The Government must introduce clear laws removing the ability of schools to discriminate on the basis of faith in order to create an inclusive Ireland that values the contribution of its Muslim residents, politicians have been told.

The policing and teaching professions must also change their entry requirements to ensure young Muslim men and women are able to join their ranks and better reflect a more diverse Republic, Dr James Carr from the University of Limerick said. The media was also lacking in Muslim faces and voices, he added.

Speaking at a meeting of political representatives with members of the Irish Muslim community, Dr Carr said Irish Muslims continued to face exclusion at educational and professional level.

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