Colin Bell (Manager, Ireland Senior Women’s Soccer team), Mags O’ Brien (SRTRC Board member), Katherine Zappone TD (Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Emer Costello (SRTRC Board member), Martin O’ Neill (Manager Ireland Men’s Senior Soccer team), Martina Quinn (Chair SRTRC), Des Tomlinson (FAI Intercultural Co-ordinator and SRTRC board member), Garrett Mullan (SRTRC)

About Us | Our Story

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racist charity that has been growing from 1995 when Shaka Hislop donated £50stg to a local anti-racism campaign in Newcastle upon Tyne. Show Racism the Red Card is now present in United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Ireland. The charity in Ireland was formally launched in Ireland in 2006.

We produce anti-racist educational resources, which help to tackle racism. Our educational materials are very accessible and have been very successful. Our resources include our video, education pack, factsheets, downloadable interactive resources and online training module, which are all used to help tackle racism. We deliver programmes which help impact to tackle racism and promote integration.

Our programes:

  • Anti Racism Education Workshops & Training
  • Anti Racism Creative Competition for Schools & Youth Services
  • One Race Exhibition
  • Wear Red Day Against Racism
  • Football Against Racism in Europe actions
  • Club Welcome for Refugees

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to challenge racism through providing education resources and intercultural activity which support integration.


Show Racism the Red Card is a signatory to the Governance Code and to Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.

Our board of directors includes:

Emer Costello, Emmet Malone Alistair Holland, Martina Quinn,
Des Tomlinson, Mags O’ Brien, Stephen Collins

Introducing Jeff the Ref!

Jeff the Ref is a cuddly and friendly dog who has recently been adopted by the “Show Racism the Red Card” team to help tackle racism in Ireland. Jeff loves sports and believes everyone should enjoy the games too, regardless of their background, be it colour, nationality, religion or culture. Jeff believes racism is not acceptable and should it be about, be sure that Jeff will get his red card out! More from Jeff can be found in  www.theredcard.ie/downloads 
Jeff the Ref Charity Mascot