Race Relations

Part of Northern Ireland Assembly – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:15 pm on 21st February 2012.

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Photo of Martin McGuinness Martin McGuinness Sinn Féin 2:15 pm, 21st February 2012

I do not think that it appears to be as big a problem as it is in the English Premier League, but we are all very conscious of the fact that we live in a time when there is ongoing sectarianism and racism and when incidents can flare up at any moment. Therefore, it is essential that we as legislators ensure that we are moving forward in a way that means that we are legislating to ensure that this is stamped out and that we support the police in their apprehension of those who would be involved in such activity, which is so detrimental to our society.