Annabel Egan reports on the country's first national radio service and newspaper aimed specifically at new arrivals.

Editor of 'Metro Éireann', Abel Ugba, talks about the new newspaper which is targeted at immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Abel is a Nigerian journalist living and working in Ireland. Ireland's first multi-cultural newspaper will provide a platform for immigrants and address an imbalance that exists in the coverage of immigrant affairs.

'Metro Éireann' will be launched as a monthly free-sheet with an initial run of 10,000 copies. The project has been largely supported by volunteers and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) without any input from the Irish government.

'Metro Éireann' is not alone in its desire to address the needs of Ireland's growing immigrant population. 'Radio One World', which was launched by RTÉ, is broadcast in six languages, from 7 to 9pm, five days a week. Marcus Connaughton, Producer at Radio One World, comments that the station is developing links with government departments with the hope of developing a listener's advice centre.

'Radio One World' is the only national media service targeting the needs of immigrants and 'Metro Éireann' is the only newspaper.