The Sunday Independent newspaper runs a competition offering £250,000 to anyone who can predict the election results.
- Title General Election 1987
- 1st Broadcast 20/02/1987
- ContributorGay Byrne (Presenter)
Philip Kampff (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:06:49
- Material Type Audio
- Series title The Gay Byrne Show
- Clip title Newspaper Offers £250,000 to Predict Election Results
- Extended description
A side bar to the 1987 general election was a competition run by the Sunday Independent. £250,000 for anyone who could predict the numbers of seats returned by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael along with the numbers and names of successful candidates for the Progressive Democrats, the Workers Party and the Labour Party. Despite the difficulty, there were almost 300,000 entries including one large syndicate.
Sunday Independent editor, Aengus Fanning, speaks to Gay Byrne about the competition and the chances of someone making the correct prediction.
Aengus Fanning on the Gay Byrne Radio Show with details of a competition offering £250,000 to anyone who could predict the results of the 1987 General Election.
The photograph accompanying this clip is of presenter Gay Byrne taken in 1986.
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- Local keywords Politics, Elections, Debates, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Progressive Democrats, Workers Party, Labour Party, Sunday Independent, Aengus Fanning, Gay Byrne
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1987
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier QCC007064
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Stereo
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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Broadcast - 03/02/1987
Clip Length - 00:04:23
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Broadcast - 20/02/1987
Clip Length - 00:06:49
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Broadcast - 10/02/1987
Clip Length - 00:06:33
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Broadcast - 17/02/1987
Clip Length - 05:18
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