Teebane Bomb

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Details

Location

Teebane

Year

1992

Source

UTV

Format

Beta, video

colour

Length

04min 35sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

UTV

Rights Holder

UTV

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Description

Television news item reporting on the deaths of seven workmen in the Teebane bombing, near Cookstown. The death toll rose to eight.

Notes

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) exploded a bomb killing eight (one more than reported on the news item) Protestant civilians who had been traveling in a minibus past Teebane crossroads between Cookstown and Omagh, County Tyrone. The men had been working at a military base in County Tyrone and were traveling home when the attack occurred. Peter Brooke, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, appeared on the Late Late Show on Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE) and was persuaded to sing 'My Darling Clementine'. [Unionists accused Brooke of gross insensitivity in agreeing to sing on the show following the Teebane bombing. Brooke later revealed that he had offered his resignation over the matter.]' Source: CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk

Shot List

News item describing the events and showing the scene around the bombing of a van carrying workmen. Seven were killed and seven injured. The dead include - David Harkness, Cecil Caldwell, William Bleeks from Cookstown, Nigel McKee and Robert Irons from Ballymena, Robert Dunseath from Magherafelt and John McConnell from Doagh. Interview with an eyewitness, the Security Minister Brian Mawhinney and the Chief Constable Hugh Annesley . For further information refer to notes.

Credits

Reporter - John Irvine

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