Monday, March 27, 2017


Jennifer Schweppe of the School of Law and co-Director of the Hate and Hostility Research Group, as part of the National Steering Group Against Hate Crime, presented to politicians in the Houses of the Oireachtas on March 23rd on the need for, and form of, hate crime legislation in Ireland. Jennifer and Dr Amanda Haynes (Dept of Sociology) of the Hate and Hostility Research Group were invited by Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin to present on both the impacts of hate crime, as well as the manner in which the hate element of a crime is addressed in law currently.