Ireland has ‘worrying pattern’ of racism, head of EU agency warns
A third of those surveyed in Ireland reported discrimination because of skin colour
Naomi Nene, a pupil at CBS Dundalk, who participated in the annual Show Racism the Red Card event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Ireland has a disturbing problem with racism and discrimination against migrants that must be meaningfully debated, the head of the European Union’s human rights agency has warned.
Michael O’Flaherty, director of the Vienna-based EU Fundamental Rights Agency, said a four-year review of attitudes had found “worrying patterns” of behaviour.