Recently Mayor Mark Ward presented the winners of the European Action Week against Racism Competition with their prizes. The idea behind this competition was to ask children, young people and adults living here in South Dublin County to convey their own personal message against racism through art or poetry. There were 41 prize winners on the day. One of the main objectives of the Council was to facilitate initiatives to promote integration in the county. A willingness to learn about different cultures and to communicate with others is the key to a successful, fair and open society. The number of entries we receive from the competition shows that people living in South Dublin believe that there is no place for racism here.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, Mayor Ward said “Here in South Dublin County we want to continue developing an inclusive county where everybody has the opportunity to participate and realise their true potential.”