Gardaí need to do a better job of taking victims’ reports seriously and gathering data on hate crimes, and they should develop comprehensive rules for responding to such crimes.
At Trinity College Dublin, There Are Plans to Install Disabled Bike Parking
The needs of disabled people who cycle haven’t always been on the agenda in infrastructure plans around the city, but some say they should be.
Ebun: On Responding to Subtle Acts of Discrimination
“What should I do if an employee of a venue treats me unprofessionally as organiser of a cultural event, because she doesn’t like other cultures?” a reader asks. Ebun offers advice.
Some Taxi Drivers’ Bumper Stickers Target Immigrants
Irish Taxi Drivers Federation president Joe Herron says he hopes none of his group’s members have them, and that people shouldn’t blame all white taxi drivers for something only a few are doing.
Ebun: Here’s How to Be a Good Ally to People Facing Discrimination
When confronted with irrefutable data from Census statistics about groups that are marginalised in Ireland, people regularly ask me what they can do to help, writes a UCD lecturer.
Some Local Politicians Commit to Anti-Racism Pledge Ahead of Election Campaigns
Activist organization United Against Racism has launched a pledge inviting politicians to commit to rejecting racism in this year’s local and European elections.
Emma: On Whether Irish Black People Are Woke, and on Changing “Foreign” Names
Emma Dabiri responds to readers’ questions about navigating race and identity in Ireland.
Some Dubliners Want a Stronger State Response to Racist Attacks
For those who are attacked or intimidated in their homes, it can seem that there is not enough is done to prevent the abuse from escalating.
Andy: Let’s Count the Ways We Shamefully Mistreat Travellers
Apart from the intense cutbacks and privations they have endured, what distinguishes the situation of Travellers is the racism which they regularly face.
Despite New Rules, Landlords Still Reject Tenants on Housing Assistance
“No rent allowance or HAP accepted sorry,” said the text alert, even though since 1 January landlords aren’t allowed to discriminate in this way.