Tipperary County Council has launched a Migrant Integration Strategy. The three-year strategy is a partnership between the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Tipperary County Council. The plans seek to ensure that Tipperary is a county where everyone who lives, works and visits are valued, respected and supported to fully participate and contribute to their communities.
The Strategy was launched at Bro Boru in Cashel with Minister of State Joe O’Brien leading the event. The Minister says “Tipperary is in a good place to build on the strengths and opportunities that diversity and multiculturalism can offer”. The Leas-Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council Cllr. Seamus Hanafin congratulated all those involved, saying that “the values and principles articulated in this strategy are consistent with the core values of Tipperary county council.”
Eoin Wolahan Chairperson of the LCDC says the strategy reinforces Tipperary LCDC’s “commitment to creating a sustainable response to the challenges and opportunities posed by the changing population which it serves’.
The strategy was developed by the Tipperary Public Participation Network , the Migrant Forum, Tipperary ETB, An Garda Síochána, Youth Work Ireland Tipperary as well as North and South Tipperary Local Development Companies.