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Date Broadcast:
Sun 2nd Jan 2005
Duration:
43 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Cabinet Confidential
Programme Title:
Secrets of 1974
Description:
A review of the released government papers for 1974. Includes archive film clips and interviews with M.Rees, Lady Faulkner, Ken Bloomfield, the Bob Pagel (UDA), and Gerry Fitt. Events covered are the fall of the Sunningdale Executive; the Birmingham bombings; the Dublin and Monaghan bombs; and Harod Wilson's 'spongers' speech.
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
695



Date Broadcast:
Sun 2nd Jan 2005
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Behind Closed Doors - 1974
Description:
A review of the year 1974 from the Irish government's perspective including: the UWC strike; the Dublin and Monaghan bombs; the Sunningdale Executive; etc.; with comments from politicians and archive film clips, and analysis from Dr. Eamon Phoenix.
DVD No.
D05420
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
698



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Jan 2005
Duration:
90 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
John Hume: a Profile
Description:
An up to date look at the life and politics of Hume by Olivia O'Leary. Includes archive film clips and interviews with Eamonn McCann, Garret Fitzgerald, Ivan Cooper, Pat Hume, Gerry Adams, Joe Hendron, former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Peter Brooke, and unionists Chris McGimpsey and Peter Robinson.
DVD No.
D05440
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
696



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Jan 2005
Duration:
10 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
H. Orde (PSNI Chief Constable) is expected to tell the Policing Board tomorrow the PIRA was behind the Northern Bank robbery. Also today T. Blair (Prime Minister) warned the PIRA, it had to give up all forms of criminal activity. Meanwhile Sein Fein denied the IRA had anything to do with the robbery. Film report with Tony Blair's remarks on criminal activity, then N. Dodds (DUP) says he expects H. Orde to blame the PIRA, and Blair should drop Sein Fein/IRA from the peace process, then G. Kelly (SF) says Republicans weren't involved in the robbery. Then in the studio, Alan Murray (Security Journalist) explains why the PSNI believe Republicans robbed the bank and how the police never knew it was going to happen. He comments on speculation this gang was the same one that broke into Castlereagh RUC Headquarters.

With UDA/UFF leader, J. Adair's release from prison approaching, speculation mounted he will move to Bolton in England to join his wife. Film report with David Lea's (Bolton Police Chief Superintendent) views on the situation.

In Co. Tyrone, Orangemen claim Republicans were behind a second arson attack on Orange Halls in the last two days. Film report from Douglas Bridge near Strabane, with Derek Hussey's (UUP) views, then Orangeman, Ronnie Hills views, and Nigel Reid's (local District Master) comments.

In Coalisland, five men have broken into a home and shot a fifty two year old man in the leg. Film report with Tom Sinclair's (PSNI Insp.) comments. Then views of Jim Cavanagh (SDLP, Cllr).

(6.00pm, Thursday)
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5410



Date Broadcast:
Fri 7th Jan 2005
Duration:
11 mins 29 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
H. Orde (PSNI Chief Constable) says the PIRA robbed the Northern Bank of £26,500,000, the biggest robbery in the world today. Meanwhile the Northern Bank says it will withdraw all its banknotes from circulation. Film report first from Police Board Meeting with H. Orde's comments on their evidence and information. He says the large robbery is a big theft of waste paper if the Northern Bank withdraws its notes as legal tender.

Next report from Jamie Delargey examines the Northern Bank's notes move and interview it's boss in Belfast, Don Price, on the implications of the raid. Then Laura Bradley (University of Ulster, Banking Expert) comments on the security breach. The next report examines political reaction to Hugh Orde's comments, firstly I. Paisley (DUP) on how he feels vindicated over his attitude to Sinn Fein, then M. McGuinness (SF) says the IRA isn't lying when they deny involvement. He has no idea who done it, then B. Ahern's (Irish Prime Minister) reaction, then Reg Empey's (UUP) views followed by Mark Durkan (SDLP) and then Denis Bradley's (Policing Board, Vice Chairman) reaction. In the studio, Ken Reid gives his views on the disaster for politics here as a result of the robbery, with Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Secretary) saying it rules out political progress till after the next election perhaps until the Autumn.

(6.00pm, Friday
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5411



Date Broadcast:
Mon 10th Jan 2005
Duration:
5 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Former UFF/UDA leader, Johnny Adair is freed from prison and flees to Bolton. Film report hears he was flown to Manchester in an army helicopter. It's his third prison release since jailed in 1995 for directing terrorism. Film clips show his previous high profile releases with associates waiting on him, compared to this release when the UDA went to kill him.. Author Henry McDonald says it?s the end of an era, and Adair will never return to live in N. Ireland, he comments on Adairs fall from UDA power. Chris McGimpsey (UUP Cllr) from the Shankhill, comments on what locals want, for Adair to go to Bolton and leave them alone.

Meanwhile fallout over the Northern Bank robbery continues, with M. McGuinness (SF) saying he's angry with B. Ahern comments that Sinn Fein Leaders knew the IRA was planning a bank robbery. Film report with M.McGuinness comments, then analysis of the row from Ken Reid, and speculation on what the Government's position is now.

(6.00pm, Monday)
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5412



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Jan 2005
Duration:
11 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then in Westerminister, Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Secretary) said the peace process is in serious trouble following the Northern Bank robbery. Film report heasr him say Republicans must end criminality, then I. Paisley, who had earlier met T. Blair said democrats shouldn't be punished with Sein Fein, then John Hume says the IRA leadership denied any involvement to him. D. Burnside (UUP) says Bobby Storey was behind the raid, M. McLaughlin (SF) again denies any IRA involvement and says Sinn Fein can't be excluded. In Belfast Andy Sproule (PSNI Detective Superintendent) revealed the movements of the white van used in the robbery and details on the bank notes stolen. He's questioned on the views of H. Orde about PIRA involvement.

In the studio, Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's comments by a 'depressed' P. Murphy and the possibility of sanctions against Sinn Fein from the British Government. He also outlines the DUP position now.

In Bolton, English police have visited Adair in his home to warn him of threats to his security. Film report with Andy Morgan (Tory, Cllr) comments on local people's concerns about Adair living there.

Last night in Lurgan no-one was injured when a blast bomb was thrown at the police station. Film report with Dolores Kelly (SDLP, MLA) blaming dissident Republicans. Followed by views of Des Rea (Police Board, Chairman) and the Sam Gardner (UUP, MLA).

(6.00pm, Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5413



Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Jan 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Martin McGuinness (SF) is questioned on the PIRA's role, if any, in the £26m Northern Bank robbery - he vigorously denies their involvement. Three journalists discuss the likely repercussions for SF and the peace process since the stated belief by British and Irish governments that the PIRA was involved.
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
697



Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Jan 2005
Duration:
3 mins 39 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, Nuala O' Loan (Police Ombudsman) is to investigate the anonymous call to police in Omagh, eleven days before the 1998 bomb, but the information was never passed onto Omagh's Police Officers.

Michael Howard (Tory Leader) says he'll back government sanctions against Sinn Fein following the Northern Bank robbery. Meanwhile Gerry Adams (SF) says he can't even get a phone call through to B. Ahern. Film reports with interview with Gerry Adams (SF) and reaction from A. Attwood (SDLP), then views of N. Dodds (DUP) on sanctions issue.

(6.00pm, Thursday)
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5414



Date Broadcast:
Fri 14th Jan 2005
Duration:
4 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, Raymond McCord Snr whose son Raymond Jnr. was killed by the UVF in November 1997 says the PSNI told him that the Prison Service refused to allow Policemen to take the clothes for forensics of the men suspected of killing his son who had just returned to prison from parole. Film report with Ray McCord interview and Prison Service statement, denying any formal police request for the clothes.

(6.00pm, Friday)
DVD No.
D05430
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5415



Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Jan 2005
Duration:
3 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then report on first British / Irish Government meeting in Dublin since the Northern Bank with Ministers Paul Murphy and Dermot Ahern's statements they believed the PIRA was responsible and their views on the difficulties the robbery has caused the Peace Process. Michael McDowell, Irish Justice Minister, says he believes Hugh Orde when he says PIRA robbed the bank. Early next week Adams is to meet B. Ahern. In courts trial begins of Robert Young (41), Lorraine Young (39) and Susan Ferguson (35) on charges relating to the May 2003 killing of RHC leader Jim Johnston. Film report. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D054500
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8528



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
39 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Mean Streets
Description:
Fly on the wall documentary follows the PSNI car crime unit on its duties in Belfast; includes interview with Peggy Hanna the mother of a victim of a joyrider, and interview with PSNI Superintendent Gerry Murray.
DVD No.
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
699



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
35 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Special: The Heist
Description:
A Northern Bank employee, Chris Ward, explains what happened on the night he was kidnapped by the gang that stole £26.5 million from his employers.
DVD No.
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
700



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
56 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Art Lives - Stealing Beauty
Description:
Profile of the robberies of the Beit art collection between 1974 and 2001. Includes the IRA's robbery by Rose Dugdale and the 1986 theft by the Dublin criminal known as 'the General'.
DVD No.
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
703



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
2 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Exclusive interview with Northern Bank employee Chris Ward who was one of the hostages held during the robbery of the £26m, he recalls what he was feeling during his ordeal. See Spotlight Special for full interview. Meanwhile the Northern Bank is to transfer up to 40 of its employees in the cash centre to other posts. Film report hears the reaction of Larry Broderick of the bank's employees union (IBOA). (6.30pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D054500
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8529



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
38 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Mean Streets
Description:
This is a fly on the wall style documentary which follows officers of the PSNI anti-car crime unit during its work in West Belfast. It begins on a Friday night with Sgt Colin Lusty and colleagues on the lookout for car thieves. Lusty explains his job, and the useful help provided by crime analysts in the PSNI. Const Jock McGowan explains how the "Stinger" device works, training clip shown, then Chief Insp Peter Farran details the resources the car crime unit has at its disposal. Out on patrol the unit chases a Volvo car involved in criminal damage at New Barnsley, the stinger is used, the vehicle is stopped and three well known joyriders arrested, film clip shows the chase and arrests, with Jock's comments, then Chief Insp Peter Farran explains the PSNI problem they don't know if the car is stolen or a run around, he explains why they can't arrest these three youths at this time only summons them. Next Peter Farran goes to meet a local priest who's working against car crime, its 1am when they meet, Fr Martin Magill explains the sceptical attitude of many West Belfast residents towards the PSNI attitude to car crime and suspicions of Special Branch roles, Peter Farran denies their accusations. The programme then explains the useful role of the PSNI spotter plane and its uses against car crime, then film of yard at Dunmurry police base where recovered cars are stored, Const Caroline Chambers explains the history of the latest arrival, while inside film clips shows the owners arrive to claim their damaged car, the owner Karen Kelly gives her reaction to the theft. Once a week at least police have high speed chases with stolen cars, an in-car video allows them to review their operation, one such video is shown of a chase down the Falls onto the Westlink at 90mph, a stinger eventually stops it near Turflodge, it contains five people. A second video shows a second chase following a burglary, it's down M1 onto the Falls Rd towards Turflodge / Andersonstown. Back in Dunmurry station Caroline Chambers shows many of the things PSNI have recovered from stolen vehicles, like knives etc, then Sgt Colin Lusty explains their next job an arrest operation against a joyrider who didn't appear in court, he's from Poleglass, film clip shows the raid which is successful then Colin Lusty recalls previous arrests and the rules when young go to court to object to bail for offenders, this arrestee has 4 warrants against him, film clip shown from behind. Sgt C. Lusty then comments on always being on the lookout for wanted joyriders, the Auto Crime Team frequently meet the group called Families Bereaved Through Car Crime, film clip shows one such meeting, the group, the group was set up in Feb 02 after Debbie McComb killed by joyriders, Taylor Watson (6) is at the meeting, he survived horrific injuries when car thieves collided with his parents car, his parents died, on film Peter Farrans addresses the group, the Colin Lusty, followed by FBTCC's Marie McDonalds views, then PSNI Superintendent Gerry Murray, then FBTCC's Peggy Hannah's comments on answering machines at Woodburn Station, Sgt Phil Robinson replies to her query. Back at Dunmurry Caroline Chambers gets info about car doing hand brake turns, the car is found abandoned and brought into Dunmurry Station, Const Mark Lyons comments on the damage. That evening Caroline and Mark and Superintendent Gerry Murray go on patrol, Gerry explains why he set up the car crime unit and its successes, then car chase on Monagh Bypass begins the car was stolen in Ballyclare earlier, Peter Farrans explains the damage, the car is recovered, then film switches to Caroline Chambers who has stopped an unfit driver, she's filmed going through a series of tests on the driver, then arrests the driver as unfit to drive. In Lisburn the driver is breathalysed, he's 3 times over the limit, also in Lisburn the film clip shows another uncooperative drunk driver, Colin Lusty comments on his behaviour as he refuses to take the breathalyser. Programme then summaries what happened to all the drivers featured in the programme.
DVD No.
D054500
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8530



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
34 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Kidnap
Description:
Presented by Kevin Magee this programme has an exclusive interview with Northern Bank supervisor Chris Ward who along with his colleague Kevin McMullen where held hostages by the gang who robbed the Northern Bank of £26m, they were forced to load the stolen money onto the robbers lorry, while their families were held hostage. The programme is divided into subsections.

Part 1: Ward detailing the gunman arriving at his house, and his role with the local Celtic Supporters Club, and the gunmen describing what they wanted him to do, he recalls his initial feelings of this isn't real, he was made swear he would cooperate, and get his work uniform, then leave the house.

Part 2: The Drive In The Dark. Ward recalls laying down in the back seat of the car, with a gunman beside him, by now he realised robbery was their motive, later the cars were switched, Ward recalls seeing Loughinisland signpost then arriving in Kevin McMullen's house, were he was tied up, after 90mins he saw Kevin McMullen, he recalls their exchange of words, the gunmen begin asking them questions about the bank security but he says they knew a lot already. Both men were then separated and told what was going to happen, Ward says he thought no way this was going to happen or work.

Part 3: Business As Usual. Next morning Kevin and Chris drove up to Belfast together but didn't enter work together, he says they had to act like nothing was wrong, to have told the bank what was going on, Ward says was only a Superman story, he was dealing with reality his family were hostages, after the staff went home, Ward was told to get his sports bag and fill it full of 100s and 50s, he then walked out the front door, unstopped with over £1m, he phoned a number and was told to go to a bus stop, where a man met him and took the bag, going towards Castle St.

Part 4: The Heist. Once in the bank again, he and Kevin began preparing the money for removal through the green gate, in trolleys, Ward explains the security routine they had to bypass and how that was achieved by telling the security room it was rubbish they were bringing up for removal by a van, they made 4 trips up to the back doors with 'rubbish', then Ward phoned (??) and said 'send the van', the emphasis was on making everything look real to protect their families. Then the van arrived.

Part 5: Back For More. After the van filled up, Ward says the security men weren't given any reason to be suspicious after the robbers van leaves, Ward was told to fill as many cages as possible with £20 notes in 15mins, Ward recalls their fears over this move, and what they did, security then told them the van was back, they loaded it again, this second load was £9m Ward says, and they could have had more.

Part 6: Raising The Alarm. Ward explains what he was told to do next, set the alarms and leave as normal, he felt relieved in a sense and explains his mixed feelings, they were told to drive to his Poleglass home in Kevin's car, he saw his family were safe but Kevin's wife wasn't, the gunmen were also there, they told Ward to phone the police at 11pm, he recalls the call.

Part 7: Who Dunnit? Ward says he has no idea who robbed the bank, although they mentioned to Kevin previous robberies in Strabane and its Ulster Bank.

Part 8: The Aftermath. Ward is then asked what it feels like to have been involved in this robbery, he calls it a terrible feeling like being a puppet under control, he's asked about his concerns over media stories about him saying he might have been involved in the robbery willingly, he rejects the view that because he's a Catholic from West Belfast he must have been involved in it, he calls it a terrible ordeal and press accusations are hurtful and damaging, Ward says he has no interest in politics, he just likes to go to Celtic's home matches, his only concern is his family's safety he says, he explains how his family is coping at present, the bank has given consulting sessions to the family, Ward comments on the hostage families being forgotten amidst the political turmoil following the robbery, the then calls leaving his family as the scariest moment of the whole affair. Ward hopes his career in the bank will continue, and repeats he is a victim.
DVD No.
D05450
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8531



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Jan 2005
Duration:
52 mins 20 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Art Lives
Programme Title:
Stealing Beauty: The Story of the Best Robberies
Description:
The documentary tells the story of the Sir Arthur Beit art collection since it arrives in Ireland over 50 years ago, between 1974 and 2002 the collection has been robbed 4 times. It begins with art experts comments on the collection including art critic Meabh Ruane on why Beit's collected art works, old photos shown, in 1952 Beit moved to Co. Wicklow, pictures of his masterpieces are shown, then former Garda Chief Superintendent Sean Feely recalls life at Blessington in the 1970s when he first met the Beits, and what he knew of the paintings then. Then a reconstruction is shown of the first Beit robbery on April 26th 1974, it was the PIRA led by English heiress Rose Dugdale who knew the paintings value, on RTE TV interview with Sir Arthur Beit in April 1974 shows him commenting on the robbery, then Garda Superintendent Sean Feely recalls the scene at Blessington House when he arrived there that night, then Michael Brophy, then a journalist at the Irish Independent recalls interviewing Beit, a total of 10 paintings were stolen valued then at £8m, within a week of the robbery the Director of the National Gallery received a ransom demand, for the return to NI of 4 PIRA prisoners from England and £500,000. Newspaper headlines shown in the film clip, the demands weren't met, meanwhile in Cashel Co. Tipperary the robber's car was recovered, with a driving licence in the name of Samantha Kelly, when Garda checked the application form they found the fingerprint of Rose Dugdale. Programme then profiles Bridget Rose Dugdale and her involvement in Irish politics, and that of her boyfriend Eddie Gallagher, old press photos shown and journalist Brendan O'Brien and Fintan O'Toole comment on Dugdale's motivation, with views also of author John Bauville, that it was like a story out of a PG Woodhouse story, then Superintendent Sean Feely outlines the Garda search, countryside wide every rented or empty house was searched, during one such visit in Glendore, the Garda recognised Rose Dugdale, old press clips and TV film shown of the cottage and its owner is interviewed on RTE, Dugdale fled in the owners car to Balitmore Pier, but her escape by boat didn't happen, she returned to Glendore and was arrested, all 19 paintings were recovered, Sean Feely recalls she said nothing during her questioning, she got 9 years in jail, today she lives in Dublin. Andrew O'Connor a restorer at the National Gallery recalls making repairs to the paintings for the Beits, and how art historians viewed the discovery he made about Veneer's painting, and a newly found redseal lying on the floor. Other art critics comment on the work of artists in flowery terms. After the robbery Arthur Beit donated his collection to the Irish State and opened Rossborough House to the public, the next theft would be from the Irish people by Ireland's most notorious criminal "The General" Martin Cahill, author Paul Williams comments then reconstruction of May 20th 1986 robbery shown with views of Charley Hill a former Scotland Yard Detective on the cleverness in Cahill's robbery plan. Then RTE news report in May 1986 values the stolen art at £10m and lists the paintings, artist Mick O'Dea recalls the art worlds reaction, followed by fears of restorer Andrew O'Connor, a further RTE archive clip from the 1988 Today Tonight programme is shown, then journalist Fintan O'Toole (Irish Times) recalls how Cahill's name became linked to the robbery by informers, and he profiles Cahill's character, the felt Cahill would destroy the paintings to annoy everybody. Dick Ellis, a former Scot Yard Detective then comments on Cahill's plans to sell the paintings on the open market, but this proved impossible, at this point art journalists comment on valuing pieces of art, with news clip of Cahill shown, while author Paul Williams profiles the Garda, Interpol sting attempts against Cahill, that he managed to elude. Cahill relied on a fence (?) named Tommy Coyle, to get him a buyer with ex Scot Yard Det recalling meeting Coyle posing as a diamond dealer, he recalls what went wrong with the contact due to an FBO error, Fintan O'Toole looks at the psychology of the art theft,. Meanwhile Cahill's crime spree continued, in July 1987 he made history by stealing 145 sensitive files from the DPP's offices, newspaper headlines shown, then in Sept 1987 a massive anti Cahill sting was launched in the Dublin mountains, Today Tonight 1988 RTE documentaryreconstruction shown, it was a Garda entrapment operation, but a vital flaw in the Garda plan was unforeseen radio blackout spots in the Dublin mountains, journalist Jim Cusack recalls the States embarrassment when Cahill vanished with the paintings from the mountains after getting suspicious. Paul Williams recalls Cahill views that crime was a game, then Today Tonight clip shows journalist question Cahill in the street, about who the General is, then further film clip in 1988n shows Cahill drop his trousers in front of the camera, art critics comment here on Cahill's constant baiting of the authorities and why he done it. But after several years Cahill needed to get rid of the paintings to enhance his reputation. Cahill's contact Tommy Coyle was approached by the Portadown UVF, who wanted to convert the paintings into guns after several meetings Cahill handed over one painting the Metsu, which the Loyalists gave to a rich Turkish businessman, but he was in reality an undercover cop ex Scot Yard cop and Fintan O'Toole comment on this change in the polices luck, after this Cahill's career begins to decline, Cahill then sent some paintings to criminals in England, who lost a couple of them to other criminals. A TV news clips details the police raids in England that recovered 2 of these paintings, ex Scot Yard Det then tells how police got more info, and a sting op was planned for Belgium using "Chris Roberts" a bent art dealer facade as the bait for Cahill, the policeman who acted "Roberts" recalls his meetings with the Cahill gang and the recovery of 4 more paintings including a Veneer, Garda Superintendent Sean Feely recalls telling Alfred Beit the paintings were recovered, journalist Jim Cusack says Cahill and his number 2 were illiterate and this hampering their ability to read about and understand the workings of the art world. Then RTE news report from August 1994 shows coverage of the shooting by the PIRA of Cahill in Dublin, the IRA killed him for his dealings with the UVF. Author Paul Williams says anyone who had touched the Beit paintings had bad luck. Programme then says in 2001 and 2002 Rossborough House was robbed again, a 2001 RTE news report covers that incident, followed by an RTE 2002 report on that event Jim Cusack that details who was behind these robberies, the "half mad" successor in Cahill's gang, by Dec 2002 all the paintings stolen in both robberies were recovered. Fintan O'Toole comments on these later robberies and possible motivations, followed by views of Paul Williams, then artist O'Dea comments on the paintings ordeal over the years, followed by Scot Yard Det's views on the value of the paintings, then Fintan O'Toole's final comments.
DVD No.
D05460
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8534



Date Broadcast:
Wed 19th Jan 2005
Duration:
14 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI have released CCTV of the Northern Bank robbery, film clip shows Chris Ward leaving bank with £1m in a holdall, then report hears appeal from PSNI Det Superintendent Andy Sproule for public's help in identifying who he handed bag over to at bus stop. Sproule also highlights the ordeal Mr McMullen came through including a car driver who nearly hit her on the road is asked to come forward Sproule reveals PSNI have asked for international agencies assistance, and says they have 1000 lines of inquiry ongoing. Meanwhile SF's Gerry Adams says B. Ahern's accusation that senior SF leaders are offensive and damaging to the political process. Last night the PIRA issued a statement denying any involvement. Film report with Adams comments, then reaction to the PIRA statement from DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr, followed by views of SDLP's Pat Leweasley. In Westminster the British government has revealed its cost £53m to keep Stormont running since it was suspended, and PM Tony Blair responds to UUP's D Trimble question which called Adams the biggest bank robber in history by saying only democrats can be part of NI's solution, then NIO Minister Ian Pearson gives breakdown of the £53m costs figure, followed by DUP's N. Dodds call for end to government allowing SF / IRA to hold the community here to ransom, the SDLP's S. Mallon comments. Followed by analysis from Ken Reid on the government's options now since the Northern Bank robbery, and will Gerry Adams be meeting Tony Blair soon. A dead man Richard Hanna has been cleared in Belfast's appeal court over his conviction of the 1977 murder of R. Peter Johnston in his Nth Belfast home, also cleared was his co accused Robert Hynds (53) film report. The family of Jean McConville, one of the disappeared, have called for the resignation of SF Chairman Mitchell McLaughlin over his comments that her killing was not a crime. Film report reviews her 1972 abduction, and her body being discovered in 2003 in Louth, then McLaughlin's comment on RTE, and political reaction from NI Sec Paul Murphy. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05450
Tape No.
305
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8532



Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Jan 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
First item examines the £1million a week cost of keeping Stormont open, with comment from: Eileen Bell (APNI), Alban Maguinness (SDLP), and Michael McGimpsey (UUP). Robin Wilson (Democratic Dialogue) comments on the issue of MLAs' salaries, then Paul Murphy, Secretary of State for NI, gives the Government view. In next item Danny Morrison (SF) recalls the case of the Littlejohn brothers in MI5 bank robberies in Dublin in 1972. Next item asks will Fermanagh / South Tyrone see a pact between Unionist parties in the forthcoming election. The DUP and UUP present their viewpoints.
DVD No.
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
701



Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Jan 2005
Duration:
15 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
PSNI Chief Con Hugh Orde told the Policing board today top Belfast republicans were behind the Northern Bank robbery. Film report on his remarks, with reaction from DUP's Sammy Wilson, and Ian Paisley Jnr, the SDLP's Alex Attwood's views on republicans involvement, SF's G. Kelly rejects speculation being used as evidence, then in the studio journalist Alan Murray gives his assessment of H. Orde's comments today and speculates on why the IRA done it. Meanwhile the PSNI believe the same gang of hoods robbed Kevin Halligan in Caledon, and of Terry Murray in Acton. Pynzpass. Film report with victim's interviews and SDLP and DUP Cllrs reaction, then PSNI Sgt Graham Dodds' comments. The UPRG has denied it's looking for £70m from the British government to get the UDA to stop criminal activity. Film report with UPRG's Tommy Kirkham's views on the issue, then UPRG Cllr Frank McCoubrey's views. Followed by reaction from UUP's MP David Burnside and SDLP's Eddie McGrady. A report into women's conditions at Maghaberry Prison has recommended the government introduce 70 changes. Film report on Mourne House allegations, with Dir Gen of Prison Service Robin Masefields response to breakdown of control allegations, then Linda Moore of the Human Rights Commission expresses her concerns about the report. The Justice Oversight Commissioner Lord Clyde has issued his report on Community Restorative Justice Schemes, supporting the idea but warning of the danger of the schemes being used by paramilitaries to control communities. Film report. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05450
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8533



Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Jan 2005
Duration:
29 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson. This programme begins with a film report by Siobhan Savage concerning this week's announcement at Westminster that it has cost £53m to keep Stormont running since its suspension on Oct 2002, MLAs earn £32,000 plus expenses that's 70% of their full salary, Ferry Miller of the Daily Mirror reveals the public's hostile response to MLAs getting paid, then Alliance Party MLA Eileen Bell defends getting a salary for constituency work, then SDLP's Alban Magennis says he feels the axe is going to fall soon, he talks down the SDLP's resources compared to Sinn Fein, then UUP MLA Michael McGimpsey is despondent and angry, he attacks the role that replacement NIO Ministers would perform if they sack local MLAs, he believes salary issue is a side issue. Then Robin Wilson from Democratic Dialogue comments on MLAs still getting their salaries 27 months after suspension, he feels salaries should have been withdrawn. Then from Westminster NI Sec Paul Murphy justifies the government's current position to keep paying MLAs, he says he's reluctant to end NI's political class but the situation is under review, he's asked about the government's current thinking on resolving the suspension, like the assembly working without an executive, Murphy wants to get trust and confidence back here, when asked will his solution include SF, despite the Northern Bank robbery, Murphy comments on sanctions on SF being discussed and the awaited report of the International Monitoring Commission, who he says can recommend sanctions on SF. Murphy comments on voluntary coalition without SF, but that needs SDLP support, he says an executive with SF can't work without an end to criminality, Murphy then says Tony Blair will be meeting SF's Gerry Adams but it's not business as usual, it's talk of an end to paramilitarism and criminality, and not political progress. Murphy then comments on the government views of Unionist anger over the bank robbery and SF's views the government has no proof the PIRA carried out the robbery, Murphy reaffirms his belief in the Good Friday Agreement and inclusivity, but says criminality issue must be solved. Next is the 'If You Ask Me' spot in which writer and Republican Danny Morrison gives his opinion on who robbed the Northern Bank, he refers back to Oct 1972 robbery in Dublin, carried out by MI5 agents the Little John brothers, who claimed the robbery was aimed at forcing the Irish government to introduce tougher anti-IRA measures, which it did, the Offences Against the State Act and an RTE ban on SF, with SF president R. O'Brady being the first arrested under the new laws. Morrison at first thought the IRA done Northern Bank but changed his mind when he heard Hugh Orde's lacklustre allegations, he then appraises the DUPs response. With a possible election looming, in the studio UUPs Danny Kennedy and DUPs Arlene Foster discuss the idea of a Unionist pact in key constituencies to keep out Sinn Fein, like in Fermanagh/Sth Tyrone and South Belfast. Danny Kennedy rejects the DUPs preconditions and calls for the leaders to set up a committee to explore the idea, Arlene Foster says DUP has no preconditions, she rejects idea she backed Ind/Un Jim Dixon in last Westminster poll, Kennedy says its Ulster Unionists who should stand in Fermanagh. Foster rejects they are largest Unionist party in that area. Both debate the figures involved. Programme ends with comic taxi routine on the week's news.
DVD No.
D05460
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8535



Date Broadcast:
Fri 21st Jan 2005
Duration:
16 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A Dublin court has overturned an Omagh bomb conviction against Colm Murphy. Film report on C. Murphy's (52) appeal, he's been granted a retrial and 2 Irish police officers accused of lying are to be tried for perjury. Murphy was jailed in 2002 for Omagh bomb role, the judges outline their reasons for a retrial and bail was granted. Omagh victims relative Godfrey Wilson gives his reaction, then other relative Michael Gallagher comments on situation currently. A Shankill Road Protestant Minister the Rev Ruth Pettigrew has claimed the UDA has threatened to kill her for ministering to the family of UDA murder victim Alan McCullough. Film report shows her damaged car and she gives interview on UDA threats, then Kenny McCullough attacks the idea the UDA is on ceasefire, the PSNI issue a statement confirming the attack. The PSNI has announced its new Station Strategy Plan, it'll see 6 new state of the art stations but 61 station closures. Film report includes interview with DCC Alan Leighton on the plan, then political reaction from SDLPs Alex Attwood, and DUPs I. Paisley Jnr. Veteran UUP MP for Sth Belfast Martin Smith has announced he will not stand again in the next Westminster election. Film report reviews 1982 killing of his predecessor Rev Robert Bradford and comments of Martin Smyth on his retirement, plus review of his anti-agreement stance and possible successor. In Scotland the government has ordered a crackdown on sectarianism, primarily Orange parades. Film report on Jock McConnell's plan, with his comments, then Jim Slavin comments for the Republican Bands Assoc. then ordinary Glasgow people comment. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05460
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8536



Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Jan 2005
Duration:
13 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Northern Bank Chief Colin Dundas has admitted they were guilty of security failures in last month's robbery. Film report with Dundas comments it couldn't happen again, no individuals are being blamed. Tomorrow Irish PM B. Ahern meets SF's Gerry Adams for the 1st time since the Northern Bank robbery, political editor Ken Reid previews the meeting with film clip of Adams comments today on what he expects Ahern to say, then reaction from SDLPs M. Durkan, on possible ways forward. In Eire former FF Foreign Affairs Minister in the 1990s Ray Burke has been jailed for 6 months for tax evasion. Film report reviews the origins of the prosecution, and judge's comments. In Belfast fears of a new UVF/LVF feud are growing following weekend attacks. Film report on UVF attack on home of Louise McKay in the Shankill as her lodger has LVF links, and destruction of 8 cars belonging to Jackie Mahood, a former LVF supporter and a taxi depot owner, one of his now unemployed drivers Colin Houston comments on his plight. Then Pastor Jack McKee says the dispute is about greed and control of drug scene and racketeering, followed by DUP MP Nigel Dodds views. In Belfast's PSNI HQ today, ACC Sam Kinkaid met Troubles Victims Group West Tyrone Voices today, led by Hazlett Lynch whose brother an RUC man was killed in 1977 by PIRA, they discussed re-opening murder cold cases. Film report with Hazlett Lynch interview, then ex UDR man Campbell Moore's views. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05460
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8537



Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Jan 2005
Duration:
54 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
On Eagles Wing
Description:
The history of the Scots/Irish who settled in the USA in the 1700s is profiled (this documentary Is a companion piece to the John Anderson's musical On Eagles Wing).
DVD No.
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
702



Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Jan 2005
Duration:
13 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Adams meets Ahern in Dublin afterwards a war of words erupts over who knew what about the Northern Bank robbery. Film report with Adams comments saying Ahern couldn't back up his allegations about SF, Rev M. McDowell and D. Ahern say they believe PIRA did the Northern Bank robbery and PIRA leadership sanctioned it, also meeting the PM was SDLP's M. Durkan, he repeats Irish government views on Northern Bank job, then UUP's D. Trimble comments on what should happen now. In the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's clash in Dublin. In Nth Belfast loyalist taxi company owner Jackie Mahood has closed his firm until he gets UVF assurances the attacks will stop. Film report with old film clip of Jackie Mahood, then comments of PSNI Superintendent Gary White, then Shankill Rd clergyman Noel Agnew (Shankill Kirk) views. In separate Nth Belfast attacks 2 men were beaten. Film report. In Downpatrick a Securicor van was robbed delivering to the towns Northern Bank. Film report with SDLP MLA Margaret Ritchie's views. A government Task Force has said the Sandy Row area must be rejuvenated. Film report with shop owner Valerie Allen's views, then Susan McCarty for the project team, then NIO Min John Spellar's views and UUP Cllr Bob Stokes views on recent local problems faced by developers. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05460
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8538



Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Jan 2005
Duration:
58 mins 45 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
On Eagles Wing: The Story of the Scots-Irish
Description:
In Belfast a new musical called 'On Eagles Wing' written by John Anderson, this programme takes the opportunity to look at the theme of the musical the role of the Scots/Irish emigrants in the 18th Century USA. It begins with scenes from the show, with comment from lead actor Peter Corry a quote from Benjamin Franklin about the Scots/Irish taking over the government of Pennsylvania is read, plus letters from emigrants back home, the narrator Peter Corry comments on Irish American identity going back to the Famine emigrants then profiles a century earlier the arrival in the new US Frontier of Ulster Presbyterians who would fight in the Revolutionary War against a British King, he says these peoples' story is largely untold but P. Corry says this is changing here and in the USA, US archivist Tom Campbell comments on rediscovery. Corry then tells the story of the Scots/Irish which begins in the South of Scotland on the English borders in 16th & 17th century, Jim Newlands, a former Provost from Selkirk tells how this area was fought over for centuries by England and Scots armies, the Prof Tom Devine of University of Aberdeen comments on the history, with Jim Newlands detailing the activities of the border Reavers, who raided English farms to steal livestock, by 1630 English and Scots evicted Reavers, these lowlands people were strong Presbyterians, Tom Devine explains. This period is called the 'Killing Time', as conventioneers not allowed to worship, blanket preaching is explained, and their principles in religion explained, by Tom Devine. Many of these Coventer/Presby went to Ireland, to Ulster on 1600s the time of the Plantation. Prof Jane Chlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin) explains the King's plan to civilise Ulster by Plantation, this was done by giving Irish land to Protestant British undertakers, Dr Patrick Fitzgerald (Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh) explains the areas in which they settled in Ulster. By 1630s there were 16,000 1st generation Scots in Ulster, Scots barons Montgomery and Hamilton from Aryshire profiled, then Donegall Scots planters role in the 1641 rebellion explained by Prof Jane Chlmeyer. In Scotland at time of the Ulster Plantation in 1690s, famine struck forcing more Scots, 30,000/50,000 arrived in Ireland, Prof Tom Devine explains, the Orange King's wars had just ended in Ireland and Scots situation looked favourable, Dr Patrick Fitzgerald explains their land leases situation, and disgruntled Scots settlers as Presbyterians like Catholics were discriminated against by Anglican church, many Presbyterians chose emigration to America as way out, letters of emigrants read, 40,000 left over 8 years, Prof Jane Chlmeyer outlines the reasons behind this emigration, the Dr Patrick Fitzgerald on the types of people who were leaving, like "Snug Farmers" this flow to the US was between 1719 and 1776, they end their descendants arrived largely in Pennsylvania, Dr Richard McMaster, Univ of Florida explains the first frontier that Scots-Irish met, profile of Donegal Presbyterian Church which still stands today, by Rev Thomas McKinnon, an earlier map of Donegal area shows familiar names to other settlements, like Raphoe and Derry etc all now in Lancaster County, PA, Tom Campbell comments. Pennsylvania was founded in 1681 by Wm Penn, his idealistic vision of freedom and religious tolerance is explained further North in Massachusetts however Presbyterians had difficulties with strict Puritans. Richard McMaster and Rev T McKinnon comments on these wilderness settlers, and their talents. The settlers moved West and South into the Shanedohah Valley, Dr Katherine Brown of Stanton College PA, profiles this wild area on the edge of civilisation, then Dr Warren Hoestra of Shanedohah Univ in Winchester VA outlines the settlers difficulties, Britain wanted settlers in Virginia to oppose French expansion in the Ohio Valley, the French were allies with the Indians, Dr K Brown details the lack of fighting however in Shenandoah over land, this expansion resulted in towns Stanton and Lexington being founded. Dr K. Brown details the advantages the Scots/Irish had over the German settlers in this area, politically and economically, then Dr Warren Hoestra says many Scots/Irish had a strong sense of religion and sense of destiny, these were pillars of their community. Further movement South was made in mid 1700s South in North Carolina and later West into Tennessee, and Kentucky, these areas would become the Scots/Irish heartlands, Dr Tyler Blethen, Univ of Western Carolina, explains the situation then, and frontier conditions. The Scots/Irish took land off the local Cherokee Indians, Dr Tyler Blethen comments on their relationships, by 1830s the Indians were however driven out. In 1760 and 1770s in New England protests and rows broke out between Colonists and British government, at Lexington and Concord on April 1775, the first shots are fired in a revolutionary War, the Continental Congress is the Colonists government, in June 1775 George Washington is Continental Army C-I-C 1776 the British link broken, then in July 1776 the Declaration of Independence is passed, Sec to Congress is Charles Thompson originally from Maghera, in Co Derry. 6 of the 56 signers of Declaration are Scots/Irish, it's printer is John Dunlop from Strabane majority of Scots/Irish took anti British stance, Dr K. Brown explains why, the War continued for 5 years, in the South the battle of Kings Mountain was decisive, the role of the over mountain men of the patriot militia is profiled, from East Tennessee they were Scots/Irish, Rev Samuel Doak from Co Antrim's sermon is quoted, the loyalist militia was led by Col Patrick Ferguson, a Scot in Oct 1780 the battle began, Dr Tyler Blethen describes the Scots/Irish involvement that day and their form of fighting, the loyalists are defeated, Ferguson is killed, in Oct 1781 at Yorktown, British surrender. In Philadelphia, the written constitution of the USA is drafted. Quotes read from letters back home to Ireland praising US lifestyle, and letter from Andrew Gibson from Ireland to US, and Dr K. Brown comments on the 1798 United Irishmen's Revolutionary War in Ireland. Then Dr Tyler Blethen highlights the significance of the Scots/Irish story for American history but he warns against ancestor worship. In 1818 Thomas Mellon left Ireland and Omagh aged 5, he would found one of biggest banking dynasties in America, Cryus Hall McCormick revolutionised agriculture by inventing the 1st mechanical reaper, he was from Ballygawley, the Scots/Irish also produced US presidents, the 7th Andrew Jackson family came from Carrickfergus, US Civil War General U.S. Grant M 1878 travelled to Derry, other US and Confederate generals were Scots/Irish also, more US presidents of Scots/Irish descent are named. Then Dr K. Brown on the importance of Scots/Irish to US history, followed by Dr W. Hoestra's views.
DVD No.
D05470
Tape No.
306
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8539



Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Jan 2005
Duration:
13 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde has told the RUC Widows Assoc he'll do his utmost to see the 211 unsolved RUC murders are solved. Film report with Elsie Finlay views, her husband William was killed by PIRA on 8/10/1983 in Downpatrick's Meadowlands estate, then widow Vera Hazlett's views whose husband was shot dead in Newcastle on 23/4/1986. Meanwhile Hugh Orde also announced the closure of the Killymeel army base Dungannon. Film report with political reaction from SDLP's Tommy Gallagher, then SF and UUP statements on the closure. In the commons PM Tony Blair has warned SF it's past the time when parties must choose between democracy and criminality. Film report begins with SDLP's S Mallon question to Blair about meeting SF and loyalist paramilitaries, and Blair's answer is followed by UUP's D. Burnside and UUP's M. Smyth criticism of Blair for meeting SF's Gerry Adams and Blair replies. Meanwhile following a SF meeting yesterday with the Irish government yesterday, Gerry Adams has criticised the Irish Justice Min Michael McDowell saying he has no constructive role in the peace process. Film report in which he also criticises Tony Blair's comments in the Commons. Followed by analysis of tomorrow's Gerry Adams meeting with T. Blair at Chequers by political editor Ken Reid. The PSNI have warned of danger of more Diss/Repub fire bomb attacks following the weekend destruction of the Linton and Robertson Hardware store in Strabane. Film report with reaction from SDLP MLA Eugene McMenamin, then UUP MLA Derek Hussey. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05470
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8540



