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
- ContributorJohn 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.
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
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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)
Canvassing in Louth
Broadcast - 1973
Clip Length - 00:05:40
Need for a Strong Communist Voice in the Dáil
Broadcast - 23/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:07
Sean D. Christian Democrat Dublin Bay Loftus
Broadcast - 23/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:08
"People Made Up Their Minds Mainly By What They Saw On Television"
Broadcast - 03/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:03:30
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