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Finally a media outlet that has listened to us -this piece doesn't carry all detail/info but it does finally out Patrick Curran who is racist spokesperson/organiser of #Oughterard campaign & who has worked closely with far-right agitators -Curran is STILL involved in the campaign
#Oughterard still have lots of work to do weeding out ties to far-right & racists The fact that far-right were heavily involved in #Oughterard from get go is a huge wake up call to this country. The racism, Islamophobia & far-right prop that was spewed EVERYWHERE was frightening!
The far-right were also involved in #Lisdoonvarna, #Moville, #Rooskey etc.. They latch on to a few racist, like minded locals and drive the narrative. Anyone who criticises them or calls them out, is accused of calling the whole village or town racist - similar tactics everywhere
NB. I believe campaign in #Oughterard need to make a clear statement, come clean, admit once & for all, what we now all know, that yes far-right were involved from the get go & they have now gotten rid of ALL links to Gearoid Murphy, National Party, GO'D etc..this must happen imo
NB. The campaign in #Oughterard also imo owe a sincere apology to Joe Loughnane of @galwayantiRN Joe is an anti-racism campaigner for many years & was subjected to some of the worst personal attacks & racist abuse I have ever witnessed online in Patrick Curran's fb group.
Curran as admin allowed these attacks take place & racism/far-right prop be spread all over his #Oughterard group, as did other admin & Gemma O'Doherty supporter local Aine K Walsh After we 1st exposed them they cleaned up the group but it still has GO'D/far-right activists on it
Please note - far-right activists were not just working online as the headline suggests, they were also present firmly on the ground in #Oughterard - some are in fact local, some came from further afield - they were at the first meeting, at the protest and at the ongoing picket.
This is a very good overview by @b_m_hughes - do share!

#Belfast based fascist Connor Rafferty, from article at top of thread (McZorba on fb) he runs fascist Gemma O'Doherty's supporters fb page & others, where he instructs far-right/GO'D activists how & where 2 spread fascist /anti-immigrant/anti asylum seeker prop online #Oughterard
Rafferty, works alongside many other well known fascist agitators eg GO'D supporters / #ACI members, Gearoid Murphy, Tan Turdino, the National Party, Irexit, far-right anti-choice activists, Yellow Vest Ireland etc There is big crossover between these far-right groups
Fascist Rafferty portrays the good Samaritan despite fact he's admin of online fascist groups that share racist, anti-semetic, Islamophobic content -says his fascist organising groups are 4 "freedom of speech without fear of being harassed" @BritishRedCross

#Oughterard #Belfast
All these racists & fascists & far-right extremist anti choice agitators in Ireland LOVE dodgy far-right media outlet Gript -they share it everywhere online
It's connected to/has links with "businessman" & failed politician Declan Ganley & David Quinn (Iona Institute)
1 thing we know for sure, fascist Gemma O 'Doherty is a manipulative liar, as are many of her close supporters & fellow far-right agitators. Yest saw GO'D scrambling to distance herself from McZorba & Patrick Curran. Here is McZorba on her fb pg trying to do same.
And so it remains, campaign in #Oughterard still has a racist & someone who's worked closely with far-right, at it's helm This is extremely disturbing. Is it because he is a "respectable", well heeled, helicopter flying, jet-setting businessman How could he be racist right? wrong
Are we in a situation in Ireland where ppl do not know blatant racist comments? Or are ppl aware & deliberately ignoring this man's blatant racism and Islamophobia? It is shocking that this man is pretending to lead a campaign against DP b'cos it's "inhumane" - joke
This racist, Islamophobe worked closely with country's most active far-right agitators, before even setting up his fb #Oughterard pg, that he controlled with a self declared Gemma O'Doherty supporter & yet he's on airwaves, TV & in newspapers pretending butter wouldn't melt -sick
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