The Old King , a criminalisation for blasphemy remains on the Irish statute.

The Old King, a Criminalisation for Blasphemy remains on the  Irish Statute. The Image of the Old King is by french expressionist/fauvist painter Georges Rouault who was accused by the predecessors of this Irish Government  of both blasphemy and incompetence. His paintings, mainly of religious themes, were refused exhibition in Dublin. A spirited defence of Rouault was undertaken…