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Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Jan 2007
Duration:
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Ocras
Programme Title:
The 1981 Hungersrike
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This programme re-examines events leading to; and including the actual 1981 IRA hungerstrike. It shows contemporary film clips and interviews.

(This may be the Irish version of RTE 25th documentary shown on 6/9 May 2006)
DVD No.
Tape No.
363
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5705



Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Jan 2007
Duration:
6 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:
Charges against Dominic McEvoy (23) and Martin McAliskey (40) relating to the robbery of £26m from the Northern Bank on Dec 04, have been withdrawn. Film report with their solicitor Niall Murphy's reaction. Chris Ward is still accused of the robbery and was remanded on bail. Two veteran republicans John Kelly and Brendan Hughes who are against SF's moves on policing say that they have been threatened by SF party members for not supporting the party. Film report on their letter to the Irish News, with SF's John O'Dowd's reply to their claim, the coverage of resignation of Davy Hyland from SF, he had been deselected as a candidate, with Hyland's views on the policing issue. Former UUP MP for North Belfast Cecil Walker (81) has died of a heart attack. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06580
Tape No.
363
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9200



Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Jan 2007
Duration:
59 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
OCRAS (Hunger)
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This documentary deals with the 1981 Hunger Strike in the Maze prison when 10 Republican prisoners died. After a brief montage of film clips from that time and the opening titles ex prisoner Jake Mac Siacais, standing in the Maze, gives a verbal history of the Maze since it was built in 1975 and the British government police of ending political status in March 1976. He then describes what happened to each prisoner as they arrived in the H Blocks. The narrator then recalls how in 1972 republicans had won political status after a hunger strike by Billy McKee. With old film clips of the prison shown, he also lists the concessions the prisoners won, then when the Labour government of 1976 removed this political status, the republicans refused to accept they were ordinary prisoners or criminals and their campaign of protests began. Jack Mac Siacais describes the brutality meted out to protesting prisoners who refused to bath, including internal body searches, then prison officer Dessie Waterworth tells his side of the story. The next section of the documentary deals with the so called Blanket men, the prisoners who refused to wear prison clothes and wore a blanket instead. It begins with a film clip of some blanket men in their cells, as the protest escalated the prisoners refused to "slop out" their cells and rubbed their excrement on the cell walls, this then was called the dirty protest. Ex prisoner Richard O'Rawe recalls the conditions the prisoners endured, the PO D. Waterworth recalls the smell as a film clip shows the cells being hosed down, then Bernard Ingram the then PM Margaret Thatcher's Private Secretary comments on his lack of sympathy for the prisoners. Over the 4yr dirty protest, the PIRA killed 18 prison officer, film clip of a PO's funeral shown, 10 PO's were killed in 1976 alone. In May 1979 M. Thatcher became PM, she appointed Humphrey Atkins NI Secretary, film clip shown, then British government Union Minster Lord Gowrie comments "Ireland was as foreign as Sri Lanka," and not on Thatcher's radar. The 400 protesting prisoners had now 5 demands, right to wear their own clothes, not to have to do prison work, right to mix freely, right to visits and parcels, and right to remission. Then Jake Mac Siacais revisits his old cell and recalls the cramped conditions and the prisoners method of communication from cell to cell. Then Seanna Breathnach an ex-prisoner recalls how they passed the time and their use of Irish language as communication, then in the canteen, Jake recalls the importance of the Sunday Mass as a meeting place for republicans prisoners, then hunger striker Tommy McKearney recalls how at Sun/morning Mass the first hunger strike decision was taken. Richard O'Rawe recall show the IRA outside was against hunger strike, then Gerry Adams recalls his view then, then Danny Morrison, the then SF Publicity Director's comments, then B Ingram says Thatcher was adamant there would be no concessions. On Oct 27th 1980 the prisoners went ahead, a film clip shows Raymond McCartney's comments in his hospital bed, then in interview now he recalls the names of the other 6 hunger strikers. In Oct 1980 with Bobby Sands replacing Brendan Hughes as Camp OC, T McKearney recalls his feelings on beginning a hunger strike. Film clip shows street rally, with SF's Jim Gibney's comments, then Bernadette McAliskey recalls the street protests, increasing as Sean McKenna inched towards death. T McKearney recalls the breakdown in his body, at this 11th hour the government opened talks with G Adams through MI6 agent the "mountain climber". Adams and Morrison recall these back channel talks, then SF/s Jim Gibney describes the hunger strikers dilemma as Sean McKenna neared death and they waited on a British/Gov paper on the 5 demands, Sean Walsh recalls the prisoners mood, they thought they'd won. Adams recalls the pressures then Ray McCartney and Adams on the 1st hunger strike ending. B McAliskey says she would have keep the strike going, Sean Walsh says a warder told him they'd won their 5 demands, but Bobby Sands told him otherwise, Adams describes the ambiguous nature of the British document. Documentary then examines the UDA murder attempt on B Devlin (McAliskey) at this time, 3 other H Block committee members had already been killed. Film clip and Bernadette interview on her injuries. Meanwhile in the prison the prisoners rejected the government document on "civilian type" clothes issue, Jim Gibney comments on the situation, then Sean Walsh recalls Sands' letter to him about a new hunger strike, he knew he would die, profile of B Sands given. The 2nd hunger strike began on March 1st 1981, Jim Gibney (SF) describes the 2 week gap between each hunger strikers tactic, Richard O'Rawe views on Sands' mental strength, then Hugh Logue of Irish Commission for Justice comments on Thatcher "the Iron Lady" followed by B Ingram comments on Thatcher views, then Frank Maguire MP for Fermanagh dies and the documentary details how eventually Bobby Sands got to stand for the Fermanagh MP seat and win, against the UUP's Harry West with B Devlin and Jim Gibney comments on old film clips. Hunger strike Lawrence McKeown recalls the prisoners reactions, how can they call us criminals now when Sands gets 30,000 votes, then Lord Gowrie give the British view. Thatcher changed the law to stop it happening again. Sean Walsh on the prisoners realisation the strike continues. Ingram's reaction is firm no, now on day 51 De John O'Connell recalls visiting Sands as a Euro Parliament delegation, he recalls Sands physical condition, Shiela De Valera cried during the visit, film clip of their press conference. John O'Connell recalls Thatcher's response to his visit. International mediators continued to visit the prison, DUP's Peter Robinson comments in 1981 on this party's reaction, then Jake Mac Siacais in Sands' cell recalls his death and last few days. Film clip of Sands' mother's remarks. On May 5th after 66 days on hunger strike Sands dies, L McKeown recalls the reaction in the prisoners, then PO D Waterworth says he committed suicide. Film clip of Sands' funeral with comment on the worldwide reaction. On May 12th Francis Hughes from Bellaghy died after 59 days, the programme profiles his PIRA career, as Ireland's most wanted man, his brother Oliver comments on the RUC's handling of Francis' coffin. Film clip shown of Foster Green situation then of his funeral in Bellaghy with Oliver's comments then, and street violence across NI. Then Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara die on the same day after 61 days. Film clip of funerals, the Irish Comm for Justice and Peace led by Fr Crilly becomes involved in negotiations, he was cousin of Francis Hughes and Tom McIlwee, he and Hugh Logue recall meetings with the NIO. Then profile of Joe McDonnell but on 29th June NI Sec refused to negotiate with hunger strikers, but his No. 2 Michael Allison met the Commission. H Logue recalls meeting the 6 or 7 last hunger strikers, but unknown to him MI6 was talking to Adams using the mountain climber, Adams recalls the Commission were interfering. Fr Crilly details anger with NIO, then H Logue on the lady behind the veil, then programme examines R O'Rawe current allegation he and Brendan McFarlane (OC) agreed any British offer should be accepted, but the outside leadership over ruled them. Interviews with O'Rawe, then denials from D Morrison. On 8 July Joe McDonnell died, film of his funeral, the Commissions/NIO talks ended, then on July 13th Martin Hurson died. Fr Denis Faul begins to pressurise the prisoners' families to end their fast, 1981 interview with him, then Fr Raymond Murray recalls, Faul arranged a Adam/prisoners families meeting. Adams recalls it, and his meeting with the hunger strikers after it, the prisoners wanted to continue. In Aug 1981 Kevin Lynch, Kiernan Doherty and Tom McElwee all died, Owen Carron became MP for Fermanagh, at this stage the families intervened. Bernie Devlin, mother of Matt Devlin recalls what she did, then Michael Devine dies, then Lawrence McKeown Hun/Striker Neil recalls the state of his body, and how his mother took him of the strike when he became unconscious, this was the beginning of the end as other families done the same. In September 81, Jim Prior became NI Sec, Lord Gowrie recalls, then Oliver Hughes, Prior announces prisoners can wear their own clothes. While denying concessions, Gowrie says H/Strike increased understanding between London and Dublin. Jim Gibney says republicans learned benefit of electoral politics. Jake Mac Siacais comments, then Danny Morrison, then B McAliskey on its effects on them.
DVD No.
D06580
Tape No.
363
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9201



Date Broadcast:
Thu 4th Jan 2007
Duration:
54 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Part 1 and Part 2
Programme Title:
The Eternal Optimist
Description:
Jim Dougalls profiles the retiring Arch Bishop of Armagh, Robert Eames. It features contemporaries opinions.
DVD No.
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5706



Date Broadcast:
Thu 4th Jan 2007
Duration:
15 mins 50 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Tony Blair issues DUP and SF with new ultimatum over elections. Film report as Ken Reid interviews Blair on his views, there's no election without an agreed basis for sharing power. Blair outlines his position on the current mis-understandings between the parties. At Stormont today the main parties MLAs gathered to discuss the devolution of Policing and Justice powers to a future executive. Film report with SDLP's A Atwood's anger at SF and DUP, then UUP's Reg Empey blames lack of SF/DUP direct dialogue for the situation, then DUP's P Robinson says SF have failed to deliver on policing. Then in a studio interview SF's G Adams gives his reaction to Blair's comments and he blames the DUP for not being positive enough, he also mentions the unease within republicanism about the Policing issue. Then from Derry a report samples public opinion on policing issue, journalist Eamon McDermott explains republican feelings toward the police, then BRG's Donncha MacNellis outlines his feelings on policing issue, then Noel McCartney of CRJ supports moves. On Sunday priests across Ireland will make appeals for information on finding the remains of 9 people who are the remaining disappeared. Film report. Next Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's political events. In Dunmurray 8 armed men rob a car dealer of £12,000. Film report with businessman John Maxwell's comments and SFMLA Paul Butler's reaction. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06580
Tape No.
363
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9202



Date Broadcast:
Thu 4th Jan 2007
Duration:
24 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Eternal Optimist
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
This the first of 2 documentaries, covering the role of the Church of Ireland Archbishop Robin Eames, during the Troubles as he retires soon. It begins with comments of Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury on Eames risk taking, then Catholic Archbishop Cathal Daly comments on his pastoral work going to funerals, then PM Tony Blair praises his role as representing the Unionist view, as does Irish PM B Ahern. Then R Eames comments on his constant questioning of himself at the end of every day, where did I fail to live up to faith, that I am asking others to accept. Jim Dougall then shows film of R Eames retirement service in Armagh Cathedral, with a vox pop of his parishioners on his qualities as a leader. Then Eames comments on the question he thinks his maker will ask him, i.e. where you able to live up to what I asked you to do, in an interview Eames recalls the Hume/Adams talks of 1988 as nationalisms internal book keeping, he explains how these were helpful. Meanwhile the new Irish PM at that time Albert Reynolds asked Eames to meet him privately a she had no direct contact with Unionist parties. Film clip shown. Eames recalls his warning to Reynolds that NI was on the brink of civil war and Dublin doesn't understand Unionist fears. The A Reynolds recalls showing him the original Irish government draft for the Downing Declaration. Eames called it unbalanced, Eames then recalls the "greenness of the document". Dougall then recalls Eames being a regular visitor to No 10 on the run up to the 1993 Downing St Declaration, the then PM John Major recalls the value of Eames' advice on language, he showed him confidential government documents without any fears. Eames then recalls having hand written drafts in his briefcase, when stopped by the Police, these docus formed the basis of the 1993 Downing St Declaration. Film clip of its announcement, followed by Aug 1994 PIRA ceasefire, then Reynolds, Hume, Adams handshake. John Major interview recalls how easily unsettled the Unionist community was at this time, he recalls telling Eames there was no secret deal with the PIRA. At this time Eames was also talking to loyalist paramilitaries about them ending their violence. The PUP's D Ervine recalls Eames role as a genuine man. Eames recalls the difficulties he had in meeting loyalists as their violence continued but he wasn't going to be used as a pawn by them. D Ervine then describes Eames meeting loyalist paramilitaries in Armagh and Eames being aggressive towards them. Blair recalls Eames as always being firm against violence. B Ahern says his input was significant. Jim Dougall then profiles R Eames childhood in Belfast in the 1940s and 50s, he became aware of the differences that plagued NI society as a law student at QUB. Eames recalls listening to stories of housing and job discrimination and became astonished and angry. Eames was ordained in 1963 and worked in East Belfast, when the Troubles broke out he was unprepared for the intensity of it. Film clips of those times shown. Eames recalls the growth of UDA in East Belfast, then former Methodist President Harold Good recalls the Shankill at that time and growth of UDA. Eames says it wasn't easy for a cleric to tell people to stand against paramilitaries, he explains the view, it's alright for him, he tells of a mob burning a house and he found a child in the coal hole, he often wonders what became of the girl. At 37 years old Eames was in St Columba's in Derry, a divided city and a divided diocese, with Church of Ireland Unionists in Derry and Church of Ireland Nationalists in Donegal, he recalls getting to know all these differences in one church. Then Whitby McClay comments. Then former Catholic Bishop Edward Daly recalls working with Robin Eames in Derry. Eames recalls going into the Bogside with Daly and got a wonderful response, in 1980 Eames sent to Belfast again, then at age of 48 he was elected Church of Ireland Primate. Film of the ceremony, then Eames recalls getting the job at a young age. Archbishop of Dublin John Neill comments, this was a time of Unionist turmoil over the Anglo Irish Agreement. Film clip of Paisley rally. Eames recalls his practical reaction to murder in his parish and in showing balanced sympathy, he recalls the death of one of his scout masters as his first funeral end the tragedy of it. Film clip shown, the Eames recalls the one aspect of the Troubles that stands out for him, is that grief and sorrow knows no difference in Catholic or Protestant homes.
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9204



Date Broadcast:
Sun 7th Jan 2007
Duration:
23 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Eternal Optimist
Programme Title:
Part 2
Description:
The second part begins with SDLP's Seamus Mallon talking about the pressure on Robin Eames because of the numbers killed within his community, in the RUC and the UDR then David Trimble says Eames had his finger on the pulse of Armagh. While Catholic Archbishop of Armagh Sean Brady comments on the expectations of politicians about churchman's influence, then former Presby/Moderator Ken Newell calls Eames a mover for justice, who keeps alive Christian hope. Then at Drumcree Church Jim Dougall recalls the years of trouble there after the service and the Orange Order's walk down the Garvaghy Road. Film clips shown. Eames once described it as his personal Calvary, he says the Drumcree situation tore at his heart, it was a cameo of NI. He explains this comment and the fact that church buildings where at the centre of it all. SDLP's S Mallon says Drumcree Church was used for overt political reasons, which at the time was a furnace. A bishop John Neill recalls the problems it caused within the Church of Ireland, but he says Eames didn't run from it, they got together and discussed the issue and he actually visited the congregation at Drumcree, it didn't change his mind, he's against the parade but he saw the other arguments. Film clip at Drumcree shows Orangemen confronting Eames, then Eames recalls his view, they shouldn't deny public worship to anyone, he recalls the criticism of that viewpoint and says if he banned the Drumcree service it would have ended in civil war, split Protestantism and the Church of Ireland, he says the way forward is through talking and engagement. Cardinal C Daly comments on Drumcree issue, then David Trimble on Robin Eames' stand. Eames say his faith has been challenged, but he was never near to losing his faith, he recalls the bad days and how his faith helped him through. R Eames was also a support of having women priests. Canon Kathleen Brown recalls his support this Eames talks of his pride that the Irish Anglican Church was the first on these islands to ordain women, and that most of their members supported the step. By 2003 the high regard for Eames within Anglicanism was shown when Rowan Williams the new Archbishop of Canterbury invited Eames to give the blessing at his enthronement, film clip shown. Then Williams explains his view of Eames. Then the Anglican Sec/Gen Ken Kearon recalls Eames being chosen to mediate when the USA congregation ordained an openly gay bishop Jene Robinson, he came up with the Windsor Report. Williams recalls how Eames managed although the issue isn't settled. Film clip shows gay man confront Eames, then Eames recalls both sides of the arguments. Then Bishop of Connor Alan Harper gives his view on Eames work on this issue, Eames personal view is a gay bishop at this time is too divisive. Eames paid a pastoral visit to RIR soldiers in Basra, Iraq, he recalls his message to them, you are not forgotten. Film clip shown, as Eames recalls the images of Iraq, he still recalls, then an RIR Col Mark Campbell describes Eames visit to his troops, more film clips shown. Eames was pleased he made the trip, it showed them the Church cared he feels, his personal view on the invasion of Iraq is that he's not persuaded it was justified. He developed this opinion. Jim Dougall then says R Eames will go to the House of Lords at Westminster. Film clip shows his elevation, but in the Republic his elevation caused some dissent. Archbishop John Neill of Dublin explains they didn't want the Church of Ireland seen as the Church of England. Writer John Cooney gives his views on this controversy, then Eames says he understands the criticisms, then Robin Williams says the Church will continue to use his wisdom and experience. Bishop Alan Harper comments on his faithfulness, Sean Brady (RC) says the Church have the same message, peace through dialogue, then Desmond Rea of the NI Policing Board praises his George Cross address last year and his empathy for the suffering here down the years. Then Tony Blair praises his help for the peace process over many years, Eames believes NI will achieve a stable society.
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9205



Date Broadcast:
Sun 7th Jan 2007
Duration:
3 mins 35 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Reports coming in suggest the PUP leader David Ervine has been taken to hospital after having a heart attack. Across Ireland's Catholic Churches today a letter from Archbishop Sean Brady was read out, in it he appeals for people to give information about the whereabouts of the bodies of the disappeared. Film report from Donaghmore the home parish of Colomba McVeigh, with Vera McVeigh's comments. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9206



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Jan 2007
Duration:
14 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:
David Ervine the leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) has died of a heart attack in Belfast's RVH Hospital. Film report begins with security journalist Alan Murray's accessment of how different and radical D Ervine was within Unionism, then further report from Ivan Little explains the circumstances of the 53 year old's death. Then journalist Brian Rowan recalls talking to D Ervine on Sat/might to discuss an article he was writing for the Belfast Telegraph. Film clip shows him shaking hands with Irish PM B Ahern, he first appeared in silhouette on a 1993 UTV programme about the Shankill bomb, billed as a former UVF prisoner, film clip shown, his words were to come to pass. In October 94 he came out of the shadows and helped broker the UDA/UVF ceasefires. In 1974 he was jailed for having a UVF bomb, jail photo shown, he was mentored in prison by Gusty Spence. IN 1996 Billy Wright, thrown out of the UVF, told UTV that Ervine was a big influence within the UVF. Film clip shows B Wright's comments, then statement from PM T Blair, followed by views of UUP's Reg Empey on D Ervine, then SF's Mitchell McLaughlin's views. The NI Sec Peter Hain calls him a constructive force, then PUP statement on its loss. Then back in the studio journalist Alan Murray discusses where Ervine's death now leaves the PUP and the UVF, he feels Ervine is irreplaceable to them and will be missed in the moves towards getting the UVF to decommission. In politics the crisis deepens on the devolution of Policing and Justice (P & J), DUP's I Paisley says PM T Blair has misrepresented their position on its devolution by 2008. Film report covers Blair's comments in the Bel/Telegraph and Irish Times on the time frame, then SF's G Adams welcomes Blair's remarks, then Paisley statement rejects Blair's assessment as "untrue statement". Meanwhile in Dundalk today NI Sec P Hain met Irish Foreign Minister D Ahern for talks on the process. Afterwards Hain says that Stormont dissolves on 30th Jan for elections or for good. D Ahern supports this position. Then in the studio political editor Ken Reid comments on today's political clashes and Paisley's rejection of Blair's views, and the efforts being made to resolve the impasse, he also gives his views on D Ervine (PUP) contribution to the Peace Process. In courts bail was refused to Ihab Shoukri on UFF/UDA membership charges. Film report, then report on the funeral of UUP's Cecil Walker (81). (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9207



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Jan 2007
Duration:
12 mins 6 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:
PUP's David Ervine has died of a heart attack. Film report begins with tributes from T Blair (statement), SF's G Adams (statement), DUP's P Robinson (statement). Then film report from Vincent Kearney looks at D Ervine's journey from UVF bomber to politician, clip shows his May 97 election as a city cllr. Then Oct 94 loyalist ceasefires announcement. Film clip shows July 72, Bloody Friday the day Ervine says that made him join the UVF. Ervine recalls the decision. In 1974 he got 11 years for having a bomb, film clip shows loyalists drilling in Long Kesh huts. Later he was credited with keeping the UVF in politics but there were failures, film shows UVF gunmen, film reviews his link to the UUP last year, and his involvement with SF's Tom Hartley visiting the Somme. Then film report from Ervine's local pub, the Raven Social Club on reaction there of locals, who think highly of him. Then film report with the reaction of NI Sec Peter Hain, who says he showed vision and courage, then SF's M McLaughlin says he made a contribution, then UUP's Reg Empey's reaction. Meanwhile at Stormont, Paisley rejects Blair's views on devolution of Policing and Justice, Mark Davenport's comments begin with an assessment of D Ervine contribution to politics here and his common touch, and the situation now for loyalists politics. Then Davenport explains the row today between DUP's I. Paisley and T. Blair over Blair's newspaper article. Then last item is the funeral of former UUP MP Cecil Walker. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9208



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jan 2007
Duration:
14 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Prime Time
Programme Title:
Crunch Point
Description:
This programme profiles the current situation in the Northern Ireland peace process, as Sinn Fein and the DUP are still in impass. It also gives coverage of Tony Blare's(British Prime Minister) assessment of the DUP and Ian Paisley's response. It also gives C. Murphy (SF) and Edwin Poots (DUP) an opportunity to outline their positions.
DVD No.
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5475



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jan 2007
Duration:
55 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Part 1: Ireland's Nazis.
Description:
Ex-RAF man and Irishman, Cathal O'Shannon profiles Nazis who fled Europe and lived in Ireland after World War II from Croatia and France . He also looks at anti-semitism in Ireland.
DVD No.
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5708



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jan 2007
Duration:
14 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:
Deal or no deal, political pressure mounts, SF will decide on Saturday if its special conference on policing is to go ahead. Film report from Ken Reid begins with PM Blair's decision to make a written statement to Westminster on the future role of MI5 here. SF's M McGuiness explains his party's problem with the DUP over recent days, then the DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr says the onus is still on SF to move on policing to build unionist confidence. NI Sec P Hain attended the assembly's Policing and Justice subcommittee today at which he said the British government could appoint a Policing and Justice Minister from outside the assembly with concerns. Next Ken Reid profiles tomorrow's MI5 statement in the Commons which he feels will please SF, as it will separate MI5 and the PSNI. Ken Reid also comments on whether SF will agree a Policing Ard Fheis meeting soon. Following yesterday's death of the PUP's D Ervine, the UVF met today to discuss its impact. Film report from East Belfast PUP Office, then in Stormont emotional tribute from the Speaker Eileen Bell (Alliance), then PUP's Dawn Purvis' reaction, followed by Billy Hutchinson's comments. The Belfast Telegraph is to publish Ervine's last article on the Peace Process today. Tonight's at the Oval game between Glentoran and Clintonville a tribute will be paid to Glen's man Ervine. The next report is from the streets of East Belfast where people praise D Ervine as a man for the people, then PUP president Hugh Smyth's comments, then SF's Joe O'Donnell's views on Ervine. On the Falls Road most people also praised Ervine's fairness and efforts for peace. At the Omagh bomb trial of Sean Howey (37) today his lawyer said Howey would not be taking the stand to give evidence. Today a forensics expert Roger Cook gave evidence for the defense on the fibres found. Film report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9209



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jan 2007
Duration:
14 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Prime Time
Programme Title:
Crunch Point
Description:
This profile is of the current disagreements between DUP and SF and Tony Blair on the issue of when Policing and Justice will be devolved under the St Andrews Agreement, the aspirational timetable talked about then appears to be unraveling. A film report examines what will Republicans do regarding their Ard Comhairle and Ard Fheis on policing issue now the DUP won't commit to a May 2008 Policing and Justice devolution. The report examines the giant step on policing that the DUP expects SF to make and analysis of Tony Blair's statement yesterday which the DUP rejected. The DUP's Edwin Poots explains the DUP position. P & J is a wholly separate issue from the St Andrews Agreement, then SF's Conor Murphy explains the SF position controlling Policing and Justice is an essential part of them accepting Policing. He claims the DUP are out of line with the two governments views then the DUP's Peter Weir says they have no commitment to any date on devolution of P & J powers. Then in the studio, SF's M McLaughlin and the DUP's J Donaldson debate the issue, with M McLaughlin (SF) saying their Ard Comhairle meeting will decide whether they go ahead with a special Ard Fheis on accepting the PSNI. SF says they expect clarity and the confusion is with the DUP, he praises SF "heavy lifting" in the process to date and calls on the DUP to do the same, then J Donaldson (DUP) says they haven't ruled in or out any dates on the devolution of P & J, but SF must move on policing first, it's commitment not timescales that deliver progress he says. M McLaughlin admits a date for devolution will help SF pass a policing motion at its Ard Fheis, but Donaldson repeats it's taken SF 3 months to get this point since St Andrews, they then go on to discuss if DUP will accept power sharing with SF on March 26th if SF accept Policing, again Donaldson won't commit to any dates, M McLaughlin says his answer is a maybe.
DVD No.
D06600
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9210



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jan 2007
Duration:
52 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Ireland's Nazis (Part 1)
Description:
Ex RAF man, Irish born Cathal O'Shannon profiles some of the Nazis who fled to Ireland, after World War II. These include Andrija Artukovic Nazi Minister of the Interior in Croatia who was responsible for the deaths of up to a million people in Croatia, he arrived in Ireland in July 1947. In July 1944 in France Celestin Laine commander of the Breton SS Miltia was responsible for some of the SS bloodiest actions in France, he arrived in Ireland in Dec 4th. In Poland Peter Menten had 100s of Jews killed in Poland, even today no Jews live in the villages he visited, he arrived in Ireland in Feb 1963. The narrator Cathal O'Shannon then recalls joining the RAF in 1945 and going to Burma to fight the Japanese. On leave he couldn't wear his uniform in Ireland, he recalls in 1947 former Nazis were seeking asylum in Ireland, and official Ireland seemed to welcome them better then returning Allied war veterans. This programme is about who these Nazis were and how they got into Ireland. First is Andrija Artukovic who in 1947 moved into Rathgar. In 1985 Artukovic was extradited from the USA to Croatia for war crimes. Film clip shown, he is O'Shannon's case No 1. From Zagreb in Croatia O'Shannon explains how in 1941 the Utasa Party were put in power by Hitler. Dr Rory Yeomans, author of the vision of annihilation explains the political philosophy. In Feb 1942 Artukovic vowed to deal more ruthlessly with Jews than the Germans had. Artukovic was a devout Catholic, they made abortion punishable by death both for doctor and the woman. The Archbishop of Sarajevo supported Utashi aims, Yeomans says he actually endorsed the holocaust. Then O'Shannon hears from Prof. Iro Goldstein of the University of Zagreb about Artukovic's role in the terror against Jews and gypsies, film clip of the concentration camp in Zagreb with comments of Rory Yeomans on the regime in the camp, they even had a camp for children. Yeomans calls the regime sadism and torture rather than methodical murder. Many Croatians joined Marshall Tito's partisan army against the regimes terror, one Tito veteran Slavko Goldstein recalls the Utashi burning 80-150 Serbs alive in a church, in the death canmps80-90,000 were killed. IN May 1945 the Communist partisans overthrew the Utashi and its leaders fled Croatia to Austria, here Artukovic was captured by the British, who didn't extradite him back but released him in 1946, he was to Switzerland but was ordered out. Artukovic then used his Catholic connections to get into Ireland. O'Shannon explains, the role of Franciscans in Switzerland, he arrived in Ireland in 1947, he kept a low profile in Rathgar, O'Shannon comments on this, on 15/7/1948 Artukovic left Ireland for California where he took a job as a book keeper. In the 1950s the Yugoslavia's wanted him extradited it took 30 years of legal wrangling to get him, he died in prison in 1988. To understand why Ireland took him in O'Shannon profiles the country in the 1940s and its attitude to the British. Prof Brian Girvan, author of the Emergency explains the Irish government's attitude to WWII and neutrality, then Dan Lech of Univ. of Melbourne says Irish neutrality was pro allied, though the US relations with Ireland weren't very friendly at that time. Brian Girvan agrees with this view. In the national archives O'Shannon reads a note from US Ambassador David Grey to De Valera tells him not to admit Nazi refugees, Brian Girvan outlines De Valera's stubborn refusal to be dictated to by the US, he says De Valera saw the Nazi regime as a nationalist regime and the Nuremburg executions were illegitimate he felt, a victor's peace. Dev did know about the concentration camps but was skeptical of the Allies calling anybody a war criminal. O'Shannon says the Irish position baffled the Allies. He then begins Case 2: The Breton Connection, by profiling how Brittany sees itself as different from the rest of France. In 1940 some Breton nationalists worked with the Germans, this militia led by Celestin Laine is profiled by Dan Leach of Melbourne Univ. he had been influenced by the Irish model of the IRA physical force nationalism, in opposition to the French rule, his force was used as an auxiliary force by the Germans and called the Brezen Perrot. Kristian Hamon author on the group, explains their role was to root out French resistance fighters and they used torture methods he claims, and murder. O'Shannon visits Uzel's Fields of Martyrs were 34 men and women were tortured and shot, amongst the dead was Mirelle Chrisostone aged 20. Photo shown and O'Shannon comments on other mass graves, he then meets a former resistance fighter to get his views on the Bezen Perrot. Desiree Camus recalls 2 murders. In 1944 many Brezen Perrot fled France, Kristain Hamon explains they fled. In 1947 Laine was told by Raymond De La Porte, head of the Breton Nationalist Party. De Valera would let him into Ireland under an alias. Dan Leach explains the route they took to Ireland, Jean Pierre Le Mat recalls meeting Laine in Ireland and recalls his lifestyle here, he died in Dublin 1983. At the end of WWII, news of concentration camps showed the worst examples of man's inhumanity to man as the Red Cross attempted to find homes for survivors, Ireland's response showed its anti Semitism says O'Shannon and Dr Brian Fanning, author of Racism and Social Change explains how it worked. He says anti-Semitism was even laid out in government memos. Brian Girvan supports this view. Brian Fanning names Charles Bewely and Peter Bury as the civil servants who were anti-Semitic, then Joe Briscoe recalls his father Robert was a founder member of Fianna Fail and in 1928-65 was a TD, and a Jew, Joe recalls his father couldn't get Jews into Ireland even though he was a friend of Peter Bury who kept saying he was doing his best for Jews. Then O'Shannon comments on the orphan children, in April 1943 Dev agreed to accept 500 Jewish children from Vichy France but asked that in public no reference be made in public that the children were Jews. In 1944 in the Dail Dev said he knew of no such children. It was actually the end of the war before any Jewish children came to Ireland, it was 1947 when 100 were let in. B Girvan comments. By the 1970s the case of Peter Menten ignited the debate about Ireland's Nazis again. In 1976 the Dutch millionaire who lived at Waterford was exposed as a war criminal, local historian Sean Murphy who has followed the story since 1976 talks to O'Shannon about Peter Menten's case, then John O'Connor of the Munster Express comments, then Hans Kroop author of the Menten Affair explains Menten's links to Poland in the timber trade, and his business partner there, the Canadian family eventually Menten killed the whole family, with only the nephew surviving because he went to Palestine. Hans Kroop recalls how they found Peter Menten after Canaan contacted him, and details how Menten had joined the SS in Poland and took revenge on the family of Canaan who had sued him before the war. In 1976 the Soviets agreed to open a mass grave of Menten's victims, O'Shannon and Kroop visit the site and Kroop recalls the dig, photos shown, then Kroop tells of Menten's crime that day, eye witness Ivan Shchur describes the scene. Back in Holland Menten went on the run, but Kroop found him in Switzerland and Menten was arrested. Back in Ireland locals were shocked to hear the evidence against him, the Dutch gave him 10 years for war crimes, released in 1985 he announced he would be living in Ireland. Sean Murphy recalls the local discussion about that, then Joe Briscoe then Jewish Council of Ireland spokesman recalls the case and how he spoke to G Fitzgerald who barred Menten from Ireland. Menten died in 1988. O'Shannon praises Ireland's stand in the 1980s compared to the 1940s, then previews his next programme to be shown next week.
DVD No.
D06610
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9211



Date Broadcast:
Wed 10th Jan 2007
Duration:
16 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:
In Coleraine the Drivers Vehicle Licensing Dept HQ has announced 261 job loses. Film report says jobs will be moved to Wales, the NIPSA Union rep Derek Smith comments then DUP MP Gregory Campbell gives his reaction while the SDLP MLA John Dallat laments direct rule ministers making these decision, he suggest the jobs are going to England to help Labour stay in power, then SF's Cllr Billy Leonard's comments. Newry is to get 450 new call centre jobs. Film report. Today in Commons T Blair made his statement on MI5's role here, it will be separate from the PSNI, film report shows MI5's new building at Hollywood's Palace Barracks and lists the contents of Blair's statement today. SF's G Kelly welcomes the move. Then Ken Reid covers questions to T Blair from DUP's J Donaldson after his statement, followed by a unhappy reaction from SDLP MP A McDonnell to Blair's statement, who says MI5 aren't accountable, also in the Commons DUP's N Dodds told Blair the DUP wouldn't be accepting any timetables on devolution of Policing and Justice. The NI Sec P Hain replies, then Ken Reid gives his analysis of N Dodds comments and the likely SF response, and SF's options on their Ard Fheis. In Downpatrick Jim Taylor has been killed in a traffic accident. Film report. The Bishop of Connor Rev Alan Harper has been elected to succeed Robin Eames as Archbishop of Armagh. Film report profiles Alan Harper's career to date. A man has claimed he helped kill 10 people in a Dublin Hospice in 1997/98 but Garda dismiss his claims. Film report. With Hospice Ch/Exe Mo Flynn interview, then Garda Superintendent Kevin Donohue's views. Derry is to get £23m redevelopment. Next report is interview the Gusty Spence on the death of David Ervine and how it will affect the PUP, he believes stress of the peace process killed Ervine but his message of peace must survive Spence says. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06610
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9212



Date Broadcast:
Fri 12th Jan 2007
Duration:
16 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:
SF's G Adams and A Maskey have attended the funeral in East Belfast of PUP leader David Ervine. Film report hears Mr Ervine's brother welcomed SF and other nationalists to the service at the East/Belfast Methodist Mission. Peter Hain, Hugh Orde, UUP, SDLP and DUP all attended, with Republics For/Affairs Minister D Ahern and former Taoiseach A Reynolds. Comments of Brian Ervine played, then Peter Hain's comments, then Ref Gary Mason's comments. Belfast Cllrs hold a moments silence. Meanwhile G Adams has claimed the peace process is in crisis because the DUP have reneged on an agreement with SF on devolution of Policing and Justice (P&J). Film report from Ken Reid, with DUP's I Paisley Jnr rejection of Adams comments, then in the studio G Adams gives an interview on his claim Paisley did make a commitment to him, he explains where and how it happened, he shows the paper which apparently Paisley agreed to. Adams raises doubts about whether the Ard Fheis on policing issue will now go ahead. He also comments on D Ervine's funeral and why he attended. PSNI Chief Constable H Orde today said he recognises that innocent people including children were killed hereby plastic bullets. Film report with views of victims' relatives, who welcome his remarks but want an apology. Jim Rowntree whose 17 year old brother was killed reacts, then Jim McCabe whose wife Norah was killed, then Kathleen Duffy whose 15 year old son was killed, then Brenda Downes who husband was killed in 1984, then Clara Reilly of the Campaign against Plastic Bullets welcomes H Orde's significant remarks. Then in the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of today's difficulties in the peace process and the problems facing G Adams at tomorrow's SF Ard Comhairle meeting. In Derry/Donegall area a tiger kidnapping resulted in the robbery of a local McDonald's restaurant. Film report. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06610
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9213



Date Broadcast:
Fri 12th Jan 2007
Duration:
11 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:
Coverage of D Ervine's funeral in East Belfast, but first a report on today claims by SF G Adams that Paisley agreed with him the words of a motion on policing for SF's Ard Fheis, DUP's I Paisley Jnr calls Adams claims a distraction, he denies Paisley made any statement on dates or deadlines, it's about delivery he says, before the date. Then in the studio SF's Adams answers Paisley's denials, he explains changes he made to the Ard Comhairle motion through mediatators to please the DUP. Adams shows the piece of paper he says Paisley agreed to and then outlines what he thinks the Ard Comhairle will do tomorrow. Next report then covers the funeral of D Ervine and the attendance of SF's Adams and Maskey, H Orde, Fr Aidan Troy, A Reynolds, D Ahern and NI Sec Peter Hain whose speech is relayed, then Brian Ervine talks about his "wee brother". Chief Constable H Orde says he accepts innocent people were killed here by plastic bullets. Film report with reaction of victims' families. Jim Rowntree on his 11 year old brother, then Jim McCabe on his wife Norah's death, then Kathleen Duffy praises Orde's move today, but former Police Federation spokesman now DUP MLA J Spratt says Police should still be able to use this weapon. Then Relatives for Justice spokeswoman Clara Reilly rejects the use here of Tazer guns as a replacement for plastic bullets. (6.30pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06610
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9214



Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th Jan 2007
Duration:
15 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:
Traffic attendants have been taken off the streets of West Belfast and Derry following threats. Film report from Falls and Shankill areas and from Derry with comments of NIPSA Union's Paddy Mackle, then SFLP Cllr Tim Attwood comments on low number of tickets issued in West Belfast compared to South Belfast, then SF's Cllr Paul Maskey condemns the attacks on wardens, followed by interview with NCP's Tim Cowans on his reaction to the attacks. In the wake of SF's decision at the weekend to hold a special conference on supporting policing, the DUP's I Paisley Snr has urged Republicans to do it. Film report on comments of G Adams today and then Paisley rejects Adams claims on Friday that he (Paisley) had agreed a deal with Adams on Policing and he criticises the open ended weekend SF statement which Paisley says has eight interpretations The SDLP and UUP issue statements on the matter meanwhile former DUP MLA Paul Berry says he'll run as an independent in the next election. Film report with P Berry's views, then discontented republican Paul McGlinchey says he too will be standing. Then Ken Reid comments. As the Omagh Bomb trial of Sean Howey ends, it's been claimed the attack was mounted by the RIRA and CIRA working together, the report also profiles the evidence given by FBI informer David Rupert between 1997-2001, this was the 54th day of the trial. Former UDA leader Jim Gray has assets of only £60,000 when he was shot dead say the Assets Recovery Agency. Film report with film clips of Jim Gray and interview with Alan McQuillan of the ARA on this case and the future of the ARA. In Derry SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey is to move home after a litany of attacks on his home by dissident republicans. Film report from his Bogside home where Pat Ramsey says SF's opposition to Policing have fuelled the attacks, he says he was even called a collaborators in council by SF Cllrs then SF Cllr Paul Fleming comments, then Chris Ramsey puts wife comments. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06610
Tape No.
364
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9215



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Jan 2007
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Part 2 Ireland's Nazis
Description:
cathal O'Shannon tells how the Cold War opened up channels for Nazis to get sanctuary in Ireland, including Hitler's favourite soldier, Otto 'scarface' Skorzeny. And also details on the Nazis/IRA contact H. Clissmas.
DVD No.
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5477



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Jan 2007
Duration:
60 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hidden History Part 2
Description:
Cathal O'Shannon tells how the Cold War opened up channels for Nazis to get sanctuary in Ireland, including Hitlers favorite soldier Otto, 'Scarface' Skrozeny and the Nazis IRA contact H. Clissmas (missiing)
DVD No.
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5709



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Jan 2007
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:
At the Omagh bomb trial of Sean Howey, his lawyer says it would be a travesty if he was convicted. Film report on the last day 55, with comments of Howey's lawyer on tainted Crown witnesses and unscientific DNA evidence, earlier the Crown lawyer claimed Howey had a case to answer he cited the fact Howey chose not to give evidence on his own behalf, linked with DNA and fibre evidence allow the court to find him guilty. The trial heard from 500 witnesses and ends tomorrow. Tony Blair has been optimistic on the peace process here following SF's weekend move on Policing but the Government has warned local politicians the election date is not moveable. Film report with Blair's comments in London, then Peter Hain's views on the election date, then SF MP Conor Murphy's reaction, that as yet nobody knows what the DUP's intentions are on elections or devolution, he says the DUP have ignored election deadlines in the past, meanwhile SF MLA Geraldine Duggen has resigned over the Policing issue, the 2nd SF MLA to reject the leadership. Meanwhile in Strabane bullets have been sent to SF Cllrs. Following recent attacks on traffic wardens in Belfast and Derry, NCP has appealed to the public to stand up for the wardens. Film reports examines the man in the streets views on the wardens. In Crossmaglen two schools were closed following a security alert in the town square. Film report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06610
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9216



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Jan 2007
Duration:
52 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Ireland's Nazis (Part 2)
Description:
Cathal O'Shannon an Irish-born RAF man in World War II continues his exploration of why and how European Nazis were allowed to settle in Ireland after WWII. This programme includes the cases of the Germans expert on Ireland Helmut Clissman of the Abwehr Intelligence Agency who arrived in Ireland in June 1948, then Albert Folens of the Flemish SS who came in Oct 1948 and Albert Lnykz of the Belgian Black Brigade who arrived in May 1948 also Hitler's favourite soldier Otto "Scarface" Skorzeny of the Waffen SS Commandos who arrived in May 1959. Cathal O'Shannon then explains his motivation for making these two programmes on Nazis in Ireland. He begins with the story of Helmut Clissman who was at the centre of the German plans to enlist the IRA in helping Germany fight Britain, author Gerry Mullins explains Clissman had been a student in Ireland in the 1930s and was head of the German Academic Exchange which organised student exchanges between Germany and Ireland. Clissman was also involved with the Nazi group in Ireland, G Mullins explains its existence and purpose. Photo of 1933 meeting of the AOR shown. Dr Mark Hull author of "Irish Secrets" comments on Clissman's role, he had also become friendly with Irish Republicans Frank Ryan and Sean McBride and he married Elizabeth Mulcahy from a republican family in Sligo. On the outbreak of WWII Germans citizens in Ireland where recalled to Germany, where Clissman went to work for the Foreign Ministry, an advisor on Irish affairs, eventually ending up in the Brandenburg Regiment. The German Special Forces, where he planned ops involving Ireland, he then moved to Germany Military Intelligence. G Mullins comments on his IRA links and their common objectives. Clissman got Frank Ryan released from Spain where he was captured during the Spanish Civil War (July 1940), a film clip then shows C O'Shannon interviewing Helmut Clissman in 1976 about why he wanted Frank Ryan free. Dr M Hull explains their plan of using Irish Expats from Europe to fight Britain for the Nazis backfired as most were anti-Nazi, the plan finally collapsed when the Germans invaded Russia. After the war Clissman was captured and held as a POW by the British, in a TV interview Clissman claims the British tortured him. In 1980 he tells John Bowman the techniques the British used, on release he got permission to enter Ireland through his wife. Clissman describe his journey to Ireland on a TV clip, once in Ireland he set up a chemicals business and joined Amnesty International. C O'Shannon then profiles Europe in the early days of the Cold War where communism was seen as the big enemy not Nazism. To understand why former Nazis were allowed in to Ireland, Dan Leach from Univ. of Melbourne comments on fear of the Soviet Union, Prof B Girvan, author, recalls De Valera's fears of Russia and the Catholic Church's view of communism. Followed by Dan Leach's views on the Church's delays with Nazis and communists, Irish public opinion was also anti communist, papers headlines shown. Dan Leach comments on how all these factors dictated Irish Immigration policy towards helping anti-communists, even Nazis, one such group was the right wing Catholic Belgian Nationalist Movement, this is O'Shannon's case 2. The Flemish connection, he outlines these peoples recent history within Belgium, they saw the Nazis as their ticket to independence. Prof Bruno De Wever of Ghent Univ. explains the role of the Flemish National League collaboration with the Germans, then Dan Leach comments on this aspect. Photos shown of Flemish militias, on allied liberation, the Flemish Nazis had to flee and Ireland's Catholic anti communism made it a safe haven and they were helped to get there by elements within the Catholic Church. Dan Leach explains the Flemish/Irish clergy links and how it worked. C O'Shannon shows a film clip of a protest in 1978 in Dublin about Wood Quay among the protesters was Nazi Stefan Van Velthovan smuggled in after the war. Prof Bruno De Wever recalls his Nazi role in Belgium in the Waffen SS, in a regiment commanded by Hitler's favourite soldier Otto Skorzeny who also came to Ireland after the war. S Van Velthovan was wounded and captured by the Americans, he got 20 years hard labour for collaboration, but he escaped and recalls how he got to Ireland, using Trapist monks connections, once in Ireland he became involved with republican protests. Also from Belgium is Case 3 Albert Folens, who became Ireland's leading educational books publisher. Sean Moloney, journalist explains his publishing business in Ireland, but during the war he was in the Nazi SS Security Police, the feared SD, who rounded up Jews. Staf Van Velthovan recalls meeting Albert Folens in a post WWII hideout in Belgium, Sean Moloney profiles Folens' early years and at 23 he joined Flemish unit of the SS, he then joined the SD or secret service. Prof B De Wever comments on SD operation, Folens was arrested by British in Germany and in Belgium got 10yrs jail for treason, he escaped after 2 years and in 1948 went to Ireland where eventually he became a leading entrepreneur. O'Shannon profiles an interview Folens gave before his death to a Flemish paper calling himself a "war criminal in an honourable cause". Sean Moloney recalls interviews with Folens where he denied he was in the SS saying he was a soldier on the Eastern Front, however a taped interview never before heard shows him saying something different. Sean Moloney details his views on the stupid Americans and the threat of Communism and his life with the SD which he earlier denied being a member of. O'Shannon then visit's the Ceges-soma Archive in Brussels where Folens is listed on the Americans wanted war criminals list, with Sean Moloney he visit's the former SD HQ in Brussels, were Folens worked as an interpreter, in interrogation. Case 4 is Belgian businessman Albert Lnykz, Dan Leach profiles the man, then B De Wever says he was a member of the paramilitary Black Brigade connected to the Flemish National League. During the war his family made furniture for German army barracks, a Belgian journalist who called the Black Brigade collaborators recalls being raided by Lnykz and the police in July 1942 (Louis Riemis) and getting 3.5 years in a German prison camp. After the war Lnykz got 20 years but he too escaped and got to Ireland, where he set up a restaurant business. Justin O'Brien author of the Arms Trial comments on Lnykz involvement with Fianna Fail. In May 1970 he was linked with Charles Haughey and Nial Blaney in attempting to import weapons for PIRA, J O'Brien says Lnykz was confident of Nial Blaney, O'Shannon details Lnykz visits to Hamburg gun dealers Otto Sluger. J O'Brien comments on their failed plan and comments on the trial of P Lnykz with Peter Bury's evidence, on acquittal Lnykz vanished quietly. In May 1959, Case 5, Otto Skorzeny buys a house in Co Kildare, papers headlines shown. Kim Bielenberg, journalist comments on the Irish government's laid back reaction, Haughey's reaction to a Dail question by Noel Browne profiled. O'Shannon visits Irish National Archives where a files shows the Irish government had worries about why he wanted to live in Ireland. Military historian Charles Messenger profiles Skorzeny since he joined the Austrian Nazi Party in 1931, making his name in the Waffen SS in Russia in 1941. Hitler appointed him leader of Battalion 502, photo shown, his men in Sept 1943 rescued Mussolini from the Allies. C Messenger details the German plans. Film clip of Skorzeny with Mussolini, photo of Skorzeny with Hitler shown at the Battle of the Bulge, he dressed Germans in US Army uniforms, when captured in 1945. This led to him being tried for a war crime but the case collapsed when it was revealed the Allied used captured German uniforms on D-Day. Skorzeny eventually escaped to Spain where it was rumored he ran Odessa. In 1957 a party was held for Skorzeny at Portmanock Country Club in Dublin, headlines shown. Charles Haughey attended there was no controversy then. Pathe News clip shows room where German generals tried to kill Hitler in 1944, after this Skorzeny was appointed by Hitler to hunt down the plotters. Journalist Kim Bielenburg's mother was the daughter of ring leader of the plot, Fritz von de Shoeinburg, he recalls Skorzeny's role. O'Shannon then brings a British officer, Dusty Miller to Martin's town house of Skorzeny where he recalls meeting Skorzeny who told him Russians were sub-human. In 1964 Skorzeny returned to Madrid, dying in 1975. O'Shannon then reviews how Ireland accepted these former Nazis, he says the Cold War seemed to allow Ireland to ignore the horrors of the Nazi regime, even today he says the Irish government won't release the files on these Nazis, he says these Nazis are a stain on Ireland's recent history.
DVD No.
D06620
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9217



Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th Jan 2007
Duration:
9 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:
The PSNI Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has apologised to the Reavey family in Sth Armagh whose 3 brothers were killed at Whitecross in Jan 1976, for accusations at that time that the 3 brothers were IRA members. Film report on John, Brian and Anthony Reavey murder with old film clip. Six years ago on Jan 1999 DUP's I Paisley used privilege in the Commons to claim a fourth brother was a terrorist but he wouldn't repeat that claim outside Parliament. IN a letter the head of the HET confirmed to the Reavey family the 3 brothers were totally innocent and not linked to paramilitaries, he also apologised for the harassment of the family by the security forces after the killings. Eugene Reavey in an interview says the killers weren't loyalist paramilitaries but RUC/UDR men, he's 100% sure of this and he wants the killers named and shamed. The trial of Sean Howey on charges related to the Aug 1998 Omagh Bombing has ended after 56 days. Film report with summary of the proceedings and Justice Weirs comments and the defense lawyers closing remarks. The Historical Enquiries team has made and appeal for information about the Jan 1993 of Catholic woman Sharon McKenna by the Mount Vernon UVF unit, Nuala O'Loan's report on Monday is expected to say the RUC knew who the gunmen were but protected the killers as up to 4 of them were agents. Film report on armed robbery on Lisburn's Bow Street this morning and hoax bomb alert at Dunmurray. In Co Tyrone diss/republicans are being blamed for threats against SF members found at two grave yards. Film report with Strabane SF Cllr Brian MacMahon's reactions, then Omagh SF Cllr Martin McColgan's views. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06620
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9218



Date Broadcast:
Thu 18th Jan 2007
Duration:
9 mins 32 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Police Federation here says it's ready to talk to SF leaders if they sign up to support Policing. Film report reviews the years of conflict between the Police and republicans here with film of street violence, 300 policemen died in the Troubles. Then Patton's Policing changes were rejected by the RUC Federation. The Police Federation head Terry Spence then explains their announcement today. It's about thinking about the future he says, then SF's G Adams comments on the Ard Fheis debate on Policing and says the result shouldn't be taken for granted. In Downpatrick gunmen held up a family in their home and stole £20,000 in cash. Film report on the McKeown family's ordeal at the hands of 6 men. Charlie McKeown a well known local businessman wasn't home, PSNI Det/Insp Richard Graham comments, then SF MLA Willie Clarke gives his reaction. Meanwhile in Belfast 4 armed men robbed a bank on Belfast's Crumlin Rd. Traffic wardens could be back in West Belfast and Derry next week following meetings between NIPSA Union members, National Car Parks (NCP) and community leaders in West Belfast. Film report with traffic warden Sam Boyd's remarks, then NCP's James Clarke, then SF Cllr Paul Maskey. At the Armagh trial of Jacqueline Crimble accused of helping her lover kill her husband she told police associates of UDA's J Adair had abducted her husband in June 2004. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06620
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9219



Date Broadcast:
Sun 21st Jan 2007
Duration:
22 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
David Ervine: A Life Less Ordinary:
Description:
This programme profiles the PUP leader who died recently, with his wifes remarks and contermporary film clips.
DVD No.
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5478



Date Broadcast:
Sun 21st Jan 2007
Duration:
17 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
The Politics Show
Description:
This programme looks at Government plans to introduce fines for those who do not re-cycle. They report on David Ervines death and how it will effect the Loyalist community. Finally frank Gallagher (URPG) comments on the differences between Unionists and Loyalists.
DVD No.
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5479



Date Broadcast:
Sun 21st Jan 2007
Duration:
22 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
David Ervine; A Life Less Ordinary.
Description:
A programme profiling the PUP leader who died recently. His wife tell of her feeling on her husband and we see contemportary film clips.
DVD No.
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5710



Date Broadcast:
Sun 21st Jan 2007
Duration:
21 mins 53 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
David Ervine: A Life Less Ordinary
Description:
This documentary is a profile of the late leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) which had links to the UVF. It begins with his wife saying she doesn't regret marrying David, then as film clip shows D Ervine walking about the Oval, home of his team Glentoran. A news film shows the aftermath of a UVF gun attack on a Loughinisland pub which killed 6 people, then Ervine calls it one of the worst days of his life as at that time it seemed loyalists might have considered calling a ceasefire, he felt all the efforts towards getting that ceasefire had been in vain, he says you can't live through the violence, be part of the violence and not be troubled. Even before Loughinisland, Ervine says he realised violence is counterproductive. It begets violence, it's the hamster wheel to hell he says, then old news film shows bombs on Bloody Friday in Belfast as Ervine recalls this was why he joined the UVF, as he says he felt if you're going to do this to me, I am going to do it back or as he said before to return the serve, he can't undo that moment and has to live with it. His wife recalls David's arrest and finding out he was in the UVF, she felt devastated, going to prison was harder on Jeanette then him says Ervine. Film of LK huts shown, Jeanette recalls telling the children about David having been in prison, then Ervine walks through LK as he recalls Gusty Spence asking him why was he here, and how this started him thinking about issues, and hating people you don't know he says is a taught process not a thought process. As photos of him in prison are shown, Ervine recalls taking advantage of the education opportunities in Long Kesh (LK) and the effects this had on him, education changed his life not Long Kesh. Then Ervine recalls going to Stormont as an elected MLA for the first time, it was a new world for him he recalls, he says changes are happening and some are frightened by that but we should stop frightening each other and the first issue on the agenda is try and remove the mutual fear, the violence and then slowly piece our society back together. Ervine then recalls growing up in East Belfast in the shadow of the shipyard. B & W film clips shown, he recalls the importance of the shipyard to East Belfast families, it now employs 50 when it used to employ 30,000. D Ervine praises the apprentice scheme which gave young people an education, he quotes figures of average 11+ plus rate, as overall pass is 27% but a Falls Rd child pass rate is 12% in Protestant East Belfast the pass rate if 3%, he jokes about Protestants being the so-called ascendancy. Ervine goes on to say the Unionist working class was badly led, he says it's the working class population that are the main generators of violence and crime and the recipients of it, he feels his generation had most of their lives destroyed, he explains this viewpoint which he says had Long Kesh at the heart of that process, thank God it's now falling apart he says. The redevelopment of LK is the proof of a changing society he says. In Dec 06 Ervine was invited to speak to pupils at a Catholic school's prize day, he recalls that event as special in his life, photos shown, it says something of where this community is going, he enlarges this view on our burgeoning society and the peace dividend that when our children go out the door at night we know they are coming home. Ervine says some pole think he's a hard man gone soft, he says he has seen people change, he's not afraid of change as it can bring good things, he hopes in 20yrs time people will say what was all the fuss about.
DVD No.
D06620
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9220



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jan 2007
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
In The Name Of The State
Description:
Chris Moore profiles Naula O'Loan's report into Informent One; the UVF leader in Mount Vernon, Mark Haddock and allegations that the RUC Special Branch allowed him to kill with impunity.
DVD No.
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5712



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jan 2007
Duration:
21 mins 23
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan has released her report into the activities of North Belfast's Mount Vernon UVF unit led by Mark Haddock her conclusion is that RUC Special Branch (SB) knew he was a serial killer involved in up to 16 murders yet they continue to protect and pay him. Film report says collusion went right to the top and involved senior police officers and UVF men were coached during interviews to prevent themselves incriminating themselves. The report starts with Nuala O'Loan's press conference and profiles the role of Raymond McCord in getting this inquiry. Mark Haddock isn't named in the report but is named as informant one, she also says SB dominated the RUC and within it was in absence of controls and special policy in this vacuum collusion occurred she says. Haddock was even allow to shave in custody after an eyewitness said a gunman had a beard, he was given a 60% increase in payments just weeks after he murdered Catholic woman Sharon McKenna. O'Loan says her inquiry was hampered by the destruction of police documents and the refusal of senior SB officers to co-operate. Investigator Justin Felice comments on this aspect, however no ex police officers are to be prosecuted, the PSNI Chief Constable is to reopen the 16 murder inquiries. The next report called A Father's Fight for Justice examines the campaign of Ray McCord Snr to get justice for his murdered son Ray McCord Jnr he's been campaigning for nearly 10 years. Speaking after Nuala O'Loan conference with his wife and 2 other sons beside him Mr McCord criticises the role of Ronnie Flanagan who told him murderers don't work for the RUC, he says Flanagan should give H Order the evidence to jail his son's killers, R McCord says his campaign continues, then a 2nd film report titled Victims, looks at the case of Catholic Sharon McKenna on the Shore Rd on 17-01-93 information one admitted to police he was one of the gunmen, her brother Paul McKenna recalls her murder and gives his reaction to the report, he has no confidence into the PSNI inquiry, the Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice says this is just the tip of the iceberg, collusion was a policy directed from Whitehall he says. Then live from Police HQ F McKinney asks the question how bad might the bigger picture be, he then interviews Chief Constable H Orde who says informant handling is now changed, he is concerned officers didn't co-operate with O'Loan, but he and his senior team did co-operate, he says the way the past was run is a matter for those who run policing in the past, he won't comment on whether he has confidence in R Flanagan as an Inspector of Constabulary after this report, he does says once you step outside the law to enforce the law you are on a dangerous road. The NI Sec Peter Hain says he feels this case is an isolated one but he still rules out a public inquiry. Film report on his remarks on inquiries, he does predict there will be one or more prosecutions. SF's G Adams says it's the can of worms being opened up. The DUP's Nigel Dodds says countless lives have been saved because of actions of security forces. SDLP's M Durkan said there had been state funded serial murder, UUP Fred Coban there was very little evidence to convict individuals in the police. Policing Board's Des Rea was shocked by the document. They are to hold a meeting on Wednesday. In a statement today former Snr RUC men have criticised O'Loan for unfounded allegations. Then in the studio Nuala O'Loan says names weren't in the report in case of any future trial, she says informants working for the RUC were engaged in murder and knowing that the RUC continued to employ them, she's asked again were there murderers in the RUC, she says evidence was withheld from the CID, and they were misled, she says she doesn't know if this is the tip of the iceberg, she says the current heads of policing here all co-operated. Then Chris Moore previews tonight's Insight programme on the collusion issue. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06620
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9222



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jan 2007
Duration:
20 mins 30 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:
BBC coverage of Nuala O'Loan's press conference today on collusion between the RUC and the UVF in Nth Belfast's Mount Vernon area. Begins with Nuala O'Loan comments on their Special Branch (SB) attitude to Informant One (M Haddock) after knowing he was involved in murder. Then quick reaction from Ray McCord, then details of Nuala O'Loan's 4 yr investigation in to 16murders, 10 attempted murders and 23 punishment attacks and 1 bomb attack, in a film report from Vincent Kearney profiles Mark Haddock and examines O'Loan points on blocked weapons searches, protected informant interviews, false interview notes, withholding intelligence from CID officers and giving misleading info to prosecutors. The list of murder victims is shown and comment of how Ray McCord Snr started the investigation with his complaint, N O'Loan lists the faults in handling informers, and the suspension in 1997 of RUC rules on informants applying to Special Branch, many high ranking SB officers refused to co-operate with N O'Loan, including 6 former SB chiefs, O'Loan also had to wait once for 2.5 years to get requested information. The DPP won't be persecuting officers as the evidence was destroyed. Then film report interviews Ray McCord Snr for his reaction, then Sharon McKenna's brother Paul gives their family's reaction to the 1993 murder. After this killing Haddock's monthly pay went up from £100 per month to £160, then retired Det/Sgt in CID Jonty Brown gives his views on CID relationship with SB. Followed by apology from current PSNI Chief Constable H Orde for the past, he says evidence was destroyed but necessarily deliberately just routinely but that doesn't happen now, he regrets some senior officers didn't co-operate, he accepts it's possible other informers could have been treated in the same way. He asks people to judge the PSNI for what it does now. Then NI Sec Peter Hain rules out a new inquiry into collusion as we are awash with inquiries in NI, other reaction from the SDLP, SF and Unionists followed by studio interview with Nuala O'Loan. She comments on the force within a force that was SB and justifies how their attitude led to more crime, she won't comment if this could have happened elsewhere in NI, but she has other investigations ongoing, she comments on the systematic failures of the system for which senior officers were responsible, she won't comment on Ronnie Flanagan's position now, she comments on the SB officers who won't talk to her team. She says the end doesn't justify the means, no prosecutions are possible as evidence was destroyed. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06620
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9223



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jan 2007
Duration:
23 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
In the Name of the State (Informant One)
Description:
Introduced by Chris Moore it begins with Nuala O'Loan's opening remarks at news conference, then film clip of Mark Haddock known as Informant One or the Fishman. O'Loan's investigation began in 2002 after a complaint by Ray McCord, by 2003 O'Loan had discovered enough to alert the Chief Constable H Orde to a major problem in SB. H Orde accepted her findings, he explains on this. Chris Moore then recalls how Ray McCord wasn't believed when he alleged an RUC informer killed his son, Nuala O'Loan recalls first hearing Raymond's story today's report vindicates R McCord. O'Loan says at her press conference UVF informer involved in McCord murder. In the studio she calls the investigation a web, Chris Moore profiles Haddock's UVF career and in 1993 while working for SB he killed Sharon McKenna, and told his handler Jonty Brown he done it, then recalls what a senior officer told him on the case, the Branch can't afford to lose him. Brown walked out when he was told to make sure he didn't confess to murder. C Moore says Stalker and Stevens reports showed collusion existed now O'Loan raised it again. Moore says no wonder some officers wouldn't co-operate they too might as well have wore balaclavas, he cites the Peter McTasney murder in 24-2.91, Haddock was interviewed or baby sat through those interviews by SB, then Sharon McKenna's murder on 17-1-93, despite his admission he was one of the killers, SB baby sat him through 37 interviews in 6 weeks, weeks later his monthly money is increased, other victims, Eamon Fox and Gary Convey killed in 17-5-94 by a gunman with a beard, police arrest Haddock who had a beard and in custody get him to shave it off. Then on 17-2-06 victim Sean McParland, Haddock turns up to kill him, see the police and they see him, he allowed to go. Next morning McParland is shot and dies days later. O'Loan says SB actions strengthened the UVF in North Belfast. R McCord then says Sharon McKenna was murdered by employees of the State, Police knew it and still allowed it to continue, if they acted his son would still be alive. McCord Snr was threatened by the UVF and harassed by the police after complaining. In 1999 a man called Mark Harbinson asked to meet McCord, about threats to Harbinson. The police arrived and took Mark Harbinson away and then took R McCord to Gough Barracks in Armagh, McCord explains what happened, then recalls going with DUP's N Dodds to meet the Chief Constable R Flanagan who told them murderers don't work for the RUC. After today's O'Loan conference, R McCord again criticises R Flanagan's role as Chief Constable, then present Chief Constable H Orde comments on his views on murderers working for the RUC. R Flanagan refused an interview. The Mount Vernon UVF had 5 or 6 informers in it says C Moore and this enabled their sense of protection as they ran their drugs dealing rackets using fear and violence, they became untouchable. N O'Loan comments that lack of police action was a comfort to the Mount Vernon UVF. At her press conference O'Loan says there was no record of a Monaghan bombing incident or that a SB informer had possession of the explosives because junior officers were told not to record it, she lists other examples of information being withheld by SB, one on a safe house used by suspect murders, she lists other withholding of info by SB and their destruction and loss of exhibits, like metal bars etc. The blocking of searches of informers homes and no action being taken to disrupt UVF attacks. The guidelines drawn up of handling informers come from 1980 drawn up by former MI5 officer Leslie Walker, also it detailed how info was shared between SB and CID. O'Loan's report highlights how these rules were broken, with false note taking, tipping sources off, providing cash for sources to disappear, blocking CID searches. Then John Lyttle a former deputy head of CID recalls how SB tied the CID's hands with all arrests having to go first to SB for approval. Lyttle says they had use (?) to get around SB blocks, he explains how this worked. N O'Loan then lists other failings of SB, loss of policy files, lost murder investigation files etc. She also mentions serving and former SB officers not talking to her and the missing files mean no officers will be charged. Jonty Brown recalls being arrested by the O'Loan team, his interviews began in 2002 he co-operated then but by 2004 he was threatened with arrest and withdrew support. John Lyttle also criticises the arrest then N O'Loan refuses to discuss Brown's comments, J Brown says he wasn't going to stand alone against SB, even Superintendent had no control over SB. Jane Winters of British/Irish Rights Watch says arresting J Brown was an O'Loan mistake. C Moore updates M Haddock survival of a gun attack and sentencing on an attempted murder charge, he also shows photos of other Mt Vernon UVF men including Wm Young, John 'Bonzo' Bond and Gary Heggarty.
DVD No.
D06630
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9224



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jan 2007
Duration:
5 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of Nuala O'Loan's Police Ombudsman's Report on collusion between the RUC Special Branch and the Mount Vernon UVF Unit, highlighting Mark Haddock's role. Film report from Denis Murray in Belfast on M Haddock and Special Branch's failure to stop his murder spree while getting paid by the State, with comments of Raymond McCord Snr on his reaction, then NI Sec Peter Hain says they were part of the poisonous past and it won't happen again, then SF's G Adams says it's an incentive to be involved in Policing, to root these people out. Then analysis from Denis Ireland on this reports possible effects on SF's decision to back Policing. (10pm)
DVD No.
D06630
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
9225



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jan 2007
Duration:
12 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then report from Belfast on N O'Loan's report on UVF/RUC SB collusion asks why is nobody being charged or even disciplined. Film report from Belfast by Jackie Long reveals the details of the "damning report" about the UVF unit from Mount Vernon and its collusion with the RUC involved 16 murders, 10 attempted murders, punishment shooting and a bombing, during these years UVF man Mark Haddock was paid £80,000. The profile looks at the Sharon McKenna killing with views of her brother Paul about the police involved. Then UUP's Ken Magennis defends the RUC Special Branch point of view, he asks the question of the Ombudsman's staff, how many of these people investigated a terrorist incident. J Long says some elements of the PSNI showed a lack of enthusiasm for helping the inquiry but others did co-operate in the case of Ronnie Flanagan there was a lot he couldn't remember, the current Chief Constable H Orde did co-operate and in an interview he says things have changed on his watch and he apologies for the past. The report he says is very disturbing even at the time of difficult policing conditions. The State should never step outside the law he says. Then SF's G Adams says no republicans is surprised by the report but it's an incentive to make policing work. Then in an interview NI Sec Peter Hain calls the O'Loan report devastating, he says he's determined such a thing won't happen again and says the current reforms in policing will ensure that, he also admits this might not only be the only such incident and he welcomes the fact the Ombudsman's report has indicted this behaviour by a minority of police officers. Hain says he thinks some people will be prosecuted but won't comments on details, he says what today shows is that we have today a totally different policing structure and there now procedures and supervisions should prevent this all happening again. P Hain is then challenged about former senior RUC officers not co-operating and about the memory loss of ex Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan when he did co-operate. Hain says those who didn't co-operate should be criticised but he won't says they should be punished. (10.30pm)
DVD No.
D06630
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
9226



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Jan 2007
Duration:
50 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight Special
Programme Title:
The haddock Case
Description:
The Special Branch agent M. Haddock's first RUC handler, Trevor McIlwrath is interviewed and the Sharon McKenna murder and the killing of R. McCord Jnr is discussed.

Plus, the Irish foregn minister D. Ahern gives his views on collusion issues and N. O'Loan and Ken Mayennis from the UUP, clash on this issue. It finishes with the former Special Branch and RUC Chief, R. Flanagan giving an interview.
DVD No.
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Irealnd
Record No.
5713



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Jan 2007
Duration:
13 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Former RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan says he knew nothing about collusion. Film report on the fall out after the O'Loan report on collusion. Flanagan was a former head of Special Branch and Chief Constable at the time the O'Loan report covers. Flanagan is door stepped for his reaction then issues a statement denying he knew of officers behaving in the style O'Loan described. The Ray McCord criticises Flanagan's memory loss and calls for Flanagan to be stripped of his Knighthood and charges brought against him, then a retired RUC man with 30 years experience Insp Norman Hamill says he feels betrayed and shocked by O'Loan's revelations. Then the Committee for the Administration of Justice spokesman Maggie Bierne asks questions about the use of informers today especially under MI5's new role. Next report reviews the political fallout from the O'Loan report from Ken Reid, the SDLP's M Durkan says R Flanagan should resign from this current job, SF's M McGuiness wants him sacked and for Tony Blair to reveal what he knows about the activities of M Thatcher in collusion issue policy, then NI Sec Peter Hain defends R Flanagan, while the DUP's I Paisley Jnr says the report is thin on evidence and is part of a witch hunt. The UUP's F Cobain also used the witch hunt phrase. Meanwhile the new PUP leader Dawn Purvis says this is only the tip of the iceberg. Within the last hour former SB officers have released a statement saying the O'Loan report is lacking in evidence and it should be reviewed by and independent body, they again reject any wrong doing. In the studio SDLP's M Durkan gives an interview criticising R Flanagan role and gives his reactions to the fact nobody will be prosecuted and what he says is a blasé British government response and government attitude to what is a national scandal. The Dublin government's new National Development plan is to spend Euros within N Ireland. Film report with B Ahearn's views then Finance/Min Brian Cowan's comments. Lat items if three brief news reports on other news stories. Then film report on the arrest of republicans Gerard McCrory and Thomas Tolan from West Belfast who absconded on bail on a charge of kidnapping Bobby Tohill in Feb 2004. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06630
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9227



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Jan 2007
Duration:
11 mins 34 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:
Coverage of today's pressure on R Flanagan following the O'Loan report. Film report from Vincent Kearney reviews Flanagan at the George Cross ceremony and getting his Knighthood, while today critics call for his head. O'Loan yesterday lists the senior officers failings, then R Flanagan's statement denies he knew anything about collusion, and he refutes suggestions he was evasive of unhelpful with O'Loan, then SDLP M Durkan rejects Flanagan's denial, as does SF's M McGuiness. Retired officer Normal Hamill gives his views on Special Branch, he feels betrayed. The Police Board will discuss the report tomorrow. Then live from Stormont, M Purdy reports on the Unionist reaction from DUP's I Paisley Jnr and UUP's Fred Cobain. Then R McCord comments on his unhappiness with the Unionist's response, he's too stand against the DUP in North Belfast. As former SB officers reject O'Loan's report a former Acc Chris Albiston would didn't speak to O'Loan outlines their position against O'Loan, he denies evidence was destroyed and says to get information they had to deal with paramilitary members. Albiston was head of SB when Haddock was an SB agent but he won't admit Haddock was an agent, he defends SB culture of extreme secrecy and denies SB was out of control, he defends R Flanagan as the RUC's leader. (Tues)
DVD No.
D06630
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9228



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Jan 2007
Duration:
3 mins 25 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:
Coverage of R Flanagan's denials of any knowledge of collusion, includes Spotlight interview off tonight's programme (see next DVD for full programme), this former SB Chief Chris Albiston remarks. Followed by former Insp M Hamill's comments. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06630
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9229



Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Jan 2007
Duration:
48 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Spotlight Special: O'Loan Report
Description:
Introduced by Mark Carruthers he begins by reviewing the main points of the Police Ombudsman's report concerning Mark Haddock known as Informant One and the Mount Vernon UVF gang. With no serving or former police officers expected to face charges he asks the question where does the buck stop as collusion couldn't have happened without the knowledge and support of the highest levels of the RUC or PSNI. (Sound is low at the beginning probably a tape fault). First is a film report from Mandy McQuiley asks who is Mark Haddock and how did he and his gang manage to escape prosecution for so long. She begins by referring back to a Spotlight last year which interviewed CID handler Trevor McIlwrath, he talked about M Haddock then as a serial killer without naming him, she profiles how Haddock was recruited in 1992 as an informer by McIlwrath who details how that happened as in last year's programme, while Willie Young his associate being jailed but Haddock cleared off all charges despite him being the driver. McIlwrath explains how that was achieved, in the years that followed Haddock received £80,000. In 1993 Sharon McKenna was shot dead McIlwrath recalls Haddock admitted being the backup gunman, Haddock was arrested and taken to Castlereagh, questioned by his handler sand then released. McIlwrath says he told officers Haddock was guilty, he was surprised SB sent to such lengths to protect Haddock, no one has ever been charged with Sharon McKenna's murder. In 1990s CID intelligence on Haddock was ignored or destroyed by Special Branch (SB). Nuala O'Loan concludes this was not an oversight but a deliberate strategy, McIlwrath says it messed his head up. In 1994 Haddock became Mt Vernon UVF OC he was one of 4 informers in the unit, McIlwrath explains the power this gave Haddock in Mt Vernon area, and that he continued to kill people. McIlwrath said he had no control over him. McIlwrath says another agent known as "mechanic" was going to be sacrificed by SB to save Haddock from UVF suspicions. In 1997 Haddock and mechanic were involved in a failed attempt to bomb SF offices in Monaghan, Haddock had earlier given the bomb to his handlers to be made safe. McIlwrath recalls the incident and the bomb in his car. Haddock got a couple of thousand, McIlwrath says mechanic was compromised to take suspicion of Haddock, he explains what happened and how SB warned UVF men of coming house searches. In 1997 it was the murder of Ray McCord Jnr that was the catalyst for O'Loan's inquiry. Mandy McQuiley explains the circumstances of R McCord's Jnr's murder, then McIlwrath recalls meeting R McCord Snr and told him Haddock ordered the murder. Mr McCord then went to the Ombudsman's Office, McIlwrath explains why he didn't walk away from being Haddock's CID handler, he says he would have killed more people without him there, then next film report from Kevin Magee talks to Ray McCord Snr who reads a latest death threat against him from the UVF, one of dozens he has. N O'Loan confirms a police informer was involved in the murder of his son, at yesterday's conference R McCord says contrary to Unionist politicians views, republicans were right about collusion. Then K Magee visit's the family if murder victim Gerard Brady in Antrim, his sister Jacqueline Larkins gives his reaction to the collusion issue in Gerard's murder in 1994, the family feel betrayed by the police. M Magee then shows 17-4-2003 film clip of St John Stevens announcing he had found collusion in murder cases, then film clip of 17th May 1974 Dublin/Monaghan bomb which killed 33 people with Magee referring to the Barron report which alleged collusion between Sec/Forces and Loyalists. Back in Antrim Frankie Larkin says he wants the guys behind the scenes charged as they're as guilty as Haddock. Ray McCord Snr believe R Flanagan should be held accountable for crimes committed while he was RUC Chief Constable, lose his pension and Knighthood. Mark Carruthers then repeats the Irish For/eign Minister D Ahern's statement, he highlights the UVF's Loughinisland attack saying collusion goes further than O'Loan's report yesterday, in an interview he says we can't move forward till all these outstanding issues have been resolved. Ahern says none of these people must be left within the PSNI now as it's unfair to blacken everybody he says, he says SB lost its moral compass at the time, he rejects the argument SB were protecting more people then endangering. Ahern says the State can't go to the level of terrorists. Ahern comments on possibility of persecutions and praises Ray McCord's efforts and he won't personalise the issue by calling for R Flanagan to be held responsible but he supports H Order's views on the issue. Then M Carruthers interviews former Chief Constable and head of SB R Flanagan he begins by asking him is he going to resign from his current position in the Inspectorate of Constabulary, Flanagan replies there's no reason why he should resign, he explains his viewpoint repeating he had no knowledge of the circumstances O'Loan described, he rejects O'Loan's views junior officers could only do collusion if supported by senior officers, he praises junior officers for saving lives, he also rejects M Durkan's comments about his incompetence, as Chief Constable he says he couldn't know what was going on in every area, and he says this practice wasn't typical of policing approach. He credits SB with NI society being in the satisfactory position it is today, when asked about helping O'Loan Flanagan says he was with them 4 hrs, but over years there was incidents about which he couldn't recall specific detail. On the former officers who didn't co-operate he feels this meant O'Loan didn't get a full picture of RUC procedures, but he won't say they were wrong not to meet her, he's pushed on this point but doesn't change his view, but he shares Hugh Orde's views that evasive answers would be wrong, on how Haddock was protected for so long he says dangerous informers aren't always absolutely controlled by handlers. When asked will he apologise for the collusion on his watch, Flanagan says the definition of collusion that has come about since Jude Cory work is in virtually every case it's an act of commission and certainly not an act of commission of collusion, he now accepts this definition and condemns it. Flanagan then prises H Orde and doesn't feel let down by his comments, on a public inquiry idea, he says the organisation will come thru it with its head high and he would fully support and co-operate with it if it's called. Next in the studio M Carruthers talks to Nuala O'Loan, John Finucane son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, UUP's Ken Magennis, he asks N O'Loan should R Flanagan resign, she says that's not an issue she considered, she lists the failings then of senior officers that she had considered and cites one case of CID hunting killers in Belfast when SB knew they were outside Belfast, or of SB stopping arms searches, she interviewed over 100 serving officers who all said there were no policies, she refused to focus on one officer during this period 1991-2003, misconduct in public office is a crime but only if you have rules or policies O'Loan says. As late as 1997 chief officers said SB don't have to keep the Home Office Rules, there is no written trial taking that instruction to any one officer. He then asks John Finucane should R Flanagan resign his current position, he says yes as under his watch agents of the State where allowed to kill 15 persons are we expected to believe the head of the organisation didn't know what was going on, if he didn't know then that negligence alone warranted him resigning. UUP's Ken Magennis then refuses to say if he thinks R Flanagan should stay in his current post, he says he wants murderers brought to justice, but he questions the competence of the Ombudsman's Office, he says O'Loan has no investigative experience and her staff have no idea of investigating terrorist crimes, he doesn't accept O'Loan's conclusions which are rubbish he says. N O'Loan rejects his views, her staff have investigative experience in covert policing and anti-terrorism and corruption, the evidence in her inquiries is there in respect of SB officers covering up in each of the murders she reports on, to protect any future trial of the UVF killers she cannot reveal the evidence now, but she says the Chief Constable H Orde knows exactly who we're talking about, everything is in detail. John Finucane says a public inquiry at the minute under current laws allows the government to remain in control of all information divulged and that's worrying as SB worked with the NIO government Ministers and State agencies, a clear chain of command. Ken Magennis calls O'Loan a one sided truth commission, O'Loan says most of her complaints are from Protestants, he wants an inquiry into M McGuiness activities in Derry.
DVD No.
D06640
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9231



Date Broadcast:
Wed 24th Jan 2007
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Flight of The Earls
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
This documentary looks at who the Earls were and why they left.
DVD No.
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5482



Date Broadcast:
Wed 24th Jan 2007
Duration:
13 mins 19 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
SDLP leader Mark Durkan has used Parliamentary privilege to name three senior RUC Special Branch officers in a question to PM Tony Blair. Ken Reid's report names the 3 who failed to co-operate with Nuala O'Loan as Chris Albiston, Raymond White and Freddie Hall, in this reply T Blair says he regrets any collusion that has taken place but claims changes to policing mean that cannot happen anymore. In a follow up question the DUP's J Donaldson defends the RUC's record saying they saved countless lives in NI. Meanwhile SF met Irish Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern to discuss the O'Loan report afterwards M McGuiness said he wanted those responsible brought to account. The UUP met the Chief Constable H Orde afterwards he said we need a way to deal with the past especially for what he calls ordinary people out there. Meanwhile the DUP and UUP blocked a debate on collusion in the Assembly next Monday. Then report profiles Albiston, White and Hall with film clips and examines the 3 officers statement in reply to O'Loan's report claims. Meanwhile the UUP has distanced itself from Ken Magennis view that the O'Loan report was rubbish, Fred Cobain described the report as creditable and accurate. Film report also comments on today's Policing Board meeting with N O'Loan, the DUP's I Paisley Jnr didn't retract his original criticisms. The Policing Board vice-chair Barry Gilligan comments, then SDLP's A Attwood's views. The family of Gerard Brady one of the victims named in the report are calling for his murder to be re-opened. Film report with Jacqueline Larking, Brady's sister comments on the 17th June 1994 murder, saying M Haddock may have been the gunman but the RUC investigators who knew are just as guilty. The Church of Ireland Bishop Michael Jackson has praised N O'Loan's work and courage, he also praised the majority of work done by the RUC and PSNI. Raymond McCord says PUP's new leader has refused to meet him. Film report ends early as tape ends.
DVD No.
D06640
Tape No.
365
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9230



Date Broadcast:
Wed 24th Jan 2007
Duration:
39 mins 35
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Flight of the Earls
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
In Sept 1607, three of Ireland's Gaelic nobles Hugh O'Neill, Hugh Maguire and Rory O'Donnell left Ireland for exile in Europe, a voyage that changed the course of Irish history, a voyage known as the Flight of the Earls, this voyage represented the completion of the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland, with the Gaelic leaders gone the way was clear for the plantation of Ulster. To find out how this all came about the programme begins 10 years earlier to the beginning of a war between the Ulster Gaelic chiefs and the English, the narrator Antaine O'Donnaile visits Nth Armagh to review the battle of Yellowford when Irish Chieftain Hugh O'Neill defeated the English under Sir Henry Bagnall in 12598, it almost ended English rule in Ireland and made O'Neill known across Europe. O'Donnaile then tells of the events around the kidnapping of the Donegal Prince Red Hugh O'Donnell, son of Black Hugh O'Donnell Lord of Tyrconnell, as he inspected a merchant ship in Lough Swilly. The kidnap was panned by Sir John Perritt the Queen's representative in Ireland and by kidnapping Red Hugh he hoped to keep the O'Donnell's in check and stop any threat to English plans for Ulster. Spain was the worlds super power at this time and the recent Armada had made the English very worried about not being in control in Ireland, as Ireland had religious, commercial and military ties with Spain, through its Gaelic chiefs and it was Hugh O'Neill who was England's main obstacle, as child he had been raised by the English after his father and brother were killed by another uncle Shane the Proud, when he came of age he was given the title Baron of Dungannon and given the means to protect English invests in Ulster. In 1585 he was made Earl of Tyrone by Queen Elizabeth I, but O'Neill wanted to be next chieftain of the O'Neill clan, he was out for his own good not England's, he made alliances with the O'Donnell's, the Maguire's and McMahon's, then he executed his cousin Hugh, son of Hugh the Proud a rival for the chieftain title,. In 1590 the Queen summoned her Earl to London to answer a charge of murder, for his defence he quoted Gaelic or Brehan law, the Queen wanted him to use English law in Ireland but needed O'Neill to control Ulster. So he got off, he got a license to import lead into Dungannon while in London,. In Oct 1590 the English executed Hugh Roe McMahon and created the County of Monaghan out of his lands and divided it up. In Newry the main English family Nicholas Bagnall was delighted they hoped for more lands with the break-up of the Gaelic lords. In Nov 1591 Sir Brian O'Rourke was executed at Tyburn in London for helping survivors for the Spanish Armada and showing disrespect to the Queen, his lands became the new County Leitrim, all the Gaelic Lords were concerned. On the death of his second wife Hugh O'Neill eloped with and married Mable the sister of Henry Bagnall, who was furious when he heard. In 1592 after 4 years in Dublin Castle Red Hugh O'Donnell escaped with Hugh O'Neill organising the breakout. O'Donnell escaped with Art and Henry O'Neill, Red Hugh and Art headed south to the Gaelic Lord O'Byrne territory, it was a severe winter in the Wicklow mountains. Art died in the snow, Red Hugh lost 2 toes, 5 months later he was leader of the O'Donnell's in Nth Donegal. The programme then looks at Phillip II of Spain and his interest in events in Ireland and troubles in his empire. Spain offered to help any Irish rebellion against England. Hugh Maguire of Fermanagh was the next target of the English, Henry Bagnall and Hugh O'Neill led the Crown forces at the Battle of Erne Ford in 1593 O'Neill was wounded and withdrew from service of English he also sent his brother to help Maguire. Sir George Bingham also attacked Maguire's castle, and captured it. Maguire retreated and fought guerilla war from then on, helped by O'Neill and O'Donnell. This campaign is the beginning of the 9 years war. By Feb 1595 Hugh O'Neill was openly at war with England, he destroyed English Fort in Armagh, he retook Enniskillen Castle and at Monaghan Castle, the English including Henry Bagnall's relief column served after a scare. Narrator describes the battles events. In Sept 1595 O'Neill was made chieftain, the O'Neill. Early in 1596 Phillip II wrote to O'Neill telling him not to make peace with England but fight on. O'Neill, O'Donnell and Maguire rejected England's terms which allowed them to only pay lip service to the Crown and fight on. In Oct 1596 a Spanish fleet of 100 ships left Spain for Killybegs in Donegal, but a terrible storm destroyed 32 ships and drowned 2000 men. A year later Phillip tried again but this fleet was also scattered by Atlantic Gales. In May 1597 Sir Thomas Birr became England's Viceroy in Ireland he recaptured and rebuilt the Fort on the Blackwater River, Birr later got a fever and died. O'Neill pt the Fort under siege, Sir Henry Bagnall from Newry agreed to lead English forces against O'Neill, the narrator explains Bagnall's campaign plan but O'Neill laid a trap at a bog between the Callen and Blackwater Rivers. On 14th Aug 1598, 4.5 thousand English troops, meet the Irish army of 6,000 men, the narrator describes the battles ebb and flow, at Yellowford, O'Neill wins the day, 1400 English die, it was O'Neill's greatest victory. In Spain however King Phillip was dying, Queen Elizabeth was appalled, throughout Ireland the native Irish rose in revolt, but could O'Neill take all of Ireland.
DVD No.
D06640
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9232



Date Broadcast:
Thu 25th Jan 2007
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:
Interim Victims Commissioner Bertha McDougall published her report today recommending a special fund beset up for families of killed UDR personnel. Film report reviews Bertha's appointment last year by P Hain and the High Court objections by Nationalists groups. Her report today also recomemnds£2,000 payment to families bereaved before 1988 paid annually. Nationalist reaction comes from Mark Sykes who was shot 5 times in the Ormeau Rd Bookies in 1992 when loyalists killed 5 people, then Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice says the plan creates a hierarchy of victims. McDougall's plan is deeply offensive he says, then Alan McBride whose wife died in the Shankill bomb in 1993 says all victims need help, a victim is a victim, the notion of hierarchy doesn't help things. In the studio B McDougall explains her report, she says she wants a fund to address needs right across the community, the UDR fund is only one recommendation, she recommends a forum be set up to deal with the past, she wants a co-ordinated approach to victims in services and funds. In the High Court today an application to change the name of Londonderry to Derry by the City Council was rejected. Film report on judge's ruling, then vox pop of peoples reaction on Derry's streets, the views of SDLP MP Mark Durkan, DUP's G Campbell and SF's Cllr Paul Fleming. SF holds its last public meeting in Derry tonight on the Policing issue before Sunday's Ard Fheis, film report on the series of meetings and newspaper adverts with Andersonstown news editor Martin O'Muilleoirs comments. Followed by report on last night's Clonard meeting with comments of MEP Mary Lou McDonald. An SDLP delegation has met NI Sec Peter Hain to discuss the O'Loan report on collusion. Film report with M Durkan's comments on SF attitude to policing. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06640
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9233



Date Broadcast:
Fri 26th Jan 2007
Duration:
10 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
LVF Chief in Portadown Jim Fulton (38) has been jailed for28 years for attempting to kill 4 police officers and 25 years for murdering Elizabeth O'Neill in June 99. Film report hears he bragged about his crimes to undercover detectives, and then the reaction of Martin O'Neill, Mrs O'Neill's son. Fulton was also convicted of possessing the gun used to kill M McGoldrick, his co-accused Muriel Gibson (57) was given 8 years for hindering the arrest and prosecution of the killer of Adrian Lamph 17 April 98, PSNI Ch/Superintendent Arthur Provost gives his reaction to the convictions. The Court of Appeal has ordered that loyalist 'Mo' Courtney (43) must face a retrial for killing Alan McCullough. The CIRA has rejected an offer of talks from SF's G Adams ahead of SF's Ard Fheis on Policing issue this weekend. Film report on SF's overnight meeting with the public in Derry on Policing and the CIRA statement rejecting talks with Adams whom they call get another recruiting sergeant for the British in Ireland. SF's G Adams comments on the Ard Fheis vote this Sunday and the success of his public meetings on policing, then Anthony McIntyre gives his view of SF's position on Policing and DUP's I Paisley Jnr criticises Adams remarks that SF would put manners on the police. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of SF's meeting on Sun on Policing and the likely reaction of the DUP's, and the likely date for the next election. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06640
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9234



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
17 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
The Politics Show
Description:
This current affairs programme covered Sinn Fein Ard Fheis and its voting on Policing. It gives the political reaction from Sammy Wilson (DUP) and views from Martin McGuiness (SF).
DVD No.
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5483



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
28 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
The Politics Show
Description:
This programme gives the reactions to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis vote to support the PSNI, and gives an analysis from BBC's Mark Davenport. It also give the views of Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP), Reg Empey (UUP) and Alex Attwood (SDLP).
DVD No.
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5485



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Political Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of Sinn Fein Ard Fheis vote on Policing; with political reaction from S. Wilson (DUP) and views from Sinn Fein's M. Mc Guiness.
DVD No.
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5715



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Steelchest, Nail With Boot and The Barking Dog.
Description:
Former Harland and Wolff shipyard workers from Belfast recall their jobs.

