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Ireland's experience with colonialism and other oppressive forms of authority is so recent and so painful that it is difficult to find any political figures of any standing with a style or policy substance similar to Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters did turn up at the recent Irexit conference hosted by Nigel Farage but they are pretty thin on the ground in my experience. But I'm sure authoritarian white male supremacists are to be found in many walks of life, chiefly those who resent feminism, liberalism, cultural diversity and "socialism" as they see it.

The nearest analogy I can find is some über Catholic moral campaigners who are seeking to retain the ban on abortion in the Irish Constitution. They will get substantial public support because abortion is such an emotive topic for many people who don't necessarily understand the political agendas of those promoting the ban. The issue is tailor made for their agenda of returning to a more traditionalist, "Catholic", male, authoritarian and nationalist society all the while appearing to promote a more sensitive, "motherly", caring image for the "unborn".

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