In From the Margins – Roma in Ireland

Thu, May 30, 2013



In From the Margins – Roma in Ireland: Addressing the Structural Discrimination of the Roma Community in Ireland is a comprehensive and groundbreaking examination of the discrimination the Roma community experiences living in Ireland.  The findings in the report are based on over two years of legal case work with members of the Roma community in Cork, as well as focus groups, interviews and questionnaires.  The report looks at the legislative and policy frameworks in the EU and Ireland to examine their effectiveness in tackling discrimination and promoting equality. The report identifies the often subtle and complex barriers to integration that Roma experience and critically assesses whether Ireland’s progressive equality legislation adequately addresses the discrimination of vulnerable minorities. The report was launched on 28 May 2013 in Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin.