The use of information by the long-term settled Irish population in London

McNeill, Ronan (2011) The use of information by the long-term settled Irish population in London. VISTAS: Education, Economy and Community, 1 (1). pp. 58-73. ISSN 2047-7449

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The Irish in Britain are a well established community. This study focuses on the circumstances and experiences of members of a long term settled group who arrived in the 1950s and 1960s. Social structures and networks have developed to meet the personal and cultural needs of the community. Informal and personal communication plays a strong role in providing for information needs and these link into networks provided by churches, cultural associations, local authorities and the voluntary sector. The experiences of the group have determined their behaviours and preferences. Overall, their experiences form part of the pattern of aging and act as a challenge to resourcing future needs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © University of West London 2011
Keywords: Irish diaspora; Irish in Britain; Irish in London; migrant labour; user community; information seeking behaviour; elderly populations
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
Social sciences
Depositing User: Meried Belete
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:07


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