(1st shown in 1986)
DVD No.
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5716



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
31 mins 56 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:
Introduction from Jim Fitzpatrick then 2 news report from SF's Dublin's Ard Fheis to debate supporting Policing in NI, reporter Denis Ireland reports from the gates of the Conference Centre, saying SF leadership is saying privately it expects the support of 80% of the delegates, for the motion backing the police and the rule of law in NI. Denis Murray also adds republican protesters at the gates have shouted insults at Adams and McGuiness as they entered the hall, then in interview PM Tony Blair says the next few weeks will be as important as the Good Friday Agreement, as we will know if we have a basis for future power sharing government in N Ireland with everyone supporting the police. Then it's back to Jim Fitzpatrick who introduces a live film clip from the inside of the SF conference hall, as the big debate gets under say. Then a film clip report from Martina Purdy looks at the protesters outside who greeted the SF delegates, with views of Des Dalton of Republican Sinn Fein, also there was Fair Willie Frazer who says Adams insulted law abiding community when he said he'd put manners on the Police. Then Martina gets the views of unnamed delegates entering the hall, followed by a film clip of G Adams and M McGuiness speeches, this is followed by a live report from BBC's political editor Mark Davenport on how the debate is proceeding and he reviews M McGuiness speech, and the comments of G Kelly on the on-the-runs issue, he says Ogra Sinn Fein is against the leadership motion. Jim Fitzpatrick then introduces a film report about what today means for G Adams, could any other republican leader have brought SF to previously unthinkable point of signing up the Policing. Rose Billingham begins in one of SF's recent public meetings in Cavan where Adams addresses a big crowd on his strategy. She then profiles Adams family background with he himself being a senior IRA man in the 70s although he always denies being in the IRA. IN 1972 he was released from internment to attend SF/IRA talks in London, Martin O'Muilleoir says Adams has been at the front line in this was and has won the trust of the republican community and he's asking for their trust on the Policing issue. Then Irish News columnist Brian Feeney says Adams began in the70s moving along this lines working with a small group around him. For IRA man Brendan Hughes recalls debates in Long Kesh, film of hunger strike protests and Adams takes over from R O'Brady. B Hughes recalls meeting O'Brady with Adams to try and stop a walkout as he believed in Gerry, now he says he was wrong. As IRA violence continued with incidents like the Enniskillen bomb, Adams began series of talks with John Hume. The Docklands bomb broke the PIRA's 1994 ceasefire and Adams was locked out of peace talks. Then another C'fire got him in again, his predicament now persuade SF to take seats in NI administration, he played up concession on prisoners releases, but decommissioning stalled things for 7 years. B Feeney comments on Adams strategy within SF, a vox pop of SF delegates all praise Adams foresight in moving the party forward, then M O'Muilleoirs comments on his next great challenge. Next Jim Fitzpatrick interviews SF's Martin McGuiness from the RDS and asks him is this debate just a cynical exercise to ad voice the republican struggle, McGuiness denies that saying SF has developed the peace process over years and this is to propel the peace process forward and remove NIO ministers with a power sharing government Within 10 years he says SF will be the largest political party in the North, today moves the situation forward he says in a dynamic way, he explains his remark that today is a big day for SF, but tomorrow is a big one for the DUP. Back in the studio DUP's S Wilson says today is not quite the day they have asked for because it's not just words that are required but evidence on the ground those words are translated into action, he points out that SF's debate is about supporting Policing as they say, only when the executive is up and running and agreement on devolution date for Policing and Justice. The DUP condition he says is also required by T Blair, B Ahern and all the NI parties that condition is delivery, he accepts a step forward has been made. S Wilson says he expects the government to call an election this week, but a March 26th return to devolution could be difficult he says, he hopes SF don't stall on moving forward to joining Dips and the Police Board. SF McGuiness then says SF needs words and delivery from I Paisley on signing up for power sharing by 26th March. S Wilson says Paisley has accepted a power sharing executive under certain conditions, McGuiness says Paisley's words have fallen short to date. Then Jim Fitzpatrick looks at the Sunday papers comments on SF Ard Fheis vote today. (Sun)
DVD No.
D06650
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9235



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
2 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) Reporter Denis Murray reports from the Dublin SF Ard Fheis vote on accepting policing, the vote hasn't yet been taken but he says the leadership is confident of a big majority, then a further report before the bulletin ends hears Denis Murray say the vote's been passed, he then comments on what happens next. (5.30pm)
DVD No.
D06650 (Continued)
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
9236



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
5 mins 13 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:
SF delegates have overwhelmingly voted to support their leaderships position on supporting Policing in NI. Film report from Dublin with G Adams speech to delegates on their historic decision saying they have created the potential to change the political landscape in Ireland forever. Then political editor Mark Davenport comments on the vote and how it's made dependent on devolution being restored and an agreement on the transfer of justice powers. This is followed by a film report from Martina Purdy on the day's events in Dublin beginning with diss/republicans and Fair's Willie Frazer protests outside, then clip of G Adams speech and M McGuiness comments to delegates, then Mark Davenport's comments the likely reaction from the DUP. In other news the PSNI have shot and wounded a man in a stolen car after a chase on the outskirts of East Belfast. Film report. (5.45pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06650
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9237



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
7 mins 53 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
SF delegates vote to support Policing in the North at their Ard Fheis. Film report from Tommy Gorman on show of cards vote, with a clip from G Adams speech after the vote, then analysis from T Gorman followed by a separate report on the day's events beginning with the protests outside, then SF's M McGuiness comments to delegates showed he expected victory, then clip of Southerner Paul O'Connor speaking against the motion, then Declan Kearney speaks for the leadership. Followed by film of the card vote. Then live report from T Gorman on the level of opposition to the motion, with most coming from Ogra SF or the Southern Cumain, he then says he expects assembly elections at the end of March. (6pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06650
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9238



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
7 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:
As SF Ard Fheis votes to support Policing, the PM Tony Blair calls it a historic decision. Film report from Ken Reid begins with film of the actual card vote, after 6 hrs of debate, then Adams speech to delegates after the vote. Ken Reid then reviews the day's events with the diss/republican and Fair's Willie Frazer protest outside, then clip of M McGuiness comments that SF must boss policing, as SF has the political mandate. Plus film clip of unnamed opponents comments, the Chief Constable H Orde has welcomed the vote but he and the DUP both said the words must be followed by actions. Film report from Vicky Hawthorne with H Orde interview on the changes in Policing under him, then DUP's J Donaldson comments. Meanwhile at today's annual Bloody Sunday march in Derry some dissidents protested at SF's policing move, then live from Dublin Ken Reid gives his analysis of SF's vote today and the support Adams got and the low level of descent mostly from Southern areas. Ken Reid says today was truly significant. In other news a man was shot and wounded by PSNI officers in East Belfast today in a stolen car. Film report. (6.30pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06650
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9239



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
3 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
ITV UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of SF's 'historic vote' on Policing, from SF and Ard Fheis in Dublin. Film report from Harry Smith covers the protests outside the hall and then shows G Adams address to the delegates after the vote, then comment on elections following. (9pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06650
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
9240



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
51 mins 28 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Steel Chest, Nail in the Boot, and the Barking Dog
Description:
In this documentary former shipyard workers at Harland and Wolf in Belfast tell stories about their jobs, their workmates and it includes old B & W film clips of bygone days when the H & W yard employed 30,000 people. This programme was first shown on RTE in 1986. It begins with an unnamed worker describing the poor working conditions he endured as an apprentice. Then after the titles a narrator details the history of shipbuilding in Belfast in the early days, with film clip shown of Belfast Harbour area today. Queen's Island was an artificial island dregged from the river and on it a home was made for more serious shipbuilding in the 1850s. The Victorian age saw big changes in the design of ships. Belfast prospered building these new iron ships, the success was due to two strangers to Belfast, one from Yorkshire the other from Hamburg in Germany, Edward Harland and Gustav Wolf. The film then shows a foot edge being used and this is a tool used even by ancient shipyards to dig out canoes. A retired worker then comments on the humour and character of a shipyard worker, with more film of the H & W crane, the workers comment on the shear size of the vessels, another workers says the men always wanted to do as good a job as humanely possible, as they all took a pride in the shipyard. A class of school children then talk about their fathers jobs in the shipyard, to emphasis the importance of the yard to its local area, the narrator then details how the influx of country workers in those boom years led to the development of the red brick hive of Ballymacarett. Some of those streets are shown on film, in one street Carnilea St off York St lived Belfast's famous fluteist James Galway. Film clip shown of Galway practising with an Orange bank while a man's voice talks about his father getting James a flute. Then a retired worker recalls watching the Rotterdam launched when he was 5 years old, he also recalls walking down the grand staircase in the Olympic as a boy of 8. Then workers recall the launch of the Sea Quest oilrig, black and white film clip shown, as the workers recall events of launch day. Another unnamed worker recalls getting his first job in the yard, thank to his brothers, another man recalls getting a job with his father when he was 14, he recalls the deafening noise, none of the men are named, he also recalls Belfast City Centre being black with ship yard and aircraft yard workers every morning. Still pictures of the crowded trams shown. Then more seasoned workers recall their first days work at H & W, they all recall the cold and its effect on them, then welders describe the lonliness of their trade, film clips shown, then another welder describes the effect of the job on your eyes calls the 'blinks'. It's not a very healthy job says one, you get welders lung. Then another worker describes having his finger cut off in one of the pressing machines, he recalls getting £112 compensation and the attitude of shock of his solicitor that he was going to claim. The next interview is with Tommy Patten who started work at 14 in the shipyard and ended up Lord Mayor of Belfast, he recalls the rivetters being the 'millionaires' of the shipyard, he recalls his first wage (6s 9d) and the sighs of the yard and its continuous noise, he started in 1928, he recalls the role of the pawnshop in the shipyard man's life and how the leading hand paid out his crews wages in the pub on a Friday night. The workers then recall some of the nicknames of yard workers and the reasons behind them, like Billy Bungalow, Wire Nail, Donald Duck, Washing Soda, Make and Brake, Stabiliser and one called Coal bag even had a poem about him, the programme has no shortage of nicknames, more like Barking Dog, Steel Chest, Foul Pest, Donkey Lugs, Buckets McGackey etc. In the barbers shop a former worker recalls lunchtime in the shipyard as being like Las Vegas with gambling card games etc, another man in the barbers recalls loosing a finger in 1956 and he got £250 for it, another recalls how they annoyed Muslims eating their rice by casting a shadow over it, which meant they couldn't finish it, he thought this action was funny and repeated it daily, he recalls an Asian on a luxury liner offering workers watches for £5 a time, which he had bought for half that price in Joseph Kavanagh's pawnshop. This is followed by a clip of school children talking about the H & W cranes Samson and Goliatah and how their grandda worked on it. Another recalls Goliatah was built in 1969 and Samson in 1974. He describes the abilities of the crane to lift 840 tons, the wind blows the drivers cab around. Fred Stewart a crane driver recalls one bad windy day and how the crane was saved. The conversation then returns to the bookmakers roll at lunchtime and the "rubbe dub" men or Crown and Anchor men's activities. Film clip shown of card playing, other groups also existed political groups, debating classes, bible classes etc, a bible class is shown on film. Then film of a launching shown as a singer sings a song. Followed by the recollections of a yard man's daughter on her father coming home and falling asleep with tiredness, she recalls his lunch was veda bread and loads of butter, and how his clothes were covered in red lead, photo shown of the family. She recalls he loved pots of tea and his musical abilities then on one night she remembers him coming in and starting to cry, because he has been sacked. The daughter has now married a shipyard man and she recalls the same smells now from her childhood. This theme is then developed as a yard man recalls being able to tell where in the yard a man worked by the smell of his boiler shit. Then a man who joined in 1944 recalls the Navy ships being built in the war, he recalls his workmate was a Catholic, he show how he was taught how to use a foot edge, and the tricks done on apprentices. Then the narrator describes the carpenters as the men who turned ships into floating palaces, in the heyday of H & W. Dick Wallace one of them recalls working with teak and the problems of that, the narrator then explores the shipyard comeraderie, the interviews a new worker and a man who's there for 48 years, both work together and comment on each other as workmates. Anonymous voices then talk about deaths in the shipyards, and what they feel about their fellow workers.
DVD No.
D06650
Tape No.
366
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9241



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jan 2007
Duration:
28 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Special edition of the Politics Show to cover reaction to day's SF vote to support Policing in NI, if power sharing executive is restored. After the introduction by Jim Fitzpatrick a film report from Martina Purdy covers the day's events in Dublin, it begins with the diss/repub protests outside the SF Ard Fheis with Adams and McGuiness called traitors on the way in, then Republican Sinn Fein's Des Dalton lists his objections to SF's policy, also protesting outside was Fair's Willie Fraser, he explans why he's there. Martina Purdy then asks SF delegates for their views on the Policing vote as they enter the building then she shows a clip from Adams speech, where he says SF can't leave policing to Unionists or the SDLP etc. Followed by M McGuiness who mentions the abuse on the way in, he says he comes from the IRA tradition who fought the British Army to a standstill, followed by clips from other speakers for and against, then the vote followed by Adams closing speech, on going forward to a just society, by taking control of our own destiny. Then live from the RDS BBC's political editor Mark Davenport gives a view on the political importance of today's vote and the level of support for the leadership, he does highlight the conditions that SF have put on their decision, that the DUP must accept powersharing and that there's a clear commitment to the transfer of Justice powers to Stormont, however the DUP is saying delivery must come first, Davenport explans some of the scenarios facing the government now. The next film report from Rosie Billingham profiles G Adams campaign to get the vote passed, beginning at one of SF's rallys in Cavan, she then profiles G Adams family back ground in West Belfast with photos and journalist M O'Muilleoir comments on Adams standing within republicanism and his move on policing. Columnist Brian Feeney says Adams began political moves as long ago as the 1970s, while in Long Kesh he began his "strategising", former H Block OC Brendan Hughes recalls the prison debates, then film clips of continuing major PIRA violence, the Hume/Adams talks, IRA ceasefires and then his decision to take Stormont seats. Followed by decommissioning debate, journalist M O'Muilleoir says he'll settle policing issue then hand over to younger leaders. Next J Fitzpatrick interviews SF VP Pat Doherty asking him is he now a PSNI supporter, Doherty replies by pointing out the conditions in today's motion saying the test is now on the DUP, he explains what SF requires from the DUP and the British government Fitzpatrick then asked the DUP's J Donaldson for his reaction to today's vote he says he needs to see the translation of SF words into deeds and wants to hear P Doherty say he supports the PSNI in West Tyrone, if he wants to be regarded as a democrat. Doherty in reply, Donaldson shouldn't question him about democracy as Unionists knew of and supported collusion for years, he wants the DUP to respond positively, then the UUP's Reg Empey outlines his views, the British want SF involved in Policing because now Unionist have a choice, Policing through the Stormont executive or failing that police through Plan B under Dublin and London, NI now faces a poll on 7th March without knowing what the Parties will do on March 26th in the executive, Empey wants the parties to say now which is their choice. SDLP's A Attwood welcomes SF's move saying it rectifies their error in opting out over Patten reforms, he does point out that the DUP still has a veto over Nationalist areas getting Policing control back. On devolution of Policing and Justice (P & J) Donaldson again repeats the DUP want actions not words, he asks Doherty will SF now co-operate with the McCartney family and the Police in solving that murder, he explans what he means when he says he wants delivery, Doherty is asked will this work now see a war of words between the DUP and SF, he avoids the question and critises the other party's stances, then says full democratic accountability cannot come without the DUP sharing power, otherwise SF will make and arrangement with the two governments and SF is prepared for either option. Fitzpatrick then Reg Empey about what will happen now, he believes the election will go ahead, he says the DUP tactics have backfired, but each Party should declare what it's going to do after the election, the SDLP's A Attwood explains the difference between them and SF on Policing issue as things now stand. Jim Fitzpatrick then reviews some of the viewers texts sent in during the programme. (11pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06660
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9242



Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Jan 2007
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Paisley Responds to Sinn Fein's Policing Vote.
Description:
Ian Paisley senior sets out his stall in response to the Sinn Fein vote to support Policing. He also comments on the possibility of a member of Sinn Fein being justice Minister in a devolved government.
DVD No.
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5486



Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Jan 2007
Duration:
19 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:
SF's G Adams says victims of crime should co-operate with the Police, it's the first time he has supported the Police. Film report from Stormont with Adams comments on Police and SF co operation, the DUP G Campbell gives his reaction, then DUP's I Paisley went to meet P Hain who outlined his confidence in the Parties moving forward. Meanwhile UUP's R Empey says Paisley must tell the people what he intends to do after the election on March 26th the SDLP's M Durkan says SF must fully back Policing as Nationalist community needs policing. Also today the PUP's Dawn Purvis took her seat in the assembly today replacing the late David Ervine, tonight the assembly will be dissolved. The next film report from F McKinney previews tonight's Insight programme in which Paisley gives his reaction to the SF Policing vote, it's welcome but they haven't done enough he says, he also comments on when he decided to go for a power sharing solution here. Next Ken Reid gives his analysis of Adams comments on policing today and how it ups the pressure on the DUP. Then film report looks at the reaction of PSNI widow Iona Meyers, to G Adams statement today, she says it was 17yrs too late for her husband. Also today Chief Constable H Orde says he wasn't surprised by the SF vote and claims it follows contacts on the ground over years between the PSNI and SF. But former PIRA prisoner Gerry McKeough says SF is now administering British rule in Ireland. Author Chris Ryder says the vote should have happened years ago, but historian Eamon Phoenix says the vote wouldn't have passed years ago. Then Chief Constable H Orde gives a current view on the dissident republican threat. The next film report is from the Bogside where a vox pop of local peoples opinions is tested, with most people supporting the move and one voice against. Back at Stormont Ken Reid says the parties are in election mode as they empty their Stormont desks. In other news loyalist Ahab Shoukri has been released on bail and ordered to live outside NI for his own safety, film report. Also in courts two teenagers were charged with attempted murder, Michael Topping and a 16 year old where charged with the attack on a 17 year old at Carryduff. Film report. The PSNI have arrested a man in their follow up to the murder in Keady of Tom O'Hare (33) and Lisa McClatchey (21) last November. Film report. Crumlin Rd Jail in Belfast is to be given a facelift. Next report hears from 3 former Stormont ministers Darren Nesbitt (UUP) B DeBrun (SF) and Sean Farren (SDLP) who all comment on what they think was the successes of their time as ministers. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06660
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9243



Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Jan 2007
Duration:
23 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight Special
Programme Title:
Paisley Interview about SF Vote
Description:
Introduced by F McKinney. In this programme he talks to the DUP leader Ian Paisley Snr about his reaction to the SF Ard Fheis vote on Policing yesterday. Paisley's opening words are we must have a settlement, this cannot go on and on. After the titles a film report reviews the SF vote yesterday with G Adams comments on moving their struggle forward, then SF's M McGuiness issues a challenge to the DUP on Mon 29th Jan being a big day for them as Jun 28th Jan was for SF. But Paisley says he has nothing to deliver he has delivered all his requirements he says but SF haven't delivered anything so far, just a lot of hot talk that insulted the memory of IRA victims, and plenty of false words now SF are on the spot says Paisley. The DUP strategy has worked he says, they told the UK people that until there was decommissioning and support and respect for the Police we couldn't have real peace. Paisley then gives his views on the word historic as used about SF's current vote, he says he won't share power untill SF fulfil their obligations, he says SF have put off their big decision by yesterday's vote with conditions his agreement with the government on powersharing has no value until SF fulfil their commitment, he wants actions not words, and full delivery he adds if we don't get it right now this country will be subject to still more mayhem. F McKinney then asks Paisley did you at some stage say to yourself if SF do all I want I will share power with time, yes says Paisley but the question is will they meet the requirements, Paisley says it was always his stated position he'd share power when SF done all he wanted, he says he talked years ago about SF repenting and turning, F McKinney quotes some of Paisley's more colourful references to SF over the years, then asks again when did you decide to power share with SF. Paisley said he decided we need a settlement this can't go on and on, and there seemed no way out of the impasse, he told friends we are not getting back to the old Stormont, and proper democracy, but there is a road we could take to proper democracy but SF/IRA must accept common decency, he says the UUP laughed at him, Paisley says he was facing up to the fact the present British government was standing with all the enemies of Ulster, including the South and the Catholic countries of Europe. Paisley says he trusts his decision are God's will and NI people have come with him on the right road, but he's unhappy IRA/SF won't come down this road by making a clean break, yesterday SF didn't support the authorities of the Crown in NI and Paisley told Blair that when asked could people trust him as First Minister despite his negative past he says he's nothing to sell, the NI people will decide not a TV interviewer, the people will trust him as before he says, he says RCs support his position and churches and his party trusts him. He comments on the position of DUP dissenting voices like Jim Allister etc. He's asked does he agree with those people who say SF are fit to handle Policing & Justice for a political lifetime, Paisley says he needs SF/IRA action on going away otherwise that could happen. On collusion issue as in O'Loan report, he says only a small number of RUC men were involved, McKinney says O'Loan only looked at a small area, Paisley said the DPP said there was no evidence, and he accuses O'Loan of leaking her report to Dublin's press first. Paisley then comments on the chance of an election in March, and of him eventually doing a deal with SF
DVD No.
D06660
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9244



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jan 2007
Duration:
32 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Is It Game On?
Description:
The programme begis with a film report about the Sinn fein Ard Fheis vote last Sunday and the delegates views.The journalists Darwin Templeton, Noel Doran and politicians Gregory Campbell (DUP), Reg Empey (DUP), Mark Durkan (SDLP) and Gerry Kelly (SF) all debate the cords of the deal.
DVD No.
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5487



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jan 2007
Duration:
58 Min
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hitlers Irish Movies
Description:
This programme examins how Hitler Propaganda Minister Joe Goebells, used feature films about Irish rebels to stir up anti-British feelings in occupied European germany.
DVD No.
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5490



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jan 2007
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:
PM T Blair has announced NI assembly elections will be held on March 7th. Film report with Ken Reid comments from Downing St where Blair met B Ahern earlier, on the possibility of a deal failing. The latest International Monitoring Commission (IMC) report has said that IRA violence has been abandoned, film report on its 13th report with John Grieve saying the IRA is moving away from violence and corruption, the RIRA remains active and dangerous say the IMC and both the UDA and UVF have shown some postive signs but too little and too slow says the report. Meanwhile in Dublin SF G Adams says the PSNI has to earn the confidence of republicans for them to join it, followed by DUP's I Paisley comments on the R McCartney killing. Then it's back to London where Irish PM B Ahern comments on today's elections decision, then earlier press conference views of PM T Blair on why elections are to take place, to form a powersharing executive, this is followed by Ken Reid's analysis of the 2 PMs decision, and their concerns about the lack of DUP clarity on powersharing. The death of David Caldwell in Aug 02 by a RIRA bomb has been linked to the Omagh bomb. Film report hears that both bombs were similar devices as evidence given at today's inquest, his widow Mavis McFaul comments, the Det Ch/Insp Tom Woods comments. In Bangor 3 men have been arrested in PSNI inquiry into the murder of Mark Christie (33) in the Kilkooley Estate. Film report on last year's murder. Republican Sinn Fein says it's considering putting forward prisoner candidates for the March election. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06660
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9245



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jan 2007
Duration:
4 mins 39 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:
In London Blair and Ahern announce Stormont Assembly elections will take place on 7th March. Film report from Gareth Gordon with T Blair's comments on what he wants to see happen after the election, but DUP's I Paisley rejects Blair's timetable and criticises the presence of Ireland's B Ahern who says if powersharing doesn't happen by March 26th the assembly is over and the governments will proceed with partnership arrangements. Then comments of SF's G Adams on republicans joining the PSNI. Followed by reaction of Catherine McCartney. Then film report on today IMC report on recent down scaling of IRA activity with John Grieve's comments. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06660
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9246



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jan 2007
Duration:
31 mins 51 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Is it Game On?
Description:
Introduced by Mark Carruthers, this programme begins with film clip of Tony Blair announcing the assembly elections on 7th March, Carruthers then says in introduction will it be a vote for power or paralysis, he then details today's IMC comments on the IRA and SF. G Adams on the Ard Fheis vote all eyes are now on the DUP M Carruthers says, but what will the March 7th election result in. But first a film report from Andy Martin asks how did SF Ard Fheis delegates view the direction the party was heading in. The film clip shows Adams facing some venom from his public meeting audiences, but rumours of a great Republican rift were exaggerated, there was no walk out as in 1986. Then one of the McBride family who brother was killed in action speaks to oppose the motion, and gives an interview outside on why he's not leaving SF, he says SF has moved beyond Civil War Politics, the show of hands on Sunday night showed it all. Andy Martin says the SF decision to compromise shows SF can be in power and this is directed at the voters in the South. Gerry Kelly's speech says it's all about getting political power and making the struggle more popular, then M McGuiness continues the theme of SF's growing political strength, then Niall Vallely comments that Unionists are always cursed with having to defend, it's a win, win for SF he feels, then Barry McColgan of Ogra SF and Dublin Cllr Killian Forde comment on the policing issue. Then SF's G Adams called on young republicans to join the PSNI if they so wished, thus removing another DUP obstacle, but Adams was saying they'd take the next phase very calmly. In the next report Kevin Magee asks two observers for their reactions firstly the editor of the News Letter. Darwin Templeton says these are the factions who were always going to have make the deal, this view is shared by the editor of the Irish News Noel Doran who feels a deal is certain to follow the coming elections, sometime this year. D Templeton highlights the DUP need to see SF action on the ground. N Doran feels the DUP has some rocky times ahead convincing its supporters of the value of a deal with SF, then vox pop of people in the street on a SF/DUP deal. Then in the studio politicians G Campbell (DUP, Reg Empey (UUP), G Kelly (SF) and M Durkan (SDLP) are all questioned by Mark Carruthers on how they see things progressing now. G Campbell accepts the DUP is making progress with SF and says the lesson is keep making progress, but Sun only saw SF take a step towards accepting Policing not fully signing up to it because of the attached conditions, he wants SF to give evidence against rioters in Derry on Sun/night, SF's G Kelly points out DUP's J Spratt has called on ex RUC men to refuse to co-operate with the Police Ombudsman's investigating crime and asks Campbell about his dishonesty on Policing issue, and accuses Campbell of nit-picking, then Campbell replies again about the petrol bombing in Derry, he can't see how March 26th devolution date is achievable because of need to see delivery from SF. G Kelly against mentions Spratt views on Nuala O'Loan, Campbell replies. Then SDLP's M Durkan tells how the public vote will give a mandate for sharing in the future, he says SF have moved forward. Durkan says people can make choices for certainty in this election by how they vote voting for the DUP and SF means more spin. Then UUP's Reg Empey says the election was wanted by the DUP. Most people here want devolution he says, he critises Tony Blair for saying he could pull this election if it looks like there will be no sharing, as that is only giving DUP and SF and exit strategy. G Campbell is asked is the DUP seeking a power sharing mandate, he replies if SF come up to the bench mark of democracy the DUP want powersharing, but he can't see there being enough time before March 26th to achieve that. Campbell is then asked to comment on the IMC Report today, he says things are moving in the right direction but the 'settlement' must be bedded down in democracy. SF's G Kelly says his party strategy is about obtaining an United Ireland, he then accuses the DUP of again holding up the devolution issue despite SF's move on Policing. Durkan then outlines the SDLP aims in this election, improved public services, then Reg Empey refuses to agree the DUP will get bigger a the UUP expense. He recalls 15 years ago and the progress made herein NI, he rejects the idea of another SF/DUP ping pong schedule.
DVD No.
D06660
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9247



Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jan 2007
Duration:
51 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Hitler's Irish Movies
Description:
This programme looks back to the Nazi era in Germany and looks at how Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebels and his dept used feature films about Irish Rebels fighting Britain to stir anti-British sentiment in Germany. Goebels was himself very anti-British but Hitler wasn't, he admired the British. This is a story of how the Third Reich held Ireland up as a role model for the rest of Europe to follow until they actually conquered most of Europe and they didn't want to encourage nationalism and freedom for small nations. The programme begins with a profile of Joseph Goebels, the Minister in charge of films since 1933, film expert Dr Friedemann Be of F W Murnau Stifing, Wiesbaden explans Goebels techniques, as does Rolf Giesen of Deutsche Kinematek, Berlin, who tells of the American films of the 1920s which influensed Goebels, the documentary then explans Goebels and Hitler's opposing views on what Germany's relationship with England should be using film clips of Goebels speechs, Rolf Giesen comments on the rivalries in the German government Then Eoin Bourke Prof of German at NUI Galway explans how the outbreak of WWII changed Hitler's views and he took the leash of his propaganda minister. Film historian Dr Felix Moe explans the difficult task Goebels had, then Rolf Giesen explans the types of movies they made, about the Stukas, and even one called Heart of a Queen about the struggle between Elizabeth and Mary Stuart with Eliz as the baddie. Another movie called Titanic (1942) film clip shown, also portraited the British system as evil, another was called Ohn Kruger which was the worst anti-English film made about the Boer War in Sth Africa, it had parallels between the Irish and the Boers, film clip shown, in it the British are shown as the inventors of concentration camps at a time they existed in Germany. Rolf Giesen explains, for Goebels twisting bits of other nations history was a useful strategy, Ireland was no exception, as a movie called Ireland - The Emerald Isle shows. Horst Dickel a historian from Wiesbaden and Dr Mervyn O'Driscoll of UCG explan. The German attitude to Ireland's question, before and after 1940, when Ireland became a back door into England, Pathe News of the time shows this attitude, the Germans used the Anglo-Irish conflict, clip from movie shown, Rolf Giesen profiles the films director and his knowledge of his subject, then Ruth Barton of UCG comments, the director was married to Goebels younger sister Maria, photos of Goebels with Kimmich shown, in 1940 Kimmich's 1st movie was an adaptation of the novel the Fox of Glenavron. Eoin Bourke describes its theme of armed struggle against Britain in the Troubles Times (1919-21) film clip shown, Ruth Barton comments on the love theme in it, Eoin Burke critises some of the weaknesses in the movie. Rolf Giesen explans the 2 movies casts were the best German actors of the time, to Goebels these movies were a big deal. Eoin Burke profiles the other movie they made Jews Suis an anti-semitic movie, the female lead actor in the Irish movies is also profiled, by the film experts, and why the Germans gave a high profile roll to women is explained, they wanted to make women more patriotic, Kimmich's 2nd film was called My Life for Ireland. It was about youth, Rolf Giesen explains the story, and Ruth Barton comments, with a film clip shown. The theme is about England trying to Angloise the Irish youth again with a love theme, and double agents, and glorious deaths, the documentary then looks at how Irish life and customs were seen through German eyes, with surprising results but did they get it wrong for other reasons. Rolf Giesen explains their motives, with examples shown, and Eoin O'Rourke comments on the way the British are shown, evil, bad dumb and deceitful and lying. Film clips shown, they tried to present the Irish as brothers and sisters to the German people but Eoin O'Rourke picks out some of the inaccuraticies of the German view of Irish culture with film clips shown of dance scene, which is nothing like Irish dancing, more Germanic, certain scenes also provided stark reminders of what was happening inside the Reich. Eoin O'Rourke explans a clip where British invade an Catholic Church this happens to Jews in Germany. My Life for Ireland was made in SW Germany using school extras Thomas Meyer and Prof Herman Gries recall making the movie as they watch scenes from it, then 2 other extras Dr Heiner Renner and Karl Kuhner recall their roles in the movie. After the break Dr M O'Driscoll says the reality was if Germans had invaded Ireland they would have treated the Irish like they did the Slavs in Eastern Europe. Dubliners and Berliners in the first half of the C20th both had a love of cinemas, Eoin Burke comments on the cinemas that premiered the later 2 Irish movies, then Dr Friedemann Bey recalls the Gestapo reports on how the public received them movies and they showed the propaganda wasn't being noticed. A German civilian from those years whose husband was in the Luftwaffe recalls her views of the Irish movies, when she saw them. In Maulbron Abbey in Feb 41, the extras got to see the movie, it was a success then for them and still is today as some watch it again. The group then discuss whether or not they were aware it was a propaganda film when they viewed it in the 1940s, the critics point out the characteristics in the movies of pride, courage etc were universal ones and not especially Irish characteristics. The Irish movies however portraited another message prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Fatherland. Rolf Geisner agrees, the extras as schoolboys remember the sacrifice ideal, these films did play well in Germany, but in the occupied terrorises Goebels realised the message of these films could be counterproductive, Rolf Geisner explans the German dilemia, a report from the 20th May 1940 says the Fox of Caernavon film is totally unsuitable for a Polish audience, as the storyline could be misinterepted by Poles and Czechs to encourage their own freedom fight against Germany. On May 10th 1940 Luxembourg was invaded by Germany Paul Le a film historian recalls the efforts Luxembourg made to stay neutral prior to the invasion and the Fox from Caernavon wasn't shown in Luxembourg by the Germans. Even Goebels film 'The Titanic' ran into some problems, he wouldn't realise it in Germany as he was afraid the mass panic scenes could disturb the German public, during the allied bombing raids, things weren't going well at the front either and a huge sinking ship looked too like a sinking Reich. Meanwhile in Britain the Irish were being portraited in an all together different light, Ruth Barton historian for UCD says the Irish are portraited as betraying Britain by remaining neutral, Pathe News clip shown, then Horst Dickel, historian comments on the US and British press attacks on De Valera, who Dickel says never sympathised with Germany. Dr M O'Driscoll agrees, then a further Pathe News shown on the border issue. During the war British and US propaganda films were banned in Ireland, Ruth Barton previews the post war film I See a Dark Stranger (1946) made in Britain when a feisty rebel Irish girl is present as misguided, film clip shown. M O' Driscoll then explans Ireland's neutrality and how it worked against the Nazis and Britain. Pathe News clip shown of Irish defensives, to show how film can present different propaganda messages, the Soviets released Titanic in East Germany when they held it at the end of WWII as anti-capitalist propaganda Rolf Geisner comments on this phonemina.
DVD No.
D06670
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9248



Date Broadcast:
Wed 31st Jan 2007
Duration:
39 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Flight of The Earls
Programme Title:
Part 2
Description:
The documentary explores England's conquest of Ireland. The 9 years War up to the Earl's O'Neill and O'Donnell leaving Ireland.
DVD No.
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5488



Date Broadcast:
Wed 31st Jan 2007
Duration:
12 mins 35 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 political row has broken out over SDLP claims it made sure Hugh Orde got the PSNI Chief Constables job. Film report says following G Adams remarks last week about putting manners on the Police, the Chief Constable H Orde has issued an email being critical of both parties for making insulting remarks. Then SF's John O'Dowd defends the criticisms of the Chief Constable over state murders, the DUP's I Paisley Jnr gives their reaction then UUP's Fred Cobain's views, the SDLP's A Attwood is standing by their comments they stopped the British government imposing an internal RUC candidate as an new Chief Constable. Meanwhile SF's G Adams has said anyone with evidence about the killing of Raymond McCartney in Jan 05 should give it to the police. Film report reviews McCartney family campaign. And Irish Justice Min M McDowell comments, then G Adams views, following by Catherine McCartney's reaction. Anti joyriders campaigns have called on the Government to close down a website which shows footage of joyriders, racing stolen cards. Film report with views of Kevin Fitzpatrick, whose eight year old son Kevin was killed by joyriders on 16/12/00, his wife was also killed, he wants U-tube film shut down. PSNI statement issued. In the Commons T Blair has said any links between loyalist paramilitaries and MI5 would be wrong and regretted, in reply to an Eddie McGrady question on collusion. Meanwhile Ray McCord has stormed out of a meeting with the Chairman of the Policing Board Des Rea. Film report with Ray McCord's interview in which he says he got no satisfaction from the Police Board Chairman on which police officers were behind collusion. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06670
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9249



Date Broadcast:
Wed 31st Jan 2007
Duration:
38 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Flight of the Earls
Programme Title:
Part 2
Description:
This is the second part of a 3-part series which charts England's conquest of the Gaelic Chieftains in Ireland culminating in the Flight of the Earls in 1607. This episode presented by Antaine O'Donnaile begins with a review of the Nine Years War between the Gaelic rulers and Elizabethan England, the Irish were led by the Ulster Lords, Hugh O'Neill, Hugh O'Donnell and Hugh Maguire and despite inflicting a big defeat on the English at Yellowford, the Chieftains eventually lost to England. The 2nd Earl of Essex, Robert Deverieux, made Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and sent with 17,000 men to Ireland, he began by taming the rebellion in the South, he sent Conor Clifford to relieve a castle in Sligo but O'Donnell defeated the English column and Sligo Castle fell to the Irish. In Aug 1599 Essex took his army north towards O'Neill. At the border between Louth and Monaghan Essex met O'Neill and they agreed a 6 wk ceasefire, Elizabeth was outraged with Essex sent for him and had him executed for treason the following year. In Dec 1599 O'Neill moved south, targeting the Anglo-Irish families, internationally O'Neill was dealing with Phillip III of Spain who efferent help O'Neill, but that year no help would come. In March 1600 a new English Viceroy arrived in Dublin, Charles Blunt, Lord Mountjoy his plan was to surround O'Neill with a ring of garrisons. In the North Arthur Chichester and Sir Henry Dockra were gives missions by Mountjoy, to split the lands of O'Neill and O'Donnell. Meanwhile Mountjoy marched towards Armagh to build a garrison, but Hugh O'Neill in Sept 1600 repulsed him between Newry and Dundalk, Mountjoy was astounded by the Irish defences, he retreated to Dundalk, up in Derry events took a turn. 2 Gaelic princes Art O'Neill, cousin of Hugh O'Neill and Niall O'Donnell cousin of Red Hugh offered their services to the English, this was a pivotal event in the course of the war, their actions showed the inherent weakness in the Gaelic Irish factions, both men wanted to be their clan leaders. At Newry O'Neill retreated, Mountjoy followed him to Mountnorris and built a fort there O'Neill retook the pass behind him and blocked Mountjoy's exit, he escaped using Carlingford Lough back to Dublin. Mountjoy next planned to cause famine in Ulster, he ordered his troops to burn all the dwellings and destroy the corn fields. A Chichester using Carrick as his base ravaged Eastern Ulster and raided Western Ulster using Lough Neagh, killing man women and child around Dungannon. The English raids continued all winter, their methods were working. O'Neill needed Spain to act, 21 Sept 1601 a Spanish fleet reached Co Cork at Kinsale but were surrounded by an English force, Mountjoy put Kinsale under siege and sent for more soldiers from England. Meanwhile O'Neill decided to March south, he planned a surprise attack but the English had spotted his army and attacked first. The Irish were beaten at Kinsale in the middle of a fierce winter day. O'Neill returned to North but was still full of fight, O'Donnell boarded a ship for Spain, he met King Phillip and asked for more aid, Phillip decided to send 67 ships and 14,000 men to Ireland but before it was ready, O'Donnell was dead, poisoned it was believed by an English spy on 10 Sept 1602, this ended Spanish plans for Ireland. In Ireland for the 2nd year the English destroyed harvests in Ulster, Irish nobles began to dessert O'Neill and go to the English side, to save themselves. Mountjoy was amazed no one would betray O'Neill who had a reward on his head. O'Neill meanwhile called the Spanish to come and get him, the English continued to build forts, Elizabeth wouldn't allow peace talks. In 1602 Mountjoy took O'Neill Castle at Dungannon, O'Neill hid out at Ballynascreen with 200 men, Elizabeth ordered Mountjoy to offer O'Neill a pardon she was afraid of another Spanish army coming to Ireland. On March 6th 1603 O'Neill met Mountjoy and was given lands and pardon if he renounced the Gaelic title of O'Neill. In England Elizabeth died and James VI of Scotland became James I of England. In June 1603 he reaffirmed O'Neill as Earl of Tyrone and Ruari O'Donnell brother of Red Hugh Earl of Tyrconnell to the fury of Arthur Chichester who became Lord Deputy in 1605 and demanded more of O'Neill's lands and began harassing O'Neill and his friends on every excuse. Severe anti-Catholic laws were implemented, but 5 Nov 1605 conspiracy under Guy Fawkes saw Catholic position worsen. Plots to ask for Spanish help began but Treaty of Greenich in 1604 ended the English/Spanish war, O'Neill's problem increased his son-in-law wanted his lands detached from the O'Neill Lordship Chichester encourages him, the case was to be heard in London, James I was hostile to O'Neill however on this issue. O'Neill was warned not to go to London. On 4 Sept 1607, Rathmullan became focus, a ship arrived to take O'Neill and Ruari O'Donnell to safety but they had to leave their youngest son Con who was with another family he was later taken as a prisoner to the Tower of London. On the 14 Sept 1607 the Gaelic Princes left Rathmullan, it changed Irish history, they had planned to return, in England the Crown panicked that O'Neill escaped expecting him to start another war.
DVD No.
D06670
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9250



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Feb 2007
Duration:
35 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:
The first report deals with parents views on Intergrated education in Omagh.

