Romas on the Roundabout

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A look at the living conditions of a Roma family encamped at the M50 roundabout in Ballymun, Dublin.

  • Title
    Living Conditions of Roma Family at Ballymun Roundabout
  • 1st Broadcast
    18/07/2007
  • Contributor
    Jonathan Clinch (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:41
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Romas on the Roundabout
  • Extended description

    A Romanian family are living in huts made of rags and wood on a roundabout in Ballymun, Dublin. They have no running water or sanitation and health experts are warning of a potential outbreak of disease. Charity officials are describing the situation as a humanitarian disaster.

    Sara Russell, representative from Pavee Point, describes these people's situation as worse in Romania and calls for government action. Philip Watt NCCRI (National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism) says greater pressure needs to be placed on the governments of Romania and Bulgaria to solve the root cause of the problem in their own countries. Conor Hickey Director of Crosscare describes the services available to assist the family.

    The family have been living on the roundabout for two months.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Jonathan Clinch from 18 July, 2007.

  • Local keywords
    Immigration, Immigrants, Roma, Romanian, Roundabout, Ballymun, Living Conditions, Refugees, Asylum Seekers
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2007
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN07/199
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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