Presiding Officer Loses After Photograph With Bertie

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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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
  • Contributor
    Marian 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.

  • Information

    '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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Stereo
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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