Date Broadcast:
Fri 28th Jan 2005
Duration:
14 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
After Irish President Mary McAleese compared Nazi hatred of Jews to Protestant prejudice against Catholics. Tthe Protestant / Unionist community has reacted angrily. Film report on Mary McAleese's comments at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland yesterday with RTE radio version of her comments, then reaction from Ch of Ireland rector at Newmills Eric Cuthertson, calls her remarks unbalanced, followed by views of Fr Denis Faul who says it's not a fair comparison, the Baroness May Blood says she should apologies to Prot. Community, then PUP's David Ervine says it's shocking beyond belief of her to say that then DUP's I. Paisley Jnr called McAleese remarks offensive, meanwhile the president's spokeswoman has issued a clarification statement. Then live in the studio SDLP's Mark Durkan and UKUP's Bob McCartney debate the president's remarks and give their reactions. SF's Gerry Adams and M. McGuiness arrived at Chequers for their first meeting with PM Tony Blair since the Northern Bank robbery last month. Film report has Gerry Adams comments before the meeting that he's not there to be lectured too, 2 hrs later after the meeting Adams says there had been some very straight talking but no row. Meanwhile Tony Blair's statement says there can be no inclusive settlement in N.I. without an end to criminality. Next Tuesday the Chief Constable of the PSNI and Garda Commissioner will attend talks at Downing St with T. Blair and B. Ahern. Then in the studio NI Secretary Paul Murphy interview on what T. Blair told the SF leaders about ending criminality, and the Northern Bank robbery's effects on the political process at present. Paul Murphy refuse to comment on what Mary McAleese said today about Protestant tolerance. UTV (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05470
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8541



Date Broadcast:
Sun 30th Jan 2005
Duration:
42 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Week in Politics
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the controversy surrounding the comments by Mary McAleese, Irish President, which compared the Nazi hatred of the Jews to protestant views of Catholics in Northern Ireland. With political reaction from D.Ervine (PUP), Mary Hanafin (FF), and Alex Attwood (SDLP). Other topics discussed are the breakdown of SF / Irish government communication, the idea of a UUP / SDLP coalition, and the Quigley report into Ireland's corruption scandals.
DVD No.
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
704



Date Broadcast:
Sun 30th Jan 2005
Duration:
41 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Week in Politics
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The format of this programme is a panel discussing the major news events of the past week, the panel here is the SDLP's Alex Attwood, FF's Educ/Science Minister Mary Hanafin, Labour's Environment spokesman Eamon Gilmore, and from Belfast by studio link the PUP leader David Ervine. The first item for discussion was President Mary McAleese's remarks about Protestant intolerance, a film clip shows McAleese's latest TV appearance in which she hoped to clarify what she meant and in which she denies she meant to cause offence to Prot/Unionists, she says she didn't balance her comments, David Ervine says apology by McAleese won't end the damage done to her Outreach programme, he feels her visits to loyalist areas may be affected, Mary Hanafin praises the president's full apology and the work she does, she doesn't believe this will haunt her Presidency, Alex Attwood says D. Ervine knows the Unionist community and as he says there will be consequences, D. Ervine says he feels a sense of loss over McAleese's words, and explains his views, but peace process is gloomy and bleak. The programme then moves onto examine the breakdown in the relationship between SF and the Irish government, a film clip shows the clashes in the Dail between PM B. Ahern and SF TD over criminality, then Min Mary Hanafin comments on Ahern's feeling of betrayal by SF on peace process, and why he is angry, she denies FF created the SF electoral successes of late, Eamon Gilmore (Lab) says SF credibility is damaged, he explains why, the Alex Attwood says everyone went the extra mile to get SF/IRA away from violence, now he says Nationalist Ireland should stand together against the IRA's anti-democratic practices, he says SF exclusion is being mentioned but SDLP has no serious unionist partner it could go into coalition with, then David Ervine says exclusion should not even be considered, he explained what's behind punishment beatings, the practical reality of street life in ghetto's, he says. The culture should be supported, In N. Ireland, A. Attwood says police service should be supported, he argues with D. Ervine, the Eamon Gilmore gives his views on summary justice in working class areas, the FF Mary Hanafin says the Irish government is still committed to the GFA, she says SF/IRA must decomm unilaterally, Alex Attwood says people must vote for democratic parties not SF but the SDLP. The panel then examines the case of FF Minister Martin Cullen, and the Quigley report which cleared him of any improprieties in planning decisions, but some journalists say its left him the walking wounded. Film report on the case with B. Ahern's comments, then reaction from the journalists and experts on the Quigley report findings, back in the studio, Eamon Gilmore (Lab) and Mary Hanafin (FF) and A. Attwood (SDLP) all comment. Then the programme looks at the case of former FF Min Ray Burke jailed for 6 months for tax evasion, it begins with a film report with views of journalists Stephen Collins and Gene McKenna, on Ray Burke's career, and examination of allegations against him, using old film clips, he left politics in Oct 1997, and of the Flood tribunal appearance. Back in the studio the panel discuss Ray Burke's fall from grace and FF's leader B. Ahern handling of the cases, Eamon Gilmore criticises B. Ahern for appointing Ray Burke as a Minister. (Sunday)
DVD No.
D05470
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8542



Date Broadcast:
Mon 31st Jan 2005
Duration:
27 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Leargas
Programme Title:
Thatcher
Description:
Profile of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as British Prime Minister from a totally Irish perspective. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
705



Date Broadcast:
Mon 31st Jan 2005
Duration:
7 mins 50 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the Conlon family wrongly convicted for the Guildford Pub Bombing, and of whom the father Giuseppe died in prison expect PM Tony Blair to make a public apology on behalf of the British government. Film report with views of Conlon family spokesman Joe McKernan, then NI Sec says Blair might make the apology. The Irish PM B. Ahern has met the International Monitoring Commission in Dublin today as the IMC prepares its report on recent paramilitary activity. Film report discusses possible financial penalties on SF for Northern Bank robbery, and discussion of weekend stories the PIRA was going back to limited violence with B. Ahern's views on this matter. Report from West Belfast on the Impact Project which claims to have reduced car crime in the area by 90% with comments of Impact's Paul Doran and teacher Susan Whitelaw, then views of Tom Holland of families for The Bereaved. (6.30pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8543



Date Broadcast:
Mon 31st Jan 2005
Duration:
26 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Leargas
Programme Title:
Republic of Margaret
Description:
(Irish with English subtitles) This documentary looks back at Margaret Thatcher's time as British PM from an Irish perspective, it begins with a film clip of her saying she won't change just to be popular, the outside no.10 she recites a prayer about bringing harmony where there is discord. The programme is presented Fachtna O'Drisoe£l and he begins with film of the Hunger Strike and comments of that time of SF's Owen Carson on FF's role in Sand's death, then Thatcher comments on the Liberal prisons in NI and crime as she saw it, followed by Sean Dulghan's views on Thatcher's stubborn stand during the Hunger Strikes, then old film clip from Twinbrook on the night B. Sands died after 66 days shows reaction on streets, with views of unionists on this death, then Thatcher's views on the 5 demands for political status, Sean Dulghan then comments on what Fine Gael Garett Fitzgerald thoughts of Thatcher's stubbornness followed by Fitzgerald's views it could have been avoided, film clip shows B. Sands funeral, with mourners comments accusing Thatcher of murder, then journalist Eoghan Harris says Thatcher's behaviour was the same as Irish MP W T Cosgrove which also allowed republican Hunger Strikers to die, then journalist Eamin Maillie accuses Thatcher of not understanding the Irish question, as more old film clips are shown author Neil McCaffery also criticises Thatcher's position, then TV clips shows Marcella Sands comments on her brother's death. Patrick Duffy then says Thatcher's policy was responsible for many more PIRA recruits. At the Brighton Hotel in 1984, the PIRA nearly got it's revenge on Thatcher, a film clip shows the aftermath of the bombing, but Neil McCaffrey praises Thatcher's mental courage that evening, as a film clip shows her press interview that evening, McCaffrey and Sean Duignan speculate on what would have happened had Thatcher died, then Eamon Maillie views followed by Eoghan Harris compares her to Churchill and the Irish people hate and love for both was similar. Then film clips of her speech to the Tories after the bombing with G. Fitzgerald praising her strength of character, then came the Falklands War, film clip shows Thatcher's, the ladies not for turning comment, this war created Thatcher's image as a Bodicea type character, film clip shows her in a tank, then newspaper clip of the Belgrano sinking, where 500 died, G. Fitzgerald says this sinking increased Irish support for the Argentine's whereas before Ireland supported sanctions against Argentina, news clip shows the English reaction, and film clips show fighting in Malvinas, then TV clip shows Haughey comments on Ireland's views on war, G. Fitzgerald says Haughey action set back Anglo-Irish co-operation on N.I. then Sean Duignan gives his views on Thatcher/Haughey relations over the years, followed by Eamon Mailie's views and film clips of the 2 leaders, Eoghan Harris says while taking back the Falklands was pure Imperialism it did have a good side, in that it brought down the Argentine dictatorship. Film clip of triumphant British Marines shown, Neil McCaffrey felt the Islands belonged to Argentina and right was with them, Eoghan Harris recalls it as a surreal war where death didn't matter he recalls the Sun headline "Gotcha", then film clip shows the Hermes return home with Thatcher on board praising the score board of achievement, other clips show dead soldiers laid out on Falklands then in 1984 after meeting Garret Fitzgerald, Thatcher angers Nationalist opinion with her 'Out, Out, Out' comments about an Irish report on ways forward for NI, film clip shown, all of the journalists involved except Eoghan Harris felt Thatcher insulted Ireland in her remarks, each explains their views, the G. Fitzgerald comments on her tone of voice, and how he gave up his press conference not knowing what she had said, film clip shown, the Anglo-Irish Agreement, G. Fitzgerald says he had to woo Thatcher, film clip of signing shown, then TV news clips shows Thatcher leaving Downing St after 11 and a half years, she gives interview with tears in her eyes.
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8544



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Feb 2005
Duration:
15 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A senior republican is being questioned about the murder of Short Strand man Robert McCartney outside a City Centre bar on Sun night, late this afternoon rioting broke out in the nearby Markets area during 2 PSNI search operations. Film report covers riots in Markets last night also, and it's reported CCTV tapes were removed from McGuiness's Bar where R. McCartney (33) was killed, DUP's S. Wilson accuses SF of hypocrisy, then SF MLA Alex Maskey accuse unionists of trying to politicise R. McCartney murder and he accuses the PSNI of using the death to enter the Markets like the RUC did years ago. The PSNI in a statement rejected Maskey's claims, then UUP's Reg Empey accuses SF of a cover-up. British PM Tony Blair met Irish PM B. Ahern, the PSNI Chief Constable, and Garda Commiss. in Downing St today, the police Chiefs reaffirmed their beliefs the PIRA done the Northern Bank robbery, afterwards Tony Blair hinted there could be divisions in the republican community, both PMs told republicans they can't be in the inclusive government and involved in criminality, after the SDLP met the British PM, Mark Durkan called for an end of republicans Sopranos culture, then the DUP's Peter Robinson said the government shouldn't be punishing democrats while everyone waits on Republicans to reform themselves. A PSNI detective has interviewed former FRU man Martin Ingram and former Special Branch agent Kevin Fulton in London, about Ingram's claim in his book Stakeknife that one of the PIRA gang who shot RUC Insp. David Ead in Newcastle at Easter 1987 was a SB agent and Ead was sacrificed to protect his cover. Film report includes using actor's voices an interview with Martin Ingram and Kevin Fulton hears their views of the killing. In Ballymena the PSNI have warned security force members who live there, their lives are under threat from Diss/Repubs film report with review of similar statement last October and views of DUPs I. Paisley Jnr on the current threat. In Belfast today in the Dargan Ind/Estate and on the Shankill. 2 Securicor vans delivering money to the Northern Banks were robbed. Film report. In Belfast a new pro Nationalist newspaper was launched it's called the Daily Ireland and is owned by the Andersonstown News Group. Film report with papers Martin O'Muilleoir's comments on paper's aims, then reaction from Irish News Noel Doran. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8545



Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Feb 2005
Duration:
11 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the Dail, Irish PM B. Ahern said that SF knew about several PIRA robberies last year while talking to both government's last year. Film report on Ahern's statement to the Dail. SF still deny any IRA involvement in the Northern Bank robbery and blame the DUP for the current deadlock in the peace process. SF's M. McGuiness comments. The Alliance Party met NI Sec. Paul Murphy and told him to proceed without SF, David Ford explains their views on this, following the murder of Robert McCartney the PSNI carried out further raids in the Short Strand area today, 3 of the 6 men arrested have now been released. Film report hears a house was raided in Killough Co Down and further arrests made. Last month in East and West Belfast, 2 teenage boys were shot in the hands in a "Padre-Pio" style punishment attack. Film report reviews the serious type of damage this injury can cause to hands. Film report with surgeon Derek Gordon's comments, then SF Cllr Michael Brown's views. In courts Crossmaglen brothers Ken and Ray Mackin got suspended sentences on fraud and money laundering charges, they also have to pay the Revenue, £750,000. Film report with PSNI Det/Insp Sam Sittington comments on the case. The Catholic pro Cathedral in West Belfast is to reopen on Sunday after a £6m renovation which took 18months. Film report with architect Richard Pierce explanation of the work done, then Bishop Patrick Walsh comments, followed by views of Church of Ireland's Dean Houston McKelvey. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8546



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Feb 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Gerry Adams (SF) answers questions on what he considers to be the current crisis in the peace process. He discusses the disappeared, criminality, and the criticisms of SF made by M.McDowell (FF). Also an item where a journalist comments on the remarks by M.McAleese (Irish President) drawing comparisons about the hatred of Nazis for Jews and Protestants hatred of Catholics. Also a discussion of the chances of the SDLP and FF entering into a north/south political pact.
DVD No.
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
706



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Feb 2005
Duration:
11 mins 9 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Following an IRA statement overnight withdrawing its offer to decommission any of its weapons. Today addressing the Policing Board PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde said, he still believes the PIRA are not preparing to return to war. Film report shows the IRA statement which says its patience has been taken to the limit, the Hugh Orde's assessment of the statement, he repeated his belief PIRA was behind the Northern Bank robbery, then robbery investigation update. Meanwhile SF's Gerry Adams talked of a deepening crisis in the peace process due he says to the confrontational style of the two governments whose priorities are all wrong, then I. Paisley Snr says the IRA's on the back foot, he says they should surrender, then SDLP's M. Durkan says it's a typical repub. statement and they've taken a huff. The NI Sec. Paul Murphy then rejects Adams claims the government want confrontation, he says it's the issue of criminality that needs resolved, then from London UUP leader D. Trimble says the crisis was caused by the republicans, he calls for democrats to move forward without SF, he feels the experiment of bringing in the extremes to centre stage has failed. The PSNI have released the men arrested after the killing of Robert McCartney, a vigil is to be held in the Short Strand tomorrow evening by his family. Film report. The Policing Board has censored the DUP's I. Paisley Jnr for homophobic remarks he made about an UUP adviser. Film report. In the courts UDA man Mo Courtney has been refused bail on a charge of murdering Alan McCullough on June 2003. Film report. In the courts Justice Cochlan is to ask the Attorney General to appoint a barrister to assist him on matters of National Security disclosures at the upcoming trial of Denis Donaldson, Jude Kearney and Wm McAtamney on (??) charges following the Oct 2002 PSNI raid on SF's Stormont offices. Film report. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8547



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Feb 2005
Duration:
29 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Following the PIRA withdrawal of its offer to decommission, in the studio SF's Gerry Adams answers questions on what he calls "the deepening crisis" in the peace process and the causes of that as he sees it. He denies SF is involved in any form of criminality, and refuses to discuss Mitchell McLaughlin's comment about the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 972 wasn't a crime, he pants out the positive role of SF during the peace process and believes that republicans want rid of all criminality, includes bank robbers etc, Adams denies he and SF leaders knew about the Northern Bank robbery as alleged by B. Ahern, he says British government role in Ireland is a shameful one and explains what Blair should be doing, he's then asked why the Irish government is hostile to SF Adams criticises the role of M. McDowell, Irish Justice Min. and he looks forward to the next election to let the people decide if he's telling lies, Adams feel the IRA mightn't put decommission offer back on the table this time, he outlines SF's 3 current priorities. In the If You Ask Me spot, Fionnuala O'Connor comments on Mary McAleese's recent remarks about Prot. bigotry and the political reactions to it, the next item deals with the chances of an alliance between the SDLP and Fianna Fail, to create an all Ireland political party, film report with views of Brian Feeney, Colum Eastwood (SDLP) Then Ivan Cooper says this merger makes sense, the Fianna Fail Minister Brendan Smith says FF won't organise branches in the Nth, then from Derry Kevin Downey wants FF to set up in N. Ireland. In the studio SDLP leader Mark Durkan comments on the speculation ha says contacts between people aren't a formal engagement, talk of a merger is wrong, but political alignment might come with process of Nation building. In the present he says we can keep the inclusive executive suspended and work the rest of the agreement, like the cross border work etc. On the IRA statement he says it's the IRA huffing and it's predictable. Programme ends with comic taxi-driver piece.
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8548



Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Feb 2005
Duration:
4 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As PIRA releases a 2nd statement, which Unionists call sinister, on the serious problems with the peace process, the DUP's Peter Robinson comments on IRA threats, in Derry Irish Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern called for cool heads and calm, then SF's Martin McGuiness refuses to interpret the IRA statement while Mark Durkan (SDLP) says focus on the problem not the words. Meanwhile as US Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice met T. Blair in London the US State Dept. called the PIRA withdrawal as unwelcome. In the Short Strand area 100s of people gathered tonight for a vigil in memory of local man R. McCartney stabbed to death near the Markets area. Film report. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
307
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8549



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Feb 2005
Duration:
3 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI have appealed for public's help to catch the pub killers of Raymond McCartney. Film report shows Brendan Devine's injuries who was with McCartney, and more film of Friday's vigil in the Short Strand, PSNI Det Ch/Insp Kevin Dunwoody comments on possible republican's involvement. In Belfast courts Paul Arbuckle (24) Kera Lagan (22) and Patrick Mulligan (20) have been charged with attempted murder of an off duty PSNI officer in Tomb St. Film report. Also in courts trial begins of Wayne Dowie (25) on charge of killing Jonathan Stewart in Dec. 2002 during a loyalist feud. Film report. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8550



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2005
Duration:
51 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Easy money, Uneasy Peace
Description:
A reconstruction of the £26m Northern bank robbery, with the views of Andy Sproule, PSNI Chief Superintendent, then Hugh Conkey, the former bank security chief, Colin Dundas, bank director, and J.Brown, ex-RUC Sergeant Hugh Orde blames PIRA, and expert John Horan explains the process of money laundering. The documentary also has a profile of leading republican Booby Storey and he tells of his organising role in the Maze escape of 1983. The documentary also examines the political fallout of the robbery.
DVD No.
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
709



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2005
Duration:
35 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Peace Process, What Now?
Description:
Journalists Mark Devenport and Brian Rowan discuss the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) report; the significance of recent PIRA statements; and review the collapse of the deal with the DUP in December 2004. Then a debate of issues by studio guests Danny Morrison, A.McIntyre, Fergus Finlay (Lab.) Vincent Browne, Pat Doherty (SF), Mark Durkan (SDLP), Reg Empey (UUP), and Gregory Campbell (DUP).
DVD No.
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
710



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2005
Duration:
13 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Ballymena Courts, Pearse O'Neill (22), Chris Smiley (22), Liam Lyness (20), Anthony Lee (29) and Simone Sloan (22) were charged with having firebombs and RIRA membership. Film report. In Short Strand Robert McCartney was given a funeral mass in St Matthew's Church. Film report with comments of Fr Sean Gilmore. The Northern Bank has been accused of buying cheap security at its robbed HQ in tonight's Insight programme (see next DVD). The Irish government today discussed the IMC report on the Northern Bank robbery today, it's being released on Thurs. NI Sec. Paul Murphy comments on possible sanctions by the British government on SF, then Gerry Kelly gives SF's position. In the courts trial continues of Wayne Dowie (25) on charge of murdering Jon Stewart. Film report on Stewart's girlfriend's evidence. The Finucane family have rejected Inquiries Bill use in any inquiry into Pat's murder. Film report with M. Finucane's comments. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05480
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8551



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2005
Duration:
49 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Easy Money, Uneasy Peace
Description:
Introduced by Chris Moore this documentary looks at the Northern Bank robbery, the various views on who done it and the disastrous effect it had on the peace process, following a montage of news reports announcing the robbery, Chris Moore revisits the state of the peace talks just before the Dec 04 robbery, with rumours around that PIRA was on verge of historic announcement on arms decomm. and even disbandment, then journalist Jim Cusack comments on how the PIRA was probably planning to rob the Northern Bank for quite a while and Chris Moore points out for all its mechanical security measures the banks weakness was the human element. On Sun 19th Dec, employee Chris Ward's family is taken hostage, reconstruction shown, at same time another employee in Loughisland, Kevin McMullan and his family are also captured. Later Ward and his captor arrive in Loughisland, the former RUC robbery squad Det. Jonty Brown explains how these kidnappings were crucial to the robbery followed by views of Detective Superintendent Andy Sproule on the family's options. During that Sunday night Ward and McMullan are grilled for the info the robbers need, then Chris Moore summarises the extent of the gangs knowledge about the 2 employees and their working rota, Jonty Brown concludes without doubt it was inside job, he explains his view, then Detective Superintendent Andy Sproule confirms the gang knew the inner workings of the bank systems and that is important line of inquiry. Chris Moore then looks back at a Dublin bank robbery done by 'The General' Martin Cahill's gang when hostages were taken, Jim Cusack comments on this robbery and the security measures introduced in the South after it, which didn't exist in the Northern Bank. Chris Moore then describes the hostage families ordeal through that Sun night, and on the Mon morning, reconstruction shown of their drive into Belfast bank, and Detective Superintendent Andy Sproule appears sympathetic to the 2 employees plight, the robbers had given them mobile phones for keeping in touch, after staff leave the 2 men phone the robbers when the coast is clear, Ward and McMullan put £1m in a sports bag, CCTV clip shows Ward take it into City Centre for hand over. The robbers bring their van to the bank, reconstruction of employees putting money into cages then loading it on to van, and then a 2nd load, bank security men told it was just rubbish, £26m disappears that night. Moore explains then how hostages released, with Detective Superintendent Andy Sproule's comments, Jonty Brown explains importance to police of 1st 24 hrs of inquiry and all are suspects, Chris Moore then details the PSNI reaction with Andy Sproule views on the guys forensic knowledge, Colin Dundas of Northern Bank admits failure of their security system, Chris Moore then details the security review N Bank is currently conducting, Dundas explains how Ward could leave without being searched. Then Hugh Conkey, who worked in the bank for 18 years, says it couldn't have happened in his time, Jonty Brown comments on hold all test of £1m leaving bank, CCTV images of van heading South, Dundas won't say of banks CCTV were working that day, Detective Superintendent A. Sproule is also vague on this issue, Moore thinks the tapes were faded, Jonty Brown then comments on other human failings at the bank, by the internal security men. High Conkey then claims his system wouldn't have failed, then former RUC man John Horan comments on the boredom of security job routines and overcoming it, Hugh Conkey claims the security lapse was due to many cutbacks. Dundas refuses to specify his security contract, then Cathal O'Neill of International Risk Management explains the importance of in-house security measures, being separate from the commercial operation of the business, Moore then gets John Horan to comment on anti-kidnap measures banks can take, Dundas says the bank does train it's staff in these measures but real life stress of guns can't be recreated. Detective Superintendent A. Sproule comments on how key holders on that day were known to robbers, Moore then reveals how civilians told traffic warden, who told PSNI something wasn't right at the bank, Andy Sproule says van had left the street when they arrives and all appeared ok, Moore comments on the timings. In the aftermath Hugh Orde, PSNI Chief Constable. blames the PIRA for the robbery. John Horan them comments on the problems of laundering such a large sum of cash by "smurfing" it, Moore details the makeup of the £26.5m, as £1.15m in N/B £50s and £100s, £9m in N/B £20s, £7.5m in N/B £10s, these were all new notes, there was also £8.85m in used notes. Sproule says PSNI have serial numbers for £16.5m, John Horan explains the thinking behind the N/B decision to change the design of its notes, this faces the robbers to act quickly, Hugh Orde's press conference remarks reputed by Horan, Dundas comments on the cut off date for old notes, J. Brown wonders why no reward was offered, Dundas says PSNI took that decision, Andy Sproule says the bank took the decision. Jonty Brown comments on a suits robberies reward story. H. Orde blames the PIRA, so does Andy Sproule, but offers no evidence or names. Film clip shows PSNI raids in West Belfast and Sproule defends the raids, J. Brown also feels it's republicans, Moore then looks at the political reaction in the South with B. Ahern attack on SF leaders, saying they knew about it. Journalist Jim Cusack comments, SF and IRA denials, Moore says have been discredited in the past, he lists disappearance of Jean McConville. Killing of Garda Gerry McCabe, and Newry man Frank Kerr (Nov 1994) in a post office robbery, film clip shown of Pat Doherty's denials, then Jim Cusack comments on IRA denials, and adds on Colombia 3 episode, film clip then shows recent Dail clash on the robbery between Ahern and SF TD O'Caolain, Ahern listed other heist, and Strabane bank robbery, SF withdrew from comment, Jim Cusack asks how police intell. didn't know the robbery would happen, Detective Superintendent A. Sproule explains what happened this time, Cusack says IRA profited from weakening of Special Branch, he highlights Maze breakout leaders as being central to today's PIRA, Moore then profiles similarities between Maze escape and N/B robbery, with film clip of Bobby Storey shown telling of the Maze escape, he was speaking in 1993, then clip from docu, "Unlocking the Maze" shown, as Moore comments on Storey, then Cusack views on the IRA leaders involved. Moore then highlights the political downturn caused by the robbery.
DVD No.
D05490
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8552



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2005
Duration:
34 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
What Now For The Peace Process?
Description:
Presented by Mark Carruthers, he begins by saying that B. Ahern has saw the International Monitoring Commission (IMC) report on the Northern Bank (N/B) robbery and says it goes further than he does laying the blame with PIRA. The peace process now looks in serious trouble as the PIRA withdraw their offer on decomm. In the studio with Brian Rowan BBC security journalist and Mark Davenport . M. Carruthers discusses what is expected on Thurs when the IMC releases its report, Brian Rowan says it'll blame the PIRA and comments on what SF leaders knew, M. Davenport says political and financial sanctions on SF will probably be recommended, he reviews previous government penalties on SF, Davenport feels both governments are agreed on sanctions despite Ireland's apparent reluctantness, then B. Rowan comments on the tone of the IRA's statement, and the state of the IRA, is there a split, he says no, but just general disquiet amongst its vols, SF leaders will be out to stop any splits, M. Davenport speculates on the SF/IRA link as the British government sees it. Mark Carruthers then introduces a Gavin Magee film on how in just 2 months SF had gone from the brink of power to be isolated on both sides of the border, he begins with film clip of 2 PMs in NI on 08/12/04 at Waterfront Hall, then the BBC news on 22/12/04 announcing details of the Northern Bank robbery, then on 07/01/05 PSNI Chief Constable. Hugh Orde blames PIRA, SF personnel denied the accusations, then Denny Morrison former IRA prisoner, doesn't know who done it, then Anthony McIntyre, says lying is part of the SF leadership's strategy, then clip shows B. Ahern's angry reaction, he feels the robbery was being planned while he talked to SF, followed by a clip of his Dail clash with SF TD O'Caolain, SF's M. McGuiness accused SF of electioneering, then the Gen/Sec. of the Irish Labour Party, Fergus Finlay says they are its true election opponents but he says FF does feel betrayed by SF in the Peace Process, then B. Feeney, journalist, says now SF/IRA find themselves completely isolated from former friends and sponsors, in the Peace Process, but the PIRA isn't going out of business as has been demanded by the two governments. The IRA statement appeared sinister and it also didn't go down well in the Republic. Fergus Finlay comments, then Danny Morrison says republicans want debate, A. McIntyre says Adams is in absolute control of the situation, then B. Feeney gives his views on Adams/McGuiness current position within republicanism. Back in the studio M. Carruthers talks to FF party advisor Martin Manseigh about the problems facing SF, now everyone seems to be blaming them for the current impasse, Manseigh says the issue of paramilitarism must be put to rest, a two track type of democracy with paramilitarism can't work, he cites the example of the Workers' Party in the 1990s. Manseigh comments on the expected details of the IMC report, and the position of the Dublin government on sanctions on SF, which they are against, he gives his view on the second IRA statement and its meaning, is the IRA thinking about returning to violence. Then in the studio, local politicians Pat Doherty (SF), M. Durkan (SDLP), Reg Empey (UUP) and G. Campbell (DUP) debate the issues around SF's current involvement in the Peace Process, and the way forward now, around paramilitarism and politics and the current isolation of republicans, despite the SF mandate.
DVD No.
D05490
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8553



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Feb 2005
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE4 TNG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Cogar Secalta Leatsa
Programme Title:
An toilean sa bhaile (Home on the Island)
Description:
This documentary tells the story of the people of Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, USA, who have a strong link through their forefathers to the Arran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. This programme follows them back to Ireland. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
307A
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
707



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Feb 2005
Duration:
26 mins 7 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Cogur Secalta Leatsa
Programme Title:
An Toil£an Sabhaile / Home on the Island
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This documentary deals with emigration from Ireland to the Lake Michigan Island called Beaver Island during the famine days, and how the people who live there today still cherish their Irish roots. Programme begins with a voxpop of Beaver Island locals on their Irishness, then map shows location of the island in Lake Michigan, 120 years ago this was an Irish speaking community, 3000 miles from Ireland, the original settlers had come there during the famine from Arranmore Island of Ireland's West Coast, old photos shown, the programme tells the history of Arranmore Island, bought by John S. Charley from Belfast in 1850, from the Marquis of Cunningham, his plans for the island didn't include the local inhabitants, local historian Charlie O'Hara explains, on the 21st April, 166 islanders left for Donegal, six died, on 24th April, they left Donegal Town to board the Countess of Aran ship to travel to Quebec, Robert Cole a modern day inhabitant of Beaver Island recalls the Arranmore peoples arrival in Quebec, and the bigotry they faced there, because of their race and religion, most were Irish speaking and illiterate, however many Irish worked on the railway lines being built out of Toronto, this took many inland, by 1830s, many had settled on Michigan, working as fisherman, Beaver Island in 1847 was owned by a Mormon leader Jesse Strang, in 1856 he was shot dead and a large force of Irish fisherman attacked the island and expelled the Mormons, the Irish leader was Charlie O'Donnell, he persuaded Arranmore people to come live on the island which fishing provided a living, as word spread Irish came from Toronto and Montreal, Pennsylvania and New York, Robert Cole comments on the weather conditions, the 1880 census figures for the island are given, Dr John Duffy explains they were all Irish speaking until the 3rd generation, Robert Cole comments, on the island's growth in 1856 the island had 300 inhabitants, by 1910 there were 2000 living on the island, and continued to grow until 1930 when people started to move off to Chicago, by 1940 the population had reduced to 200, due to decline in fishing, then Dr John Duffy from Arranmore relates how he became involved in exploring the links to Beaver Island, one islander then explains his pride in knowing his roots despite America's pride in assimilation of emigrants, the programme also explores the importance of the musical link between the 2 islands, with Beaver Island's Paul Cole views on the islands music tradition links to Irish songs, then Ed Palmer from Beaver Island talks about his musical family, with modern internet technology the school pupils have been tracing their Irish lineage, film clip shows the teacher address her class, then Paul Cole describes the significance for him of his group's planned return to Arranmor, it's the immigrants return to their homeland, on 08/03/2003 they made the journey, film clip shown, then Richard Gillespie from Beaver Island views on the visit home, then Tim Wearns views, film clip shows the Beaver Island people landing on Arranmor, Tara Palmer from Beaver recalls the emotions, and the welcome, then Hugh Rogers of Arranmor's views, then John Cull of Beaver Island's reaction, then Cinty Gillespie's views.
DVD No.
D05490
Tape No.
307 A
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8554



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Feb 2005
Duration:
13 mins 23 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
British PM Tony Blair has apologised to the Conlon and Maguire families, many of whom were wrongly jailed for the 1994 Guildford Pub bombings, film report from Westminster and Blair's apology from his rooms, outside Gerry Conlon gives his reaction, as he embraces Annie Maguire, then film clip shows 1974 pub bomb and the Conlon's release, SDLP MP Eddie McGrady's views. Then G Conlon gives interview outside parliament, he praises Blair's comments and his sincerity, he feels the apology has already changed his life, but he feels he needs help with his PTSS, Conlon also comments on help for victims that's needed. In courts Dundalk labourer Anthony Donegan (34) has been charged with supplying the RIRA with the car used in the Omagh bombing. Film report. In Limavady courts Derryman Keith Neilley (24) appeared on weapons charges relating to an arms find in the Waterside last September. Film report. In the Belfast courts the trial continues of Wayne Dowie (25) on a charge of killing Jonathan Stewart (24) during a UDA feud, at a Shankill Rd house party, today a witness Darren Reid gave evidence against Dowie describing the attack. Film report. In the USA president Bush is to exclude local politicians from the St Pat's Day celebrations, meanwhile in Belfast's Europa Hotel SF's Gerry Adams addressed party members on SF's 100 years history, he described the current political atmosphere as poisonous, film report from David Morgan. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05490
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8555



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Feb 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the studio M.McGimpsey (UUP), A.Attwood (SDLP), G.Kelly (SF), and A.Foster (DUP) discuss the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) report blaming PIRA for the Northern bank robbery, in particular claiming that SF leaders knew in advance that the robbery was being planned. Another item deals with the media's view that all politicians are corrupt.
DVD No.
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
711



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Feb 2005
Duration:
13 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The report of the International Monitoring Commission (IMC) released today says the PIRA done it and SF leaders knew about it, in his reaction SF's Gerry Adams says if they're so sure then arrest me. Film report begins with Ken Reid's coverage of the IMC's press release led by John Grieve, they also blame PIRA of the Makro raid, a £2m cigarette robbery and a bank raid in Strabane, Grieve says SF must bear its share of responsibilities for all the robberies, as SF members also in IRA leadership sanctioned the raids, Grieve also calls for financial sanctions on SF, he refuses to believe IRA/SF denials of involvement. Meanwhile in Dublin today SF's Gerry Adams branded the report rubbish and said if B. Ahern is so sure he knew he should have Garda arrest him for conspiracy, then FF Min of Justice gave his reaction, SF members in Belfast also protested at Stormont, the DUP's I. Paisley views followed by SDLP's A. Attwood, and UUP's D. Trimble, the report on traffic blocks across NI by SF protesters, followed by Ken Reid in the studio who comments on Adams response, that he should be arrested, and reaction to it, Reid feels Adams has seized the initiative on PR terms. Reid also comments on possible government financial sanction son SF and the position of the peace process now. In Co Tryone the PSNI have been carrying out a raid, in relation to the N/Bank robbery and a farm owned by the Donnelly Family in Beragh. Film report with reaction from Damien Donnelly denying any involvement in the raid, followed by Terry Donnelly and then the family solicitor Fergal Lagan's views. A Westminster parliamentary report has called controversy here by calling for an end to flags flying here on lampposts etc, UUP MLA Michael Copeland wants the Union flag exempted from any ban and protected, then SDLP MLA Carmel Hanna gives her views on flag flying issue. Film report. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05500
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8556



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Feb 2005
Duration:
29 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the studio the UUP's Michael McGimpsey, SDLP's A. Attwood, SF's G. Kelly and the DUP's Arlene Foster discuss today's IMC report which blamed PIRA for recent robberies including the N/Bank and which also claimed SF's leaders sanctioned the raid. UUP's M. McGimpsey comments on possible sanctions on SF, the IMC's evidence, or lack of it, and the way forward for the peace process now as he sees it, he feels unionists aren't interested in a power sharing executive anymore until the IRA disbands, for the SDLP A. Attwood says democratic nationalism is taking a stand against undemocratic nationalism at present, but the SDLP won't proceed without SF involved, the inclusivity principle. Then SF's G. Kelly denies the world is against him, he says SF still has a significant mandate in Ireland, he rejects the IMC, it was set up as a gesture to unionism, and it has no evidence of credibility, then DUP's A. Foster says IMC is toothless but useful body and she believes it, she wants SF leaders arrested, G. Kelly replies by comments on speculative PSNI raids in Nth/West Belfast and Tyrone, yet when young Catholic Gerard Lawlor was killed by the UFF in Nth/Bel, the PSNI knew who killed him yet said publicly, they wouldn't arrest them or search premises, because of no forensic evidence, it's hypocrisy Kelly says, M. McGimpsey calls London spineless in dealing with SF, the GFA cannot now work he says, then Attwood and Foster on the exclusion of SF point, G. Kelly then comments on what's a crime, DUP have their view also, G. Kelly says J. Grieve was in charge of an armed London police squad that killed Dermot O'Neill in 1996, the panel he says would all disagree on whether that was a crime or not, Kelly's asked was killing of Jean McConville a crime, or killing of Garda McCabe, Kelly asks was it a crime to hide the collusion involved in the murder of Pat Finucane, SDLP's A. Attwood gives his views on criminality and what's a crime within Nationalism, Kelly rejects Attwood's views, then M. McGimpsey repeats that now unionists want more than decomm. from the PIRA, they want end to IRA criminality as well. A. Foster then says she wants SF's funds seized as a sanction and politicians here to move forward within a voluntary coalition without SF. In the 'If You Ask Me' spot, journalist Fionnula Meredith comments on Belfast's new cool and trendy image, with a revamped lifestyle and cosmopolitan nightlife yet I. Paisley still lambasts gays, and in general NI politicians care little for the lesbian or gay communities with homophobic attacks on the increase. In the next segment the media view that politicians are corrupt is profiled, it begins with 1982 film clip of Tory Cabinet Minister John Notts walkout of a TV interview, then in 1997 Michael Howards clash with Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight, then journalist John Lloyd, editor of Financial Times Magazine, gives him views on confrontation type interviews which don't produce much enlightenment, however interrupting filibustering politicians is legitimate he feels, he also feels the role of analysis of views, is being replaced by confrontation, on TV and in newspapers. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the week's news.
DVD No.
D05500
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8557



Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Feb 2005
Duration:
8 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The family of Short Strand man Robert McCartney have challenged the PIRA to give up his killers who are hiding behind their position in the PIRA. Film report, with review of his stabbing and then his sister Paula McCartney alleges his killers are in the PIRA, then his sister Catherine calls for killers to give themselves up and threats against witnesses to be withdrawn, then Claire McCartney also wants threats lifted and Robert's partner Bridgeen Hagans describes effects on her young sons of their father's murder. Sources close to Irish President M. McAleese, have said she will be cancelling her planned visit to the Shankill area after the angry reaction to her comparison of Protestants in N. Ireland to Nazi's, film report on her planned 24/02/05 visit. In the courts SF has lost its case for a judicial review of the 20/02/04 sanctions on it following an IMC report on the Bobby Tohill kidnapping case. Film report. The SDLP held its party conference at the weekend, film report from Ken Reid, features, M. Durkan's speech promising to fight SF for votes in the upcoming elections, highlights of his onslaught on SF, with clips of Alex Attwood' speech also attacking SF, the Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four addresses the conference, praising S. Mallon. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05500
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8558



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Feb 2005
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Bits of Belfast
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Belfast boxer Wayne McCullough profiles his native Shankill Road introducing the characters from Peters hill to Woodvale.
DVD No.
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
712



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Feb 2005
Duration:
9 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, Belfast City Council has voted 25 to 21 to refuse to fund £30,000 to the St Pat's Day parade in Belfast, the PUP's Billy Hutchinson was the only unionist to vote in favour of the request, film report with reaction from UUP's Chris McGimpsey concerning trouble at Peter's Hill after last year's parade, he criticises Billy Hutchinson, who defends his position, then from the pde. organisers Conor Maskey appeals to unionists to come to the parade, and concert, then Alliance Party's Tom Ekin's views, followed by SDLP's Alban Magennis's comments on the refusal of funding. The political fallout from the murder of Robert McCartney continues now as SF is urging anyone with info. to pass it on to the dead man's family. Film report on the backlash over the killing. With SF Gerry Adams comments yesterday. Calling for people to give info. to the family, then reaction from DUP's Sammy Wilson who says heavy duty intimidation is going on, then SF's Cllr Joe O'Donnell repeats the SF position on the issue. The SDLP's M. Durkan is to raise the issue with the US Special Envoy Mitchell Reiss during talks in Washington and the McCartney family are to meet the US Consul. here Dean Pittman tomorrow, also in Dublin FF's Justice Min. Michael McDowell has said, SF must face the fact N.I. needs a police service but not including people who slit other's throats. Meanwhile SF members protested today in government offices in Derry and Belfast against the International Monitoring Commission (IMC) report, film report with political reaction from SF's Raymond McCartney in Derry on the protest, the DUP's G. Campbell's views on the intimidation issue as he sees it. In the Lower Shankill today, 2 men were arrested after an attempt to rob a security van. Film report. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05500
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8559



