Taoiseach, Enda Kenny: “My Government colleagues and I are determined that such events will never happen again.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

and Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday apologised to the Roma families whose children were taken into care last year amid fears they had been abducted.“(...)

Investigators say the victims were recruited in their home countries and trafficked to Europe, to be  sent to work as prostitutes with forged identity documents. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested two Nigerian women after seven potential victims of human trafficking were discovered during a raid on a Dublin address as part o(...)

Denise Charlton, chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland: “People have a right to about their work and studies without the threat of racism.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost one- third of racist incidents reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland in the first three months of this year rela(...)

 Denise Charlton, chief executive of the  Immigrant Council of Ireland.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland should introduce a human trafficking “czar” to tackle a criminal industry that nets gangs here an estimated €250 million every year, th(...)

The Immigrant Council of Ireland compared Garda and PSNI figures from 2005/2006 to the third quarter of 2013. The PSNI records figures from July to July while Garda figures are collated in a calendar year. The PSNI annual reports run to almost 70 pages compared to just one for Garda figures on its website.

Renewed calls have been made for an independent reporting system to record racism in the State after a comparative study showed 700 per cent more inci(...)

Victims of domestic violence and human trafficking must be priorities for future immigration reforms, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has said. The c(...)

Dr Ali Selim said the letter will not cause worry as it is based on a “total ignorance of the Muslim peoople in this country”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating hate letters sent to mosques and Islamic cultural centres across the State. The correspondence demands all Muslims “get the h(...)

An undocumented migrant worker at a Migrant Rights Centre Ireland press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a small enough statue outside the courthouse in St Louis, Missouri, of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet. In 1857, the former sued for his free(...)

Denise Charlton, chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Candidates for next year’s European Parliament elections have been asked to sign a pledge not to use hate speech or to unfairly target minority groups(...)

Nusha Yonkova, anti-trafficking co-ordinator of the Immigrant Council said: “
As a frontline organisation 
The Immigrant Council has assisted 50 victims of sex-trafficking
,
. All tell a similar story of being tricked into coming to Ireland with promises of a new life only for reality to dawn when they meet their pimp in the arrivals hall at our airports. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Irish airline crews, airport ground staff, port staff and other transport workers are to be offered training to spot victims of trafficking under a pi(...)