Joe Loughnane

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Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

A show of hands was taken at the meeting in Oughterard. Photograph: Gearóid Murphy/Twitter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on Noel Grealish to make a statement on controversial comments the Galway West TD made about African migrants at a p(...)

Hazel Chu of the Green Party: ‘No matter what I do I will never be Irish to some people.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Candidates running in the upcoming local elections from immigrant backgrounds have described receiving racist messages online, experiencing anti-immig(...)

Joe Loughnane of Galway Anti-Racism Network speaking in Galway in January during a march and rally calling for an end to Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway anti-racism grouping has called for investigations into management of the city’s two direct provision centres for asylum seekers. The Galway(...)

Hundreds attended a rally  organised by the Galway Anti-Racism Network  on Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Criticism of the Government’s “minimalist” approach to removing the State’s absolute ban on asylum seekers working was voiced at a rally in Galway on (...)

Taxi driver Charles Ikenna Igbokwe at Eyre Square in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Black taxi drivers have expressed concern about people deliberately walking past their vehicles at ranks in Galway city, and getting into taxis with a(...)

Members of the Maroon Army hold up a Repeal The 8th banner during a home game last April. Photograph: Facebook

A group of up to 40 Galway United fans have threatened to boycott the club’s matches after a fan was banned for holding up a “Repeal the 8th” banner d(...)