Tension Runs High at Electronic Counts

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Results take longer to emerge from the new electronic counting system than has been originally anticipated. This adds to the tension in the constituencies of Meath and Dublin North.

  • Title
    Tension Runs High at Electronic Counts
  • 1st Broadcast
    18/05/2002
  • Contributor
    John Bowman (Presenter)
    Bryan Dobson (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:56
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Election 2002
  • Clip title
    Tension Runs High at Electronic Counts
  • Extended description

    Results take longer to emerge from the new electronic counting system than has been originally anticipated. This adds to the tension in the constituencies of Dublin North and Meath.

    In Meath, John Bruton retains his seat for Fine Gael and is joined by newcomer Damien English. For Fianna Fáil, Noel Dempsey, Mary Wallace and Johnny Brady are returned. Johnny Brady has to wait until last to hear he has been elected, much to the relief of his young son.

    In Dublin North, Green Party leader Trevor Sargent is the first elected, but there is some confusion when the presiding officer is not heard reading out the winner of the fourth seat, which goes to G V Wright of Fianna Fáil. This means that Nora Owen, a former deputy leader of Fine Gael, has lost her seat.

  • Information

    Results from the constituencies of Meath and Dublin North as shown on 'Election 2002' RTÉ television's coverage of the general election of 2002.

    For the first time in a general election electronic voting was used in three constituencies and caused much debate. Voting was electronic in Meath and Dublin North for the general election of 2002.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 2002, Electronic Voting, Trevor Sargent, Green Party, Nora Owen, Damien English, Noel Dempsey, Mary Wallace, Johnny Brady, Fine Gael, Proportional Representation, G.V Wright, Fianna Fáil
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Meath, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2002
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    HX91/03958
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    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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