Anne Butler tells Marian Finucane and 'Liveline' listeners how she lost her job as a presiding officer in Bruff after being photographed shaking hands with Bertie Ahern.
- Title General Election 1997
- 1st Broadcast 07/06/1997
- ContributorMarian Finucane (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:00
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Liveline
- Clip title Presiding Officer Loses After Photograph With Bertie
- Extended description
Anne Butler who had been appointed as a presiding officer in Bruff has to step down after she was photographed for 'The Limerick Leader' with Bertie Ahern and Willie O'Dea.
Anne Butler explains that she is a publican in the town and had met all the politicians who were up for election. Marian Finucane points out that as well as being impartial a presiding officer needs to be seen to be impartial.
'Liveline' is a phone-in radio programme broadcast from Monday to Friday from 13.45 to 15.00. The programme is currently presented by Joe Duffy with the tagline "Talk to Joe".
The photograph accompanying this clip is of Marian Finucane and was taken in 1995 for the 'RTÉ Guide'. © RTÉ Stills Library 4263/063
- Local keywords Politics, Elections, Fianna Fail, Bertie Ahern, Presiding Officer Anne Butler
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1997
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier RCD_060697
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Stereo
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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