19 Year Old Marian Finucane Protests on Stephen's Green

EXHIBITION : BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS

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A 19 year old Marian Finucane in a student occupation of 45 Saint Stephen's Green where they are carrying out work to restore the partially demolished building.

  • Title
    Marian Finucane Architectural Student and Activist
  • 1st Broadcast
    14/01/1970
  • Contributor
    Patrick Gallagher (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:55
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Wednesday Report
  • Clip title
    19 Year Old Marian Finucane Protests on Stephen's Green
  • Extended description

    Patrick Gallagher talks to Marian Finucane about her motivations for spending Christmas week cleaning door posts on Stephen's Green. Finucane feels it is her responsibility as an architectural student and as a Dubliner to protect these buildings.

    Finucane practised architecture until 1974 when she joined RTÉ as a continuity announcer, later becoming a presenter. In 1979 she received a Jacob's Award for her work on the programme 'Women Today'. Finucane also presented the radio programme 'Liveline', and worked on television programmes 'Consumer Choice' and 'Crime Line'. She now presents 'The Marian Finucane Show' on RTÉ Radio 1.

  • Information

    The report for the programme 'Wednesday Report' was recorded during Christmas week of 1969.

    'Wednesday Report' was a weekly series presenting a report on and analysis of a matter of current public concern, at home or abroad.

  • Local keywords
    Marian Finucane, Architecture, Fame, Protest, 1969, Stephens Green,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BA191
  • 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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