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
- ContributorMike 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.
'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
- Genre News
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1997
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier HX60/11740
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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)
Fewer Women in Parliament
Broadcast - 10/06/1997
Clip Length - 00:01:53
Election Success For Independents
Broadcast - 10/06/1997
Clip Length - 00:05:31
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