New Cultures

EXHIBITION : IMMIGRATION THE CHANGING FACE OF IRELAND

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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
  • Contributor
    Anne 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."

  • Information

    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
  • 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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