• Short Summary

    Since the rioting in Northern Ireland started up again two weeks ago, more than twelve hundred Roman Catholics, most of them from Belfast, have sought refuge in the Irish Republic.

  • Description

    Since the rioting in Northern Ireland started up again two weeks ago, more than twelve hundred Roman Catholics, most of them from Belfast, have sought refuge in the Irish Republic. Most come first to the refugee center set up by the Irish Army at one of their camps near Gormanstown in County Meath.

    Gormanstown was established to feed and shelter no more than 250 refugees. At present the camp is playing host to more than 600. Processing is swift and simple, but still the overcrowding is hard on the refugees. At the Gormanstown camp the refugees are housed in abandoned army barracks. Lodging if provided free of charge by the army. So is the food which is served hot, three times a day, by the soldiers.

    None of the 600 refugees have any plans to return to their homes in Northern Ireland until they see how the situation develops. If conditions in Belfast don't change then they will stay indefinitely to the sanctuary offered by the Irish Republic.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAKIRET2WWUJ1CQSDBBRVNO1MG
    Media URN:
    VLVAKIRET2WWUJ1CQSDBBRVNO1MG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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