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Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jan 2009
Duration:
Broadcast Company:
not broadcast
Channel:
DVD
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Gibraltar/Milltown Martyrs
Description:
This is a documentary made by Sinn Fein which examines the events on and following the 6 March 1988; when the SAS killed three IRA volunteers in Gibraltar. And the subsequent funeral at Milltown Cemetary which was attacked by UDA's Michael Stone.
DVD No.
Tape No.
390A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
5591



Date Broadcast:
Mon 5th Jan 2009
Duration:
52 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Faceoff Churchill v DeValera
Description:
This programme profiles the WWII tensions between Britain's Prime Minister (PM) Winston Churchill and Ireland's Prime Minister Eamon De Valera (Dev) over Ireland's neutrality. It uses Film clips and the comments of academics to tell both sides of the story. At 02.00am on 8 December 1941, just hours after the Pearl Harbour attack on the United States of America by Japan, Churchill sent a telegram to De Valera "it's now or never, a nation once again" he was clearly offering De Valera a United Ireland to enter the War. But De Valera didn't see it like that. It's one of the 'What Ifs' of history. The Programme then profiles the very distinct different upbringing of both men. Churchill was part of the Aristocracy, De Valera was born in New York of immigrant parents. Churchill's biographer Piers Brendon explains the Unionist stance of the Churchills, to preserve the Empire under the Crown, Irish author Diarmuid Ferriter describes De Valera's role within the Irish republican movement, Churchill was Secretary of State for War in Britain during the War of Independence, the seeds of animosity were sown . Brian Girvan author, recalls Churchill authorising the Terror in Ireland but by 1921 Martin Gilbert, a Winston Churchill biographer, says Churchill proposed peace talks to Lloyd George. During the talks in London, Churchill insisted England keep sovereignty over three deep water ports in Ireland. Piers Brendon comments, then author Richard Toye says Churchill persuaded Collins of the importance of the treaty posts to England, but Collins' compromises were rejected by De Valera and his attempts to destroy the Treaty angered Churchill, he called De Valera a fanatic. R.Toye comments on Churchill's views. They lose the Civil War but De Valera returned to power 10 years later as head of a Fianna Fail government, promising to reject the Treaty terms, a television clip shows his election speech. He regained possession of the Atlantic posts in a Treaty with Neville Chamberlain the then British PM in 1938. Tim Pat Coogan comments, speaking in May 1938 after losing the ports, Churchill said the loss of the ports would be disastrous, Pathe News clip shows British leaving Cork, Piers Brendon comments on Churchill's anti-appeasement views. As WW2 loomed, Churchill was on the verge of a political comeback. R Toye comments on the press campaign to get Churchill back, as first Lord of the Admiralty. Churchill prepared for War, author Clair Willis profiles De Valera's attitude since 1938 that Ireland would be neutral, then D.Ferriter comments on De Valera's neutrality policy. Michael Kennedy says Dev believed small States suffer in big States' wars, and Ireland had suffered enough due to England's world enterprises. On 14 September 1939 Chamberlain sent diplomat Sir John Loader-Maffey to Dev, to persuade Ireland to fight Hitler. Tim Pat Coogan describes the meeting then Piers Brendon says Dev told the Diplomat partition was a stumbling block. Dev's radio broadcast on neutrality is played, Clair Willis explains Churchill's anger as he never accepted the legality of Ireland Independence. On 10 May 1940, Hitler's armies headed into France. In England Churchill became Prime Minister in a coalition government. R.Toye says Churchill felt he was walking with destiny, his first speech as PM is played, by June 1940 Britain Stand alone, in first six months of 1940 over 700 allied ships were sunk, Churchill wanted access to the Treaty posts. Churchill saw Irish neutrality as a threat to England's survival. Clair Willis comments on Irish fears, then D.Ferriter comments on these fears of British Conquest, Churchill sent Malcolm McDonald to negotiate with De Valera. D.Ferriter comments on Britain's aims, but De Valera rejected McDonald's arguments, but he later returned to Dev and offered him the reunification of Ireland for use of the Treaty ports. D.Ferriter says it was a serious offer, but Dev rejected it, Tim Pat Coogan comments on Dev's reasons, but the offer was only on principle to end partition. Dev's grandson Éamon Ó Cuív's comments on why Dev wouldn't take the offer. In July 1940 the Luftwaffe bombed England, it was the start of the Battle of Britain, and devastation of London, with 43,000 civilians killed. Churchill launched a verbal attack on De Valera, Clair Willis comments on his November 1940 attack when he blamed Ireland for the extent of England's losses. Michael Kennedy says it is ludicrous for Churchill to see Ireland as the solution to WWII, when it was now global. Then Brian Girvin recalls when Empress of Britain was torpedoed, the press also blamed Ireland, and were angry with Churchill, his attack on Ireland should be seen in this light says Girvin. In May 1941, Churchill threatened to introduce conscription into Northern Ireland. De Valera objected as it re-enforced partition and he saw it as forcing Irish Nationalists in the North to fight for The Empire. D.Ferriter profiles the letter Dev wrote to Churchill on this issue, and the reactions of both men. Then Brian Girvan comments on the two meetings the Irish Ambassador in London, John Delanti had with Churchill, during which Churchill denounced the Irish. Tim Pat Coogan comments on Churchill's emotionalism. By November 1941 Churchill dropped conscription idea, then on December 7th events at Pearl Harbour altered the course of the War. Andrew Preston of University of Cambridge describes the change Pearl Harbour attack had on American opinion. Churchill was overjoyed at America's entry on the War, he wrote to De Valera five hours after the Pearl Harbour attack. Tim Pat Coogan recalls. Then Martin Gilbert reads it's contents, "this is your chance, a nation once again, I'll meet you at any time". Sir John Laffey brought the telegram to Dev. D.Ferriter says Dev was fearful it could be an ultimatum, he put his Military Chiefs on standby. Then Piers Brendon comments on De Valera's reaction, when he read the telegram, he wondered could Churchill be trusted and how would he deliver on it. Dev was sceptical, and responded "No Thank you", the exact meaning of the telegram remains a matter of debate. Piers Brendon gives his views on Churchill's meaning. Then Éamon Ó Cuív gives a view on how his grandfather read it. By 1942 with US troops in Europe, Ireland's neutrality came at a price. Neutrality was becoming a badge of dishonour and isolation. Andrew Preston comments on the US' view of Ireland's neutrality. Television Film clip shown of January 1942 arrival of US troops in Northern Ireland. De Valera's speech on the matter quoted by Cathy Willis, Southern Ireland became less important with the construction of a big new port at Derry on the Foyle, US and British warships used it, academics highlight this loss of importance now Foyle was operating. Ireland became isolated. On June 1944 the D-Day Landings turned the War in the Allie's favour, Churchill's speech played. In August Paris was liberated, in April 1945 Hitler committed suicide, but the inevitable allied Victory didn't improve De Valera-Churchill relations, as the extent of Nazi horrors in concentration camps was revealed. In Dublin De Valera offered sympathy to the German Embassy on Hitler's death. D.Ferriter comments on the criticisms. Then Clair Willis' views. Piers Brendon condemns De Valera's actions. It was Churchill's finest hour, Hitler was defeated, his victory speech on 13 May 1945 had a dig at Ireland again, Clair Willis comments. As his speech is played, he attacks De Valera over the ports. Piers Brendon says it was a personal attack on De Valera, academics comment on it. D.Ferriter says it comments on "Treacherous Irish" "Frolicking with enemies" and praises England's poise in not invading Ireland. In Ireland restraint and poise isn't something they associate with England. Three days later the Irish weren't disappointed by De Valera's radio response, which the programme plays. Piers Brendon says he put Churchill in the wrong in a very measured, dignified, thoughtful way. De Valera was brilliant says P.Brendon. C.Willis says the Irish loved it. D.Ferriter says Churchill called it Dev's finest hour. With the War now over, Dev found his neutrality further entrenched partition, outside of Ireland. Dev was irrelevant in post War Europe, and the World. In September 1953 Churchill and Dev came face to face, at 10 Downing Street. They did have a lot in common. Piers Brendon says both men were completely impossible, with courage, both icons of their compatriots.
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7103



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Jan 2009
Duration:
6 mins 45 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Thirty PSNI officers have applied for assistance to move houses after threats from loyalist and dissident republican paramilitaries. Film report shows recent loyalist violence directed at Police. In West Belfast, Bangor (2007) and Carrickfergus. Police Federation Chairman Terry Spence gives his reaction, and then the UDA's UPRG Frankie Gallagher denies they are behind the attacks. Police Officers meanwhile have criticised the Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Wood's decisions to allow loyalists another year to begin decommissioning weapons. Terry Spence calls it appeasement. Then PuP MLA Dawn Purvis gives her views. Mount Vernon's UVF Chief Mark Haddock has been arrested in prison and questioned about the murder of UDA Chief Tommy English in a 2000 loyalist Feud. Film report on HET inquiries with comments of Raymond McCord, whose son was killed by the UVF in Mount Vernon. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7104



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Jan 2009
Duration:
6 mins 25 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 Prison Service report is to show that Colin Bell (34) committed suicide in prison while Prison Officers (POs) slept in August 2008. Film report will recommend disciplinary action against the Officers, then DUP's Ian Paisley Junior comments having seen a draft report. The report will be published tomorrow. UVF's Mark Haddock has appeared in Court in Belfast charged with the 2000 murder of UDA Man Tommy English, based on the evidence of two other UVF men David and Robert Stewart. Film report with HET's Steve Hobbs' comments Sinn Fein has been criticised after it's Youth wing organised a trip to Narrowwater the site of an PIRA attack that killed 18 British Solidiers in 1979. Film report with DUP's Jim Wells' views then SDLP Statement on their pullout, SF wouldn't do an interview. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7105



Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Jan 2009
Duration:
5 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:
The Northern Ireland Prison Service has apologised after a Suicide Watch prisoner Colin Bell (34) killed himself. Film report on August 2008 death with comments of Prison's Ombudsman Pauline McCabe on her report's findings. Then Northern Ireland Office's security Minister Paul Goggins' comments on disciplinary action already taken, and his views on disciplinary action against other senior Prison Officers as recommended in the report. Other report detail given on Colin Bell's last hours, then his Family Solicitor Patrick Murray gives the family reaction. The Northern Ireland Prison Service Chief Robin Masefield gives his reaction to the report. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7106



Date Broadcast:
Tue 13th Jan 2009
Duration:
8 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:
The Robert Hamill Inquiry opens in Belfast. Film report hears within days of the murder, the RUC had the names of those involved, and also an RUC Officer had protected one of the suspects, telling him to get rid of his clothing. R.Hamill's sister Diane Hamill comments. The RUC Constable who helped the killers is named as Robert Atkinson. No one has been convicted of R.Hamill's murder only of affray, and Atkinson had a charge of conspiracy dropped. A final report is due in June 2010. Next week a Stormont Committee will reveal its plans to fast track the devolution of Policing and Justice. Film report with details of the plans, including how to elect a Justice Minister up to and after 2012. The UUP's Alan McFarland, then SDLP's A.Attwood and Alliance's David Ford all give their reactions. Then analysis from F.McKinney on the costs involved. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7107



Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Jan 2009
Duration:
4 mins 18 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then in Courts Mount Vernon UVF man Darren Moore was charged with murder of UDA man Thomas English on 31 October 2000 in a loyalist feud. It names other suspects and Raymond McCord gives his reaction. Then DUP's I.Paisley comments. The Omagh victims want G.Brown to publish the report into why GCHQ Intelligence knew about the Omagh bombers. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7108



Date Broadcast:
Fri 16th Jan 2009
Duration:
5 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then Nationalist Committee leaders have met dissident republican leaders to try and get an end to punishment attacks. Film report covers recent attacks with comments of SF's Gerry Adams. Then Jim Auld of Community Restorative Justice comments on his meeting with dissident republicans. The Hamill Inquiry visited the scene of Robert's murder in April 1997 last night. The town was sealed off for a reconstruction. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7109



Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Jan 2009
Duration:
9 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:
US President Barack Obama may visit Ireland within months. Film report previews Obama being sworn in tomorrow in Washington. Ken Reid on the atmosphere in the USA. SF Minister Conor Murphy today denied that the PIRA killed and disappeared Gerard Evans in March 1979. Film report on Murphy's reaction to Sunday Tribune report on Evans' killing. With C.Murphy interview, then SDLP MLA D.Bradley's views. Today at the Inquiry into Solicitor Rosemary Nelson murder, Former RUC Chief Constable and Head of Special Branch gave evidence. Ronnie Flanagan says he didn't know Special Branch kept a file on Mrs Nelson. Film report on today's evidence. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7110



Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Jan 2009
Duration:
23 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
UTV Insight
Programme Title:
Obama A New Dawn
Description:
In this programme Ken Reid reports from America, where Obama will be sworn in as the country's first Black President, his report tries to ascertain what will the new President's attitude to Irish matters be, considering current US economic problems. Ken Reid profiles Obama's election on a promise of change, using Film clips of his speeches, then a voxpop of people's views in Washington as the City prepares for tomorrow's Inauguration. A sense of renewal is in the air. Change has been Obama's buzzword in his campaign, and that's what people expect. Ken Reid asks will he change the relationship between the US and Northern Ireland. US Advisor Trina Vargo gives her answer to this question, she says for 20 years US political involvement was needed to get the Good Friday Agreement, now she feels US political involvement may switch more to Economic involvement. Then US Congressman Richard Neal says Obama will still be involved in Northern Ireland matters, as he supports the peace process, and Hilary Clinton's appointment ensures that involvement, he claims. A Film clip then shows last night's concert in Washington in Obama's honour, with praise given to Martin Luther King, U2 played their song 'April 4th'. Ken Reid then lists Obama's current problems, Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an ailing US economy. At the Northern Ireland Bureau Norman Houston talks up the need for a Special Envoy to be appointed. The outgoing envoy Paula Dobriansky has no doubts the US will continue to be involved in Northern Ireland. Ken Reid then looks at Obama's roots in Moneygall in Co Offaly, his 4th Great Grandfather was a shoemaker in the Town, his son left for the US in 1850, Rev Stephen Neill comments on the church records, local band sings a song about 'Irish Obama'. Gerard Corrigan who wrote its comments, then Obama's distant cousin Henry Healy gives his reaction to the Moneygall link. Ken Reid then profiles other US Presidents like Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton, and Bush who all visited Ireland. The new Vice President Joe Biden's ancestors left Ireland in 1910 for the USA. R.Neal profiles Biden's interest in Irish Affairs when he was Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Then Niall O'Dowd's views, then ITW's John Irvine comments on the importance of the Hilary Clinton appointment, as Secretary of State. Then Congressman Joe Crawley hopes the St.Patrick's Day celebrations at the White House continue, then Bruce Morrison agrees about St.Patrick's Day as a great political event, then Trina Vargo profiles previous statements on Ireland from Obama, Norman Houston on investment priority, and Joe Crawley agrees on this, but Niall Stenage an Irish Journalist feels Ireland is slipping down in the headlines in the USA, and that makes it less important to US politicians, but Niall O'Dowd thinks Obama will be good for Ireland, because of the people around him, and his Irish heritage. Film clips of Obama during election shown.
DVD No.
D07540
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7111



Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Jan 2009
Duration:
9 mins 25 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the United States of America Barack Obama is sworn in as America's first Black President. Film report from Ken Reid in Washington, where millions attended the cremony, shows the swearing in Ceremony. Then exerpts of his inauguration address. Then analysis from Ken Reid. The Stormont Executive budget is believed to be £16 billion short over next two years, because of shortfall in money received for sold off assets. Film report, then economist Mike Smith (University of Ulster) comments. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7112



Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Jan 2009
Duration:
8 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Northern Ireland unemployment figures have grown at their fastest rate since 1971. Film report with focus on Carrickfergus area, and small business people voxpop of the public's concerns. Then DUP's industry Minister Arlene Foster comments. Then Alliance party's Sean Neeson's views. At Carrick's Enterprise Centre Kelli Bagchus gives her opinions. The report from Sir Peter Gibson on the role of the Intelligence Services at GCHQ at the time of the Omagh bombing has found they couldn't have prevented the bombing even though GCHQ was listening to the RIRA teams' telephone calls. Film report with reaction of the Omagh Families. Godfrey Wilson, whose daughter was killed calls the report a sham, then Michael Gallagher's views, in Commons, Shaun Woodward the Northern Ireland Secretary gave Gibson's report the briefest of mentions, he also informed Parliament he expected loyalists to make progress on decommissioning this year. Former RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan continued his evidence today to the Rosemary Nelson murder Inquiry saying Police couldn't have protected her. Report. In Courts two more UVF suspects have been charged with killing UDA's Tommy English in October 2000 feud, they are Sam Higgins (36) and Phillip Laffin (31) from Antrim Town. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7113



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Jan 2009
Duration:
4 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:
Eames / Bradley meet British Prime Minister (PM) Gordon Brown in London to discuss their report on how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, the report is to be published next week. Film report with comments of Robin Eames and Denis Bradley. Then in the Studio Ken Reid says the report will recommend the setting up of a Legacy Commission with a five year lifespan to investigate murders and collate Truth Recovery, there will be no amnesty but immunity is possible. Ken Reid comments on the attitudes of Northern Ireland's paramilitaries and the two governments. In London it's believed PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde and Paul Stevenson are the two main candidates for the job of Metro Police Commissioner. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7114



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Jan 2009
Duration:
28 mins 45 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson. This week's programme begins with a preview of this weekend's SDLP Conference. In a Film report from Julia Paul, she profiles the challenges facing the party coming up to its 40th birthday next year. At Queen's University Belfast, J.Paul questions politics students gathered to watch Obama's inauguration how relevant they think the SDLP is in Northern Ireland today. Students Joe McCallum, Conchur Moore, Michelle Byrne, all comment . Then the report switches to last year's Fermanagh by-election contest won by DUP's A.Foster, it was apparently a wake-up call to the SDLP. Former SDLP member Brian Feeney gives his assessment of the current SDLP fortunes, and relevancy now, Conall McDevitt says the SDLP is a victim of its own success in the peace process and in establishing a power sharing government here. Film clip shows the party's finest hour in 1998 when Seamus Mallon and David Trimble (UUP) were in office. Even in 2005 the party had success when Mark Durkan held the Foyle seat, and Alistair McDonnell took South Belfast. B.Feeney comments, then Conall McDevitt's views. The possibility of a link up with Ireland's Fianna Fail is then examined, B.Feeney says that will not happen. Conall McDevitt says new politics in Ireland isn't ruled out. Then in a studio interview, SDLP leader Mark Durkan says the SDLP recognises the challenges facing the party, the economy and the region and they are using their position in the Assembly and Executive to improve thugs, for people, and not just thinking of the power play. M.Durkan says it's time for SDLP to Stand Up for people, he highlights the faults the SDLP highlighted in the DUP / SF budget and plans for government, as not fit for purpose. The SDLP is being honest in politics here. M.Durkan comments on the cutbacks and accuses DUP / SF of not being on top of the economic situation, he talks about why the SDLP doesn't want to leave the Executive and form an opposition he also gives his views on the evolution of political relationships within this Island, and he rejects the criticism of the SDLP calling itself 'The Civil Rights Party', as an example of the party harking back to 'glory days'. Durkan claims the fights for civil rights still goes on today. Durkan then comments on how Nationalism is doing within the Executive on issues like develoving Policing/Justice, Irish Language Act, he says the DUP is running rings around Sinn Fein. Durkan then previews his party's priorities in an election manifesto if needed this year. In the 'If You Ask Me Spot' Liam Clarke (Journalist) gives his comments on a top heavy Stormont Executive, in 1998 that was the price of peace he says, to make sure all parties got a piece of the action. What was confidence building back then now looks like jobs for the boys. Clarke asks do we have to keep paying this price forever, he quotes DUP's Simon Hamilton's views on reducing departments to just six. Clarke then criticises the 108 MLAs we elect here in comparison to the numbers in Scotland and Wales, and he says the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers here employs more people than Downing Street or the White House. Then N.Thompson introduces a report from Washington on The Inauguration of US President B.Obama, seen through the eyes of a student from Belfast who spent last year as an Intern on Capital Hill, in the Washington / Ireland programme, the student begins by talking to N.Thompson. She's Lauren Allison, and she's very upbeat about the event and her experiences, she feels inspired by Obama. N.Thompson then interviews Daily Telegraph Journalist Toby Harnder who called Obama's Inauguration Speech mediocre, compared to previous speeches from last year. But speeches don't matter now, it's down to business, he says the Bush years cleared a path for Obama who wouldn't have been elected if Bush hadn't been President. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the week's news.
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7115



Date Broadcast:
Fri 23rd Jan 2009
Duration:
14 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Eames / Bradley Report on dealing with the Legacy of the Troubles has said the families of everyone killed in the Troubles should be given £12,000, that's everyone from Hunger Strikers to RUC men, it also proposes setting up a five year Legacy Commission. A report from Ken Reid looks at the proposals, the overall cost of which will be £300 million, the group says there should be no hierarchy of victims. The Legacy Commission will have an international Chairman, but not be a South African style Truth Commission, families using a private forum can find out what happened to their loved ones, there will be an end to Public Inquiries, the Commission will take over the HET work and Police Ombudsman's cases from the past. In the Studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the report findings. In a second report from Niall Donnelly titled Equal Treatment, he looks at the proposal to pay £12,000 to all victim's families. It would mean the Shankill bomber Thomas Begley would get the same amount as his victims in the bombing. Families of Hunger Strikers would get the money as would relatives of LVF killer Billy Wright, along with British Solidiers' families. FAIR's Willie Frazer rejects the money offer as 'Blood Money', he says there is a hierarchy of victims, then Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice say they want truth, not a financial reward. Sandra Peake of WAVE wonders about the report's plans to help the seriously injured. Then Ken Reid comments on these reactions. Then a further Film report looks at the political reaction to the report, the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson feels angry and betrayed, UUP Jim Nicholson MEP calls it immoral and obscene. Then SF's Gerry Kelly says he'll wait to see the report before commenting. The SDLP's Alex Attwood says let's see the full detail next week. Alliance's Stephen Farry comments on truth. Then more Ken Reid comments on British government attitudes. The PSNI have rejected allegations they are to close one half of all Police Stations in Northern Ireland. Film report with DUP Cllr B.Walker's comments, then PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Judith Gillespie's reaction. In Fermanagh the RIRA says it has abandoned a failed RPG rocket near Newtownbutler. Film report. The DUP is expected to choose Diane Dodds as its European Candidate next month. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7116



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Jan 2009
Duration:
6 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 more reaction to the Eames / Bradley report from Rita Crawford whose daughter Elizabeth (23) was one of 12 killed in PIRA's bomb at La Mon Hotel in 1978. She rejects payments to paramilitary families. Then Briege Boyle whose mother Joan Connelly was one of 11 people killed by British Army Paras on Internment Day 1971 in West Belfast wants the truth about the killing. She wants to clear her mother's name, the money is a joke, an embarrassment she says. Programme then shows emails received on the topic. In Stormont Ken Reid reports on a clash between SDLP leader Mark Durkan and DUP's Peter Robinson over allegations on fuel poverty payments. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
Page 407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7117



Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Jan 2009
Duration:
29 mins 13 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Man Inside
Description:
Stephen Walker reports on the PIRA Kidnapping and Interrogation of IRA Informer Sandy Lynch in Belfast in 1990. The Army will rescue him, and seven people go to Jail for the abduction but all is not what it seems, this story goes to the heart of the so-called Dirty War, and it's a story the State still wants to keep secret, as it involves double agent 'StakeKnife' allegedly Freddie Scappaticci working with Special Branch to frame leading Republicans. This month the Lord Chief Justice ruled the seven men originally implicated were denied a fair trial, as evidence was withheld at the trial which would have prevented them being jailed. Programme begins with review of Long War of 1980s, former RUC Assistant Chief Constable Raymond White says Security Forces' aim was to contain PIRA. Similarly SF was looking to the political arena. SF Publicity Director Danny Morrison had become key figure in SF's success. Film clips shown, D.Morrison colleague then, was Gerard Hodkins, he comments on working in SF press office, Andersonstown man Sandy Lynch worked for RUC Special Branch (RSB) at this time, he had been in INLA prison, then joined IRA, he prevented bomb at Shorts and killing of UUP's MP Cecil Walker. In 1990 Lynch went to house in Carrigart Avenue, where 11 months earlier Joseph Fenton was shot dead for informing. Lynch was captured, S.Walker reads Lynch's statement to RUC, Lynch admitted being informer, then G.Hodkins recalls being asked to go to the house to watch S.Lynch or prepare a press statement, he says Lynch just slept. Meanwhile RUC SB heard an agent had been captured by PIRA, they drew up a list of houses to be searched, but some say SB knew exactly where Lynch was held. Meanwhile D.Morrison was told about S.Lynch and asked to organise a press conference, he entered the house and the British arrived, Lynch was freed. Morrison arrested in a neighbour's house. RUC Detective Inspector Tim McGregor recalls Lynch's statement in detail about his interrogation. Morrison and seven others charged, Morrison recalls the lack of evidence against him, and answers questions on his role that day. Morrison and Hodkins got eight years on Lynch's testimony. Then a man called Peter Duggan claimed he had been shot by Lynch. Morrison comments on its importance for his appeal, but Duggan disappeared. S.Lynch got new identity. In 2003 a new IRA spy scandal erupted around F.Scappaticci, he had been Chief of PIRA 'nutting squad' and Lynch identified his voice in the room to Police. D.Morrison believes Scappaticci set him up in January 1990. A Force Recognisance Unit (FRU) Army / Intelligence group 'Scap' worked for, confirms this to S.Walker. Lynch wasn't rescued by chance. Lawyer Barra McCrory comments on the legal position. G.Hodgins believed the house was being watched. Meanwhile CID found Scap's fingerprints on a battery in the house. RUC's Alan Cormack recalls Scap was arrested, denied involvement and then released. McGregor and Cormack answer questions from S.Walker, then RUC Assistant Chief Constable R.Whyte is asked about SB putting pressure on CID Detectives in Belfast in 2003. Scap denies being informer 'StakeKnife', Journalists are banned by a Court order from publishing his whereabouts. G.Hodgin's comments on Scap's role. Scap statement denies entrapment of Morrison in a new statement. Last autumn the Courts overturned the seven men's sentences, Mike Ritchie of Community on Administration of Justice comments on lack of disclosure by the State in this trial, the Chief Justice won't make known what wasn't disclosed during the trial. It's believed Scap was being protected. B.McCrory comments on Court's ruling. Then Solicitor Kevin Winters on the case's significance. Then G.Hodgins and D.Morrison both want the full picture told.
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7118



