‘Old-fashioned’ journalism must counter far-right’s lies

The vile barrage of hate that I was subjected to last week shows Ireland is not immune to extremism. Its rise cannot be ignored

18th August, 2019
The Rinkeby riots in 2017, which were sparked by a blatant lie told by US president Donald Trump

We have always assured ourselves that the far right will not gain traction in Ireland. We have convinced ourselves that such groups are uncoordinated and lack support; that people in Ireland won’t be susceptible to their rhetoric.

The Irish media has time and time again claimed that it did not want to give these small groups airtime, fearing that this would amplify the message of the far right and enable these groups to...

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