"A Devastating Indictment of Unionist Government"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

About this Item

RTÉ Radio gets reaction to the Cameron Report from William Craig, John Hume, Ronald Bunting, Bernadette Devlin, Eddie McAteer and Gerry Fitt.

  • Title
    Reactions to Publication of Cameron Report
  • 1st Broadcast
    12/09/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:56
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "A Devastating Indictment of Unionist Government"
  • Extended description

    Martin Wallace reports on the Northern Ireland Government's reaction.

    William Craig comments that he does not accept the criticisms made of him in the report.

    John Hume describes the report as "a devastating indictment of Unionist government" which vindicates the civil rights movement.
    Ronald Bunting denied criticism of his presence at the protests and says he was there in the promotion of peace.

    Bernadette Devlin says the report was inept and incompetent, and denies ever advocating violence, and makes no apology for urging people to defend their homes from police attack.

    Eddie McAteer is sceptical if the report can bring lasting peace to Northern Ireland.

    Gerry Fitt supports the finding that he had sought publicity for the cause which brought the civil rights issues to international attention.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report from 12 September, 1969.

    The accompanying image shows members of the public queuing outside H.M. Stationery Office to buy copies of the Cameron Report. This still image is taken from a RTÉ Television News report on 12 September, 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Cameron Report, Cameron Commission, William Craig, John Hume, Bernadette Devlin, Eddie McAteer, Gerry Fitt, Civil Rights
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA6068
  • 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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