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Poll: Have you seen incidents of racism in Ireland?

According to the Immigrant Council of Ireland, there is an underlying racism within Irish society. Today, we ask have you seen evidence of racist incidents?

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A NEW RESEARCH report published today highlights that migrants in Ireland experience some forms of racism every day.

In certain circumstances, some people said they are subjected to racist incidents – including harassment, assault and anti-social behaviour – up to four or five times a day.

According to the Immigrant Council of Ireland, high levels of racism are seen in the workplace, on the streets and in residential neighbourhoods.

Denise Charlton, CEO of the ICI, said society needs to be braver in challenging racism.

“This report illustrates very starkly the price being paid for our lack of consistent, effective and strong action against racism,” she said.  “We’re all guilty of turning a blind eye to racist incidents: think of how many times we have seen kids – or, indeed, adults – on a bus or the Luas taunting a driver or a ticket-inspector, and said nothing.”

Have you witnessed incidents of racism in the workplace, on the streets or in your neighbourhood?

Poll Results:

Yes, but not regularly (643)
Yes, I have often seen racist incidents but not everyday (431)
No, never (320)
Yes, I witness racist events daily (131)
I don't know (35)

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