"The Common Vulnerability of This Planet"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy looks to Ireland’s future in a world dominated by larger, more powerful nations.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Dáil Speech on Irish Future
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:11:58
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    "The Common Vulnerability of This Planet"
  • Extended description

    In his address to the Dáil, President Kennedy looks to Ireland’s future. He says we are all one human family and warns of "the common vulnerability of this planet". In a world dominated by larger, more powerful nations, he believes Ireland is an example for other small nations to follow.

    "....Ireland has excellent relations with both the old and the new, the confidence of both sides, and an opportunity to act where the actions of greater powers might be looked upon with suspicion. The central issue of freedom however is between those who believe in self-determination, and those in the East who would impose upon others the harsh and repressive communist system."

  • 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, Dáil, History, Politics, Communism
  • 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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