Harrassment and support

The largest survey of its kind in the Republic of Ireland into the experiences of immigrant communities has highlighted issues of racism, with over a third experiencing public racial harrassment and similar levels of harrassment at work. Black Africans were the most targetted group. The report also indicates significant under-reporting of harrassement and crime experienced by immigrants. Full report here. In Northern Ireland, a trade union has established a team to recruit and support Eastern European workers and plans to set up a comparable team in the Republic next year.