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Ó Riordáin planning integration strategy for Polish community

Forum identifies ‘disconnect’ between resident Poles and Irish state.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

8th March, 2015
Aodhán Ó Riordáin: mapping out new Polish integration planFeargal Ward

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin is preparing a new integration strategy for the 150,000-strong Polish community here, to avoid the “mistakes” made in Britain.

There have been complaints from the Polish community about their very low involvement in the life of local communities.

Ó Riordáin, who has ministerial responsibility for “new communities”, said that an integration strategy was due shortly to improve the situation.

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