This is the latest 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.

Dr Lucy Michael is an academic active in a variety of anti-racist NGOs and initiatives across Ireland. A self described expert on immigration and diversity, she holds a PhD in Criminology from Keele University.

Dr Michael has been an active contributor to a range of anti-racist organisations, among those the Open Society funded Irish Network Against Racism (INAR), noted for its participation in antifascist events and consultation with the state and social media giants regarding hate speech.

Dr Michael now works for the International Organization for Migration, a UN affiliated organization headed up by an important member of the Portuguese Socialist Party.

Recently she has been the apparent driving force behind the anti-racist activist group “Fingal Communities Against Racism”, the apparant purpose of which was to challenge journalist Gemma O’Doherty’s general election campaign.

Our undercover reporters made contact with Dr Michael over her personal Twitter, where they introduced themselves as fellow antifascists. 

In the records, Dr Michael promised to pass on the contact information of @IrishAntifa to the ‘Far-Right Observatory’, a seemingly informal grouping of progressive actors looking to suppress those suspected of being involved in right-leaning politics.

When asked about the risk of using violence Dr Michael replied that “I wouldn’t say no” but stressed the need to keep a broad front against the far right.

At the time of publication Dr Michael has yet to respond to our request for comment.

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Posted by The Burkean


  1. John Bowler 15/04/2020 at 7:35 pm

    One has to wonder,,, where are all the ANTI-Fascists when the government is behaving in such a fascistic manor? Looks like they are anything BUT anti-fascist!


  2. […] Personnel attached to the INAR group, while a regular media feature pontificating on matters of racism, have also been rather noticeable on the antifa scene in Ireland, including associate Dr Lucy Michael embroiled in the recent IrishAntifa sting.  […]


    1. Kevin Collins 18/09/2023 at 6:33 pm

      Fine Gael are IMPOVERISHING our working and middle class families due to stagnant wage growth and out of control inflation, and there isn’t a word about from these so-called Leftists!
      IRELAND FIRST AND THE IRISH FREEDOM PARTY ETC ARE JUST NATIONALIST PATRIOTS who care far more about the poor than these parasitic limousine socialists ever will!


  3. garth mulholland 11/03/2022 at 8:08 pm

    Dr Lucy Michael is working for the Church of Ireland procuring views on diversity – if she dislikes them will she send people to attack us?


  4. […] as being penned by Dr Lucy Michael, a major “anti-racist” academic in Ireland who became embroiled in a scandal after being recorded talking to an undercover conservative journalist in the country […]


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