Saturday December 7, 2019

Canada shows a better way to treat asylum seekers

We like to think we’re immune to far-right ideologies. We’re not, as Oughterard has shown

29th September, 2019

One by one, western democracies have been convulsed by the issue of immigration; Ireland, we have proudly told ourselves, has stood apart. But now a significant number of villagers have mobilised to stop asylum seekers being accommodated in their area, and the fight is being manipulated online to help fuel a far-right agenda. How did we get here? And what can be done about it?

For two weeks, some locals in Oughterard have maintained a...

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