Tony Gregory

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Newly elected TD Tony Gregory outlines the problems in his constituency.

  • Title
    Tony Gregory
  • 1st Broadcast
    26/02/1982
  • Contributor
    Eamonn O Muiri (Presenter)
    Mairead Ni Eithir (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:01
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Féach
  • Clip title
    Tony Gregory
  • Extended description

    Tony Gregory was elected as an independent TD for the first time in February 1982. He immediately came to national attention when he brokered what would become known as the "Gregory Deal" with Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey. In return for Gregory's support for the Government, Haughey promised a massive cash injection for Gregory's north inner city constituency.

    Days after the election results, RTÉ's 'Féach' programme went to visit Tony Gregory in his constituency where the new TD outlined some of the problems in this, one of the poorest areas of the country.

    Unemployment can be up to 50% of the male population in some areas in the constituency. Lack of investment in housing is also a serious problem. The films shows the decaying state of Sherriff Street and the surrounding area.

  • Information

    A report from the bilingual series 'Féach' on newly elected independent TD Tony Gregory.

    The Irish language current affairs series Féach reported on national and international events and was broadcast from 1967 to 1984.

  • Local keywords
    Gregory deal, Independent TD, Dublin North Central constituency, General Election 1982, Poverty, Housing, Unemployment, Sherriff Street
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P101/00082
  • 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
    Irish (gle)
  • Original language
    Irish (gle)
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