Racist Incidents in Ireland: July-Dec 2008


In May 2001, The National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) established a system for recording incidents related to racism in Ireland.1 Incidents are analysed and compiled into six monthly reports.2 This is the sixteenth and final report which covers the period July – December 2008 The report aims to:

• Provide an overview of racist incidents reported to the NCCRI in the given six month period

• Draw out the key issues from the incidents logged

• Make recommendations to a range of relevant actors.

The incidents included in this report have been forwarded by victims, witnesses and non- government organisations on behalf of the victims, including key organisations working with Travellers, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. In some circumstances, the victims met with the NCCRI directly to report the incident.