What happens when a society divided along sectarian lines starts to become multicultural? Does diversity inflame old tensions or can it offer a blueprint for a bright new future? Northern Ireland has changed. Peace has brought prosperity, and a measure of political stability. It has also brought record numbers of migrants. But not all newcomers have been met with respect and tolerance. Malicious racist attacks have garnered international headlines, while the North s commitment to the full diversity of its citizens has often been called into question. This is the story of how multicultural agendas have emerged in Northern Ireland, and how sectarianism continues to frustrate new visions for a post-conflict society. Drawing on everything from analysis of anti-racist murals and posters to interviews with politicians, policy makers and minority ethnic representatives, this book shows how, and where, Northern Ireland is moving forward, and where patterns of behaviour and social organisation rooted in tribal division are holding it back. This highly readable account paints a vivid picture of where Northern Irish society is now, and what needs to change if a socially cohesive future for all its peoples is ever to be realised.