Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism are established realities in Ireland. Academic research and data provided by non-governmental organisations, continue to evidence the manner in which Muslim men and women experience hostility and discrimination in Ireland.
This new research builds on previous work but also asks Muslim communities in Dublin for their perspectives on what activities they perceive are required to challenge anti-Muslim hostility and discrimination. Thus in addition to drawing on personal experiences of anti-Muslim racism, discussions with participants also focussed on: what supports/campaigns people felt were required; how these supports/campaigns should manifest; and importantly, how the Immigrant Council of Ireland and other civil society organisations and partners can work with Muslim communities to make these supports/campaigns a reality.
The recommendations are wide ranging and are informed by positive as well as negative experiences. They require concerted efforts if they are to become a reality; civil society organisations, State bodies, academics and individuals from across all Muslim communities must work together to make these happen.