The launch of a political organisation advocating stricter border controls and a return to the Irish punt was interrupted by an anti-racism group in Dublin on Wednesday.
Identity Ireland’s Peter O’Loughlin claimed Ireland had a “very generous” social welfare system that he said was quite easy to take advantage of.
“The reason we’re called Identity Ireland is because something has to link us together in a society. In order for a nation to exist and to function, to have a government, to have health services, to have education services, there needs to be a link because we’re so different already.
Members of a group called the Anti-Racism Network Ireland objected to the event and clashed with members of Identity Ireland.