Dublin transport anti-racism campaign to be held up as example to other cities

Dublin transport anti-racism campaign to be held up as example to other cities

An anti-racism campaign on Dublin’s public transport is to be highlighted as an example for London, Berlin, Paris and other European cities at a meeting of EU justice ministers over the next two days.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is to brief Ministers during a special conference on how the campaign on Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Luas has led to an increase in racism reports since the start of the year.

The aim of the campaign over the past two years has been to encourage anyone who experiences or witnesses racism to come forward.

So far, 192 incidents have been reported since the start of this year, an increase of 55%.

Speaking ahead of the EU meeting in Rome, Brian Killoran from the Immigrant Council of Ireland said the campaign encourages people to take racism seriously.

"It sends out a message that public transport is united against racism and encourages people to take it seriously and come forward to do something about it, as well as seeking help to resolve some of the issues," he said.


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