This is the first part of an undercover investigation into the tacit and sometimes overt support for antifascist harassment among elements of the Irish media and political class. We advise you to listen to all leaked audio and read all leaked data in full before reading the below article. All audio can be found on our Youtube. Audio has been edited in parts for legal reasons, as well as to protect the names of third parties. 

Michelle Byrne is the Deputy President of the Union of Students Ireland (USI), as well as their Vice President for Campaigns. The Union of Students Ireland is Ireland’s largest student representative body representing short of 380,000 students nationwide. Past USI officials have included senior Irish government and media figures. According to her Facebook, she is also on the boards of Laochas – The Warrior Soul Project, Problem Gambling Ireland and the National Youth Council of Ireland. She also took part in the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government. Irish Students Against Fascism contacted her after the USI retweeted material from the ISAF Twitter account. 

Linked is the edited recording of the first phone call our undercover journalists had with Deputy President Byrne. This conversation went over her activities with other Antifascist groups, from which she sent on information and training material from left wing events, as well as her other activities with a variety of left wing activist groups and journalists. She appeared to express complete support for Antifascist work in its entirety, as well as the work ISAF were willing to do. She also specifically suggested trying to gain access to Young Fine Gael meetings, saying that there were “proper fascists in there.”

Young Fine Gael’s Director of Campaigns and Policy Dylan Hutchinson, had the following to say about the leaks:

“It is horrifying that the deputy of the USI would want to monitor YFG meetings and would make these wild allegations. The USI need to condemn this.”

At the time of writing, Deputy President Byrne has not responded to our request for comment.

EDIT: The full video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F5exJg7bJQ&t=4s

Posted by The Burkean

6 Comments

  1. Expect a robust response from the triggered snowflake PC brigade liberal left loons. These people are psychopaths.

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  2. Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg 08/03/2020 at 12:22 am

    I’ve yet to see a ‘pro-fa’/pro-fascist party or group anywhere. Where are they? Italy and Japan have an actual fascist party. That’s about it.

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    1. Seamus Padraig 15/03/2020 at 1:28 pm

      Interestingly enough, in most Western countries we find that the ‘fascist’ parties are run by Zionists, too! Trump, Wilders, Le Pen, Órban–all of them are rabid Zionists. Is there anything that the Zionists don’t control in the West now? It reminds me of what Lenin used to say: “The best way to handle the opposition is to run it yourself.”

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  3. Conversation transcripts would be useful. You would be seriously limiting your reach otherwise.

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  4. Well, that was easy. Not too bright are they, these activists? Must be dull surrounded by sycophants and enablers agreeing with you all day, under pain of banishment or more.

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  5. BurkeanAnonymous 18/03/2020 at 3:27 pm

    Great work on this investigative journalism. Exposing the left-wing extremism that is likely occuring in other student unions across Europe.

    Like other commentors have suggested, publishing transcripts of these would be helpful to bring traction as well as contacting popular alternative bloggers such as Sargon of Akaad.

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