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# Far-right

Yesterday
3rd February 2023
# Public order policing
Public order: how gardaí are responding to current waves of protests
In recent years, the garda organisation has made efforts to formalise and professionalise their methods in protest management.
Protesters focused their ire on Finglas Garda Station this week.
Protest groups contain some people with criminal connections, according to sources.
This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Ashtown
'Only a matter of time before someone is killed': Hundreds attend anti-racism event in Ashtown
Ruth Coppinger helped organise an anti-racist demonstration in Ashtown in Dublin yesterday evening.
# Asylum Seekers
Residents in Lismore protest against use of town's refurbished hotel for direct provision
Over 200 people reportedly gathered yesterday for a demonstration in the west Waterford town, arguing that the building had been earmarked for tourism.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
British teenager who made far-right hate videos is jailed for 11 and a half years
His videos were shared by the gunmen of two recent mass shootings in the United States.
Last month
January 2023
Voices
Lynn Ruane: In all my years of community work I've never met the ones 'fighting for Ireland'
The independent senator takes the narrative of the Far Right to task and asks them just how much they truly care for communities in Ireland.
# Gino Kenny
Dublin TD says protesters told him 'they will come to my home and burn it down'
The People Before Profit deputy said he would not be intimidated by the threats.
# Protests
'We must reclaim the streets from the far-right': Ballymun planning events to welcome refugees
Members of the far-right are “preying” on fears of some local people in Ballymun, a People Before Profit activist has said.
Last year
2022
# Far-right
Brazilian man arrested for bomb plot ahead at presidential inauguration
A truck driver found the device Saturday morning in the capital city, where president-elect Lula da Silva will be sworn in on 1 January.
# reich citizens
German police arrest 25 'terror group' members on suspicion of planning armed coup
Followers of the so-called Reich Citizens movement have called for the overthrow of the German government.
# Far-right
Serbian police clash with protesters attacking Pride march
Protesters hurled stun grenades, stones and flares at a police cordon.
# Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy TD says he was repeatedly kicked by protesters when leaving Leinster House
Murphy said that he was “not intimidated” by the protestors “in the slightest”.
# Swedish election
Explainer: The Swedish right are likely taking over, but what does it mean for Europe?
The country’s right-wing bloc is expected to oust the incumbent Social Democrats.
# shut down
GoFundMe probing €150k fundraiser as it removes several Irish far-right campaigns
Hate groups rely heavily on online donations, experts say.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.
# Far-right
Riots in Sweden 'linked to criminal gangs who target police'
The country has been rocked by a series of violent protests sparked by a far-right politician’s plans to publicly burn the Koran.
# Tullamore
Fringe anti-migrant groups 'latch on' to man's arrest over murder of Ashling Murphy
The man has since been released and eliminated by gardaí as a suspect.
All time
# Covid sceptics
'Violent rhetoric' within Irish anti-lockdown movement 'should not be underestimated' - report
The ISD report details some of the main players in Ireland’s anti-lockdown movement.
# Forza Nuova
Italy: Calls for far-right group ban after violence at vaccine pass protests
Forza Nuova’s website was taken offline today by order of a Rome court.
# Far-right
TV cameraman dies following beating from far-right gang in Georgia
He was assaulted by a violent mob of anti-LGBTQ protesters on Monday.
# France
French far-right faces crucial test in second round of voting in regional elections
Results are expected after the last polls close at 8pm.
# Germany
Merkel's party holds far right at bay in last German state vote before national election
The result in Saxony-Anhalt is a boost for Armin Laschet who hopes to become chancellor with Angela Merkel not seeking another term.
# St Patrick's Day
'People lack hope': Labour calls for more nuanced approach towards anti-lockdown protests
Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says dismissing protesters as ‘cranks’ will not work.
# eyes right
Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app
Final part in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland analyses the growth of US-style tactics used by Irish influencers on the platform.
# eyes right
Online ‘doxxing’ campaigns leading to harassment and death threats
A tactic imported from the US, personal information is published online to ‘target’ individuals who campaign against far-right groups.
# eyes right
Ireland’s far-right using anti-lockdown movement to smuggle in its own agenda
The second in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland looks at the intersection between online campaigns and the move to the streets.
# eyes right
Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland
The first in a four-part investigation into the growth of far-right activity online in Ireland explores how an anti-immigration agenda infiltrated local activism.
# national rally
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets
She is charged with breaking hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities in 2015.
# garda commissioner
Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.
# Neo-Nazi
Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation
The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators.
Voices
Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online
Disinformation analyst Ciaran O’Connor says extremist groups online are offering simple answers to complex questions at a time when many people are frustrated.
# far-right protests
'The Infodemic': Ireland's weak far-right hopes to gain from online conspiracies and misinformation
Fringe groups are feeding off public frustration and misinformation.
# Balbriggan
How an electrical fire in Balbriggan became a weapon used by the far-right to ignite racial tensions in the town
Far-right activists tried to paint the incident as some form of criminal act.
# Campaign
Children's Minister accepts apology from John Connors who says he was 'politically naive'
Connors was part of a campaign that sought to have Roderic O’Gorman resign.
# National Action
Serving probationary Metropolitan Police officer charged with terrorism offence
He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 August.
# Roderic O'Gorman
Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.
# matteo salvini
Italian far-right leader to stand trial on charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea
Salvini insisted he would be proud to stand trial.
# ge2020
Far-right parties barely register after polling less than 1% in most constituencies
Populist far-right parties failed to return a single candidate to the 33rd Dáil.
# Courts
Seven men involved in Luas clash with far-right group given suspended sentences
One of the convicted men was on his way into Dublin city centre to protest the group when the incident occurred.
# Co Monaghan
'A Lightning Rod': Anti-immigrant rhetoric, Ireland's Direct Provision system and Carrickmacross
The Co Monaghan town was the first to accommodate asylum seekers in emergency accommodation last year.
# afd
Far-right party makes major gains in German state election
Bjoern Hoecke previously labelled Berlin’s Holocaust memorial a “monument of shame”.