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Ireland (rep.of)


Anti Racism/Anti Fascism

  • Comhlámh
    was set up in 1975 by Irish returned development workers who wished to promote effective global development through education and campaigning and to provide personal and social space for their colleagues on their return. While returned development workers are still a major part of Comhlámh, membership is now open to anyone who supports Comhlámh's objectives and wish to take part in our activities..
    *promoting a more equal dialogue between people in Ireland and in countries of the South on global themes and linking local issues in Ireland with global issues; *promoting a greater understanding among people considering development work at home and abroad and among the general public on the issues involved in global development;
    *promoting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland and building social contacts and understanding.
    *promoting anti-racism.
  • Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism
    The overall aim of the Committee is to provide an ongoing structure to develop programmes and actions aimed at developing an integrated approach against racism and to act in a policy advisory role to the government. The development of such an approach goes hand and hand with the promotion of a more participative and intercultural society which is more inclusive of groups such as refugees, Travellers and other minority ethnic groups. The Committee will seek to integrate its work with other government initiatives and bodies which are working in related areas.
  • Limerick Network Against Racism
    LNAR is a network of organisations, groups and individuals based in the mid-West of Ireland. Members include statutory and voluntary bodies, and the network is open to any person or group that promotes the values and objectives of the network.
    Since it is a network, LNAR does not operate as an organisation with its own resources. Instead it operates through its various member organisations, and ensures an integrated approach to their anti-racism work. By pooling resources, creating linkages and broadening the reach of the network, the network not only responds to racism, but it is also proactive in trying to change attitudes and behaviour. Information is shared, resources are pooled and duplication of effort is avoided. In addition, support is organised whenever and wherever the affiliated organisations are running events and activities related to anti-racism.
  • Residents Against Racism
    Irish Diary on Racism attempts to provide a chronological diary, a day-by-day account of issues related to refugees, asylum-seekers, racist attacks and racism in Ireland. Residents Against Racism is an anti-racist organisation which primarily fights against incidents of state racism, opposes deportations of refugees and racism in Ireland.
  • Show Racism the Red Card
    An important feature of the newly launched Show Racism the Red Card website is its report card. Co-ordinator Garrett Mullan said: 'We believe there is serious underreporting of racist incidences in Ireland. In the UK 52,000 racist incidences were recorded last year while only 81 were counted here. We hope that there is a high level of awareness about our campaign and from this we can begin to assess more accurately the prevalence of racism in Ireland'.


  • Immigrant Solidarity
    a democratic Cork based anti racism campaign. It was formed in January 1998 in response to anti-immigrant hysteria in the media at that time. Since its inception IS has fought for immigrants rights and against state racism. We reject the simplistic distinction made between so-called 'economic' and 'political' migrants and oppose all restrictive border controls. IS was also a founder member of the National Federation of Campaigns Against Racism.
  • Integrating Ireland
    The National Network of Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Immigrant Support Groups. Independent network of community and voluntary groups working in mutual solidarity to promote and realise the human rights, equality and full integration in Irish society of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants.

Roma, Sinti & Travellers

  • The Irish Traveller Movement
    a national network of organisations and individuals working within the Travller commmunity. This new site forms the information hub of the network bringing up to date and regular statistics and news on Traveller and gypsy related issues in Ireland.
  • Pavee point's Page/The Travellers Centre, Dublin
    Pavee point is a voluntary organisation commited to human rights for Travellers/Roma, Gypsies,ethnic minorities.
  • Exchange House Travellers Service
    Exchange House is one of the main providers of youth services and social services to the Travelling (Roma / Gypsy) Community in Dublin, Ireland

Human Rights/Refugees

  • Amnesty International Ireland.
  • British Irish Rights Watch
    independent non-governmental organisation that has been monitoring the human rights dimension of the conflict, and latterly the peace process, in Northern Ireland since 1990.
  • Human Rights Web Directory
    connecting many Irish Organisations dealing with human rights and development issues. HRWD also provides links to international organisations.
  • The Peace People
    began in 1976 as a protest movement against the on-going violence in Northern Ireland. Over 100,000 people were involved in the initial movement and two of the founders, Mairead Corrigan (now Mairead Maguire) and Betty Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize for that year. Since its inception the organisation has been committed to building a just and peaceful society through nonviolent means - a society based on respect for each individual and that has at its core the highest standard of human and civil rights.

