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Racist graffiti sprayed on building opposite Immigrant Council of Ireland

The Immigrant Coucil said vandalising a building site at the height of storm Frank shows the mentality of those behind the act.

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RACIST GRAFFITI COULD be seen sprayed on the building opposite the Immigration Council of Ireland, in St Andrew’s Street in Dublin today.

In large red letters, the graffiti read: “Immigration pushers. Blood on your hands.”

Commenting on the incident, Jerry O’Connor from the Immigrant Council said the council is determined to end all forms of racism in 2016.

“Vandalising a building site at the height of storm Frank not only shows the mentality of those behind this act, but also stands in marked contrast to the community spirit which has been very much in evidence as neighbours assist each other in storm damaged areas,” he said.

Ending racism

O’Connor said 2015 will always be remembered for the “huge outpouring of demands from people across the country for Ireland to respond with humanity to men, women and children fleeing war and terror – those behind this act of vandalism do not have such public support”.

He said the Garda PULSE systems now specifically records racism and crimes of hate.

“This move was in response to calls from the Immigrant Council of Ireland. It is a key step to combating these crimes and in 2016 we look forward to ending racism in all its forms.”

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