This review was funded by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First
Minister and managed by the Research Branch of the Equality Directorate of
the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of
This report provides a comprehensive overview and assessment of the
empirical research that has been conducted to date on the experiences and
needs of minority ethnic people living in Northern Ireland. It sets this briefly
within the wider context of current legislative and political initiatives in the
region and also broader debates concerning ‘race’, racism and institutional
racism. The report concludes with a consideration of the key challenges
facing policy makers and service providers responsible for meeting the needs
of minority ethnic people in the region.