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Is the State or are state representatives reported to engage in discriminatory acts or practices by independent authoritative sources?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
28/02/2012 - 11:17
Short Answer

There is little/no independent data on state representatives and discriminatory behaviour. However, On 22 November 2011, there was a high profile incident wherein Darren Scully, the mayor of Naas, Co. Kildare, stated his intention to no longer represent ‘black African’ constituents

Qualitative Info

The incident was reported in all major media outlets and resulted in Darren Scully resigning from his post. In December 2011, Mr. Willie O’Callaghan of Fianna Fáil was elected as the new Mayor of Naas

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Nationalism, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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