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Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Jan 2006
Duration:
27 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Behind Closed Doors
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Examiniation of newly released government archieve documents covering the events of 1975, including EEC problems with Britain, the Tieda Herrema kidnapping, lorry drivers strike, IRA ceasefire and Feackle talks, M16 talks with SF, Miami Showband and other sectarian killings Rockall incident. Devalera's death, with interviews with M.Rees (NI Secretary), R.O'Brady (RSF), M.McGuinness (SF) and Garett Fitzgerald.
DVD No.
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
860



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Jan 2006
Duration:
1 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A suspect device has been found at Maghaberry prison near Lisburn. In courts David Haig from Grey Abbey was charged with threatening a doctor in the Ulster hospital with a knife. Film report. LVF man Lindsay Robb was stabbed to death in Glasgow at the weekend. Film report reviews his time in the PUP/UVF and LVF. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06110
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8919



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Jan 2006
Duration:
26 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Behind Closed Doors
Programme Title:
1975
Description:
This programme examines the newly released Eire government papers covering the year 1975. It gives an insight into the thinking of the Irish government of the major events of that year. It begins with a quick look at the poor economic situation in Ireland, the lack of trust in N. Ireland. State papers show the Fine Gael/Lab coalition had high inflation and unemployment but even with a PIRA cease fire in the north, Anglo Irish relations were at a new low. 1975 also saw Ireland being president of the EEC and had to keep Britain in the community as H. Wilson threatened to leave. Garret Fitzgerald and Lab/Senator Brendan Halligan explain how Ireland came of age during this period of its successful presidency. A letter from the British Ambassador in Dublin praised Ireland's new confidence. The year also saw the kidnapping of Dutch industrialist Tieda Herrema and the government held firm on doing no deals for the release of 3 IRA prisoners. Bill Flynn acted as intermediatory but was watched closely by the Garda. Film clip shown and Dutch view of policy surveillance of B. Flynn. Minister for Finance Richie Ryan recalls the Monastervin house siege and police eavesdropping equipment purchase. The Herrmea were granted honorary citizenship. Film clip shown. With the world in economic crisis following oil price shock of 1973 Ireland had stagflation tankers drivers go on strike. TV clip shows finance minister R. Ryan comments and letter reveals his warning of May that year of 25% inflation. Then R. Ryan recalls the MNI budget of June and the dealt with the unions on reducing pay agreements but it meant Lab/min Michael O'Leary threatening the unions. Brendan Halligan recalls. Then film clip shows PM Liam Cosgrave TV broadcast calling for a voluntary wage freeze in 1976. The plan worked but it didn't help their popularity. In the North the IRA called a cease fire following prot/clergy meeting the IRA in Feakle talks. Film clip shows IRA roadblocks in Derry and P. O'Brady (SF) recalls British intermediary going to his house to offer talks but by 16-1-75 the IRA cease fire ended. A senior civil servants letter outlines the British aim was to string the IRA along damaging their military capacity and hoping the doves would call it all off. He suggests the IRA read them quickly but Ro Brady and Billy McKee did meet James Allen and Michael Ouklew later on. R. O'Brady recalls the meeting, they exchanged docus on terms for a truce and set up incident centres. SF's M. McGuinness recalls the ceasefire in 1975. Merlyn Rees letter says his aim is to play the provos along. O'Brady says beware the Englishman's smile. The NIO meanwhile wanted to spruce up Ulster with a good cheer week. The army GOC by May was complaining to M. Rees that the government was facilitating the PIRA's aims. M. McGuinness recalls republican doubts about the British. Loyalist killings continued including the Miami Show Band killings. M. Rees told M. Thatcher the UDR was in infiltrated by extremist protestants. R. O'Brady's talks continued. He recalls the timescale problem. M. McGuinness says everything just slip back into conflict. The Irish government meanwhile didn't trust the British government's motives in the north. G. Fitzgerald recalls. Eventually the British told the Irish about their talks with SF/IRA. B. Halligan recalls the Irish government telling Wilson not to talk the IRA, officially British hopes were pinned on the constitutional convention at Stormont but it failed. G. Fitzgerald recalls Rees excuses for not meeting him. The British also saw the return of Chas. Haughey to FF as a real threat. G. Fitzgerald comments of FF going more republican that year as very worrying. In May, Cosgrave went to sea on a fisheries boat. At the time the Rockall Island was causing controversy. Also in 1995, Eamon DeVelera died in August. Film report shows his funeral and the British Embassy comments revealed in a letter. In North IRA violence continued. The news report gives the death stats. Internment now ended but political status was ended but economics dominated Southern politics.
DVD No.
D06110
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8920



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Jan 2006
Duration:
2 mins 53 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 film report on the death of former LVF. PUP/UVF man Lindsay Robb in Glasgow with profile of his parliamentary past and comments of police Det ch/insp Alan Buchanan. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06110
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8921



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Jan 2006
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Secrets of 1975
Description:
British governent release archive documents for 1975, look at events from their viewpoint, Feakie talks, IRA truce, 20 internees releaseed. Secretarin meetings, Incident Centres setup, H.Blocks built, UUUC politics with comments from R.O'Grady, M.McGuiness, M.Rees, A. Currie (SDLP), I.Paisley (DUP), D.Trimble, Bill Craig, also film clips of Bayardo Bar killings and London Balcombe Street gang attacks, and street violence.
DVD No.
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
861



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Jan 2006
Duration:
2 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:
(No opening titles) Sth Armagh man Eugene Reavey who lost 3 brothers in a 1976 loyalist attack has spoken out against the On the Run legislation as believes security forces were involved in the attack. Film report with Eugene's interview on the events of the attacks that night with old news film clip which includes attack on the O'Dowd family in Ballyduggan by Loyalists. Then the next day the PIRA killed 10 protestants at Kingsmills. Eugene then criticises the OTR legislation. The latest news on the Lindsay Robb killing in Glasgow. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06110
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8922



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Jan 2006
Duration:
39 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Cabinet Confidential
Programme Title:
Secrets of 1975
Description:
Introduced by John McDowell this programme reviews the events of 1975 using new information released by the British government under it's 30yrs rule on docus. It begins with then NI Sec Merlyn Rees on his hopes for 1975, as a film clip shows fire and destruction. All the way through the programme a background sound track plays the music of that year. McDowell says 1975 saw the government try to dig its way out of direct rule which included secret talks with paramilitaries and open talks with politicians. Film clip shown of them at Stormont but violence continued with 247 deaths that year. Film clip shown from the national archives at Kew. J. McDowell shows a letter from 4 protestant ministers who met the PIRA at Feakle. Then film report on the talks with R. O'Brady who comments on the talks which the Garda raided. The talks led to a Xmas truce. A letter dated 9/1/75 shows M. Rees response. Film clip shows civilian searches in Belfast. H. William the PM was optimistic in his comments. The government released 20 internees and paroled 50 prisoners. The PIRA extended the ceasefire for two more weeks. R. O'Brady then recalls after that on 16th Jan PIRA violence began again. Film clip shows civil servant James Allen's office. Letter recalls the government position on the talks as an exchange of views. Allen then gives interview on this matter. A NIO letter reveals the government aim was to reduce the PIRA's military capacity It's dated 16-1-75 and M. Rees rejects speculation on negotiating rumours. The Irish Ambassador in the UK was against talks with PIRA (20-1-75 letter). G. Fitzgerald recalls their concerns and lack of info from Britain. Then M. Rees recalls on Feb 10th PIRA began a new ceasefire but R. O'Brady wanted the army to ceasefire also. Jim McDowell shows the PIRA and NIO position papers on this matter. James Allen recalls the dialogue but G. Fitzgerald feared talk of British withdrawal. Rees comments on their use of the word withdrawal. 20/2/75 Foreign Office letter shows British keep the c'fire going. 24hrs phone lines between SF and the NIO to monitor breaches. These were incident centres. Jim Gibney recalls, Austin Currie (SDLP) recalls their views these incident centres. government continued to release internees. 1981 republicans and 107 loyalists were interned. Film clip of Long Kesh shown. By end of 1975 the government ended internment. Jim Gibney comments. Then I. Paisley Snr, then M. Rees recalls ending detention. The Gardner Report ended special status for prisoners. 8/1/75 GOC's letter agreed with report. Jim Gibney comments. The government begin to build the H Blocks at LK. The British government was also nervous about the Unionist Community after 1974's UWC strike. Film clip shown. Then PM's advisor Bernard Donoghue recalls 1974 strike effect on H. Wilson. This fear continued into 1975. 7/7/75 letter reveals this fear. Economically these were hard times. M. Rees recalls knowing H and W was going under. (20-1-75 Treasury letter) but government could let it disappear and bailed it out. H. Wilson visited NI. NIO wanted to introduce Brighter Ulster Campaign. Film report on idea. It didn't happen. The new political idea was the constitutional convention. M. Rees letter 14.3.75 shows government took hands off approach. D. Trimble recalls. Then A. Currie. On May 15 UUUC had majority after elections. It was 47 against and 31 for power sharing. M. Rees letter 15.5.75 comments. Then D. Trimble recalls Vanguard leader Bill Craig's voluntary coalition idea with SDLP. A. Currie recalls it but I. Paisley had the idea dumped. M. Rees letter of 19-9-75 comments. Film clips of UUUC meeting and Paisley's views then and now. B. Donoghue's letter of 23-9-75 was critical to the UUUC decision. He comments now on that issue. The direct rule continued. Trimble recalled. In the political vacuum Paramilitary violence continued. Film clip of Miami Show Band murders on 31-7-75. Survivor Steve Travers recalls then film clip of funeral shown. In Aug the PIRA bombed the Shankill's Bayardo Bar. Film clip shown. In Sept Tully Vallen Orange Hall attacked. The ceasefire was failing. R. O'Brady recalls 22/9/75. Hostilities resume. Film clips of riots and in London Balcombe St. siege ends PSNI violence. Film report. At that time H. Wilson told Joe Hanes his press secretary he would step down due to his Alzheimer's problem. Hames and Donoghue recall these days which froze all moves on big issues. More film clips of violence shown. It would be 20 years before another IRA c'fire.
DVD No.
D06110
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8923



Date Broadcast:
Thu 5th Jan 2006
Duration:
14 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:
Headlines then PSNI officers payslips showed their occupation last month due to a computer error. Former police federation spokesman Jimmy Spratt (DUP) comments on the mistake. The former NI sec of state M. Rees has died ages 84. Film report from Ken Reid. Reviews his 18 months here from March 1974. He handled the UWC strike, the constitutional convention and he ended interment here in 1975. In 1976 he became Home Secretary. Historian Eamon Phoenix recalls his father had served in Dublin in 1916 with the British Army. E. Phoenix says history will see him as one of our weaker sec of state more fondly remembered by Unionists than Nationalists. He credits Rees with creating the politics of illusion in 1975 to keep the IRA ceasefire going by hinting at British withdrawal. Today is the 30th anniv. of the Kingsmill massacre of 10 protestants in Sth. Armagh. Film report from memorial at spot of killings with Pastor Barry Holiday reading the names. Old film clip shown. Then Colin Wharton recalls hearing of his brother Kenny's death. Then Ethel Grant recalls the death of her cousins the Reggie and Walter Chapman. The film report reviews the murder of the Reavey brothers the night before. Then Fairs Willie Frasier comments on dossier he has on republicans who he says were behind Kingsmill and other murders and he's giving it to the police tomorrow. The DUP MP J. Donaldson comments. In Derry the Jacksons home was petrol bombed last night. A protestant family. It's the 100th attach on their home. Film report with William Jackson's reaction to attacks on Derry's Fountain Estate. This year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Belfast has been backed by the City Council for the first time. Film report with DUP's Nelson McCausland's views on the tricolours and Celtic shirt and reaction from Conon Maskey of the St. Patricks Dad Parade Committee. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06110
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8924



Date Broadcast:
Fri 6th Jan 2006
Duration:
5 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. In Derry the home of a Catholic family has been petrol bombed. Film report on sectarian attack. A man's decomposed body has been found washed ashore near Portaferry in Co. Down. Derry City Council is to give land worth £250,000 to GAA for sport. Film report with reaction from the DUP's MLA Gregory Campbell and comments of Sean Dolans GAA club chairman Hugh Brady. Controversy has followed the release of a amateur video clip showing two Glasgow Celtic players, Steven Pearson and John Hartson singing the Fields of Athenry with someone chanting IRA during the song. Film report on Donegal function with view of Gordon Strachan and the player's agents. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8925



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Jan 2006
Duration:
4 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:
The Rathcoole playwright Gary Mitchell tells UTV his entire family has been forced out of the Rathcoole Estate by loyalists paramilitaries. Film report with profile of Mitchells plays to date and his comments on the current intimidation campaign. The UDA has denied involvement. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8926



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Jan 2006
Duration:
19 mins 46 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 has withdrawn its controversial On the Runs (OTR's) legislation. Film report from Ken Reid in Westminster on Peter Hain's statement explaining the British government's position on the proposed law. He also announced new talks between local parties beginning in February. Outside the DUP's Peter Robinson was jubilant as was the SDLP's Mark Durkan. Later on the SF MP Gerry Adams also explained why he thought the legislation was wrong. Then the UUP's Reg Empey gives his reaction. Also victims groups reacted today. Terry Spence of the Police Federation gives his reaction. Then Ciara O'Reilly of Relatives for Justice also welcomed the climb down as did John Kelly of the Bloody Sunday families. Then Raymond McCord whose son was killed by the UVF says the government only dropped the bill because SF opposed it. He calls on P. Hain to resign. Human Rights Commissioner Monica McWilliams also welcomed the government move. Then live from London Peter Hain comments on the government's climb down. He says the bill won't be introduced again but feels the OTR's issue will have to be sorted in the future. In Armagh city a car bomb has been defused at the Armagh City Hotel car park. Dissident republicans have been blamed. Film report then in Belfast. A pipe bomb was defused outside Bonaparte's bar on the Cavehill Rd. The bulletin then returns to the OTR legislation story and Ken Reid is interviewed for his analysis of today government climb down. The background behind it and reaction from politicians. He says the government plan to address the victims issue seriously and find a way of dealing with the past. In Antrim Stiles Estate a black woman's home has been daubed with racist slogans. Film report with home owners comments. Then PUP's Ken Wilkinson says loyalist commission is against racism. In Killyleagh Co. Down loyalist murals are to be replace by one of sporting heroes like NI footballer David Healey. Film report with views of DUP Cllr. W. Walker and Housing Executive Official Owen Brady. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8927



Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Jan 2006
Duration:
10 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:
(No opening titles) In Belfast courts a number of men linked to loyalist Lawrence Kinkaid appeared in money laundering charges. Film report names men as Mark Rossborough (48) from Belfast, a bookie, L, Kinkaid has been charged at the weekend and the evidence against both is repeated here. Others charged was used car dealer Maurice Lynn (34) Snr a car dealer from Drumaness, then Richard McIlroy (38) a motorcycle shop owner from Ahoghill, then Christopher Edwards (47) an accountant from Kells, then mortgage broker Terence Nesbitt (57) from Ballygowan and Jonathan Dickson (23), a driver from Temple Patrick. At the weekend loyalist paramilitary L. Kinkaid had been granted bail. In the Commons pressure mounts on PM T. Blair to reveal what he knows about the Stormontgate charges being dropped. Film report on statement from solicitor general. Meanwhile the fallout from the British government's withdrawal of the OTR's legislation continues today with South Armagh Victims Group. Fairs's spokesman William Frasier views on what they want now for the OTR's and he rejects any idea of having a truth and reconciliation commission. He says he knows the truth. The police federations Terry Spence also rejects the truth and reconciliation commission idea. He wants 'natural justice' with people brought before the courts and convicted and jailed. The Relatives for Justice spokesman Mark Thompson says they advocate a truth recovery process and doesn't believe punishing people will work. He explains how he thinks it should work. Meanwhile Beattie Doak, the father of RUC Con Tracey Doak killed by the PIRA has been told his meeting with Tony Blair had an effect on Blair and wasn't a waste of time as he had thought six weeks ago. Film report with Mr. Doak interview on his Blair meeting and what Peter Hain told him. Also today SDLP leader M. Durken continued his verbal attack on SF over the OTR's climb down but SF MLA Ray McCartney rejected his views in his comments. Meanwhile the DUP's Sammy Wilson says he rejects P. Hain's view the OTR issue has to be dealt with in the future. He says leave them in exile. In Armagh's City Hotel are army have defused a car bomb found yesterday. Film report. In Belfast Mount Vernon Estate the PSNI have continued searches relating to the murder of Thomas Devlin (15) last August. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8928



Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Jan 2006
Duration:
7 mins 8 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 found a body at the Dargan Rd dump in North Belfast. Film report says body is unidentified and the death is suspicious. Speculation is that it might be plumber from Hollywood Martin Kelly missing since New Year's Day. The DUP's I. Paisley Snr is to present Tony Blair with a 16 page proposal to restore devolution here. In a 2 stage form, it rules out power sharing executive with SF this year. Film report with I. Paisley's remarks. Then UUP's R. Empey calls for the assembly to be reconvened for six weeks period while SDLP's M. Durken wants a date set for the return of the assembly with talks beforehand. In West Belfast a convent that houses elderly nuns was attacked by arsonists on Friday night. Film report with Sister Veronica's comments on effect on nuns. Then Sister Finbar's reaction. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8929



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th Jan 2006
Duration:
9 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) Portadown Orange Lodges have met the Parades Commission thus defying the rules of the Grand Lodge of Ireland. Film report on their application to the Pdes/Comm for a Drumcree March on 29/1/06. The Commission now includes 2 Orangemen. Portadown Orangeman David Jones comments on why he's meeting the new commission and defying the Grand Orange Lodge. The PSNI Acc Chief Constable Sam Kinkaid told the Police Board that the PIRA is still involved in organised crime here on the day when visiting US Congressmen meet SF leaders about policing. The DUP's I. Paisley and SDLP's M. Durken give their reactions to Sam Kinkaid's comments. Film report also has SF's Gerry Adams rejection of Kinkaid's remarks and he told the UK Congressmen so. Congressman Jim Walsh of Friends for Ireland gives his views on his meeting with SF about policing. The Catholic man Richard Hughes (86) who survived the Kingsmill Massacre of 10 protestants in 1976 was buried today. Film report with comments of Alan Black the Prot. who survived. Then UUP MLA Danny Kennedy's comments on that terrible attack. The International Fund for Ireland has given grants to schemes designed to focus on social and education integration. Up until now the IFI concentration on economic development. Film report with IFI chairman Denis Rooney's comments. Irish President Mary McAleese visited the Holy Family Boxing Club in North Belfast. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8930



Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Jan 2006
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:
This programme looks back to the first edition in 1996 and revisits the stories of that time, CanaryWharf, Manchester bombs, then May 1998, Change of governent, October 1998 Blair meets Sinn Fein, M.Mowlam visits Maze, GFA agreed, Drumcree Violence, Pattens RUC reforms, Nobel prizes for Hume and Trimble and many more. In the studio G.Campbell (DUP); Pat Doherty (SF) discuss the IRA and criminality and both give their views on the way forward.
DVD No.
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
862



Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Jan 2006
Duration:
9 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:
It maybe a new Pdes/Comm but its decision on an orange march at Drumcree remains the same. No parade. Film report with Chairman Roger Poole's comment that the decision was unanimous even though there are 2 Orangemen on the commission. Film reviews history of Drumcree. Garvaghy Rd residents won't meet the Pdes/comm until their legal challenge against the commission make-up has been to court. Parades Commission Chairman Roger Poole comments on this. Followed by residents group statement. A new twist in row over the comments by ACC San Kinkaid that PIRA were still involved in criminality today with Police Board Chairman Des Rea releasing papers on what was said by PSNI officers at the meeting. In Lisburn area a robbery attempt on a van load of cigarettes was foiled. Film report with PSNI Ch/Superintendent Ken Henning's comments on the chase. In Fermanagh republican Sean Lavelle has admitted being a special branch agent since 1980. In Magherafelt unionist councillors are to take legal action to stop a plaque being erected to honour the memory of 2 SF Cllrs John Davey killed by the UVF in Feb 1989 and Bernard O'Hagen killed in 1991. Film report with SF Cllr Sean McPeake's views. Then UUP Cllr George Shield's views. (6pm Thur)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8931



Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Jan 2006
Duration:
23 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 he mentions opening titles are those of 19-1-96, the first ever Hearts and Minds (not recorded in this archive). He then shows a film clip reflecting on the decades debate. It begins with NI Sec Patrick Mayhew's 'cheer up' remarks. Then H and M's first interview with David Tremble about talks about talks. In Feb SF's M. McLaughlin sat in studio with UUP's Ken Magennis, the first SF/UUP TV meeting. Then hours later Canary Wharf bombed. End that interview. Never saw the light of day. Bombs then in Manchester and Fermanagh. Decommissioning was a long way off. By Sept SF back in talks. In May 1997 Mo Mowlam becomes NI Sec. SF gets a 2nd MP, M. McGuinness. In Oct 1997 SF meet Tony Blair. Then 6months of talks. Mo Mowlam visits loyalists in The Maze. Then 1998 The GFA came into being and both sides of the border voted yes. Elections followed but it took a year for Stormont Power Sharing Ministers to take their seats but violence continued, Drumcree, the Quinn children deaths and Omagh. Then Chris Patten set about changing Policing. Dec 1998 Tremble and Hume got Nobel Peace Prizes. The year included prisoner releases and a US Presidential visit. Then came decomm 3 years later. It was hard says Adams. Stormont suspension followed suspension. Then political journals around England's stately homes began but 10 years saw personal journeys also like Alex Maskey's, David Trimble's and Ian Paisley's but Stormont is still empty despite near deal in 2004. Then Northern Bank robbery and R. McCartney murder. The trust is gone again. The final act of decommission in Sept but 1996 and 2006 began the same with talks about talks. Then back to the present. This week's news is dominated by just what is the PIRA up to in crime and the party's laying out their blue prints for devolution. In the studio DUP's G. Campbell and SF's Pat Doherty discuss the accusation the IRA is still involved in organised crime and the DUP call on Shaun Woodward to resign. G. Campbell profiles DUP views of ACC Sam Kinkaid's remarks which countered S. Woodward remarks. Then Pat Doherty says S. Kinkaid is political policeman and former special branch man and he's wrong. He says the DUP are naive and foolish and afraid of negotiations. The securocrats are still amongst us and Sam Kinkaid is one of them he says. He says the DUP jump from one excuse to another. Then DUP's G. Campbell then comments on the upcoming IMC report on IRA criminality. He asks how many reports does he need. He says they'll keep pressure on the IRA. The IRA have to be history and that's now the case now. Pat Doherty then says DUP nearly done and deal in Dec 04 and they talk to SF on committees. There's no talks stance is bluff he says. G. Campbell defends the DUP position in doing what's right for NI. Pat Doherty then criticises the existence of the IMC as outside the GFA, he repeats previous allegations. Then G. Campbell denies they're afraid of the hard decisions of government He mentions their upcoming devolution paper but won't comment on it. P. Doherty rejects SDLP allegations that SF is moving away from inclusive power sharing in favour of sharing power only with the DUP. G. Campbell rejects SDLP allegations that SF is moving away from the inclusive power sharing in favour of sharing power only with the DUP. G. Campbell rejects going into government with SF any time soon. Pat Doherty is asked to comment on the numbers of special branch informers within SF/IRA following Sean Lavelle's confession he's one. He says it's no surprise informers exist. They are part of the British war machine. He denies he was ever an informer. The next piece is about artist Ian Knox who draws the cartoons for the If You Ask spot each week. A film report profiles his day. He's just picked up Fionnuala O'Connors script by bike as he's a technophobe. Then Noel Thompson interviews him on how he gets his ideas for illustrations and the mechanics of the cartoons. He comments on the mouth being the secret of caricatures. He draws Paisley always with an open mouth, then Adams he sets out to be as cruel as he can he says and satire is about being analytical. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8932



Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th Jan 2006
Duration:
7 mins 9 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
ITV
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
ITV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then a new police unit. The historical enquiries team (HET) based at Sprucefield is too start work on Monday reinvestigating 3286 killings during the Troubles. Film report with team chief. David Cox's (ex Stevens Inquiry Team). Comments on their aims, security forces killings also to be probed. They have 6 years to complete their task. A second report looks at the 20-3-72 PIRA car bomb in Donegall St that killed 7 people, 140 injured. One of those killed was RUC Constable Bernard O'Neill. His widow Eileen gives her reaction. Then Margaret Kennedy tells of 23rd Oct 1971 when her mother Moira Meehan and an aunt, Dorothy Maguire were shot dead in Cape St, Falls Road by the British Army. Film clip shown. She doesn't have confidence in the HET as they're not independent. North Belfast loyalist Mark Haddock has been granted bail on a charge of attempting to murder Trevor Goody in Dec 2002. Film report. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
339
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
8933



Date Broadcast:
Tue 24th Jan 2006
Duration:
9 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:
Headlines then Paisley meets PM T. Blair to give him their view of two tier government. Film report from London on facing reality document and fazed devolution with SF's Conor Murphy's reaction that unionists don't want to share power. Then I. Paisley Snr comments on his meeting with T. Blair and his views on the trust issue and SF's canonization of evil and mistrust and IRA criminality. According to Lonely Planet Travel Guide if you come to NI don't spend too long in Larne. Film report on company's views of NI's towns and sights like Belfast and Newcastle. Mayor of Larne Cllr. John Matthews comments. Then Sue Warde of the NI Tourist Board views. Then Orla Farren of the North Down Council. In India after the 05 Tsunami the Free Presbyterians here sent money to help. Now Rev David McIlveen has returned with photos showing the locals named a boat after Ian Paisley Snr. Film report with Paisley's reaction and D. McIlveen's comments on the practical expression of Christianity. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8934



Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th Jan 2006
Duration:
5 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:
Headlines then a South Belfast man from Arnedale flats, Ian Ray (35) has been charged with the Jun '03 murder of a Johnny Adair associate Roy Green during a loyalist feud. A film report on Kimberley Bar shooting claimed by the UFF. He was also charged with firearms and explosives offences. A former UUP Cllr. Raymond Ferguson from Fermanagh has been charged with fraud. Film report on charges. He was in partnership with Alan Cathcart who owned the land on which a property development was built. The offence came to light as the firm was being liquidated in the last 1990s when Alan Cathcart discovered the fraud. In Nth/Bels Ardoyne an 18 year old was kidnapped and held for ransom. Film report with SF's G. Kelly's reaction. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06120
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8935



Date Broadcast:
Fri 27th Jan 2006
Duration:
6 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 US special. Envoy Mitchell Reese today told PSNI graduates they were joining the best force in Europe and that policing was the outstanding success of the Peace Process. In the studio he comments on his remarks. In the courts 3 bailsmen for former official IRA Chief Sean Garland have been ordered to pay £9,000 each after Garland jumped bail in NI. The bailsmen were Des O'Mahon, R. Hassan and John Lowry, the Workers' Party secretary. In Glasgow Brian Talbot (29) has been charged with the murder of former loyalist gun runner Lindsay Robb. Film report. In East/Belfast's Cregagh Estate the UDA mural is to be replaced by one featuring George Best. Film report with interview with Cregagh forum chairman Tommy Sandford. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8936



Date Broadcast:
Mon 30th Jan 2006
Duration:
11 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 today the two governments received the 8th International Monitoring Commission (IMC). Report on paramilitary activities. Film report on speculation about what it will say in relation to PIRA criminality. With NIO Min Shaun Woodward calling on people to wait and see till it's published on Wed. Then SF's Conor Murphy MP criticises the IMC role in the peace process and the anonymous briefings beforehand. Then a film report from Jamie Delargy profiles the smuggling and laundering of fuel racket with the comments of customs officer Paul Gerard on the effects of their anti-smuggling operations. Then views of Maxol retailer Brian Donaldson on what the government should do. Tomorrow is the first anniv. of the murder of Robert McCartney. His sisters have vowed to continue their campaign for justice. Film report with remarks of Paula McCartney and Catherine McCartney on the actions since of SF and the IRA. Meanwhile in Dublin the family of Joseph Rafferty who was shot dead last year have accused the IRA of killing him and are taking their campaign to America. Film report with his sister Esther Rafferty's comments. Then in the studio Ken Reid comments on the speculation around the IMC report on republicans and loyalist paramilitaries and he previews a speech to be made by Peter Hain tomorrow on government spending here on education. Characters from the USA TV series Sesame St. may be used here to combat sectarianism in preschool children. Film report with comments of Gary Knell, Chief Executive of Sesame Marketing on other successful campaigns and his plans on how to spend the £1m grant from the American/Ireland fund. QUB Dr. Paul Connolly comment on the report he wrote about sectarianism amongst 3year olds in NI. Then Siobhan Fitzpatrick of the Early Years Organisation views. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8937



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Feb 2006
Duration:
21 mins 55 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 IMC report is released and it causes a political row. Did the PIRA decommission all its weapons is the big question asked. It says the PIRA is still involved in crime. Film report on the contents of the IMC 8th report beings with focus on the paragraph about IRA decomm. and compares it to the DeChastelein Commission Report which said decommissioning had been complete. Today the DeChastelein group issued a statement on the possibility internal IRA groups or individuals may have retained guns without IRA leadership approval. Then Lord Alderdice of the IMC comments on his level of lower confidence on decommissioning. Outside the meeting republicans held a protest. This afternoon IRA released a statement saying the IMC allegation was false and politically motivated. Next report from Westminster covers earlier in the day when PM T. Blair replied to a question from I. Paisley Snr on criminality having to end. Blair also praised the progress republicans had made to date. Also today ahead of upcoming talks next week, both governments put on a positive face about the report at a press conference. Film report with NI Sec Peter Hain's remarks. Then SDLP's M. Durkan calls for the return of the assembly while UUP's Alan McFarland wonders of the British government made a deal allowing the IRA to hold weapons back for personal protection. The IMC report also commented on loyalist activities. A film report on that includes IMC allegations of drug dealing, extortion money laundering and murder including blaming the UDA for killing Jim Gray on 4th Oct. The UPRG's David Nichol says loyalism is changing but it's a slow process. In the Republic the Criminal Assets Bureau is investigating whether the PIRA is behind 4 property businesses worth £70m. Film report on 4 raids on 4 counties with Journalist Tom Brady's comments on the background to the Garda inquiries. Then live from London NI Sec. Peter Hain is asked for the government position on the amount of arms the PIRA decommissioned. He says he relies on the DeChastehein's clear statement today. He says unionists can't dispute the advances this IMC report shows in IRA movement but he still doesn't expect the DUP run into government with SF. In the studio SF's M. McGuiness then attacks the non independent IMC. He praises the DeChastehein stance and says these sensational stories don't amount to a hill of beans. He recalls another story recently which says the IRA was buying up Manchester. He attacks the securocrats behind the IMC. Then from London the DUP leader Ian Paisley demands a media apology to the DUP over the decomm issue. All the guns aren't away. He says the British government and IRA are lying and covering up the decommission lapse. He won't say if he's going to talks with two governments. on Monday if Dublin is involved in talks on NI's internal affairs. In other news 2 Sth/Armagh men, Neil Vallely and Damien McGlinen have had assets worth £700,000 frozen by the Assets Recovery Agency. Film report on fuel smuggling allegations with comments of ARA chief Alan McQuillan. Then from London Ken Reid gives his analysis on the reactions to today's IMC report on decommissioning and its possible effects on next Monday's talks at Hillsborough. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8938



Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Feb 2006
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:
Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) member John Grieve gives an interview on the latest report into paramiltary activity. Followed by comments from N.Dodd (DUP) and M.McGuinness (SF) ( in the same studio). [Opening Titles Missing]
DVD No.
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
863



Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Feb 2006
Duration:
6 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 French police have seized on Ulster truck which contained £5m of cannabis. Film report. In Limavady a local solicitor, J. Sendu has been arrested by police on allegations of involvement in loyalist terrorism. Film report with solicitor Joe Rice's comments to the Law Society on police taping meetings between solicitors and their clients. In Belfast today Republicans protested at a Policing Board meeting about yesterdays IMC report. Film report with Hugh Orde refusing to comment on the DeChastehein/IMC differences on the decommissioning. Then SF's Gerry Adams outlines what action he wants the government to make now. Followed by views of UUP's Reg Empey who calls for the DeChastehien weapons itinerary to be published. Then DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr. comments on embarrassment to British government. It's been revealed 7 PSNI officers were convicted of drink driving here last week. (6pm Thur)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8939



Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Feb 2006
Duration:
24 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:
(Opening minutes missing) It begins with International Monitoring Commission member T. Grieve answering questions from Noel Thompson on their report published yesterday. He denies they are politically motivated and he comments on the idea that the IMC only listens to the securocrats when they're gathering information. He comments that they also listen to Gardai information. He then comments on the role of the Monitoring Commission and answers the question would he do anything differently if starting again. Then he comments on why he says the government, should drop the financial penalties against SF even though his report still alleges intelligence gathering and criminality against PIRA. Grieve praises Adams leadership and the fact the overall IRA intent is to wind down and disarm and it's a very great achievement to have got to the point they're at now. In the if you ask me spot Journalist Malachy O'Doherty comments on Catholic education, why it was founded and the proposed changes P. Hain hopes to make and why he is going for the cornerstone of institutionalised sectarianism here, the schools. He says parents have accepted a lot of school changes over the years but asking their kids to cross sectarian interfaces and be taunted by sectarian jibes is one change they won't accept. Hain can't change the geography of N. Ireland. With talks due to begin on Monday at Hillsborough, Noel Thompson invites DUP's N. Dodd's and SF's Martin McGuiness to discuss their party positions and comment what's needed to restore devolution. Nigel Dodd's begins by giving his reaction to the IMC repost claim of significant improvements and dynamic change. He believes all the weapons aren't gone. It was suppose to give the IRA a clean bill of health and it hasn't. Dodd says its 12yrs since first IRA ceasefire yet those serious issues still exist. M. McGuiness calls the IMC repost 'bullshit' and 'balderdash'. It's a report compiled by friends of the DUP giving cover to the DUP from within the security services. He says let us see the evidence of their allegations. He recalls the story last year of the IRA buying up Manchester and it's now rubbish. N. Dodd's replies listing IRA involvement in the McCartney killing and exiling people. He says SF is in denial and that's a tactic of any fascist organisation. M. McGuiness says he's not getting into a slagging battle as the issues are too important. In the absence of trust, McGuiness comments on the way forward. Then N. Dodd's says DUP will talk to the Irish government but not about internal NI affairs. McGuiness says all discussions will be within the template of the GFA. Dodd's says not so, he again says SF won't be in Government at present. He wants to restore democratic accountability but not wait on SF. McGuiness says DUP will have to engage with the two governments and SF this year. Dodd says they are not the UUP and won't be pushed around. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8940



Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Feb 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
More comment on the IMC report which appears to suggest IRA decommissioning wasn't total. Peter Hain (Northern Ireland Secretary) interview. Next item on the work due to begin to improve Belfasts Westlink, with a history of the motowary and politicans Bob Stokoe (UUP) Fran McCann (SF).
DVD No.
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
864



Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Feb 2006
Duration:
18 mins 28 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Political Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
IN the wake of this week's IMC report and the difference of opinion between Lord Alderdice of the IMC and General DeChastelein on the amount of arms the PIRA decommissioned. This programme reviews the opposing view's with interview with NI Sec. Peter Hain but firstly the programme examines another stalled process, the work due to begin on improving the Westlink/M1 road junctions. It begins with a clip from a 1972 documentary called 'Tomorrow's Road' which featured the snarl-up on the Donegall Rd after leaving the new M1. Then an update to today shows the same problem today even with the Westlink built. Commuter Matthew Stevenson comments. Mock-up then shows how it should look in 2009 but York St problem will exist still. UUP Cllr Bob Stoker comments on effect on local communities of the upgrade. Then Road Service's David Orr gives his opinion on this aspect. Back in 1972 the Westlink was just a line on a Belfast map. Film clip shown and a mock-up photo shown of what the Ormeau Road ring rd. would have looked like. Motorway enthusiast Wesley Johnston comments on plans for future. Then SF Cllr. Fra McCann SLA says even Westlink was a waste of money favouring a rail system instead. Next report features NI Sec. Peter Hain and he's asked by Jim Fitzpatrick is IRA decomm. complete. He repeats views of J. DeChastehein in Sept. and recently. Weapons could still be in somebody's loft, or a hide somewhere but a significant historic decomm. event did happen in Sept past. Hain comments on the DUP view that decomm. was all a lie by pointing out the sec change in the last year in NI. He says he doesn't expect the DUP to gallop into government with SF quickly but he expects parties to come up with proposals on the way forward with serious talks on each parties proposals with everybody included. He believes we will get a power sharing executive returned. He won't comment on scrapping the assembly if there's no assembly by May 07 but MFA salaries will stop. Hain then comments on his plans for the public sector here. He denies he will be cutting jobs but he will cut quangos and bursaries and plans to increase the size of the private sector here and build more and more Nth/Sth economic cooperation. On education he says he's not challenging the ethos of Catholic or Protestant schools or grammar schools. He's concerned about the 50,000 empty desks and wants better sharing and planning in education. He's setting up an independent review on this and if the local parties don't like it, they have the remedy by setting up devolution again. (Sun)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8941



Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Feb 2006
Duration:
15 mins 8 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 the death of Gerard Devlin (39) in a stabbing incident in West Belfast's Ballymurphy area his uncle Thomas Loughrane describes the attack which UTV says was the result of a feud between two Ballymurphy families. Film report with Devlin's aunt Bernadette O'Rawe comments. Tensions in the area are still high with houses belonging to the rival Notarantino family set on fire and arson attack on a local shop. Mary Gillen, Devlin's aunt calls for an end to the violence. Then SF Cllr Michael Ferguson views. Last year the dead man Gerard Devlin told Daily Ireland paper a £10,000 bounty was put on his head by the Notarantinos after a previous murder attempt. In courts solicitor Johnny Sendhu has been charged with attempting to incite a murder after this conversations with his client was recorded by police. Film report on charges related to UVF/LVF feud and death of Jason Lockhurst last year. In West Belfast a 21 year old man has died in a stabbing. One man was arrested in Springfield Rd apartment. Film report with SF Cllr Marie Cush on knife culture in the city. As today's talks being at Hillsborough the DUP's I. Paisley Snr. says Adams and SF shouldn't be there. Film report from Ken Reid covers Paisley's weekend remarks at his party conference. Today saw no softening of his attitude. Then Gerry Adams says he's not there on Paisley's agenda. Is Paisley or the governments in charge. The SFLP's/UUP views. Then P. Hain and D. Ahern tell the press their aims in the talks with 2006 the big year. Then Ken Reid analysis of what happened at Hillsborough today and the mood of the parties. At the weekend the DUP held its party conference. Film report with Paisley's speech promising no betrayal of those who give their lives, not an inch. What is ours we hold, no surrender. Then P. Robinson says Belfast Agreement is dead. Then Sammy Wilson attacks the Adams tree hugger. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8942



Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Feb 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Stormontgate
Description:
16th December 2005, D.Donaldson (SF) reveals he was British agent for twenty years. Documentary examines the fallout, and claim and counterclaim with profile of Donaldsons Sinn Fein history and views of Nial O'Dowd. Martin Galvin (?) and journalist Duncan Campbell and Liam Clarke, and Brian Bowens (BBC), other opinions on Stormontgate from G.Kelly (SF), Jim McAllister (DUP), Hugh Orde (PSNI) and J.McDonagh (US lawer).
DVD No.
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
865



Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Feb 2006
Duration:
13 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 have arrested 2 more men after the killing yesterday of G. Devlin as a father and son Christopher and William Notarantino appeared on court charged with the murder. Film report covers continuing attacks on local houses with PSNI Ch/insp Peter Farrar's views. Also in courts solicitor Johnny Sendu today bail on terrorism related charges. Film report hears crown say PSNI recorded phone calls from Sandhu to UVF man in East Belfast advising that a suspect should be taken offside and in another call he suggested a wounded man Jonathan Hillier should be taken out. In Belfast striking postal workers held protests today a week into their strike. Film report with CWU rep. Ray Ellis comments. Then Royal Mails David Pedan's views. In Derry 3 men were held hostage on Sunday and forced one of them to get £30,000 from his workplace. Film report with PSNI Ch/insp Milton Kerrs remarks. Also in Derry 2 men were stabbed in a city centre incident. This Sun marks the 17th anniversary of the murder of solicitors Pat Finucane. In July 01 the PM T. Blair agreed on a public inquiry but the inquiry rules are unacceptable for the Finucane family. This morning they met Peter Hain. Geraldine Finucane says government won't change its inquiry rules. Then Michael Finucane says government is avoiding the collusion issue to safeguard security services. Next Monday Finucane family meets Paisley. Next report looks at the MOD's sell off of old army vehicles like fire engines and Saracens and the uses they are being put to back in West Belfast by locals Fearghal O'Connor and Art Corbett. Film report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06130
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8943



Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Feb 2006
Duration:
29 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Stormontgate
Description:
Introduced by Stephen Walker. This programme he says is about the age old dirty war between republicans and the British security services that led to the collapse of Stormont and deepened distrust among politicians here. Also 100s of people have had to move home. Prison officer spokesman Finlay Spratt explains the whole affair cost the tax payer £30m yet no convictions were achieved. Security journalist Brian Rowan claims special branch wanted to trap PIRA's Director of Intelligence but failed. Noraids spokesman Martin Galvin speculates on who else D. Davidson betrayed in his time as a British agent. Did it include the Gibraltar 3 he asks. Then a film clip shows Donaldson on Dec 9th 05 on TV after the charges against him were dropped, then he says his reputation has been restored. Then another clip from Dec 16th 05 hears him admit he's been a British agent. Then Stephen Walker outlines the general aims of the programme and asks what were special branch protecting that they were prepared to let the charges be dropped. He reviews the case against D. Donaldson, C. Kearney and Wm Mackenzie, then profiles Donaldson activities within SF/IRA since he was released from prison where he done time with Bobby Sands (photo shown). He visited the Middle East to negotiate the release of Belfast hostage Brian Keenan, then in 1989 he was sent to New York to work for Noraid. John McDonagh, Noraid 1979-91 recalls this role there. Then Niall O'Dowd of Irish Voice calls him SF's trouble shooter especially in the aftermath of the 1986 SF split. Once back in Belfast he took part in discussions with unionists at Clonard monastery. Fr. Gerry Reynolds recalls his involvement. After the Castlereagh break-in in March 2002 Brian Rowan says a republican tipped off special branch about an IRA intelligence unit. This was the beginning of Stormontgate with sp/branch operation Torsion. The officers entered the house where Stormont papers were being stored, photocopied the docs and bugged the house and the computer. The papers had details of 100s of prison staff, loyalists and unionist politicians. Chief Constable Hugh Orde comments on the documents importance but journalist Duncan Campbell says the documents couldn't be used for targeting but Special Branch hoped the trial would lead them to the PIRA's Director of Intelligence who had raided Castlereagh in March 2002. Journalist Liam Clarke comments in Oct 2002 the computer moved houses to D. Donaldson's home, then that of Fiona Farley and they were arrested with C. Kearney. Liam Clarke comments on Kearney. Billy Mackasey also arrested. Then SF offices at Stormont raided. Film clip of that PSNI operation with H. Orde's views. UUP's D. Trimble recalls the fall of Stormont afterwards. Direct rule was back. Duncan Campbell then comments on the papers seized at the SF office in Stormont including the GOC of British army's car numbers. Then Finlay Spratt of Prison Officers Assoc asks why his men weren't warned earlier of their details being held by SF/IRA. Then H. Orde reacts. Later former Head of Sp/branch Bill Lowry claimed he was forced to retire and said MI5 wanted him to make arrest. H. Orde then comments on why the charges were eventually dropped. Film clip shows Ciaran Kearney's comments but DUP's Jim Allister's views blaming British government for letting SF off the hook. Spotlight then previews why the case collapsed. It says SB wanted to protect the informer who led them to the original Stormont docus and they wanted their bugging operation kept secret. QUB Prof. John Jackson comments on a judge's role in dropping charges. Also it appears a SB mans finger print was found on the Stormont docus. This would be embarrassing and hard to explain. Duncan Campbell comments on this taint and the presence of the informer's prints but all this led to Donaldson being exposed. Liam Clarke comments on the sequence of events. BBC's Brian Rowan then details Donaldson's actions once he was warned by SB he was going to be ousted by a journalist. He contacted SF official and then interviewed by SF. Then on Dec 16 05 he admits being an agent on TV. Former SF Cllr. Martin Cunningham blames the SF leadership for unquestioning support of Donaldson. Then G. Kelly comments on the betrayal in the USA. John McDonagh recalls his reaction on hearing the news of Donaldson. Then Martin Galvin's views. B. Power comments on why Donaldson was cut loose by SF. He didn't tell them about the documents. Liam Clarke comments on this point. Then Chief Constable H. Orde comments on 'technically' informers can break the laws. He says the matter is now ended. Effects of Stormontgate however continue. G. Kelly on Donaldson's future now.
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8944



Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Feb 2006
Duration:
8 mins 36 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 Ballymurphy 5 days after Gerard Devlin was stabbed to death the feuding between the Devlin and Notarantinos families continues with houses attacked and burnt. Film report with SF Cllr. M. Ferguson's comments. Limavady Solicitor Johnny Sandhu out on bail on terror charges was today back in court this time defending his clients. Film report. In Commons the PM Tony Blair has defended his governments decision to restore funding to SF. Film report from Ken Reid on the controversy with DUP's N. Dodd's views and Blair's response. Then SDLP's M. Durkan and DUP's I. Paisley and Tory MP David Kawczynski all oppose SF getting extra money. Then in the studio analysis from Ken Reid on the vote which includes an interview with SF's M. McGuiness on his view of the government decision. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8945



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Feb 2006
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:
Peter Hain (Northern Ireland Secretary) gives an interview on last weeks failed government talks on executive, Parliaments re-intatement of Sinn Fein's allowances and alleged IRA criminality. Other items include a film report on the DUP Party Conference, then Denis Kennedy (Cadogen Group), M.McLaughlin (SF) and M.Durkan (SDLP) discuss the role of Nationalism today.
DVD No.
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
866



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Feb 2006
Duration:
29 mins 34 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 a rocky week for the British government concerning NI matters with criticism in the commons over restoring SF's allowances and the talks designed to path an early return to Stormont have gone nowhere. He then asks Peter Hain, NI Sec what went wrong in the talks. Hain puts a positive spin in his views. He says parties are now in a position to move forward. He feels parties are just starting out and discussions will involve looking at each other's papers. He says there is a timetable to it all and that's the due election in May 2007 which can't be to an assembly that doesn't exist. He says if there's no advances by early summer MLA's should give their staff due notice. Hain wants the assembly up and running. He doesn't want to sack MLA's but they won't be paid for doing nothing. On the restoring of SF funds he says this wasn't a surprise. There's been a sec change in IRA activity since Dec 04 and he believes individual IRA units might still be involved in criminal activity but not by direction of the leadership who must close this activity down. He take John DeChastalein's views on the weapons issue and explains why he thinks both IMC and DeChastehein reports were saying the same things as opposed to the spin put on them. On the DUP document called 'facing reality' which wants a two stage return to devolution. Hain says he wants to go straight into power sharing so it's up to the DUP to convince other parties of the merit of their plan as is the case with other papers parties propose. He denies as Adams (SF) claims that the DUP is running the process on Peter Robinson (DUP) claim that the GFA is dead. Hain says all the principles of the GFA, power sharing, human rights, Nth/Sth cooperation are not disputed. The DUP insist on amendments to the internal institutional structure but GFA principles remain the same. In the If you ask me spot has Fionnuala Meredith comment on someone writing a book called the DUP book of bumper insults. She proposes Sammy Wilson for the job. She highlights his remarks at their recent conference on the UUP. She recalls the DUP/UUP barny in Nov 2003, the fuss at the bus or Paisley's comments on the size of Brian Cowen's lips or his onslaught against Mary McAleese. She says republicans don't go in for this personal abuse because of their control. She then refers to M. McGuiness (SF) use of the bullshit word referring to the recent IMC report. On the world scene she refers to political clashes in the US congress which also used barnyard references. The next piece introduced by N. Thompson asks what is the role of Irish Nationalist or any nationalism in the Czist. It begins with a film viewpoint from commentator Denis Kennedy who gives his opinions on Irish Nationalisms role today and the history of arguments on the legality of the NI since 1921. He says since the GFA and such arguments are obsolete now as all sides accept the principal of consent but yet things are more tribal than ever. He blames the issue of Irish Nationalism and asks what's its point in 20th century NI, its policies in pursuit of the impossible he says as majority consent won't be given. Irish Nationalism is just an ingrained mindset which continues sectarian divide he says then. In the studio Denis Kennedy debates his views with the SDLP's Mark Durkan and SF's M. McLaughlin who disagree with him. Then programme ends with the comic taxi driver routine on the week's news. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8946



Date Broadcast:
Mon 13th Feb 2006
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:
In West Belfast the funeral has taken place of Ballymurphy man Gerard Devlin ( ) stabbed to death 10 days ago. Film report with the words of Fr. D. O'Rawe on the family hurt. At Stormont today the Finucane family met the DUP leader Ian Paisley Snr. for the first time to discuss the issue of the British government's new inquiry rules. Film report reviews previous Finucane family meetings with the PUP and UUP. The DUP wouldn't allow film of the meeting nor would they put forward a spokesman for interview and Geraldine Finucane was guarded in her comments afterwards. As weekend reports speculate that the UVF might disband a film report reviews the recent activities of the UVF in its feud with the LVF and the IMC report comments on the ruthless UVF. The mood music is improving but there's no sign of any movement. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the governments current pressure on loyalists and the governments current position on political talks here with policing issue and assembly top of the agenda. Speaking at the launch of a poster campaign against hate crimes in NI the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde says these crimes average one a day here. Film report with Mukesh Sharma from the Indian communities views. The Chinese community. Anna Lo's comments. Then Andrew Muit comments on the homophobic attacks in N/Ireland, then PSNI community safety officer Insp. Robin Dempsey's views. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8947



Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Feb 2006
Duration:
11 mins 14 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 Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh 2 men and a woman have been arrested over the murder of a local builder, S. Robinson (39). Film report with neighbour. Thomas Mullen comments and views of UUP MLA Tom Elliott. Meanwhile the body recovered from the river Logan yesterday was that of suspected drug dealer Ronald Todd (30). He'd been missing since Xmas and his jeep was found burnt out. Film report. The home of solicitor Johnny Sandhu was raided in Derry and his office in Limavady searched by PSNI officers. He's out on bail on charges linking him to the UVF and following the searches he gives his first TV interview on his arrest. Firm report. A row has broken out on laws the government plans to put before the Commons designed to ease progress in the political talks here. File report on plans to allow government to change election date and changes to devolution of policing and justice here. Party's funding and the decomm. amnesty stretched to 2010. Then reaction from DUP's Ian Paisley who says it's an attempt to railroad unionists. Paisley says there's no point in the current talks. He wants government action in unionist areas. Then the SDLP's M. Durkan says he wants Stormont recalled and a date set. The UUP's Reg Empey says T. Blair needs to focus on going forward. Then Ken Reid gives an analysis of Paisley's objection to the governments new bill and what he wants. He reveals T. Blair won't visit N/Ireland next week. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8948



Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Feb 2006
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:
As Blair cancels his visit to Northern Ireland the government announces its schedule to move things towards restoring devolution. Politicans A. Foster (DUP), Gerry Kelly (SF), A.McDowell (SDLP), and A.McFarland (UUP) discuss Blair's choices. Next item is Danny Morrision (SF) views on the Irish governement plan for a miltary pole in Dublin to celebrate 1916 Rising. Then breakdown of the governements £100 billion spending plan for here over next 10 years. Then Jim Wallis (USA) interview on the religious left's challenge to the evangelist right.
DVD No.
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
873



Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Feb 2006
Duration:
4 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:
Ronald Todd (30) whose body was found in the river Lagan on Tuesday was murdered. Film report on drug dealer's Todd's last movements and a possible row he had with loyalist paramilitaries. Then comments of Det/Superintendent Simon Barraclough saying more than one person was involved in his murder. Tony Blair postpones this trip next week to N. Ireland. Film report with NIO minister David Henson's comments. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8949



Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Feb 2006
Duration:
29 mins 20 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 discussion on the governments new legislation which Thompson calls 'everything but the kitchen sink legislation' which includes proposals for snap elections, the assembly's borrowing limits, policing powers and All Ireland Electricity. In the studio Arlene Foster (DUP), Alastair McDonnell (SDLP), Alan McFarland (UUP) and SF's Gerry Kelly debate the issue. Firstly Noel Thompson asks A. Foster (DUP) why do they think the PM T. Blair doesn't know what to do next. She outlines the contents of the DUP policy paper titled 'Facing Reality). She won't say they felt the PM had a direction he won't go in. Then G. Kelly (SF) is asked for his preference for the future. He wants the GFA embedded and the institutions up and running. He criticises the SUP response to everything as no, no, no and he asks when will they agree to move forward. He wants to hear the PM T. Blair make recommendations on the basis of the GFA. Alan McFarland (UUP) feels there in a process and he feels it needs a transparency on all the issues. He recalls Dec '04 DUP/SF deal and criticises his view of it. Then SDLP's M. McDonnell is asked about cross border proposals. He wants full restoration of assembly and doesn't want half way measures, limited powers are of little benefit. A. Foster rejects the idea the GRA is the only show town in town. She rejects A. McFarland's claims SF and the DUP negotiated a deal in Dec '04. A. McFarland says it's all about the GFA. There is no new agreement as the DUP claim. Then SF's G. Kelly says we are facing the fact the DUP won't move. He says they constantly move the goalposts and highlights their position on the devolution of policing and justice. He says the DUP wants old time unionist control. A. Foster (DUP) says he's talking nonsense in her reply. SDLP's A. McDonnell comments on the frustration caused by the SF/DUP's merry dance. His optimism on an early recall date is questioned. A. Foster comments on issues unionists want settled before political talks begin. S. Kelly wants negotiations to begin. In the if you ask me spot Danny Morrison of SF comments on the commemoration of the Easter Rising in Dublin. The 25th anniv. of the hunger strike and the SF Ard Fheis in Dublin. It says all this is good news for SF and points to their growing strength in the South. He says the SDLP are only following in the wake of SF as are FF. He feels the DUP refusals in the North have moved the British government to move towards an All Ireland approach with an investment of £100bn in Nth/Sth bodies expected by both governments in the next 10yrs. He says there's lots of mirth at how the DUP looks after unionist's interests with regard to policing. He says if join the Policing Board the DUP will leave it handing policing over to republicans. The next segment introduced by N. Thompson concerns the two governments' plans to invest £100 billion in Nth/Sth investments. Thompson asks will it help build a thriving private sector. A film clip from Eddie O'Gorman looks at NI home grown entrepreneurs with profile of Nobel Patterson and Bill Magennis, the views of accountant Enda Kelly followed by views of Aidan Langan of Enterprise Equity. In America the religious right has grown and grown but there is a religious left in the USA. One of that group, author Jim Wallis is introduced by Noel Thompson and he offers an alternative view to that of the evangelical right. He's a man who has the ear of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He says religion can lead to major social change. He comments on his views on poverty, the war in Iraq, HIV, AIDS and Africa.
DVD No.
D06140
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8950



Date Broadcast:
Sat 18th Feb 2006
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Sinn Fein Ard Fheis
Description:
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams speech to delegates praises the IRA its ceasefire and decommissioning, and he outlines the five strategic challenges facing his party
DVD No.
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
874



Date Broadcast:
Sat 18th Feb 2006
Duration:
38 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Sinn Fein Ard Fheis
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Opening 2 minutes missing) SF President Gerry Adams speech to SF Ard Fheis. His address begins here with his criticism if Fianna Fail saying that SF had hijacked the legacy of the 1916 Rising. Adams reminds FF that SF was part of that legacy and 1916 is not owned by any one party. He claims FF, FG and Labour all abandoned 1916. He then attacks those parties for now believing that the people of Ireland don't own its wealth as the Proclamation of 1916 said. Those parties now believe that wealth belongs to the giants of globalisation and bureaucrats in the EEC and Ireland's right to freedom has been set aside in the interests of a few. Adams says the Proclamation has outlasted everything that's happened since 1916, counter revolution, civil war and partition. It's core values are as relevant in 2006 as in 1916. Adams then sets out the 5 challenges facing SF. Firstly the current negotiations in the North to implement the GFA and resolve policing in the North. Secondly he wants to develop a relationship with unionism. Thirdly to build support for Irish unity in Britain. Fourthly to make partition history and advance the All Ireland . The fifth task is to build SF and push the change agenda (the Cuban Ambassador Noel Carrillo filmed here in the audience). The then praises the courage and vision of the IRA in ending its campaign and decommissioning violence was right when there was no alternative. Now there is a way forward. It'll always be a battle a day with these who want to maintain the status Quo. SF must make Irish Freedom a reality. He says many republicans are still trying to come to terms with those IRA decisions months later but the republican struggle can't be advanced any further by an armed campaign and the SF leadership opposes such a campaign. He praises the IRA contribution to the Peace Process and progress in it will contribute to the Irish people's future. The war is over but elements within British system see the process as war by another means. The British should dismantle their war machine he says. He says both governments have reneged on pledges made in the past. He attacks Ahern for withdrawing pledge to allow Northern MP's to sit in Irish Parliament. Adams then refers to dissident/repub. Look at your options and the peace process and debate these things. The current talks are vital for the GFA and Adams claims the two governments are pondering to the DUP but Stormont's suspension must be ended quickly he says and there can be no dilution of the GFA on SF's relations with unionists. He says partition has failed both parts of Ireland and has no economic merit. The unionist dominated industries have disappeared and equality is replacing unionist superiority. Unionist working class areas are ravaged with unemployment and poor educational achievement, a terrible price is being by communities for British direct rule. He asks Paisley are you ready to begin building the process of a shared future because SF won't be going away and collective management of change would be best way forward. He calls for contentious parades to be sorted out with meaningful dialogue. He then asks Paisley is your war over? If it is tell your supporters. Adams praises supporters around the world then criticises Iraq War, racism, poverty, globalisation, AIDS as issues SF is interested in. He calls on Irish government to stop US troops using Shannon Airport. SF wants to empower people here he says. Society here is more unequal now than 15 years ago he claims with thousands living in poverty. 15% of kids live in poverty. He laments the waste of state resources after 15 years of the Celtic Tiger. 1980 shows 17,000 hospital beds, now there's 12,000. SF want to end the current two tier health system. He then comments on high house prices and blames land speculators. SF will ensure social affordable housing. On childcare he assures FF/PD's of failure and lists the failings. SF will promote the Irish language Nth and South. Irish should remain at core of education system. The growth of EEC rules on employment is criticised by Adams. Country of Origin pay idea will allow exploitation of migrants he says. SF rejects racism or discrimination. Migrant workers aren't the problem, its unscrupulous employers who are the problem. SF will not set one group of workers against another. He outlines the ideal set of circumstances for Irish workers which the state could afford he claims in health, work and education services. The test of a state is how it uses its wealth for its citizens. This stage fails miserably. He then criticises the profits of Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank and the low corporation tax here. He highlights the fact that rich people pay 5% income tax. SF will tax the big earners and fat cats he says with taxes on capital gains and property, speculation and corporate profit. He attacks FF's failed vanity projects that cost billions of euro and destroyed fishing and agriculture then sell off roads and public services and give resources to multinationals. He praises Rossport 5 campaign. He recalls Mahon tribunals on payment to politicians. It's these people who abandoned the legacy of 1916. Adams then welcomes Conor Murphy and mentions other party members for praise. He mentions they still support the McCartney family then recalls Bobby Sands works for all to build a broad movement and make partition history. The republican struggle has changed but core values remain the same. SF will be in government in the North again and they will look at going into the government in the South to bring about maximum change like men of 1916 and hunger strikers. SF need to be visionary's and SF is proud to be Irish Repubs. He ends by quoting Bobby Sands who said 'never give up'. He recalls 1981 talking to K. Doherty who said 'they can't break us'. (Sat)
DVD No.
D06150
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8951



Date Broadcast:
Sun 19th Feb 2006
Duration:
? mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Two subjects: who killed the Agreement and outline of the goverments new rules for donations to political parties here, with comment from M.Gildernew (SF), Ken Maginnis (UUP), Pat Lewesley (SDLP) and G.Campbell (DUP).
DVD No.
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
867



Date Broadcast:
Sun 19th Feb 2006
Duration:
5 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Week in Politics
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(Opening titles missing). Following his speech to the SF Ard Fheis yesterday SF President Gerry Adams is interviewed on aspects of his speech. It begins with Adams on the peace process. He comments on what he wants the government to do now, end the suspension, complete the GFA. He outlines the type of society he wants to see on the South. He rejects the idea SF's economic policies would return Ireland to high unemployment. He wants Ireland's wealth used to provide for it's people and again quotes profits of Allied Irish and Bank of Ireland, the taxes they pay compared to individuals but he rejects the idea he wants the old 'stickie' policy of nationalising the banks. He wants top earners to pay more than 5%. He wants a health service from the cradle to the grave. Adams then rejects Ahern's view he won't be inviting SF into a government coalition but he questions if SF would join a government That wouldn't be radical as SF are serious about change. (Sun)
DVD No.
D06150
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8952



Date Broadcast:
Sun 19th Feb 2006
Duration:
15 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick. In an interview later in the programme he will be asking SF's M. McGuiness who killed the agreement since it doesn't look likely devolution will be restored to Stormont but firstly following the British government. New catch all legislation was published last week. Gareth Gordon's film report looks at the governments plans to deal with political donations to parties here. From next year donations cannot be a secret. Any donations over £5 must be declared to the electoral commission. To be eligible to donate to a party here you have to be on the UK electoral register or be an Irish citizen living in the Republic or abroad but that's different from what happens in the rest of Britain were Sean Connery living abroad couldn't give a donation to the SWP. The DUP treasurer George Campbell outlines his views criticising the fact SF can raise large amounts in Irish America and the Republic and still get it into N. Ireland. Then SF MP Michelle Gildernew defends the right of Irish people abroad to donate. Gareth Gordon then outlines the main difference between UK political donations and here. In the UK individual donors are identified. Here only the party's total donations are known, not the individual donors. The SDLP's Patricia Lewesley says peace process or not identifying individual donors here could put them at risk. Then the UUP's Treasurer Ken Magennis gives another reason, businessmen could be boycotted. Journalist Fionnuala O'Connor believes the government move highlights the fact we are on our way to normality but who wants to donate to parties that aren't in government Then Jim Fitzpatrick in a link with SF's M. McGuiness at the SF Ard Fheis in Dublin asks him who's SF's biggest donor in Ireland. He replies SF's books can be examined at any time and he denies the PIRA are SF's biggest donors. M. McGuiness is then asked if there's any point to continuing the present talks with the two governments considering the SUP's attitude to SF. He says SF will be making an effort to get devolution up and running and he calls on Paisley to shoe the leadership needed similar to Gerry Adams leadership. McGuiness then outlines what he wants to the government to do now, end the suspension, trigger d'hondt and re-establish the All Ireland institutions of the GFA. He says the DUP's two stage agenda is not on and he wants the British government to get the DUP to play their part or stop the MLA's salaries and then both governments. adopt joint decision making role in NI. He rejects the point that then the GFA would be dead as the DUP wants. On the policing issue M. McGuiness says in Dec '04 in negotiations with the DUP, which didn't come to anything because of the DUP's backwoodsmen, the SF requirements on policing were accepted by the two governments and the DUP. He outlines their position on policing needs and criticises current political policing. He doesn't accept the idea republicans will never be involved in policing. (Sun)
DVD No.
D06150
Tape No.
340
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8953



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Feb 2006
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Donaldson and Stormontgate
Description:
Programme reviews with contemporary film the sequence of events since PSNI raided Sinn Fein's Stormont offices, with a review also of the Castlereagh Base break-in, also a profile of Donaldson's roles over the years within Sinn Fein, with comments from G.Kelly (SF), Paddy Murray (Ex-prisioner), John McDonagh (Noraid) and Martin Galvin. Also a look at the changes Donaldson made to Sinn Fein's local structures and personnal.
DVD No.
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
875



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Feb 2006
Duration:
9 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:
In Carrickfergus local man Tom Halloran (48) was beaten to death by the UDA claim his family as he had returned to Carrick after the UDA exiled him. Film report with his sister Jean's reaction. Then PSNI det ch/insp Phillip Marshalls views. In the case of Bangor girl Lisa Dorrian missing since last Feb believed murdered the PSNI have arrested 3 men. Film report. The two governments plan to have round table political talks today were dashed when the DUP and UUP refused to sit with SF. Film report with P. Hain's comments. Then SF's Gerry Adams reactions, Will Paisley is in uncompromising mood in his remarks. UUP's R. Empey says he's not interested in a talking shop assembly but SDLP's M. Durkan was reassured the two governments were wedded to the GFA. Ken Reid then reports on the SF Ard Fheis at the weekend. Jim Monaghan of the Colombia 3 was there with review of Gerry Adams speech and his remarks about Paisley. Then M. McGuiness' reference to Paisley. He also covers the policing issue with speeches from Declan Kearney, Barry McColgan, Padraig McNally, Alisha McLaughlin but the SF leadership won the day. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06150
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8954



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Feb 2006
Duration:
24 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
The Spying Game
Description:
Presented by Darwin Templeton. This programme investigates the Stormontgate affair and the subsequent outing of SF's Denis Donaldson as a British agent for 20 years. It begins with a film clip review of news headlines relating to this story since the Stormont raid in Oct '02. SF's Gerry Kelly recalls his feelings at the time of the raid. It's state police raiding a political parties offices. He highlights the invite to the press. The armoured jeep as political policing. Earlier that morning 4 people in West Belfast were arrested with 1000 docus. from Stormont. One of them was Denis Donaldson. Then he was a martyr, now he's a traitor. SF's G. Kelly comments on his betrayal. Then policing boards Denis Bradley's views. Six months before Stormontgate the PIRA had raised special branch offices in Castlereagh, a humiliation for the police and stole info on police agents. Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan comments at the time. Amongst those arrested was Bobby Storey, the PIRA's Director of Intelligence but John O'Hagan was convicted of gathering info on Tory MP's. By Sept 2002 police began operation Torsion after Stormont docus. found in a West Belfast house. Author Ed Moloney comments on why the Provos were spying in Stormont in 02. Ex-IRA prisoner Paddy Murray agrees. The now bugged papers were left at the home of Denis Donaldson's by his son-in-law Ciaran Kearney. The PSNI now had a dilemma as Donaldson didn't tell his handlers that he had the docus. The police decided to arrest and charge him. Ed Moloney explains Donaldson's connection to Adams Kitchen Cabinet but G. Kelly says he wasn't a national level officer board member nor on any negotiating team. He was the Stormont administrator and SF's 6 county administrator. Paddy Murray says Donaldson had links to the IRA as well, a dual role. In 1970s Donaldson was jailed on bomb charges. He served time with Bobby Sands. After his release he travelled the world for the Republic cause. Ed Maloney explains his role in the USA in the eighties to sort out Noraids internal politics and its future direction. One such person was Martin Galvin who recalls Donaldson's views on him. Told to Noraids M. McGaughney that Galvin was finished, Galvin reveals the info on Noraid that Donaldson would have access to. Then John McDonagh affirms Donaldson's role in NY. Galvin says Donaldson created mistrust, and his and his SB handlers were happy. Darwin Templeton then gives some details on the docus found, from the NIO details on army GOC's car, loyalist and prison officials. The PSNI's Alan McQuillan even called a press conference to boast of their success but even before Castlereagh a PSNI reported Billy Mackasey for photocopying docus but no action was taken. In Oct 2002 he was arrested with Donaldson. UUP's Reg Empey comments on Mackasey who worked in his office. Then SF's G. Kelly's views on Mackasey. Reg Empey questions NI Sec John Reid's attitude. Film clip of Donaldson on bail attending anti-George Bush protest. He still dealt with SF's internal problems. A SF Cllr Martin Cunningham is Sth Down recalls Donaldson's interference in his standing. To get Catriona Ruane selected in Antrim. Ex-prisoner Paddy Murphy recalls Donaldson's role in his area. In 2003 Fiona Farley's charges dropped. The Crown case against the 3 men was in trouble over whose fingerprints were found on the docus. Film clips shows the men's reaction to the charges being dropped. Templeton says the case was dropped when the judge found out Donaldson was an agent. The Crown wouldn't do it. Gerry Kelly comments. Then Denis Bradley's views on spy ring. Then Gerry Adams comments at SF Ard Fheis where Donaldson was missing. G. Kelly says he hasn't been cooperating with SF. Then M. Galvin comments.
DVD No.
D06150
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8955



Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Feb 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Writer in Exile
Description:
Northern Ireland's award winning writer Gary Mtichell whose plays take on themes from the loyalist community perspective, tells how his family circle have been intimidated by loyalists from their Rathcoole homes, also comments from Tommy Kirkhom (UPRG Cllr) and Nigel Ritchie (PSNI Superintendent), and Mark Langhammar (Labour Cllr).
DVD No.
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
876



Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Feb 2006
Duration:
? mins ? secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Writer in Exile
Description:
This programme profiles Rathcoole's Gary Mitchell, an award winning playwright whose work looks at NI troubles from the prospective of the loyalist/unionist community. Recently he and his extended family have all been hounded from their family homes by loyalist paramilitaries who don't like what he has written nor the way he portraits them in his works. The programme profiles Mitchell, his family and his early life growing up in Rathcoole and features the reaction of fellow writers Glen Patterson and Susan McKay. There's also political reaction from the UDA linked UPRG Cllr Tommy Kirkham and Labour Cllr Mark Langhammer plus views of PSNI Superintendent Nigel Ritchie blaming the UDA for the intimidation. The loyalists believe Mitchells work undermines them some of the loyalists in the play titled 'As the Beast Sleep' where thought to be based on real life UDA men in the Rathcoole Estate. The UDA have even forced out Gary Mitchell's mother and father and when the family came back to Rathcoole for their Granny's funeral, 3 homes were attacked.
DVD No.
D06150
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8956



Date Broadcast:
Wed 22nd Feb 2006
Duration:
39 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
You Thought You Knew
Programme Title:
Cuchulain
Description:
Journalist Jim McDowell tells the story of Cuchulain: the hound of Ulster also known as Setanta, and the Tain raid myth and how republicans and loyalists use him as an Icon.
DVD No.
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
877



Date Broadcast:
Wed 22nd Feb 2006
Duration:
12 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:
Headlines then the PSNI have said they believe the body of missing Bangor girl Lisa Dorrian may have been dumped at sea. Film report of an emotional family news conference with comments of Det/Superintendent George Hamilton on the boat used to dispose of Lisa's body last summer after it was stored in the outhouses somewhere. Then Lisa's sister Joann appealed for information from the public. Canadian Judge Peter Corey who recommended 4 inquiries into killings here during the troubles is back in N Ireland. He says he is disappointed by the British government's new rules for those inquiries. Film report with Judge Corey's comments. He also says the British government edited his report more than necessary and he fears the new inquiries act is s government means of thwarting access to the truth. The DUP today met the DeChastehein decomm/body today in Belfast and demanded they publish an itinerary of IRA weapons decommissioned last September. Film report with Ian Paisley Snr. comments and then Nigel Dodd's says they want proof. Paisley says unionist people have told him 'big man no change'. In Dublin republicans have refused to call off a counter protest this Saturday against the loyalists Love Ulster rally in the city. Film report with republican Sinn Fein's Rory O'Brady comments. Then FAIR's William Frazer's reaction. In Carrick 3 men have been arrested over the weekend murder of Thomas Halloran. Film report. In Germany Leonard Hardy (45) has been charged with the Jun 1989 IRA bombing of the British Army base at Osnabruck. Film report. Joseph Clarke (54) from Lagmore in Belfast got a suspended 3 yr sentence for attaching NI boxer Eamon Magee as the Judge said Clarke had not been the initial aggressor. Film report on March 2004 incident. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8957



Date Broadcast:
Wed 22nd Feb 2006
Duration:
38 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
You Thought You Knew
Programme Title:
Cuchulain
Description:
Introduced by journalist John McDowell. This programme explores the icon of both loyalists and republicans. Cuchulain, The Hound of Ulster, the mythical character of ancient Ulster, the superman of 2000 years ago. J. McDowell points out how for a man who didn't exist there are statues of him everywhere. He's even celebrated at annual poc fada games and advertising campaigns. The All Ireland Poc Fada secretary Pat McGinn explains the link to Setanta who became Cuchulain. Then Richards Warner the keeper of Archaeology at the Ulster Museum explains the significance of Naven Fort, the capital of Ulster and how Cuchulain was connected to Naven Fort. He recalls the storyteller's role 2000 years ago with no writing until the monks came and wrote things down including The Cattle Raid of Coley (the tan) and Cuchulain's role in it. Author John Gilroy tells the story and how it stared in Roscommon with a wife and husband fighting over wealth. She wanted the brown bull of Cooley to increase her wealth. Maeve sent messengers to Daira in Ulster who owned the brown bull but no deal was done when Maeve was overheard threatening to take the bull by force. Richard Warner explains the rivalry that exists between these areas was at the root of the story. Maeve used a curse that put Ulstermen to sleep to March on Navan. Although warned not to proceed by Fidelma, a druid, John Gilroy then describes the womaniser reputation of Cuchulain the only Ulsterman not affected by the sleeping curse. He also tells how he was. Legend says Cuchulain killed his son not realising who he was at the time. Back then to the Tain story as Cuchulain slept with Fidelma. Maeve's army arrived at Slane. Cuchulain went after them. Richard Warner then tells the storytellers use of large battles in these stories using guerrilla tactics. Cuchulain took a heavy toll of Maeve's army. J. McDowell tells the story of how Cuchulain was known as Setanta as a boy and how his name change came about. Richard Warner comments. Back at Cooley Mountains he tried to kill Queen Maeve but failed. Cuchulain killed a 100 warriors a night and it was arranged Cuchulain would fight Ned Craintall, Maeve's champion. John Gilroy explains how the battle went and what happens when Maeve arrived at the gap in the Cooley mountains and entered Ulster and saw the bull and captured it near Omeath. Cuchulain chased after them. John Gilroy explains how Laugh the Sun God helped him. Meanwhile the Ulsterman boy army woke up. They clashed with Maeve's men and were defeated. Cuchulain work up in a rage and he charged into Connaught men. The charge stopped when he was challenged by another champion, Ferdea. After 3 days nobody had won. On the 4th day Ferdea was killed. This all happened at town of Ardee. Richard Warner comments again on this theme. Maeve was intercepted at Mullingar and defeated by the Ulstermen. Cuchulain caught her and she begged for her life. John Gilroy then explains what happened to the brown bull. Richard Warner comments on the mythical characters. John Kilroy then explains what happened to Cuchulain who had made many enemies. A phantom army was sent against him and he fled to the Mournes. He was weakened by eating a dog and when he faced the phantom army he was killed by a druid. The big stone in the field was where he strapped himself to face his enemies. There he died. Richard Warner comments on how this story is sold as real history. Jim McDowell then profiles the GPO statue of Cuchulain. Eamon DeValera to commemorate the 20 anniversary of the 1916 Rising commissioned it. Richard Warner comments on why they chose Cuchulain as a symbol. The image was also adopted by unionists. UUP Cllr. Ian Adamson who wrote a book called The Cruthu to show the origins of a man who could be a common hero. In loyalist Belfast there also exists a mural of Cuchulain. Adamson explains why loyalists would honour him. Then Richard Warner comments on loyalists adopting Cuchulain and says it's good they are adopting a home grown Irish mythology.
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8958



Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Feb 2006
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:
More debate on Party's views on restoring the Stormont Executive with John O'Dowd (SF), J.Donaldson (DUP), views on the "trust" issue. Next item historian Brian Feeney gives an unflattering view of today's Unionism, he debates his views with S.Wilson (DUP) and D.Nesbitt (UUP).
DVD No.
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
878



Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Feb 2006
Duration:
29 mins 47 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 introducing his panel of J. Donaldson (DUP) and John O'Dowd (SF) and asks J. Donaldson that the DUP's latest demand that SF be excluded from any round table talks has no chance of being accepted by the government or SF. Donaldson says it wasn't their proposal, that the format was NI Sec Peter Hain's idea. SF's J. O'Dowd agrees the idea was the two governments being completely naive. He says progress can't be made with exclusion of parties. SF will engage with the DUP and the other parties. J. Donaldson wants progress but they don't trust SF. He recalls the Dec '04 talks involving SF which led to agreement proposals were wrecked by the Northern Bank robbery. Donaldson says Ahern thought SF acted in bad faith. His proposals suggest assembly be brought back to work to the level of trust that operates at present. That means no executive government until SF support policing and leave crime and terrorism behind them. John O'Dowd that attacks Paisley's leadership of unionism. He says 22 Protestants have been killed by loyalists in that period. Rates have went up, water charges proposed. Paisley needs to come out of this cul-de-sac he says. J. O'Dowd comments on Adams views. This process can't just sit around. He calls for the assembly issue to be set aside and for the governments to proceed with all the other GFA aspects and the governments. to use joint authority. J. Donaldson denies the DUP is in a cul-de-sac. He says SF are preventing progress. They can't be law makers and law breakers. J. O'Dowd calls for face to face talks with SF. He accuses the DUP of now showing leadership. Donaldson again rejects this. He accuses the PIRA of still holding weapons and of targeting Protestants and security forces and quotes the recent IMC report on these topics. J. O'Dowd calls on the DUP to realise the threat to the Prot/Comm comes from loyalist paramilitaries with whom the DUP have had past associations. Donaldson denies this. He repeats they reject loyalist paramilitaries and calls on the policy to deal with paramilitaries. In the if you ask me spot Lindsay Allen bemoans the lack of progress to an agreed settlement and claims if we don't get out of this current nightmare we'll all waken up without any jobs at all. He repeats NI Sec Peter Hain's warning on the economics of N Ireland's situation and the lack of sustainable real jobs here. We are in danger of becoming the sink house estate of western Europe. In the next segment Noel Thompson says they are going to put unionism under the microscope. He begins with a film report from historian and writer Brian Feeney who gives his analysis of unionism which isn't flattering. He says unionism has no future only a past, he claims he British establishment has continually failed to deliver on it's promises to deluded unionists. The creation of NI to protect a minority is a tactic which has failed everywhere it's tried he says like Lebanon. It fails because it must always reserve the status quo and fantasies of inequality and elitism. The unionist control here has delivered nothing. On every measurement scale NI is bottom. He then compares Irelands Celtic Tiger success and it's attraction to foreign money. With NI's litany of textile closure and how NI keeps reminding everyone they built the Titanic, a ship which sunk with a big loss of life. Feeney says no unionist talks about the future of unionism or where he wants to be in 10 years other than they want to be in the same place they are now. Legal equality laws now protect nationalists. NI is now a bi-nation state that no longer belongs to unionists. Back in the studio DUP's Sammy Wilson and UUP's Darren Nesbitt debate with Brian Feeney his views on unionism. Both unionists totally reject Feeney's views. D. Nesbitt outlines where he wants to be in the next 10 years. He praises modern Britain and claims nationalists live in the past. S. Wilson then says Feeney's rant was bigoted and partisan. He believes unionists are confident about the changes within the UK and unionists can manage the changes. He blames the IRA war for damaging our economic situation. He praises our education system as the best in the UK. D. Nesbitt criticises P. Hain views on NI's economic situation. Then B. Feeney says they attached him because they can't deal with the question where will unionism be in 10 years. He rejects S. Wilson's defence of the 11+ system. D. Nesbitt again offers his vision of C21st Britain. S. Wilson doesn't believe Britain would sign NI away. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routing.
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8959



Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Feb 2006
Duration:
6 mins 46 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 an Ulster Bank at Carlisle Circus in North Belfast was robbed of £200,000 after a member of staff was kidnapped in his Ardoyne home. Film report. The Attorney General has intervening after 3 loyalists where given suspended sentences for holding up traffic with a fake AK-47. The men now must serve 2 years. Film report on the case against John and Gary McDonald and Stephen McKerrigen (23) of Portglenone for their July 03 roadblock. With Sir Brian McDermott's comments on the case. IN Derry, 2 shots were fired through the window of Stephanie McDaid (22). No one was injured. The householder thinks it was a case of mistaken identity. Film report. In Larne courts following the death of Thomas Halloran last week, his brother Jonathan Halloran (38) and Peter Callaghan (34) both of Carrickfergus where charged with forcing the victim to leave his home last December. Film report. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8960



Date Broadcast:
Sat 25th Feb 2006
Duration:
5 mins 53 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 unionist Love Ulster March and Band parade in Dublin has ended in riots between republican counter protestors and the Garda. The March was abandoned. Film report with reaction of J. Donaldson (DUP). D. Kennedy (UUP) and the FAIRS's Willie Frazer. In Belfast Fernwood St. off the Ormeau Rd. police have arrested 3 people and recovered firearms belonging to loyalists. Film report. In courts Jonathan Halloran (39) has been refused bail on a charge of intimidating his brother Thomas out of Carrickfergus. Thomas was murdered by the UDA when he returned home. Film report. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8961



Date Broadcast:
Sat 25th Feb 2006
Duration:
17 mins 35 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Love Ulster March in Dublin ends in riots and 40 arrests with 6 Garda injured. Loyalist March is abandoned. Film report on riots from Barry Cummins. RTE's journalist Charlie Bird was punched by the republican rioters who called him an orange bastard. Then report Paul Cunningham's report as violence spread to Nassau St with eye witness accounts. Then report on the clean up this evening on O'Connell St with criticism of Dublin Council's role from Lab Party TD Joe Costello. Then reply from Dublin Cllr. Charlie Lowe. Followed by latest news from Parnell Sq with more film clips of the violence. Then in the studio RTE's Charlie Bird comments on the attack on him at the GPO on O'Connell St. Then political reaction from Irish President Mary McAleese. Then PM B. Ahern's views condemning the violence followed by unionists J. Donaldson (DUP) reaction attacking republican's. Then SF TD Sean Crowe's comments. Then interview with Labour leader Pat Rabbitte followed by FG's Enda Kenny's views. Then republics minister of justice M. McDowell (PD's) defines the Garda tactics and preparations. He denies the march was provocative and condemns the rioters. (6pm Sat)
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
341
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8962



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Feb 2006
Duration:
10 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Week In Politics
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headline stories then film report on the riots in Dublin yesterday before the Loyalist Love Ulster parade and rally. In studio Pat Rabbite (Labour), Michael McDowell (Justice Minister) debate the matter.
DVD No.
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
879



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Feb 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Peter Hains (Northern Ireland Secretary) reaction to Dublin trouble at 'Love Ulster Rally', then film history of the Women's Coalition as they celebrate 10 years birthday. In studio Diane Dodds (DUP) and C. Ruane (SF) debate the issues around the 'Love Ulster Rally' in Dublin.
DVD No.
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
880



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Feb 2006
Duration:
5 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Yesterday's Dublin riots cost Dublin 10 million Euros in damage and lost trade. Film report says 42 arrested and Garda admit they didn't expect such violence and reporter shows violence. Then Garda asst/com Al McHugh comments on the attackers. Then justice minister M. McDowell praises the Garda. Next report looks at a cleaned up O'Connell St today and Cllr. Charlie Lowe comments. Then views of Al McGibney of Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Then David Brennan of Dublin Assoc of Businessmen's views. Then 3 Welsh tourists say it didn't put them off. In Portadown 6 PSNI were hurt when rival crowds clashed in Portadown. Film report. (6pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8963



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Feb 2006
Duration:
4 mins 18 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 investigate suspicious death of a baby in Co. Fermanagh. Irvinestown. A man has been arrested following Friday's robbery at the Ulster Bank at Belfast's Carlisle Circus. In the republic PM B. Ahern has led the criticism of the violence in Dublin during the Love Ulster parade in Dublin yesterday. Film report with UUP MLA Michael Copeland's views. Then unnamed people from the Love Ulster group comments. Meanwhile a crowd of 100 loyalists and republicans rioted in Portadown last night. Film report. On Friday night in Sth Belfast the PSNI recovered 12 handguns belonging to loyalists. Film report. (6.30pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06160
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8964



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Feb 2006
Duration:
9 mins 45 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:
Headlines then profile of yesterday's riots in Dublin around the Love Ulster loyalists march when the Garda lost control. Begins with comments of Sunday World journalist Paul Williams on what Garda officers have been telling him. Then Labour leader Pat Rabbitte says justice minister M. McDowell shouldn't resign but should make a Dail statement. He says yesterday's riot was planned. M. McDowell then says he's asked for a Garda report but Garda didn't believe a massive group was being prepared to riot. He says it would have been a catastrophe if the loyalists had been attacked. P. Rabbitte is concerned about Garda intelligence on yesterday. He too feels damage has been done to North/South relations. M. McDowell refuses to give credit to SF for not rioting in O'Connell St. He says the loyalists were entitled to peacefully parade in a liberal republic. Pat Rabbitte is encouraged by J. Donaldson's remarks about the Garda treatment of the loyalists. M. McDowell outlines his views on if the parade will be held in the future.
DVD No.
D06170
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8965



