Cosgrave Concedes

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave admits defeat in the 1977 general election and that there will be a new government.

  • Title
    Election '77 Special
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/06/1977
  • Contributor
    Brian Farrell (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:52
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    The Politics Programme
  • Clip title
    Cosgrave Concedes
  • Extended description

    During the election results programme 'Election '77 Special' the Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave appears live on television to concede there will be a new government.

    Brian Farrell interrupts an interview with Michael O'Leary to go live to the Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave of the Fine Gael party.

    The Taoiseach's early acceptance of defeat in the election was reflected by the nature of the results, with Fianna Fáil taking 84 seats, Fine Gael 43 seats and Labour 17.

  • Information

    An extract from the results programme 'Election '77 Special' for the 1977 general election.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1977, Liam Cograve, Taoiseach, Fine Gael, Defeat
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1977
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    A90/261
  • IPR restrictions
    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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