Not enough is being done to integrate foreign nationals into rural communities, according to a new report published today.

The report, Reaching Out, which has been compiled by Irish Rural Link, finds that prejudice about race and identity is a huge problem for people from abroad living in Ireland.

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It proposes that greater support in the voluntary sector and from Government is needed if the lives of immigrants are to be improved.

Irish Rural Link’s Seamus Boland says the report draws attention to the reality that immigrants in rural Ireland are often invisible to society.

The report is a guide for communities on how to deal with foreign nationals living in their area.