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Feb 2005
Duration:
39 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Bits of Belfast: The Shankill
Description:
Belfast Boxer Wayne McCullough, who's from the Shankill area reveals an unseen side to life on the Shankill, one of Belfast's most loyalist area, he meets local characters from Peter's Hill to the top of the road. At Peter's Hill Wayne talk sot Albert Haslett, the Shankill poet, he explains how that area got its name Peter's Hill, cause of a tavern that once stood there owned by Peter Alexander, at Brown's Square behind Peter's Hill, McCullough visits 2 landmarks, Brown Sq. School and Toan's Scrapyard, at the latter he talks to Sam Toan, who buys and sells old bricks, he has recently bought the Brown Sq School which he and his father attended. Before 1831 the Shankill was called the Antrim Rd, McCullough explains Shankill is 'Old Church' in Irish, he then visits the Jubilee Bar opened on the day Queen Victoria had her diamond Jubilee, the current owner William Milford recalls there used to be 35 bars on the Shankill Rd, there's now 3; the Rex, the Royal and the Berlin, other than his, he shows a photo of local had man Stormy Weatherall and relates a story about him, fighting Markets man Silver McKee. In the "infamous" Lower Shankill as McCullough calls it he shows some of the loyalist murals, then with old film clips recalls the Shankill's redevelopment in the 60s when the population reduced from 70,000 to 26,000, in Percy St where he was born, Chris McGimpsey the UUP Cllr talks to him about the history of the area, in 1941 and 1969, with old photos, then he visits the Shankill Leisure Centre of which he's a member, then onto the Shankill Mission which was there since 1896, old photos shown, the Rev William Campbell gives him a tour of the building, who profiles the Mission founder Dr Henry Montgomery, a staunch oppose of Home Rule and supporter of Sir Ed. Carson, then it's up to the Shankill Women's Centre where he meets Sandra Spence who explains the centre's role today, basically education of mothers. This is also the beginning of the Hammer district on the Shankill once again Albert Haslett defines the area's poverty. Back on the commercial heart of the Shankill, Agnes St to Tennant St McCullough talks to Brian Kingston editor of the Shankill Mirror, a few news sheets printed once a month, then he visits the Rex Bar built in 1865 where owner Mark Wallace tells him about the pub's poltergeist, then he visits Holland's butcher shop opened in 1912 where Stewart Holland recalls the family history in the shop, of the Shankill, Wayne visits the memorial garden built to commemorate Shankill men killed in 2 World Wars, in more recent times a memorial for those killed in the Shankill Bombing by the PIRA has been added, McCullough recalls Sat 23/10/93. He then visits Hamilton's shoe repairer and talks to its current owner Martin, who recalls his grandfather's shop in earlier days, they look at his collection of boxing photos. Into the Upper Shankill and Robert McQuiston explains the role of the Stadium Centre build in 1991, he visits the various classes going on in the building and talks to Marlene McAteer, then it's up to Tennant St and Edenbrooke Prim/Sch which Normal Whiteside attended, McCullough talks to Norman at the school, who explains he's got a physio degree now, Wayne then shows old film of the linen mills, 32 in 1860 and big employers and Baroness May Blood recalls working in the mill for 38 years, and working conditions, followed by Wayne visiting the West Belfast Orange Hall, it's there 100 years, Sam Johnston talks about his class for Lambeg drummers, he says there's a shortage of young drummers, Hugh McMillen his colleague also comments on the reason for the classes, then Wayne visits the old Shankill Road graveyard pointing out the graves of W.G. Baird owner of the Belfast Telegraph, Albert Haslett recalls the days of body snatchers and the Watchtower, he points out the Nelson family grave, of whom Issac a minister preached Home Rule, then he visits St Matthew's Church of Ireland church, built in 1872, in the shape of a shamrock, the Rev Gregory Dumston comments on the Celtic/Irish design, a previous church on the site dates back to 1839, a photo of it is shown, then Wayne goes to 31 Woodvale Road, the birthplace of Frank McKelvey, then to Woodvale Park, the Shankill's earliest leisure centre, opened in 1892, Betty Philpott recalls her childhood days in the park, Wayne then meets Isa McDowell who's lived in Woodvale for 72 years, she's now 98, and very bright. Up in Highfield, Wayne recalls moving there in the 1970s, he goes to Paisley Park and points out his first boxing gym, and primary school, Springhill where he talks to his old teacher John Andrews, Wayne talks to P2, then walks up to Glencairn estate and visits the ancient Rath and Fernhill house where Bobby Foster shows him the biggest collection of Orange regalia in the world, they also have a collection of UVF and 36th Ulster Division memorabilia, and a Shankill Hall of Fame room, Wayne then gives his closing comments with Albert.
DVD No.
D05500
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8560



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Feb 2005
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Sorry State
Description:
Tony Blair, British Prime Minister, apoligises to the Maguire and Conlon families for their wrongful convictions for the Guildford Pub bombing. The families tell of what this means to them and what they had to endure.
DVD No.
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
713



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Feb 2005
Duration:
14 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PIRA says no-one should hinder the McCartney family in pursuit of Raymond's killers. Film report on statement from P. O'Neill, as McCartney family meet the US Consul. in Belfast, Claire McCartney welcomed yesterday's comments by Gerry Adams asking witnesses to come forward, but later Catherine McCartney asked the PIRA to let witnesses go to the PSNI, not just priests or solicitors, this afternoon SF's G. Kelly says he wants what the family wants then the PIRA statement is shown. In the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the IRA statement and the current pressure now on SF from all sides, he feels SF is under pressure more on the McCartney killing at local level than the N/Bank robbery. In Newry security alerts proved to be hoaxes. Film report with reaction from SDLP's Gary Stokes, then views of David Hanna of the local Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Hughes of Newry Council. An earlier alert in Lake St in Lurgan was also a hoax. In the loyalist Highfield estate 3 weapons were found in a PSNI raid, 1 man was arrested. In an interview the UUP leader David Trimble says he wants the assembly recalled to discuss the International Monitoring Commission report on the N/Bank robbery, and for a cross community executive to be formed without SF. NI's unemployment figure is now 4.5% the lowest since records began. Next report is on new book called 2County Down At War", published after an extensive exhibition at the Down museum, Mike King of the museum comments on the books' contents, old photos shown of the museum during the wars, and Philip Orr comments on the 'forgotten men'. Today the GAA announced it will debate the topic of permitting other sports to play at Croke Park, film report with journalist Martin Breheny's views on Rule 42, then Sean Kelly GAA President's views. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05500
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8561



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Feb 2005
Duration:
24 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Sorry State
Description:
After British PM Tony Blair apologised to the Conlon and Maguire families last week for their wrongful convictions and imprisonment, during which Giuseppe Conlon died in jail, this programme profiles the families 30yrs of suffering since the 1974 Guildford Pub bombing. After Fearghal McKinney's introduction the programme begins with old film clips of the aftermath of the 1974 IRA bombing of pubs in Woolwich and Guildford which killed 7 people, then introduces Patrick Maguire who paints in black and started therapy a year ago, he was 13 in 1974 he shows Fearghal his paintings and recalls his black moods then he talks about the might he and his whole family were arrested, the night his childhood ended he says, and he explains how everything changed, then his mother Annie Maguire recalls the raid and arrests followed by Gerry Conlon who describes the abuse he received in the police station, he was spat on and slapped about, and punched, he even now is emotional about it, then Annie Maguire recalls being kicked and having a gun put at her head, even young Patrick was punched, he describes his ordeal in the station. When the trial began the families hoped for acquittal as the statements made had been beaten out of them, Gerry Conlon talks about his regrets at making statements, and his father's, aunt, uncle and cousin's arrests rightly or wrongly he felt to blame for their troubles, during his trial he tried to expose the police as liars and perjurers he says but society was hell bent on getting convictions, he recalls the horror of being sentences and his disbelief, in the separate Maguire trial Annie recalls the sentences that split her family up, she got 14 years, then young Patrick recalls his conviction with his brother Vincent and his father visiting him and telling him to hold his head up that he's innocent, then his first night as a 'Category A' IRA prisoner, aged 14 now, Gerry Conlon then recalls his 1st day in prison, the warders ordered him a "special bath", Conlon describes what followed, the water was ice cold and he was ducked in and out of it they gave him clothes, too big for him, same for trousers and shoes, in "C" wing the prisoners threw tea and water over him,. A family photo pre the raid is shown, the Annie details how her children became homeless orphans, Gerry Conlon's father Giuseppe ended up in the court also, he travelled to London to help his son, but would never return home, Gerry recalls his loving father and the abuse he received from the prison, he says it's a cross to bear as his dad came to help him, he recalls his father lying dying with tubes in, and his father's last words "Don't worry son, I am dying but I need to die to get you out of here", Annie Maguire recalls leaving prison, and the atmosphere outside, then Patrick recalls how he felt. Meanwhile campaigns to review the cases gathered momentum and eventually courts concluded the police must have lied, the reputation of Brit. Justice was in tatters, film clip shows Gerry Conlon on his release, the then talks about realising that his conviction was squashed but his innocence wasn't established, and all the abusers were being shielded, Patrick Maguire agrees on this, he recalls his PTSS, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome which he still has, last year he cracked, taking drink and drugs he went into the Priory hospital, he recalls the help he got over 6 months, although it was like a prison and he was very low, Annie Maguire recalls her nightmares about prison, then Gerry Conlon recalls still not being able to sleep, then film clip shows PM T. Blair's statement of apology to the families. Gerry Conlon then talks about the apology and then Annie Maguire views on Blair's sincerity which she says meant a lot to her, Patrick also says Blair done right, he is an innocent man now and was an innocent boy then, film clip shows Conlon's and Maguire's going to hear Blair's apology after they hold up Blair's letter to them. (See also DVD820 26/02/1985 Spotlight; Annie Maguire Her Story.)
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8562



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the studio G.Kelly (SF) and A.Maguinness discuss the murder of Robert McCartney in Belfast; the seizure of millions in cash in Cork. Journalist David Vance gives his views on SF denials. Another item looks at the many honorary consuls working in Northern Ireland and in final item B.Hutchinson (PUP) and N.Long (APNI) explain their views on Belfast Council's refusal to fund a St. Patrick's day parade.
DVD No.
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
714



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Prime Time
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Profile of Garda raids in Cork where 7 men were arrested and millions in cash found; speculation it may be Northern bank cash; profile of money laundering techniques; man arrested was SF election agent; comment from I.Paisley (Jnr) and Pat Rabbitte (Irish Labour Party).
DVD No.
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
715



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
12 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A Garda raid in Cork has arrested 7 people and recovered money that may be linked to the N/Bank robbery. Film reports says 2 Derry men and a former SF candidate are among those detained, report reviews the N/B raid and details the arrests, the money recovered is believed to be £2.3m and yesterday in Dublin 3 men were arrested in the same operation, the PSNI Acc. Sam Kinkaid is in Dublin with the Garda, the PSNI release a statement to that effect, Irish Independent journalist Tom Brady comments on the Garda op. The McCartney sisters have welcomed the PIRA statement that no-one should hinder the family in their search for justice for Robert, film report with Paula McCartney's comments, that people should go to the police, then an interview with SF's MLA Gerry Kelly, firstly on the Cork raid he says he'll wait to see more news, at present he doesn't even know if there is a find in Cork, he'll wait on facts, on the McCartney case he says he wants those who killed Robert brought to justice, i.e. tried and convicted, on the subject of intimidation of the family he condemns that and so does the IRA, he says he doesn't care if he knows the killer, the murder was wrong. On the Cork raid he's asked has Gerry Adams said he might be wrong about the PIRA doing the N/Bank job, Kelly says Adams was misinterpreted and he explains his views, he believes the IRA didn't do it, then it's live to Dublin where journalist Jim Cusack gives the latest news from the Garda on their raid on a money laundering operation, he says the amount of money seized is rumoured to be £10m, but no confirmation of that, the Garda are saying the people arrested are connected to a PIRA money laundering operation. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
308
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8563



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
6 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of Garda raid in Cork and seizure of £2.3m, believed to be part of Northern Bank (N/B) haul, £60,000 is in N/B notes, and 7 people are arrested. Film report from Shane Harrison in Dublin with details and Garda Insp. Ray McHugh comments that the raids were against a money laundering operation. Review of Northern Bank raid and the accusation it is the PIRA who done it, then SF's M. McGuiness says he's saying nothing till he gets more information. The live from Cork, Dairymaid Fleming gives an update, the Garda operation had been running for weeks against elements involved in a PIRA money operation, the arrests were in 3 separate incidents, 3 men arrested in a Dublin train station, with 94,000 in Euros, then in Douglas, Co Cork, 2 men arrested with 60,000 in N/B Sterling notes, then in East Cork, a man and a woman were arrested with £2.3, Sterling, one of the arrested is a former SF representative. 6.30pm (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8564



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
29 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson, in tonight's programme, he has in the studio SF's G. Kelly and the SDLP's Alban Magennis, they discuss the Robert McCartney killing and the Northern Bank (N/B) robbery and the PIRA's alleged involvement in both. G. Kelly is firstly asked for his views on today's Garda raid in Cork and the arrest of a SF member, and the recovery of £60,000 in N/B notes linked to the robbery, Kelly answers by saying there's no confirmed info at present, he'll talk about things only when facts are clear. Thompson then asks Alban Magennis to comment on the PIRA's statement on the Robert McCartney killing, McGuiness says he wants what the family wants, the murdered in court, he says people in the pub were intimidated, G. Kelly says people are playing with this issue, by trying to embarrass SF over policing issue, he explains what he feels the SDLP are hoping to gain by criticising SF, the fact is many people just won't go to the PSNI, he argues with Magennis over the intimidation claims, Kelly feels the community should reject these people, he feels the IRA are not covering up for the killers, Magennis asks him who cleaned up the bar and removed the CCTV film, he says this a civil crime not a political crime, Kelly says because of Collusion people will not go to the PSNI, he points out during the Sean Brown murder investigation the PSNI had invited people to contact their solicitor or Pat Finucane Centre, this he feels is what SF have said already, Kelly says he won't advise people to go to the PSNI, but he and SF say people should give information to a solicitor or priest. Kelly says those involved should be removed from IRA, McGuiness wants people to give evidence to the PSNI. In the 'If You Ask Me' spot, journalist David Vance (unionist) gives his views on political lies, the corrupting peace process, and SF's views the IRA is incapable of committing crime, the IRA lies and SF can't recognise the truth, he reviews the recent IMC report and wants SF leaders rounded up, he criticises Hugh Orde and Tony Blair two faced attitudes to SF, by indulging the republican lies. The next section deals with the role of unpaid honorary consuls in N. Ireland, it begins with a film report from Gareth Gordon beginning with Italy's honorary consul prof. Leo D'Agostino, a teacher by day, he explains his role and tasks, and his childhood in Belfast in his parent fish and chip shop, then Irena Adams, the Czech honorary consul explains her role and how she came to be here since 1972, she promotes business and cultural links and tourism, next comes Michael Ewings the honorary consul of Norway, he explains how he got his job, and his brother got the honorary consul of Greece job. List of other consults shown. The final section in the programme profiles why Belfast City Council refused £30,000 to finance the St Pat's Day carnival, in the studio is Alliance Cllr Naomi Long who voted 'no' to a grant, to explain why she voted no, then Conor Maskey of the Festival Committee says all have accepted the Committee's recent efforts, and calls for another vote, then PUP's B. Hutchinson who voted 'yes', says why he supports the carnival, he wants a carnival working with the committee, Conor Maskey comments on the number of Tricolours present during the parade and his way around it, N. Long is asked what loyalist bonfires get consul money from the consul. she explains her views on this and says bonfires aren't comparable to the St Pat's Day carnival, Conor Maskey denies the St Pat's Day is a nationalist version of the 12th of July. B. Hutchinson says too many councillors are short sighted. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the week's views.
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8565



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
9 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
7 people in Garda custody as police investigate money laundering and IRA activity, one of those arrested is a SF member who has been an elected representative, Northern Bank notes also seized. Film report on cash seized, in Dublin and Cork, with Garda in SF Ray McHugh's comments on their operation, the searches began last night, £60,000 in N/Bank notes seized, and £90,000 in Dublin then in Cork this morning £2.3m seized. In political reaction, the UUP MLA M. McGimpsey said Ahern should now exclude SF from the political process, DUP's I. Paisley Jnr says SF/IRA has been caught red handed, in Belfast this afternoon, SF's M. McGuiness wouldn't comment without more information, then DUP's J. Donaldson comments on SF's embarrassment, then from Cork and Dublin journalists give the latest details on the SF man arrested with no names given, and the others questioned, and the money seized. Next report gives the McCartney family reaction to the recent PIRA statement calling for no intimidation of witnesses. In Dublin courts, 5 IRA men's statements to Garda have been ruled inadmissible. Film report on the case. (9.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8566



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Duration:
15 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Prime Time
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Profile of today's Garda raids, arrests and money seizures, the programme asks is this the smoking gun to link the PIRA to the Northern Bank (NB) robbery. Programme begins with a film report on today's drama which contains a reconstruction of the Northern Bank raid, and B. Ahern's recent words that this was an IRA job known to the leadership and Adams angry response, the H. Orde's views and M. McGuiness denials, then in the studio journalist Jim Cusack comments on the IRA money laundering operation targeted by the Garda, and its huge seize, he says this is N/Bank money that's been seized, the SF members arrested aren't named, then Pat Rabbitte TD the Labour Party leaders gives his views on the raids, he wonders how SF is always able to fund its offices and workers, he also comments on Ahern's views the SF leadership knew about the N/Bank raid, by saying SF man arrested was organiser for SF in Dec elections last year, then DUP's I. Paisley Jnr congratulates the Garda op, he says it's wiped the smiles off the robbers faces, SF must now be sanctioned by the two governments, he outlines what he wants, Pat Rabbitte wants inclusive process without criminality, Paisley says SF have chosen crime over democracy, they should be expelled from process, Pat Rabbitte is then asked to comment on M. McGuiness current position, if he would reject the IRA, he replies he has been giving McGuiness leeway already, and he wonders was he being conned. (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8567



Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Feb 2005
Duration:
20 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Garda say they've uncovered a PIRA money laundering operation and 6 of the 7 arrested are linked to the PIRA, the 7th is charged with PIRA membership, film report says cash seized not yet linked to the N/Bank, SF's M. McGuiness says people shouldn't jump to conclusions. In Dublin court, a Cork man Don Bulman was charged with RIRA membership, he had £94,000 when stopped by Garda, then film report from Cork, on latest developments there, 4 still in custody, £2.3m to be tested in Dublin, one of those arrested names as former Cork SF Cllr Tom Hanlon (photo shown), in another development a man handed into Garda £170,000, he says was given to him by a business man. The Garda Comm. Noel Conroy said today the raids weren't political, film report from Ken Reid on his news conference, comments, then Justice Min. M. McDowell says SF-IRA are living in a time warp that thinks they are the legitimate government of Ireland, then PM B. Ahern says he wants democratic, peaceful solution for NI. Next report comes from Dundalk were documents were seized, houses raided but no arrests made the financial offices of McCourt and Flynn were also raided. In Derry overnight the PSNI raided a SF office, and houses, and documents seized, the houses raided were of the 2 Derry men arrested in Dublin, who've now been released. Film report. Then live to Dublin were Sun/Indep journalist Jim Cusack names former Ahern advisor and banker Phil Flynn as being visited by Garda, and says he was former vice-president of SF in 1980s, and had recently visited Bulgaria with Cork man arrested with £2.3m, he also comments on Bulman's role, and how's a Diss/Rep involved with PIRA, the film report reviews how the whole Garda op was triggered by the arrest at the Dublin railway station, and spread across Ireland. Then earlier M. McGuiness (SF) gave an interview to F. McKinney, he says he and Adams will have to look at the new situation over the next few days, and face challenges, the hasn't begun any investigation himself, but he isn't walking away from the peace process. Off camera at the end, McGuiness says "You didn't expect me to answer that, I know what you're getting at". Then reactions from the DUP's J. Donaldson and SDLP's A. Attwood to the news today. Then live to Dublin for analysis from Ken Reid of B. Ahern and M. McDowell's reaction today and what they see as they way forward. He also comments on PIRA/Diss Rep co-operation. The PSNI Ombudsman says RUC Sp/Branch withheld crucial evidence from Dets investigating the murder of Newry man Owen Morley in 1990 (April). Film report. In Belfast's court, UDA's William 'The Boxer' Moore (36) from Bangor gets 17yrs for killing Richard Hamill (28) in Jan 03. Film report. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05510
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8568



Date Broadcast:
Sat 19th Feb 2005
Duration:
2 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
SF president Gerry Adams has again said he believes the PIRA denials of its involvement in the northern Bank robbery, film report from Dublin with Adams comments on current crisis, meanwhile senior police in Dublin unofficially have been saying the money seized in Cork can be traced back to the Northern Bank robbery, in Belfast several thousand pounds at the PSNI Sports Club at New Forge Lane can also be traced back to the Northern Bank raid. Meanwhile Phil Flynn a former VP of SF has resigned from a number of public and private seniors' posts after revelations following Cork finds. Old film clip of him with Adams in the 1970s shown. (5.00pm Saturday)
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8569



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Feb 2005
Duration:
16 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Pressure continues to mount on SF's Irish Justice Min. Michael McDowell's comments on Adams/McGuiness, at the weekend in the Republic a further £1/2m was found, H. Orde comments on this, the Noel Conroy's views on test on the money. Meanwhile in Belfast SF protested at the IMC HQ and SF MLA G. Kelly attacked M. McDowell's remarks. In Dublin courts, 5 IRA men were jailed for 4 years each on IRA membership charges. Film report names the man as Steven Birney, Patrick Brennan, Thomas Gilson, Sean O'Donnell and John Troy all from Dublin, they were arrested in Oct 2002 in van with CS gas, stun gun and pick axe handles. Back in the studio SF's M. McGuiness is asked is he on the IRA Army Council, he replies 'no', he calls McDowell's accusation an abuse of his work in the peace process, he says he was never on the IRA Army Council but was in the PIRA as he told the Saville Inquiry, he says he left the IRA in the early 1970s but refuses to say why he left, he calls McDowell a 'Minister for Smear' and bypassing justice he say he says McDowell would have stopped the peace process even starting if it had been down to him, when asked how he feels about the IRA being criminals and pub murderers, he says the IRA wasn't involved in R. McCartney killing and he hopes the killers are brought to justice, the criminality allegations come from political parties afraid of SF's electoral growth. Next from Hillsborough, Ken Reid gives his views on the current pressures on SF, ahead of tomorrow's sanctions announcements. The Milltown killer Michael Stone was questioned for 8 hours about alleged murder conspiracies from the 1980s. Film report on the targets with Alliance's Adie Morrows reaction to being a target. In South Belfast's Tates Ave the UVF was believed to be behind a petrol bomb attack on the McDonagh family home, they are Catholics and from the travellers community. Film report. Irish President Mary McAleese has cancelled plans to visit Belfast's Shankill Rd this week, following the controversy of her remarks last month comparing Protestants to Nazi's. Film report with comments of Edenbrooke P.S. head Betty Orr then UUP's Chris McGimpsey and DUP's Diane Dodds. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8570



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Feb 2005
Duration:
11 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
NI Sec. Paul Murphy announces in the Commons that the government will hit SF's half a million Pounds Westminster allowances as a sanction following the IMC report on the Northern Bank raid. Film report from Ken Reid and reaction from DUP's Ian Paisley Snr, and UUP's D. Trimble, the SDLP's S. Mallon is against sanctions, then SF's Alex Maskey gives their reaction to the measure, and denies SF involved in any criminality. Back in the studio NI Sec. Paul Murphy explains the government sanction is a measure of disapproval based on the IMC report, he rejects the idea of excluding SF from the Executive, and he says criminality from PIRA must end to get political progress on an inclusive basis. Then Ken Reid gives analysis of the current bleak political future and options facing the government now. The Policing Board Chairman Desmond Rea has resigned from Harcourt Development job as Director because Phil Flynn was also a Harcourt Director. Film report. The British government is to increase the Parades Commission powers to cover "hangers on" or supporters at Orange parades. Film report says protests will also be dealt with by the PDES/Comm. Linfield will play Derry City tonight for the first time since 1970. Film report with Trevor Rouston of Linfield's Supporters comments then SF Cllr Barney O'Hagan's comments, on trouble makers. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8571



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Feb 2005
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Burning Bridges
Description:
Assessment of the damage done to cross-community and cross-border relationships by Mary McAleese's recent remark drawing comparisons of hatreds by Nazi and Protestants; containing the views of G.Campell (DUP), Rev. B.Kennaway (Orange Order), David Nicholl (UPRG), Harvey Bicker (UUP), and Billy Murray a gym owner.
DVD No.
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
716



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Feb 2005
Duration:
3 mins 18 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Film report from Brian Black on the trimming of Killough Village in Co. Down, 150 year old trees, features comments of Maria George of Killough community Assoc. then views of Kevin Monaghan of the Roads Service, then tree expert Kenny McElnea. (5.30pm)
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8572



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Feb 2005
Duration:
22 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
After last night's Derry vs Linfield football match, Derry Youths attacked the Linfield fans buses as they left the Brandywell area, film report begins with coverage of the match, which ended 1-1, then UTV camera onboard a Linfield's bus films stoning incidents, then Linfield support Trevor Roulston's reaction, the PSNI Derry Commander Ch/Superintendent Richard Russell apologised to Linfield fans, then DUP's Wm Hay criticises police decision to allow local people to steward the match, and not the PSNI, then Derry's Mayor, SF's Gerry O'Hara says a PSNI presence would have meant a bigger riot. Linfield Manager David Jefferies praises Derry City F.C.'s efforts. Plans for the old Maze Prison site, by a cross group are to be published on Friday. It expects the renovations will include a new sports stadium, but a row has erupted over plans to create a museum about the Maze prison and Long Kesh, film report looks back to Jan 98 when journalists and Mo Mowlam (then NI Sec) talked to loyalist prisoners about loyalist ceasefire, then today SF Cllr Paul Butler and former Lifer in the Maze (killed an RUC man in 1974) explained by Ivan Little who details other features to be built on the site, SF's Paul Butler comments then PUP's Billy Hutchinson says SF want to rewrite history, and the Maze should be bulldozed. The Irish PM B. Ahern meet the McCartney family today and afterwards said that IRA/SF should hand over Robert's killers for justice. Film report with Irish Foreign Ministers comments offering the family their support, then Paula McCartney's reaction, with coverage of B. Ahern's Dail remarks. Meanwhile in Westminster Tony Blair attacks IRA/SF over criminality during PM's Question Time. Film report also shows NI Sec. Paul Murphy possible Victims Commissioner post to be set up, then DUP's J. Donaldson welcomes the move in his remarks, then in Commons UUP's D. Trimble attacked the government plan to continue with SF in peace process, followed by SDLP's Eddie McGrady remarks on bill on water charges and education. Then Ken Reid comments on Victims Comm. idea. As he retires, the NI Human Rights Commissioner Brice Dickson has attacked the British government saying they only paid lip service to Human Rights here. Film report with Dickson interview, and list of his complaints against the government he says the government treated them with disrespect. In North Belfast 2 military installations are to be abolished, Girdwood army camp and a watchtower at Oldpark Police station. Film report reaction from DUP's N. Dodds and SF's G. Kelly. In a clip from tonight's UTV Insight, UVF Killer Billy McCaughey describes a meeting he had with Irish president Mary McAleese at a function in her Dublin home. Film report has B. McCaughey and UPRGS David Nicholl's remarks. In Keady, Co Armagh, a man survives a shooting attack last night. Film report. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8573



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Feb 2005
Duration:
23 mins 46 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Burning Bridges?
Description:
Introduced by Darwin Templeton this programme profiles how much effort the Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband Martin have done over recent years to establish contacts with unionists and loyalists in N. Ireland, and how despite unionist anger about her recent remarks comparing Ulster Protestants. to Nazis these private contacts have continued. It begins with film clips of her comments on her joy of visiting NI, journalist comment on how meeting loyalists hasn't stirred the anger meeting the IRA would have caused and then her radio remarks comparing Northern Protestants to Nazis, followed by DUP's G. Campbell and Rev. B. Kenneway reactions, then UPRGS David Nicholl says she's not a sectarian person. Rev B. Kenneway then continues his praise, then film clip shows Martin McAleese at Stormont attending a UPRG / UDA sponsored launch of the Protestant Interface Network. Filmed beside him is UDA brigadier Jackie McDonald, and this is just two weeks after the Nazi row, then UPRG David Nicholl praises Martin's friendship. Darren Templeton then shows a Nov 1995 interview with Mary McAleese in which she recalls sectarian attacks on her Ardoyne home, followed by views of her biographer Ray Mac Manais on her lack of bitterness then Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times journalist comments on how she was able to overcome Southern fears about a Northern Catholic standing for President, in 1997, Northern Protestants feared her remembering her role in having the British anthem dropped from QUB graduations, Fintan O'Toole recalls criticism that was a catholic nationalist with a republican tinge, Rev Brian Kenneway recalls his fears, but UUP Cllr Harvey Bicker tells why he broke unionist ranks and supported her, once elected, she began visiting the North, film clip shows some of her visits including in 2000 a DUP protest at one of them, last Feb she visits loyalist Kilcooley estate in Bangor, then loyalist East Belfast gym, Billy Murray of the gym comments on her visit, then DUP's G. Campbell is critical of her visits, she then issued invites to the community groups to visit her, Harvey Bicker comments on how they financed the visits with 8000 Protestants having visited her home, last year PUP's Billy McCaughey from Ballymena visited the President, he recalls sharing the top table and discussing the NI situation and the pluralist state Ireland was now, McAleese even had the Orange Order visit her. Then on 27/01/05 she made that error as a holocaust ceremony, Brian Kenneway recalls his reaction, the Billy Murray, then DUP's G. Campbell's analysis of his outrage, then Fintan O'Toole's views on her mistake, film clip shows her 2nd inauguration in Dec 04, attending the ceremony were UDA's J. McDonald and David Nicholl, Fintan O'Toole comments on their presence, Jackie McDonald and Martin McAleese are friends, and UPRG D. Nicholl comments on that friendship. Templeton reveals how McAleese got Irish businessman to pay for football pitch in loyalist area of Dunmurry, the clubs Norman Buchanan recalls meeting Martin McAleese's efforts. Templeton profiles M. McAleese's other outreach work, he visited Harryville in Ballymena and helped a local youth club, in the Lower Shankill area, he got a multi-national computer company to provide computer equipment at 4 Belfast sites, then UUP Harvey Bicker praises the McAleese outreach efforts, film clip then shows UDA/UFF marching and firing weapons, the group were political outcasts and they appreciated the McAleese efforts David Nicholl comments on the opened doors through the McAleese's then DUP G. Campbell rejects her overtures, followed by Fintan O'Toole views of her meeting loyalists and the lack of Southern reaction, then film clip shows DUP's N. Dodds shaking hands with UDA's Jackie McDonald, then D. Nicholl says UPRG more comfortable meeting McAleese's than their own government, DUP's G. Campbell says it'll take her 5 or 6 years to make amends, then views of B. Kenneway, H. Bicker, Billy Murray on Mary McAleese.
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8574



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Feb 2005
Duration:
? mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Presbyterian leader Ken Newell debates with Alex Maskey (SF) about SF's denials of involvement in the Northern Bank robbery. Journalist Mal O'Doherty looks at Fianna Fail attitudes to SF. Then historian Eamon Phoenix examines the links between De Valera and the IRA in the 1920s and 1930s and how he dealt with them.
DVD No.
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
717



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Feb 2005
Duration:
10 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Expelled UDA brigadier Johnny Adair has returned to NI and visited the Lower Shankill area and Portadown, film report from Ivan Little says in Portadown UDA men had stormed a hotel thinking Adair was in there, the Sunday Life journalist Stephen Breen comments on meeting Adair in the Shankill area, with Gary Smith, then SDLP's Dolores Kelly comments on his Portadown visit, then with old film clips shown of Adair visiting Portadown with LVF men during Drumcree trouble, Ivan Little reads a UDA statement on his visit. Irish President Mary McAleese visited Belfast today in Hannahstown. Film report with film clip of her comments, she didn't visit the Shankill area as had been planned due to her holocaust remarks. Betty Orr head of Edenbrooke P.S. hopes she will return before June, the UPRG/UDA Jackie McDonald expressed his support for Mary McAleese. The estate agent firm Templeton Robinson was cleared at a tribunal today of allegations of anti-Catholic basis but criticised for its poor fair employment practices. Film report on the case of Jonathan Montague and his allegations, he was the only catholic out of 22 employees. The government expected decision to appoint a Victims Commissioner has caused controversy here. Film report on DUP's J. Donaldson's use of the term "innocent victims" with reaction of Relatives For Justice spokesman Mark Thompson, and then of Rev David Clements of WAVE, followed by the views of Alan Wardle of Shankill Stress & Trauma Group. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8575



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Feb 2005
Duration:
29 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson, he begins by reviewing the claim and counterclaim of SF, the British and Irish governments and other politicians about the Northern Bank raid, he then adds a new critic of SF's denials, the Presbyterian church. In the studio Presby/Moderator Jim Newell and SF MLA Alex Maskey debate the topic, with Newell saying they're 95% sure the IRA done it, Maskey says Presby. have jumped on the anti-SF bandwagon but he praises Newell's track record on dialogue with SF since 1980s. When asked if he himself has any doubts about the robbery, Maskey says he has no doubts that SF didn't do it. In the 'If You Ask Me' spot, journalist Malachi O'Doherty comments on current Fianna Fail attitudes to SF/IRA and their sense of betrayal by SF, and the failure of SF leaders to see that A. Ahern can't ever trust their word again, without the end of the IRA. In the next piece Noel Thompson examines the 1927 decision of Eamon De Valera to choose democratic politics over the rule of force, today SF finds itself in a similar position. A film clip from Eamon Phoenix looks at SF's current position, and shows film of B. Ahern comments in the Dail, attacking SF and the IRA, Phoenix then reviews De Valera's 1927 position and eventually in 1932 De Valera and FF would be the government, film clip shows Dev speaking in 1932, he parallels Dev's 1927-32 political journey with SF today's 1994-1999 journey when M. McGuiness entered a Stormont power sharing government. Phoenix profiles the electoral rise Nth and Sth of SF since then, film clip shown of their first Euro MP Mary Lou McDonald, and have eclipsed the SDLP, but he says SF now face a fork in the road, if SF leaders want to see further advances they must cast off decomm and criminality albatrosses, Ahern has thrown down the gauntlet as WT Cosgrove did to Dev in 1927, the choice is now SF's. Next NI Sec. Paul Murphy defends the British government sanctions on SF's Westminster allowances, despite criticism from unionists, he rejects ejecting SF from the process he wants inclusive formula but SF/IRA must first remove its criminality. Final piece is comic taxi driver routine on the week's news.
DVD No.
D05520
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8576



Date Broadcast:
Fri 25th Feb 2005
Duration:
5 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, report on the proposals to replace the Maze prison with a £55m sports stadium to be used by soccer, rugby and Gaelic games, a peace centre which includes the Maze prison hospital, a watchtower and WWII aircraft hangar and also an International Exhibition Centre, then Michael McKernan of the Maze panel group says the 4 main political parties have agreed on these proposals but achieving consensus had been difficult, then Maze panel chairman David Campbell outlines the benefit for the area., and peoples quality of life, then DUP's Edwin Poots whose on the Maze panel calls it a very good deal for Lisburn with £1billion worth of investment, then Roy Bailie also of the Maze panel praises the plans, then prof Eric Saunders of the NI Sports Council calls it a welcome development. SF's Gerry Adams met the McCartney family for the first time, and called on everybody to help the family. Last night in South Belfast the UUP selected Michael McGimpsey to fight that Westminster seat, the DUP has said it will put a candidate up against him, splitting the unionist vote. Film report. In the republic PM B. Ahern told a Limerick radio station that the PIRA killers of Garda Gerry McCabe wouldn't get early release on his watch. The UTV current affairs series Insight has won a major TV award. Film report. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8577



Date Broadcast:
Sat 26th Feb 2005
Duration:
3 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Last night the PIRA issued a statement expelling 3 of its members for involvement in the killing of Robert McCartney. Film report covers the significance of this PIRA move who also called for an end to intimidation of witnesses. This morning SF's Gerry Adams said if he had been involved in events in McGuiness's bar he would make himself available to the courts. Catherine McCartney welcomes the IRA statement but they want to hear the witness statements in court. This afternoon the PSNI arrested a man in connection with the McCartney murder after he arrived at a PSNI station with his lawyer. Meanwhile the UUP called the IRA statement a cynical ploy and SDLP's Mark Durkan called it damage limitation exercise. Film report on this remarks. (5.00pm Saturday)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8578



Date Broadcast:
Sat 26th Feb 2005
Duration:
6 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
PSNI have arrested a man in Belfast in relation to the murder of Robert McCartney, this follows an earlier IRA statement that they have 3 of their members involved in the killing, the McCartney family welcomed the IRA statement but their campaign continues, film report with Gerry Adams comments to witnesses and the McCartney family reaction. In Dublin Irish PM said the IRA was a good development and comes as a reaction to community pressure. Film report with Ahern views then Fine Gael's Edna Kenny's views, then Labour Party's Pat Rabbitte comments. The Irish Justice Minister Michael McDowell called for an end to all IRA activity, and this statement doesn't in any way improve the IRA. In the Republic a new opinion poll shows an improvement in the position of B. Ahern, the government, and Fianna Fail, with FF having an 8 pts lead over a possible alternative coalition. Film report gives the exact figures, for Fine Gael, Labour, PD's, and SF and Greens, plus the party leaders with Adams done 20 pts. (6.00pm Saturday)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
309
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8579



Date Broadcast:
Sun 27th Feb 2005
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Panorama
Programme Title:
Scotland's Shame
Description:
Profile of the human cost of sectarianism in Scotland centred on Glasgow's Old Firm of Celtic and Rangers. Includes interviews with fans, academics, club officials, and police.
DVD No.
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
718



Date Broadcast:
Sun 27th Feb 2005
Duration:
40 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Panorama
Programme Title:
Scotland's Secret Shame
Description:
This programme looks at the problem in Glasgow of religious sectarianism, the violence it causes, its history and its modern manifestation in Glasgow's Old Firm Football teams Rangers and Celtic. After an introduction, the programme shows a choir singing some of the different football songs sung by supporters, first up is the Rangers song 'The Billy Boys', then a secret filming shows Rangers fans singing it, after last weekend's Old Firm game 20/02/05 a film crew filmed in a hospital and with a paramedic crew, a patient who didn't go to the match recalls the attack on him because of the team he supports. Panorama then interviews Celtic Chairman Brian Quinn, he says the club has a small number of supporters with sectarian attitudes, the club would rather not have them and want to eradicate and prevent sectarianism, then Rangers Chairman David Murray says they have a small number of sectarian fans and the situation is improving the hopes to eradicate sectarianism, the programme then talks to medical staff at a hospital A&E dept, they have a different opinion on the level of sectarianism in the Old Firm, paramedic Shaun McGranaghan comments, then Herald journalist Graham Spiers compares the religious bigotry to racism which authorities try hard to prevent, clip of 18/11/04 racist taunts by Spanish fans against England's black players shown and FIFA's clampdown, but yet no clampdown on sectarian songs, Rangers fans shown singing only last week, then Celtic fans sing IRA songs yet since June 2003 Scotland has outlawed sectarianism, with 415 people arrested in first 14months of the law. But eh sectarianism goes well beyond the terraces, film clip shows Remember Bloody Sunday March at 11am in morning, and crowds chant abuse at each other as march passes, the Prof. Tom Devine of Aberdeen Univ. says by 1800 Scotland was protestant nation, then during Irish famine, Catholics arrived, 250,000 by end of 18th century, but Protestants also came from Ulster, they all brought their bigotry with them Devine says, once formed Rangers attracted prot. support it didn't sign a Catholic player till 1989. Celtic was founded by Irish priest, Tom Devine recalls Irish Ambassador attending first Old Firm game and what he thought. Back in the hospital a Rangers fan describes being attacked by 2 Celtic fans then archive radio reports list more serious attacks, Tom Devine says Scotland in denial about its 200 year old problem, now Jack McConnell Scotland's 1st Minister is taking the initiative, Rangers fan sings abuse about McConnell to the TV crew, in an interview he explains his wife is a catholic, but people disagree with that, or that he's not a catholic, they find something to disagree with, two weeks ago Scotland held a National Summit on sectarianism 30 organisations attended including the Catholic church, the Orange Order, and the Old Firm, Jack McConnell explains his views against sectarianism. A film clip from 04/05/02 shows a man hit by a stone, but over 10yrs there have been 10 murders linked to Old Firm rivalry, CH/Superintendent Kevin Smith comments, then journalist Graham Spier's views on the savage nature of rivalry. Then Panorama visits a Young Offenders Centre and talks to Celtic and Rangers fans who are in prison for attacks, first Celtic fan Brian, then Rangers fan Alexander both are mirror images of the other. Back at the Monklands Hospital A&E Dr Martin Watt, and Dr Rudy Crawford of Glasgow A&E recall their first hand experiences after Old Firm games and the absurdity of it. The Old Firm haven't always enjoyed the media spotlight in 29/07/1995 Paul Gascoigne was reprimanded for pretending to play a flute, 29/05/1999 Donald Finlay apologised and resigned for leading sectarian singing, on Oct 11th 2001, a film clip shows then Celtic manager Martin O'Neill endorsing anti-sectarianism, appears unconvincing, then on 23/11/04 M. O'Neill alleges Neil Lennon was abused by Rangers fans at Old Firm game, he now seems more convincing but Rangers manager Alex McLeish is not willing to talk about it. Panorama then shows positive measures of the clubs, like Protestant & Catholic kids getting tours of grounds, film clip shows kids comments as they watch Old Firm game, and their work together before hand, on explaining abusive terms used, political songs of Celtic fans are looked at next, firstly 'Boys of the Old Brigade', Brian Quinn says Celtic fans don't sing religious bigotry songs, film clip shows 30/01/05 singing of the Old Brigade, Quinn doesn't like this song, then film of 10/09/02 IRA chants during Sept 11th NYC silence, Quinn criticises them and letters sent to Celtic fans, but next week IRA songs continue, Quinn says away games are the problem, film clip shows Celtic fans IRA songs over 2 months of away games, then Rangers fans filmed giving Nazi salutes and singing sectarian songs, David Murray comments on Nazi salutes, then Rangers Security Chief Laurence McIntyre says it's Red Hand of Ulster sign not Nazi salute, David Murray says songs unacceptable but he won't say he ashamed of them, Grahams Spiers says the debate about sectarianism is phoney, he recalls Rangers Trust men defending the use of term 'Fenian'. Back at hospital paramedic Karlene Cowan tells what happened to attacked Celtic fan. After choir sings 'Soldiers Song', Alexander (Rangers fan in prison) recalls the high end violence, as the choir sings 'The Sash'. Brian (Celtic fan in prison) says it gets him really mad. Film crew visits Rangers Sectarianism and Racism Monitoring Group meeting, for Jan Old Firm game debriefing. Panorama uses it's film clips to highlight their different view of the match from the committee's, then Laurence McIntyre says they are only 90mins bigots, the A&E disagree to stab someone is a lifetime of bigotry they say, then Archive radio news reports list Old Firm casualty reports. Celtic's Brian Quinn explains their policy to trouble makers or offenders, they remove their season tickets, but only done it once this year. The Rangers David Murray lists their similar measures, but can't say how many are banned for bigotry, then Karlene Cowan shows a 16 year old attacked by Celtic fans. Panorama then profiles the police operation for an Old Firm game, Ch/Superintendent Kevin Smith comments. Film clip shows police operation in the stadium, with 30 arrests. Jack McConnell says he want to change the next generation, then Graham Spier's views, and in the A&E Martin Watt comments on this nights work related to sectarian attacks.
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
8580



