What was it like to have triplets in Ireland in 1973?

On 2 October 1973, 'Tangents' broadcast this report on the Glaxo Triplets Club, who give all its members a year's supply of free baby food.

On this occasion, the club are giving a prize to the hundredth family to join, the Bernies of Bray, Co. Wicklow. Cathal O'Shannon speaks to parents Ina and Dave, who say that the government grant of £100 doesn't go far enough. They had to go out and buy a washing machine, and weren't able to find a pram big enough to hold their three girls.

Triplets
The Bernies of Bray, Co. Wicklow