Ireland / 03-08-2016

Reports of racism in Ireland 2015

Source: enarireland

The last six months of 2015 saw the highest number of racist assaults recorded in Ireland, according to a new report.


New figures from the European Network Against Racism (Enar) Ireland iReport showed 25 assaults - including seven cases resulting in injury and a further 13 with a serious threat to harm or kill - were reported in the second half of 2015.


The numbers are the highest yet since the reporting system was set up to gather information from 40 civil organisations across the State in mid-2013.


The report showed that, of the 37 serious offences reported in the second half of 2015, racist language was used in 30 of the incidents and 23 of the offences were committed by strangers.