"Canvassing is a Hypocritical Practice"

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Eoghan Harris questions the validity of canvassing for votes door to door during elections in Ireland.

  • Title
    Eoghan Harris and Canvassing
  • 1st Broadcast
    03/06/1997
  • Contributor
    Mairéad de Buitléir (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:50
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Agenda
  • Clip title
    "Canvassing is a Hypocritical Practice"
  • Extended description

    In a report from the series 'Agenda'  Eoghan Harris, author and journalist, questions the validity of election canvassing in the modern age when politics is centralised.

    Speaking in both Irish and English, he argues that canvassing is hypocritical. The report features black and white archive footage of canvassing from previous elections.

    The report ends with Pat and Martina, Fianna Fáil activists canvassing a sheep farmer in the Corr na Mona area of Galway.

    The report is subtitled in English.

  • Information

    A report from the Irish language series 'Agenda' questioning the use of canvassing in modern elections.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1997, Canvassing, Corr na Mona, Eoghan Harris, Galway, The Twelve Bens
  • Geographical coverage
    Corr na Mona, Galway, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1997
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BX33/008892
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English and Irish
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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