Immigrants to Ireland have two cultures to deal with - their own and Irish culture. How do they cope with this?
- Title How Immigrants Deal With New Culture
- 1st Broadcast 03/05/2001
- ContributorAnne Marie Green (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:26
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title New Cultures
- Extended description
The fourth report in a series on the growth of immigration in Ireland looks at how Ireland is coping with some of the different ethnic cultures that are now part of Irish society. Reporter Ann Marie Green visits a Muslim school, talks to a group of Chinese friends and goes to a suburban national school that has a growing number of pupils from multicultural backgrounds.
Culture and religion are described in the report as "ties that bind" immigrant groups, but tend to alienate them from host communities. This alienation however works both ways as Sociologist Treasa Galvin describes the failure of the Irish to recognise the importance of immigrant festivals, such as Ramadan, as a barrier between different cultural groups.
Some efforts are being made to bridge the cultural divide. John Lynch, Principal at the Sacred Heart of Jesus National School in Huntstown, comments "We will have to be more open. We will have to be more accommodating so that they are absorbed fully into Irish society but not overtaken. They are part of our society but not completely absorbed."
This report by Ann Marie Green was broadcast on 3 May 2001.
The fourth report of five broadcast on the RTÉ evening news looking at immigration into Ireland. This report focused on how immigrants hold on to their own culture and deal with Irish culture.
The week long series of reports were broadcast from 30 April 2001 to the 4th of May 2001.
- Local keywords Non Nationals, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Rabia Golden, Susan Nguyen, Flora Foo, Treasa Galvin, Anto Christelle, John Lynch, Schools, Muslims, Islam, Huntstown, Ennis, County Clare, Immigrants, Immigration
- 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
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