Another Budget 12 Years On

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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With over 250,000 people on the dole, RTÉ's 'Evening Extra' looks at the plight of social welfare recipients.

  • Title
    Another Budget 12 Years On
  • 1st Broadcast
    30/03/1987
  • Contributor
    Nick Coffey (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:08:16
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Evening Extra
  • Clip title
    Another Budget 12 Years On
  • Extended description

    In 1975 Nick Coffey interviewed two families from inner-city Dublin for an RTÉ '7 Days' programme. On the eve of the 1987 budget, he returns to both families to see how they are getting on.

    Back in 1975, less than 80,000 were on the dole. The figure in 1987 stands at in excess of 250,000.

    The programme takes a comparative approach by examining two case studies of how unemployed people survived back in 1975 and twelve years on.

  • Information

    'Evening Extra' report on the plight of the unemployed as they anticipate the announcement of Budget 1987.

    'Evening Extra' was a nightly magazine programme which ran from Monday to Friday at 7pm dealing with current issues and people in the news. The first episode was aired on Monday 13 October, 1986 and it ran for 278 shows over 2 years until the final show on 29 April 1988. The programme had numerous presenters and reporters including Siobhan Cleary, Richard Crowley, Bibi Baskin, Aonghus McAnally and Shay Healy.

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, Budget, 1987, Evening Extra, 7 Days, Nick Coffey, Unemployment, Economics, Politics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1987
  • Country of production
    Ireland,Dublin
  • Original identifier
    P202/00087
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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