IRA Announce Complete Cessation of Violence

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On 31 August 1994, the IRA declared a "complete cessation" of violence. The RTÉ Newsroom received a cassette and a written message from the IRA confirming the details of the ceasefire.

  • Title
    IRA Announce Ceasefire
  • 1st Broadcast
    31/08/1994
  • Contributor
    Charlie Bird (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:21
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    IRA Announce Complete Cessation of Violence
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports on the announcement of an IRA ceasefire. Reporter Charlie Bird was handed a copy of a statement from the IRA and a cassette tape.

    The report features Charlie Bird on the telephone reading from the statement which announces a ceasefire from midnight and includes extracts from the recording of the IRA spokesperson.

  • Information

    RTÉ news was used as the means for the IRA to announce a ceasefire on the 31 August 1994.

  • Local keywords
    IRA, Irish Republican Army, Northern Ireland, Ceasefire, Troubles, RTÉ, Broadcasting,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1994
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN94/243
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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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