Ireland Ireland


Bayrakli, E; Hafez, F; (eds); Carr. J, (2019) European Islamophobia Report 2018 - IRELAND, Istanbul, SETA

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Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


SETA | Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Reasearch

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Target Population


Key findings

The Islamophobia Report for Ireland (2018) details experiences of Anti-Muslim hostility and discrimination in Ireland in a number of contexts, on and offline. In particular the Report is also critical of an Annual Report of the Police which notes: “regular engagement with Muslim communities, imams and youth “in order to prevent any individual or group within this community posing a threat to the State” evidencing problematic securitised approaches to community engagement. The Report also highlights increased emergence, activity and interconnectivity of far-right organisations in Ireland such as those from the Identitarian movement. As with previous Reports, problematic media reportage of Muslims/Islam maintains, associating both with terms such as ‘extremists’ or ‘radical.’ Sensationalist headlines are also in evidence. The Report concludes with recommendations including: a call for the implementation of Hate Crime legislation; improve practices vis police recording of Hate Crimes/Incidents; greater reflexivity on the part of media actors; official efforts be implemented to counter far-right activities; avoidance of profiling of Muslim communities as suspects in security discourse.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Desk research and analysis (qualitative and quantiative) of civil society and official documnetary reports; media analysis based on reports of Islamophobic incidents and selected reports surrounding specific events utilising Nexis database.

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