• A national Roadshow on Racism will visit Galway on Thursday to capture experiences of racism and public views on what the government can do to prevent it. The Roadshow is run by ENAR Ireland who will be reporting stories from around Ireland to a United Nations hearing in Geneva later this year.

    The public are invited to take part in the Roadshow and contribute their stories about inclusion in education, health, housing and community relations. The Roadshow results will be used to help guide future programmes preventing and addressing racism in our communities. The Galway event takes place from 6-8pm on this Thursday 29 August at Galway City Partnership, The Plaza, Headford Road.

    Further Roadshow events will take place next week in Cork and Limerick. To register to attend any of the roadshow events visit www.enarireland.org/CERD19.

    Director of ENAR Ireland Shane OCurry says: “ We want people across Ireland to tell us about discrimination and inclusion. This is an opportunity for peoples voices to be heard when our Government is being examined with respect to its international obligations”.


    Harassment, threats and physical violence are often the result when a public figure negatively comments on immigrants.

    That's according to the Immigrant Council of Ireland, which says yesterday's claims by Galway West  TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil were "shameful."

    The Galway deputy drew criticism from TDS across the House after presenting figures showing large amount of money are sent from Ireland to Nigeria in personal remittances each year and questioned if some of the transactions were the proceeds of crime.

    Teresa Buckzkowska from the Immigrant Council says Deputy Grealish's comments are "disappointing"