Borrisokane residents Mags Donnelly, Robert Armitage and Margaret Bevan-Hanger at the apartment complex earmarked for asylum seekers. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

‘WE DON’T WANT THIS TO BE OUGHTERARD 2.0’: BORRISOKANE HAS DECIDED TO WELCOME ITS NEW DIRECT-PROVISION CENTRE. BALLINAMORE, IN CO LEITRIM, HAS NOT (...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

Ferdia at a rally against the policy of US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

If you drift into certain murkier corners of the internet (or, increasingly, real life), you will find a lot of men who are very angry about feminism (...)

The National Party is headed up by  Justin Barrett, a critic of the European Union. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The management of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) convened a special meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the involvement of (...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new National Party is in favour of racial profiling and says there needs to be a complete ban on Muslims coming into Ireland. Justin Barrett, a (...)

Justin Barrett, of the No to Nice Campaign at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, in August 2002, before the second referendum on the treaty. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A former activist with the militant anti-abortion group Youth Defence, Justin Barrett is best remembered for his role in the defeat of the Nice Treat(...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin has cancelled an “information meeting” on an anti-immigration and anti-abortion political party for Ireland which was due (...)

David Cameron gambled on this referendum uniting his party and enabling Britain to move beyond the European question. Photograph: Getty Images

It should have been enjoyable for Irish political obsessives to watch this British referendum. It was a massive decision. Big issues of national ident(...)