"In The Legal Fiction Which Exists in the South, Northern Ireland Doesn't Exist"

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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At a press conference, Captain Terence O'Neill is asked if he now regrets having met with an Taoiseach Seán Lemass in 1965.

  • Title
    O'Neill Press Conference : Lemass Meeting
  • 1st Broadcast
    21/02/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:39
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "In The Legal Fiction Which Exists in the South, Northern Ireland Doesn't Exist"
  • Extended description

    At a press conference, Captain Terence O'Neill is asked if he now regrets having met with the Taoiseach Seán Lemass in 1965.

    O'Neill states "I'm perfectly sure it was absolutely the correct thing to do". O'Neill states that while there are impediments to such a meeting, it was a necessary and he feels that it has gone some way to the recognition of the Northern Ireland government.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports from a press conference by Captain O'Neill who talks about the implications of his visit to Dublin broadcast on 21 February 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland, 1969, Stormont, The Troubles, Election, Terence O'Neill, Seán Lemass,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N4793/00069
  • 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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