IRA statement of restoration of 1994 ceasefire

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Details

Location

Belfast, London

Year

1997

Source

BBC NI

Format

Beta, video

colour

Length

02min 51sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

On the 20th of July, 1997, the IRA make a statement which restored their broken ceasefire of August 1994.

Notes

Sunday 20 July 1997. At 12.00pm the renewed Irish Republican Army (IRA) ceasefire began. There was a report in the Sunday Tribune (a Dublin newspaper) which claimed that the IRA ceasefire would be limited to four months duration dependant on progress during the talks. [Sinn Fein (SF) later denied there was any truth in the report.] [While most people welcomed the renewed ceasefire, Unionist politicians were highly sceptical of the intentions of the Republican movement.] Source: CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk

Shot List

Shots of radio newsreader, Linda Rae announcing that the IRA have called for a restoration of the ceasefire. Downwards pan from Republican mural. Text of IRA statement. British troops patrolling Belfast streets. Chief of the RUC, Ronnie Flanagan, briefs personnel. Reporter Brian Rowan on roof of BBC Northern Ireland speculates on the sincerity of the ceasefire. Shots of confiscated IRA bomb-making equipment. Sinn Fein leaders, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness in London. Interview with David Ervine of the PUP in which he expresses his hopes about the ceasefire. Troops patrolling Belfast housing estate.

Credits

Reporter - Brian Rowan

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