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Jan 2009
Duration:
7 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:
Clashes erupt as the Eames / Bradley Report is released in Belfast. Film report on tense and angry scenes begin with Ken Reid's report titled 'Out of Conflict' as Unionist and Nationalist victims shout abuse at each other. Cedric Wilson shouts at Gerry Adams, emotions spill out. After the meeting is postponed, Jim Dixon, hurt in 1988 PIRA Enniskillen bomb accuses the British government of closing its eyes. MEP Jim Allister calls Eames' report immoral, and appalling, then Shankill bomb victim Michelle Williamson's views . The next report looks at the Report's 31 recommendations, in six categories that include setting up a Legacy Commission, paying £12,000 to relatives of murder victims. Investigation of historic murder cases, Society issues like economic development, processes of justice and information recovery, with Police powers to investigate the murders and remembering, a day of reflection. A Ken Reid report then profiles Eames / Bradley comments as the launch goes ahead, beginning with Eames on the £12,000 recognition payment. D.Bradley then says onus is now on politicians. In Commons DUP's Nigel Dodds attacks £12,000 payment to 'terrorists' families. A further report looks at the Nationalist opinion. Gerry Adams who was present comments then Ciara Reilly of Relatives for Justice whose brother was killed by the UVF criticises the protest today. A further report from Mark McFadden then reviews the report's calls for an end to expensive public Inquiries. In Derry he gets reaction of Bloody Sunday families, Mickey McKinney and John Kelly reject Bradley's idea. In Omagh Michelle Gallagher wants Inquiry into 1998 Omagh bombing. Other national victims groups, Relatives for Justice, Pat Finuance Centre, Justice for Forgotten all want Inquiries available. In the Studio R.Eames and D.Bradley give their reaction to today's scenes in Belfast. Andrea Brown whose RUC father was killed by PIRA in 1983 and buried by Eames, tells him innocent victims are different from Terrorists. Eames responds to her question. D.Bradley responds to questions about who was morally right in the Conflict, and how everyone claims it, then Briege Connolly, whose mother was killed in 1971 by Army, calls the money idea a joke. She wants the truth not money, Eames comments then Bradley rejects benefits of Inquiries. Then Trevor Ringland of One Small Step praises some of the Report, followed by a Film report on the way forward, which looks at the Peace Walls in Belfast and what the Legacy Commission should do at flashpoints like at Suffolk where Jean Brown and Sean McMahon comment, then Chris O'Halloran of Interface Belfast. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07550
Tape No.
407
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7119



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Jan 2009
Duration:
23 mins 24 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:
As the Eames / Bradley report is released today in Belfast's Europa Hotel, there are angry scenes as victims' relatives clash. Film reports, begin with report from Vincent Kearney on the early signs things weren't going to go quietly. Film of William Frazer of FAIR protesting inside the hall, then clash start with heckling and confrontations, when the meeting got underway Robin Eames defended his proposal that all victims' nearest relatives should get £12,000 although he said the timing may have been a mistake. V.Kearney points out the groups' key proposal is a five year term Legacy Commission to deal with all aspects of the past, and include a reconciliation forum to deal with sectarianism, and a unit to tackle unsolved murders, and a process to find out more for victims' families about the death of their loved ones. Denis Bradley then speaks defending the proposals, protesters were a minority but made their voice heard. Film clip shows Cedric Wilson shouting, SF's Gerry Adams was there, and his comments on abuse shouted at him, the Alliance leader David Ford was present and commented. After the platform speeches, exchanges amongst victims' relatives continued. In a further report looking at the different attitudes of victims' relatives, Commissioner Patricia McBride whose brother was killed by the British Army in 1984 comments. Then Anne Morgan, sister of Seamus Ruddy one of Disappeared views, then Michelle Williamson whose parents were killed in the PIRA's 1993 Shankill bombing. Then from Derry Daniel Bradley whose brother was killed in 1972 by the Army. Then William Frazer of FAIR who lost his UDR father to the IRA, followed by Terry Spence of the Police Federation's comments on moral equivalence. Then TuV's Jim Allister's angry reaction. Then former RUC Officer Sam Malcolmson's shot in 1972 views. Then N.Thompson interviews Seamus Heaney from Derry, his brother was Dennis a 21 year old PIRA volunteer killed by the Army in 1978. Seamus now works for Healing Through Remembering and he feels all those who suffered in the Troubles need recognised, he gives his overall opinion of the report. Then from County Fermanagh, at a Police / UDR Memorial local victims Group member Alan Madill (S.E.F.F.) reflects the £12,000 offer and says "there's nothing in the report he'd recommend", he calls for recognition for Victims not Terrorists. Then in the Studio Eames / Bradley were asked was their support for The Recognition Payment from Families they spoke to, or had they misjudged the mood. Eames says over 18 months they heard many definitions of the recognition people wanted. He says the £12,000 isn't compensaton, Denis Bradley replies to the attitude of the DUP and says Westminister will have to be involved, he also says the loudest voices were for Truth and Justice, but others wanted recognition, he talks about the attitudes of PIRA, UVF, UDA and MI5 to co-operation. R.Eames comments on their call to end Public Inquiries and the thinking behind it. In next report Tara Mills goes to meet 6th Form Students in East and West Belfast to find out their views on the Troubles and what the've been told. Today the DUP Sports Minister cancelled the Maze Sports Stadium. Film report covers the DUP's objections. Then UUP's David McNarry gives his reaction. Then SF's Barry McIlDuff's and SDLP's Dolores Kelly's views. Then IFA President Raymond Kennedy's reaction. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07560
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7120



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Jan 2009
Duration:
7 mins 2 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 Coverage of the release of the Eames / Bradley Report today on Dealing with the Legacy of the Past, it begins with Film clips of the angry exchanges of the victims' families. Then clip of D.Bradley explaining the idea of giving victims' relatives £12,000, he's interrupted by Cedric Wilson (a former Unionist politician). Then after the meeting arguments restarted the report then profiles M.Williamson's story, then Daiel Bradley's story. The rest of the main proposals like a Legacy Commission are then mentioned. A follow up report then looks at the problem, reconciling Northern Ireland's two communities with comments of Alan McBride, WAVE, South African novelist Gillian Sloyo comments on the South African experience of Truth and Reconciliation, then Desmond Tutu's views. (10pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07560
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7121



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Feb 2009
Duration:
5 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Derry dissident republicans are being blamed for the murder of Jim McConnell (38) in the Prehen area. Film report says the murder has a possible drugs link, PSNI Detective Superintendent Raymond Murray comments. Then Sammy Nicholl of the Ambulance Service comments, then unnamed neighbour's views and local politician William Hay (DUP) and Derry's Mayor Gerard Diver (SDLP) reactions. The next report deals with the relentless rise in the number of jobless in Northern Ireland during the current recession, with the professions hit hard. Architect Dawson Stalfox comments. Then recruitment Consultant Melissa Loughran's views. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07560
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7122



Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Feb 2009
Duration:
23 mins 36 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
RTE Garda Ar Lar Gary Sheehan
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles, in Irish with English subtitles) In November 1983 Quinnsworth Supermarkets' Chief Don Tidey was kidnapped by the PIRA. This documentary profiles the kidnap and the search for Mr Tidey using old television clips, interviews with those involved and the views of Journalists. It begins with an interview with Justice Minister at the time Michael Noonan who explains the strict Irish government policy of not paying ransoms as the PIRA would use the money to buy arms. The government's only option was to find Don Tidey and free him. Quinnsworth appeal for public to help Garda is shown, then Film clip of Army and Garda searches in Leitrim. Then the Tidey family appeal on television is shown, with his children's comments. Minister Noonan recalls the search operation and the surveillance on PIRA members' movements. This revealed unusual activity in the border area he recalls, South Donegal / North Leitrim, the Garda and Irish Army moved in and sealed the area off. Television clips shown then Brendan O'Brien Editor of RTE's Today Tonight in 1983 comments on the PIRA operation. Garda Commissioner Larry Wren ordered Garda Trainees from Templemore to help with the searches, Garda Seamus O'Hanlon from Ballinamore recalls recruit Gary Sheehan joining the search that day, and Film clip shown. Operation Santa Claus was the codename for the search, S.O'Hanlon recalls their searches on 12 and 15 November in wooded areas, and then again on the morning of the 16th November, at 1.30 pm he tells of the sequence of events when someone shouted there is a man here, then gunfire and an explosion, O'Hanlon told an Army Officer, and they want backup where he found a dead Soldier and Garda Gary Sheehan. The fugitives made their escape across hills. Tidey was found safe newspaper front pages shown. Then Film clip of D.Tidey. Minister Noonan recalls hearing the details, and of the deaths of Gary Sheehan and Patrick Kelly (Soldier), then a 1983 television clip interviews Minister Noonan, after he visited the homes of the dead State forces. Then in present time Noonan recalls visiting the other Garda Trainees, then a news report labels the search for the IRA men as the biggest ever Garda / Army operation in the history of the State. Garda Chief J.J.McNally says he's confident the killers are still within his dragnet. Meanwhile it emerged Don Tidey had been held in a shelter in Derrada Wood for 23 days. Sean O'Sullivan then pours scorn on the so-called Garda ring of steel he says the PIRA team where hiding out in a house eight miles away. He recalls the views of locals at that time. News clip shows the Forensic examination of the shelter hideout area. Patrick Gavin the Pathologist recalls the scene and the bodies as a Film clip shows them being removed. Then a television news report reviews a Garda search at a house at Claremorris when three gunmen escaped the Garda again. They would evade capture three times in total. Brendan O'Brien says the ring of steel was more like a rubber band. Television clip shows J.J.McNally's comments, then television clip shows Don Tidey meeting the press and express his sadness over the deaths. Then film clip shows Patrick Kelly's funeral, then Garda Gary Sheehan's funeral in Carrickmacross. Then Journalist Pollen ni Chartain recalls the anger of the people and the anti-IRA feelings. She also recalls people asking questions as to why trainee Garda were used in this dangerous search operation, also questions were never answered about who killed Gary was it the PIRA or the Irish Army. Then RTE's Today Tonight examined the mistakes at Derrada Wood, saying there never was a possibility of a ring of steel. Excerpts from the programme list the many Garda mistakes. Pollen ni Chartain then reviews the minor charges brought against the owner of Derrada Wood, and profiles the role of Maze Escapee Brendan 'Bik' McFarlane, who wasn't arrested untl 1998. Television clip shown, then another one of his acquittal. Last December, 25 years on from Derrada Wood, Don Tidey who still lives in Ireland took part in a Rembrance Service for Patrick Kelly, G.Sheehan is commemorated every year in Templemore but he never got the Scott Medal for Bravery, The top recruit however gets the Gary Sheehan Memorial Medal. (See Also DVDs: DO7130, D07140, D07150, DO7160, for more Garda Ar Lar)
DVD No.
D07560
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7124



Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th Feb 2009
Duration:
2 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) The Omagh bomb trial Detectives accused by Justice Weir of beefing up their evidence have been cleared in an Inquiry by the Police Ombudsman's Office. Film report on incident from trial of Sean Howey, with details of the Ombudsman's findings around a photograph. In his comments Ombudsman A.L.Hutchinson says the Judge misinterpreted the evidence. the accused officer now retired Chief Superintendent Norman Baxter called the Judge's remarks a grave injustice, and called for an apology. (10.30pm)
DVD No.
D07560
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7125



Date Broadcast:
Sat 21st Feb 2009
Duration:
54 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
RTE Sinn Fein Ard Fheis The Leader's Speech
Description:
Live from the RDS Dublin, SF President Gerry Adams addresses delegates at the party's annual Conference (Ard Fheis). The theme of which was 'A Vision for Ireland's Future'. Proceedings begin with MaryLou McDonald MEP's remarks thanking delegates for her election as vice President, she praises former Vice president Maire Drumm and Pat Doherty for their work. She outlines what SF has to do in the coming year and praises the Union's street protests, enough is enough she says. She welcomes Jack O'Connor President of SIPTU Union to the meeting. She calls on the current government to go. She says rebuilding the economy, means protecting jobs. She says republican politics have never been so relevant as now. She then introduces SF President Gerry Adams, he gets standing ovation even before he speaks. He begins with mention of today Dublin Trade Unions demonstrations and praises it, he singles out SIPTU Union on its 100th birthday for special mention. The Irish economy has been one of the main focuses of this Ard Fheis, he says as its in a mess, despite global influences, he says the policies of this Fianna Fail (FF) / Green Party government, and the greed and dishonesty of some bankers, developers have shaped the crisis and left Irish workers vulnerable to its effects, he claims this government protects its wealthy friends and targets the sick. Elderly and children. He laments billions of euros given to banks with no strings attached, to bail out developers, he calls on Minister of Finance to resign and take his government with him. Adams condemns banksters and gangsters and all crime, gun crime, white collar crime, drug crime. He calls for crime to be confronted, and bankers investigated and charged in the Courts. He recalls SF policies at the boom time, their warnings were ignored and ridiculed he says, he mentions the political golden circle of the 1980s, and lists what wasn't done with the money of the boom times, now we have queues and waiting lists, pre-fab schools, long housing lists, public transport reductions. He then attacks FF and Fine Gael's (FG) election promises, he outlines SF's proposal for tax reform, and three year job creation strategy by investment, and preventing repossession of homes by the banks. He quotes Bobby Sands Hunger strike diary, Day 11 "There is no equality in a society that stands upon the economic political bay where only the strongest make good or survive". Adams calls for an end to public money going into private hands, like in the hospital location policy. He calls for ends to high salaries of all government Ministers, he mentions the Minister of Health Mary Harney gets 230,000 euros a year. HSE Chief Brendan Drum has 320,000 euros, plus bonus, he says we are suckers to put up with this, he says it must stop, he talks about tax shelters being closed on the super rich, Adams asks people to support SF, their economic vision isn't impossible, just lke 20 years ago of proved peace wasn't impossible, look at the North he says, where the DUP works all-Ireland institutions, although all isn't rosy, Adams criticises Gregory and Sammy, he says it's a battle a day but Unionists know they can only be in power as SF's partners, he praises SF Education Minister Catriona Ruane and says SF will fix education with reforms, he praises the energy and commitment of other SF Ministers. Adams goes on to criticise the Union and SF's task to persuade Unionists to join a United Ireland, a role the British and Irish governments should be involved in, Adams continues how to build a United Ireland, with political alliances in Ireland and, the USA. He calls a United Ireland, an economic imperative, he calls for building of an All-Ireland economy, as joined up thinking, impediments should be removed, he lists All-Ireland bodies he wants established as engines for growth. Partition he says makes no sense whatever. He then focuses on Euro and Council electons coming up and lists policies SF favour. He lists campaign groups in local issues that SF will support, SF is for a Social Europe, they are not European sceptics he says, he outlines SF's views on euro powers, and says why they rejected last year's Treaty. A new Treaty is needed he says. Adams then praises Ard Comhairle members. He welcomes Barack Obama's election in the USA, he criticises Israel's attack on Gaza, he then welcomes the international delegates from Palestine, the ANC in South Africa, the Basques, and the Cuban Ambassador Martin Cerullo. Adams then calls for another Irish language, culture and arts revival, especially in these hard times, and thanks all those working on reviving the Irish Language, he praises the GAM and Credit Union . He then says Democratic Programme of 1919 is relevant today and he reads it. This is patriotism action. Genuine republican values we need today. SF says Ireland needs core values, he calls for alliances of parties who want change. A new alignment is needed he says, Labour shouldn't prop up FF or FG, he rejects forces of reaction and conservatism, this Island's greatest asset is its incorruptible people. He calls for peaceful change, and that's SF's commitment, lets go and do it he ends with.
DVD No.
D07560
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7126



Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th Feb 2009
Duration:
17 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:
In Ballymena Courts three local young men Geoff Lewis (19) Chris Kerr (22) Alan Wallace (20) were found guilty of the sectarian murder of Michael McIlveen in May 2006, a fourth man Chris McLister (18) was found guilty of manslaughter and a fifth man Paul Hinton (18) was guilty of affray and criminal damage. Film report reviews the case and includes the reaction of Jodie McIlveen, for the McIlveen family. Then views of PSNI's Detective Superintendent Raymond Murray. Another accused Mervyn Moon (20) had already pleaded guilty to murder and is awaiting sentence. In a further Film report from Niall Donnelly he examines the legacy of this murder of 15 year old M.McIlveen in the town and the current efforts of schools to combat sectarianism amongst their pupils with comments of Ronnie Hassard of Ballymena Academy and Cate Magee of St Patrick's College. In the Commons the Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward has announced the £12,000 payment to relatives of Troubles' victims recommended by Eames / Bradley will not happen. Film report also covers the Commons' Northern Ireland Committee's interrview of Eames / Bradley with S.Woodward comments and DUP's Upper Bann MP David Simpson's views on Eames / Bradley. Then analysis from Ken Reid who quotes WAVE's Alan McBride's views on the report not mentioning the seriously injured. Next report is on the creation of 900 jobs by a Telecoms Centre company in Northern Ireland, with comments of CEO Phillip Cassidy, followed by a report into Valence Technology getting government financial backing in 1993 for a £15,000 million battery factory at Mallusk and the company had no business plan, the IDB rushed appraisal in case the Republic got the factory. Today the widow of an RUC Sergeant Joe Campbell shot dead in Cushendall in 1977, Rosemary Campbell pleaded for people to come forward with information to help her get the truth, the Police Ombudsman is investigating accusations he was killed by loyalists colluding with RUC officers. Film report with Rosemary Campbell's comments. Then Ombudsman spokesman. John Larkin's views. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7127



Date Broadcast:
Fri 27th Feb 2009
Duration:
6 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, the Assets Recovery Agency has recovered a helicopter, a villa in Spain, and a Bentley from Mark McKinney (44) a Director of Portadown Football Club. Film report on the Haulage company's boss loss of over £2 million plus other assets after his involvement in money laundering, illegal trading, and tax and VAT evasion. In Dublin a six man armed gang has robbed the Bank of Ireland of 7 million euros. Film report. The UUP and the Conservative Party have launched a new post for elections in Northern Ireland, for European and Westminister elections but it seems the party's only MP Sylvia Hermon is against the fact. Film report with UUP leader Reg Empey, and Tory MP Owen Patterson's remarks on a split with Sylvia Hermon. The group's new name is Ulster Conservative and Unionist New Force. In Limavady a row has broken out ov er some Council workers refusing to wear a new work uniform which has a logo written in English and Irish. Then Film report with UUP Cllr Edwin Stevenson's views then SF Cllr Cathal o'hoisin's comments, then a voxpop of the public on the issue. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7128



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Mar 2009
Duration:
7 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:
In Courts Stephen Brown (28) has been convicted of killing David McIlwaine (18) and Andrew Robb (19) in February 2000 at Tandragee. Film report contains graphic details of the brutal killings, by the UVF man, one of the killers Mark Burcomb gave evidence against Brown, another defendant Noel Dillon took his own life. Report includes Justice Gillen's remarks outside the Court. Gail McIlwaine gives her reaction then Paul McIlwaine's views. Then Ann Robb's reaction. A man has been arrested by the HET enquiring into a double murder in 1972 in a Tates Avenue Wine store (South Belfast), those killed were Leo Duffy and Thomas Marin, Kevin Finnegan who was wounded has went on to become a leading QC in Northern Ireland. The Plantation of Ulster 400 hundred years ago still affects Northern Ireland today, a Film report looks at the legacy of this pivotal event in Ireland's history. University of Ulster historian Eamon O'Ciardha gives his views. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7129



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Mar 2009
Duration:
29 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Life Sentence
Description:
Presented by Enda McClafferty this programme profiles the case of Derryman Paul McCauley who has been in a coma since July 2006 following a sectarian attack on him and other guests at a BBQ by loyalists believed connected to the UDA in Derry. To date only one person has been convicted, that's Daryl Proctor. The programme begins with Film of Paul McCauley lying in hospital bed in a coma, with the comments of his family on his condition, a state worse than death his brother calls it. Then the family of D.Proctor say he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, in the wrong company, his stepfather says he has no religion and isn't sectarian. Then the programme shows photographs of Paul through his life with his family describing his hobbies, likes, and interests. Paul worked in Belfast and returned to Derry every weekend, where he had a daughter aged seven, his friend Darren McCrossan and Paul's mum comment. The reporter then reviews the scene of the attack on Paul, and a home video of the BBQ is shown just hours before the loyalist attack, 20 people had gathered to wish Damien well as he was off to teach in Azrabazan. Jim McCauley recalls seeing Paul go to the BBQ, which included Catholics, Protestants and local Polish. At 3am only Paul and two others were left at the bonfire, Carin Mullan recalls the loyalist gang's attack, and what was said, Mark Lynch recalls the attack on him and his injuries, photographs shown from the time. Then PSNI Detective Sergeant Eddie Bell comments on the injuries, and the footprints on his body, he recalls seeing Paul staggering, his skull crushed. Damien who was in the house escaped injury, describes the scene and Paul's injury. He was expected to die but is still alive. The parents are Filmed going to Court to see Proctor sentenced, he was only 15 at the time of attack, he got 12 years in a Young Offenders Centre but will serve only six years, Jim McCauley gives the family reaction. Jim and Cathy spend hours a day with their son, in hospital. Film shows Paul getting attended in Altnagelvin Hospital, he will never recover from his injuries, his parents comment on being frozen between life and death, Dr John McCann says Paul only has a gut response to his condition, he can't process external stimuli in a meaningful sense. Then Cathy McCauley disagrees with Dr McCann. Dr McCann says he's never seen anyone else with such devastating injuries from an assault case. A series of CFTV Film clips then shows street assaults from around Northern Ireland. Then the programme talks to D.Proctor's stepfather Alex McClements, who profiles Daryl as a quiet reclusive lad who didn't go out much, he was reared until 11 at an Army Camp in England. Then they moved to Derry's Fountain Estate, a community worker William Jackson also says Daryl wasn't the paramilitary type, or sectarian type. In nine Police interviews Daryl denied involvement, but Paul's blood was found on his shoes, and his DNA was found on a baseball cap in the field. Proctor then admitted being present, but he showed no regret. The McCauleys comment, then Alex McClements' views, defends his Stepson's role during the assault. But the report Enda McClafferty reveals Proctor's bebo website page where he wrote sectarian comments including 'Clean up the Streets Kill a taig' and he glorified the UFF / UDA for the Greysteel attacks. Alex McClements never saw the bebo page. Natasha Jackson, Proctor's friend says he didn't mean half of it, the programme then profiles the makeup of what's known about Proctor's gang. The International Monitoring Commission report (IMC) says that UDA men where involved in the attack Alex McClements denies is son is in the UDA. Then McCauley's want Proctor to reveal who was with him that night. Jim McCauley comments then Alex McClements on why his son won't reveal names, followed by PSNI's Detective Sergeant E.Bell's views on the gang. The programme then profiles the Protestant Fountain Estate, William Jackson describes what it's like to live in the estate. Reporter gives statistics that in Derry sectarian attacks are down 60%. At the Cathedral 'Your Club' which Proctor attended, other youths comment about Catholics then in the Catholic area community Worker Charlie McMenamin comments on sectarianism. Statistics show loyalists responsible for twice as many sectarian attacks as republicans, then Eames / Bradley Report views on sectarianism profiled, then Stormont SDLP's Mark Durkan comments on the hold-up at Executive level in dealing with sectarianism. DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson comments, then Denis Bradley's views. Meanwhile Paul McCauley's family want justice.
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7130



Date Broadcast:
Fri 6th Mar 2009
Duration:
9 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A Political row has followed PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde's decision to introduce British Army Special Forces into Northern Ireland again. Film report with SF's Alex Maskey's views, then H.Orde defends why he wants these technical experts back, and why he didn't inform the Policing Board. The SDLP's Alex Attwood then gives his reaction. Followed by DUP's Nigel Dodds' reaction. A further Film report then looks at who are these Special Forces and what role does MI5 have in Northern Ireland's Security decisions, with comments of UUP's Basil McCrea, then Alliance leader David Ford says Orde done the right thug. In the Studio political editor Ken Reid gives analysis of this row, and actions taken to defuse it. In Afghanistan three members of the RIR have got gallantry medals. It's the first time its ever happened in the same regiment. The Soldiers are named as Sergeant S McConnell, Ranger Alan Owens and Captain G.Rainey, all got the Military Cross, previously on this tour three other Rangers got gallantry medals. Lieutenant Graeme Lamb comments. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
408
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7131



Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th Mar 2009
Duration:
12 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
In this UK part of the programme, the main story is the killing of two British Soldiers by dissident republicans outside the Massereene Army Camp in Antrim, last night. Film report on first British Soldiers killed here for ten years. Four other people were wounded, two more soldiers and two pizza delivery men. PSNI Detective Chief Superintendent Derek Williamson says the Soldiers were due to go to Afghanistan, then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's reaction. Then live update from reporter Mark Simpson who quotes SF's Gerry Adams' statement condemning the attack as wrong and counterproductive. Then in a live link up to Belfast, the Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward gives his reaction to the double murders, he blames dissident republicans, and says the Soldiers were only hours from going to Afghanistan, he says dissident republicans are small in number. Woodward then comments on SF statement and the previous Operation Banner in Northern Ireland by the Army, but says it won't be re-instated, he welcomes the SF condemnation, he says overall Northern Ireland today is radically different from Northern Ireland ten years ago, and people won't let this stand in the way of peace building, he also praises H.Orde, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness. (Sunday)
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7132



Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th Mar 2009
Duration:
27 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
Part 2
Description:
Introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick in Belfast, this programme begins with a news report on the killing of two British Soldiers at their Massereene Barracks Antrim from Vincent Kearney, with comments of PSNI Chief Superintendent Derek Williamson, the dead Soldiers were from the 38th Engineers' Regiment but weren't yet named. The gunmen were believed to be experienced. Then in the Studio Jim Fitzpatrick interviews Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, his reaction is that a small number of criminals here won't accept the changes brought about in Northern Ireland by the Peace Process, he praises the Soldiers, and comments on the threat level from dissident republicans and the Chief Constable H.Orde's request for backup military assistance, but he says we won't see troops back like under Operation Banner for 30 years. He says the dissidents are frightened of politics winning in Northern Ireland, he won't criticise the SF statement on the shooting or comment on it. Then in an earlier television interview DUP's P.Robinson gives his reaction to the killings from the Antrim base, he says the dissidents won't set the agenda for Northern Ireland, or be allowed to turn back the clock. Then back in the Studio Jim Fitzpatrick interviews SF's M.McGuinness, SDLP's Mark Durkan and DUP's Simon Hamilton on their reactions to the attack. SF's M.McGuinness calls it totally wrong and counterproductive, carried out by people with no strategy to bring about a United Ireland, their actions are futile and the peace process will continue no matter what they do, he denies SF is worried about dissident republicans and cautious in it's criticisms. Then SDLP's M.Durkan says he doesn't reject criticisms last week of H.Orde about bringing special forces to Northern ireland, he maintains Orde should have told the Police Board. This is followed by PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde's comments on the Antrim shootings, then DUP's Simon Hamilton refuses to engage in party squabbling he regrets Northern Ireland is in the world spotlight for the wrong reasons. He calls for support for the Chief Constable at present. SF M.McGuinness then doesn't regret H.Orde's decision on special forces last week being criticised by him, he believes bringing in British Army again is just what dissidents want. M.Durkan says this is a challenge to all political parties not just one party, he calls for unity of purpose.
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
Page 409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7133



Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th Mar 2009
Duration:
8 mins 2 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 killing of two British Soldiers at Massereene Army base, just hours before they went to Afghanistan. Film report on dissident republican attack says RIRA claims the attack. First Minister Peter Robinson gives his reaction from the scene, one of the injured civilians is from Poland, the other is local. The getaway car was found near Randalstown, then PSNI Chief Superintendent Derek Williamson appeals for information, then PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde gives his views on the dissident threat, followed by SF's M.McGuinness' comments, then Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward's reaction. Next live from Antrim journalist Tommy Gorman comments on the RIRA claim of responsibility and the latest condition of the injured, then further comments on the SF statement, and their criticism of H.Orde last week. (6pm Sun)
DVD No.
D07570
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7134



Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th Mar 2009
Duration:
11 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:
Coverage of the killing of two British Soldiers at the Massereene Barracks in Antrim, and the wounding of four others. RIRA admits the shooting. Film report from Antrim where local people held a vigil at the base Fr Tony Devlin comments, then Film clip shows scene of the shooting last night, one of the pizza delivery men shot has been named as Anthony Watson from Antrim. Then PSNI Chief Superintendent Derek Williamson comments, then Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward denies security was lapse last night. The last Soldier killed was Lieutenant Corporal Steven Restorik in 1997 in South Armagh. Then Ken Reid reports live from outside the barracks on the political implications with views of PM Gordon Brown, then Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, followed by DUP's Peter Robinson, then SF's Martin McGuinness said the murders were wrong and an attack on the peace process. Then SDLP's Mark Durkan calls for united response. Ken Reid then comments on the political unity today, followed by a further report on the reaction of PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde, and a review of recent dissident republican attacks. H.Orde rejects a return to Operation Banner. (6.20pm Sun)
DVD No.
D07580
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7135



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Mar 2009
Duration:
21 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:
Report from Massereene Barracks in Antrim from Sharon O'Neill names the two dead Soldiers as Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey. PM Gordon Brown flew to Antrim this morning and met the Soldiers' colleagues and McGuinness / Robinson then he comments. The report then previews the backgrounds of the two Soldiers, one from London, one from Birmingham. David Green, Mark's former Teacher comments, then the Antrim garrison Commander George Norton gives his reaction to the attack. Followed by PSNI Chief Superintendent Derek Williamson appeal for public's help, then voxpop of local opinion. Next a further report from Niall Donnelly looks back at how the events on Saturday night unfolded, at 9.20 pm in the 30 second attack, 60 shots were fired. Walter McNeill recalls who he heard and saw, then Brigadier Norton explains why the Army Sentrys didn't return fire. Then from Antrim Area Hospital Mark McFadden reports on how they dealt with the injured. With Dr Olivia Dornan's comments, then Dr Ian Erskine, they praise the Army's First Aid efforts, this is followed by views of Catholic Bishop Noel Treanor, Church of Ireland Bishop Alan Abernethy, who had just visited the injured. Then back at Massereene Paul Clarke talks to Antrim Clergymen Fr Tony Devlin, and Rev S McBride about their congregations' reactions. Then a Film report from Jane Loughrey looks at who are the RIRA, it contains footage of RIRA men at Training Camp, and an interview with Sun / Tribune Journalist Suzanne Breen who took the RIRA acceptance telephone call, the report reviews other murders by the RIRA and attempted murder since it formed in 1997. Back in the Studio SF's Gerry Kelly gives his views on the attack and is questioned about former PIRA men being in the RIRA, he's followed by DUP's N.Dodds who claims the DUP forced the SF into supporting the police, he's hoping Nationalists / SF don't undermine the Chief Constable like they did last week. Then back live to Paul Clarke at Antrim who talks to Ken Reid about the political unity shown today around condemnation of the killings, and he comments on First / Deputy First Ministers' planned trip to the USA. Paul Clarke recalls 9 March 1971, when three Scottish Soldiers John McKeague, Jospeh McKeague and Dougal McCaughey were British troops numbers 4, 5 and 6 killed in the Troubles. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07580
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7136



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Mar 2009
Duration:
21 mins 46 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 the Antrim attack begins with a diagram showing the positions of the gunmen and the Soldiers as the Pizzas were delivered, with comments of Vincent Kearney, then Film clip shows Army Brigadier George Norton explain why guards didn't return fire, the gunmens' escape car is shown and PSNI Derek Williamson appeals for information on the car's movements on Saturday night, report then reviews the dissident republican's threat across Northern Ireland, but no-one expected an attack in Antrim Town. George Norton denies security was lapse Massereene barracks. Then the two Soldiers are named as Patrick Azimkar (21) from London and Mark Quinsey (23) from Birmingham and profiled. With comments of people who knew the Soldiers. Vernon Rossiter, Rev Sior Coleman then Film clip shows Brigadier G.Norton describe the last actions of the off-duty Soldiers on Saturday. A further report from Tara Mills then conducts a voxpop of reaction of people in Antrim town. Followed by a Film report on G.Brown's visit to Stormont today, with his comments on the unity of the political parties in Northern Ireland, he says the political process here is now unshakeable, he gives his impression of the Soldiers he met at Massereene, he condemns the RIRA as callous. At the Assembly in Stormont Martina Purdy covers Brown's arrival, then the comments of DUP's Peter Robinson to the Assembly followed by SF's Gerry Adams say they'll go "toe to toe" with the dissidents. Then PuP Leader Dawn Purvis calls for no loyalist reaction, then SDLP's Mark Durkan calls for party unity, UUP's Reg Empey says stop devolution of policing and justice. In Commons Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward condemned the attack. QUB Professor Richard English comments on possible implications of the Antrim killings on the peace process. Back in Antrim town Alliance Leader David Ford gives his reaction to the killings and the positive lead given by politicians here, he comments on the chances of catching the killers. Back in the Studio the condition of the injured is updated, then a Film report from Conor McAuley profiles the reaction of staff in Antrim Hospital and the First aid given by Soldiers at the base, Dr Ian Erskine comments, then lead Nurse Donna Hanna's comments on dealing with the distressed relatives. A Polish liaison worker Sylvia Slonka gives the Polish Community's reaction to one of their people being shot. Then Church of Ireland Bishop Alan Abernethy and Catholic Bishop Noel Treanor both condemn the killers. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07580
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7137



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Mar 2009
Duration:
24 mins 21 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Waiting for Justice
Description:
On Saturday 19th February 2000, two youths Andrew Robb (19) and David McIlwaine (18) were stabbed to death in a brutal fashion near Tandragee, this programme profiles the horror of the murder and the boys' families quest for Justice. Presented by Chris Moore, the programme begins with a television news report on the killings, then Ann Robb recalls learning of her son's death, she thought it was a hit and run, then Paul and Gail McIlwaine recall getting a message to ring the PSNI, a family video of David singing is shown, as Gail describes her son's characteristics, and hopes. Then Ann Robb describes Andrew as a rascal who was never involved with paramilitaries, video clip shows him fishing with friends. Last Tuesday in Belfast UVF man Steven Revels (28) was convicted of the killings. Film clip afterwards shows D.McIlwaine's reaction, then Justice Gillen's comments profiled. Ann Robb was delighted at the verdict, Chris Moore asks why was Revels not convicted eight years ago when the same evidence existed, he had been charged then set free when the charges were withdrawn, was it at best Police incompetence or collusion with loyalists. Ann Robb reveals what she was told, then Paul McIlwaine recalls the saga of excuses leading to charges being dropped, both families recall Revels had two UVF bodyguards with him after the charges were dropped, and the families were kept in the Courtroom, until Revels left, Paul McIlwaine and Ann Robb lost faith in the Police enquiries, Paul recalls seeking help from Jane Winters of the British Irish Rights Watch, she recalls knowing the Police were lying to the families, them Ann Robb confirms this view. Chris Moore then recalls events in Portadown six weeks before these killings when UVF leader Robert Jameison was killed by the LVF, Ann Robb says Police knew UVF would kill two people that night. Jane Winters' comments on the Police attitudes to the Robb / McIlwaine killings, the Police knew who was the suspects, yet gave them plenty of time to clean up their cars. Ann Robb explains what the Police excuse for this was to her, P.McIlwaine believes the Police were misleading them, he believes an agent was being protected, the Police even ignored a Court ruling to produce the case files. Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice has no doubt the Police are protecting someone, he explains his point of view. In 2005 Detective Superintendent Tim Hanley took control of the Investigation, he comments on the case up to when he took over, and his case review. Paul McIlwaine also conducted his own case review, he takes Chris Moore to the Spot Nightclub where they both went, they weren't best friends, indeed Andrew Robb had a conviction for an assault on D.McIlwaine, they met waiting for a taxi that night. P.McIlwaine recalls, then Andrew Robb on their movement to Revels' House. A.Robb praises Hanley who found Revels' blood on McIlwaine's jacket wasn't found by previous inquiry, Jane Winters' comments, on this mistake. An appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme led to more evidence from witnesses Tim Hanley explains, then Ann Robb recalls how Mark Burcomb gave himself up and he and Revels were charged, the family were angry Burcomb got a deal, Tim Hanley comments on the PP's decision, D.McIlwaine gives his reaction, Burcomb got 2.5 years jail and is now free, Ann Robb comments on this. At Revels trial, Burcomb described how Revels and Noel Dillon killed the two boys (Dillon committed suicide in 2005), Jane Winters comments on Burcomb's evidence, then Henley, Burcomb described the horror of the murders but families aren't concerned he told the whole truth, nor does Jane Winters. Tim Hanley says the case file is now closed, but P.McIlwaine says it's not over. He's discovered the PSNI paid the UVF commander in Tandragee £500,000 to work on security bases, and in Portadown, murdered UVF leader P.Jameison's building company was paid £12 million by the police. Paul visits the murder scene and explains his vivid memories, then Ann Robb on Andrew not being all bad.
DVD No.
D07580
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7138



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Mar 2009
Duration:
34 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Antrim Killings
Description:
Presented by Mark Carruthers this programme deals with the killing of two Soldiers by the RIRA at Massereene Army Barracks, and the political reaction to the attack. Programme begins with an interview with British PM Gordon Brown who visited Antrim today, then a further report names the dead Soldiers as Patrick Azimikar and Mark Quinsey. Their Commander George Norton gives details of the Soldiers' last moments. Then Rev Fr Tony Devlin and Methodist Rev Jack Moore comments on the local Community's anger over the murders. One of the injured was a Polish taxidriver, Justina Samolyk of the Polish Association gives their reaction. Mark Carruthers then reveals news coming in from Craigavon of a shooting of a policeman, no further details at the minute. Then in the studio Mark interviews Michael Gallagher whose son Aiden was killed by the RIRA bomb in Omagh, he gives his reactions to this RIRA attack, and reflects on the promises made by government here after Omagh to catch the bombers which was never achieved, he welcomes the political unity shown at Stormont today. Next a film report from Clare Savage looks at the motivation of the RIRA, to destroy the peace process. It begins with PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde's warnings about the dissident threat last week, when security journalist Brian Rowan gives his assessment of dissident republicians, then Journalist Liam Clarke's views on their intentions. Following a defused Castlewellan bomb, Brian Rowan says Police believe their bomb making has improved over last months. In Fermanagh a 160lb bomb failed to explode. Catholic Officers have been targeted in Dungannon and Derry, L.Clarke explains why, B.Cowan comments on the surprise felt by the Massereene attack. Then L.Clarke on this lapse in security forces ' armour. H.Orde outlines the small number of dissidents the former PIRA prisoner Tommy McKearney says the killings were well planned but opportunist, but none the less futile he says, within nationalism there's a huge hostility to the dissident republican campaign, and their action will re-inforce support for mainstream Sinn Fein. Mark Carruthers then confirms there has been a police casualty in Craigavon, then he interviews Colonel Bob Stewart who served six tours of duty here, in the 1970s. He gives his assessment of the dissident strategy, he feels these killers were well trained and determined, he recalls Antrim always being a safe area, and says it's impossible to predict attacks. Bob Stewart also depends the Camp guards for not returning fire. Then in the Studio SF's Alex Maskey, UUP's Basil McCrea, DUP's Gregory Campbell and SDLP's A.Attwood also comment on the attack and the party political response to it. A.Maskey feels steady leadership is needed, at all costs the dissidents must be denied community support. DUP's G.Campbell says that part of the answer, but it didn't work with the Peace People, he feels information must be given to the PSNI from republican comunity. A.Attwood (SDLP) says a twin track response is required, political response and strong measured policing response. Then UUP's Basil McCrea says we shouldn't take peace for granted, the PSNI needs investment, the panel then discuss effective or heavy handed policing approaches, and intelligence led policing. G.Campbell says SF shouldn't have taken 14 hours to condemn the shooting, he wants grassroots to give information to the PSNI, the dissidents, like the Provos before them should learn they are never going to win he says. A.Maskey is asked about SF's difficulties in condemning the 'armed struggle' of the dissident republicans, but he claims republicans are owners of the Peace process and their reaction has been unprecedented. He denies they are looking over their shoulders at dissidents. A.Attood then comments on their criticism of PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde last week, when he introduced special troops to Northern Ireland, and he justifies the SDLP position. M.Carruthers then announces that a PSNI Officer has been shot dead in Craigavon. All the politicians present respond to this latest killing.
DVD No.
D07580
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7139



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Mar 2009
Duration:
57 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
News Special
Description:
Presented by Paul Clarke this programme presents a full latest update on the RIRA killing of two British Soldiers in Antrim on Saturday night, with political and public reaction and analysis of who are the Real IRA. The report firstly names the Soldiers Mark Quinsy (23) from Birmingham and Patrick Azimkar (21) from London, also injured was two Pizza delivery men who the RIRA called collaborators one is a Polish man the other is Anthony Watson (19),a further report from Sharon O'Neill covers the visit of PM Gordon Brown to the Army Barracks, with his reaction to the killings, and gives profiles of the two soldiers, with the comments of David Green, Mark's former headmaster, then comments of Brigadier George Norton on his Soldiers, then PSNI Chief Superintendent Derek Williamson appeals for public assistance. This is followed by a voxpop of views of unnamed Antrim citizens. Next a further report from M.Donnelly details how the RIRA carried out the ambush, which lasted 33 seconds and during which 60 shots were fired, a local man Walter McNeill recalls what he heard, then Brigidier G.Norton answers the question why troops didn't return fire, ATOs are examining the gunman's car. The next report from Ken Reid examines how the politicians have stood together in condemning the attack. PM G.Brown met Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, then comments on political progress. Then in Stormont party leaders gave statements on the attack. Firstly, P.Robinson (DUP), then Gerry Adams (SF), then Mark Durkan (SDLP) and David Ford (Alliance) then Reg Empey (UUP). Next comes a report from Siobhan McGarry in Antrim on the opinions of Antrim people in a voxpop, all condemn it and are shocked. Then Guardian Journalist Henry McDonald gives his analysis of the RIRA man involved, and their strategy. Then Terry Spence of the Police Federation gives his reaction to recent dissident republican violence. Back to Paul Clarke in the Studio who announces a Policeman has been injured in a shooting in Craigavon. Then in the Studio he asks Politicians G.Kelly (SF) and J.Donaldson (DUP) for their reactions to the escalation in violence over recent days. G.Kelly highlights the political unity condemning the RIRA, then J.Donaldson calls for vigilance and for people who know something to tell the Police. Both men use levelheaded language and avoid party political point scoring. Then next a Film report from Jane Loughrey who asks who are the Real IRA. It contains new footage of RIRA men training along the border. Sun/Tribune Journalist Suzanne Breen was given the Film and she received the RIRA telephone calls accepting responsibility for the Antrim killings. The report reviews RIRA attacks since Omagh in 1998, to yesterday, with S.Breen comments. This is followed by a report examining the security expert Colin Breen's views on the RIRA weapons and personnel in the Training video shown. Then Paul Clarke comments on the Craigavon shooting latest, as he talks to Journalists Suzanne Breen and Henry McDonald live in the Studio about the RIRA and how did they come about and their estimated strengths and capabilities. They also comment on the planning involved in the Massereene attack, and discussion around their ability to Conduct a Campaign, either sustained or just high profile attacks. The Journalists all comment on the interesting political reaction to the murders, of defiant political unity. Suzanne Breen comments on the media response in England which shows a hierarchy of victims. This discussion is followed by an update on the Craigavon shooting, details still sketchy as Mark Mallett reports. Then it's over to Antrim where a reporter talks to Fr Tony Devlin and Rev Jack Moore about their congregation's reactions to the killings, and to news of the Craigavon Shooting of a PSNI man, both praise Antrim Community relations in recent years, and appeal for the gunmen to be given up. Back in the Studio P.Clarke discusses events with SDLP's Mark Durkan, Alliance's David Ford, UUP's Reg Empey, all insist politicians stand together in condemnation to prevent the institutions at Stormont from collapsing. UUP's Reg Empey defends his view that Policing and Justice shouldn't be devolved yet, P.Clarke then informs them the PSNI Officer shot in Craigavon has died, the three politicians give their reactions to the latest murder. Reg Empey calls for no loyalist retaliation. This discussion is followed by an update on the shooting dead of a Policeman in Craigavon, with some early political reaction from DUP's David Simpson, then SDLP's Dolores Kelly on the telephone gives her reaction and the latest news she has heard from the Lismore area. Then in the Studio political Editor Ken Reid and commentator Jim Dougal discuss the politicians' reactions and the unity of purpose they all showed over the violence of recent days, they comment on the visit of Gordon Brown and the total solidarity all showed at Stormont. Then by telephone SF's John O'Dowd gives an update on the shooting incident in Craigavon that killed a PSNI Officer, he appeals for people to come forward with the names of the gunmen and tell the PSNI. The programme ends with further comments from Ken Reid and Jim Dougal on the First and Deputy First Ministers' expected trip to the USA next week. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07590
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7140



Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th Mar 2009
Duration:
21 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Craigavon's Lismore area a PSNI Officer has been shot dead by the Continuity IRA, he's been named as Constable Steven Carroll (48). Film report on the attack, he's the first Policeman killed here in more than 10 years. Chief Superintendent Alan Todd gives his reaction. Then a nearby resident tells what she heard and saw after the shooting. Then another local Matt Thompson gives his reaction. In Banbridge, S.Carroll's hometown, the local Priest Canon Liam Stevenson gives his reaction, the local MP David Simpson (DUP) adds his condemnation, followed by views of Jean Fegan whose daughter was killed by loyalists 11 years ago. A further Film report taken from a helicopter captures the moment a 17 year old was being arrested by the PSNI in Craigavon after the shooting. This is followed by an update from reporter Niall Donnelly on the PSNI operation today in the area. Lismore Manor, where searches continue, and a gold citroen car has been taken away for tests. The next Film report shows Chief Constable H.Orde visiting the Carroll family home in Banbridge today. He was followed by Peter Robinson and M.McGuinness who arrived together to pay their respects. Then it's back to Craigavon where N.Donnelly reports on the mood of local people after the killing, he talks to local politicians the SDLP's Dolores Kelly who calls for Colm and for people to support the PSNI. Then SF's John O'Dowd calls for so-called dissident figures to come on television and explain themselves. Earlier at Stormont, the Chief Constable H.Orde had met the First and Deputy First Ministers P.Robinson and M.McGuinness political editor Ken Reid comments on the visit, a display of political unity, and what Ken Reid calls an astonishing event. When SF's M.McGuinness called the killers of Stephen Carroll "Traitors". Film report with both Robinson and McGuinness comments. Also words of H.Orde. Meanwhile in the Assembly all MLAs stood for a minute's silence for Constable Carroll. Ken Reid then comments on the significance of today's show of political unity and M.McGuinness' words. Both men will continue with their Investment trip to the USA tonight. In the next report Jane Loughrey examines the Threat caused by the dissident republician group called the Continuity IRA, her report looks back at previous attacks by CIRA, which was formed in 1986. The Guardian Journalist Henry McDonald gives his views on this small group. Then Republican Sinn Fein (RSF) Spokeswoman Geraldine Taylor says the attacks are inevitable while England's presence exists in Ireland. Then the author Michael O'Toole says up to a year ago security forces seemed confident these dissidents hadn't the capacity to carry out the murders of recent days. The Police Federation spokesman Terry Spence remains defiant, he says IRA attacks for 30 years didn't succeed nor will these attacks. The Traditional Unionist Voice (MEP) Jim Allister calls for the SAS to be used against the dissidents. In a further report Neill Britton reports on the reaction of the Dublin government to the latest murder. At a press conference Irish PM Brian Cowan offered his condolescences and pledged his support for the PSNI, then Fianna Fail (FF) Dermot Ahern the Foreign Minister promises to continue to fight these groups in the Republic using the Courts. The last report from this bulletin visits Sixth Formers at Lagan College in Belfast, an integrated school, to assess their reaction to the recent upsurge in violence, as not many of these pupils would have much experience of the Troubles. Firstly Helen Killick the School Chaplain comments, then Eamon McCallion who works for Community Relations in schools comments. Followed by brief views of unnamed students. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07590
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7141



Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th Mar 2009
Duration:
25 mins 22 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 the CIRA killing of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll (48), the first Police Officer killed in Northern Ireland in 10 years begins with comments of Donna Trainor and Noel Thompson, then a Film report from Vincent Kearney profiles the CIRA attack last night in Lismore Manor, Craigavon, and the scene today as Forensic Officers begin their operation. Then Chief Superintendent Alan Todd comments on Constable Carroll, and appeals for information from the public, V.Kearney points out in October last year just yards from last night's shooting, PSNI Officers were fired on as they dealt with rioters. Then a Film clip shows the PSNI arresting a man as another shows officers searching homes, then PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde promises they will continue to do their job. Followed by a Film clip of RIRA Training Camp. The next report from Conor McAuley comes from the Carroll Family home in Banbridge, as callers arrive to offer their condolesences, among them was Chief Constable H.Orde who spent 30 minutes with the family. Then the local DUP MP David Simpson with several colleagues, followed by the local Catholic Priest Canon Liam Stevenson who comments on the Widows' grief and bewilderment. A profile of S.Carroll follows, he was 23 years in the Police, he was a grandfather and due to retire soon, his brother is also an Officer. Then Bryan Hocks the Editor of the Banbridge Chronicle expresses the shock felt by people in Banbridge about the murder. Kate Carroll's only public comment so far is quoted. Then a Film clip shows a joint visit by Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to the Carroll home, to show political solidarity. A second report begins in the Stormont Assembly where Speaker Willie Hay (DUP) called for a minute's silence. Then afterwards SF's M.McGuiness, the DUP's P.Robinson and the PSNI's H.Orde stood side by side outside Stormont Castle, in a display of unity. Robinson spoke of a battle of wills between the political class and evil gunmen. M.McGuinness called the gunmen "Traitors to Ireland". Both men intend to travel to an investment conference in the USA tonight as planned. A Film report from Mervyn Jess at the Police Garden of Rembrance looks at the names of dead Police Officers during the Troubles, he then talks to Kay Phillips whose brother's name is on the memorial, John Hagan was shot in North Belfast 15 years ago today. Kay recalls the pain of that day, then Martin Whittle of the RUC Benevolent Fund comments on support they offer. Then Police Federation's Terry Spence says terrorists won't succeed now, as they didn't succeed for 30 years. Next it's back to Noel Thompson in Craigavon who introduces a report from Gordon Adair about the reaction from residents of the republican Drumbeg Estate in the town. At the Chrysallis Womens' Centre, Theresa Watson says the women are feeling pretty low about the killing and about fears of returning to the dark days. Then at St Anthony's Church unnamed mass goers condemn the killings. This is followed by reporter Julian O'Neill talking to Upper Bann DUP MP David Simpson after he had visited the Carroll family home, where he says he was very warmly welcomed, he says Kate Carroll told him politicians must not let Northern Ireland return to the past. This is followed by N.Thompson talking to SF MLA for Craigavon, John O'Dowd who says SF is behind the peace process, he wonders where are the dissident republicans spokesmen who criticised SF during the peace process, to now explain had this killing bring us towards a United Ireland. He calls for people to support the PSNI and says he's meeting the PSNI to offer assistance. At Hillsborough Castle, a delegation from the Dublin government is coming to meet Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, today, Brian Cowan Irish PM, condemned the murder. Outside Hillsborough political editor Mark Davenport comments on the unplanned meeting, and he gives an analysis of the Dublin government's view on any damage done to the peace process and the Republic's determination not to be a haven for terrorists. Following an updatre on the injured victims of the Masseerene Barracks shootings, N.Thompson introduces a report from Tara Mills who visited sixth Formers at Antrim Grammar school to get their reactions to the renewed violence, pupils Jayne McLaughlin, Graeme McCormick, Jenna McGilton and Teacher Stephen Brown, pulils Caroline lwther, Olivia Telford, and Clare Adams and James Patterson all give their opinions. (6.30 pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07590
Tape No.
409
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7142



Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th Mar 2009
Duration:
36 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Stephen Carroll Murder
Description:
Presented by Mark Carruthers this programme profiles the continuty IRA's killing of PSNI Constable S.Carroll in Craigavon, he's the first police officer killed in 10 years by dissident republicans. The programme examines the effect of his death on his family, the community and the peace process and the political reaction to the killing, which has seen politicians united in condemnation. The first Film report examines the comments of Chief Constable H.Orde, First Minister P.Robinson and Deputy First Minister M.McGuinness who calls the killers "Traitors to the Island of Ireland". After the British and Irish Governments met at Hillsborough, Stephen Walker interviews Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, about their talks. He highlights the unity of purpose between both governments, nothing will split that unity he says, he praises the unity shown by Northern Ireland politicians Robinson and McGuinness and H.Orde at Stormont, he refuses to accept there was a failure of intelligence in stopping deaths in 12 years. He insists the killers won't detail peace in Northern Ireland, and he rejects any suggestion that Soldiers will return to Northern Ireland's streets, he says the criminals will be dealt with by the Police and he refuses to elevate them by using special measures. He appeals for the public to support the Police, and says the dissident threat is the same but the people of Ireland will reject them. Next Stephen Walker interviews the Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern who was also at Hillsborough tonight. He praises the Garda / PSNI co-operation against these enemies of the Irish people, the Garda have all the resources they require, he won't criticise a government who uses legitimate means to collect information on subversives, he comments on Nationalist objections to the use of Army Special units, he says dissidents get no succour from the Republic's citizens. Next comes a Film report from Bobby Friedman on the impact the recent killings might have on recruitment of Catholics to the PSNI, it shows the October 1998 funeral of RUC's Frank O'Reilly killed by loyalists, the last Police killing before S.Carroll, then John Graham's and David Johnston's killing in 1997 by the PIRA, Police Federation's Terry Spence says S.Carroll's death wasn't a surprise as dissident republicans have been trying hard to kill with seven officers injured. The 50 / 50 recruitment plan has saw Catholics in Police jump from 8% to 24% now, PSNI's Joe Stewart comments. The DUP MLA Peter Weir's views, then SF MLA Martina Anderson's views, then back in the Studio M.Carruthers interviews DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson and SF's John O'Dowd, he asks has policing now to change, Jeffrey Donaldson lists things from resources, like helicopter etc the police need, he supports the Chief Constable's decisions on whether he needs Special Forces or not. John O'Dowd SF, says police patrols and individual officers' security will change, but he wants good and accountable policing to continue, the killers shouldn't be allowed to drive a wedge between communities and the PSNI. Both men comment on last week's row over use of Army special reconnaissance units. J.Donaldson comments on McGuinness using the 'traitors' word. J.O'Dowd calls for peace building to continue, he criticises Jim Allister (TUV) re-militarisations calls. Both men call for unified political response. The next Film report from Clare Savage examines how teenagers with no memory of the worst days of the Troubles are dealing with the upsurge in violence . She visits Hazelwood Primary School, and talks to parents D.Cunningham, Headmistress Patricia Murtagh and Teacher Jim McDaid, then Jackie Valentine, then over on the Shankill parents at Edenbrooke Primary School comment on how they answer their childrens' questions. Then in the Studio M.Carruthers talks to commentator Brian Feeney, Writer Susan McKay and Newspaper Editor Darwin Templeton who says the peace process can withstand this violence because of the politicians' united stand, he has been surprised by the strong SF reaction and praises M.McGuinness' comments. B.Feeney comments on leadership qualities of P.Robinson and his speeches. Susan McKay agrees with both SF and DUP unity of purpose shown and how essential it is they take the community forward. They comment then on Shaun Woodward's views of the dissident republican threat currently, is it a greater threat now or not, they comment on H.Orde's request for Special Intelligence Forces. Susan McKay welcomes the Trade Union Peace Rallies as a way for community to show unity, D.Templeton also wants strong security response. B.Feeney comments on SF's lack of control in many difficult areas. Where dissidents have moved in, and the same in loyalist areas, D.Templeton says loyalists were impressed by M.McGuinness' reactions.
DVD No.
D07600
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7143



