Garret Takes The Train

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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When Garret Fitzgerald used the train as his mode of transport at the start of his campaign, it reflected the poor state of the Irish economy and the party coffers.

  • Title
    Garret Fitzgerald Takes the Train
  • 1st Broadcast
    12/11/1982
  • Contributor
    Tom McSweeney (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:51
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Garret Takes The Train
  • Extended description

    The leader of the Fine Gael party Garret Fitzgerald is shown taking a scheduled train to Cork city, appearing on local radio and greeting the people of Cork.

    The canvassing continues in Tralee, County Kerry where the Fine Gael members encounter Dick Spring leader of the Labour Party and his party faithful. The campaign then moves to Limerick city where the canvassing continues on the city streets.

  • Information

    A RTÉ news report featuring Fine Gael leader Garret Fitzgerald canvassing in advance of the November 1982 general election.

  • Local keywords
    General Election November 1982, Garret Fitzgerald, Fine Gael, Dick Spring, Tralee, County Kerry, Canvassing, Campaigning, Cork, Juliana, Prinses, Labour Party, General Election
  • Geographical coverage
    Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N316/0082A
  • 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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