Brian Faulkner Resigns

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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The resignation of Brian Faulkner, Minister for Commerce, from the Northern Ireland government put pressure on Terence O'Neill and highlighted the division within the Unionist Party.

  • Title
    Brian Faulkner Resigns
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/01/1969
  • Contributor
    John Howard (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:33
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Brian Faulkner Resigns
  • Extended description

    The resignation of Brian Faulkner, Minister for Commerce, from the Northern Ireland government put pressure on Terence O'Neill and highlighted the division within the Unionist Party.

    Brian Faulkner gives his reasons for resigning, the main one being the establishment of the Cameron Commission or the 'Royal Commission'.

    John Howard also questions Faulkner about the leadership of the Unionist Party and if he has ambitions to become leader. Faulkner denies that this is his motivation. Faulkner also states that he hopes to remain on as an ordinary member of parliament with the support of his Unionist colleagues.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News interview with Brian Faulkner about his resignation as Minister for Commerce in the Northern Ireland government.
    This report was broadcast on 24 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland, 1969, The Troubles, Brian Faulkner, Stormont, Terence O'Neill, Cameron Commission, Royal Commission, John Howard
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N339/0069C
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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