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
- ContributorJonathan 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.
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
- Genre News
- 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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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Original language English (eng)
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