Investigation launched into incident of vicious racist abuse on Galway college campus
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Investigation launched into incident of vicious racist abuse on Galway college campus

AN IRISH university has confirmed it has launched an investigation into a video showing a woman being subjected to a vile racist attack on campus.

NUI Galway said it has contacted Gardaí regarding the video, which was posted to Twitter yesterday by a Nigerian-Irish woman who captioned it "Ireland isn't racist?

"I was in Galway minding my business then this happened."

In the shocking video, taken near the Kingfisher on the university campus, a man can be heard repeatedly calling the woman the n-word.

"What?" she asks. "What?", as he repeats the word.

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The woman remains calm and says "Don't talk to me like that," to which he responds "You're a f*****g n****r."

The vicious abuse took place on campus in NUI Galway (Getty Images)

"Go back to your own country," he shouts.

"I'm Irish. I'm from here. I was born here," she says, but the man continues to loudly shout the n-word as he walks away.

NUI Galway released a short statement yesterday where a spokesperson condemned the video and confirmed Gardaí had been contacted.

"The University has contacted the Gardaí about reports of a racist incident on campus," the statement reads.

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"As a University of Sanctuary, where respect and openness are our core values, we find any incidence of racism abhorrent.

"Black Lives Matter.”

Gardaí are currently carrying out enquiries in connection with the abuse.