Faulkner Denies 'B' Specials To Be Disbanded

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Following Lt. General Freeland's announcement that the 'B' Specials were to be withdrawn from riot duty, Minister of Development, Brian Faulkner, holds a press conference to explain his government's position on the Ulster Special Constabulary.

  • Title
    Faulkner on 'B' Specials
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/08/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:40
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Seven Days
  • Clip title
    Faulkner Denies 'B' Specials To Be Disbanded
  • Extended description

    Following Lt. General Freeland's announcement that the 'B' Specials were to be withdrawn from riot duty, Minister of Development, Brian Faulkner, holds a press conference to explain his government's position on the Ulster Special Constabulary.

    While Westminster was pushing for changes to the 'B' Specials, many within the Unionist Party were opposed to any such moves.
     

    Faulkner talks about the role of the RUC and the defence forces in dealing with the security problem in Northern Ireland. He also states that there is absolutely no suggestion that the Ulster Special Constabulary should be disbanded. The Ulster Constabulary is a security force that is being used to guard vital installations.

  • Information

    A 'Seven Days' report from a press conference given by Brian Faulkner broadcast on 22 August 1969.

    'Seven Days' began broadcasting on 26 September 1966 and was RTÉ television's flagship current affairs programme for ten years. The programme's young production team was made up of producer Lelia Doolan, directors Eoghan Harris and Dick Hill, and reporters John O'Donoghue, Brian Cleeve and Brian Farrell.

    Muiris Mac Conghail became producer of '7 Days' in 1967 when the programme was merged with another current affairs programme, 'Division'.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, Brian Faulkner, B-Specials, General Freeland, Ulster Special Constabulary, RUC
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P550/00069
  • 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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