Irish Examiner a report on the rise of the far right in Ireland.
|By Cormac O'Keeffe|
Ireland is among a number of European countries caught up in a worldwide “wave” of right-wing extremism, the EU police agency has said.
Europol said there is a “strong international network” involving right-wing extremists from Ireland, other European countries and the US. It said here in Ireland the extremists are raising money through online donations including of cryptocurrencies (digital currencies).
In its 2020 terrorism report, the agency said incidents in Ireland in 2019 involving “anti-immigrant ideology” included arson attacks on planned direct provision centres and vehicles.
Ireland, which traditionally has not featured in Europol assessments on right-wing extremism, is mentioned numerous times in its current report.
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