The Dáil will debate a bill to criminalize revenge porn this afternoon.
The Labour Party bill aims to broaden the definition of harassment to include cyberstalking and cyberbullying.
The bill would take new apps and technology into account, where the old laws only stretched as far as abusive images or threats sent by text. Labour leader Brendan Howlin says people have to feel safe online.
He explained that proposed laws broaden the legal definition of communication, explicitly covering things like "an iMessage, Whatsapp or Facebook message, and a tweet or social media post."
The Bill also moves to protect against so-called 'revenge porn' by creating a new offence of distributing an intimate image without consent.
"Free speech should remain just that. But harassment, stalking, and aggravated online bullying are not expressions of freedom - they are attacks on it", the Labour leader said.