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 General Freeland's announcement that the 'B' Specials were to be withdrawn from riot duty, Minister of Development, Brian Faulkner, holds a press conference to explain his government's position on the Ulster Special Constabulary.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
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.
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
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
Radio Free Derry
Broadcast - 18/08/1969
Clip Length - 00:00:59
Faulkner Denies 'B' Specials To Be Disbanded
Broadcast - 22/08/1969
Clip Length - 00:03:40
British MPs Visit The Bogside
Broadcast - 28/08/1969
Clip Length - 00:02:31
James Callaghan in Northern Ireland
Broadcast - 29/08/1969
Clip Length - 00:13:43