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Mar 2009
Duration:
18 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 remains of Constable Steven Carroll have been returned to his family home in Banbridge. Film report with his friend Brian McCargo's comments on Constable Carroll's qualities as a person and a policeman. Then report from scene of shooting with comments of SDLP's Dolores Kelly's comments, then DUP Cllr Carla Lockhart's views followed by voxpop of public opinion. Then from outside the Carroll family home reporter Jane Loughrey talks to family friends Mary Bingham and Marie McEvoy. In London today at 4pm MPs gathered for a vigil in condemnation of the recent killings. Film report with Prime Minister (PM) Gordon Brown's comments in the Commons, then Tory Leader David Cameron's views. Next report is live from Craigavon from Siobhan McGarry where police are carrying out a search on a block of flats, she speaks to Clergymen Fr M.McAlinden and Rev Terence Cadden who organised a peace vigil at the scene tonight. This is followed by a Film report covering today's Trade Union organised peace vigil in Belfast, from Niall Donnelly who interviews ICTU President Patricia McKeown, then SF Lord Mayor Tom Hartley and UPRG's Frankie Gallagher's comments, followed by voxpop of some people at the rally. A further report covers the vigil in Derry from Mark McFadden who talks to the City's Mayor Cllr Gerard Diver (SDLP). Then a voxpop of people in the crowd, including Jean Hegarty whose brother was killed on Bloody Sunday, and Richard Moore who was blinded by a British Army rubber bullet. Then further reports from Alison Fleming on the vigils in Newry with a voxpop of some of the crowd, including Brendan Morgan of NAS / UWT then report from Downpatrick vigil, and Lisburn vigil. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07600
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7144



Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Mar 2009
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:
Kate Carroll the widow of the murdered PSNI Officer S.Carroll gives a television interview to Jane Loughrey, she begins by recalling the moments she was told he was dead, she recalls her last words to him as he went out to work, and his reply. S.Carroll's mother Margaret Norman from England recalls her son, Kate Carroll then describes the reaction of her son Shane and their four grandchildren, S.Carroll plans for retirement in 18 months, and his love of sport are discussed. Kate pleads, her husband hasn't died in vain, she feels she's been robbed of her life and feels dead inside. At Masseerene Army Barracks in Antrim the British Army held a Remembrance Service for Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey. Film report on the private service as both Soldiers' coffins return to England for burial, with comments of Fr Tony Devlin, and Rev Jack Moore. Then voxpop of local Antrim people. A further report highlights the fears of the Polish Community here, following the shooting of the Polish Pizza deliveryman at Masseerene, a television clip shows how the attack was reported in Poland, then comments of Kaisa Garbel of the ICTU Migrant Worker Project, then views of Eva Grosman of Polska Magazine, and then Jerome Mullen the Honorary Polish Consul. The leaders of the main churches here have put forward a united voice against the recent violence here. Film report with views of Presbyterian Church Moderator Rev Donald Patton, Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady, then Church of Ireland Primate Rev Alan Harper. A hoax bomb has been found near Ballykinler Army base in South Down. In Belfast a fire has damaged the old Crumlin Road Courthouse. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07600
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7145



Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Mar 2009
Duration:
27 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson. He begins with a Film clip of SF's M.McGuinness using the word 'Traitors' to describe dissident republicans. Thompson calls the words strong and unprecedented words of condemnation, spoken standing beside the PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde and DUP's P.Robinson. In the Studio former PIRA member Tommy McKearney and Journalist Eamonn McCann discuss this new SF phase. T.McKearney says SF have put down a definite marker that SF have moved on, in reality they are recognising the practicalities of the political situation and the overwhelming support SF have in republican community. The SF change in attitude is because Northern Ireland has changed over the last 12 years, he says the old orange state is gone. Then Eamonn McCann is asked how can SF disown the dissident violence without refuting the legitimacy of their own armed campaign, McCann says there is a resemblance in both campaigns, and PIRA in the 70s, dissidents now hold a view British presence in Ireland must be fought, but traditional republicans never felt they needed popular support to have a campaign, to remove dissident violence, he feels that tradition has to be confronted within republicanism. Tommy McKearney feels insurrectionary republicanism is a last resort and only used when democratic advancement has been stalled or blocked, he says Provo Republicanism wasn't purely a nationalistic expression but a reaction to Unionism blocking democracy in Northern Ireland in the 60s / 70s. He says PIRA's mandate then was to provide defense against the State's violent forces and blocking of change. Eamonn McCann comments on removing the tradition of paramilitaries within Republicanism, he says the PIRA provided a channel for the anger of Nationalism against the Unionist State and it's forces, the provos matched the people's mood back then. T.McKearney again gives his analysis, and he says dissident republicans are cherry picking republican ideology, he says he can't see what more mainstream republicans can do to put down dissident republicans. Then Eamonn McCann lists what he sees as the challenge to SF's leadership in the If You Ask Me Spot. Journalist Fionna Meredith gives her reaction to the latest upsurge in violence and the legacy of Troubles memories, and the panic in the media reaction. In his next report M.Thompson highlights the fact that DUP's P.Robinson and SF's M.McGuinness have gone to Los Angeles in the United States of America, to promote investment in Northern Ireland, then head to Washington for the St.Patrick's Day celebrations. Live by television Thompson interviews the Congressman Richard Neal, who is Chairman of the Friends of Ireland Group, and asks him has recent violence changed the mood of this visit, he replies how impressed he is by the Northern Ireland Community and the First and Deputy First Minister's reaction of unity against the violence, he feels the Northern Ireland Peace progress model is robust and could be used in other places of Trouble, for Northern Ireland the St.Andrew's Agreement is the only way forward, there is no other option or alternative. The message from the USA is for Northern Ireland Leaders to remain courageous, and the USA won't tolerate sectarian murder anywhere, he also outlines his views as to why even in the current financial crisis, American businesses are ready to invest around the World, including Ireland, he comments on the issue of Labour costs in Ireland. On last May's Northern Ireland Investment conference, R.Neal comments on the recent lack of movement, in this area. He expects US President Obama to appoint a new envoy to Northern Ireland. Next Noel Thompson introduces a report on the media coverage of recent days, he asks does this blanket coverage give the dissidents the oxygen of publicity. Julia Paul Film report interviews Journalists Darren Templeton, Noel Doran on their views of the media coverage this week, and the role of the 'National' media on Northern Ireland stories. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D07600
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7146



Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th Mar 2009
Duration:
12 mins 13 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Banbridge PSNI Constable S.Carroll's funeral is attended by SF representatives. It's SF's first attendance at a Police funeral in Northern Ireland. Film report on the full PSNI honours at the funeral, US and Irish government representatives are present as are local political parties' representatives, Canon Liam Stevenson comments and then Bishop John McAreavey followed by address to congregation from Chief Constable Hugh Orde, which is applauded. A further Film report from Sharon O'Neill in Banbridge covers a vigil by local people at 10.30 am addressed by Church of Ireland Rev John Scott, then a voxpop of local people at the vigil. Speaking at an Armagh GAA Conference Irish President Mary McAleese commented on the violence of last week. Meanwhile in the USA the Whitehouse won't confirm President Obama is planning to visit Northern Ireland to boost the peace process. In Derry the gates to the City Walls are to be kept maintained by a local security firm instead of the PSNI due to the threat from dissident republican gunmen. Film report, with comments of SDLP Cllr Colum Eastwood, then views of tour guide Martin McCrossan. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07600
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7147



Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th Mar 2009
Duration:
7 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 Police honours funeral in Banbridge for Constable S.Carroll. Film report begins with procession to Church from Carroll home. Hundreds lined the streets, earlier a vigil had been held, Rev John Scott comments. Mourners include SF's Alex Maskey and John O'Dowd. At the Service the Chief Constable paid a moving tribute to Constable Carroll, the Bishop John McAreavey condemned the killers, after Church the Chief Constable and the Garda Commissioner led the cortege to the cemetery. News coming in says a third man has been arrested over the murder of S.Carroll. In Northern Ireland 3,500 people have personal protection weapons now. Many of them are being withdrawn unless that person has a specific terrorist threat against them. Film report on reaction of former policemen and soldiers with interview with Armagh UDR man, and TUV MEP Jim Allister's views. (6.30 pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07600
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7148



Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Mar 2009
Duration:
10 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Two more people have been arrested over the murder of Constable S.Carroll bringing the number held to eleven. Condemnation has followed the weekend rioting in Lurgan following the arrest of Colin Duffy. Film report with Fr Aidan Hamill's comments. Then SF MLA John O'Dowd's views followed by DUP MLA Stephen Moutray. A Film clip shows republican Colin Duffy speaking on behalf of Éirígí last year about Police raids. Then Brendan McKenna, a spokesman for the Garvaghy Road Residents in Portadown, talks to reporter Sharon O'Neill on behalf of Éirígí about the recent murders, he says conditions in Ireland at present aren't conclusive for armed actions, he says Éirígí isn't connected to any armed groups. In Washington a Film report from Ken Reid previews the visit of Northern Ireland politicians for St.Patrick's Day. America seems impressed with the political unity they have shown, Professor Des Rea Chairman of the Policing Board comments on that unity. Then Alliance Leader David Ford says his party would take the Policing and Justice Ministry. Meanwhile press interest in SF's Gerry Adams has been high, then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the US papers' coverage of the visit and the issues, and a preview of Obama's comments tomorrow. In a further report, Northern Ireland has been promised a £20 million investment from a New York Pension Fund. Film report on the new announcement, and the report also reviews a previous Emerald Fund Investment which hasn't yet materialised. Then analysis from Jamie Delargy in the Studio. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7149



Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Mar 2009
Duration:
47 mins 29 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Debate
Description:
Presented by Paul Clarke, he begins by reviewing the step back towards the Troubles, taken by dissident republican gunmen last week, but points out the extraordinary response of ordinary people who took to the streets in protest, and the maturity shown by our politicians who kept the peace process on the rails. Tonight's show has a Studio audience and politicians to analyse and discuss recent events. On the panel are Alliance's Naomi Long, UUP's Reg Empey, SDLP's Alex Attwood and SF's John O'Dowd, and DUP's Nelson McCausland. A Film report from Jim Dougal assesses the present political situation, he reviews the Stormont of 40 years ago to today. Showing Film of SF's M.McGuinness shouting at RUC men, to one of him standing beside Chief Constable H.Orde. Calling dissident republicans "Traitors" then M.Miller says dissident republicans aren't fit to tie McGuinness' bootlaces, people want to defend the peace now. DUP's P.Robinson is shown shouting in the street, then yesterday making a leader's speech. In Stormont, former UDP man David Adams praises Robinson's political skills. Jim Dougal then reviews attempts since 1974 to restore an Assembly here, using Film clips, until the new functional Executive. Gerry Adams comments on political unity shown to protect the peace process, then M.Miller (Journalist) views, D.Adams tells Unionists to watch their language. Then back in the Studio P.Clarke asks N.McCausland have we come that far, he praises the response of SF's M.McGuinness and SF's John O'Dowd, and their use of the word murder and traitors. John O'Dowd says the GFA changed everything, and he had no difficulty using murder word, or the word traitor. Then N.Long says it was heartening to see the degree of political unity and it shows the journey Northern Ireland has taken in moving forward. A.Attwood gives his reaction on the Leadership shown in a new phase in politics. Reg Empey comments on McGuinness / Robinson with H.Orde appearance, he refers to Trimble and Mallon at Poyntz Pass. Then Jim Dougal comments on what he's heard from politicians on the panel. SF's John O'Dowd comments threats made to him on Lurgan's walls by CIRCA, he regrets tomorrow's St.Patrick's Parade in Lurgan has been cancelled due to Youth's rioting. Then Gerry McIlroy a Community Worker in Lurgan describes the work he does in Craigavon, then loyalist F.Gallagher UPRG says loyalists don't want to return to violence, he praises the political institutions for giving debate to communities, J.O'Dowd praises leadership of loyalism this week. N.Long says there will always be those trying to divide the communities. We must keep on course, A.Attwood has confidence in Hugh Orde's leadership, he expects further attempts to destabilise society, Paul Clarke then asks students in the audience if they are encouraged by what they hear, unnamed people are all happy. Brendan McAllister a Victims Commissioner gives his reaction to this week. The murders and the politicians' performances, and the effects of it all on Victim's families. Next P.Clarke reads out some of the texts received tonight about the topics discussed. Then from America a Film report from Ken Reid, shows him ask SF's M.McGuinness what he'll be telling President Obama about the dissident threat here, he replies his message is they won't plunge us all back into conflict, then UUP's Basil McCrea, SDLP's Dolores Kelly, DUP's Ian Paisley Jnr, all comment on the political unity message, then Hilary Clinton the US Secretary of State gives her reaction to the recent events in Northern Ireland. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of H.Clinton's press conference and the US government's attitude to Northern Ireland. Back in the Studio P.Clarke talks to Community Relations Council's Jacqui Irwin about the work they do, she pays tribute to politicians and community leaders, then Brian Campfield of the Trade Union movement explains why they organised rallies this week. Film clip of Belfast Rally is shown, then Church people Lesley Carroll of the Presbyterian Church and Fr Tim Bartlett comment on the spontaneous reactions of their congregations to protest about the murders. Fr Tim Bartlett asks loyalists not to react and to go forward by decommissioning UPRG's F.Gallagher replies on moves towards loyalist decommissioning. Then Newsletter Editor Darren Templeton says words used by M.McGuinness helped defuse Unionist anger, but some Unionists are sceptical about SF, UUP's Reg Empey comments on loyalists not responding, he highlights the effects of recession upon young people who can be exploited. DUP's Nelson McCausland comments on Unionist sceptism about SF's stance, he wants information given over to the Police, actions as well a words he says. Next Paul Clarke reads some more of the texts UTV received, then P.Clarke turns to introduce a Film report from Mark Mallett who talks to students about their reactions to, and fears about recent murders, they are all QUB students. Alex Redpath, Barry McColgan Domhnall McFarlane, and then Professor Rick Willford all comment on being horrified by the murders, Student Karly Greene highlights the importance of SF's M.McGuinness condemnation, all the students want politicians to defend the peace process. Back in the Studio P.Clarke asks J.O'Dowd (SF) will SF pass on information on PIRA killings in The Troubles, he replies the Good Friday agreement was a line in the sand. In terms of the conflict, the past is the past he says, and the question is meant to open up a rift in tonight's debate he claims, SF and republicans played their part in ending the conflict with the GFA he says. P.Clarke then asks A.Attwood about the devolution of Policing and Justice. He wants it to happen quickly, and calls for Truth Recovery process. R.Empey is uncertain about devolution of Policing / Justice, N.Long Call says policing / justice should be devolved, then P.Clarke asks Economist John Simpson about how the murders will affect investment in Northern Ireland from overseas, he calls on the Executive to do more for young people.
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7150



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Mar 2009
Duration:
16 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:
At the Whitehouse US President Barack Obama has greeted the Irish political leaders North and South for St.Patrick's Day. Film report, but first breaking news of serious rioting in the Holyland District near Queen's University on the Ormeau Road involving students. Film report from Niall Donnelly at Carmel Street. Then its back to Washington, a Film report from Ken Reid on today's ceremonies. Obama talked about the recent murders in Northern Ireland, after getting his bowl of shamrock, Obama praises local politicians' united stand against violence, Obama had private meeting with Robinson / McGuinness. Both men comment afterwards. Then Ken Reid's analysis of Obama's well briefed speech today. Next report is from Lurgan following recent violence the St.Patrick's Day parade has been cancelled, after the arrest of former PIRA man Colin Duffy. Unnamed local people comment on the Parade's cancellation. Then follows a series of reports from around Ireland on different St.Patrick's Day parades, beginning in Belfast where the theme was Legends, Myths and Stories. Belfast's Lord Mayor SF Cllr Tom Hartley comments. Then a Film report from Downpatrick reports firstly on the Prayer Walk for peace, then Church of Ireland Bishop Harold Miller comments, then voxpop of locals, then report on the main parade, then report from the Armagh parade, the Church of Ireland Archbishop Alan Harper comments. Then Armagh's Mayor Noel Sheridan's views. Then it's over to Dublin for a report on their big parade, where Tyrone GAA Captain Brian Dooher comments, then Boyzone's Ronan Keating's comments on the multi-cultural parade, attended by 500,000 people. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7151



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th Mar 2009
Duration:
12 mins 46 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Film report on riots in Holyland area involving students. Five students were charged today, 19 were arrested in total. PSNI Superintendent Chris Noble comments on the trouble, then resident Elizabeth Johnston's reaction. Followed by resident Tony McGuinness' views, then Ciaran Hefferty President of the QUB Students' Union views, then UUP's Reg Empey visited the scene and described what he saw. A second report from Siobhan McGarry examines why the trouble erupted in the Holyland where in one square kilometre 7,000 students live. Holyland resident Diarmuid elder says there are so many multi-occupancy tenancies. But in Derry which has a large student population there was no trouble yesterday. University of Ulster (UU) Professor Jim Allen Provost of Magee Campus comments on the differences in the two situations. Then Tom Clarke of the Department of the Environment comments on the rules for HMO's (multiple tendancies). Then in the Studio QUB's Gerry McCormack and University of Ulster's Alastair Adair gives their reactions to the students' behaviour. Meanwhile in the USA, Ken Reid reports on speculation President Obama may visit Ireland soon. A Film report covers the evening party in the Whitehouse and the address of Obama praising Robinson and McGuinness and Chief Constable H.Orde. This morning M.McGuinness comments on his reception in America. Then live from Washington Ken Reid gives his analysis of the St.Patrick's Day celebrations, and the possibility of a Special Envoy being appointed to Northern Ireland. In Birmingham the funeral has taken place of British Soldier Mark Quinsey (23) killed by dissident republicans at Masseerene Army Barracks last weekend. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
410
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7152



Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th Mar 2009
Duration:
2 mins 9 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then from London a Film report covers the funeral of British Soldier Patrick Azimkar, killed in the dissident republican attack at Masseerene Barracks. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7153



Date Broadcast:
Tue 24th Mar 2009
Duration:
4 mins 44 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 Courts two men have been charged with the murder of PSNI Constable S.Carroll, the young man charged in Lisburn today can't be named because of his age, the other man will appear in Court tomorrow, the teenager charged has been in Police custody for 13 days, and made no admissions. Meanwhile the Appeal Court is to rule tomorrow if the extended detentions of another six men are lawful. Film report on the first arrests under the 2006 Terrorism Act in Northern Ireland, a suspect can be held for 28 days, the only one of the six named is Lurgan republican Colin Duffy. PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde has told MLAs. The cost of anti-terror operations in Northern Ireland in the next two years will be over £16 million. In Belfast Courts Gary Taylor (22) has been charged with murdering Thomas Devlin in North Belfast four years ago. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7154



Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th Mar 2009
Duration:
6 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:
In the Appeal Court, republican Colin Duffy is re-arrested minutes after being released by a Judge. Film report says the five others released by the Judge weren't re-arrested, this case was the first test of the British government's 28 day detention legislation, Solicitor Joe McVeigh comments on the Judge's ruling, then Pat Vernon, the lawyer for Colin Duffy's comments. Law Lecturer Rosemary Craig says the case will cause legal shockwaves, then PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde gives his reaction. In Lisburn Courts a former SF Cllr, Brendan McConville (37) has been charged with the murder of Constable S.Carroll. Film report then breaking news of the charging of a 21 year old man withholding information on the killing of S.Carroll. Also in Courts Declan McGlinchey (32) the son of former INLA Leader Dominic McGlinchey is to be charged with bomb making offences in Bellaghy in 2006. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7155



Date Broadcast:
Thu 26th Mar 2009
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:
UTV reveals news that Police here are still paying informers hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last ten months. Film report on informer payments over the last four years, with comments of SF MLA Alex Maskey, then I.Paisley Junior's views, the informer Mark Haddock, a UVF Commander involved in 10 murders is mentioned, then Ray McCord comments on Police using informers. In Lisburn Courts, an unnamed 21 year old man was charged with the murder of PSNI Constable S.Carroll. Film report earlier at a Republican Sinn Fein News Conference in West Belfast, Richard Walsh called the recent killings of security forces an act of War. Film report. Meanwhile the TUV MP MEP Jim Allister criticised yesterday's Court decision to release six suspects on a technicality. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07610
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7156



Date Broadcast:
Thu 26th Mar 2009
Duration:
19 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson, Catriona Ruane on the Transfer Test issue, what used to be called the 11 plus, and uncertainty which surrounds the secondary school transfer process, the Minister explains why she won't introduce the centrally set transfer test for a limited period to avoid chaos in the system. Ruane denies there will be chaos and quotes as an example what happened in Finland 30 years ago. She claims children should not be sitting any tests and that is official policy. N.Thompson suggests in reality kids will be sitting two tests from different schools and that's chaos. She maintains she will create a fair education system and the one in use now is outdated. With different schools setting different entrance exams, and no standard exam, Thompson argues that's creating confusion. Ruane blames the DUP for blocking her proposals she outlines her views on the DUP position at present, she also comments on the various other AWU and Catholic church tests that might appear next year, and her views on that, but Thompson points out without Executive agreement, all she has are guidelines with no legal status. They argue this point back and forward, with Ruane highlighting the wrong focus from Thompson, she says he should be talking about improving the educational standards here, of the weaker pupils, with 12,000 kids here being labelled failures every year. N.Thompson says that's due to social depriviation, and is accused of ignoring and excusing the failures. Ruane also says the vast majority of schools support change, as do educationalists, she won't allow a minority of schools to block change. Only 3% of 1,328 schools say they will operate break away tests she claims. She again denies there will be any chaos in education here, and repeats the DUP refused compromise. In the If You Ask Me Spot Journalist M.O'Doherty comments on the Catholic Church's objection to the use of condoms to prevent Aids in Africa, and the idea of sticking to principles when everyone is against you, he goes on to mention other dubious local political positions. After the recent dissident republican murders of two soldiers and a Policeman, some have called for talks process to begin with dissidents but they have no electoral mandate or spokesperson, but could dialogue be morally justified. A Film report from Stephen Dempster tests the views of Denis Bradley, former Policeboard Vice Chairman, Northern Ireland Office Minister Paul Goggins, Rev Harold Good, all give their views for and against. An old clip shows John Major say talking to Gerry Adams would turn his stomach in the 90s. Denis Bradley gives his opinion of what's different now and then, and why talks should happen. Then Harold Good agrees, he would talk to dissidents. Bradley says dissidents need a voice, SF's A.Maskey says they have sought dialogue with micro groups. A Film clip showing John Hume talking to Gerry Adams in 1988, despite the criticism of Hume. In his next item, N.Thompson deals with the reaction in the Republic to two recent paintings of the Prime Minister Brian Cowan, RTE had to apologise for it's comments. Journalist Sam Smith gives his assessment of the paintings and how this row developed, they all discuss other political caricatures of political leaders, like Major, Callaghan etc. Programme ends with taxi driver comic routine.
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7157



Date Broadcast:
Fri 27th Mar 2009
Duration:
9 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:
Lurgan republican Colin Duffy (41) has been charged with the Masseerene Barracks murder of two Soldiers. It's alleged his DNA was found on a latex glove in the getaway car. Film report profiles Colin Duffy's role in republicanism over recent decade, a former PIRA prisoner, he has been a voice for dissident republicans group Έirígí over last few years. A 1990 press conference appearance after Sam Marshall's murder is shown, then other television clips previewed. The DUP today met the Chief Constable H.Orde about recent violence, afterwards P.Robinson's comments. Cork Financial Advisor Ted Cunningham (60) was convicted of ten charges linked to the 2004 robbery of the Northern Bank in Belfast. Film report all covers the conviction of his son Timothy on four charges of money laundering. A search has begun in England for Dr Gary McGowan (37) who went missing on St.Patrick's Day. The British PM Gordon Brown is in talks with Buckingham Palace about removing the ban on Catholics becoming the British Monarch. Film report with historian Eamon Phoenix's comments on the 1701 Act of Settlement, then in East Belfast a voxpop of the public gets mixed public reaction, then SDLP's Alistair McDonnell's views. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7158



Date Broadcast:
Mon 30th Mar 2009
Duration:
13 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:
Dissident republicans are being blamed for a series of security alerts across Belfast today. Film report on hijackings in Ardoyne and Crumlin Road. Then local SF Cllr Margaret McClenaghan's response. Other bomb scares and hijackings mentioned. Last Saturday at Windsor Park's World Cup game between Poland and Northern Ireland, trouble broke out. The PSNI have blamed a hard core of Polish fans for causing it. Film report on trouble before, during and after the match, and overnight 12 Polish homes were attacked, with PSNI Superintendent Chris Noble's comments. Then Polish resident Frantisek Heriban of the village area comments on the attack on his home. Then DUP Cllr Ruth Patterson comments, then Gary McAllister of the Northern Ireland Supporters' Club comments. Meanwhile in the Courts, four Polish men appeared on charges relating to a City Centre bar fight before the match. Film report names the men, only one of whom lives in Northern Ireland. Then in the Studio UUP Cllr Bob Stoker from the Village area and Polish Welfare Association's Justyna Samolyk discuss the violence. Speaking in Donegal to the British / Irish MPs' Conference, Denis Bradley of the Eames / Bradley Report has warned of the dangers if their report is rejected by the British government. Film report from Ken Reid also has R.Eames' comments, and views of former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain, who set up the Eames / Bradley Inquiry. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7159



Date Broadcast:
Mon 30th Mar 2009
Duration:
28 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Panorama
Programme Title:
The Gunmen Who Never Went Away
Description:
After a short introduction from Jeremy Vine about who the dissident republicans are and their aims, the main programme is presented by Darragh McIntyre, he begins in Wexford in the South East of Ireland where republicans are commemorating three dissidents from the past. Three IRA Men executed because they wouldn't accept the 1921 Treaty, they were James Park, John Creane and Patrick Hogan, the ceremony is organised by dissident republicans, the Chairman has a verbal attack on SF's M.McGuinness, then D.McIntyre shows the Film clip from last week where McGuinness called the dissident republicans traitors to Ireland, following the three murders in the North, the rally was organised by Republican Sinn Fein the political wing of the Continuity IRA, who killed Catholic PSNI Officer S.Carroll last week, his widow Kate comments on her loss, D.McIntyre then profiles Rory O'Brady the President of RSF who split from SF in November 1986, then interviews him. R.O'Brady regrets all loss of life, but says the British government is responsible for the death of S.Carroll. In Antrim the two British Soldiers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey where killed by the other main dissident republican group the Real IRA, a Film clip shows their funerals. Jaime Quinsey, Mark's Sister describes her Brother. Then former Irish PM (1997-2008) Bertie Ahern gives his view on dissidents, he doubts they have a strategy, outside keeping the pot boiling, John Grieve of the International Monitoring Commission (IMC) outlines his views on what dissidents hope to achieve ie to destabilise the peace process. A year ago a Panorama team crossed the border to meet the RIRA, they were met and driven to a secret location. D.McIntyre explains what happened during the fifty minute interview and what the RIRA said were their aims, and what and who were targets, he then goes onto profile the formation of the RIRA in 1997, they were Provos who opposed the Peace Process. They wanted to fight on, the RIRA is now split into factions, the largest led by Liam Campbell, the other by Seamus McGrane, it's unclear who runs the CIRA. It was the RIRA who killed 29 people in Omagh in August 1998, two months ago a dissident car bomb was discovered in Castlewellan on its way to Ballykinler Army Camp. D.McIntyre says it was a complex device. Journalist Brian Rowan comments on the shock felt by the Security Forces at this bomb's complex nature, and he suggests the dissident republicans have a new bomb maker. D.McIntyre then profiles the arms supplies to dissidents. Film of a County Meath Find in October 1999 is shown, and it led to an arms find in Croatia, John Grieve (IMC) comments, last year in Lithuania, Liam Campbell and his brother Michael were caught in a gun smuggling operation. Film clip shows Michael in Court, then B.Rowan comments on the Weaponry the RIRA is trying to buy and why they want them. At the RIRA meeting last year they said attacks on England are likely in 2000 they fired an RPG rocket at the MI5 Headquarters. John Grieve comments. Fifteen percent of MI5 resources are now combating Irish terriorism, the groups are well infiltrated say the Police, even the FBI had an agent in the RIRA, John Grieve and Brian Rowan comments on Informer issue, the Police Federation's Terry Spence, lists the recent attacks on PSNI Officers. Then in the Bogside in Derry, D.McIntyre talks to SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey who has been attacked for joining the Policing Board, CCTV Film shown, P.Ramsey was forced to move home, then former PIRA Volunteer Tommy McKearney recalls the popular support the PIRA had, the Good Friday Agreement changes to Northern Ireland, means that not many would now support an armed insurrection, he comments. Being out of step with public opinion doesn't bother the dissidents, at last year's meeting they said they will only talk when the British agree to leave Northern Ireland altogether. They are ready to fight for generations if that's necessary. D.McIntyre says the estimate is there are 300 dissidents but since 2000 around 300 dissidents have been convicted North and South, with 70 currently in custody. T.McKearney comments on their recruits. In Derry a parade by the 32 County Sovereignty Committee is shown. It's a front for the RIRA, then a Film clip shows a meeting of the group in Derry, then beside Derry's wall D.McIntyre talks to young men about the recent killings in Northern Ireland,unnamed youths say the British / PSNI deserve it, they call M.McGuinness a traitor. A Film clip shows McGuinness in 1972 then an IRA Leader in Derry, but McGuinness like most people has moved on from the rhetoric of War. Bertie Ahern praises McGuinness, T.McKearney says recent shootings have strengthened the Executive. Then J.Vine sums up.
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7160



