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The Skinhead International: Ireland

The neo-Nazi Skinhead movement in Ireland is very small, a circumstance that the Irish Skinheads lament. "We have plenty of nationalists," writes one, "but not enough National Socialists!"

Two groups, the Irish Hammer Skins and Women for Aryan Unity, share a Dublin post office box. An Irish Skinhead band, Celtic Dawn, has recorded an album titled "Europe's Honour," according to the British Skinhead publication Last Chance. (Anti-Defamation League, 48)

Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.

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