Migrant Crisis

Barry J Whyte: Far-right moves in when locals and their futures are left behind

Anti-immigration groups are exploiting the tensions being creating by the housing and cost of living crises

Protesters walk past tents of homeless people outside the International Protection Office in Dublin recently. Picture: PA

In the days after a mob burned out the tents of dozens of asylum seekers in Dublin's inner city, and with tensions in the area still high, Dean Scurry took a novel approach: talking and listening.

Scurry, a community activist, invited a number of men living rough outside the International Protection Office on Mount Street to visit a number of the flat complexes in the area.

They met one young man who admitted that he ...