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How do I report it?

How do I report it?  

•         Always report any incident you perceive as motivated by hate to An Garda Siochana   

•         In an emergency you must call 999  

•         You will be attended to by a Garda who will record your statement  

•         He/She will commence an investigation, by gathering evidence – taking statements from victim(s) and witnesses, and apprehending the accused  

•         There are two hundred Ethnic Liaison Gardai appointed, who are trained to deal with such type of crime and will assist you in the course of the investigation, if you so wish.  You can request the services of your local appointed Garda Ethnic Liaison Officer(s) at any stage of the investigation - ( Please refer to Garda Website for their contact details at local level)  

•         Should you not wish to attend your local Garda station, you can seek the services of the Garda Bureau of Community Diversity and Integration (Phone: 016663150 or email: diversity@garda.ie), who will deal with the report in a most sensitised manner  

•         You will be kept informed of developments throughout the investigation  

•         You will be offered a choice to be referred to victim support  

•         Should you require further information about hate crime, please contact the staff at the Garda Bureau of Community Diversity and Integration (01 6663150 or diversity@garda.ie) – who will deal with any query in this