Water and Electricity Supplies Attacked

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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News headlines from the 'This Week' radio programme give an indication of increased tension in Northern Ireland

  • Title
    Riots in Derry
  • 1st Broadcast
    20/04/1969
  • Contributor
    Charles Mitchell (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:01
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    This Week
  • Clip title
    Water and Electricity Supplies Attacked
  • Extended description

    News headlines from the "This Week" radio programme give an indication of increased tension in Northern Ireland

    There are reactions to disturbances in Derry and reports of bomb damage to waterworks and electricity pylons.

    In April 1969, violence was sparked in Derry by the banning of a march from Burntollet Bridge to Derry. Burntollet had been the site of Protestant extremist attacks on a civil rights march several months earlier in January. This event had highlighted to the civil rights campaign the failure of the government to stand up to militant Loyalist extremists.

  • Information

    An extract from the 'This Week' radio programme broadcast on 20 April 1969.

    ‘This Week’ was a RTÉ Radio production featuring daily news and analysis of the week’s top stories, with interviews, comment, opinion and the voices of the newsmakers. ‘This Week’ was presented by Mike Burns and Sean Duignan.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows a general view of the Bogside in Derry city.

    The photographer was Peter Dorney
    © RTÉ Stills Library 2142/025

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, Growing Tension, This Week, Derry, Londonderry, Bomb, Waterworks, Electricity Pylons, Burntollet Bridge, Civil Rights Campaign, Charles Mitchell
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    QNX000340
  • 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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