Newspaper Offers £250,000 to Predict Election Results

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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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
  • Contributor
    Gay 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.

  • Information

    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. 

    © RTÉ Stills Library 0132/056

  • 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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Stereo
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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