Secondly, Journalist F. O'Connor comments on Hugh Ordes criticism of Nationalism and Sinn Fein's Ard Fheis vote on Policing.
DVD No.
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5489



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Feb 2007
Duration:
3 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then Nationalists and Unionists are at odds over plans in Dublin to launch a new committee dealing with an all-Ireland. Film report begins with SF's G Adams comments that the British government must recognise its role in collusion in the dirty war in Ireland, he had just met Tony Blair at No 10. Then report on All Ireland committee in Dublin with reaction from SDLP's M Durkan, then SF's M Gildernew and UUP's Reg Empey and DUP's I Paisley Jnr. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06670
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9251



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Feb 2007
Duration:
29 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 the programme begins an unique experiment in education, would more knowledge change our opinions about our favoured options for educating our children. With the recent McBain report on school closures and school sharing adding to parents confusion and distress, education correspondent Maggie Taggart examines a process designed to help parents make informed choices. From Omagh she reports on a questionaire asking parents views on sharing facilities to select pupils at 14 not 11, and schools offering 24 subject curriculum. New parents Lorraine Campbell favours integration, then Marcella Fisher is against closing down rural schools. Seamus McCauley comments on sharing schools and faith schools. At Omagh College 100s attend a conference to question education experts. Prof James Fishkin of Stanford University explans how a poll will measure changes of opinion during the conference, he believes public opinion should effect public policy. Film clip shows parents in groups discussing the issues amongst themselves, then each group gets a chance to question those who run the schools, at the end of the day there are signs of change, parents awareness of the changes in education rose from 22% to 50%, the percentage believing Protestants were open to reason rose from 36% to 52% and as for RCs from 45% to 55%, support for keeping things as they are fell from 60% to 43%. Then Prof J Fishkin gives his views on the results with a summary of views of reporter Maggie Taggart. To discuss the issues raised in Omagh, in the studio are Prof G Bain, Michael Wardlow of the Council for Integrated Education, Catholic Bishop Donal McKeown and the Rev Ian Ellis. George Bain begins by commenting on how confused parents seem to be on the issues he says debate and discussion can clear that up. He says his report is not very complex with only 2 or 3 big ideas which he outlines, he rejects the idea he came at this report from an economists point of view, but economics is part of the reason for changes, the overwhelming reason for change is educational. Michael Wardlow then says the changes are about making sure schools are fit for purpose academically, economically and socially, he accepts it's a good report for the intergrated sector. Then Bishop Donal McKeown comments on what's good for Catholic children, he says there's a huge sense of pride in the Catholic Sector, as up until Bain Catholics have almost had to apologise for Catholic schools, he admits Catholic sector will have to look at nationalisation of small schools. If you get a single education authority he agrees the independence of Catholic schools will be curtailed, he looking forward to engaging on the new ideas. Rev Ian Ellis says parents are willing to look at new ways of schooling children, he's concerned about rural schools which are vital parts of the community, he welcomes sharing schools idea, then Donal McKeown on faith based schools. G Bain comments on his plan for rural schools, he's not for closure but sharing resources if that's possible. Michael Wardlow then comments on bussing problems in rural areas and ways around it, children should be at the centre of education he says. They then discuss the issue of selection and how to sort it out, McKeown says we need political leadership, he compares 11+ to difficulties of 14+, M Wardlow then comments on removing academic selection and the current debate, he mentions 14 as age to move to, G Bain is against academic selection. Then Ian Ellis comments on way it appears Unionists favour the 11+. Then in the If You Ask Me Spot, F O'Connor talks about H Orde, the PSNI Chief Constable, criticism this week of nationalism and the SF vote at its Ard Fheis on Policing and the DUP's reaction to it. Comic taxi driver piece.
DVD No.
D06690
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9254



Date Broadcast:
Fri 2nd Feb 2007
Duration:
10 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
An IRA super grass Raymond Gilmore has said he wants to come home to Derry. Film report with Gilmore interview in (1998) darkness shown and old film clips of super grass trials, he talks to Derry Journal. M McGuiness says he's under no threat, then SF MLA Raymond McCartney gives his reaction. Followed by the views of DUP's Willie Hay. In the courts 2 men were jailed for 13 years total for kidnapping Bobby Tohill in Feb 2004, even though Tohill appealed for leniency. Those sentenced are Gerard McCrory (34) and Thomas Tolan (35) two other men are on the run. Film report with Tohill's statement and Lord Justice Girvan's reply. Diss/repub says blast bombs have been left outside Strabane in a phone call. The Lithuanian Ambassador to Britain Vygaudas Usackas has visited NI today over concerns about 64 racist attacks on Lithuanians this year. Film report with interview. In Derry last night at the Irish St interface riots continued for the third night in a row. Film report with Nora Sweeney, a family support co-ordinators comments, then community worker Michelle Haydens views, followed by PSNI Ch/Superintendent R Russell's views. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06670
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9252



Date Broadcast:
Mon 5th Feb 2007
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 Paul McIlwaine father of teenaged David killed with Andrew Robb (18) by the LVF outside Tandragee 7 years ago has met Police Ombudsman officials to question them about reports that they have linked Belfast UVF man Mark Haddock to the killings. Film report with Paul McIlwaine comments on protected informers, he was accompanied by the SDLP's Dolores Kelly. Relatives for Justice's Mark Thompson and Jane Winters of British/Irish Rights Watch. The DUP has asked its candidates to sign post dated resignation letters for the upcoming election. The party has also introduced fines for party members in its new contract, the government today has announced its protocols for Restorative Justice schemes. Film report with NIO man David Hansen's comments. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06690
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9255



Date Broadcast:
Tue 6th Feb 2007
Duration:
87 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Bloody Sunday - A Derry Journal
Description:
This documentary charts the progress of the Saville Inquiry since 1998 from the point of view of the victims families, contemporary film clips and comments of Eamonn McCann, survivor Damien Donaghy and film producer Margo Harkin.
DVD No.
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5491



Date Broadcast:
Tue 6th Feb 2007
Duration:
86 mins 46 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Hidden History
Programme Title:
Bloody Sunday - A Derry Diary
Description:
This programme is narrated and directed by Margo Harkin and it explores the progress of the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday since Tony Blair announced the move in 1998. The programme also revisits the events of Bloody Sunday with old film clips, interviews from that time and interviews now with the relatives of those killed, who tell of how Bloody Sun affected them and their families and also their views on day to day events at the Saville Inquiry. The programme begins on 29th Jan 72 when Andy Nash married his bride Margaret in the Creggan, still photos shown, all of his 12 brothers and sisters attended the wedding. Andy then recalls the next day his brother William was murdered by Paras along with 12 other people and his father was also seriously wounded. A film clip then shows the 15,000 people gathering for the Civil Rights March that Sunday morning, at the edge of the Bogside the British/Army was waiting with barricades and the mood turned to anger. Film clip shown. In 18 mins the British/Paras killed 13 people and wounded 15 others. No soldiers were killed or wounded. Andy Nash then recalls William's funeral, with film clip shown. 6 of the dead were just 17. A film clip then shows Margo Harkin in 1872 an art student, she was on that march back then, with her mother and friend Catrina, she recalls water canon being used at the edge of town centre, film clip shows them in action, she went towards the high flats where her granny lived as tear gas was fired, more film clips of riots and tear gas. Margo film then highlights the two entirely different versions of what emerged that day. She shows the British/Army version where Para officers says the soldiers didn't go into flats shooting they only fired 3 rounds after being fired at he says, 10-20 times from the Rossville Flats, then a 1972 interview with Bishop Edward Daly hears him say no shots were fired at the army, not even stones were thrown he says the army opened fire at people who had their backs to them. A week later PM Ted Heath announced the Lord Widgery Inquiry, film clip shown, but Widgery ignored the evidence of most of the civilian witnesses included many of the wounded, after 17 days of hearings Widgery cleared the soldiers and condemned many of those shot as gunmen and bombers. Bloody Sunday and the cover up of that day affected the course of Irish history. Anglo-Irish relations were deeply soured, film clip of burning of British Embassy in Dublin. In 1998 Blair announces a new inquiry after 30 years of campaigning the families have a chance to hear the full truth about Bloody Sunday. Film clip shows Jan 2000 march, in which Andy and Paddy Nash walk the route for the first time since 1992. Each comment on their feelings and memories. Film of Lord Saville arriving in Derry, the families hold a vigil at the Guildhall on the night before the inquiry begins, film clip the next morning shows Tony Doherty entering the Guildhall with Patricia McBride, he was 9 years old when his father was killed on Bloody Sunday, he sets out how important the inquiry is for him and the City of Derry. It's 27-3-2000, the Saville Inquiry begins, film clip shown, then journalist Eamon McCann who was on the Bloody Sunday march gives his view on the Saville Inquiry as a good sign. M Harkin then profiles Eamon McCann's leading role in the Civil Rights Assoc (CRA) before Bloody Sun an interview from 1972 is shown, their peoples uprising was modelled on the Black CRA movement in the USA, from the late 1960s McCann and unnamed Unionist businessman set out their views on the one man one vote issue. After the 1969 riots with the RUC, the Bogside was a no go area, film clip shown of these times, with the comments then again of Eamon McCann, on the subject of the anti-state violence. Nowadays Eamonn McCann is filmed attending everyday of the Saville Inquiry. He comments on the 57 lawyers he counted in the room, many of them on 2000 guineas a day he remarks, he comments on people losing site of the personal human aspects of Blood Sun and instead seeing it as an "issue", Andy Nash and Liam Wray whose brother Jim Wray was killed on Bloody Sunday discuss on the 16th June 2000 how they feel about the Saville Inquiry procedures, and the evidence given to date, as it effects their families, a 1972 film clip of an injured man in hospital is shown he describes how he was wounded, and his son was lying dead beside him, with 2 others victims. The man was Andy Nash's father, Andy calls him a hero, then black and white photos shown. Then Margo Harkin talked to Damien Donaghy then a 17 year old and the first person shot on Bloody Sunday, he was throwing stones and recalls his shooting, with B & W photos shown. John Johnston (59) was also wounded at this time as he helped Damien. Damien then describes how BL/Sun has effected his life. M Harkin then looks at the story of Elena Burke photo shown, then 18 years who was seriously injured when knocked over by a British Army Landrover now looking back she recalls the incident with film clips shown of that day. Then interview with Fr Edward Daly at that time who recalls the Paras entering Rossville Flats firing in all directions, today she still thinks the same. The whole Para operation was deliberate murder, he explans his view, then Geraldine McBride recalls running in terror along Rossville St she recalls what the Paras did, film clips shown and B & W photos. Fr Daly recalls trying to escape and people screaming, a young boy was shot, he went to help him, he was Jack Duddy (17) he died. Geraldine McBride recalls Hugh Gilmore being shot B & W photo of Gilmore shown after he was shot, he died. Geraldine then recalls Mr McGuigan waling out with a white hankie and he was shot in the head, B & W photo shown of dead and Geraldine screaming. Then film clip of Fr Daly leading group with Jackie Duddy in their arms, he recalls the event, then Elena Burke recalls the ambulance lifting her and the ambulance having dead bodies in it. Margo then talks about tomorrow when she gives her evidence to the Inquiry, she's got a sick line as she doesn't want to do it, she recalls meeting Kay Duddy, sister of Jackie and broke down. Kay give her a hankie, it was Jackie's hankie, the same one Bishop Daly waves in the film clip. Eamon McCann then discusses the role of the 10 British Army and 1 RUC photographer present at BL/Sun and asks where are these photos, not one has survived apparently. The Paras got anonymity to give their evidence but Banty and Paddy have been checking out the ex Paras website for clues as to who they were, they say they now the Paras names. The got names from soldier AA who was the radio operator who gave the ceasefire order Rossville Flats, still photo shown. Eamonn McCann says the MOD doesn't want the Inquiry to succeed, he explans what he's hearing the establishment thinks of Saville. Part 2 begins in London, because the MOD won the court battle for their clients evidence to be heard in London's Methodist Hall at Westminster, members of the Paras and the British government at the time took the witness stand, the film crew talks to some of the Derry relatives who go to London for their reaction. Linda Rondy comments on her PTSD to Margo Harkin. On 12 Nov 2002 General Ford gives his evidence. Eamon McCann outlines Ford's comments on Bloody Sunday, about shooting selected ring leaders, film clip shown includes Gen Ford's remarks after Bloody Sunday. Margo highlights a recording of two soldiers talking about Ford's reaction which is played, then Eamon McCann read the soldiers comments on Ford who said well done First Para and on his evidence to the Tribunal, the relatives are glad to hear he has cancer. Then film clip of Col Wilford the OC of the 1st Para that day, as Margo recalls his role that day, then film clip shows his comments on Bloody Sunday about the casualties saying they came under fire, he says he hit 3 gunmen, but recovered no weapons, he says he has no worries about his action. Eamon McCann using a map shows where the Paras at Kells Walk fired onto people at Rossville Flats barricade, 4 people were killed here, still photos shown. Wilford was with these troops at Kells Walk, Linda Nash (Rundy) comments on the photos she saw of her father and Willie, photos and film clip shown . Eamonn McCann talks of Brigadier McCallan's order to arrest people and not conduct running battles down Rossville St, McCann feels McCallan was saying Wilford disobedied his orders that day. On March 26th 2003 Eamon McCann watches Col Wilford leave the hearing and comments on Wilford's evidence about his orders that day, the army helicopter film showed army firing on fleeing crowds immediately they leave their jeeps, McCann feels Wilford should be concerned. The days stretched into months for the familys, then Wilford's 2nd in command in 1972, Captain Michael Jackson gave evidence, he would later become head of the British Army retiring in 2006, his examination revealed the army's shot list which he drew up, it revealed 15 times the soldiers say they shot at targets with guns or bombs, it was all nonsense, not one of Jackson's list conformed to the actual shots fired on Bloody Sun, that hit or killed anybody. Eamon McCann gives his views on where this leaves Gen Jackson's evidence. It was Jackson's shot list that every British Embassy in the world used to defend the Army's actions on Bloody Sunday. One Para codenamed 027 was the radio operator that day, his account of that day claimed that his original statement to Widgery was changed. Eamon McCann says 027's evidence tallied exactly with what civilian witnesses were saying happened, but tallies with no account of his fellow Paras, he saw unarmed civilians shot dead and wounded say McCann so then must have his colleagues, that the heart of 027's evidence, he also says he passed the ceasefire order. From an officer but yet Paras in Glenfada Pk still continued shooting people, then McCann talks about the pressure and threats on 027 to withdraw, he gives the impression of a frightened man says McCann. Margo Harkin then reviews 027's evidence about the shooting at Glenfada Pk, civilian witnesses say 4 troops fired indiscriminately at these people hiding in the alley, Joe Mahon who was there recalls the shooting, still photos shown. He saw Jim Wray wounded and fall then a Para came over and shot him in the back, Mahon pretended to be dead, he heard the Para say I have got another one, Mahon also saw him fire at a First Aid woman. A film clip shows Joe Mahon being carried away wounded after the soldiers left, Joe Mahon recalls meeting the Wray Family. Eamon McCann and M Harkin discuss soldier 027. Margo then tells the story of William McKinney also killed in Glenfada park, he was an amateur film maker, some of his family films are shown. He also filmed Civil Rights marchs and this film has used a lot of his work, his brother Michael recalls the Paras leaving Glenfada laughing, and again on TV weeks later drinking beer defending murder. Somebody must be held accountible he says. William had his camera with him on BL/Sun but he ran out of film at the William St barricade, 20 mins later he was shot dead, his last bit of film was shown. On 14 Jan 2003 the PM in 1973 Ted Heath appeared to give evidence at the Inquiry. News reports shown, McCann say Heath's evidence was unhelpful to all sides, he resented being there, but he did confirm that at Cabinet level, shortly after BL/Sun a conversation took place with the Lord Chancellor who said in NI it would be legal for the army to shoot protesters who obstructed the army. On 2 Oct 2003 soldier F the most controversial shooter on Bloody Sunday gave evidence in an untroubled manner, he chose not to be screened in the Inquiry chamber. Author Don Mullan gives his reaction, then Michael McKinney says he killed 5 people, including his brother William, then Joey Doherty gives his reaction to F's evidence, he thinks it was F who killed his father. Don Mullan shows photos of the 4 people F is accused of killing, Michael Kelly, William McKinney, Patrick Doherty and Bernard McGuigan. D Mullan says he used avoidance answers to specific question 572 times over 2 days evidence, he and Margo discuss his answers to Seamus Tracey's questions, the families were however jubilant they had got him on the stand 31 years after BL/Sun. They have a celebration but Linda Wray can't go along with that idea she explans why, then Eamon McCann comments on the Saville Inquiry's last day in London, and the reasons behind it was established in the first place to boast the ongoing Peace Process, but he adds the truth is not necessarily a stablishing thing. After 11 months of hearings in London the Inquiry returns to Derry and Margo Harkin has to face up to giving her evidence, she recalls her original statement had one glaring omission and now she wants to deal with that. She recalls seeing two young men, one armed fired a shot at a soldier, missed and then an off, she is vague about where it happened on Rossville St or when it happened on the day's timeline. She revisits the area, then Eamon McCann says everyone knows a number of shots were fired on BL/Sun by Bogside people either the OIRA or the PIRA, he explans why people are reluctant to talk about it as we hand a weapon to the MOD, blaming the gunmen, Margo says apart from her gunman, two others were seen that day. Fr E Daly recalls seeing a gunman fire from a handgun he emphasises the need for the truth to be told, and a photo was taken of the gunman he saw. The third gunman that day was a member of the OIRA, he gave evidence to the Inquiry admitting he fired one shot at army who wounded Damien Donaghy and John Johnstone at William St, his evidence is voiced by an actor, he says all weapons were moved to Creggan that day, then he tells Margo the circumstances under which he fire, she questions his motives, he says if he hadn't of done it would it have made any difference, would Bloody Sunday not have happened, his shot had no bearing on that and most of the relatives families know and accept that he claims, Margo repeats no soldiers were shot or wounded and all the dead and injured civilians were unarmed. Margo is then filmed talking to her solicitor whom she tells she saw a gunman although nobody else saw him he tells her to give it, in her car she comments on her anxiety. Outside Guildhall Eamon McCann encourages her. Afterwards she recalls the soldiers lawyer Mr Glasgow commend her for her bravery on the stand, she says Glasgow didn't see what happened that day in the big picture, a generation of people decide to stop the army, like the gunman she saw, by any means possible, now 30 years later will we all get the chance to move forward. Outside Margo feels relieves it's over, later she meets Banty Nash who challenges her evidence, he thinks she is mistaken about the gunman she saw, he makes a great effort using photos to convince her of his opinion but she's sure she saw something happen. Then Banty Nash and his sister Linda discuss the possible outcomes of the Saville Inquiry, which they expect in October, and how they'll react to the Judges choice of words on the dead men's innocence. On 15th Feb 2004 it's the last day of evidence, outside the Guildhall Eamon McCann gives his reaction, a sense of relief and achievement on the part of the BL/Sun families. The very last witness of the day was the OC of the PIRA in Derry on Jan 30 1972. Eamon McCann summaries his evidence, the PIRA man says he was doing it for the families, then standing in front of the BL/Sun families Micky McKinney reads out their statement thanking people for their support over the years, he tells a journalist every second of their efforts was worth it. Inside the Guildhall everything is packed up. Margo says the Inquiry took 6 years and is expected to cost £172m, it's the longest inquiry in British legal history, will the families finally get peace of mind and justice for those who died. The closing film clip lists a photo of each of the dead and their age.
Patrick Doherty aged 31
Gerard Donaghy aged 17
Jackie Duddy aged 17
Hugh Gilmore aged 17
Michael Kelly aged 17
Michael McDaid aged 20
Kevin McElhinney aged 17
Bernard McGuigan aged 41
James McKinney aged 34
William McKinney aged 27
William Nash aged 19
James Wray aged 22
John Young aged 17
John Johnston aged 59 (died from his wounds on 16-6-72)
The Inquiry team retired in Nov 2004, to asses 14.5 millions words of oral evidence over 367 days, 1563 statements from uncalled witnesses, 110 video tapes, 121 audio tapes and 14,000 pages of legal argument the report has still not been published.
DVD No.
D06680
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9253



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Feb 2007
Duration:
50 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE) & Tna G
Channel:
RTE & T na G
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Na Molly Maguires
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) The story of one of the greatest injustices in the USA's legal history, ten Irish miners were hanged in one day, but were innocent of a crime. However, they had been organising union activities and strikes.
DVD No.
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5492



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Feb 2007
Duration:
40 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
The Flight of The Earls
Programme Title:
Part 3
Description:
Coverage of the Irish Earls journey and seeking sanctuary, while back in Ulster their lands were given to Protestent planters.
DVD No.
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5493



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Feb 2007
Duration:
8 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 NI has been branded the most bigoted country in Western Europe. Film report on University of Ulster's findings after speaking to 32,000 people, a vox pop of Belfast people doesn't agree with the findings, in NI homophobia accounts for 36% of the population . Sean Morrin of the Rainbow Centre comments, then Eddie Kerr of an ethnic minorities support group comments. At the Policing Board there's a stand off this evening between the SDLP's Mark Durkan and the Board Chairman Des Rea over Durkan's refusal to apologise for his remarks about H Orde's appointment as Chief Constable. Film report with SDLP Alex Attwood's views, then the views of the DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr and the UUP's Fred Cobain and SF's G Kelly. In the Commons NI Sec Peter Hain has said SF are delivering on Policing. Film report from Ken Reid, but SDLP's A McDonnell asks the government to look at a Plan B as the DUP won't deliver a deal with SF he says, the DUP's Wm McCrea calls for SF to do much more about giving information on IRA terrorist crimes. Meanwhile the UUP's Slyvia Herman asked about the merger of NI's Asset Recovery Agency into the British one. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06690
Tape No.
367
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9256



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Feb 2007
Duration:
50 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
NA Molly Maguires
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This programme tells the story of what is called the greatest injustice ever witnesses in the USA when 10 miners were hanged in one day, all the miners were Irish from Pennsylvania, who were involved in organising strikes for better working conditions in the C19th in the USA. Programme begins with the narrator explaning the mining industry in North Eastern Pennsylvania's growth to feed America's insatiable appetite for energy, the mine owners operated with no employment laws in place, it made millionaires out of mine owners. Leo Ward describing coal marketing and speculating on land, then John Eliott describes the importance this area at that time, conditions for miners were tough miners crushed in rock falls had their bodies deposited outside their doors with no explanations, and 3 miners died every 2 days during the coal boom. In the anthracite regions towns mine bosses had secondary businesses of "mining the miner", they owned his house, the place he shopped, Howard Crow author of the Guide to the Molly Maguires explains how this worked. Joe Wayne of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians explans the exploitative credit systems coal companys used to keep a hold on miners. Professor Richard Pawling of Penn State Univ in Pennsylvania comments on the role of women, many had big families and worked in mills around Scranton, for 12 hours a day, still photos shown. If mining was cruel to men and women it was tragic for children, they guided mule trains to the surface, 7 or 8 year old worked sorting coal, photos of breaker boys shown. Joe Wayne and Richard Pawling comments on the day to day conditions. One of mine owners Asa Packer did contribute half a million dollars to Lehigh University for Education, but in the most homes of mine owners there was little respect for mine workers or their children. Most of the miners came from the Welsh Valleys, but Irish and English with no mining experience were also sought after, the Welsh however were the experts and ended up the bosses. Stu Richards explans how it worked out, the Irish coming in after the 1840s famine influx, they were despised by much of American society, little literacy and no industrial skills. American nativists saw these Irish as a threat to white Anglo Saxon traditions, they accussed the English of dumping their waste on them, and characterised the Irish and lazy and drunks who were violent and Papists, these carricatures were spread by rascist groups like the Know Nothings who accused the Irish and the Chinese of mutating US society, but the Irish were tolerated because that way Americans didn't have to do the dangerous jobs of mining, canal building and laying railways The Irish were however set apart from the Welsh and English miners by experience, religion and rascism and both sides formed gangs to protect themselves. The Irish miners felt exploited by the Welsh and English, Joe Wayne explans one of the ways this would happen. From time to time mine bosses were attacked, observes wondered was it spontaneous but the Irish had a reputation for being organised in their response to exploitation. Howard Crown comments that most attacks were on Welsh mine bosses, rumours spread the AOH was behind the attacks. Faced with danger in a new life all emmigrants found comfort in their religions. The Irish formed societies offering help to the communities, societies like the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). In 1857 Bannan a journalist and newspaper owner from Wales describes the Molly Maguires as a secret Catholic society within the AOH, this is the first written mention of the Mollys in America. Back in Ireland peasants had formed secret societies and attacked landlords and their agents, one of these groups disguised themselves in women's clothing, they were called the Molly Maguires after a widow who resisted a landlord. Bannan and the Welsh bosses believed the Molly Maguires had re-established in Pennsylvania. With the civil war came conscription of the Irish into the armies of the North and South, they were expected to die as cannon fodder yet were denied basic civil rights. The middle class was against conscription, one of then was John "Black Jack" Kehoe, former miner and saloon operator, he was appointed Constable of Girardsville and was known as a champion of labour his bar is still with the family today. With great grandson Joe Wayne the owner, he talks about the conscription riots and the Irish attitude to conscriptions explained with opposition hardening after the civil war casualties, there were riots in the mining areas with owner George Smith murdered in one riot. Ben Bannan accused the Molly Maguires of the murder and the New York Times carried the story. The Molly Maguires were now a national threat. At the end of the civil war the price of coal dropped and so did miners wages and safety standards, 110 miners died in the Avondale fire, the Mollies were blamed, but Pennsylvania's governor didn't believe it, he blamed the negligent mine owners. The Avondale fire turned miners towards the idea of a union, the Working Men's Benevolent Assoc was formed despite unions being illegal at the time. Richard Pawling recalls the divide and conquer tactics of the mine owners at that time. On the bosses side Franklin Gowen was organising capitalism, he offered an organisation controlling coal from mining to distribution, he organised railroad companies to put up transport costs and forced smaller mines to sell to corporations, his one obstacle was miltant labour. The Working Men's Benevolent Assoc (WMBA) prepared for its long strike of 1874, which lasted6 months, the owners didn't give in, and when the mines reopened miners were paid half what they earned 5 years before. Many workers seen violence as their only answer, the Irish were again marginlised by authorities. A brawl between Irish and Welsh firemen saw the Mayor of Mahoney City George Major shot and mine supervisor Welshman P Jones killed. Bannan and Gowen blamed the Mollies who were used as a scapegoat. On Oct 9th 1875 Irishman John Heffernan tried to shoot Daniel Willliams, Irishman Richard Finnan was killed, James Johns from Wales was shot, Buff Lowlors Tavern was fired at, the Mollies were blamed because the Reading Coal and Iron Company wasn't doing well. F Gowen became head of campaign against the Molly Maguires, he pressurised his friend A bishop Woods of Philadelphia, the Catholic Church wanted acceptance, the idea of harbouring secret societies was anathema. In 1875 the Catholic Church excommunicated the Mollies, Gowen was a Catholic. The Church also got the AOH to suspend its operations in the coal fields. Trials were now planned using perversion of justice prosecutions, dozens were arrested and jailed, which included Jack Kehoe, the Constable of Girardsville. Joe Wayne details how the trials were rigged and unfair and the role of Pinkerton agents is mentioned, the star witness was James McParland one such undercover agent. Trials degenerated in to farces, the result being 10 men were sentenced to hang on 27th June 1877. Betty Lou McBride recalls the condemned man's hand print of Alexander Campbell and tells its amazing story. At the day of execution the Catholic Church excommunicated the condemned men. It was said the trials were a travesty, the coal bosses got the convictions and Pennsylvania provided the courtroom and the gallows. The hanged men were Yellow Jack Donohue, Alex Campbell, Ed Kelly, Michael Doyle followed by 6 more men at Pottsville. Over the next 2 years 10 other hangings took place including John Kehoe, he was accused of killing Frank Langdon and was the 20th hanging. Gowen wanted him hanged believing Kehoe to be the king of the Mollies, Langdon never said Kehoe attacked him in his statement. Joe Wayne explans the evidence against Kehoe was solely circumstantial. Donohue admitted the Langdon murder but his evidence was ignored and the coal bosses got a board of pardons decision overturned, Joe Wayne explans. Jack Kehoe and the relatives of other Mollies still continue to seek justice. On Jan 11th 1979 the governor of Pennsylvania pardoned Jack Kehoe. F Gowen's empire collapsed 4 years after J Kehoe's hanging, Howard Crow explans now. In 1889 Gowen committed suicide, Alan Pinkerton of the Pinkerton Agency later admitted AOH members had been murdered. James McParland remained an agent until the 1907 trial of the United Mine Workers when he unmasked as a liar. In 1890 the United Mine Workers of America called a strike for pay and conditions. By 1930 the Irish dominated the coal mining industry and participating in the trial and imprisonment of Slav and Italian miners on the same flimsy evidence used against the Mollies. Now the mines are closed and visited only by tourists even today the Molly Maguires can still raise tempers as the narrator explans, then the contributors give their summing up.
DVD No.
D06690
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9257



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Feb 2007
Duration:
39 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Flight of the Earls
Programme Title:
Part 3
Description:
Programme begins with presenter Antoine O'Donnaile at the side of Hugh O'Neill's grave, born in Dungannon in 1550, he became one of the most powerful Gaelic leaders ever, he's buried however in Rome dying on the 20th July 1618, this programme is the story of how that happened, a story that shaped the destiny of modern Ireland. After the titles A O'Donnaile reviews Ireland at the end of the 1500s, It was torn apart by way as the English tried to impose English rule over all of Ireland. In the 9 years war the Gaelic Lords led by Hugh O'Neill, Red Hugh O'Donnell and Hugh Maguire had been engaged in a struggle for survival. The Irish and their Spanish allies lost the pivotal battle of Kinsale in 1601 and eventually the war with Red Hugh and H Maguire dead the Gaelic order seemed over. However the Treaty of Melefont which ended the Anglo-Spanish war in 1603 saw Hugh O'Neill pardoned by the Crown and able to keep most of his land, but for the next 4 years Arthur Chichester who became Lord Deputy of Ireland began to undermine O'Neill's position by 1607 the Gaelic Lords had lost power, property and religious freedom and they were fearful they would lose their lives. On 14 Sept 1607 Hugh O'Neill, Ruari O'Donnell and Connaith Maguire left for Spain, they hoped to return with military and a scholar with them kept a journey of the voyage, called the Flight of the Earls. But the Earls ended up in Northern France not Spain, then they went to Spanish controlled Flanders, in Loeuver, which in 1607 had a large Irish community, including an Irish college founded in May 1607, it was here the Irish language was first published using a printing press. But their story in Flanders caused diplomatic problems, Flanders ruler was Albert Archduke of Austria who was married to Isabella, sister of Phillip III of Spain, he was engaged in peace talks with Protestant Holland who was backed by England. King James wanted European leaders to shun the Earls and issued his version of events in Ireland. In Spain Phillip III ordered the Earls to write to him about their plans and he would respond. The Earls implored Spain give them arms and men to return to Ireland and win it for Catholicism. Back in Ireland a grand jury chaired by Gaelic Lord Cathir O'Doherty who had fought for England, condemned the Earls as traitors and the lands of O'Neill, O'Donnell and Maguire were given to the English Crown. In mid December, the Archduke tells the Earls to leave Flanders, after an appeal to Phillip in Spain, he advises them to travel to Rome, they leave on 28 February 1608 for Milan. The Spanish Ambassador in England warned Phillip the English wanted to kill O'Neill, eventually the Earls reached Nancy ruled by Duke Charles III, but the English had told the Duke he wouldn't be considered a friend if he let the Earls pa the Duke received the Irish with hospitality, paying their expenses. 2 months later the old Duke died, the English ignored his major funeral because he feted the Earls, the Earls headed across into modern day Germany. These areas were dangerous as they had become Protestant, it was the same in Switzerland, until they reached Catholic Lucerne (slight fault on film here is BBC's broadcast fault) where people lined the street to greet them. On St Pat's Day 1608 as they crossed the Devils Bridge in the Alps a pack horse carrying all of O'Neill's money fell into the river and was lost, they head on down the Alps to Milan, arriving Sunday 23rd March, Milan is controlled by the Spanish. The English knew about O'Neill's reception in Milan, their ambassadors letter to James is read out, then the Count de Feuntes letter to Phillip III is read out. While in Milan the Earls visited all the holy places, but they were anxious as Phillip hadn't even replied to their letter from Louever 4 months earlier, and they wanted to go Madrid not Rome. After being persuaded by the Count de Feuntes they reluctantly go the Vatican. Back in Ireland on the 18th April 1608, Cathir O'Doherty who had previously been the "Queen's O'Doherty" was driven into rebellion after the English leader in the NW punched O'Doherty, O'Doherty killed George Paulett and the rebellion grew. Meanwhile the Earls had reached Assisi the Monastery of St Francis. The Earls were still unaware of the drama in Ireland, which spread Armagh amid rumours O'Neill was coming back. Meanwhile the English ambassador to Venice describes in a letter O'Neill entering Rome, the narrator visits the palace in which the Earls stayed while in Rome. In June 1608 Phillip learned of C O'Doherty's rebellion in Ireland, news eventually reached Earls in Rome, they wrote again to Phillip in Spain but in Ireland Sir Arthur Chichester defeated the rebels and killed any survivors, including O'Doherty the rebellion was over. In Rome more bad news for O'Neill, Ruairi O'Donnell the Earl of Tyrconnell took a fever and died, a letter describes his funeral, the narrator visits his grave in Rome. In the following months 4 more of the Earls group would die including C Maguire and R O'Donnell's brother Cathir, then the following summer O'Neill's son Hugh died. Back in Ireland O'Doherty's defeat meant the last lands held by the native Irish in the North were lost to the Crown for plantation, Chichester go 1000 acres around O'Neill's Dungannon and the whole Innishowen peninsula. In Jan 1609 James ordered Irish lands be given to loyal subject from England and Scotland. Meanwhile many of the defeated rebels continued to live and operate as bandits in the woods and mountains of Ulster, they were seen as a threat to the plantation and the still held out hope O'Neill would return. From Rome O'Neill was still pleading with Phillip III for assistance, it was 2 years since his Loevers letter before. Phillip issued his instructions rejecting military aid idea. O'Neill was to stay in exile in Rome. Meanwhile in Ireland Chichester's violent policies against Catholics was causing great resentment, to try to calm Ireland King James approached O'Neill in the summer of 1613 offering talks, O'Neill is suspicious and asks Spain to be his guarantor of safety at the talks, Spain delays replying and as things calm in Ireland, O'Neill is no longer needed. In May 1615 O'Neill began one last attempt to return home but the Spanish ordered him to stay in Rome, O'Neill realised his reconquering of Ireland would never happen. On 20 July 1616 he died in Rome. Narrator sums up O'Neill's legacy and how this period in our history effected Europe.
DVD No.
D06700
Tape No.
368
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9259



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Feb 2007
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As an election looms Ian Paisley Senior(DUP) is ambigious about forming a government with Sinn Fein. He denies internal disent exists in the DUP. Also there is a report on the ten best political slogins in Ireland over the last ten years with E. Phoneix, B. Feeney and A. Kores views. Finally we get the views of N. Long from the Alliance Party's views on the election.
DVD No.
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5494



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Feb 2007
Duration:
? mins ? 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 as an election looms closer the DUP's I Paisley Snr in an interview outlines what's he's asking people to vote for on March 7th, his ambiguous about forming a powersharing government with Sinn Fein and seems to raise more hurdles for SF, he maintains that SF have not delivered anything yet, he calls Blair and Ahern a couple of dictators and he won't be forced into partnership by them, he says the dates set are the government dates not his, and he believes the NI people will support him again, he repeats SF must deliver but he doubts there's enough time before March 26th, but it's a possibility, under the St Andrews Agreement he says dates aren't mentioned, the IRA must deliver he repeats. Paisley won't reveal any of the contents of his manifesto, but denies it won't be vague, he says what's wrong with this country is that the two governments are trying to make him take into government people who have not forsworn their violence, if you don't do this you'll pay more for your water, Paisley wants Adams to tell the Police about IRA murders, he also quotes the McCartney case, he rejects P Hain view that all remaining obstacles to devolution have been removed. On the matter of internal DUP dissention, Paisley rejects Thompson's remark that pre-signed resignation letters and party fines are a fascist control, Paisley won't discuss the issue of £20,000 fines. Paisley says he has succeeded in getting the forces of IRA/SF into complete disarray and Catholic people ring him and say don't give into them. Thompson asks him with hindsight was Sunningdale a good thing, Paisley says the people backed him and will again and again. The next report from Martina Purdy previews the H & M best 10 political slogans, No 10 1886 Gladstone's think well think wisely, E Phoenix comments, then B Feene, No 9 Ulster will fight, Ulster will be right 1886 Lord R Churchill comments of A Kane, No 8 Home Rule is Rome Rule, E Phoenix comments, No 7 Not an Inch, James Craig, No 6 One Man One Vote, the Civil Rights Assoc, No 5 Vote Early Vote Often, A Kane comments on electoral fraud issue, then E Phoenix, No 4 Dublin Is Just a Sunningdale Away, the Utd Ulster Unionist Council 1974, No 3 'Brits Out' SF slogan, No 2 Tiocfaidh Ar La, Our Day will Come, SF slogan, No 1 Ulster Says No 1986 E Phoenix comments. Then in the next interview Noel Thompson interviews the Alliance Party's dep/leader Naomi Long on their party's campaign in the upcoming election, she attacks the UUP's relevance and rejects Thompson's analysis of a declining Alliance vote, she believes the Alliance Party fortunes will turn in key constituencies, she believes the new votes are coming from people looking for an alternative to tribalism, the Alliance message is as current now as it was in 1970 she says, that means co-operation not segregation. She talks about the costs of division financially and socially right down to bus stops. We need to create shared space she says, sectarianism isn't just a working class community problem. Then comic taxi driver routine 29m46
DVD No.
D06690
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9258



Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Feb 2007
Duration:
6 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Newry Stephen Loughran (41) was stabbed to death by a teenager after his 8 years old son was assaulted. Film report of the Derrybeg killing of the father of four, with eyewitness Francis Harte's account and journalist Donal O'Reilly of Newry Democrat's reaction. Then local SF Cllr Marian Mathers calls for support for the PSNI inquiry into the murder. The DUP has agreed its election manifesto but in Ballymena 7 DUP Cllrs says they won't campaign for I Paisley as they reject the St Andrews Agreement. Film report from Ken Reid on the internal DUP trouble, with I Paisley's reaction, then K Reid says last night all 46 DUP candidates sign a post dated resignation letter and accepted internal fines. Then the UUP's Reg Empey gives his reaction to the internal DUP changes. Ken Reid that previews the upcoming election campaign. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06700
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9260



Date Broadcast:
Mon 12th Feb 2007
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Deal Or No Deal
Description:
Firstly we see a film report on the current political position. Republicians Paul McGlinchey and L. McKeown give their views on Sinn Fein's policing moves. Then Politicians Arene Foster (DUP), Gerry Kelly (Sinn Fein), Fred Coban (UUP) and Alex Attwood (SDLP) debate the prospects of what is likely to happen next.
DVD No.
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5495



Date Broadcast:
Mon 12th Feb 2007
Duration:
23 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Deal or No Deal?
Description:
With parties now nominating candidates for the upcoming important election which may or may not lead to the restoration of devolution in NI, F McKinney introduces an opening film report from Sharon O'Neill on the main election question will the DUP go into a power sharing government with SF on March 26th, the bread and butter issues like a rates overhall or water rates, are taking seen as important but and agreement on Policing & Justice needs to be made before any of these can be dealt with. S O'Neill reviews last weekends SF Ard Fheis vote to back Policing in NI and says it came at a price, she interviews republican Paul McGlinchey who's quit the party over Policing an d is standing as an independent, then republican hunger striker Lawrence McKeown gives his views, also within the DUP is some internal dissent over the idea of powersharing with republicans. N Dodds MP comments on not devolving Police & Justice for a very long time to stop any SF influense on it. Then back in the studio, A Foster (DUP), G Kelly (SF), F Cobain (UUP) and A Attwood (SDLP) are asked is there any point in this election after N Dodds comments on Policing & Justice devolution. G Kelly (SF) says it was the DUP who demanded this election, and if we are not going back to powersharing then there's no point in it. F Cobain (UUP) says it has to succeed to deal with peoples fears on rates etc. A Attwood (SDLP) says people want government restored but the DUP/SF won't do that people must vote SDLP to make sure it's restored. A Foster (DUP) says there is a point to the election but only if there's delivery on establishing a lasting environment for devolution, build on democracy. F McKinney then asks the panel about the On The Runs issues which has reappeared this week. A Attwood says 18 months ago people here rejected any deal for On the Runs or State killers, it's not acceptable now either he claims. G Kelly denies SF ran away from this deal before, he says it was the British government who tried to introduce State killers into the plan, he explans the anominaly of OTRs who if they had been in jail would be free now, this is an outstanding issue that has to be sorted. A Foster (DUP) says the issue isn't back on the agenda if there's evidence against anyone she feels they should force due process to resurrect this issue is a deal breaker for the DUP she says. Then Fred Cobain agrees with A Foster on the OTR's issue. G Kelly (SF) explans why going into Policing and denies they are linking it to Policing, he's asked when did SF agree Policing on the ground was acceptable, what changed was the accountability mechanisms he says, but it's an ongoing issue as SF want Policing and Justice devolved also, G Kelly is questioned more on this point and accountability. A Attwood says 85% of Patten has been introduced and RCs are joining Policing, and that changed SF's attitude he says. F Cobain (UUP) says he believes SF accepting policing is due to the British government offering to solve the OTR issue after the election. A Foster rejects F Cobain's view on whose the weaker party on the OTRs issue. A Attwood (SDLP) says the best way to deal with the past is to bring victims and survivors of the Troubles together and to then tell politicians how to go about it. G Kelly then recalls Peter Hain's role in the OTR issue, he says SDLP didn't attend collusion meetings with familys involve F McKinney asks A Foster is the Aug contract idea a sign of weakness. She replies it's normal within politics, she says manifesto vote was universally accepted within the DUP, she clashes with F Cobain on this issue and why she left the UUP in the first place.
DVD No.
D06700
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9261



Date Broadcast:
Tue 13th Feb 2007
Duration:
12 mins 28 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 North Belfast the PSNI have foiled a kidnap and robbery attempt around Yorkgate Post Office, 2 men were arrested and money recovered. Film report from New Lodge area, where SF Cllr Danny Lavery criticises the PSNI officers for wearing balaclavas, then community worker Michael Burns views. Police car had rammed another car on the New Lodge Rd eye witness comments. In Sth Armagh the British Army have begun to dismantle their last major security post. Film report from Crossmaglen with reaction from SF Cllr Terry Heartys then views of PSNI Ch/Superintendent Bobby Hunniford on the changing times, then vox pop of unnamed residents. Following by reaction of William Wilkinson of victims group FAIR. Funeral of Stephen Loughran in Newry. Film report. Nominations for the Assembly Elections have now closed, Ken Reid profiles the candidates numbers standing in a chart, he also reviews the results in the 2003 Assembly election, then UKUP's candidate Bob McCartney is profiled in film report he predicts he'll take DUP seats, he's standing in 6 different constituencies himself and has 2 ex DUP men standing, the UU D McNarry says he believes the DUP will loose seats as they are divided on powersharing. The DUP's P Robinson rejects their opinions and say the battle is between the DUP and SF. In the studio Ken Reid comments on Bob McCartney standing in 6 seats and why he's doing that and the standing of Republican Sinn Fein candidates, and independents like Ray McCord in Nth/Bel. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06700
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9262



Date Broadcast:
Wed 14th Feb 2007
Duration:
8 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:
Headlines then following yesterday's attempted kidnap robbery at Yorkgate Post Office, it's been revealed today an 18 year old girl was held hostage and 4 men arrested. In his reaction today SF's G Kelly says peoples sympathies are with the victims of the crime but he questions the need for the PSNI officers to wear balaclava or be heavily armed. The SDLP's A Attwood condemns the robbery attempt and won't criticise the PSNI operation. In courts Chris Ward (25) is remanded again on the Northern Bank robbery charges. With election nominations now closed Ken Reid comments on events, with position of multi-constituency candidates like Bob McCartney discussed. The DUP this morning had a press conference on their campaign, as the other parties also began campaigning Ken Reid summarises. Next report from Jamie Delargey concerns the issue of getting a postal vote, Cahir Hughes of electoral commission comments on the process. A UN report on child poverty in the UK was issued today it places the UK last for child well being. Film report with children's commissioner Patricia Lewesley reaction. Then Alex Tennant of Save the Children's views. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06700
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9263



Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Feb 2007
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 begins with Mark Durkin (SDLP) answering questions on their election manifesto. Followed by a film report on Northern Ireland's top ten political gaffs. Finally Dawn Purvis discusses her election platform.
DVD No.
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5496



Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Feb 2007
Duration:
29 mins 36 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 an interview with the SDLP leader Mark Durkan who answers questions on their manifesto, he says they won't be the (?) of Northern Nationalism, he says the SDLP is needed to make things work and has no hidden agendas and is trusted by other parties. He says the DUP and SF are parties who are out for themselves, he rejects the notion that just holding 3 Westminster seats is not a good measure of success. He's asked what is the difference this time between the SDLP and SF, now that SF are accepting policing, he says SF was 25 years coming to power sharing and 5 years late coming to Policing. Where will they get their future policies from, he says from the SDLP too, the SDLP are the pathfinders for the last generation he says he highlights SDLP involvement in Nth/Sth proposals, when asked why then the SDLP lost votes to SF in the first place, because people stayed at home, he replies, he rejects the accusation the SDLP and the UUP designed the current system with First/dep First ministers so they'd always be the top 2, but he says the SDLP is the big defender of the GFA, he accused SF of giving in on many issues to the DUP, and the only certainty he says from these two parties is more stalemate and standoffs with no devolution coming. He rejects any idea of accepting an exclusion method for SF, which the DUP want, SDLP want to get on with assembly, he believes SF are on their way to being a normal democratic party, but they have always been democratic unlike SF, and the SDLP hasn't tried to cover up its past like SF and the British/government SF have stolen the SDLP clothes he says, so have other parties also he claims, he blames the process management of the two governments for highlighting SF standoffs with side deals, he rejects the DUP Plan C of East/West hook-ups rather than Nth/Sth, he calls on people to get out and vote for change not standoff. Durkan then comments on how he thinks T Blair's departure will affect the process and how different will Gordon Brown be. Durkan denies his recent comments on Policing were an attempt to out green the SF. He was just defending the SDLP record on policing he claims, showing they weren't toothless about Patten reforms. In this election he wants the SDLP to get stronger and reform the rates system. In the next spot called Campaign Trail political editor Mark Davenport talks Bob McCartney UKUP standing in 6 different seats, Rainbow George in 4 seats and Independent Unionist Wm Fraser in two, he also remarks on how the SDLP and DUP worked the St Valentine's Day theme into their press conferences today, he also comments on Republican Sinn Fein not being recognised as a party by the electoral commission. The next place is on the top ten political gaffs. A film report by Martina Purdy lists them as No 10 Harold Wilson's spongers remark in May 1974, film of UWC strike, QUB's Prof Graham Walker comments on it. No 9 NI Sec Peter Brooke sings Clementine on RTE the night 7 Protestant workmen were killed by the PIRA at Teebane, Sun/Tribune Suzanne Breen comments, then Prof G Walker's views. No 8 A Night at the Opera, NI Sec P Mayhew's remark cheer up nobody died, at the end of the opera everybody's dead. No 7 In Commons NI Sec P Mandelson calls himself Sec of State for Ireland, No 6 Bill Clinton in America on the peace talks, No 5 Gerry Adams remark at the City Hall about the IRA "haven't gone away you know", Suzanne Breen comments, No 4 in the 2005 elections the UUP poster said decent people vote for the UUP. Prof G Walker comments, then UUP's Alex Kane. No 3 2003 SDLP poster titled Stop the DUP, B Feeney comments, at No 2 in 2003 Assembly poll the fuss at the bus, finally at No 1 the Brawl in the Hall. In the next piece, the PUP's new leader Dawn Purvis is interviewed by Noel Thompson on her hopes for the PUP in this election, she talks about bread and butter issues, she's asked about the PUP's role regarding the UVF, is it to bring them into democracy, she believes the closer NI gets to political stability then closer is the end of paramilitary groups. She says how D Ervine lived his life is a lesson to all, she says a dialogue goes on with paramilitaries to facilitate changes, in the last couple of years the UVF hasn't killed anyone she says, the PUP cares about deprived areas and the poor, she says the PUP won't end up in history's dustbin. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06700
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9264



Date Broadcast:
Fri 16th Feb 2007
Duration:
10 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:
During Tuesdays Yorkgate Post Office robbery it's been revealed an ? year old girl was tied up and gagged and abducted. Film report from courts hears Patrick Smyth (43) from Carrick Hill got bail. The girl had been held in his house, her mother was PO assistant/manager and she was forced to leave £40,000 and 11,000 Euros at a drop off point. A SF delegation has met PSNI Chief Constable H Order for the first time at PSNI HQ. Film report with Adams comments on building relationships and civil policing. Health officials have today visited Magilligan Prison following the discovery of Legionnaires disease in the prisons health care centre. Film report hears terminally ill prisoner died in January and tests are ongoing to see if he died of Legionnaires disease. Expert in this disease Dr Richard Smithson comments on the symptoms, then Magilligan prison governor Tom Woods comments. The UUP today launched their election manifesto at Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Film report from Ken Reid with clip of Reg Empey's speech on the bread and butter issues he wants to highlight, he also attacked the DUP's avoidance of what's necessary, power sharing. A second report from Jamie Delargey reviews the economic policies of the UUP and how to plan to pay for them, Empey wants Invest NI operations reviewed. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06710
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9265



Date Broadcast:
Sun 18th Feb 2007
Duration:
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Blind Vision:
Description:
This programme tell the story of Derryman Richard moore, blinded by a British Army plastic bullet in May 1972, and the work of his children's charity group 'Crossfire' he founded in 1996. He meets the soldier who blinded him.
DVD No.
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Record No.
5497



