RTÉ's John O'Donoghue interviews William Craig, Northern Ireland Minister of Home Affairs, in the aftermath of the civil rights march in Derry.
- Title William Craig on March
- 1st Broadcast 08/10/1968
- ContributorJohn O'Donoghue (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:08:45
- Material Type Video
- Series title Seven Days
- Clip title "The Civil Rights Marchers...in Londonderry were Extremely Violent..."
- Extended description
William Craig outlines his views on these events, the banned areas and the riots.
John O'Donoghue probes Craig about the protestor's grievances such as civil rights, housing and the freedom to travel.
Craig finds the charges against the police unjustified and says that there will be no enquiry into the events. Craig argues that law and order depends on the respect of the authorities.
According to Craig, the protection of life and property is more important than the right to protest.
Craig argues that the civil rights marchers on 5 October in Derry were violent, and future protests will require strengthening the power of the police.
O'Donoghue also questions Craig about issues he had previously raised regarding the constitution of Northern Ireland and comments he had made about the Pope.
'Seven Days' presenter, John O'Donoghue, talks to William Craig about the Derry riots. This programme was broadcast on 8 October, 1968.
'Seven Days' began broadcasting on 26 September 1966 and was RTÉ television's flagship current affairs programme for ten years. The programme's young production team was made up of producer Lelia Doolan, directors Eoghan Harris and Dick Hill, and reporters John O'Donoghue, Brian Cleeve and Brian Farrell. Muiris Mac Conghail became producer of '7 Days' in 1967 when the programme was merged with another current affairs programme, 'Division'.
- Local keywords Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Londonderry, John O'Donoghue, William Craig,
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Northern Ireland, Derry, Londonderry
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1968
- Country of production Ireland
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
Derry Quiet After Riots
Broadcast - 08/10/1968
Clip Length - 00:01:01
"The Civil Rights Marchers...in Londonderry were Extremely Violent..."
Broadcast - 08/10/1968
Clip Length - 00:08:45