The contentious appointment of two policemen at Kilrush harbour in County Clare.

The Chairman of the Harbour Board, Mr. Jack Finlan, says that the police were appointed to protect the public from injury when boats were docked. Views among the people of Kilrush to the decision are mixed.

One woman says,

There are only a few girls in the town who bother with sailors and we all know who they are.

To reports that foreign boats are attracting young women to the harbour at night the Chairman of the Harbour Board says that people are attracted to boats for many reasons.

This Newsbeat report was broadcast on 1 December, 1964. The reporter is Arthur Quinlan.

'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September 1964 to June 1971.