Date Broadcast:
Sun 18th Feb 2007
Duration:
60 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Blind Vision:
Description:
This documentary tells the story of Derry man Richard Moore who was blinded in May 1972 aged 10 by a plastic bullet fired by a British soldier, he founded the charity Children in Crossfire in 1996. The programme follows Moore as he explores medical techniques to get his sight back and he sets about trying to meet the soldier who blinded him. The documentary begins with Moore recalling his childhood memories of the Creggan Estate in Derry. He come from a family of 12 children, he recalls a growing sense of the Troubles, film clips of youths rioting shown, he accounts for his very visual memories because that was the last time he saw the Creggan. After the titles film clip shown of 11 June 2005 and Children in Crossfire is hosting a fund raising dinner in the Europa Hotel, Moore explains his view poverty is not about charity it's about justice, and he gets pleasure out of his work, as his job changes people's lives, after the dinner Richard Moore gives his speech, he's says being blinded at 10 years old but he's never allowed that experience to make him bitter or hinder him in any way, although everything he is now has been dictated by being blinded by a rubber bullet. Richard then recalls the 4th May 1972, as a nice sunny day, at lunchtime he went home from school, a school at 3.30 pm they passed an army sangar, it was a regular occurrence to throw bricks at it, he can't remember if he bricked it that day. Giles Doherty recalls finding Richard after hearing the rubber bullet fired, his face covered in blood, they took him into the school canteen and got an ambulance. Now 34 years on Richard has a happy marriage and a successful career, his work takes him to Africa and Sth America, but then Richard reveals the shadow that haunts him, he wants to meet he solder who shot him, he explains why, as he sees it, both were in an incident together and he doesn't know the other half of the story. In 1972 the RUC and Army findings into the shooting remained secret, with the help of a private investigator further efforts were made to trace the soldier, but his identity remains a mystery. Today Richard is at peace with his blindness but new technology in medicine about blindness has troubled that fragile accord, the field of artificial vision offers the hope Richard could one day see again. Professor Gislin Dagnelie explains the procedure and what is artificial vision. Richard travels to Scotland meet Californian Mike Main who had stem cells planted on the surface of his eyes after 40 years of blindness, Mike recalls the damage to his eyes in a chemical explosion when he was 3 years old, and he and Richard discuss the procedure he received, and how when the bandages came off, he could see all this light, on a big video he could see his children as babies from a home movie, he recalls seeing dust in the air in the sunlight. Richard talks of fears of his expectations of his family, Mike agrees with those fears. Richard says getting his sight back would be like winning the lotto, he would love to see his two children, especially at Christmas, but he must not expect too much. In an interview Richard sits with the rubber bullet which actually blinded him in May 1972, he explains why he kept this item. Then just as Richard's hopes of finding the soldier who shot him faded, the private investigator believes he has located him, he's called Charles and he lives in Scotland, Richard gives his reaction to the news, he felt nervous and emotional, a computer voice records out the letter he wrote to Charles asking for a meeting. Richard says it's a relief to write the letter, but it's not a negative process he feels he has avoided living in anger towards the soldier who changed his life. Meanwhile Richard travels to America the home of research into artificial vision. Dr Ione Fine of the University of Southern California explains the vision development in the body, and chances of losing and regaining it again, it would not be a clear vision regained she feels, it will be a long time before implants give a sense of beauty of the world to a blind person. A diagram shows how the implants work, it's a complicated procedure involving evasive brain surgery. The Univ of Utah in Salt Lake City houses one of the world's leading artificial vision projects, Richard meets the man in charge who also tells him any operation will only give him very limited vision, crude images in black and white, but Dick says it will take 5 to 7 years to perfect his technique. Richard is disappointed but fascinated by what he has learned, and to only gain partial vision concerns him, because it might set him back by destroying the vision of the world which he explains as he stands on a hilltop in Utah. Richard then travels to Toronto to meet Jens who lost his eyes in 2 freak accidents, he has had an artificial vision operation which involved him being fitted with a camera device he plugs in. Jens and Richard talk about his operation and its results, and what he expected from the new machine, the results disappointed him, he demonstrates how the machine goes on, Jens also recalls a 2003 system failure of his machine and with the inventor dead the system still needs research to be perfected, he leads Richard across his property with the machine switched on, Richard sums up his feelings after meeting Jens, he felt sad for him and felt he had a wake-up call. Meanwhile back in Ireland Richard gets a reply from the soldier Charles who shot him, it's read out, he agreed to meet Richard in Edinburgh in Nov. Charles says he believes his action was justified, but he felt deep shock when he heard of Richard's injuries, great regret and sadness. On the way to the meeting Richard describes all the sensations he is feeling, he wants to build bridges not confront, it's about the human being. Richard explains why the meeting will be held in private, it's a personal thing, he's feeling conscious of his family and parents, it's a short journey but it feels like the longest journey of his life. Richard's mother then recalls the day in May 72, she thought it was like a death, she seen no future for Richard, she felt suicidal, photos shown, Richard recalls the impact on his mother she feels she had a breakdown, he recalls her crying beside his bed, his father stood in the street crying, Mrs Moore says he kept it all in and that done him harm, she praises how Richard got on. In Edinburgh the meeting finished after 4 hours, afterwards Richard says he liked Charles, he feels they understood each other, it felt it was a fantastic experience, although unreal, he explains why it felt surreal, he's glad he's not bitter and today there's no more mystery or shadows. Richard is then filmed going to a Derry City match, he calls his blindness a gift because he has used it to his advantage, all the work he does today in Africa is due to him being blinded, he recalls how he felt in Africa giving water to a village, African kids may have their eyesight but they have nothing in comparison to him says Richard. The document ends with film of Richard meeting the soldier Charles again, he's now had dinner at his house, Richard comments on where this new relationship is going to go.
DVD No.
D06710
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9266



Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Feb 2007
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 families connected to the UVF murder gang from Belfast's Mount Vernon area, named in the O'Loan report last month have launched legal action against the PSNI Chief Constable H Orde. Film report with solicitor Kevin Winters comments on the damages claims, the report reviews the murder of Gerard Brady in June 94, in Antrim, his sister Jacqueline Larkin comments on their legal action to get justice, then Paul McKenna whose sister Sharon was shot dead in Jan 1993 by M Haddock, gives his views on the search for justice. The next report concerns the election campaign at present, it takes a look at the prospects of the smaller parties, Jim Dougall begins by showing the make-up of Stormont at dissolution, and that each of NI 18 constituencies will have 6 seats. The Alliance Party has 6 seats at present, their candidate Ian Parsley comments on their chances of retaining these seats. The UKUP's Robert McCartney has 1 seat, his party is standing in 13 seats with McCartney standing in 6 seats. The FAIR campaigner Willie Frasier is standing in 2 seats and Rainbow George is standing in all 4 Belfast seats. The Electoral Commission's Seamus Magee explains the legal position if they win more than one seat. In East Belfast the PUP's Dawn Purvis is fighting East Belfast, in Newry and Armagh ex DUP man Paul Berry is standing. In West Tyrone Dr K Deeney is standing and deselected SF MLA Davy Hyland is standing in Newry/Armagh. QUB's Sydney Elliott comments on independents chances, on top of that there are 13 Greens and 9 Conservatives and 6 from the Workers' Party, and 6 from Republican Sinn Fein. The next report is about the views of the small business community here on the elections and their views on the issue of lowering corporation taxes, and on engaging local politicians, ? G Dawson comments on the need for a sound financial package from Chancellor G Brown, then SF's M McLaughlin and UUP's Esmond Birnie views the subject, then SDLP's A McDonnell, Alliances Sean Neeson's views. The Tory leader David Cameron visited NI today and was asked if elected how will Tories designate, they will be Unionist he says. In Belfast today, Police officers from around the world gathered for a conference on the challenges faces by their officers. Film report on Policing Board/PSNI Conference, Chuck Wexler from USA comments on changing Policing here then PSNI Acc Paul Leighton on what he hopes to learn followed by views of Des Rea of NI Policing Board. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06710
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9267



Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Feb 2007
Duration:
23 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Building for the Future
Description:
As the election posters go up, we are being asked to vote in an election but what for, we haven't yet got a deal and realistically will there be a one by March 26th as SF and the DUP have yet to talk to each other never mind share power. Fearghal McKinney introduces a film report from Sharon O'Neill, looks at the current new industries in Belfast, which has changed beyond recognition since the days of the shipyard, business here is booming but money believe if Stormont stays closed, so to may NI. Frank Bryan, Con O'Neill, businessmen comments, then ordinary workers views on what they want politicians to do. Followed by May Blood, community workers views, Niall Irwin of Irwin's Bakery in Portadown tells our politicians get over your differences, then ordinary workers comments. Sharon O'Neill asks will our politicians rise to the challenge. Back in the studio Fearghal McKinney debates with DUP's S Wilson, SF's M McLaughlin, SDLP's A McDonnell and UUP's M McGimpsey, DUP's S Wilson begins by outlining what conditions SF has to meet before the DUP join them in a power sharing government, these conditions are reasonable he says, abide by democracy, the DUP won't see dates as deadlines but she meets conditions as important, he claims it is the DUP who are pushing SF towards democracy. SF M McLaughlin says the basic principle of democracy is accept the judgement of the electorate, who gave SF their mandate, he says he hears an ambivalent message from the DUP, but says SF won't give an answer till after the election. UUP's M McGimpsey says people want institutions up and running and he believes the DUP ? go into partnership with SF, then SDLP's A McDonnell also believes ? won't progress, but he thinks DUP/SF won't share powers but divide it up between them. S Wilson repeats his needs for stable government, he defends exclusion method for failing parties, M McLaughlin repeats it's the electorate who chose not the DUP. A McDonnell feels there's not enough give and take between SF and DUP, M McGimpsey says look to the future not the past. F McKinney raises the issue of lack of women candidates all the politicians respond by pleading guilty. The group then turn to the need for any new executive to have a good financial pack from the Chancellor Gordon Brown, the DUP feel a poor package is deal breaker, S Wilson explains their position on water rates etc, UUP M McGimpsey says they need a package but he points out we get £6 billion above our NI tax return of £10m. SF McLaughlin says a team approach is needed on this issue, S Wilson points out T Blair is keen to get this deal and will do a deal. A McDonnell also says we need a united front and the way we'll get something, he mentions 12.5% corporation tax, S Wilson rejects defeatist attitude of A McDonnell, who replies to the criticism. Finally all 4 comments on chances of March 26th executive.
DVD No.
D06710
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9268



Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Feb 2007
Duration:
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Building For The Future
Description:
As Northern Ireland changes can prosperity (MISSING)
DVD No.
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5498



Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Feb 2007
Duration:
14 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 new 130 million Pounds Police Academy is to be built in Tyrone. Film report on Peter Hain's announcement to the International Police Conference in Belfast, his arrival was greeted by protests from Republican protesters, Robert McClenaghan of An Ehirinne comments on collusion issue. Then Peter Hain gives an interview on the training school, followed by the views of SF's G Kelly. Then DUP's I Paisley Jnr calls SF's attitude cosmetic. Britain's senior policeman Sir Ian Blair of the London Met comments on the major changes in policing in NI, then PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde welcomed the attendance of SF at the conference. The next report is from Cookstown, the site of the new academy, a vox pop of local people also support the move as it brings more jobs, then views of Cookstown Council Chief Executive Michael McGuckin. Sunday newspapers have criticised Hugh Orde for running in a marathon with the woman he was having an affair with rather than attend a police memorial service. Film report with H Orde's comments to the press, the Policing Board's Des Rea's views. In the Republic a Cork man Dan Bulman (32) has been convicted of money laundering Northern Bank Robbery (Dec 04) money. Film report heard he had K94 Euros in his possession, and other bonds. Next report looks at the prospects for the SDLP's 35 candidates in the upcoming elections. Jim Dougall looks back at previous SDLP's results, they had 18 MLAs in the assembly, they have organised vote management tactics this time, Sean Farren comments on SDLP policies, Jim Dougall reviews the hopes that SDLP have in certain areas. Against SF QUB's Sydney Elliott comments on their battle with SF. In Washington this year a NI Fold Cultural Festival is to be held. Film report on the Smithsonian Institution event with comments of Sheila Burke, then NIO Minister Maria Eagles views. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06710
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9269



Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Feb 2007
Duration:
3 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:
A Party Political Broadcast by the Ulster Unionist Party points out that SF and DUP won't even speak to each other, never mind share common values, the narrator student Jennifer Dunn points out her alternative, then Paula Bradshaw a community worker speaks on building stronger communities here, then Johnny Hadley a nurse wants quality health care here, then Mark Cosgrove a businessman wants stable government opportunity and prosperity, then Kay Clarke a school VP speaks on educational needs, then UUP leader Reg Empey says it's time to concentrate on everyday issues that matter to all of us. It's time for normal politics here he says, we can't be spectators in our own country we are ready for our own regional government he says.
DVD No.
D06710
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9270



Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Feb 2007
Duration:
6 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the DUP launched its election manifesto today with I Paisley Snr saying he's no fan of power sharing. Film report from Ken Reid, Paisley also claims the delay in restoring devolution is the fault of Republicans and not the DUP, he also says a poor government financial package is a deal breaker. A further film report from J Delargey examines the economic elements in the DUP manifesto with P Robinson's comments. In the next report Jim Dougall looks at the election prospects of the UUP who have 38 candidates standing, in the 2003 election they won 27 seats. UUP's J Nichols comments, J Dougall looks at the party's vote management in the seats across NI. Then Dr Sydney Elliott of QUB gives his views on the difficulties facing the UUP. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
369
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9271



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Duration:
29 mins 48 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 sound level at the beginning of this programme fades and rises but it can be heard. In the studio the UUP leader Reg Empey gives an interview on his parties hopes in the coming election, he opens by not accepting that the UUP will remain in 2nd place to the DUP he says every election is a fresh start for every party, he says his party is united and keen, and it has a clear sense of direction he says, he rejects the idea he is obsessed with attacking the DUP and says their manifesto only mentions the DUP once. Empey then attacks current DUP policies saying they are a split party once the subject of going into a power sharing government comes up. Empey then gives his views on the British government March 26th deadline for restoring devolution,and what negotiating he expects to take place between 7-26th March on the nature of a British government support financial package, he then comments on who should get credit for bringing the PIRA to full decommissioning. He believes the UUP are entitled to some of the credit for their "heavy lifting" at the beginning of the process, the says Republicans have accepted the union and the principal of consent which he claims the UUP can have credit for, he says the DUP said it would smash SF, and they haven't. Empey then comments on handling the nay sayers in the DUP after the next election and he comments on the DUP idea of an exclusion mechanism for anyone not coming up to "democratic" standards. Empey wants to move beyond exclusion into normal politics, Thompson points out the UUP have only 1 woman candidate, is that normal he asks. Empey accepts the UUP need more women candidates but needs more time, he criticise the BBC for not having enough women. Empey then says he thinks we will have a government by March 26th if people vote for the right parties, he asks how can M McGuiness and I Paisley work together if they don't even talk to each other. In the next interview BBC reporter Gareth Gordon gives an update on what's happening on the election campaign trial, new style and old style, in old style in Lagan Valley we nearly had a fuss at the bus style clash between B McCarthy and I Paisley Snr. The parties this time aren't using the buses for campaigning, except for the SDLP. The local parties have been calling on their big name backers, with D Cameron coming on Monday and the Lib/Dems coming tomorrow, then US candidate Barrack Obama, called the DUP to do a deal on devolution, which is connected to his battle with H Clinton for the Irish American vote. In the next report Martina Purdy lists the top ten NI political breakthroughs. At no 10 she lists the 1918 election when SF win 73 of the 105 Westminster seats, Eamon Phoenix comments and then B Feeney's views. At no 9 also in 1918 she lists nationalist Joe Devlin holding onto Belfast Falls. Then Eamon Phoenix comments. At no 8 is the Nth Ire Labour Party winning 4 seats in that year's general election. QUB Prof Graham Walker points out how this alarmed the Unionist Party. At no 7 is the 1969 by election in Mid Ulster giving B Devlin victory as the youngest woman MP, film clip shown. At no 6 is the 1970 victory of Ian Paisley in Nth Antrim, film clip shown. At no 5 is the 1974 victory of Enoch Powell in Sth Down for the UUP. Eamon Phoenix and Alex Ken comment. At no 4 is the April 1981 election of Bobby Sands for SF in Fermanagh, Sth Tyrone. At no 3 is the 1983 election of G Adams as MP for West Belfast for SF. QUB's G Walker comments on G Fitt's defeat. At no 2 is the 1992 election in West Belfast of Joe Hendron (SDLP) who defeated G Adams (SF). Journalist Suzanne Breen comments. At no 1 is the 1997 election of Labour's Tony Blair and what that meant for NI, with the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). In the final interview, Noel Thompson talks to the UKUP leader Bob McCartney who's standing in 6 different constituencies himself, B McCartney denies that's and ego run or a shortage of members, he explains he doing it to maximise the overall Unionist vote, of the anti-agreement camp, he believes the DUP will accept SF into government. It's a protest vote he's after against spin, deceit and lies, he goes on to reject criticism of DUP's P Robinson that he wants SF to top the poll, he goes on to criticise Paisley for going back on 4.5.2005 comment that going into government with SF would be treason. McCartney denies PIRA decommissioning was complete and says they don't support Policing, McCartney says his alternative is voluntary coalition, he only wants devolution if it's on the same basis as Scotland and Wales. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9272



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the studio Reg Empey (UUP) leader answers questions on their election policies. The programme reports on the new election technology being used. There is a feature on the Lisburn clash between the (MISSING) Raymond McCartney and Ian. Paisley (DUP), Also there is a report on the top ten political breakthrough in Northern Ireland with E. Phoenix.
DVD No.
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5499



Date Broadcast:
Fri 23rd Feb 2007
Duration:
6 mins 56 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 film report previews tomorrow's Ireland vs England rugby match at the GAA's ground at Crooke Park, a first, and the political implications of God Save the Queen being played at the ground where the British/Army massacred civilians in 1920, the original Bloody Sunday. Live report from Crooke Park with Shane Harrison's report on Bloody Sunday's death of 14 people, historian Diarmuid Ferriter comments, then some of the English fans comment. In the election campaign the nationalist parties SF and SDLP have clashed over MI5's role in Policing, meanwhile in Belfast City Centre the former Lib/Dems leader Charles Kennedy went on a walkabout to support the Alliance Party here. Film reports begin with C Kennedy in Belfast with his comments on devolution, then film of the SDLP's sign outside the MI5 HQ at Hollywood which says "Spooks HQ" with Dolores Kelly's remarks. SF's G Adams on a markets walkabout calls it a little stunt, he claims SF got MI5 taken out of civic policing. Then a further report from Derry shows the UUP's' Reg Empey launch their manifesto for the West there, then the DUP's Christopher Stalford appeals for a high Unionist turnout. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9273



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Feb 2007
Duration:
24 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Election Campaign
Description:
Introduced by F McKinney he previews tonight's discussion which is around the apparent lack of passion in this campaign especially when you consider it could put enemies SF and DUP into government. It begins with a film report from Sharon O'Neill who uses the theme of a wedding for her analogy of SF and DUP going into an executive together. Journalist Newton Emerson gives his views on the toning down of the parties rhetoric, then Adrian Eastwood comments on the bets being laid by the public, Emerson says it's hard to get enthusiasm when the result is a foregone conclusion. B Feeney comments what's the point, Emerson says the shotgun wedding hasn't a long term future, Sharon O'Neill then highlights the salaries, allowances and expenses paid to MLAs since dissolution of Stormont. Then back in the studio the DUP's I Paisley Jnr, SF's Conor Murphy, SDLP's A Magennis and the UUP's Alan McFarland discuss the topic, beginning with A Magennis (SDLP) who says people have to realise the Troubles are over and people want us to move on to real politics which is less dramatic, people are animated about ordinary issues now, I Paisley says it's commentators who are concerned about lack of tension, he says we will get a good turnout, Paisley denies they are playing it low because they're not on as sure ground as other elections, he outlines the DUP's plan for financial certainty for any new executive. Then SF's Conor Murphy denies they are unsure of their ground and welcomes the electoral challenge by other republicans he points out the DUP aren't running about with Smash SF stickers this time, he agrees with A Magennis, it's about ordinary issues this time, he says the Policing Debate is over, done and dusted, it's all about bread and butter issues now and political change. UUP's Alan McFarland says now the DUP and UUP agree on the 1998 architecture for government and SF are a constitutional nationalist party, that has removed the tensions in elections, he says the DUP are just holding it together but it will lead to internal dissent later, he points out the DUP's "12 apostles" dissenters. Paisley sits laughing at him, he warns about SF being the largest party, Conor Murphy says growth of SF comes with growth of political change. Paisley and Murphy interrupt each other on issue of water charges and on the metering issue. A Magennis says SF has followed the SDLP on all its policies since 1970, it's the SDLP who are catalyst for change he says, he say SF is fracturing at the moment and their leadership is alienated from it risk and file. Alan McFarland we are moving onto ordinary politics now and it's the UUP who describe the credit. Paisley criticises the UUP for jumping first all the time, the DUP will get conditions right he claims. Paisley then clashes with F McKinney on the changes to the GFA got at St Andrews. C Murphy reminds Paisley about Ulster Resistance and J Spratt's call for no co-operation with the Police Ombudsman office and says they can't lecture anyone. A Magennis says DUP/SF want politics suspended as that suits them. C Murphy reminds him of stop go politics of the UUP/SDLP coalition. Paisley/McFarland clash on previous executives faults and who was to blame.
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9276



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Feb 2007
Duration:
3 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:
UUP election broadcast, begins by saying NI has come a long way that journey of progress must continue opportunity, prosperity and a fair/just society are their concern. It's about taking responsibility and not being a spectator in your own country says the narrator. IT asks is the Ian and Martin show really a viable alternative, when they don't even talk to each other. Student Jennifer Dunn offers her alternative, then community/worker Paula Bradshaw comments, then John Hadley a nurse, then businessman Mark Cosgrove, then VP Kay Clarke on education, followed by Reg Empey's remarks on normal politics in time. (Also shown on 20/02/07).
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9275



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Feb 2007
Duration:
11 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:
Headlines then the SDLP launches its election manifesto saying the DUP and SF cannot be trusted to deliver devolution. Film report from Ken Reid on Mark Durkan's remarks on voting for the SDLP and not SF, he says devolution should go ahead on March 26th and the DUP should be told that he says by Hain, then in a follow up report Jamie Delargey talks to Mark Durkan about SDLP's economic plans and a special investment pot from Ireland and Britain, they also want 12.5% Corporation Tax for NI. Also today the Conservative Party in NI launched its manifesto, it has 9 candidates and wants to protect academic selection. Film report. Then in the studio Alliance Party's David Ford gives interview on their election policies and what defines the Alliance Party. It finds it hard to believe that SF and the DUP will do a deal on March 26, he also criticises the SDLP and UUP for not delivering a shared future when they had the chance. Ford says they will gain on their current 6 seats at Stormont, he comments on the financial costs of a segregated society here. On Belfast's Shankill Road today high ranking White House staff from the USA visited an American funded scheme to help and encourage budding entrepreneurs. Film report on Ambassadors Tutle and Foley's visit with their comments. Then report on Ireland's rugby victory over England at Croke Park with Brian O'Driscoll's comments. Film report shows the English anthem being played, with players comments on the respect shown for both anthems. Ireland won 43-13. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9274



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Feb 2007
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
This programme investigates the apparent lack of passion shown during this election campagn. And assesses the chances of a 7 March DUP/Sinn Fein political wedding. Journalists N. Emerson and B. Feeney comment with politicans on this.
DVD No.
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5500



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Feb 2007
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Focus
Programme Title:
The History Of The Troubles According To My Da.
Description:
Iven Lyttle tells the story of this very Northern Ireland play from Martin Lynch, with Conor Grimes and Alen McKee contributions
DVD No.
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5501



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Feb 2007
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
A Very Irish Protest
Description:
The programmes the case of Catherine Nelson who begun a hunger strike to clear her name, after she had been accused of helping to launder the proceeds of the IRA's Northern bank robbery.
DVD No.
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5502



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Feb 2007
Duration:
9 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:
Begins with breaking news story of Belfast City Centre fire at site of new Victoria Square shopping centre then lead story, the mother of Portadown man John Dignam murdered along with 2 friends by the PIRA in 1992 is too meet the Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan to have her investigate what role the double agent Fred Scappaticci played in the murders, the PIRA had sent Irene Dignam a tape recording of her son's interrogation. Film report reviews the case and plays some of the J Dignam taped confession then his mother says he was tortured, film clip of Scappaticci, then his mother comments. In Milltown Cemetery vandals threw yellow paint over the republican plot. Film report on 4th attack in 6 years. In Belfast the Alliance Party launched its election manifesto. Film report with review of David Ford's pledge to end segregation, then interview on cutting back MLA numbers and numbers of departments, and his views on rates and water rates. Then in the studio SDLP's M Durkan gives an interview on why people should vote for the SDLP and not SF/DUP, he predicts more stalemate and believes people trust them and coming back to vote SDLP this time. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9277



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Feb 2007
Duration:
2 mins 59 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
Sinn Fein Election Broadcast
Description:
C Ruane begins by saying SF believes in Irish people's rights to freedom, independent and unity, G Adams says this is opportunity to move forward, recent Ard Fheis on policing praised, SF claims ? RUC/RIR in negotiations and removing MI5 from civic policing, government minister records praised, challenges ahead identified, Adams on international issues.
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9278



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Feb 2007
Duration:
23 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Focus
Programme Title:
The History of the Troubles According to my Da
Description:
Ivan Little tells the story of this very Northern Irish play by Martin Lynch he shows clips of the play which has been running now for 5 years. IT was originally only scheduled to run for 9 nights, now it's been staged 196 times in front of over 160,000 people. I Lyttle says M Lynch wrote the play in the 90s, Lynch says it came from the ceasefires, but he didn't want to write a political tract abut a humorous one. I Lyttle says M Lynch was heavily involved with Official IRA in early Troubles, though he now regrets his espousal of violence. M Lynch himself comments on this in an interview, he does admit the Rep/movement educated him in the 1970s in who he was and where he came from but by the end of the 70s he knew violence was counterproductive. This play for Martin ended an 8 yr break from writing, he worked with Conor Grimes and Alan McKee on the play. M Lynch recalls linking up with them, then Conor Grimes and Alan recall the collaboration, telling the story of fictional West Belfast Catholic man Gerry Courtney trying to survive the madness, the play features some funny characters. Ivan Lyttle then recalls how he linked up with Martin Lynch and how he got the part of Gerry Courtney, he recalls how the script developed, originally it was 2hr 45m, Ivan Lyttle recalls the first night and it was a hit, it was even performed in NI's prisons. M Lynch recalls its success across both communities, Alan McKee comments, then Conor Grimes in London however the papers savaged the play. Ivan Little reads out the Daily Telegraph's harsh review then Alan McKee rejects the accusation they were IRA propagandists, then Martin Lynch comments on the different attitudes of English and Irish to the Troubles and humour, then a clip called inside Long Kesh is shown in which a new prisoner is tricked into thinking screws went to the chippie for them. John Bottley says the show is one of the most successful in the Opera House's history as it returned for a 3rd time, the 3 writers added a new section bringing it up to date with political changes, they discuss their tactics and their new director in Limerick. Back in Derry and Coleraine and the Opera House the play goes ahead with the new bits. John Bottley comments on its qualities, one scene shown features the death of Gerry Courtney's son, then Paul McIlwaine whose son was murdered by the UVF in Tandragee gives his reaction, it was a long time since he could laugh he recalls, then the character of Fireball is discussed. M Lynch recalls the background to the character, then some of the audience explain why they like it.
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9279



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Feb 2007
Duration:
28 mins 25 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
A Very Irish Protest
Description:
In Douglas on the Isle of Man Catherine Nelson has begun a hunger strike to clear her name of allegations of involvement in laundering the proceeds for the PIRA Dec 2004 Northern Bank Robbery. Catherine was arrested 2 years ago in the aftermath of the robbery, no charges have ever been brought but she has also got no statement saying she wasn't connected to the robbery. In the opening scenes she shows reported Andy Martin about her home and comments on her 21 days hunger strike to date. Then Andy Martin reviews events leading to Catherine's arrest, then her early life in Athy in Co Kildare is profiled, she became an English teacher, Fianna Fail TD Sean O'Fearghail has known her all his life, he describes her as a dynamic, inspirational teacher. Then Fr Phillip Dennehy says he hasn't seen her in 30 years, Catherine married a man with republican links but the marriage was annulled after 5 years, during a dispute over the teaching qualifications she met the union negotiator Phil Flynn who had been a SF activist and became a businessman, at this time she also went on hunger strike she recalls shy. When this failed she went to work in Libya for 6 years, she taught English and recalls those days. After this she studied diplomacy and took a job as an international sales person for a London businessman Tony Hawden, owner of Mackenzie International, he recalls Catherine's work in the Embassies, over 8 years, the list of countries she worked in is given, however MacKenzie says they didn't make money. By now Phil Flynn was the chairman of the ICC Bank in Dublin, Tony Hawden recalls their contact with Flynn, with ICC refusing to pay for work down, Catherine then made Bulgarian contacts and approached Phil Flynn, now chairman of Bank of Scotland in Ireland with more proposals. That contact threw her name into the frenzy aftermath of the bank robbery, Catherine recalls her Bulgarian proposal, regarding mortgages, it never happened, Phil Flynn suggested she meet Ted Cunningham, who Andy Martin profiles as a money lender he met Catherine in 2004, Cunningham's company had P Flynn as a director. Catherine recalls he meeting in early 2005 in a house in Westmeath, belonging to Cunningham's girlfriend. She returned from Malta and didn't know about the Bank Robbery, she felt she as being treated as a fool following a Bulgarian visit by Cunningham/Flynn. When back in Ireland Cunningham was arrested £2.5m found in bins at his house, in Westmeath again Catherine's house was searched, Phil Flynn was also questioned. Catherine got 10,000 Euros from Cunningham and she moved to a house in Louth, at the Ballymasconlon Hotel the Garda arrested she recalls her interrogation, the press accused her of being in the IRA money laundering team, she feels this ruined her reputation and is taking legal action for Tony Hawden, he lost £200,000, his house and his wife, he recalls his loses Flynn/Cunningham refuse to give interviews. Catherine recalls Flynn telling her to 'F' off when she asked for £100,000 payment. Five months later Catherine moved to Isle of Man, she explains she hopes her hunger strike will clear her name and get government compensation, FF TD Sean O'Fearghail says it's unlikely the Irish government will pay anything, in the Dail Irish Justice Min M McDowell would comment on the case, no criminal charges against Catherine are pending. Catherine is determined to get a result, she gets annoyed when Andy Martin raises the subject of "sleepers" going to Libya. FF TD S O'Fearghail ? see her involved in any illegal activity. Catherine says she's in a win win situation, she explains her state of mind, a psychiatrist has told her is sane, a doctor Michael Peel describes the effort of hunger strike on human body at 34 days, Tony Hawden comments on Catherine's situation. The TD S O'Fearghail's views, then Fr P Dennehy's comments, Catherine says her work, finances and character have been destroyed and she's quite happy to die.
DVD No.
D06730
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9281



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Feb 2007
Duration:
9 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:
Headlines then the PSNI have issued a new appeal for information on the murder of Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian who went missing 2 years ago today. Film report with DCI Sean Wright's comments then views of Patricia Dorrian, Lisa's mother. In election news the DUP Cllr and former Irish rugby international Davy Tweed has resigned from the party in Ballymoney, also today SF launched its election manifesto. Film report from Ken Reid, includes the comments from Adams on people wanting power sharing, he says majority of people support SF on Policing changes, then in a second report Jamie Delargey looks at the economic issues contained in the SF manifesto with M McLaughlin who isn't convinced a low corporation tax will work, he says the British government needs to provide a sound economic basis for any new executive. Also today Bob McCartney's UKUP released its manifesto, Ken Reid reports on the anti-agreement parties policies against power sharing. Also today the Workers' Party revealed its manifesto and its six candidates, then in the studio UUP leader Reg Empey calls on voters to vote UUP to make devolution work on the 26th March, he says the DUP is divided, he says the UUP wouldn't introduce water rates. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06730
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9282



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Mar 2007
Duration:
28 mins 52 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 interviewing SF leader G Adams, he asks him to comment on SF MP M Gildernew saying she wouldn't tell the PSNI if she knew about Diss/repub guns locations and the DUP assertion SF haven't done enough on Policing yet. Adams says the DUP called for this election he says the DUP must accept the peoples decision next week, on M Gildernew's views, he says the DUP helped write the motion that went before their Ard Fheis, there is no mixed message from SF, the question to Gildernew was a hypothetical bogus question, SF have done more than anyone to take guns out of the Irish politics. He refuses to answer a similar 'hypothetical question' from Thompson, he lists the real issues he wants to talk about, and he encourages the PSNI to win the confidence of the people to assist them. Adams criticises Thompson for not getting onto real manifesto issues and getting struck in this grove, he goes on to mention collusion, plastic bullets etc, he says he doesn't have to convince Unionists, the parties must accept each other's mandates and work together to improve people's conditions. Thompson asks the question on diss/repub guns again and Adams avoids it again, he then asks Adams were the hunger strikers deluded or mistaken because now SF supports Policing, as Derry's Peggy O'Hara, (Patsy O'Hara's mother) says, Adams again ask are we not going to talk about the manifesto? Adams then says he respects Mrs O'Hara and he welcomes their electoral challenge but SF will be returned in greater numbers on March 7th, Adams denies Thompson's jibe that SF have now just turned into the SDLP, he claims the SDLP are a post nationalist six County party, SF is an all Ireland republican, who haven't betrayed any republican objectives and who have a strategy to bring about Irish unity and not just a visionary aspiration, he outlines their policies for an all-Ireland Health Service and agricultural plan, he repeats his belief the future of Unionism is linked with the rest of the population, the wars over now we must bed down the peace. Adams and Thompson clash on the subject of the Executive borrowing money in return for rates increases and did SF support it or not on water charges. Thompson criticises M McLaughlin's call for postmen not to deliver the new bills as illegal, Adams replies on why he said that, Adams then says people here do pay water charges already, he says he won't support a devil disobedience campaign of non payment and explains why, he also would like an all Ireland rate of corporation tax. On March 26th he feels devolution can happen or Paisley will have to explain to the Unionist electorate why Dublin is more involved in NI. In the next piece, Mark Davenport gives an update from the campaign trail, after the Croke PK drama Ireland beating England, he says SDLP's M Durkan was hoarse during their manifesto launch, he also says the idea of a financial "peace dividend" from London is policy of all our parties, on Bob McCartney's campaign he answers questions on what happens if he wins 6 seats on water charges, everyone is against them but it may be ministers of DUP/SF who will have to introduce them. Davenport then comments on the SF manifesto launch at the WS centre, he also comments on the changing style of politics here, with the absence of attack politics. The next segment deals with the minor NI parties manifesto launches, firstly David Cameron appeared at the Conservative Launch and he hopes power sharing comes about, he hopes NI can move away from sectarianism, and people vote on the issues instead. The Tories also want to retain the 11+ and protect grammar schools and they would introduce water metering. The Greens are fielding 13 candidates, they propose an eco tax, a decentralised health service, and direct funding to schools, it opposes all plans for incinerators and super dumps. Peter Doran of the Green Party comments. The Workers' Party offers a democratic anti-sectarian left alternative with restoration of devolution but would end the practise of designation as Unionist or Nationalist, it's the only party to support the ICT call for people not to pay water rates. John Lowry explains their view. Rainbow George is standing to make politicians history. In the final piece a report looks at lowering the voting age below 18, from the headlines media group Lyra McKee and Ciaran McFarlane discuss the issue, and get the views of young people around the City Hall in Belfast. The programme ends with a comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06730
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9283



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Mar 2007
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Gerry Adams (SF) answers questions on their attitudes to the DUP', policing and the apparent dissent in republican circles caused by The Ard Fheis vote. Also M. Davenport reviews the election campaign of this week: with reports on the Tory Party, The Workers' Party and The Green Party. It finally reports on a piece about lowering the voting age.
DVD No.
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5503



Date Broadcast:
Fri 2nd Mar 2007
Duration:
16 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:
Two 80-year-old pensioners were beaten and robbed by three men in Drumaness. Film report with SF Cllr Mike Coogan calls for people to assist the PSNI, the elderly brothers Thomas and Bill Killen describe their ordeal. In Ardoyne gunmen have shot up a family home, an 8 year old girl escaped injury. Film report from Cranbrook Court. The local priest Fr Aidan Troy says there's no motive for the attack, PSNI say they don't suspect a paramilitary link. Also last night in Benburb, Co. Tyrone shots were fired at a home. The Police Federation has attacked the Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan and the NI Sec Peter Hain over O'Loan's collusion report issued in January 07, Terry Spence of the Federation claims the RUC was demonised to win over SF to support Policing. Film report with Terry Spence's remarks then Nuala O'Loan's reply, then reaction from Raymond McCord who criticises the Police Federation "heads in the sand" attitude. In Belfast City Centre the PSNI have foiled a robbery on a cash delivery van but no arrests were made. Film report. The SF Ard Fheis starts tonight in Dublin before he left Belfast G Adams gave an interview on his support for "depolitised" policing, he calls on the PSNI to win the confidence of nationalists and republicans, he won't comment on what Ministry's SF would take in a new executive. If Paisley doesn't accept partnership government Adams say the two governments will introduce a new partnership arrangement between them to govern NI. Next F McKinney previews tonight's UTV election debate (see next DVD D06740). Then a film report examines what are the big election issues in Derry local people comment. After 40yrs of Troubles photography an exhibition is to open next week called Out of the Darkness in which many of the iconic Troubles photos will be shown. Film report from Ormeau Baths Studio with John Harrison of the NI Photo Assoc views. Then Iain Davidson of the Arts Council of NI. Some of the photos on display are shown and discussed. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06730
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9284



Date Broadcast:
Fri 2nd Mar 2007
Duration:
46 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Debate
Description:
Introduced by Fearghal McKinney, he begins by asking if you vote next Wednesday what are you voting for a Deal or No Deal, or is it bread and butter issues that concern you, tonight's programme Focus is on issues like health, education, water charges and rates: what difference will a local assembly make. He then introduces the panel of 5 politicians, DUP's J Donaldson, Alliances' David Ford, SDLP's M Durkan, UUP's Danny Kennedy and SF's A Maskey. The public can e-mail or text in their views which are shown on the screen during the programme, the first question is from a mother in the audience on education she asks what are panels specific proposals for replacing the 11+, J Donaldson wants to change the 11+ but not scrap it he explains worries over heptode lottery, then D Ford says 11 is far too young, he favours a junior high system with election at 14, M Durkan wants parents to make choices at 14, then D Kennedy (UUP) says they want to keep selection in the transfer procedure, he says the UUP will pick education to stop SF getting it, SF's A Maskey welcomes the scrapping of the11+ by M McGuiness, they want parental choice on pupil profiles, the Green Party spokeswoman in the audience also welcomes scrapping the 11+, then a teacher asks the panel for their long term vision for education with pupil numbers falling, then M Durkan defends the abolition of the 11+, saying it was in the executive's programme for government and wasn't just done at SF's wish, the questioner gives her views on the politicians answers. After the break F McKinney reads out some of the public's texts. A male nurse in the audience asks the politicians will they put aside party politics to drive forward health care in NI. D Ford says a consensus is important not sectarian head counts, Alex Maskey says there is quite a bit of argument within political parties at the programme for government meetings in Stormont, the UUP's D Kennedy outlines policies like free prescriptions, free health care for the elderly. M Durkan says agreement was reached before on a programme for health as Finance Minister he supported money for health care. J Donaldson (DUP) difficulty is getting resources he says getting a financial package for health with Treasury is necessary, a psychiatrist urges more money for mental health areas, and asks the politicians to pledge money. More questions asked from the audience about public/private finance schemes, A Maskey, D Kennedy comment on financial issues like the peace dividend, then from the audience Alan McBride says our politicians spent so long talking about orange and green issues they were untested on health matters but he says if you get it wrong we can vote you out, we can't do that with direct rule ministers. The questioner gives his views of the answers, then a woman from Singapore asks a question about racism, and why when she wrote to our 4 main parties, only UUP/DUP answered, SDLP's M Durkan says he's not aware of getting the letter but he has had other letters on the subject. He condemns racism, SF's A Maskey says tomorrow ? will speak on racism and he is chair of a cross party group on racism. Another questioner asks will legislation be needed to stop immigrants coming here in bad economical times. Another asks does religion breed intolerance. J Donaldson replies Christian religion preaches tolerance and respect, on immigration J Donaldson, immigrants will stop coming in bad times, but he's not for a complete open door policy. D Ford speaks about pluralism here, D Kennedy UUP rejects racism and sectarianism. SF's A Maskey says foreigners enrich our society, the questioner asks what concrete will the parties take against racism if elected, J Donaldson, D Ford, M Durkan, A Maskey and D Kennedy all give brief answers. After the break F McKinney reads out more texts, then Valerie Alan from the Fair Rates Campaign asks will you be reviewing this new rates system when you go into government, and will you be bringing in any new rates relief. J Donaldson answers yes, it's unfair people pay rates on the value of their homes and not the services they use, and it has to be changed. D Ford says Alliance is committed a review of the rates system, yes also to review says M Durkan, then UUP's D Kennedy also welcomes a review, water rates should also be freezed. A Maskey says they are also against rates system and prefer a local income tax system. A NIPSA union rep asks will the politicians "scrap" the water charges, A Maskey says yes, UUP's D Kennedy says they'll review the issue but won't say they'll scrap them, M Durkan says they'll abolish separate water charges, D Ford says water taxes should be reviewed, DUP's J Donaldson says we shouldn't have to pay for water twice, the questioner calls for a united political front and the Green Party woman gives their views. The next question asks the panel about rural planning with the new PPS 14 rule now in operation. D Kennedy says the assembly will look at this attack on the rural way of life by the NIO, D Ford accepts PPS 14 has some advantages in stopping bungalow blight. Teresa Canavan of the NI Rural Development Council says it's a big issue in rural areas she wants a watchdog body to oversee rural developments. A man in the audience supports PPS14 as it will reduce carbon omissions. SDLP's M Durkan says countryside has to be living work space otherwise the towns get more congested. J Donaldson says planning process needs reviews it's country people who care for the countryside he says, the questioner gives his views on the answers. After the break, Fearghal reads out some more texts, then Ben Preston president of the QUB Student's Union who asks the politicians to select a sing issue which is the most exciting in this otherwise dull election. A Maskey, D Kennedy speak on bread and butter politics and calls for vote to form an executive. M Durkan says rejecting direct rule is important, then D Ford says on the doorstep it's been a lively campaign, J Donaldson says it's an opportunity to put years of conflict behind us. More questions from the audience on devolution happening on March 26th. Final comments from Fearghal McKinney. (Fri)
DVD No.
D06740
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9288



Date Broadcast:
Sun 4th Mar 2007
Duration:
58 mins 53 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:
Presented by Jim Fitzpatrick, he begins by highlighting the apparent apathy in this election with only 3 days to go till polling and asks is that due to the DUP's position as for the first time being the lead unionist party and also fully in agreement with the ST Andrews/GFA proposals, are Unionists being deprived of a choice this time. He puts questions to his studio panel. Bob McCartney UKUP, J Donaldson DUP and D Burnside of the UUP, he begins by asking J Donaldson what is the DUP position in going into a power sharing executive after this election, he replies the DUP is clear they require delivery from SF and the British/government, they won't be driven by timetables or deadlines, he believes getting it right for the future is what's important, he rejects any accusation of ambiguity, and mentions the need for the British government to provide an adequate financial package. For the UUP David Burnside says they will go into an executive he calls the DUP position a big con job, as he claims the St Andrews Agreement is worse than the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), here J Donaldson and he loudly disagree as Burnside lists the aspects of St Andrews he claims are worsened, then Bob McCartney UKUP says he object to this generation of IRS?SF being involved in government here as they are linked to the IRA bombing and murder campaign, he quotes J Donaldson from July 06 in Glenties as saying the victims of violence have to live with the prospect of perpetrators of violence being in power, he accuses Donaldson of betraying the DUP 2005 manifesto, in May 2005 Paisley said, claims McCartney we will never go into executive with SF, (as he speaks text messages from the public are displayed across the bottom of the screen). J Donaldson then refutes Burnside's remarks accusing him of going into government with SF without them delivering o policing, then after more shouting, Burnside replies by saying Chancellor G Brown won't be giving NI a good financial package, by reducing corporation tax and that's another DUP con job he says. Bob McCartney denies the anti agreement position is weak in this election and that's why he's standing in 6 different constituencies, he explains his views on this, quoting a Telegraph poll which says 47% of voters are undecided, J Donaldson then says McCartney and his parties views are all over the lace, he quotes Bob from the Irish Times saying he wants SF to be the largest party so Martin McGuiness becomes First Minister and that'll derail the process. McCartney replies why he said that, then D Burnside outlines his 1,2,3 when he votes next week and asks the other two how will they be voting. J Donaldson says DUP advice is maximize the Unionist vote, he then attacks the UUP as the pushover Unionists. Bob McCartney then says people should vote for UKUP then the UUP as they are an honest pro-agreement party, but he says the DUP perpetrated the most dishonest u-turn ever in NI politics, they are the biggest Lundys of them all. J Donaldson then accuses B McCartney of sitting in luxury in Cultra while he was in the UDR, McCartney claims he was prosecuting IRA men and had to have an armed guard, the shouting match continues until Jim Fitzpatrick ends the debate. He then introduces a section on how the smaller parties in the election are faring. Firstly a film report from Rosie Billingham looks at the PUP, as Dawn Purvis discusses tactics with party members, PUP's Brian Lacey comments on the loss of David Ervine, then D Purvis talks to parents about 11+ results on film, followed by her comments on this being a doorstep campaign. Next Rosie looks at the Green Party's campaign, party member John Hardy comments, then John Wilson on chances of a seat, then Ciaran Musser challenges legality water rates. The Greens have been using modern technology like U-tube. Next it's the Workers' Party with Paddy Lynn comments on abolishing water charges, then James Leslie of the NI Conservatives is profiled with party worker Gwen Martin comments, then back in the studio Jim Fitzpatrick interviews the SDLP's Patsy McGlone and SF's Alex Maskey beginning with policing, he asked A Maskey to explain what is about policing they have made a breakthrough on, he says greater accountability of the PSNI and moves towards devolution of Policing and Justice, when asked does SF support PSNI action against diss/repubs, Maskey replies they don't support political policing just civic policing, he points out the O'Loan report on collusion and claims that's political policing polluting policing he also won't accept any role here for MI5. P McGlone says policing accountability is now the same as when the SDLP became involved with policing, SF are playing catch up politics, for the SDLP unity is a core principle claims McGlone but not through violence, SF has now caught up with this idea as well, A Maskey refutes McGlone's view the SDLP delivered a Police Ombudsman it was the GFA did that, from 2001 till recently the SDLP have never raised collusion at the Policing Board, they're now playing catch up on that. Maskey also claims the SDLP wanted to integrate MI5 in policing, he further highlights SF's all Ireland role and agenda, as building people power across Ireland. P McGlone is asked for the SDLP position on former senior RUC people holding positions within the PSNI, they aren't opposed to good policemen he replies, then A Maskey accuses the SDLP of saying Ronnie Flanagan would be a good Chief Constable, they debate this point, Maskey says they want Human Rights abusers out of policing, he then asked would that rule out former IRA people becoming policemen. Both men are asked to outline what's the difference in the two parties. Leaving this Jim Fitzpatrick introduces a film report from Martina Purdy asking just what will the new MLAs at Stormont be signing up to as the rules at Stormont change since it has been out of order for 4 years. Her report looks back to 1998 and the D'Hondt system for Ministers. QUB Prof Rick Wilford comments on the DUP roll them, and the lack of collective responsibility then SDLP's Brid Rodgers comments on lack of committees powers over ministers, M Purdy then explains the new rules for electing the First/Min he now comes from the single largest party, Rick Wilford explains, there's also a new pledge of office supporting police/justice. Dermot Nesbitt comments, then Brid Rodgers on the changes. Switching MLAs designations from Unionist or Nationalist to other is not allowed now, Rick Wilford comments. M Purdy points out D'hondt method of choosing ministers remains. Back in the studio another panel of politicians D Ford (All) J Donaldson (DUP) A Maskey (SF) A McFarland (UUP) and P McGlone (SDLP) answer questions from J Fitzpatrick and a panel of young voters. J Fitzpatrick asks D Ford to comment on the view a vote for Alliance is a wasted vote, he rejects that point of view as Alliance stands for making real changes, even though he admits a cross community party vote is equivalent to half the vote of a sectarian party. J Donaldson is asked about P Robinson's bottle a day remark for government, he hopes for a point in the future where there is partnership, SF's A Maskey says they are moving the DUP from anti agreement to agreement. Alan McFarland (UUP) isn't happy with it being said they're be in 2nd place in Unionism to the DUP, he believes the splits in the DUP will affect their vote. SDLP's P McGlone is asked about their demand for fiscal power, he wants corporation tax reduced to the South's level. J Donaldson says a lot of agreement has already been reached on the contents of a financial package he goes on to attack the UUP record as First Minister and claims the DUP is about getting stable government this time. D Ford then defends Alliances view that £1 billion could be saved by ending segregation here, he rejects the idea that's just a wish list, he details the costing of the £1 billion in savings from education. SF's A Maskey opposes water charges but won't say to people don't pay, Patsy McGlone then comment on water charges/rates issue. Then Alan McFarland (UUP) comments on their idea for free prescriptions and the Chancellors package plan, DUP's J Donaldson disagrees with A McFarland and sets out his idea on getting a Chancellors package, they all comment on the chances of getting an executive by the summer. Then Jim Fitzpatrick introduces a film clip about a group of young voters Deborah Clark, John Quinn, Caroline McIlwain, Bellal Yacub, Damien O'Neill, all comment on the election campaign to date and then question the MPs on the issues they feel are important, like free prescriptions, and the lack of women candidates. (Sun)
DVD No.
D06740
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9289