Date Broadcast:
Tue 31st Mar 2009
Duration:
7 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then in Ardboe County Tyrone £600,000 has been stolen in an armed raid. Film report with Store Manager Cathal Forbes' comments. Then SDLP Cllr Mary Baker's reaction. In West Belfast Springfield Primary School was disrupted following a security alert. Film report with Principal Kathryn Haughs' reaction. At Whiterock, St Aidan's Primary School was evacuated after a suspicious device was found nearby, a burnt out vehicle smoulders after yesterday's violence, Community Worker Tommy Holland comments. Then Film report reviews the series of alerts and hijackings across Belfast yesterday. Followed by the condemnation of DUP's Nigel Dodds and SF's Carál Ní Chuilín. Followed by a voxpop of Whiterock mass goers.In Derry's Rosemount area a man was wounded by shots fired at his house. Film report with SDLP Councillor Mark Durkan Junior's views. Then Community Worker Tommy McCourt's comments. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7161



Date Broadcast:
Fri 3rd Apr 2009
Duration:
12 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:
In Courts Steven Brown (Revels)gets 30 years for his role in the Tandragee murders of David McIlwaine and Andrew Robb. Film report on the 2000 murders with reaction of Paul McIlwaine and Ann Robb, and the comments of Justice Gillen. Paul McIlwaine has asked for a jail meeting with Brown, then Susan McIlwaine comments about her brother. It's three years since Catholic Schoolboy Michael McIlveen was killed in a Sectarian attack in Ballymena, today his four killers Jeff Lewis, Chris Kerr, Erin Wallace and Mervyn Moon, and three others guilty of lesser offences, appealed for leniency in Court today. Justice Treacy adjourned the hearing . In a further report Jenna McIlveen, Michael's mother gives an interview on the trial, her son, and recalls the day he died, and it's effects on her and her family. DUP MLA Ian Paisley Junior has been given 17 days by a High Court Judge to reveal his Prison Officer source who told him the prison authorities destroyed files as an emergency after LVF Leader Billy Wright was killed in the Maze in 1997. Film report from the Billy Wright Inquiry, with Paisley reaction that he will go to jail before naming the officer. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7162



Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Apr 2009
Duration:
7 mins 20 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:
Northern Ireland Secetary Shaun Woodward one of the richest men in the British government is under the Spotlight over his expenses. Film report says Woodward doesn't take his ministerial salary, but takes his £23,000 London Housing Allowance. SDLP's M.Durkan comments on MPs' expenses issue. also the five SF MPs claim £12,000 for travel to London but they don't attend Parliament, they also claim £100,000 housing allowance for London. SF's M.McGuinness is unapologetic. After a row at Moyle Council meeting, SF have suspended their Cllr there Pat McShane. Film report with comments of UUP Cllr William Graham, then Cllr Pat McShane's comments. The EEC has agreed to fund a new Peace Bridge across the Foyle in Derry. Film report with Architect Jamie Marks' comments on the new cycle and pedestrian bridge, then Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie's comments, then Waterside Community Worker Brian Dougherty's views. (6.30 pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07620
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7163



Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Apr 2009
Duration:
18 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:
The PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde has announced he is leaving that post in Northern Ireland, to take up a job in England as President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, this coming autumn. He's been seven years in charge of the PSNI. A Film report covers his announcement today and thoughts on the PSNI's Successes and recent challenges, then Police Federation's Terry Spence gives his reaction. Orde comments on the rules about who can succeeed him, and he regrets not catching the Omagh bombers. A second Film report examines the Chief Constable's legacy, it begins with that show of unity with McGuinness and Robinson, after S.Carroll's murder, and an earlier warning of the dissident republican threat to his men. Orde failed to solve the Northern Bank robbery, the Robert McCartney murder, and the Omagh bombing, other political controversies on his watch were Stormontgate, the unmasking of Police agent / UVF man Mark Haddock linked to 12 murders. Ray McCord says H.Orde will be missed, former Assistant Chief Constable Peter Sheridan comments on Orde. Former SDLP Deputy Leader Seamus Mallon gives his view on Orde's abilities. A next report from Ken Reid looks at who could be Orde's successor. A possible new Justice Minister David Ford gives his views on Orde's groundwork for the devolution of Police and Justice. Then SDLP's Dolores Kelly outlines qualities the new Chief constable should have, UUP's Basil McCrea says getting the right man is a challenge, then SF M.McGuinness comments. Then in the Studio Policing board member SF's Alex Maskey and the DUP's Peter Weir give their assessments of Hugh Orde's leadership, and the changes made in Policing here, and explanation of how the next Chief Constable is chosen. In Derry an SDLP Cllr Jim Clifford found a bomb hoax at his front door. Film report and interview in Creggan. Also in Derry a small explosion in the Pennyburn area was claimed by Republican Action Against Drugs. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7164



Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Apr 2009
Duration:
8 mins 57 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 Hugh Orde's Stepping down from post as PSNI Chief Constable begins with coverage of news Conference today announcing his move to England this autumn, he answers press questions, saying he believes the PSNI has created the conditions here for politics to move on. Then a Film report from Vincent Kearney reviews H.Orde's seven years in charge, and his time here, before that with the Stephens' Inquiry team. While Chief Constable Orde set up the Historical Inquiries Team, he introduced the Patton Reforms, SDLP's Alex Attwood praises his efforts in the Round, Orde's problems with loyalists and republican paramilitaries are also examined, up to the murder of Constable S.Carroll, SF's A.Maskey gives his assessment of H.Orde's role to date, criticising his role over controversial inquests, politicians like DUP's I.Paisley Junior UUP Fred cobain, say they'll miss his no nonsense approach. A further report speculates on the candidates who might come forward to succeed him. Leceistershire's Matt Baggott is mentioned, and the rules of selection are mentioned. (6.30 pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7165



Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Apr 2009
Duration:
8 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:
The Catholic Archbishop Sean Brady is to have historic talks this week with UDA leaders to encourage them to begin decommissioning their weapons. Film report with Fr Timothy Bartlett comments on the agenda for the meeting, then UPRG's Frankie Gallagher says UDA wants violence and weapons to be a thing of the past. In Rasharkin a Protestant family has had their car attacked, and the family are being intimidated. Film report with Chris McCaughan's comments. Ian Paisley Junior says he's defying the High Court order for him to name the Prison Officer he says told him the Prison Service destroyed documents in the Maze Prison. Film report with Paisley Junior comments. Projects in Northern Ireland and in border areas are to receive £20 million from the European Union's Peace III funds for peace building and reconcilation projects. Duncan Morrow of the Community Relations Council who will distribute the funds explains how they make their choices. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7166



Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Apr 2009
Duration:
6 mins 45 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 M.McGuinness says he'll defy a dissident republican threat to his life. Film report with McGuinness' reaction, he calls the dissidents "Imposters" and reveals his wife and sons have been verbally abused on the streets of Derry. The UPRG met Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady in Armagh for two hours of talks today in a historic meeting. Film report with Frankie Gallagher's (UPRG) comments to the press afterwards, then Cardinal Sean Brady's views on what he said to the UPRG leaders. In cork, Ted Cunningham convicted of possessing £3 million of the Northern Bank robbery money was jailed for 10 years. Film report. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7167



Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Apr 2009
Duration:
11 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:
In Derry SF's M.McGuinness responded defiantly today to dissident republican threats. Film report from Derry's Free Derry Corner press conference reviews McGuinness' recent verbal attack on dissidents and his response today to their threats. In Cork Ted Cunningham (60) begins a 10 year jail sentence for laundering £3 million of the £26 million stolen in the December 2004 Northern Bank Robbery. His Son got a three year sentence. Film report, reviews the evidence against Cunningham. A second report then reviews the December 2004 Northern Bank robbery and the role of employee Chris Ward who was acquitted on charges of involvement, all politicians and H.Orde blamed the PIRA which SF's Gerry Adams rejected. Others charged in the case profiled. In Armagh the Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady met the UDA's political wing, the UPRG. Film report on the historic meeting with UPRG's Frankie Gallagher's comments then Cardinal Sean Brady comments on the content of the talks. (6.30 pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7168



Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Apr 2009
Duration:
26 mins 13 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Meaning of Life
Programme Title:
Gay Byrne with Gerry Adams
Description:
In this programme RTE's Gay Byrne interviews SF President Gerry Adams about personal religious beliefs, and his views on spiritual matters. He begins asking Adams to recount his upbringing and early childhood, Adams recalls being the eldest of a family of 13, living in the Falls Road area of Belfast. He was born in 1948, they had an outside toilet and water tap, and he lived there with Granny Adams even when the rest of the family moved to Ballymurphy in the mid 1950s. His father was a labourer, his mother worked in the Mills. They weren't a strict orthodox Catholic family, but went to Catholic schools, he did think about becoming a Christain Brother himself, he explains how being Republicans they felt about the Catholic Church who in the past had excommunicated IRA activists. Adams recalls the sense of abandonment in the Falls Road, over partition 30 years before, the poverty, the unemployment. For Adams the big event was 1964 when the RUC removed a tricolour from the Divis Street SF Centre after threats by Paisley leading to the Divis Street riots. Adams says as SF was illegal he joined the Republican clubs, a legal way around the SF ban, he met his wife Colette in 1969 but he didn't date her to 1971, six weeks later he was married in St John's Chapel while on the run, and Fr Des Wilson married them. Adams recalls internment threat, when his son Gerard was born he was interned. He comments on Gerard being four years old when Adams was released. Adams recalls in the 70s,80s and 90s he spent most of his time in other people's homes, he didn't have a normal family life, he says the two governments and the Catholic hierarchy dealt with the struggle / conflict by demonising it and censoring republicans, he says Cardinal O'Fee was an honourable exception, but Adams says he resolved he wasn't going to stop being a Catholic, he went to Mass in Long Kesh, and he likes the gospel stories about Jesus Christ. Adams is unsure he doesn't know if Jesus Christ was the son of God, he hasn't gone to confession in years, or communion, he doesn't know if God is present, he considers it more symbolic, he likes Methodists but favours Presbyterian democracy, he says he prays to ones who have gone before him, he says prayers in Irish, he believes in Angels, and Guardian Angels. He says he had ground rules about things he would do, or not do, in the movement, he says War is horrible, and you have to rationalise your own sense of what's right or wrong, or what has happened. He has greatest cause of concern and regret over the deaths of civilians. He repeats his position on membership of the PIRA, he was not and is not in the IRA, but he doesn't absolve himself from responsibility for what occurred as a person who played a leading role as President of SF. He recalls in the mid 70s when his friend Danny Lennon drove a car that killed the Maguire children, he wrote a pamphlet saying condoning or criticising armed struggles wasn't enough you had to develop an alternative, when the Pope called on men of violence to give it up in 1979, he interpreted that to also mean British / Army and RUC. Adams explains why the PIRA fought a Just war in his view, they resisted aggression, but not everything they done was right. Adams says he has flashbacks about friends of his who were killed, recently he has met people who have lost loved ones to the PIRA, he says he has learnt the necessity to forgive, he recalls a security guard at Stormont telling him he was one of the Soldiers who beat Adams when he was arrested, Adams jokingly replied, do you promise not to do it again. Adams said negative energy is a waste of time. Adams recalls the 1984 UFF shooting him and later the gunman Ray Smallwoods being killed by PIRA, he says he was glad they were incompetent in shooting him, but he didn't gloat on the Hume - Adams talks, he says he was challenging people what the alternative to armed struggle. On things to change in his life, broadly speaking he's glad about his life, on a day of judgement ideally he hopes the judge is a wee woman from Ballymurphy or that type. He says he's been in many Courts, and he would just tell God, he's done his best now let me in. (Sun)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7169



Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Apr 2009
Duration:
3 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:
A new site in County Louth is to be exmamined for the remains of one of the Disappeared, that is Crossmaglen man Gerry Evans. It's claimed the PIRA shot him 30 years ago as an alleged informer. Film report on 1979 incident. Another Crossmaglen man Charlie Armstrong disappeared in 1981, his daughter Anna McShane comments, then Forensic Specialist Geoff Knuppers' views. (6.30 pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7170



Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Apr 2009
Duration:
13 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live Tonight
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Pte Mark Quinsey (23) from Birmingham ws one of the two Soldiers killed by dissident republicans in Antrim last month. A Film report from Sharon O'Neill interviews his family and friends who knew him, his sister Jaime Quinsey feels let down by the Army and wants an apology from them, his best friend Craig Wilson comments, then Sior Coleman his school chaplain comments, Craig Wilson questions the so-called high alert at Masseerene Barracks. Jaime explains their anger with the Army, they want answers and an apology. The Army issued a statement saying no comment. In County Fermanagh there's a security alert after a CIRA report, they abandoned a bomb in the area. Then a Film report from Sarah Dobson highlights the efforts of dissident republicans to take control of communities, with former republican allies now in their sights. Following threats to SF's M.McGuinness, then attack on SF's Police Board member D.McKay in North Antrim. Then in the Studio Journalist Suzanne Breen and Ken Reid discuss the dissident republican threat currently against SF and the British Army and PSNI. With Ken Reid adding his views on the upcoming euro elections. (10.30 pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7171



Date Broadcast:
Tue 28th Apr 2009
Duration:
2 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
No headlines, opening report deals with the four main Stormont parties, Candidates for the upcoming Euro elections handing in their nomination papers. Ken Reid's report has comments of DUP's Diane Dodds, SF's Barbara De Brun, UUP's Jim Nicholson MEP, and SDLP's Alban Magennis. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7172



Date Broadcast:
Tue 28th Apr 2009
Duration:
18 mins 43 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Templepatrick, Co Antrim Geoff Kerr (60) has been shot dead at his home, the businessman was in the UUP. Film report with family Minister Rev R.Kerr's comments, then Detective Chief Inspector Jonathan Roberts' comments on the murder, gunman's car found burnt out at Glenavy, Police keep open mind on paramilitary involvement, unnamed local people comment on the Kerr family. Then UUP Cllr Danny Kinahan's comments. Then in the Studio UUP MLA Basil McCrea comments on the killing and mentions Geoff was in local gun club. Next comes an interview with PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde who's leaving the job after seven years in Northern Ireland. He comments on the stresses of the job, talking about the Omagh bombing trial, the new Police Service and its relationship with the RUC, the death of Constable S.Carroll, his views on his killers, and the effect of the killing on Reserves joining the PSNI. Back in the Studio Paul Clarke introduces a Film report on who's likely to be in the running for H.Orde's job, they are Kathleen O'Toole from Boston, Ian Johnston, British Transport Police, Julie Spence the Cambridgeshire Chief Constable, Lecistershire Chief Constable Matt Baggott, Norfolk Chief Constable Ian McPherson, Northumbria, Chief Constable Mike Craik, and Merseyside's Bernard Hogan Howe, and Mike Cox Head of the HET in Northern Ireland. Then in the Studio Journalist Jim Dougal, commentator Brian Feeney and policing board member Basil McCrea discuss H.Orde's performance and his likely successor, and the changes here in policing under Orde's command. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7173



Date Broadcast:
Wed 29th Apr 2009
Duration:
2 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:
DUP MP Nigel Dodds says he wants to meet Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi to discuss Libya paying compensation to victims of IRA violence, injured or killed by weapons supplied by Libya. Film report with N.Dodds' interview, then Labour MP Andrew McKinley, then Police Federation's Terry Spence, then WAVE's Alan McBride all comment. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07630
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7174



Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Apr 2009
Duration:
2 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
No opening titles. SDLP Minister Margaret Ritchie says she won't resign after a Judge ruled she was wrong to stop funding for loyalist groups, over the UDA / UVF failure to decommission. Film report with M.Ritchie's reaction. Then DUP's Peter Robinson's views, then Gerard Solina's who took the case against M.Ritchie comments. The alliance Party Euro Candidate Ian Parsley (32) has handed in his nomination paper Film report with his comments. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7175



Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Apr 2009
Duration:
5 mins 38 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:
(No opening titles) The Billy Wright Inquiry has been told RUC Special Branch (SB) failed to warn hundreds of people who were under death threat. Film report reviews evidence of Vincent McFadden of the John Stephen's Team who investigated collusion claims in 1989. He also said 56 men told him certain files were destroyed yet they turned up years later. The Courts ruled today SDLP MP M.Ritchie was wrong to stop £1 million funding in loyalist areas. Film report reviews her decision and today's Court case, with the reaction of Farset's Gerard Solinas and DUP's P.Robinson, then M.Ritchie's comments. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7176



Date Broadcast:
Fri 1st May 2009
Duration:
4 mins 51 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:
It's been found the level of rent claimed by Ian Paisley Senior and Junior for premises in Ballymena is too high. Film report on Assembly Standards Committee says the men haven't broken any rules, the Paisley relationship with developer Seymour Sweeney was also reported on, the Committee Chairperson Carmel Hanna comments. In Derry's Bogside area, the graffiti on the walls has been causing concern to SF's M.McGuinness. Film report says graffitti taking the look of the city's powerful and artistic murals, local people, tourists and SF all give their reactions, then Adrian Kerr of the Free Derry Museum comments. (6.30 pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7177



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th May 2009
Duration:
5 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Queen and her Husband today visited Derry City. Film report on their visit to Lisneil College in the Waterside area, with teacher Liz Mannings' comment then pupil Hanna Boyd. Canteen staff member Roberta Simms, Head girl Rachel Devine, then Principal David Funston, then Governor Bertie Faulkner. Then a second report covers their visit to Derry's Altnagelvin Hospital where unnamed mother comments. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7178



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th May 2009
Duration:
8 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
No opening titles, with Barry Gilligan expected to replace Des Rea as Chairman of the Policing Board tomorrow. Outgoing Chairman Des Rea talks to political elite Jim Dougal about his time as Chairman, and the Board's achievement over his 7.5 years in charge, and his major disappointment over no charges over Omagh and Northern Bank Robbery. This is followed by a Studio interview with Police Federation's Terry Spence who gives his assessment of Des Rea's term in charge, and the performance of the Board to date. (10.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7179



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th May 2009
Duration:
12 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:
No opening titles. The International Monitoring Commission (IMC) Report says the Peace process is no unravelling despite the dissident republican threat. Film report from Ken Reid reviews its views on dissidents and on loyalist decommissioning. With comments of John Grieve (IMC) and John Alderdice the Queen and Phillip visit to Northern Ireland continues as both arrive at Hillsborough Castle for reception for Irish Grand slam Rugby team. Film report covers morning visit to Police Rehabilitation Unit at Holywood, then a further report on their visit to the Coastguard Headquarters in Bangor with Ian Murdoch's comments. Then Gary Young, then Capitain Dara Fitzpatrick, then Brett Cunningham, then outside Hillsborough, Co-operation Ireland's Peter Sheridan comments on tonight's Charity Dinner. The Policing Board has appointed Barry Gilligan, a property developer as it's next Chairman, he had been vice Chairman. Film report with his views on the new challenges ahead he faces. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7180



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th May 2009
Duration:
10 mins 48 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 IMC report on loyalist and dissident republican paramilitaries, who are a growing threat but unable to mount a sustained campaign. IMC's J.Grieve comments, then Joe Brosnan's views. Then coverage of tonight's events at Hillsborough Castle for the Queen's reception, with coverage of their earlier visit to the Police Rehabilitation Centre, where Glenda Martin of the Rehabilitation Trust comments, then they visited the Coastguard where John Hope, Judith McNeice comment, then Gary Young's views. Then from Hillsborough a reporter interviews Brian O'Driscoll, the Irish Rugby Captain who met the Queen. PSNI to go to court to force Sunday Tribune Journalist Suzanne Breen to give them computers and notes on article she wrote about dissident republicans. The Policing Board today picked Barry Gilligan as its new Chairman. Film report with UUP's Basil McCrea's reaction, then SDLP's Dolores Kelly's view. Then B.Gilligan's comments. Then it's back to Hillsborough Castle where DUP's P.Robinson met the Queen, then Mary McAleese the Irish President. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7181



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th May 2009
Duration:
18 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
It's been two years since the DUP and SF first sat in government here together. A Film report from Jim Dougal examines the relationship between the parties at the Upper tier of government here, using Film clips, and comments of SF's M.McGuinness, DUP's P.Robinson, then views of Journalist Wm Graham, and Darwin Templeton followed by speaker William Hay (DUP) interview on the stability of Stormont, and possible changes he might recommend, then in the Studio political Editor Ken Reid comments on the Paisley / McGuinness relationship, and the McGuinness / Robinson relationship. With the Queen in Northern Ireland, a Film report from Sharon O'Neill looks at recent speculation that the ban on the Monarch being a Catholic or marrying a Catholic maybe lifted, a voxpop of Northern Ireland people is against any changes. Then in the Studio Historian Eamon Phoenix gives his historical perspective of the 1701 Act of Settlement. Next, David Trimble the former First Minister looks back at his time in Northern Ireland politics. Since 1975 when he was linked to Bill Craig, through to Poyntz pass visit symbolism, and the Good Friday Agreement signing, and his relationship with SDLP's Seamus Mallon, and the Decommission issue struggle with Republicans. He feels he should have resigned UUP leadership after 2003 Stormont electoin, he comments on the DUP now, as having adopted UUP policies. He comments on the new UUP / Tory Party links and his role now. (10.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7182



Date Broadcast:
Fri 8th May 2009
Duration:
2 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
No opening titles. Update on the PSNI taking Journalist Suzanne Breen (Sun / Tribune) to Court to obtain her notes on interviewing dissident republicans. Followed by report on last day of Queen's visit to Northern Ireland. She visited F.E.McWilliams Gallery in Banbridge. Deirdre Quail comments, then Sarah Gretton the Artist's sister's views. (6.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7183



Date Broadcast:
Sun 10th May 2009
Duration:
2 mins 0 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 Gerry Adams has defended his party's five MPs over claims by Sun / Telegraph they are claiming too much money for their London accommodation. Film report with SF's Gerry Adams' reaction. Meanwhile Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward has admitted he claimed 38p for yoghurt on his expenses, and he's embarrassed. (7pm Sun)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
412
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7184



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th May 2009
Duration:
8 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:
No opening titles. SF's Mitchel McLaughlin's home has been petrol bombed by dissident republicans. Film report with M.McLaughlin's reaction, from his Bogside home, there have been two other attacks on his home this year. The SDLP's Declan O'Loan says SF has answers to give over its claims for £500,000 for London living expenses for its five MPs. Film report with D.O'Loan comments, then Pat Doherty SF MP replies, then Alliance's David Ford's views, meanwhile DUP's P.Robinson says reform of the rules is needed. The UUP declined an interview. In Derry five men have been arrested by PSNI over the murder of Emmet Shields last year 11 June. Victims' campaigner Raymond McCord is set to get a US Congressional Hearing about collusion between UVF / RUC Agent Mark Haddock and Special Branch. The Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) sitting MEP Jim Allister, launched his euro election manifesto today by attacking his old party the DUP for sitting in government with Sinn Fein. Film report. then DUP's Peter Robinson denies press reports he has recently met loyalist paramilitaries about decommissioning. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7185



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th May 2009
Duration:
5 mins 46 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 petrol bomb attack on the Bogside home of SF MLA M.McLaughlin with interview. At the Robert Hamill Murder Inquiry a former RUC Officer Robert Atkinson has denied telephoning a suspect and telling him to destroy his clothes on the night of the murder. Film report on the role of suspect Allister Hanvey and his link to Robert Atkinson plus revelations in Court of Hanvey's girlfriend's statement. Atkinson had been charged with conspiracy but the PPS later dropped the charge. Coverage of SF's defence against the Sun / Telegraph claims, its claims inflated costs for its London accommodations, this report gives the actual figures involved, then SF's Gerry Adams comments, followed by a look at the SF's MPs' air fares claims, then Labour MP Kate Hoey says they should only get expenses when they take their Westminster seats. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7186



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th May 2009
Duration:
17 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The main story asks are MPs greedy, or just claiming for legitimate expenses for which they are entitled. A Film report from Sharon O'Neill examines the issues of expenses with Brown and Cameron's comments, she looks at some of the things MPs have claimed for. Labour Minister Hazel Blear's comments, then Tory MP Michael Gove defends himself, then Tory Alan Duncan who spent thousands on his garden, Northern Ireland politicians have not escaped either. With the recent Spotlight on SF, Pat Doherty comments then DUP's P.Robinson's views, then a voxpop of public's views all are critical of MPs, then in the Studio, Conall McDevitt a former goverment advisor says the "culture stinks", they are all tarnished with the same brush, Journalist Newton Emerson comments on the obvious fiddles and claims, and the press revelations, he doubts if anything will ever change. Both men debate the issue. In Derry's Bogside several hundred people held a vigil of support outside the home of SF MLA M.McLaughlin following a third attack on his home. Film report with M.McLaughlin's comments. On Easter Sunday dissident republicans threatened SF, in Rasharkin SF's D.McKay's home was attacked two weeks ago, then SF's M.McGuinness calls the attackers a nest of vipers, he criticises the 32 County Sovereignty Committee. Local people express their disgust at the attack. then in Studio SF's M.McLaughlin outlines what happened last night, and his reaction to the attack. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7187



Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th May 2009
Duration:
4 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
No opening titles. Two Corkmen, Tom Hanlon and George Heggarty were charged today with IRA Membership by Garda Investigating the December 2004 Northern Bank robbery. Film report says Tom Hanlon was a former SF Cllr. Other charges in Northern Bank case to date reviewed. Journalist Suzanne Breen (Sun / Tribune) who fighting PSNI efforts to seize her interview notes of dissident republicans says Journalism will be fatally undermined if she loses the Court case, Film report on Court proceedings today, with Suzanne Breen's comments. Loyalist Andre Shrouki was ordered to pay a £1 to Courts, the PSNI had wanted £147,000 but the Court heard he had no assets. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7188



