Diverse Republic: Why Ireland has no appetite for conspiracy-laden politics

Eoin Ó Broin: Book misses key point in why far-right politics has gained no foothold here

Candidates during a Citizenship Ceremony at the Convention Centre in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Candidates during a Citizenship Ceremony at the Convention Centre in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The last decade has seen a resurgence of authoritarian and far-right political movements across the globe. The extent of this growth has varied from country to country.

In some cases, such as Hungary, Brazil and the US, the strength of these movements has resulted in the election to office of authoritarian presidents. In others, where electoral success has been more muted, such movements still manage to impact on mainstream political discourse.

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