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Feb 2005
Duration:
26 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Leargas
Programme Title:
Liverpool Irish - Living in Peace?
Description:
Profile of the lives of some Irish immigrants after they settled in Liverpool; how the IRA attacks in England affected them; the role of the Orange Order and loyalist paramilitaries in Liverpool, and sectarianism. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
719



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Feb 2005
Duration:
13 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The family of UDA brigadier John Greig, killed in an internal UDA feud by J. Adair's Shankill 'C' Company have criticised the PSNI inquiry into his killing. Film report from his inquest today, with profile of Greig's violent past in the UDA, including a 1984 gun attack on SF's Gerry Adams in Belfast, film of his Feb 2003 killing scene, also killed was Rab Carson (33). Tommy Kirkham of the UPRG read out a statement with the families criticisms. The sisters or Robert McCartney have called on the IRA to order Robert's killers to give themselves up to the PSNI, film report covers rally yesterday in the Short Strand to support the family, then Paula McCartney's comments, then Claire says more than 3 PIRA men were involved, film clip from rally shows Robert's uncle tell SF MLA A. Maskey to hand the other nine over. In Derry it's been revealed a Derry republican, Bart Fisher who was convicted of stabbing to death James McGinley, had been a steward on Bloody Sunday. March film report on Oct 2003 killing, film clip of Fisher at Jan 31st March, and views of victims aunt Kathleen Coyle, and his mother Eileen McGinley. Tony Blair will meet B. Ahern in London on Thursday and it's been revealed government officials have met SF Gerry Adams. In a new book on the Hunger Strike former prisoner Richard O'Rawe says the PIRA Army Council overrules a deal just before Joe McDonnell died but Brendan McFarlene rejects his claims. Film report with Old Firm clips and interview with R. O'Rawe and B. McFarlane. Today is the 20th anniversary of an IRA mortar attack on Newry RUC station that killed 9 RUC men, the RUC's single biggest loss in the troubles. Film report with Old Firm clips of aftermath and pictures of the victims, Mary Robinson the mother of Rosemary McGookin recalls the event, then her sister Jean McGready. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8581



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Feb 2005
Duration:
25 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Leargas
Programme Title:
Living Life in Peace?
Description:
This programme largely in Irish with English subtitles profiles how Liverpool, which Leargas calls the most Irish city in England, has dealt with its Irish immigrants, and profiles examples of sectarianism and anti-Irish racism, despite a quarter of Liverpool people having Irish roots, Peter Gallagher says of the two big teams Liverpool and Everton, the latter was the original Irish favourite, as in the 1940s/50s it had Irish players on its books, then Thomas Walsh of St Michael's Irish Centre says Everton had 9 Irish players, both men then profile how important a port Liverpool was for Irish going to the USA or England. On the site of the old poorhouse now stands Christ Church Catholic Cathedral, at one time Liverpool had streets where only Irish was spoken, then a film clip shows The Beatles arriving in Dublin in 1963, all 3, Harrison, Lennon, and McCartney had Irish roots but not Ringo Starr, but despite these strong historical links, not all the Irish had welcoming stories even today. Tony Birtill, a college lecturer, takes Irish classes at night, he was born and raised in Liverpool by Irish born parents, then Peter Gallagher profiles his background, arriving in 1968, he works with Irish Community Care Merseyside, which helps Irish people with problems, for addictions etc they get them YMCA beds, one such person called Tony tells his story, then Geraldine Judge recalls IRA abuse towards her during the 70s, the IRA bombings made life difficult for the Irish over in England, Thomas Walsh recalls the reactions, then Peter Gallagher on his experiences at that time, the programme then says Protestants and Catholics have mostly lived in harmony, Paisley has a Free Presbyterian Church in Liverpool and there is a strong Orange Order there also, and in 1987 Orangemen where convicted of UVF ties, a group called the Derry Club featured in a Ch4 docu. 10yrs ago, extract shown, then Geraldine Judge views followed by more clips from 'The Billy Boys' docu. although now tensions are less, Tony Birtill comments on flair up in pubs, and last year in Walton, a police raid found UVF guns, Alan Clair of the Liverpool Vol. Flute Band got 8yrs, (photo shown) T. Birtill says there was another find 5yrs ago and one in 1989. Geraldine Judge from Dublin, moved into Anfield 5yrs ago, and she describes her problems over the last year including attacks on her house, and her car, and on her visitors from Ireland. Tony Birtill then recalls a court case he took over anti-Irish slur against his Irish class students, eventually he got £3,000 in damages, and an apology, but largely Thomas Walsh feels discrimination isn't a big problem for the Irish in England, then Tony discusses his position now in the college where he didn't get promoted, he feels some at the college are still racist. Then Peter Gallagher recalls his case against the Liverpool Echo for a cartoon shown on St Pat's Day and the paper apologised. Geraldine Judge then recalls friends of hers attacked on St Pat's Day after a pde. Newspapers shown, Tony Birtill says St Pat's parades only began again in 1996 after the Troubles and they have been attacked by loyalists, and he questions the police activities that day, meanwhile Geraldine Judge is moving house but wasn't taken seriously. As for parades now Tony Birtill says they go prepared it's no more Mister Nice Guy about loyalist attacks.
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8582



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Mar 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Private Grief, Public Pressure
Description:
Examination of the affect of Robert McCartney's murder by SF supporters has had on his family circle as they live amongst his alleged killers. With comment from Belfast journalists and present and past SF activists.
DVD No.
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
720



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Mar 2005
Duration:
7 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the PSNI arrest a man about the McCartney murder, and at a Police Board meeting, Chief Constable H. Orde said some of those wanted for McCartney killing had left NI, film report covers Orde's reaction to the IRA expelling 3 of its members, and then NI Sec. Paul Murphy's reaction to the IRA statement, in London SF's M. McGuiness said he wanted killers in a court. Today NI Sec Paul Murphy announced the government would appoint a Victims Commissioner to look after victims interests. Film report with reaction from DUP's J. Donaldson, the Mark Thompson from Relatives For Justice. The Orange Order has brought a minutes book from a 1798 Lodge meeting in Co. Tyrone which was found in the USA. Film report with Orangemen Jon. Stevenson and David Hume's views then comment from US Consul Cathy Hurst on the book. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8583



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Mar 2005
Duration:
29 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Private Grief, Public Pressure
Description:
Introduced by Mark Carruthers this programme examines the McCartney family from Belfast's Short Strand, efforts to get justice for their brother Robert McCartney, stabbed to death in a Markets area bar on 31/01/05, by a gang that included members of PIRA. It begins with a film report that shows a family rally which was well attended in the Short Strand, with Paula McCartney's comments, then Robert's partner Bridgeen Hagans appeal for witnesses to come forward, and recalls the attack on Robert and his friend Brendan Devine, who had his throat cut but survived, she says between 15 to 20 were there, and about 5 done the killing, in total 70 people were in the bar but witnesses have been elusive, among the attackers were 3 PIRA men, one a senior vol, after the attack the gang removed the CCTV tapes and warned the other drinkers to be silent. QUB Prof Richard English comments on the power of paramilitaries in Belfast to quieten witnesses, with threats, then former IRA prisoner and SF politician John Kelly says his former comrades are hypocrites, he explains his point of view, the report then shows despite threats the public support for the McCartney's has grown and SF feels the pressure, and two weeks ago Gerry Adams spoke condemning republican involvement in any criminality at a republican rally threatening expulsion to those involved, this was followed up by an IRA statement denying the murder was sanctioned and the killers acted contrary to republican ordeals, but John Kelly remains unconvinced conditions still apply to the IRA attitudes, meanwhile Paula McCartney says if killers escape it could be anybody's brother next, reporter Stephen Walker then comments on the latest IRA statement expelling 3 men who were involved that night, at the recent rally SF MLA Alex Maskey said he was there to support the McCartney's, a film clip shows Gerry McKay (Robert's uncle) clash with Maskey asking for him to hand over the other 9, Paula McCartney, the Bridgeen again calls for witnesses to come forward. Back in the studio, security editor Brian Rowan answers questions about the PSNI investigation, the three expelled PIRA men, and what's currently happening within the PIRA. One of those expelled is a senior Belfast IRA vol. the other done the stabbing and the third organised the clean-up operation afterwards. Sinn Fein refused to take part in the programme, but in the studio are Noel Doran editor of the Irish News, Austin Hunter editor of the Newsletter, Martin O'Muilleoir, of the Daily Ireland and Brian Walker of the Belfast Telegraph, each of the journalists comments on the current situation, M. Miller refers to the twin track approach her to the case with politicians only interested in SF bashing, he feels the witnesses are the key to McCartney's getting justice, then Noel Doran says the IRA has been listening to McCartney demands for justice, Brian Walker also says the IRA moves have been significant, the witnesses still have fears, he feels, and he looks at the difficulty of getting justice for the McCartney's. For unionists, Austin Hunter says they sympathise with McCartney's and it highlights the criminality currently in Belfast, M. O'Muilleoir says the danger is the reaction could be seen as an anti SF rally which he says it's not, he also comments on the level of evidence needed to get a conviction and he says that evidence will have to come through the PSNI and quotes H. Orde's comment today on lack of forensic evidence, Noel Doran comments on the bigger picture for the peace process, then B. Walker explains why the Nationalist community has felt confident enough to protest about this killing, he refers back to the Peace People days and other upsurges, then A. Hunter gives his analysis of the pressure on republicans across the board, N. Doran agrees SF are under pressure, and M. O'Muilleoir says this won't let to a fall in SF votes, B. Walker asks if SF vote holds up, how will unionist community see that. A. Hunter says unionists don't expect the vote to drop, while N. Doran feels that the big issue needing to be solved here is policing and getting SF to join the Policing Board.
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8585



Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Mar 2005
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
The Trial
Description:
Profile of the Garda handling of the Omagh bombing, with allegations that police let the bomb through to protect an informer. Detective Superintendent John White says his career was ruined because he spoke out. Also includes comments of victims' spokesman M.Gallagher, Nuala O'Loan the Police Ombudsman, and investigating journalists.
DVD No.
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
721



Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Mar 2005
Duration:
13 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Irish government says it's certain the money seized in Cork was from the N/Bank raid. Film report from Inter-Governmental Conference in Dublin, where a deal was signed for more Irish language broadcasts in N.I. with Irish Foreign Minister D. Ahern comments on the Cork money's origins, then NI Sec P. Murphy intimidation of witnesses in the McCartney murder case is continuing. Meanwhile the issue was debated in the Dail last night. Film report with FG's Edna Kenny's views, then today Murphy and D. Ahern's views on this issue's importance to the peace process. In Belfast PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde says witnesses to the McCartney killing should go to 3rd parties as a first step, so far 10 people have been arrested and 18 houses searched, meanwhile the McCartney sisters have threatened to campaign in the USA on St Pat's Day if the PIRA don't name the killers, last night Belfast City Council voted condemning the murder and calling on witnesses to go to the PSNI. Film report with SDLP's Pat McCarthy, then DUP's N. Dodds, then SF's Joe O'Donnell's views. SF Gerry Adams has scrapped plans to fundraise in the USA next week, he's also not been invited to the White House on St Pat's Day. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of current SF / governments meetings. From Insight later tonight Garda Det. John White claims he warned in Aug 1990 about a car bomb going North and his boss let it go through, also in the programme Nuala O'Loan (Police Ombudsman) criticises Nth/Sth police co-operation. Then Omagh relative M. Gallagher gives his reaction. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8584



Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Mar 2005
Duration:
24 mins 53 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
The Trial
Description:
This programme deals with events preceding the RIRA bomb attack on Omagh in Aug 98, in the Republic and the allegations of Garda Det John White that he told his superiors about information an informer told him, that the RIRA had ordered a car stolen to take a bomb North, but his superiors decided to let the bomb go ahead to protect the informers identity. It begins with a reconstruction of the 1998 thief of the car in Dublin, then John White's dilemma explained. Last month in Letterkenny White was cleared on 6 corruption charges he says they were brought against him because he wanted to tell what he knew about the Omagh bomb. Then news clips from April 12th show seizures made by the Garda of PIRA bomb parts across the border areas, at the centre of the finds where Det Sergeant John White and his informer Paddy Dixon, then John White comments on how Dixon stole cars, then let the Garda bug them, who picked their moment to strike. White recalls their successes, then news clip from Armagh on March 10 1998 and May 10 1998, White says both RIRA operations were allowed to proceed to protect Dixon, Omagh relative M. Gallagher says they were playing Russian Roulette with lives, then film clip of Omagh aftermath shown and John White recalls his shock. Then Insight then asks what did the Garda know, White says it began three weeks before Omagh on 24/07/98 when Dixon told the RIRA wanted a car on 11/08/98 White met his superiors in a Dublin pub told them what Dixon had said, his superiors said let this go through, to protect Dixon, White recalls the conversation. Film clip then shows Blair and Ahern's post Omagh reactions, and reporter Trevor Birney recalls assurances given to relatives bombers would be caught, but RUC investigation was a sham, and according to White, the Garda also was closing ranks, at Garda HQ White says he was told we can never talk about this in our lifetime, it would be 3 years before White did talk. In that interlude he had been involved in the investigation into death of Donegal cattle dealer Richie Baron, Garda framed Frank McBrearty Jnr, White was suspicious of his Garda colleagues and told superiors in March 2000 White was charged with procuring false statements on the world of criminal Bernie Conlon, who was Garda informer, John White recalls his shock at this, he was now an outcast and his faith in the Garda shattered he decided to talk to a Junior government Minister about Omagh, White says the Minister never met him, in June 2000 at a meeting with Superintendent about the allegations against him, his lawyer raised the Omagh bombing but Garda didn't follow it up, White was charged, in June 2001 he was again arrested and told William Doherty another informer had accused him (White) of stealing a lorry of meat worth £25,000, and that he gave Garda uniforms to PIRA, and he dealt in stolen cars, White was charged with unlawful possession of a shotgun. Trevor Birney comments on the faults in the Garda case, a fit-up to undermine John White's credibility over his Omagh and McBrearty allegations, White comments. By 2001 White says P. Dixon was taken into witness protection programme to control him. In Dec 2001, NI Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan ripped apart the RUC's Omagh inquiries, and attacked Ronnie Flannigan, as White watched, he decided to speak to Omagh families, M. Gallagher recalls putting White in touch with O'Loan's Chief Det. Martin Bridger, White recalls his feelings, then N. O'Loan recalls White's allegations and she decided to take them seriously, she met Brian Cowan about it, who gave it to Justice Minister John O'Donoghue, M/ Gallagher tells his views of the government inquiry that followed, White then recalls hush hush flight to Scotland to meet PSNI's Superintendent N. Baxter for debriefing, M. Gallagher says they believed White, not the Irish government inquiry views. Once home White was arrested and charged on B. Doherty claims, he was believed in the North but called corrupt liar in the Republic, in Dail in 2004 M. McDowell said there was no basis to believe Garda let the Omagh bomb through, M. Gallagher comments on not seeing Nally report, then O'Loan views on lack of cross border co-operation, in last 7 months Morris Tribunal found White innocent. News clips shown, last month judge acquitted White on B. Conlon's allegations but he still faces weapons charge, Ass/Com Kevin Carthy who framed White is uncharged, White comments on political agenda then M. Gallagher praises J. White.
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8586



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Mar 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
First item looks at the 100th birthday of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP); an assessment of its past and speculation on its future. Second item is a report on the role of PSNI Superintendent Jon McIvor in Iraq.
DVD No.
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
722



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Mar 2005
Duration:
15 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The McCartney family have met the family of Derry man James McGinley who was stabbed to death in Oct 03 by republican Bart Fisher who got 3 years for manslaughter. Film report shows Fisher as steward at annual Bloody Sunday March in Derry, the McGinley's say republicans told them Fisher was one of them and neither he nor his family were to be annoyed, Kathleen Coyle, comments for McGinley's the family lists 4 demands they want from Republicans, tonight they'll hold a vigil in Derry. Meanwhile a senior republican Gerard 'Jock' Davidson who was arrested in connection to the McCartney killing has given his version of events that night in McGuiness's Bar to the Daily Ireland paper. Photo shown. Davidson knew R. McCartney but wasn't there when he was killed, as he had already been stabbed in the arm and gone to hospital. The McCartney's say he she tell his story to the courts. The Irish government has said it has resumed meetings with SF, film report from Ken Reid in London where B. Ahern met T. Blair, afterwards B. Ahern says the issue of McCartney murder must be resolved. Then in the studio analysis from K. Reid of Ahern's comments today on the state of the peace process now, and the issues discussed. In Derry's courts, James Taylor (34) was charged with the murder of Darren Thompson in Sept 04 in the Waterside in what was suspected to be a loyalist feud in Derry, in the dock he pointed a finger at Thompson's father and went 'bang bang'. Film report. In Craigavon a Parkmore estate home of Jim Murray (53) was attacked by gunmen last night. Film report with Irene Murray then Jim Murray comments, no motive known for the attack. Castlereagh Holding Centre is to be demolished next week, the former RUC Interrogation Centre was notorious in the 1970s for methods used to question suspects, in 1979 the Bennet Report investigated 78 claimants from detainee's, and CCTV was brought in, the PUP's David Ervine recalls the centre's past, then SF MLA Michael Ferguson's views. In St Anne's Cathedral, UUP's David Trimble led a wreath at Lord Edward Carson's grave as part of the UUP's 100th birthday celebrations. Film report. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8587



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Mar 2005
Duration:
29 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Today 100 years ago the Ulster Unionist Council was formed, the body at the heart of the UUP, a film report begins by looking back, showing all the UUP leaders since Carson, then Dr Graham Walker of QUB, who wrote a book on the history of the UUP' answers questions from Noel Thompson on the UUP down through the years pointing out it has a collection of different interests and different political tendencies, and they largely kept the divisions covered during Home Rule and government of NI days. He comments on the UUC formed in 1905, when Unionism organised on a mass base to imitate what nationalism was doing in the Irish Parliamentary Party, at the start Walker some of the UUC were liberal unionists, he comments on centralisation trying to control internal factions and fierce local pride. Looking to the future he comments on the possibility of Catholic members being included, and the Orange Order's role in maintaining ethnic supremacy of Protestantism within the UUP, he says Molyneaux valued the Orange Order highly as a Litmus test of protestant/unionist opinion, Walker comments on pessimism currently in the UUP and reasons for it. Then in the studio UUP MLA David McNarry and from London UUP MP David Burnside are asked are the UUP glory days over or will the UUP have another 100 years. Burnside looks back praising 60 years of Unionist unity, then 40 years of disunity caused by the Trouble, this is the lesson to be learnt he says, Unionist must re-unite he says. David McNarry praises UUP's achievement over 100 years, but politics evolves he says, it's the absence of power causing problems he says, the feels the UUP always put the community first, the party second, as they do today. Both are asked about the current internal UUP divisions, McNarry sets out his reasoning for being a devolutionist, Burnside says he won't accept a Stormont with SF in government, he will accept a voluntary coalition with SDLP, he says Carson etc would hate internal Unionist fighting. Both are asked about RC's in the party, Burnside says he recommended John Gorman to Trimble, as an Orangeman he says there is no contradiction in that end wanting pro-Union RC's in the party, D. McNarry says the loyal orders shouldn't be a blockage to RC's joining, he says RC's have voted for him, but he's against UUP breaking it's link with the Or/Order, Burnside repeats his claim for having 1 Unionist party, McNarry would like a good working relationship with the DUP. In the 'Ask Me Spot', journalist Fionnuala O'Connor gives her opinion on ordinary RC's recently challenging the Catholic bishops on paedophile priests, and challenging the SF leaders on the Robert McCartney killing, in both cases she cites examples of these grass roots challenges. In the next section about policing the Palestinians a major EEC conference in London has set up efforts to organise a police service in Palestine, the PSNI Ch/Superintendent Jonathan McIvor has been given that job, in the studio he talks about his objectives and parallels policing here under Patten to build a civil police service to his new task in Palestine. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the weeks news.
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8588



Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Mar 2005
Duration:
10 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, PSNI issue new appeal for McCartney murder witnesses to come forward, last night SF President Gerry Adams suspended 7 SF members alleged to be present during the bar fight, PSNI Det/Superintendent George Hamilton comments, then the McCartney's, whose home was evacuated today due to a bomb scare, give their views on the 7 suspensions, and the giving of the names to the Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan, then Nuala O'Loan gives her opinion on being a conduit, and statements given to her can be used in court. In Dublin the Catholic primate Sean Brady praised the McCartney's, called on Catholics to put aside their historic differences with the police and give witness statements Then in Dublin, Ken Reid previews the SF Ard Fheis taking place this weekend, M. McGuiness comments admit IRA vols involved in the McCartney murder and how that has saddened him, he stops short of saying go to the police to witnesses. In Derry Bart Fisher jailed for 3 years for killing James McGinley (23) denies he is in IRA and says he killed McGinley only after he was attacked and provoked. In Lurgan last night 7 people escaped injury when a gunman fired at 2 adjoining houses, film report with comments SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly. In Coleraine Courts Gary Smith (34) is jailed for 4 years for UDA attacks over years. The DUP's MP J. Donaldson is to complain to the NI Sec about the delay in beginning an inquiry into the killing of LVF leader Billy Wright. Film report hears Rosemary Nelson inquiry to begin next month, and has David Wright and J. Donaldson interviews. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8589



Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Mar 2005
Duration:
56 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Sinn Fein Ard Fheis
Description:
Coverage of the Presidential address by Gerry Adams to the SF Ard Fheis. Begins with Adams sitting the McCartney sisters in the front row of the hall, then Catriona Ruane gives introduction speech. Adams tells McCartneys that SF is on their side and condemns republicans who were involved in the killing of their brother Robert McCartney. He rejects attempts by the Irish government to criminalise SF, and defines his ideas on criminality. He assesses why the December 2004 deal with the DUP fell through. He denies IRA involvement in the Northern Bank robbery. He mentions other world problems and gives an upbeat view of a radical SF going forward on social issues.
DVD No.
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
724



Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Mar 2005
Duration:
51 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Eddie Fullerton
Description:
This programme examines the murder of Eddie Fullerton (a SF councilor) in his Donegal home by the UDA/UFF from Derry. It highlights in detail the lack of a Garda investigation and the fact that the RUC failed to interview witnesses to the hijacking of a car by the killers, and points to a strong case for believing that collusion was involved. It contains interviews with the family, journalists Brian Feeney, Chris Moore, and Henry McDonald, and ex-RUC Sergeant J.Brown. Pat Doherty (SF) explains the background to this attack and seven other attacks including the killing of Sheena Campbell (29). (See tape 266 for UTV's programme on this topic: 'Death on the Cards'.) (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
311A
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
728



Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Mar 2005
Duration:
2 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
At SF Ard Fheis, M. McLaughlin has told the SF conference the only aspect of the peace process still in place is the PIRA ceasefire, he accuses Irish and British governments of adopting security agendas to stop SF's electoral advances, the political journalist gives his analysis of the speeches to date. 1pm (Saturday)
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8590



Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Mar 2005
Duration:
6 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
From the SF Ard Fheis, which the McCartney sisters attended, SF's Gerry Adams told the party SF must be as strong in opposing wrong doing by Republicans as it was in opposing wrong doing by others. Film report on Adams speech which also criticised the Irish government, and highlighted peace process problems, afterwards Catherine McCartney gives her reaction to Adams speech, they feel encouraged by Adams. In a new opinion poll from Sunday Business Post shows 72% want IRA move on decomm. before Irish government talks to them, the poll also shows current political party's support levels. The UUP leader D. Trimble speaking at his party's AGM says he doesn't see the UUP and SF in Stormont executive in the near future. Film report with Reg Empey's remarks on re-building the centre parties. (See next DVD for SF's Gerry Adams speech to the Ard Fheis.) 6.00pm (Saturday)
DVD No.
D05540
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8591



Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Mar 2005
Duration:
55 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
Sinn Fein President G. Adams speech to the Ard Fheis.
Description:
Introduction from MP Michelle Gildernew who invites Catriona Ruane MLA to introduce Gerry Adams, who is sitting in the front row with the sisters of Robert McCartney who agreed to attend the Ard Fheis in Dublin RDS. Ruane comments on SF's 100 years as an all Ireland party, attacks other Nationalist parties acceptance of partition, praises the role of SF women, especially Countess Markievicz, she highlights Irish language and culture and SF's policy of equality for all and she rejects racism. She refers to the attacks by SF's opponents as a measure of SF's electoral success and then invites Gerry Adams to address the delegates. Adams gets rousing welcome, and begins his speech by welcoming the McCartney family to the conference, the again refers to SF's 100 years as an all Ireland party, leading to the next 25 years anniversary of the Hunger Strikes, and tells delegates this will be a year of education and debate, he refers to Ireland in the 19th century and the dream of a free Ireland, leading to the 1916 Rising and the founding of the Republic, it tells comrades it is their job to see the vision of the 1916 Proclamation realised. Adams then welcomes and lists, the diplomatic visitors, the MLA's, the TD's and councillors present, he praises their work for SF whether elected or not like Pearce Doherty, he welcomes Annie Cahill (Joe's widow) and the newly elected MEP's. Adams then repeats his welcome to the McCartney sisters and he says he wants to demonstrate to them that SF is on their side, he thanks them for coming, and condemns Robert's killing because some Republicans were involved it's a huge issue for SF, as SF President and as an individual he wants justice for the McCartney family and offers his and SF's support, to those responsible he says you must admit what you did in a court of law, witnesses should come forward, Adams says he won't drop this issue until those who sullied the Republican name account for their actions. Adams then talks about Thatcher's attempt to criminalise Republicans 25 years ago, and he says PD Minister Michael McDowell has stepped into Thatcher's shoes and he too will fail to criminalise SF. To that end Adams says there is no place for anyone in Republicanism whose involved in criminality, he rejects the view of their opponents that SF's view of crime is different from everyone else, he does also say that the Ard Fheis is the governing body of SF not the IRA Army Council, and he doesn't believe the Army Council is the legitimate government of Ireland, such a government will be elected, he says SF accepts the institutions of the Free State but has the right to be critical to them, SF won't accept partition or British rule in Ireland, they want a United Ireland, he wants FF government to fulfil its constitutional obligations in this matter, he outlines what the SF (??), the Eire government is, it's a democratic, peaceful one, to change society, he outlines the depth of the crisis in the peace process, he recalls warning about FF returning to failed exclusion of SF policies, all because of May 02 election results which boosted SF, and their fears of SF in Council and Euro elections. In Nov 03, in the North SF was largest pro agreement party, the Irish government resented this and SF getting a date for a postponed election, in talks between UUP and SF Trimble agreed to play full role in process if IRA decommissioned, Blair & Ahern know this and IRS did do 3rd act of decommissioning, but Trimble walked away but Blair and Ahern did so too, fearing SF's election victories of B. De Brun and Mary Lou McDonald, the says Labour and FF colluded in anti SF rhetoric. Adams says at Bodenstown he outlined the way forward for SF and issues like equality, policing, decomm. etc that SF needed to sort out, SF objective was to end the crisis in the process, he praises G. Kelly for helping keep calm in Belfast during Orange marches that summer, he says SF wanted to create the conditions under which the DUP and I. Paisley would join SF in Executive, despite what people thought was impossible, the idea was to make see he'd no option, if he wanted power he had to share it with SF, he felt Unionism was using the IRA as a block on progress, the talks with the DUP were his most difficult he says because the British and Irish government bought into the Paisleyite agenda at every turn, Republicans were nervous about the price they would have to pay to get DUP in coalition but the IRA offered observers of 2 clergymen at decommission and special SF Ard Fheis on policing was offered, at this point he rejects the use of punishment attacks, thus in Dec 03 SF was ready to deal with the DUP, and the two governments promised to honour pledges on demilitarisation, equality, human rights, then it came unstuck when Paisley tried to humiliate Republicans with his sackcloth and ashes speech, the governments agreed with this theme in wanting photos of decommissioning, SF couldn't deliver this, Adams then recalls the follow up talks, but he says Ahern wouldn't attend, sending officials only to a trilateral meeting, then came the Northern Bank robbery, he says he believes the IRA denials, and he denies Ahern claim he and McGuiness knew about it, Adams tells the Ard Fheis the peace process is the only way forward, the peace process is SF's struggle, and their tenacity is changing the conservative forces in Ireland, they are trying to damage the credibility of SF leaders, but the process is bigger than party politics and Adams says he has no personal political ambition he wants people to be able together with peace and justice, that's why he's an Irish Republican, the criticises Ahern and FF current attitudes, when for the previous 10 years Nationalists were all going in the same direction, its changed because SF is no longer a bit player electorally he says, the two governments now want all the issues reduced to one i.e. the IRA, Adams outlines why the IRA exists, they say SF is trying to create the conditions where the IRA can't exist, but the IRA can't be wished away, people took up arms because of no alternative, but progress has been made in the process says Adams and SF want to tackle issues now, but there are those who want to stop progress, but peace can only be established with efforts from all involved, Adams says lets test Paisley when he says he would work with SF, despite a battle a day, Adams then highlights inequalities within the Southern state, in poverty and disability despite the Celtic Tiger, the State's education and health and housing policies are inadequate he says, he quotes the recent court case which convicted the government of taking between 500m and 2 billion Euros of the aged in illegal healthcare charges. SF has the solutions he says to bring about positive change and FF has now rediscovered it's social conscience and it's Republican roots because of SF's electoral growth, SF needs to continue to grow, pledges Adams, and there's plenty of work and space for everyone in SF, he appeals to people to join SF. Adams then salutes Middle East ambassador present then returns to way forward now in the process, Irish people want SF to go into government with the DUP and Adams says he believes they will, he reminds them they tried. Interning, locking up in cells, tortured, shot at, gassed and censored, demonised, but never been beaten or turned back, SF must now rebuild the peace process, and SF is moving forward. Sat
DVD No.
D05550
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8592



Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Mar 2005
Duration:
47 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE TNG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Eddie Fullerton
Description:
(Opening titles missing; in Irish with English subtitles.) The programme examines the killing of SF Cllr E. Fullerton from Buncrana Council by Loyalists on 25 May 1991 and looks at the role of the Garda and RUC in events after the murder. It begins with SF's Pat Doherty praising Fullerton as a SF stalwart in Donegal and covers his election as a Cllr in 1970, old photos shown, by 1979 SF had 10 Cllrs in Donegal but no TD. Doherty recalls his tireless work for people and his approachability, saying he was taking notes of peoples problems, a film clip shows his dozens of notebooks at his home, by the late 1980s Eddie had a high profile, at this time a still photo shows Eddie holding a sympathy card saying "Hello Eddie just to let you know you're next" signed by the Maiden City Action Force, a cover name for the UDA in Derry. His son Albert recalls the impact if had on him, then his widow's comments. Eddie continued his Council work including getting the government to build a dam to help the County's water supply and sewage, this was to be his last achievement, with Council elections coming up Pat Doherty recalls a meeting to fill in nomination forms, his wife recalls Eddie coming in at 12.45am and having a cuppa, then following her to bed. Later that night the UFF gunmen entered the house, his wife recalls what followed, with a reconstruction shown, and finding Eddie's body, followed by news clips shown following his death, the programme then shows a selection of the news papers praising Fullerton's work as a Councillor, followed by a film report on his funeral. Meanwhile the UFF claimed to have killed Eddie because they say he passed info on Castlederg Loyalist Ian Sproule to the IRA, but Garda sources ruled out Eddie's involvement in that or indeed membership of the IRA. But to this date the Garda are no closer to catching his killers, the Fullerton's believe the Garda investigation was flawed and ineffective. On June 2004 their solicitor presented a file to Justice Minister M. McDowell, who asked the Commissioner to re-examine the Garda file. Solicitor Greg O'Neill says the Garda didn't take statements, and since the killers were Northern nothing would happen anyway. Albert Fullerton says after Garda returned the house, he found a clump of blond hair missed by the Garda, Greg O'Neill describes other forensic faults, the Garda also removed Eddie's notes from the house 15 hrs after the murder, an eyewitness to this recalls what she saw. The family asked Buncrana Garda station what was removed they said nothing, then later a Garda Det. Called Noel McMahon visited Albert at work and handed him 2 bags do Eddie's notes, Greg O'Neill calls this very unusual in his 25 years experience, he lists what was still missing, the programme says it wasn't the murder the detectives were inquiring about but more likely about the 1986 campaign Fullerton and Seamus ran to get Donegall Council to ban gaming machines in Donegall, evidence suggests people tried to bribe Cllrs to remove this ban, Albert Fullerton says his father told him of a meeting in the Fir Trees hotel in Strabane, where Eddie was offered a blank cheque, this was followed up by another bribe attempt at his home, gaming had nothing to do with Eddie's death but were the 2 Garda who took notebooks looking bribe evidence, that Det Noel McMahon who resigned from the Garda in summer 2004, when accused of corruption by the Morris tribunal, has another link to the Fullerton case, a local individual who Fullerton's believe has info on the murder, name was found in McMahon diary with the word "backhander" written beside it. 3 other Garda, criticised by the Morris tribunal also worked on the Fullerton case, but even this doesn't fully explain the lack of Garda murder inquiry. According to statements, 4 men wearing masks took over a B&B near Buncrana, and at 2.20am 3 of them left the house, and attacked Eddie Fullerton, they returned to Derry, news clips shows their burnt out car at Culmore near Derry City, Greg O'Neill explains why he feels the killers had military training, then retired RUC Det. Johnston Brown says his experience of Loyalist terrorism lacked the professionalism shown by Fullerton's killers, but a few other Loyalist killing did show professionalism the programme asks was there a hand directing all these such murders, Brian Feeney comments on the collusion issue, and how true it is, the programme recalls Sir John Stephens collusion inquiry 2 years before Fullerton's murder, lending to Stephens saying in April 03 that collusion did exist but many believe collusion was government policy, the programme then reviews who ran NI's security policy, SP/Branch, the army and MI5, all controlled by the Task Co-ordinating Group (TCG), Johnston Brown comments on his experience of TCG, then programme reveals Sec/Forces gave montages of suspects to Loyalists, J. Brown recalls his experience in this field, 5 months after Fullerton's death, 12 men convicted of having security suspect montages, amongst them was Fullerton's photo, Brian Feeney recalls the drive against SF by the security forces, film clip of Sheila Campbell (29) with Colin Duffy (SF) shown canvassing in election, was also shot dead in York hotel Belfast, programme says between 1989-1992 7 other SF members were murdered in NI. News clips hear Adams allegations of RUC/UDR collusion, then Pat Doherty says British Intelligence have viewed SF's growth as a nightmare, and Eddie's death stopped him becoming SF's first TD in the Dail. A news report shows the 1993 UFF killing at Castlerock of 4 Catholic workers and then programme says the same gun used killed Eddie Fullerton. Greg O'Neill says this link needs further study, but the Garda have never asked to question any of the convicted Castlerock killers. In an Insight programme Chris Moore says a South Belfast UDA man who worked for MI5 was one of Fullerton's killers and others were from the British Army's Force Research Unit (FRU), Observer journalist Henry McDonald said a UDA man nicknamed "The Gravedigger" with Lisburn UDA men killed Fullerton and the FRU and Sp/Branch knew about it through their UDA mole Ned Greer, then journalist Paul Larkin (BBCNI) says Loyalist groups were actually paid by the Secret Services. Johnston Brown explains how Special Branch could facilitate the free movement of terrorists, Brian Feeney supports this view. In the Fullerton case, an eye witness says he saw 3 men in Culmore near where the car was found, being picked up by an RUC car, Greg O'Neill explains this evidence Paul Larkin then gives his views on where the 4th man might have been, was he local to Buncrana and stayed there? Greg O'Neill then asks why the Garda haven't asked the RUC/PSNI to interview any Derry Loyalists, the programme then asks why the Southern government didn't have a thorough investigation, and points out at this time the government was also trying to crush SF, and cites the Section 31 broadcasting ban on the party, the Burron Report into the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan bombings on Garda investigations said they seemed to be reluctant where British secret services are involved, Brian Feeney supports this view, then newspaper coverage or lack of it also supports this opinion. The Culmore man who saw 3 men get into an RUC car went to the RUC at that time, later that day he was put in a car containing an RUC man and a Garda, they let him go when he said he sees the men's faces, Johnston Brown comments on this evidence lapse, the Garda say they have no knowledge of this witness, or who the Garda was in the car, Paul Larkin says certain Garda were working with RUC Special Branch as a political policy, Labour MP Kevin McNamara gives his views. In late 2004 the Garda re-examined the case, but the PSNI refused to co-operate with their inquiries, on 27/01/05 Min. M. McDowell said Garda/PSNI to cooperation had never been closer, the programme then ends with question about governments allowing political assassinations. (See also tape 266 (29-05-03) UTV Insight: Death on the Cards. Disc D04630) (Saturday)
DVD No.
D05550
Tape No.
311A
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8593



Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Mar 2005
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Sean O'Casey: Under a Coloured Cap
Description:
Profile of the Dublin playwright, his up-bringing and the influences on him. Told by his daughter Shivaun with archive film interviews.
DVD No.
Tape No.
307A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
708



Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Mar 2005
Duration:
21 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
An examination of SF's chances in the upcoming Meath by-election after recent incidents such as the McCartney killing, the Northern Bank robbery, and money laundering allegations. The SF candidate Joe O'Reilly and Martin McGuiness both comment, then journalist Brian Feeney gives an assessment.
DVD No.
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
723



Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Mar 2005
Duration:
20 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Programme features a Dail by-election in Co. Meath and profiles the effort recent controversies like the Northern Bank robbery and the R. McCartney killing may be having on SF's campaign and vote. The SF candidate is Joseph Reilly, he was an IRA prisoner in Dublin who escaped in 1976 he gives an interview about his chances of winning the seat, he's out for the fight he sees, voxpop hears negative comments of local voters the Meath Peace Group spokeswoman Julitta Clancy gives her views on SF's chances of election, then P.D's candidate Sirena Campbell says people are in support of M. McDowell's views on SF, film clip shows Joe Reilly getting a PR boost from Gerry Adams by attending meeting with him, Joe Reilly doesn't think the SF tag has undermined him this election. Next item discussed is the SF Ard Fheis and Gerry Adams comments supporting the McCartney girls, SF's M. McGuiness is interviewed on these latest of steps, in a difficult situation, he calls the killing a grievous crime and wants those killers to give themselves up to a court, he feels policing arrangements need to be made accountable, on criminality McGuiness comments on the allegation that Bart Fisher was in the IRA, McGuiness is asked what is the point of the IRA today, and further questioned on the IRA/SF links, he's asked if this connection to the IRA is affecting SF's vote in Meath, he says he'll create political circumstances that will see the IRA go out of business, and that's what SF is working towards. Then in the studio journalist Brian Feeney gives his views on the effect of the current events on the SF vote, he feels Adams has been effected personally but the core vote has stayed at 9%, Feeney feels PIRA is now a major problem for the Republican movement and he feels McGuiness has accepted this in principle. He outlines what he feels will happen to the Peace Process in the near future. (Sunday)
DVD No.
D05550
Tape No.
310
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8594



Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Mar 2005
Duration:
59 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Sean O'Casey - Under a Coloured Cap
Description:
This programme is a profile of one of Ireland's leading playwrights Sean O'Casey, his life and works and the influences that moulded him. The programme is presented by his daughter Shivaun O'Casey and his interviews with Sean's wife Eileen O'Casey, it shows plenty of family clips of the O'Casey family and extracts from his plays. It begins with family film of O'Casey and family at home and Shivaun comments her dad was born in Dublin in 1880, and at 44 wrote 3 plays in 3 years, The Shadow of Gunmen, Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars Changed His Life, all the works related to the violence in Ireland, they were banned and caused riots and controversial at the time. Film clip from The Bishop's Bonfire (1953). Sean went to Devon in England where he met and married Eileen Carey, and had 3 children, film clips shown from family archives as Eileen recalls Sean's dating lines to her. In 1939 in Devon Sean began his autobiography, it took 15 years to complete in 6 volumes, film clip shown of Casey working, while a voice over reads an extract from one of the vols. all written in the 3rd person. Then from 1956 an NBC interview with O'Casey who recalls he once wanted to be Dublin's Lord Mayor, or a painter, but he was poor living on a potato a day, some of the 1921 xmas cards he painted are shown, his son Breon O'Casey comments on his painting style, O'Casey was protestant and christened John by his parents, from a family of 13, 8 of whom died in infancy in Nth/Dublin. Biographer Chris Murray describes Sean's father Michael, a clerk, Sean was 6 when he died, after that it was slide down into poverty, photos of poor Dublin streets shown while extracts from Sean's autobiography on that time is read, he wondered why the poor didn't rise in fury, and a reading from the Star Turns Red (1940) hears him attack God's role in poverty, then Nobel Prize winner in 1986 for Literature Wole Soyinka comments on O'Casey's works and characters, and politics, Shivaun then recalls her father was born at a time of great upheaval with Charles Stewart Parnell campaigning for Home Rule, Sean O'Casey comments on Parnell and criticises the Prot/Churches for not supporting him and siding with the landlords who evicted 108,000 people in his first 5 years of life, as a young man Sean became involved in Ireland Nationalist movement, his son Breon then said his father chose Socialism over Nationalism, then a clip from The Shadow of a Gunman (1923) shown (BBCNI 1989) then Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize for Literature 1985, comments on O'Casey as an anti-heroic, like Wilfred Owen in the Trenches, then in the 1956 NBC interview Sean comments on playwrights who reach out to humanity with emotion, his daughter comments on Sean's books collection and how he got them, Broen recalls Jim Larkin the Irish Lab/Leader gave O'Casey copies of Eugene O'Neill's plays, the Dublin strike of 1913 led by Larkin followed and employers lock out, photos shown, Sean helped organise a relief fund for strikers families, then from his autobiography Casey describes a Jim Larkin meeting in O'Connell St, with a clip from Red Roses For Me (1942) BBC 1980 shown, then O'Casey on the police attacks on strikers, with paper headlines shown. O'Casey then recalls his first involvement with the theatre Royal through his brothers help, aged 12, then he couldn't read or write, then clip from Juno and Paycock (1924) (A. Hitchcock 1930) shown. Breon then recalls his teenage years and his father's routine each day, old film clips shown. Aged 24 when the Abbey Theatre opened in Dublin, he was appealed by the riot following J.M. Synge Playboy of the Western World, but he couldn't afford to go to it, W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory were the theatre's patrons. O'Casey on film praises Lady Gregory's writing efforts, and W.B. Yeats poetry, both rejected 3 of Sean's plays then in 1923 accepted the Shadow of a Gunman, clip shown from 1989 BBCNI production, after he wrote Juno and the Paycock, O'Casey could give up his labourers job, and after The Plough and the Stars he was world famous, Sean Casey reads a clip about the 1922 civil war, with film clips shown of 4 courts, then clip from the play (1930) then Seamus Heaney's appraisal of the play characters, followed by clip from Plough and the Stars (1937 John Ford) with appraisal by theatre director Bill Bryden of both plays. The prof. Declan Kiberd comments on O'Casey's bravery to question the 1916 Rising as early as 1926, more play clips shown, the Plough and the Stars caused a riot in the Abbey, O'Casey was called a friend of England, film clip shows O'Casey meeting Barry Fitzgerald in 1959 (Cradle of Genius) and they discuss that first night of the Plough and the Stars and W.B. Yeats shouting at the rioting audience, afterwards Casey went to London to accept the Hawthorne Prize, Casey recalls in song how he felt about departing Ireland, Casey recalls that after leaving England for a while he realised free thoughts exist more in England than Ireland, his wife Eileen recalls Casey being the playwright of the day. She recalls their first meeting, she was born in Dublin in 1900 and raised in England, and was an actress when she met Sean, film clip of their wedding in an Catholic church, her mother wanted the wedding stopped. The former British PM Harold McMillen on BBC 1980 recalls meeting O'Casey and hearing his communist/atheist views, he said they had fun arguing, then clip from the Silver Tassie (1928) shown, O'Casey recalls the herculean effort and his daughter highlights the difference in its style, the maimed soldiers are universal soldiers with no names, film clip from a 1967 BBC production shown, the Silver Tassie was rejected by W.B. Yeats at the Abbey theatre on the day O'Casey's son Broen was born, Yeats didn't like expressionism, biographer Chris Murray explains Yeats views, it was shown in London's Apollo theatre, it's a brilliant anti-war play, Broen says when Sean heard the Abbey theatre was burnt down and nobody hurt he was very glad, Eileen recalls his moods involving writing, and the depressions over finances, G.B. Shaw boosted him with his praise of the Silver Tassie, film clip shown, with Shaw's words. Sean began a new play Within the Gates, which he thought might make a film beginning at dawn when the park gates opened and end of midnight when they shut, Eileen recalls Hitchcock meeting Sean about it, but nothing materialised and Sean turned it into a play. O'Casey visited the USA when this play opened, he recalls his warm welcome, and clip shows Eugene O'Neill's praise of the work, this was Oct 1934, O'Casey's only trip to America. A plan was made for the play to go tour of the USA but the Boston clergy objected, as they play had a bishop with an illegitimate daughter, and O'Casey was a communist. Prof. David Krayse recalls the circumstances, and the banning of the play in 13 cities. In 1938 O'Casey moved from London to Devon, film clip shows O'Casey's comments. Then in August 1939 WWII came as Eileen expected their 3rd child, Eileen recalls the busy time and her voluntary work, at war ends Sean was 65th, he'd began his autobiography but had the 1st 2 vols banned in Ireland, he also wrote 3 more plays all with a more outspoken Socialist vision, clip from Red Roses For Me (1942) from BBC 198 shown, Prof. Hiberd says O'Casey was more of a Christian Socialist in his works, Casey himself says he hopes he's a good man, that's more important than being a good Christian, he continues on in this clip to explain his views on religions, Eileen then recalls being told Leo had Leukaemia, and his death in hospital, Sean never got over it, his writing on the death are read, Casey then decided to try and write a comedy to stop him brooding over the death. Called The Drums of Father Ned, it was to be premiered at the 1958 festival of Dublin, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin John McQuade refused to celebrate mass for the festival is any play by O'Casey or James Joyce was featured, O'Casey withdrew his play, Samuel Beckett also withdrew his in sympathy, the festival collapsed, then film clip show O'Casey give his definition of a good play's content. Eileen recalls reading to Sean every night as he went blind near the end, she recorded his words on a tape recorder, O'Casey heard singing on tape, then Eileen recalls Sean dying while holding her hand in an ambulance then tape played of O'Casey looking back over his life.
DVD No.
D05560
Tape No.
307A
Country of Origin:
Record No.
8595



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Mar 2005
Duration:
11 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, report on gun attack on West Belfast home of 'traveller's family. A report from the Policing Board here on how the PSNI is meeting its Human Rights responsibilities says the PSNI is better than other UK police services, but SF doesn't agree and protested over police/Loyalist collusion at the board meeting. Film report with SF's Robert McClenaghan's comments, in his address H. Orde replied for the PSNI, then the report's author Human Rights barrister Keir Stamer revealed the report didn't examine human rights violations of the past, they only looked at the present. In Belfast's Melrose St off the Lisburn Rd, 12 men broke into the home of Catholic Karen Girvan on Friday smashing up the house and threatening her. Film report with interview with Karen, on her injuries. On Belfast's Shankill Road, opponents of former UDA leader Johnny Adair are organising a rally tomorrow night to tell him he's not wanted back on the Shankill. Film report covers Adair's visit back with the Sunday Life eight days ago with comments of journalist Brian Kingston of the Shankill Mirror. Next report from Ken Reid covers the SF Ard Fheis at the weekend, attended by the McCartney sisters, clip shows Adams says Robert's killers had sullied the name Republicanism, and he condemned criminality within the Republican movement, and punishment beatings, he believes SF will share power with the DUP. Report also features the delegates debate on policing, then analysis from Ken Reid. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05560
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8596



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2005
Duration:
16 mins 32 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PIRA said it offered to shoot the killers of R. McCartney. Film report on Provos 5 page statement, covering their internal inquiry into the matter and the McCartney families reaction was no, they wanted the killers in a court. As part of International Women's Day the McCartney sisters in Dublin met TD's and Irish Justice Min. Michael McDowell, he praises the sisters in his comments, next week the McCartney's will attend the St Pat's Day celebrations at the White House in Washington, Catherine McCartney comments on their Irish American hopes of support. Today SF's Gerry Adams made a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward. In the studio political editor Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's PIRA statement, and its contents about what happened that night, in his reaction the UUP's Reg Empey calls the IRA offer complete madness and had no justice in it. The British government has announced £32m funding for a new unit within the PSNI dedicated to reinvestigating old unsolved murders here, between 1969-98, and involving 1800 killings. Film report looks at NI Sec. Paul Murphy's announcement with his comments, then Chief Constable. Hugh Orde's views on if he would give the names of suspects to families of the murdered. Then the Police/Federation's Irwin Montgomery welcomes the government move, followed by the views of Elsie Finlay whose RUC husband was killed in Downpatrick by the PIRA on 06/10/83 views. Then the father of David McIlwain whose teenage son was killed in Feb 2000 with a friend A. Robb by the UVF gives his reaction, then Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice says, victims of British State violence won't support it as it's not independent and transparent. The Assets Recovery Agency has succeeded in the courts in having £200,000 of assets of LVF man Steven Warnock seized. Film report on Sept 02 killing of S. Warnock by the UDA, and today's court case. An inquest began today into the Nov 03 murder of Ballyclare man John Allen (31) by the UVF, his father also called John said the police held back their inquiries to protect a UVF informer in Ballyclare. Film report with John Allen's comments. PSNI tell Mr Allen to make complaint to Ombudsman. In East/Belfast robbers escaped with an empty cash box during a Securicor robbery. Film report. Going back to the top story, SF's G. Kelly gives his reaction to the IRA offer to shoot R. McCartney's killers. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05560
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8597



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2005
Duration:
28 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Disappearing Act
Description:
This programme updates what has been happening in the case of the Columbia 3, who in June 04 left a Bogota prison on bail with film clip showing Catriona Ruane sitting in the car with them, she was head of the Bring Them Home campaign and she says the men went to a safe place, the men lost their case to a government appeal in December 04 and were given 17 years in jail, but the 3 men were nowhere to be found, on the run they are now wanted by Interpol, the Columbian Vice President says the Bring Them Home campaign has a lot of explaining to do, the programme then reviews the arrests in 2001, with film clips, and comments on the damage done to the peace process by it, because of alleged IRA training of FARC guerrillas in bomb making. Film clip shows SF's Alex Maskey's flustered answers to questions at that time. As more details on the 3 were released, SF did need to find answers, Jim Monaghan is seen at a SF Ard Fheis podium in the late 1980s speaking, security sources says he was head of the PIRA's bomb making dept. he had a 1970s explosive conviction, Martin McAuley from Lurgan was said to be his deputy, he had a weapons conviction, Niall Connolly proved harder to identify all was known was he lived in Cuba. Journalist Fintan O'Toole comments on the damage done by SF's patterns of denial at the time, at first Gerry Adams denied Connolly was in SF, film clip shown, then later he admitted he was in SF and apologies, film clip shown. One month after the arrests 9/11 in New York happened, Fintan O'Toole says this changed attitudes of uncertainty about terrorism, USA was in no mood to consort with those involved in terror, a Congressional Committee Inquiry began, Chairman Henry Hyde comments on Columbian 3, rejecting SF views, then Fintan O'Toole views on the importance of the US change, in Ard Fheis speech Adams distances SF from terror attack in New York and terrorism, they also got a SF outsider Catriona Ruane to lead the Bring Them Home campaign, film clip shows her condemning Columbian justice system. Irish Times journalist Deaglan de Breadun praises her effectiveness, as does Fintan O'Toole in his analysis, programme gives brief summary of her previous jobs. Catriona got Irish people abroad in Canada, Australia and from Ireland into the campaign, Niall Andrews of the Bring Them Home campaign comments, then Senator Mary White and Guildford 4's Paul Hill explains why they became involved. During this campaign she joined SF and was elected an MLA, Fintan O'Toole comments on this switch by her, in last 4 years she made 20 trips to Bogota, film clip shows her attacks on the Columbian justice system, over this period. However the judge found the men not guilty, they went on bail to await the government's appeal, after £4000 fines paid, film clip of trial shown. Catriona shown appealing for the men to be released from the Modelo prison, Deaglan de Breadun recalls her demands for the men's release. The Columbian Vice President Francisco Santos gives an interview on "the game" being played by the 3 fugitives and the Bring Them Home campaign at this time, then Carlos Franco a human rights lawyer comments on the demands Ruane was making of the Columbian government about the 3 men, guarantees of security etc. At Stormont Catriona gave a 15 min interview as Chairperson of the Bring Them Home campaign, she denies the allegations of the Columbians about her demanding security guarantees, but a film clip from 2004 shows her on camera saying she was meeting Col/government about security for the 3 men, then Santos and Franco say Ruane had political objectives, to get the men home, and the Col/government had helped her unknowingly, a TV cameraman Carlos Carrillos describes the 3 men and Ruane and their security team leaving the prison, Tara Mills speculates on the escape route, then Catriona comments on the last time she saw them, she refuses to answer further questions, but VP F. Santos blames the Bring Them Home campaign. Back in Ireland, the men's families are also in the dark, Dan Connolly at a Bundoran fundraiser explains, then Madeline Connolly (80) Niall's mother's comments, clip of Dan's speech, then Interpol's Victor Cruz explains their involvement, then private security expert Oscar Teieda comments on escaping from Interpol, some believe the men are in Havana, Cuba the programme goes there, they visit a Hunger Strike memorial in Havana, where Castro met Adams 4 years ago, film clip shown, they visit Connolly's old house and talk to current resident, then a 2nd address, the Connolly home, residents comments on the family, but BBC corresp. Steve Gills feels the 3 men aren't in Cuba, the Columbian VP says he would expect the Irish government to send the 3 men back, but Dan Connolly doesn't see it that way, and B. Ahern wouldn't comment, but FF Senator Mary White she doubts they'd be returned, Fintan O'Toole comments on the Irish government's dilemma, Deaglan de Breadun blames the Columbians for the security lapse, in Dec 04 B. Ahern commented on the men's options at that time, to accept the legal process, Catriona Ruane is defiant that it's the Col/government who have broken the law not her, she doesn't know where they are, Fintan O'Toole says SF have been lucky Columbian justice system is dodgy. Madeline Connolly is confident they'll be home, but Santos says they're fugitives. Closing titles missing.
DVD No.
D05570
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8601



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2005
Duration:
9 mins 23 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then film report on the PIRA's offer to shoot the killers of Robert McCartney "In the interests of truth and justice" says J. Paxman. Film report begins with coverage of McCartney sisters in Dublin, then terms of IRA statement, and its own investigation revealed, then journalist Liz McKean interview on the reactions in Belfast to the IRA statement, which includes a film clip of SF's G. Kelly's reaction, Liz McKean calls the statement a PR disaster for the PIRA, then from Belfast journalist Henry McDonald says the Republican movement has lost the run of itself, and explains his opinions, and possible effects on the IRA and on SF candidates. (Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05560
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
8599



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2005
Duration:
5 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
There has been an angry reaction to the PIRA's offer to shoot the killers of R. McCartney. Film report from security journalist Brian Rowan who received the IRA statement, details its contents and what it told the McCartney's. The reaction from SDLP's A. Attwood and SF's G. Kelly gives their views. A cousin of Robert's called Gerard Quinn says the family wants justice through the courts in an interview. NI Sec Paul Murphy gives his views then N. Dodds (DUP) calls it worst form of criminality, UUP's Reg Empey called it a sick move. Next report from Stormont covers NI Sec Paul Murphy's announcement today of a new police unit to investigate unsolved Troubles murders, with comments of PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde, and reaction of Mark Thompson of Relatives For Justice Group, and Police Federation's Irwin Montgomery's comments. 10.30pm (Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05560
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8598



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Disappearing Act
Description:
An update on the case of the Colombia three who lost the appeal and were given 17 year sentences but who have gone on the run. Features a profile of the role of SF MLA Catriona Ruane, and the 'Bring Them Home' campaign. With comment from Interpol, and a review of the options now facing the three men.
DVD No.
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
725



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Mar 2005
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Themselves Alone
Description:
An examination of the killings of R.McCartney in Belfast and James McGinley in Derry. Programme asks has the families campaign affected the relationship between the IRA and the people they claim to defend. Family members give interviews, then comment from PSNI George Hamilton, former SF man Anthony McIntyre, and Derry socialist Eamonn McCann.
DVD No.
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
726



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Mar 2005
Duration:
0 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The McCartney family claim the intimidation of witnesses is continuing. Film report begins with PSNI delivering leaflet appeal in Short Strand, then H. Orde's reaction to yesterday's IRA statement, then McCartney family say they want justice in a court and they say up to 12 IRA vols were involved, they also allege witnesses still being threatened. In parliament PM Tony Blair calls the IRA statement unjustified, and violence must end, then Irish PM B. Ahern called the IRA statement a shock to the system. Then in a clip from tonight's Insight (see DVD D05570) R. McCartney's partner Bridgeen Hagans talks about the impact of the killing. The next report examines this IRA PR disaster and asks why did the IRA think shooting the killers was a positive move, journalist Suzanne Breen gives her views, she's amazed Adams and McGuiness okayed the statement, the report asks just what is a crime in Republican eyes, and cites M. McLaughlin's recent denial the killing of Jean McConville was a crime. Informer and former IRA vol. Sean O'Callaghan gives his opinion on recent IRA PR errors, then Derry journalist Eamonn McCann's views, followed by former IRA Hunger Striker Tommy McKearney speaking from Cork says there's confusion and indecision within the Republican movement at present due to the outworking of the clash between a political parliamentary party and a violent underground army, both in the same movement, he feels they are drifting apart. Next report is from Meath by-election on Friday it previews the chances of SF candidate Joe O'Reilly one of the 7 standing, last time he got 9% of the vote, a local paper predicts this time he'll get 15%, Joe O'Reilly comments, then journalist Ken Davis views on issues in the South, then FF's Shane Cassell's views, then FG Shane McEntee is unhappy with his poll showing, followed by PDs Serena Campbell's views on how SF will poll. Back in the studio SF's Gerry Kelly gives an interview on yesterday's IRA statement, he denies that SF members saw the statement before it was published, he again supports the McCartney's and says the IRA also asked people to come forward, Kelly calls for people to be put in court for the killing. The Northern Bank is to replace its bank notes with new £10, £20, £50, £100 notes following last December's big bank robbery, it's costing the bank £5m, and the bank hopes the move makes it harder for the IRA to money launder its £26m. Film report with banks Rosamund Bennett's interview on the move. Belfast's youth court has heard a 13 year old boy is under threat from the PIRA, but there's no secure holding centre to take him, and he can't go home. Film report with solicitor Karen Fox's comments on this problem. The Loyalist commission which includes loyalist paramilitaries today launched a 'war' against racism, but commission chairman Rev. Mervyn Gibson denied this meant loyalists would now shoot racists in their ranks, then Davy Carland of the Anti-Racist Network welcomed the move, the PUP's Ken Williamson comments, then UPRG's Tommy Kirkham. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05560
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8600



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Mar 2005
Duration:
23 mins 43 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Themselves Alone
Description:
Presented by Darwin Templeton this programme looks at the murders of Robert McCartney in Belfast and James McGinley in Derry both killed by alleged PIRA members and asks has the relationship between Republicans and the community they claim to protect changed forever. Programme begins with film clip of Belfast scenes and comments of McCartney family members and Gerry Adams on the killing at Belfast, then of McGinley's on the Derry killing. The opening film clip is of the McCartney sisters walking into the SF Ard Fheis with Gerry Adams, D. Templeton says the Short Strand women have damaged SF more than the two governments and their police Chiefs, but their brother's killers remain at large and they're not backing down, after their Ard Fheis appearance the sisters are still claiming witnesses have been intimidated, film clip shown, then Robert's partner Bridgeen Hagans gives an interview on the murder's effect on her family, the children cry every night with a photo of their daddy, the programme then reviews the general run of events that night in McGuiness's bar when Robert and his Brendan Devine crossed a group of Republicans, Paula Arnold, Robert's sister relates what she knows of events in the bar and out in the street, she says Robert won't leave his injured friend, she recalls events in the hospital, with Bridgeen recalling the priest giving him the last rights, Paula recalls hearing the killers names mentioned, she then recalls their shock when the killers were released and of hearing about the IRA clean-up operation, Insight comments on what it knows about the clean-up, and of threatening witnesses, Catherine McCartney calls it a clear case of murder, collusion and cover-up, Insight then shows SF's A. Maskey condemning PSNI raids in the Markets after the killing, then Catherine McCartney's original comments on going public shown, and how pressure mounted on SF profiled, in film clips over the weeks, with Kelly/Adams condemnation, and political leaders comments, Nth and Sth, then ex-IRA prisoner Anthony McIntyre comments on the lack of any IRA credibility, then Eamonn McCann says many Republicans dismayed by the shadow cast on the whole organisation. From original denials the PIRA eventually released the findings of its own inquiry, and expelled 3 men for their involvement, Paula McCartney says they aren't impressed as more than 3 were involved, and IRA should order them to come forward, M. McGuiness filmed asking do they want SF or the IRA to abduct people, but in Derry relatives of Jimmy McGinley (23) also held a vigil, his killer was Bart Fisher who got 3 years for manslaughter, an aunt, Kathleen Coyle praises McCartney's and complains about Fisher's sentence and the way the PIRA treated them, Eileen McGinley recalls her first meeting with the Republicans in Derry and their defence of Fisher, Kathleen recalls another meeting where she was told Fisher was in IRA, and when he's released he's not to be touched, Fisher denies IRA membership, but while on bail he was in marshal's group at Bloody Sun/Anniv Pde. Film clip shown then Kathleen Coyle promises to keep fighting for justice. The PSNI in Derry wouldn't comment but in Belfast PSNI Det/Superintendent George Hamilton did comment on the McCartney murder, film clip shown. Paula McCartney says everyone was in the toilet and nobody says they seen anything, then Gerry 'Jack' Davidson's statement to the Daily Ireland shown, he claims he was stabbed by McCartney's friends, then A. McIntyre comments on the use of IRA anti-forensic skills to clean up the murder scene, and says IRA should name and shame those responsible, Insight then profiles the methods by which SF says people can provide info. without dealing with the PSNI, like Adams who gives names of SF people who were there to the Police Ombudsman, Catherine gives her reaction to this, she then comments on attending the SF Ard Fheis, and says she feels on a personal level Adams is disgusted by the murder, but political manoeuvring is involved, A. McIntyre comments, Templeton then comments on last night's IRA statement it offered to shoot the killers, then A. McIntyre comments on the IRA personnel who were expelled, and he says that SF control the IRA with the aim of ensuring the peace process goes on endlessly while Adams presents himself as the statesman figure who can ultimately deliver the IRA on a plate, for an optimum price. Then Eamonn McCann asks what is the point now of paramilitary groups, they have no political purpose he says, P. McCartney says their community wants to live without fear, paramilitaries says McCann hinder the working class. Paula says justice for Robert keeps them going. (Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05570
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8602



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Mar 2005
Duration:
13 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the family of Belfast man Stephen Montgomery from Ardoyne, who PSNI say was killed in a hit and run accident, say he was murdered. Film report reviews 13/02/05 accident, and then his sister Adele Boyle compares their position to the McCartney sisters saying a veil of silence has fallen on Ardoyne, regarding information, then his partner Julie Hughes appeals for witnesses, Adele says his killers went to a party after Stephen's death. In Belfast SF's Gerry Adams today met the McCartney sisters in a private meeting, just before the sisters fly off to meet US Pres. G. Bush in Washington. Film report hears Adams again call for all those involved to come forward. Early today the PSNI released a man being questioned about the killing. In Washington, in the wake of the IMC report on the Northern Bank robbery MP's voted to fine SF £1/2m out of its allowances. Film report with leader of House Peter Hain's comments for government then DUP's I. Paisley said it wasn't enough, while UUP's D. Trimble wanted SF expelled from the process and from Westminster, the SDLP's S. Mallon objected to the fine in his remarks. In NI SF MLA Conor Murphy gave the party's reaction. Then in the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's events and the continuing pressure on SF, with the McCartney sisters going to the White House. Residents of the Divis area in West Belfast have put on a show a joyriders video made by the car thieves themselves. Film report says residents want the joyriders off their streets, at their protest on the streets residents are jeered by youths,. The Rosaleen Rainey speaks for the residents, then Margaret Hughes on the fears of locals, with Neil Manning's and Joe McGuigan's views on the Reclaiming The Streets campaign. The Newtownabbey benefits office has shut tonight after a member of staff was threatened by a Loyalist paramilitary group. Film report with NIPSA's Tony McMullan's comments. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05570
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8603



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Mar 2005
Duration:
29 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson, the programme begins with him interviewing SF's M. McGuiness about the R. McCartney killing, he asks him has the IRA become an obstacle to SF's peace process after its offer to shoot the McCartney killers. McGuiness replies it's an extraordinary situation, Republicans are angry at this killing, and he feels the IRA made a mistake making this offer and he's glad it didn't shoot the men, but the IRA statement did dispel any notion they would cover up for the killers, they also asked for witnesses to come forward. McGuiness refuses to defend the IRA view that truth and justice means shooting people, but he praises the IRA contribution to the peace process, not least for maintaining its ceasefire, McGuiness attacks the media fixation with this case while ignoring the collusion murders like Nora McCabe and the Bloody Sunday families having no justice. McGuiness says SF has no control over the IRA. Noel Thompson then raises the Jimmy McGinley and Anthony Kearney killings also done by IRA men, McGuiness says young McGinley wasn't killed by the IRA, and he didn't cold shoulder the family, he repeats the facts of this case which isn't he says on the level of the McCartney case, Thompson raises other punishment attacks, McGuiness says he opposes these attacks, McGuiness then accuses the media of a prejudice against SF, they then argue over SF's suspension of 7 members, and whether this followed a SF investigation or not, he repeats the BBC has never described Bloody Sunday as a crime, Thompson won't say it's a crime, McGuiness pushes this point. McGuiness then repeats killing McCartney was a crime, but won't say if the IRA killing the killers would be a crime, McGuiness says he wants all armed groups out of the equation and refuses to play Thompson's 'What is a crime' game, McGuiness hopes the McCartney case can be solved to the satisfaction of the family, he also believes another political effort will be made after the upcoming Westminster elections. In the 'If you ask me' spot, Lindsay Allen gives his views on the IRA's offer to shoot the McCartney killers calling it bizarre and unreal, he says the IRA has embarrassed SF, can can't keep up with the times, all this has let Unionism off the hook of finding a way forward and a solution, SF attitude to the PSNI he says makes then look not only anti-police but anti law and order. The next piece deals with the Orange Order's link for a 100 years to the Ulster Unionist Party, but now it appears the Order wants to end that link, film clip shows DUP's J. Donaldson comments, then in the studio the UUP's Chris McGimpsey and DUP's Nelson McCausland answer the question has the UUP's political decline hastened this move by the Order, both are Orangemen and both show different perspectives. The programme ends with the comic taxi driver routine on the week's news.
DVD No.
D05570
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8604



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Mar 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Martin McGuiness (SF) answers questions in the studio on the issues surrounding the killing of Robert McCartney, including the IRA offer to kill the men responsible. The cases of Anthony Kearney and James McGinley are also mentioned. Interview becomes a heated exchange on what is and is not a crime. Next journalist Lindsay Allen gives his views on the McCartney case and then Chris McGimpsey (UUP) and Nelson McCausland (DUP) give their views on the Orange Order's decision to end its 100 year link to the UUP.
DVD No.
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
727



Date Broadcast:
Fri 11th Mar 2005
Duration:
8 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The family of Brendan Devine who was with Robert McCartney in McGuiness's Bar spoke today for the first time of the effect of the stabbing on them. Film report shows still photos of the wounds on Brendan Devine, then Rose Devine recalls what Brendan told her of the attack, and the nature of his injuries, she wonders why not one of the 70 people in the bar helped the 2 men, by even phoning an ambulance, or coming forward now as witnesses, then Paula Bannon praises Robert. The PSNI are guarding the Northern Bank money vans delivering millions of pounds in new notes to their branches in N. Ire. Film report on Operation Wolf, includes PSNI Insp. Phil McCullough's comments. In West Belfast the PSNI Ch/Insp Peter Farrar comments on the joyrides producing their own video for sale, he outlines the difficulties they face in the Lower Falls area, and promises to work with locals to end car crime. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05570
Tape No.
311
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8605



Date Broadcast:
Sun 13th Mar 2005
Duration:
19 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Jim Fitzpatrick introduces the first topic as 'People Power' and cites historical examples of its appearances, he then says the current McCartney campaign for justice for Robert is the most potent example seen here in years. A film report reviews their campaign to date and Fitzpatrick asks what is it that has turned their campaign from a grievance to a popular revolt. Derry's Eamonn McCann gives his views and recalls his previous protests in the IRA movement in the 1960s with film clips, in 1932 RCs and Protestants joined together for the 'Relief Riots', journalist James Kelly recalls being present, 40 years later the Falls and Shankill united again in the Peace People and Mairead Corrigan recalls those protests with film clips of rallies, then Eamonn McCann says people come together when they have a common cause, to fight together, Jim Fitzpatrick however points out successful examples of people representing just one community, like the 1974 UWC Strike, film shown of Paisley speech, then in 1985 the anti Anglo-Irish Agreement rallies, film clip of Paisley again, with Cedric Wilson (former MLA) views on the problems that developed in Unionism, Eamonn McCann again comments on McCartney family protest. Then in the studio SDLP M. Durkan and UUP's D. Trimble comment on the significance of the McCartney campaign, and discuss the fact in yesterday's Meath by-election, SF's Joe Reilly vote percentage went up despite their campaign. Both men also comments on a paper story that a SF candidate Clare Crogan was in McGuiness's bar, and another paper story that G. Bush's US admin. Looks at Adams now as a Yasser Arafat character. D. Trimble is then asked for his views on the Orange Order's split from the UUP this week and if he's concerned the Orange Order is moving towards closer links with the DUP. He also comments on Bel/Tele poll on his leadership, as does M. Durkan. (Sunday)
DVD No.
D05570
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8606



Date Broadcast:
Sun 13th Mar 2005
Duration:
? mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Profile of the issue of people power, featuring the McCartney campaign with comment from Eamonn McCann who recalls the Civil Right movement and the 1932 Catholic / Protestant Relief riots; Maireid Corrigan recalls the Peace people Rallies; also recalled are the UWC strike of 1974; and the anti Anglo-Irish Agreement rallies in 1985. M.Durkan and D.Trimble discuss people power in the studio and assess the SF vote in the Meath by-election.
DVD No.
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
730



Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Mar 2005
Duration:
55 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Year London Blew Up
Programme Title:
Part 1: 1974
Description:
This docu-drama investigates the PIRA gang known as the Balcombe Street gang that bombed London in 1974. With archive film clips and reconstruction by actors it catalogues their violent campaign which included the Woolwich and Guildford pub bombs.
DVD No.
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
731



Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Mar 2005
Duration:
54 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Year London Blew UP (Pt 1)
Description:
This is a documentary drama that profiles the campaign of the PIRA unit operating in London in 1974/75 that become known as the Balcombe St gang. The 4 man cell was led by Martin Joseph O'Connell and included Hugh Doherty, Edward Butler and Harry Duggan, the programme uses old news film clips, interviews with victims, their relatives, and police officers, and reconstructions of events using actors. The programme begins with comments of Fr Paul Byrne of the London Irish Centre, Sean Donlon, Dept of Foreign Affairs 1964-87, Danny Morrison of SF, journalist Tom Brady, all comment on the political relationship between London and Dublin at the time and the IRA's strategy, Prof R. English QUB comments on the 1974 Prevention of Terrorism Act introduced by the British government in response to PIRA attacks, the Irish community in Britain became the victims of serious miscarriages of justice like the Guildford 4 and Birmingham 6 all Irish were suspects to the British police. Then the docu/drama begins telling of Ennis, Co. Clare man Joseph O'Connell visit to London in the summer of 1974, he was met there by a Cork man called Brendan Dowd, by this time almost 900 had died in the Troubles already, then Bill Hucklesby, a senior bomb squad officer in 1974 recalls their aims, O'Connell built 2 shrapnel bombs and at Guildford on 05/10/74 the IRA bombed the Horse and Groom pub killing 5 people and maiming 50, reconstruction shown and survivor Carol James from the Women's Royal Army Corps in 1974 recalls that evening, her 19th birthday, then another survivor John Gibb a Scots Guard in 1974 remembers the record on the juke box just before the blast as Kung-Fu Fighting. At 7pm O'Dowd and a woman entered the bar, at 8pm they left leaving the bomb behind, real life TV clips shows the aftermath and Bill Hucklesby describes the bomb effect on humans, then John Gibb and Carol James describe wakening, and the scene, with more real TV clips, and eye witness descriptions from the time, film of Home Sec. Roy Jenkins at the scene, then B. Hucklesby recalls their search in the debris for forensic clues, Surrey police also tracked the 380 people in the pub except 2, they took 10,000 statements. O'Connell and Dowd then planned to kidnap the bomb squads chief surveillance officer Andrew Gillan, reconstruction shown, but the IRA lift Basil Dalton, a civilian instead, he recalls what happened that day 09/10/74, then a TV interview from 1974 on his release hears Dalton is baffled about why he was kidnapped. Meanwhile 4 days later the IRA received 2 more members from Ireland, Eddie Butler (24) from Limerick, reconstruction of his interview by O'Connell and Dowd shown, the 2nd man was Harry Duggan from Co. Clare was known to Garda, but they thought he'd died at an IRA training camp, Irish TV news clip on his reported death is shown, his new name was Michael Wilson now. Their first operation was to be against the Royal Artillery Regts barracks local pub The Kings Arms, a reconstruction of the 07/11/74 attacks is shown, survivor Fred Westmoreland (R.A. 1974) recalls that evening when the bomb came through the window at 10pm, then real TV news film of The Kings Arm's aftermath is shown, as Westmoreland describes his injury, these attacks were followed by attacks on a military club in Piccadilly (30/11/74) and Harrow Public School (11/12/74), Bill Hucklesby describes the police investigation, they had by this time fingerprints of 4 men, but none had records, the bomb squad then added Met. Special Branch officer Peter Imbert to their team, film clip from 1974 shown, he recalls his task at that time to gather info. on the IRA from everywhere he could. On Nov. 17th 1974, English TV carried an interview with David O'Connell, IRA Chief of Staff justifying the bombings. Bill Hucklesby recalls his reaction, and his views of O'Connell's gang leaving bombs in post boxes which go off indiscriminately, TV clips shown of aftermaths with eye witness accounts. In Parliament at this time the British government passed the Prevention of Terrorism Act, Roy Jenkins, Home Secretary explains it to the Nation on TV clip, on Nov 30th 1974 Surrey police arrested and charged 8 people with Horse and Groom bombing. Film clips of court appearances shown, and then journalist Jon Snow recalls feelings at the time, but nobody knew then it was the wrong people charged, i.e. the Guildford 4. The bomb attacks however continued, Peter Imbert recalls the anti-terror squads expansion to meet the threat, forensics revealed all the bombs were similar, the police took out bomb warning ads on TV, one is shown, then Jon Snow recalls the wartime blitz spirit of London. O'Connell's team then targeted shops in the run up to Xmas, Cyril Beers recalls firebomb attacks in 1974 and the counter measures, then on Dec 13th 1974, H. Duggan parked a 100lb car bomb outside Selfridges, the biggest bomb in London since 1944, Bill Hucklesby recalls the bomb warnings, from 1974 a TV clip shows the damage, with Cyril Beers recollections, the manager at Harrods had boasted his store was bomb proof, he was O'Connell's next target, reconstruction shown of how Eddie Butler assembled a bomb in the store, it was 20/12/74, a film clip shows the aftermath, with eyewitness account from Janice Sherlock and Bill Hucklesby comments, then at end of December the British government accepted and IRA ceasefire offer, a news report highlights the success of the IRA's bombing campaign in forcing the British government's hand, then NI Sec. Mervyn Rees comments on the ceasefire, then a reconstruction shows the O'Connell IRA unit's reaction, they began plans to kill Ted Heath, the Tory Party leader, his assistant Shelagh Crawford recalls the bomb attack on his home, 3 days before Xmas 1974, Heath wasn't home, reconstruction shown and Peter Imbert recalls, a police car being suspicious of O'Connell and Butler's car and following it, but instead headed back to the bombing site. 2 hrs later the ceasefire began and was observed by O'Connell's cell, yet on Fairholme Road near the IRA base, a policeman on burglary patrol on Feb 27th 1975, spotted a man acting suspicious, the constable Adrian Blackedge describes what happened, as he followed the man, reconstruction shown, then stopped him, the man ran off, and off duty cop Stephen Tibble tried to stop the man who shot him dead, Blackedge describes the scene. The programme reveals P.C. Tibble had been killed by US citizen William Quinn who had just joined O'Connell's unit. Quinn escaped back to Ireland, but within an hour the police had found the IRA safe and bomb making materials, news report shown with the bomb squad commander Ernest Bonds comments O'Connell team has already left but police found 18 sets of fingerprints, 14 sets were identified as belonging to known IRA activists, but 4 were unidentified. Then 200 days into the ceasefire on Aug 27th 1975, the ceasefire was breached when the Caterham Arms was bombed in Surrey, film clip shows the aftermath, then Peter Imbert recalls the police's surprise, and a pub regular recalls the anti-Irish feeling at the time, then on Lints Weekend World an Irishman rejects the bombing campaign, but another explains British violence in Ireland. Meanwhile in the courts the Guildford 4 were convicted and given lengthy sentences as were The Maguire family, newspaper headlines shown, their solicitor Alastair Logan says the police knew the people weren't of the right calibre, a TV report on the 'IRA gang' says they lived in squats and took drugs, in derelict squatting houses in Kilburn, Alastair Logan says the Guildford 4 had none of the qualities the IRA could use, meanwhile in London Bill Hucklesby says London pubs and restaurants took precautions, film clip shows sandbags outside buildings, but despite this 2 people were killed at the Hilton and 2 more at a Chelsea restaurant, a bomb disposal officer at Notting Hill, and a man outside the Ritz and in a new twist the IRA took their machine gun in the West End. The gang then decided to switch to assassinations, B. O'Dowd was replaced by Scots born vol. High Doherty, they pick MP Hugh Frazier as a target, reconstruction shows the gang picking him from a Who's Who, then Ron Chapman, an Insp. in the bomb squad in 1975 recalls dealing with bomb under Sir Hugh Frazier's car in Sept 1975, and Peter Imbert recalls a local doctor Hamilton Fairley had spotted the device under Frazier's car and disturbed the anti personnel device, it went off killing the doctor. News report from 1975 shown, Hamilton Fairley was the country's foremost cancer specialist, a film clip of him is shown. Then on TV news Sir Hugh Frazier gives his reaction, to see terrorism stamped out. However things were about to go badly for O'Connell's gang.
DVD No.
D05580
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8607



