The Immigration and Integration Minister believes the radicalisation of young Muslims in Ireland can be avoided by ensuring they feel involved in society.

Junior Justice Minister David Stanton said the Government was committed to avoiding any ghettoisation of groups or individuals. Noting that disenfranchisement had been a factor in young men drifting towards groups such as Isil elsewhere in Europe, Mr Stanton said it was essential that proper integration occurs.

"It is most important to ensure we work with the Islamic community and other communities here to make sure they feel part of Irish society, they have a stake here and they work with us to ensure we don't have the type of events here that are happening elsewhere," he said.

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