Know your rights: REPORT RACISM
Regardless of your background, you have the right to equal access, not just to services but also to the delivery of these services, free from discrimination, racism or prejudice. This means whether this prejudice or discrimination is based on your nationality, ethnic background, religion, membership of the Traveller community or skin colour, in the workplace and in access to services.
Whether you yourself have experienced racism, witnessed it happening to someone else or come across it online, it is important to take action and report it and make a formal complaint, even in cases where taking a legal route may prove challenging.
If you believe the content or behaviour you are reporting is prohibited in Ireland, please contact relevant authorities listed in Responding to Racism Guide, so they can accurately assess the content or behaviour for possible violations of law.
If you encounter an incident which constitutes a serious crime, or if you believe there is a serious and immediate threat to someone’s life or wellbeing, we strongly encourage you to report these immediately to An Garda Síochána.
We encourage the reporting of ALL types of racist incidents to iReport.ie and relevant bodies and we hope that this guide will make this process easier and clearer for those affected.