"I Have Always Regarded These Two Particular Gentlemen as Two Eejits"

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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When asked for his opinion on Bunting and Paisley, Fitt replies, "I have always regarded these two particular men as two eejits" and doesn't think they should be taken seriously at all.

  • Title
    Fitt on General Election
  • 1st Broadcast
    13/02/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:12
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "I Have Always Regarded These Two Particular Gentlemen as Two Eejits"
  • Extended description

    When asked for his opinion on Bunting and Paisley, Gerry Fitt replies, "I have always regarded these two particular men as two eejits" and doesn't think they should be taken seriously at all.

    Fitt describes himself as a "disciple of James Connolly", who wants to see an Irish socialist republic. Fitt also talks about the policies of Captain O'Neill in his attempts to gain catholic support in Northern Ireland. Gerry Fitt is critical of Unionism in both its moderate and extremist forms.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report in which Gerry Fitt talks about the General Election broadcast on 13 February 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland, 1969, Stormont, The Troubles, Gerry Fitt, Ronald Bunting, Ian Paisley, Terence O'Neill, Election
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N739/0069A
  • 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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