DEATH threats and damage to property are just some of the reported instances of racism which have soared by 114pc so far this year.
A study by the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) revealed one African family had the windscreen of their car smashed eight times.
The insurance company is now refusing to pay for repair work.
The tyres were also punctured several times and the family home was spray-painted with a racist slogan.
The last time the father of the family confronted two abusive local teenagers, aged 12 to 14, they chased him down the street wielding wooden sticks, shouting racist insults and threatening to assault him.
Figures from the ICI show there were 137 racist instances in the first six months of the year, an increase from 64 for the same period in 2013. Most instances were reported at work and in the home, with verbal abuse the most common issue.
The reported incidents included death threats, property damage and sustained verbal abuse from children as young as 12.
Denise Charlton, chief executive of the Immigrant Council, described the figures as “very worrying”.
She called on the Government to launch a new national action plan to combat racism and introduce a 24/7 online reporting system.
"It is important that we send out the message that in Ireland there is no acceptable level of racism," she added.