Election Success For Independents

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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When the Labour and the Progressive Democrats parties both suffered heavy seat losses in the 1997 general election, the independent candidates and small parties benefited.

  • Title
    Election Success for Independents
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/06/1997
  • Contributor
    Mike Milotte (Reporter)
    Miriam O'Callaghan (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:31
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Prime Time
  • Clip title
    Election Success For Independents
  • Extended description

    Presenter Miriam O'Callaghan gives the background to the success of small parties and independents in the recent election.

    'Prime Time' reporter Mike Milotte profiles successful candidates in the 1997 general election from minority parties or those who contested the election independently. Michael Lowry, Joe Higgins, Jackie Healy Rae, Mildred Fox, Harry Blaney, Thomas Gildea and Tony Gregory are shown in their various count centres and are interviewed briefly after they are elected.

  • Information

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

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1997, Progressive Democrats, Independent candidates, Michael Lowry, Joe Higgins, Jackie Healy Rae, Mildred Fox, Harry Blaney, Thomas Gildea, Tony Gregory, Socialist 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
    HX60/11740
  • 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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