Judicial discretion in sentencing does not effectively deal with hate crime because the hate motivation "is prone to becoming invisible at various stages of the criminal justice process", Ireland's human rights watchdog has warned.
Published 28 November 2019
Ministers have launched a public consultation on proposed changes to Ireland's hate speech laws.
Published 24 October 2019
An Garda Síochána has yet to address concerns raised last year over its recording of hate crimes, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has warned.
Published 26 August 2019
The number of suspected hate crimes referred to prosecutors in Northern Ireland increased by six per cent in the past year, according to new figures.
Published 19 August 2019
The head of the Immigrant Council of Ireland has reiterated a call for the introduction of hate crime legislation to tackle racism in Ireland.
Published 13 August 2019
Judge Desmond Marrinan has been appointed by the Department of Justice to lead an independent review of Northern Ireland's hate crime laws.
Published 6 June 2019