A watchdog received 23 reports of racist assaults in the second half of last year.
The report by the European Network Against Racism (Enar) in Ireland includes alleged discriminatory behaviour and hostility by staff in social welfare offices against claimants from ethnic minorities and alleged assaults and racial victimisation by gardaí.
It found a “steady rise” in violent crimes between July to December 2017, compared with the first half of the year.
compared with the first half of the year.
The research used data from iReport.ie, a website where people can list racist incidents. The total number of reports fell from 330 in the first six months of last year to 256 in the second half, but serious cases rose. There were 23 assaults compared with 19 in the previous six months and…