She said immigrants find the country "very accommodating", and feel they receive great help from the local institutions and public sector.But some evidence suggests the situation isn't always so rosy.Northern Ireland Women U17's face Poland in an international double header in Ballymoney in preparation for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers.The games, to be played at the Riada Stadium, take place on Thursday 4th (kick-off pm) and Saturday 6th August (kick-off pm). Alison Nicholl's side reached the Elite Stage last time out with half of that squad remaining in the panel to be joined by the best emerging talent from the U15 Development and County squads.But how many of those are beginning to put down firm roots?BBC News Online's Emily Thomas explores the integration of Polish immigrants in Northern Ireland.The festival does more than display Poland's cultural offerings.
Influx And it's undeniable that Polish people and locals in NI faced a steep learning curve.He had been kicked in the head and had his throat stamped on.And in June 2009 it was claimed that 40 immigrants left their homes in Belfast amid tensions following riots involving NI and Polish football fans."In my research I came across certain situations in which individuals who rented accommodations in the Protestant areas of Belfast, the Village in particular, have experienced incidents of hate crime", she added.Dr Kempny emphasised that the process of integration has only just started, with the population becoming stable and people settling to have families and intending to stay permanently.The girls have been given lots of training and every chance to properly prepare so we'll go to Macedonia with every chance of giving a good account of ourselves." Northern Ireland U17 Women v.