"Meeting Adjourned Until Tomorrow"

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Sean Duignan reports on the difficulties of getting Unionist Parliamentary Party members to agree on 'one man, one vote' and the pressure this puts on Captain Terence O'Neill's leadership.

  • Title
    No Decision on One Man, One Vote
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/04/1969
  • Contributor
    Sean Duignan (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:18
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "Meeting Adjourned Until Tomorrow"
  • Extended description

    Sean Duignan reports on the difficulties of getting Unionist Parliamentary Party members to agree on 'one man, one vote' and the pressure this puts on Captain Terence O'Neill's leadership.

    Duignan says that O'Neill is having great difficulty convincing his party that 'one man, one vote' should be granted. O'Neill has emphasised that he will resign if agreement is not met, yet faces strong opposition from within the Unionist Party.


    Robert Porter has openly backed O'Neill and has also stated that unless it is granted, he will resign. It is anticipated that O'Neill will gain the support of Brian Faulkner and eventually 'one man, one vote' should be granted despite the current opposition.


    The general feeling in Stormont seems to be that even if 'one man, one vote' is introduced, it will make little difference.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on the difficulty Captain Terence O'Neill is experiencing in garnering support for 'one man, one vote' broadcast on 22 April 1969.

    The image accompanying this clip shows Captain Terence O'Neill pictured at a press conference on 21 February, 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, One Man One Vote, Sean Duignan, Terence O'Neill, Leadership, Brian Faulkner, Franchise, Northern Ireland, 1969
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    QNX002168
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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