Leader of Nationalist Party Loses Seat

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Eddie McAteer, leader of the Nationalist Party, speaks after losing his seat to John Hume.

  • Title
    McAteer Loses Seat to Hume
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/02/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:45
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Leader of Nationalist Party Loses Seat
  • Extended description

    Eddie McAteer, leader of the Nationalist Party, speaks after losing his seat to John Hume.

    Eddie McAteer had been a member of parliament for 22 years, but was beaten by over 3,500 votes. McAteer comments that "political defeat, for me, has a broad personal silver lining and I leave public life without any bitterness or without any hatred of anyone".

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on the defeat of Eddie McAteer broadcast on 25 February 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, Stormont Election, Eddie McAteer, Nationalist Party, John Hume, Northern Ireland, 1969
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N916/0069C
  • 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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