299. Tackling Racism & Discrimination in Ireland – Why is the Hate Crime Bill important?

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In this Reboot Republic, Rory speaks with Senator Eileen Flynn and Dr Seamus Taylor of the Department of Applied Social Studies Maynooth about the Hate Crime Bill which is progressing through the Dail and Seanad currently. Seamus and Eileen explain why it is important in making it clear that hate crime is not acceptable in Ireland, ranging from anti-minority and ethnic groups, gender identity, anti-Traveller, disability. They also discuss areas where it needs improvement, but also the fear of it being derailed. Eileen talks about her own community’s experience of racism and discrimination, about the need for education, and Government action on tackling discrimination and wider socio-economic inequalities.
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