On Friday 21 September, Emmanuel Marcel Landa – a 62-year-old asylum seeker from the DR Congo – was found dead in his room in the Mosney asylum centre.
RECENTLY, The Irish Times carried on its front page the image of a little boy lighting candles for Diwali, the Indian festival of light. The next day, the lead story came with another beautiful Indian face, this time of a woman who died in an Irish
Don’t ask me why I was watching a bit of the extravagant but dead boring Olympics closing ceremony, and to be honest one or two of the sporting events as well, when my interest in sports aspires to nil.
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Recently the BBC’s current affairs series Panorama turned its sights on soccer-related racism in Poland and Ukraine, the host nations of Euro 2012. The documentary included footage of thousands of Polish fans chanting anti-semitic slogans and giving
I have written about the direct provision system for asylum seekers several times before. It is an inhumane system, in which hostel managers have the discretion to maltreat asylum seekers at will, and in which asylum seekers live in ‘zones of exception’
At first, the killing in France of three paratroopers of North African and African origin, followed by three Jewish students and a rabbi outside a Jewish school, was a puzzling development. Some assumed it was the work of a white supremacist who, like the Norwegian
I’d been expecting that Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan would not be alive by the time you read this. Adnan, a 33-year-old baker and father of two daughters living in the occupied West Bank, and a political activist and spokesman for Islamic
Having given the Minister for Justice a qualified welcome at the start of his term, the time has come to begin scrutinising the work of his department on immigration and integration.
In July 2004 a badly decomposed body, described by the media as that of “a black non-national woman”, was discovered in a black plastic bag on a riverbank in Co Kilkenny. Because she arrived as an asylum seeker in 2000 and – like all
When Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager in London, was stabbed to death in 1993 by what a British court called last week a “gang of racist thugs”, no one expected it to become the most notorious case of justice evaded, leading even to the indictment
I write this having just learned that Nigerian taxi driver Moses Ayanwole has died of his injuries after being brutally attacked by a white passenger on Dublin’s Pearse Street. I write with rage not only at the senseless murder, but also at the refusal
Two nights after Jewish people celebrated their New Year, two violent incidents occurred which made me angrier than usual at the brutal behaviour of Israeli Jewish West Bank settlers, the Israeli police, and the Israeli racial state.
As I write this, the leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin, is scheduled to debate the question of whether multiculturalism has gone ‘too far’ at Trinity College’s Philosophical Society on 20 October.