Our casual racism against Travellers is one of Ireland’s last great shames

  A house at Ballyshannon, Co Donegal that was destroyed by fire days before members of the Traveller community were due to move in. photograph: thomas gallagher Jennifer O’Connell “Trouble.” “Dirty.” “Disgusting.” “A thorn in the side of society.” These words look like relics of Ireland’s past; they seem to belong to a time when we whispered about “fallen women”, and “improper acts” between men. Now that we have matured into a society that no longer locks up “bold girls” … Continue reading

The Dublin II Regulation: 10 Years On and Little to Celebrate

ECRE Weekly Bulletin 22 February 2013 For many, Dublin is a city of literature and culture. However, for those fleeing violence and persecution and seeking protection in Europe, the mere mention of “Dublin” evokes feelings of injustice and undue suffering. On the 10th anniversary of the Dublin Regulation, that identifies which European State is responsible for examining an asylum application, ECRE, Forum Réfugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee andproject partners published a comparative report on its application in Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, … Continue reading

DUBLIN REFUGEE RECEPTION CENTRE TARGETED

February 14, 2013 — News Written by IRR European News Team Since the start of the year, there have been at least four suspected racially motivated attacks on residents at the Balseskin reception centre for asylum seekers in the Finglas area of Dublin. The latest incidents occurred on 8-9 February. The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has expressed concern about the institutional response to these attacks, stressing that a number of residents have been struck with heavy objects from speeding cars, and in one … Continue reading

I’m Against Racism Because … mark International Day Against Racism 21 March

I’m Against Racism Because..l

Free Legal and Union Advice Workshop Sat 9 Feb 11-12.30pm Roden St Community Centre

NICEM publishes a new research report into race and the criminal justice system in the north

NICEM ~Race and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland – Towards a Blueprint for the Eradication of Racism from the CJSNI

Thanks to everybody who supported WARN’s Christmas appeal for NICRAS

Forced to Flee 3rd Ed Frequently Asked Questions about Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the North

ForcedToFlee 3rd Edition

Invitation to join WARN in celebrating International Human Rights Day on 10 December

Join WARN in celebrating International Human Rights Day on 10 December

Questionnaire for members of minority ethnic communities living and/or working in West Belfast

Questionnaire for members of minority ethnic communities living and/or working in West Belfast