22 March 2021
New Communities Partnership (NCP) stands strongly against violence, hate crime and racism of any kind. We support our migrant communities and stand together to foster a more inclusive society.
What is Hate Crime?
Ireland’s National Police and Security Service An Garda Síochána introduced a definition in 2019 for what constitutes a hate crime:
"A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person to, in whole or in part, be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on actual or perceived age, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender."
How can you recognise Hate Crime?
A hate crime is a violent act which is considered a crime in criminal law and is motivated by prejudice. It includes and is not limited to: verbal abuse, obscene/offensive calls, text, mail or emails, assault, harassment, criminal damage, arson, manslaughter, murder.
"If you've experienced an act of violence, intimidation or hostility because of who you are, you may have been the victim of a Hate Crime. Hate Crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault or criminal damage to your property and can impact individuals, families and communities."
Report Hate Crime at your local Garda Station.
- For a full Garda Station directory: garda.ie
- Find your local Garda Diversity Officer: garda.ie
- Contact the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666111
- Contact the Garda National Diversity & Integration Unit: 01 6663150 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Have online hate speech / abuse removed: hotline.ie
An Garda Síochána takes any acts of Hate Crime seriously and investigates all reports thoroughly.
To learn more about Hate Crime click HERE
You can also contact/report it directly to our National Development and Integration Officer: email@example.com or 0873967609