a referendum on the woman's place in the home, but nothing has been confirmed on that as of yet.
Known as the "woman in the home" clause, it has been criticised for its sexist language by Irish politicians and activists.
The "United Bid" calls for the U.S.to host 60 matches, including all games from the quarter-finals through to the final. Seven members recused their voting rights - Guam, Kenyan, the US Virgin Islands football associations, and the bidders.
It's been a good few years now since fans of The Conjuring were gifted with the second installment of the spooky horror franchise. And today we have our first official look at the poster via Fandango and you can check it out to the right.
Fans of the show were naturally sad that Niall had to leave and were curious to know what the reason was behind his departure. But it wasn't meant to be for the duo when Niall was left devastated when she was stolen by Adam Collard, 22.
On Tuesday, reports surfaced announcing the Raptors had settled on assistant coach Nick Nurse as their next head man. Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse gestures during a game against the Detroit Pistons on February 29, 2016.
The United Nations is warning of escalated fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib, where 2.5 million civilians are trapped. The White Helmets say at least 16 more people were killed by Syrian government airstrikes over the weekend.
Infinity War now ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film in the United States and Canada with US$656.1 million thus far. Fans first noticed Hawkeye's absence following the release of the movie's first trailer November of previous year .
The vote came after about an hour of public comment during which people from both sides of the argument shouted at councilmembers. In a statement , Mayor Durkan and seven council members vowed to continue searching for a solution for the homelessness problem.
Selon le document original, Avicii est donc décédé le "4 Sha'Ban", soit le huitième mois du calendrier hégirien, de l'an 1439. Mais le certificat de décès du DJ qui vient d'être dévoilé suscite de nombreuses interrogations...
The scene where the vehicle was found and the house where the attack took place have been sealed off for forensic examination. A auto , believed to be a BMW 3 Series, was later found burned out six kilometres away at Iniskenny, Ballinora, Waterfall.
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He also told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the government would not allow debt levels to go out of control. He was eventually handed a less important portfolio after the head of state refused to accept his nomination.
Aeon Flux returns to TV as a live-action series
The original MTV animated Aeon Flux show, created by animator Peter Chung , first debuted in 1991 as a six-part series of shorts. Hurd, who produced the live-action Aeon Flux film in 2005, will also serve as an executive producer.
France to put freeze on palm oil use, imports
Total's initiative to import palm oil for its biofuel plant was just "the last straw", the representative added. Palm oil is cheaper than rapeseed oil as a feedstock for biodiesel.
Tesla lays off thousands of employees
Tesla has been trying to hit a 5,000 per week production target of its Model 3 sedans after facing initial production hiccups. Elon Musk went so far as to say he was sleeping on the factory floor while trying to work on the problems himself.
Ethereum Classic Jumps 20% on Coinbase News
The coin is trading for $15.25, based on an average from a large number of exchanges, with a total cap of almost $1.6 billion. The reason, probably known to anyone who reads this, they've been selected as the next coin to be added to Coinbase exchange.