Public Lectures and Seminars

Is Ireland becoming xenophobic? The rise of the Far Right.

Dr MacEinrí will attempt to explore the extent to which Incitement and violence may pose a threat in Ireland and what measures could be taken to counter this form of toxic hatred in Ireland today.

Few places have changed as dramatically as Ireland in recent decades, as the country changed from being a conservative society marked by high emigration and high levels of poverty to being more liberal, tolerant and prosperous. With this new openness came a new porosity and a changed geography of comings, goings and returns. Immigrants and returned Irish brought fresh ideas and benefited Irish society as it became more diverse. It is still a work in progress, but the country today is a very different place than it was a generation ago. Incitement and violence are not victim-free. These movements and ways of thinking constitute a direct attack on fundamental values of decency and rights in any society. I will attempt to explore the extent to which they may pose such a threat in Ireland, what factors, if any, might make this less likely and what measures could be taken to counter this form of toxic hatred in Ireland today.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars:
Date:
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Creativa Zone, Boole Library
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Anne-Marie Curtin
021-4901993
http://www.ucc.ie/en/edi

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