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Feb 2006
Duration:
19 mins 9 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick the programme begins with the riot in Dublin yesterday before the planned Love Ulster rally. A film report shows the violence. Then a film interview this morning shows Peter Hain's reaction. He defends everyone's right to protest. Then Jim Fitzpatrick turns his attention to the women's coalitions tenth anniversary today. It had 2 public representatives back then. Now it has none. Jim Fitzpatrick asks Jane Morrice does the W/C have a future. A film report firstly reviews their 10 years with reporter Rosie Bulingham sounding out some members views. Jane Morrice then recalls how the party began in 1996 forum elections. Then Pearl Sagar a former member reviews how men in the forum used to insult them. Then in 1998 they won 2 seats in the first assembly election. QUB PRO Rick Wilford comments on their agenda at the time. Alliance Party's Eileen Bell then comments. 5 years later 2003 the assembly was suspended. The W/C message fell on deaf ears. Jane Morrice was defeated. A Vox Pop of voters in Nth/Down at that time gives their opinions on the W/C. In Stormont only 16% of MLA's are women, the bottom parliament in the UK for women's representation. Film clip show's S. Hermon (UUP's) election. She praises role of W/C in getting women into politics. Jane Morrice comments on what the W/C are planning for their future. Then Pearl Sagar's views. Then in studio 2 women politicians Catriona Ruane (SF) and Dianne Dodds (DUP) begin by discussing yesterday's violence in Dublin. C. Ruane outlines SF's position on the provocative Love Ulster march. She claims the group is made up of loyalists paramilitaries and rejection unionists but they had the right to march. She says yesterday's riot was wrong. D. Dodds calls SF hypocrites as they say the march was ok in Dublin yet orange marchers can't march past Ardoyne or Springfield Rd. It's just an election ploy in the South she claims and she says SF members were present. C. Ruane then criticises D. Dodds for talking about equality when DUP councils won't share power with nationalists. Dodds ignores Ruane. She then claims the Dublin riot was an exhibition of republicanism. Unionists weren't welcome Dublin yesterday. She says DUP won't share power with parties involved in criminality or terrorism. C. Ruane is asked about community restorative justice (CRJ) schemes and her attitude to policing. She condemns political policing. SF want policing devolved but SF won't jump too soon like the SDLP. D. Dodds says DUP won't support CRJ programmes without policing at it's heart. SF can't be part of justice system while involved in criminality. J. Fitzpatrick asks Ruane what should P. Hain do with the SF's 2 seats on the policing board next week. She outlines the reforms needed in policing SF want and accuses the DUP of blocking policing movement.
DVD No.
D06170
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8966



Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Feb 2006
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Who Really Runs Northern Ireland
Description:
Journalist Newton Emerson looks at the top Civil Servants who act like a cabinet here with experts and politicans comments.
DVD No.
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
884



Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Feb 2006
Duration:
15 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
More fallout over the Dublin riots. Film report from O'Connell St. today. Firstly on examination of the circumstances of the riots beginning with republicans gathering in O'Connell St. The trouble began as the Garda began to move protestors back. The Garda say the IRSP and RSF ranks were swelled by hoods and yobs. The Garda started to lose control. Riot squads seen for. Petrol bombs thrown. Looting started. A northern man hit by the Garda comments. Meanwhile loyalists bused to Leinster House. They had a short march and played The Sash as republicans appeared. The Garda put loyalists back on their buses. Riots start in Nassau St. Then Wm Frazer comments on the violence followed by DUP J. Donaldson. Then UUP's Danny Kennedy's views. The next report from Tracy Magee deals with the cost of the riots to Dublin's business. Pat Delaney of the Small Firms Assoc. The loss was 19m Euros an hour. Then Garda ass/comm. Al McHugh comments on the riots and the Garda's response. Then Repub./Sinn Fein's Des Dalton rejects his group was responsible for the trouble. Then SF TD Sean Crowe condemns the violence. Then a vox pop of Dubliners give their views. Followed by comments of some rugby fans. In an interview A. McGibney of Dublin's CBI discusses if Dublin can recover it's tourist reputation and trade. He doesn't blame the Guards but the thugs. In the North the SFLP has called on Orangeman Don McKay to resign from the Parades Commission after it's been revealed he used an SFLP MLA as a referee without her knowledge. Film report with SDLP's Dolores Kelly's comments. Don McKay wrote and apologised to D. Kelly but D. Kelly feels references should have been checked. In Belfast's Lombard St. armed men help up a security van delivering to an Ulster Bank. PSNI have arrested 2 men. IN courts William Shuritt (42) and Eleanor Benson were charged with possessing the handguns, a rifle and explosives found in the Ormeau Rd. area last week. Film report. In Carrick the funeral has taken place of Thomas Halloran (49) who was murdered last week. Film report. SF Gerry Adams today met Ray McCord in West Belfast to discuss the issue of UVF collusion relating to the murder of his son Ray Jnr. by the UVF. Film report with R. McCord's comments on the meeting and the loyalist community reaction to him. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06170
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8967



Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Feb 2006
Duration:
? mins ? secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Who Really Runs Northern Ireland
Description:
Journalistic investigation from Newton Emerson on the N.I. civil service on their role and powers of the senior civil servants here. He claims they live in a world where they are unaccountable for any mistakes they may make. It's a world where even their spokesmen hide from the public and even politicians here are frustrated in their effort to hold them to account. They refer to civil servants as a law unto themselves. Emerson claims the man who runs N.I. is Nigel Hamilton, the Head of N.I. Civil Service. He's secretary to the NI Executive, Chair of the Permanent Secretary Group, Permanent Sec at the office of the First and Deputy First Ministers and Principal Policy Advisor to the OFMDMF. Hamilton employs 29000 people and has an annual budget of £8 billion. He has run NI for the last 3 years. Emerson then shows a mock-up of a civil service cabinet. Hamilton would be Prime Minister and heads of each of the 10 Stormont depts. are acting ministers. They meet once a week to discuss business. Dr. Bill Smith a former senior civil servant explains their work and responsibilities with the current NIO ministers a little stretched and Emerson lists the 10 jobs Shaun Woodward has to deal with and NI Sec Peter Hain is also Welsh sec. UUP MLA Billy Bell comments on their portfolio's. He says the Ministers aren't in control, it's the civil servants. Bill Smith comments. Emerson then profiles the water rates issue with NIO Min John Speller admitting civil servants read his docus on the subject. Bill Smith says the civil servants like ministers who don't surprise them. Emerson profiles Lord Rookers jobs and the planning issue problem over the John Lewis planning application. Bryan Gray of the NI Ind. Mutual Trade Assoc highlights the conflict within the government over the John Lewis planning application. That was under Direct Rule. Emerson looks at how the civil servants dealt with the local ministers under the assembly. Bill Smith comments. The Stormont Public Accounts Committee made life hardest for the civil servants. Film clip shown a meeting where civil servants are grilled. Billy Bell comments on the mismanagement. 19 reports uncovered incompetence, inefficiency and idleness. With fraud rife in the social security system and the roads service dept. was deemed inadequate at the expense of the tax payers and on river pollution. The DOE was worrying, fragmented and totally unsatisfactory. SDLP's John Dallat comments on the failure of management as does UUP's Billy Bell. The NI Audit Office has the power to hold the civil servants to account but it's policy is not to engage with the media. Emerson explains and cites the 2000 case of the Springvale education site costing £40m. Then 2 years later the UU changed it's mind after £9m was spent. In 2005 audit report was 'disappeared' by civil servants. John Dallat comments. Then Bill Smith. Emerson then profiles Hamilton's civil service team. They are Will Hare (educ), Pat Toal (agriculture), Aideen McGinley (employment), Steven Clover (environment), Alan Shannon (social development), Gerry McGinn (regional development), Steven Quinn (trade and ind.), Dr. A. McCormick (health and social services), John Hunter and Bruce Robinson finance and personnel. John Dallto comments on how civil service reshuffles thwarted the Stormont MLA's questions under direct rule. The Westminster Public Accounts Committee has the same problems. Edward Leigh MP comments. Commons Public Accounts only visits NI 2 times a year and it doesn't like who it sees. Film clip of the meeting shown. Robinson gets grilled (finance). Then Ed Leigh comments again. Last March Will Hare was grilled about failed jobs skills programme. His testimony was called waffle. Film clip shown. In Dec '04 Hare called on junior to resign although she was innocent of fraud but he wouldn't appear on programme. Recorded phone calls with civil service played. Freedom of Info. Act showed paredium in civil service over Emerson's calls. Bill Smith comments. Then political views of PAC grilling servants. Ed Leigh comments on unhealthy direct rule. Bill Smith explains how permanent secretaries are punished in their £90,000 jobs. Then John Dallat's views.
DVD No.
D06170
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8968



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Mar 2006
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
You Thought You Knew
Programme Title:
The Famine
Description:
Jim McDowell gives his view on the Famines effects particularly in Ulster, it?s a superfical look.
DVD No.
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
881



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Mar 2006
Duration:
9 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 Assets Recovery Agency is targeting Portadown businessman Mark McKinney who is alleged to have links to the LVF. His assets were worth £3.6m and he was a former director of Portadown F.C. Film report on NMK transport chief with ARA boss Alan McQuillen's comments on the case. The policing board will be changed next month. A political row has begun. Politician's demand greater representation on the board as SF won't be taking their seats. Film report with UUP's Fred Cobain and DUP Sammy Wilson's reactions. Meanwhile the SDLP's A. Attwood takes the opposite view. In courts Downpatrick man Mark Haugh has been found not guilty of murdering his brother in law. Tiger Crane in March 2000. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06170
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8969



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Mar 2006
Duration:
39 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
You Thought You Knew
Programme Title:
The Famine
Description:
Journalist Jim McDowell gives his impression of the effect of the famine in Ireland and particularly its effects on the province of Ulster. He reminds the viewers in the 1800s we were part of the United Kingdom. He says he viewed the famine as something that happened so long ago that never effected his family. A foreign land in many ways but he admits he was wrong in his assumptions. McDowell says recent studies show Ulster was hit harder by the famine than Leinster. He tells the story of how in 1845 the potato blight hit the plants and why. Then Dr. Patrick McKeever, a principal geologist, explains the effects on the poor in Ulster because people grew potatoes to live. He recalls landlords would arrest anyone fishing in their rivers. In 1845 Co. Antrim was one of the counties worse hit by the famine. The PM Sr. Robert Peel in response abolished the Corn Laws allowing cheaper corn to be imported in British Isles but the Indian Corn called Peel's brimstone was a poor substitute. In the Glen's of Antrim McDowell recalls many Irish traditions died with the Irish speaking people in the Glen's. He lists the things people eat and what they sold off. On the shores they ate seaweed and shellfish raw. The famine lasted a second year. The British government extended it's public works scheme building roads, walls and land drainage schemes. By Dec 1846 500,000 employed in these projects but that winter the suffering was savage. At St. Mary's churchyard in Co. Fermanagh local historian/genealogist John Cunningham talks about the effects on Fermanagh of the hunger. It lost 1/3 of its population between 1841-51 and it effected both Protestants and catholic's. He comments on the Merchant class exporting cattle and grain at this time. IN England Peel was replaced by Lord John Russell who wanted the poor to work for their food with public works extended. McDowell profiles the famine years across Ireland and the plight of the workers. Then the 1846-47 was the worst winter in memory with snow drifts. The public works were abandoned, oats price rose, typhus was rife. Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, Centre of Migration Studies at Ulster Folk Park profiles the famine effects. East and West and in Belfast and Cork. This led to some sectarian tensions in Belfast during the famine period. The disappearance of 2m people by 1850 effected commerce and the rural landscape. In the Sperrins 1847 was a disaster says McDowell. Majority of landlords did little but Lord Gosforth gave seed and the Earl of Caledon established soup kitchens. Deaths peaked in 1847 as it took eight weeks from work schemes collapsing to soup kitchens running. The soup kitchen did save lives. By 3-7-1847 the government says 3m people were being fed each day. Collections began in London for victims. The Quakers were prominent in this. By Aug 1847 the British said the famine was over. The soup kitchens were shut and people had to go to poor houses for relief. Historian Dr. Gerard McAtasney comments on poor house conditions. government insisted indoor relief would replace outdoor relief although outdoor was 4p a head cheaper but fever swept through the workhouses. 1000s died. Dr. Andrew Malcolm recalls the people's condition at the time. Even in Belfast in 1846/47 people died. Friarsbush and workhouse cemetery and Clifton St. and Shankill cemeteries all hold famine deaths from all creeds. Emigration seemed a means of escape. Within 10 years, .5 million Irish lived in English and Scots cities. Others went to USA, Canada or Australia. By 1850 the Irish were .25 in big US cities and 1/3 of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald comments on the emigration trends. McDowell profiles the conditions on the passenger ships as hell on earth. 1 in 7 of emigrants died on the ships and were buried at sea. He says the famine shaped Ireland as a nation. It was a shared story of suffering and tragedy.
DVD No.
D06170
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8970



Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Mar 2006
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:
More dicussion on the 'Love Ulster Rally' trouble in Dublin with D.Kennedy (UUP) and D.Sargent (The Green Party), then a film report speculates on a visit to Dublin by The Queen, and profiles Anglo-Irish relations since the 1960s. Lastly M.Gildernew (SF), A.Foster (DUP) argue about what to do with Fermanagh army base.
DVD No.
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
882



Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Mar 2006
Duration:
10 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:
In West Belfast mothers gathered outside their children's primary school to scare off drug dealers in the area. Film report with mothers comments. Firstly Deborah Hughes, then Fiona McCausland, then Sharon Lambert. Then school Principal Amelda Jordan praises the parents action. Figures released show since Jan 2004 29 school children have been arrested for possession of drugs. One was 11 years old. Statistics of ages of those charged are given. Irish National Teachers Organisation's Frank Bunting comments on the problem. The PSNI have raided the home in Ballymurphy of murdered man Gerard Devlin and a neighbour's home. Film report on G. Devlin's death and with Devlin's aunt Bernadette O'Rawe's reaction to the raid. Then SF MLA Michael Ferguson's reaction. In political news from London, SF's Gerry Adams rejects any idea of a shadow assembly in his comments to T. Blair. Meanwhile in Dublin the SDLP's M. Durkan met B. Ahern in and he's also against the shadow assembly. Then reported Ken Reid comments on the possibility of next week's visits to NI by the 2 PM's being cancelled. He speculates on what the governments may do now. The International Monitoring Commission has released a report on the British government's. normalisation measures within the last hour. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06180
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8971



Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Mar 2006
Duration:
24 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:
(No opening titles) The programme begins with Noel Thompson discussing with the UUP's Danny Kennedy and the Green Party's D. Sargent the riots in Dublin last Sunday and the reasons behind it and the Irish governent's current plans to re-establish a celebration of the 1916 Rising with D. Kennedy fearing such a plan will increase republican militancy. D. Sargent says his party and the republic in general since the Good Friday Agreement have no interest in annexing NI in the Republic by force and that's the reality now. He feels the 1916 celebration is no more or no less than the celebrations held to remember those who died serving with the UN or WWI or WWII, like a Bastille Day in France or US Independence Day. D. Kennedy says he concerned it doesn't become a republican jamboree or excuse. D. Sargent then comments on building relations in the republic. D. Kennedy refers to the treatment last week's victims march (Love Ulster) got in Dublin as sectarianism. In the if you ask me spot unionist Alex Keane comments on the changes in SF's Militant rhetoric of the ballot box and ArmaLite days to now when Kane calls him a beardy waffle as scary as Nana Moon. Adams has went from Karl Marx to Groucho Marx he claims. Adams knows within months he'll be asking an Ard Fheis to decommission their dreams as well as their stockpile of arms. Kane says there won't be a united Ireland and Adams knows it, and by ending absenteeism both sides of the border, SF has legitimised partition. Kane says Adams days is never coming and he's been helped because unionists are blind to the reality of the situation, that unionists are too stupid to realise they've won the only batter that matters and republicans are too smart to admit they've lost. The DUP have made Adams seem stronger than he really is. Next is a film report from David Jennings reviewing the change in Anglo-Irish relations since 1966 when Horatio Nelson's statue was bombed in Dublin especially now as the possibility of a Queen's visit to Dublin has been mentioned. Film report begins with report from 40 years ago on the explosion with folk songs celebrating the fact. Then the man who bombed the pillar Liam Sutcliffe recalls why it was done. Then author Ulick O'Connor gives a counter view. Other monuments to Queen Victoria then Sir Francis Drake in the republic are shown. The report then examines the ups and downs in the Anglo-Irish relations since 1966, Bloody Sunday 1972, H. Blocks demo's, then British Ambassador Stewart Eldon comments on current UK/Eire trade levels, former PM Garret Fitzgerald comments on political relationships. Reporter profiles the number of British papers for sale in Dublin. Then artist Robert Ballagh gives his opinion on the influx of British popular culture. The next piece focuses on the future of the 20 acre Grosvenor barracks site in Fermanagh. In the studio SF's M. Gildernew and DUP's Arlene Foster argue over what should become of the site. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06180
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8972



Date Broadcast:
Fri 3rd Mar 2006
Duration:
10 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:
I north Belfast's Shore Road the Police have arrested UDA leaders after storming a loyalist pub during a show of strength by the UDA. Film report on 17 arrests including Ihab Shoukri from the Alexandra Bar an eye witness describes what he saw. Then PSNI det/Superintendent Roy McComb explains the police action followed by comments of UPRG's Sammy Duddy with a film clip of Ihab Shoukri. Then views of DUP Cllr Ian Crozier who wants ombudsman to investigate the police raid. A bin lorry was burnt out in the area today. In Dublin an enquiry has begun into the March 1989 PIRA killings of Rue Superintendents Harry Breen and H. Buchannon on the border. The inquiry is to investigate if a Garda mole helped the PIRA plan the attack. Film report with old film clips and background to the inquiry. Then Ernie Telford, a solicitor for the families comments. A solicitor for former special branch officer Owen Carrigan who accused of being the mole denies the accusation. The organisers of last week's Love Ulster rally in Dublin which was abandoned due to violence say they wish to return to Dublin again. Film report reviews the riot. Then FAIR's Willie Frazier's comments on Dublin's sectarianism and bitterness followed by ex RUC victim Sam Malcolmson's views. A spokesman for both governments says Tony Blair will meet B. Ahern next week to access the situation around the current political stalemate. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06180
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8973



Date Broadcast:
Sat 4th Mar 2006
Duration:
90 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Facing The Truth
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
South Africas Bishop Tutu acts as mediatator while variuos previous terrorists and their victims come face to face, begins with the 1971 killing of Ardoyne man Michael McLarnon by British Army officer Clifford Burrage, Mary McLarnon and Burrage give differing accounts. Then from Southampton Malcolm Craig (PC) meets Ronnie McCartney (IRA volunteer), who shot him in early 1970s in an emotional encounter.
DVD No.
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
883



Date Broadcast:
Sat 4th Mar 2006
Duration:
78 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Facing the Truth
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
This is the first part of a new and unique series which will be shown over the next three nights in which the victims and perpetrators of violence are brought together in face to face encounters overseen by Archbishop Desmond Tutu from South Africa. The meetings take place at Ballywater House in N. Ireland. With Tutu is Donna Hicks of Harvard University who's widely experienced in conflict situations like the Middle East, Sri Lanka and Columbia. Also there is Leslie Belinda whose husband was murdered in Rwanda. The programme is introduced by reporter Feargal Keane. He feels it's remarkable that victims and perpetrators have agreed to face each across a table and talk. It's not a truth and reconciliation commission like South Africa he says. They've come as individuals because they wanted to. Tonight in the encounters a Southampton policeman meeting the PIRA man who shot him but first the story of Michael McLarnon a Catholic shot dead by a British soldier in North Belfast in 1971. Photo of Michael shown with an old film clip shown. F. Keane comments on how British Army came to be in N. Ireland and how at first Catholics welcomed them but within a year they were seen by many as an army of occupation. Film of riots and gun battles in Oct in Ardoyne. Michael was killed yards from his home by a soldier who claimed he shot an IRA gunman. 4 years later that soldier Clifford Burrage wrote to the McLarnon family to ask for their forgiveness. A civil court had ruled on the balance of probability. Michael was armed when shot but his family reject this and deny he was in the IRA. Mary McLarnon, Michael's sister has come to ask C. Burrage to clear her brother's name. Tutu begins by thanking them for coming to the meeting and gives a homily on its purposes. Mary McLarnon then begins by recalling her brothers qualities. When younger he'd wanted to join the army. Then Lesley Belinda asks how to outline what she wants for today's meeting. She wants his name cleared and his good character returned. C. Burrage then says he's come to share with Mary what happened that night, to bring some closure and give Mary some answers and hopefully get her forgiveness. Mary then describes the events. She recalls the night Michael was killed. He went outside on hearing shooting, then came back in saying he's been hit with a rubber bullet but he fell in front of them, blood everywhere. His mother went into hysterics. Mary recalls earlier that night the soldier took over a house nearby and says they fired three shots from there aimed at Michael and other civilians. Burrage came into their house and gave the mother 2 tablets, Mary remembers that. She recalls the news about the shooting claiming Michael was an IRA organiser. She then recalls the following years and life after for her father and mother. She denies any plaques were put up on IRA to commemorate him. She says the family got hat mail. To help the family she wants the soldier to tell the truth and say he made a mistake. Tutu asks Mary about the letter from C. Burrage asking for forgiveness. She recalls receiving it and her mother's reaction that I hope his new child's ok and he never has to suffer like I have. Also that Burrage shouldn't have said her son was an IRA man. Prof. Hicks then says Burrage also admitted he had revenge in his heart and done so much wrong. Mary says that showed Burrage knew Michael wasn't in the IRA. Mary recalls the inquest. Then Tutu comments on Mary's words. Then Clifford beings. He recalls joining the army in 1968 for an exciting life. In 1970 he was in Belfast for his first tour, his 2nd tour was in Ardoyne. He recalls the daily dangers he faced in Ardoyne. He recalls week before 28th Oct 1971 when he was hit in the head with a milk bottle which really angered him. He felt it personally and he was bitter something changed in him. Then on Oct 28th he left barracks knowing he would kill a gunman that night. He recalls walking up Etna Drive. He fired at a man with a handgun but missed. A riot followed. He recalls entering a house to take it over and fire on gunmen he thought were in Etna Drive. He went upstairs with a night scope. He says he saw a man with a pistol organising rioters. Burrage fired at him through the window. He followed the blood trail into a house. There was Michael's father and mother. She'd fainted. The father said the injured man was taken to hospital. Burrage gave the mother 2 pills and left the house. He recalls he felt elated that he'd killed a gunman. Tutu asks how certain he is that he killed a gunman. Burrage wonders if he shot the wrong man. He raises doubts he shot the right man even though the judge accepted he'd shot the gunman. Burrage blames the sights and shooting through the glass. Looking back he says the judge was mistaken. Tutu asks him about his mental state and anger. Burrage denies he deliberately shot an innocent man but he recalls feeling bad about the McLarnon shooting weeks later when he met Michael's father again during a house raid. He had shot the other gunman but this one was different. He says he doesn't think Michael was the man he shot at. Mary says thank you and says do you think Michael was the consequence of your anger that night. He agrees he was out for revenge. Although there was a gunman there, Michael was shot by mistake. Burrage says he's so sorry (twice). She asks God to forgive him but says she hasn't the power to forgive him, that's up to God. Both cry a little. Mary says she doesn't hate Clifford. He's told the truth she says. Burrage repeats he's sorry for the pain he brought their family. Tutu sums up and thanks both people. In the next segment Feargal Keane introduces the next two persons facing the truth. They are Southampton policeman Malcolm Craig and IRA vol Ronnie McCartney who shot and injured the policeman in England in the early 1970s. It's 30 years since they seen each other. A film clip from the news tells the story at the Southampton flat. Archbishop Tutu introduces the people and then asks Malcolm to start by asking what are you hoping will happen today. Then Ronnie explains why he joined the IRA at 16, to defend his area and although he served 21 years in jail he has no regrets over his involvement. Each then tells their story in greater detail. Firstly M. Craig on going on duty that night, then he recalls receiving a distress call form a colleague in Westridge Rd. He drove there and saw 2 men beside a Panda Coast, then heard 2 shots. The men ran towards him and he chased after them. One of the men then shot him twice and he fell wounded and blacked out. He recalls thinking of his kids and he gets emotional at this point. He recall his views then on the man who shot him. Then Ronnie recalls why he joined the IRA as an emotional response to what was happening in his community. He lists why he was alienated. Joining the IRA wasn't a career choice. Then he recalls 1972 when he and Patricia McKay were walking Belfast's Frere St. and she was armed. The British army shot her dead. This effected him. He was sent to England. One bomb in England was worth 1000 bombs in England. He was with the Balcolme St. unit but sent to Southampton. He tells the story of that day at the flat and his row with the landlord who then got the police. Police phoned for reinforcement. Ronnie knew the game was up. They got the weapons. He recalls not shooting the landlord but fired over the policeman's head. He recalls policemen running after him and he shot him. He recalls why he shot and what happened next until he returned to Ireland. He then recalls events up to his arrest in Castlederg and his transfer to Southampton where he got 2 life sentences. Ronnie then gives his impression of Malcolm but he has no regrets about what happened. He's questioned on this attitude and why he hasn't feelings for Malcolm. Ronnie admits he has feelings for all those hurt in the conflict and violence is a useless way of achieving things. Malcolm then comments on Ronnie's background story and wonders would he have done the same think in Ronnie's position. Ronnie says he had no access to politics and violence erupted in a vacuum. He's asked if he was older would he have been involved and what way did he regard this time in prison. Ronnie says he wasn't a criminal. He was a political prisoner and he recalls he had bad beatings in prison. Malcolm highlights Ronnie has no children then mentions his feelings for his 3 children. Both men say they would do it again in the same circumstances. Malcolm says he would expect remorse from Ronnie for the damage he done. Ronnie hopes these talks will help the reconciliation process. Malcolm feels Ronnie was courageous to come to the talks. Then Tutu asks would the men shake hands. They both do so. Tutu comments on its significance and says he feels humbled.
DVD No.
D06180
Tape No.
342
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8974



Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Mar 2006
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Facing The Truth
Programme Title:
Part 2
Description:
Archbishop Tutu presides over the meetings between the widow of a British Soldier killed by the PIRA at Narrowater in August 1979 and IRA killer of H.Westacott (SAS Capt.) in 1980 by Doherty, Sgt Walter Fosters widow and Tom Conghey (Paratrooper) question him on IRA's strategies. From 1981 IRA attack Michael Patterson (RUC Constable) lost his arms, he meets Tommy McCrystal (IRA) who killed two UDR soldiers, John Hannigan and John Graham each man tells their stories. Lastly the parents of Gavin Brett (19) killed by Loyalists in 2001 meet UDA killer Alec Calderwood who killed Alexander Reid (RC) in 1980 with a concrete block, each tells their stories.
DVD No.
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
885



Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Mar 2006
Duration:
59 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Facing the Truth
Programme Title:
Part 2
Description:
This second programme has the same format as the first one. Chairpersons Archbishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa), Barbara Hicks (Harvard) and Leslie Belinda mediate between victims and perpetrators. The programme begins with Fergal Keane's introduction and quick clips of some of the interviews. In the meetings a widow of a British soldier killed at Narrowater in 1979 by the PIRA and a soldier who survived the bombing meet an IRA man who shot dead British army SAS officer in Belfast in . But first injured in 1981 by the PIRA's rockets Constable Michael Patterson's arms were blown off. The officer beside him Constable Alex Beck was killed. The attackers were never caught. IRA man Tommy McCrystal in 1979 took part in the killings of John Graham and John Hannigan both Protestants and part time soldiers. Both men arrive to meet each other. Tutu thanks both men for coming. Then M. Patterson deigns by describing the day his colleague was killed 25 years ago. At 10.30am on the Suffolk Rd. an explosion hit the vehicle. Michael describes seeing A. Beck killed and his own arm blown off. He was taken to hospital and become unconscious. He recalls waking up with no arms and talking to his wife and mother about his injuries. Lesley Belinda asks him to describe life on a day to day basis without arms. He recalls all the things he took for granted. Donna Kicks asks him does he think it was an injury in the line of duty of a terrorist attack. He answer the former, he doesn't see himself as a victim, not being a victim allows him to get on with his life. Tutu comments briefly then. Tommy McCrystal describes growing up in Omagh. No vote, poor housing, no work, civil rights movement failed, having been beaten up on the streets. He decided this would have to stop. He joined the PIRA. He recalls his thinking then. His objective to unite Ireland, he targeted people who were in British forces. He didn't know why John Graham was killed. He just carried the operation out. He recalls the events leading to the killing. He was driving the car. In the ambush he didn't see Mr. Graham in his milk lorry. His cab door was armoured. Mr. Graham got out of the cab with a rifle. He heard who it was 8hrs later and he felt sorry for his family whom he knew. On the John Henigan attack he recalls again being the driver. He wasn't informed who the target was and he knew him very well. Now he was beginning to have doubts about the armed struggle direction. M. Patterson comments on his killers healing process and then comments on Tommy's comments as he sees them. He asks Michael about his emotions killing people he knew. He worries about someone upsetting the current peace process. Tommy says he was astounded by Michael and greatly impressed by his lack of hatred. Tutu asks how will they close this session. M. Patterson shakes his hand. Tutu praises both men. Then Feargal Keane tells the story of the 2011 murder of Belfast teenager Gavin Brett by loyalists. He was a protestant but they thought he was a Catholic. The gunmen weren't caught. 21 years separated that murder and that of PC Alex Reid, also killed by the UDA. He was captured as he walked home and beaten to death with a concrete block by UDA's Alex Calderwood. Now he meets the family of Gavin Brett. Tutu beings with introduction. Then Michael Brett describes his son and he feels upset by Calderwood's presence. Mrs. Phyllis Brett then describes his sons personality and qualities. She laments his lost future. D. Hicks asks them to recall the day Gavin was shot. Phyllis recalls the sequence of events leading to her receiving the phone call. Michael Brett, a paramedic, describes his reactions as he went to the spot where his son was lying on the ground. Phyllis recalls he shock when she saw him. She breaks down but carries on. Both are asked what strength keeps them going. Michael wonders why there things occur, that it's all wrong. Tutu comments then Alex Calderwood tells his story. He was born at Brown's Square on the Shankill Rd. He recalls he grew up hating Catholics. He believed all RCS were in the IRA. At 16 he joined the UDA to be the same as everybody else. After drinking on night he came across a group of men holding 2 Catholics against a wall. One ran away but he took the other man's life. Tutu asks did he see the man's facial expression. He did but it didn't matter. Barbara Hicks asks for more details on the man he killed. Calderwood says he confirmed he was a Catholic and that was all he needed to know. He's not haunted by it now he says. At 25 in prison he learned to read and write and he realised the implications of his actions. Now he helps people. Michael Brett can't understand his reasons for murdering. Calderwood says it was sectarianism. Phyllis recalls as a port. She was attached going to school by Catholics but she can't understand Calderwoods hatred. She mentions her husband was from the Falls. Calderwood replies that he's deeply sorry for what he's done or that he's complacent. Then Phyllip Beck (Gavin's brother) asks about why he joined the UDA. Gavin asks him would you portray yourself as a victim. He says no. He's responsible for what he done. B. Hicks asks Calderwood for his views. He's humbled. Gavin Brett comments on the way forward for NI. Then Tutu comments on the meeting. No handshakes. Feargal Keane then profiles the PIRA's killing of 18 British troops at Narrowater in Aug 1979. Film clip shown of the two bombs. In the 2nd explosion Sgt Major Walter Baird, married with 2 girls, and para Tom Caughey suffered serious injuries. In 1980 the PIRA man Joe Doherty was convicted of his murder. Two para's, the Baird widow and his daughter come to question Joe Doherty about the IRA's thinking. Josette Foster begins after Tutu's remarks. She recalls her husband and her reaction to his death. She recalls that day and of hearing he was dead. It was 2yrs later before she was told his body was disintegrated. She wanted the bombers dead and was pleased when one of them blew himself up. Tom Caughey says he was NI born and followed his father into the paras. He recalls the bomb attack. He was hurt in the first explosion and he describes being on fire and carnage everywhere. He recalls a background voice counting the dead. Hicks asks him how it effects him today. He feels survivor guilt today and explains why. It made himself destructive. Tutu thanks them for their contribution. Then Joe Doherty thanks them for coming. He tells his early days of hearing of refusals to give Catholics civil rights. He recalls raids by the British Army on local houses including his own home and the soldiers called his mother an Irish bitch. Barbara Hicks asks him about his decision to join the IRA and kill. Joe says the more soldiers the IRA kill the more likely it is the British government will negotiate. He was in prison when Narrowater happened and they all cheered. He's not proud of that, he didn't hate on a personal basis. It was what they represented he was shouting at. He tells Tutu he would have participated at Narrowater attack. Tutu asks him how he would have participated at Narrowater. Tutu asks him how he feels now about his choices, is he remorseful and regretful. Doherty has no remorse as he wasn't guilty of anything. He regrets everything that happened here in the troubles. He regrets the soldier he shot died but not in a sense of any shame, or guilt, but only on a human level. Tutu asks him who he handles going to Mass. Doherty says to take any life is morally wrong no matter whose life it is. Tutu asks Rosette has she questions. She asks J. Doherty was it right to kill her husband who went into rescue people. He says no but he won't condemn the IRA operation. He would have done the same. Tom Caughey asks him about the IRA denying the nationalist community it's civil rights by terrorising, kidnapping and murdering many of them. Doherty replies by condemning all violence and recalls Bloody Sunday. Doherty claims he was a victim of the state and he responded with violence. Tutu asks what they want for their children. T. Caughey believes N.I. needs tolerance. Tutu thanks them all for coming.
DVD No.
D06190
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8975



Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Mar 2006
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Facing The Truth
Programme Title:
Part 3
Description:
This programme has Loyalist Milltown killer Michael Stone meet the wife of Dermot Hackett whom he was convicted of killing, Sylvia and her daughter are with Dermot's brother. They describe what Dermot was like, Stone claims Dermot was an IRA man and he saw his "file" this is a very emotional encounter for the Hacketts but Stone appears unmoved, but he says Hacketts better people than him.
DVD No.
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
886



Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Mar 2006
Duration:
59 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Facing the Truth
Programme Title:
Part 3
Description:
Following an introduction by Feargal Keane about the event taking place at Ballywalter House where victims meet men who inflicted violence which includes little film clips of previous meetings shown in earlier programme. The programme then begins with Archbishop Tutu, Donna Hicks and Lesley Belinda chairing a meeting between convicted UFF/UDA killer Michael Stone. Feargal Keane profiles Michael Stone and the wife and family of Dermot Hackett, a catholic man Stone was convicted of killing in Co. Tyrone in 1987. A film clip shows Stone in 1988 attacking an IRA funeral where he killed 3 people. Plus film clip of the Hackett killing aftermath. Then Roddy Hackett, Sylvia and daughter Sabrina enter the room. They watch as M. Stone enters. Sylvia and Sabrina cry on seeing him. Tutu begins with welcome. Then Sylvia, Dermott's widow begins by asking why he killed Dermot and who was behind all this. She breaks down again. She tells him she won't forgive him as he destroyed her. He reveals she also almost lost her home after the murder and she had been pregnant. Her mother died soon after Dermot. Tutu then asks Stone to speak. He details how he became a loyalist paramilitary aged 16. He's 50 now and has 2 failed marriages behind him with 9 children, none of whom he knows well. He has spent 12 years in prison since his 1989 conviction for 6 killings, 4 of those he says he personally pulled the trigger. The other 2 he conspired in. One of those was Dermot Hackett. He comments that in 1988 he made a statement to police saying he had killed Mr. Hackett after reading his file which he doesn't't believe was fabricated. He lists the file details saying it had photos of Hackett with known PIRA members. Tutu then stops him there to ask Sylvia to comment more on Dermot. She lists his qualities as a husband and father and his hobbies in a band with Protestants and rcs. Tutu asks her what was life like with him. She recalls it was a good life. Donna Hicks asks her to recall 23.5.87, the day he was shot. She describes policemen coming to the door and going to the morgue and having a wake for him. She couldn't believe or understand why. Her health deteriorated and she was in hospital for 14 weeks. At this point her daughter leaves the room in tears. Then she nearly lost her house. She had to go back to work. She recalls lying to people saying she was 'grand'. She tells Stone her husband was a good man, he couldn't have done it to you and asks him was it worth it. Donna Hicks then asks Dermot's brother Roddy for his reaction to loyalist claims Dermot was an IRA man. He says he was disgusted by this as he had no nature for terrorism. He recalls his St. Vincent de Paul work which tied him in with local political organisation Sinn Fein. Sylvia says the IRA would have given him an IRA funeral. They didn't. She asks Stone who gave him the info on Dermot's movements. If he tells her the truth it will help her find closure and she says she'd even shake hands with him. Tutu thanks the Hackett's for coming then asks M. Stone to tell his story. He says his story is unremarkable Belfast story. He says he joined the UDA at 16 and was imprisoned soon after on firearm offences in Long Kesh for 6 months. In there he learned Ulster protestant politics and the ways of terrorism. For next 15 years he was active paramilitary. He joined to get vengeance but later he says he killed for 'justice'. He was involved in sectarian activities and in targeting SF/IRA people. She recalls the reaction of his ex-wife on finding out he was a terrorist. He says he lived a selfish lie but his wives though he was having affairs. Donna Hicks asks Stone for more info on the Hackett file he talked about. Stone says loyalists in Mid-Ulster produced the file. He describes what was in it, photos and claims Hackett was an IRA intelligence officer who moved guns for the IRA. Stone says they didn't just kill the guy because he was an RC. Lesley Belinda asks him did he follow Hackett. Stone says he done several 'dry runs' following his bread van. It was no different than other operation. It has nothing personal in it. Stone says you dehumanise the target, you don't think of families. He explains how he avoided humanising his targets. He says he still sees Dermot as a legitimate target. He describes the weapon used then says he doesn't distance himself morally from Dermot's death. He done everything but pull the trigger. He says he was questioned about 30 assassinations over 17 years. He knew a UDA man from Omagh was arrested for stealing the Hackett getaway car and given a life sentence so he admitted the Hackett killing to get this chap off. Tutu tells Stone all who come here tell the Gospel truth. Stone says he's not a liar. Tutu asks Stone does he doubt Hackett was a republican new he's heard the family. Stone replies no. He explains why and he says Hackett was a soldier but he can see the Hackett's are good people. Then Tutu invites Sylvia to question him. She asks why is saying he took the wrap for the murder when in court he admitted it. Stone repeats his answer given before. He just didn't shoot the man, he says other people did and he doesn't know them. He says his 'nom Daguerre' was Tony May and that was his disguise like other killers had. Sylvia asks him did he see guns in Dermot 's van. Stone says no but it was documented. Roddy questions him on this aspect. Stone still expects Dermot was a soldier. Roddy says his Milltown planning was great. Stone wouldn't comment on that operation. Roddy says did the police ask him to admit the Hackett murder to help their clear up records. Stone says that does come into it but he was questioned about 28 murders. Stone then describes his statement on how he leaned out of the car and up to fire at Dermot in a high van. Stone says this was physically impossible. In reality the gunman stood up and fired through a sunroof. Tutu summarises to date. Stone rejects the view. He says someone deserved to die but Tutu asks him how then can you justify the killings. Stone says always with great difficulty. He comments on dehumanising targets. Stone says at that time the killing is justified. Today he says he was acting on what he has read. Sylvia asks can he see these files. Stone says the files come and go. They ask him what happened to the files. Stone says he doesn't know. Roddy says his brother was set up. He says he feels a bit sorry for Stone. He doesn't hate him but he abhors what he has done on a lot of people. Stone replies he has regrets but he doesn't seek redemption or have sorrow's. Dehumanising a target prevents sympathy for his people at home. He says he feels like Freddie Kruger when people say to his kids your Da was the Milltown Cemetery killer but this was a civil war he repeats and he's a product of that. He try's not to think about it all. Tutu asks when you look across the table what do you see. Sylvia says Stone should have been checked her husband's file was true. She feels sorry for his children and she'll pray for him. She says she can forgive him. Stone sits impassive. Donna Hicks asks Michael for his reaction, are Hackett's family of a loved one or an IRA man. Stone can see they've lost a loved one and coming here was something he couldn't do if they'd killed his brother. He says they are better people than he is. He wishes he could take everyone's hurt away. He appreciates Mrs. Hackett's forgiveness. Sylvia breaks down. Roddy says he should just look at the human side of what he has done but he was glad he had come to meet Stone. Tutu says Stone has spoken of regret. He asks if they could shake hands. He feels God is present at this moment. Roddy says his brother was not a paramilitary, he was a family man. Sylvia shakes Stones hand. He says he's really sorry. Then Sylvia runs out of the room. Then Roddy shakes his hand and comments to Tutu on Sylvia's distress. Stone says the Hackett's are better people than he is. Tutu comments as he closes the meeting
DVD No.
D06190
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8976



Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Mar 2006
Duration:
8 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
11 loyalists appear in court in Belfast after PSNI swoop on Shore Rd's Alexandria Bar. Film report on loyalist show of strength and charges. 6 other men including leading UDA figure Ihab Shoukri were released pending reports to the DPP following the raid. In North Belfast PSNI fired two shots to rescue a constable in a car surrounded by a hostile mob of 30 people. Film report from Montreal St with PSNI Superintendent Gary White's comments. Meanwhile in Derry a police land rover was attacked. Film report. At the weekend on North Belfast's Crumlin Rd. a taxi driver survived a Red Hand Defenders (UDA cover name) murder attempt when the gun jammed. Film report with SF's Gerry Kelly's claims it was an attempt to kill an RC. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06200
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8977



Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Mar 2006
Duration:
43 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
What Happened Next (Part 1)
Description:
This is the first of three follow up programmes to Facing The Truth, in this one Andrew Burrage (British Army Lt.) returns to Ardoyne he again meets Mary McLarnan and also M.Meehan (SF) who he assaulted in the 1970s, they exchange recollections while Burrage later apologises to Mary McLarnan for killing Michael, she expresses her views on his actions and apology.
DVD No.
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
887



Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Mar 2006
Duration:
6 mins 51 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 loyalists Ihab Shoukri applied for bail following his arrest in the Alexandria Bar raid during a planned loyalist show of strength. He lawyer claimed the meeting was to have seen the UDA denounce criminal activity. Film report with PSNI Chief Constable remarks. The raid wasn't on some 'teddy bears' picnic. Then UPRG's Sammy Duddy's comments on the purpose of the UDA meeting. At a further bail hearing a crown lawyer read out a UDA document seized during the raid which didn't mention criminality but did say 'we must now take our fight in the political arena. However, this does not spell the end for the UDA, the UDA is here to stay'. At a policing board news conference it's chairman, Des Rea outlined the plans for the coming year but drew attention to the staggering costs of policing the marching season here. Film report with Chief Constable Hugh Orde comments on policing the marching season. He says crime here is the lowest in 6 years. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06200
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8978



Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Mar 2006
Duration:
42 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight Special
Programme Title:
What Happened Next Part 1
Description:
Introduced by Mark Carruthers, this programme asks the question how should we deal with the legacy of the past and it reviews the weekend meetings featured in the Facing the Truth series chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and explores the contacts the parties involved made with each other following the initial meetings These meetings are shown in these 3 follow up programmes of which this is the first. A film report from Kevin Magee reviews the Facing the Truth series especially the killing of Ardoyne man Michael McLarnon by British Army Lt. Andrew Barrage in disputed circumstances in 1971. In that programme Michael's sister Mary got a chance to question Lt. A. Barrage who wasn't certain he shot the right men and accepts he made a mistake and asks for forgiveness. Kevin Magee then presents a film report on Burrage's journey over the last year to deal with his past on Belfast's streets 34 years ago. It begins with a photo of an unconscious and bloodied Martin Meehan (SF/IRA) after the army including Burrage had beaten him. The film clip shows Meehan meeting Burrage in Ardoyne this year but begins with a review of Burrage's army career. He now has PTSD which he describes. He wants to return to Belfast to re-examine his past. He comments on his motives. Film clip show old photos of Burrage in army gear as he recalls why he joined the army to be James Bond type. He recalls Belfast in 1971. With film clips shown he was shot at 25 times. His regiment the Green Howard took casualties. Kathy Burrage recalls the news. Then Andrew on his units anger at 5 dead, 30 injured. TV clip shows regiment OC Col Ronnie Eccles speaking in Spring 1971 on casualties. He blames one gunman in particular, Kevin Magee speculates it was Martin Meehan. Meehan denies it. Photo of him with rifle shown. Neehan and Burrage recall a vicious encounter in an Ardoyne Club when Burrage beat him with a cosh and admits in Nov 1971 he was going to stab Meehan. Today, 34 years later they meet again in the club with Kevin Magee present. They shake hands and Meehan and Burrage talk about that incident 34 years ago and each man outlays their positions all that time ago and recall the attack on Meehan and his arrest. Burrage recalls pulling the knife. Meehan pretended to pass out. Meehan recalls the republican objectives in them days. Burrage recalls the army's views on the Irish situation. Kevin Magee review Meehan's IRA status. Then he profiles the McLarnon family. Michael was the 3rd son to join the British Army, a family tradition but he brought himself out. Film clips of Ardoyne violence shown as Burrage recalls he killed 3 people but he can't remember any names. He does remember the shooting of M. McLarnon and he describes that night and his vengeful spirit on patrol as he took over a house and shot a man from its front room. The householder Rosaleen Clarke recalls the house takeover as does Brendan Clarke. Burrage describes seeing a group of armed men and shooting the group's leader who had a handgun. M. McLarnon died later in hospital. A woman Margaret McDandals was wounded. She then recalls being shot that night by Burrage and her injuries. She says the army accused her of organising gunmen but that was wrong. The courts gave her £5,000 in damages. Then a film clip from Oct 1971 shows Major Merchant Smith defend the shooting of M. McLarnon as the shooting of an IRA gunman. N weapon was ever found. A further news clip from Oct 1971 shows Bridget McLarnon and Mary tell their version of the events. The soldiers murdered her son. Burrage feels what he did was totally legal but in his heart he feels he murdered the guy. He felt he had crossed a moral barrier and it played on his mind. Then Mary McLarnon explains she wants justice for her brothers character, that's why she met Burrage Film clip shows both parties arrive for their meeting with Tutu's opening remarks. Eventually Burrage admits he shot the wrong man by accident. He asks for forgiveness. Mary can't do that. Kevin Magee then reveals in 1975 after a religious experience Burrage wrote to the McLarnon family outlining his fears about the shooting. Mary met the soldier again after the Tutu session. She questioned Burrage further on his statement and his 1975 letter and impressed on her how sorry he was. Mary accepts his is genuinely sorry for the killing. Back to the Meehan story after his arrest by Burrage. He escaped two weeks later. Meehan asks him for his reaction to that. Burrage recalls he wanted to find and kill Meehan. He recalls a mistaken incident in a city bar. He admits the cover-up would have been easy. Meehan says he delighted to have met Burrage who's also pleased the talk took place. Meehan gives him a Long Kesh belt and Burrage apologises for some army actions in the Ardoyne over the years. Kathy Burrage says she believes her husband's version of the shooting of M. McLarnon. Burrage says the past for him needed cleared up, the loose end has been tied up. Mary filmed at her brother's grave believes she's cleared her brother's name. Kevin Magee summarises, the truth like peace comes dropping slow.
DVD No.
D06200
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8979



Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Mar 2006
Duration:
32 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
What Happened Next (Part 2)
Description:
In this programme Ron.McCartney (IRA Vol) goes back to Southampton scene where he shot Malcolm Craig (PC), he recalls the IRA sending him to England and profiles the times with contemporary film clips, McCartney describes his 21 years in English jails.
DVD No.
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
888



Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Mar 2006
Duration:
14 mins 21 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 a report from the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) released today says the PIRA no longer poses a terrorist threat. Film report says 'PIRA have take a strategic position to follow a political path'. IMC member Lord Alderdice has denied their report is politically manipulated in his remarks Then UUP's Reg Empey gives his reaction to the problem of the IRA structure still existing and the threat of diss/repubs and loyalists. Then SF's Alex Maskey says the DUP is blocking the whole political progress. The report also gives it's views on the diss/repub. threat and claims loyalist paramilitaries are involved in organised crime and drugs. In London today British PM Tony Blair met Irish PM B. Ahern to discuss ways of getting the peace process moving again. Film report form Ken Reid with comments of Irish PM B. Ahern on the current situation and the IMC report and the reality of the IRA's decisions. Then live from London DUP's I. Paisley says the government shouldn't be deceiving the people. He says the IRA has not given up violence or criminality and he rejects the IMC reports findings. In Ballymurphy the family home of Edith Notarantino was fire bombed last night. The family of the 78 year old grandmother escaped death. It's the latest in a long line of incidents in the feud between the Devlin and Notarantino families. Film report with Lisa Notarantinos interview. A sound recording of the attack is played. An unidentified neighbour gives his reaction to the attacks. Chris Notarantino was charged with Gerard Devlin's murder lives in the house but wasn't present last night. Edith Notarantino appeals for the attacks to stop. Back next to London for analysis from Ken Reid of the items discussed by the 2 PM's today. He says the idea of a shadow assembly as disappeared. He outlines the government direction now and a financial package for the RIR soldiers redundancy and Paisley's reaction. PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde is to buy 12 taser guns for the PSNI. A court judge has refused to revoke bail conditions against loyalist Ihab Shoukri as requested to the PSNI. Film report on judge Tom Burgess comments. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06200
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8980



Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Mar 2006
Duration:
31 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight Special
Programme Title:
What Happened Next Part 2 - The Provo and the Policeman
Description:
The second of three Spotlight specials this week dealing with follow up reports on the Facing the Truth meetings between victims of violence and perpetrators. This programme introduced by Kevin Magee begins with a film profile of former PIRA prisoner Ronnie McCartney who served 21 years in England for shooting Southampton policeman Malcolm Craig and then Craig recalls his memories of the night of the shooting. Both men met on Facing the Truth. Today Ronnie McCartney returns to Southampton where in the 70s he was part of the wider Balcombe St. gang. Now he there for reconciliation with the ex policeman he tried to kill. The film shows riots in N. Ireland in the 1970s. When ages 16 R. McCartney joined the PIRA. He describes that decision and the reasons for it. When the IRA split he sided with the Provos. Malcolm Craig joined the police at 24 in Southampton. Film and photo shown. He recalls his normal days work as mundane but in 1974 the IRA bombs in Guildford, Woolwich and Birmingham brought the PIRA campaign to England. R. McCartney recalls being sent to England. He was sent to Southampton to bomb the city. Kevin Magee then details the story of his confrontation with the police at the flat with R. McCartney comments. Malcolm Craid recalls his arrival at the scene and subsequent events as said on Facing the truth leading to him being shot. McCartney recalls him escape back to Ireland and Craig recalls his injuries. McCartney was arrested in Co. Tyrone and got life in jail. Malcolm's daughter Rachel recalls her father's silence about the shooting over the years. She was present at the Facing the Truth meeting. A film clip from that is shown when both men talked about children and their meeting ending with hand shake. After the show the two men agreed to have lunch together joined by Ronnie's wife Anne Marie and Malcolm's daughter Rachel. The family's get on and they have a night out in Belfast. Rachel gives her recollections of that encounter. The next meeting is filmed in Southampton at the spot Ronnie shot Malcolm. Both men recall the incident again and the sequence of events. Then they meet up again that night and are filmed talking about how they felt meeting again at the shooting place. Malcolm says he did feel uneasy. He explains why. He was trying to lay ghosts. Ronnie recalls how Westridge Rd. changed his life. When he returned to Ireland he didn't want to return to the IRA but was arrested and that changed his life. Malcolm then recalls how being shot changed his life. Ronnie reveals he gave their guns to the Balcombe St. IRA gang and it was caught with them in London. Ronnie then justified the PIRA bombing campaign in England and he recalls the training he had for England. Kevin Magee then shows film clip of a report on an IRA attempted bombing of an army pub, The King's Arms at Warminster carried out by McCarthey's unit. Ronnie McCarthey recalls the attack and his role in it. He's thankful the bomb didn't go off. He recalls his doubts at the time. Ronnie then recalls he was transferred 42 times from prison to prison. Sometimes through Southampton. During the first 10 years he spent 7 years in solitary confinement. A news film clip shows him during a roof top protest in Wormwood Scrubs Prison. He tells Malcolm he was a political prisoner and P.O.W. He wouldn't talk to criminal prisoners for 18 months. Malcolm says he wasn't anti-Irish but the IRA were criminals he felt. In prison Ronnie became a supporter of the IRA peace strategy but he not in SF now. He was released in 1995. He has a degree but he's now a painter and involved in cross community work. He describes this beliefs now. Then Reggie Craig hopes the meeting brings closure. Malcolm agrees. He believes Ronnie doesn't owe him an apology. He explains why. Ronnie comments on this.
DVD No.
D06200
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8981



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
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:
This year is 25th Anniversary of Hunger Strike, in the studio former Hunger Striker Lawrence McKeown answers questions on prisoners motivations, his own survival, the five year blanket protest, and answers the question, was it worth it? Chris McGimpsey (UUP Cllr) gives the Unionists communitys reaction then and now. Next item has journalists B.Walker (Belfast Telegraph), Steve Collins (Irish Times) and Suzanne Breen (Sunday Tribune) speculate on how Blair will overcome the obstacles to restoring devolution.
DVD No.
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
889



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
What Happened Next (Part 3)
Description:
Encountering the truth: Profile of M.Stone (UFF Killer) with film clips, and his artist career now. Then the Hackett family assess their meeting and view of him. Next Joe Doherty (IRA Vol) brings two Paratroopers back to his native Newlodge area in Belfast, at the Newlodge Victims Memorial they appear to come to an understanding of each other. Then in final segment Stone tells of wearing a flax jacket, then Doherty gives his view on truth and reconcilation process.
DVD No.
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
890



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
Duration:
50 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Lets Talk
Programme Title:
How do we deal with the past?
Description:
Begins with a film report looking at reconcilation in Chile and Argentina, OTRs laws collaspe, victims commissioner controversy, then the audience express varying opinons, the Hacketts comment (from facing the truth) as do Robert McClelland (ex-republication prisoner), then Hugh Orde (PSNI Chief) as do Roy Gartland (Unionist), Rev David Clements, Michael Patterson, G.Armstrong, John Marley, William Frazier (FAIR), Alan McBride, Robert Ellis.
DVD No.
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
891



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
Duration:
18 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:
In south Armagh the Assets Recovery Agency and the PSNI and garda raided premises seizing fuel, cigarettes and cash. 3 people were arrested. Film report says property of top republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy was raided and 5 other locations. PSNI Ch/Superintendent Bobby Hunniford calls it part of normalisation process. Then Garda Press Officer Kevin Donahoe comments on the 9 properties searched in Co. Louth. Followed by the reaction of FAIR's Willie Frazier. Three thousand RIR soldiers will share a government £250m redundancy package. Film report from Ken Reid on the commons announcement on the monies to be paid from NIO Minister Adam Ingram. The DUP's J. Donaldson says it's a good deal for RIR men but UUP's S. Hermon had concerns that the RIR would have no fund like the police fund. Meanwhile SF's Gerry Adams says it's a water of money but he's happy to see the regiment abolished. Then in a live interview from St. Patricks barracks in Ballymena the RIR's Col Mark Campbell calls it a very fair package. The next film report from Tracey Magee looks back at the regiments history with film clips of mortar attack in 1995 on Sth/Belfast RIR base. She reviews it's 1992 creation when RIR merged with UDR and mentions the UDR links to loyalist paramilitaries and nationalist attitudes to it. Then profiles first 3 RIR deaths, Sergeant Robert Irvine (42) in Oct 1992 in Rasharkin, then in Nov 1992, L/cpl Ian Warnock in Portadown, then in Dec 1992 Pte Stephen Wallow (23) in North Belfast. This author Chris Ryder comments on the legacy of the RIR/UDR and it's bad apples and nationalises attitudes. In West Belfast Wayne McComb (17) has been injured in a shooting linked to the tensions in Ballymurphy around the Devlin/Notarantino family feud. Film report with his mother Mary McCombs comments. Last month Wayne and his father were beaten up. They are friends of the Devlin's. In another development today Gerard Devlin's 14year old son Gary was arrested in PSNI inquiries into the petrol bomb attack on the home of Edith Notarantino. Film report with comments of his aunt Bernie O'Rawe. The UDA says it's committed to turning away from violence and it denies it's using the cover name Red Hand Defenders to attack RCS. The UDA also denies involvement in a recent gun attack on a North Belfast taxi driver. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06210
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8982



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
Duration:
29 mins 3 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 reminding the viewers it's 25 years since the PIRA prisoners in the Maze began their hunger strike. He says of all the 10 prisoners deaths it was Bobby Sands funeral that had the greatest impact. A film clip shows Sand's funeral with NI secretary Humphrey Atkins reaction on May 7th 1981. Noel Thompson then asks the question did the hunger strike bring Irish freedom any closer. His studio panel contains former hunger striker Lawrence McKeown and the UUP's Chris McGimpsy. Firstly he asks Lawrence, you were taken off the hunger strike after 10 days, do you ever wish you'd died. McKeown says no but he recalls that he was physically, emotionally and psychologically drained at that time. He says all of those who died on hunger strike wanted to live. Thompson then asks was it then worth it for those who did die. McKeown says at the time they did what had to be done. He outlines the 5yrs of protest that preceded the strike and their head to head battle with the British government in which every other avenue had been exhausted. He also points out the 1980 hunger strike resolution was scuppered by the British government By 1981 it was literally life or death. McKeown is asked about the futility of violence as the republican movement abandoned violence. He says the real lesson of the hunger strike wasn't the futility of it all but that whenever there's a political denial of the prisoners political nature it's not going to be peaceful. When the prisoners got their way later on the prisons became quiet places. When SF produced a political alternative to armed struggle. Thompson asks C. McGimpsey what did the hunger strike do to the unionist/loyalist community he replied it showed the difference in the 2 communities here. No unionist had any sympathy for the strikers but he did admit some loyalists admired the strikers courage as they'd never been able to do it, not past dinner time he says. He says it gave unionists the opportunity to say all Catholics are IRA supporters. As a loyalist said there are now 230,000 legitimate targets. McGimpsey says it politicalised nationalists by didn't bring a united Ireland any closer. NI is not recognised by all parties. Thompson asks McKeown did strikes die for seats in Stormont. He suggests it's how you look at it. After the strike ended it looked like a failure but later it was seen as victory. It feels now it is still a victory and all that's happened since will lead to a united Ireland eventually but in a different way as he thought as a prisoner. Thompson reads the 5 demands which are trivial. McGimpsey says the republicans wanted a head with Thatcher as did she. McKeown rejects that view. The IRA didn't want a strike. McGimpsey says the strike wasn't a defeat for republicans. He highlights the election of Owen Carron after Sands. The strike changed the agenda for republicans he says. In the if you ask me spot unionist David Vince criticises the notion that SF MLA's will make good government ministers. He calls it a moral obscenity and highlights M. McGuiness plans to abolish the l/t as undemocratic. He also criticises the UDA as offering nothing yet. Mary McAleese meeting them. He says accepting the Good Friday Agreement killed democracy here. Thompson then turns to the two governments plans to kick start talks here before the marching season. He begins with a film report on government ministers comments to date. Then Thompson talks to journalist Brian Walker (Bel/tele), Stephen Collins (Irish Times) and Suzanne Breen (Sun/Tribune) on what plans the governments have to begin talks between parties again with a shadow assembly ruled out due to SF and SDLP opposition. The impression is the governments are at 6's and 7's at the moment. They seem to be basing everything on the hope the DUP and SF will agree to share power which isn't likely at the moment despite the governments putting a brave face on it. They feel there will be no deal this year. The British government problem is DUP's Ian Paisley and his refusal to budge or be affected by getting into power as the UUP was. It's also felt the American's might be asked to help. They discuss how Blair would face any failure in this issue. They also discuss if the man in the street really cares about devolution. All the journalists feel direct rule will continue. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06210
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8983



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
Duration:
31 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Part 3 Encountering the Truth
Description:
This is the 3rd part of a series which follows up on the Facing the Truth series in which victims of violence met perpetrators of violence. Programme beings with short film clips from the Facing the Truth. Participants featured in this follow up introduced by Kevin Magee who asks is there a role for truth recovery in who you deal with the bigger question of the legacy of violence. The next film then shows UDA/UFF killer Michael Stone getting a body tattoo. He says if republicans come to kill him he hopes they are as efficient as he was. The Tattoo he's getting is based on a Maire death shroud. He reveals he's a cult hero in loyalism and he signs autographs. Nowadays he concentrates on painting but he'll always be remembered for Milltown attack. Film clip shown of the Milltown incident shown. 3 people died here. He was also convicted of 3 other killings including Dermot Hackett in 1987. His brother Roddy recalls meeting the man they feared. He says he felt sorry for him. Sylvia agrees the meeting helped her. Stone recalls the meeting and says he hadn't the balls to look at Hackett's daughter who broke down. He then comments on his role in the Hackett killing in which he didn't pull the trigger. He claims he was in PIRA but during the meet he couldn't say where the files where. In a later interview he says the files may have come from the security forces. Film clip shows the hand shake at the end of Facing the Truth. Stone explains why he felt they were better people than him. Roddy then comments on Dermot's forgiving nature. Stone then recalls how he took up his art in prison and how much he makes at present. The picture in front of him is valued at £12,000. Roddy calls his earnings blood money. Stone says the Hackett's meeting caused him some soul searching and he didn't sleep for a few days and he's not sure if he got anything from the meeting. Then Sylvia recalls the Ballywalter House meeting. She accepts Stone didn't pull the trigger on Dermot but set him up. She's glad she let him know the pain they felt. Then Roddy agrees. Kevin Magee then introduces the 2nd review when Joe Doherty met 2 para's one of whom survived Narrowater bombing in 1979. Doherty had killed an SAS officer, Herbert Westmacott in Belfast. Kevin Magee shows the Facing the Truth meeting clip where Tom Caughey recalls the bombing. Then Doherty's reaction in prison they all cheered and he would have done it himself in those days. He then comments in his lack of remorse. He does regret the killings. Tom Caughey recalls how Narrowater affected his life. Then news clips show the killing of Capt. H. Westmacott which made Doherty a hero in republican circles. He escaped prison and was rearrested in the USA where he unsuccessfully fought extradition. It was there he began to question violence. He recalls his thoughts. After the programme Doherty met the two Para's. He recalls what they talked about. Film clip shown. Then Graham Eve explained how the meeting changed his views and his life. Tom Caughey says he got peace out of it. He can't understand why people joined the IRA and he's glad the IRA realise what he's known all along. Killing people isn't right. Doherty invited the Para's back to his new Lodge Rd. patch. Film clip shown of him greeting them. He takes them to the mural for the New Lodge Six killed by the British Army in 1973 and explains what happened. Graham Eve can't believe it. He calls for closure on the issue. Joe Doherty explains reaction from local people to the papa's visit. Meanwhile Stone shown wearing his flax jacket. He's a target still he says. Roddy comments on his life now and how unhappy Stone must be with it. Sylvia Hackett repeats she hasn't closure yet till she meeting the gunman who killed Dermot. Thom Caughey says asking for an apology is useless he explains why. Joe Doherty wants the British state involved in any truth process with loyalists and republicans. Tom Caughey comments on the Republican Garden of Remembrance in the new lodge area. Both para's thank Joe Doherty for bringing them. They hope to keep contact. Kevin Magee summarises on the challenges.
DVD No.
D06210
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8984



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Mar 2006
Duration:
50 mins 25 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Let's Talk
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Mark Caruthers tonight's discussion programme deals with truth and reconciliation also and asks the question how do we deal with our past without blighting our future. In the audience is the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde and the Interim Victims Commissioner Bertha McDougal. A film report then is shown of last month's riots in Dublin and the claim is made that dealing with the hurt of past victims can itself be contentious. The Brig/government began its search for a solution in 2004 then NI sec Paul Murphy visited South Africa. Film clip of Archbishop Tutu at Trugh and Reconciliation Commission shown. Carruthers explains how their T and R Com worked and asks could this be a model for N. Ireland. Then he mentions what Chile and Argentina did. They investigated state killings. Last October NI Sec Peter Hain appointed Bertha McDougall as a Victim Commissioner which resulted in a court challenge. The in Jan 06 Hain was forced to abandon tribunals for the On the Runs and security forces accessed. Meanwhile the PSNI's Historical Enquiries Team has pressed ahead with reviewed unsolved Troubles killings. This week the BBC's Facing the Truth showed how one form of Truth and Reconciliation might work here where victims met perpetrators. Film clip of it shown but says Carruthers neither community seems to ready to forgive or forget. Back with the audience and Reatha Hassan of Markethill asks does NI need a formal Truth and Reconciliation process. Carruthers asks Bertha McDougall for her views. She says Facing the Truth worked because those people on it agreed to meet but many people wouldn't be prepared in private or public to do the same thing. There are a wide range of views amongst people on this format from victims. She says at present she's meeting different victims groups across the community and individuals to hear opinions on this issue saying it needs to wait until a political deal is made before doing anything. Reatha Hassan thinks NI victims aren't ready for a T and R Commission like the South African one. She believes people she knows say they won't get the truth from perpetrators nor could they forgive the killers. Mark Carruthers then asks Sylvia and Roddy Hackett who met Michael Stone on the Facing the Truth programme why she thinks the T & R process does need to happen. Sylvia said it was a chance to confront her husband's killer. She now has no more fear of him. She felt she got answers. Roddy then says some type of forum like it is needed. He criticises politicians here. He accepts people have different attitudes on this issue. Then Robert McClenaghan a former republican prisoner says there should be some sort of T & R process although not necessarily like the South African one. The key element he says is not to talk over the past but to learn the lessons of the past. Any process must also be independent of the state, to have credibility for republicans. The PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde says a process must avoid a hierarchy of deaths with everyone involved in it. He says the major cause of death here were the paramilitaries and not the state. The programme says it's all about victims and perpetrators. He feels this has been a historical situation for both communities and reconciliation should be between communities and we don't need TV programmes to do that. He believes the governments and the paramilitaries wouldn't be honest with a T & R commission. Then Rev. David Clemence says it's important for victims to tell their story with the media's help but he questions programme aims to get victim and pert. to shake hands after the meeting. Then Lesley Belinda from the Facing the Truth programme says they were led by the participants not the facilitators like her and there was no pressure to shake hands. Then Gerry Armstrong whose brother was killed says the RUC promised then 32 years ago they'd get the killers and didn't. He doesn't have any confidence in the PSNI's H.E.T. He asks Orde will they get the truth. One must be realistic but they will try but there are no guarantees. A Co. Tyrone unionist Dr. Hazlett Lynch says the HET is just government window dressing. He claims the government wouldn't let the police do their job because of politics. No one will be jailed he says. The Garda and B. Ahern are protecting 2 of the men who killed his brothers. Orde responds HET is a genuine attempt but many people want the truth about what happened and not always about convictions. Prison time is a judicial matter he says. Then injured former RUC man Michael Patterson who met an IRA killer on Facing the Truth says a television appearance won't always suit everyone. He was a member of Glencree Centre for Reconciliation which prepared him over 5 years for such a meeting but he was nervous on TV but it was worthwhile. He recalls the handshake circumstances. Then Willie Frazier of FAIR says peace and reconciliation is an excuse to get away from justice. On Facing the Truth he never saw a republican apologise. He wants the rule of law enforced. Then Loretta Gleason from AN Fhairne (Truth) in Fermanagh says she needs to hear the truth of the NI state victimisation of Catholics here since 1921. Then Alan Bracknell tells H. Orde the justice system failed his family. His father was killed by loyalists/security forces. He also blames the DPP. He favours a T and R Commission. Then Paul Kavanagh from Derry asks how do people define 'an innocent victim'. Willie Frazier says it's someone who's not involved in or who supports terrorism. Then Joe Marley whose father was in the IRA asks W. Frazier was his 2wk old brother an innocent victim when his IRA dad was killed. He also believes anyone who died in the conflict is a victim combatant or non combatant. He has no faith in the HET enquiries. W. Frazier asks J. Marley does he support his father's IRA activities. Marley says he's not there to condemn the IRA. Then Raymond Elliott recalls the Shankill bomb but he's unhurt yet he's a victim. He's shown all the tablets he's to take. He asks Robert McClenaghan to explain how the bomber Sean Kelly is a victim. Robert replies all who died in troubles are victims, he refuses to condemn the bombing. Bertha McDougall is asked should a distinction be made in deciding who is a victim. She says there is no clear understanding or definition accepted across the community or by political parties at the moment. She says she will be addressing the needs of victims. An unnamed man asks Horde is the state prepared to accept its responsibility since previously its machine has disrupted inquiries like the Steven's inquiry. Then Alan McBride of the Shankill bomb asks Robert McClenaghan why he won't condemn the Shankill bomb when it was blatantly wrong. Robert says a former IRA man in public he won't condemn it but he then says the IRA did indefensible actions that were wrong. Then John Ray says he concerned the perpetrators in facing the truth showed no remorse. Then an unnamed man says the past is the past. The victim's pain is a pain that has to be put to rest. People must learn to live together first before a peace and reconciliation process can work.
DVD No.
D06210
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8985



Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Mar 2006
Duration:
4 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:
Headlines then report on yesterdays PSNI and customs operation. Achilles yesterday in the border area against Thomas 'Slab' Murphy the reported chief of staff of the PIRA where cash fuel tankers and cigarettes were seized. Film report with PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde's comments on the cross border cooperation. Apparently the operation was linked into an investigation last year into a property empire in Manchester. SF President Gerry Adams today said Tom Murphy is not a criminal, he's a good republican and he's a key supporter of the SF peace strategy. Adams believes Murphy is just a farmer. Then Sunday Times journalist Liam Clarke says Murphy plays the simple farmer routine but he's very sophisticated guy who stated out of jail. He's no fool says Clarke. The Armed forces min. Adam Ingram visited a Royal Irish Barracks in Armagh and said the RIR/UDR sacrifices will be recognised formally. Film report on RIR payoff's latest with Adam Ingram's comments on the disbanding of the RIR home battalions. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06210
Tape No.
343
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8986



Date Broadcast:
Tue 14th Mar 2006
Duration:
54 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TnG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Los Patricos (cont)
Description:
... westwards which was about more than idealism is what about protestant Anglo Saxons being God's chosen people. For many Irish emigrants manifest destiny was another confrontation between protestant's and catholic's with Irish Catholic soldiers now in the frontline of the move westward. America shared a border with Mexico which had won independence from Spain in 1831. It was a catholic country and its territory included Texas and California and right up to Colorado. For the USA's manifest destiny Mexico stood in the way. In 1844 James Knox Polk won the US presidential election on establishing a US trade route to the Pacific through New Mexico to California and San Francisco. In 1836 a group of American's illegally seized Texas calling it the Lone Star Republic. In 1845 Texas voted to join the USA. Polk send in the US army under general Zachery Taylor (61) nicknamed old rough and ready with 3,500 men to position himself at the Rio Grande calling it a new border. For the Mexicans this was invasion. Their army was 50% immigrants and catholic's in it got a tough time. They weren't allowed to go to mass. One of the Irish troops was Galway's John O'Reilly. When he discovered that an Anglo Saxon nation was going to invade it's catholic neighbour the Irishman felt uneasy. Before the war began John Reilly and 48 men deserted followed by others later. They felt more solidarity with Mexico. In Spring 1846 the Mexican army under General Ampudia ordered the US to withdraw. Then when it didn't they crossed to Rio Grande and on April 25th 1846 killed 46 US soldiers. Polk ordered a state of war with Mexico. Lincoln then a senator objected but on May 12th 1846 the US declared war on Mexico. Meanwhile the Irish catholic deserters under John O'Reilly joined the Mexican's. The first major battle was at Palo Alto. More canon's won the day for the US army. The Mexicans retreated to Monterrey. John O'Reilly took to organising the Mexican artillery units forming the St. Patricks' Battalion out of his deserts with six canon's. When Taylor's army approached Monterrey they were waiting. The battle is described but by the end of the day the Mexican's once more retreated but a further 50 Irish American's deserted to join the Mexican's but the US press was making the war unpopular as it's journalists reported the heavy casualties and an antiwar movement began. In Mexico in Feb 1847 the St. Pat's Battalion again faced the US army. The Mexican general was now Santa Anna. The battlefield was Angostura. The Irish guns had taken a heavy toll on the US forces but on the verge of victory Santa Anna moved his army backwards. In another battle at Santa Fe between different forces the US was also winning. Then again at San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Mexico was now virtually defeated. The Irish deserters were in trouble. In March 1847 the US landed 12,000 troops by sea in Mexico under general Winfield Scott. They took Vera Cruz south of Mexico and as they marched northwards burned and looted catholic churches. The Mexicans issues leaflets hoping to get more Catholics to desert from the US army, one is read out. In the Mexican War there were 9,200 desertions in total, larger than all of Americas Wars combined. By August 1847 the St Patrick's Battalion had 200 soldiers at San Mateo, the battle began and is described in the programme, a blast at an armoury meant the Mexicans ran out of gun powder. This was the bloodiest battle of the war, the US won but lost 10% of its forces. John Riley and 14 others escaped but others are flogged, branded and 30 men hung. On Sept 13th 1847 Mexico was forced to redraw 15 borders with the USA ceding almost 1/3 of its lands to the USA. Riley stayed in the Mexican army. In 1963, 125 years later a descendant of a man who fled the famine became a US President. He was John F. Kennedy. He was America's first catholic President and his election showed how far Catholics had integrated into the USA in those years. The Washington Monument was began after the Mexican war. Every year in Mexico city a ceremony honours the St. Patrick's Battalion. Film clip shown.
DVD No.
D06220
Tape No.
342A
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8987



Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Mar 2006
Duration:
6 mins 58 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 row is brewing following Dept of Health proposal to centralise trauma services in the RVH hospital in Belfast and close the current centres in Newry and Erne. This means nationalists west of the Bann would have to travel to Belfast. Film report with Dr. Miriam McCarthy, a senior medical officers comments. Then SF MP Michelle Gildernew's reaction. Then SDLP MLA Tommy Gallagher's views. In the USA the build up to the St. Pat's Day events at the Whitehouse continue. Film report from Ken Reid begins with coverage of McCartney sisters welcome, with comments of Catherine McCartney on their campaign. Also there is the Finucane family. Geraldine Finucane comments on the British government's isolation on the inquiry issue. Then I. Paisley Jnr. whose there as policing board member says bush isn't't hyping up the NI issue like Clinton did while UUP's Reg Empey says the US government is frustrated by lack of progress here. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the guest list invited to meet Bush and the goal of the unionists in the USA. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06220
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8988



Date Broadcast:
Fri 17th Mar 2006
Duration:
16 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:
In Co. Derry two men have been killed in a car chase involving the PSNI. The men haven't been named yet. Film report from the scene. As police ombudsman investigates with fireman Paul McCloskey's account. Then report on other accident which killed a 17 year old girl in Co. Derry and where the cars male driver was arrested. Meanwhile in Co. Fermanagh Kiernan Connor from Kesh was found dead on the Bolerney Rd. PSNI believe it was a hit and run accident. In the courts the £1 1/2 million assets of husband and wife Mal and Pat Molloy have been frozen in a new move against alleged fuel smugglers. Film report says the raid is linked to last week's cross border raids. ARA's chief Alan McQuillan comments on the link and the list of seized assets given. In Belfast DUP Cllr's today claimed the council efforts to make the St. Pat's Day parade more inclusive filed. Film report on issue of tricolours at the parade. Then DUP Cllr. N. McCausland and D. Dodds who watched the Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Pat Convery (SDLP) comments. In the USA President Bush told NI politicians to seize the opportunity to restore the executive here. Film report from Washington from Ken Reid with Bertie Ahern comments. Then Bush's private address. Reid then covers the attendance at the ceremony of Alan McBride of One Small Step Organisation and SF's Gerry Adams. With Alan McBride comments. Then Kathleen McCloskey from the Devine family in Dublin comments. Then PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde urged SF to sign up for policing. Then Ken Reid gives an analysis of Bush's low key speech to NI's politicians today and this evening the McCartney families and Rafferty family are considering taking legal action against the Friends of SF in the USA. Also showed signs of row in US between Sen. Ted Kennedy and congressman Jim Walsh on supporting the McCartney family campaign. Reid profiles what the government will be trying next to restart the peace process. Next item focus is on coverage of Ireland's St. Pat's Day pde. in Dublin, Downpatrick, Armagh, Newry. Then the AOH parade in Rasharkin. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06220
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8989



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Mar 2006
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
The Maze Stadium
Description:
This programme examines the governements plans to redevelop the Maze Prison site into a Sports Stadium and Conflict Resolution Museum, and Belfast Council's oppostion.
DVD No.
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
892



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Mar 2006
Duration:
9 mins 47 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 UTV shows secretly filmed footage of former SF official Denis Donaldson who was an MI5 agent living in Donegal cottage as a virtual recluse. Donaldson didn't know the Sunday World journalist Hugh Jordan was filming him. Film reviews the Stormontgate raids charges against Denis Donaldson and others. Then on the Sunday World film clip Donaldson says there was no spy ring at Stormont. The raid was designed to collapse the executive and get Trimble off the hook while blaming republicans. Donaldson also denies he had any connection to a bag containing documents the PSNI allege they found in his house. He says he's not hiding but just wants to be left alone. In North Belfast at the Boys Model School a caretaker is recovering after an early morning robbery. Film report with reaction of headmaster Jim Keith, then DUP MP Nigel Dodds views. PSNI have arrested 2 men in their inquiry into the murder of alleged drug dealer Ronald Todd whose body was found in the Lagan near Lisburn last month. Derry City Council has denied the US government has used Derry City Airport for 'renditian flights' in its war against Islamic terrorism. Film report with Eamon McCann's comments and SDLP Cllr. Gerry Drivers views. Belfast City Council is to challenge the British governments plans for a 40,000 seater stadium at the Maze saying it should be built at Belfast. Film report with J. Parrish's views. Belfast Council offered 3 other sites but NIO minister David Henson says it's the Maze or nothing. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06220
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8990



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Mar 2006
Duration:
? mins ? secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Grounds for Complaint
Description:
Introduced by Darwin Templeton this programme examines the opposition by Belfast City Council to the British government plans to redevelop the Maze Prison site as a sports stadium for soccer, rugby and Gaelic games. It begins with a current look at the old Maze Prison H. Blocks cells. Then a film clip from Windsor Park shows NI soccer fans being handed out say no to the Maze leaflets. Then Gary McAllister of NI supporters club outlines his objectives. The capacity is too big, then he says he has other concerns but doesn't't name them. Then other supporters at Windsor comments. On says 'no way to Sinn Fein and the GAA'. D. Templeton then profiles the plans laid out for the Maze site besides the sports stadium with Tony Whitehead of the Strategic Investment Boards comments. Then UUP's M. McGimpsey recalls 6 years ago when he was Sports Minister rejecting the idea of a national stadium as he couldn't't justify the cost to the NI executive. Templeton recalls 4 years ago T. Blair gave the 360 acres to the people of N. Ireland, a panel of different persuasions discussed what to do with it. SF wanted it preserved. unionists wanted it knocked down. Then DUP's Edwin Poots recalls the discussions. Then SF's Paul Butlers views. Then Tony Whitehead summarises the pros and cons of 3 sites at Maze, Titanic Quarters and North Foreshore. Templeton then summarises the deal the government brokered between political parties. Unionists got a stadium, SF got a centre for conflict transformation in the H-Blocks at the Maze. P. Butler recalls the deal. M. Mc Gimpsey then says if they've got the money for the Maze then they've got the money for the Titanic Quarter. Templeton says the government has blocked attempts to get info on their decision making process as not in the public interest. Edwin Poots and Tony Whitehead comment on this. Templeton says the Maze won because all three sports would use it. Then NIO Minister David Henson replies to comments. Soccer and rugby couldn't't fill a 42,000 stadium but GAA could. Then Jay Parish of ARUP Sports comments on the need for atmosphere and the challenge in this case on numbers and pitch sizes. Then D. Templeton reveals the results of an IFA survey among football supporters on this issue. Then T. Whitehead outlines the biggest threat currently to the Maze stadium project, GAA wouldn't't be interviewed but GAA fans are asked for their views. Then Michael Reid of Ulster Rugby giver their perspective on the Maze idea. Followed by a vox pop of the views of rugby fans in Belfast. Then the IFA's Howard Kell's comments on their contract with Linfield FC for another 80 years. Who'll pay the compensation he asks. Then David Hanson says he's interested in the issue but on Friday Belfast City Council offers 3 more sites. Hanson isn't't impressed. Then Jay Parrish says the best place for a stadium is a city centre. T. Whitehead defends the Maze potential while Belfast DUP Cllr Wm Humphrey shows cracks in party unities as does SDLP Pat McCarthy. D. Hanson comments on the political divisions showing. Then Jay Parish views on 'white elephant' dangers but M. McGimpsey says we'll get a stadium like it or not.
DVD No.
D06220
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8991



Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Mar 2006
Duration:
18 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Belfast City Airport is to be renamed the George Best Airport on 22/5/06. Film report with Barbara McNarry. Best sisters comments then vox pox of people's opinions at the airport. The PSNI are investigating 4 members of staff at the policy ombudsman office Belfast. Film report says the case centres around an incident 5 years ago when Constable Michael Coote (45) opened fire on suspected arsonists in Newtownabbey. The ombudsman office issued a statement. The DUP's I. Paisley Jnr. gave this reaction. Then NI sec Peter Hain has revealed he will be axing some quangos in this new local reforms. Film report says the Housing Executive and Enterprise Ulster will be handed over to local government control when the 26 councils are reduced to 7. With Peter Hain's comments on the loss of 27 quangos. Then John Carey gives the unions reactions. Followed by film report looking at the history of the Housing Executive here with old film clip of June 1968 when squatters were removed from Clarendon Houses alleging discrimination. It sparked the civil rights movement. The SLPD MLA Alben Magennis rejected scrapping the H/Exec, then UUP's Fred Cobain also praises the H/Exec and followed by views of H/Execs Paddy McIntryre. Then SF's A. Maskey's views on the plans. Then in the studio journalist J. Delargey gives his analysis of Peter Hain's plans. In Sth/Belfast Donegal Rd. area a Polish man was beaten by a gang in his home last night. Film report hears other house attacked. PSNI Insp Robin Dempsey comments on their view of these hate crimes with statistics given for this year. Then Bob Collins of the Equity commission comments. Belfast's Shankill Rd. is addressing its painful past by staging a drama production called the Shankill Time Machine. Film report with comm/worker Robert Bates comments. Then musical direct Jackie McArthur's views. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8992



Date Broadcast:
Wed 22nd Mar 2006
Duration:
5 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:
Unionists are demanding an apology from PM Tony Blair over his comments comparing protestant terrorists to Muslim terrorism and highlights the religious intolerance of both. Film report from Ken Reid looks back to previous remarks by Mary McAleese and Fr. Alex Reid. Then shows Blair's remarks followed by an angry reaction from DUPs I. Paisley Jnr. and the concerns of UUP leader Reg Empey. Then SDLP's A. Attwoods reaction. Then Rev. Ken Newell asks for an apology. In Spain an ETA ceasefire has been announced today. Film report highlights the role played by Fr. Alex Reid and Sinn Fein with comments of Fr. A. Reid from Bilbao in Spain and SF's Gerry Adams in Belfast. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8993



Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Mar 2006
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:
Preview of Blair and Ahern meeting tomorrow to try and kick start the devolution process, then P.Robinson (DUP) says he won't deal with Sinn Fein/IRA because of criminality, he gives his views on Loyalist criminality. Next item looks at the ETA ceasefire in Spain.
DVD No.
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
893



Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Mar 2006
Duration:
28 mins 22 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 a preview of PM's Blair and Ahern's meeting in Brussels tomorrow in a search for a blueprint to kick start the Stormont Assembly. Then in the studio the DUP's deputy leader Peter Robinson gives his opinions on what the government may do. He expects the government to establish a stable government and change the Belfast Agreements (Good Friday Agreement) rules which under the executive operates. He says with the IRA's present position it isn't't possible to have an executive and he wants more accountability in the assembly and in the North/South bodies. He rejects Peter Hain's views that the DUP can't ignore SF forever by saying the DUP only wants what Tony Blair wants SF/IRA to do i.e. adopt the so called 'Blair necessities' and end criminal and paramilitary activity which the IMC report confirms they are still doing Robinson says. He says DUP talks with loyalists paramilitaries are to move them from terrorism and that's their duty. He rejects the idea if they talked to SF/IRA they might have some influence on them also. He does accept some people within SF/IRA do want to move from violence. He refers to UUP's D. Trimble's failed trust of SF and outlines how the DUP dealings with SF are different and he says more successful. He cites decommissioning as one of the DUP's successes. Noel Thompson then challenges him that he did then have influence with SF/IRA. Robinson again rejects influence. He's then asked about the morality of talking to loyalists who kill people yet no talking to SF/IRA because they kill people. He again says the issue is again whether you'd have influence over people who murder. He denies hypocrisy and says the alternative is to do nothing. Robinson is then asked was he wrong to criticise the Hume and Adams talks all those years ago. He claims Hume began his talks before the IRA ceased violence Thompson says but he was using his influence to bring that about. Robinson again outlines his view on loyalist paramilitaries. He says they've met the loyalist commission. He then asks Robinson about his views on a shadow assembly who then criticises the SDLP position. In the if you ask me spot has Fionnuala O'Connor's comments on PM Tony Blair's comments on bloody minded religious extremism and Blair's problems in drafting the next step for devolution here with Paisley refusing to budge and the PIRA talking it's down slow time to wind up. She then discusses reasons why the DUP and SF will have to work together some day. She highlight Peter Hain's slashing of 26 councils to 7 as meant to unnerve the DUP. The next segment looks at the NIO's plans to chip quangos here and pays particular attention to the fate of the Housing Executive which it's said will be transferred to the 7 new Super Councils within 5 years yet in an interview the NIO sec Peter Hain says it's not necessarily the beginning of the end for the H/Exec as the transfer depends on how the new councils bed down and he has to be certain they don't return to their old pattern of discrimination. The SDLP's Patsy McGlone calls this a climb down in his remarks. He outlines their position on the Housing Executive. Then Declan Lawn's film report reviews the founding of the H/Exec in 1971 with film clip of Clarendon squat. Then Univ. of Ulster's Dr. Deirdre Heenan comments on the executives success story. Then the H/Exec chief Paddy McIntyre says he's baffled by this week's announcement. Then SF MP Michelle Gildernew's views on the 7 council model and strong equality legislation to protect people. Then DUP's M. Morrow's views praises the removal of quangos. Peter Hain then comments on the ideal situation as he sees it but Patsy McGlone and M. Morrow (DUP) and UUP Fred Cobain have different perspectives. The next segment looks at the ETA ceasefire declaration in Spain and the similarities to the Irish ceasefires in 1994 (1996) to see if the Spanish ceasefire will be as drawn out as our own. Thompson talks to author and journalist Paddy Woodworth an expert on Spanish affairs who discusses the political reaction in Spain to the ending of a 40 yr conflict. He looks at previous ETA ceasefires and what happened and society's revulsion against terrorism in general since Islamic terrorism. He also profiles the effects of the PIRA ceasefire and involvement of Fr. A. Reid. He believes decomm. may be demanded and he profiles what will happen to the 700 ETA prisoners in Spain. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8994



Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Mar 2006
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Kelly
Programme Title:
Kelly Meets Bertie Ahern
Description:
Chatshow host G.Kelly interviews Bertie Ahern (Irish PM) on political matters and his job.
DVD No.
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
894



Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Mar 2006
Duration:
7 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:
Headlines then two PMs meet. Then announce the assembly will be recalled in May. Film report from Ken Reid says there'll be no executive and assembly will last for 6 weeks. Then SDLP's M. Durken's reaction. Then DUP's P. Robinsons views. Then in the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's governments decision and the local parties view points. The assembly will operate as committees to scrutinise the NIO plans. It's a take it or leave it plan says the governments. In the Republics courts the assets bureau seized 1 million Euros of the assets of republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy. Film report on the contents of the court order with the Irish Independent. Tom Brady's comments. Then Alan McQuillen of the N. Ireland assets recovery agency praises the republics move. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
344
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8995



Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Mar 2006
Duration:
21 mins 19 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Gerry Meets
Programme Title:
Gerry Kelly Meets Bertie Ahern
Description:
In this programme Gerry Kelly interviews Bertie Ahern, the Irish Republics Prime Minister about his career in politics beginning with is early days in politics and his ambitions at that time. His mother and father were interested in FF politics but he began by getting involved in community politics. His parents were 'old IRA' people he says who could remember the Tan War. He recalls this mother's story about how the Tans shot their geese just before Xmas. He says none of this embittered him. He says his father was a progressive man. When the troubles stared he recalls thinking there must be another way. He recalls the searches at airports as he went to Man UTD matches as a young man. His father was in the IRA but became a democrat with Fianna Fail and he rejected any similarity between today's PIRA and the old IRA. Kelly says writers say there are 3 Bertie Ahern's, Bertie 1 the competent political manager, Bertie 2 Mister Nice Guy, Bertie 3, the most devious, the most cunning of them all. Bertie Ahern says he recognises the first 2 and comments on how he feels about the 3rd characteristic and how Charlie Haughey in 1989 labelled him with that label. To be a PM you have to be tough and competent, not necessarily devious he feels. He describes himself as hard working and honest who doesn't't take to fools easily, a good listener with a sense of community who likes to enjoy himself. He believes he can 'hack it' with the big people and the small people and he feels he's neither a ditterer or ruthless. He also says a PM must be flexible when he meets world leaders. He's still a bit fearful but he feels it's good not to become complacent. He recalls his term as Chairman of the EEC, meeting everybody and having to learn about things like the Latin American crop crisis. It was tough but he wasn't't intimidated by it. He works 14/15 hrs a day. A huge part of this is devoted to NI matters, 75% of his time before the GFA. He recalls those few years and the Omagh bomb time. He explains why N.I is important even though it's not a vote issue for his constituency. He is confident that at the moment the current situation in the North can be sorted out. Both he and T. Blair believe 2006 is the year to implement the GFA and get the institution back. He comments on his negotiations with DUP's I. Paisley and admits he always considers the other guys position. He highlights how if he was arguing the DUP position he would emphasise how all the concessions have gone to the IRA. He says we need to find a fair compromise and he hopes to achieve that shared future after a divided past as it's the right thing to do. He comments on how the tabloids handling the breakup of his marriage to Miriam and interfered in this private business. He recalls it was tough times as his wife was a very private person. He thinks the people of Ireland couldn't't care less who he marries. He then comments on how his children have handled all the press coverage through the many years he's been in politics. He comments on Cecilia's writing abilities. He says he's the least well known Ahern. Bertie says at the end of the day he hopes the work he's done in NI works out and is a benefit to the people.
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8996



Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Mar 2006
Duration:
3 mins 46 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 innocent loyalist feud victim David Hanley (21) shot in the head tells how it's a miracle according to doctors he's still alive. Although blind, he was shot by LVF gunmen on the Crumlin Rd in July 05. David tells about being in the wrong place at the wrong time and his ordeal since then. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8997



Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Mar 2006
Duration:
28 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
TNG
Programme Title:
Ealu
Description:
This documentary examines the exploits of Keith and Kenneth Littlejohn (MI5 agents) in Ireland in the early 1970s with contemporary film clips and a Sean Garland interview. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
895



Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Mar 2006
Duration:
26 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Teilifis na Gaeilge
Channel:
TnG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Ealu
Programme Title:
A Dheartháir Cá Bhfuil Tú? (Brother Where Art Thou?)
Description:
This documentary is in Irish with English subtitles and it examines the activities of Keith and Kenneth Littlejohn in Ireland and their 1974 escape from Dublin's Mountjoy Jail. It begins with a brief comment that Kenneth Littlejohn was allegedly working for the MI5 but he robbed a Dublin bank on his own behalf in 1973. Author Reamon O'Muiriudar of the book 'The SAS in Ireland' comments on the men's criminal records involving robberies in England. Then journalist/writer Eanna O'Caollai comments on Littlejohn's aliases. Then Padraig Kennelly author of 'Kerry's Eye' on his film star image. He traded under the name of Whizz Kids Ireland Ltd selling things like 'hotpants'. They comment he saw himself as a 007 character. When his fashion company 'Ken Austen' didn't work out he left Kerry and a lot of debt. He got a meeting with Lady Pamela Onslow and offered his services as a spy. He told her stories of his time in Ireland, of seeing guns shipments etc. She knew Lord Carrington at the Brit. M.O.D. and he later got Littlejohn to meet Jeffery Johnston-Smith, an undersecretary at the MOD and afterward both brothers were recruited by British Intelligence Services. The two brothers attacked 2 Garda Stations in Co. Louth. Their intention was to stir up anti-IRA feeling and force government changes to the Irish Offences Against the State Act. Then Workers' Party President Sean Garland describes the brothers as astute conmen. According to Eanna O'Caollar they introduced themselves to a South Down group called the 'Pimpernels' who had official IRA links at the time but that ended with the May 1972 OIRA ceasefire. Then journalist Eoin Ó Murchú talks about the numbers of agents with paramilitary groups and the situation around Dundalk once interment was introduced. He doesn't't believe the Littlejohn's were in the IRA. He explains why. A film clip then shows Ken Littlejohn interview in which he says his handlers cleared him to assassinate Sean McStiofain. He tells the plan. Sean Garland says he believes his name was on the Littlejohn list with his brother Keith. The 2 men and the Pimpernells kidnapped bank manager Noel Curran to rob his bank. A TV clip shown. Curran and his wife tell what happened. They got £7000 but they left fingerprints everywhere and Garda found £5000 in Keith's Dublin flat. A film clip shows Kenneth saying the Garda where looking for Ken Austin, not him. He went back to London and they shopped him he claims. Eoin Ó Murchú comments on this theory. The Littlejohns were mere pawns and no loss to the Brit's. A film clip shows Littlejohn saying he was a fall guy, a patsy who was used and abused. Journalist says Littlejohn thought all he had to do was phone Lady Onslow or Johnston Smith and it would be sorted. Newspaper headlines of the time shown about 'spies' but the British agreed to extradite the brothers. More paper front pages shown. At the end of the court case Kenneth said 'Thank you England'. He was given 20 years in Mountjoy with Keith getting 15 years. Paddy Daly a prison officer recalls their reputations as notorious gangsters. They were plausible he says and claimed to have diplomatic immunity to infiltrate the IRA but not robbers. He recalls the privileges they had but the OIRA in the prison tried to hang Keith in his prison cell. He got free. The Littlejohns asked for an appeal then. When this failed they decided to escape. Eanna O'Caollai details how the escape plan would happen. Using an interest in yoga as cover to saw through the prison window bars. Paddy Daly recalls the escape. Then Eanna O'Caollai describes subsequent events with speculation someone outside helped them, mentioned. Nollaig O'Gadhar says the Brit's may have helped them. Keith apparently hurt his ankle getting down off the prison wall. O'Caollai describes the Garda search for Kenneth with TV film clips. Kenneth spent the night in a church then went to the coast, then up to Dundalk, then to Belfast, then to England and then on to Amsterdam. Paddy Daly doesn't't believe the men were spies. Kenneth was recaptured. Both were released in on the grounds they never return to Ireland. He was arrested later in England for bank robbery.
DVD No.
D06230
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
8998



Date Broadcast:
Sun 2nd Apr 2006
Duration:
8 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:
Headlines then today Robert Saulters the 24th Orange Orders Grand Master met the SDLP's for the first time. Afterwards both sides said their meeting was constructive and cordial. Film report with film of last year's Whiterock riots. Then R. Saulters when asked if he would meet SF said never say never. Then SF's Gerry Adams says he has previously written to the Grand Master asking for a briefing but has never got a reply. At Stormont William Logan of the Royal Black Institution however highlighted his problem with SF and he says at this time he can't see a meeting happening. Then the SDLP's Mark Durkan gives his view on the meeting. He wants follow up meetings. Then in the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's meeting and what the government will this of it. He also details plans for the May 15th Stormont recall by the government and local parties views on that. In Co. Derry's Glenshane Pass the PSNI had to close the road as a bus load of loyalists stopped and attacked a republican. H. Block memorial. That led to clashes with local families. Film report with local farmer John Convery's reaction. Then vies of SF's M. McGennis who accuses the PSNI of not protecting locals. Then PSNI ch/insp Paul Douglas gives his opinions. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06270
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9023



Date Broadcast:
Mon 3rd Apr 2006
Duration:
8 mins 51 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Work has started to remove the British Army's final watch towers in Sth Armagh. Film report with reaction of resident John Smyth, UUP dep/leader Danny Kennedy, then SF Conor Murphy's views. Then Irish foreign minister D. Ahern's statement. SF's M. McGuiness met PM T. Blair in London today. Afterwards he commented on their rejection of the British government's shadow government or assembly committees idea which he called a DUP plan for unionist domination. The report also reviews what the government plan entailed. In Belfast's courts Kiernan Miles (29) previously jailed for the assault of a teenager he thought was stealing his car last year was today cleared of the assault. Film report. In Lurgan last night a woman was held at gunpoint in her home by two men who robbed the premises. Film report with DPP chairman, SDLP Cllr. I. Fox's views. Then SF Cllr Michael Tallon on the incident. In Belfast's Finaghy Rd Nth, a man's car was hijacked by 3 people. Film report. Omagh bomb victims today meet PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde today. Brief report. A. Paisley free Presbyterian Church in Derry's Waterside was damaged in an arson attack. Film report. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
8999



Date Broadcast:
Tue 4th Apr 2006
Duration:
16 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 British government has allocated 30 million pounds to loyalist working class areas to help with education and poverty issues. Film report from East Belfast conference where NIO minister David Hanson outlined his new plans to spend the money over 2 years. His new action plan is a response to a task force report which identified low educational attainment as a main problem with 13 of the 15 worse achieving districts being protestant, 8% on Shankill got A grades in 11+, 23% of Falls got A grades. David Hanson comments on the report and it's other findings regarding paramilitaries. Then political reaction from UUP's F. Cobain and DUP's N. Dodds and then UPRG's Tommy Kirkham. Meanwhile for SF, G. Kelly has claimed the move sectarianises poverty while SDLP's Alban Magennis says the government is anxious to curry favour within loyalism. Then a Nial Donnelly film report from the Shankill examines reaction there with views of comm./worker Robert Bates. Then Baroness May Bloods assessment of the plan followed by local headmistress Betty Orr. In London Paisley today met T. Blair. Then he gives an interview and comments on his plans for a shadow assembly here and Blair's views on that. He does expect a government initiative of some sort. He blames SF for holding the process up. Then the Tourist Board chairman Tom McGrath has disassociated himself from the remarks of chief executive Alan Clarke about the siteing of the new sports stadium. Film report covers contents of the men's remarks with Alan Clarke interview on his views. Then DUP MLA Edwin Poots comments. In Germany Leonard 'Bap' Hardy was given 6 years for the attempted bombing of the British Army's Osnabruck's Barracks. In 1987, he was arrested in Spain last August and extradited in January. Next a live report from Ken Reid in London with his analysis and comments of a busy political week ahead as 2 PM's due to visit NI on Thursday and the first meeting of the new policing board also on Thursday. He comments on the UUP threat to boycott the board meetings. He feels the week will see a lot of 'a la carte' politics from local politicians. Michael McGoldrick (65) father of LVF victim Michael Jnr. has died in Moldova where he was doing charity work. Film report reviews his comments to the LVF after his sons murder in 1996 where he forgave the killer. Brother David Jordan and Jim Tate, a former UVF member comment on the men's qualities. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9000



Date Broadcast:
Tue 4th Apr 2006
Duration:
4 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Breaking news story, Denis Donaldson, former SF member and special branch agent has been found shot dead in his Donegal cottage with the last half hour. No further details available yet. In the studio journalist Vincent Kearney and Mark Davenport review the Stormontgate case, Donaldson's confession and the possible implications to the peace process. SF are denying any PIRA involvement. Who will unionists blame and will it affect the 2 PM's visit on Thursday. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9001



Date Broadcast:
Tue 4th Apr 2006
Duration:
9 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Denis Donaldson's body has been found at his Glenties cottage. Film report begins with his confession to being a British agent since the 1980s. Then Eire's Justice Minister Michael McDowell gives details of what the Garda found. He had been shot in the head. He highlights possible danger to the NI peace process. In a statement the PIRA says it wasn't't involved. In a further film report SF's Gerry Adams extends condolences to the Donaldson family and says he believes mainstream republicans weren't involved. Then DUP leader Ian Paisley says the killing will have serious political implications which he outlines. Then Northern editor Tommy Gorman gives his analysis of the SF/IRA denials of involvement and pictures of Glenties murder scene shown. He also speculates on who wanted Donaldson dead. Then live from Derry SF's M. McGuiness says he's angry about the murder and offers condolences to the family. It's an attack on the peace process he says and McGuiness hints at possible British agencies involvement in the killing. He criticises unionist reaction. (9pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9002



Date Broadcast:
Wed 5th Apr 2006
Duration:
22 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:
Who murdered the double agent Denis Donaldson, why kill him and why do it now is the question asked at the beginning of this bulletin and what does it mean for tomorrow's PM's visit to Armagh. First film report is from Glenties, Co. Donegal where Mark McFadden examines how Donaldson spent his last hours. SF Cllr Pearse Doherty says pro-peace process republicans weren't involved. Garda ch/Superintendent Terry McGinn wouldn't comment on issue of torture or mutilation of the body. She says Garda had warned him of a threat to his life. Local people in Glenties express their shock at the killing including Fine Gael Cllr. Terence Sloway. Then Mark McFadden comments live on the latest news. The next report from Ivan Little examines the question who killed him? It begins with a review of the Sunday World's film clip of Donaldson two weeks ago at his remote cottage and compares his lack of confidence to the Dec/1983 interview he gave. Ivan Little then comments on the speculation in the press and internet sites over who killed him with endless theories he says. Then whistleblower and author and one time member of the army's force research unit (FRU) Martin Ingram believes the killing was in revenge by a lone individual but he doesn't't rule out security force agencies involvement. Then Sean O'Callaghan also a double agent doubts the PIRA denials. Another double agent, Kevin Fulton now in England says British should have given him more protection. Then former repub/prisoner Tommy McKearney believes the PIRA didn't do it. Next report from Nial Donnelly looks at the political parties reactions to the killing, beginning with B. Ahern's comments in the Dail that the Garda has warned Donaldson of a threat to him. Then T. Blair's reaction that the killers can't determine the future of (?). Then SF's M. McGuiness says the killers can't determine the interest in the peace process and most people accept the IRA's denial based on it's previous actions like decomm. The UUP's Reg Empey ways there will be Donaldson type incidents for the next 20 years and he says the SF question hasn't't been dealt with. The future can't be determined by the troubles backwash for another 20 years. The DUP's Ian Paisley Snr. just doesn't't believe the PIRA. He quotes Colombia 3, Northern Bank robbery denials. Then SDLP's M. Durkan says the future shouldn't't die with D. Donaldson. Then it's live to Stormont where Ken Reid access the two PMs visit tomorrow and speculates on what they'll announce tomorrow and how this killing will again effect trust but the governments feel they must make this effort to move things forward. Ken Reid doubts however if the governments deadline date of Nov 24th to get an agreement can work. The next film report looks back at previous IRA killings of informers beginning with Eamon Collins in Newry in Jan 1999. In June 1999 in England Martin McGartland survived an IRA shooting. In May 2003 Fred Scappaticci was outed and fled to Italy. On Dec 12th 2001 loyalist informer William Stobie was killed by the UFF. Then from Dublin the Irish Independents Tom Brady and in Belfast Sunday Tribune's Suzanne Breen speculate on who did the killing, and why now and it's impact now. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9003



Date Broadcast:
Wed 5th Apr 2006
Duration:
6 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
ITN UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the Denis Donaldson who dunnit and the trouble it may cause for the peace process is the focus of this bulletin clip from Belfast. Bill Neely introduces a report called Hunted Down which deals with the Donaldson shooting. Featuring B. Ahern clip in the Dail saying he had been warned by the Garda of a threat to him. Then from West Belfast a vox pop of people shows little sympathy for Donaldson. Then a film clip shows interview he did with Sunday World's Hugh Jordan at his cottage. Then H. Jordan comments. Then SF's G. Kelly supports the idea the IRA didn't do it but DUP's N. Dodds doesn't't believe the PIRA. Bill Neely then reveals the PIRA killed 63 alleged informers during the troubles and profiles Eamon Collins case and from 1985 the killings of Catherine and Gerard Mahon, then 1992 the Burns, Dignam and Stars killings. The former IRA man Martin McGartland comments on surviving an IRA shooting. The next report from Neil Connery examines the double life of Donaldson who was a British spy in SF for 20 years. It reviews his life saying he joined the IRA in the late 1960s, went to jail in the 1970s. Photo of him with Bobby Sands shown and by 1980s was close ally to SF leadership and became head of SF's Stormont offices. Then 2002 Stormontgate affair. 2005 he confesses and flees to Donegal. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
9004



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Apr 2006
Duration:
7 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The two Prime Ministers's visit NI and give the local parties seven months to reform the executive. Film report on the Armagh governments announcements, with Blair and Ahern's speeches. Blair says on Nov 24th we close the chapter or we close the book. He praises the current trust between the British and Irish governments after 70/80 years of mistrust. B. Ahern says Stormont will close if deal by Nov 24th and two governments will implement the GFA. Then political reaction from DUP's Peter Robinson, UUP's Reg Empey and SF's Gerry Adams. Then report on afternoons church and businessmen's meeting with views of Martin Naughton of Intertrade Ireland. Then analysis of governments plan from RTE's Northern editor Tommy Gorman. (9pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9006



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Apr 2006
Duration:
? mins ? 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 two Prime Ministers, Blair and Ahern, have arrived in NI and revealed their ultimatum, make the deal or else. Film report on take it or leave it deal for the return of the Stormont executive from Jene Loughrey gives the details the assembly will be called on the 15th May. If no 1st and dept 1st minister elected, a further 12 weeks will be allowed after the summer break to restore the executive. If no executive formed by Nov 24th there will be no fresh elections to the deadlocked assembly. MLA's salaries will be cancelled and a step change will begin to North/South cooperation. Then Ken Reid's report covers the announcement from Tony Blair, he highlights the Donaldson murder as the past they wish to escape from. He spelt out the reality for NI's people on decisions they should be taking, not British ministers. The reality of the situation he says. Then Irish PM B. Ahern painted a bleak picture of the situation if the parties failed to agree by the Nov 24th deadline. Ken Reid mentions British / Irish partnerships will introduce new British / Irish details if the Nov 24 deadline fails. In a 2nd meeting in the Armagh city hotel the 2 pm's met church and business leaders. Protestors from both communities waited outside. Then Lord Rana of the NI chamber of commerce comments followed by views of CBI's Declan Billlington on need for economic viability here. Next report from Nial Donnelly examines what will possibly happen if the parties here don't reach agreement since it was mothballed in Oct 02. The government has spent £85m keeping the building open. Stormont will close if no Nov 24th agreement and a more active form of joint stewardship with enhanced cross border bodies will begin with more powers given to the 7 new councils. This would be greener rule and would anger unionists but suit SF. QUB Prof Rick Wilford says if SF get into a new coalition government in the South they could be in control through Nth/Sth bodies. This is something unionists must calculate. But the DUP might see no Nov 24th deal as a way of ending the 'hated' GFA. Rick Wilford says however the SFA could reappear in another form but governments hope trust will build up and an executive be formed. Then in the studio I. Paisley (on his 80th birthday) resents the greater powers to be given to the Southern government. He won't accept either of the governments' two choices. He then blames IRA/SF for there being no executive and he can't see him doing a deal with them by Nov 24th. Then UUP's Reg Empey says they should seize the opportunity to minimise the governments threat of joint control. SFLP's A. McDonnell says something positive can come out of it but he wants the details of the government plans. Alliance says the government hasn't't done it's homework giving it the assembly won't work. Then in the studio SF's M. McGuiness says they want the executive restored, not joint authority even if SF is in the Southern government SF will judge these proposals against the GFA's articles. He wants to be in government with Paisley's DUP. Then from Stormont Ken Reid assesses if progress has been made today. He feels SF will be the happier party today. Unionists will feel a threat in the joint authority remarks. Next is a report from Donegal (LINE MISSING) (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9005



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Apr 2006
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:
Introduced by Noel Thompson the first topic is today's visit to Armagh by Blair and Ahern and their Nov 24th deadline to shut down the shop if nothing is agreed and introduce a new era of Nth/Sth cooperation in running NI. Film report beginning in May 1997 reviews T. Blair's endeavours here to get agreement through April 98 and the collapse of 2000, attempts in Oct 2002 to restore it, then Leeds Castle in Sept 2004, the comprehensive agreement of Dec 04 that collapsed to now April 2006 Armagh's plan. A full 8 years of trying. Then in the studio Thompson asks political figures for their reaction to the Armagh brief. Firstly N. Dodds (DUP) says the position is the same that SF/IRA must end criminality and paramilitarism. On the Nov 24th threat Dodds says the threats and bribes have been tried before. Then M. Durkan (SFLP) says the shadow assembly is up the DUP's street. He explains his view on this and isn't't happy about today. The GFA itself is at stake here he feels. Then SF's M. McGuiness says he's not interested in going into any shadow assembly or any other agenda other than preparing for restoring the executive here. He says today's big message is the DUP must decide on going into government with SF. He says SF won't be involved in policing until powers are devolved from London's securocrats. Then UUP's Alan McParland explains seizing opportunity and minimising risks remarks of Reg Empey, the risk to the union will come if Nov 24th threats are introduced he says. Nth/Sth control will destabilise NI. Naomi Long of Alliance thinks the government has run out of ideas. She wants continued talks on issues like policing and paramilitarism. The DUP's M. Dodds says there will be no return to unaccountable Nth/Sth bodies in the GFA. It's absolute he says. Then M. McGuiness says the GFA is the benchmark for all government proposals and then want to go into government with the DUP and deal with the issues but SF won't go into a talking shop. A. McFarland (UUP) comments on the lack of trust and how to build it up again. M. Durkan (SDLP) endorses him and calls for end to endless avoidance games. N. Long also wants talks to build relationships. N. Dodds (DUP) says they'll play a positive role in assembly but he'll resist any more fudging to help SF. M. McGuiness comments on P. Robinsons speech in the USA today. In the life you ask me spot Malachy O'Doherty comments on the SF/IRA denials of any involvement in the killing of Denis Donaldson and he examines the possible political consequences. This Easter is the 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising. This year it's causing all sorts of political falling out in the republic between Labour and Fianna Fail and SF and FF. A film report begins with a B and W clip of the 1966 commemoration. Then Martina Purdy previews the plans for this commemoration. She asks Eamon Phoenix why all the fuss now when the 75th anniversary was ignored. He blames the troubles. Then journalist Stephen Collins blames politics. FF want to out green SF, then FF's D. Ahern's views, then SF's Pat Doherty says FF policies on partition were just rhetoric. SF have never forgotten 1916 he say. Another 1966 clip shown. Then Stephen Collins comments on why the Irish army gets a prominent role to spite SF. Eamon Phoenix comments on this and the effects of the leaders executions. Then Labours Liz McManus on being inclusive. D. Ahern (FF) regrets unionists won't attend. Then taxi drivers comic routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D06240
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9007



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Apr 2006
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:
Coverage of today's meeting of the two Prime Ministers, with film report on Blair's eight years of trying to get a deal here. N.Dodds (DUP), M.Durkan (SDLP) M.McGuinness (SF), and Alan McFarland (UUP) all set out what they want. Next item is a film report on Dublin's Easter Rising commeration, with historian E. Phoenix and journalist Stephen Collins views, then politicans Pat Doherty (SF), Liz McManus (Labour), and Dermot Ahern (FF), give their opinions.
DVD No.
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
896



Date Broadcast:
Fri 7th Apr 2006
Duration:
2 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:
Denis Donaldson's family say they believe the PIRA didn't kill him. Film report hears the family criticise the role of the special branch, British intelligence and sections of the media. They won't give interviews but released a statement through solicitors Madden and Finucane. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9008



Date Broadcast:
Sat 8th Apr 2006
Duration:
3 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:
Headlines then NI Sec Peter Hain says the British government plans to write the Nov 24th deadline plan for restoring devolution into law. Film report includes report on Dublin meeting of SF's Ard Choarile meeting today which decided to attend Stormont on the May 15th recall to debate the two governments' plan. Afterwards Gerry Adams commented on the DUP position. The funeral of British Intelligence agent Denis Donaldson too place in Andersonstown, Belfast today. No film report. (6pm Sat)
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9010



Date Broadcast:
Sat 8th Apr 2006
Duration:
1 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Six men and a teenage boy appeared in Belfast's courts today on charges relating to dissident republican activity and possessing bomb making materials. Film report names the men as Sean Maloney (23) of Cavehill Rd, Owen Farrell (18) of Springfield Crescent, Joseph Connor (23), Charnwood Ave, all Belfast. From Ballymena Peter Kyle (18), Kieran McIlwaine (19) of Dungannon. All were arrested in a house in Belfast's Springfield Crescent last Wednesday. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9009



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Apr 2006
Duration:
10 mins 55 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 Alliance Party's Eileen Bell has been appointed speaker of the recalled assembly on May 15th. Film report from Ken Reid with Eileen Bell interview on her appointment and what she can bring to the job. Ken Reid also comments on the appointment of 4 new NI members of the House of Lords. The DUP has 3 new peers. Eileen Paisley (wife of Ian), she gives her reaction and DUP party chairman Maurice Morrow and DUP Lord Mayor of Belfast Wallace Brown. Also appointed was former UUP leader and first minister David Trimble. In the studio then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the appointment of Eileen Bell and the Alliance Party's reaction and the appointment of today's peers. He also comments on SF's Gerry Adams political remarks today. In the English courts 2 NI men, Seamus Phillips from Newry and Leonard Boyd from Augher were given 14 months in jail for attempting to smuggle 800,000 cigarettes. In Nth Belfast a newly formed conflict transformation forum has held it's first meeting. It hopes to ease political and sectarian tensions in the area. Film report from Nexis building meeting were all shades of political opinion and community workers gathered. With comment of intercom's John Loughran and PuP's Dawn Purvis. With Belfast littered with churches that have long since closed their doors due to population shifts, a film report examines the plight of the Presbyterian Church in inner Belfast looking at the McCrory Memorial Church in Duncairn Gdns. With the comments of Rev. John Dickinson and Bill Crawford of McCrory Memorial and Rev. Lesley Carroll of Fortwilliam Presbyterian and Maxine McDowell of Carnmoney Presbyterian. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9011



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Apr 2006
Duration:
59 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
David Trimble: Out in the Cold
Description:
This profile of the rise and fall of the political career of former UUP leader David Trimble begins with a short vox pop of the opinion on him of some of his political contemporaries. Then the narrator sums him up as full of contradictions, a reserved middle class academic who rose to power in the caldron of NI's tribal politics. A film clip then previews the Drumcree protest in the summer of 1995. Trimble was an Orangeman and UUP MP for this area. He took a leading role in negotiations that saw the march go ahead. Tremble was hailed as a unionist hero. A film clip shows this, we are delighted to be back down our traditional route remarks. The narrator then highlights what happened when Paisley arrived at the scene as he and Trimble linked hands in the air in jubilant celebration. Trimble himself explains he took Paisley's hand to stop Paisley stealing the credit. Film clip shown but former SDLP MP Seamus Mallon says nationalists saw it as blatant triumphalism and it cheapened Trimble he says but at the same time it sent Trimble on the road to power as he was selected to be UUP leader. Trimble comments on his Britishness and his opposition to a united Ireland but to the UUP's surprise the new hard line leader turned out to be a risk taker. He visited Irish PM in Dublin. Trimble explains his reason for this. As he was prepared to engage with people he was also taking risks at Westminster where John Major government was looking shaky yet unionists didn't trust the Labour Party but Trimble's school friend David Montgomery, Chief Executive of the Mirror Group explains how he acted as go-between in thawing unionist-labour relations. Trimble recalls meeting T. Blair within months of taking power. Blair encouraged Trimble to take another risk by joining the new peace talks at Stormont which included SF. Paisley boycotted the talks. Film clip on Paisley's views. Trimble recalls how he decided to attend with comment of John Holmes Principal Private Secretary in Downing St (1997-99) that Trimble's head ruled his heart. Trimble recalls a phone call from Blair who says 'they told me you wouldn't't do it'. Film clip of Sept 17th 1997 of unionists en masse entering talks. Then T. Blair recalls Trimble's move at the time as extraordinary and difficult. Then UUP's Darren Nesbitt comments on their dilemma of not getting ahead of the unionists feelings. Then D. Trimble reveals he is an Elvis fan and shows his first 1959 Elvis LP but he also likes Wagner. His wife comments on his music providing an outlet for his emotions. Then a film clip shown Trimble been heckled in unionist area where many didn't approve of the political route he had taken. John Taylor MP, UUP dep/leader 1995-2001 says Trimble didn't have a rapport with ordinary people when canvassing. He was always stiff and not into kissing babies. His wife Daphne agrees. Even T. Blair says he wasn't't easy to deal with. SF MP M. McGuiness says apart from his wife he had no real friends. Tremble comments on his personality as common enough. D. Montgomery and J. Taylor comment on Trimble's relationship with Mo Mowlam, a highly charged and foul mouthed woman says Montgomery. J. Donaldson recalls a clash between (?) and Trimble but Trimble says difference were over issues. J. Donaldson says Trimble bypassed Mo and went to Blair. By Easter 1998 the talks were on a knife edge. Final negotiations began. Blair fly's to NI. Rumours spread Trimble would let SF into NI government Paisley sill on boycott gathered DUP outside. Film clip shown. Inside Trimble hadn't got SF/IRA to agree to decommission. Trimble recalls this point. Then John Holmes recalls the deal was slipping away but Blair gave Tremble a side letter he wouldn't't let decomm/issue slip. J. Taylor recalls he was still against doing a deal. Trimble recalls the last meeting with his talks team in the actual room. Then Jonathan Powell arrives with Blair's letter and he and John Taylor agree the letter was ok. They done the deal but J. Donaldson recalls his disagreement with it. Chairman Senator G. Mitchell recalls waiting on the UUP decision and getting the yes verdict. T. Blair recalls his reaction. Then April 10th 1998 film clip of announcement of Good Friday Agreement. Donaldson walked out. He recalls why he did. Then SF's M. McGuiness recalls the feeling Trimble wasn't't comfortable with the deal. Trimble says it's the best agreement unionists ever had as nationalists recognise NI. Summer 98 was high point for Trimble's career. In May the majority of unionists voted yes. In June he was first minister in the NI assembly. In Aug 98 Trimble attended funerals of some Catholic victims of the Omagh bomb and was applauded. Film clip of Bishop's comments at mass. Then B. Ahern recalls that time later that summer Trimble and Hume got Nobel Peace Prizes but at home decommissioning was a growing problem for Trimble. S. Mallon says it was the wrong issue to fight as IRA had all the cards but Trimble explains his position. The peace process was deadlocked. Mitchell took parties to London. Mitchell recalls the uncomfortable atmosphere. Then M. McGuiness and Trimble recall the laboured talks. He said to McGuiness just because you get to know someone better doesn't't mean you like them any better but the talks (NOT PRINTED) Gerry Adams could keep his side of the deal and he allowed SF in the government before actual decommissioning. Trimble jumped first. Film clip of him remark and angry protests against Tremble's move. On Dec 2nd 1999 executive met for the first time. Tremble recalls why he took the risk but PIRA didn't decomm and Blair suspended the assembly. Trimble used the phrase no guns no government but many unionists thought he was naive and weak. He accepted (?) IRA assurance but it didn't happen and he insisted another suspension. Film clip of this remarks. John Taylor still believes he was right and he recalls increasing disappointment with Blair's support which vanished by July 1999. Blair recalls those days and this judgement. Burnside says Blair let Trimble down. John J. Donaldson recalls his disaffection. Mallon says each crisis weakened Trimble. Paisley appealed to more and more unionists. Film clip of a Paisley rally shown. Then D. Nesbitt (UUP) recalls Paisley's promise to never allow SF in government Mallan (SDLP) explains whey Trimble needed PIRA decomm. Then McGuiness says Paisley was bigger than Trimble with unionists. A TV clip shows the bitterness in the 2001 assembly election campaign. Trimble was jostled Daphne Trimble recalls. Then Chris Patten, chairman of the NI police commission recalls a secret London dinner with Tremble and Taylor prior to the reform of the RUC. Unionists wanted no reforms of symbols. Tremble recalls telling Patten this but Patten rejects the idea. He gave them assurance on the RUC name. Film clip shows Tremble's angry reaction when Patten report released. He recalls his anger at being let down. While Patten calls him a difficult man Irish PM B. Ahern recalls Tremble's temper while film clips show examples of it. Ken Magennis recalls the temper. Meanwhile Paisley wanted election. In Autumn 2003 Blair announced date for election. On day campaign started Gen. John de Chastelein was to give PIRA decomm/act details. It was Oct 21st. Trimble relied on de Chastelein report but he gave no details of arms decommissioned. Ahern and Nesbitt (UUP) recall. Film clip shown with Tremble reliving what he hoped for. Ahern says it was all downhill from that. J. Donaldson recalls his disbelief. He felt Trimble was finished if he went back into government Trimble phoned Adams to have more details released. Adams refused. TV clip shows Trimble's TV press conference where he put planned sequence on hold but Blair wouldn't't postpone the election. Blair's TV clip shows then he recalls his decision. S. Mallon (SDLP) recalls rumour that Blair had done a deal with SF and Trimble says he was concerned about that possibility. Blair denies it. As polling day approaches film of the 'Fuss at the Bus' clash is shown. At the election the DUP won most unionists seats. Trimble was not number 1 unionist anymore. D. Nesbitt recalls meeting Blair after it. Blair recalls his reaction in 2003. 18 months later in May 2005 disaster for the UUP and Trimble who lost his Westminster seat. Film clip shown. D. Burnside blames Trimble for destroying the UUP. Trimble resigned a UUP leaser. Today he's in political wilderness. S. Mallon comments. Then J. Paisley. Then Trimble on this priorities i.e. sorting the big picture. 3 months after Trimble resigned the PIRA did decomm. T. Blair praises Trimble's role in building the foundation. Trimble says he did make progress. Final clip is vox pop of one word summaries of Trimble from friends and foes.
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9012



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Apr 2006
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
David Trimble: Out In The Cold
Description:
Examination of the fall of Ulster Unionist Party from number one Unionist Party to number two. Profile of what went wrong for Trimble, with comments of Blair, M.McGuinness, B.Ahern, S.Mallon, Chris Patten, D.Nesbitt, and David Burnside.
DVD No.
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
898



Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Apr 2006
Duration:
3 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Dissident republicans are being blamed for an attempt to bomb a police base in Derry as a hijacked driver abandons his vehicle. Film report on attack with Northland Rd resident Bernard Feeney's reaction. The PSNI's ch/insp Ken Finney's reaction. In Ballymena nobody was injured when shots were fired through the windows of a family home. Film report. Today in Stormont SF held a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916. Film report shows protestant Sinn Fein member Proj. San Porter read the proclamation. Then SF MLA Barry McIlduff praises dead PIRA vols S. (?) and Brendan Burns and in a follow up interview calls for Stormont statues of republicans like James Connolly, P. Pearce or Tom Clarke. (1pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9013



Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Apr 2006
Duration:
24 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TnG
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Ealu
Programme Title:
Briseadh no dTonna (Breaking the Waves)
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This documentary profiles the escape of seven IRA prisoners from the prison ship Maidstone in Belfast Lough in 1972. It begins with an introduction as to why IRA prisoners were being held on the Maidstone prison ship. It was because of interment introduced in August 1971 and 342 republicans were arrested. Author Chris Ryder explains the government's plans to hold the internees; with black and white film film clips. Then Fergus O'Hare and Seamus MacSeain recall those days followed by author Niall O'Dochartaigh's views on what made the internment policy a failure. One of the internees and Maidstone escaper Tommy Gorman details his IRA background in Andersonstown. He recalls being placed on the Maidstone. With film clips shown of the ship. Then another internee Paddy Adams recalls his arrest and going to the Maidstone and his first impressions of it. Chris Ryder explains why internment was a shambles. Paddy Adams recalls non republicans being interned. Chris Ryder defines the roles of prison officers and soldiers on the (?). Escape was deemed impossible. Paddy Adams agrees with his views it was like Alcatraz but the prisoners did find a weakness on the dry bock side. Paddy Adams explains their plans. A parcel was sent in and a hacksaw was found inside it. It was later learned Jim Bryson from Ballymurphy had seen the blades in. The escape think tank included P. Adams, J. Bryson, Totaller and Tucker Kane and Tommy Gorman. They selected 3 good swimmers, Martin Taylor, Sean Convey and Peter Rodgers. Tommy Gorman recalls the details of their escape plan and the possible problems. Then Paddy Adams recalls the plan to distract the 'screws'. On Jan 17 1972 the IRA was to be on the shore with a getaway car. Then re-enactment shows the escape with commentary from Paddy Adams. Harry Burns cut the bars with the hacksaw blades, echo margarine was used to smear the escapers bodies, the steel rope was hooked in and used one by one to get out. Tommy Gorman was first out. He recalls hitting the water and swimming away. Paddy Adams recalls the Princess Joy and the 'screws' reactions but the IRA didn't appear as the other escapers arrived. They saw a bus waiting outside H & W Shipyard. Other prisoners had filed to hijack a car but Gorman chased the bus driver off and the prisoners escaped to the markets area in it. Peter Rodgers drove the bus. In the Markets local people gave them clothes and assistance. T. Gorman recalls getting back to Andersonstown and form there went over border. Still photos of the 7 escapers shown and film clip of British army raids in the Markets area. The following week the Magnificent Seven gave a press conference in Dublin. Film clip of it shown. Nollaig O'Godhra details the effect on morale and propaganda for the PIRA. Paddy Adams says with hindsight they could have planned it better. Tommy Gorman calls it a small victory. Only 4 of the escapers are still alive. In Aug 1973 Jim Bryson was shot dead by British troops in Ballymurphy. In July 1976 Tucker Kane died and Tommy Toland died in 1077 in a feud with the official IRA. Sean McAinmhire, Peter Rodgers and Tommy Gorman live in Belfast. Martin Taylor live in the west. The ship was closed down in 1972.
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9014



Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Apr 2006
Duration:
30mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
TNG
Programme Title:
Ealu: Breaking The Waves
Description:
This programme looks at the use of the prison ship Maidstone as an internment centre in 1971, with contemporary film clips, journalist Chris Ryder comments, Fergus O'Hare and Tommy Gorman (then deteinees) recall their time on the ship as does Paddy Adams. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
897



Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Apr 2006
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
TNG
Programme Title:
Coyar: Daionn Cesca
Description:
The artist Cesca Trench was an executive member of Cuman Nabhan in 1916, she was also a member of one of Ireland's gaelic and protestant families, her brother fought with the British in Dublin 1916. This documentary uses her personal diaries to re-create the lead-up to Easter Week. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
DVD No.
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
899



Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Apr 2006
Duration:
50 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of today's (Easter Sunday) parade in Dublin to commerate the 1916 rising. 2000 soldiers parade from Dublin Castle to Parnell Square.
DVD No.
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
900



Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Apr 2006
Duration:
8 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
120,000 people attend Dublin's first Easter Rebellion Commemoration parade in 35 years. Film report on 90th anniversary parade with comments of ordinary Dubliners including relatives of 1916 leaders. Captain Tom Ryan reads out the 1916 proclamation at the GPO. Then soldiers march past. In a 2nd report Michael McDowell min for Justice (PO's) and Eamon O'Cuiv TD (FF) praise the event. Then FG leader Enda Kenny and PM B. Ahern comments. In the North republicans held rallies. Film report with SF's Gerry Adams saying he wants to make peace with the unionists in an interview. In Ballynahinch the PSNI shot dead a man this morning in a stolen car. Film report with ombudsman investigator Justin Felice's remarks. Then DUP MLA Jim Wells comments. (9pm Easter Sunday)
DVD No.
D06250
Tape No.
345
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9015



Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Apr 2006
Duration:
25 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TnG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Cogar
Programme Title:
Dialann Ceasa
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This documentary profiles the artist called Sadhbt Trinseach also known as Cesca Trench who was an executive member of the Women's Irish Revolutionary group the Cuman Naban in 1916. She was also a member of Ireland's prominent Gaelic, Protestant families and some of her siblings fought with the British army during the Easter Rebellion. This documentary uses her personal diaries and academic and family member comments to re-create the mood during the lead up to the Easter Rebellion of 1916. The opening is film clips of the Irish vols drilling with Cesca's diary notes being read out. Then the narrator comments on her family background with photos shown. Cesca witnessed some of the formative events of Irish nationalism and wrote and pained about them including the Rising. It was 90 years before her diaries were found in the attic of her relatives the Coffer family. Hilary Pyle writer of Cesca's Diaries describes the contents. Her diaries are mainly written in Irish which she learnt despite her family's unionist background. A reading from her writing shows her love of all things Irish. She was born in 1891. Her father was a Church of Ireland clergyman who died when she was young. Her mother Isobel reared the children with the help of the extended Trench family who owned houses in Ireland and England and the 2 girls and 3 sons went to school in England. In London Cesca joined the Irish Cultural Movement Conradh na Gaelige. Padraig O'Snodaigh a writer describes this movement at the time in London. Cesca attended an Irish college in Co. Mayo to learn Irish. Some of her drawings are shown from that time then. Iosold Ni Dheirg, an author recalls the Irish college as formats. The narrator then recalls Cesca meeting Diarmuid Coffey a likeminded Home Ruler and both in Conradh na Gaeilge. P. O'Snodaigh describes the active role women had in Conradh. Then Senator Martin Mansergh's comments on the Anglo-Irish renaissance. In 1912 Ceaca went to Paris to study art. Some of her drawings and diary entries from that time are shown. She wanted art with purpose. A nationalist art says Hilary Pyle. She also kept in touch with D. Coffey and she became a fashion correspondent for the Conradh paper. A relative, Brian Trench, comments on her presence and passion as does Hillary Pyle and Anthony Fletches. A grandson of Reggie Trench recalls the internal family tensions over her political views. Reggie visits her in Paris to stop her going to Ireland. Her notes recall the meeting. Cesca returned to Dublin in 1914 and joined Cumann na mBan. Her notes recall some of her activities. Brian Trench comments on the importance of her diaries for insight in the nationalist rebellion, in particular the guns landing at Howth from the Asgard. Saive Coffey recalls the gun running and her father's role, as does Martin Mansergh. The diaries also show Cesca feelings and criticisms of Irish Volunteer Diarmuid Coffey. Her diaries notes on the outbreak of WWI are read out. Her brother Reggie went to fight in France while Cesca plotted against the British. Anthony Fletcher highlights the family tension especially over a christening in England which Cesca attended and hated. P. O'Snodaigh comments on the effects of the Romanic Movement across Europe as the war took Home Rule of the political agenda, rebellious talk took it's place. Her diaries reveal this. Hilary Pyle comments on Mrs. T. Clarkes view of Cesca. Then Brian Trench reveals her reaction on hearing of the Rising. She went to Sackville St. with bandages. Film clip shown. She talked to P. Pearce at GPO. The Rebellion failed. Her brother Reggie was sent with the Sherwood Foresters to Dublin. Internment and executions followed. Reggie's soldiers were in the firing squads. Notes from Cesca diary show she was broken hearted as the 1916 leaders were shot. Her diaries are less vocal after the Rising. There is no mention of politics. She focuses on painting and accepts Diarmuid's marriage proposal. Then Anthony Fletcher reads a letter Cesca wrote inviting Reggie to her wedding but Reggie had been killed at the front. The wedding was on April 17th 1918. Photos shown. Her last diary entry details on upcoming Cumenn Naben meeting which she never go to attend. She had got Spanish flu which killed 50m people in 1918 including Cesca Trench on All Hallow Eve 1918 aged 27. Anthony Fletcher and the current living relatives all comment on the loss to the New Ireland that her death was. Followed by a last reading from her diary.
DVD No.
D06260
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9016



Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Apr 2006
Duration:
46 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
Coverage of the 1916 Rising Parade (in Dublin)
Description:
This programme contains RTE's coverage of the 90th anniversary military parade in Dublin of the 1916 rising. It begins with a film report from Kilmainham jail where Irish PM B. Ahern led a wreath in the stone barracks yard, the spot where the 1916 leaders were executed by firing squads. After that event B. Ahern spoke at a church service. Then the film switches to outside the GPO in Dublin where Willie O'Dea Defence Minister, Dublin Lord Mayor Cllr Katherine Byrne and the PM B. Ahern all arrive for the parade. Followed by the Irish President Mary McAleese who inspects the Guard of Honour outside the GPO. It's the 65th Reserve Infantry Battalion. The National Anthem (short version) is played and after the inspection Mary McAleese returns for the lowering of the national flag accompanied by a bagpipe lament played by DPL Kevin Duncan. Then Capt Keith Murphy the Master of Ceremonies invites his colleague Capt Tom Ryan to read the 1916 Proclamation of Independent in English from the steps of the GPO as Patrick Pearce did in English in 1916. Then cpl's David Murphy and Paddy Garvey bring a wreath for the President to lay a wreath at the GPO in honour of those who died. This is followed by a period of silence. Then the national flag is raised again to the last post followed by Reveille which ends this ceremony with the National Anthem. The President then goes to her viewing position for the military parade to pass. She greets members of the government in the stand and takes her seat. As army No. 1 band passes followed by Brigade Commander Brigadier Gerard McNamara in his jeep. Then soldiers carrying flag's of all the counties Irish troops in the UN have served in. Followed by flags of the units who served. Then organisation of ex-servicemen pass, then the national colour party, then army cadets followed by regular troop's of the 2nd brigade in military dress. Above 6 planes do a fly past followed by 3 planes of the ministerial air wing. Then 3 spotters planes. While on the ground 5 army armoured cars drive past. Overhead 3 helicopters fly past. On the ground units from the naval service and the air corps walk past the GPO. Then the Garda Bank established in 1922 marches past. When soldiers of the 4th Brigade Western Command pass in military dress followed by 105mm field guns and the 14th artillery regiment from Mullingar followed by the army's show jumping team on horses followed by the massed band of the Southern/Western Brigades as above all the aircraft do a fly past together. That ends the military pde. The President Mary McAleese then leaves the review stand to go to her car. No end titles. (Easter Sun)
DVD No.
D06260
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9017



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Apr 2006
Duration:
53 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
1916 The Man who lost Ireland
Description:
This documentary examines the fate of the 1916 rebel leaders and the repercussions of the actions of the British Army general R. Maxwell whose series of executions made heroes of the rebels. It uses old film clips. Still photos and the writings of some of the executed leaders plus the options of historians and academics. It begins with preview of Dublin in 1916. Home Rule was what was in most people's minds for after the WWI. Dr. Michael Foy the author of The Easter Rising describes the fires raging in Dublin at the end of the revolt. The writing of Vol Seamus Na Coambanaigh in the GPO describes the scene he witnessed from the GPO and old film clips are shown of that time. Then Dr. Michael Laffan UCD outlines the men's key motives as he seem them. Then Garret Fitzgerald a former Irish PM and son of the 1916 veteran says the revolt was designed to revive a dying nationalism. Then Prof Euan O'Halpin says the men felt it was the right time to use physical force while England was involved in WWI. Pre the rebellion Home was put on hold till the end of the war. People accepted that. 100,000 Irish men had enlisted to fight in the British army. Dr. Dermot Ferriter, author of The Transformation of Ireland says the Dublin rebels numbered 1500, 1% of the Irish in WWI. He says the rising came out of nowhere for most people, a conspiracy within a conspiracy. Prof Charles Townsend author Easter 1916 explains why the British didn't see the rebellion coming. Their attention was on the Western front. The British were horrified at Germans arming the rebels. Roger Casement had been arrested. All the historians agree this German connection angered the British government The writings of Vol. Liam Archer at Church St. show the rebels had expected German help but by the end of Easter Week 20,000 British troops had landed in Dublin. They included the man given the job of crushing the Rising. General Sir. John Grenville Maxwell, a letter from Maxwell to his wife describes the Dublin he witnessed on landing at this time. The British army had won the battle. Maxwell was there to make a point and flatten the rebels. His first proclamation issues such a warning. He had the full support of British PM Herbert Asquith who had been a Home Rule supporter. A letter from Asquith on April 1916 shows him order martial law in Ireland with Maxwell having plenary powers over the whole country. The experts then comment on the signal appointing a military governor meant to send out the programme that profiles Maxwell's ordinary army career to that point. He was a Scots Presbyterian educated in England who lived most of his life in the empire. That empire and the army where his two great loves. He was seen as a safe pair of hands as he had no previous contact with Ireland. By April 29th after 6 days of fighting the Irish rebels were considering ending their struggle but Maxwell said no negotiated settlement. The rebels had to throw themselves at the mercy of Britain. The note then that Pearce sent to Maxwell offering his surrender is read with photo of it being delivered. As the dust settled Dublin Centre was in ruins. 450 people were killed. Film shows prisoners marching to prison and writings of a Vol describe the public's abuse. Prof Declan Kiberd describes the public's mood in Ireland towards the rebels. The decisions Maxwell would take over the next two weeks were as crucial as the events of Easter week itself. A letter from a captured Vol. shows what they expected as their fate. Maxwell's idea of a drumhead court martial was altered instead to a quasi-legal field General Court Martial, the differences are explained. 185 prisoners were to be tried at Richmond Barracks. Maxwell ruled the trials would be secret. The academics comment on his reasons for this and its effect on public opinion. The papers were kept secret for 90 years but released recently. The 2 wk of trails can be pieced together. The prosecutor at the trials was William Wiley, a barrister from Coleraine. Photo shown. A reading from Wylie's memoirs recalls his appointment and meeting General Blackadder who would preside over the courts. A film reconstruction portrays these meetings. Maxwell ruled the defendants couldn't't call their own witnesses and would have no lawyers in defence. Wylie's memoirs describe prisoner Noel Patrick Pearce's trial and the evidence against him. Pearce pleaded not guilty. A re-enactment shows Pearce's 'Robert Emmett' type speech during the trial. The academics comment on Pearce's trial and his strategic sense of the moment and his understanding of the role of martyrdom in Irish history. Maxwell then outlined his rules for executions. All those who signed the proclamation or commanded rebel outposts and those who actual shot police or soldiers. There was no appeal. May 3rd, Pearce was shot and continued. Dr. D. Ferriter describes the reaction amongst Dubliners as info seeped out slowly on the dead. Then Pat Cooke of the Kilmanham Museum recalls the rumour mill around the executions and stories of the heroism of the executed. 30 or more prisoners were being dealt with each day now. Prof. Charles Townsend comments on the evidence presented. According to Wm Wylie's memoirs he made his concern about the evidence known to General Maxwell but neither of them considered the political implications of what they were doing. Asquith in a letter to Maxwell had urged caution on who's executed. Prof. Eunan O'Halpin comments on why he pleaded guilty. Within a week 8 where dead and 5 more awaiting execution. Adj Gen McCready wrote to Maxwell urging him to avoid hasty procedure or due care. The English politicians were hearing now of the changing Irish mood but Maxwell believed in a surgical strike against the rebels with stern action. Up to 3000 people were arrested by the police. Many of them were moderate nationalists with 1000 people deported. A re-enactment of a speech by John Dillon MP dep/leader of the Irish party shows the concerns of moderate nationalists. On 6th May 1916 Maxwell was summonsed to melt Asquith about the executions especially the case of Countess Markievic. William Wylie's remarks from his memoirs says she pleaded not to be shot yet her reputation was a feisty fighter. Dr. Brian Barton, author, comments that the release court marshals records differ from that. This topic is discussed. Asquith told Maxwell no executions of women. Maxwell in a letter to his wife recalls Asquith's caution but 90 had been sentenced to death and he's spared the most of them. He felt he was being cautious but Maxwell was attuned to the complexities of Irish politics. The Irish people thought he wasn't't going to stop. All the academics comment on this aspect. Then William Wylie recalls the DeVelera file was missing. By late in the 2nd week only Sean McDermott and James Connolly still faced execution. On May 10th Asquith said no more executions till further orders. A John Dillon speech in Westminster shows the Home Rule Party's pressure on Asquith. Garret Fitzgerald comments. Then Dr. Michael Daffon's views but on 12 May McDermott and Connolly were executed, the last shootings. Maxwell's diary says he's thankful this distressful duty is over. Dr. M. Foy comments on Maxwell's comments. After Connolly's death Asquith came to Ireland. Newspaper headlines shown. A volunteers Liam Tannon writes about Asquith's visit to prisoners in Richmond Barracks and what was said to them. Dr. D. Ferriter says Asquith was trying to move things back to the centre but it was already too late as memorial events continued through that summer the executed men's names were being honoured. In a letter Maxwell complains about intensely disloyal priests. Maxwell then made one further mistake. He demands that Bishops punish disloyal priests. Bishop O'Dwyer of Limerick condemns Maxwell in strong language calling him brute. It was a PR disaster for Maxwell. The mood of Ireland's opinion was changing. In cinemas people applauded the names of rebels mentioned in news reels. Maxwell's letter shows he saw the change but couldn't't understand it. He took it to heart. He said was 'sick of this job' by July 1916 Asquith restored civilian government to Ireland. He offered Maxwell the job in England of Northern Commander. The academics discuss the change. Maxwell left Ireland a disillusioned man, the fall guy for the failure of British policy in Ireland. In June 1917 the last rebel prisoners were released to a hero's welcome in Dublin. The Sinn Fein movement was gathering pace and had put the Parliamentary Irish party's role in trouble. Maxwell's role in Ireland is again discussed. He failed and died in 1929 as the men who lost Ireland. The rebels gamble paid off. The British rule was shown to be based on military might. The academics all speculate on what would have been if less severity or less time was taken in the executions. (Tues)
DVD No.
D06260
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9018



Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Apr 2006
Duration:
54 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
The Man Who Lost Ireland
Description:
Documentary examines the fates of the 1916 Rebels at the hands of General R.Maxwell, his orders from Asquith, and his miltary career. Papers now released 90 years later and Maxwells letters and letters of this chief lawyer William Wiley all reveal his decision making on who lived and who died.
DVD No.
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
901



Date Broadcast:
Sun 23rd Apr 2006
Duration:
35 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Black Sheep
Description:
Profile of the life of Joe Hawes (British army soldier), who led a mutiny of Irish soldiers in India protesting at Black & Tan crimes in Ireland, he was a lifelong republican since then and IRA men fired a volley over his coffin when he died in 1971.
DVD No.
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
902



Date Broadcast:
Sun 23rd Apr 2006
Duration:
34 mins 43 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Black Sheep? Oliver and Joe
Description:
This documentary follows the efforts of Loiver Hawes to find out all he could about his grandfather Joe Hawes who led a mutiny in India in 1921 which serving there with the Connaught Rangers in protest at the British army actions in Ireland in the War of Independence. The documentary begins with a brief history of the case and Oliver's opening remarks on his grandfathers actions with family photos shown. Then they visit the grave of Joe Hawes when he died in 1972. Oliver recalls to his son Nial that the IRA fired a volley of shots over his grave. Then they visit the town of Kilrush where Joe worked as a barber and raised a family. Oliver visits Michael O'Sullivan, a friend of his grandfathers for stories about him, his life and his army days. Oliver then goes to Boyle, Co. Roscommon, the HQ of the Connaught Rangers to learn more about the 1921 Mutineers. In 2 army barracks in the Punjab in Nth/India, Joe Hawes led one barracks and James Daly led the other. Hawes was peaceful protest but James Daly and another solider were shot dead by officers after a skirmish. Danny Tiernan of the Connaught Rangers Assoc reads from a letter James Daly wrote his to his mother before he was shot in 2/11/1920. Joe Hawes was also sentenced to death but it was commuted to life imprisonment with penal servitude. Danny shows Oliver the papers from Joe's court martial. The Connaught Rangers also has an RTE programme made just before Joe Hawes died in 1972 about the mutiny. They show it to Oliver. IT reviews Hawes first world war service and has an interview with him about how the mutiny came about. Oliver was moved by this film he says. In Oct 1919, 250 of the rangers embarked to India. It took a month for them to get to Bombay. Today in Bombay Oliver and Nial meet Shama Habibullah, a historian and film maker to retrace Joe Hawes footsteps in India. The contrasts between Co. Clare and Bombay are startling. The programme also highlights the arrival in India of Mahatma Gandhi 5 years before Joe Hawes and his works in the slims and mills of Bombay calling for freedom for India. The Irish soldiers would have been aware of the poverty and social unrest as they passed through the streets. In the same year Hawes arrived in India. The Black and Tans arrived in Ireland and news of their atrocities reached the soldiers in India. In the 1950s Joe Hawes wrote of the effect this had on him and his comrades. He recalls Sun 27 June meeting in a canteen and action next day when they were locked up. Then Oliver and Nial visit Jalundah camp in the Punjab. In the previous year General Dyer and the British from this camp had carried out a massacre at Amritsar where 400 Indians were killed and 1500 wounded. Anti British feeling was running high and Mahatma Ghandi was in the Punjab. Joe Hawes recalls visiting a local bazaar on his arrival there and their plans to buy the material for a tricolour and replace the Union Jack at the camp. A retired Indian army clerk Mr. J. V. Matthews recalls the massive effect this act had amongst Indians. Then they visit Joe Hawes barracks No. 5. Oliver describes his current emotions at the spot. As he walks around it on morning of June 28 1920 Joe Hawes refused to serve the army. Word spread and more and more men laid down their arms. Joe Hawes writings describe their arrest and imprisonment in cells. The men being singing rebel songs. There were now 35 mutineers. A researcher then shows Oliver the newspaper coverage of the Irish Mutiny and of the shooting by officers at the neighbouring camp of James Daly's ally. The paper also covers events from Ireland in the War of Independence and the role of Sinn Fein. Joe's brother in Ireland was in the IRA and on the run. After three weeks all of the mutineers from both camps were moved to an army prison. They visit the cells there, pitch black they were. Journalist Rajat Madhok comments. Then Oliver recalls the execution of James of James Daly and his friendship with Joe Hawes. They examine the story that Hawes watched Daly's execution from his cell. Photo of James Daly shown. Later the mutineers were sent to England. After independence the Irish government requested this release. 31/2 years later Hawes was released in 1970. The bodies of James Daly shown and his dead comrade were returned to Ireland. James Hawes read the speech at the graveside. Photos shown. Oliver reviews Joe's army records which show he was frequently insubordinate. He had also joined the Free State Army later in life. Sean Dunleavey recalls he got 3 months for stealing shoes for his family. Then Oliver visits Joe's grave and comments on his pride about his grandfather.
DVD No.
D06270
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9019



Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Apr 2006
Duration:
29 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Dead Man Walking
Description:
This programme presented by Stephen Walker profiles the events leading to the killing of former SF representative and MI5 Denis Donaldson in Donegal and speculation on who may have shot him. The sound quality wavers up and down slightly for the first few minutes. The opening features short comments from cross section of people on who they think was involved. These people give fuller interviews later on. S. Walker then contrasts the Spartan life style of Donaldson's last 3 months in his Glenties cottage and his role as SF's party administrator at Stormont. Alliance Party's Stephen Alexander calls him an affable, friendly guy. Then film clip of Oct 02 by PSNI on SF office at Stormont shown and Walker reviews the fallout from that on Donaldson's life. Then Walker reviews the collapse of the Crown Stormontgate case saying it was because finger prints of special branch officer and another informer were found on the document at Donaldson's house. The PSNI wanted prosecutions dropped. Donaldson then revealed his past and Walker speculates that he must have refused protection. Then SF's G. Kelly interview says Donaldson can do whatever he wants and he comments on his being safe to return to Belfast but Donaldson had chosen Donegal. The Glenties cottage was a family home. Ann Conaghan, a local shop keeper recalls him in the village. Then SF TD Dinny McGinley comments on his visit not being usual. Walker then says Donaldson stayed in Ireland as republicans said they wouldn't't harm him but former IRA prisoner Gerry McGeough wonders why he stayed in Ireland since he was a traitor. Sunday World journalist Liam Clarke says his options were limited. He lacked funds. Then former IRA prisoner Anthony McIntyre says Donaldson was playing a balancing game telling the IRA some things to placate them and not revealing all his activities. McIntyre says he felt safe in Donegal that's why he went. The garda also knew Donaldson was in Glenties. They searched his cottage in 2002 during the Stormontgate inquiry. Six weeks ago Sun/World journalist Hugh Jordan found Donaldson and interviewed him. Jordan recalls how he found him. A film clip of the meeting in Glenties is shown. It was filmed by a former RUC man now a security consultant who the paper hired. In the clip Donaldson says his future was in Donegal. He reported there was never a spy ring in Stormont. They wanted to collapse the institution. Jordan describes his as a lost soul. He told Jordan he would leave Donegal now the press found him. Walker recalls going to the cottage but being refused an interview. He then details Donaldson last movements. A neighbour Pat Bonar recalls seeing him. He had a mean in a Pizza cafe and returned home. At 8.30pm a census collector called with him and stayed 45 mins. Over the next few hours his killers arrived. Walker details the facts of what is known about his killing. The next day a neighbour phoned the Garda. The news reports followed with more coverage of the Sunday World exposure of Donaldson's whereabouts. Clips from a phone in about the story played. Then Hugh Jordan defends his actions and his attention also focused on the former RUC man with Jordan in Donegal. Jordan explains why he hired him. Walker then focuses on the Garda enquiry with film clip of Superintendent E. McGinn's remarks. Former Garda Detective Gerry O'Carroll explains how the use of a shotgun helps the killers but they left spent cartridges. This may hold clues. Walker then speculates on who killed Donaldson. The PIRA denied it and the family believed PIRA but the case of Eamon Collins is mentioned. Then Gerry McGeogh comments on IRA distaste for traitors. Then SF Cllr Pearce Doherty defends the PIRA statement. Walker asks could his spy masters have killed him. Liam Clarke thinks that's unlikely. He explains why. Tommy McKearney a former PIRA prisoner suspects it was a freelance operation for retribution. He believes the IRA. Anthony McIntyre also outlines why he believes the PIRA statement. Walker asks could diss/repub be responsible. H. Jordan explains why he heard that's unlikely. Walker then reviews what the Garda know 21 days since the killing and their chance of solving it. Programme ends with Donaldson comment's what happened, happened.
DVD No.
D06270
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9020



Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Apr 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Dead Man Walking
Description:
Programme examines events around the killing of Denis Donaldson (British agent) in Donegal, with comment from journalists Hugh Jordan. Liam Clarke, and former IRA prisoners A.McIntyre and Gerry McGeough. All the theories on who killed him are examined.
DVD No.
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
903



Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Apr 2006
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 the International Monitoring Commission (IMC) has released it's 10th report and they say the PIRA has shown it's committed to peace but they face a challenging task to ensure full compliance amongst their members. The report also criticises loyalists paramilitaries for not doing enough to end violence. Film report sidesteps D. Donaldson's murder as it was outside their 6 month review period. IMC's Joe Brosnan's comments on PIRA. He also says any guns not decommissioned last Sept would have been help under local control despite instructions from IRA leaders. The report mentions the diss/repub threat especially the continuity IRA threat. The IMC figures say loyalists responsible for 36 shootings, republicans 2. IMC's John Alderdice comments on loyalists figures and the D. Donaldson murder. The next report examines reaction from politicians. B. Ahern says it gives the process a boost. The DUP's I. Paisley acknowledges progress has been made but DUP's N. Dodds was more cautious in his commons remarks. SF's M. McGuiness says he's satisfied the IRA has achieved its commitments from last year. UUP MLA F. Cobain commented on this situation within loyalism. Next Ken Reid asks PM T. Blair for his perspective on the IMC report and does he think it's enough for the DUP to enter government with SF. Blair believes it's a step forward but nobody will be persuaded overnight. He comments on the law dealing with criminality and says he doesn't't believe the IRA killed D. Donaldson. He wants everyone to support policing. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of reaction to today's report from Tony Blair and the DUP and the policing issue. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06270
Tape No.
346
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9021



Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Apr 2006
Duration:
5 mins 43 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then at today's meeting of the policing board. The DUP's I. Paisley Jnr clashed with Chief Constable Hugh Orde over the rise in crime figures here, 4% in the last 12 months. Film report on the crime figures breakdown and the Chief Constable views on the reason for the increase. Then I. Paisley Jnr. accuses Chief Constable of putting a spin on figures that aren't't good enough. H. Orde replies rejecting his accusation. After the meeting in comments both men continued to attack each other's views. Then 2 DUP board members stayed away today. At Magilligan Prison 2 prisoners are protesting on the roof. In Belfast the trial of UVF leader Mark Haddock continues on a charge of attempting to murder Trevor Gowdy. Film report on the Dec 2002 attack as T. Gowdy give evidence by camera from English court. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06270
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9024



Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Apr 2006
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 this programme begins with an interview with NI sec of state Peter Hain from Westminster where today the debate began on the government's proposed new laws to drive the plans to get Stormont executive returned. The first question posed is are you taking on a vice regal role in this short term assembly. Hain says he's only doing what was done in 1998. His powers are in default position. He wants the parties to make these decision through committees on things like appointing a speaker or where they all sit. He's hoping to avoid procedural squabbles by having these powers. Hain is then asked what actually will the short assembly be doing. He replies he's hopes they can elect a first and dep/first minister and executive. He also wants economic reform programme of CBI debated plus other issues. Hain then rejects the SFLP amendment idea whereby the assembly can stop NIO plans. He explains why. Hain is then asked about the DUP response to the IMC report today. He says he was empowered by Paisley's remarks and the tone of the debate. He feels the DUP does want restoration if conditions are right. He says there's been an absolute sea change in republicans but he won't blink over Nov 24th deadline. If parties thinks he bluffing they'll find themselves with no jobs, no salaries. He also rejects the idea. He's putting more pressure on unionists, then republicans. He repeats the IMC report on republicans and repeats the D. Donaldson murder wasn't't an PIRA operation. The last thing he wants is to close down a political generation. He believes 3.5 years of suspension is too long and he then talks on what he's planning to do if he has to close down Stormont and MLAS who'll get no golden handshakes. The next segment deals with a book written by a prominent Orangeman Rev. Brian Kennaway. A tradition betrayal says the order has been led astray from it's principles by its weak leadership. Firstly Noel Thompson introduces a film report examining the central difficulties confronting the Orange order from Siobhan Savage who says the last 10 years has put the order under pressure, issues like Drumcree, Whiterock violence have damaged the orders reputation. The order has been trying to represent itself as a family friendly organisation. Drew Nelson it's grand secretary says the order has to change to keep up with modern times. In the past he says the 12th July was a demonstration more than a celebration. That emphasis is now changing. Then Rev. Stephen Dickinson, deputy Grand Master explains how he's open to times changing. Drew Nolan then comments on Grange Lodge's applying for government/grants of £140,000 for orange festivals. He says most money goes to the nationalist community. Then former Orangeman John Allen explains he resigned because the order has abandoned it's bible based principles. A member of the order was a paramilitary involved in the murder of his son John in Nov 03 he was told by R. Saulters. There was nothing they could about the paramilitary. Then QUB's Dr. Dominic Ryan comments on the orange orders links to paramilitaries and how the orange lodges always blame the bands. The dep/grand master says the order is a reflection of wider society and many people believe violence pays but he says the order has a nonviolent stance. Then in the studio the critical books author Rev. Brian Kennaway and orange chaplain. Rev. Eric Cuthbertson debate the assertion that the order has drifter away from Christian values and is at war with itself. Both men disagree with each other. Then the programme ends with the comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06270
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9022



Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Apr 2006
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 an interview with Peter Hain (N.Ireland Secretary of State) on his plans for getting the Executive up and running, then an interview with Orange Order leaders on plans to make their demos more like celebrations. Drew Nelson (The Grand Secretary) comments then John Dillen (ex-Orangeman) on why he left. In the studio Rev Eric Culbertson (Orangeman) and Rev Brien Kinnaway debate the orders status today.
DVD No.
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
904



Date Broadcast:
Tue 2nd May 2006
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hunger Strike (Part 1)
Description:
On the 25th Anniversary this documentary revisits the 1981 Hunger Strike and its origins in the Blanket and Dirty protests with contemporary film clips. With recollections from B.McAliskey, Jim Gibney (SF), D.Trimble(Unionist), D.Waterworth (Prison Officer), Seanna Walsh, Tommy McKearney, L.McKeown, G.Hodgkins, Fr D.Faul, B.McFarlene, Sir B.Ingram on Thatcher's stance.
DVD No.
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
905



Date Broadcast:
Tue 2nd May 2006
Duration:
51 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hunger Strike, Part 1
Description:
This documentary revisits and examines the 1981 PIRA hunger strike in the H. Blocks in the Maze prison. It looks at the earlier protest and profiles the effect of Bobby Sands election as an MP. IT begins with Bernadette McAliskey's (a H. Blocks committee support member) saying we might all have known the history of hunger strike; the men involved even as far back as Terence McSweeney in 1920 but we never knew the human suffering involved. She says hunger strike is not simply a tactic. At all times it was a last ditch despairing move by prisoners for dignity. Her words are followed by a vox pop of other players at the time during the hunger strike and their views on it and some old film clips. This programme proper then begins. Introducing the programme of the story of how 10 republicans died in a struggle with the British government and how it divided Ireland and it had unforeseen consequences that changed the political landscape. The story began in the 1970s when the British decided to criminalise republicans. SF's Jim Gibney comments on the British plan to remove prisoner of war (POW) status. UUP's D. Trimble supports the government Then B. McFarlane a former IA H. Block recalls the other criminalisation moves, torture, cellular H. Blocks. Former IRA hunger striker Tommy McKearney recalls how political status was of high importance to republican prisoners. Then ex-RUC officer Kevin Sheedy gives the counterview. Jim Gibney (SF) recalls being in the Drumlin Rd jail in Sept 1976 and prisoner talk on how to handle the criminalisation. He recalls Kiernan Nugent refusing to wear a prison uniform. Then Lawrence McKeown comments that by March 1978 there were 150 prisoners on the protest. By this stage the protestors had 5 demands including the right to wear their own clothes. John Nixon an INLA hunger striker recalls going into prison and seeing all the bearded protestors who'd be doing it for a year by then. Prison officer Dessie Waterworth then comments on why prisoners took the next step from blanket protest dirty protest. IRA prisoner Seanna Walsh describes smearing it on the walls to reduce the smell. Film clip of cell walls shown. D. Trimble (UUP) says unionists saw it as bestial behaviour and had intense contempt for people who behaved like that. Then Tommy McKeavney says they knew they needed more radical action to prove to the world that they weren't criminals but political activists. On the streets republicans protested. Film clip shown. Then former 3 DLP MP Austin Currie recalls his parties attitude. They favoured political status and a compromise. He recalls in 1979 how the chance ended in 1979 when Thatcher made it plain there'd be no political status. Former SF publicity director Danny Morrison recalls SF's view of Thatcher's as repressing, non flexible and not pragmatic. Then Sean Donlon former Irish Ambassador to the USA recalls Thatcher attitude to Irish PM Fitzgerald as like a teacher and a pupil. She had no feeling about Ireland. Meanwhile on 27 Aug 1979 the PIRA killed Lord Mountbatton and 18 British soldiers at Narrowater. Thatcher was PM for 2 months. The PIRA prisoners knew they needed new actions. B. McFarlane recalls the prisoners discussions on starting a hunger strike but outside the leadership objected. Danny Morrison recalls the leadership view. Then Gerard Hodgkins, a prisoners views. Then Seanna Walsh, then Tommy McKearney on getting the leadership to change it's position and IRA rules on hunger strike. On 27-10-1980. T. McKearney and 6 others refused food. QUB Prof. and author Richard English explains Thatcher's reaction. Nothing was going to move her. To her murder was murder. It's not political. Sir Bernard Ingram says she saw the prisoners demands as terrorism by another name and another route. Then Sean Donlon outlines the difficulty facing the Irish government Film clips of street protests shown. In the prison by Dec 18th a prisoner was near death. Brendan McFarlane recalls the 'interventions' that were happening. D. Morrison says the British government activated a back channel and said they would introduce a liberal prison regime to handle the prisoners concerns. Brendan McFarlane tells of Sean McKeanna getting critical. M. McAliskey compares it to a poker game at this stage. B. McFarlane says documents were produced and it looked like a way out. Convinced a deal was on its way from London the prisoners called off the strike. Lawrence McKeown and John Nixon recall their feelings. A film clip of D. Morrison (SF) comments on Dec 18th 1980 are shown but the British government document was vague. Jim Gibney recalls it. Then Brendan Ingram recalls the British offer. Prof. R. English gives his analysis of the British offer and the failure of it to be accepted by republicans who began to plan a second strike under Bobby Sands and this time it's to the death. A film clip shows Thatcher's reaction. No political status. She calls it a license to murder. B. McFarlane recalls discussions around a 2nd hunger strike. Again the outside leadership was against it. Gerry Adams comments on their view. Then Jim Gibney. In England Bernard Ingram gives the British government views. B. McFarlane then describes Bobby Sands changes to the hunger strike plan. This one would have two weeks between each fast beginning and a settlement would need approval of outside guarantors Danny Morrison and Gerry Adams. The UUP's D. Trimble gives the unionist reaction. It reinforces the view for them that the nationalist community was sectarian. Fr. Denis Faul then explains the dilemma for the catholic church. He recalls his conversation with Bobby Sands on the loss of life outside but he says Sands had 'prison vision' and quoted 'no greater love than a man lay down his life for his friends'. The strike began. Derry's Eamon McCann recalls his reaction. With paper headlines shown. Prisoner Richard O'Rawe says this time they thought the first four men would have to die. B. McFarlane recalls B. Sands asking him to nominate who's replacing him. It was to be Joe McDonnell. That's a good choice said Sands, he'll never let you down. Outside SF attempted to win public support again. Sean Donlon compares hunger strike support of that of Bloody Sunday in 1972 and the effect of PIRA violence. Street parades film shown. On 5th March Frank Maguire Nat/MP for Fermanagh and Sth Tyrone died. B. McAliskey was recovering from a loyalist assassination attempt at that time. She came up with plan which led to SF discussing the idea of a prisoner standing. L. McKeown and Gerard Hodgkins recall the prisoners distaste for elections. Then Fr. Denis Faul and D. Morrison recall the upside. Publicity and proving to the British that SF have a mandate. B. Sands said yes. Gerry Adams recalls then B. McAliskey agrees to stand down for a prisoner. The nationalist candidate Noel Maguire had to be persuaded also. Film clip shows him announcing his withdrawal. He denies he was pressurised to do so. SDLP's A. Currie recalls nationalists difficult position. UUP's Ken Magennis believed nationalists wouldn't't demonstrate sympathy for the PIRA. Eamon McCann says republicans were just asking for a loan of nationalists votes to save Sands life. That ensured nationalist mobilisation. Film clip of B. McAliskey speaking to rallies shown. B. McFarlane. T. McKearney recall reactions in the prison to the campaign. Then Jim Gibney on the ticking clock for Sands. Fr. D. Faul says he voted for B. Sands himself. Ex prisoner A. McIntryre, B. McFarlane recall waiting on the result and telling all not to get jubilant. Film clip shows the election result being announced. Sands got 30,492 votes and won. UUP's Harry West got 29,046 votes. D. Trimble (UUP) recalls the negative effect he felt on NI politics by nationalists voting for Sands. It had a polarising effect. Kean Magennis (UUP) calls it a betrayal. Their re neighbours had glorified the people who were killing unionists. Sean Donlon says once the votes were lent to SF they help onto them. Inside the Maze the hunger strike was in its 6th week now led by Bobby Sands MP. A propaganda coup for the prisoners which put pressure on Thatcher. QUB Prof. R. English describes the consequences. It seemed to say how can we be treated as criminals when we got this many votes for this man. Tommy McKearney says in some ways Sands election meant they had won political status in the eyes of the people. Eamon McCann says some senior republicans felt Thatcher couldn't't let him die. Now he's an MP but Thatcher wasn't't going to give in to any IRA prisoner says SDLP's A. Currie. Programme ends with a brief review of Pt2 Hunger Strike next week.
DVD No.
D06280
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9025



Date Broadcast:
Thu 4th May 2006
Duration:
29 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 his first topic is the parades issue. In a week when the loyal orders held talks with the SDLP and with Martin McAleese the husband of Irish president Mary McAleese. Thompson says the issue has a positive vibe at the minute. In the studio chairman of the parades commission Robert Poole is interviews by N. Thompson who firstly asks him about SF's criticisms of his defence of commission member Don McDay telling Orangeman in Portadown. He was fighting for them inside the fence. Roger Poole is asked what he meant by that and his remarks don't give in and takes the battle forward. Roger Poole rejects the idea his interpretation is naive. Thompson questions McKay's commitment to neutrality but Poole accepts what McKay said to him after the meeting. He wanted to bring his experience of the order into the commission. Poole claims the commission is representative of NI society even without residents groups on it. Thompson tells Poole that even having 2 people linked to Orangemen on it, it hasn't't persuaded the order to change its views on the parades comm. They still see it as partial and draconian and opposed to civil liberties. Poole outlines the progress he feels the commission is making but won't name Orangemen who are talking to him albeit under different hats. He highlights the need for dialogue and he details that dialogue is to find commendation without threatening the orange order or allowing nationalists not to be threatened. The damage done in NI is to both communities. Nobody has clean hands here he says but dialogue between all sides is the way forward. He hopes for a peaceful summer but talking is the answer he repeats. He is resigned however to having more failures along the road. In the if you ask me spot journalist Fionnula Meredith comments on the behaviour of the labour government this week with Charles Clark on foreign criminals Patricia Hewitt's misdiagnosis of the NHS and John Prescott's affair all making our local politicians appear very civilised and well behaved. With old hostilities here appearing to thaw as the DUP went to British / Irish parliamentary meeting in Killarney and the SFLP meeting the orange order. N. Thompson then introduces the next segment. Its 25 years since the hunger strike but the dead hunger strikers legacy is still being debated. In a film report a SF MLA Raymond McCartney recalls his 53 days on hunger strike. He begins by describing his first night in a bitterly cold Long Kesh. This was the beginning of his blanket protest for 2.5 years. He recalls the dirty protest with film clip shown of cell walls. He then recalls the decision to start the first hunger strike . He agreed to go on it without consulting his family. Film clip shows him on h/strike in Oct 1980 in the hospital bed. He talks to the camera crew on their 5 basic demands. Today he recalls how it affected his senses. Smell got very acute. He talks about health difficulties he had after the strike ended and others were worse he says. He recalls the 1980 h/strike ending on the 18th Dec and explains the reasons why leading to a 2nd h/strike. He says the h/strikers defeated the British criminalisation policy and how it led to electoralism with Sands getting elected an MP. With Stormont's recall happening on May 15th, N. Thompson says things aren't't looking good for success as the party's haven't even agreed what to talk about yet. In the studio politicians gather to discuss this problem. SFLP's John Dallat says they have agreed the sitting arrangements but nothing on the fundamentals. SF's John O'Dowd then comments on which he wants Peter Hain to do and it's not a shadow assembly. Then DUP's M. Morrow says this assembly is not the one born from the Belfast Agreement, that one is dead he says. He then lists things he wants to discuss without non democratic parties involved. Then UUP's David McClarity outlines what he sees happening on day one. He says there's no point in discussing issues unless you have power to do something about them. Dallat comments on what would make the SDLP walk away from this assembly. SF J. O'Dowd says direct rule is failing. NI politicians need to take control. Failure and walking away is not an option for SF. DUP's M. Morrow says Hain will listen to assembly concerns. On the Nov 24 deadline all the politicians give their opinion about the chances of success by then. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the weeks news.
DVD No.
D06290
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9027



Date Broadcast:
Thu 4th May 2006
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 the Parades Issue, as the Orders met the SDLP and the Irish President, Roger Poole (Poles and Community Chairman) defends Don McKay's (community member and Orangeman) remarks he was fighting for the Orange within the fence. Next item has ex-IRA prisoner and Hunger Striker Ray McCartney recall the time, with contemporary film clips including a 1981 World in Action interview, he discusses the Strikes legacy. Next item has John Dallat (SDLP), John O'Dowd (SF), M.Morrow (DUP), and D.McClarty (UUP) discuss the governments re-opening of Stormont on Monday 15th.
DVD No.
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
906



Date Broadcast:
Fri 5th May 2006
Duration:
4 mins 51 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 breaking news story. The UDA is believed poised to expel some north Belfast members next week including the Shoukri brothers. Then a row has broken out after a commemoration ceremony was held inside the Maze prison on the 25th anniversary of the death of PIRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. Film report with old film of Sands funeral and the H. Blocks with historian Eamon Phoenix x 3 analysis of the h/strikes effects on SF during the 1980s. Then from the Maze Prison hospital the then Maze prison OC Brendan MacFarlane recalls those times as the worst year of his life. Then SF's M. McGuiness says hunger strikers broke Thatcher's criminalisation policy. By Oct 1980 65 people outside had died like milkman R. Guiney and his son. Then DUP's J. Donaldson claims the PIRA victims of that time have been forgotten about. Then UUP's Reg Empey says the Maze Prison must not be allowed to become a pilgrimage site. Film clip shown of SF commemoration at Dublin's GPO. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06290
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9028



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th May 2006
Duration:
15 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:
Mystery surrounds the finding of a man's body in a burnt out car on Nth/Bel's Cavehill County Park. Film report says another man found close to the scene in a critical condition. North Belfast MP N. Dodds (DUP) comments. Then SDLP's Alben Magennis MLA reaction. Then PSNI have described the death as suspicious. In Ballymena a 15 year old boy is fighting for his life after being beaten by a gang of youths. 4 men have been arrested. Film report names the youth as Michael McIlveen and says he's a catholic and youths beat him with baseball bats. The PSNI Superintendent Terry Shevlin says it was a sectarian assault and he appeals for clam in the area. Then the town's mayor Cllr Tommy Nicholls comments on recent incidents in the town followed by SF's MFL Phillip McGuigan's reaction. Then UUP Cllr James Currie blames SF for increasing tension. Then SDLP's Declan O'Loan MLA views. Yesterday a 45 year old man, a protestant was assaulted in the Millfield Estate. A 17 year old man has been charged. The family of a sheep farmer Patrick Devine (51) shot dead in Sept 2004 have offered a reward for information on his killers. Film report from family's news conference with comments of his sister Marie McDaid who rejects the idea he was killed because of a fallout over sheep, over jealousy over him buying land. PSNI aren't't ruling out paramilitary involvement. Earlier that same year his brother Aiden was attacked. PSNI det ch/insp Tom Woods appeals for info. In Lisburn a man has survived an arson attack at Stonebridge court which police feel was racist. Film report. A reshuffle at Westminster has meant the NIO here has two new ministers. Film report from Ken Reid names ministers as Paul Goggins and Maria Elder. Peter Hain NI sec comments on the government's Nov 24th deadline and says it's no idle threat. Then new minister Maria Eagle comments on reform in education due next week. Paul Goggins will be in charge of the parades/issue this summer. He comments on that task and his meetings ahead. In Dublin the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has issued court proceedings against senior republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to recover 5.3m Euros. Followed a March raid. Film report. Next is a preview of tonight's UTV Insight about Restorative Justice Schemes in N. Ireland and the alleged shadow's hanging over the scheme's. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06290
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9029



