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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Xenophobia

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# 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.
# Xenophobia
The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014
President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.
# Art
This giant rear end hoovered up all the attention - but it's been beaten to the Turner Prize
The prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition, and has become synonymous with controversy in its 32-year history.
# harsh words
The word of 2016? Xenophobia
Quite literally. has announced xenophobia, defined as ‘dislike of people from other countries’, as its word of the year.
# mark chelgren
US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them
One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”
# boston wrong
Man tells cops "Donald Trump was right" after beating and urinating on homeless Mexican
Trump called the attack “terrible”.
# South Africa
'All of a sudden they hate foreigners, and we get two choices - go home or be killed'
Immigrants in South Africa have shared their stories.
# Law Reform Commission
New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.
# Xenophobia
Racist graffiti outside Convention Centre mars citizenship ceremonies for new Irish citizens
3,860 people from 123 different countries were made naturalised Irish citizens.
# Xenophobia
Attacks on foreigners in Germany rise by 20%
New figures show that there were 473 xenophobic attacks in 2013 – up from 393 the previous year.
# Poland
Poland: Man arrested over plot to detonate 3.6-tonne bomb outside parliament
The 45-year-old allegedly planned to detonate the car bomb while the president, prime minister and MPs were inside.
Column: National pride or bald-faced bigotry? Maybe neither, or both.
Being proud to be Irish is sometime looked on as a social gaffe, writes Lisa McInerney, but that’s not always fair… and it’s not always the best way to figure out who really is racist…
# Oirishly Ever After
WATCH: Possibly the most Oirish TV ad from 1979 you’ll see today
Oirish Spring has the benefit of two deodourants, to get you all fresh and clean, so it does, begorrah…
# Racism
New website allows people to record and monitor racism
The website is part of a joint initiative by 17 EU member states and supported by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Column: Cardinal Rules – On cross-cultural exchange
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland and his colleagues ruminate on multicultural Ireland and embrace the “great big melting pot our little island has become”.
Column: Here’s what it’s really like being Polish in Ireland
Are the Irish racists? No – but there is an undercurrent of xenophobia in everyday life, writes Polish-born Dubliner Anna Pas.
# US Army
Eight US soldiers charged in connection with comrade's suicide
A 19-year-old private shot himself after allegedly being subjected to racial taunts from other members the armed forces.
# brit bashing
The xenophobic ‘Ould Enemy’ cack spluttered over a cricket game shows how immature a country we can be
The Ireland team who excelled at cricket should be applauded. But the Brit-bashing celebration of their feat is hypocritical for a country that is, in many ways, becoming ‘more British than Britain itself’.
# Roma
UN rebukes France for mass-deportation of Roma
The UN has criticised “discriminatory” political speeches in the country.