"I Have No Confidence in Dungannon Urban Council Whatsoever"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Angela McCrystal gives a personal account of the housing situation in Dungannon and the formation of the Homeless Citizens League.

  • Title
    Interview with Mrs. McCrystal
  • 1st Broadcast
    27/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Proinsias Ó Conluain (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:07
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Day To Day
  • Clip title
    "I Have No Confidence in Dungannon Urban Council Whatsoever"
  • Extended description

    Mrs Angela McCrystal gives Proinsias Ó Conluain a personal account of her experience of the housing situation in Dungannon and the formation of the Homeless Citizens League.

    Angela McCrystal recounts how many of her Protestant co-workers were given houses by the council as soon as they got married, while many Catholics waited ten years or more.

    Mrs McCrystal has no confidence in Dungannon Urban Council. While they eventually gave her a house, she questions their motives and resents the fact that housing allocation largely takes place on the basis of religion. On the estate where she lives, there are only 2 Protestant households out of over 50. Angela talks about fighting to bridge the gap between Protestants and Catholics.

  • Information

    A report for ‘Day to Day’ looking at the housing problem in Northern Ireland and the specific case of Angela McCrystal. This report by Proinsias Ó Conluain was broadcast on 27 August 1969.

    ‘Day to Day’ was a daily diary on RTÉ Radio of people of interest, places of note and events to watch. The image accompanying this clip shows Kinnard Park, Caledon, taken from a RTÉ News report on 20 June 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Caledon Protest, Caledon, Angela McCrystal, Homeless Citizens League, Civil Rights, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Caledon, Tyrone
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LA000401
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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