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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Anti-racism campaign launched by Dublin transport providers

To mark International Day Against Racism, Dublin transport providers are carrying the message: “Dublin’s Transport Links – Racism Divides”.

From left to right: Kirsten Fray (Irish Rail), Eric Musoke (LUAS), Sean McDyer (Taxi Driver) and Ricky Palban (Dublin Bus).
From left to right: Kirsten Fray (Irish Rail), Eric Musoke (LUAS), Sean McDyer (Taxi Driver) and Ricky Palban (Dublin Bus).
Image: Corporate PR

A HIGH PROFILE publicity campaign is kicking off today across Dublin’s main transport providers to mark International Day Against Racism.

Buses, trams and trains in the capital will carry the message “Dublin’s Transport Links – Racism Divides”, in a bid to stamp out racism.

The campaign is being supported by staff training and improved monitoring procedures and is the result of a combined effort by the National Transport Authority, Dublin Bus, Dublin City Council, Iarnród Éireann, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Veolia Transport.

The Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport, Alan Kelly, said that the campaign would make it clear that “racism is unacceptable, in any form, on the public transport network.”

The chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Denise Charlton, urged people to report racist incidents, saying that victims and witnesses had been reluctant to come forward in the past for fear that their complaint would not be taken seriously.

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