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Parties that express xenophobic 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 - 14:57
Short Answer

No evidence to date of the emergence of such parties.

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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