The Indian from Clare

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Dr Mossajee Bhamjee became the first Muslim elected to the Dáil when he was elected as a Labour deputy for Clare. Cliona O'Flynn's radio documentary the 'Indian from Clare' looks back on the election of the popular psychiatrist.

  • Title
    The Indian from Clare
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/12/1993
  • Contributor
    Cliodna Ó Flynn (Presenter & Producer)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:44
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    The Indian from Clare
  • Extended description

    A profile of Dr. Moosajee Bhamjee (Labour) who was elected as a T.D for Co. Clare in the 1992 General Election. This extract includes a declaration of Bhamjee’s result from the Count Centre.

    Dr. Bhamjee and his wife Claire talk about the difficulties encountered in a marriage between a Muslim and a Catholic. The children were free to make up their own minds; two became Catholics. Claire also talks about her experience of Apartheid in South Africa where Dr. Bhamjee family lives.

    Analysis of his appeal to the Clare electorate is presented by Jo Walsh (Labour Party Activist) & Caimin Jones (Clare Local Radio, Journalist).

  • Information

    Cliona O'Flynn's documentary 'The Indian from Clare' was a portrait of Mossa Bhamjee and his family with an emphasis on the personal rather than the political history. 

    The programme was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on 1 December 1993.

  • Local keywords
    Politics, Elections, Labour, County Clare, Dr Mossajee Bhamjee, Jo Walsh (Labour Party), Caimin Jones(Clare Local Radio, Journalist), Apartheid, South Africa
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Clare, South Africa
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    1993
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA5445
  • 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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