Report highlights claims of gardaí targeting ethnic groups – and garda unease over Templemore training

Garda participants admitted: ‘They try to strip away who you were and send you out as police’

People outside Blanchardstown garda station in 2021 protesting the killing of George Nkencho by a Garda Armed Support Unit

Mark Tighe

A University of Maynooth project that brought together gardaí and young black community members to discuss problems in Blanchardstown has revealed complaints of institutional racism, evidenced through repeated garda stop-and-search actions on black people.