Longest Count Ends Win For Briscoe

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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After ten days of counting in Dublin South Central, Ben Briscoe of Fianna Fáil beat Eric Byrne of Democratic Left to the last seat.

  • Title
    Longest Count Ends
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/12/1992
  • Contributor
    Fionnuala Sweeney (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:44
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Longest Count Ends Win For Briscoe
  • Extended description

    After ten days of counting in Dublin South Central a final result is announced. Ben Briscoe of Fianna Fáil beat Eric Byrne of Democratic Left to the last seat.

    RTÉ News was there for the end of what had become known as the 'Ben and Eric Show'. John Ross the returning officer announces the result. Both Briscoe and Byrne are interviewed together and are cordial and upbeat.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the final result in Dublin South Central constituency after ten days of counting during the 1992 general election. Broadcast 5 December 1992.

    Ireland operates a system proportional representation for elections. This count in Dublin South Central was the longest in the history of the state.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1992, Proportional Representation, Ben Briscoe, Dublin South Central, Eric Byrne, Democratic Left, John Ross, Fianna Fáil, Returning Officer
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1992
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN92/340
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    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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