Date Broadcast:
Wed 13th May 2009
Duration:
3 mins 0 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:
No opening titles, the only UUP MP Sylvia Hermon has revealed she won't be standing in the next Westminster election under the UUP banner because of the party's link up with the Conservative Party. In an interview she also explains her embarrassment over her expenses claim mistake. She over claimed £2,700 which she will be paying back. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7189



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th May 2009
Duration:
7 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:
In Fermanagh component parts of a bomb have been found. Film report from Roslea with Chief Inspector Alwyn Barton's reaction. UUP Leader Reg Empey gave his reaction to North down MP Sylvia Hermon's comments she wouldn't stand for UUP next time, as did sitting MEP Jim Nicholson. Film reports, with interviews, with three weeks to Euro polling Day, candidates were canvassing at the Balmoral Show today. Film report gauges the reaction of the farming community to the Westminster Expenses scandal with Jim Allister comments, and voxpop of the public, then DUP's J.Donaldson's views. then SDLP's Alban Magennis. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07640
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7190



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th May 2009
Duration:
10 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As the MPs' expenses row continues, the DUP's Peter Robinson says he and his MP Wife Iris are not in politics for money, this comes as the Daily Telegraph revealed the pair claimed £30,000 for food between 2004 and 2008. P.Robinson gives an interview to Ken Reid to answer the allegations, and he defends his food claim, as they were eating out in London, he says all the claims are made legitimately but he feels the system does need change, as it hasn't the public's confidence. On a double claim he and Iris made, he says that was mistake by one of his staff. Robinson insists he and Iris are not on the make. Meanwhile SF revealed its expenses claims today, the details are given. In the next report a reporter goes to Belfast's St George's Market to test the public opinion on the expenses revelations, the voxpop of unnamed people shows people are unhappy about the claims. Police investigating the murder of two Soldiers at the Masseerene Army base in Antrim have arrested a 44 year old man from Magherafelt, as searches continue. Ian Paisley Junior, won't have to pay legal fees run up when he challenged the Billy Wright Inquiry in the Courts, even though he lost the case. Derryman Richard Moore blinded by a British Soldier (MISSING) when he was 10 years old, has written a book called "Can I give Him My Eyes", R.Moore runs the Charity called Children in Crossfire. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7191



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th May 2009
Duration:
1 mins 32 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:
(No opening titles) Report on the figures for the latest PSNI recruiting drive, where 10,000 people applied for 420 jobs, and 3,734 applicants or 40% where from Catholics, fears of a negative effect of the dissident republican attacks haven't been realised.
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7192



Date Broadcast:
Mon 18th May 2009
Duration:
3 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:
(No opening titles) Report on a heated row in Westminster today over the expenses row, from Ken Reid. He also reveals today's revelations from the DUP. Meanwhile in North Down the Chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party Mark Brookes has defected to the DUP. DUP Culture / Sports Minister Gregory Campbell has awarded £800,000 to Institute and Ballymena Football Clubs to improve their grounds. A member of the UVF's Shankill Butchers gang William Moore has died suddenly in his Mount Vernon Flat. He was jailed for 11 murders in 1979 and then released under the Good Friday Agreement. Irish President Mary McAleese attended a conference in Belfast to celebrate the role of Belfast women. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7193



Date Broadcast:
Mon 18th May 2009
Duration:
13 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) Report on the death of Shankill Butcher William Moore, includes old television clip of their conviction of 11 murder charges, on February 1979. Moore, a butcher had supplied knives used in the murders, the gang killed 19 people between 1975-1977, all were innocent Catholics, six of the victims had their throats cut. Brian Feeney recalls the terror of the times, and the gang's legacy, then Journalist Derick Henderson describes how the gang were eventually caught, he says Moore done the throat cutting and showed no remorse. As the MPs' expenses row at Westminster continues, today the Speaker Michael Martin met all the party leaders, then he resigned. Film report with DUP Leader Peter Robinson's views on the Speaker's position, he feels the Speaker is being made a scapegoat, he comments on the public anger directed at him and his wife Iris. Next SDLP Leader Mark Durkan says the Speaker had to go, as the Speaker had resisted changes in recent times to expenses criteria. SF Education Minister Catriona Ruane has been criticised by the DUP for taking her daughter on a trip to Cyprus during term time. Film report.
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7194



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th May 2009
Duration:
2 mins 16 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:
(No opening titles) Report from Robert Hamill Inquiry hears four RUC Officers sat in their Landrover and didn't intervene to save Robert Hamill when he was attacked by a loyalist gang. RUC Man Alan Neil says he didn't see anything. SDLP's Brid Rodgers said RUC Sergeant told her later, that the four RUC men were afraid to get out of the jeep without re-enforcements. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7195



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th May 2009
Duration:
29 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Missing of South Armagh
Description:
Presented by Stephen Dempster this programme examines the cases of Charlie Armstrong and Gerry Evans both abducted by the PIRA, murdered, and buried in unmarked graves in the border area. Forensic experts have been searching for the bodies but are facing a legacy of silence amongst republicans in the area. After an introduction about the IRA's silence, former SF Cllr in the area Jim Allister talks about the local IRA unit and its fearsome reputation, and how they didn't trust Belfast republicans. Across Northern Ireland the IRA have helped find bodies of the Disappeared but not in South Armagh. Sunday Tribune Journalist Suzanne Breen describes a meeting she had recently with a local PIRA Brigadier who kept his balaclava on, then Margaret McKinney talks about her son Brian, abducted in 1978, and his body found in 1999 after help from the Belfast PIRA, but vandals have shattered a family memorial at the site he was found. Next S.Dempster profiles the head of the team searching for the disappeared, he is Geoff Knufler, a former Detective he was part of the team searching for victims of Myra Hindley, he comments on the techniques of Forensic archaeology, but he needs good information to work on, in South Armagh that's not happening. Next Noel Evans, a brother of Gerry profiles his brother, he recalls Gerry going to Castleblaney on the night he vanished, no explanation was ever given to his family about why he was Disappeared, his neighbour Charlie Armstrong helped in the search for him, Charlie's daughter Anna McShane recalls her father, and his helpful nature. On 16 August 1981 a Sunday morning, he went missing. Anna recalls the family thought the Army had him, and other explanations, his car was found in Dundalk, Anna says nobody told them what happened (MISSING) then in March last year, G.Evans' Aunt got a card in her door with a map drawn on it. They followed the map directions, Noel Evans recalls their hopes. Clare Blayney a Geo-physicist explains how they examined the Castleblaney site, and the methods used in their search, including radar, and a sniffer dog. Sites for digging were found but nothing was there. Noel Evans recalls the distress, then Suzanne Breen says a man who says he was from IRA gives her a map saying that's where Gerry was buried. She comments on his motivation and what he said to her, then the family of Danny McIlhome whose remains were found in Wicklow Hills last autumn comments on the value of first hand IRA information. Geoff Knufler comments on primary sources and how they handle them, then Jim Allister explains why South Armagh IRA keep to denials, S.Breen recalls her source says South Armagh leadership knows all about the killings, Anna McShane says she wants her father to get a proper burial before her mother dies. Kathleen Armstrong agrees. Besides the IRA not helping, the family reveals it was 15 years before the Garda told them there was gunshot residue in Charlie's car. Anna McShane recalls the Garda attitude. In 2001 the Armstrongs received a letter showing directions to Charlie's body in Co Monaghan. The Garda dug for 10 days, but the family were unhappy about that, and arranged their own dig. Anna recalls the conditions, they failed, after five days they gave up. Last year more anonymous information arrived to a nearby site, land was cleared but nothing was found again. Anna says he forgives people who are afraid to talk. Kathleen goes to search sites to pray for Charlie, G.Knufler says republicans of the 70s / 80s have now built new lives, he says when bodies are found sometimes killers get release. M.McKinney's son was found just several 100 yards from where the Commission for the Disappeared thinks Charlie Armstrong is buried. She comments on her closure, and prays for other families. Anna McShane says the two families will begin a poster campaign for information. Noel Evans, Anna McShane's final comments.
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7196



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th May 2009
Duration:
13 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Ballymurphy Gary Devlin (17) son of Gerard Devlin who was stabbed to death in 2006, was shot in the leg tonight. Film report on latest in so-called West Belfast punishment shootings, with comments of his Aunt Bernadette O'Rawe, then Jim Auld of Restorative Justices' views. Report then reviews Ballymurphy families' feud following Gerard Devlin's murder. Then SF MLA Paul Maskey's comments. In Derry a Policing Board meeting was held in Irish for the first time. Film report from City Hotel with Chairman Barry Gilligan's comments then SF's Gerard O'Hara's views. Dual translation facilities were available, a voxpop of Derry people had a mixed reaction. Then in the Studio two Police Board members Ian Paisley Junior (DUP) and SDLP's Dolores Kelly give their reactions to the use of Irish. Paisley calls it a stunt and a waste of resources. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7197



Date Broadcast:
Wed 20th May 2009
Duration:
3 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:
No opening titles then, two more political parties here launched their European election manifestos today. First report covers the Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams' comments on the political expenses row, then Martin McGuinness' comments, then candidate Barbre De Brun's comments, then the Alliance Party's Ian Parsleys' press conference on his beliefs about European parliament. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7198



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st May 2009
Duration:
4 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 Conservative Leader David Cameron today visited Ballymena, Film report on his townhall interview with Ken Reid in which he says Sinn Fein shouldn't get Westminster expenses, if they don't sit in the parliament, he also commented on Sylvia Hermon's position on the Tories and says he wants double jobbing to end here. SF MP Conor Murphy in reply says Cameron would be better dealing with Tory Party sleaze instead of being over here electioneering for the UUP. Next Ken Reid comments on an expected speech tonight by DUP's P.Robinson about double jobbing and a possible DUP Executive reshuffle. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7199



Date Broadcast:
Fri 22nd May 2009
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:
P.Robinson has announced he will reshuffle his Executive team before the summer recess, he also said he's considering standing down as MP for East Belfast. Film report from Ken Reid who interviews Peter Robinson on the double jobbing issue. In a second interview SF MP Conor Murphy denies double jobbing applies to them as they don't attend Westminster sessions, then Ken Reid gives his analysis of Robinson's possible reshuffle candidates. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7200



Date Broadcast:
Mon 25th May 2009
Duration:
5 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:
In Coleraine a Catholic Youth Worker Kevin McDaid was beaten to death by loyalist gang. Film report on the sectarian murder which followed Rangers victory over Celtic in the Scottish League championship. PSNI's Frankie Taylor's comments mention Kevin McDaid (49) was married to a Protestant. An eyewitness who was also injured, Peter Neil describes what he saw. Kevin's wife was also beaten, and a second Catholic man is critical in hospital. SDLP MLA John Dallat claims the UDA was involved, as does SF's Billy Leonard. Then DUP's G.Campbell's and UUP's David McClarty's reactions. The UUP candidate Jim Nicholson launched his Euro election Manifesto today. The Conservative MP William Haig was there to offer his support. Film report from Ken Reid, with Jim Nicholson's claims he'll top the poll. Then William Haig's remarks. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
413
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7201



Date Broadcast:
Mon 25th May 2009
Duration:
4 mins 12 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 the sectarian murder of Catholic Kevin McDaid in Coleraine, in which his wife and another Catholic man were also beaten. PSNI Chief Inspector Frankie Taylor comments. Then political reaction from DUP Cllr Adrian McQuillan who blames Catholic residents for putting up tricolours, then SF Cllr Billy Leonard's views. Then Church of Ireland Minister Rev Donard Collins' views. UUP's Euro candidate Jim Nicholson claims he can top the Euro poll on June 4th. Film report on the UUP's Euro Manifesto. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7202



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th May 2009
Duration:
15 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The UDA has denied involvement in the murder of Kevin McDaid in Coleraine, the PSNI are questioning 12 men. A Film interview with Evelyn McDaid shows the injuries to her face she suffered in the attack as she tried to save her husband. Ryan McDaid their son, recalls what happened, another victim Damien Fleming is seriously ill, his sister Tina's letters describes his injuries. Then live update from Coleraine from Niall Donnelly, followed by report on the makeshift Memorial to Kevin McDaid in The Heights estate, and the views of neighbours, and UUP Cllr Sam Cole's views. Then Rev Alan Johnston's comments. A further report from Tracy Magee asks the question just what did the Police do nor not do, before and during Sunday's attack, she goes through the sequence of events on Sunday, and reveals Police knew of building tensions. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay comments. The Police Ombudsman is to investigate the accusation the PSNI watched the loyalist attack. SF Cllr Billy Leonard gives his view on PSNI actions, then UUP MLA David McClarity and SDLP's John Dallat give their reactions. A Derry Solicitor Jonny Sandhu has admitted perverting the course of Justice, in the PSNI investigations into loyalist feud murders in August 2005. Film report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7203



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th May 2009
Duration:
11 mins 21 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 Kevin McDaid (49) murder by a loyalist gang. Kevin's wife Evelyn McDaid, and a pregnant neighbour Leona Whittaker describe the attack, then PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay's views on the attack, he rejects accusations the Police didn't do enough. In Ballymena Courts three men have been charged with attempted murder of Ballymena man, the accused are Aaron and Gareth Balmer, and Colin Balmer. Derry Solicitor Jonny Sandhu has been convicted of perverting the course of justice in August 2005, by helping loyalist suspects in a murder case. Film report. It's been revealed senior Civil Servants at Stormont got £1 million bonuses last year. Film report reveals who got what. The DUP is worried SF might top the Euro Election poll, so the DUP Campaign has hit Ballyclare to get Unionists out to vote DUP. Film report with DUP's Diane Dodds' comments on her campaign, then TUV's Jim Allister's reaction, then UUP's Jim Nicholson's comments. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07650
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7204



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th May 2009
Duration:
27 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Main Story is the murder of Catholic Community Worker Kevin McDaid (49) in Coleraine by a gang of loyalists, he was married to a Protestant and had four children, his wife Evelyn and two other neighbours were also beaten, one man Damien Fleming is seriously ill. His killers claimed to be from the UDA. Film reports begin with Sharon O'Neill interviewing Evelyn McDaid on her husband's death and her injuries, her son Ryan recalls what the killers said. Tina Letters, the sister of Damien Fleming gives details of his injuries. Sharon O'Neill says the trouble started over Celtic flags as Rangers won the Scottish Football title. The PSNI has found its actions on Sunday under scrutiny, Tracy Magee report begins with voxpop of unnamed people. Then profile of how tension escalated on Sunday afternoon, and then the Police believe it was defused. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable A.Finlay defends the Police behaviour, but SF Cllr Billy Leonard criticises the Police lack of urgency. The PSNI has called in the Police Ombudsman Office to investigate a claim that officers watched the attack and done nothing. Assistant Chief Constable A.Finlay explains why, then live from Coleraine's Heights estate, an update of the situation there is given, and a peace worker Michael Doherty recalls Kevin's efforts in the past to keep the area peaceful. An upcoming loyalist parade in the area this weekend is discussed and a Parade's Commission decision is expected tomorrow. Back in the Studio, Paul Clarke interviews the UPRG's Frankie Gallagher who denies the UDA were involved as an organisation, but doesn't know if individuals involved might be connected, nonetheless he condemns the attack. He says loyalists do want an end to violence. Next Paul Clarke interviews Duncan Morrow of the Community Relations Council and 'Blogger' Mick Fealty who discuss sectarianism here, and the separate but equal two Tribes mentality here, they comment on how politicans work together but the message hasn't perculated down, they discuss ways of confronting sectarianism, but won't say that loyalists are more sectarian than republicans. Consistent action is needed, not paper strategies, they also discuss sectarianism on the internet also. In late news SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly was threatened in Lurgan by an armed, masked man as she canvassed the area. The next report profiles Ian Parsley (32) the Alliance Party's Candidate in the Euro elections, and then Paul Clarke interviews him in the Studio about why people should vote for him. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7205



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th May 2009
Duration:
5 mins 45 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 PSNI have told Ryan McDaid the son of Kevin McDaid he's under a loyalist death threat. Film report with Ryan's reaction, then reaction of SF Cllr Billy Leonard. Ten people are still being questioned. Assistant Chief Constable A.Finlay won't comment on the loyalist threat. A report then previews this Friday's loyalist band parade in the area, with the comments of UUP MLA David McClarty. SDLP's Dolores Kelly was threatened in Lurgan by a masked gunman while canvassing in Lurgan last night. Film report with Dolores Kelly interview. Meanwhile the SDLP's Alban Magennis feels they can win a seat in this Euro election. Film report with interview with A.Magennis on the issues raised on the doorstep. The Policing Board tonight announced Judith Gillespie as the new Deputy Chief Constable of the PSNI. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7206



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th May 2009
Duration:
7 mins 53 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 loyalist death threat to Ryan McDaid, son of Kevin McDaid, in Coleraine. Meanwhile Damien Fleming is still seriously ill on a life support machine. Film report reveals loyalist band parade organisers are to shorten their route to avoid The Heights estate, then Ryan McDaid comments on the death threat against him, then his brother Lee McDaid comments on his father. Today the Northern Ireland Office Secretary / Minister Paul Goggins went to Coleraine to meet local Police Chiefs and give an interview to the press about sectarianism and loyalist decommissioning. Then Bobby Fleming comments on the seriously ill condition of his brother Damien. Next report on threats to SDLP canvassers in Lurgan last night, with eyewitness John News' comments. Dissident republican Liam Campbell (46) has been remanded in Dublin on a warrant from Lithuania on gun smuggling charges. The SDLP has launched it's Euro poll Manifesto. Film report with Mark Durkan's views on voting for change. Then A.Magennis criticises the DUP / SF coalition. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7207



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th May 2009
Duration:
8 mins 7 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Nine men appeared in Court today, on charges relating to the attack on Coleraine Catholic Kevin McDaid. Six of them were charged with murder. Film report names them as John McGrath (50), David Cochrane Junior (18), Chris McDowell (33), Frank Daly (48), Paul Newman (40) and John Thompson (29). All six are also accused of the attempted murder of Damien Fleming. Two others Erin Beech (23) and Ivan McDowell (42) are also accused of the same attempted murder, and another man David Cochrane Senior (47) is charged with Affray. All nine men denied the charges. It was also revealed a post mortem revealed Mr McDaid died of a heart attack during the attack. Speaking after talks with Hugh Orde and P.Robinson, SF's M.McGuinness said politicians must stand together against sectarianism, he had earlier visited the McDaid and Fleming families in Coleraine, his comments are followed by those of Peter Robinson and H.Orde. A loyalist band has voluntarily re-routed its parade in Coleraine. Film report with DUP Cllr Maurice Bradley comments, then SDLP's John Dallat calls for the band to cancel its parade. A coffee jar bomb was found during Police searches in Armagh today. Today the DUP launched its Manifesto, the party is concerned that SF might top the poll. Candidate Diane Dodds comments on stay at home Unionists. P.Robinson's comments dealt with their views on Europe. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7208



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th May 2009
Duration:
3 mins 16 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 appearance of nine men in Coleraine on charges related to the sectarian murder of Catholic Kevin McDaid and attempted murder of Damien Fleming. Film report names the nine men. Then report on Chief Constable H.Orde's comments, and the re-routing of tomorrow's loyalist band parade. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7209



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th May 2009
Duration:
14 mins 10S
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV Live
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The family of Damien Fleming, on a life support machine, have released a photo of him in hospital. Film report with comments of Bobby Fleming on his condition and the family's desire for no more violence. The report also covers the appearance of nine men on related charges in Ballymena Courts. Then comments of H.Orde, M.McGuinness (SF) and P.Robinson (DUP) on sectarianism. Next Paul Clarke talks to Journalist Graham Spiers in Scotland about how they deal with sectarianism there around the Celtic and Rangers Clubs, where violence isn't unknown at these games. He profiles what the Clubs are doing to stamp out bigoted songs at matches. It's felt both Clubs could do more he feels the problem has been looming recently again around Rangers, the Clubs are scared to condemn sectarianism he says. Next Paul Clarke interviews Ulster, Conservative and Unionist candidate Jim Nicholson, who was first elected in 1989 taking over for UUP's John Taylor, before that Nicholson had been MP for Newry / Armagh in the early 1980s. He believes he can top the poll because of the DUP / TUV division. Paul Clarke questions him on this claim, saying the statistics show the size of his task, but Nicholson feels this election will be different. If elected he will stay with Tory MEPs in Europe. (10.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
414
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7210



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th May 2009
Duration:
29 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson he begins by interviewing the DUP's Euro Election candidate Diane Dodds about the party position on Europe. Mrs Dodds spends most of the interview avoiding the Party's Euro policies and keeps insisting on how important it is that Sinn Fein don't top the poll, and how Unionists should concentrate on voting DUP to prevent that happening. It's a pretty poor performance by Diane Dodds, and her lack of knowledge about Euro politics is highlighted by N.Thompson, the party Manifesto has two pages out of the Manifesto on Europe, and Europe isn't mentioned until page 16. Thompson asks her why is it a disaster if SF top the Poll, she says Unionists must win as they don't want Gerry Adams strutting around with his hand on B.De'Brun's shoulder saying SF speak for Northern Ireland, she says Unionism will be marginalised if SF top the poll, Unionism would be demoralised and sidelined if SF top the poll she repeats. Even when N.Thompson points out nothing would change if SF top the poll and Unionists get two seats. She repeats her mantra about SF. She refuses to recommend to Unionist voters which other Unionist party should get their second preference voter, saying the TUV's Jim Allister is not the DUP focus of this election, beating SF is. N.Thompson accuses her of hypocrisy, working with SF in the Executive by day and then castigating them on the doorsteps at night. She replies by saying the pundits are saying if it was a game of football, it would be 5-0 to the DUP, she explains this as meaning the DUP has prevented SF's United Ireland by 2016 agenda, DUP has stopped an Irish Language Act, the seven super Councils and an Irish Language Commissioner. Thompson trys to get her to answer the question will you work with SF's B.De.Brun in Europe, she replies they are focused on winning for Unionism. D.Dodds is also challenged on the environment issue and whether she believes Sammy Wilson or P.Robinson's point of view. Again she is evasive on what she believes, she rejects criticism of dynasty politics, where families provide party candidates. She accuses critics of really meaning women shouldn't be in politics. In the next segment Mark Davenport, the BBC political Editor talks to N.Thompson about the latest news from the Euro election campaign trail, and the effects of echoes of the past this week, and some lighter stories from the campaign trail. This is followed by a Film report. Julia Paul on a new website called 'Rate Your Politician'. Patrick Lismore, its creator, explains that following all the MPs' expenses scandals, it allows the public to have their say on their MPs' behaviours, its social media and politics. Sean Reynolds' comments on holding politicians to account for their election promises. Then a Film clip shows political 'bloggers' meeting at QUB. Mick Fealty of Slugger O'Toole website comments, then DUP Cllr Deirdre Nelson's views. Then back in the Studio Noel Thompson interviews the sitting MEP Jim Allister who was elected when he was in the DUP, now he leads Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) a breakaway Unionist anti Good Friday Agreement party, Jim Allister denies he lacks moral compass for not resigning when he left the DUP, he talks about his record at Brussels compared to Ian Paisley and he lambasts the DUP's record at Europe meeting, where Nigel Dodds and Edwin Poots haven't attended any Council of Europe meeting. He criticises the DUP's Manifesto on Europe, he defends his position in not working with SF in Europe or in Northern Ireland, he says SF in Europe is linked to Communists, and he accuses the DUP of being the vote splitters in this election. Ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7211



Date Broadcast:
Fri 29th May 2009
Duration:
10 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
DUP's P.Robinson and SF's M.McGuinness have visited the McDaid family home in Coleraine to pay their respects. Film report begins with Film of two Executive leaders going into the house where they stayed for 30 minutes. Afterwards Peter Robinson didn't comment to the media, but SF's Martin McGuinness said he hoped the imagery of their visit sends an example to people in Coleraine who are opposed to dialogue . The McDaid family have complained to the Police Ombudsman about the Police actions on the day of the murder. Film report with SDLP's John Dallat comments, then SF's M.McGuinness says witnesses have been threatened by loyalists. On Belfast's lower Newtownards Road. A 54 year old woman was discovered on fire. Film report with eyewitness account. The Alliance Party MLA Anna Lo has blamed the Chinese Mafia for operating prostitution rackets here in Northern Ireland. Her comments come after yesterday's PSNI raids freed six chinese women. Film report. The wife of Kevin Coyle who was killed in December 2007 has handed in a petition of 2,000 signatures to the High Court claiming the sentence on his killers was too lenient, former UUP MLA David Burnside has stepped down in South Antrim, he's to be replaced by Danny Kinahan. The PSNI have recovered four handguns and ammo in Jury Street in West Belfast. The Attorney-General has ruled the jail sentences given to the killers of Michael McIlveen (15) in Ballymena are not too lenient. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7212



Date Broadcast:
Mon 1st Jun 2009
Duration:
7 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Coleraine the funeral of Kevin McDaid hears Fr Charles Kearney say his murder was "primitive" and "pre-meditated evil". Film report with comment of Presbyterian Minister Rev David Clark and Church of Ireland Minister Rev Peter Fleming, then SF's M.McGuinness comments. A British Soldier from East Belfast Nigel Moffat (28) has been killed in Afghanistan. Film report with his father's comments about his death, then his school Principal Andy McMorran recalls him as a pupil. In breaking news it's been revealed three Irish citizens were onboard a transatlantic flight which crashed in the Atlantic this morning. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07660
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7213



Date Broadcast:
Fri 5th Jun 2009
Duration:
16 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:
A Derry Solicitor Johnny Sandhu (44) who was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by encouraging loyalist terrorists to murder has been jailed for 10 years. Film report with review of the case and comments of J.Sandhu himself in 2006 when he was first charged. Then comments of Journalist Eamon McDermott, then QUB lecturer Dr Rory O'Connell comments on the 10 year sentence, the embarrassment to the legal profession and the covert surveillance used against Mr Sandhu. In Keady Co Armagh an Orange Hall has been destroyed in an arson attack. Film report with local Orangeman Jim Copeland's comments then political reaction from SDLP Cllr Tom O'Hanlon and the DUP MLA William Irwin, then UUP's Danny Kennedy, and SF MLA Cathal Boylen's reactions. As it's announced Shaun Woodward is staying as the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, the early counting in the Euro election votes shows the total vote is down to 40-42%, and it looks likely SF will top the poll, with the DUP vote suffering to a surge in support for TUV's Jim Allister. Ken Reid reports but gives his figures a health warning at this early stage, as a Film clip shows scenes from the election count. Ken Reid thinks it will be close for the Third seat between the SDLP, TUV and UUP. In Coleraine Courts Phillip Kane (34) has been charged with the attempted murder of Catholic Damien Fleming last week. He's the fifth person charged. Film report. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07670
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7214



