"Who here isn't from Ennis?"

EXHIBITION : IMMIGRATION THE CHANGING FACE OF IRELAND

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A report from the town of Ennis where over a thousand asylum seekers have passed through in the last ten years.

  • Title
    Effect of Multiculturalism in Ennis
  • 1st Broadcast
    02/05/2001
  • Contributor
    Dympna Moroney (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:02
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "Who here isn't from Ennis?"
  • Extended description

    Ennis, Co. Clare, steeped in traditional culture is experiencing a transition with an influx of asylum seekers to the town. The Refugee Council is working with the relevant government departments to set up structures to cater for the needs of asylum seekers. From accomodation and finance to teaching the language, which provides a degree of independence. On the other hand, the Immigration Control Platform set up by Áine Ní Chonaill warns against immigration describing it as a charter for "invasion". While Áine fights her campaign, Ennis is learning to adapt to its new inhabitants and its new inhabitants are learning to adjust to their new lives.

    Dympna Moroney speaks to Eni Olaleye, a Nigerian, Anto Christelle, a Congo national, and Annette Geuyen from the Netherlands on their experiences as immigrants in Ireland.

    Beyond non-nationals, Dympna Moroney also meets three traveller women who feel they are marginalised by the community.

    Eamon Naughton of Clare County Development Board discusses plans for investment in Ennis over the next ten years.  Dr. William Walsh, Bishop of Killaloe, takes an egalitarian view of immigration and believes that everyone should be treated as human beings.

  • Information

    The third report of five broadcast on the evening news looking at immigration into Ireland. This report focused on the town of Ennis in county Clare. The week long series of reports were broadcast from 30 April 2001 to the 4th of May 2001.

    This report by Dympna Moroney was broadcast on 2 May 2001.

  • Local keywords
    Non Nationals, Asylum Seekers, Ennis Refugee Council, Clare County Development Board, Immigration Control Platform, Refugees, Travellers, Education, Eni Olaleye, Anto Christelle, Annette Geuyen, Winnie Mongans, Anto Christelle, Eamon Naughton, William Walsh, Ennis, Count
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2001
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN01/122
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Stereo
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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