Date Broadcast:
Sun 4th Mar 2007
Duration:
59 Min
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
Jim Fitzpatrick Chairs a Debate Amonst the Unionist Party
Description:
Jim Fitzpatrick chairs a debate amongst the Unionist parties standing. This includes Jeffery donaldson (DUP), David Burnside (UUP) and Raymond McCartney (MISSING). The programme also includes a report on the smaller parties efforts included in this was: Dawn Purvis (PUP) Ciaran Mussen (Green Party) and Paddy Lynn (WP). The programme continues with a report with Patsy McGlone (SDLP) and Alex Maskey (SF) on Nationialist issues. Finally the programme concludes with party representatives David Ford (All), Jeffery Donaldson (DUP), Alex Maskey (SF), Alan Mc Farland (UUP) and Patsy McGlone (SDLP) answering questions from a panel of young voters.
DVD No.
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5504



Date Broadcast:
Tue 6th Mar 2007
Duration:
14 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, on the last full day of election campaigning, the parties have been making their final pitches for votes film report from Ballymena where Paisley was out and about, with his remarks on his progress, in West Belfast SF's G Adams comments on their campaign, meanwhile the UUP's Reg Empey is concerned many people won't vote tomorrow, then in Derry SDLP M Durkan says people want to see politicians doing what they're paid to do, in Newtownabbey Alliance leader David Ford says the election is crucial to a shared future in NI. In the next report voters in Antrim are questioned as to their views, ten back in the studio Ken Reid gives his views on the voting system tomorrow, with Seamus Magee of the Electoral Commission explaining the photographic evidence people need to vote, he also comments on the issues being talked about, and the predictions of the results. The Assets Recovery Agency has won a High Court order to freeze assets worth £8m belonging to two Keady brothers, the case arose as last year the ARA investigated a third brother Damien McGleenan about fuel smuggling, Joseph and Francis McGleenan were then also investigated resulting in today's court action. Film report with ARA Alan McQuillan's interview on this case, and the upcoming changes in ARA. The NIO Security Minister Paul Goggins has told the Police Federation there are not plans to cut the number of officers or its budget he also denied the NIO had used O'Loan's collusion report to degenerate the RUC. Film report on today's meeting with Terry Spence's (Pol/Fed) reaction. A SF candidate Billy Leonard has received a bullet in the post. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06730
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9286



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Mar 2007
Duration:
7 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
It's Election Polling Day good weather helps turnout, film report as party leaders go to vote, Paisley first, then Reg Empey, then SF's G Adams, then SDLP's M Durkan in Derry. Report profiles what you need to bring to be able to vote, then in the studio Ken Reid comments on the latest news about the financial package to be offered and the brisk turnout today so far. 3 men including Sean Clinton convicted for attack on Jeff Commander (Robert McCartney's friend). A new book published today deals with a peace process of 160 years ago, it's called Dwelling Place of the Dragons and was written by an American Margery Rubie, her relatives discovered diaries on the peace process found in a vault in the USA she researched the story and wrote the book. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06730
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9287



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Mar 2007
Duration:
37 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Election 07
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Election 07 programme begins with headlines to date. The DUP is predicting it will make gains in a landslide victory, UUP still fighting off the challenge and could Alliance's Anna Lo become the first ethnic minority MLA at Stormont, introduced by Paul Clark. First film report is from Tracy Magee at the Kings Hall where all 4 Belfast seats are being counted, no result yet, but upsets are predicted with Anna Lo (All) poling very well and the UUP could lose a seat here, in East Belfast PUP's D Purvis has 2,500 1st preference votes and has a chance of holding David Ervine's seat, in North Belfast the UUP's Fred Cobain is under pressure to hold his seat, in West Belfast SF are delighted with maybe 5 seats, SDLP's A Attwood looks like winning but DUP's N Dodds may be in trouble. Next from the 7 Towers Centre in Ballymena, Ivan Little reports from the North Antrim and Mid-Ulster counts where both I Paisley Snr and M McGuiness are present, then back in the UTV studio the political edit Ken Reid says it looks like a good day for the DUP, then Jim Dougal a political commentator gives his views on the party's vote management tactics, then they go to Ards Leisure Centre for a report from David Morgan on Nth Down and Strangford, where it's reported the UKUP Bob McCartney is in difficulty, the DUP is topping the poll and Alliance and the UUP are holding their own and the shock could be Brian Wilson of the Green Party taking a seat. In Strangford the 4 DUP candidates have polled well and it's possible the UUP may have only 1 seat in Strangford and the Alliance and SDLP could be fighting for the 6th seat, then it's off to a chart for a look at the turnout figures for 2007 and 2003, constituency by constituency, followed by comments of Jim Dougal and Ken Reid. Then it's off to Banbridge for Nial Donnelly's report Upper Bann and Newry and Armagh's counts, in N & A it looks like SF will return 3 MLAs, 1DUP, 1 UUP and 1 SDLP. Davy Hyland who resigned from SF over policing and former DUP MLA Paul Berry aren't likely to be elected. In Upper Bann the contest for the last seat will be interesting at present it's likely John O'Dowd (SF) D Kelly (SDLP) and D Simpson (DUP) will be elected. It's believed the UUP will have difficulty holding its two seats. Then it's up to Ballymena where DUP's I Paisley arrives at the count calling on SF to repent and turn from their evil ways. After a break Paul Clark reads out the headlines to date, then a chart show the East Belfast result where DUP's Peter Robinson and Alliance's N Long were elected on the first count. Followed by a share of the vote chart East Belfast and those 2007 figures are compared to 2003 figures then comments from Ken Reid on vote management of DUP and Alliance's N Long doubling her vote, then Jim Dougal's views. Then a chart for North Belfast shows the voting figures there, with DUP's N Dodds and SF's G Kelly elected on the first count. Then the figures for Sth/Belfast where the DUP J Spratt and SDLP's A McDonnell are elected on the first count, then chart showing the share of the vote in Sth/Belfast in 2007 and in 2003 then Jim Dougal comments on the poor UUP showing because they ran ? Candidates, and Anna Lo's good performance. Then they switch to Fearghal McKinney who talks to QUB's Dr Peter Shirlow about the fall in the UUP vote, then he switches to a live interview with Alliances' N Long and Anna Lo. Followed by back in the studio the views of Unison's Patricia McKeown on the overall lack of women's candidates. Followed by views of SF's Pearce Doherty on their vote management tactics, he also comments on the performance of the DUP, then QUB's Peter Shirlow on the poor opposition votes to SF and DUP. Then it's off to Omagh Leisure Complex where Jeannie Johnston reports on the counts for Fermanagh/Sth Tyrone and West Tyrone, the lead comment is the collapse of Dr Kiernan Denne vote (Ind) from 2003. In Ferm/Sth Tyrone it looks like M Gildernew is already elected, the next summary then comes from to Lisburn for the Lagan Valley and Sth Down counts, Siobhan McGarry reports that J Donaldson has topped the Lagan Valley poll and that SF's Paul Butler has doubled their votes, also in Sth Down SF is polling well as is the DUP's Jim Wells, the UUP are just holding on. Back in the studio, Jim Dougal and Ken Reid comment on the latest constituency reports and the UUP performances in Belfast, which isn't going well for them. Then from W Belfast, the voting figures are shown with SF taking the top 4 places but Adams' names is missing, the new figures are shown and G Adams is indeed top of the poll and elected on the 1st count, the other 4 SF candidates are behind him then DUP's D Dodds, and A Attwood, then a chart shows the parties share of the vote for 2007 and the change since 2003. Ken Reid calls it fantastic vote management by SF, and then Jim Dougal says they will take 5 seats with SDLP/DUP fighting for the 6th seat. (2pm)
DVD No.
D06740
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9290



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Mar 2007
Duration:
53 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Election 07
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Paul Clark he begins by showing the state of the parties board at this moment, with 12 seats declared, then Ken Reid and Jim Dougal comment on the parties performances to dates, with DUP and SF doing well, then the result comes in from Lagan Valley, where J Donaldson topped the poll for the DUP. It's called an example of bad vote management by Paul Clark, the next charge shows the share of the 1st preference votes in 2007 and compares it to the 2003 figures, then Jim Dougal comments on the SF vote for Paul Butler and the SDLP's M Farrell, and the DUP's vote management, then they look at the figures for East L'Derry where DUP's G Campbell tops the poll and is elected, SF's Francie Brolly is 2nd but short of a quota, then a chart shows the change in voting numbers between 2007 and 2003 then it's off to Nth Antrim, where DUP's I Paisley tops the poll, he's elected and so also is SF's Daithi McKay who's also elected, the panel speculate on the DUP taking 4 seats and comment on the SF vote, with SDLP's D O'Loan still in with a chance. Next it's out to Ards Leisure Centre and David Morgan's report on the declaration with DUP's Alex Easton topping the poll, and elected, UKUP Bob McCartney's vote is down 1500 votes, and the Green's Brian Wilson has done well he's ahead of UUP's Alan McFarland . In the Strangford constituency Iris Robinson (DUP) is confident they can take the 4 seats, back in the studio the figures for the count are shown, Ken Reid and J Dougal comment on the DUP vote management, and the rise in the Alliance Party vote and the reasons behind it, then it's up to Antrim for a report from Vicky Hawthorn on the Sth and East Antrim constituencies, in East Antrim the DUP's S Wilson is expected to top the poll, with it being as you were for the other 5 seats, in Sth Antrim SF's M McLaughlin may be elected on the 1st count, with SDLP's Thomas Burns losing out, the UUP's D Burnside is also not doing so well, after a break, the figures for East Antrim are declared, DUP's S Wilson tops the poll and is elected. Paul Clark reads out all the votes cases and looks at the parties share of the vote and the change since the 2003 election, with Ken Reid comments on the fall in the UUP vote, then it's over to Fearghal McKinney who talks to SF's M McLaughlin in Sth Antrim about the reasons for his strong vote and the growth of SF and the lack of any dissident impact. F McKinney then switches to Ian Paisley (All) for his views on the rise of Alliances votes, F McKinney then switches to an earlier interview with SF's G Adams on their vote management in West Belfast and winning 5 seats in West/Belfast and the Province wide SF vote. Then F McKinney announces 2 SF elected in West Tyrone, Barry McIlduff and Pat Doherty, he then asks Davy Adams (commentator) in the studio to comment on the UUP performance to date, he feels they need a root end branch overall as they are in trouble, he thinks UUP voters have moved to Alliance. F McKinney then interviews PUP's D Purvis on her chances of re-election in East Belfast seat of D Ervine, she comments on her votes message to the UVF on disarming, then it's over to Paul Clark to look at the voting figures for West Tyrone, where SF have 2 MLAs elected on the 1st count, the DUP's candidates are also well placed above UUP's D Hussey and Ind ? K Deeney, then the figures for Sth Armagh/Newry show SF's Conor Murphy and SF's Cathal Boylan both elected on the 1st count, with the UUP's D Kennedy in 3rd place, (Wm Fraser Ind got 605 votes), a chart shows the share of 1st preference votes and the change since 2003. Then Jim Dougal and Ken Reid comments on the Davy Hyland vote, and the likely result in this seat with the SDLP only getting one seat ant he collapse of the Paul Berry (Ind) vote. After a break Paul Clark reviews the state of the parties board, then in Ballymena Ivan Little interviews the DUP leader Ian Paisley Snr who says he has won't the right to negotiate a settlement with the British government but they must get SF/IRA to deliver, he says he won't talk to SF until they repudiate their terrorism, and help the police with terrorist crimes, he highlights M Gildernew's recent comment and other SF remarks on civil and political policing by SF MLAs, this has set back the entire process, Paisley says he's a democrat who doesn't talk to loyalist or republican terrorists, Paisley says he has succeeded in breaking the strength of SF simply because he refuses to go down to their level and they detest that, he reveals he told Tony Blair this. Back in the studio P Clark reveals the figures for Sth Down where SF's C Ruane has topped the poll above SDLP's M Ritchie, but haven't got quotas, then it's over to Siobhan McGarry at Lagan Valley/Sth Down count for her report on Sth/Down, in Lagan Valley she says SF's Paul Butler looks like getting elected at the expense of the SDLP, then Ken Reid and Jim Dougal comment on Sth/Down votes, then they switch to F McKinney who talk to Alliance leader David Ford on the improvement in their vote and where it's coming from. Followed by in the studio by the views of Ann Monaghan of the Fair Rates Campaign on how the results will affect their campaign against rates increases, then after a break Paul Clark shows a state of the parties board, then F McKinney interviews UUP dep/leader Danny Kennedy about the poor UUP performance this election, he claims they aren't a party in meltdown and heir vote isn't collapsing and that currently they are just in a rebuilding process after the 2005 election, he feels they had a strong united team and the DUP played the stop SF becoming the biggest party card. Then it's over to Paul Clark again for a look at the state of the parties again, he then shows the voting figures for Ferm/Sth/Tyrone where Arlene Foster (UUP) topped the poll over SF's M Gildernew and the UUP's T Elliott topped the DUP's M Morrow. Then he shows the share of the vote figures for 2007 and 2003, then he shows the results for Foyle where DUP Wm Hay tops the poll and is elected with SDLP's M Durkan, then figures for the share of the vote in Foyle in 2007 and 2003, then Jim Dougal comments on the last 2 areas figures as does Ken Reid. Then F McKinney interviews the SDLP leader Mark Durkan who gives his reaction to the SDLP performance in Foyle and across NI, he would have preferred more votes and they will learn the lessons but they aren't in decline as pundits claim, then Paul Clark ends the segment. (5pm)
DVD No.
D06750
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9291



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Mar 2007
Duration:
26 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Election 07
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Programme begins with a summary of events so far, in the counts across N Ireland and today's election headlines from Jane Loughrey, P Robinson, N Long wins, J Spratt, A McDonnell and Anna Lo in Sth Belfast then in North Belfast DUP' N Dodds and SF's G Kelly wins, SF's performance in West/Belfast with G Adams topping the poll, from Ballymena Paisley is buoyant, DUP's G Campbell in East L'derry, then profile of poor UUP performance, in Lagan Valley J Donaldson tops the poll but SF's P Butler takes a seat here for the first time, SF M McLaughlin is expected to take a SF seat in Sth Antrim, the final state of the parties won't be established till tomorrow. Paul Clark then shows a state of the parties with 22 seats declared, then F McKinney talks to SF's G Adams in Belfast and in Omagh the DUP's A Foster. Adams begins by praising his West/Belfast election team and then says the vote was about establishing a power sharing executive by March 26th, DUP's A Foster says the next few weeks are about whether SF can come up to the mark for democracy to build devolution that's stable, when SF are democratic then the DUP will talk to them. G Adams replies people voted to have bread and butter issues resolved by NI politicians, A Foster says she will respect his mandate on grounds of equality when SF is equal to the rest of the politicians and is fully democratic, she says a vote for the DUP isn't the same as a vote for SF. Adams says there's no possibility of getting a peace dividend from the British government unless there are functioning institutions here by March 26th. Then it's back to Paul Clark who announces breaking news that Ind/repub candidate in West Tyrone Gerry McGeough has been arrested by the PSNI over an attempt to kill a UDR man in 1981. Then P Clark shows the votes cast in Mid-Ulster with M McGuiness topping the poll from DUP's Ian McCrea (son of William), 4 MLAs are elected the above 2 plus SF's Francie Molloy and Michelle O'Neill, then a chart shows the parties vote share and the change since 2003. The experts Jim Dougal and Ken Reid comment on the votes cast. After break, a first count result from Strangford is mentioned but before looking at that a film report from Niall Donnelly in Banbridge on a result in Upper Bann where DUP's D Simpson has passed the quota, also has SF's John O'Dowd, he then profiles the remaining state of the candidates. Then Paul Clark switches to Strangford to look at the votes cast chart, Iris Robinson and Jim Shannon of the DUP top the poll but Alliance's K McCarthy is in 3rd place, then a chart shows the parties share of the vote in 2007 and change since 2003. Then Jim Dougal comments on the performance of the DUP and Alliance and the hopes of the SDLP's Joe Boyle. Ken Reid calls it excellent DUP management then F McKinney interviews the UUP leader Reg Empey about his leadership he says the important question is whether we have an executive restored here by March 26th, what happens to him is irrelevant he says, he then highlights the weak position from which he started in 2005, he want to see an agenda for normal politics and that's what people want, but the DUP tactic of stopping SF getting First Minister made it a sectarian head count. Back in the studio QUB Peter Shirlow asks why have most unionists voted DUP, then Anne Monaghan of Fair Rates Campaign gives his views of the DUP and SF's financial plans, SF's Pearce Doherty comments on what people voted for yesterday and he comments on Paisley's call for SF to repent. Then Paul Clark takes a look at the upper ? first count with SF's John O'Dowd and DUP's D Simpson elected, then look at the share of the vote compared to 2003 and for 2007. Jim Dougal comments on the effect of David Trimble not standing for the UUP as P Clark announces M McLaughlin might top the poll in Sth Antrim, Jim Dougal remarks on that fact, then P Clark announces Reg Empey UUP has been elected in East Belfast, the first UUP candidate to be successful in this election, Ken Reid comments on the UUP performance. Jim Dougal says this result today is what the two governments wanted, then Paul Clark switches to show an interview with DUP's I Paisley Snr shown in an earlier report, in which he claims to have broken the strength of SF, and why he won't talk to them, he won't be in government with SF as we know them today. Then Paul Clark gives an update on the arrest of Ind/repub candidate Gerry McGeough in Omagh, then he shows the state of the parties board at present and the share of the vote after 17 counts completed with the Province wide change since 2003. Then comment from Ken Reid and J Dougal on today's results. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06750
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9292



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Mar 2007
Duration:
58 mins 20 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Election News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Begins with round-up of today's news, DUP's I Paisley Snr is still refusing to commit his party to power sharing but SF's G Adams says the result show the majority of people want the executive re-established, the UUP have done badly and the Alliance Party's new candidate in Sth/Belfast Anna Lo is on the brink of electoral history. A film report from Mervyn Jess covers the events of the day from 9 am in the count centres, at lunchtime Paisley comments in Ballymena, SF aren't entitled to be at the talks table till they declare themselves for democracy, then in Belfast SF's G Adams had a message for the DUP, as Bobby Sands said our revenge will be the laughter of our children. In East/Belfast Alliance N Long's outpolled Reg Empey, she explains why to M Jess and tells the DUP just to get on with it, UUP's Reg Empey appeared pragmatic in his remarks even though they polled badly. Other candidates like former DUP MLA Paul Berry and UKUP's Bob McCartney are also polling badly, as is Dianne Dodds (DUP) and former SF member Davy Hyland, Anna Lo of Alliance however is on the verge of making UK electoral history. A vox pop of voters views is included in the report, then UUP's Billy Bell comments on losing his seat. Next report concerns the arrest in Omagh of Ind/repub candidate Gerry McGeough and Vincent McAnespie who were arrested by PSNI investigating and 1981 murder attempt on UDR soldier Sam Brush. Film report with film of G McGeough out campaigning, the SF MP Michelle Gildernew condemns his arrest as political policing. Vincent McAnespie's wife Brenda, a SF Cllr in Monaghan givers her reaction to the arrests, then other news item concerns a schoolboy injured when hit by a car in Coleraine, and the death of Steven Turner (23) in car crash in Co Antrim, film report. Then Noel Thompson interviews the DUP J Donaldson from his count centre, he rejects UUP's Reg Empey's criticisms that the DUP are huffing and puffing, and has a dig at him for scraping in, in East/Belfast and for being poor on electoral tactics and negotiations. He then asks for delivery from SF and criticises SF MP Michelle Gildernew's criticisms of the PSNI arrest of Geogh/McAnespie, Noel Thompson then asks Donaldson what are you going to be asking the British government for in next week's talks, Donaldson emphasises the importance of a financial package, he then says again SF must deliver on policing and he wants the government to include exclusion mechanism for SF if they default in the future. The financial package isn't linked to SF's position says Donaldson this time DUP wants Executive to be stable. Then N Thompson switches to interview SF's M McLaughlin in Foyle, he rejects any exclusion idea of the DUP an tells them get real if they don't go into power sharing by March the governments should tell them the British and Irish governments will jointly rule NI. He's asked to explain the difference between political and civic policing, Mitchel outlines what the PSNI has to do to win over nationalists and that's not arresting candidates on election day, he outlines the fact Vincent McAnespie has been living in NI for years, yet he's arrested on election day. M McLaughlin says the next 3 weeks should be parties preparing for government and discussing the bread and butter issues. Then Mark Carruthers shows a computer generated graphics of the 48 seats from the 108 declared, showing the party breakdown, then he invites Mark Davenport to speculate on the final party numbers of MLAs, Sydney Elliott agrees with his numbers and they comment on the ministerial breakdown if those figures are correct then they show the current state of the parties board, and then the party share on the first preference vote and the change since 2003, with Davenport comment on the UUP's loses. Then it's over to Noel Thompson who talks to Alliance N Long, UUP B McCrea, Irish News Noel Doran and the SDLP's Alistair McDonnell, he asks Noel Doran for his views on the electoral battle within nationalism, which he says is less dramatic than the one within unionism, although SF have won the day, they profile the SF performance in West Belfast, then Alex Kane comments on the demise again of the UUP and their over fielding of candidates, then Basil McCrea (UUP_ outlines his disappointment and says why on earth would you vote Ulster Unionist, he give his answer to this question, then the SDLP's A McDonnell says people have given SF and the DUP the benefit of the doubt but don't want more round and round tactics from the 2 parties, he can see another election down the road. Alliance N Long comments where their extra votes are coming from, which she says is the UUP, she feels they can expand their base, and she sceptical that SF and the DUP who do even speak to each other could run a government here in 3 weeks time. Not counting local government by elections, NI has had 39 elections since 1974, surely not another one says Noel Thompson, then it's over to the Kings Hall Belfast count with Jim Fitzpatrick who summarises the latest news on candidates, then he interviews PUP's Dawn Purvis who's pretty certain of retaining David Ervine's seat, she comments on getting votes off the UUP, and their campaign, they knocked 13,000 doors over 11 nights, she believes we will have devolved government but maybe not on the 25th March. Then N Thompson switches to reporter Chris Butler in Lagan Valley count for an update, he interviews David Archery a local UUP Cllr who says Reg Empey must shape up or shape out, the strategy needs to change he feels. Then Noel Thompson asks UUP's Basil McCrea for his reaction to that criticism of R Empey, he feels it's all about consensus in NI, if there's no consensus maybe another jurisdiction should rule us, UUP took the view constitutional issue is sorted, then A McDonnell is asked about the UUP leadership, he comments only on why the SDLP vote slipped, he blames the two governments at St Andrews who placated the problem parties and he doesn't see a DUP/SF coalition working, then it's over to Mark Carruthers for a look at the figures for Newry/Armagh the first constituency to return all 6 MLAs, Mark Davenport comments on the results 3 SF, 1 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP. They also look at the vote share this time and the change since 2003. Then they examine the East Belfast seat, with figures for votes cast, then the vote share of 1st preference votes and the change since 2003. Then it's over to South Belfast, the figures are shown, Sydney Elliott comments and the vote share and change since 2003 are shown. Then Mark Davenport shows the votes cast in West Belfast where SF will take all 5 seats, Sydney Elliott comments on the impressive SF vote management, the vote share is shown and the change since 2003, then it's back to Noel Thompson, who asks Alex Kane to comment on Reg Empey's UUP leadership, he says they need to decide on what's the role of the UUP, he comments on the financial deal the British government will offer, and he thinks the DUP will go into government within 6 months, Irish News editor Noel Doran also feels the DUP will do a deal with SF but a fudge will probably happen on March 26th. N Long (All) thinks they will be involved over coming weeks, they won't stable devolution, Noel Doran comments on why SF wants devolved government with DUP to work when many people say they prefer instability, he says they have taken big decision on policing, that was with a view to taking political power here and one eye on the Republic. It's then over to Mark Carruthers who looks at the figures area by area for the swing from UUP to the DUP, with comments of Mark Davenport and Sydney Elliott, then they look at the votes cast figures for Fermanagh/Sth Tyrone where DUP's A Foster topped the poll, they look at the vote share and change since 2003 in Fermanagh, then next it's North Belfast's results with DUP's N Dodds topping the poll, all the votes cast are shown, then the vote share and change since 2003. Mark Davenport then profiles the votes case for Ind Raymond McCord which came from all sections of the community. Then Noel Thompson talks to reporter Martin Cassidy in Sth Down for an update where SF's C Ruane and Wm Clarke are elected and the SDLP's M Ritchie. It's expected DUP's Jim Wells, UUP's John McAllister and P J Bradley of the SDLP will also be elected, then it's over to the Kings Hall where Jim Fitzpatrick announces in Sth/Belfast Alliance's Anna Lo is elected. In the studio N Long comments on Anna Lo's performance, then Alex Kane comments. (10.30pm)
DVD No.
D06760
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9293



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Mar 2007
Duration:
Broadcast Company:
ALL
Channel:
ALL
Type of Programme:
ALL
Series Title:
Various
Programme Title:
Various
Description:
Stormont election results begin to come in. Reports from all the TV stations across the afternoon and evening, up to 10.30pm.
DVD No.
Tape No.
371
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5505



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Mar 2007
Duration:
32 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Results - Latest News
Description:
Latest new on the Stormont election results.
DVD No.
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Nothern Ireland
Record No.
5506



Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Mar 2007
Duration:
1 hr 30 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV) & BBC
Channel:
UTV & BBC 1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Results - 3pm and 6pm
Description:
Latest new of election results from both UTV and BBC 1
DVD No.
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5507



Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Mar 2007
Duration:
29 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:
Begins with news report on the arrest of yesterday's count of independent Republican candidate Gerry McGeogh. Film report from Ivan Little has footage of G McGeogh canvassing and speaking at a SF meeting about policing on 30/1/07, and Little comments on the alleged murder attempt by McGeogh on UDR man S Brush in 1981, who gives his reaction to the arrest, then Joe McAnulty McGeogh's election agent comments, then his wife Maria McGeogh's views, also arrested was Vincent McAnespie from Aughnacloy, his wife is a Monaghan SF Cllr, she gives her reaction, then SF MP M Gildernew's views, then PSNI statement. In the High Court lawyers for Prison Officers on duty when LVF leader Billy Wright was shot have requested immunity. Film report, then it's over to Paul Clark who gives the election headlines for the day. Then shows the completed (?) of the parties board, followed by a chart showing the parties share of the votes across NI followed by a look at the changes in that share since the 2003 Stormont election. Then Film report from Jane Loughrey looks at the days winners and losers, beginning with the Green Party's Brian Wilson election in Nth/Down with his reaction, then coverage of the elimination of the UKUP's Bob McCartney with his statement. In West Tyrone Ind, Dr Kiernan Deeney was elected, he comment on his success, then from Strangford where the DUP won 4 seats, Jim Shannon says working with SF would stick in his crawl, in West Belfast SF took 5 of the 6 seats with DUP's D Dodds losing out, in Sth/Antrim M McLaughlin of SF topped the poll, and in Lagan Valley Paul Butler also took a seat for SF, in Upper Bann John O'Dowd (?) topped the poll, he comments o his success. In Nth/Bel, the UUP Fred Cobain held onto his seat as did leader Reg Empey, in East Belfast the Alliance leader D Ford won in Sth Antrim and Anna Lo won in Sth/Belfast and N Long in East Belfast. D Ford gives his reaction to their success, then the PUP's D Purvis success in D Ervine's East Belfast seat is profiled as is Paul Berry the former DUP MLAs loss in Newry/Armagh. A further film report from Julie O'Connor reviews NI Sec Peter Hain's talks today with I Paisley Snr (DUP) in Ballymena, while earlier at Hillsborough Hain had met SF's G Adams and M McGuiness. Afterwards Peter Hain said the assembly would close if a deal isn't done by March 26th. From Brussels the 2 PM T Blair and B Ahern commented on the election result and the issues as they saw it. Meanwhile SF's G Adams in Belfast called on the DUP to do the deal on March 26th as the people voted for it, then the DUP's P Robinson gives his reaction. Back in the studio Fearghal McKinney interviews the DUP's S Wilson and SF's M McLaughlin comment on what mandate they believe, they won today. For the future, both seem to agree, then S Wilson comments on the financial package they want from G Brown and why he doesn't think it's a good idea to approach the Chancellor with SF, then M McLaughlin says through the Stormont financial committee they have a common proposal which could go to G Brown and he believes they should approach Brown together. The next film report from Susan Miller follows the successful Alliance candidate in Sth/Belfast Anna Lo during the day as she visit a Chinese home for the elderly. Anna Lo then comments on her success and the hard work they put in the campaign, she comment on the issues she wants to promote. The next report is from Siobhan McGarry at Forestside in Sth/Belfast where she interviews unnamed members of the public on the issues they want the politicians tackle, and their views of SF and DUP doing a deal. Back in the studio Ken Reid and Jim Dougal comment on the parties performances and the negotiations that have begun, both agree this is the result the politicians in London/Dublin wanted. Then F McKinney interviews UUP's Reg Empey on his party's performance, he's glad to get 2 executive seats, Empey says P Hain is firm on the March 26th deadline and he want Paisley to seize the moment and go for the 26th March, then SDLP's M Durkan comments on Hain's firmness about the 26th March deadline, he comments on only getting 1 executive seat, R Empey says his reforms of the UUP will continue, Durkan says both the SDLP and UUP have a role to play at Stormont, then lastly the state of the parties board is shown again, then final remarks of Ken Reid and J Dougal. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06770
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9295



Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Mar 2007
Duration:
? mins ? 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:
Review of the complete election results, begins with headlines, then look at the state of the parties board followed by film report from Martina Purdy on the events of the last 2 days, beginning with review of the DUP's performance, in Strangford, however D Dodd's lost out in West Belfast as SF won 5 seats, in Sth Antrim SF's M McLaughlin topped the poll and Paul Butler won in Lagan Valley for the first time. At the Sth/Antrim count the DUP's Wm McCrea object to SF supporters shouting up the 'RA'. At the Sth/Down count, the DUP's Jim Wells was involved in a slanging match with republicans and in Lisburn the DUP's Edwin Poots commented on SF's P Butler shooting policemen in the back. M Purdy asks can partners like these make devolution work then a film clip shows T Blair's reaction to the March 26th deadline being doubted. After meeting Peter Hain, I Paisley made no comment to the press, the SF leader Gerry Adams also met P Hain and at a news conference afterwards said the governments should restore institutions of the GFA. UUP's Basil McCrea comments on why the UUP done badly. In a further film interview the DUP's P Robinson outlines what they expect SF to do before they'll agree to being partners in government, to support policing, Robinson's rejects recent comments by SF's M Gildernew and G Adams on policing, then SF's M McLaughlin says the March 26th deadline should be a firm deadline, if there's no deal the two governments govern here together he says. Then in the studio using computer graphics mark Carruthers shows the Stormont MLAs breakdown, then Carruthers and BBC political editor discuss some of the constituencies like, Fermanagh/Sth Tyrone, West Tyrone, Mid-Ulster, Newry/Armagh, Sth Down and Strangford. With the UUP and SDLP now bringing up the rear in N Ireland politics a film report hers the views firstly of Reg Empey who has no intention of standing down and he outlines UUP successes in the past, then SDLP's M Durkan blames the British government tactics, then Mark Carruthers and Mark Davenport profile results in Upper Bann, Lagan Valley, North Belfast, West Belfast, East Belfast, Sth/Belfast, this is followed by a film report by Tara Mills on Anna Lo's election, her victory speech, her comments on worldwide reaction and film of her visiting a Chinese community centre where Chinese residents comment. Then back to Mark Carruthers who completes his review of the constituencies and their MLAs firstly it's; Foyle, then East L'Derry, Nth Antrim, East Antrim, Sth Antrim, and Nth/Down then M Davenport/M Carruthers discuss the shape of any new executive using D'hondt system, with First Min/Dep/First/Min, then 4 DUP ministers, 3 SF, 2 UUP and 1 SDLP ministers, which is a 6 to 4 unionist majority, then comment on what's going happen in the next few weeks. Then it's back to other news, the Police Ombudsman has begun allegations into collusion between the security forces and the IRA, film report from Vincent Kearney on 6 incidents in question over 20 years, it's believed Fred Scappaticci is central to the inquiry, into July 92 PIRA killing of John Dignam, Nuala O'Loan comments, another case being considered is the murder of Anthony McKiernan on 19.1.88 his daughter Sharon Murtagh comments on Fred Scappaticci involvement. (6.30pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06770
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9296



Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Mar 2007
Duration:
40 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Election 07
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Programme begins with news headlines for the day to date, SF and DUP top the poll, the next step begins, talks at Hillsborough, the Greens get their first ever MLA here, Alliance win 7 seats, Paul Clark then introduces the programme saying 105 of the 108 seats have now been declared, early next week he says the talks on devolution will involve the PM Tony Blair and the Chancellor Gordon Brown. He then shows a current state of the parties board, then the percentage share of the vote for parties now and at the 05 Westminster election and then the 03 Stormont election. Then commentators J Dougal and Ken Reid give their analysis of the outcome and the parties performances, they look at the result from East Antrim to date, which still has one seat to declare and they reckon UUP's Ken Robinson will beat SDLP's Danny O'Connor for the 6th seat. Ken Reid explains under D'hondt system, the DUP will get 4 executive seats, SF 3 seats, the UUP 2 seats and the SDLP 1 seat, then they switch live to the East Antrim count where reported Vicky Hawthorne gives an update on the count, she also comments on the final result from Sth Antrim where the 6 MLAs are now elected including SF's M McLaughlin and Alliance leader David Ford, UUP's D Burnside, DUP's Rev Wm McCrea and Trevor Clarke and the SDLP's Thomas Burns. Then they go live to the Ards count where reported David Morgan reports on the DUP taking all 4 seats it stood for, the other 2 MLAs are Alliance (1) and UUP (1), SDLP's Joe Boyle lost out by 31 votes, the reporter then comments on the election of the Green candidate Brian Wilson in Nth/Down, back in the studio Jim Dougal comments on the elimination of the UKUP's Bob McCartney, then Ken Reid's views on the UKUP's poor performance, they also comment on the Strangford constituency result and the DUP and SDLP performances. Then it's off live to the Omagh counting centre where Jeannie Johnston reports on the Ferm/Sth Tyrone and West Tyrone seats, with both counts now completed. In West Tyrone the Ind Dr Kiernan Deeney took the last seat ahead of the SDLP, SF took 3 seats, the UUP's Derek Hussey lost his seat, and the DUP took 2 seats. In Ferm/Sth Tyrone it ended 3 nats, 3 unionist MLAs, the reporter comments on the poor performance of the SDLP in West Tyrone who have now no MLA in that area, with poor vote management blamed for their defeat. Back in the studio, Jim Dougall and Ken Reid comment on the SDLP vote in West Tyrone. Then it's over live to report Siobhan McGarry at Forestside in Belfast who asks the public what they think of the results, unnamed people comment on hopes for the future. After a break a current state of the parties board for 105 MLAs is shown, this time Paul Clark shows a breakdown of the others group which is 7 Alliance (up from 6 in 2003), 1 PUP, 1 Ind and 1 Green Party. Next Paul Clark looks aback some of the political faces from the past who are no longer MLAs. The film report shows S Mallon, J Hume, Gary McMichael, Eileen Bell, D Trimble, D Ervine, S Close, M McWilliams, B Rodgers, J Alderdyce, B De Brun, John Gorman and Billy Hutchinson and Sean Farren. Then in next segment Fearghal McKinney interviews Chris Thornton (Bel/Tel) Anne Monaghan (Fair Rates Campaign) and political commentator Brian Feeney, he begins by asking about their views on the DUP performance and the chances of the DUP going into power sharing, the executive will have 6 unionists and 4 nationalists and that will assist the DUP to go into power sharing they agree. Anne Monaghan laments the loss of B McCartney and a political voice for unionists in Wes/Bel, they then comments on the continuing decline in the SDLP seats over 10 years with poor vote management blamed. After break Paul Clark confirms Ken Robinson (UUP) has been re-elected in East Antrim, the commentators comment, then they go live to Derry City for a report from Alison Fleming on the counts progress there but a sound problem stops that report. They return to studio where Ken Reid comment further on the East Antrim results, then they return to Alison Fleming in Derry for her report, the battle there is currently between 2 SDLP candidates Helen Quigley and Mary Bradley, in East/L'Derry A McQuillan has been elected for the DUP. Then it's back to F McKinney who talks to the Alliance leader David Ford for his views on what will happen now, he says that depends on the government who up to know have engaged in side deals with the DUP and SF, he hopes that now the government will begin a more inclusive process, but he see little sign of that, he points out that in Sth/Antrim the DUP's Wm McCrea won't share the platform with SF's M McLaughlin, yet we are expected to believe these 2 parties could be in government together in 2 ? time. Ford then comments on T Blair's role and the March deadline, which he doesn't believe is a firm deadline since Blair wants a NI solution as his legacy. F McKinney then talks to Alex Kane (UUP) on the party's loss of another 22,000 votes, he feels Reg Empey is still safe as leaders as the UUP has 2 executive seats, then SF's Paul Maskey gives his views on the allegation SF and the DUP will carve up the future between them, which he rejects saying SF favours equality, but N Long (All) isn't sure the DUP/SF will provide progress by March 26th, she give her views however that he DUP will go into government by the summer. Then it's back again to the Derry count where SDLP's Pat Ramsey and Mary Bradley have been elected, that means the SDLP have kept their 3 seats in Foyle, it is the only constituency where the SDLP vote went up (10%), a chart is shown showing the vote preferences and the change since 2003. Back to the studio panel where Alex Kane talks on vote management concept, then N Long (All) says she believes Alliance got its votes back from the UUP this time, that had been lent to them in 2003. Then it's over to Paul Clark who shows the final state of the parties board with 108 MLAs elected. It's DUP 36, SF 28, UUP 18, SDLP 16, Alliance 7, others 3, then a chart shows the 1st preference votes for the 2007 election with a further chart showing the SF/SDLP and DUP/UUP vote preferences, followed by comments of Jim Dougal and Ken Reid. (5pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06760
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9294



Date Broadcast:
Mon 12th Mar 2007
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 West Belfast a man has been shot dead and a second man wounded near Milltown. Film report from Milltown Row scene, with Det/Superintendent George Clarke's comments on how they found the body after a second wounded man went to the RVH, the MP SF's G Adams calls for anyone with information to go to the PSNI, then SDLP MLA Alex Attwood comments. Also last night in North Belfast another man was found murdered, beaten to death, near the Ardoyne Working Men's Club, film report with Fr Aidan Troy's comments, the body is unidentified. The Ind/republican candidate in the election Gerry McGeough has been charged with the attempted murder of UDR soldier Sam Brush on June 1981, also charged was Vincent McAnespie. Film report with their lawyer Pat Fahy comments. At Stormont today politicians arrived to meet the British/government, first in was SF delegation, later their 28 MLAs held a group meeting, SF's Michelle O'Neill comments, then Daithi McKay. Also at Stormont today were the DUP MLAs, new MLA Simon Hamilton from Strangford comments on what republicans must do. Alliance MLAs also appear for a photo. The latest report from the IMC says dissident republican here remain a threat, and that the British government's two-year demilitarisation programme is ahead of schedule. Film report on the IMC's 14th report from Tracy Magee, says the IRA leadership has turned its back on criminal activity, IMC's John Grieve comments, but as for diss/groups the IMC says they continue to engage in terrorism but it's added they haven't the capacity to sustain a serious terrorist campaign. Next is report from Ken Reid at Hillsborough who comments on Peter Hain's remarks today about reversing water charges and rates reform, and current thinking on the march 26th deadline the next report examines what it's like to low your Stormont seat, with Firstly DUP's D Dodds who comments on her loss, then UUP's M Copeland who lost out to the DUP in East Belfast give his views. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06770
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9297



Date Broadcast:
Tue 13th Mar 2007
Duration:
4 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:
Yesterday's two murder victims have been named as Joseph Jones (38) and Eddie Burns, between them they had 8 children. Film reports on the separate killings, with a clear motive yet known. First report from scene of Joe Jones killing in Ardoyne, a neighbour of his in Twinbrook Michael George comments then coverage of Eddie Burns killing at Milltown Row, he was a father of five from Ardoyne. PSNI have not as yet linked the murders. The British government has issued proposals today to support the Irish language including an Irish language commissioner, in the studio An Pobals Janet Muller gives her reaction to the move and an Irish Language Act and the DUP's opposition. DUP leader I Paisley met P Hain today, verbal report. (1.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06770
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9298



Date Broadcast:
Wed 14th Mar 2007
Duration:
9 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The murders of Joe Jones and Eddie Burns have been linked to dissident republicans. Film report from Julie O'Connor pieces together the last movements of the dead men, the PSNI are hunting 2 men who have sent on the run, they'd been drinking on the Falls Rd that Sunday, one of them flashed a gun in a pub, they then wanted to go to Ardoyne to see Joe Jones. Ed Burns was their taxi driver, after a row in the car they shot Ed Burns and went in Ardoyne in Ed Burn's car and for whatever reason killed Joe Jones. PSNI recovered a shotgun and 2 handguns. SDLP's MLA Alex Attwood comments. Breaking news the PSNI have fired shots in an incident in the Oldpark area. In East Belfast's Upper Frank St the body of a man has been found. Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams have held separate meetings with PM T Blair and the Chancellor G Brown in London. Film report from Ken Reid with Blair's comments upbeat in the Commons on the NI election, then after his meeting with Blair and Brown G Adams (SF) was optimistic, but the DUP's P Robinson said more work needed to be done. Meanwhile at NI questions it was the financial package situation which dominated, N Dodd speaks to NI Sec P Hain on the situation, I Paisley also spoke on the financial package. Then Ken Reid live from Westminster gives his analysis of today's events. In Dublin Courts Don Bulman (32) from Cork was jailed for 4 years for money laundering in the aftermath of the Dec 04 Northern Bank robbery. Film report. At Laganside Courts the security sanger was removed today. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06770
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9299



