A new candidate for Cork North Central has defended his party's use of the word 'rapefugee' to describe certain refugees coming from war-torn countries to Europe.

Peter O'Loughlin is the founder of Identity Ireland, a party which is running on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform.

The party's official social media accounts regularly share news stories on what they say are problems caused by mass-immigration and asylum seekers, and have adopted the term 'rapefugee' in the wake of a number of incidents in Germany last month.

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