ENAR Ireland (formerly The Irish Network Against Racism) has established an independent mechanism for reporting racist incidents.
If you experience, witness or hear about a racist incident, there is something you can do.
What is a racist incident?
“A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person.”
How to report racist incidents
iReport is a reporting system for the people, communities and Organisations of Ireland to document incidents of a racist nature that are occurring nationwide.
People bear witness to incidences of racism everyday. If you have experienced, seen or heard about a racist incident in Ireland there is something you can do about it.
By reporting the incident you will help ENAR Ireland:
1. Understand how often racist incidents occur in Ireland.
2. Understand in greater detail who is experiencing racism in Ireland.
3. Understand more about different kinds of racism in Ireland.
4. In some cases, if you are willing, take action against the people responsible.
5. Devise effective local strategies for combating racism.
6. Inform our arguments for stronger anti-racist policies at a national level.
The reports you send ENAR Ireland are fully confidential. With your permission, we may contact you for further details about your report to help us further understand the nature and context of the incident. We will never hand over information unless compelled to do so by the law.
Why report racist incidents?
- By reporting racist incidents, those reporting may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else.
- People’s stories will help authorities and NGOs understand the extent of racist crime and be better able to respond to it.
- More importantly, people can get the help they need and ensure that offenders are brought to justice.
About ENAR Ireland
ENAR Ireland (The Irish Network Against Racism) is a national network of anti-racism NGOs, which aims to work collectively to highlight and address the issue of racism in Ireland through the promotion and monitoring of EU and global anti-racist initiatives. ENAR Ireland is the Irish National Coordination for the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), an EU wide network of over 700 organisations, based in Brussels. Our mission is to lead a strong anti-racism movement in Ireland and to foster a collective civil society response to racism. Monitoring racist incidents is a core part of our work.