701. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice the progress of legislation to deal with harmful and grossly offensive communications with intent to cause harm perpetrated online; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9538/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): 'Coco's Law', which has been enacted as the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020, made its way through the Houses of the Oireachtas and was signed into law by the President just before the end of last year. On the 9 February, Safer Internet Day, I signed the commencement order for the Act and the legislation entered into force on 10 February 2021.