The Global Far-Right are Exploiting a Broken Ireland

Words: Izzy Copestake

Image Credits: Florian Olivo (Grenoble, France)

From American white supremacist streamers to the Britain First party leader, and the largest Trumpite shit-posting account online, the international far-right is obsessed with Ireland, especially right now. While this by no means absolves the growth of the hateful far-right rhetoric at home, it’s clear that an unaddressed drug and mental health crisis, coupled with rising cost of living, is making Ireland vulnerable to extremism.

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