A Shared Future policy and First Triennial Action Plan 2006-2009

Date published: 01 March 2005

Good community relations policy, and its outworking, is the search for the practical foundations of trust between all people in Northern Ireland who have been divided on the basis of perceived political, cultural, religious, class or ethnic background.

The division that perpetuates in Northern Ireland is costly both socially and economically. Adapting public policy in Northern Ireland simply to cope with community division holds out no prospect of stability or sustainability in the long run.

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