Lynch Presents Budget in Absence of Haughey

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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In a change to the convention, An Taoiseach Jack Lynch, delivered Budget 1970 in the absence of the Minister for Finance, Charles J. Haughey.

  • Title
    Lynch Presents Budget in Absence of Haughey
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/04/1970
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Lynch Presents Budget in Absence of Haughey
  • Extended description

    Minister for Finance Charles J. Haughey was injured in a horse riding accident on the morning of the budget, 22 April 1970. In his place, the Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, delivered a budget that doubled turnover tax and increased the old age pension.

    Shortly afterwards, on 6 May 1970, Haughey was sacked as Minister for Finance over the arms crisis.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report showing Jack Lynch preparing to deliver budget 1970.

    This news clip is mute.

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, Budget, 1970, Charles Haughey, Jack Lynch, Politicis, Economics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1970
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N112/0070A
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
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