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th May 2006
Duration:
23 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Judging Restorative Justice
Description:
Introduced by Fearghal McKinney he begins by saying it's widely believed a paramilitary shadow hangs over the system of Restorative Justice but is there a telephone shadow that cast by the government as they play politics over policing. F. McKinney then explains that RJ isn't't about policing, it's about avoiding it. He gives an example of how it works in a simple case and how it reduces punishment attacks by paramilitaries. The negative interpretation of how it allows paramilitaries to enhance their control in communities is also explained. Then SF's G. Kelly denies there's a fist behind the CRJ. He says it's a long drawn out process of mediation to deal with disputes. SFLP's A. Attwood says with good practice it's got future in NI but he's worried about bad practice becoming established in the North. In reality the scheme has operated here for years. On the Shankill it's called Alternatives and deals with low level crime and cooperate with the police. Debbie Watters of Alternatives outlines the groups aims and principles and says they prevent young people being harmed by paramilitaries. She denies they have grown out of paramiltarism but have grown out of the legacy of violent conflict. In Rathcoole a loyalist estate, Joan Totten of North Belfast Alternatives says 85% of referrals come from in the community. The case of a 14 year old boy is profiled. He describes what his Saturday night behaviour used to involve before Alternatives. On the nationalist side the big difference is CRJ refuses to have any dealings with the PSNI. It too grew out of a need to stop punishment attacks and it will deal with more than low level crime. It's operates in Tyrone, Sth Armagh, Derry and Belfast. Derry CRJ's Noel McCartney comments on why it works there. He calls it a voluntary process. Jim Auld of DRJ Ireland answers questions on why they aren't't linked to the PSNI and the mistrust that may cause some people. The PSNI work within the government scheme called Youth Justice Agency. F. McKinney explains how it works and its budget. The PSNI also sit on Alternatives board but overall they favour the schemes. Superintendent Andy McQuiggan explains their views on its benefits. The basics of the system is used worldwide beginning in Australia explains F. McKinney. He explains the conditions of the 1967 criminal justice act here which allow these scheme to be legal. Debbie Walters comments on this. Then SDLP's Alex Attwoods outlines his views. Then Andy McQuiggan views on obligation to involve the PSNI. F. McKinney then looks at events in Ballymurphy leading to the death Gerard Devlin and a viscous family feud. CRJ was involved in negotiations which led to some people leaving the area. Victor Notarentine recalls agreeing his son should leave. He rejects the idea the CRJ don't use threats. He ways they say we can't guarantee your safety. Then SF's G. Kelly rejects this as untrue. Jim Auld won't discuss individual cases but comments generally on safety of individuals. McKinney asks should CRJ employ former paramilitaries and how are human rights guarded. Jim Auld comments on these issues. Then SF's G. Kelly's views on ex-prisoners involvement while Debbie Waters denies they are a cover for paramilitaries. The government is now involved due to private funding ceasing. Alternatives will go with the government but Jim Audi of CRJ accepts government protocols on criminal justice issues but that's not necessary with low level matters. Politically the issue has caused tension between the SDLP and SF. A. Attwood explains their view then SF G. Kelly's views on CRJ. Then Jim Auld on what happens if SF sign up to policing soon and the government's funding plans. D. Waters on government funding failures.
DVD No.
D06290
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9030



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th May 2006
Duration:
? mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Judging Restorative Justice
Description:
Film report on how CRJ schemes work in the Shankill area with PSNI involvement and in Falls area without PSNI input. Then Derry's Noel McCartney on how CRJ works there, and Jim Auld explans why people use CRJ not PSNI
DVD No.
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
907



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th May 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Death of a Sportsman
Description:
Documentary looks at the LVF killing of Sean Brown (61), (Bellaghy GAA Chairman) and highlights the failings of the original RUC inquiry, also the current Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan findings.
DVD No.
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
908



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th May 2006
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hunger Strike (Part 2)
Description:
This programme looks at the negotiations between Republicans and the British Army during the Hunger Strike, and the current disagreement between Richard O'Rowe and other republicans like B.McFarlane over a deal O'Rowe says would have saved lives but was rejected. Comments also from Fr O'Crilly, Denis Bradley, Gerry Adams, B.McAliskey, John Nixon (INLA) Fr D.Faul, and D.Morrison also Mrs Quinn recalls signing her son of the Strike on 31/07/1981.
DVD No.
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
909



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th May 2006
Duration:
51 mins 36 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hunger Strike, Part 2
Description:
Part two of this two-part series begins with a vox pop of contributors to the programme like Sean Donlon (Irish Ambassador to the USA) views on the hunger strike. Then B. McFarlane's opinion. Then SF's Gerry Adams. From the unionist community Hazeltt Lynch comments. His brother, an RUC officer was killed by the PIRA. Then PUP's D. Ervine's views. Film clip shows trouble on the streets of Belfast and Dublin. Then prisoners R. O' Rawe and John Nixon comments on dealing with the death toll in the prison while UUP's K. McGuiness says IRA godfathers would not have put their own sons on hunger strike. Then Thatcher says hunger strikers are using pity as means to create tension. B. McAliskey says hell isn't't hot enough or eternity long enough for those who stood and watched men die. This programme proper begins with a BBC radio news report for Sat 2nd May 1981 reporting overnight trouble. Film clips of street clashes are shown as church leaders appear for calm. Then Jim Gibney outlines what republicans felt the election of Bobby Sands was an MP would have meaning in terms of British government opinion. The hunger strikers had no support. Danny Morrison agrees 30,000 people didn't vote for a criminal. UUP's William Ross says it wasn't't a vote for PIRA murders. Kean Magennis says unionists were worried Thatcher would concede. On 18-4-81 Bobby Sands was given the Last Rites. A news report carries the story. Then B. McFarlane recalls 4-5-81 as he listened to the news at 12pm, 1pm and then as 2pm the announcement Bobby Sands died. L. McKeown recalls the sombre mood. PO Dessie Waterworth, Anthony McIntyre (prisoner) also recall their feelings. A vox pop of loyalists areas hears. People are delighted. Then PUP's D. Ervine says people didn't see the bigger picture. Dr. Hazlett Lynch says Sands death was a non event as far as he was concerned. He felt a sense of relief. Film clip shows Sands funeral on 7-5-1981. 100,000 attended. Then film clip of I. Paisley (DUP) speaking at counter demo at Belfast City Gall. Eamon McCann says Sands funeral was biggest nationalist demo ever in NI. It was a demo not for 'Brits Out' or 'armed struggle' but for someone who died to be recognised. Jim Gibney recalls the day of his burial. Then Danny Morrison's views but Sir B. Ingram says international criticism carried no weight with Thatcher. Sean Donlon comments on reaction in the USA who didn't fear about IRA killings at the same time. John Nixon then says Sands death meant Frank Hughes would die and when he did it was inevitable Patsy O'Hara would die and soon. Patsy O'Hara shown in his coffin. He was only doing 8yrs and would have been out in 4 years and he'd done 3 years already. With 4 hunger strikers dead violence on the streets. Film clip shown. Kevin Sheedy ex RUC says their fear element increased. Violence increased so much he feared we were heading to Civil War. The SDLP's A. Currie comments that SF propaganda was brilliant especially around the funerals. UUP'S Ken Magennis says he despised the media for giving the prisoners credibility. Fr. Denis Faul says SF campaign was perfect. He felt SF was having a ball while men die in jail. Richard O'Rawe then says inside questions were being asked why was B. McFarlane the OC allowing another man to die. John Nixon recalls people feeling they had made their point. R. O'Rawe says he saw no point in letter Joe McDonnell die as the Brit's weren't going to move. On 24-6-81 Joe McDonnell was moved to hospital. In Dublin they newly elected Irish government led by G. Fitzgerald backed a new initiative from the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace. Sean Donlon explains how their channel worked. Fr. Oliver Crilly of the Commission recalls this efforts. In July they met NIO minister Michael Allison. Fr. Crilly recalls the meeting. The commission then went to the Maze to visit prisoners. B. McFarlane recalls their offer to him. Then Seanna Walsh. They said they could get the substance of the 5 demands but the prisoners say they were offered no proof. No written documents. Jim Gibney and Fr. Crilly comment on need for written documents. Later that day the prisoners did release a conciliatory statement. G. Fitzgerald recalls the importance of this statement. Newspaper headlines of those days shown. Then Fr. O. Crilly recalls Gerry Adams saying he'd like to meet the commission in a Belfast safe house. Crilly was told by SF that through a secret link called mountain climber other talks between government and prisoners were taking place and the British were offering a deal. Gerry Adams and Denis Bradley describe the contracts. Bradley recalls Thatcher offered that night what the hunger strikers eventually settled for but there are some disputes around that. Bradley wasn't't present do he can't be authoritative around which version is correct but he says he heard the story. The republican representative in the room rejected Thatcher's offer saying the prisoners must make that decision. At this stage 3 hunger strikers were dead. Sean Donlon then recalls the Irish government's reaction when they found out that the British government ad been directly talking to republicans. They assumed neither government was or was going to talk to terrorists/PIRA. They thought it a treacherous move by Britain. B. Imgram says he has no knowledge of the contracts. Then G. Fitzgerald comments on his dilemma on the matter. He couldn't't confront Thatcher. The Irish justice commission realised their efforts were in vain. A film clip of their process conference is shown. Fr. O. Crilly says Thatcher made it impossible for him to ever believe anything the British government would ever say. He accuses SF and British of brinkmanship over the life of John McDonnell. The commission withdrew from talks. By June '81 4 prisoners were dead. The British through mountain climber had offered republicans a deal. D. Morrison (SF) says prisoners feared British offers not written down. Morrison recalls his visit to the jail and the hostile reaction he got from prison officers. Des Waterworth and Seanna Walsh comment. Then Prof. R. English analysis of Morrison's visit. Morrison met 8 prisoners including Joe McDonnell in a wheelchair. He told them the proposals but the prisoners wanted it guaranteed. Prof. R. English gives his views. To clarify things the government agreed to send a NIO official into the prison at 8.30am Wed 8th July but 4 hrs earlier Joe McDonnell died. So did any hopes of a deal. R. O'Rawe recalls his reaction. It was a lost opportunity. They were trapped in a hunger strike situation and the only way out was to surrender. John Nixon recalls his reaction, is it necessary to go on? Nothing could be gained now by another death. He felt it had become an electoral strategy now to continue, not about the H Blocks. By July 5 men had died and 2 fellow strikers were elected TD's in the Dail but street tensions continued to rise. G. Fitzgerald recalls the riot in Dublin at the British Embassy with film clip shown. Sean Donlon calls the riots organised. In the prison Brendan McFarlane recalls Martin Hurson was the next prisoner in danger at 40 day mark but he died prematurely. McFarlane recalls a row with Dr. D. Faul over Hurson's death. R. O'Rawe recalls the anger fight. It was explosive. Dr. D. Paul recalls his anger. He asked him is it the funeral you want. Film clip of M. Hurson's funeral. He was 6th h/striker to die. B. McAliskey recalls the treadmill to death. The PUP's D. Ervine says it looked like a pride thing from the outside. As 8th prisoner Mickey Devine died, B. Ingram says the prisoners didn't want concession, they wanted power over the prison regime. John Nixon, S. Walsh say they couldn't't see a way out. But at a hotel in Toome, B. McAliskey recalls women talking about taking over church pulpits. She feels D. Faul who heard this decided then to change the church's ambiguity on the strike. They now wanted the prisoners to strike. D. Paul recalls his meeting of mother to bypass SF. A. Currie (SDLP) and Ken Magennis (UUP) comment. In Toome he encouraged the mothers to take their sons of the hunger strike once they lost consciousness. Legally this was possible. B. McAliskey gives his views. The mother of IRA man Paddy Quinn was the first to do just this. A film clip shows her explain why. On 31-7-81 others followed. Now the end was in sight. Seanna Walsh recalls the prisoners reactions. Before the end however Kevin Lynch, Kieran Doherty, Thomas McIlwee and Michael Devine would die in the prison. When the strike ended NI sec James Prior said no concessions were made to the IRA. Film clip shown. However within 2 years the British government met most of the demands but even now debate amongst republicans still rages about what happened during that first July weekend in 1981 that British government offer before Joe McDonnell died. R. O'Rawe puts his case on the proposals offered with only free association missing. He and McFarlane accepted it. The SF leadership said they were surprised they accepted it. In reply B.K. McFarlane rejects O'Rawe's version of what happened but A. McIntyre believes O'Rawe. McFarlane also rejects he got an army com. D. Morrison supports Mr. Farlane's views. The hunger strike lasted 217 days. 10 prisoners died and 68 people were killed on the outside. B. McAliskey comments. She would consul against it again. Fr. Paul praises the mothers. Then Gerry Adams views. Followed by PUP's D. Ervine and Eamon McCann on SF debt to B. Sands.
DVD No.
D06280
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9026



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th May 2006
Duration:
19 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:
Ballymena teenager Michael McIlveen died after sectarian attack yesterday. Film report includes interview with his mother Gina McIlveen on her sons injuries and his last moments. Then his uncle Francis McIlveen's comments. Then Sean McIlveen. This murder has focused on sectarianism in Ballymena. Film report on sorrow of his classmates with teacher Catherine Magee's comments. Then orange order statement condemns the attacks and calls for end to them. Then Catholic Fr. Paul Symonds comments on the danger of sectarianism as does PSNI Superintendent Raymond Murray. 5 males remain in custody. The body of a man found in a burnt out car yesterday has been named unofficially as Mark Edens from Ligoneil. Film report says a man has been arrested and released. An RUC man David Beattie has been cleared by the ombudsman of any involvement in the death in Armagh 15 years ago of teenager Alice Loughlin following a shooting. She was sitting in his car at the time. Film report hears Beattie said she shot herself with his gun by mistake but former PUC Superintendent Eric Anderson's investigation was deemed to be flawed. Nuala O'Loan comments on retired offices not cooperating with her. Barry Bradbury for the girls family says they will fight on. In Armagh the Church of Ireland A'Bishop Robert Eames has announced he is to retire after 20 years in office. Film report with interview on what he saw during his time. He calls on loyalist paramilitaries to disarm and go into politics and he wants police accepted by nationalists. In Ballyclare police are investigating arson attacks on 5 properties. Film report on vandalism with DPP's Kathy Wolff's views. Then PSNI insp Stephen Marshalls views. In Newtownards the home of SA's founder Blair Mayne was gutted in a fire. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06290
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9031



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th May 2006
Duration:
29 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Death of a Sportsman
Description:
Introduction by Darragh McIntryre this programme deals with the search for justice by the family of Bellaghy GAA club chairman Sean Brown (61) killed by the LVF in May 1997 and the failings around the original RUC investigation into the murder which were exposed by the police ombudsman Nuala O'Loan. It begins with an introduction from D. McIntyre. A film clip of the original murder scene and McIntyre's comments on the different performances of the last two police Chief Constables here regarding this case and a quick view on the case from Paul O'Connor (Pat Finucane Centre) and Nuala O'Loan. Over the last 18 months 7 people have engaged in a unique policing experiment for NI in which 2 police officers report on their murder inquiry to a committee led by a relative of the victim. Paul O'Connor comments. Then Mr. Brown's son Damian. The Irish government also had members on the committee. Damien Brown recalls how time and time again they asked the question why was that not done the first time. Then family video's of Sean Brown shown from weddings and profile of his links to Bellaghy GAA club. Film clip of him with poet Seamus Heaney in the GAA club. Then reconstruction of his kidnap at the club as Damien explains what the sequence of events was up to his murder. He recalls his first meeting with the police and identifying his body. Then film clip of his funeral. The RUC man in charge was Det/Superintendent Hamilton Houston. Film clip shown. D. McIntyre then details the time line of the murder that is now known. Damian says the family want to know why they picked Sean Brown. The police suspects were Billy Wright and Mark 'Swinger' Fulton who were questioned but not charged. Damian recalls the RUC stringing him along until 14 months passed then Houston closed the case. The family went to the police ombudsman for a review. 3 years later her report came out. Damien recalls it confirmed the RUC failures. Film clip of N. O'Loan at press conference saying no honest effort was made by the RUC. Paul O'Connor comments. Nuala O'Loan continues her criticisms in an interview including the 'sinister' disappearing of the policy book which preventing responsibility to individual officers being traced over decisions made. No discipline of Houston was possible as he's retired. It turns out the European Court of Human Rights criticised Houston for his inquiry into the death of Derry man Dermot McShane. Film clip shown. Damian Brown wants to know why he didn't do his job right. Paul O'Connor then describes letters between coroner John Lecky and then RUC Chief Constable R. Flanagan on the case while suspect Mark Fulton was alive. Flanagan wouldn't't do a reinvestigation until the ombudsman report was complete. Damien comments on Flanagan's decision. Then film clip shows H. Orde begin his reinvestigation and the family's negative attitude to it at that time. Nuala O'Loan and H. Orde recall the negotiation on finding a way forward. Damien was impressed by Orde's advisory committee idea which Orde ways was common in London. He details the work the PSNI completed in the re-inquiry. Paul O'Connor wonders why the killers risked driving past Toome RUC station risking their image being on CCTV film. He highlights this element and H. Orde comments on it. Nuala O'Loan is furious she wasn't't told about an army traffic survey done at Toome RUC base but she found no evidence of collusion. H. Orde comments on lost forensic evidence from the car. Damien Brown asks why they had to wait to now to find all this out. A BBC crime watch was used by Orde's team. It led to other arrests. P. O'Connor says Brown family happy with Orde's efforts. Is it passage of time stopped breakthrough. Nuala O'Loan comments on RUC failures as does policing expert on advisory committee. Orde says no one will be convicted. D. McIntyre comments on suspects in this case. Orde views on HET efforts for other families. Damian Brown view on his father's case as he sees it now. H. Houston statement issued. He rejects ombudsman's criticisms. Damien comments again.
DVD No.
D06290
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9032



Date Broadcast:
Wed 10th May 2006
Duration:
13 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:
The mother of Ballymena teenager Michael McIlveen beaten to death in a sectarian attack says he was attacked before. The family have been overwhelmed with sympathy from the community. Film report with Gina McIlveen as she wears he sons blood stained Celtic shirt. Then a further report on the effects on the Ballymena community and film of wreaths led at attack site with comments of local people on this attack and other incidents in the town involving sectarianism with comments of SF MLA Phillip McGuigan. Then George Dawson representing the 3 loyal orders condemned the killing followed by a look back at the Harryville catholic church dispute and attempts now in Harryville by the Ulster Scots Society to remove loyalist symbols around the church. The major Tommy Nicholl comments. Then Presbyterian pastor Jeremy Gardiner's views on McIlveen killing. The British government has announced it is to close 3 army bases here and lose 1500 army base jobs. Film report with reaction from DUP's I. Paisley who says west of Bann is unprotected. He says there'll be no deal if this government policy continues. Meanwhile at Stormont SF's Gerry Adams says he'll nominate Paisley and McGuiness as first dep/first ministers at recalled Stormont next week. He comments on SF's position in the recalled 'Peter Hain' assembly. Then in a further interview Adam Ingram MP the armed forces minister justified the army base closures announcement. Final item. The PSNI have identified the male body found in a burnt out car at Cavehill Park last week. It was Mark Edens of Wolfhill, Ligoneil. He died of smoke inhalation and his death is not suspicious. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06300
Tape No.
347
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9033



Date Broadcast:
Thu 11th May 2006
Duration:
30 mins 0 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 with the story that the MLA's have been recalled to Stormont on Monday by NI Sec Peter Hain. In the studio he interviews SF's Martin McGuiness on their attitude to this 'Hain Assembly' beginning with seeking McGuiness reaction to the DUP view that Gerry Adams nominating I. Paisley as first minister is a cheap and amateur stunt. McGuiness calls it a serious contribution to forming a government here. He believes it's not what happens on Monday that's important but in the weeks after that and he says all the parties except the DUP are up for reforming a government Thompson asks him why then are SF saying they're not going to take part in debates etc unless they deal with reforming a government McGuiness says this should be primary function of MLA's. They were not interested in a waffle shop where British ministers hold all the powers. Policy making can be formulated in bi-lateral meetings he says and SF will be working behind the scenes he says. In preparation for government he claims the DUP are willing to play 2nd fiddle to NIO ministers. The SF and SDLP are against Hain's agenda but SF haven't decided yet if they will actually attend debates or not or stay outside. He repeats the futility of debating issues you can do nothing about. Next in the if you ask me spot has John Coulters comments on the decision of the America-Ireland fund to donate $1m to making a Northern Ireland version of Sesame Street. He asks the question where could we find a bunch of muppets, would it be Stormont he asks but 108 MLA's would fail the criteria of promoting the tolerance and understanding. He also profiles internal DUP tensions and the Paisley, Robinson and Allister tensions with Paisley referred to as Big Bird. On the SF side Adams and McGuiness are named Bert and Ernie. Ray Empey (UUP) would be Elmo and SDLP's M. Durkan could be Kermit the Frog. Next Noel Thompson tells us it's been 3.5 years since the assembly collapsed it having lasted 30 months so before it all begins again he introduces a film report reminding us of the Stormont executives history beginning with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) 8 years ago. Then Robin Wilson of Democratic Dialogue says the GFA allowed politicians to agree to differ especially on the constitutional issue. He explains his views. It was winter of 1999 however before the executive sat around a table for the first time. The d'hondt system of allocating 10 min/depts. was used. Trimble (UUP) and Mallon (SFLP) were first and deputy first ministers. QUB Prof Rick Wilford says one of the main problems was Trimble and Mallon's personal dislike of each other. Robin Wilson calls them the odd couple. In Feb 2000 the NI sec suspended the Assembly in the absence of PIRA decommissioning but May it was up and running again for its longest period, 13 months but Rick Wilford says decommissioning was the dog that wouldn't't stop barking, a constant thorn for the UUP. In July 2001 Trimble resigned as first minister. NI sec John Reid suspended Stormont for 24 hrs. Then another suspension that Sept '01. Then in Oct 01 the PIRA announced it had began moves towards decommissioning to save the peace process. PRO agreement parties struck a deal. 3 Alliances' renamed themselves as unionists and film clip shows the scuffle at Stormont press conference with the DUP. Rick Wilford comments on the DUP's position half in and half out. The assembly survived less than a year from the brawl in the hall. On Oct 2002 the Stormontgate allegations brought the executive down. Rob Wilson comments on the built in sectarianism at Stormont. Rick Wilford highlights the executives (?) and the work of the committees. On Monday the MLA's sign in again. Back to Noel Thompson who says 108 MLA will return on Monday but only 18 are women. Of those only 4 are unionist. He asks the question why are women underrepresented in unionism. In the studio a panel of Rachel Ward (author), Dawn Purvis (PUP) and Jane Morrice (Women's Coalition) debate this issue and contrast the role of women in unionist and republican politics here in the past, the present and possibly in the future. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on week's news.
DVD No.
D06300
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9034



Date Broadcast:
Thu 11th May 2006
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:
M.McGuinness (SF) outlines his apprach to the May 15th re-opening of Stormont, the film report on the history of previous Stormont Executive with academics assessments of its successes and failures. Next item looks at womens role in the assembly, with author Rachel Wards views, then Dawn Purvis (PUP), and Jane Morrice (WC).
DVD No.
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
910



Date Broadcast:
Fri 12th May 2006
Duration:
7 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:
Presbyterian Moderator Harry Uprichard has visited the house of the Michael McIlveen family in Ballymena. Meanwhile the DUP mayor Tommy Nicholl has opened a book of condolences for the dead teenager at the Town Hall. Film report with Tommy Nicholl's remarks on the mood in the town. People signing book comment on the current situation. Then Harry Uprichard comments on his visit to the family home. In the courts yesterday 5 teenagers were charged with Michael's murder and two more are being questioned. Baseball bats, clothes and footwear were seized in searchers. The next report features remarks made by DUP Cllr Roy Gillespie in Ballymena to the Daily Ireland paper in which he said it was against his religious beliefs to attend Michael's funeral. The paper claims he also said the Pope is the anti-Christ and Michael won't get into heaven as a catholic unless he has been saved. He says Catholics aren't't accepted into heaven. SFLP Cllr Declan O'Loan gives his reaction. Then UUP Cllr James Currie comments. The report then reviews DUP Cllr Mark Mills recent remarks on hurricane Katrina being sent by God to prevent a New Orleans gay event with further comments from SF MLA Phillip McGuigan. Then DUP issued a statement saying Cllr Gillespie was set up and misquoted by Daily Ireland. Meanwhile the Daily Ireland is standing by it's story. The DUP mayor Tommy Nicholl says those are Cllr Gillespie's own words, not the DUP's. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06300
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9035



Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th May 2006
Duration:
69 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Live from Stormont
Description:
At Stormont the MLA's gather for the first meeting of the recalled Stormont Assembly. This coverage is live and it mostly shows procedures of signing in rather than debates or speeches. It begins with the opening remarks of the government appointed speaker Eileen Bell (Alliance MLA) in which she reminds MLA's of the need to find a shared future to prevent the tragedies of recent days recurring ( the M. McIlveen murder). She calls for a spirit of partnership and generosity to be displayed. She then asks MLA's to stand for a minutes silence in memory of M. McIlveen. The speaker then beings the procedure of getting the MLA's t sign the register which is a legal formality. She won't accept any points of order until the role is signed by all members and then explains the agreed procedures of the signing with political parties called in alphabetical order followed by independent members. She reminds members they must enter a designation of identity i.e. either nationalist (or republican) or unionist (or loyalist) or other. Failure to do so will mean the member will be deemed to be other. She begins the process by signing the register. While she does Mark Davenport the BBC political editor comments on the seating geography in the chamber. Then Eileen Bell makes a personal statement regarding her appointment as speaker and outlines her views on her role in the office in which she won't be making political comments and she will stand aside from party politics. She will be a spokesperson for the collective voice of the assembly. She then invites the alliance MLA's to sign the register. At this point Mark Davenport begins to comment on the speaker not taking points of order and speculates on reasons for that with the views of journalist Brian Feeney. As Alliances Naomi Long signs the roll both men comment on the role of the Alliance and then of Independent D. Deeney. Speculation on how he will define himself, nat/unionists or other. Then comments on Seamus Close (Alliance) who didn't get the speakers job. Both men speculate as to why that was. They refer back to him not getting the Alliance leaders job after John Alderdice. The speaker then calls the 32 DUP MLA's to sign. Mark Davenport comments on their numbers as I. Paisley Snr. and Peter Robinson sign. Both commentators comment on what SF's Adams and McGuiness are thinking as they watch Paisley. B. Feeney comments on the internal unionists and nationalist party rivalries with some MLA's not eve speaking to each other within their own community. B. Feeney highlights the familiar old faces on the benches, Taylor, Trimble now no longer prominent. Mark Davenport comments on assembly seating arrangements for the DUP and then he and Feeney speculate on what will eventually become of the double jobbing MLA's. Then in the studio the SDLP leader Mark Durken joins Feeney and Davenport. He says it's mainly a day of procedures and housekeeping. Jim Fitzpatrick then asks him to comment on SF's remarks. He is giving a veneer of respectability to a talking shop by attending. Durkan says SF agreed on the idea of a shadow assembly with the DUP in DUP 2004. He says the SDLP is there to challenge the short comings of Direct Rule and test and expose other parties on the issues and criticise Peter Hain decisions. In the end the SDLP want restoration he says with no changes to the GFA which the DUP want. He says what caused suspension is now out of the way. He doesn't't want any more DUP preconditions. Back on the floor Mark Davenport lists the DUP MLA's that have signed. Then Brian Feeney comments on the deputy speakers which include a SF and DUP man. Davenport says F. Molloy and J. Wells wouldn't't even sit in the same radio car together. He then speculates on how they'll perform in the speakers job in debates including economic debates. B. Feeney criticises MLA's over economic role here with only UUP Desmond Bernie getting any praise. Davenport says same MLA's see tomorrow's lecture by business leaders as patronising and that Hain is just stuffing their timetable to keep them busy. Then B. Feeney comments on the different views of this assembly by unionists and nationalists. On the follow Eileen Bell calls the SF MLA's to sign the book. M. Davenport comments of SF's sitting arrangement to give publicity as Adams/McGuiness sign. Feeney comments on Durken's comments about Dec 04 and the DUP/SF agreement on a shadow assembly. The commentators then just mention who's up to sign the book. Followed by comments on seating arrangements possible squabbles. Then they comment on the height of John O'Dowds followed by M. Davenport on possible horse trading this autumn especially when Blair and Ahern come here. He also gives his views on the Nov 24th deadline and how it could be possibly extended if a deal looked likely. B. Feeney comments on the government that has cried wolf too often. Over half the MLA's have now signed the book. Then SF's F. Molloy comes in and Jim Fitzpatrick asks him as a deputy speaker how will conduct debates if he doesn't't want to conduct debates over issues they have no power on. Molloy hopes to do something on first minister issue next week. He's asked about his position on the council model now following his fallout with SF earlier in the year. He feels honoured to be SF's first deputy speaker. Then comments on his row with DUP's Jim Wells over the radio interview as childish. IN councils UPT and SF work together he says. Back in Stormont the SFLP sign the book. M. Davenport comments on their 18 members and possible 2 ministers. F. Molloy (SF) says it's important the SFLP doesn't't let DUP off the hook on the GFA. Over the weekend the PUP's D. Ervine re-designated himself as UUP. As a deputy speaker F. Molloy is asked to comment. He replies it probably will be allowed but it signals the UUP will get into bed with the UVF rep. and therefore their previous opinions on violence can be seen to be false. He then calls on the DUP to respect SF's mandate. B. Feeney comments then on D. Ervin's switch to the UUP for this assembly and what's behind the rush to get more seats and ministries. He outlines again the nationalist/unionist views on this assembly with M. Davenports views on SF's position in the assembly. D. Ervine joins the UUP queue to sign with Reg Empey signing. They comment on John Taylors political career as he signs. B. Feeney comments on some UUP MLA's being uncomfortable with D. Ervine's coming across to them. Other UUP MLA's sign and Panel comment on their UUP history. Then in the studio the DUP's Peter Weir is asked how he feels about D. Ervine signing as UUP. He calls it an appalling error. In the future the UUP can't criticise terrorist acts. He's asked about Paul Berry's position. Weir wonders did UUP approach Berry or McCartney and he'd be happy to have a fresh election and he returns to D. Ervine situation as morally and ethically wrong. It will upset 'decent' UUP members. He calls on UUP to explain their pact and won't comment on which DUP MLA's might be ministers. Then film of D. Ervine signing the register as UUP. Fo9llowed by D. Trimble. Weir comments on Trimble's leadership of UUP. Then independents sign with panels comments on each. Then Eileen Bell comments on that task now finished. Then DUP's P. Robinson raises a point of order about lists of members of each party and the signing of D. Ervine as UUP member. He questions the legality of this move and for this situation to be clarified. Bell replies she'll be seeking legal consol on this issue. Then I. Paisley asks she allowed him to sign today if she hadn't made a decision. Bell replies and her and Paisley argue the point. Bell then ends the first sitting. Back in the studio Alliance leader David Ford won't comment on the legalities but questions the politics of the move. He refers to the UUP's unhappiness about SF's links to paramilitaries yet here they sign up the UVF spokesman who aren't't even on ceasefire. He comments in IMC reports on UVF and how that effects the UUP's fitness for government From outside the chamber the UUP's leader R. Empey speaks to the press. He criticises P. Hain decisions to date. Then back in the studio D. Ervine (PUP) talks to Jim Fitzpatrick. He says he's leader of the PUP but a member of the UUP assembly group. He's shocked by DUP reaction as his move has taken a ministers seat of SF. He then outlines he done it to stop nationalists having 6 seats and unionists 6 seats when nat's only have 44% of the votes. He says the UUP approached him and it gives politics a proper balance he believes and it was good for unionism and he wants Stormont to work. M. Davenport ways it's all down to the lawyers on this issue.
DVD No.
D06300
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9036



Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th May 2006
Duration:
16 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:
Today the MLA's returned to Stormont after a three-and-a-half-year absence. Film report on today's's events begins with film clip of MLA's arriving at Stormont. They have till Nov 24th to form an executive or the government will stop paying them. SDLP's M. Durkan says the factors that caused suspension. Then IRA's arms are now dealt with. We should be reforming the executive today he says. The unions unison and (?) held a protest outside Stormont calling on FLA's to get local government back. Lily Kelly form unison comments. Inside MLA's held a minutes silence for murdered Catholic schoolboy M. McIlveen. Then new speaker Eileen Bell read a personal message on her role as speaker as members signed in. A political row broke out as PUP's D. Ervine signed in as a member of the UUP group giving the UUP a third ministry. If government was formed at the expense of SF. D. Ervine explains his reasons. Then UUP's Reg Empey's views on the DUP reaction followed by DUP's I. Paisley Snr's reaction to UUP lies. Also Raymond McCord a victims campaigner and SF's Gerry Adams comment then. Indep/MLA Dr. Kiernan Deeney's views on Stormont's recall. Back in the studio UUP leader Reg Empey explains what he sees as advantage of having David Ervine within the UUP group. To restore the unionist/nationalist balance. Then PUP's D. Ervine outlines the figures of this balance. He's mystified by DUP reaction. Ervine says he remains PUP leader. Reg Empey is asked to explain what happened to no guns, no government mantra. Now they have a member aligned to a group that hasn't't given up any guns, the UVF. Empey says he's working on that issue. Then in the studio DUP I. Paisley Snr. outlines his views. If UUP is against criminality and guns why have they brought in the PUP leader with it's UVF links. He says it's purely the UUP who gain from the move. Paisley says they are inconsistent and they aren't't taking a SF seat. Paisley comments then on the chances of assembly restoring an executive. Then it's live to Stormont where SF's Gerry Adams says he isn't't really interested in the PUP/UUP link. He says what's important is that our politicians take charge and he call on Paisley to exercise his mandate. Adams comments then on his views on having an election. He also talks about death of Michael McIlveen and other important issues to be dealt with. He doesn't't want a talking shop with no power. In Ballymena the PSNI have said sectarian tensions remain high after the Michael McIlveen murder. Film report says 2 teenagers charged in Coleraine with the killing have been threatened. The boys can't be named. PSNI Superintendent T. Shevlin issues statement. Next report is from Ken Reid at Stormont. He gives his analysis of today's events at Stormont and what the government will think of today and the prospect for achieving everything by Nov 24th. K. Reid also comments on the D. Ervine UUP link up and what advice could be given to Eileen Bell on it. He also points out that tomorrow SF won't be attending the economy debate. In Coleraine last night Patrick Fleming (45) a suspected drug dealer who was under investigation by the Assets Recovery Agency was stabbed to death. Film report. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06310
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9037



Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th May 2006
Duration:
70 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Live coverage from Stormont of recalled assemblys first meeting, mostly deals with offical procedures, but P.Robinson (DUP) does query D.Ervines (PUP) joining the UUP Group with the speaker.
DVD No.
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
911



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th May 2006
Duration:
70 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Rocky Road to Dublin
Description:
Made in black and white in 1968 this programme takes a sarcastic look at life in Ireland in the 1960s. It covers all aspects of social life, the pubs, the GAA, Religion, language, press, education and arts.
DVD No.
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
913



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th May 2006
Duration:
7 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:
Headlines then Portadown Orangeman Don McDay has resigned from the parades commission after he forged references from SFLP's Dolores Kelly and DUP MP D. Simpson. Film report with reaction of Roger Poole the parades/comm and reveals Dolores Kelly's reaction. There is a possibility that the other Orange representatives David Burrows used Methodist minister Jim Wray as a reference without his permission. It all leaves parades/comm. in a difficult position going into the marching season. Meanwhile at the assembly its day two and the SF benches were empty for the debate on the economy. Film report from Ken Reid with SF's Gerry Adams explaining the party's position on this debate as pointless without an executive. Then SDLP's A. McDonnell explains why they did take part. Inside the chamber the UUP's D. Burnside said he was glad SF wasn't't present. MLA Bob McCartney and the speaker clashed over D. Ervine enrolling in the UUP. Again PUP's David Ervine explains he was glad to take a ministers seat off SF. Meanwhile NI Sec Peter Hain opening the Mo Mowlam memorial playgroup at Stormont said the UVF now had a big decisions to make on guns and criminality. Then from the debate brief experts from some of the speakers show it was a low key debate. Earlier business leaders addressed all the MLA's in the great hall including SF. Then Ken Reid gives the latest news from Stormont on next week's plan at Stormont. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06310
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9038



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th May 2006
Duration:
67 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
The Rocky Road to Dublin
Description:
Originally made in 1968 this programme explores the themes of Ireland in the 1960s censorship, suppression and a society dominated by the catholic church. The programme adopts a sarcastic attitude to it's topics society, the pubs, the GAA, religion, language, education and the arts. It's maker even pokes fun at the lost legacy of 1916 and wonders what happens to the ideals of the revolutionaries of 1916. It's all filmed in black and white and begins with the Dubliners singing the title song. The narrator says it's the story of an island who survived 700 years under the English then nearly sank under the weight of it's own heroes and clergy. The poets and socialists who led 1916 wanted to weaken the Irish nation but they were executed. In 1921 a deal with England left 6 counties under it's control. Then came a civil war. 10 years after that the republicans who opposed the treaty came to power under DeVelera. Ireland's question was what do you do with your revolution now you've got it? Sean O'Faolain tries to answer the question in an interview. Society here eventually became utterly alien to the ideas of the 1916 republicans, an unequal society. He says 1916 leaders would have felt betrayed if they had saw today's society. The narrator says those born in the 1930s were told to be grateful. To do otherwise made you a traitor. The new heroism expected was heroic obedience. Even during WWII Ireland drifted further from the outside world. Officially it was an emergency. The 1950s brought depression, emigration and unemployment. Now there was no trace of socialism. The new republic had faded. It was the shabby afterglow of heroic days. He then pokes fun at the Royal Dublin House Show, a remnant of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy days when Ireland was their playground and we waited on them. It's now infiltrated by the Irish middleclass. Then more Irish songs sung as Dublin's Georgian façade is highlighted followed by film of the new blocks of flats. Then Conor Cruise O'Brien comments on Ireland being a special small country highlighting Frank Aikens roll at the UN cooling the Cold War he says. Ireland now sides with the US he says voting against the US in 1957 on the representation of China. The Eisenhower government used Cardinal Spellman to put the heat on the Irish government over supporting the reds. The narrator then looks at the masculine purgatories, the pubs cheered up now that women are allowed in. More singing of the Rocky Road in Dublin and other pub musician's efforts on spoons and fiddle. Then attention is turned to comment on the GAA. 72 yr ago it instituted it's ban on foreign games being played or looking at foreign games or going to dances in foreign games clubs. A GAA official explains this rule and the penalties involved and he defends the democracy of the rule and recalls the political aims of the GAA at the time it was founded and its role in the state today. The narrator then turns to the Gaelic language spoken by less than 3% of the Irish people despite money spent on encouraging a revival. He says it's time to spend less on the folklore past and do something about unemployment and emigration. Then US film director, now Irish citizen, John Huston comments on ways he can serve Ireland through film making. He explains his point of view. Then Douglas Gabeby of the Irish Times comments on resistance to change in rural Ireland. Then at Trinity College students discuss how all Ireland's papers are tied to a particular interest and aren't't independent. The speakers comments on these papers and their editorial points of views and also that of RTE who's afraid of advertisements. Then the programme comments on national schools which are in the nuns, priests and Christian brothers. Film clip shows children repeating catechism mantras like the effect of original sin on mankind and chastity dangers. The narrator wonders will any of these children grow up to write books like the Dark by John McGahern which was banned and he himself, a teacher, sacked by the local priest. The I.N.T.O abandoned the case. Theatre producer Jim Fitzgerald says most young Irish writers like him who were communist were destroyed by the catholic church newspaper The Standard which said 'this man is dangerous behind his photo'. He then comments on the history of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin founded by W.B. Yeats and how it's beargoise rejected Sean O'Casey and this old guard still control the Abbey Theatre. The programme then under the title censorship shows a list of authors who have had books banned in Ireland. It contains 31 names many of them now household names. Then Professor Liam O'Briain, a member of the appeal boards on censorship recalls censorship on sound films. He says countries like England have given up all their traditional values like Christianity and morality and all vice is allowed. He then outlines his philosophy on what's wrong with the modern world and what he sees as the churches fight back. The narrator then switch's to the tennis club dance hall where young people dancing together is approved but the men don't arrive till the pub's close and Irish women accept they must cheerfully lie in waiting for the men. Film clip of the dancers shown. Then a film clip shows a more modern dance hall with a younger crowd and more modern music. The narrator asks maybe we are looking our sense of sin. As the film shows the folks dancing close together if we are losing our sense of sin he says there's plenty of people wanting to do something about it. Photo's show DeValera and Sean Lemass with the clergy. Then Jack Lynch and photos of bishops. He then comments on the priests undisputed authority over the Irish family life. The Vatican council of early 1960s shook the Irish hierarchy. Many young Irish rebelled against the clergy and younger priests now try a more modern approach. A film clip of the world of Fr. Michael Cleary over 2 days is shown. He's singing to hospital patients and at a wedding. He moves from serious speech to singing rebel songs and organising dances after which he explains how he using his God given talents to get comradery with the younger people. He comments on the issue of sex and feels restraint is needed in the modern world. He admits he would like a family but accepts he can't. He's then filmed in a local boxing club with young boxers. Then at a graveyard talking to gravediggers about football matches and their attitude to death. This is followed by an interview, voice only, with a young married woman who had no children for 3 years due to birth control. Then she lost a baby and was terrified of getting pregnant again. She says many women can't afford therapists so they would go to the priest and he would tell you to offer it up or do a novena. These priests feel women should grin and bear it. On a different topic the programme says signs are Ireland is beginning to break free from a political and clerical authority which for 50 years had been characterised in it's approach to human problems by ignorance. Liam O'Briain then recalls changes in pubs as dehumanising, the beginning of a new age he says which hasn't't any tradition yet. Then the Dubliners sign the Holy Ground with a film clip of children leaving a Dublin school and running after the camera.
DVD No.
D06310
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9039



Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th May 2006
Duration:
7 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Michael McIlveen (15) is buried after funeral in Ballymena. Film report begins as coffin leaves family home. Ballymena's DUP mayor Tommy NIcholl, SF's M. McGuiness and Nuala O'Loan, police ombudsman were present. Fr. Paul Symonds says Michael's death shows deep rooted sectarianism at heart of our society. Then Bishop Patrick Walsh calls for united voice against sectarianism. Meanwhile SF says 2 cars carrying mourners to the funeral were attacked in the Ballykeel area. In the commons DUP's I. Paisley spoke of a murder of Michael McIlveen. He says those that are charged with the killing are from both sections of the McIlveen family. Followed by SDLP's Mark Durkan's comments on the killing. Also in the commons on a separate issue the UUP MP Syliva Hermon has caused her deep distress and she had no part in the decision. In the courts Desmond Heaney (25) had been charged with the murder of drug dealer Patrick Fleming (40) last Sunday morning. Film report says Mr. Fleming was under investigation by the assets recovery agency which had frozen £.5 of his assets. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06310
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9040