Disability Resources

  • Disability Federation of Ireland
    DFI is a national umbrella organisation for voluntary / non-statutory agencies who provide support services to people with disabilities and disabling conditions. DFI currently has over 70 full member organisations and an association with up to 200 other organisations throughout its 8 regional networks in Ireland.

Gay & Lesbian Resources

  • Belfast Queer Space Project
    The Queer Space Project is a cafe, community centre, library, and resource centre for the lesbian/gay/bi/tg community of Northern Ireland.
  • Ireland's Pink Pages
    Ireland's gay, lesbian & bisexual directory from Outhouse. The Pink Pages are intended to be the foremost guide to everything queer in Ireland.


  • Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics
    Welcome to the website of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP). Formed in October 2000, we are based in the School of Politics and International Studies in Queen's University Belfast. We aim to foster an appreciation of women's contribution to politics, government and public decision making in the UK and Ireland. We consider women's political participation as having two important dimensions - the proportion of women in decision making and the inclusion of women's perspectives in government policies and programmes. An important part of our work is maintaining an observatory on women's public leadership. Initially, the observatory will give regularly-updated figures on women in parties, government, parliament and local government in the UK and Ireland. Later, we hope to extend this observatory to other important decision making sites. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about women in political and public life in Ireland and Britain.
  • The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
    voluntary organisation which provides a comprehensive therapy programme for victims of rape and sexual abuse.


  • Activelink
    The online network for Irish non-profit organisations. Activelink works with non-profit organisations to develop online communications in the public interest, to promote action and participation and to foster the sharing of ideas, experience and information for a better world.
  • ECMI
    The European Centre for Minority Issues is a non-partisan, bi-national institution founded in 1996 by the Governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. The three founders are represented by the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Cultural Affairs.
  • European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
    The primary task of the Centre is to provide the EU Community and its Member States with objective, reliable and comparable data at European level on the phenomena of racism, xenophobia an anti-Semitism in order to help them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respectives spheres of competence. The Centre studies the extent and development of the phenomena and manifestations of racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, analyses their causes, consequences and effects and examines examples of good practice in dealing with them.
  • European Network Against Racism
    to combat racism from all the EU Member States
  • United for Intercultural Action.
    European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees.
  • The Euro-Med Youth Platform
    Young people & youth organisations in the Euro-Mediterrenean region.
    The Platform aims at bringing young people from the region together in an environment of tolerance and mutual understanding, facilitating networking between us, assisting in the capacity building of our organisations, increasing our participation, sharing of relevant information, and exchanging good practice.
    Our objectives are the nurturing of democracy and its established instruments, and fostering mutual understanding as well as improvement in the issues of racism, gender equality and minority rights.
  • Youth Against Racism in Europe
  • The Migration Policy Group
    MPG was established as an independent, not for profit organisation based in Brussels. MPG is committed to improving policy development on migration and related issues through the promotion of facilitated exchange between key stakeholders in Europe, North America and the international community, and through the production of substantive, comparative policy analysis. MPG bases its activities on the belief that high-level discussion and debate within and between countries among representatives of all sectors of society - public, private, and business - can contribute to the identification and implementation of innovative and effective solutions to the challenges posed by migration.
  • European Federation for Intercultural Learning
  • Education without prejudice.
    A site about Diversity in Early Childhood, Education and Training. This site wants to help create a European network on anti-bias education in the early years. It contains background information, events, training resources and discussion groups. Belgium and other countries.
  • ECRI The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance is a body of the Council of Europe set up by the first Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the member States of the Council of Europe held in Vienna in October 1993.
  • EWL/LEF.
    The European Women's Lobby is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union, with over 2,700 member associations in the 15 Member States.
    Le Lobby européen des femmes est la plus grande coalition de femmes de l'Union européenne. Il est composé d'organisations féminines nationales des 15 Etats membres et d'organisations européennes. Le LEF compte actuellement plus de 2700 membres.
  • Tolerantschools – a European network
    The EU-financed project "Tolerantschools – a European network" by offering an own internet and communication platform enables the presentation of innovative European projects and initiatives, the exchange of experiences of its actors, their networking and co-operation, the quest for suitable project partners and the further development of pedagogical methods. The project is coordinated by the DGB-Bildungswerk Berlin-Brandenburg/Germany.

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