Day of Welcomes

EXHIBITION : BEING EUROPEAN

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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
  • Contributor
    Orla 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.

  • Information

    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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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