Black & Irish™ is dedicated to bringing awareness to and celebrating the lives of Black and Mixed Race Irish people.

About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Black & Irish is to advocate for the Black community in Ireland, build and connect all Black communities with wider Irish society and educate everyone in Ireland to adopt an anti-racist mindset.


We will approach our projects in an informative and measured approach.


It is important that while we undertake this work we do not undertake it alone. We will engage strategic partners to help boost both of our projects and aims.


We want to bring people together. We want to show everyone what incredible achievements we can have when we all are moving in the same direction.


We will use all tools and means available to us to bring about our goals. We will have a presence on all relevant social media platforms and utilise technology to spread our message of unity.

Our Team

Leon Diop

Co-founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Tobi Olukoya

Community Manager

Femi Bankole

Co-founder &
Executive Director

Peace Chukwurah

Education Manager

Pierre Yimbog

Co-founder &
Chief Operations Officer

Fiona Orode

Events Manager

Message from the CEO

Dear Friends,

I am honored to address you as the CEO of Black & Irish, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Black and Irish people. Our mission is to foster equality and inclusivity by working closely with strategic partners across advocacy, community, and education sectors.

We firmly believe in the power of collaboration and strive to create meaningful partnerships that will bring about positive change. Through our tireless efforts, we aim to create a more equitable Ireland, where the experiences and contributions of Black and mixed-race individuals are fully recognized and celebrated.

With your support, we can pave the way for a brighter future. Together, let us build bridges, break barriers, and empower our communities. I invite you to join us in this vital journey towards a more inclusive society where everyone, regardless of their background, can thrive and flourish.

Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to our cause.

Warm regards,

Leon Diop
CEO, Black & Irish

Our Strategic Plan

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