"It's a hold that Ireland has"

EXHIBITION : IMMIGRATION THE CHANGING FACE OF IRELAND

About this Item

A look at prejudice based on colour and the day to day reality of being black in Ireland.

  • Title
    Racism
  • 1st Broadcast
    16/01/1986
  • Contributor
    Liam Mackey (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:06:47
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    TV GAGA
  • Clip title
    "It's a hold that Ireland has"
  • Extended description

    In light of recent reports of an organisation with an address at a house in Dublin printing and distributing material of an explicitly racist nature, 'TV GAGA' puts the focus on racism in Ireland. A lack of any race relations regulations allows this to happen without any respite. The latest issue of 'Comhlámh News' is devoted entirely to the subject of racism.

    Andy Ozurmba from Nigeria and Des Lewis from London talk about the variety of attitudes that they have encountered while living in Ireland.

    Initially intending to stay in Ireland for two months, Des talks about the hold that Ireland has over people that visit. She acknowledges that because there are few black people in Dublin, this tends to lead to ignorance.

    Andy provides examples of openly racist verbal attacks he has encountered around Dublin, and how he copes with it. Many of these attacks occur in pubs or where there has been drinking involved. Apart from being called names, he says that he hasn't really had a hard time.

     

  • Information

    'TV GAGA' ran for two series in 1985 and 1986. Aimed at an audience aged 18 to 30 each programme was presented with a live studio audience and contained a mixture of film reports, live music and studio discussion.

    The report shown here is from programme nine in the second series of 'TV GAGA' and was broadcast on 16 January 1986.

  • Local keywords
    Racism, Garda, National Socialist Irish Workers Party, World University Services, Young People, Des Lewis, Andy Ozurmba, Saths Moodley, Pat Clafferty, Barbara Wilson, Eoin Conroy, Ian Brennan, Dublin, Immigration, Immigrants
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1986
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    98D00607
  • 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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