Families escaping violence in Northern Ireland arrive at Gormanston camp in County Meath.

On 9 August 1971 widespread rioting across Northern Ireland greets the announcement by the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner that the power to intern suspects without trial has been exercised on 9 August 1971.

Over the following days thousands of people, the majority of them Catholics, are forced to flee their homes. Busloads of women and children arrive at the refugee centre set up at Gormanston in County Meath.

A woman from New Barnsley Crescent in Belfast , comforts her visibly distraught daughter. She explains tension in the area forced her and her two children to leave the family home. She will see how the situation develops but,

I'll go back because my husband’s there and I’ve fought too hard for that house I’m in.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 August 1971. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.