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Has regional/local governance made a significant attempt at combating racism and related ideologies?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Policies & Organisations
29/02/2012 - 13:58
Short Answer

In 2005 the Irish government launched ‘The National Action Plan against Racism.’  One of the 5 primary factors underpinning the plan is ‘effective protection and redress against racism.’

Qualitative Info

The forms of racism identified in Ireland for special attention in the plan are:

·        Racism experienced by Travellers.

·        Racism experienced by recent migrants, including labour migrants and

refugees and asylum seekers.

·        Racism experienced by black and minority ethnic people.

·        Racism experienced by Jews and Muslims in the form of anti Semitism and


  • The intersection of racism with other forms of discrimination.
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Media, Internet, Sport, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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