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
- ContributorBrendan 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.
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
- Genre News
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1992
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier HX60/4238
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- Item colour Colour
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- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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