Taoiseach Charles Haughey speaks out strongly against the H Block activists who attempt to disrupt his election campaign.
- Title Taoiseach Campaigns in Border Counties
- 1st Broadcast 02/06/1981
- ContributorTom McSweeney (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:50
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Taoiseach Campaigns in Border Counties
- Extended description
RTÉ News reports on the Taoiseach Charles Haughey leader of the Fianna Fáil party as he campaigns throughout the country in advance on the 1981 general election.
In the border counties of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan , supporters of the hunger strikers in the H Block prison attempt to disrupt the campaign.
The National H-Blocks Committees had announced that they would harrass the Taoiseach during all public appearances during the election campaign because, they claimed, he had not done enough to end the hunger strike in the Maze Prison.
The Taoiseach is received warmly in Arklow and Newtownmountkennedy.
RTÉ News reports on the Taoiseach Charles Haughey as he campaigns throughout the country against the background of hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in the north of Ireland.
Republican prisoners in Long Kesh prison, also known as the Maze or the H Blocks near Belfast , Northern Ireland wished to be treated as political prisonsers. 10 prisoners died on the 1981 hunger strikes.
- Local keywords General Election 1981, Charles Haughey, Fianna Fail, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Monaghan, Castleblaney, Gardai, Cootehill, County Cavan , Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, H Block supporters, Declan Connolly, Arklow, County Wexford
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Donegal, Letterkenny, Monaghan, Castleblaney, Cavan, Cootehill, Newtownmountkennedy, Arklow, Wicklow, Wexford
- Genre News
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1981
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N153/0081D
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- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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