Unionist Party Members Call for O'Neill to Resign

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Following a meeting at a Portadown hotel, 12 Unionist MPs call on Captain O'Neill to resign. William Craig explains why.

  • Title
    Unionists Call for O'Neill Resignation
  • 1st Broadcast
    03/02/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:14
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Unionist Party Members Call for O'Neill to Resign
  • Extended description

    Following a meeting at a Portadown hotel, 12 Unionist MPs call on Captain O'Neill to resign. William Craig explains why.

    Craig begins by acknowledging the steady decline in the unity of the party under the leadership of Captain Terence O'Neill. In light of the disunity, many Unionist members are beginning to question the government and Captain O'Neill's administration.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports from a William Craig press conference broadcast on 3 February 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland, 1969, The Troubles, Stormont, William Craig, Terence O'Neill
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N577/0069A
  • 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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