Racism

We believe that national policymakers have failed to address the problem of racism. We believe the government should introduce systems to monitor racist incidents in Ireland. In the absence of a State-sponsored system, we have worked with Gardaí in Cork and the Irish Network Against Racism to develop an independent process for reporting racist incidents.

Migration and Protection must be priorities for new Government

“Given the current humanitarian crisis, migration and protection must be priority issues for the new Programme for Government,” states Nasc CEO Fiona Finn. “After the debate in the Dáil last week about the refugee crisis in Europe, it is clear that the majority of TDs support Ireland... Read more

PQ: Crime Data

249. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of racist incidents and any percentage increase recorded on the Garda Síochána PULSE system since changes were introduced in December 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice... Read more

Nasc Launch Racist Incident Hate Map to Mark International Human Rights Day

To mark International Human Rights Day, Nasc will be launching an innovative digital ‘Hate Map’ on our website today. The online Hate Map documents incidents of racism from around the country which have been reported to Nasc. The data displayed on the map has been gathered through Nasc’s third... Read more

Roma advocacy group launches #ProudToBeRoma campaign

Participants of the Roma Leadership and Advocacy Training Today, Nasc is launching a week long social media campaign which aims to challenge some of the negative stereotypes that face the Roma community, and instead to highlight what makes individuals proud to have a Roma identity and to be a part of... Read more

PQ: Anti-Racism Measures

310. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions she is taking to ensure that extreme right-wing views on immigrants from Syria and other countries being branded as terrorists are tackled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice and Equality... Read more

Nasc hosts Roma anti-racism training for Gardai

Facilitator’s of Nasc’s Roma anti-racism training Last week Nasc, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO), hosted a Roma anti-racism training for 10 members of An Garda Síochána in Cork City. The training was an all... Read more

The Importance of reporting and logging racist incidents

This is a guest post from a third-year sociology student at Trinity College who spent two weeks as an intern at Nasc working on our Racist Incident database. As a support system for immigrants in Ireland, one of Nasc’s key roles is helping to combat racism by raising awareness, providing support and... Read more

Nasc welcomes launch of hate crime legislation

As a member of the NGO Working Group on Hate Crime, Nasc welcomes the launch today of legislative proposals ‘Out of the Shadows: Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland’ by the University of Limerick Hate and Hostility Research Group. The detailed proposals were launched by Minister of State... Read more

Cork Rocks Against Racism event for young people to mark International Day

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, in collaboration with Love Music Hate Racism (Ireland), are hosting a live music event for young people to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. ‘Cork Rocks Against Racism’ will be held on Friday 20th March 2015 from 12... Read more

Save the Date: Cork Rocks Against Racism 20/03/15

 Calling all Transition Year students… Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, & Love Music Hate Racism present: Cork Rocks Against Racism, an event for Transition Year students.  The event aims to: mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in a fun &... Read more

No Hate Speech Movement Ireland are recruiting Youth Ambassadors

The Irish No Hate Speech Movement is currently looking to recruit volunteers aged 18 to 25 to become No Hate Speech Ambassadors to support the work of the Irish No Hate Speech Movement in the provision of support and information on college campuses and other youth orientated venues. The main function... Read more

Guest Post: Nasc’s impact on our youth

The following guest post was written by Dollar Salami, a Transition Year Student who did her work experience with us here in Nasc in November 2014.  Huge thanks to Dollar for all of her help and especially for the lovely words! Nasc is a non-governmental organisation which deals with immigrants, asylum... Read more

Garda Inspectorate Report highlights urgent need for hate crime legislation and reform of PULSE

The publication of the Garda Inspectorate Report yesterday highlights the urgent need for hate crime legislation and flanking measures to tackle racism and other hate crimes through the reform of the PULSE system, says Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre. “The Garda Inspectorate Report bears out... Read more

Anti-Roma violence highlights need for better online hate speech laws

Last week an almost 200 strong mob in Waterford set out to target Roma families living in the area. Chanting “Roma out out out”, it was clear that the intentions of the mob were to intimidate, frighten and run the community out of town.  After smashing some windows and kicking in doors, they succeeded... Read more

Vote for Nasc’s 2014 Better Together Entry – ‘Stop – See Racism – Stand Up’

We have recently submitted our video entry to the Better Together competition 2014 and are asking friends and supporters of Nasc to get behind us and vote each day to help up win. The Better Together Video Competition provides an opportunity for Irish non-profit organisations, voluntary clubs and associations,... Read more

Nasc deliver pilot anti-racism training to Gardaí

On Thursday 11th September, Nasc delivered a pilot anti-racism training to 20 Gardaí in Cork, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO). The 20 Gardaí that attended the session included members of Cork Community Policing, Ethnic... Read more

“Stop. See racism. Stand up” – Nasc launches #EverydayRacism campaign video

“Stop. See racism. Stand up” is the central message of a new anti-racism video Nasc is launching today as part of the ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days Of Action’ campaign. The video was created by Nasc’s Anti-Racism Youth Group in collaboration with advocacy filmmaker... Read more

Nasc to deliver pilot anti-racism training to Gardaí

On Thursday 11th September, Nasc will be delivering a pilot anti-racism training to 20 Gardaí in Cork, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO). The 20 Gardaí attending include members of Cork Community Policing, Ethnic Liaison Officers... Read more

#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action against racism

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre are launching an anti-racism social media campaign for the month of September. The campaign ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action’ will begin on Monday 1st September and run until the end of the month. As part of the 30 Days of Action, Nasc will be using... Read more

Press Release: Nasc welcomes publication of report on Roma children

(Photo by James Fraher / Bogfire) Nasc welcomes the publication of the Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan’s report on the Special Inquiry of An Garda Síochána, after the removal of two Roma children from their homes last year.  The report has finally been made public after it was received by the... Read more