With difficulties again arising in the formation of a government Liam Cahill reports on the Dáil debate on the election of a Taoiseach.
- Title General Election 1989
- 1st Broadcast 06/07/1989
- ContributorVere Wynne Jones (Presenter)
Liam Cahill (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:17
- Material Type Audio
- Series title News at Six Thirty
- Clip title "In the Higher National Interest"
- Extended description
During a Dáíl debate on the election of a Taoiseach it is agreed that more time be given to Fianna Fáíl and the Progressive Democrats to negotiate for a coalition government.
When the election results were complete it became obvious that yet again it was going to be difficult to form a government. When the newly elected Dáil deputies met on 29 June, they were unable to elect a new Taoiseach and government.
In a Dáil debate on 6 July, Charles Haughey indicates that Fianna Fáil would be willing to enter coalition "in the higher national interest" of forming a government and avoiding another election.
A report for the 'News at Six Thirty' on the Dáil debate to elect a Taoiseach on 6 July 1989.
The photograph accompanying this clip show reporter Liam Cahill taken in 1990.
The photographer was Tom Holton. RTÉ Stills Library 2019/026
- Local keywords Politics, Elections, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour, Debates
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1989
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier QCC006085
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Stereo
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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Clip Length - 00:01:18
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Broadcast - 06/07/1989
Clip Length - 00:05:17
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Clip Length - 00:06:42
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