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(...)

Robert Heffernan: “It was stupid out of me not to read the whole story. What came to mind was Madeleine McCann, a child being kidnapped. I was stupid and it was very ignorant out of me and I want to apologise.” Photograph: Frank Miller

An activist with the Roma community in Cork said she was “shocked and disheartened” by an offensive tweet regarding the community posted by world cham(...)

Co-director of Pavee Point Martin Collins said a seven-year-old girl being “plucked from her family” in west Dublin on Monday under the suspicion that she was not the biological daughter of her Roma parents was “nothing short of despicable”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A Traveller support group has described the taking of two children from two Roma families into HSE care as “racial profiling in the extreme”. Pavee Po(...)

 Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton gives a post budget press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin yesterday. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Garda checkpoints are to be set up in airports and industrial estates to counter welfare fraud according to the Minister for Social Protection Joan Bu(...)

 Former judge Catherine McGuinness: ‘I feel very strongly we need to vote Yes.’ Photograph: David Sleator

A new court of civil appeal is very necessary for a fast and fully considered determination of important legal cases and to help weed out more triv(...)

Chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Denise Charlton said there were a number of “alarming” aspects to the figures.  “It is clear that racism takes many forms with people reporting verbal harassment, discrimination and written harassment as the most common,”

  Reported incidents of racism in the Republic have more than doubled in the past 12 months, according to the Immigrant Council of Ireland(...)

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