Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Immigrant body lodges Garda complaint over Myers article

A COMPLAINT has been lodged with the Garda to investigate whether an article by newspaper columnist Kevin Myers has breached incitement to hatred legislation.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) yesterday lodged a complaint at Pearse Street Garda station, Dublin, and with the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) about the article, which was published in the Irish Independent last week with the heading, "Africa is giving nothing to anyone - apart from Aids".

ICI chief executive Denise Charlton said in a statement that the council believed the article breached section two of the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989.

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