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2005
Duration:
51 mins 29 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Year London Blew Up Pt 2
Description:
This programme begins with a quick review of main points of Pt 1, then Part 2 proper begins with a film clip of Ross McWhirter on 04/11/75 announcing he was putting a £50,000 bounty on the London IRA gang, his son Iain McWhirter recalls hearing of Prof. G. Hamilton death in a bomb blast. Film clip shown, and this being his father's reaction, his other son James says his dad was a courageous citizen, then his wife Rosemary says she never considered what the consequences would be, then on Nov 28th 1975 his wife recalls the night the IRA shot him, with a reconstruction shown, followed by a TV news clip of the aftermath, his sons Iain and James recall being told the news at school, following this killing the IRA gang increased their attacks on central London, a TV clip from 1975 shows policeman Peter Imbert's comments appealing for the public's help, then also from 1975 Philip Lawless, the manager of Scotts Restaurant describes a bomb attack on his restaurant. By the end of Nov, the bomb squad decided to try and set a trap for the IRA, Bill Hucklesby recalls their thinking on this, then Peter Lambert, followed by a reconstruction details the basis of the stakeout plan, in the West End, Hucklesby and Imbert thought Scotts might be the target again, following an Englishman's defiance on the TV news after the 1st attack, film clip shown, 1000 plain clothes policemen took part in the stake-out, Imbert explains the situations they watched, Operation Combo ran for 8 days with no success Hucklesby recalls, then Inspector John Purnell recalls 9pm on the 06/12/75 as he walked the streets, meanwhile a reconstruction shows the IRA gang preparing to attack the West End with guns only, Imbert recalls the police at Scotts Restaurant seeing the IRA open fire from a Cortina car, they got the cars number and the chase began, then John Purnell describes in Oxford St, seeing the car pass him, they got a cab to follow the car, until the IRA left their car, then Purnell followed them on foot, unarmed, a reconstruction is shown, spotting their followers, the IRA fired at them and ran off, one of the gang split off, Purnell followed him, he tells of his fears, but the gunmen met up again at flats in Balcombe St, they ran inside Purnell says he saw a lady on a balcony and she told him the man had entered the flats, the reconstruction shows O'Connell and his men entering the flat of John and Sheila Matthews and holding them hostage, the siege of Balcombe St had begun. A TV news clip shows how the story broke on the news, then Patricia Atkins, the sister of Mrs Matthews recalls seeing the news report and deciding to phone her sister, but a man answered refusing to let her speak to her sister, she then told the police the gunmen were in 22B Balcombe St. A reconstruction shows the gang's reaction when the police knock the door, O'Connell then phones Scotland Yard, a TV clip from 1975 shows Imbert say the gunmen wanted a plane to take them to Ireland, then Joan Boyce another sister of Mrs Matthews comments, followed by Peter Imbert recalling how he heard the news the IRA were trapped in Balcombe ST, and then he says on TV from 1975, they are not getting any place to Ireland, then Janet Cleaves a 1975 Dorest Square resident recalls the BBC encamping in her flat overlooking the Balcombe St flats. On Day 2 news clips shows armed police activity on the streets then Peter Imbert recalls being surprised that on the Sunday morning the police hadn't kicked the door down and entered the flat, ACC Jim Neville told him he would be the negotiator, a direct line was put into the flat, Imbert recalls how that was done and he recalls his thoughts on how to proceed, a TV clip shows Scotland Yard Chief Sir Robert Mark tell the public the men aren't going anywhere they'll be tried like any other criminals. Imbert recalls their first phone contact with a reconstruction shown, a film clip shows the police lowering in water to the flat, as the gang had no access to the kitchen for fear of police marksmen, then BBC reporter Jon Snow recalls their efforts to get TV pictures of the flat, he says they knew the IRA gang were listening to them to get info, on events outside, Imbert recalls his worries about the hostages, inside the flat the gang passed the time by listening to records, the reconstruction highlights problems like going to the toilet, and the men's nerves getting frayed, the police refused O'Connell's request for food. Dawn on Day 3 a TV clip sets the scene, all is quiet, the bomb squad commander Roy Harbinson comments on the siege conditions, then Imbert recalls how he managed to stall O'Connell's requests during the phone talks, by saying he must check with his bosses. Imbert recalls O'Connell threw the phone out the window, then Jon Snow recalls the Balcombe St fever amongst Press Corps. they didn't want to miss what they expected would be a violent ending, Patricia Atkins recalls, as Xmas approached, how the family felt, then Mrs Matthews recalls her lack of sleep during the siege. Day 4 begins with a TV clip of the street scene in Balcombe St, there had been no communication for 24hrs, the police decided to use Mrs Matthews sister to make contact via the television, a reconstruction shows how it worked, and also shows the TV appeal, but it got no response, then Imbert recalls O'Connell asking for food and drink, this he provided, reconstruction shows the tension amongst the IRA gang about the safety of the food, it also shows O'Connell talking to his men about getting put in an English jail, he didn't want to surrender. On the morning of Day 5, the gang were stealing themselves to make a break out, with the hostages, reconstruction show their plans, but Imbert says if they had done it they'd been shot, by mid morning the news said the SAS had been brought in, this alarmed the men says Mrs Matthew's sister, Imbert comments on the gunmen's leader asking him for his terms of surrender, the gang was to release Mrs Matthews, a police recording of the conversation is played, between O'Connell and Imbert, then a TV news report on the changing situation is shown, it shows 'Eddie' leading Mrs Matthews out of the flat, her sister Patricia recalls her feelings, Imbert says he now knew the siege had turned in their favour, but he had to watch for someone being trigger happy. The reconstruction shows the gang laying down their weapons and leaving one by one with their hands in the air, then a TV news report shows the real life surrender, and Jon Snow recalls the event, Imbert describes Mr Matthews release, the film clip shows all the surrenders with Imbert's recollections of his nerves, and Jon Snow comments now and then, Patricia Atkins recalls her joy. This 1974-75 IRA campaign was never matched, a still photo is shown of the 4 men arrested, then Hucklesby gives his assessment of the men's capabilities. In court O'Connell did claim he done the Guildford bombings and the people in jail were innocent, but they would spend 15 more years in jail despite O'Connell's admissions. In 1999 the Balcombe St gang were released in the Good Friday Agreement, film clip shows them at a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin. (The names of those killed in the 1974-75 campaign were: Ann Hamilton; Alan Horsley; Caroline Slater; Richard Dunne; William Forsythe; Allan Quartermain; John Hunter; George Arthur; Paul Craig; Stephen Tibble; Roger Goad; John Batey; Robert Lloyd; Audrey Edgson; Grace Loonuis; Theodore Williams; Graham Tuck; Ross McWhirter; George Hamilton-Fairley.)
DVD No.
D05530
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8608



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2005
Duration:
33 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Ghosts That Haven't Gone Away
Description:
With the McCartney sisters being feted in the USA this week and the cold shoulder given to SF, this programme examines why the red carpet has not been rolled out for SF this St Pat's Day and it also profiles what commentators think is going on within the IRA ranks at present. It begins with Tara Mills report examining the killing of 2 young men in Derry. James McGinley and Mark Robinson, allegedly by IRA personnel, and like the McCartney's these families are now demanding justice. Firstly the aunt of Mark Robinson beaten to death on 05/05/2001 tell their story, Sheila Holden explains that one year before his murder the IRA said to Robinson's mother they would kill him following a dispute between Mark and an IRA man in a bar. At this time the IRA wrecked the house, the Robinson's claim Bart Fisher was connected to the killing, he was never charged, film clip of Fisher shown leaving a courthouse, Robinson's now want Mark's murderers brought to trial and for SF to do for them what they are doing for the McCartney's. Tara Mills says Bart Fisher is also involved in the murder of James McGinely, last month he was convicted of the manslaughter of James and is currently on the Republican wing at Maghaberry jail, Eileen McGinely says they've been told Fisher is an IRA man, and they want to know why he hasn't been expelled. Meanwhile Robert Fisher, Bart's brother denies he was in the IRA but is an "Irish Republican". The film clip shows McGinely family vigil in Derry earlier this month where IRA intimidation during the trial was alleged, Robert Fisher denies they sent anyone to speak to the McGinley's, then James's aunt Kathleen Coyle says they were told Fisher is an IRA man and he's not to be bothered, a film clip shows McGinley family attacking PSNI jeep with Fisher in it, and then Robert Fisher says it's his family that has been intimidated, Kathleen Coyle replies to this allegation. The journalist Eamonn McCann, who supported the McCartney sisters, asks the questions 'what is the political purpose of the IRA now that SF have accepted the GFA', then Eileen McGinley's views on what the IRA should do, followed by Sheila Holden on her disillusionment with Sinn Fein. Then in the studio 3 political observers comment on what is going on within the IRA, they are Colin O'Carroll dep/editor of Daily Ireland, Anthony McIntyre former IRA prisoner, and freelance journalist Suzanne Breen, they begin by discussing the raft of allegations against the PIRA, and the timings significance, McIntyre questions the structure now of the relationship between vols and the host communities compared to when the IRA was at war. Breen says the McCartney's have knocked the IRA for six, they have responded like the British Army with cover-up, but she feels there is no IRA split, the panel also speculate on if Republicans feel it's now time for the IRA to disband, McIntyre says SF leaders will shaft the IRA for a partitionist settlement and SF have stripped the IRA of ideology, he says when remembering the IRA we should recall Bobby Sands, not Bart Fisher. Then Mark Carruthers interviews Irish American publisher Niall O'Dowd about the current snub in the USA to SF, he asks is it temporary or a sea change. O'Dowd feels Bush and Kennedy policy of exclusion won't work within the peace process, he feels Adams/McGuiness political arguments will win over the IRA, he feels both men currently are still in control of the IRA, and Irish Americans want the IRA disbanded if circumstances within peace process allow it to happen. Then back in the studio politicians Conor Murphy (SF), Reg Empey (UUP), A. Attwood (SDLP) and Sammy Wilson (DUP) debate the question what are the IRA for? Murphy says they're for the peace process and an end to all armed groups, then A. Attwood explains democratic Nationalist parties current anger with Republicans, he denies SF sold them all a pup, but enough is enough at present, Reg Empey comments on the SF attitude to the McCartney sisters and the fact that the US government was cowardly in excluding his party from Washington, then S. Wilson comments on how the McCartney's have embarrassed SF, C. Murphy says SF have supported the McCartney's campaign, he points the finger to the PSNI for faults, he denies witnesses are still being intimidated, Attwood says Provo's are laying down a smokescreen and only pretending to help the McCartney's. S. Wilson then recalls SF's A. Maskey's role at the beginning of the McCartney murder investigation, R. Empey highlights the irony of the SF cover-up that night, C. Murphy is asked about the future of the IRA, he wants all armed groups disbanded and he doesn't believe SF leadership has difficulties with the IRA.
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8609



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2005
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Year London Blew Up
Programme Title:
1974
Description:
The Balcombe Street Siege. (Back-up copy; see tape 312 for both docu-dramas in this series.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
311A
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
729



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2005
Duration:
34 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Ghosts That Haven't Gone Away
Description:
Programme asks why the red carpet has not been rolled out in the USA for SF this St. Patrick 's day; and a look at the fatal stabbings in Derry of James McGinley and Mark Robinson by SF member Bart Fisher, the families tell their stories and demand justice. Comment from Eamonn McCann, and A.McIntyre, and journalists Colin O'Carroll, Suzanne Breen, Nial O'Dowd, and local politicians.
DVD No.
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
735



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Mar 2005
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The year London Blew Up
Programme Title:
Part 2: 1974
Description:
After a review of Part 1 this programme continues to catalogue the attacks by the gang members Martin O'Connell, Hugh Doherty, Ed Butler, Harry Duggan, and Brendan Dowd, up until they are trapped in a the Balcombe Street flat of James and Sheila Matthews. Police chiefs Peter Imbert and Huckleby recall the hunt for the gang and the siege.
DVD No.
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
732



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Mar 2005
Duration:
22 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Has the IRA a Future?
Description:
Profile of the IRA's idea of crime. Begins with a film report on the McCartney case latest as the sisters visit the USA. Then former republican prisoners, Paul O'Neill, Paddy Murray, and Martin Cunningham give their views on crime. Next a profile of the IRA's own internal laws as laid down in their 'Green Book' is examined. Then in the studio Conor Murphy (SF), A.McDonnell (SDLP), S.Wilson (DUP), and M.McGimpsey (UUP) discuss the role and future of the PIRA. (First 5mins missing.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
733



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Mar 2005
Duration:
3 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE2
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, in the USA the McCartney sisters have met leading politicians on St Pat's Day eve, film report hears comments of senator Ted Kennedy on IRA, then Irish PM comments from Baltimore function on Voice of America. Meanwhile SF's Gerry Adams says all these issues will be resolved within the GFA Framework. 11pm (Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8611



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Mar 2005
Duration:
22 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Has the IRA a Future?
Description:
(first 3 mins missing) This programme begins with a film clip of the McCartney sisters in the White House, and the comments of Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Hilary Clinton, praises their campaign followed by Catherine McCartney's comments, then a film clip shows the current SF problems being compared to by Gerry Adams as a team game where SF have currently lost possession of the ball, reporter Darwin Templeton then comments on the Republicans latest PR errors and says maybe these flaws come from the basic contradiction of a belief Republicans can break the law in the name of a cause and not break a crime. Then a film clip shows Adams comment on what is a crime at the recent SF Ard Fheis, then ex-internee and prisoner Paul O'Neill defends the 'war time' definition of crimes comparing that to peace time causes difficulties, then in an interview in Antrim ex-IRA prisoner Paddy Murray and current dissident, defines what he believes to be a crime, if under orders the Northern Bank robbers and McCartney killers, didn't commit a crime, he highlights British troops shooting civilians and British law says they didn't commit a crime. D. Templeton then highlights the fact the PIRA meets out street justice in its areas, with 10 punishment attacks in January alone, but none since the McCartney killing, Paul O'Neill explains Repub/Nationalist communities lack of support for RUC/PSNI as the reason behind these attacks, SF critic Paddy Murray says SF would be on the Policing Board now, if Paisley deal had went ahead in Dec 04, and he feels this will happen soon, another SF critic ex SF Cllr Martin Cunningham also says SF will go onto the Policing Board soon and administer British justice and government Paul O'Neill says the McCartney case is a criminal case not a political one, it just so happens those involved appear to be PIRA men, he defends SF calls for people to give themselves up, however Paddy Murray rejects the notion of 'British justice' and says they should say nothing. The programme then highlights the IRA's rule book, the Green Book, and Murray emphasises that the IRA should have gone by the Green Book's rules and dealt with the killers, not asked the families permission, Martin Cunningham says the Green Book was ripped up when the Provo's accepted British rule. Programme then points out in Navan by-election SF's Joe O'Reilly's vote held up, and army demilitarisation continues, it says if Dec 04 had went ahead the IRA would have entered a new mode, now however the talks of disbandment, M. Cunningham feels the IRA won't disappear, P. O'Neill feels attacks on SF have muddled the issues, and policing has to be sorted out, that's the key problem he feels. P. Murray says he believes the Provo's are finished. Then a film clip shows Ted Kennedy in the USA calling for IRA disbandment. Back in the studio F. McKinney introduces a panel of politicians, C. Murphy (SF), A. McDonnell (SDLP), Sammy Wilson (DUP) and Michael McGimpsey (UUP) to discuss the role and future of the PIRA, as each sees it, it begins with C. Murphy being asked what is message SF hearing from the USA, it says its people are frustrated by the delay in the peace process and there are a range of issues to be addressed, not just for one issue, S. Wilson (DUP) says SF speak weasel words, he wants decommissioning, and says the IRA won't go away as it's SF's bargaining chip, A. McDonnell wants the IRA to disband, McGimpsey says the clear message is all paramilitary groups must disappear, he feels Irish American pressure is crucial. Then C. Murphy (SF) is asked to explain the rationale for the existence of the IRA, he cites the historical reasons, and repeats conditions for end to the IRA existing, his answers create further argument with the rest of the panel, as he defends the IRA role in the peace process, and they insist the IRA ceasefire only applies to the Brits' with S. Wilson defending their demand for decomm/photos last Dec.
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8610



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2005
Duration:
10 mins 20 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Washington the McCartney family meet George Bush at the White House. Film report begins showing the McCartney's meeting the widow of Garda Gerry McCabe (Ann) killed by the PIRA, she comments on the symbolism of the occasion, then Catherine McCartney's views. Also on the guest list were integrated schools reps, community workers and security people, from the International Monitoring Commission, John Alderdice comments on politicians feeling let down by SF. Journalist Mark Davenport then reports on SF's Gerry Adams address in a hotel to the friends of SF group, where he denied feeling isolated, then comes film clip of G. Bush praising efforts for Bush and getting Shamrock from B. Ahern, followed by analysis of the day's events from M. Davenport, and the likely next move of the McCartney's in their campaign, and current Irish American attitudes to SF and the IRA. Next reports cover today's St Pat's Day parades in Ireland beginning with Belfast's, attended by thousands despite being denied no funding by the City Council, the DUP Cllr Robin Newton defends the Council decision, then from Derry a film report with coverage of events there, followed by reports from Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Armagh. Meanwhile in Dublin 700,000 people turned out for their report. Film report. 6.30pm (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8612



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2005
Duration:
5 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, coverage of today's St Pat's Day Shamrock event at the White House. Film report with G. Bush's tribute to the Irish in America, then outside Irish PM B. Ahern hopes the R. McCartney killers can be brought to justice. Then comments from Catherine McCartney followed by coverage of McCartney's meeting Garda Gerry McCabe's widow, Anne, and comments of SF's Gerry Adams on ending existence of all armed groups. Then journalist Tommy Gorman's analysis of today's events in the USA and it's possible effects on SF and the peace process, he also comments on the current mood in the USA towards SF. 9.00pm (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8613



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2005
Duration:
29 mins 25 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson who's in the USA, this programme takes the theme it's St Pat's Day but not as we know it, he asks with SF politically on the back foot, what message are they receiving from the wider Irish American community, programme begins with a film report which recalls Adams only got a visa in 1994 from Bill Clinton, yet notes SF isn't welcome in the White House this year, where the McCartney family are shown being welcomed by Ted Kennedy, then from Philadelphia, SF supporters pack a bar to hear Gerry Adams say "This is a very warm house for a Fenian here tonight", he then addresses the audience saying remember "we're right" followed by voxpop of those in the audience on current problems, then another view from Niall O'Leary and Pauline Turley of the Irish Arts Centre in New York. Then from the Plaza Hotel, uptown New York, at a Co-Operation Ireland Group function honouring NI Sec. Paul Murphy Wall St businessman Declan Kelly comments, then Irish Echo's Barry Lynch's views, but Frank Durkan from Americans For A New Agenda says Irish Americans have a great trust in Gerry Adams, he explains his views. Then Noel Thompson interviews Dermot Ahern the Irish Foreign Minister who met Gerry Adams last night, he asks Ahern did they have a plan to move the peace process forward, he says they agreed to meet after Easter and reaffirmed mutual belief in the GFA, he says SF indicated they want to move ahead, the Irish government sees decomm. and end to paramilitarism as essential issues to resolve. Ahern also comments on problem of rebuilding trust with governments and Unionists, he says SF have to be part of the solution and he rejects excluding SF from the process, but he says the Irish have taken a tough stand with SF, but he rejects taking a stand off attitude to SF, despite B. Ahern's comments in the Dail recently, he rejects there are mixed messages coming out of Dublin, the government message to SF is that they must resolve decomm. and paramilitarism. On policing D. Ahern says this is a key issue, to deal with criminality policing is essential. Ahern praises the Patten reforms, Ahern feels there can't be a complete deal which allows the IRA to exist anymore. In the 'If you ask me' spot, US journalist Jim Dee gives his views on today's events in the White House especially the McCartney sister's visit and their campaign for justice's effect on the PIRA. Then from the US Sate Dept. the US envoy to Ireland, Mitchell Reiss talks to Noel Thompson about the positive side of the event in the White House, they want to honour peace makers and bridge builders from NI, he's asked why did they exclude all parties and not just SF. Reiss feels SF have a crucial role in creating peace, and he hopes to help SF remove the IRA from existence, he says that they take the world as it is and not as you'd like it to be, he says the US message to SF is, that the IRA must disband, he doesn't put a time scale or sanctions system into that, but these are possible and only just options. Reiss is asked does Bush consider Adams as an Arafat figure, which he denies ever hearing. On the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) Reiss says it's not dead, it has saved lives and is a Framework for a way forward, when trust is rebuilt by words and especially deeds. Programme ends with comic taxi routine on the week's news.
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8614



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Discussion about the attitudes this year in the USA to SF from Irish/Americans with US envoy Mitchel Reisse in the studio; also a film report follows Adams in Philadelphia. With comment from Irish/American journalists, then B.Ahern interview on his meeting with Adams.
DVD No.
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
736



Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Mar 2005
Duration:
4 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the Assets Recovery Agency has frozen the assets of Portadown couple, Walter and Finula Black after detectives investigating the murder of solicitor Rosemary Nelson referred this case to the ARA, following a search of their house in 2001, the ARA alleges the Blacks have links to the Loyalist LVF terrorist group. Next report from Ken Reid in the USA covers the American media's fascination with the McCartney sisters campaign, then Catherine McCartney says once home the family plan a series of rallies, and meetings with politicians, then NI Sec. Paul Murphy comments on what the IRA/SF must do to get political progress, followed by SDLP's Mark Durkan's comments, then IMC member John Alderdice's views. In the NI courts the DUP's W. McCrea is challenging the decision to remove his PSNI bodyguard. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05590
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8615



Date Broadcast:
Sun 20th Mar 2005
Duration:
50 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE2
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Frame 2: Belfast Taxi
Description:
This is a Dutch made documentary in English, by Alexander Van Der Meer, and it profiles Belfast's Black Taxi's and their history and development during the Troubles as public transport systems became unreliable during rioting and bus burning. It begins with a Loyalist song as loyalist taxi men from the Highfield estate work on a cab, then switches to Divis St and films the Nationalist Falls Rd black cabs at their rank, then Jim McGurk of the Falls Rd Black Taxi Assoc explains the history of the so called People's Taxi's, when in 1971, 6 taxi's were bought in London and brought to Belfast, he's followed by Seamus Sullivan's comments on how they follow bus routes, they now have 310 taxi's, a business born out of a conflict. Then over on the loyalist Shankill Rd Jackie Marmion explains how and why they started, he admits the Falls Rd started first, back on the Falls Jim McGurk claims the Shankill taxi's are modelled on the Falls ones, and he says it was the Falls taxi's that won concessions from the British, first, then the Loyalists claimed them, he makes a comment about Loyalists killing RCs 'For God and Ulster', then over on the Shankill, their spokesman John Green recalls their early days, his office has a photo of UVF leader Trevor King in it, he was killed by Republicans. A man in the depot recalls the attack, then after answering a phone call from a Southerner John Green says he has Catholic friends but no Republican friends, as he says Republicans are IRA terrorists. But this is refuted on the Falls where the drivers explain they are Republicans but not terrorists, just idealists, Jim McGurk then tells his story of being charged then acquitted of attempting to kill two British soldiers in 1981, then up at Ardoyne in North Belfast he explains the flashpoint areas, and gives his views on the conflict in that area where 99 people died, he recalls what he feels Nationalists where fighting for, he's followed by Shankill driver Jackie Marmion who refutes McGurk's claims that Catholics were discriminated against back then, he says he can't understand why the IRA killed working class Protestants who lived in similar conditions, he blames the Catholic church for segregated education which he feels played a part in the Troubles. On the Falls Jim McGurk says he won't walk down the Shankill now but did prior to 1969. Then another unnamed Catholic driver says the Shankill is a no go area for Catholics, as 'those' people hate RCs from birth, then Loyalist Jackie Marmion recalls IRA attacks on the Shankill Rd over the years in general terms, plus his family's casualties, then the film crew talks to UVF man Trevor King's father beside a mural of Trevor, they talk about the yearly band parade, his friend Eddie Magin and Mr King say they have no problem with the Catholic people, they also recall the 1920/21 Troubles in that area, and the killing of the McMahon family who were Catholic. Back on the Falls Rd, Seamus Sullivan explains the Bombay St Memorial and points out 2 Sullivan's, both killed by Loyalists, plus Philomena Hanna, up in the cemetery Edward McGill's father recalls his son's killing by the IRA, and nearby is the grave of Michael Fay, a Catholic who was killed by the UVF, Fay's killer committed suicide on release says McGill. Back at Bombay St the film makers question Seamus Sullivan about the Peace Wall and why people live there, followed by Shankill driver Frank Newell's comments on the Peace Wall from a loyalist perspective, he says there's no end in sight to the Troubles, or the Peace Walls, a film clip then shows kids at a loyalist bonfire burning a Tricolour. After the break, Seamus Sullivan shows Alex his father's picture, he was an IRA vol at one time, who done 8 years for having explosives, his brother joined the Foreign Legion but was killed here by Loyalists. Then over on the Shankill, Edward McGill shows a paper clipping about his RUC son's killing in 1983, he then shows the RUC mural montage of all it's dead men, he explains how he finds it difficult to understand how people can vote for SF, he recalls the inquest on his son's death and the effects on his wife. Over on the Falls, S. Sullivan explains it was the uniform the IRA attack not the person in it, then Jim McGurk visits a mural to Catholic black taxi drivers killed by Loyalists and British since 1971, he recalls that in 1981, 70% of the taxi drivers had been ex Republican prisoners, and that's why Loyalists attacked them, then over on the Shankill John Green talks of Republican attacks on them, while Jim McGurk describes his security measures, John Breen recalls the death of George McDermott near Ardoyne, he believes there are no innocent Catholics, "they're as guilty as sin" in his opinion, he says. He says he was shot at, and survived the Bayardo Bomb attack. Then Jim McGurk explains to the Dutch crew the Ardoyne residents protest at an Orange pde taking place, a film clip shows an Orange pde. Then on the Springfield Rd, Seamus Sullivan gives the Dutchmen his opinion on the trouble at Orange parades followed by a film clip of a street confrontation at Ardoyne, then Loyalist Jackie Marmion says the protests are all about SF wanting to remove Britishness from N. Ireland, followed by loyalist F. Newell's views on what he hopes for his children as he fears a Yugoslavia scenario here, on the Falls Jim McGurk says Republicans wouldn't inflict on Loyalists what Nationalists had to endure for 70 years, John Green says Republicans will never give up and he says Tony Blair is along with them but he says Protestants are too strong and they'll never be beaten, a film clip then shows UFF gunmen firing a volley at a Loyalist bonfire, after a masked man's speech, then the film shows a youth putting a Tricolour on the bonfire, over in Ardoyne Jim McGurk introduces the Dutch crew to some kids from the Holy Cross Primary School and recalls Loyalist attacks on them, he then explains a mural which features Arkansas in 1957 and Ardoyne in 2003, and gives the fingers to a passing British Army patrol, he points out CCTV cameras which he says spy on Ardoyne folk, back in Divis St he shows the Falls men's new office and says the Loyalists aren't doing as well because they live in the Dark Age of Britishness, back. Back on the Shankill, Eddie McGill shows photos of him meeting the Queen, he says talk of peace here is nonsense, he explains his view, then from Milltown cemetery S. Sullivan is filmed at the grave of his father and brother and mother, he comments on his brother's Legionnaire friends wanting revenge. (Made in 2003 shown in 2005.) (Sunday)
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8616



Date Broadcast:
Sun 20th Mar 2005
Duration:
50 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE2
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Frame 2: Belfast Taxi
Description:
This Dutch made documentary investigates the Black Taxi transport system in Belfast and its history. Taxi drivers and their association officers from both loyalist and republican areas give interviews on their own political viewpoints and family experiences in the Troubles. (In English.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
734



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Mar 2005
Duration:
11 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
On Belfast's Whitewell Rd, a 12 year old girl was attacked in a sectarian incident, she's named as Megan Brown the daughter of Elvis impersonator Jim Brown. Film report with Megan's comments, then her mother Anne-Marie's reaction, then the UPRG's John Montgomery claims the attack followed a Nationalist youths attack on protestant kids. The inquest was held in Belfast today for Killough boy Jordan Murdock who drowned on 11/01/04. Film report has eye-witness accounts of the tragedy, with Jim Murdock's comments. In America John DeLorean has died aged 80 after a stroke. Film report looks back at his car factory in Belfast that went badly wrong, reports includes old TV interviews and a timeline of what went wrong in his career including film of his arrest by the FBI, then ex worker Joe Murray pays tribute to DeLorean's dream, followed by views of Robert Lamrock of DeLorean Owners Assoc. The next film report is from Dublin where Ken Reid interviews Irish PM B. Ahern on the current state of the peace process, he says the PIRA must disappear, and SF must accept policing, Ahern also criticises the British government for not holding a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, and he rejects the idea of proceeding without SF. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8617



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Mar 2005
Duration:
11 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the government has announced its overhaul plan for Councils, education and health in N. Ire. Local Councils are to be cut from 26 to 15, 11 or 7, the 5 education boards reduced to 2, film report on NIO Min. Ian Pearson's speech with the details, then first reaction from SF's F. Molloy, president of NILGA, then views of Tom Frawley of PPA Advisory Panel, then NIPSA Union's John Corey's reaction. A further report then looks at the results of these changes, firstly West of the Bann, in education, where a P.S. principal Valerie Campbell gives her reaction. Then statement read from the S.E.E.L.B. in the area, followed by the SDLP's Vincent Currie's objection to the reduction in number of Councils, especially his Dungannon one. Then NIO Min. Ian Pearson defends the NIO's plans and sets out a time scale for action. The DUP's I. Paisley Snr has said the Republican movement is rotten to the core and a deal is no longer with SF following the Northern Bank robbery and the R. McCartney murder, he wants SF excluded from the peace process. Film report. In minor news, 2 men are arrested in the Donegall Pass area, and in the Markets area a teenage girl was robbed at knifepoint. Film report on Donegall Pass girl Chursty Pendleton (13) ordeal. In Fermanagh a man was arrested and in Derry City PSNI raids into money laundering activities took place. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
312
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8618



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Mar 2005
Duration:
5 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then in Craigavon's Meadowbrook estate, the O'Hagan family survive a gun attack on their home. Film report with Sean O'Hagan and his wife Catherine's interview on this latest attack over the last two years which began over a court case against neighbours, then SF's John O'Dowd's comments. The Irish government has announced it will open an inquiry into the PIRA killings of RUC Superintendents Breen and Buchanan in March 1989. Film report. In Sth Armagh relatives of PIRA victims have unveiled a memorial quilt. Film report with FAIR groups member Willie Frasier's comments. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8619



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Mar 2005
Duration:
28 mins 50 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson, the main component of this programme is an interview with Irish PM B. Ahern. Thompson begins by asking Ahern do you see any prospect of the IRA disappearing, to which Ahern says he's optimistic, but there's no other alternative, Ahern is pressed on how he can believe what SF tells him, Ahern feels there is no alternative, there's no possibility of trust being restored without an end to paramilitarism and criminality, and it's up to SF leaders to convince the IRA to accept these terms, Ahern doesn't want to see the IRA and SF split on this issue, he wants them to move forward together, but he accepts there will probably be a rump of Republicans who won't move forward to democratic ways. Thompson in response says the IRA leaders who offered to shoot R. McCartney's killers don't seem interested in moving away from violence, Ahern replies that he hopes for convictions, and says by assisting with prosecutions in courts the IRA can show they want to move forward, Thompson says to Ahern since he admits turning a blind eye to the previous Macro and cigarette robberies and the punishment attacks he has created the atmosphere which makes the IRA think it can get away with anything, Ahern then explains his actions during 2003 and 2004 negotiations and his belief that chasing a comprehensive deal was more important than ending talks to prevent one particular incident, he highlights the advances the peace process has made in reducing the levels of violence. Now Ahern says a comprehensive deal means the end of criminality. Ahern then explains why he has met Gerry Adams when G. Bush refused to, and why he doesn't support sanctions against SF, he says his aim is get a settlement and he rejects criticism from journalists, to negotiate you have to meet people he says, this was how the GFA came about. In tough times you must keep talking says Ahern. On M. McDowell's comments that Adams/McGuiness are on the IRA's Army Council, Ahern says he doesn't see the security files McDowell would see, but he believes SF and the IRA are opposite sides of the same coin, and this is why he talks to SF to bring closure. To establish trust, Ahern says if the IRA brought justice to the McCartney's, through the courts, this would show clearly their intent to move towards democracy. Ahern also says he feels resolving the policing issue is the way forward to ending paramilitarism, Ahern explains his view and praises the changes in policing. On SF demands for a Finucane inquiry Ahern says he firmly backs the families demands and the Cory report recommendations, he criticises the British government stance on the issue. Ahern comments on Unionism's attitudes today to the peace process and praises Ian Paisley's recent remarks on moving forward but he ball is in the Republican court. In the 'If you ask me' spot, journalist and UUP supporter Alex Kane comments on Unionist expectations in the upcoming Westminster elections with a bitter internal Unionist squabble expected, and speculation on Trimble's demise, and the stay at home Unionist voters effects on the outcomes, whatever the outcome, the reality's will remain the same. Then in the studio political editor Mark Davenport says he doesn't think the DUP/UUP will be able to establish a pact, he profiles the chances of the UUP improving this time, on the Nationalist side, he comments on the Foyle and Armagh seats between the SDLP and SF. Indep. Dr D. Deeney's campaign mentioned in Fermanagh/Tryone, and in South Belfast, M. Smyth is stepping down, can Trimble succeed again in Upper Bann. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on week's news.
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8620



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Mar 2005
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Lengthy interview with B.Ahern, Irish Prime Minster, on his attitude to SF; the future of the IRA; his attitude to sanctions on SF; the McCartney murder; policing in Northern Ireland; the new rules of Inquiry for the Finucane Inquiry; and his current view of Paisley and Unionism. Next item deals with the chances of a Unionist pact in border constituencies in the Westminster Election, with analysis by BBC Editor Mark Davenports.
DVD No.
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
737



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Mar 2005
Duration:
2 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, Loyalist parades in N. Ireland pass off peacefully, film report on Orange pde past Nationalist Ardoyne, with SF MLA Gerry Kelly's comments on the need for dialogue. In Ards and in Sth Belfast fire bombs were discovered in shops, they're believed to be the work of Dissident Republicans. In West Belfast a 20 year old man dies following a stabbing incident. Film report. 6.00pm (Easter Mon)
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8621



Date Broadcast:
Tue 29th Mar 2005
Duration:
24 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Secret Sights: Years of the Sword
Description:
This programme is introduced by photographer Rob Vance and profiles events in14th century Ireland, which after 200 years of Norman rule, the Irish clans began fighting back with the help of Scottish against the Anglo-Norman rulers. Beginning in Kilworth Co. Cork a film clip shows the modern Irish Army in training, Vance says whereas today they represent the Irish State back in medieval Ireland there was no State, nor was there a sense of an Irish nation just many Gaelic Lords with only personal ambitions, and for big battles lords would hire fierce Scottish warriors called Galloglasses. Ireland's opponents, Normans then Elizabethans had a sharper sense of collective identity, organised round a single monarchy. But by the 14th century Irish Chieftains had begun to fight back, Vance says the years of the sword had begun, then from Dundalk, Co. Louth, Vance tells his first fight back story where Edward the Bruce was crowned King of Ireland in the 14th century, his brother was Robert the Bruce, Scottish historian, Dr Fiona Warson profiles Robert and Edward's plans for Ireland in 1314, they played on the pan-Celtic thing, their mother was Gaelic speaking, and a sense of its us against the English. In England Edward II was king, was concerned but not too much, as Ed the Bruce had 3 disastrous years in Ireland, with all his campaigns doomed to failure, one major reason for this was the famine conditions in Ireland at that time, Vance and Watson visit Dundalk's Faughart cemetery where Edward Bruce is buried, Watson explains the circumstances of his death, he was beheaded after capture, and cut up after this failure the Scottish King lost interest in Ireland, Watson explains why, however the Irish were to fight on, 4 years after Edward's death in Dysert O'Dea Co. Clare, they beat the Norman's in a significant battle, the Irish used Norman tactics and this time the Irish used armour. In 1318 the Norman Richard Declair decided he wanted to take the lands off the O'Brien's, that's Co. Clare and part of Co. Limerick, but at the River Fergus, Declair got a lethal surprise, archaeologist Richard Ua Cronin, visits the site with Vance, and he explains events that happened that day as the O'Dea's trapped the Normans using cattle as bait, separating the Norman knights from their foot soldiers and killing Declair and his son, the battle continued as the foot soldiers crossed the river in 3 groups, the O'Dea's were being pushed back, then the O'Hare's and O'Connor's arrived with the O'Brien's, and the Normans were massacred, total dead that day was 4000, and it ended Norman influence in Co. Clare. This victory showed the Normans weren't unbeatable and it raised the profile of an Irish sense of identity, also at this time was a parallel development in Cork at Barryscourt Castle, Vance explains that the Normans had been in Ireland by now for 150 years and some were "going local", the DeBarry's came from Wales in the 12th century, but like deBurkes, de anglos, the Debarry's names dropped the Norman prefix and adopted Irish laws, they became Irish, and inter married, the English couldn't tell the difference between local and settler, all were Catholic, these Hibernian-Norman families ruled about half of Ireland, and this sense of independence set then on a collision course with England, in 1581 David Barry, burnt Barrymore Castle, rather than hand it over to Sir Walter Raleigh, this "going local" drift was contrary to English policy, and they introduced a race law and a form of apartheid to keep people divided, in Kilkenny City, Vance explains Edward III sent his son Lionel of Clarence in 1366, who summoned a parliament and put through laws called the Statutes of Kilkenny, these were petty laws trying to stop the Normans dressing like the Irish, or learning Irish, poetry and minstrels were banned, Irish people were to drop O's and Mac's from their names and take the names of their jobs like Baker, Smith etc or names like Brown, White or Green, and any Norman who used Irish would lose his lands. Vance laments these statutes and ponders the question what if, the Irish Chieftains and Normans had have been able to adopt a shared identity, would they have eventually rid themselves of English rule, Vance then prefers next week's programme about strong medieval women in Ireland.
DVD No.
D05610
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8623



Date Broadcast:
Tue 29th Mar 2005
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Secret Sights: Travelogue - Years of the Sword
Description:
A look at the early history of the Scots in Ireland, with a look at the battle of Dysert Odea in Clare.
DVD No.
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
738



Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Mar 2005
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Bonfire
Description:
This is a profile of a loyalist community in Springmartin, Belfast, centred on the annual 12th July bonfire and its importance to them. Interviews with the bonfire builders, the local primary school head, local mothers and pensioners.
DVD No.
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
739



Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Mar 2005
Duration:
4 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
An arson attack at a new unit at Derry's hospital could cost £1/2m to repair. Film report on damage to new kidney unit, with fire brigades William Lynch's comments, then Chief Executive Elaine Ways reaction, and patient Mary Black's comments. Elsewhere in Derry vandals damaged buses for special needs pupils. In courts West/Belfast man Brendan Rice (22) was charged with Monday's murder of Kiernan Irvine (21) in Twinbrook. Film report. The UDA has removed Jim Gray (43) from its leadership in East Belfast. Film report. Court news item from Derry on threat to social worker, then the British government has decided the Maze prison site is to be N. Ire. new sports centre costing £55m. Film report. 10.30pm (Easter Wed)
DVD No.
D05600
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8622



Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Mar 2005
Duration:
59 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Bonfire
Description:
This programme profiles the Loyalist estate of Springmartin in West Belfast and events in it during July 2004 as area gets 12th July bonfire ready. It begins with residents comments on the early days when the estate was built, and its decline in size since then, they point out that Catholics lived there before the Troubles, a resident called Frank describes how the Peace Wall has stabilised the area compared to 10 years ago by eliminating interface riots, he feels families are moving back in now, then a female resident (Amanda) explains the internal geography of the estate, its top end and bottom end, and how each end has its own bonfire, Frank says his body clock tells him when it's time to start building the bonfires, he thinks it may be bred into him like a natural instinct, Amanda says Mid May starts Bonfire Season but from January kids are getting itchy to begin, as the estates compete with each other to build big fires. At a pensioners centre Maureen explains the useful role they play for pensioners, various old folks recall their days collecting for bonfires and the bands, recalling they say, Catholics who joined with them. Amanda and Maureen highlight the tight knit community that the estate is, with a lot of the households related to each other, although a majority of the families are one parent. Amanda then describes her 5 sons, then at a bonfire a youth called Aaron describes the competition to build big fires, he reveals he's a Chelsea fan, cause they're a lot of money. Then Billy McAuley principal of Blackmountain P.S. says he has 110 pupils, and a staff of 8, the culture of the estate is challenging he says, he says the bonfire tradition is a rite of passage, and he himself went through it, and the celebration he feels is vital to sustain the culture the children live in. As a film clip of kids at the bonfire is shown, a voiceover hears more recollections of the pensioners of their collecting days. Then Amanda highlights the advantages she feels about living in an estate, she is living there 17 years now, and wouldn't leave, then more pensioners' comments on how peace has helped the kids collect from further afield, at the bonfire someone has burnt their newly build hut, the young lads discuss building another. Meanwhile the pensioners play bingo, a film clip shows the new bonfire hut being built, then at the school Billy McAuley says 705 of his pupils get free dinners, film shows kids at lunch meal, he praises the parents efforts over uniforms, of those parents who do work, McAuley says they have unskilled jobs, Amanda is then filmed at her dance class which she runs every Tues/night, she calls it the highlight of her social life, and profiles the class members who enjoy it also, then more film from the bonfire site with a voice over of the headmaster describing the effects the bonfire activity has on his pupils school work, it's such that he has given up doing school tests in June as their heads aren't in school mode, he does end of term testing in May. An elderly man 'Jimmy' highlights the different materials burnt now and when he was young, he highlights the friendships that are formed amongst bonfire builders, then back at the community centre a charity function is being run for the Hospice, they hope to raise £1100, while outside the fire gets bigger, at the charity function, Maureen tells Lily's story, her husband died then 2 days later 3 of her family are killed in the 1993 Shankill bomb, she also reveals the IRA tried to shoot her husband, back at the bonfire, young kids in the hut say they're out there till 3am, at the community centre an Elvis impersonator arrives, then Frank recalls the 1000s of lost jobs in Mackie's and the Shipyard, he says when he left school it wasn't what you knew, but who you knew, the headmaster then reveals of local population aged between 50 & 74, 89% have no educational qualifications, and the reality for many families is they've never had employment at all, in his P7, he rejects the 11+, and most kids don't do it. Meanwhile Maureen says it's 15 years since she saw a bonfire, she takes her kids away, she complains about the drinking at the fires, and the fighting, then Amanda talks about her failed relationships, and living on beans and toast at times, she praises the help her neighbours gave, and explains Jimmy's role at the class, with an Orange pde upcoming on Saturday, Maureen and her group discuss the possibility of trouble, and the various rumours, the women support the Orange men's rights to walk, at the school the headmaster comments on the situation, he hopes for rain to calm things. Then a radio news report announces the Whiterock Orange pde has passed off peacefully, Amanda is then shown putting up red, white and blue bunting around her home, with Jimmy who she's now married this year. She calls him her silver lining. Next clip shows a group of teenagers on the Blackmountain talking about 'staying on at school' or not, Aaron wants to be a joiner and leave school, Glenn wants to join the army, as they look down on the Peace Wall, they say it's to keep the communities apart, a youth says he's met RCs through community trips and they can be all right, they're just the same people as us he says, Amanda then talks about the effects of unemployment on her life, meanwhile a film shows the bonfire getting bigger still, it's now June 26th, and 2 boys discuss building it higher and less wider, they mention the danger to houses. Then Jimmy recalls his days building bonfires and raids on each other's fires, he says he admires the kids in what they are doing, they're not out running the streets he says, the film clip shows the kids building the bonfire and adding tyres. Then the headmaster says he has significant number of boys whose education hasn't improved between P3 and P7, he blames the influence of bonfire building season, then Jimmy talks about charity work he does on the Falls Rd, as he says it he has tears in his eyes, back at the "bonny" the building continues into darkness, Amanda says doing this gives the kids a sense of achievement and worth, and lets them know who they are and where they're from, it's just tradition she says. At school prize day, the Head recalls Loyalist prisoners released under the Good Friday Agreement visiting him to thank him for schooling their kids and he says they all say they don't want their kids growing up as they did, he says local parents do care about kid's education, but many parent lack literacy skills to coach their children. Back at the bonfire Amanda talks of the comradeship and friendships established for life during the 12th season, it's 8th July and it's 3.40am, Amanda feeds the kids sitting guarding their bonfire, she says they're having a great time then worries if they'll get jobs and qualifications in the coming years, she says it's the same on the Catholic side, she wants kids to stick to their education. It's now the 11th July, a Tricolour is put on top of the bonfire, a young man says it part of his religion to burn it, because they're protestant they burn the Catholic flag, back with the pensioners they recall burning DeValera on their fires. Some of them don't seem to know who DeValera was, she says her Catholic friend came to her bonfire and she went to the Catholic one on 15th August, she recalls the street parties back then. Then Frank compares the commonality of the Loyalist and Nationalist people on issues like housing and unemployment, he looks forward to talking to Nationalists about problems when the walls come down. The wall is a permanent reminder of the hurt of the past he says. It's now night time and the fire is lighted to the strains of the 'Sash', Frank then comments it shows this community is still alive and kicking with no fears about showing its identity, Amanda says adults have be 100% behind whatever their kids want to do, Frank says Springmartin people are proud of being Loyalist Protestants and Unionists, and nobody will ever take that away from them, Amanda comments on 11th tradition, then Frank says he has no problem with cross community but won't be told by people he has to get involved in cross community until his community is ready for it. Then film shows the morning after as the ashes smoulder, Frank says the sadness is that after the fire is burnt, there's nothing to do, Aaron reaffirms this feeling, it's only the bonny brings everyone together he says.
DVD No.
D05610
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8624



Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th Apr 2005
Duration:
17 mins 23 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As Pope John Paul II dies in Rome, a film report reviews reaction from around Ireland, but firstly a film report from Rome where Pope's remains lie in state, then report from St Peter's on the Falls Rd, with mass goers comments on his death, then Fr Hugh Kennedy recalls his vestments which the Pope gave him in 1981 after his ordination, Belfast's Lord Mayor Tom Ekin visits St Peter's to sign the Book of Condolences. The report from Derry cathedral where Ch of Ire Bishop Dr James Mehaffey signed the Book of Condolences, then from Armagh NI Sec. Paul Murphy signs the Book of Condolences and comments on meeting John Paul in 1998, where he went to mass with the Pope, in Dublin, B. Ahern signed the Book of Condolences, and schools there will close on Friday. The next film report reviews John Paul's visit to Ireland in 1979 and some of those who were involved recall that visit, Geraldine Schiess recalls meeting the Pope, photos shown, then Celine Downey recalls 1979, she's going to Rome for the funeral, then Fr Eugene O'Hagan recalls his conversation with John Paul, then Cardinal Cathal Daly says John Paul regards his 1979 visit to Ireland as incomplete because he never got North to Armagh because of the Troubles. Back in the studio, a film report reviews the 1979 visit and explores what is his legacy, Jim Dougal says he was a man of many contradictions, he comments on the issues, then Eamon Phoenix recalls the drift away from religion post the 1979 visit, then Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien gives his views on John Paul, followed by an interview with auxiliary Bishop of Down & Connor Anthony Farquhar on his recollections of conversations with John Paul. In other news a 31 year old man has been arrested for questioning about the murder of R. McCartney on 31/01/05. The PSNI has announced its to begin dealing with the flying of offensive, sectarian or paramilitary flags. Film report with PSNI ACC. Duncan McCausland's comments on a dual agency approach. At the courts today. Into the murders 5 years ago of David McIlwaine and Andrew Robb an Armagh coroners lawyer argued for the decision of a judge to let he families see the case papers be overturned. Film report with Paul McIlwaine and Ann Robb's comments. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05610
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8625



Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th Apr 2005
Duration:
26 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Leargas
Programme Title:
Belturbet: Living With The Forgotten Bomb
Description:
This documentary in Irish with English subtitles profiles the events of Dec 28th 1972, when a bomb exploded in the main street of Belturbet, Co. Cavan killing 2 teenagers and injuring 50 people. It begins with an RTE news report showing the bomb aftermath. On the same night other bombs exploded in Clones and Pettigo, the Belturbet dead are named as Geraldine O'Reilly and Paddy Stanley, it's 32 years since the bombing and the case remains unsolved, it's known the red Ford escort car that held the bomb was stolen in Enniskillen, as were the cars used in Clones and Pettigo, at 9pm the red car with 3 people on board crossed Aghalene Bridge, the Garda stopped the car but let it go when they were given an address just North of the border, reconstruction shows the car being left outside a chemists shop, then photos of Geraldine O'Reilly and Paddy Stanley shown, while Anthony O'Reilly her brother recalls her going out for chips, Paddy Stanley from Clara, Co. Offaly was working on a Calor Gas lorry, which had an engine problem, Paddy and the driver booked into a B&B, and Paddy went to the phone box outside the post office to phone home, the bomb exploded killing both and injuring 40, still photos shown, Anthony O'Reilly and Frances McCann recall hearing of the deaths, and Mary O'Reilly recalls the effect on Anthony who went with Geraldine to the hospital, the family describe her with still photos shown. Sister Margaret O'Donovan who was in the convent recalls events after the 10.30pm explosion, then Paddy O'Reilly who was in the town's garage recalls his memories. As a film clip shows the street the next day, he describes getting Paddy Stanley out of the phone box. Then in her home Paddy's mother Teresa describes the family's grief, she still cries today over not being able to hug him, then Joseph Stanley his father recalls being told the sad news in the middle of the night, then his sister Greta Stanley Farell describes her brother's characteristics, he was the oldest of 9 children, Teresa was expecting her tenth, still photo shown, then Susan Stanley on her brother, Teresa recalls vividly her nightmares, then a film clip shows his funeral in Clara, Co. Offaly, but Teresa was too grief stricken to attend, Geraldine O'Reilly was buried in Stanhall cemetery in Belturbet, in the town Catholics and Protestants lived together. Sr M. O'Donovan says the bombing didn't destroy community relationships, Eileen McKernan says people didn't discuss it openly, in the hope it wouldn't happen again, but people were security conscious from then on, the Aghalene Bridge the bombers crossed was a Bailey bridge put up by Cavan Council, as the British Army destroyed the existing bridge, a week later that Bailey bridge was also blown up and not replaced until 1997. All the paramilitaries denied the Belturbet bombing, but questions exist about the Garda investigation, Anthony O'Reilly explains his views, then Cormac O'Dulachain, of the Justice For the Forgotten Group, says they know nothing of what the RUC discovered about the car thieves in Enniskillen, then the Garda photo fit is shown of the man in the car stopped at Aghaldene Bridge, it hasn't been shown publicly before now, a tearful Joe Stanley points the blame at the Garda on the bridge, for 32 years he has been writing to politicians demanding an inquiry, when the Justice For The Forgotten Group was mobilised around the Dublin/Monaghan bombing 18 mnths later, the O'Reilly's went with them to meet the Baron Inquiry, the Baron report published the known evidence, but Susan Stanley says they were all disappointed in the report, she explains why, then Cormac O'Dulachain calls for a Victims Charter for Troubles victims giving families access to the truth, then solicitor Joe Tiernan says Loyalists killed 46 people in the Republic and injured 300/400, with no-one ever convicted, newspaper clips shown then Tiernan quotes the Baron report accusation that Robert Bridges done the Belturbet bomb, newspaper photo shown, in 1975 he was convicted of a Fermanagh murder of a Catholic lorry driver. In 1975 the Garda asked the RUC to interview Bridges about Belturbet, if they did or not isn't known, Susan Stanley and Anthony O'Reilly comment, then Tiernan says Bridges told him, he received instructions from British Army personnel in Enniskillen, this should be investigated he says. Leargas then reads out statements from B. Ahern and NI Sec. Paul Murphy on this issue, then Cormac O'Dulachain reveals a Euro court case is being taken against Britain for non-cooperation with the Baron Inquiry, then Anthony O'Reilly says he wants to know why the North didn't co-operate, then the Stanley's comment on forgiveness, while Cormac O'Dulachain feels the truth will come out, but Paddy Reilly says within 10 days of the Northern Bank robbery the police knew who done it, but after 32 years they still don't know who's behind Belturbet.
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8627



Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th Apr 2005
Duration:
27 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Leargas
Programme Title:
Living with the Forgotten Bomb
Description:
Profile of the events on 28 December 1972 in Belturbet Co. Cavan when a loyalist bomb killed two teenagers and injured 50 people. Interviews with survivors and relatives of the dead. Robert Bridge named as chief suspect but he was jailed for life for a Northern Ireland murder. The Baron Report believes that the British Army had a connection to Bridges. Ahern has written to Paul Murphy, the Secretary of State for NI, asking for co-operation in the Inquiry, but Euro court case pending. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
740



Date Broadcast:
Tue 5th Apr 2005
Duration:
14 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The British government is to press ahead with an inquiry into the Pat Finucane murder, although it will be under the terms of their new Inquiries Bill which restricts access to the public to certain security information. Film report with old film clips of Pat Finucane and views of Bill critics, Judge Cory and B. Ahern, then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the reactions against the new Inquiries Bill, and the date of May 5th given for a general election, Reid profiles some major constituency battles ahead. In Rome, Pope John Paul is lying in state as thousands of people file past. Film report says 100s going over from Ireland, Dublin's Dr Desmond Connell comments, then Archbishop Sean Brady's comments. Meanwhile last night in an unprecedented gesture the Linfield football team wore black armbands as a mark of respect for the dead Pope, when they played in the Setanta Cup. Then live from Rome, Paul Clark comments on the mood in Rome, and the crowds arriving for the funeral, from all over Europe. A Presbyterian Minister and Orange chaplain Steven Dickinson has apologised for his "Pope joke" when he impersonated the Pope with Parkinson's Disease at a gospel rally in Drumbo, 9 days after the Pope had gone into hospital last Feb. Film report with Dickinson's comments on his "joke", he has apologised to Parkinson's Disease Society, the Presby/church is to take no action at present. The DUP MP J. Donaldson has visited the Columbian Embassy in London to discuss their search for the Columbian 3, who are on the fun. Film report with Donaldson's comments, and film clips of the Columbia 3, FAIR's Wm Frasier was with Donaldson. The sisters of Robert McCartney are to travel to the EEC Parliament to meet its President Joseph Borrell and other MEP's. Film report with Catherine McCartney's comments on the purpose of the visit, and on their hopes of meeting Nelson Mandela to get his support. Meanwhile a 31 year old man arrested about the killing yesterday has been released. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05610
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8626



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2005
Duration:
7 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of Adams call to the PIRA to discuss the alternative to armed struggle. Film report begins with Tommie Gorman's comments, today Gerry Adams gambled on reaction to what by any standards was a big speech, he was asking the PIRA to fold up its tent, then SDLP's A. McDonnell's views, followed by M. McGuiness comments, then a further report from Charlie Bird on B. Ahern's reaction which was Adams speech can only be judged by the IRA's reaction, and he (Ahern) was mindful an election was underway, then FG's Enda Kenny says it's just an election ploy, then Labour's Pat Rabbitte points out the "unreality" of Adams speech since the Republican movement, encompasses the IRA. Then Charlie Bird's analysis followed by further comment from Tommie Gorman on why this speech is being made now and he comments again on Adams gamble and possible reactions. 9.00pm (Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8630



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2005
Duration:
8 mins 54
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
BBC coverage of Adams speech today and political reaction to his views on the future of the IRA and armed struggle. Brian Rowan's film report on the political alternative to armed struggle as stated by Adams includes an interview with SF's M. McGuiness, but first the views of SDLP's A. McDonnell, UUP's R. Empey, DUP's N. Dodds, then interview with M. McGuiness who denies SF's timing is cynical with an election coming up, he says Gerry Adams is the foremost architect of the peace process, he says the IRA were aware of what Adams would say today, SF is dedicated to the peace process succeeding, he comments on a possible IRA response. Former RUC Federation Chairman Jimmy Spratt is to stand for the DUP in the South Belfast Westminster seat. Film report. 6.30pm (Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8629



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2005
Duration:
20 mins 19 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Gerry Adams has told the IRA, the era of armed struggle is over, it can be taken forward by political means, film report on Adams comments to the PIRA, calling for a discussion period on the way forward, Nationalists & Republicans now have a confidence that will never allow them to be treated as 2nd class citizens again, Adams refused to take questions from the media, then Ken Reid gives his analysis of this major statement, British government welcomed it. In his reactions Paisley had ruled out a power sharing Executive with SF earlier, and later N. Dodds (DUP) called Adams remarks an election stunt, just more waffle and no action, R. Empey (UUP) called it a day late and a dollar short, he says Adams is just looking more concessions and the government should leave them to the side, to sort themselves out. The SDLP's A. McDonnell holds a similar view, he says all IRA activity must end before Executive can be re-established, the Alliance Party's D. Ford also said the IRA must abandon criminality as well as the armed struggle. Next report asks is this the end of physical force Republicanism or just an election stunt, the massive media turnout at Conway Mill was expecting significant SF statement. Following recent PR disasters for SF, including their snubbing in the USA, historian Eamon Phoenix says the statement is deeply significant, he explains the historical context of today, but the Sunday Tribune's Suzanne Breen thinks it's an election stunt, then Independent journalist David McKittrick says this keeps SF/IRA right in the middle of this election campaign, and the SDLP can't compete with this type of PR. In the studio Ken Reid looks at the allegations it's an election stunt, but he feels it's a test of Adams authority, and speculates on the IRA's response and reaction, and the time scale for the internal IRA debate. Ex UDR soldiers are among the 4 men being questioned about the 1974 murder of Cllr Pat Kelly in Trillick (see Insight 2001). Film report on circumstances of his death claimed by the UFF, and the 2003 investigation under a West Midlands policeman, but Ferghal Kelly says the family have no faith in this new investigation it's just a PR exercise, they want an independent inquiry. In Rome preparations continue for the Pope's funeral, 2m people have now filed past his body, film report from Rome with interviews with people in the queue including Jim McMullan from Waringstown, and his wife Delores, then Vatican Observer John McCaffrey describes the mood in Rome, and the people's views of John Paul and his qualities. The President of the EEC Parliament Joseph Borrell meet The McCartney sisters today in Brussels and said he will do his best to end the wall of silence around Robert's murder, film report with Borrell's statement then Gemma McCartney's comments, followed by Catherine's reaction to Adams speech today. Meanwhile in Belfast a Gerry Adams meeting with the McGinley family from Derry whose son Jim was stabbed by an IRA man Bart Fisher was postponed. Film report. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
313
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8628



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2005
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Omagh Town's Missing Funds
Description:
Update on spotlight story of 2nd May 2000 (Tape 190) concerning soccer matches against Man United and Liverpool to raise money for bomb fund. However much of the money raised never made it into the fund. Interviews with M.Gallagher (Omagh victim's representative) and accountant B.Mallon who reported the matter to the police.
DVD No.
Tape No.
319
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
764



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th Apr 2005
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As the Westminster election campaign begins the UUP leader David Trimble answers questions on the state of his party and how he views his chances against the DUP; he covers the issue of no unionist election pact; decommissioning; the Executive collapse. Also in the studio David Ford assesses the chances of the Alliance Party.
DVD No.
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
743



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th Apr 2005
Duration:
8 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PIRA has replied to yesterday's Adams appeal by saying it will consider his comments, film report on their brief comments. Meanwhile In Belfast Gerry Adams denied his comments were electioneering but were a genuine attempt to drive the peace process forward, what he said yesterday Adams said, he said to succeed not fail. The SDLP's M. Durkan says the SF move comes after pressure from within Ireland and elsewhere and it's not just a magnanimous SF move, or a unilateral move, Paisley says people are very angry that SF wants them to swallow more lies, the UUP's M. McGimpsey says it's purely electioneering con. The PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde told the Policing Board, he'll wait and see the PIRA's response, and because of the election campaign, he'd be wrong to give an in-depth assessment of Adams statement. Film report, with ACC Sam Kinkaid's assessment of PIRA currently, then Orde's comments following I. Paisley Jnr question. A former repub/prisoner Tommy McKearney says Adams appeal marks the beginning of the end of the IRA, film report on his views he dismisses the idea it's an election stunt, and says it's the end of an epoch and is reminiscent of DeValera's, Legion of the Rearguard statement ending the Civil War. The 4 men arrested about the 1974 killing of Cllr P. Kelly yesterday have been released without charge. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8631



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th Apr 2005
Duration:
28 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson this programme interviews UUP leader David Trimble on his hopes for the May 5th Westminster election, he's asked firstly about the last election leaving the party wounded and in disarray, and why he expects a change of fortune this time, Trimble denies the UUP is in disarray, he points out internal reforms and an excellent team standing, people have not seen other parties have failed to make political progress, he feels the electorate has seen that voting for the extremes is damaging NI politics, he hopes the electorate will back centre parties, he then denies the UUP is trying to outdo the DUP in extremes, he says the DUP hasn't changed a single word of the Bel/Agreement which they told all they would destroy, he refuses to agree the electorate rejected the UUP, last time out, he defends their talks with Republicans and says they blew the whistle when Republicans failed to honour their commitments, he says it was the UUP who achieved decommissioning, and explains his views, he says Adams current moves are tied to this election, he feels Republicans aren't ready to deliver completion he explains his views, he feels the DUP failure to get an agreement with SF will cost them support and voters will return to the UUP. Thompson pushes him on the similarities of DUP & UUP policies on SF, on a Unionist pact in certain areas, Trimble denies it's to save UUP seats, but the thwart SF wins, and increase Unionist representation. On his own seat, he denies he's under threat from the DUP and he denies the UUP had to close its Portadown office, Thompson then says the UUP document titled 'ITS NOT FAIR' appears to be a bit sectarian, he lists contents and Trimble denies it's a sectarian leaflet, Trimble is then asked will he resign if he loses more seats, he says that he's a servant of the party, he's guided by his duty. Noel Thompson then talks to political editor Mark Davenport about the current party's attitude to the opening of this election campaign, and the DUP's move in South Belfast of standing Jimmy Spratt, and Adams call to the IRA, then UUP's B. McCrea's 96ft billboard, Davenport lists the seats to watch,; Foyle, Upper Bann, East Antrim, Newry and Armagh, then they discuss the input to date of lobby groups. This is followed by Noel Thompson interview with Alliance's David Ford on their election hopes, he says the UUP and SDLP are no longer centre parties, they argue over the size of the Alliance vote, and Ford defends Alliance role in Belfast Council as an example to all of Alliance leadership, he says the SDLP & UUP didn't engage and work together, Alliance vision is people working together, explains their view of a voluntary coalition without SF, he says it was Alliance who first raised Republican criminality being outside the IRA ceasefire terms. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the week's news. (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8632



Date Broadcast:
Fri 8th Apr 2005
Duration:
9 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Report from Rome on funeral of Pope John Paul II, from Rosie Billingham with comments of Derry couple Danny McBrearty and his wife, then other mourners comments on why they travelled to Rome for the funeral, followed by A/Bis Sean Brady's remarks, followed by views of Annetta Shields from Newry, then Rosie Billingham comments on the problems faced by 4m travellers to Rome. Back in Ireland, Catholics in Derry held a minutes silence, in Belfast RCs watched the funeral live in St Malachy's church, in Omagh a special mass was said, then Fr Des Mooney recalls singing for the Pope as a 15 year old in 1979. (6.30pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8633



Date Broadcast:
Sun 10th Apr 2005
Duration:
8 mins 23 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of opening session in Craigavon of the Rosemary Nelson murder inquiry from Gordon Adair, who reviews the allegations following the murder, then her brother Eunan Magee mentions their support for the Finucane family. Then profiles of the panel members, and Michael Moreland comments on the importance of this inquiry. The PSNI have released CCTV film of the car used by robbers in last week's £1.2m robbery in Sth/Belfast, and 2 photo fit pictures of the suspects. Film report with review of the incident and comments of PSNI Det/Insp Gillian Middlemiss. In an election round-up the programme profiles Newry & Armagh where sitting MP S. Mallon is stepping down, he's out canvassing with Dominic Bradley his replacement candidate, who comments on what he thinks will happen, then SF's Conor Murphy feels they can take the seat, within Unionism the DUP's Paul Berry is the candidate here fighting to top the Unionist polls, then UUP's Danny Kennedy says Unionists respect eh achievements of the UUP in the peace process. 6.30pm (Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8648



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th Apr 2005
Duration:
6 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Belfast estate agent Philip Johnston has appeared in court on money laundering charges, film report on the charges which Johnston denies. In South Belfast the UUP candidate M. McGimpsey has played down the significance of a photo showing his DUP rival Jimmy Spratt with the outgoing UUP MP Martin Smyth and former UUP leader Jim Molyneaux. Film report with McGimpsey interview, and I. Paisley Snr comments, then SDLP's M. Durkan's views on the South/Belfast contest. In Nth/Down UKUP's R. McCartney stands down in favour of the DUP. Film report. Today Gerry Adams told Derry businessmen it's not likely the IRA's internal debate can conclude hastily. Film report. In Foyle Meats factory on the outskirts of Derry, Polish workers claim they have been harassed and subject to sectarian abuse following the death of the Pope. Film report with Polish men's comments, then Katrina Kordula of Polish Welfare Assoc's comments, then a Foyle Meats statement and views of Gareth Scott of the TGWH. BBCNI 6.30pm (Monday)
DVD No.
D05620
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8634



Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th Apr 2005
Duration:
14 mins 13 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Belfast a woman was held hostage during a £1.2m Securicor robbery. Film report from Finaghy Rd, Creighton's Garage cash point, and Annadale Ave derelict house where the hostage was held, she was seized from her Belvoir home, her partner works for Brinks security firm. There were also 3 other armed robberies in Belfast, a post office van was hijacked in Dunmurry, and at the Northern Bank in Ballyhackamore a Securicor delivery van was robbed at gun point, and earlier an employee delivering cash to a Newtownabbey bookies shop (Stanleys) was robbed by armed men. Film reports. Also in Killough Co. Down, 3 armed men, one dressed as a policeman attempted to rob a local man Paul Ward in his home. Film report hears Paul Ward fought off the two men who fled, a neighbour Dolores McMahon comments, film report describes the robbers, and has comments of PSNI Insp. Gary Gibson. Then in the studio security journalist Alan Murray comments on the spate of robberies, and who's behind them. In Belfast the PSNI have searched 10 offices belonging to a solicitor, an accountant and an estate agent in an inquiry into money laundering. In Belfast courts, Sharon Moss (34) from Holywood was remanded on money laundering charges. Film report. In election campaign UUP's David Trimble comments on DUP's South Belfast candidate Jimmy Spratt being photographed with M. Smyth and J. Molyneaux saying both those UUP men are retired from politics, he also says any IRA statement this week should not be ambiguous. Meanwhile in West Tryone Indep/candidate Kieran Deeney is angry the SDLP are to stand against him, breaking a gentleman's agreement he says. Film report with Patricia Lewsley's (SDLP) reply, then SF's Pat Doherty's remarks. In Ballymena an 18 year old protestant man has had his ankle broke in a sectarian attack. Film report on trouble at local football match with PSNI Ch/Insp Stephen Martin's comments. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8635



Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th Apr 2005
Duration:
7 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of robbery of £1.2 million from Brinks security firm in South Belfast, the same Brinks driver was also robbed delivering to the RVH last August. Then coverage of the other robberies in Belfast today. Then film report on robbery in Killough is very short. Nominations for the local Council elections on May 5th closed two hours ago. A film report looks at some retiring Cllrs, like DUP's Eric Smyth who concentrating on church work. Then SDLP Cllr M. Morgan comments on why he's retiring even though he's youngest Cllr. The report looks at the balance of power in the City Council and UUP's Reg Empey comments, then SF's Joe O'Donnell comments, followed by Alliance Cllr Naomi Long's views. 6.30pm (Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8636



Date Broadcast:
Wed 13th Apr 2005
Duration:
7 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Leading Belfast estate agent Philip Johnston (34) has been granted bail on money laundering charges. Film report with his solicitor Paul Dougan's comments on his client's innocence. The Ulster Unionists have caused controversy with their election billboard slogan 'Decent People Vote UUP'. Film report with Trimble explanation of the slogan, then DUP's J. Donaldson says the UUP means if you vote for the DUP you're not decent, prospects of a Unionist pact now appear to have vanished says journalist Ferghal McKinney. Meanwhile a SF candidate Deirdre Haughey who was in McGuiness's bar when R. McCartney was killed will not contest the local elections. At the Days Inn Hotel in Sandy Row, guests were horrified when 5 petrol bombs were thrown at the hotel. Film report with guest Pat Watson's views, then hotel manager Lee Madden's reaction, then hotel owner Lord Rand, says it was sheer vandalism not paramilitarism, then fire brigade's Harry Dawson on the fire's effect. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8637



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Apr 2005
Duration:
4 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the verbal intimidation of the McCartney sisters in the Short Strand, with Paula McCartney's comments on a threat delivered to her door, by a sister of one of the suspended SF men from McGuiness's bar, then Bridgeen Hagans comments, SF Cllr Joe O'Donnell comments on solving the problem, then SDLP's M. Durkan's reaction to the incident, followed by DUP's P. Robinson's views. On the Shankill Pastor Jack McKee's home and car were attacked by petrol and paint overnight by Loyalists. Film report with Jack McKee's comments on the attack and the reasons behind it, his Christian taxi business called Liberty. 6.30pm (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8639



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Apr 2005
Duration:
23 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson ne interviews DUP Dep/leader Peter Robinson on their election stance for May 5th, I. Paisley was unavailable due to a speaking engagement elsewhere. Thompson begins by asking Robinson about what Robert McCartney (UKUP) says about the DUP manifesto, that they rule out mandatory coalition with SF, Robinson refuses to give full details but says the precise words in the manifesto are similar, Robinson says a voluntary coalition is the only way forward without that it's make direct rule more accountable, and integrate NI closer into the UK, he says SF will never reform itself and people have given up on them meeting the conditions for government, Robinson doesn't deny telling McCartney it would take 25 years for SF/IRA to get rid of its criminality and the DUP isn't prepared to wait on them, politics should move on without them, he says 25 years of direct rule is a lesser evil than having SF in government he won't even consider the possibility the IRA might do what Adams asked of them last week as he says that is "what ifery", and he's heard it all before from Adams, the IRA still hasn't gone away, Robinson repeats it will take a generation for Republicans to change, and he goes into negotiations on the basis that SF won't do as they say, unlike Trimble & the UUP who were suckered by SF, says Robinson, he denies the DUP were going into a government with SF last autumn, and won't accept it was a done deal without an end to the IRA, criminality and complete decomm. with photos. Thompson asks Robinson about the devolution of Police & Justice and Robinson says it won't happen in 2 years, a concession he says Trimble gave to SF, in the DUP plan devolution of Policing/Justice can only happen is the NI Assembly voted for it, and NI Unionists won't be voting for it, says Robinson, Thompson returns to the autumn/Dec nearness of a deal with SF, reminding him it only fell apart because of Paisley's sackcloth & ashes comments, Robinson says he'll be surprised if the IRA reforms it's ways, while talking to the governments they were planning the Northern Bank robbery that shows their true intent, Robinson is pushed again will it be a generation before they consider SF in government and he refuses to use or accept the DUP used the term 'generation', but won't read the clause from their manifesto on this matter, he's then pushed on if he would be talking to SF after the election, Thompson asks Robinson next about why the DUP turned down a pact with the UUP, when they talk so much about stopping SF. Robinson recalls their meeting with the UUP, chaired by the Orange Order, he says they UUP were only interested in saving their own skins in all their seats, the DUP were only interested in the 2 seats Nationalists could take, Robinson refuses to ask his voters to vote tactically for SDLP candidates to stop SF, he explains his point of view on this, and denies he's more interested in beating the UUP than SF, in a further question about is he the man to unite Unionism, he says that's already happening under the DUP. Next item sees Mark Davenport review what's been happening this week in the election campaign, he highlights the photo of Molyneaux and M. Smyth with the DUP's Jimmy Spratt and the row over that, and then comments on UKUP's Bob McCartney not standing in Nth Down to assist the DUP, on the Nationalist side he reviews the row between the SDLP and Hospital campaigner Donal Deeney in West Tryone, in Cookstown area there'll be no election as only 6 candidates are standing for 6 seats. In the next section Noel Thompson interviews 3 very minor parties standing in the elections about their policies, they are Linda Gilbey of Vote for Yourself, Rainbow Dream Ticket, and Julien Robertson of the NI Conservative Party and Paddy Lynn of the Workers' Party. Paddy Lynn refuses to accept their project of uniting communities is even harder now as polarisation in voting shows, the socialist anti-sectarian WP has an alternative to offer. Tory Julien Robertson believes in UK they'll do well, like WP he says they're having trouble breaking down sectarianism, then Linda Gilby explains she's standing for the disillusioned and disaffected, and to give the usual suspects a boot up the rear. Paddy Lynn refuses to accept socialism is old hat, as everyone now is a social democrat says Thompson, he says socialism is not dead and it's an alternative to Unionism and Nationalism. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on week's news.
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8640



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Apr 2005
Duration:
11 mins 13 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Relatives of R. McCartney say they were forced to abandon a leaflet drop in the Short Strand when confronted by a dozen people, they said they've been told to get out of the area. Film report with Paula McCartney's reaction, then Bridgeen Hagans vows to continue the campaign, then SF's Cllr Joe O'Donnell condemns the intimidation and offers mediation, Bridgeen rejects they intimidated anyone as O'Donnell hinted. A vigil for Robert is to go ahead as planned on Sunday, at McGuiness's bar. The home and car of a Shankill Pastor and community worker Jack McKee has been targeted in an overnight petrol and paint bomb attack because he set up a new taxi service in the area. Film report with McKee's comments on his Christian taxi service called Liberty and Loyalist threats on him. Former UDA brigadier Jim Grey who was charged at the weekend with possessing criminal property, had his bank assets frozen today in the courts. Film report. In election news the fallout between the SDLP and Hospital candidate Dr K. Deeney in West Tryone has worsened, as Durkan releases Deeney letter showing no gentleman's agreement existed and one paragraph hints Deeney may join the SDLP in the future. Film report with Durkan's comments, then Kiernan Deeney rejects Durkan's interpretation of the letter, UUP's Derek Hussey says the exchange tarnishes Deeney's independence, then DUP's Tom Buchanan's reaction. The DUP and SF handed in nomination papers today, for Westminster. Film report. Then in the studio Ken Reid comments on today's campaign news and the internal community election battles. 6.00pm (cont)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8638



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Apr 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Interview with Peter Robinson (DUP) on all the current issues, especially relating to their election battle with the UUP.
DVD No.
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
741



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th Apr 2005
Duration:
7 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
UUP MLA Michael Copeland's home is raided in a PSNI money laundering investigation. Film report says UUP offices also raided. In interview he says PSNI officers were very apologetic, he hints at a political motivation behind the accusation and declares his innocence. In Sth/Belfast's Rosetta Rd, a man was wounded in a drive by shooting by Loyalists. Film report with eye witness Clarke Dawson's account. The gunmen's car was found abandoned in the Ravenhill area 1 mile away. A diss/repub car bomb was defused outside Lisburn's Civic Centre last night. Film report with Lady Mayoress Eleanor Calvert's comments, then PSNI Ch/Superintendent Ken Henning's reaction. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8641



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th Apr 2005
Duration:
13 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage raid on UUP MLA M. Copeland's home and party offices, with interview in which he claims he's innocent of wrong doing. Then report on Loyalist shooting in Sth/Belfast with eye witness Clarke Dawson's comments. Then election round-up report hears PD's M. McDowell has arrived in South Belfast to support A. McDowell's (SDLP) campaign, then from Limavady Noel Thompson asks locals what issues do they think are important, the questions are put to politician's, Wm Hay (DUP), Tommy Gallagher (SDLP), Darren Nesbitt (UUP) and SF's M. McLaughlin. (6.30pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8642



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th Apr 2005
Duration:
4 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Description:
From N. Long, Lorna Dunn, Judith Cochrane, David Alderdice, Barney Fitzpatrick then Tom Eakin, Elena Aceves £Cully, Geraldine Rice and then leader David Ford all comments on subjects like; sectarianism, racism, criminality and segregation and apathy.
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8643



Date Broadcast:
Sun 17th Apr 2005
Duration:
1 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The McCartney family today held a vigil at McGuiness's bar where their brother was killed in January. Film report with Paula McCartney interview. 5.00pm (Sunday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8644



Date Broadcast:
Mon 18th Apr 2005
Duration:
9 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the PSNI have seized files from the offices of North Down Council in Bangor, the papers believed to be planning applications are wanted by the PSNI in their ongoing investigation. Meanwhile the fallout from the M. Copeland raid continues with today UUP leader David Trimble saying he wouldn't be asking Copeland to step down as he believes he's innocent. Then DUP's I. Paisley today denied they were involved in naming Copeland to the PSNI. In Derry SF's Gerry Adams and SDLP's John Hume canvassed in the Foyle constituency also today Eamonn McCann announced he will be standing, also in Belfast Alliance's candidates were photographed outside the City Hall. In the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis on the M. Copeland story, and the arrival of M. McDowell in Sth/Belfast to help A. McDowell's campaign, and D. Ahern visiting Ed McGrady in Down. The new criminal justice provisions come into operation in NI today. From now on you can be tried for the same crime twice in certain conditions. Film report lists the changes. The GAA today opened all its doors to soccer and rugby and abolished Rule 42. Film report with Michael Greenan of the Ulster Council voicing the views of Northern counties to keep Croke Park GAA only, the vote passed by 227 votes to 97, then Donegall Manager Brian McEniff gives his reaction, then Tryone Chairman Pat Barry's views, and GAA President Sean Kelly, and Down VP Brian McEvoy. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8645



Date Broadcast:
Mon 18th Apr 2005
Duration:
5 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of PSNI money laundering raids, the UUP has postponed their manifesto launch because of it and the raids on M. Copeland's home. Film report with D. Trimble's comments, then report on raid on North Down offices, DUP's I. Paisley rejects as 'hellish lies' allegations they are behind the dirty tricks campaign against Cllr Copeland, meanwhile at Castlereagh Council the SDLP picketed the offices calling for power sharing within the Council, they also rejected SF's criticisms of Dublin government Minister's supporting the SDLP. A. McDowell (SDLP) says Adams is adopting a partitionist attitude, then from Derry SF's Gerry Adams says it's a shame M. McDowell didn't come up when the Short Strand was under siege, or Ardoyne or Garvaghy Road. Next report covers the GAA relaxing of Rule 42 at a Dublin conference this weekend by 227 votes to 97. GAA President Sean Kelly comments, then Antrim Chairman Joe O'Boyle's views, then from St Bride's GAA club in Belfast, Paul Lavery gives his opinion. 6.30pm (Monday)
DVD No.
D05630
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8646



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th Apr 2005
Duration:
8 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Opening story is Austria's Cardinal Ratzinger has been elected as the next Pope in Rome. Film report with profile of his career to date. Today the public inquiry opened into the murder of Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson, its Chairman said it would be fair, thorough and totally independent. Film report on the 3 man panel named as former High Court Judge Sir Michael Moreland, Dame Valerie Stracken, former Chair of the Customs & Excise Board and Sir Anthony Burden former Sth/Wales Chief Constable, then clip of Moreland's comments, the inquiry opened and shut again today while the panel read through 1000s of documents on the case, to decide which witnesses to call possibly next spring. Afterwards Eamon Magee, Nelson's brother, said the family was cautiously hopeful and he welcomes the panels rules on anonymity, then Paul Nelson's lawyer Barra McCrory hopes the inquiry can get to the truth. SDLP's Mark Durkan also expressed his satisfaction with the terms of the inquiry, then SF's G. Kelly hopes it will get to the truth. Willie Frazier of the FAIR Victims Group labelled the inquiry a disgrace. In an election campaign round-up Ken Reid covers the DUP's new poster and I. Paisley's view that the people have made up their minds and the DUP has already won the election. But UUP's D. Trimble disagrees and doesn't think the electorate like being taken for granted. On the Nationalist side the SDLP handed in nomination papers and M. Durkan predicted a high turnout, SF's Gerry Adams says his workers are getting a good response from canvas returns, Alliance also hopeful. (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8647



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th Apr 2005
Duration:
3 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Workers Party
Description:
Presented by John Lowry of the WP, he says vote the way NI has always voted and we'll get exactly the same stalemate we have now, he says Unionism and Nationalism have failed, May 5th is a chance he says and vote WP to build a different N. Ireland.
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8649



Date Broadcast:
Wed 20th Apr 2005
Duration:
11 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In police swoops in Dungannon and Cork, 2 ex-IRA prisoners were arrested with 6 kilos of cocaine. Film report from Dungannon and Cork where a further 7 kilos of drugs were found. The Head of the PSNI Drug Squad Det/Superintendent Hayden Bell comments. The Head of the Ministry of Defence Fraud Squad was in NI today to oversee raids as part of a corruption scandal dating back to the 1990s. Film report on large scale operation into Ministry of Defence contracts worth £10m. Business premises and a private home were searched, MOD Chief, Det/Superintendent Rob Allen comments on the raids. As the SDLP and UUP both release their manifesto's today, Ken Reid's report begins with the SDLP's, their slogan is 'A Better Way To A Better Ireland', Mark Durkan rejects excluding SF and says they will stand by the GFA, then the UUP's D. Trimble says Stormont's D'Hondt system should be scrapped and he wants a voluntary coalition in government he rejects the UUP is in decline and is coming back strongly and successful with more than 5 MPs. In Newry a 20 year old man has been shot dead as he parked his car at his parents' home in the Nationalist Ardcarne estate, he was named as Johnny Graham, and the shooting follows 2 other shootings nearby, the PSNI think the killing may be drugs related. Film report with PSNI's Ch/Insp Tim Hanley's comments. In the courts 3 men were charged with possessing the £0.75m cocaine haul seized yesterday, they are Conor Donnolly (42), Feargal Toal (42) and John Patrick Moloney (57). Film report. In an election campaign round-up report Ken Reid reports on the DUP launch of its manifesto, Paisley says they have given Unionism a new confidence, P. Robinson says will talk to democratic parties after the election. The McCartney sister have received 10,000 Euros from the Socialist Group in Europe to launch a civil case against their brother's killers. Film report with Catherine McCartney's comments. Back to politics and the next report profiles the changing horizon in Sth/Belfast, the inter-Unionist fight is between UUP M. McGimpsey and the DUP's J. Spratt with the SDLP's A. McDowell happy at the Unionist vote split, the SF candidate A. Maskey reckons he also has a chance of winning, while the Alliance's Geraldine Rice is hopeful. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8650



