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# Immigrant Council of Ireland

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27 female victims of trafficking assisted by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
The council’s impact report for 2019 has been published today.
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’.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland
Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.
'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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New laws criminalising people who pay for sex passed the first hurdle
The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.
Anti-immigrant graffiti appears in Garden of Remembrance
The graffiti makes reference to the 1916 Rising.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
Publican refuses to hire foreign nationals to greet customers
Charlie Chawke has said he only employs Irish workers as front-of-house staff.
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.
Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'
That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.
Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'
Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.
Racist graffiti outside Convention Centre mars citizenship ceremonies for new Irish citizens
3,860 people from 123 different countries were made naturalised Irish citizens.
'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 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.
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.
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.
'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.
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: People posting racist comments online should be sanctioned
Already this year, 58 cases of racism have been reported to the organisation.
'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.
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.
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.
Children are both the perpetrators and victims of racism
New research shows the number of racist incidents peaks during summer holidays.
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.
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.