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  • 31 October 2014 - ENAR Ireland is very concerned by the events in Waterford The European Network Against Racism Ireland, ENAR Ireland, has condemned the weekend’s violence and racist intimidation in Waterford, which has seen Roma families terrorised. This violence was the subject of multiple reports to iReport.ie, the national online racist incident reporting system operated by the NGO through its network of 40 organisations. Shane OCurry, Director of ENAR Ireland said: “We are extremely concerned at the emergence of what appears to be organised racist violence Waterford. In the light of this, we welcome the assurances and actions of Waterford Gardai in making the safety of Roma families a priority. However, we remain concerned about the reports we have of the use of social media to organise the violence and to facilitate hate speech and incitement to hatred.”
  • 28 October 2014, ENAR Ireland is very concerned by the events in Waterford The European Network Against Racism Ireland, ENAR Ireland, has condemned the weekend’s violence and racist intimidation in Waterford, which has seen Roma families terrorised. This violence was the subject of multiple reports to iReport.ie, the national online racist incident reporting system operated by the NGO through its network of 40 organisations. Shane OCurry, Director of ENAR Ireland said: “We are extremely concerned at the emergence of what appears to be organised racist violence Waterford. In the light of this, we welcome the assurances and actions of Waterford Gardai in making the safety of Roma families a priority. However, we remain concerned about the reports we have of the use of social media to organise the violence and to facilitate hate speech and incitement to hatred.”
  • 28 August 2014 - #EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action against racism Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, member of ENAR Ireland, launched an anti-racism social media campaign ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action’ for the month of September. As part of the 30 Days of Action, Nasc will be using social media to raise awareness about the impact of racism and calling on people to participate using the hashtag #everydayracism.
  • 1 August 2014 - ENAR Ireland Racism Report shows urgent need for Garda Reform A new report by ENAR Ireland has revealed that twice as many people reporting racism to An Garda Siochana receive a negative response as do a positive response. These vary from the misidentification of racist incidents, to Garda actively refusing to take statements from victims of racism. These experiences also reflect the much lower levels of racism recorded by An Garda Siochana than what is being reported via ENAR Irelands iReport system.
  • 23 May 2014 - Racism Watchdog ENAR Ireland welcomes Sinn Fein resignation ENAR Ireland has welcomed the decisive action taken by Sinn Fein arising from anti-Traveller comments made by Cathal O Reilly. While Mr O Reilly himself stated in his resignation letter that he no longer holds the view posted to his Facebook page in 2011, it is the responsibility of political organisations in Ireland to ensure and enforce a zero tolerance approach to racism from their membership.
  • 11 March 2014 - Report finds most racist incidents happen during the day Most racist incidents happen during the day and black Africans are the most likely to be reported victims of public racism. That’s according to the latest report by ENAR, the Irish Network Against Racism. Speaking about the Second Quarterly Report of iReport.ie, Director of ENAR Ireland Shane O’Curry said, “The latest report on racism details a variety of online incidents ranging from racist name-calling and stereotyping; to threats of violence; to death threats; to expressions of sentiments that can only be described as genocidal”.

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