Thousands turn out in Dublin to celebrate the 'Day of Welcomes' as the European Union has its largest expansion. All kinds of sights and sounds turned out to celebrate.
- Title Day of Welcomes
- 1st Broadcast 01/05/2004
- ContributorOrla O'Donnell (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:05
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Day of Welcomes
- Extended description
15 existing members, 10 new members and 3 pre-accession countries are all represented at the 'Day of Welcomes' on 1 May 2004 in celebration of being European.
The 2004 enlargement of the European Union was the largest single expansion of the European Union. The simultaneous accessions concerned the following countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Ireland held the EU Presidency at the time and commemorations and celebrations took place across the country to mark the occasion.
This report shows celebrations in Merrion Square, Dublin where thousands turned out to welcome the new EU states. Music and food from through out the European Union were available for all.
A RTÉ News report by Orla O'Donnell on the 'Day of Welcomes' on 1 May, 2004.
- Local keywords Day of Welcomes, European Union, Englargement, Merrion Square, Vox Pop, Dublin, Being European, European, Nationality, Citizenship
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2004
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN04/122
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- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)