Political Reaction to Troops Arrival

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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It is hoped that the presence of the British Army will help to contain a volatile situation in Northern Ireland.

  • Title
    Political Reaction
  • 1st Broadcast
    14/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Martin Wallace (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:27
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Political Reaction to Troops Arrival
  • Extended description

    It is hoped that the presence of the British Army will help to contain a volatile situation in Northern Ireland.

    The debate at Stormont revealed a widening gulf between the government and the opposition resulting in a number of opposition MPs walking out of the chamber.

    Today's walk-out of opposition MPs from Stormont is not surprising due to irreconcilable views. Some of the opposition MPs went so far as to describe Stormont as "an irrelevance".

    Martin Wallace sums up political opinion on the arrival of British soldiers on the streets of Northern Ireland, "Outside Stormont, the signs are that recent troubles have divided the North more than at any time within the past thirty years."

    Austin Currie warned that an uprising is on its way.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on the political reaction to the arrival of the British Army in Northern Ireland broadcast on 14 August 1969.

    The accompanying image shows British troops filmes by RTÉ News setting up barricades in Derry on 14 August 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, British Troops, Stormont, Martin Wallace, Austin Currie
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    bb1944
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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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