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Friday 30 September 2016

Poster campaign on public transport network asks people to report incidences of racism

From left: Katarzyna Carville from Bus Eireann, Gerard Brohan, a taxi driver from Wexford, Ingrid Costica, Dublin Bus, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, Sammy Akorede, Luas, and Jacqui Reid, Irish Rail.
From left: Katarzyna Carville from Bus Eireann, Gerard Brohan, a taxi driver from Wexford, Ingrid Costica, Dublin Bus, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, Sammy Akorede, Luas, and Jacqui Reid, Irish Rail.

A NEW campaign to encourage the public to report incidences of racism was launched in Dublin yesterday.

Ireland's biggest anti-racism drive will see over 2,000 posters appear across the public transport network. An extensive social media campaign will also be used to get the message out to report racism wherever it occurs.   

A similar campaign last year led to a 51pc increase in reports of racism. Organisers say it also "increased awareness and ended complacency".      

"I want the message to go out that Dublin is a city where everyone is treated equally and where there is no acceptable level of racism," Lord Mayor Christy Burke said at the campaign's launch.

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