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Populist politics in all but name is alive and well in Ireland

We should be wary of politicians who benefit from abusive online support bases

It is sometimes said that Ireland has been fortunate in avoiding the type of populist politics that is causing so much damage to other democracies.

  • Colm Keena
  • The Irish Times

But if a populist politician is one who claims to speak on behalf of the people, while relentlessly blaming all society’s ills on a “corrupt political elite”, then we have our fair share of them.

I was prompted to write something about populism after being contacted by someone who was appalled by postings he’d…

Most of the commentary was angry, some of it was vicious, and…

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