Date Broadcast:
Fri 16th Mar 2007
Duration:
7 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, at the white House on the eve of St Patrick's Day, B Ahern presented US President G Bush with the traditional bowl of shamrocks. Film report with B Ahern's comments that we are closer to peace in Ireland than at any other time then G Bush's reply. In Armagh the Ch of Ireland successor to Robin Eames, Alan Harper has been installed as Archbishop of Armagh. Film report says his theme was reconciliation and forgiveness, also present at the service was SF's C Murphy and M Anderson, the Duke of Edinburgh and the President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Catholic Archbishop Sean Brady. SF's C Murphy comments on his presence, then M Anderson views, UUP Mayor of Craigavon Ken Tywble welcomed the SF presence, then readings by Duke of Edinburgh and A Harper's sermon on reconciliation. The CIRA has denied it was involved in the murder of Joe Jones or Eddie Burns this week in Belfast, today the funeral took place of Ed Burns. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06770
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9301



Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Mar 2007
Duration:
5 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:
Headlines then, the Ambulance Service has said they were attacked last night as they responded to a British/Army helicopter crash near Crossmaglen. Film report live from Tracey Magee with eye witness Amanda Morgan's account, 4 policemen and 3 military were on board no-one was seriously hurt. SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley comments then the local SF MP Conor Murphy denies the Ambulance Services version of events. Then DUP's I Paisley Jnr calls Conor Murphy's view "claptrap". The Police Federation here has cut its ties with the Ombudsman's office. Film report. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9302



Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Mar 2007
Duration:
4 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:
The PSNI caught a gang trying to rob a cash delivery van on the Falls Rd, Belfast today. Film report on the 3rd PSNI success in foiling robberies in the last 3 weeks, 4 men arrested, review of previous successes with SDLP's A Attwood's reaction. In Newry a man was arrested after a teenage girl was raped. The SF President G Adams says his party is delivering on policing. In Crossmaglen last night, troop guarding the crashed army helicopter were attacked by 70 youths throwing petrol bombs, the local SF MP says he's disappointed by a small sinister element. Film report with PSNI Sup Bobby Hunniford's comments. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9303



Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Mar 2007
Duration:
10 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) SF's G Adams has told the UP if they don't go into an executive with SF they'll get no financial package to help NI from Gordon Brown the chancellor, film package. Then from London Ken Reid comments on DUP's meeting today in London with T Blair, he says a DUP executive meeting in East Belfast on Saturday morning should reveal if we're going to have a devolved government or not. The next report looks at Chancellor Gordon Brown's 11th budge today and its main points, then a further report speculates that G Brown might offer the NI parties tomorrow to bring fuel duties here into line with the Republic, the report points out that in 1985 (Oct) fuel in NI was cheaper than in the Republic now that situation has reversed. Noel Smyth of the Petrol Retailers Assoc comment on the current situation. In Killyleagh Co Armagh the local Orange hall has been attacked for a 4th time. The Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan says she's standing by her recent report on collusion despite an attack by the retired Police Officer's Assoc. Film report on Jan's report then list of criticisms from Chris Albiston, then Nuala O'Loan rejects the criticism followed by reaction from Raymond McCord, whose complaint against the RUC led to the report, who attacks Albiston's views. In a separate investigation the Police Ombudsman has found it was necessary for a PSNI officer to shot a man on 24.11.02 in Belfast. Film report on failed bomb attack at DVLA offices leading to the incident. At the High Court Kevin McAnespie got bail on a charge of attempting to murder UDR Pte Sam Brush in 1981. Film report. In Derry the DUP's William Hay has called for the removals of an INLA memorial in the city cemetery as it hasn't got permission to be there, it was erected 7 years ago. Film report with Wm Hay comments then response from IRSP's Martin McMonagle. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9304



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Mar 2007
Duration:
16 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:
The Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced his financial package for NI if devolution goes ahead on March 26th, he says it totals £1 billion, but already doubts exist over how much of it is new money. Film report from Ken Reid with Gordon Brown's comments to the press, afterwards I Paisley Snr gave it a very cautious welcome, then SF's M McLaughlin was also cautious, as did UUP's Reg Empey and SDLP's M Durkan. NI Sec P Hain repeated his warning on 26th it's either devolution or dissolution. In the studio finance editor Jamie Delargey comments on the fine print of Browne's offer, it seems half the money is coming from the Finance Ministry in the Republic, and £200m is financed by the sale of assets in NI. Brown is putting up money to allow the delay of introducing water charges till next year. The ICTUS Peter Bunting then gives the plan a cautious welcome as they want the abolishment of water rates in NI. Also the roads from the border to Derry/Donegal will be upgraded using £400m from the Republic. Corporation tax was the big disappointment of the day with only a review offered and not a reduction, Sir George Quigley comments on why this important, then from London Ken Reid comments on the political reaction, to Brown's offer, he also remarks on P Hain comment on March 26th deadline that the executive could take 6 to 8 weeks to prepare for government If they nominated on March 26th Ken Reid says there are internal problems within the DUP with G Campbell and N Dodds, on Sat the DUP executive meets, on Friday their officers meet, these will be important says K Reid. The UDA have denied a £1.2 m government handout will go into their coffers, loyalists say it will finance jobs for12 community workers, nationalists and republicans are outraged. Film report shows loyalist gunmen, then UPRG's Frankie Gallagher claims the money will go to conflict transformation, then SF's A Maskey views followed by SDLP's Alban Magennis who calls it morally reprehensible of the government NIO Sec/Min Paul Goggins says it's a risk worth taking, then Mark Sykes of Relatives for Justice condemns the move. The Chief Constable H Orde speaking at the launch of the policing plan for next year, says the diss/republican threat here is at its highest for 5 years. Film report and interview with H Orde, then Policing Board Chairman Desmond Rea comments on SF joining the Policing Board. In Lurgan a man's body has been found on the Shankill Estate, PSNI believe his death is suspicious. Film report names the man as Paul Magee, SF Cllr Maurice Magill comments on the death. Also in Lisburn's Old Warren Estate a man's body was found, PSNI are calling it suspicious. Leading loyalist William 'Mo' Courtney has admitted to the manslaughter of UDA feud victim William McCullough in 2003. Film report on his court appearance, he'll be sentenced next week. Also in the courts 4 men have been charged with attempted robbery a cash van in West Belfast, they are Paul McGeown (28), Paul Donnelly (27), Patrick Henry (24) and Mark McCormack (22). (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9306



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Mar 2007
Duration:
28 mins 59 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 from Westminster where the local parties were today for the "Crunch at Brunch", with Chancellor G Brown, N Thompson interviews DUP's I Paisley Jnr and SF's M McLaughlin on today's G Brown announcement, he puts it to the politicians they let G Brown away lightly with this modest package, Paisley Jnr says it's not over yet, let's wait and see, his party will meet and discuss it, £1 billion isn't too bad he says when commentators said they'd only get a few million. M McLaughlin (SF) says the Chancellor wasn't very generous, the important thing he sees is that the parties presented it as a team and it is an ongoing engagement with G Brown. Paisley says that Protestant poverty is the same as Catholic poverty, Thompson points out to him, the heavens didn't open when he met Brown with SF, he says on the economic issue in NI progress can be made. M McLaughlin says Chancellor did recognise some issues needed redress but he can't see any further moves this weekend, he again emphasises the joint nature of today's talks and hopes that's the way of the future talks, not individual parties meeting G Brown. Paisley Jnr says he doesn't know if devolution is going to happen on Monday, it depends on conditions and delivery he says, the pressure of the date is for Peter Hain he says, not the DUP, then SF's M McLaughlin outlines their views on the March 26th deadline, Paisley is pushed again, he says the DUP is involved in discussing the issues, they have brought SF a considerable distance to date but he wants a politically and economically stable executive and discussions are continuing he repeats, he won't say yes or no to nominating on Monday. M McLaughlin says he feels there are DUP people who aren't reconciled to a power sharing executive but if the DUP turn up for business on Monday SF will be there. In the If You Ask Me Spot Malachi O'Doherty gives his views on a possible deal being done on Monday 26th March and asks what was all the fuss about if finally the PIRA and DUP are going to settle for power at Stormont, he then answers his own question, by looking at the history of how we got to this point from 35 years ago when Stormont was closed down and the search for a refashioned NI began, he looks at Party position on NI in the 70s and now. Then in the studio NI Sec Peter Hain is questioned by N Thompson firstly about why the British government is giving the UDA £1m, a move condemned by the DUP, SDLP and SF. Hain says they gave them some money last year on a testing basis and ? UPRG showed they are moving their community out of paramilitarism and criminality into peaceful community work, the government want to encourage this progress, he hopes to see UDA decommissioning as soon as possible. Hain then rejects the suggestion G Brown hasn't given much new money to NI today, he says he isn't getting £1 billion in Wales and neither is Scotland or England, he calls it a fantastic package which depends on devolution on Monday, he ignores the remark £400 of it is coming from the Republic, Hain mentions the £50 billion allocated last November over 4 years as also relevant, to providing a good start as people voted on March 7th for an executive to be restored. Hain says he and Brown were struck today by the impressive unity of all the parties and the way they worked together Hain says the Chancellor has already moved on finances over recent days. Thompson asks Hain if on Monday nominations and D'hondt could be run then some sort of break for 6 weeks put in motion, to suit the DUP. Hain says if power devolves on Monday what they do after that is up to the parties, Hain says let's take one step at a time, nominations first. Noel Thompson then introduces a film report which follows up a Guardian papers story that PM T Blair and I Paisley Snr had been swapping religious books. Journalist Anthony Howard says one of Blair's weaknesses is that he wants to be liked, he points out this shared Christianity was at the heart of his relationship with G Bush, then Ken Newell Presby/Moderator comments, then film clip shows him saying to Parkinson that judgement on invading Iraq would be made by a higher power, then humanist Brian McClinton comments. A Howard says Blair has changed from his first year now he wears his religion on his sleeve, he calls him a Joan of Arc type of politician, then Ken Newell profiles role of Moses at 80, Wilberforce and Mother Teresa and their passion to help the downtrodden, people are suspicious of politicians who talk about religion. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9307



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Mar 2007
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:
Ian Paisley Junior (DUP) and Mitchell McLaughlin (SF) discuss the British Chancellors £1 Billion devolution package for Northern Ireland followed by an interview with the Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain, on his hopes for Loyalist decommissioning and the Chancellors financial package offer.
DVD No.
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5508



Date Broadcast:
Fri 23rd Mar 2007
Duration:
10 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:
Crisis talks continue in Downing St as DUP leader I Paisley meets T Blair, early at a meeting in Belfast where he addressed business leaders he outlined his unhappiness with the Chancellor's £1 billion package. Film report. Tomorrow the DUP's party executive meets at Castlereagh Council for a crucial meeting however SF's M McGuiness is optimistic a deal with be done, then UUP's Reg Empey gives his views on the situation followed by views of SDLP's Mark Durkan, then Alliance's David Ford. In the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the current situation and DUP's internal difficulties and profiles the options for the DUP's Executive meeting tomorrow. The next film report looks at yesterday's offer by Chancellor G Brown to delay the water charges for a year, as the Rates Office here prepares to send out the water bills on 1st April and the reaction to the offer from the public and from business. Colin Johnston of the Chartered Accountants Assoc comments then Frank Bryan of the Institute of Directors gives his reaction to Brown's offer to review Corporation tax in NI. The Ulster Teachers Union today issued a report saying the 11+ exams highlights inequality in NI, and this is proved they say by the figures for free school dinners. Film report with Unions General Secretary Avril Hall-Callaghan's views then UTU President Jacqui Reid speaks against 11+ exam, it's unequal and divisive she says. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9308



Date Broadcast:
Sat 24th Mar 2007
Duration:
4 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:
The DUP executive meeting has ended, their negotiations with the British government are to continue. Film report says the DUP want a 6 week suspension of devolution to allow preparation for government, I Paisley says there's still work to be done he says the press will be given the full content of their resolution later on. Meanwhile other party leaders met at Hillsborough Castle to discuss the DUP position and where that leaves the executive. Then Ken Reid political editor gives his analysis of the DUP decision and what the British government has to do now, the March 26th deadline has to be pushed back until May. No one was hurt in a gun attack today on Crossmaglen RUC Station. (4.30pm Sat)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9309



Date Broadcast:
Sat 24th Mar 2007
Duration:
3 mins 36 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 DUP's Executive has agreed to share power in May. If the government will push back the deadline from March 26th, so far there's been no government or SF reaction. Film report on today's DUP meeting with Paisley's comments afterwards. BBC's politics editor Gareth Gordon reviews the details of what the DUP want to happen. In last 24 hrs the PSNI have been petrol bombed in Crossmaglen, earlier shots were fired, in Derry's Fahan St a PSNI patrol car was attacked with bricks and in Craigavon the police were stoned by a crowd yesterday during a search. In Limavady 3 people were treated in hospital after an arson attack, and a house in Dungannon was also set on fire. (4.45pm Sat)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9310



Date Broadcast:
Sun 25th Mar 2007
Duration:
4 mins 28 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
NI Sec Peter Hain has signed an order for devolution but Irish PM B Ahern says the deadline cannot be met. Film report with Peter Hain's comments, B Ahern comments on the March 26th deadline but they are giving up parties room to devise something better, then analysis from RTE's Northern editor Tommy Gorman on the current situation, after the DUP's decision yesterday, and SF's reaction. (6pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9311



Date Broadcast:
Sun 25th Mar 2007
Duration:
4 mins 32 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) After the DUP's decision yesterday T Blair and B Ahern met today in Berlin. Hain has signed order restoring the Executive from midnight but the DUP says it won't nominate, emergency government legislation is expected on Tuesday. Film report from Ken Reid with Peter Hain's reaction, then G Adams reaction is said to be unhappy. The delay was discussed by SF today, DUP's J Donaldson gives a defence of their position. Then UUP's Reg Empey comments it's a bad idea, then SDLP's M Durkan agrees it's brinkmanship. (6.30pm Sun)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9312



Date Broadcast:
Sun 25th Mar 2007
Duration:
29 mins 6 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 with Peter Hain having already signed the devolution order and the DUP's wanting another 6 weeks before power sharing with SF, he asks the question what happens next. Firstly a film clip reviews what I Paisley Senior said after his executive meeting yesterday, then Jim Fitzpatrick gets the reaction of the NI Sec Peter Hain who begins by calling yesterday's DUP statement historic, because they've committed to power sharing with SF, he says however dissolution will kick in after midnight as is in the legislation and water bills will go out, the 11+ stays banned and Stormont MLA lose their pay. Following this the Republic's influence in NI will increase, he then lists the ? made here in the peace process in the last year, however he adds if the parties come to him with a joint agreement about process he'll look at that, but when pushed he says at that moment it's dissolution or devolution, that's the only option left to him he says, but if the parties have a better option which for the 1st time gives certainty, committing to a devolution date and all signed up and sealed, he won't turn his back on that, because that's never happened before, it's not about him eating his words, it's about getting success, the governments way or the parties way, he adds there is difference of opinion on this between him and Tony Blair, he says he has been in contact with the DUP since yesterday and he's not sure if their resolution gives him enough room for manoeuvre, that depends on what happens tomorrow he feels, but he's happy to keep on being the NI Sec and form a deepening partnership with the Irish government, but he adds the parties were given a mandate in the election to proceed with power sharing, he feels the public view is get on with it or close it down. Back in the studio the DUP's J Donaldson and SF's Alex Maskey comment, first with J Donaldson saying they felt outstanding issues should be resolved before they go into government like the financial package and a creditable testing period of SF's attitude to the police, he adds in the programme for government committee they are engaging with SF and that will continue, then SF's Alex Maskey confirms that engagement, but he wants direct dialogue, he says the DUP commitment to power sharing isn't a new thing, they did in Nov past he claims things are no further forward, he says the two governments ? remain firm. It's dissolution or devolution tomorrow, and that's the mandate A Maskey says he secured, J Donaldson denies they have set a new deadline just to avoid dancing to the government's tune, what they've done he says set a date for devolution, their mandate was their election slogan, "getting it right" and he feels it's not right yet, discussions must continue to meet the conditions but they are committed to devolution. A Maskey says another delay doesn't suit SF, he repeats the government's promise, tomorrow it's dissolution or devolution, the DUP are disappointing the public, and it should be Plan A or Plan B not some new Hain Plan C. J Donaldson says keeping the ball in lay means they can continue the negotiations on the financial package, he says SF got extra time to call its Ard Fheis on policing. A Maskey says they faced the challenge over policing and lost value members. The DUP must do the same with its internal doubters. Jim Fitzpatrick then introduces a film report from Rosie Billingham who looks at the obsession in the NI peace process over deadlines, which get broken, it includes D Trimble views, then G Fitzgerald, she then lists the deadlines, April 9th 1998 the Castle Buildings talks, former NIO Min Lord ? Recalls, deadlines on decommissioning then came and went and took D Trimble with them, he resigned on July 1 2001 after his own ultimatum, he recalls deadlines. In 1998 Dr P McGarry was in Alliance talks team he says it's a mistake to let deadlines pass without sanction, in business economist Phillip McDonagh about the use of deadlines, so as expected the DUP have played it down to the wire denying any attention to deadlines. The truth is the NI peace process has been based largely on deadlines. P McGarry, G Fitzgerald comment. Back in the studio a new UUP MLA Basil McCrea comments on the stories in today's press. (Sun)
DVD No.
D06790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9313



Date Broadcast:
Sun 25th Mar 2007
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
The Politics Show
Description:
Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain reacts to the latest situation in the Northern Ireland process as the DUP want a delay until May for devolution. This is discussed by Jeffery Donaldson (DUP) and Alex Maskey (SF). The programme concludes with a film report which looks back at previous broken Northern Ireland deadlines
DVD No.
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5509



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
n.a
Description:
A review of Ian Pasley (DUP) and Gerry Adams (SF) is discussed between Ian Paisley Junior (DUP) and Gerry Kelly (SF). Also, a interview with Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain on his views of the deadline collapse.
DVD No.
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5510



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
28 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
Are The Troubles Over In Northern Ireland
Description:
The programme asks the question 'Are The Troubles Over In Northern Ireland'. The views and comments are from Ian Paisley (DUP) Gerry Adams (SF), Tony Blair (PM), Paul Bew (QUB) and Journalist F. O'Connor. The programme concludes with an interview with the Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain.
DVD No.
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5511



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
7 mins 39 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:
SF's G Adams and DUP's I Paisley sit side-by-side for the first time at Stormont press conference. Film report on historic meeting with comments of Paisley then Adams. May 8th the new date for devolution. Denis Murray then gives his view the astonishing scene today and comments on the path ahead and the delight of the two governments and NI Sec, British Pm Tony Blair gives his reaction. (1pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9314



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
9 mins 3 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:
Local coverage of today's historic meeting at Stormont when DUP's I Paisley and SF G Adams held a joint press conference to announce May 8th as the new date for devolution. Film report in which Paisley says the deal lays the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future for NI, BBC NI political editor Gareth Gordon comments, then G Adams says both parties will work on preparing for government and both parties have asked the British government not to issue water bills, a good start is half the work he adds, then from London PM Tony Blair gives his reaction. In a further report BBC journalist looks back at the weekend to find out the events leading to the days conference, from Friday to Monday using news clips. Then live from Stormont political editor Mark Davenport gives his reaction to the "dieheart" enemies sitting together at the press conference, he then explains what happens next legally speaking and what will happen to the water charges. (1.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D096790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9315



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
5 mins 32 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of this morning's Paisley Adams news conference announcing power sharing from Tues 8th May 07 with both men's announcements and comments, it's reported only one camera was allowed into the conference then political editor Ken Reid comments on the "amazing scenes" of today and the meetings that happened over the weekend to set it up. Then business correspondent Jamie Delargy speculates on what will happen to the water rates and rates increases. (2pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9316



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
20 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The latest news on what's being called a historic day live from Stormont on the day Paisley says yes. Film coverage of the joint press conference with G Adams and I Paisley's comments at 11 am this morning, 9 years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement but there was no handshake today, both men mention helping the people who have suffered in the Troubles, both men might meet the Chancellor next week, journalist Julie O'Connor comments on the hour long private meeting held before the news conference as cordial and business like, then film of PM Tony Blair's reaction followed by Irish PM B Ahern's views. A further film report from Tracy Magee called side by side examines how the events of today unfolded. It all began with uncertainty she says, but the mood inside was relaxed, and NI Sec P Hain shrugged off the embarrassment at his deadline being ignored, but the other party leasers were unimpressed by the 6 weeks delay. Firstly UUP's Reg Empey's views, then the SDLP's M Durkan then Alliance's D Ford, then outside Stormont Paul Clark interviews the DUP's Sammy Wilson and SF's Conor Murphy, he asks is there no stopping it now, S Wilson replies they are going into government now under totally different circumstances from 2 years ago, with different rules, the six weeks allows the economic package to be obtained and for the community to gain confidence in the situation, Conor Murphy says the DUP needed time to manage their own party, he's convinced it will happened on May 8th and difficulties will be overcome. Then a further report from Jane Loughrey looks back at I Paisley the politician who allows says no, and explores how he has now said yes. It uses old film clips of Paisley speech and comments of Jim Dougal on Paisley's opposition to Dublin interference at Sunningdale and the Anglo Irish Agreement, and the changes in the later years until St Andrews, the man who once shouted abuse at the Pope, has now even met the head of Ireland's Catholics, Jim Dougal comments again on the historic day. The next report from Vicky Hawthorne in Ballymena is a vox pop of reactions from people in the Paisley heartland, on his meeting with Adams. Most people supported him, there were only a few dissenting voices. This is followed by the views of political editor Ken Reid who says today's filmed press conference wasn't the first meeting with SF and the DUP having met in private over the weekend, he names the people involved, and comments on why Paisley has come to this point, he says they have been very businesslike. Back in the studio a report from James Delargey says Peter Hain is withdrawing water charges with that being delayed for a year. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9317



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
21 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the Paisley/Adams press conference at Stormont today restoring power sharing on May 8th opening TV clips, then longer film reports from BBC's political editor Gareth Gordon begins with Paisley commenting on their executive board decision on Sat/last, then Adams remarks on the basis of the DUP/SF agreement and the work that needs done. Paisley calls it a constructive agreement with preparatory work needed by ministers over the next 6 weeks, it will include regular meetings between first and deputy first ministers says Paisley. Gareth Gordon calls it a historic day. Noel Thompson then interviews NI Sec Peter Hain, and since he hasn't dissolved Stormont as he said he would, he's asked will anybody ever believe anything you say again, Hain says what happened this morning happened because of the strategy he pursued and it's a fantastic day for NI. Hain says Paisley/Adams committed to a shared government and provides a better basis for government because of the 6 weeks preparation, then PM T Blair reaction is shown, then Irish PM B Ahern's views, then a film report from mark Worthington looks at how the goalposts were moved and what changed over the weekend, then outside Stormont Noel Thompson interviews 2 of the "new partners in waiting" S Wilson (DUP) and Conor Murphy (SF), S Wilson says it's a way of administering this part of the UK which gives local representatives the opportunity do so, he says they have brought SF down to road to supporting law and order in the courts and the streets, C Murphy also believes it can work despite their differences, he mentions the things that unite them, like they both represent working class people, he accepts there will be difficulties ahead but both parties are committed. C Murphy also comments on the forces or dissidents who may try to upset the May 8th devolution day. S Wilson believes the 6 wk delay gives opportunity to nail down the financial package, S Wilson refers to SF and not the usual SF/IRA, Thompson asks him about his new choice of words, so Wilson says he hopes SF have put terrorism behind them. S Wilson then denies they have sold out some unionists who are unhappy with today. C Murphy then comments on Adams remark it'll be a "work in not a love in". S Wilson then answers a question about why here was no handshake. Then next a film report from Chris Butler reviews with humour "the dating game" between paisley and Adams, using old film clips of Paisley speeches he emphasises the fact that Paisley wasn't a natural match for SF, the reporter also interviews churchgoers at the Paisley Martyrs Memorial Church in Belfast for their views yesterday, then Chris Butler profiles G Adams past within the Republican movement with photos and film clips. In West Belfast many of his constituents were surprised by the pictures Paisley with Adams but to them another 6 weeks is nothing. Then back outside Stormont BBC's Mark Davenport reveals how today's meetings came about, even down o the diamond shape seating arrangements, he comments on the new law needed and the May 8th date choice, and the mood music at the DUP/SF meetings. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9318



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
23 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Stormont Today
Description:
F McKinney reviews today's Paisley/Adams meeting and statement at their Stormont press conference, the programme begins with a recap of today's press conference comments from Paisley and Adams, then in the studio F McKinney talks to DUP's I Paisley Jnr and SF's G Kelly, he begins by asking them are you all talking to each other now, I Paisley Jnr says the DUP is driving forward its mandate from a position of strength that is pleasing to the Ulster people, and that's why they ? through the NI Sec's unrealistic deadline, and set up an agenda that's workable and doable, but that doesn't mean we've become "best of buddies" with SF, he says there was and is a level of communication with SF, then G Kelly (SF) says be clear about it we are 2 political parties who disagree we have built a bridge, there are issues we agree on like water charges and the peace dividend. F McKinney tries to get Paisley Jnr to say something direct to G Kelly on these issues, Paisley replies we have already talked about these issues, he goes on to talk about the Chancellor's shortcomings on his financial offer. Paisley Jnr then explains why they want this extra 6 weeks and why they broke Peter Hain's deadline, he then tries to get F McKinney to congratulate the DUP for what they've done. G Kelly comes into say what we have is an unequivocal commitment to power sharing and that is huge there is disappointment the institutions didn't go up today, but May 8th is an agreed date. F McKinney then asks Paisley Jnr about the role of the other parties in the new disposition, he says they've met the other parties, then G Kelly says SF is against exclusion of parties, as they were once excluded, power sharing is a collective effort he says. F McKinney then introduces a film interview with NI Sec P Hain, whom he refers to as a man who had to eat his words, and asks him for his reaction to the Paisley/Adams deal. P Hain claims government policy got us to this point today, he doesn't mind the criticism that power sharing has been delayed for 6 weeks, as what happened today was a really big moment not only for NI but in the world and that's the big picture he says, the deadline was real he repeats and in the absence of what happened today it would have been all over. Back in the studio commentator Brian Feeney and Bel/Tele journalist Chris Thornton are asked by F McKinney how did we get here, B Feeney says he wasn't surprised by what happened but was surprised Paisley allowed himself to be filmed with Adams, he feels to have an executive up running cold mightn't have worked too well. Chris Thornton says the 6 weeks delay let's Paisley unhappy party members see this as a win, and that was good DUP party management, Feeney agrees Paisley was afraid he'd end up like Trimble with constant executive meetings, he says McGuinness and Robinson sorted out details by notes over the weekend. Both men then comment on the likelihood of pitfalls during the next 6 weeks and they comment on how Peter Hain comes out of all this, with both being critical of him, but it's only the headline in London that matters, the DUP proved he doesn't matter last Friday. Chris Thornton comments on the atmosphere now around M McGuiness going into government compared to when he was named educ/min under Trimble. Thornton says the next big thing is the Justice Ministry devolution. Then they comments on water bills issue. A short report from Sharon O'Neill details the reaction of the public in a vox pop.
DVD No.
D06790
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9319



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
10 mins 39 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of today's Paisley/Adams press conference at Stormont on power sharing from RTE's Tommy Gorman their Northern editor, begins with two men's opening remarks and reaction from B Ahern, then T Gorman outlines what happened at Stormont with fully comments from Paisley and Adams, then SF's Martin McGuiness comments. A second report from David McCullagh has the reaction of Irish PM B Ahern, then the Labour Party's Pat Rabbitte's views, followed by British PM Tony Blair's reaction, then the DUP MP J Donaldson gives an interview on "this difficult day" "but necessary day". He comments on the constructive meeting and items discussed in workman like way, it'll be a while before trust develops he says. Then live from Belfast Tommy Gorman comments on what happens now in the North, and his view on the mood now in Northern Ireland, relief and surprise. (9pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06800
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9320



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Mar 2007
Duration:
? mins ? secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Reporter begins by saying tonight Ulster Says Yes after centuries of violence and asks are the Troubles finally over, it calls it an amazing day then introduces a film report on today's events at Stormont from Jackie Long, which includes Paisley/Adams remarks and her remarks on how extraordinary today's meeting was. Then journalist Fionnuala O'Connor of the Economist gives her reaction as amazed, and remarkable, then J Long describes how the details of the meeting including the seating arrangements were agreed, then British PM Tony Blair give his view that everything we've done over the last 10 years was in preparation for this moment. Followed by the comments of Paul Bew, politics professor at QUB, then visiting 6th form politics students from Newry give their reactions to the deal. Back at Stormont Gavin Esler interviews I Paisley Jnr (DUP) and SF's G Kelly. Paisley Jnr says his father has decided to set the agenda for Unionism, and he's sick and tired of the agenda being set by other people, the DUP has seized the day and said this is when we'll do it, when asked are the Troubles over, Paisley Jnr quotes his father "please God they are". Then SF's G Kelly says the IRA said long ago the war is over, today was a day of partnership, both parties are committed to power sharing although opposed to each other on many issues, but now they have bridge built across that division. Paisley Jnr denies the DUP's 6 weeks stall wasn't about confidence building, it's not going to be a love-in he says but a work-in. The report asks G Kelly how a former republican prisoner like him finds it that he can accept being a minister in Stormont which is a British parliament, Kelly replies by citing the political changes brought about by the Good Friday Agreement and today's acceptance of partnership by the DUP. On the symbol of a Paisley/Adams handshake, Paisley calls that a crass symbol of no importance, G Kelly says today's agreement between the 2 main parties makes it unlikely the deal will fall apart, both men criticise the NIO ministers. Then the reporter introduces a film report from Michael Crick on past attempts to reach agreement in NI, previously NI has had many ground hog days he says, the report begins with Troubles statistics and then reviews the 1973 Sunningdale Agreement, and the May 19th UWC strike which destroyed it, with I Paisley playing a leading part in that, in 1986 M Thatcher signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement, she was denounced as a traitor by Paisley, the 1980s/90s had a background of violence, but SF combines the ballot with the armalite, UU Prof Henry Patterson discusses the republican move from violence to politics at this time. In 1993 John Major talks to the IRA, peace then more violence, then T Blair and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, H Patterson praises J Major and P Mayhew's role, the GFA however hadn't the extremes in it, today's agreement does but will even more hardliners push them aside he asks. Back at Stormont NI Sec Peter Hain calls it a great day for NI, and talks about his suspended deadline and his hopes for the future, he comments on what has been achieved over the last 2 years, he praises Tony Blair and J Major, he explains why he thinks today's deal won't fall apart, he praises Trimble/Hume, he comments on the financial package that Brown. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06800
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
9321



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Mar 2007
Duration:
41 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight Special
Programme Title:
The Devolution Deal
Description:
Introduced by Mark Carruthers he begins by asking has hell frozen over, can pigs fly, have Paisley and Adams just really sat down together in talks. The answer is yes and in 6 weeks the parties will begin power sharing together, should it work, will it work. Then he introduces a film report from Darragh McIntyre on the build up to the devolution deal, which he calls an old fashioned shotgun wedding dictated by circumstances not love, Peter Hain set the wedding date the 26 March, with weeks to go one of the couples, Ian Paisley's DUP shows nerves, film clip shown, then to continue the metaphor, McIntyre says the party went to London to check on the "dowry" with £400m of new money promised, Paisley comments after DUP executive meeting, then he's back to Downing St to see Blair looking for more time, Paisley comments on unity within DUP. On the Sunday, government officials liaise between P Robinson and M McGuiness, agreement is reached on the texts for statements and a date for restoring of Stormont, May 8th is set, talks continue to work out the seating arrangements. Then coverage of the next morning outside Stormont as the press gathers, then the Paisley/Adams news conference at a diamond shaped table is shown, all over in a few minutes, there were no handshakes, but every wedding has a family fallout and today DUP MEP Jim Allister resigned, but at Westminster Paisley's remarks were upbeat, but says McIntyre the good intentions will be sorely tested. Back in the studio DUP MEP Jim Allister gives an interview on his resignation and why he felt his stomach churning watching Paisley and Adams, the DUP position was premature as the SF delegation contained the IRA's army council, he goes on to recall the IRA murders in N Ireland, he won't condemn his DUP colleagues however for not resigning, he'll only justify his own pint of principle, that SF are not fit for government, as they haven't turned their back on terror as he sees it, they put up a phoney attitude to supporting the police and glorify terrorist attacks week in week out he feels the DUP move has went against their election manifesto he says Paisley has moved with haste to get himself into power but claims he isn't being 'over judgemental', he adds the lure of power has clouded Paisley's judgement. Jim Allister then defends his attitude on Paisley, he feels there's a depth of unease within the DUP and the party is inviting a dissipation in its vote, as it played fast and loose with its manifesto, he says his objections aren't based on him defending his political future. In a next report Mark Carruthers introduces a film report from Stephen Walker, on the issues ahead that will face the Executive from May 8th, he begins by talking to hotel owner Bill Wolselsy who comments on what the tourist industry needs from a Stormont government, local people should be trained to work in the tourist industry, then CBI's Nigel Small comments on what local business needs. Then within education, the INTO's Frank Bunting wants the situation around the 11+ replacement sorted out, then Sandra Peake of WAVE gives her views on what the Executive will need to do in dealing with the Legacy of the Past, and the appointment of a Victim's Commissioner, Bill Wolsey says he hopes the parties will work together for the benefit of all the people of NI. In a next interview, Kiernan Tourish interviews former SDLP leader John Hume, the man credited with starting the peace process, to find out what he makes of the SF/DUP deal, he gives his opinion, the GFA was Sunningdale MK2, the SF/DUP are now implementing SDLP policy and should admit it, he says the parties should implement the will of the people, he gives his reaction to Paisley working with SF, he recalls his dialogue with Adams during the Hume-Adams talks, and his hopes for the future this is followed by a Juliet Paul interview with the UUP's Darren Nesbitt for his reaction to the Paisley/Adams deal, he's happy for the people of NI but sad it's taken 30 or 40 years to get to this position, he recalls Paisley's reaction to Faulkner and the Sunningdale deal, he lists the U-turn Paisley has formed, asking is it the lure of power, he again recalls the demise of Faulkner and praises his vision for unionism, he then comments on the obstacles the new executive will face around the trust issue. Back in the studio, Mark Carruthers then interviews the DUP's J Donaldson and SF's John O'Dowd, he begins by getting the reaction of J Donaldson to the Jim Allister resignation, Donaldson feels he should have waited to see how things turn out, and stayed in the party. Donaldson denies the DUP is going into government with reconstructed terrorists, he defends the DUP position, and lists what the DUP have forced SF/IRA into doing over decommissioning and policing. He's questioned about what will have changed from the last election to May 8th that allows the DUP to enter partnership with SF, Donaldson quotes Adams remarks on policing last week, and says they expect SF to honour its commitments. Donaldson is then asked for his view on the IRA Army Council's position, he wants it dissolved but it won't stop an executive as that would be giving the IRA a veto. SF's John O'Dowd re-enforces the point about the positive moves made in recent days by both SF and the DUP and rejects the negative attitudes of local journalist and TV programmes. He says the electorate gave SF a mandate to be in government and they demand to be in government that's the only condition SF need meet he claims. He rejects the idea they have been dictated by the DUP, by the six weeks suspension, he comments on the future of the IRA Army Council in the next 6 weeks, both politicians then comment the share of ministries on May 8th, Donaldson says they'll take the finance position, they discuss the education ministry and the 11+ question O'Dowd comments on programme for government committee agreements.
DVD No.
D06800
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9323



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Mar 2007
Duration:
2 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Programme Title:
SDLP Election Broadcast
Description:
Begins with video diaries of comments by "ordinary people" on political parties here and the areas of need people say they want tackled. Then Mark Duran lists the things needed for a better future, all gained by voting SDLP he says.
DVD No.
D06720
Tape No.
370
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9280



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Mar 2007
Duration:
14 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
DUP MEP Jim Allister has resigned from the party after yesterday's deal with SF, he says his stomach turned watching the press conference. Film report with Jim Allister's interview on his view of SF, the DUP's J Donaldson gives his reaction. Another DUP MLA Jim Wells is rumoured to be thinking about his position in the DUP. Jim Allister says he's had phone calls from people in tears about the DUP/SF agreement, the DUP grassroots is uneasy he says. Next report from Ken Reid in London explains the emergency legislation going through Parliament to establish May 8th as Devolution Day, with NI Sec Peter Hain's comments in Westminster, followed by I Paisley's comments on why he wouldn't shake Adams hand, the UUP's Lady Hermon criticised Peter Hain. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the effect of Jim Allister's resignation and whether others will follow and Paisley's comments in Parliament. In the courts former UDA commander William Mo Courtney has been jailed for 8 years for his part in the UDA feud murder of Alan McCullough (22) a J Adair associate, in May 2003. Film report reviews the case with the Crown's view on the manslaughter charge. Outside the court, Kenny McCourt says the sentence was too lenient, they allege he only got 8 years because he was an informer, the family say they are trying to arrange a meeting with the Police Ombudsman. The next film report from Jamie Delargey examines the story of the 11+ exam in NI since 1948 and ask what will the new Stormont Executive do about it, since SF's M McGuiness has scrapped it while he was education minister, the report examines the replacement options. The final report deals with speculation about the expected rise in tourism here due to the Paisley/Adams deal, with the views of Mary Jo Canny of the Belfast Visitor Centre, and Frank Hewitt of the Chamber of Commerce, then vox pop of tourists in Belfast. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06800
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9322



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Mar 2007
Duration:
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight Special
Programme Title:
The Devolution Deal
Description:
The programmes examines the 'Shotgun' wedding of Sinn Fein and the DUP and events leading to it. Also Jim Allister (DUP) is interviewed on his resignation from the party. Finally former minister Darren Nesbitt (UUP), John Hume (SDLP), and Jeffery Donaldson (DUP) give their reaction to the deal.
DVD No.
Tape No.
373
Country of Origin:
Northern Irealnd
Record No.
5512



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Mar 2007
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifís na Gaeilge
Channel:
T NaG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Patriot Game
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles)

The IRA's 1956-1963 border campaign is profiled. Interviews with Roly O'Brady, Sean Gerland, and a young Brian Faulkner (UUP)
DVD No.
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5513



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Mar 2007
Duration:
51 mins 53 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Patriot Game
Description:
(In Irish with English Subtitles) This programme profiles in drama documentary style the IRA's border campaign of 1956-62, it includes interview with IRA personnel that that era, many of the names are still active in the 1970s. It begins with a dramatisation of the 1954 raid by the IRA on Armagh's British/Army barracks dressed as British soldiers they took all the armoury's weapons and film clip of 1950s IRA men on parade, the programme then sets the scene at the time along the border, in them times it was a formal border with stop and search at customs and was detested by Irish Nationalists, various IRA vols from the 1950s explain why they joined the IRA, to free the six counties, film clips of state ceremonies celebrating 1916 Rising and the War of Independence shown, also film clip of E De Valera's comment on 1916, and report on his anti-partition campaign with the USA's Irish American population, which included a propaganda film taken in Fintona, Co. Tyrone highlighting the discrimination over housing, it's shown in this docu. America however sympathetic wouldn't offend its NATO ally Britain, into the vacuum stepped the IRA. Former IRA man Tony Meade recalls the failure of the anti-partition campaign, then and now IRA activist Ruairi O'Bradaigh supports his view, but the IRA underestimated the extent of unionist aversion to Dublin rule, IRA vols knew little about Northern Unionists, Labhras O'Donghaile and Tony Meade confirm this the documentary then profiles the RUC of those day, with film clips. It had 2,800 men and 12,00 armed reservists in the B Special, they were sectarian and widely feared by the Catholic population of N Ireland, these forces could also call on several thousand British troops around NI. An old film clip shows unionist Brian Faulkner explaining NI's wish to remain within the UK, then Brendan O Raghallaigh comments on Craigavon and unionists mentality that Stormont was a Protestant parliament for a Protestant people. In the Republic unemployment was high and immigration high, by 1959, 500,000 people had emigrated. In 1952 IRA people at Boderstown heard speeches by Tony Megan, Tomas MacCurtain, and Paddy McLogan, (the 3 macs) film clip shown, and their beliefs and ideals are explained by the documentary they were conservative 1921 style IRA men, Tony Meade recalls the organisation of the IRA, then old film clip of Tomas McCurtain talking about violence as they only way, the policies these 3 men institute at this time would shape the IRA for the next 50 years, and Sinn Fein and their paper the United Irishman, Eamon O'Buadhigh recalls the IRA relationship with SF, they also introduced IRA Army Order No 8, no military action in the republic, ending partition was now the IRA's reason d'être, Tony Meade comments on these changes. In 1954 the IRA received intelligence on the British armoury at Gough Barracks in Armagh. Eamon Boyce the Dublin intelligence officer of the IRA, recalls how he planned the raid over 6 weeks, and how they got Vol Sean Garland to join the British/Army's Royal Irish Fusiliers, E Boyce then with the aid of a dramatisation explains how the actual raid went ahead, it was 4 hrs later before the alarm was raised. At Boderstown 1954 days after the raid the IRA claimed the raid and issued its intention to use them against the British, Rory O'Brady recalls the training camps around the country, then Robert Kehoe recalls, then Patrick O'Regan on the part time guerrilla training camps, Tony Meade says the assumption was they'd be fighting a 1920s style war, then Brendan O Raghallaigh from Belfast recalls a camp in the Cooley Mountains when they were warned by the Guards they made too much noise, the IRA believed the Irish State and the Guards would turn a blind eye as long as they didn't cause violence in the South, the IRA however needed ammo and in Oct 1954 on info from Vol Sean Garland the IRA raided Omagh's armoury. Eamon Boyce recalls Tony Megan's instructions before the raid, the raid failed and resulted in the IRA's first gun battle with the British army since 1921, Eamon O'Buadhigh recalls his role, and his arrested by a farmer and his sons, 8 IRA men were captured and charged with treason. Film clip shows they got long sentences but it increased IRA support. In Aug 1955 the IRA in England led by Rory O'Brady infiltrated Arbourfield Barracks in Berkshire and stole 82,000 rounds of ammo, R O'Brady recalls, but they were caught near London, a TV film clip shows the recovered ammo, the IRA men got life sentences. In 1955 the IRA panned its campaign under Sean Cronin, it was called Operation Harvest. Tony Meade says it was an aspirational plan, it had 35 man flying columns raiding the North across the border, the plan being to liberate certain areas. Pat O'Regan recalls the flying column mood, on Dec 12th 1956 the campaign began, news clips shown of damage, Stormont moved quickly and arrested known activists Brendan O'Radhallaigh recalls how Northern IRA didn't know the starting date. On the night of Dec 31st 1956 2 flying columns attacked Derrylin RUC Barracks, film clip of aftermath. R O'Brady commanded one column he recalls that attack which killed RUC Con John Scally, Pat O'Regan recalls joining the Pearce Column in Monaghan, and they were to attack RUC Station at Brookeborough, he recalls the mistakes made and the death of South and Ferghal O'Hanlon, with 4 other men wounded by the RUC Sgt in the station. Film Clips of aftermath shown, the Southern government gave into British pressure and the border was sealed and internment introduced in the South. In Limerick the IRA rebranded defeat as martyrdom at the funerals of South and O'Hanlon, film clip shown 50,000 people turned out for Sean South's funeral, Robert Kehoe recalls his mood, in an election in the South SF had its best result for 30 years winning 4 seats with 70,000 votes, but Fianna Fail under E De Valera got power, who had no qualms about using repression against the IRA. In the summer of 1957 he ordered internment. Irish TD Robert Briscoe comments on TV about illegality of IRA. At the Curragh 168 IRA vols were interned, including Megan, McCurtain and Mc Logan. In Aug 1957 Robert Kehoe recalls an ambush plan that failed, Brendan O'Reilly recalls the IRA's determination not to get into a "religious war" but to fight the army of occupation, they avoided attacking the B Specials, Tony Meade recalls how this worked on the ground, and his period in an underground bunker one Christmas as an RUC patrol passed by, by now most of the experience vols were interned. In Nov 1957 an IRA unit of 4 men met at Edentubber to prepare a mine, Robert Kehoe recalls what happened when it exploded killing the 4 of them. Film clip shows aftermath, Labhras O'Donghaile recalls the dead, Paddy Parle was his friend film of the Edentubber funerals. Tony Meade recalls the campaign failing, in Belfast Brendan O'Reilly says they couldn't depend on too much support, then film clip of Tomas McCurtain's views on the campaign, then Patrick O'Regan says Northerners weren't interested, Rory O'Brady blames the lack of adequate equipment and money from America. Tony Meade says they never got the bazookas from the USA they wanted. In Nov 1961 Minister of Justice Charles Haughey introduced military courts which handed out long sentences. IN Feb 1962 the IRA Army Council ordered hostilities to end and arms to be dumped for now. R O'Brady recalls his feelings at the time, the IRA statement of 1962 is read out, in 5 years the IRA killed 6 RUC men, it lost 8 vols mostly in accidents, Eamon O'Buadhigh says he can't condone the 70s/80s IRA violence but he understands it. Tony Meade asks has the 1969-07 violence been worth it, he says no.
DVD No.
D06810
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9325



