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Are there political parties that express racist or xenophobic sentiments/discourse in the form of hate speech or promote an anti-migrant and/or anti-minority agenda?

Key Area:
Political Parties-organisations - Racist & Xenophobic Discourse
27/02/2012 - 14:48
Short Answer

In general, parties with the expressed aim of having an anti-minority/anti-migrant aganda do not exist in Ireland. Occasional comments by individual politicians within the main parties occur.

Qualitative Info

There is little evidence in Ireland of the establishment of political parties with the expressed aim of proposing an anti-migrant or anti-minority aganda. The main political parties in Ireland state publically that racism or xenophobia is not tolerated within their ranks. Individual instances occour where politicians have made statements that can be identified as being racist in nature or seeking to exploit percieved anti-migrant sentiment. These statements generally incur rebukes from senior members of that political party, the Irish media and civil society. This shows that, at least in the majority of cases, there is no official sanction for such practices but there are individual instances where these sentiments are expressed.


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INAR Anti-Racism Protocol for Political Parties:

Represented in government/parliament?
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political discourse -parties - orgs, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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