Raneem Saleh, a 20-year-old medical student at UCD, considers herself fortunate that, as a Muslim, she has not experienced hatred or prejudice while living in Ireland.
"I am fortunate not to have experienced any hate crimes but I have heard stories of prejudice against Muslims in Ireland and it is a very scary thing," she said.
She believes the Irish media shares responsibility for perpetuating hatred of Muslims but also feels her fellow Muslims must be more outspoken and visible.
"I do not feel there is enough media representation of Muslims in Ireland. I also feel, though, that Muslims have to be more proactive," she says. "They must get out there."