The Politicization of St Patrick's Day in the USA

EXHIBITION : ST PATRICK'S DAY AS SEEN ON TV

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Noraid the fundraising wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are having a growing influence over St Patrick's Day festivities in America.

  • Title
    The Politicization of St Patrick's Day in the USA
  • 1st Broadcast
    16/03/1983
  • Contributor
    Pat Cox (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:50
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Today Tonight
  • Clip title
    The Politicization of St Patrick's Day in the USA
  • Extended description

    A report for 'Today Tonight' on the political influence Noraid, the fundraising wing of the Irish Repubican Army (IRA) now have in the USA over St Patrick's Day festivities.

    Michael Flannery an 81 year old IRA member is the Grand Marshall of the New York City parade this year. Many Irish and US dignitaries have withdrawn their support from the parade this year.

    RTÉ reporter Pat Cox outlines the once innocent nature of the parade in NYC with majorettes and marching bands.

    Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day is celebrated on March 17th. It is widely celebrated amongst Irish Americans.

  • Information

    'Today Tonight' was a RTÉ current affairs programme covering events at home and abroad. The series began broadcasting on Monday, 6 October, 1980 and ran for 12 years until 1992.

    Edited by Joe Mulholland, the original presenters included Barry Cowan, Brian Farrell and Olivia O'Leary. 'Today Tonight' aired from Monday to Thursday on RTÉ One.

  • Local keywords
    St Patrick's Day, New York City, Noraid, IRA, Irish Repubican Army, Michael Flannery, Irish America, Parade, USA, America
  • Geographical coverage
    New York, America, USA, United States of America, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1983
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P149/00083
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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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