“Levelling the playing field -where citizens have equal chances to become economically, socially and politically active, make decisions, and shape policies - is likely to lead over time to a more representative and inclusive society"

Equality is about 'creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The government is committed to equality of opportunity for all citizens irrespective of gender, civil status, family status, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religious belief, and membership of the traveller community.

I fully support the promotion of policies which integrate minority ethnic groups in Ireland, and which promote social inclusion, equality, diversity and the participation of immigrants in the economic, social, political and cultural life of their communities.