Need for a Strong Communist Voice in the Dáil

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

About this Item

Michael O'Riordan is the first person to stand for the Communist Party in a general election since the 1930s.

  • Title
    Election 1973
  • 1st Broadcast
    23/02/1973
  • Contributor
    John O'Donoghue (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:07
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Tangents
  • Clip title
    Need for a Strong Communist Voice in the Dáil
  • Extended description

    An extract from a programme in the series 'Tangents' looking at the campaigns of minority parties and independent candidates in the 1973 general election.

    Among the smaller parties who contested the election were Sinn Féin, with a commitment that if elected, they would take their seats, Kevin Boland's Aontacht Éireann party and the Communist Party led by Michael O'Riordan.

    In this clip, Michael O'Riordan tells John O'Donoghue of RTÉ how attitudes to the Communist Party have changed.

  • Information

    The 'Tangents' series covered news and current affairs and was broadcast after the main evening news from 1972 to 1974.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1973, Sinn Fein, Michael O'Riordan, Communist Party
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1973
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P62/00073
  • 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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