Muslim scholar Dr Ali Selim was congratulated this evening for stimulating debate on inclusivity in education in Ireland.

"We owe Dr Ali a great debt of gratitude for coming forward and stimulating [this] debate in the public square," said Dr Andrew McGrady. It was, he said, "a brave step in a longer process of dialogue".

Dr McGrady, director of Dublin's Mater Dei Institute, was launching Dr Selim's book Islam and Education in Ireland at Trinity College's Long Hub Room.

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