The Anglo-Irish Agreement, an air disaster, a protest by taxi drivers, and more, as RTÉ Archives releases a treasure trove from 1985.


Anglo-Irish Agreement signed

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Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher answer questions on aspects of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.


Taxi drivers protest over planned airport bus service

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Taxi drivers disrupt traffic and boycott Dublin Airport in protest as Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) proposes a shuttle service to the airport and hotels. 


329 people die as Air India jet crashes off Kerry

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An explosion is thought to have caused the crash of an Air India 747 jet aircraft off the coast of Co Kerry with the loss of over 300 lives. 


Kerry Babies Tribunal

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Joe O’Brien reports on the background of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Kerry Babies case, which raised many questions about corruption within An Garda Síochána, as well as the treatment of unmarried mothers in Irish society at the time.


Aer Lingus announces new service

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Des Cahill reports on a new transatlantic flight service announced by Aer Lingus. 


Bonus: Electronic News Gathering introduced

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A report on RTÉ's switch from film to using Electronic News Gathering (ENG) cameras.