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South Dublin County Council marks European Action Week Against Racism

South Dublin County Council marks European Action Week Against Racism

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South Dublin County Council marks European Action Week Against Racism

Week runs from Saturday 16 March to Sunday 24 March 2019

Since the early 1990s, UNITED for Intercultural Action, a pan-European network against nationalism and racism, has coordinated the European-wide Action Week Against Racism.  Activists,  NGOs, universities, schools, local authorities and a wide variety of different organisations carry out hundreds of activities all across Europe in order to bring an end to racism, discrimination and intolerance.

To mark European Week Against Racism 16 March – 24 March 2019, the Social Inclusion Unit in South Dublin County Council’s Community Services Department held a children and adults art competition asking entrants to respond to the theme “Time to be United” through poetry, prose, art or photography. The competition aimed to combat racism, celebrate diversity and promote the social inclusion of people living in Ireland today.

By entering the competition it was hoped that the Social Inclusion Unit would create awareness of European Action Week Against Racism and give children and adults a platform to discuss what racism means to them. Over 200 entries were received for the competition and a prize winning ceremony for the winning entries will be hosted by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward on Wednesday 10 April 2019



For further information please contact: Adrienne Moloney or Donna O’Reilly, Social Inclusion Unit, Community Services Department, South Dublin County Council

Tel: 01 414 9270 or 086 779 3429/ 086 185 0656 or email:


For the Editor,

About UNITED for Intercultural Action

UNITED for Intercultural Action is a European network against nationalism, and racism, and in support of migrants and refugees in which over 560 organisations from 48 European countries operate. UNITED was founded in 1992 and provides a forum for active solidarity and cooperation between a wide variety of organisations in Europe and their activists across European borders.


About South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial support. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.



  • European Week Against Racism 16 - 24 March 2019
    European Week Against Racism 16 - 24 March 2019

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