Peter Casey

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‘The comments by Fine Gael Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy about the alleged infiltration of Islamic State supporters into this country were not simply false – they were dangerous.’ Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

The recent emergence of racist language in mainstream Irish politics has been a disturbing development. Two candidates in next week’s byelections have(...)

Noel Grealish has held the seat in Galway West   since 2002, first for the PDs and afterwards as an independent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two months ago Noel Grealish was recorded at a public meeting in Oughterard, called to discuss the potential opening of new accommodation for asylum s(...)

As an experienced politician and former leader of the Progressive Democrats, Independent TD Noel Grealish is well aware that the fears and concerns of small communities in relation to ‘others’ can be exploited. Photograph: The Irish Times

There was general agreement in the Dáil that Independent TD Noel Grealish had engaged in racism by asking Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for reassurance that (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin following his speech to the party conference in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of sending out mixed messages on the “toxic racism” which he says has entered Ir(...)

East German border guards look through a hole in the Berlin Wall after demonstrators pulled down the segment at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/File/AP Photo

Thirty years ago today the Berlin Wall fell. At the time it was widely thought that the main economic beneficiaries of the collapse of communism would(...)

Saoirse McHugh, who will stand for the Green Party in Mayo in the next general election. Photograph: John Nikolai

Five months ago, Saoirse McHugh was the story of the European Parliament elections for 36 hours when it looked for a time like she could win a seat fo(...)

Diarmuid Byrnes and Kevin O’Brien celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho

Patrickswell 1-17 Na Piarsaigh 0-15 Patrickswell put an end to Na Piarsaigh’s bid for three Limerick senior hurling championship crowns in a row and (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed that the EU was ‘pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate’, and that the plucky English Brexiteers would ‘set the country free’. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The German philosopher Theodor Adorno made this statement for the first time in 1949. It implies at lea(...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey scores Limerick’s  opening goal  in the Munster final victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Casey is delivering on his considerable potential this year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s a sign of how competitive the championship has become that just one semi-finalist from last year has made it back, a turnover rate that’s only ha(...)

The two couples must present themselves before the High Court next Wednesday in relation to their failure to leave the site at Cabragh Bridge as ordered. Photograph: Getty Images

The High Court has ordered two Traveller couples to appear before it next week for failing to vacate an unofficial halting site in Thurles. The two c(...)

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