What Now?

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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RTÉ News sums up events on the day that the Unionist Parliamentary Party passed the 'one man, one vote' proposal by a narrow majority of just 6 votes, with 28 votes in favour and 22 votes against.

  • Title
    Special Report on One Man One Vote
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/04/1969
  • Contributor
    Ronnie Turner (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:57
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    What Now?
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News sums up events on the day that the Unionist Parliamentary Party passed the 'one man, one vote' proposal by a narrow majority of just 6 votes, with 28 votes in favour and 22 votes against.

    Despite the passing of ‘One Man, One Vote’, the new franchise may not apply until 1971 after the government performs a reshape of local councils.

    The Unionist Parliamentary Party decision was taken at the expense of a further rift in the party and the resignation of the minister for agriculture, Major Chichester-Clarke.

    In parliament this afternoon, the premier, Captain Terence O'Neill, appealed to all sections of the community to stay off the streets in the anticipation of a violent reaction to the news.

    The outcome of the vote has been cautiously welcomed by the civil rights movement, who insist that the government must also meet their other demands. John Hume and Ivan Cooper have appealed to civil rights supporters to stop marching for the time being because of the tense situation.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News special report broadcast on 22 April 1969.

    The accompanying image shows Major Chichester-Clark pictured at a press conference on 12 September 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, One Man One Vote, Unionist Parliamentary Party, Major Chichester-Clark, Captain Terence O'Neill, John Hume, Ivan Cooper, Ronnie Turner, 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
    QNX002189
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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