Ian Paisley Court Appearance 25th of July 1963

Ian Paisley Court Appearance 25th of July 1963

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Location

Belfast, Belfast Petty Sessions Court

Year

1963

Date

Transmission 24/07/1963

Length

02min 16sec

Audio

silent

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Rev Ian Paisley outside Belfast Petty Sessions court after his conviction for a breach of the Public Order Act. He had been convicted of a breach of the Public Order Act following an illegal procession to Belfast City Hall.

Notes

Per Irish Press 26.7.63, Rev Paisley was convicted and fined £10 for leading an illegal procession to Belfast City Hall in protest at the flag flying half-mast upon the death of Pope John XXIII.

The Revered Ian Paisley was a controversial figure who first came to public attention in the 1950s, forming his own Free Presbyterian Church. During his career, he led protests against a number of issues including civil rights, homosexuality, the Presbyterian Church, the Catholic Church and the Good Friday Agreement. He founded the Democratic Unionist Party in 1971 and would go on to become and MP and an MEP. He became First Minister of Northern Ireland in 2007 and died in 2014.

Credits

An Ulster Television Production

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