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# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Thursday 4 June, 2020

27 female victims of trafficking assisted by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year

The council’s impact report for 2019 has been published today.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year

That’s according to the Council’s impact report for 2018, which has been published today.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 14 August, 2017

‘Is it something we want to keep doing?’ Cork fans again urged to drop Confederate flag

Civil rights groups call the flag a symbol of “hate and racism.”

'We're all made of the same stuff': A new campaign is asking us to report racism on public transport

“Racism is in no way tolerated on Ireland’s transport services,” campaigners said.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Woman tells man to 'f**k off back to India' on Limerick train

Irish Rail said it has reported the “shocking and disgraceful incident” to gardaí.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 3 April, 2017

What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?

The Immigration Council of Ireland said this was one example of Europe’s lack of response to the migrant crisis.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 27 March, 2017

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Pick an apartment block in parts of Dublin and you'll find a brothel': The rise of the Irish vice industry

Children as young as 14 are being used for sex in Ireland.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Sham marriages are widespread in Ireland, according to Immigrant Council report

One international gang based in Dublin made millions by charging hundreds of Asian men up to €20,000 to marry vulnerable eastern European women.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Saturday 13 August, 2016

"People have spat in my face and called me a Paki" - a Muslim bus driver's experience in Dublin

With a fifth of all racist incidents taking place on public transport, bus driver Shahbaz Rana talks about coping with ignorant and violent passengers.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Drivers 'spat at, punched and kicked' in racist incidents on public transport

There were 240 racist incidents reported in Ireland last year, and a fifth took place on our public transport system.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Friday 1 July, 2016

The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish

A US government report was critical of Ireland’s system, which it says is failing to identify trafficking victims.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 22 February, 2016

Muslim woman has bottle thrown at her in racist Dublin attack

A new report from the Immigrant Council of Ireland highlights anti-Muslim racism in the capital.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 11 January, 2016

Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'

It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

New laws criminalising people who pay for sex passed the first hurdle

The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Anti-immigrant graffiti appears in Garden of Remembrance

The graffiti makes reference to the 1916 Rising.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 6 July, 2015

'They put me down on the ground because I was with a group of black people'

A study by the Immigrant Council of Ireland has led to calls for a better complaints system for migrants who experience discrimination at the hands of public officials.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 10 November, 2014

Are there pimps living in your community?

A new campaign is urging members of the public to report any suspicions they have about sexual exploitation in their local area.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

'I’m scared I'll be arrested and held somewhere - that’s why I almost never leave my house'

A national conference on Statelessness is being held in Dublin today.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Publican refuses to hire foreign nationals to greet customers

Charlie Chawke has said he only employs Irish workers as front-of-house staff.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking

Over 1,000 arrests were made across the EU and most arrests made in Ireland were for burglary offences.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 22 September, 2014

Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 8 September, 2014

Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'

Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Friday 4 July, 2014

Racist graffiti outside Convention Centre mars citizenship ceremonies for new Irish citizens

3,860 people from 123 different countries were made naturalised Irish citizens.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?

The report into the removal of two Roma children from their families last year has been described as “shocking”.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services

In Ireland campaigners want the government to introduce clear, transparent and accessible determination procedures to allow the swift identification of stateless persons.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Anti-racism hotline needed to make sure 'complaints are taken seriously'

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for one to be set up to ensure victims of these crimes come forward.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims - Immigrant Council of Ireland

The ICI spoke to the Seanad and have outlined how over half of those trafficked to Ireland do not get access to proper supports.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Thursday 27 March, 2014

EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking

Cecilia Malmström made the call in a pre-recorded address to a major conference of trafficking experts being held in Dublin.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Friday 21 March, 2014

Immigrant Council: People posting racist comments online should be sanctioned

Already this year, 58 cases of racism have been reported to the organisation.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Friday 14 March, 2014

'I feel so safe in Ireland, but as an undocumented migrant I fear for my future'

Groups have said the government here should do the same for undocumented migrants as it is asking the US to do for undocumented Irish people living there.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Trafficked to Dublin at 15-years-old for sex: 'You would do like 15 guys a day' Prostitution This post contains videos

Trafficked to Dublin at 15-years-old for sex: 'You would do like 15 guys a day'

“There was a guy, I remember a guy who used to come in and say “I want the youngest girl you have here” and he was really old, so to them it was fun,” one young woman said.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Monday 13 January, 2014

Concerns raised over difference in number of racist incidents recorded by Gardaí and PSNI

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has repeated their call for an independent system of reporting.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Children are both the perpetrators and victims of racism

New research shows the number of racist incidents peaks during summer holidays.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Groups warn about 'witch hunt' against Roma

Groups have warned against the propagation of stereotypes of an entire community after the removal of two children from Roma families.

# immigrant-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI

The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to outline safeguards against racial profiling in crackdown on welfare fraud.

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