Dublin Celebrates Its Diverse Cultures

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Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn will announce a packed programme of events for the Dublin: One City One People Initiative, at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 in Akidwa, Unit 2, Killarney Court, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1. The Lord Mayor will be joined at the launch by ‘Akidwa’ a group of migrant African women living in Dublin.

This is the fourth year of the Initiative aimed at eliminating racism and discrimination in the city.

“I am delighted to be launching this year’s programme of events under the One City One People Initiative which promote the positive contribution made by Dublin’s migrant communities to life in the city” said Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn. “Promoting anti racism and anti- discrimination messages for the city at this time is an important statement of commitment that Dublin is an open city, a city which welcomes diversity and sees it as an advantage and indeed an essential element of aiding future competitiveness in the global economy.

”The programme of events run from April to June 2014 and feature a key advertising campaign on all city transport networks with Transport Ireland and supported by the Immigrant Council of Ireland. For details on all events see dublin.ie/onecity 


For further information contact:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277



Notes to the Editor

The One City One People Initiative is led by Dublin City Council’s Office for Integration with the support of the Office for the promotion of Migrant Integration.

Highlights of the 2014 programme include:

Conference: Museums as places for Intercultural Dialogue and Learning
Friday 4 April 2014 9.30am - 4pm, venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle.

Intercultural learning and dialogue is at the heart of the Chester Beatty Library’s exhibition and learning programme.

OFI One City Transport campaign in association with Transport Ireland and the Immigrant Council of Ireland will run from 8th – 20th April 2014. 

Migrant Voters Campaign April – May 2014.

One City One Book 2014:

If Ever you Go: This year’s book for One City One Book is a book of poetry called ‘If Ever you go’.  There are some writers from other countries involved promoting inter-culturalism in this publication. Contributors include a Russian poet, a Spanish poet and a Lithuanian poet among others.
China Meets Ireland:     Sino-Irish Concert – St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin

Saturday 31st May 2014 7pm

Traditional and New Music from China and Ireland Wuhan Conservatory of Music with Mezzo Soprano Aylish Kerrigan and Guests

Dublin City is a member of Intercultural Cities, Eurocities and a member of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism that all have a key objective to fight racism and discrimination at a municipal level. This in turn contributes to safeguarding and promoting of human rights, and also supports the UNESCO Charter against Racism.  A key principle of “Towards Integration A City Framework“ the strategic policy on integration for the City  is to support activities that: “Prevents Racism, exclusion, restriction or preference”.