Faulkner Critical of Timing of Decision

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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At a rival press conference, Brian Faulkner is critical of the Northern Ireland government for introducing the local government franchise now.

  • Title
    Parliament Votes for Universal Franchise
  • 1st Broadcast
    23/04/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:44
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Faulkner Critical of Timing of Decision
  • Extended description

    At a rival press conference, Brian Faulkner is critical of the Northern Ireland government for introducing the local government franchise now.

    Faulkner's criticism is largely due to a lack of consultation with the rest of the party and the people it represents. According to Faulkner, the introduction of such a measure shows how out of touch the government is with the currently explosive situation in the country.

    Faulkner comments that it fails to satisfy the civil rights movement, it fuels the fires of distrust within the Unionist Party, and furthermore, it puts the rule of law at risk in Northern Ireland.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on Brian Faulkner discussing the implications of the parliament vote for universal franchise broadcast on 23 April 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, One Man One Vote, Brian Faulkner, Franchise, Northern Ireland, 1969
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N1901/0069B
  • 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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