Protests at launch of new political party

Identity Ireland seeking to control mass immigration

Sligo News File Online

Identity Ireland

Demonstrators disrupted a press conference called today to announce the launching of a new political party.

Party leader, Peter O’Loughlin, an unemployed teacher, said
Identity Ireland is opposed to mass immigration which, he pointed out, is placing a heavy strain on the country’s social welfare and
health sectors.

Calling for stricter border controls, he said 90% of those seeking asylum in Ireland were economic immigrants.

Identity Ireland launched the party after handing in its registration documents to the Dail.

The new party proposes to run a number of candidates in the coming general election.