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2005
Duration:
28 mins 43 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson he interviews SF leader Gerry Adams, beginning by asking him currently it seems the peace process is in trouble and does he accept SF played a big part in that, Adams replies there is a collective responsibility if politics doesn't work you have to blame the politicians, it's because of the difficulties he says he publicly appealed to the IRA on 6th April, his reasons were firstly the actual peace process as opposed to the political process has been poisoned, and secondly the IRA is being used as an excuse by anti GFA elements, Adams is asked why make his IRA appeal now when the GFA of 1998 would have been the time to make it, Adams says the alternative to war hasn't been moving forward because of obstructing by anti GFA elements, he wants to focus now on the future, and he believes the IRA should have a debate internally on leaving the equation, over the last 10 years they are the only organisation which has fully embraced the peace process, he explains the details of his opinion, his appeal the IRA now is to stop the whole peace process going down the plumb hole, he emphasises this is a bold move, and tells Thompson have any of the other parties made such bold moves, Adams denies Trimble done such a move with his comments "we've jumped, now you follow Mr Adams" comments, years ago. Adams is asked about IRA criminality, he replies Republicans dispute the term criminality in regard to many alleged activities, but he is asking the IRA to end all activity. Adams reminds Thompson there's an election coming up and wants to talk about SF's aims, it has 183 candidates in local government elections, and 18 Westminster candidates, there are no no-go areas now for SF, he says this election is about moving forward into a unity Ireland, Thompson tells him he's not even getting unity in this part of Ireland, never mind all Ireland, Adams says SF's not doing too bad, he emphasises the advances in the last 20 years, and admits there are still problems. Adams rejects Thompson's view the Dec 04 deal with the DUP was thwarted by the IRA and he blames Paisley and the two governments, he explains why, and says the DUP will always resist change, and he doubts the sincerity of recent Paisley's remarks doing a deal with SF, when the IRA disappears, Adams rejects the DUP idea of voluntary coalition as nonsense, Thompson then asks him do you know who killed R. McCartney, he replies 'no', but he has heard names mentioned, he criticises the PSNI efforts, because chief suspects haven't been questioned, nor any of the 70 witnesses in the bar, Adams says he supports the McCartney family, he asks Thompson what would he have him do, the people who killed Robert ceased to be Republicans at that moment, Adams says he cannot and would not force someone to make a confession, and that's what cynically his opponents want him to do, but such a confession would be rejected in the courts. He wonders why the BBC ignore other murders with collusion elements. Adams then rejects he wants the peace process kept in uncertainty and dragging it out. The political editor Mark Davenport comments on the 3 manifesto launches this week, firstly the DUP in Upper Bann, he says the Vogueons from 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' TV series are based on the DUP, they are figures of doom and gloom. Then the UUP launches its manifesto in a London Bus, and they delayed their launch because of the raids by the PSNI on MLA M. Copeland's offices, and a Lisburn Cllr David Archers drunken appearance at a Council meeting. Then the SDLP launch at a pub called The Edge, and visits by D. Ahern and M. McDonnell to SDLP's function which angered SF and may have backfired for the SDLP. The next piece looks at the election of Pope Benedict and previews what this very conservative Pope will mean for Catholics over coming years. From Rome a critic of Benedict's rigid orthodoxy, Irish Times journalist Patsy McGarry gives his opinions, and in the studio Bishop Donal McKeown says the cardinals who chose him felt he has the qualities the Church needs now, and he feels he will be a good leader. They debate the personal qualities of the new Pope which contradict the dictator image of his time as a cardinal, and his opposition to women priests, homosexuality and his view on 'filth in the priesthood' and the drive to secularism. Programme ends with comic taxi driver piece on the week's news. (No end titles)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8652



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2005
Duration:
4 mins 21 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of killing of Johnny Graham (20) In Newry, one of 3 shootings which some claim is a feud between local gangs, film report with PSNI Det Ch/Insp Tim Hanley's comments. In Dungannon 3 men arrested with cocaine yesterday have been charged. Film report. Then film coverage of Ian Paisley launching DUP manifesto in Upper Bann constituency of D. Trimble (UUP), to defeat SF, the DUP must be declared Ulster's largest party, he lists conditions for a deal with SF. 6.30pm (Thursday)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8651



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2005
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Interview with Gerry Adams (SF) on current issues, and especially his party's chance of further growth in votes despite all the recent damaging publicity for SF.
DVD No.
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
742



Date Broadcast:
Fri 22nd Apr 2005
Duration:
6 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI have foiled an armed robbery attempt in Newry. The former agent Kevin Fulton has claimed there's a security breach in the PSNI, he says an email he sent to the Chief Constable was accessed by someone outside the PSNI, and it contained name of an IRA informer and of a Special Branch man. Film report. The next report is constituency profile of D. Trimble's Upper Bann seat and begins with film of scuffles there during June 01 elections, D. Simpson then reduced D. Trimble's majority from 10,000 to 2,000, forcing a recount, D. Simpson (DUP) is confident he will take the seat, Trimble is however dismissive of Simpson's claims, he hopes to increase his majority, then Alliance candidate Alan Castle explains why they are standing this time. On the Nationalist side, SF's John O'Dowd expects to increase their 11,000 vote, the SDLP's Dolores Kelly says they're getting a good response, the Portadown Times dep/editor Victor Gordon says this election is too close to call, with maybe only 500 votes deciding it. (6.00pm Friday)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
314
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8653



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th Apr 2005
Duration:
15 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A Shankill Loyalist Billy Hill (22) has given a 18 yr tariff on a life sentence for killing David Couples in Dec 02 who was on his way to work in Belfast's Girdwood Army barracks. Film report from courts also covers lesser convictions for Edward Hill (20) and Darren Paul (22) and Brian Dickson (22) relating to the same case. In East/Belfast a security guard delivering cash to the First Trust bank on the Cregagh Rd was robbed, that makes £2m stolen in robberies since the start of the year. Film report. The Irish government Is to set up an Investigation Commission into the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan bombings. In Newry courts James McEvoy (26) has been charged with the murder in the town last week of John Graham. Film report. A Ballymena man John Graham (64) who was charged with killing a neighbour earlier this year has been found dead in a Ballymena hostel. Two SF members who had been suspended from the party over the murder of Robert McCartney have now been expelled. Film report reviews the story to date, then Catherine McCartney says she wants to know if the men were IRA men or SF men, because if they are in SF then the onus is on SF to break down the wall of silence, then SF's M. McGuiness says SF have taken strong disciplinary action to back the sisters. In London names of 100s of local policemen killed on duty have been included in a memorial unveiled by the Queen, Film report with the Police Federation's Larry McWilliams' views on the over 600 policemen killed in Ireland since Thomas Murphy in 1875. In the election campaign today the Alliance Party unveiled its manifesto at Stormont. Film reports with David Ford's comments on voluntary coalition. Then in a studio interview SF's Gerry Adams is asked will the McCartney murder and the Northern Bank robbery effect the SF vote, he replies it might and he highlights his opponents using it, he also comments on why he thinks last Dec deal with the DUP fell through because of the photo issue, he also says the objective of the peace process is to get rid of all armed groups, if SF and the DUP increase their mandates in May, Adams says the only way to bring the DUP to their senses is to give them responsibility and only way to face them up with that is to vote SF. Next report is a constituency profile of East Antrim a battle ground within Unionism, begins with Paisley & Sammy Wilson (DUP) in Larne, in the last election the UUP held the seat by 128 votes, Wilson believes people will elect him, then Roy Beggs (UUP) is filmed canvassing, he comments that a parachuting in candidate won't be popular in Larne. On the Nationalist side, the battle is between SF's James McKeown and the SDLP's Danny O'Connor, both men comment on their campaigns, then Alliance's Sean Neeson says he intends to win. List of candidates shown.
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8654



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th Apr 2005
Duration:
2 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Sinn Fein
Description:
From Gerry Adams asking the voters to endorse his recent appeal to the IRA, dialogue & equality are the only way forward and the Hume/Adams approach mustn't be dumped.
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8655



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th Apr 2005
Duration:
52 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
Introduced by Feargal McKinney, the programme is from Larne in Co. Antrim, the Westminster seat of UUP MP Roy Beggs Snr. he only held it by 128 votes from the DUP in 2001 and faces a strong challenge from Sammy Wilson (DUP). The format has the 5 main political parties spokesmen make an opening speech and then face questions from political commentators. The 5 politicians are Roy Beggs (UUP), S. Wilson (DUP), M. McLaughlin (SF), David Ford (Alliance) and Alban Magennis for the SDLP. The political commentators are Chris Thorton (Bel/Tel), Susan McKay (freelance), Fionnuala O'Connor (freelance) and former Lab Cllr Mark Langhammer. The programme begins with a film report profiling Larne and the Sth Antrim constituency, and its recent political history, it's been held by Roy Beggs since 1983, first to speak for one minute is Alban Magennis who outlines what they stand for, real peace, democratic Nationalism, human rights, equality before the law, he cites Sunnydale and the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) as examples of progress that can be made when the SDLP is strong, the DUP/SF have only increased polarisation. Then Roy Beggs (UUP) says over his 22 years as a local MP, he has given a first rate service, his party he says are positive and aiming to build a shared future for everyone in NI, then DUP's S. Wilson says this election offers Unionists a continuing rise in Unionist confidence by voting DUP or do you want a concession day to IRA/SF under the UUP,. To stop SF strutting the world stage as NI largest party Unionists must vote DUP, then SF's Mitchell McLaughlin says they are a United Ireland Party of radical social and economic change, a party of equality, he praises Adams April 6th unprecedented initiative calling on the PIRA to consider leaving the stage, while other parties played blame games, SF was advancing the peace process. Then Alliance's David Ford says Unionist and Nationalist parties have had opportunities to deliver and have all failed, he highlights the human and financial costs of segregation, he says £1billion is wasted every year by segregation costs, a vote for Alliance is a vote for change of direction and for the centre ground. Then Chris Thorton asks DUP's S. Wilson about his priorities, since he stands as a Cllr in Belfast and now also wants to represent Co. Antrim as an MP, if he meets a conflict of interest situation between Larne and Belfast. S. Wilson says dual mandate is never raised by his constituents, he says he'll put investment where it can work the best for NI's economy, and anyway companies make these decisions. He's pushed on why the DUP has 18 candidates for Westminster who are all Cllrs. Then F. O'Connor asks R. Beggs what has he delivered for Sth Antrim in his 22 years, since recently the area has lost many manufacturing jobs, he says East Antrim has the highest level of unemployment, he's asked about his role in the blockade of Larne port during the Drumcree era, he replies no damage was done to the port and the lorry drivers supported them, it was the right decision then, he says, O'Connor says he acted on a factional basis then what has he done for the wider benefit of the whole community, he says he has condemned paramilitarism in the area and through Team Larne is helping community relations, Mark Langhammer then asks him if this election has really very little to do with constituency work, Beggs says it may appear like that to bookies, but he feels it is important, S. Wilson says constituency advice centres run by the DUP are important and the UUP hasn't got any, Beggs denies this. Then SDLP's A. Magennis says for E/Antrim they have tackled sectarianism and the UDS, and Danny O'Connor is a hard worker, then SF's M. McLaughlin says it's obvious listening to the Unionists, that East Antrim's other community isn't even on their radar screen, SF will forward the equality agenda and Nationalist rights, Alliance's David Ford says this area is covered by Alliance workers, it's one of their strongest, and Sean Neeson's record can't be equalled. Part 2 begins with Susan McKay asking D. Ford, since he can't win the seat, or North Down or Upper Bann why are Alliance splitting the pro agreement vote and handing seats to the DUP, he says they are not a sub set of the UUP, and he accuses the UPP of dodgy policies and shows a leaflet which he says is a UUP dirty tricks effort, Beggs says he has never set eyes on the leaflet and they have no dirty tricks team, then Ford defends his decision to stand and he hopes she asks the SDLP/SF the same question, he sees no difference between the UUP and DUP. Then Chris Thorton asks R. Beggs about the water rates issue, will he be paying them? Beggs opposes water charges based on the value of one's property, he won't commit to not paying, SDMP's A. Magennis says he'll oppose their introduction but will obey the law, Mark Langhammer says it's the Durkan/Trimble tax, McGuiness denies this, they argue over the privatisation issue and its effects on water charges issue, DUP's S. Wilson they have tried to find a way round this problem rather than whinge about it, he explains the DUP's efforts, then Susan McKay asks the Unionists what are they going to do about the problem of Loyalist paramilitary attacks on Catholic homes in Sth Antrim, S. Wilson says Larne's reputation for sectarianism is unfair, he has spoken out against sectarianism, Beggs condemns paramilitary groups and says he can't ignore the fact large numbers of RCs have been driven out of Larne, he says the Council has built community groups to work together, he's ambushed again about his Drumcree protests and recent attacks on SDLP's Danny O'Connor's home, he calls on PSNI to be strengthened, then Beggs and Wilson squabble about the Patton reforms effects on policing, SDLP's A. Magennis says Unionists stood back and allowed a UDA reign of terror, he praises Danny O'Connor's efforts. S. Wilson doesn't accept F. O'Connor's picture of Larne as having NI'S most harassed Catholic population, but he wants to work from the grass roots up to have people stop painting a bleak picture of Larne, SF's M. McLaughlin says the DUP compound this problem and where ever they are in a majority they refuse to give leadership, S. Wilson says that's rich coming from SF/IRA who are gunmen involved in sectarianism, the 2 men then exchange abuse. In part 3 McLaughlin and Wilson are asked why can't they talk more often to each other, McLaughlin says it does happen at Council meetings, Wilson says if SF want to keep an armed wing they rule themselves out of democracy. Wilson is then asked why the DUP didn't go in a UUP electoral pact to reduce SF's chances of wins, Wilson outlines the DUP position in Ferman/Sth Tyrone and Sth/Belfast but he says they UUP wanted a pact in all other seats also, Chris Thorton queries Wilson on why they choose Arlene Foster for Ferman/Tyrone, he then asks Beggs do decent people vote UUP, he says he was just praising their voters. F. O'Connor asks M. McLaughlin what use is SF's mandate if the IRA has put the process in a coma, McLaughlin is confident a deal can be completed, he refers to a near Dec 04 deal with the DUP, he says the SF leadership has taken the initiative with their appeal to the IRA, this is a young process she says, A. Magennis doubts SF can finish the process as he feels they don't want real peace in society, Alliance's David Ford says SF appear to not want to finish the process, they want to string everyone out, to keep "the boys" happy. S. Wilson says the DUP had SF on the ropes last Dec, he says they weren't on the verge of a deal with SF, Mark Langhammer has a different view and says in Dec the DUP accepted the GFA, both men argue this point and disagree over if it's clarity or ambiguity the DUP and SF accepted. R. Beggs says the DUP have made more concessions then the UUP ever did, Wilson snips at him as he speaks. In these closing stages Magennis, McLaughlin get a final say. (Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8658



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th Apr 2005
Duration:
54 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
The staunch unionist seat of Larne is profiled in a film report, since 1983 it has been held by the Roy Beggs (UUP). In the studio the MP is joined by S.Wilson (DUP), M.McLaughlin (SF), A.Maguinness (SDLP), and D.Ford (APNI). Each makes a statement and is then questioned by four local journalists.
DVD No.
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
744



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2005
Duration:
20 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As Gerry Adams (SF) appeals to the IRA to consider an end to the armed struggle and concentrate on politics, a film report examines decision-making by its Army Council. Considers whether Adams and McGuiness are members of the Army Council. M.McDowell (FF) gives his view, then former IRA man Sean O'Callaghan, former Special Branch chief Brian Lowry, M.McGuinness (SF) in live interview denies Army Council membership.
DVD No.
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
745



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2005
Duration:
16 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, in Newtownards courts UDA men are facing drugs & UDA charges after 2 informers, Noel Lee and Fred Hamilton, agreed to give evidence against them. Film report names the 5 accused as John McSkimmon, Richard Dalzell, David Swindle, Arthur McChesney, and Richard Barry all from Newtownards, and Paul Brown from Greencastle. A 7th man Neil Moore from Ards was granted bail. The PSNI have released CCTV pictures of a gunman robbing a Securicor driver in East Belfast yesterday in an effort to identify the robber. Then film report reviews daily spate of recent robberies. In Nth Belfast firemen were attacked beside Crumlin Rd Courthouse. Film report with station officer Tim Entwhistle's reaction. The PSNI are investigating clashes in Coleraine between Loyalist election workers and Nationalist residents last night. Film report with interview with former UVF prisoner Russell Walton, jailed for life for a 1976 attack on a Dunloy pub, whose standing as an independent Unionist, then SF's Billy Leonard gives the Nationalist view point on the incident, followed by views of SDLP's John Dallat and PSNI Insp Alan Cole's comments. The International Monitoring Commission has given the governments its report but it won't be published to after the election. In election update Ken Reid reports on Gerry Adams welcome to the IRA's decision to debate a purely democratic way forward, the SDLP's A. McDowell says its electioneering. On the Unionist side Trimble rejects DUP's claims on his party's demise, but DUP's N. Dodds is confident of success. Then in the studio the DUP's I. Paisley rejects he would be in government now with SF if he'd got a decomm. photo last Dec, he lists other things he wanted he says he wants to be Prime Minister not a First Minister and he denies he's taken the UUP mantel now. In a constituency profile, Foyle is featured, will Durkan replace John Hume or will SF's M. McLaughlin win, film report features UU lecturer Emmet O'Connor's opinions and comments of Durkan and McLaughlin. Then from Unionism DUP's Wm Hay and UUP's Earl Storey comment. Postal votes rise by 120 per cent. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8656



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2005
Duration:
4 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
Description:
Features I. Paisley with his family and his belief this is crucial election, to end concessions to Republicans, Unionists must unite around the DUP,. Then J. Spratt, O. Weir get a say.
DVD No.
D05640
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8657



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2005
Duration:
18 mins 20 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles.) Jeremy Paxton introduces an opening film report from Mark Irwin, who looks at the allegations made against SF's Gerry Adams and M. McGuiness that they serve not only on SF's governing body but also on the IRA's Ruling Army Council, and this is why the 2 SF leaders can be confident that the IRA will follow SF's call last week to turn to politics. The film clip beings with a video clip of IRA men training, then the Republic's Minister for Justice Michael McDowell TD comments on the two governments "constructive ambiguity" on the matter until lately, which was to assist Adams/McGuiness make the journey to democratic politics, reporter M. Irwin then examines the IRA's rule book, called the Green Book, which says supreme authority is in the decisions of an army convention, where IRA unit reps meet to vote on any major policy change, between conventions the IRA army council runs daily business, Sean O'Callaghan a former Garda agent and IRA vol. comments IRA business is never discussed at a SF meeting, but SF business is at IRA meetings, a reconstruction of an army convention meeting precautions is shown, then former RUC Special Branch Chief in Belfast Brian Lowry (1995-2000) tells how in 1997 they helped Adams win the convention vote by stopping more extreme IRA personnel attending, in June 2002 the last convention was held, in Cavan it elected a new 7 man Army Council. Diplomatic editor Mark Urban describes the procedure and the government informers presents reports, both governments agree those elected onto the Council were Tom Murphy (re elected Chief of Staff), Brian Keenan, Brian Gillen (from Belfast), Sean Hughes (Sth/Armagh), a film clip shows DUP's P. Robinson in Commons in Dec 2002, comments on his election, M. Urban says also appointed were Martin Ferris, M. McGuiness, and Gerry Adams. But SF leaders often deny this as in film clips from 2005, and a SF statement earlier this year repeats these denials, Urban these recalls the Northern Bank robbery, the R. McCartney killing as events which have resparked interest in the IRA structures, and Michael McDowell has upped the ante by accusing Repub/leaders of complicity in crimes, he comments on prosecutions possibility. North of the border Brian Lowry says the Army Council wouldn't have had to authorise the Northern Bank raid, then film clip shows Adams April 6th speech call to the IRA and McDowell says he wouldn't have made it without discussing it with the Army Council, Brian Lowry rejects taking steps against Adams/McGuiness he says they could only bring the IRA to where it is because they are IRA men, in the South the IRA/SF link is more combust as M. McDowell comments are designed to stop SF getting into Eire's government through elections, then live from Derry SF's M. McGuiness is asked by Paxman, will you admit you're on the IRA Army Council, McGuiness rejects the allegations saying BBC isn't dealing in facts, he admits he was in IRA up to 1974, as he told Saville Inquiry, he denies he attended Cavan Convention, McGuiness wants to focus on Adams attempt to break current deadlock, Paxton asks how Adams get info. from the IRA about its internal debate, McGuiness says he's taken enough of Paxton's nonsense, and he won't play this game, Paxman pushes the point, McGuiness asks for a sensible question, next one please he says, this interview is a waste of time says McGuiness. Interview ends. (Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
8659



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2005
Duration:
14 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The family of murdered Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian (25) has offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of her body. Film report from family's press conference reviews her disappearance in Feb, then Joanne Dorrian (sister) comments, then her father John Dorrian's appeal. In courts Glen Harwood (27) from East Belfast was charged with the murder last Friday of James Lavery in Templemore St. Belfast. Film report. The PSNI have told business people to be on the lookout for firebombs after 5 devices were discovered in Belfast and Ards over the Easter period. The former UDA brigadier Jim Gray had his 2nd bail application on money laundering charges refused at Banbridge courts. Film report. Next film report from Jamie Delargy looks at the topic of water charges which the British government is set to impose on NI, and the reactions of local politicians here to the government's. plans. Delargy explains and compares the system in Scotland which is £50 per yr cheaper than we'll get, with Scottish Waters, Atholl Duncan's comments, then Ian Smith of Scottish Water panel's views on the costs of modernisation of the system. Then in the studio UUP's D. Trimble gives an election interview, he's asked does he feel like General Custer at the Big Horn, Trimble rejects the idea, he feels despite the spin, the UUP will do well and he hopes to increase their seat numbers, and restore the initiative to Ulster Unionism to break the political stalemate, he comments on the 170,000 voters who haven't voted since the GFA poll and their disappointment at progress, and appeals for their support, he points out the flaws in the DUP/SF chances of a deal. Still in politics next we have a profile constituency report from North Down, where UUP's Sylvia Hermon is the current MP, and Peter Weir fights for the DUP, a voxpop from Bangor market outlines the voters concerns, mostly the crime issue, then DUP's Peter Weir comments on Bob McCartney (UKUP) support for him, then Alliance's David Alderdice on why they are standing this time, followed by the UUP's Lady Hermon's opinions on the DUP spin, for the SDLP Liam Logan comments. UTV (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8660



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th Apr 2005
Duration:
3 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Description:
D. Trimble claims it's the UUP who put Republicans on the defensive and in a corner today, because they stripped them of their excuses, then Sylvia Hermon on the UUP's more articulate approach to talks, Tom Elliott denies the UUP are vote splitters, then D. McClarty on DUP's dual mandates, Trimble says UUP stretches themselves for peace, the extremes cause the stalemate, he wants voters to return to the centre parties.
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8661



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd May 2005
Duration:
3 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
PSNI discovered a diss/repub bomb planted on the Belfast Marathon route today at Newtownabbey. Film report hears PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde was mentioned in the bomb warnings, rare organiser David Seaton comments on the re-routing, then PSNI Insp Stevie Marshall comments on the pipe bomb device. Then film report on the device itself. In Lurgan, Glenavon FC supporters clubs have been damaged in firebomb attacks, film report with Tommy Fisher's comments on rebuilding the premises. (6.00pm Monday)
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8662



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2005
Duration:
17 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
At level crossing in Dunloy, PSNI are investigating who deliberately caused the train crash, 3 men have been arrested. Film report on car abandoned at the level crossing last night, with PSNI Det/Insp Nick McCaw's comments, then views of Ciaran Rogan for Translink. The bomb planted along the route of yesterday's marathon was a remote control device says PSNI. Film report with broadcaster Eamon Maillie's comments on the bomb warning mentioning "Tell Hugh Orde we'll get him the next time". The bomb attack overshadowed a row of the new route for the Belfast marathon which took it through an industrial estate on the harbour, Wexford runner Shane Whitty comments, then runner Violet Adair's views, then race director David Seaton's views. On Belfast's Antrim Rd a Securicor driver was robbed at a bank cash machine by a man with a knife. Film report. In courts in USA Patricia O'Kane (29) from Dunloy and Belfast men Conor Claxton (41) and Sean Burns were charged with gun smuggling related charges after 90 guns were found in Coventry airport. Film report. The DUP has refused to comment on allegations made against its MLA Paul Berry in the Sunday World newspaper about homosexuality. Meanwhile in the election campaign Alliance's D. Ford has been campaigning in Belfast highlighting the costs of this divided society to the tax payer, SF Gerry Adams spoke in West Belfast on their aims after the election for the peace process. In Derry SDLP's M. Durkan feels they will hold the Foyle seat. Meanwhile in a TV studio DUP's I. Paisley says he'll never do a deal with IRA/SF, then UUP's D. Trimble was upbeat in Banbridge comments. Meanwhile the UUP has defended choosing Loyalist Jim Sands as an election candidate, he was the source of the information journalist Sean McPhilemy used in making the "Committee" TV programme, and for McPhilemy's book of the same name. Film report from Antrim area and Sands interview on American tape is played in which he says it was all a hoax, based on rumours and half truths which he didn't think anyone would have believed. Jim Sands refused a fresh interview today, and Trimble statement released. In Belfast Noel McComb injured in an attack in Ireton St on Boxing Day has died, 3 men have already been charged in the case. In Belfast security alerts today followed packages with white powder being delivered to Windsor House, City Hall, Londonderry House and the passport office. Film report, at the end of May in Dublin Pearse's 1916 handwritten surrender document is to go on auction. Film report with James O'Halloran comments for the auctioneers on its importance and possible value. (60,000-80,000). (6.00pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8663



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2005
Duration:
3 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Description:
Repeat of party election broadcast on 28 April 2005.
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8664



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2005
Duration:
45 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
Introduced by Fearghal McKinney, this is the 2nd in this profile, this time the constituency of Foyle is examined, where with SDLP legend John Hume retiring the battle for Derry seat is between the SDLP's current leader. Mark Durkan and SF's Mitchell McLaughlin. The programme begins with a film look at the Derry constituency a heartland of Nationalism where the Civil Rights Assoc. first challenged Unionist control, from that movement came John Hume and the SDLP and a revitalised Republicanism that today still defines the character of Nationalism and Republicanism. The big story in this Westminster election is who shall overcome the SDLP or SF, other candidates are also standing. In the studio are M. Durkan (SDLP), M. McLaughlin (SF), Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP) and David McClarty (UUP), each politician gets a minute for a statement, this is questioned by a panel of journalists, who are Chris Thorton (Bel/Tele) Susan McKay and Fionnuala O'Connor (both freelance) and university lecturer Paul Arthur. The first question for M. Durkan from F. O'Connor is since 2001 in this area the SDLP is dropping votes, explain why the SDLP is now on the back form, Durkan says their vote is down because people are switched off by the political stalemate, and they are staying at home, this time he says SDLP voters will come out to vote, he also feels Gerry Adams April 6th call on the IRA to disband is partly due to SDLP pressure for last 7yrs, and indeed from as far back as Hume-Adams talks in 1980s. After a break, Susan McKay asks M. Durkan why has the SDLP failed to grow a younger generation, Durkan says in the local government elections they have a "slate" of new candidates creating a buoyancy in the party, he then praises Eddie McGrady and Dominic Bradley in Sth/Down and Newry/Armagh. Paul Arthur (Univ of Ulster) says 1 in 6 of SDLP candidates are under 35, that's hardly rejuvenation he says, Durkan says experience is also needed, they don't just want a youth cult, Arthur queries Durkan's choices in Mid Ulster, then F. McKinney says to D. McClarty, you're in the same position as the SDLP, which he denies, he highlights Basil McCrea, and denies the UUP is losing members to the DUP, he's asked about Molyneaux and Smyth's photo shown with DUP's J. Spratt in Sth Belfast, J. Donaldson says Molyneaux went with him to Lisburn also. Then Chris Thorton asks M. McLaughlin about criminality being an acid test for any future deal, yet SF seems confused about crime, he asks McLaughlin about his saying killing R. McCartney was a crime, yet the killing of Jean McConville wasn't, what's the difference? McLaughlin replies that B. Ahern is proud his father was in the IRA, where he is today comes out of a history of conflict & division, and he (McLaughlin) knows of no political group in Ireland from or moral ambiguity on these matters. Thorton asks McLaughlin are you morally ambiguous, he replies perhaps we all are in this state, he asks how can Ahern celebrate his father's IRA history and condemn today's IRA vols, on the killing of McConville, he says it was wrong and unjust but wasn't a crime, he then turns to victims of collusion, who were shunned at Stormont by even the SDLP is there opportunity and hypocrisy there, Durkan denies this, he outlines efforts they have made for all victims, from all forces, the SDLP has no moral ambivalence. The DUP's J. Donaldson says he's never been ambiguous condemning murders from whoever, he wants a future liberated from paramilitaries, U/U's Paul Arthur points out Adams says violence was justified to a certain point but not after they got an alternative, he asks McLaughlin when did that alternative start 1994, 98 or 2003, McLaughlin says as a Republican he has been working on this for years, but that point was the signing of the GFA and the British repeal the 1921 government of Ireland Act. McLaughlin is then asked what is the IRA for? He gets angry, the IRA will make its own answer in its time but he expects a positive response, SF wants all the guns out of Irish politics, Durkan calls Adams call, a Reader's Digest offer, he explains. Susan McKay asks McLaughlin about his attitude to helping the police, even immigrants who live in Nationalist areas are forgiven to report racist attacks, he then criticises the PSNI efforts on racism, saying in Unionist areas they've failed, he spells out what has to change in policing laws to make SF to get involved, he and Durkan clash on this. In Part 3, Durkan claims the SDLP done all the work in policing, in Dec 04 SF gave a veto to the DUP on transfer of policing and justice. F O'Connor highlights Loyalist criminality and violence and asks Donaldson where's the DUP influence being seen in stopping Loyalists, Donaldson says the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) and the Organised Crime Task Force have been almost exclusively successful against Loyalists, but he feels the big criminals in NI are PIRA who can rob the Northern Bank and Gallaghers. Susan McKay asks Donaldson about the disappearance of Lisa Dorrian which was carried out by Loyalists, he says you journalists have turned a blind eye to this stuff over the years, the DUP wants an end to all paramilitaries, Donaldson quotes the criticisms S. McKay wrote about him in the Sun/Tribune, he says to accept any new mode from the IRA, that new mode has to be the IRA going away, he repeats the Dec 04 DUP demands on the IRA, M. Durkan says for years Unionist politicians indulged the lie, Loyalist paramilitaries existed as a reaction to Republicans, and he points out the different types of engagement the DUP has with Loyalists compared to Republicans, it's been double standards and inconsistencies. UUP's David McClarty denies this saying their involvement with the Loyalist Commission is to prevent trouble spots. Chris Thorton then asks J. Donaldson about Paul Berry's (DUP) claims the UUP was directing a dirty tricks campaign against him, Donaldson won't comment on the case, because of legal issues. Then D. McClarty (UUP) denies they are guilty of dirty tricks, Donaldson again resists giving an opinion without a legal opinion. F. O'Connor then asks McLaughlin and Durkan about Protestant alienation in Derry, McLaughlin accepts criticism as SF haven't always been focussed on this issue, he says SF Mayor Gerry O'Hara's outreach programme, and he says Derry is a paradise compared to some places in the North, but SF reps have interceded to stop attacks on the Fountain estate. Donaldson says Protestants have been forced out of Derry he doesn't see it as a paradise, he cites the attacks on the Fountain estate and says they get little help from SF, M. Durkan (SDLP) there are ongoing active initiatives involving local parties, but more needs done to build a shared city, and that's why he stands for Power Sharing. Susan McKay asks what will happen after these elections, Donaldson cites the DUP position, disbandment of the IRA, before any deal, he repeats the failure of trust issue in Republicans even by B. Ahern and denies they were one photo away from a Dec 04 deal with SF, he says they wanted a whole catalogue of photos, he then criticises the UUP's efforts to date, and argues with McClarty on how they dealt with SF, over earlier years. In part 4 McLaughlin is asked is Northern Nationalism out of touch on the whole 32 county issue, shown by the South outing the North over Rule 42 in the GAA, and the sales of Daily Ireland collapsing in the South, he replies Southern parties have taken a big interest in this election, and establishment parties are realising there is a mood for change in Ireland, Paul Arthur then asks have SF made John Hume an honorary SF member, because SF seem to keep using his name, McLaughlin says he celebrates the leadership of John Hume, at time of Hume/Adams, he says SF is now the challenge to the status-quo right across the whole island, he objects to Southern Minister's coming up to support the SDLP at elections, Susan McKay then asks why has the SDLP played up its Republican ideals at an election when it might want cross community support against SF, Durkan says the SDLP has no secret agenda, Irish unity for them is in the context of the Good Friday Agreement. (Tuesday)
DVD No.
D05660
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8666



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2005
Duration:
40 mins 51 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
Chaired by Mark Carruthers, ahead of this week's double election of 18 MPs and 600 Councillors, the programme features a round table discussion involving politicians UUP leader David Trimble, SF's McGuiness, DUP's N. Dodds and the SDLP's A. Attwood. Carruthers begins by asking Trimble what is the crucial issue for the UUP in this election, he replies it's the current dangerous stalemate and resolving it, he feels people should consider this when voting on Thursday, then N. Dodds (DUP) says the issue for him is building on the Unionist revival under the DUP with no more fudging or ambiguity from Unionist spokesmen, a solid DUP vote will continue things going forward, for SF M. McGuiness says the restoration of the peace process to good health behind Gerry Adams April 6th appeal to the IRA, is the best way forward after the election, he says he feels the electorate are telling the NI parties to 'sort it out'. For A. Attwood he says the people want to recreate the hope of the GFA in 1998, and people are angered by the Unionists behaviour in government and the armed groups outside it, Carruthers then asks D. Trimble what are the 2 dominant parties of 1998, the SDLP and UUP now having to play catch up, Trimble rejects pundits and flawed polls and says he is looking forward to making gains in Thursday's election, he then criticises M. McGuiness opening remarks on peace and democratic means being the best way forward, this is the inherent Republican weakness as it is the only way forward, this is more SF spin and it won't work anymore. Trimble is told in the last 2 elections more Unionists vote for the DUP than the UUP, Trimble feels the voters have now seen that the DUP have only produced failures to reach agreement. Then M. McGuiness says he wants to remove private armies, he tells Trimble he and his party are in peril because they walked out of the Executive for no just reason, and the he didn't fight for the GFA, When asked did the lack of IRA decomm. over 11 years not hinder Trimble, McGuiness says they have made big progress towards full decomm. and he reminds Carruthers, this is an 800 year old conflict, and he highlights the difficulty of removing armed Republican groups while Loyalist ones still exist, Alex Attwood (SDLP) is asked why is the SDLP in the doldrums and SF riding high, he says progress has been made but will always be hindered when we have groups who say the murder of Jean McConville wasn't a crime or robbing a bank isn't a crime, Carruthers says voters don't agree with him, they're still voting SF, Attwood feels recent revelations this year have changed public perceptions of SF. The DUP's N. Dodds says the process has come to the point it needs clarity and certainty, end paramilitary organisations, no more turning a blind eye to their activities as the governments have,, he accuses Trimble of bringing IRA/SF into government with only token decommissioning, and even in Oct 03 Trimble wasn't pushing for completion of decomm, he reads a Trimble quote from 03 on the subject, its only now because of the DUP, Trimble wants full decomm, he denies if Repubs. Had allowed a decomm. photo in Dec 04, the DUP would be in government with SF now, Trimble says the truth is the DUP were only a photo from doing a deal and Dodds is confusing, for spin purposes, the doing a deal with the implementation of a deal, and this is no different than the UUP deals. Indeed Trimble says the DUP were willing to agree a date for the devolution of policing and justice which the UUP never did, then the DUP panicked says Trimble and started on about sackcloth and ashes. N. Dodds says Trimble is talking rubbish, but Trimble says he got 3 acts of decomm. M. McGuiness says in Dec 04, the DUP signed up to the template of the GFA, but feels after this election, the pressure is on the DUP and SF to get a deal, which is inclusive, he says they'll use their mandate for the benefit of everyone, SDLP's A. Attwood denies SF will be the largest GFA party after Thursday, he accuses SF and the DUP of undermining the GFA last Dec. he says the SDLP allies are the Irish government and Irish America, and they can move the IRA, Attwood is then asked to go into voluntary coalition with Unionists, he rejects it because the GFA is too important for NI. Nigel Dodds is then asked about his view that DUP policy is black and white, he's quoted a recent Peter Robinson statement on going into mandatory coalition with SF, and told that's not black and white, Dodds says because Repub. Refuse to give up criminality now or in the future, they want a way forward without people in government connected to armed groups, he criticises the SDLP's refusal to examine voluntary coalition. Trimble says M. McGuiness and SF didn't endorse the GFA back in April 98, and since then they have been about exploiting the agreement, but not implement it, this is what caused the recurring crisis in the process, he then criticises SDLP view on voluntary coalition, M. McGuiness denies SF are not pro-agreement, and he says they signed up to it, and advocated a 'Yes' vote in the referendum, he says Trimble is again making his biggest mistake, he's trying to oust the DUP once again, he repeats a voluntary coalition won't happen, and it'll be the post election job of SF and the DUP to restore the Executive, under the GFA, he rejects Attwood's claim he speaks for Irish America, the big difficulty in the process is Unionist in-fighting he says, and he quotes a story about meeting a Tyrone policeman's wife in Heathrow, the then quotes Prof. B. O'Leary criticisms of A. Attwood, DUP says despite McGuiness police wife story, 100s of Unionists are glad SF is not in government tonight thanks to the DUP. Dodds and McGuiness start talking each other down, each person then is asked what will success look like for them after the election, N. Dodds refused to comment on the Paul Berry story in the press.
DVD No.
D05660
Tape No.
316
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8667



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2005
Duration:
45 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
A film report focuses on the Foyle constituency - a staunch Nationalist seat held until his retirement by SDLP leader John Hume. Then in the studio Mark Durkan (SDLP), D.McClarty (UUP), M.McLaughlin (SF), and J Donaldson (DUP), each make a statement and are questioned by four local journalists.
DVD No.
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
746



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2005
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
In the studio politicians D.Trimble (UUP), M.McGuinness (SF), A.Attwood (SDLP), and N.Dodds (DUP), debate the issues around the election and set out their party demands for future progress. Revelations about the private life of Paul Berry (DUP) are raised but Dodds refuses to elaborate.
DVD No.
Tape No.
316
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
747



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th May 2005
Duration:
3 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A. Jonesboro man is to charged with murdering the 29 people who died in the Omagh bombing in 1998. Film report on Sean Gerard Howey (35) who's already on RIRA charges, also in courts Thomas McLaughlin (21) from Park Village is charged with attempted murder following the Dunloy train crash. Film report. (6.00pm Wednesday)
DVD No.
D05650
Tape No.
315
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8665



Date Broadcast:
Thu 5th May 2005
Duration:
6 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
It's Polling Day in the double election. Film report on steady start to voting. Film report of party leaders, Paisley, Adams, Trimble and Durkan going to vote. Explanation of the 2 different voting systems in use, and the ID's needed. It's expected Sth/Armagh man Sean Howey is to be charged with killing 29 people in the Omagh bombing, according to leaks to the Press Association, Derek Henderson (PA) comments on what he's been told, about the case, then Victor Barker, father of one of the victims gives his reaction by phone, but Howey's solicitor Peter Corrigan objects to being informed by the media and says his client is a scapegoat for the batched police investigation since 1998 to 2000. (6.00pm Thursday)
DVD No.
D05660
Tape No.
316
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8668



Date Broadcast:
Fri 6th May 2005
Duration:
22 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Results Special
Description:
Introduced by Mike Nesbitt, he begins with headlines so far today and announces SF's Conor Murphy has just taken Newry/Armagh, then it's over to the Foyle count which declared a moment ago and film report shows announcement of voting figures with SDLP's M. Durkan winning the seat, and his victory speech, then parties individual votes shown, Durkan was with a majority of 5,957 in a turnout of 67%, SF's M. McLaughlin was runner up, then %age share of the votes shown and compared to 2003 and 2001 election figures. Then follows the voting figures for Newry/Armagh where SF's Conor Murphy was elected, with a majority of 8,195 in a turnout of 71.4%, the chart compares these figures to 2003 and 2001 election results, Nesbitt then reviews the big news story of the day, the defeat of the UUP leader D. Trimble with only 1 MP elected, Sylvia Hermon Nth/Down, the film report from Julie O'Connor on Trimble's disastrous day, film clip shows the victorious David Simpson (DUP) outside, then inside earlier the declaration of his victory, with a Simpson reaction to his unbelievable victory outside the hall, then I. Paisley's reaction, then Ken Reid announces breaking news story that Peter Hain is to be the new NI Sec of State, and Paul Murphy will be out of the Cabinet, Reid gives his views on this surprise move by Tony Blair. Then it's back to Upper Bann where D. Trimble gives an interview he sees as soon as the boxes are opened it was on the cards this could happen, these things happen in politics he says and he's disappointed for his party workers, he blames the government for giving the impression SF was privileged no matter what they did, and this caused a reaction within Unionism with votes going to the polar opposite of SF, to balance that, although an understandable reaction, it leaves NI politics in a difficult position. With doubts over any deal this autumn, Trimble says the UUP will rebuild on its base, he will consult with the Party to arrive at a collective decision on his future, Trimble says he's been through the political mill before in the 1970s and has lost elections before today, he realises there's no security of tenure in politics. In the political process he's concerned about polarisation in the situation, he reviews the benefits, the inheritance, the UUP have given the DUP from years of doing the "heavy lifting" NI is now a better place he says, he will remember fondly the days as MP for Upper Bann. Then back to Nesbitt to look at the state of the parties board, followed by the UUP's sole MP Sylvia Hermon who gives her reaction to her result and the disastrous day for her party. She feels the UUP's current position is only temporary, she feels the DUP and SF will do a deal before Christmas, the UUP will regroup across NI, she blames the DUP as vote splitters in Sth Belfast and Fermanagh/Sth Tyrone, she claims this is a phase which will pass and all is not lost or bleak, then from Derry SDLP's Mark Durkan comments on his victory and the SDLP's performance today which defied media pundits predictions, he accepts some Unionists may have voted for him to stop SF, but SDLP stay at home voters did come out this time, Durkan and Nesbitt then argue over whether 3 seats or 4 is an SDLP success. 8.00pm
DVD No.
D05680
Tape No.
316