Representing the Priorities for Minorities

We are widely recognised by minority communities and local and state agencies as the representative forum for intercultural inclusion and over the years we have had representatives serving on boards and committees such as: The Connecting for Life initiative; The Community Health Network; Donegal Women’s Centre; The old PEACE IV Partnership and we have nominated representation to the new PEACEPlus partnership, DLDC Working Groups; the Donegal Joint Policing Committee; Community, Social and Cultural Special Policy Committee of Donegal County Council; Social Inclusion Linkage Group (SILG – PPN); Secretariat and Implementation Team for the new Black & Minority Ethnic Inclusion Strategy 2021-2026; we are members of the Justice For the Undocumented campaign (MRCI) and collaborate with North West Migrants Forum in their Common Travel Area campaign; the platform is an active member of the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) and we are members of the Friends of the Centre group (IPAS Asylum accommodation centre, Letterkenny).


Paul Kernan

Coordinator DIP


Nolunga Shologu

Community Links Worker DIP

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Balume Dube

TED Project & DIP Community Worker

Olitha JPEG

Olitha Mpofu

Advocacy Support Worker


Salwa Alikhail

Admin Support Worker

+(353) 086 084 1433 (Paul) +(353) 086 455 7475 (Nolunga)

The Intercultural Platform is committed to creating the conditions for a more inclusive, equal and anti-racist society. We are a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that promotes human rights and challenges discrimination and racism. We support people and communities interested in working towards inclusion and equality in Donegal. We were founded in 2009 and became a company in March of 2021 – (company limited by guarantee is a not-for-profit company in Irish law). Were were successful in winning core funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development in the summer of 2021 and we opened our new intercultural offices in Letterkenny in January 2022. We are now expanding our work in supporting and advocating on behalf of members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities experiencing poverty, exclusion and racism and creating the conditions for progressive social change. In September 2022 we opened our new Intercultural Hub next door to the project office as a venue for workshops, meetings and community development work engaging the Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Letterkenny.

Letterkenny Co. Donegal. Donegal Intercultural Platform clg 18 Academy Court Oliver Plunkett Road Letterkenny, Co. Donegal F92 D684