First Television Cameras Allowed Inside the Dáil

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy enters Leinster House to address the Houses of the Oireachtas.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Arrives at the Dáil
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:58
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    First Television Cameras Allowed Inside the Dáil
  • Extended description

    President Kennedy enters Leinster House to become the first foreign leader to address the Houses of the Oireachtas. Following special permission, television cameras have been allowed inside the Dáil chambers for the first time to film proceedings. The Dáil is packed with 144 deputies, 60 senators and members of the diplomatic corps. Irish leaders spanning almost 50 years are also there, including former President Sean T. O’Kelly and W.T. Cosgrave, first president of the Executive Council.

    The president is welcomed by Ceann Comhairle Patrick Hogan.

  • Information

    This extract is taken from ‘Welcome Mr President’, a compilation of highlights from President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland which was broadcast on 28 July 1963 with commentary by Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh.

    The event itself was broadcast live on 28 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Leinster House, Houses of the Oireachtas, Dáil, Broadcasting, Television, Diplomatic Corps, Politics, Sean T. O’Kelly, W.T. Cosgrave, Patrick Hogan
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LX860
  • 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)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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