Decisions Time for Labour and Fianna Fáil

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Compromise is difficult for the supporters of both Labour and Fianna Fáil as the parties look to form a coalition government.

  • Title
    Difficult Decisions for Labour and Fianna Fáil
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/12/1992
  • Contributor
    Brendan O'Brien (Reporter)
    Olivia O'Leary (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:07:00
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Prime Time
  • Clip title
    Decisions Time for Labour and Fianna Fáil
  • Extended description

    Olivia O'Leary introduces a report on the difficulties for the Labour and Fianna Fáil parties if they are to form a government following a general election in 1992.

    Brendan O'Brien reports on the difficulties for both parties in putting together a deal that could see them share government. The report includes extract from an interview with Seamus Brennan of Fianna Fáil telling presenter John Bowman that coalition is not an option. Eithne Fitzgerald and Dick Spring of the Labour Party are also interviewed. While Joe Jacobs Fianna Fáil chairman also offers his opinions.

  • Information

    A report from RTÉ's current affairs series 'Prime Time' from 10 December 1992.

    After the General Election of 5 November 1992, the Labour Party was the big winner, returning 33 deputies. Labour held the balance of power and, following long negotiations, formed a coalition with Fianna Fáil. Albert Reynolds was elected Taoiseach. Many supporters of both parties found the formation of this coalition hard to reconcile.

    'Prime Time' is RTÉ's main current affairs series and was first broadcast in 1998 and continues today

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1992, Dick Spring, Coalition, Albert Reynolds, Eithne Fitzgerald, Joe Jacobs, Fianna Fáil, Labour Party
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1992
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    HX60/4238
  • 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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