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Ireland (R) / Tinkers #299668

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report about tinkers of Ireland (R) introduced
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(County Clare, Republic of Ireland) Background of tinkers, whose ancestors lost land during days of Oliver Cromwell, given. [TINKER - comments.] [Tinkers' rights campaigner Joyce SHOLDICE - comments.] Remarks of sociologists and bureaucrats in Dublin quoted. Tinkers' trade noted to be mending metal, now outmoded by plastic. [2nd TINKER - comments.] [Irish health minister Barry DESMOND - comments.] Govt. attempts at assimilation cited [SHOLDICE - comments.] Case of tinkers Tom and Ann Sherlock given as example of attempts to settle, for them, in Galway. [Ann SHERLOCK - comments.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Kuralt, Charles

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