Inclusion Policies

Mari Fitzduff

Professor and Director of the MA Conflict and Coexistence Programme at Brandeis University

Interviewed by Julian Portilla, 2003

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We've now got a new law in place, which I am incredibly proud of. It is not just equality. We dealt with equality quite early on, we started that in the 70s and 80s and kept reviewing it and reviewing it and seeing why it was working, not working.

By and large, it is now. We now have addressed pretty well every issue of inequality. There's only two left and one is long term unemployed because Catholics don't join security forces and there's a real bugger there, and some of the higher echelons of management. Even as I speak I know those are being whittled away so quickly, it's unbelievable. Catholics are now in fact in the majority in the law, in the majority in the universities, in law, in medicine, etc. Whereas before they would have been very much excluded from it.