Date Broadcast:
Thu 18th May 2006
Duration:
28 mins 8 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 tonight's programme begins with the DUP's G. Campbell and the UUP's Alan McFarland trading 'what aboutry' insults over the UUP's decision to allow the PUP leader David Ervine to join it's assembly group despite the PUP's links to the UVF. Thompson begins by reminding G. Campbell his party has supported PUP people for election as Lord Mayor of Belfast and works with them on the policing board. G. Campbell says that was due to a unionist block vote 10/15 years ago and it's not the issue now as no one brought them into their group. Campbell claims victims groups have adhered this UUP decision. He says some principle for UVF and IRA/SF/ Thompson quotes a UUP statement after last year's Whiterock riot in which the UUP claim the IVF tried to shoot PSNI officers and asks how are these people now linked to your party. A. McFarland replies that in 1997 the UUP tried to bring republicans in to politics, getting their hands dirty he says. What they are doing now is trying to bring loyalist paramilitaries in. McFarland says the PUP/UVF move to disarmament will take as long as it took PIRA. He wants loyalists paramilitaries on board to any future peace deal this autumn. He says the UUP strategy is to talk to the loyalist paramilitaries. Then G. Campbell rejects his point of view saying it filed with the PIRA and it will fail with loyalists. He explains why he believes so. He quotes the last IMC report on UVF activities. McFarland says NI sec Peter Hain has put PUP's Dawn Purvis onto policing board in spite of IMC report. He then reminds Campbell of DUP's involvement with Ulster resistance and William McCrea and Sammy Wilson with LVF's B. Wright at a rally and he says the DUP are hypocrites. Campbell says Ulster resistance or 3rd force never used violence and never used violence or guns he claims. Thompson then asks McFarland about their no guns no government mantra. He replies again they need loyalists in the process and also this move has saved a ministerial seat for unionism this autumn. He denies the UUP have made any approach to former DUP MLA Paul Berry. In the if you ask me spot journalist Newton Emeron comments on the problems he sees with power sharing here i.e. it's not democracy. He feels that's why the government's run to restore an executive before Nov 24th won't work. He says our only option is this government or no government and it should be this government or that government so eventually it's no government we will get. He then outlines his point of view in greater detail. This is followed by a film report from BBC business editor James Kerr on the challenges to our economy here and how do our main parties think they can help the economy grow here. It begins with Victoria Square being built. Then Kerr claims we need 140,000 new jobs here. Then David Dobbins of Business Alliance comments on what's needed here and it's not a direct rule strategy he says. Then SF's M. McLaughlin claims they are a left of centre socialist party and they want to remove regional disparity. He lists the areas he means. Then Robin Newton DUP says the economy needs to be addressed within the NI context. He wants our taxation rates to be level with the Republic. The SDLP's Sean Farren wants a creative social partnership here. He explains what he means. North/South cooperation. The UUP's Roy Beggs says he doesn't't fear Nth/Sth markers. It's all a Euro market now he says. He wants education connected with industry. Then economist David Simpson says Belfast/Derry need a development strategy. D. Dobbins wants us to move from public sector to private sector economy. Next segment concerns Orangeman's Don McKay's resignation from the parades/comm. This week after it was revealed he used Dolores Kelly (SDLP) and David Simpson (DUP) as references without their permission. In the studio he gives him explanation that he thought both were his friends and his application to join the parades/comm was accepted before he got to talk to both these people. He claims it was an honest though naive mistake. Thompson questions him on his claims and puts the views of D. Kelly and D. Simpson to him and questions him on his claim he's for a shared future and not just an Orangeman working 'behind the sector'. McKay claims he's impossible.
DVD No.
D06310
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9041



Date Broadcast:
Thu 18th May 2006
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:
A.McFarland (UUP) and G.Campbell (DUP) argue about D.Ervine (PUP) signing up in the UUP group. Don McKay (Orangeman) discusses why he has resigned from the Parades Commission over his phoney references. Plus a review of Assembly business.
DVD No.
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
912



Date Broadcast:
Fri 19th May 2006
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Kelly
Programme Title:
Meets Peter Hain
Description:
Chat show host Gerry Kelly interviews Peter Hain (N.Ireland Secretary) on his politics and career.
DVD No.
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
914



Date Broadcast:
Fri 19th May 2006
Duration:
21 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Gerry Meets
Programme Title:
Gerry Kelly Meets Peter Hain
Description:
This is a chat show programme in which host Gerry Kelly talks to N.I.'s 15th sec of state Peter Hain in Stormont Castle. He begins by asking Hain to describe his personality. He replies he gets on with most people if they want to get on with him. He says he goes through life in an easy affable way. Being brought up in South Africa with bitterness all around he tries now to avoid letting bitterness enter his life as it grinds you down and destroys you. In his childhood he recalls his mother and father loved politics. He grandfather was interested in the more liberal side of SA's white politics. Both his parents were affronted by what they saw around them in SA. This created in his a passion to do something about injustice and prejudice. He recalls his parents were 'banned person's' and explains what that actually meant. You couldn't't be in a political party or attend a social gathering. His parents were the first married couple ever banned. He recalls their white friends were supportive but their relatives weren't. His aunt even disowned his mother in a local newspaper. In 2000 he returned to Pretoria. As the Labour government's African Minister he met his aunt again at a function and now she was proud of him. Some of the Hain' friends formed an Armed Resistance Group but her recalls his father telling him he opposed violence and the group's activities like blowing up electricity pylons. In one attack at a train station 2 people were killed. The bomber was executed at his funeral aged 15. Peter Hain was asked to give the eulogy. Hain recalls his parents put the mains widow and child up and read the address because his father was stopped from doing it. They opposed violence but in the end he says you have to stand by your friends. In 1966 they were hounded out of SA to London. Hain recalls he'd never seen television before till that and went to see Chelsea play. By the age of 19 Hain was in the headlines with anti-apartheid protests. He recalls non violent direct action tactics i.e. running into pitch's to stop match's and he talks about his court appearance on criminal conspiracy charges. He was fined £200. He looks back on it all with pride. He says Nelson Mandela told him the protests were a moral boost. He comments on the surveillance of him by MI5 at the time. He's asked what compromises has he made since them to yet be a cabinet politician now. He maintains he has the same beliefs and values but the young Hain of the 70s would say he's now part of the establishment. Hain then recalls Blair asking him to take the NI job and his reaction to getting this sensitive job with high wire politics. He feels he's not bothered by politicians shouting and screaming and that's necessary here. He says he likes and respects Paisley, he likes Adams and McGuiness. Some politicians irritate him but he likes them all he says and he listens to them all. When asked is his relationship just business or personal he recall Paisley's 80th birthday party, SF's M. McGuiness love of cricket, Adams interest in trees and gardening, he has attempted to learn the politicians interests. He asks does he think our politicians will get a deal by Nov 24th. He replies he thinks they will do it. He recalls his feelings watching them at the recall. He repeats Nov 24th is for real. After that he'll stop salaries and close constituency offices. He feels the single biggest thorniest issue they must deal with is trust. He means this isn't't you have to like them, just trust them. He elaborates on this. Kelly asks him does he ever have time for family. He recalls his ideal Saturday night with his wife. He enjoys his grandchildren and going to Chelsea or Rugby or Silverstone. On his ambitions he says he'd like to do more in government He feels Gordon brown will succeed Tony Blair. He avoids saying he wants to be deputy PM under Gordon Brown. He's then asked to say how he thinks history will judge his time here.
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9043



Date Broadcast:
Fri 19th May 2006
Duration:
4 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:
In the High Court today a judge overturned the NI sec Peter Hain's decision to appoint 2 Orangemen to the parades comm. He ruled the appointments illegal. One of the men, Don McKay resigned on Tues over forged references, the other, David Burrows is still a member. Film report has interview with Garvaghy Rd Residents Association B. McKenna who took the case. Calls their victory one for common sense. The report also gives details of Justice Morgan's 15 page ruling and comments of SF MLA John O'Dowd and DUP's Peter Robinson. The NI sec is considering an appeal. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
348
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9042



Date Broadcast:
Sun 21st May 2006
Duration:
33 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Black Sheep?
Programme Title:
The Sons of O'Connor Scarteen
Description:
This documentary looks back to the time of the Civil War in the Republic and profiles the killing of 2 brothers who were in the Free State Army, Brig-General Tom O'Connor and Captain John O'Connor by the republican anti-treaty IRA. This programme evolves around the research of Patrick O'Connor Scarteen into the deaths of his granduncles in Kerry 80 years ago. He's against violence although says a relative of his Dermot O'Neill was in the PIRA and shot dead by police in London. RTE clips of 23-9-96 shown. It's unknown when his granduncles jointed the vols. to fight for freedom in the War of Independence but after that war, they like everyone took sides in the Civil War. Unlike most of their Kerry comrades they went pro treaty and into the Free State Army. At dawn on 9-9-1922, 70 anti treaty IRA men under the command of John Joe Rice entered Kenmare at 7am. A number of them entered the O'Connor house and shot the 2 brothers. Young Patrick recalls when he was 5 his granny telling him about the killings and his interest ever since then. He begins questioning his father, then examine baker account right up to the morning they died. His father describes the events of the shooting. To try and find out about the tensions in the Kerry IRA at this time and see why his granduncles took the pro treaty side Patrick goes to read the Ernie O'Malley papers. He had fought with the anti treaty republicans and during the 1940s and 50s he gathered together 400 interviews with former comrades. He joins Una Somerville, an archivist at UCD to read the notes. They find mention of Tom Scarteen with O'Malley in a safe house. Then at Blackwater a neighbour shows Patrick an old IRA hideout dug into the rocks. A clip from the 1936 film 'The Dawn' showing the IRA attacking the tans is shown. Patrick describes his views on these 'old IRA men' who fought the British army at that time with photos of Tom and John shown. He repeats stories about his granduncle Tom attacking the British barracks in the town and escaping on a horse. In the family archives he discovers some of Tom's papers, letters and military orders, a chronicle of his last months. He reads some of the letters from Aug 1922. His cousin Jack O'Connor shows him a 1917 Webley revolver which was Tom's and his rifle with his initials on it. At the start of the civil war Tom was made head of the pro treaty brigade. Patrick then visits Prof. Michael Hopkinson author of Green on Green to find out the causes of the Irish Civil War which he explains with film of the attack on the Four Courts by pro treaty forces which included the Scarteen Brigade. A family friend Sr. Phil McCarthy confirms this. After June 30th 1922 pro treaty troops controlled Dublin. Prof Hopkinson recalls the sea board landing tactic of the pro treaty troops into rural western anti treaty areas. On 4th Aug Tom O'Connor returned to Munster. They examine his Dublin hotel bill. On 11th Aug he led 200 men in a landing at Kenmare. His death on the 9-9-22 left the anti-treaty forces in control of Kenmare. Patrick visits the local library to read an account by Jeremiah Murphy who was in the Kenmare attack by the anti-treaty IRA. Then Prof. Hopkinson comments. Patrick finds out 2 female cousins were with Tom and John in the bakery when they were killed. John Joe Rice and Tom O'Connor had been comrades in the War of Independence what caused the fallout. Patrick talks to Denis O'Shea who recalls a story about Tom capturing a British Army motorbike. Patrick's father says J.J. Rice was supposed to go with Tom to the ambush but didn't, he wanted the bike but Tom wouldn't't give it to him, that's why they fell out. On 21-3-1921 Tom was Battle of Headford Junction in which 27 Brits, 3 civilians and 2 IRA were killed. Journalist T. Dwyer describes the significance of the battle and how the IRA present ended up killing each other in the Civil War. Patrick then meets Dan Keating who is 104 years old. He recalls the O'Connor brothers and he was anti-treaty. He recalls them present at Headford Junction. He says it was a dispute over promotions in the IRA brigade that made the Scarteens go to the Free State Army. Then reading Ernie O'Malley's journal's. This is confirmed as the brigade replaced Tom Scarteen as engineer with a qualified engineer. O'Malley says this is why they left. Patrick however believes they joined the Free State Army as they were fierce Collins men. He talks to Dan Keating about this who recalls his views on M. Collins. Patrick then summarises that a lot has been said about Tom but John was older and he was the business one who started the bakery and more a part time vol. A quieter milder man. Prof. M. Hopkinson comments on the brothers Civil War choices. Then at Catholic Brugha Barracks. Patrick reads a sympathy letter sent by a Priest, the brother of the IRA leader at Headford Junction praising the brothers. Then in a pub a local man sings a song about the brothers as Patrick recalls their mothers reaction on hearing of the killings. She got a mass said for their killers.
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9044



Date Broadcast:
Sun 21st May 2006
Duration:
27 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Black Sheep
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
This documentary tells the story of a Kenmore mans two great uncles who fought the British in the War of Independence and were both killed in the Irish Civil War. (Not watched yet)
DVD No.
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
915



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd May 2006
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Fall From Grace
Description:
Paul Berry (Former DUP MLA) gives an interviw on his side allegations he had a homosexual liason with a male masseur. He denies the claim, programme shows film clips of his rise within the DUP until this story hit the press.
DVD No.
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
916



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd May 2006
Duration:
11 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:
In Stormont DUP's I. Paisley Snr. has rejected the nominations from SF's Gerry Adams as first minister. Film report on Paisley's reaction. Follows film of Adams nomination. Paisley replies 'certainly not'. Outside the UUP's Reg Empey says Paisley's reaction was predictable. He then calls on Peter Hain to allow a committee to be set up to explore the chances of restoration of devolved government Then SF's Gerry Adams says talking is the way forward or forget about the assembly. The DUP's I. Paisley says they reject any devolution talks with the IRA/SF. Meanwhile SDLP's M. Durkan says today's events sent out a negative vibe. Outside Stormont SF's Conor Murphy gives a fuller SF reaction to today's DUP's refusal. He says it looks unlikely the DUP want to be involved in power sharing. Following that in the studio DUP's Ian Paisley says progress is down to the IRA. They must say yes to the full decomm, no to criminality and say yes to the police. Paisley says he won't even sit in committee with SF to discuss any democratic deal. He says he wants an NI devolved government but it won't be democratic if terrorists are in it. Then from Stormont Ken Reid gives this analysis of today's 14.5 mins assembly meeting which he says wasn't't a surprise. He gives a view on a likely government reaction, to keep pressing ahead with Downing St. meeting. Next report highlights tonight's Insight production about ex DUP MLA Paul Berry (ends early). (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9045



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd May 2006
Duration:
24 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Fall from Grace
Description:
This programme looks at the reasons behind the fall from favour of the DUP's Sth Armagh MLA Paul Berry. He was once a rising star of DUP politics. Introduced by Fearghal McKinney. He begins by reciting the allegations made by the Sunday World that Paul Berry had a gay/homosexual encounter in a Belfast hotel. This is the first time he has spoken publicly since then. He says he was there, he's not a homosexual and he just made a massive error of judgement. The programme begins with a profile of Berry's true red, white and blue family background. At 21 he was the darling of the party. He recalls the impression he made on the DUP. Film clip of his singing who do you think you are kidding M. Trimble. He comments on the hype at that time. It was 1998. The film clip shows the Sunday World headlines. Paisley's Prat and the gay sex story. Paul Brady recalls being door stepped by the Sunday World and he realised the story would destroy him politically. He recalls he, his family and wife were speechless as they revealed the papers story. It had massive emotional, mental impact on them and the allegation was he was a gay DUP free Presbyterian. He admits he was in the hotel room but it was a massive error of judgement and he was set up. F. McKinney asks him why he was there. He says he let politics take control and he should have been walking close to God as a Christian. He says God seen he was being controlled by politics and he says God allowed this to happen as he's not gay and someday he'll understand why God done this. He says those show the Lord loveth he chasteneth. He says he's not homo and God wasn't't tempting him with this homo encounter but he brought him to a serious point a trail. He denies he had sex with a male. He's annoyed he's being labelled a homo. He denies he was even temped by homosexuality. The paper said he made sexual texts to the other man. Berry says he can't comment as this is all sub-justice and will be a legal matter. He comments now on his life as a husband. It wasn't't easy for his wife Lorna he says. Then a film clip has him driving and listening to gospel music which he says he likes. He used to be a gospel singer but he has pulled back from that in a difficult year. He says some friends have forsaken him but not his family. F. McKinney then asks him what happened when the story was realised. He was called to a meeting in Ian Paisley's home. He recalls the pressure he was under. He was advised to get a lawyer and respond. Paisley was concerned about his wife and he was told you got yourself into this, now get yourself out. There was only a week to go to a Westminster election. Mentally and emotionally (PRINT OMITTED) brazened it out. A film clip is shown him confront journalists and threaten legal action. The party vote wasn't't affected. It won 9 seats including D. Trimble's seat. Then Berry recalls being summoned before the DUP hierarchy. It was stressful and intimidating he says and unfair. He asked for a smaller meeting. No charges were put to him but he was suspended and would be expelled. He felt the party wanted rid of him and the message to him was you have to go. However, P. Berry said no, he launched a legal challenge and won an injunction to stop DUP disciplinary procedures but it didn't bring him happiness he recalls. He then takes F. McKinney on a tour of his collection of loyalist memorabilia. A news clip then reports his quitting the DUP. P. Berry then explains the effects on his family, his father had been local DUP chairman but he was even proposed for re-election. They were now shunned by professing Christians he says. He got so low he even contemplated suicide. He recalls this serious situation. He's now an independent MLA at Stormont. He recalls how that has affected his sitting arrangements at Stormont. On the way to Stormont he comments on his feelings about registering as an independent unionist. Film clip shown of his signing in. Now he feels he's a stronger person than before. He calls it a time of trial. His options were lie down and die or face the problem.
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9046



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd May 2006
Duration:
8 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Ken Barrett the UFF gunman who killed solicitor Pat Finucane in Feb 1989 has been freed from jail after 3 years. He was jailed in 2004 but released under the GFA. Film report reviews his conviction. With old film clips of Pat Finucane and today Pat's son John said the release was unfortunate but not their chief concern. He comments in an interview about the massive unanswered questions about the killing. Then SDLP's A. Magennis says the truth about this murder isn't't yet known. He calls for indep/public inquiry. The security service MI5 is to double it's budget here to deal with the diss/repub threat. Film report with diss/repub propaganda film and review of recent bomb finds. Over £40m will be spent in NI. Then Tory MD David Lidington comments. The NI sec Peter Hain is under fresh pressure from the courts over his appointments procedures. Today his appointment of Bertha McDougal and comments of judges today. Then reaction from DUP's J. Donaldson and from Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice. Then SDLP's Patricia Lewesley's views. Peter Hain said today he would challenge last week's court ruling that his appointment of 2 Orangemen to the parades/comm. was unlawful. SF's Phillip McGuigan gives their reaction. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9047



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd May 2006
Duration:
3 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI Historical Enquires Team (HET) says it's been set an all but impossible task to review all the unsolved troubles murders here in 5 years. A film report with interview with HET chief Dave Cox and then Nuala O'Loan, police ombudsman says it'll take 10 years to investigate 3,300 cases. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06320
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9048



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd May 2006
Duration:
35 mins 28 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Inside Man
Description:
This programme presented by Mandy McQuiley interviews former RUC Det Trevor McIlwrath regarding his role as a CID handler of UVF informer Mary Haddock from North Belfast's Mount Vernon Estate. Although an RUC agent he continued to murder people under RUC protection. The programme begins with T. McIlwrath's comments on an incident at the beginnings of Haddock's double agent days when he saved an Catholic family and the killer gang where stopped on their way to murder. McIlwrath says he was well run agent. The programme then profiles T. McIlwrath. He has won over a dozen commendations for bravery and helped secure convictions against Johnny Adair and Ken Barrett. McIlwrath says it makes him sick to think they were paying Haddock 10s of thousands of pound and he was doing the murders. Haddock is now the centre of a police ombudsman inquiry into the RUC allowing agents to kill with impunity. McIlwrath said Haddock was a psychopath who enjoyed killing. He met Haddock when McIlwrath worked in Greencastle. Haddock was then 17. He recalls charging him with burglaries and petrol bombing a bus and enrolling him in adult literacy classes. Then McIlwrath recalls Haddock joining the UVF and signing him up as a loyalist informer. He says he done it without any pressure. The programme for legal reasons says it can't name agent 201240 who they refer to as agent Alico but it is Mark Haddock. In 1991 the UVF sent agent Alice (Haddock) on a murder bid but info from Haddock led to the 3 gunmen being arrested beforehand. McIlwrath recalls Haddocks info. One of the arrested Colin Caldwell was killed by the RIA in prison. Haddock had hijacked the gunman's car but was never questioned. His handler McIlwrath was convinced Haddock would keep the rules. At this point special branch also handled Haddock. McIlwrath comments on Haddocks motivation and his growing confidence as an agent. In 1992 Haddock was party to UVF plans to kill a Catholic man working in a garage. McIlwrath recalls a UVF man was jailed but agent Alice was cleared of all charges even though he was driver of the car. He was only 6 months on remand. McIlrwath recalls Haddock was paid a retainer totalling thousands of pounds but McIlwrath recalls Haddocks fears of the UVF discovering his treachery around a spade incident. The UVF then sent Haddock to kill. On 17-1-93 Haddock killed Sharon McKenna on the Shore Rd. He brother Paul McKenna describes his sisters charity work. McIlwrath recalls his alarm that Haddock hasn't't warned him of the murder. McIlwrath and his partner Johnny Brown met Haddock and he admitting the killing. The officers say they told their superiors. Haddock and some of his associates were arrested and taken to Castlereagh for 7 days. McIlwrath says he questioned him but couldn't't get him to confess again. McIlwrath denies a Johnny Brown comment that with SB present at a further meeting he confessed to being the gunman. McIlrwath says Brown wasn't't in the car at that meeting. McIlwrath says other agents told them Haddock killed Sharon McKenna. He says it shocked him and he tried from then on to get him convicted. He comments on his efforts by using the weak link the driver of the car but Sp/Branch prevented his as they wanted to protect Haddock and the driver who was also an agent. McIlwrath recalls branch didn't want convictions. Paul McDenna feels these police officers should be charged. However, McIlwrath says he continue to run Haddock but only he says to try and jail him. Within a year the UVF appointed Haddock O.C. of Mount Vernon unit. Now he could sanction murder operations. McIlwrath talks about the Mt. Vernon Estate as he drives through it and Haddocks power in the area even though his unit had 4 RUC agents in it. In May 1994 Catholic workmen Gary Convey and Eamon Fox were murdered. Haddock was arrested and released. In following 3 years UVF unit also killed David Templeton, taxi driver John Harbinson, the UVF then killed Tom Shepherd who they suspected was an agent. The killer was Haddock. McIlwrath recalls Haddocks remarks 'I really liked the guy'. He says the RUC had no control over Haddock. He blames Sp/Branch for protecting their agents over CID's. On 3-3-97 the UVF attempted and failing in bombing SF offices in Monaghan town. McIlwrath claims days before it was planted Haddock gave it to his handlers to be made safe. He recalls the incident. Haddock got £2,000. McIlwrath claims SB compromised a CID agent 'mechanic' to divert suspicion from Haddock. McIlwrath comment on Haddocks cover. Agent mechanic handed McIlwrath explosives and a weapon, got £8,000 and fled to England. While in prison for a fighting conviction Haddock ordered the murder of Ray McCord Jnr who was on bail on drugs charges. His father Ray McCord Snr began a campaign to find his sons killers. T. McIlwrath recalls Ray McCord Snr coming to visit him. He told him that Haddock ordered the killing. McCord then went to the ombudsman who began her investigation. In 2000 McIlwrath retired due to ill health. He comment on his demons reliving the trauma of murders. He under threat from the UVF and while in Mt Vernon Estate had to flee when approached by three men. The ombudsman now wanted to interview him. McIlwrath denies he mishandled any agents. He won't cooperate with the ombudsman and explains why. But spotlight says in Spring of 1991 an attempt was made to kill an Catholic man at Whiteabbey hospital. In an interview the taxi driver recalls wrestling with his would be killer. He's description matched that of Haddock. McIlwrath recalls the incident and details of tattoo. Then later he said he was confused and retracted his comments. PSNI statement read out on use of informers. McIlwrath again blames special branch.
DVD No.
D06330
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9049



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd May 2006
Duration:
35 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Inside Man
Description:
Trevor McIlwrath (former RUC CID detective) tells his story about the UVF unit in Mount Vernon and its leader Mark Haddocks career as an RUC informer and agent, he says that RUC SB prevented CID from charging Haddock even though they knew he murdered Sharon McKenna on 17/01/1993, and in May 1994 G.Convey (RC) and E.Fox, and later on Ray McCord Jnr.
DVD No.
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
917



Date Broadcast:
Thu 25th May 2006
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 on the setting up of the new Stormont Devolution Committee by Peter Hain (N.Ireland Secretary) to discuss moving parties back into an Executive with politicans reactions to Hains move. Not watched yet.
DVD No.
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
918



Date Broadcast:
Thu 25th May 2006
Duration:
28 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 main topic for discussion tonight is NI sec Peter Hain's offer to the local political parties to for a Devolution Committee in which they could talk about preparing for government. He begins by asking Nigel Dodds (DUP) about an apparent Robinson/Paisley split on this issue in his party. N. Dodds says their position is there's no objection to a committee on issues for debate but they don't want it being a forum for negotiations or a way into negotiations for SF. Hain has said it's not going to be the latter. Thompson queries him on this point but Dodd's maintains there'll be no forum or committee for negotiations in this assembly and seen no problems in Robinsons views on Inside Ulster. The SFLP's A. McDonnell says the committee being set up will be scoping out the issues, problems and difficulties and it will or should contain senior party figures. He maintains the DUP is split on this issue but the ultimate solution must come from NI politics. Then the UUP's Darren Nesbitt supports the committee idea as a way of getting a peaceful, stable NI with an absence of paramilitary violence. Then SF's Pat Doherty says they'll make up their minds on the committee when they see the fine details of it. She does accuse the DUP of arrogance and confusion. He tells the DUP that they can't have access to power without talking to SF and the other parties. He feels this committee can establish the ground work but it's the two governments who must do the most work on issues not an assembly committee. He wants local parties to begin talking to each other. D. Nesbitt (UUP) says the problem is quite simple and we know why the assembly failed. It was lack of trust and the paramilitary presence in NI. He feels we need an outcome by Nov 24th, the government deadline. He praises UUP efforts to date. N. Dodds (DUP) then says is about wrecking the future for us all and that's the bottom line. He recalls Dec 04 Shady SF/DUP deal and says no more side deals in Downing St. He sees the committee as a hinge for negotiations. Pat Doherty (SF) is asked to explain a SF documentwhich said this committee gives P. Robison the cover he needs to talk to SF. Doherty replies the key to what SF is about is the restoration of the developed executive and the blockers are the DUP he claims. N. Dodds replies by saying they do work through committees etc. but won't negotiate with SF while they have a paramilitary army and doing support the police. Then D. Nesbitt (UUP) outlines how the committee could debate other issues, rates etc. D. Ford says the issue is addressing all the issues that caused problems. A. McDonnell (SFLP) then comments on Nov 24th deadline. He says even if SF satisfied DUP needs, the DUP would still drum up more. P. Doherty says they'll give this waffle session until June to see where it's going. In the if you ask me spot journalist and commentator Alex Kane comments on the similarities between politics here and the De Vinci code. He mentions PUP's D. Ervine joint the UUP assembly group and the problems that might bring with future IMC reports on the UVF activities. It's a Jekyll and Hyde partnership he says. The next segment then deals with the show of art work of the artist Liam De Frense and the theme of a parliament of crows or his bird's eye view of the old assembly. Politicians Barry McIlduff, Carmel Henna, Danny Kennedy, Eugene McMenain and Rainbow George and the artist all comment on the exhibition in the Long Gallery. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the weeks news.
DVD No.
D06330
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9050



Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th May 2006
Duration:
4 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:
Headlines then SF MP McMcGuiness has dismissed an allegation made in yesterday's Sunday World paper by former Force Reaction Unit (FRU) handler Martin Ingram that McGuiness was a British spy. Film report reviews comments of Ingram and reviews previous IRA informers cases with comments of Martin Ingram on his honesty and the SF's calls for contempt for the accusation. In Coleraine Harpers Hill area shots were fired at a house last night. No one was hurt. Film report with UUP's David McClarty. MLA's reaction then PSNI's insp Ernie Chambers views. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06330
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9051



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th May 2006
Duration:
19 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:
A leading playlist connected to the Mount Vernon UVF Mark Haddock has been shot 8 times in Newtownabbey outside Belfast. He is still alive. Report says Haddock is on bail on an attempted murder charge from Dec 2002 when he's accused of trying to kill Trevor Gowdy. M. Haddock was also questioned about the 1997 murder of Raymond McCord Jnr whose killing is the focus of a major collusion investigation by the police ombudsman. Telephone report from the scene. In the studio Chris Moore profiles Mark Haddock as UVF member who works for Special Branch. Old film clips shown of this at Gowdy trail. Then from Stormont SF's Mc. McGuiness says he is a million percent certain he was not working as a British spy. He blames in the DUP for fermenting this story. Film report with McGuiness response to the Sunday World story. Then DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr's response. The government has revealed it's master plan for the Maze Prison site today. Film report from Jamie DeLargey on the 42,000 seater stadium which offers a home to GAA, rugby and soccer games and an international centre for conflict resolution. The whole thing could cost £400m. NIO Minster David Henson comments on the role for the private sector in the project. Then DUP Edwin Boots comments on the potential. Then SF MLA Paul Butler comments on the controversy over the maintaining of a H-Block and hospital prison where Bobby Sands died. He denies it a shrine to republicans. Then J. Delargey gives his analysis of the current situation and attitudes to the government plan. Then a second report from Adrian Logan looks at the sports communities reaction to today's announcement. Firstly the GAA with president Nicky Brennan's reaction. Then the Ulster Rugby's Chief Executive Michael Reid's reaction. The third ingredient, soccer is facing opposition from grass roots fans. A film report from Neil Brittain looks at that with comments of Gary McAllister of the NI supporters clubs who calls the Maze site a white elephant. Then UUP Cllr bob Stokers views. Followed by views of IFA chief executive Howard Wells. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06330
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9052



Date Broadcast:
Wed 31st May 2006
Duration:
9 mins 55 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 loyalist sources say Mark Haddock was hot by the UVF 6 times but the shooting wasn't't sanctioned by the UVF leadership. Film report from the scene of the shooting. Haddock seriously ill but alive. PSNI's DI Gareth Nicholl comments on the police lines of inquiry. Then Ray McCord Snr gives his reaction. The UVF leadership did sanction the killing. Meanwhile the UUP leader Reg Empey has defended his decision to allow the PUP leader D. Ervine to join his assembly team. Film report from Ken Reid on the political fallout after the Haddock shooting. UUP's Osmond Bernie comments. Then DUP's N. Dodds views. Then the nationalists M. Durkan (SDLP) and G. Kelly (SF) both the UUP made a mistake but UUP's Reg Empey maintains he's trying to move loyalists away from violence and paramilitarism. Then in the studio PUP's D. Ervine says that those who shot Haddock were opportunist. His understanding is that the UVF leadership had no hand in it. D. Ervine then says R. Empey made the right decision and he's helping the peace process. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06330
Tape No.
349
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9053



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jun 2006
Duration:
10 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 preview of tonight's UTV Insight programme called Blind Eye to Murder in which its revealed the wounded UVF leaser Mark Haddock was linked to 20 murders which he worked for RUC special branch as a double agent. Film report from Chris Moore with film clip of him at court and preview of role of T. McIlwrath and J. Brown in handling him. With views of Paul McKenna whose sister was murdered by Haddock. J. Brown says Haddock had approved murdered stamped on him by the RUC. He had a licence to kill. Police ombudsman Nuala O'Loan is preparing a report on Haddocks links to murders and the RUC special branch. Meanwhile at today's policing board meeting the DUP's Arlene Foster raised objections to PUP member Dawn Purvis' presence on the board. Film report with A. Fosters complaint about the PUP constraining her comments. The chairman Des Rea defended D. Purvis' presence. Then PSNI Chief Constable H. Orde says he's no constraints about talking in front of D. Purvis. Outside H. Orde said it's too early to say who shot M. Haddock. In courts 2 men appeared on terrorist charged linked to diss/repub membership and cigarette smuggling. They were Aidan Grew (37) of Blackwater town and Noel Abernethy (50) of Armagh. Film report on charges. In Stormont today the NI sec Peter Hain refused a meeting with the political parties here about the (?) of businesses here but the report says Hain has just changed his mind following local parties pressure. UUP's Basil McCrea comments. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's events and Hain's change of mind. (6pm Cont)
DVD No.
D06330
Tape No.
350
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9054



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jun 2006
Duration:
24 mins 19 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Blind Eye to Murder
Description:
Presented b Chris Moore this programme concerns the UVF leader in Mount Vernon who's also a paid agent of special branch and a suspected serial killer. He's called Mark Haddock and this week he survived a UVF attempt to kill him. The programme begins with a brief summary of Haddock and film of hi entering Belfast's courts with his face covered where he faced an attempted murder charge. Chris Moore then describes the basis of those current charges against Haddock. The attempted murder of hotel doorman Trevor Gowdy and the circumstances leading to Gowdy being summonsed to a UVF club and beaten until his skull was fractured, his leg broken and then left for dead by his attackers. Gowdy knew his attackers were from the Mount Vernon UVF and he went to the police who arrested Haddock and his cohorts. Moore then highlights the once UVF leader Gusty Spencer 1994 ceasefire words about object apologies and comment on how hollow these words were for T. Gowdy and other man, ones like Raymond McCord whose son Ray Jnr. was killed in 1997 by Mount Vernon UVF which he had joined. Ray Snr firstly blamed the UDA but found out it was UVF which he had joined. Ray Snr firstly blamed the UDA but found out it was the UVF men. He tells Chris Moore of those days. Then he explains his motivation for his 8 yr battle against his sons killers and how he feels let down by the RUC and the British government. He verbally condemns the UVF as killers of unionists and the RUC knew it. He discovers Haddock had his son killed because he was brining drugs into N. Ireland for Haddock. He also found out Haddock was a special branch informer and meet his handler RUC man Trevor McIlwrath. McIlwrath recruited Haddock and tells Insight initially Haddock was a lifesaver. He recalls a 1991 operation by the UVF to kill an Catholic man that Haddock prevented. Ex RUC Sgt Jaunty Brown recalls the case. 2 UVF men were convicted. One of them was killed by PIRA in prison. Moore then describes special branch's primacy over CID at this time. Jaunty Brown comments on how this was open to abuse. SB took over Haddock. He was now agent Roxy. For CID he had been agent Helen. Ray McCord says the SB attitude was 'was there a bigger picture' They got Haddock up the UVF promotion ladder with an attitude it doesn't't matter if he murders people along the way. Then an unidentified Catholic taxi driver recalls in 1991 escaping from Haddock who tried to kill him. He identified tattoos Haddock had. McIlwrath says he found out about his attack by accident. The taxi driver got Haddocks gun. The RUC too no fingerprints of it. The drivers t-shirt had Haddocks blood on nit but no blood tests were done. Haddock wan't prosecuted. His reaction on Jan 17 1993 was to kill Catholic Sharon McKenna. As a test he wasn't't allowed out of the UVF's sight. Jonny Brown explains what happened next. Then Paul McKenna recalls his sisters last movements up until Haddock shot her with a shotgun. The next day Haddock told McIlwrath he was the second human on the job. Jonty Brown recalls meeting haddock how was crying and remorseful but he couldn't't arrest him. At a further meeting with McIlwrath and a SB officer Haddock admitted he was the killer but SB weren't interested. At a meeting with SB Brown was told Haddock would be arrested but he wanted him out. Brown was solely to give him a shoulder to cry on. J. Brown objected and was told to fuck off by the branch men. Brown says Haddock walked out of Castlereagh with approved murderer stamped on him by the RUC, why are people surprised he killed again. Haddocks unit, the Dirty Dozen burned down an LVF bar in Portadown. One of the gang also an agent called the Mechanic tells Insight of Haddocks role in the Tommy Shepherd murder in Ballymena in March 1996. Mechanic says Haddock said after 'I liked the guy too'. C. Moore says Haddock authorised or committed 21 killings and that was in SB records. In 1997 former minister David Templeton was beaten to death by Haddocks gang. Chris Moore says Haddock authorised or committed 21 killings and that was in SB records. In 1997 former minister David Templeton was beaten to death b Haddocks gang. Chris Moore explains way. Then Jene Winters of British / Irish rights watch says Templeton identified Haddock to the RUC before he died but nobody was arrested. R. McCord criticises the role of unionist politicians over 34 UVF murders since 1994. Labours Pat Rabbitte speaks on McCord killing in Dail. McCord recalls approaching Nuala O'Loan. She recalls Haddock/McCord case. J. Brown describes SB power within the RUC but he refused to cooperate with ombudsman over her hostility towards him as does T. McIlwrath. Paul McKenna comments. Then Fane Winters. The RUC declined to take part in the programme. Moore says Haddock got £62,000 a year as a tout for the state.
DVD No.
D06340
Tape No.
350
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9055



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jun 2006
Duration:
29 mins 0 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 the first segment he says it's been another bad wk for the UUP's Reg Empey over his decision to from a link with the PUP's D. Ervine in the assembly. This week it seems the UVF shot one of it's own Mark Haddock in Newtownabbey. Reg Empey begins by condemning the attack and those who carried it out. On the question of his arrangement with the Assembly with the PUP's D. Ervine who Empey says is devoted to exclusively peaceful means. Empey says it's a similar arrangement the UUP and the DUP have had in Belfast City Hall for 13 years. The UUP decision in the assembly is tactical. It's to maximise the unionist position in the event of ministers being appointed to the executive. The second dimension to it is the wider issue of getting loyalist politicians to call it a day on violence. Thompson criticises this move without loyalists giving a statement of intent to reject violence. Empey says after 35 years of police activity paramiltarism hasn't't ended. He calls the Haddock and Donaldson shootings score setline which could go on for 10 years. Then he refers to the IMC report which called on politicians to do all they could to end paramilitary activity. Thompson asks him what influenced has he to paramilitary activity. Empey reveals he has spoke to UVF leader this week through channels and they said they didn't shoot Haddock. Empey repeats he's trying to stop loyalist violence. Thompson says UUP contact with republicans since 1997 failed to get decomm until the DUP started playing hardball with republicans. Empey repeats decomm began when the UUP was in the executive lead role. Without UUP efforts there would be no decomm he claims, no peace or prosperity he says. Thompson says but the UVF isn't't on ceasefire. Empey says they've told him they are working towards it, he says the UVF was told of the social damages to Prot/communities they are doing. Empey says IMC reports are important in future months but UVF leaders must be allowed to bring their grassroots with them. He criticises the DUP criticism of Dawn Purvis PUP 2 months ago to the policing board. R. Empey says in the 70s/80s unionist politicians strutted about in the company of paramilitaries. They now have a responsibility to clean that mess up to get stability but he wants to the autumn to try out his current approach. Empey then comments on the NI sec Peter Hain's removal of all business from the assembly next week as bewildering. He rejects Hain's views of the situation that he wants to await the inaugural meeting of the Devolution Committee. In the if you ask me spot journalist Fionnula O'Connor comments on the friendship between the UDA's Jackie McDonald and the Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband and the pitfalls of such contacts. She comments on Reg Empey's UUP current links to the PUP's D. Ervine and the press speculation on a future UDA feud between the Shoukri's and J. McDonald but the Irish government accepts McAleese contacts as outreach to loyalists. She claims Martin McAleese has won funding for loyalists projects and gone golfing with J. McDonald. Noel Thompson next looks at the new assembly speaker Alliances Aileen Bell with repeat showing of a film report made when she first became an MLA. The recalls her family life in West Belfast when young. She comments on her mixed marriage in 1972. They were first put out of the Lisburn Rd area, then went to live in England for 6 years. She had no children. She got a mature degree in politics. She likes cats and Coronation St. Then Thompson introduces the newly elected Belfast lord Mayor, the SDLP Pat McCarthy from the Ormeau Rd. area who says he'll try and use his influence on all those who are movers and shakers in our city. McCarthy then details how he will reflect the opinions of unionists in his term. Even though he's a supporter of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) he reveals his granny came from Sandy Row. He comments on his plans to combat racism in Belfast. He comments on loyalists refusing a Chinese comm/centre in Donegall Pass. He hopes to change attitudes if a royal visit comes next year he will welcome it. On the student drinking in the Holyland area he criticises the magistrates low fines. He also promises action against kerb crawling and prostitution. He wants a debate on what people want Belfast to be like in 2020. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routing on week's news. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D06340
Tape No.
350
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9056



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jun 2006
Duration:
27 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Blind Eye to Murder
Description:
Programme takes a close look at Mount Vernons UVF leader Mark Haddock and examines the evidence, he committed multiple murders while being protected by the RUC Special Branch, with comments from Ray McCord Snr on Unionist politicans silence and Jonty Brown (ex-RUC CID Sgt) on the CID/SB relationship.
DVD No.
Tape No.
350
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
919



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jun 2006
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:
Reg Empey (UUP Leader) gives his reaction to the UVF's attempted murder of Mark Haddock, especially as the UUP has allowed D.Ervine (PUP Leader) to join its assembly group. Next item the Pat McCarthy (SDLP) from Belfasts Ormeau Road has been elected the city's Lord Mayor.
DVD No.
Tape No.
350
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
920



Date Broadcast:
Fri 2nd Jun 2006
Duration:
11 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:
In Lenadoon area of West Belfast a man has been shot and wounded. Film report says he's not seriously hurt. Local SF Cllr G. O'Neill comments on who done it but denies any IRA involvement. Meanwhile the PSNI have arrested 2 men in a follow-up of the shooting of alleged UVF informer Mark Haddock in Newtownabbey. Film report profiles Haddocks last movements and his injuries and reviews last night's Insight on Haddock with Ex RUC sgt J. Brown's remarks he was an RUC approved murderer. Following complaints from Ray McCord. An ombudsman report on Haddock expected later in the year. Ray McCord in an interview attacks unionist politicians silence on loyalists murder. SDLP MP A. McDonnell wants an immediate inquiry into this case as does Paul McKenna whose sister was killed by Haddock. DUP's N. Dodds didn't comment on this case when asked. Then in a studio interview with Paul Clarke, R. McCord says Haddock is linked to 21 murders and he still hasn't't been arrested. He wants H. Orde to arrest him and he criticises the silence of unionists politicians on loyalists murders and again their silence today. He also tells D. Ervine (PUP) to apologise and admit he's being telling the truth for 8.5 years. In Belfast courts Sean Howey (36) from Jonesboro has been told his trial on charges of causing the Omagh bomb will begin Sept 6th. He will have been in custody for 3 years by the trial date. In Belfast dock HMS Caroline the sole surviving warship of the May 1916 Battle of Jutland is profiled with Naval officer Ian Allan's comments on Caroline and the battle and it's results. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06340
Tape No.
350
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9057



Date Broadcast:
Mon 5th Jun 2006
Duration:
5 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:
Headlines then in the Haddock shooting a close associate of his is charged. Film report names Darren Moore and shows a film clip of him leaving the Belfast courts at an earlier appearance was once Haddocks closest friend. Haddock shot 6 times is still seriously ill. Moore replied not guilty to the charges. They loyal orders today met the Catholic Archbishop Sean