An exhibition has opened in Leeds to highlight one of Britain's least visible minorities the Irish.

Organisers of the 'Róisín Bán' or White Rose project say the city's Irish community attracts little of the recognition afforded to other ethnic groups. But research shows it is disproportionately affected by a range of social problems.

Patrick O'Hara from Sligo and Tommy Clarke from Mayo are just two of the approximate 20,000 Irish people living in Leeds. 

Anthony Hanlon from the Leeds Irish Health and Homes organisation comments on the contribution made by the Irish community in Leeds. 

The fabric of Leeds is embedded with the Irish culture.

The exhibition documents the Irish in Leeds and the important role they have played in the city.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 March 2006. The reporter is Philip Bromwell.