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Mar 2007
Duration:
16 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The DUP is planning to rotate its executive seats amongst its senior party figures say UTV film report from F McKinney on the likely make-up of the next government ministers from the DUP with the party sharing out and rotating its personnel, he also looks at what the bookies odds are on various leading SF personnel getting ministers position, and then the same thing for the UUP and the SDLP. Next comes an interview with SF's G Adams by Ken Reid he asks him about Paisley's remarks this is not a love-in it's a work-in, Adams says he can work with the DUP, he comments on the negotiations that led up to the Stormont press conference and the mood at the meeting. Adams recalls the issues he told Paisley they could work on, suicide, drug abuse etc. Paisley said both their parties represent the working classes, Adams feels they have common ground. On the Policing Board issue, Adams says he'll nominate that SF join, to his Ard Comhairle by the 8th May. In the PSNI, today the Policing Board has offered Hugh Orde a 3 yr extension to his contract. Film report. In a film report from Vicky Hawthorne she covers the debate in the Commons as the emergency legislation passed to allow the new devolution date of May 8th to become law, with the views of Willie McCrea on his difficulties with SF, then criticism of him by SDLP's Dolores Kelly because he shared a platform with LVF leader Billy Wright. The Commons debate comments of David Trimble are also covered and Eileen Paisley comments in the Lords on her husband's difficulties with SF/IRA, then I Paisley Jnr comments on building the union, followed by Ken Reid's analysis of the DUP ministry rotation plan, and possible ministers from each party. In West Belfast, a group called Families Bereaved Through Suicide have highlighted the growing problem in West Belfast, they says it's spiralling out of control. Film report with 3 mothers appeal for help, they remain unnamed and tell of the lack of help available in N Ireland. Then views of Evelyn Gilroy of Families Bereaved Thru/Suicide, followed by statement of NIO minister Paul Goggins. The DUP's I Paisley Jnr has expressed concern over the 8 yr sentence to UDA man William 'Mo' Courtney yesterday. Film report with his remarks and views of Roy Junkin of the PPS, then reaction of a prosecutor Paula Jack on the consultations with victims. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06800
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9324



Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th Mar 2007
Duration:
8 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 the UDA has expelled the leader of its Sth/Antrim organisation Gary Fisher and his political adviser Tommy Kirkham. Film report with the UDA's statement and a recent history o the S/E Antrim Brigade, then UPRG's Frankie Gallagher's views on criminality in that area, UDA sources say a "trinity" of brigadiers, Jim Gray, Andre Shoukri and Gary Fisher were preventing the organisation moving forward UPRG's F Gallagher comments, the move comes a week after the government announced it's giving the UDA £1m to help it end paramilitary and criminal activity. In a North Belfast flashpoint, bids on a house have reached bids of £800,000. Film report on current housing boom and this Alliance Ave house near which 14 people have been killed in sectarian violence, estate agent Liam McGranaghan comments on this and prices in the nearby Duncairn Gdns. The DUP MP David Simpson and LMA Steven Mountray have said the DUP deal with SF is premature, meanwhile MLA Jim Wells has said he's staying in the DUP. Film report with Wells comments. In Derry SF have condemned an attack on PSNI officers after a traffic accident. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06810
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9326



Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th Mar 2007
Duration:
? mins ? 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 saying what a week, leaders of radical republicanism and evangelical unionism agreed a shared future for all the people but can such hardened enemies ever really work together, he asks. The pictures from Stormont flashed around the world, a film report from Juliet Paul reviews those iconic pictures and the words of Paisley/Adams, then Alex Kane a new letter columnist gives his views on the pictures, followed by the views of Lord Laird on the public relations images, the picture he says, says more than words for population of NI. Juliet Paul then mentions the current Ormeau Baths display of iconic pictures from NI's recent 40 yr history, some are shown, she then shows other global iconic pictures and asks Maurice Neill of BIFHE on the hidden dangers of these pictures in actual reality, like Arafat and Rabin on the White House lawn then Lord Laird says if the executive fails that picture may come back to haunt people. Then Alex Kane comments on this point comparing it to Paisley Trimble dancing down the Garvaghy Rd, BIFHE's Maurice Neil puts it up there image wise with Bishop Daly and his hankie on Bloody Sunday, then at the Ormeau Baths exhibition John Harrison of the NI Photographers Assoc comments on photos he finds iconic and says Monday's photo is up there also, Juliet Paul summaries then Noel Thompson introduces a discussion with Newton Emerson and Dan McGinn of the Press Assoc on whether the pres should cut the politicians a bit of slack when reporting on the new executive, also included is the BBC's political editor Mark Davenport, Newton Emerson says no we shouldn't cut out cloth differently for new executive, examinations of parties handling of real issues should be just as harsh. Dan McGinn says we should give them a chance, but focus is now on water rates etc, Mark Davenport says he never shied away from reporting a story, he never saw his role as a cheer leader for the peace process, all 3 then comment on more positive reporting ideas, instead of saying Paisley/Adams sell out their grassroots, take the positive attitude. N Emerson says good news doesn't sell papers, and the 2 parties aren't above criticism, the media won't just fall into line, M Davenport says the day of "template" news stories may be at an end, the says stories on health issues may become more prominent he comments on his interview with Adams this week. N Thompson asks them to comment on the change of focus now for journalists. N Emerson thinks more investigative journalism is needed, Dan McGinn feels we shouldn't suspend our cynicism, he laments the lack of a powerful opposition, M Davenport then comments on internal DUP rumblings from D Simpson and S Mountray. N Thompson quotes J Paxton that the relationship between a journalist and a politician should be like a dog and a lamp post. In the If You Ask Me Spot, journalist F O'Connor comment on the Paisley/Adams Stormont picture and press conference, and the previous criticisms of Peter Hain's deadline, she recalls Paisley's previous attempts to wreck the peace process. Then back in the studio Noel Thompson raises the question about Sunningdale in 1974, and asks if that would not have a success, he asks Sir Ken Bloomfield the head of the NI Civil Service back then, and former SDLP politician Ivan Cooper for their views. Ken Bloomfield's book Tragedy of Errors on government and misgovernment of NI is mentioned, Bloomfield comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the Sunningdale deal, and wonders if executive will operate on collective responsibility as Sunningdale did, he wonders how a forced coalition will work, Ivan Cooper comments on the respect the SDLP had for UUP's B Faulkner but thinks that respect is there between the DUP and SF, the coalition will include killers he says, it will take years before they can bear to work with each other, the weakness today is no opposition to the Executive, Ken Bloomfield comments on this issue, and the speed and nature of Nth/Sth issues, I Cooper believes in 1974, the SDLP oversold the Nth/Sth elements, Bloomfield then comment on the academic selection dilemma. Ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D06810
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9327



Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th Mar 2007
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:
The programme looks at the Ian Paisley (DUP) and Gerry Adams (SF) accord with journalist Alex Kene, Newton Emerson, Des McGin and the BBC's political editor Mark Davenport views. Ken Bloomfield and Ivan Cooper discuss and lament the passing of the 1973 Sunningdale deal.
DVD No.
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5514



Date Broadcast:
Fri 30th Mar 2007
Duration:
9 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 Lurgan the PSNI arrest four dissident republicans. Film report on undercover operation in Kilwilkee estate, as 6 unmarked police cars stopped a blue car, the SDLP's Dolores Kelly gives her reaction. IN lower Lough Erne the body of a woman was found, the PSNI are treating the death as suspicious. Film report. The Assets Recovery Agency has frozen the assets of Patrick Car and Samuel McKee and Joanne McKee from Rathfriland valued at £.75m. In the studio the ARA Chief Alan McQuillan comment on the case, and ARA's success as he see it, this year he sees the key issue as disrupting crime, not making money. With political agreement between the DUP and SF, reporter F McKinney asks will that help Belfast's peace walls be removed. Film report shows aerial views of the walls and profiles their history, with comments of QUB's Peter Shirlow that political progress has only been made at the top table not at ground level, then DUP's Nelson McCausland and SF's Paul Maskey comments, then Joe Lavelle of City Sightseeing Belfast comments on the tourists reactions. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06810
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9328



Date Broadcast:
Sat 31st Mar 2007
Duration:
9 mins 34 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 report on Chancellor Gordon Brown's budget headlines today with film report from Forestside in South Belfast with reaction from Sir George Quigley on the Corporation Tax changes and how he wants it reduced to 12%. Then John Woods of Friends of the Earth on Larry Darby of Price Waterhouse Coopers give their reactions to the budge announcements and their hopes for tomorrows financial package for NI which the chancellor is due to announce. In Belfast today SF's G Adams criticised the DUP's negotiating stance with the Chancellor about NI's financial package he had wanted a united executed approach. Film report with political editor Mark Davenport's comments live from Downing St on the talks going on now between the DUP and Peter Hain, and earlier today between the DUP and T Blair. Davenport comments on the headline figures and details he knows about, like water charges etc, G Brown says the Chancellor will see the DUP and SF together tomorrow, M Davenport confirms that and speculates on whether a deal will be done on devolution by ? On Mon 26th March. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06780
Tape No.
372
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9305



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Apr 2007
Duration:
22 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Killer Questions
Description:
This programme profiles the events of the night of Mon 22nd July 2002 when loyalist gunmen shot dead Catholic man Gerard Lawlor in North Belfast, that night questions remain unanswered, how did the murder gang operate with such impunity that night and why did police not lock down North Belfast and why was a key witness ignored. The programme begins with an interview with G Lawlor's parents, and his finance on their reaction to his murder then reporter Sharon O'Neill describes how earlier that night at the Ardoyne interface a prot/youth was shot in the groin, and how later 5 miles away on the Floral Rd G Lawlor was shot dead in revenge, that night loyalists mounted several murder bids beginning in Salisbury Ave when loyalists failed to murder 2 RCs walking in the street, half an hour later loyalists on a motorbike failed to kill another young Catholic man, he's unnamed and describes how the gunman's gun jammed and he shouted you lucky Fenian bastard, the Catholic Ryan then describes his interview with the police which was brief. A few yards away in Rosapenna Court, Jason O'Halloran and a friend stood talking when a car pulled up alongside them and fired, Jason was hit in the legs and groin, his friend escaped, as Jason went to hospital, Gerard Lawlor was having a pint in the Bellevue Arms on the Antrim Rd, leaving just before midnight, he was shot twice in the back on the Floral Rd from a revolver previously used in a loyalist feud shooting. His fiancé Siobhan comments on his final moments, a man who stopped to help Gerard, statement to police is read out, he had saw Gerard earlier in the bar, Gerard's parents were on a weekend break in Newcastle they recall being told what had happened, and the numb feeling. Siobhan recalls her confusion as to why Gerard was killed, he'd never harmed anyone, she regrets not being able to say good-bye. The Red Hand Defenders a cover name for the UFF and LVF admitted responsibility, then armed and masked loyalists appeared on TV talking about their limited military response to republican aggression the clip is shown. At this time UFF's C Company on the Shankill Rd was controlled by J Adair, police have said Gerard's murder was carried out by the LVF at behest of Adair. In July 2003 a senior police officer publicly stated they knew the identity of Gerard's killers but had no evidence, Gerard was the last sectarian victim within the previous 13 months, others like Catholic postman Daniel McColgan, prot/teenager Gavin Brett, Catholic Kiernan Cummings, were all innocent and soft targets. It's been 3 years since the police contacted Gerard's parents, PSNI John Horan says that 5 years is recent in murder cases. Then Padriag O'Murigh comments on move being expected from the PSNI. John Lawlor says recent revelations about loyalist killers working for the police has dented his belief in the police. John Horan also believes informers were involved, Jason O'Halloran agrees, he recalls how the police treated him and how he went to Nuala O'Loan the Ombudsman, she recommend a review of the case. It still hasn't happened, John Horan comments, on evidence not taken from shooting victim, the Ombudsman has launched an inquiry into the G Lawlor murder, involving a new witness evidence, John Horan comments on no arrests, Sharon Lawlor on her frustration with police. Ryan Corbett comments on surviving the gunmen and how it affected him, then Gerard's parents on their loss, then Siobhan comments on the effect on her son John (7) and things that Gerard done with him. They are all filmed visiting Gerard's grave. John Lawlor wants someone convicted, Siobhan doesn't trust the police.
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9330



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Apr 2007
Duration:
13 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:
At Stormont the decisions on which MLAs will get executive ministers seats on May 8th is underway. Film report from Ken Reid speculates on who'll get which job. Also at the weekend Paisley/McGuiness signed a letter asking NI Sec Peter Hain to vacate his office at Stormont. M McGuiness (SF) comments on his talks with Paisley, then UUP's Reg Empey says much work needs done, then in the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the parties possible choices. A new search has been launched for 9 of the so-called Disappeared, a team of forensic experts and detectives have been brought in from Britain, by the indep/commission for the location of victims remains. Film report from Ivan Little, identifies the 9 still missing, 4 bodies have been found. Forensic expert Geoff Knupfer, comments on his task, and the support he's getting from the PIRA. The exterior walls of the former Maze/Long Kesh prison have been pulled down today. Film report with political reaction from NIO min David Hansen, then SF MLA Paul Butler who spent 11 years in jail, the DUP's Edwin Poots remarks. The PSNI has failed to connect a Catholic man Jason O'Halloran, 4 months after the Police Ombudsman told them to contact him about a re-investigation of a loyalist murder bid on him 2002, an hour later Catholic Gerard Lawlor was shot dead on the Floral Rd in Nth/Bel. Film report on case featured in UTV Insight: Killer Questions to be shown later tonight. (See DVD D06820). Next report features the latest charges in Northern Ireland Water Services with comments of Katherine Bryan and the views of SF's M McLaughlin and DUP's I Paisley Jnr views on water charges, (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06810
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9329



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Apr 2007
Duration:
30 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Killer Questions
Description:
This current affairs programme profiles the July 2002 murder of Gerard Lawlor by Loyalists, and asks how the Loyalist killers have been able to act with impunity in this case and in the shooting of Jason O'Halloran; even when PSNI say they know the killers.
DVD No.
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5515



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Apr 2007
Duration:
13 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Latest kidnap robbery in Derry. Film report on "tiger" robbery by 5 men, 3 people held all night, then Ballymagroaty Post Office robbed, with PSNI Ch/Insp Robert Balls reaction, then local SF Cllr Billy Page calls for information to be given to the PSNI, the local priest Fr P O'Kane's views. Relatives for Justice is claiming that the majority of murders carried out since 2002 when H Orde became Chief Constable haven't been solved because Police informants are being protected, film report on 45 murders with Mark Thompson's comments. Followed by PSNI statement denying the claims, then Cathy McIlvenny a relative of Craig McCausland killed by the UVF in North Belfast in July 05 gives her opinion, an informant was involved in his killing. In the High Court a former member of the security forces has offered the UDA's Ihab Shoukri accommodation if he's given bail. Film report. At Stormont today the politicians picked the various committee chairman and vice chairman. Film report on relaxed mood at Stormont, whenever SF have a minister the committee will have a unionist chairman and vice versa. SF's John O'Dowd comments on the progress made in a week, SDLP's M Durkan confirms Margaret Ritchie will be Social Development Minister. In Ballymena Council, 5 DUP Cllrs have resigned from the party. Film report with Cllr Robert Stirling's views on Paisley's 'betrayal' then Mayor James Alexander on his resignation, then DUP Cllr Maurice Mills defends Paisley. It's one year since the murder of Denis Donaldson, the spy who brought down Stormont, a double agent, nobody has been charged. Film report on the police investigations to date with journalist Suzanne Breen comments on the case. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9331



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Apr 2007
Duration:
9 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:
Paisley and Irish PM B Ahern meet in Dublin and shake hands for the first time. Film report from Ken Reid with comments of B Ahern on a new future and then I Paisley's comments on visiting the Boyne and looks forward to future meetings. Meanwhile SF has named its ministers for the new executive, Catriona Ruane will get Education, M Gildernew Agriculture, Conor Murphy, Regional Development and Gerry Kelly Junior Minister at the OFMDFM, then Ken Reid gives his analysis of Paisley's visit to Dublin and the SF Ministerial team. A UDA Chief Jackie McDonald has met the PSNI Chief Constable H Orde and afterwards ruled out any early UDA decommissioning. Film report with H Orde's comments and coverage of the UPRG conference with Frankie Gallagher's comments, then J McDonald's views on decommissioning, then conference chairmen George Quigley gives his views on the UPRG's intentions. Within the last hour the report on the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan bombing has been published. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9332



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Apr 2007
Duration:
26 mins 50 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Nolan Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Stephen Nolan interviews DUP leader Ian Paisley on why he agreed to go into partnership with SF's G Adams and form a power sharing executive. The programme also includes phone calls and text messages giving the public's reaction to the interview. Paisley begins by saying how could he have faced his people if he had allowed a joint government from Dublin and London to destroy the Union, he says he had to take a step which brought him a lot of heart searching and plain, he had to sell himself and his reputation for the sake of his country, he says he said there were never be Dublin Rule, he says he still calls them SF/IRA, he hasn't changed, he hates the principles of the IRA and their murders but he's a Christian, he loves his enemies and he prays for them, his relationship with SF is not a love-in, he won't be laughing with McGuiness, it'll be a work-in. It's a relationship he has been forced to accept by the undemocratic forces at Westminster he has been threatened by the British government he says, Plan B was their instrument of threat, Paisley says he was frightened for his country, he recalls his father was a Carson man whose home in Rostrevor was burned down by the IRA, he recalls the funerals he has attended, he's asked to comment on the iconic picture of him sitting beside Adams, he denies the picture says that G Adams is ok now, Adams is still the enemy of what Paisley believes in, he tells Nolan to ask Adams if he still believes in terror. Paisley says he only sat beside him to read his statement, on trusting Adams/McGuiness Paisley says they can only be trusted when they prove by their actions what he swears to, he reminds Nolan that Lord Craigavon talked to the IRA in his day, Paisley says he has raised the abolition of the IRA Army Council with SF, he says to nationalists, Paisley is not an ogre he denies nationalist see him as a bogeyman. On water rates, Paisley says he'll solve the problem with the Chancellor in talks, he comment on the progress to date and on the letter to Peter Hain asking him to vacate the building, he calls Hain a squatter, the interview end then Nolan asks the public to phone in their reaction, he asks has Paisley sold out NI, is Paisley a brave man, will the DUP and SF pull it off. Then Nolan takes the calls and the text messages are shown on a giant screen. First caller would prefer Direct Rule, not the IRA in government, another caller accuses Paisley of sitting with terrorists now yet he rejected loyalists terrorist and sent many loyalists to jail, the audience then gets to make its opinion heard, another caller wants integration, then a positive call from Lisburn condemns the pessimism, then more texts shown on the screen, then Joanne from Hillsborough praises Paisley's stand, saying he had no real choice, then William from Belfast calls Paisley a Lundy, a man in the audience says Paisley couldn't defeat the IRA, then John in Newry comments on Paisley not answering the Army Council question, he calls it a stupid question, a man in the audience says Paisley had no choice.
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9333



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Apr 2007
Duration:
6 mins 39 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of Paisley meeting B Ahern in Dublin today and their comments afterwards on the renewed spirit of friendship then Paisley comments after a business meeting, saying he's proud of being an Ulsterman and of his Irish roots, he also looked forward to visiting the Boyne, then Irish PM B Ahern says Ireland's future has never been brighter. The families of those killed I the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan bombings says the McEntee Report findings give them no comfort. Film report says the report claims there is no evidence of any connection between the collusion alleged and the winding down of the Garda investigation. Film clip of 17.5.74 car bomb scenes and reference to Henry Barron's earlier report. Charlie Bird summarises the report's findings, and says the British government assisted the commission, then report on news conference of Justice for the Forgotten Group with their solicitor Greg O'Neill comments, then Phil Lawlor Watson's views, then Catherine O'Loughlin all are critical of the report. (11pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9334



Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Apr 2007
Duration:
27 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Nolan Live
Description:
Ian Paisley (DUP) gives an interview explaining shy The DUP have done a deal with Sinn Fein over devolution. It is a 'Work-in' not a 'Love-in' says Ian Paisley. He also claims the British Government threatened him with a plan B, which seen greater Republic of Ireland involvement in the Northern Ireland affairs.
DVD No.
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5516



Date Broadcast:
Thu 5th Apr 2007
Duration:
7 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, the PSNI have found a mortar bomb in Lurgan, the railway line has been closed. In North Belfast Drew Aitken (29) was the victim of a sectarian attack at a 24 hr garage on the Antrim Road. Film report on the brutal attack with interview with the injured man and review of similar attacks in the same area, including Aug 2005 stabbing of Thomas Devlin. A minister in the Irish government Martin Cullen has visited Wrightbus in Ballymena to place an order for buses worth £8m. Film report with Martin Cullan's comments, then shop steward Jimmy Wright's views, then Peter Bunting of the ICTU praises the Dublin government's move, then Wrightbus' Mark Nodder gives his views. Tomorrow it's 9 years since the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) but since then it's been political inertia, however in last 9 days DUP/SF have made amazing progress, a reporter visits Sandy Row and Ballymurphy to get the views of local people. The Orange Order is launching an appeal to raise £20,000 for a memorial to its 300 members killed during the Troubles. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9335



Date Broadcast:
Fri 6th Apr 2007
Duration:
2 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:
A Catholic bus driver based at the Ballymena Ulsterbus depot has been awarded £80,000 for 5 years of sectarian threats and abuse by the Fair Employment Tribunal. Film report with interview with Gerald Duffy describing the behaviour he had to endure, then Translink statement on the case. (6.30pm Good Friday)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9336



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Apr 2007
Duration:
6 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, yesterday's Junior orange parades in Bangor ended in violence involving drunken youth, North Down's Council is to review Orange parades policy but Orange Order says it has nothing to do with them. Film report with eyewitness Jimmy Rodgers views, then Cllr Marsden Fitzsimmons reaction, then Orange County Master Harry Whiteside's comments, then PSNI Ch/Insp Robert Murdie denies police were heavy handed during the trouble in Bangor and on the trains back to Belfast. IN Strabane the PSNI say a viable bomb was left at the home of Arthur McGarrigle a member of the town's District Policing Board. Film report. In Trim Co Meath a proposal to name a street after Ian Paisley has caused uproar in the Council. Film report from Ivan Little with a vox pop of locals being against the idea, the street was named Jimmy Finnegan St. (Documentary 11.4.07 RTE TNG: Frongoch on DVD D06830) (Documentary 12.4.07 BBC: The Rise and Rise of the DUP on D06830) (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9337



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Apr 2007
Duration:
50 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Anamnocht - Frongoch Colaiste na Reabhlaide (Frongoch University of Revolution)
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This drama documentary examines the men and their conditions of internment at the Frongoch Camp in Wales following the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. The programme begins with a reading of the writings of an internee called Joe O'Doherty who recalls being marched across Dublin in handcuffs and some people throwing stones at them, then archive film clip shows the destruction in Dublin after 6 days of revolution and film of some of the 1500 captured volunteers who would eventually end up in Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales. After the titles the narrator talks about the absolute military failure of 1916 yet 5.5 years later the Irish had won independence from a super power and asks why was the 1921 campaign a success when 1916 was a failure, he says it was in the Frongoch Internment Camp that the seeds of the transformation were sown. During this narration more archive film of Dublin post 1916 is shown. Among the internees at Frongoch would be 30 future TDs and one future President, men like Richard Mulcahy, Michael Collins and Sean T O'Kelly. 3 men left valuable accounts of their time in Frongoch and how the experience changed them. Cork man Michael Collins had worked for 10 years in London, Jose Stanley (26) had been a printer from Dublin and Seamus O'Maoileoin (25) was from Co Westmeath and a teacher (photos of the men shown), his first impression of Frongoch was it was like Connemara, but more remote and colder. Frongoch had 2 camps, North Camp with a long wooden barrack (photo shown), then film clip of Bally ? Camp from 4 years later shown, which was similar to Frongoch. M Collins was in the North Camp, he describes the conditions with 30 men in each hut, Joe Stanley was I the South Camp it was a stone building, he describes conditions in a letter to his wife. The South camp was built in 1889 as a whisky distillery but cased trading in 1899. From 1914 the site was to be used for German prisoners of war but they were moved out in 1916 and the Irish brought in, photos shown, half of the Irishmen in Frongoch had been involved in Easter Week Collins reflected on the failings of Easter Week, but praised the leaders bravery, his writing on the matter are read out being in the GPO himself, he said the whole thing had the air of a Greek tragedy, he felt the Rising was bungled. Film clip of the ruins of the GPO shown, then narrator comments on Joe Stanley's 1916 role, he printed Pearce's statements, this involved him being in the GPO for a couple of hours each day. Stanley also posted the Rising bulletins around Dublin. In Frongoch Colonel Heygate Lambert was Co, the writings of the prisoners call him a tyrannical old woman, a pen pusher who never fought, the guards were usually older soldiers not fit for front line service. By and large they let the men get on with things behind the wire, with just a daily head count, food was given each day and prisoners prepared it. By June the camps were organised under IRA leadership, it's at this time the IRA title replaced volunteers or Citizen Army titles. Col Lambert had T McSweeny, Thomas MacCurtain and Sean T O'Kelly moved out to English prisons a threats but M Collins then came to the fore, an account by John Roberts describes Collins cont over the internees, the British policy was to treat Irish prisoners as POWs, but after a few weeks this privilege was withdrawn, Joe Stanley's letters home express the men's worries, the camp sensor was Lt Bevan an incident over a letter to S O'Maoileoin from his mother in Irish is acted out, showing Bevan's petty ?. At night the prisoners said the Rosary in Irish, Irish classes began, as did maths and Latin classes, Spanish, French even Welsh, with John Roberts helping Collins the necessary books and post letters for him. Secret military strategy classes also given to the senior men, also organised were Gaelic games, under Joe Stanley's guidance his notes give a good insight into sports activities and camp life and are profiled in the documentary with Collins physical fitness being noted. Under pressure from the Irish MPS the British government introduced appeals against internment. This was done 30 at a time in London, the prisoners object to this process, S O'Maoileoin disrupting things by only speaking Irish. By August 12,000 were released with only 600 still held in the South Camp, their mood was positive as shown in letters, the food however did cause the men concern as is shown in a M Collins letter, he rejected meat as unfit on one occasion, the local doctor supported their protest but prisoner depended on food parcels from home shared amongst them all, however 6 men got scabies, questioned were asked in Parliament about the food and the rates, by September the men also refused to clean out the guards huts, which POWs shouldn't have to do, for refusal they were detained in the prison in North Camp, which meant no parcels or letters, the protest continued for a month or more, with the prisoners efforts directed to getting the story to the outside world, the methods used to smuggle out their uncensored letters are explained. Col Lambert would often change the guards in case they got friendly with the internees, Sean T O'Kelly comments on bribing the new guards, 142 internees were now punished in the North Camp cells. But on the 9 Oct, the Home Secretary gave in, and they were released. Prisoners morale was high, chess was popular in the camp and among those who enjoyed it were Gerry Boland a future Min of Justice and Richard Mulcahy a future Min of Defence, Seamus O'Maoileoin's letter had already noted them as men to watch, quoting a Mulcahy speech on revolution, another prisoner Joe Sweeney noted M Collins was always preparing for when they'd be released, safe houses, arms etc. New rules meant a roll call each morning but 200 Irishmen refused to identify themselves, when confined, they began a hunger strike, it was called off when the men were allowed to return to their comrades. Col Lambert then made each hut OC responsible for the daily roll calls, he wanted discipline, Joe Stanley a hut leader explains this time even more men refused to co-operate, Lambert court marshalled the hut leaders, Joe Stanley's song on the protest is sung in the docu/drama, the men all got 28 days in prison as punishment, the British then withheld all the men's parcels. Questions were again asked in Parliament, Lambert then ordered the camp doctor to refuse treatment to any man who refused to give his name and number, prisoner W J Brennan Whitmore's conversation with the camp doctor is re-enacted. Questions again asked in Parliament and in Dec the government ordered an independent report on the camp, by Sir Charles Cameron, his findings were never published but Dr Peter's committed suicide worried about its outcome. Col Lambert blamed the prisoners, the camp atmosphere was explosive, the Liberal government however was being shamed over Frongoch in the eyes of the world, even John Redmond called for the prisoners release that December. In May he had applauded the executions of 1916 leaders, on 21/12/1916 Henry Duke announced the prisoners were to be released, Joe Stanley's writings recall the atmosphere in the camp. In Dublin the prisoners received a hero's welcome, photos shown, Ireland had changed, the prisoners were transformed, at England's expense in Frongoch. S O'Maoileoin went on to spy for Collins in Limerick, during the Tan War under the name Liam Forde he sided with the Republicans during the civil war, then returned to teaching, he died in 1958 aged 67. Joe Stanley re-established his printing business printing "An Oglach" for Collins, he died in 1950 owning the Drogheda Argus and several cinemas, the contacts Collins made in Frongoch laid the foundations for the struggle ahead, with Collins eventually forming the Freestate, he was killed aged 32 at an ambush during the civil war. (Wed)
DVD No.
D06830
Tape No.
375
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
9340



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Apr 2007
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE) T NaG
Channel:
T NaG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Anamnocht
Programme Title:
Frongach
Description:
After 1916 the British Soldiers imprisioned 1800 Irish rebels in Frongach, Wales. This documentary/drama shows how this campagne became a nursery for fresh insurrection under Michael Collins.
DVD No.
Tape No.
375
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5517



Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Apr 2007
Duration:
59 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Rise and Rise of the DUP
Description:
This documentary profiles the political journey of Ian Paisley and the political party he founded the Democratic Unionist Party, from the political margins to being the largest Unionist party. It begins with Paisley saying his move from upstart to the leader of unionism proves what he's being saying from the first day was the truth, but UUP's D Trimble says the DUP has always been negative in its approach, it's not a party of leadership it's an opposition party he claims, then b and w film clip shows Paisley in early 1970s saying this violence is on the part of the Catholic Church and always has been. Journalist/writer Ed Maloney comments on Paisley, then A Foster, then Jim Allister's views on DUP/Paisley links, then SDLP's S Mallon highlights Paisley's negativity in politics, and he wonders can he be constructive for once, now 81 on the brink of power Paisley feels he's earned his place in history, he says he the incarnation of what a true unionist is. After the titles Paisley's deputy Peter Robinson on his way to talks, comments that he wouldn't be in politics today if it wasn't for Paisley, he comments on his meeting ahead with Peter Hain and then refers back to 1960s opinion poll where only 1 person in a 1000 wanted Paisley to be PM, the programme then profiles 1960s NI politics, Nats/Repubs were excluded from government here, the UUP ran Stormont and Westminster left them alone. D Trimble comments on 1960s unionism, then Ken Bloomfield recalls 1966 when unionism was an entrenched establishment Ed Maloney recalls the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, film clip shows unionist anger at PM T O'Neill's reforms were voiced by the moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church Ian Paisley. Clifford Smyth, a DUP founder recalls Paisley going into politics and combining religion and politics he says Paisley saw O'Neill as an ecumenical type who wanted to change Ulster. In Feb 1969, O'Neill called a snap general election, Paisley stood against O'Neill in Bannside, he recalls that campaign when he was one of 6 Protestant Unionist candidates. Photos and film clip of his campaign shown, S Mallon recalls his campaign then C Smyth on his Crusader image, Paisley lost by only 1400 votes to O'Neill, photos shown. It sent shockwaves through unionism, O'Neill was undermined, Ken Bloomfield recalls O'Neill's gloom that night, 2 months later O'Neill resigned as NI PM, Paisley eventually took his Bannside seat in a by-election. NI was however slipping out of unionist control, film of bomb attacks, then Westminster sent in the troops, more film clips. In Aug 1971, hardline unionists discussed forming a new Unionist Party, Paisley recalls the feeling at the time. Paisley and his friend Desmond Boal QC played a leading role, on Sept 29th 1971, an IRA bomb exploded at the Four Step Inn on the Shankill, 2 died. Paisley recalls visiting the scene with Boal, film clip shown, both men then announced their new party, the DUP, born out of an IRA atrocity. It pledged to be right wing on the constitution but left wing on social and economic issues. P Robinson then recalls organising the new party, then Ed Maloney profiles Des Boal's politics up to that point, he left the party after a few years. Paisley then recalls meeting P Robinson, and his workrate, E Maloney comments on Paisley-Robinson Alliance, C Smyth says Robinson gave the DUP a professional strength but he is a clinical, cold political operator, without Paisley's warmth but both are ruthless he says. The Stormont suspension in 1972 removed unionist power and privilege, film of Paisley speaking in Carrick, Lord Morrow DUP chair says its working class status appealed to him, Jim Allister says he was drawn by its firm consistent line, to defend the union and tackle terrorism. Paisley and the DUP led unionist opposition to Sunningdale power sharing in 1974. Film clip Paisley speech, the DUP supported the UWC strike that year, bringing down the Faulkner executive, film clips shown, the DUP would be the opposition to power sharing for the next 30 years. D Trimble comments on how easy that is. In 1979 general election, P Robinson took East Belfast and the DUP took ? of votes overall, a month later I Paisley topped the poll in the first European election with 30% of the vote, he had preached Europe, and the Treaty of Rome were a Catholic conspiracy yet here he was joining it, his church wasn't too happy about that, Ed Maloney comments on this, then the Rev David McIlveen comments on the debate on Europe, over the years the links between Free Presby Church and the DUP have become less clear cut. M Morrow comments on this, then I Paisley says not all FP's are DUP supporters, but there are only 12,000 FP's he say, his vote goes beyond his church. S Mallon comments on FP's/DUP links, as a potent mixture, around the 1981 hunger strike the DUP support increased in fearful times, they slightly outpolled the ? By 01 of 10% in the 1981 council elections, the DUP at this time was linked with loyalist paramilitaries a 1981 film clip hears P Robinson views on this, the DUP built up links with the 3rd Force and Ulster resistance, photo shown, and film clip shows Paisley saying his men will kill IRA men attacking Prot/homes. S Mallon recalls these links, then Paisley now comments, film clips of UDA men on the march, then Robinson says those events can't be taken out of context of the times it was to stop IRA genocide, Ed Maloney comments on DUP/paramilitary ?. After the 1985 Anglo Irish Agreement, Paisley again led unionist protests, film clip of 'never, never, never' speech, the border security issue led to P Robinson's 1000 men invading Clontibret in Co Monaghan, Robinson was arrested, he recalls when he was there, Brian Ranaghan then 17, recalls the Aug 86 invasion and the fear it generated in Clontibret, the Irish Army eventually arriving, P Robinson recalls his arrest, film clip shown, he was fined, press called him Peter the Punt. Twenty years on with their paramilitary links in the past, Dup leaders attend QUB fresher's weeks film shown, young activist Phillip Allister comments on Paisley, then Paisley(?) Recruiting students, then programme reviews the Paisley/Molyneaux links of 1986 an uneasy relationship, designed to bring down the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Paisley photographed with smash SF sledge hammer. P Robinson recalls that coalition DUP had 2 Mps, UUP 9 Mps, Jim Allister recalls events of the 1987 elections when he wasn't allowed to stand against UUP and his resignation over it, for the first time he returned in 2004 to inherit I Paisley's EEC seat. Ed Maloney recalls that at this time, Peter Robinson was also on the verge of resignation because he felt unionists wanted a deal with Thatcher, film clips shown of protests at Maryfield. Robinson then engaged with the unionist taskforce which encouraged unionists to re-engage in the political process, the report was rejected and P Robinson resigned as DUP deputy leader. Film clip shown, then Paisley gives his recollections of the event. After 1 yr however he was again dep/leader and now Peter the Punt was Peter the pragmatist, he attended talks in Duisburg Germany with the SDLP, Alliance and UUP, Robinson recalls what they were about back then, it says it was the beginning of some measure of agreement with the SDLP. Ed Maloney says Fr Alex Reid was also at Duisburg and the delegates knew he was to put forward SF's views, this was 1988. P Robinson denies Fr Reid was a proxy for SF, then Fr A Reid says he was asked to present SF's point of view, but SF didn't know he was doing that, he recalls the talks as reasonable. Back in Belfast the talks continued but ended when the story was leaked to the media, news report film clip shown then Ed Maloney recalls unionist worries about Fr A Reid being there, Fr A Reid seemed as far away as ever, Paisley/Molyneaux partnership limped on to 1995 when Trimble replaced Molyneaux, film clip shown of Paisley/Trimble jig in Portadown, then an IRA ceasefire, and loyalists became interested in politics after their ceasefire, the Downing St Declaration announced, peace process gathers speed, US Pres Bill Clinton even involved, eventually Trimble would sit in power with SF ministers. Paisley only had his old rhetoric at this stage, Trimble had the momentum, film clip of Paisley speech. Ken Bloomfield comments on disarmament issue tripping up Trimble, in Oct 2002 Stormont suspended after crisis after crisis, in 2001 elections Trimble's UUP held its lead within unionism, Trimble recalls the DUP role in politics, then P Robinson on UUP. In 2004 the DUP finally overtook the UUP at the Polls, A Foster and J Donaldson defected, she recalls why, then in 2005 Westminster elections the UUP were left with just 1 seat, and Trimble was defeated, film clip shown. C Smyth gives his analysis of what happened, by June 06 the DUP was now the establishment at the St Andrews talks last Oct. Paisley was about to embark on his biggest gamble with it the prize of PM or ignominous failure, Ed Maloney comments, the 'new' I Paisley mete Catholic A/bishop Sean Brady at Stormont. S Mallon comments on the symbolism of it, film clip of event shown then Rev D McIlveen views on it, then ordinary FP's views, but D McIlveen says Paisley working with SF's M McGuiness would be hard to take, then the F/P's Rev Ivan Foster rejects a SF coalition, Paisley says he'll do what he has to do to get peace in NI, however in weeks up to March 26th DUP influential members like MEP Jim Allister were against partnership with SF, he explains why, then March 26th press conference with G Adams and J Allister resigns, Paisley says IRA/SF is on the defensive and he won't be back tracking, SF can't call the shots he says, so far Paisley has avoided mutinies, but at 81, the programme speculates on who will succeed Paisley, with S Mallon's views then D Trimble, then D McIlveen, then Ed Maloney, then P Robinson comments on his political ambitions, then Paisley himself comments. Programme then hears final views of S Mallon on DUP capacity for real partnership and equality.
DVD No.
D06830
Tape No.
375
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9341



Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th Apr 2007
Duration:
4 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Allegations have been made to Nuala O'Loan that an Ormeau Rd UDA man involved in murders was saved from prosecution by his handlers, Haddock style. Film report says Stephen 'Inch' McFerran was involved in 20 murders including the Sean Graham's Bookies killings, Ivan Little reports that in Feb in court McFerran was revealed as an informer when he pleaded guilty to manslaughter of J Adair's associate Roy Green at the Kimberley Inn, he got 5 years. Then Jim Clinton whose wife was killed by loyalists says he wants to know McFerran's role in his wife's murder, then Mark Sykes injured in the Sean Graham's Bookies shooting wants to know was McFerran retained under Hugh Orde's watch also. McFerran was also charged with the murder of loyalist Thomas 'Tucker' Annett at the Kimberley Inn but the charge was dropped. Annett's mother alleges a deal was done for McFerran by Special Branch. In Ballymena a Wright Bus manager Darren Richardson has appeared on a terrorist documents charge and UVF membership and possession of ammo. Film report. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
374
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9338



Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Apr 2007
Duration:
14 mins 43 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 courts a police worker, Aaron Hill from Randalstown was charged with stealing info useful to terrorists. Film report hears offences committed between May 02 and April 07. The Director of Relatives for Justice Mark Thompson is blaming the UVF for threats against his life, because of work he has done for people in the unionist community, the PUP say he's not under threat. Film report with Mark Thompson's comments on the threat, then SF's G Adams reaction, then DUP's I Paisley's reaction, followed by PUP's Dawn Purvis comments. The DUP today announced its ministerial team, they also say there will be developments this week about excluding parties who misbehave in government Film report from Ken Reid names DUP ministers as P Robinson (Finance), N Dodds (Enterprise), A Foster (Environment), E Poots (Culture) with I Paisley Jnr as OFMDFM Jnr minister, I Paisley Snr says he's working well with SF M McGuiness in his remarks, Paisley expects the IMC to continue its role, but he admits he has a drastic change in the IRA/SF. Another first today was a SF delegation led by G Adams meeting the Policing Board. Film report with Adams comments on joining the Policing Board, the Board Chairman Des Rea's views on today's meeting, followed by Ken Reid comments on D Trimble leaving the UUP and joining the Conservative Party, he also comments on future role of the IMC here. Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan has ruled the RUC killing of a Derry schoolboy Paul Witters with a plastic bullet in 1981 was unjustified, she also claims the RUC didn't investigate the killing and she criticises retired RUC officers for not co-operating with her inquiry. Film report from Ivan Little with N O'Loan's remarks, and then his sister Emma Whittier's reactions, then PSNI statement. In Lurgan the PSNI arrested 2 men today. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D06820
Tape No.
375
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9339



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Apr 2007
Duration:
10 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:
DUP's I Paisley says he's staying as First Minister for four years. Film report with Paisley interview from Ken Reid, he says Ulster needs him. (The full documentary will be screened on UTV on May 8th) then Ken Reid gives his analysis of Paisley's comments, and the implications for the DUP succession. Next report is on the new rates bills issued today from Jamie Delargey, with householders comments. In Ballymena a Wrightbus manager Darren Richardson (30) has been charged with having the details of 100 suspected republicans, ammunition possession and UVF membership. Film report links him to the arrest yesterday of Police civil servant Aaron Hill facing similar charges. In Craigavon 2 men Damien McKenna (23) and Gary Toman (22) were charged with conspiracy to murder policemen and possession of a mortar in Lurgan. Film report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D06830
Tape No.
375
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9342



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Apr 2007
Duration:
38 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Through the Troubles
Description:
This programme is presented by journalist Jim McDowell, in it he examines the NI sense of humour, often referred to as a 'Gallows humour' which appeared during the 30 years of Troubles here, and how it was used by ordinary people and local comedians to deal with the horrors of daily violence here. It begins with b and w film clips of 1969 street trouble and the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising, then film of Frank Carson using the terms "Fenian Bastard" and "Orange Bastard" in his stand up comedy routine. J McDowell says this self effacing ability to laugh at ourselves was important, then a clip from Give my Head Peace locally made Troubles programme, followed by its actress Olivia Nash recalling an incident that happened to her following a bomb blast in Belfast's York St Station. Jim McDowell then shows items in the Linen Hall Library, humour related to the Orange Order, followed by a clip from the James Young show on the12th July orange poles, then cartoons of the late Rowen Friars relating to our local politicians are shown, the Troubles also created a new type of comedian here. The Mimics who imitated the voice of politicians, one of them John McBlain explains jokes he told about the SF leader G Adams, in West Belfast, but his joke about Bobby Sands wasn't received too well, he had to leave the club, another comedian John Linehan recalls his gig at a Shankill Rd Club when he told a 1690 joke, a film clip from the 1989 BBCNI "The Show" poked fun at the Troubles themselves but the BBC received a torrent of complaints. BBC head then, Ian Kennedy recalls public reaction, Paisley comments, then paper headlines shown, with Ian Kennedy's views. Then Eamon Friel sings a funny song about Orange marches during the Garvaghy Rd parades Troubles, John McBain recalls walking down the Garvaghy Rd nude with a sash on, then taxi driver Brendan Denver recalls working through a Cupar St riot, when a local wino set himself on fire with a petrol bomb. Film then of burning buses as J McDowell recalls how the black taxi service developed, playwright Martin Lynch recalls taking the piss out of newly arrived journalist Hugh Jordan over the black taxis. Jim McDowell says even Bloody Sunday attracted humour. Derry man Gerry Anderson recalls witness testimony at the Widgery Inquiry, film clip then of army road checks etc, then Martin Lynch recalls in 1969 a British/army Major going into the Old House Pub on the Falls Rd and asking Hughie Dasker for ID. Film of bomb exploding, then John Linehan recalls surviving an explosion when out with his wife. He comments on the importance of humour in those days then Paul McLaughlin who worked in Lavery's Bar in Belfast centre, and a band singer who always got drunk and was locked in during a bomb scare, then of UDA marching during 1974 UWC strike. Bob Cummings recalls a power in a pub, then Sam McAughtry recalls trying to get petrol from the UDA, then Derek Mason recalls a radio mistake he made during a marathon when he mentioned a black man crossing the Ormeau Bridge, then Bob Cummings on a car crashing into the Sports Bar on the Falls, and someone called out "taxi for Kelly". John Linehan done his act in drag, he recalls being stopped by the army in costume, then Jackie Flavelle recalls being stopped by the UDR when his recorded show was on the radio, then Ulster Museum's David Erwin describes being stopped by the police with a dead bear in their van which turned out to be alive, and the press interest in the story. In the 1980s G Fitt's house was attacked, J McDowell recalls Fitt's humorous remark to a black soldier who was first at his house, film clip of bomb of Belfast's Europa Hotel. In 1992 Alison Campbell recalls bomb scare at Miss NI finals, when girls in underwear fled the hotel, then Lesley Doyle on colloquialism in Sandy Row, Sam McCreery on being stopped with men named Curry and Rice, then Gerry Anderson again on a drunks comments in a gun battle melee. In 1974 on Sandy Row loyalists hijacked and burnt a lorry full of firelighters it burned for a long time, then Noel Thompson recalls an incident in the ? in Ballynahinch, when loyalists were prevented from attacking Catholic homes, then Ken Bloomfield's home is bombed by the PIRA, the TV interview shows his humour is still alive, then Martin Lynch talks about the different British/Army regiments and their behaviour. From Paras to Devon and Dorsets, one hide under their stairs after a grenade attack, then in 1971 Olivia Nash recalls her disastrous engagement party, caused by an army search of her car. In ? Ronnie Flanagan recalls catching 2 bombers and letting them defuse the bomb with a rope tied around his leg. In 1994 with then paramilitary ceasefire there were cavalcades and celebrations, film clips shown, Jim McDonald tells the story of a Belfast Flower seller who ended up in Court for singing in the street. Followed by story from Irvinestown on arms being handed in, then more clips of Frank Carson's stage act, where tragedy and comedy shared the same stage, our own unique band of humour.
DVD No.
D06840
Tape No.
375
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
9343



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Apr 2007
Duration:
59 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC