Harney and Spring Clash

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Mary Harney of the Progressive Democrats and Dick Spring of the Labour Party debate live on television.

  • Title
    Harney and Spring TV Debate
  • 1st Broadcast
    03/06/1997
  • Contributor
    Carole Coleman (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:58
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Harney and Spring Clash
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports on the debate between Mary Harney of the Progressive Democrats Party and Dick Spring of the Labour Party in a televised debate. The debate was part of the lead up to the general election in 1997. They clash over proposed cuts in public service jobs and over their choice of government partners. Harney calls Spring the "great deal-breaker of all time".

    Both Spring and Harney are interviewed following the debate. The leader of the Democratic Left party Proinsias De Rossa is interviewed after his one-on-one interview with Eamon Lawlor of RTÉ.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the televised debate between Mary Harney an Dick Spring which was part of the coverage of the campaign for the general election in 1997.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1997, Mary Harney, Progressive Democrats, Dick Spring, Democratic Left, Proinsias de Rossa, Television debate, Labour Party
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1997
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN97/00154
  • 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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