Counterpoint: Race for New Irish Prime Minister

Counterpoint: Race for New Irish Prime Minister

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Location

Dublin, Leinster House, Stephen's Green

Year

1979

Date

December 1979

Length

14min 49sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Twelve hours before the Fianna Fáil party elects a new leader to replace Jack Lynch, Counterpoint examines what the election means for Northern Ireland. The programme assesses George Colley’s chance of being elected and discusses Charles Haughey’s arms trial controversy and stance on Northern Ireland, gathering vox pops at St Stephen’s Green. 

Credits

Presenter: David Dunseith

Contributors: Paddy Harte, Fine Gael spokesman on NI; John Wallace from the Evening Press; Gerry McGlinchy, Bookmaker

 

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