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Cross-departmental group on migrant integration: 3 meetings since 2008

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, informed David Stanton (FG, Cork E)  that the cross departmental group on migrant integration, established in 2008, had now met three times (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd July 2013, 463).  It comprised representatives of his department and those of the Taoiseach; Public Expenditure and Reform; Education & Skills; Environment, Community and Local Government; Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation; Health; Children (sic); Social Protection; Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Transport, Tourism and Sport; and the Central Statistics Office.


In addition, the Ministerial Council on Integration had met in four regional fora in Connacht Ulster, Dublin, rest of Leinster and Munster in 2010.  The minister told him that he was giving consideration to what structures may be needed to promote migrant integration in the future.