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Jun 2009
Duration:
21 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
It's an election disaster for the DUP as that party only manages third place, SF's Barbre De Brun tops the poll, TUV's Jim Allister polls 65,000, the turnout was low 43% voting figures were B.De.Brun SF, 126,184, DUP's D.Dodds 88,346, UUP's Jim Nicholson 82,893, SDLP's Alban Magennis 78,489, TUV's Jim Allister 66,197, Alliance's Ian Parsley 26,699 and Green's Steven Agnew 15,754. Then share of the vote figures given. The programme then speculates on what today's share of the vote figures would mean translated into an Assembly election. SF would be the largest party. Speculative figures are also given for a Westminster election result. Then it's over to the Count Centre where Paul Clarke comments on the DUP vote dropping from over 30% to 20% and their candidate D.Dodds only getting the third seat behind SF and the UUP. A Film report from Niall Donnelly then tells the story of the day starting with B.De.Brun getting elected, the first Nationalist to top the Euro Poll, she then comments on her victory. then TUV's Jim Allister claims they are the success of the election. Then UUP's Jim Nicholson is elected and he comments on his victory, then on the third count on D.Dodds is elected without reaching a quota, the DUP's Arlene Foster calls it a hugely disappointing result, for DUP and Unionism. The SDLP's M.Durkan was happy with his share of the vote. Then P.Clarke interviews the DUP Leader P.Robinson, he calls the result disappointing, but rejects the suggestion it was a disastrous day as their candidate was elected, he admits a sizeable number of unionists are uncomfortable with SF in government, but there is no alternative but Direct Rule he says. He feels the DUP must reconnect with its voters, but avoids saying it will affect his dealings with SF in government. Robinson says his leadership isn't under pressure. Back to the Studio where in the Courts four republicans Seamus Daly, Colm Murphy, Michael McKevitt, and Liam Campbell have found responsible for the August 1998 Omagh Bomb, that killed 29 people and two unborn children. In a Civil case brought by the victims' relatives. Film report on Justice Declan Morgan's decision awarding relatives £1-6 million in damages with reaction of Michael Gallagher for the victims, then Victor Barker's views. Then their Solicitor Jason McHugh's views, followed by relative Geoffrey Wilson's reaction. This is followed by a voxpop of unnamed people in Omagh town centre. Then the local newspaper Editor Wesley Acheson gives his reaction. then it's back to Paul Clarke at the King's Hall Count Centre where he talks to SF's B.De Brun about topping the poll, she outlines what she expects now from the DUP in Stormont. Then TUV's Jim Allister says his vote will cause some sackings within the DUP, but he claims their fortunes will continue to fall as his rises. He claims he has weakened power sharing, he accuses the television companies of being biased against him. Then UUP's Jim Nicholson says the link up with the Tories has helped him. This is followed by Paul Clarke talking to political Editor Ken Reid about his analysis of the party's performances and the implications for the Stormont Executive.
DVD No.
D07670
Tape No.
411
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7215



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Jun 2009
Duration:
24 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Euro Election Results
Description:
Introduced by Paul Clarke he begins by citing the day's headlines, SF top the Euro Poll for the first time, the DUP vote has slumped their worst Euro performance in 30 years. The TUV's Jim Allister lost his seat but is still claiming a Victory, by delivering a body blow to his former colleagues. UUP's Jim Nicholson was the first Unionist elected, and DUP's D.Dodds limped in, taking the third seat without a quota. Then the voting figures' chart is shown, followed by the share of the vote chart, then a Film report from Niall Donnelly covers the speech of TUV's Jim Allister having a poke at the DUP's Assembly seats. N.Donnelly then speculates on the DUP post mortem, and what they'll blame for their result, like the expenses row, he says the UUP will be analysing the Cameron factor in their performance, and was the TUV vote a one off protest vote or can they sustain their momentum. A further clip shows SF's B.De.Brun election and she comments on her focus, the DUP vote had gone down 14%. TUV's Jim Allister comments on his 66,000 votes, then UUP Jim Nicholson's joy at being the first Unionist elected is shown. Then A.Foster comments on split Unionism, while SDLP's M.Durkan is happy they upheld their vote. Back in the Studio, talks to a panel of UTV's Ken Reid, Jim Dougal and Newsletter Journalist Darwin Templeton and Irish news Journalist William Graham. Paul Clarke asks what is going through the DUP minds tonight. Ken Reid says it's the effects of expenses row, double jobbing and grass roots distaste over SF in government, Jim Dougal says they underestimated Jim Allister's ability as a candidate, and although it's a Euro election, it's always about local issues here, he does point out the big "middle ground" vote, D.Templeton highlights unionist apathy with 38% turnout in unionist areas. William Graham feels Robinson's leadership will be tested in coming months, D.Templeton says it was a difficult day for Unionists . Ken Reid says Robinson will continue with devolution, as the best way forward, and he will settle the party's nerves, he will have to address getting their message across better. Jim Dougal agrees. Then in a Film report from Jane Loughrey from the DUP heartland of Ballymena, conducts a voxpop of unnamed townspeople on how they voted, and why. Then Orange Historian Clifford Smyth gives his analysis of how much damage Jim Allister can do to the DUP. In coming elections, he feels the future of the Executive or the peace process could be in trouble, as long as unionism is so deeply divided. Paul Clarke then shows figures which translate today's voting figures into speculative results if it had been an Assembly election. Then D.Templeton comments on TUV's Jim Allister's campaign especially in North Antrim, then William Graham says he feels the devolution project is the only show in town. Jim Dougal feels there will be no kneejerk reaction, but the DUP must find a way of dealing with him, they discuss possible DUP defections. Next Paul Clarke talks to ITN's London political Editor Tom Bradbury about the Euro election results in England where the Labour party had a disastrous results, coming in third behind the Conservatives and the UKIP, the British National Party also got two seats for the first time. They discuss whether or not England will have a general election soon. Then from Dublin the Sunday Tribune's political Editor comments on the Euro results in the Republic where the government party Fianna Fail (FF) suffered their worst ever electoral performance, he feels FF have little option but to stick together and not call an election. Also in the Republic SF MEP Mary Lou McDonald lost her seat, and overall SF had a disappointing day not increasing their 7% of the vote. Then back in the Studio the panel make some final comments. (8pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07670
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7216



Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Jun 2009
Duration:
34 mins 46 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Euro 09 Results
Description:
Presented by Paul Clarke, the programme is dominated by today's Euro Election Results, and the parties' performances. A chart then shows the votes cast for each candidate. Followed by a share of the vote chart. Paul Clarke then profiles the firsts in this election for Northern Ireland. SF top the poll, DUP didn't. A Film report from Niall Donnelly examines where do the DUP go now, it's the same one s in the 8pm version of this programme, it begins with TUV's Jim Allister poking fun at the DUP, then goes onto review the announcements of the elected candidates, Barbre De Brun (SF) and Jim Nicholson (UUP) and Arlene Foster comments for the DUP and Mark Durkan for the SDLP. Then in the Studio SF B.De.Brun says the issue for her wasn't topping the poll but getting elected, the message to the parties is the economy, economy she says. People should be working together on this she feels that applies to the DUP also. Then in a separate interview DUP's P.Robinson says there is a large disconnection between the public and politicians generally, and being the largest party, the DUP felt it the worst, but he says the DUP won't panic. He'll keep a steady ship, as there are positives in the election as they won back a seat from the TUV MEP J.Allister, Robinson feels the expenses issue was relevant in the election, Robinson denies there is anything wrong with another family dynasty being created, he asks do we have to confine our wives to the backroom, their candidates are all able, he would be more concerned about double jobbing, the other issue he mentions is many Unionists unhappy with SF in government, he says the DUP must reconnect with its constituency and explain to its electorate why they went into government with SF, to avoid the alternatives which were worse for Northern Ireland. Today's vote won't apply to Stormont or Westminster elections he claims. Next Paul Clarke talks to TUV's Jim Allister, who says Robinson is wrong when he says the TUV have nothing else to offer, he says mandatory coalition has been rejected and failed he claims, the DUP and UUP should now walk away from this form of Devolution and demand a different one. He intends winning enough Westminster and Stormont seats to make mandatory coalition crumble, he says he will produce quality comments to rebuild Unionists from the bottom up to stop the All Ireland Agenda. Then in the Studio Newsletter's Editor Darwin Templeton outlines how his paper will report today's results for the individual parties and then for the Unionist family as a whole, examining where they go from here, with these rifts and fractures. Then the Irish News Journalist William Graham outlines their paper's attitude, they'll be highlighting the DUP 'must do' response needed, the DUP must stay with Devolution and the peace process over coming months and not panic, as there is no other show in town. UTV's political Editor Ken Reid then speculates as to what Robinson will do, he predicts a reshuffle to end double jobbing, Jim Dougal comments on this possibility. This is seen as part of the reconnecting that politicians need to do, all the journalists agree, the lack of no gloating by SF is then discussed, they didn't make their victory personal. Next from Ballymena a Film report from Sharon O'Neill looks at reaction in the DUP heartland, where its been rumoured a number of DUP Cllrs might be going to resign from the party. It includes a voxpop of local electorate on how they voted, then defected DUP Cllr Deirdre Nelson explains why she joined the Tories, then Clifford Smyth comments. Next Paul Clarke interviews former UUP leader David Trimble for his views on Jim Nicholson's victory, he puts it down to the UUP link up with the Tories and gives his views on the Jim Allister factor. Trimble doesn't think power sharing is under pressure. Back in the Studio Orange Historian Clifford Smyth, gives his views on the loss of Ian Paisley Senior to the DUP, and the impact of today's vote on the DUP, he feels a third DUP feel cheated by DUP going into government with SF, and its deeply seated alienation, not a protest vote. He sees a new resolution of unionism at grassroots around Jim Allister, the two Journalists agree, Jim Allister is here to stay, and the DUP must make Stormont work. In another news story today, five dissident republicans lost their civil action to the Omagh victims' relatives, a Judge awarded £1.6 million to the Victims. Tonight it seems the dissident republicans Michael McKevitt is to appeal the verdict. A Film report from the 6pm bulletin is reshown on this story. Back to Paul Clarke then, who shows the newspaper headlines for tomorrow. (10.30pm)
DVD No.
D07670
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7217



Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jun 2009
Duration:
11 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A Rathcoole man Thomas Hawkes (58) has been remanded on an attempted murder charge, after he tried to kill his friend loyalist William Cousins, who was in a vegetative state after a stroke. Film report. In a report on the fallout from the Euro election vote, DUP's D.Dodds, UUP's Reg Empey comment, then Ken Reid reports on an expected DUP reshuffle and today in Stormont, Jim Dougal says the euro vote has changed the political landscape here, this is followed by a report from Jim Dougal on how the European parliament works, he talks to Tony Robinson in Brussels, and Geoff Meade both MEPs, then Jamie Smyth comments on MEPs' expenses problems. J.Dougal then explains MEPs' options when they go to Europe. Ken Reid then comments on some further Euro reaction at Stormont. Yesterday's civil action victory by the Omagh Relatives has raised the question will other victims' relatives groups take the same course of action. Film report examines the Kingsmills victims and interviews William Fraser FAIR, then the Victims' Commissioner Patricia McBride comments, then legal expert Rosemary Craig comments on how Omagh victims will manage to get the £1.6 million awarded to them yesterday, which will be difficult. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07670
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7218



Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Jun 2009
Duration:
6 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:
Headlines then, in Court three men, James Anderson (19), David Cairn (23) and Stephen Allister (21) were charged with the murder of Darren Roberts in Lisburn. Film report the last survivor of the Titanic Mary Dean was buried in Southampton at the weekend. In South Belfast a protest against attacks on migrants was itself attacked by youths in the village area. Film report with Romanian Maria Feahetes' comments. Meanwhile an anti-racism world cup was held at Donegal Celtic Football Club. A protest in the village was attacked by youths. Murals have been given a facelift with ten murals changed. Film report with Ian McLaughlin of Lower Shankill Community Association comments then Artist lesley Cherry's comments. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07670
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7219



Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th Jun 2009
Duration:
11 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:
Over recent days 130 Romanian nationals have been forced from their homes in the South Belfast Village area. Film report profiles the trial of intimidation, with eyewitness accounts of attacks on their homes, including Maria Fechet (24) then Malcolm Morgan, a Church Pastor comments on taking the family into his Church Hall. A further report shows the Romanians leave the Church Hall the next morning. Trish Morgan of Belfast's City Church comments why they are fleeing. They go to a city council Leisure Centre in Ormeau Park where SF's M.McGuinness meets them and comments, then DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson's views. Alliance MLA Anna Lo says a gunman threatened the families, then Duncan Morrow of Community Relations Council comments. Then PSNI Superintendent Chris Noble's views, followed by some village area neighbours' views in a voxpop, then SDLP Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie gives an interview on how her Department is helping the Romanians, First and Deputy First Ministers are in Downing Street tonight to meet Gordon Brown and discuss the devolution of policing and justice and a rescue package for the Presbyterian Mutual Society. Film report. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7220



Date Broadcast:
Thu 18th Jun 2009
Duration:
20 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The loyalist Terrorist groups the UVF, UDA and RHC are to begin decommissioning. Film report says development comes just weeks before the government deadline on decommissioning expires. Reporter Sharon O'Neill says actual decommissioning act took place within last few days. A Film clip shows loyalists with guns, and then PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde comments, followed by Victims campaigner Ray McCord's reaction and Herbert Cunningham's views, his brother was killed by UVF in 1974, then voxpop of Shankill Road people, then Shankill Clergymen Rev Noel Agnew and Rev Jim Rea comment. A further report from political editor Ken Reid gets the reaction of the DUP's P.Robinson, who is content with the move, then Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward says it's a big boost for politics here, other politicians Reg Empey (UUP), then Gerry Kelly (SF), M.Ritchie (SDLP) and Alliance's D.Ford all give favourable reactions. The last major loyalist atrocity of the Troubles was the murder of six Catholic people at a Loughinisland pub in 1994, a Film report reviews that massacre at O'Toole's bar, and gets the opinion of SDLP Cllr Patsy Toman to decommissioning news. Then political Editor Ken Reid gives an update on the decommissioning story. On East Belfast's Newtownards Road last night another Romanian Family home was attacked by Stone throwers. Film report with resident Sorin Ciurar's comments, then local resident Rachel Davison's views. Today Social Development Minister M.Ritchie met the Romanian Consul Mihai Delcea to discuss the situation, after which he comments. Today the Chairman of the Policing Board Barry Gilligan defended the PSNI handling of the situation. The PSNI have discovered cocaine with a value of £1.5 million in the Colin Glen area of West Belfast. Film report. In the Belfast Court Journalist Suzanne Breen (Sun / Tribune) has won her Court case against the PSNI demand she handover her notes of a meeting she held with dissident republicans following the RIRA killing of two British Soldiers at Antrim's Army base in March 2009. Film report with Suzanne Breen's comments. The next report is about Belfast Peace Walls, focuses on one which goes through the grounds of North Belfast's Integrated Hazelwood School, the local resident Joan McManus doesn't want it removed just yet. The School Principal Jill Huston says they've learned to live with it. Seeing it as a perimeter fence, Michael Wardlow of an integrated Education group comments on the nature of the fence. Meanwhile over in East Belfast in the Short Strand Catholic Area, James McDowell is willing to bring the wall down for a trial, on the Protestant side, resident Billy Boyd wants the wall to stay. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7221



Date Broadcast:
Thu 18th Jun 2009
Duration:
11 mins 44 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:
Courage of loyalist decommissioning announcement today. Film report from Vincent Kearney reviews LVF decommission, then reviews UVF's 'guns beyond reach' statement Gusty Spence of two years ago, Film clips shows UVF show of strength, since then pressure has been on UVF to decommission. Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward extended decommissioning enabling laws to this August. General John De Chastelain oversaw UVF decommissioning last week but we don't know any details says V.Kearney. It's believed the Red Hand Commando and the UDA (UFF also put weapons beyond use, but on a lesser scale the UVF). Today Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward gave his reaction, then the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde's views. Then Dawn Purvis of the PUP comments. Next political Editor Mark Davenport examines the political reaction, from DUP's P.Robinson and SDLP's M.Ritchie, then SF's Gerry Kelly and UUP's Reg Empey. During the Troubles the UVF RHC group killed more than 570, the majority of which were Catholics their youngest victim was under a one year old, their oldest was over 90. They also killed the first Policeman and Policewoman of the Troubles. A Film report from Julian O'Neill looks back with Journalist David McKittrick comments. It's first majority atrocity was 1971 at McGurk's bar killing 15, then Dublin-Monaghan bombs killed 33 people in 1974. then Film of 1975 Miami showband massacre, followed by profile of UVF's Shankill Butchers' gang. then Jude White, whose mother was killed by the UVF in 1984 gives his reaction. This is followed by a voxpop of public reaction firstly on the loyalist Shankill Road, then reaction on the Catholic Falls Road, all sides welcome it. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7222



Date Broadcast:
Thu 18th Jun 2009
Duration:
29 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson the programme begins with him discussing with a panel of politicians the news today of some loyalist paramilitaries decommissioning. He begins by asking the UUP's David McNarry why he gives it an 'unreserved' welcome, he sees it as getting gunmen off the backs of the Unionist community, he then asks Ian Paisley Junior about loyalist decommissioning, saying it seems loyalists aren't as upset as the DUP about SF topping the Euro Poll, Paisley says all Unionists are confident the union is safe, SF's John O'Dowd says Tory government helped arm loyalist gunmen in the 80s and 90s, and he's glad to see them get some guns back off them. O'Dowd says the union is not safe, and it's up for negotiation under the Good Friday Agreement, using politics. SDLP's A.Attwood welcomes it with reservations, as he hasn't got any details of the level of decommission. He says whether the union is safe or not depends on the people of Northern Ireland. They can change it if they want by political means, and that has nothing to do with weapons. Paisley says Nationalists / Republicans get unsettled when Unionists feel secure in the Union. J.O'Dowd (SF) says he wants to see this confident unionism give confident leadership to Unionists, and that's been missing lately, he quotes the recent Euro Poll antics of the DUP, David McNarry wants loyalist paramilitaries to be reached out to, regarding representation as they have no mandate, N.Thompson asks why should anyone give them anything, David McClarty then attacks SF's John O'Dowd for the murders done by people he's associated with, and says it's difficult even to sit with O'Dowd. O'Dowd reminds him the reason he's sitting with him is that he (O'Dowd) has a mandate. A.Attwood says if Unionism is confident it should move on, he calls on the DUP to move up a gear, from now on. N.Thompson asks Paisley is confident Unionism ready to move on with devolution of policing and Justice, he says it will happen at a time when Unionists are happy and content with, and it won't be rushed into. John O'Dowd is asked about dissident republicans, he says they have offered them talks, despite their attacks on Sinn Fein members, he highlights the momentous changes and the journey SF has engaged in, but there are republicans who were left behind, because they were interested in their own self gain he says. He rejects Paisley's view on Unionists deciding about the timing of policing and justice, reminding him the DUP is in a partnership government. SDLP's A.Attwood then has a go at John O'Dowd about the December 2004 Northern Bank Robbery before Noel Thompson closes the discussion. In the If You Ask Me Spot, Newton Emerson comments on the fact 19 of the 51 Belfast Councillors didn't show up for a crucial debate on North Foreshore Incinerator project costing £500 million. He criticises the local parties' attitudes to the debate, he says their problem seems to be there's no orange / green split on the issue. Back to N.Thompson who next introduces a Film report from Julia Paul, on the art of the Troubles, one of the largest collections is in Wolverhampton. Historian Johh Gray says in Northern Ireland all the institutions engaged in avoidance of Troubles art, the report recalls 1978 cancellation of an art exhibit after it included Bloody Sunday commemoration. Film clip of views of striking museum porters. then artist Phillip Napier comments. Now Ormeau Baths Gallery exhibit is on for 6 weeks, Art's Council Noreen McKinney highlights their new digital archive of Troubles Art (1968 - 1998). then South African Albie Sachs comments on their experiences. Next discussion introduced by N.Thompson is about the election of a new speaker in Commons. After the stepping down of Michael Martin, Daily Mirror Journalist Kevin Maguire gives his comments. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on the week's news. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7223



Date Broadcast:
Fri 19th Jun 2009
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:
The PSNI have raided homes in the loyalist village area in enquiries into the attacks on Romanian homes. Film report highlights loyalist threats to Patrick Meehan who helped organise an anti-racist rally in the area on Monday, then the Rev Ken Newell comments on the current situation. General John De Chastelain is believed to be going to comment on the reports of UVF / UDA decommissioning within days. The Irish President Mary McAleese unveiled a new mural in Ardoyne today, looking to the future and not the past. Film report with Elaine Burns' comments, then views of Art Council's Noirin McKinney who paid for the mural. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7224



Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jun 2009
Duration:
14 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:
In Craigavon Martin O'Hagan (17) has been severely beaten in an attack, his mother says he's lucky to be alive. Film report with eye witness account. Then his mother Teresa O'Hagan and father Patrick comment. Concerns over upcoming contentious parades have increased after SF say their marshalling of Nationalists at parades' interfaces can't last forever. Film report shows recent Ardoyne violence, then Apprentice Boys' spokesman Tommy Cheevers comments, then SF's M.McGuinness comments on what The Orange Order need to do, followed by Ardoyne Priest Fr Gary Donegan's views, ahead of this Saturday's Whiterock Orange Parade. The DUP Leader P.Robinson has reshuffled his Stormont Team, N.Dodds leaves Finance post replaced by Sammy Wilson, Edwin Poots will fill his job in the Environment Ministry, and Nelson McCausland replaces Gregory Campbell at Culture and Arts, and Robin Newton replaces J.Donaldson as Junior Minister at the OFMDFM. Paul Clarke then interviews P.Robinson on why he had a reshuffle, he says it was to begin ending double jobbing, he rejected SF criticism of Nelson McCausland, then Ken Reid give his analysis and the political reaction to the reshuffle. A Tour Bus with 45 passengers onboard had a window broken by Youths, it toured West Belfast. Film report with tourist comments, then Tour Operator Ben Allen's views. In Moygashel three emigrants' homes attacked.
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7225



Date Broadcast:
Fri 26th Jun 2009
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:
In Banbridge 25 people have survived an arson attack, when an oil tank fire spread along their houses. Film report with resident interview, then Fireman Lloyd Crawford's view, then UUP Cllr Joan Baird's reaction. Sixty Romanians have left Belfast today to return to Romania, following attacks on their Council for Ethnic Minorities' comments. A group of Travellers who parked at Belfast City Hall two weeks ago, in a protest move, have moved after a settled court case. Film report with Traveller Margaret Joyce's comments. (6.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7226



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jun 2009
Duration:
15 mins 25 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:
Following an introduction in London, the programme switches to its Northern Ireland portion presented by Jim Fitzpatrick. He begins with a look at the issues within Unionist politics following the recent Euro Election Poll, when it now looks like three Unionist parties the DUP, the UUP and now Jim Allister's TUV will be chasing the same votes. In the Studio the DUP's J.Donaldson and the UUP's David McNarry debate the issues, and J.Donaldson the DUP director of Elections gives his assessment of his party's recent performance. David McNarry says they got a tremendous result and they are buoyant about their performance even though their figures weren't much better than last time. He accuses the DUP of only being interested in Unionist unity when they were in Trouble. Both men talk about the double jobbing issue, before returning to a debate about the Unionist unity theme. Then it's a switch back to the London Studio, where Chef Guevara's daughter Alieda has arrived to receive three previously unseen photographs of Che taken by a photographer in 1960/ then Alieda Guevara gives her reaction (in Spanish), the photographer Nicola Seyd recalls taking the photographs. (Sun)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7227



Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jun 2009
Duration:
2 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 UDA has announced its plans to begin decommissioning, meanwhile today, the UVF and the RHC announced their weapons have been totally destroyed. Film report shows PUP's Dawn Purvis make the announcement to the press. Then a voxpop of churchgoers on the Shankill Road, then on the Falls Road the reaction was also positive. (6.30pm Sun)
DVD No.
D07680
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7228



Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Jun 2009
Duration:
12 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:
Headlines then the UVF says it has decommissioned its weapons. Questions are being asked about exactly what the UVF decommissioned and when will the UDA handover all its guns. Film report begins with Independent International Commission for Decommisisoning (IICD) statement on UVF and UDA arms. Then Northern Ireland Office Security Minister Paul Goggins' reaction. Then TUV's Jim Allister says he wants to see an inventory of the weapons, the PUP's Dawn Purvis comments. In a further Film report Journalist Sharon O'Neill talks to the relatives of two young UVF victims killed 40 years apart, firstly Mary Ward whose son Peter was shot dead in 1966 in Malvern Street Belfast, an old Film clip reviews the case, UVF Leader Gusty Spence was convicted of the killing, Mary says they should have hung him. Then Cathy McIlvenny whose lost two relatives, her sister Lorraine was beaten to death by UDA 22 years ago and then in July 2005, Craig McCausland, Lorraine's son was shot dead by the UVF, she says she doesn't believe any of the paramilitaries. In the Studio PUP's Billy Hutchinson doesn't justify the taking of life, but a war had to be fought he says, he's questioned about what arms were decommissioned. In Derry a 26 year old man has been shot three times in the legs last night Film report. Downpatrick's New Downe Hospital at the weekend. Film report on 30 year local campaign, with views of Dr Helen Whitehead, then John Simpson of Health Trust, then Roisin Coulter. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7229



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Jul 2009
Duration:
8 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:
(No opening titles) Report on decision to remove personal protection weapons for former Policemen here, with a thousand Policemen here affected, the figures are given for recent years and DUP's Jimmy Spratt gives his concerns about dissident republicans' threat, PSNI issue statement. In news in brief segment stories covered include, a man's body found in the Lagan, in Belfast a wreath laying ceremony was held at the City Hall for the anniversary of WWI Battle of the Somme, and Prince Edward visits Northern Ireland. In Coleraine this evening a contentious Orange parade is due to pass near the estate where Catholic Kevin McDaid was beaten to death by loyalists in May. Film report from Coleraine, with comments of Robert McIlreavy of the Orange Order and then SF Cllr Billy Leonard's reaction. The Westminster Watchdog Committee investigating the MPs' expenses scandals has arrived in Belfast. Film report from Ken Reid with Committee Chairman Christopher Kelly's comments, then PUP's Dawn Purvis reveals their attitude to double jobbings issue. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7230



Date Broadcast:
Fri 3rd Jul 2009
Duration:
12 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:
In courts Steven McKee (18) gets 12 years for killing West Belfast Shopkeeper Harry Holland (65). Film report where Patrick Crossan who got four years for affray, and a 17 year old girl who walked free after getting two years' probation. Then outside the Court Sarah Holland gives the Holland Family reaction. Then SF MLA Alex Maskey criticises the lenient sentences. In a further report Frank Quigley recalls what he saw the night Harry was killed, in an emotional interview, he describes the attack. The Northern Ireland Prosecution Service has announced it will not prosecute US Chef larry Zaitchick over the September 2002 break in at Castlreagh RUC Station when Police files on agents and their handlers were stolen by an IRA squad. Film report reviews the case, with PPS and PSNI statements on the charges being dropped. Every Catholic Priest and Bishop in Northern Ireland is to be vetted by the Police here to protect children. Film report with Fr Michael Canny's comments as the Church instigated process, then Helen Bracken of Nexus Institute view's on church restoring confidence here. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7231



Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Jul 2009
Duration:
11 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then DUP MP J.Donaldson has paid back £550 to Westminster after claiming that amount to watch pay for view movies. Film report with J.Donaldson's interview giving his explanation, he says he hasn't done anything wrong, or that the movies were of an adult nature. Then P.Robinson gives him support. Its emerged that up to 20 billion euros of Southern debt could be invested in property in Northern Ireland, that emerged during a North / South Council meeting. Film report from Dublin on the concerns raised and B.Cowan comments on promises to invest 9 million euros on Northern Ireland's roads, as does SF's M.McGuinness. Then in the Studio Economic Editor Jamie Delargy profiles how NAMA's toxic debt could flood the Northern Ireland property market and depress the Northern Ireland Property Market. In news in brief, the Orange Halls at Clifton Street Belfast and Rasharkin have been attacked with paint. In Fermanagh it took the PSNI 12 hours to come to the scene of a robbery in Newtownbutler. Film report with CCTV footage of the robbery, then Shopowner Declan McCabe's views, then SDLP Cllr Fergus McQuillan's reaction, then PSNI's Chief Superintendent Michael Skuse comments on their fears. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
415
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7232



Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Jul 2009
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:
Five Catholic Churches have been paint bombed in sectarian attacks. Film report from Ballymena area where four Churches were attacked, with reaction from SDLP MLA Declan O'Loan, then DUP Cllr Tommy Nicholl, then Presbyterian Minister Rev John Finlay. A GAA Club outside Ahoghill near Ballymena was also attacked with a burning car. In Rasharkin the Catholic Church was also attacked, that follows a Protestant family being forced out of their home after a series of attacks. Film report with DUP MLA Mervyn Storey's views, then SF's MLA Daithi McKay's comments. At Greencastle Orange Hall in North Belfast an attempt was made to burn down the Hall. DUP's N.Dodds condemns the attack. In South Belfast the SDLP MLA Carmel Hanna has voiced health and Safety concerns over the building of a bonfire near the rear entrance to the City Hospital, however the DUP MLA Jimmy Spratt has accused her of whipping things up. At a bonfire in Comber, locals have decided to burn a third Dragoon's Regiment Flag on their bonfire. Film report on the James II regiment that fought at the Boyne in 1690, with Alan Price comments. Then Fire Services' Bill Majury comments on safety measures needed near bonfires. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7233



Date Broadcast:
Mon 13th Jul 2009
Duration:
5 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:
(No opening titles) The PSNI have been attacked by Nationalist Youths at the Ardoyne shops following a contentious Orange order feeder parade. Film report on the riot, water cannon used, then Police escort Orange Parade past Ardoyne shops. SF MLA Gerry Kelly blames dissident republicans from outside the area, then DUP Cultural Minister Nelson McCausland who was in the Orange Parade comments on the violence. In Killyleagh a woman bandwoman has been killed when she was hit by car. Film report, with Orangeman Rev Mervyn Gibson's comments. In Armagh a bomb has exploded on the Priory Road. In Courts Newry Man Adrian Cunningham (18) has been charged with murdering a Polish man last weekend. Film report. At Magherafelt Court Sean Doherty (41) Anthony Morgan (27) and Sarah Green have been charged with possessing cocaine in a lorry. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7234



Date Broadcast:
Mon 13th Jul 2009
Duration:
29 mins 7 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
The Twelfth
Description:
Presented by Paul Clarke this programme features a round-up of reports from Orange parades across Northern Ireland. The Orange Order marched today on the 13th as yesterday the 12th was a Sunday. Beginning in Belfast where 129 lodges were on parade. With 60 bands which includes 16 from Scotland, two from England. In the past Belfast Shops remained shut but today there was limited opening after 12.30 pm. Orangeman William Humphries calls the parade an economic driver for Northern Ireland. Then the recently retired Grandmaster of the USA Sammy Stewart comments on his return back home for this parade. Then Australian visitor Ann Weir comments. Then Neil Wilson of Liverpool's Everton Road Protestant Boys' Band comments on doing the 12th twice, once here, once in Stockport. Then Paul Tait of the English Lodge called after Balir Mayne explains the connection. By lunch the parade arrived at Barnetts Park on the Malone Road, where Ulster Scots dancers put on a show. Also present there was Fr Paul Symonds of Harryville Catholic Church in Ballymena, as a guest. Next comes a report from Niall Donnelly in Armagh City, where 5,000 people in 100 lodges with 80 bands were marching, a voxpop of viewers by the roadside is shown, large presence of Lambeg drums, this is followed by a report from Aideen Kennedy in Bangor Co Down, where 60 bands took part, a voxpop of some of the audience is shown, at the field Orange Grand Secretary Drew Nelson addressed the crowd and said Nationalist politicians should show more respect to the orange Order and stop living in the past, other Orangemen agreed with him. Then it's up to Derry where Mark McFadden reports on their landmark parade, Grandmaster Victor Wray explains why, then Albert Kilpatrick 53 years an Orangeman comments, followed by City Grand Treasurer William Wray's views, there were 3,500 marchers and 40 bands in the parade today, then Cliff Lee of Bristol Orange Lodge comments on his visit to Derry, then David Buchanan of a Donegal Pipe band comments, followed by Donegal Orangeman Alan Laird. Back to Paul Clarke who then introduces a report from the parade in Larne where 70 East Antrim lodges took part, the Australian past Grandmaster George Brown comments. Followed by voxpop of people watching and Ron Baither, the English Grandmaster. This report is followed by a report from Banbridge which had 80 bands, Orangeman W.J.McCracken a member for 61 years comments, then District Master Chris Irwin comments his flagship status, then Scots Orangeman Henry Dunbar's views. Then English Orangewoman Anne Jess' reactions. Then it's over to the Lisbellaw parade in County Fermanagh with 90 lodges and 90 bands taking part, District Master Albert Thompson comments then County Cavan Grandmaster Henry latimer's views on lodges from the Republic. Then Alan Kells from the Australian Orange Order comments. A group from the Longford Historical Society was invited by the Orange Order, their spokesman Aidan O'Hare gives his reaction to Orangeism, the next report is from Rasharkin where the Independent Orange Order held its demo. Grandmaster Cyril Glass is happy with the turnout, 25 lodges and 15 bands were represented, Orangeman and Liberal Democrat Cllr from Liverpool Phil Moffat comments. Ian Paisley Junior pulled out due to a throat infection, his son and Gregory Campbell were present, then voxpop of those in the field. Next Paul Clarke introduces a report on the Rosnawlagh Orange parade in Donegal, where Grandmaster Robert Saulters comments. Fifty lodges took part. The programme ends then with a selection of Film clips from across Northern Ireland. (10.40pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7235



Date Broadcast:
Tue 14th Jul 2009
Duration:
5 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:
Overnight violence in Ardoyne preceded an Orange Order return parade. Film report on riotings, 21 PSNI men hurt. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay says one shot was fired at Police, and a rifle was recovered, Fr Gary Donegan says many strangers were in the area, SF G.Kelly blames dissident republican elements, then DUP's Nelson McCausland's reaction. Debbie Jordan is named as the Orange (WOULD THIS SOUND BETTER - bandwoman) killed in a traffic accident at the Killyleagh demo. Film report with DUP Cllr William Walker, and DUP's Jim Wells' reactions. Dunloy Orange Hall was attacked overnight. The HET has arrested a man in their enquiries into the 1978 murder of (UNSURE OF SURNAME SPELLING - Noel McKeag) Finaghy Road North home in South Belfast. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7236



Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Jul 2009
Duration:
10 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Courts three members of the same family get life sentences for the murder of Jim McFadden (42) in Derry in May 2007, after attending a wedding. Those convicted were Brenda Meehan (40) her husband James (40) and Mrs Meehan's son Sean Devanny. Film report with the family's reaction from Ita McFadden, currently James Meehan is on the run. In Ardoyne there's been a second night of rioting. Film report on three hour riot, with picture of recovered rifle, Fr Gary Donegan comments, also last night there was rioting in East Belfast's Lower Newtownards Road where loyalist residents claim Nationalist youths attacked their homes. Film report and interview with SF's Niall Ó Donnghaile. Also overnight seven petrol bombs were thrown at Lurgan hospital, and on Belfast's Shore Road, a Catholic Primary School was badly damaged in a sectarian arson attack. Film report with Fr John McManus interview. Today PSNI Chief Constable H.Orde attended a Westminster Commons Committee for the last time as Chief Constable. He supported the devolution of Policing and Justice to Northern Ireland. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7237



Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Jul 2009
Duration:
8 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI have been criticised for firing baton rounds in Ardoyne after a third night of rioting. Film report with views of Andre Murphy of Relatives for Justice who claims a 13 year old boy was hit, then DUP's Nelson McCausland reacts, followed by views of SF's Gerry Kelly whose been threatened by dissident republicans. P.Robinson and M.McGuinness have been to Downing Street to see PM Gordon Brown about the finances needed to devolve policing and justice powers to Northern Ireland, and to enquire of Brown how the British government intends to deal with the legacy of the Troubles. Film report with Robinson then McGuinness comments. Work began today on Queen's Island on the new Titanic Centre which should be open for 2012, the Hundredth anniversary of its sinking. Film report with Susan Miller comments (Titanic Society). (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7238



Date Broadcast:
Fri 17th Jul 2009
Duration:
6 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:
Headlines then the Orange Order's Grand Secretary Drew Nelson has told Sinn Fein he won't consider talking to them until they apologise for killing 275 orangemen. Film report with SF's Gerry Adams' response. A Westminster Committee is to review the Barnett Formula for topping up funding for Northern Ireland. Film report with Chairman Lord Richard's views then reaction from Northern Ireland Economist John Simpson, then Trade Unionists John Corey and Peter Bunting's views. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7239



Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Jul 2009
Duration:
7 mins 43 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the UVF Special Branch agent Mark Haddock has been arrested by the Historical Enquires Team investigating the murder of UDA Leader Tommy English in a UVF / UDA Feud, and four other murders in the 1990s. Northern Ireland's top security prison at Magheraberry has been labelled the worst for prisoners' health in the UK, the Prison Inspectors have listed two hundred needed improvements. Film report with views of Dr M.Maguire of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate and Anne Owers the HM Inspector of Prisons, then reactions from Robin Masefield the Prison Service Director. The Peaceline home of Mary Hanna at Workman Avenue has been attacked for the eighth time. Film report. A loyalist lifer Bobby Niblock has written a play called A Reason to Believe. Film report with Niblock interview. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07690
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7240



Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Jul 2009
Duration:
8 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:
In Courts Brian Shivers (44) from Magherafelt has been charged with killing two British Soldiers at Antrim's Massereene Army base in March. Film report profiles the alleged evidence against him. In Belfast Courts Special Branch informer and UVF Leader Mark Haddock already serving 10 years for attempted murder was charged with May 1997 murder of John Harbinson and attempted murder in January 1996 of P.Caskey, the charges were brought by the PSNI's HET team, Stephen Hobbs' comments, then victims' campaigner Raymond McCord gives his reaction. One of the Disappeared, South Armagh Man Charlie Armstrong could finally be found after the Commission for Disappeared received new information. Film report on two failed digs, and review of the case, with his daughter Anne McShane's reaction. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7241



Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Jul 2009
Duration:
4 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:
Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward has apologised on the British Government's behalf for the British Army killing of Aidan McAnespie (21) in Aughnacloy on 21 February 1988 as he walked through a checkpoint at the border. Film report with his sister Una McCabe's reaction. The British Soldier had been fined for negligence. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7242



Date Broadcast:
Wed 29th Jul 2009
Duration:
5 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:
Headlines then, the PSNI has revealed that it spent £300,000 here on Informers last year. Film report with conflicting political reaction from DUP and SF. The figures for other Forces' expenditure on Informers are given, then victims' Campaigner Raymond McCord gives his reaction, then DUP's Jimmy Spratt supports use of Informers while SF Daithí McKay calls it a waste of resources. In North Belfast a Catholic Primary has been attacked by arsonists for the second time in a month. Film report with Headmaster Kieran McGarry's reaction. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7243



Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Jul 2009
Duration:
12 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:
House burglars have stooped to a new low in Northern Ireland with three separate attacks on elderly pensioners in their homes. Film report on Margaret Kavanagh's experience in her West Belfast home, as teenagers armed with screwdriver robbed her room, psychologist Dr Ramankapur comments on the attackers' personalities. In Castlewellan and Blackwater Town, two 70 year old women were also attacked. In County Armagh an Orange Hall near Lurgan was set on fire by arsonists, it's the 14th attack on an Orange Hall this year. Film report, Orangeman Trevor McShane comments. Then DUP MP David Simpson's views followed by SF Cllr Mairead O'Dowd's comments. At a Stormont Executive meeting today about appointing a new Minister for Policing and Justice, the SDLP has objected to the job going to the Alliance Party. Ken Reid comments on the arguments. With the British government planning to introduce ID Cards into Britain, a row has erupted over whether it should have a Union Jack on it in Northern Ireland. The Human Rights Commissioner Daniel Holder gives his views on the new ID Cards issue. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7244



Date Broadcast:
Tue 4th Aug 2009
Duration:
8 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:
Unionists are outraged as extradition bids against two PIRA suspects are dropped, the two men shot their way out of an English prison in 1991, one of them Pearce McAuley was released from a prison in the Republic today after serving a sentence for the 1996 murder of Garda Garry McCabe. Film report from Ken Reid shows photographs of Kevin Walsh and Pearce McAuley's release, then McCabe family statement, then Crown Prosecution Service statement that it doesn't want to extradite Pearce McAuley, Nessan Quinlivan, and two other PIRA men, SF's Gerry Adams comments on the case, then DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson gives his reaction that it's political interference. Then in the Studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the reactions. In County Tyrone at Coalisland, dissident republicans have been blamed for a gun attack on a family home. Film report with SF MLA Francie Molloy's reaction. Then SDLP's Patsy McGlone's views. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7245



Date Broadcast:
Wed 5th Aug 2009
Duration:
9 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:
Headlines then Unionist politicans on the Policing Board are furious that the Board has agreed to close and sell 26 Police stations. Film report says 26 of the stations aren't in use any longer, of the other six, Bessbrook will close in April, Mountpottinger this month, and Kells, Rathfriland and Kesh will close this autumn, and Portadown next year. Then political reaction from DUP's Ian Paisley Junior, then UUP's Basil McCrea's views followed by PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Judith Gillespie's comments, then SF's Alex Maskey and SDLP's Dolores Kelly, then Board Chairman Barry Gilligan's views. In Ardoyne Children handed a loaded pistol they found to Fr Gary Donegan which he gave to the PSNI. Film report with Fr Gary Donegan's reaction, then SF Cllr Margaret McClenaghan's comments. Republican sources have told the family of Bernard Teggart (15) who the PIRA shot dead in 1973 as an informer, that they now believe he was not an informer. DUP's Sammy Wilson has said Northern Ireland has now built industries out of anti-racism, human rights, equality and victims' issues. Film report with Sammy Wilson's comments, then reaction from Alliance's Anna Lo. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7246



Date Broadcast:
Fri 7th Aug 2009
Duration:
3 mins 0 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 Derry an Apprentice Boys parade passed off peacefully, as did an Ardoyne feeder parade in Belfast's Ardoyne area. Film reports with Governor of Apprentice Boys' Jim Brownlee's reaction, then DUP MP Gregory Campbell's views, then PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows' comments. In the Bogside the 32 County Sovereignty Committee held a protest, their spokesman Martin O'Neill comments, then report from Ardoyne feeder parade, with comments of SF MLA Carál Ní Chuilín, and DUP's Nelson McCausland. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7247



Date Broadcast:
Mon 10th Aug 2009
Duration:
59 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Trouble With 40
Description:
To mark the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Troubles, this documentary reveals the testimony of some of the generation who grew up in the 70s and 80s, this is added to old Film clips of the Time with the Music of that era also played, the contributors are mostly local personalities from television or sports backgrounds. It begins with troops coming here in August 1969, and Damon Quinn, from the Hole in the Wall Gang recalls his first encounter with them, with a background of riots Film clips, Carolyn Stewart a U105 DJ recalls her viewpoint, then Broadcaster Marie-Louise Muir comments on living with violence, then Bill Neely an ITV Journalist recalls his Cavehill home. Then author Sharon Owens' recollections, followed by Hotel Manager James McGinn Headmaster, smoking his pipe, then they all recall moments and smells from their Primary School days, plus memories of Actress Alexandra Ford, Writer / Actress Nuala McKeever. After a Film clip of the 1974 Ulster Workers' Strike Ian Paisley Junior (DUP) recalls the power failures. Then Comedian Tim McGarry's recollections, as Film clip shows UDA road blocks, Nuala McKeever recalls making her way to School, then Marie-Louise Muir and Tim McGarry recall the sweets they bought as kids, as does Damon Quinn, and Actor / Writer Michael McDowell, as does Northern Ireland Footballer Norman Whiteside, and Singer Brian Kennedy, Fr Martin O'Hagan Singer with The Priests and Ian Paisley Junior then the contributors recall the games they played back then before the days of Xbox and Nintendo, beginning with Brian Kennedy, then Singer Juliet Turner as a Film clip shows kids playing on the streets. Then Nuala McKeever, Marie-Louise Muir on ball games against a wall, while Dr Mark Hamilton recalls British Bulldogs game, as does Tim McGarry and Norman Whiteside, then Damon Quinn remembers a new game called Rioters and Brits, as does Journalist Tim Brannigan. Film clip shown of kids playing this game, then Bill Neely on the increasing level of violence in Belfast, as Film clipsof car bombs shown. Brian Kennedy recalls the sight he saw going to school, a clip from documentary. A Bright Brand New Day is shown (circa 1982) where kids show off a rubber bullet. Marie-Louise Muir recalls the nerve wracking experience of going up to Belfast for the day. Journalist Mark Simpson recalls the bomb scare routine, then Brian Kennedy recalls the searchers as you entered Belfast's control zone. While a Film clip shows them at work followed by views of Dr Mark Hamilton and Damon Quinn on the searches becoming second nature. Nuala Mckeever, Mark Simpson recall Belfast's toy shops. Dr Mark Hamilton names the popular toys of the 70s, Carolyn Stewart recalls her chopper bike, as does Jake O'Kane, Tim McGarry and Ian Paisley Junior, then clackers craze is recalled, all the above comment on this dangerous toy, with a Blue Peter clip on them shown, next comes comment on the stylephone, with Ian Paisley Junior playing the 'sash' on his. Paisley then recalls being an action man fanatic, while Jake O'Kane wasn't allowed a doll, Dr Mark Hamilton recalls games he played with his action man, like hijacking his sister's toy car. They then all recall Saturday's morning swop shop on television, and other favourite television shows like Captain Pugwash, Jackanory, Tales of the Unexpected and Dr Who, of course television shows were often interrupted by Police messages warning for keyholders to return to their premises. Mark Simpson recalls it was just part of life then, Bill Neely's Mum was bombed out many times. Ian Paisley recalls waiting on the big bang, Mark Simpson and Bill Neely highlight the fact the Troubles here may have made them become Journalists, the Hunger Strikes of 1981 thrust Northern Ireland on the World Stage like never before. Film clips shown of bin lid banging and then Tim Brannigan, Brian Kennedy, Mark Hamilton, Jake O'Kane all recall those times with Film clips shown. Then SF MP Michelle Gildernew recalls becoming politically aware at that time, on 3 October 1981 it ended after seven months. Next the Panel discuss the divisive nature of Sports in Northern Ireland, the Rangers and Celtic thing, but Bill Neely highlights Northern Ireland's World Cup efforts in 1982 as unifying, Mark Hamilton recalls the fuss, then Peter Corry, Mark Hamilton on Gerry Armstrong's goal. Norman Whiteside recalls the Stormont reception, also then Alex Higgins won the World Title, the Panel recall their memories of that, and Higgins, and his Belfast energy, hot on his heels came Dennis Taylor, all the Panel recall his victory as an unforgettable non-sectarian moment. Also in the early 80s Clones Man Barry McGuigan was building bridges amongst boxing fans. Donal McIntyre, Mark Hamilton comment on that aspect with Film clip of his fights shown, then in 1985 he won the WBA Featherweight Title, thousands welcomed him in Belfast, the Panel then recall their holidays back then, no one went on foreign holidays but they all recall having great times, even Ian Paisley Junior who went to the Hebrides, the favourite seaside spot was Barry's Amusements at Portrush, Paisley Junior recalls the candyfloss as does Juliet Turner, Mountaineer Hannah Shields recalls going to Donegal as does Mark Simpson, then property developer Gary McCausland and Ian Paisley Junior recall kids crammed into cars, as does Jake O'Kane and Hannah Shields. Bill Neely recalls a sense of relief on crossing the border as does James McGinn, and Fr Martin O'Hagan who calls it a taste of normality. The Panel highlight the differences they recall over the border. The next topic they discuss is how they all behaved in their teenage years, Juliet turner, Tim Brannigan, Brian Kennedy, Jake O'Kane, Nuala McKeever all recall pranks they done in teenage years, then Jake O'Kane recalls meeting girls, and Marie Louise Muir meeting boys, then views of Bill Neely and Tim McGarry on dating, Gary McCausland, Mark Hamilton recall attitudes to cross community dating, but most of the Panel stayed in their own areas and dated girls in their own areas, Jake O'Kane, Norman Whiteside, Carolyn Stewart all explain. By the 1980s most people lived in totally polarised communities, Jake O'Kane recalls the sixth sense you needed to survive, then Ian Paisley Junior recalls dangers of being recognised. Schools sometimes let pupils out at different times to stop them clashing, Gary McCausland recalls, then Carolyn Stewart recalls her first cross community trip. Each of the Panel then recalls the first record they bought. Mark Simpson's was save all your kisses for me, by Brotherhood of Man, Marie Louise Muir bought Duran Duran's Planet Earth, Brian Kennedy bought Abba's Dancing Queen, Jake O'Kane's was bridge over Troubled Waters, Peter Corry bought a Nolan's single, Mark Hamilton recalls his fashion phases, then J.O'Kane as the new Romantics craze took hold, Marie Louise Muir, Hannah Shields, Michelle Gildernew, Mark Simpson all dressed in this style, Mark Hamilton was a rocker, as was Gary McCausland, Brian Kennedy was a hippy. Then James McGinn recalls the Mod days, as does Brian Kennedy who mentions their Union Jack emblem, the punk of the late 70s, really caught on in Northern Ireland. Stiff Little Fingers, the Undertones were loved by Damon Quinn, Carolyn Stewart, they recall songs they loved. Tim McGarry went to Tom Robinson Band in 1978, but it was Stiff Little Fingers he recalls he says punk was non secretarian, he recalls 'suspect device' song then Brian Kennedy says he saw someone shot dead beside him and a woman beaten up by the Army. Nuala McKeever recalls leaving the Abercorn Restaurant before it was bombed, Mark McGinn recalls his hotel being bombed. Ian Paisley Junior went to school in an RUC car. Mark Hamilton recalls the Stone attack on Milltown and later the killing of two Soldiers, Peter Corry also mentions it, some of the Panel saying living through the Troubles made them resilient and appreciate life. A Film clip shows Belfast 2009. Ian Paisley says we forget how bad it was here, all the Panel highlight the advances made, and hope things keep getting better. Nuala McKeever, Jake O'Kane, Bill Neely all comment on recent dissident republican violence.
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7248



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Aug 2009
Duration:
10 mins 0 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 events at the Robert Hamill Murder Inquiry today where Tracy Clarke, the girlfriend of the man accused of the killing, had her medical records examined, as she cited medical reasons for not giving evidence in January. At the Policing Board, interviews have been going on all day to appoint a new PSNI Chief Constable. The first candidate was John Stoddard Chief Constable of Durham, then Paul West of West Mercia, then local man Jim Gamble a former RUC Special Branch man, then Matt Baggott of Leicestershire. A decision is expected soon. The next report looks back at Belfast's Bombay Street 40 years ago. With old Film clips and comments of residents there like Malachy and Patricia Sharvin, then interviews of residents of Bombay Street in 1969 shown, including Sean Meehan who was 20 then, now 60, he recalls how 14 August changed his life, he got involved, then left Northern Ireland. Since 1969 a peaceline has been built. Next it's back to the Policing Board office where Chairman Barry Gilligan announces Matt Baggott is the new PSNI Chief Constable.
DVD No.
D07700
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7249



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Aug 2009
Duration:
17 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The new Northern Ireland PSNI Chief Constable is to be Leicestershire's Matt Baggott (50) chosen by the seven strong Police Board appointment panel. He's a Christian, a keen fisherman and an advocate of community policing. Film report on the Police Board announcement with Matt Baggott's reaction, this was the first time a SF representative had helped chose a Northern Ireland Police Chief. Matt Baggott's career is profiled to date, and he answers questions the problems facing him are highlighted. Board Chairman Barry Gilligan comments on Baggott's qualities, as does Ian Paisley Junior and SF's Alex Maskey, and SDLP's Dolores Kelly, and UUP's Leslie Cree, then the Police Federation's Terry Spence's reaction. Then on the telephone Paul Clarke talks to the Leicester Mercury's Journalist Ciaran Fegan who paints a 'word picture' of Baggott's personality and career to date, and his achievements in Leicestershire. Then in Studio two Policing Board Members SF's Alex Maskey and the DUP's Jimmy Spratt, explain their reactions to the appointment. Alex Maskey (SF) says Baggott impressed him with his track record and he talked a good talk on community policing, and a team effort, he says SF is about the job of changing policing, and fast forwarding changes, then DUP's J.Spratt, a former Police Federation Chairman says Baggott will be welcomed by rank and file PSNI Officers. He comments then on the devolution of policing and justice here and the job facing Matt Baggott, on delivering community policing. At a High Court bail application made by Brian Shivers (44) who faces charges of murdering two British Soldiers at Antrim's Army base in March 2009, it was heard the dissident republican gunmen involved boasted after the killings, the conversation was recorded on a mobile telephone found in the getaway car. Film report includes what was said, and says DNA belonging to Brian Shivers was found in the car. Judge Declan Morgan rejected his bail. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7250



Date Broadcast:
Wed 12th Aug 2009
Duration:
10 mins 5 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the latest news on the appointment of Matt Baggott as PSNI Chief Constable. Hugh Orde is to leave at end of August so the Board hopes to get Baggott in place quickly. Film report. In Derry's Creggan estate two men from the same family were shot in the legs, one of the men Davy Knight was shot three times in the legs while his children were in the house, he had been in jail for motoring offences, his mother Kitty Knight comments, at the same time, the children's Uncle Noel Lavey was shot nearby, Parish Priest Fr Stephen McLaughlin comments. In a look back to August 1969, a Film report from M.Jess looks back at sounds and recordings of the Time in Derry and Belfast. The clips are from the BBC panorama The Violent Days of Ulster. Then Journalists from those days David Capper (BBC) recalls the difficulties he faced, as a clip shows his Rossville Flats interview. Then Don Anderson (BBC) recalls the Army moving in, then from Violent Days of Ulster International Coverage of 1969 is shown, then Journalist Robin Walsh (UTV) recalls 1969, followed by M.Jess summary. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7251



Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Aug 2009
Duration:
6 mins 21
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 on Belfast's peace walls, a legacy of the Troubles, at Glenbyrn in North Belfast, residents of different sides of the peace wall comment on life in their shadow. Firstly William Clarke says people on both sides haven't got time for each other yet. Recent violence in the Ardoyne area including the Holy Cross attacks shown then Colette Wilkinson says she would like the walls down. University of Ulster Professor Ed Cairns comments on the psychological impact of the walls, as "abnormality has become normality". Film explores when peace lines became normality. Film clip shows Ardoyne in 1969, and men at a barricade on the loyalist side comments, then British Army GOC Sir Ian Freeland comments on barricades in 1969. Then today, QUB's Dr Peter Shirlow comments on these "temporary constructions". Community Worker Brendan Clarke says the so-called peace lines don't create peace, but peace walls have trebled since the paramilitary ceasefires. Dr Peter Shirlow comments they are a sign of the failure of this society to live with itself. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
416
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7252



Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Aug 2009
Duration:
50 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Mountbatten: Return to Mullaghmore
Description:
This documentary is shown 30 years after the death of Lord Mountbatten on his boat at Mullaghmore in County Sligo. This Grandson of Queen Victoria and Cousin of the Queen, was killed by the PIRA on 27 August 1979 along with members of his family and a local boy Paul Maxwell (15). The programme begins with comments of Lord Mountbatten on his death, then brief comments of contributors to the documentary. Then a reconstruction recreates August 1979 in Mullaghmore where Mountbatten holidayed, he believed he was safe in Ireland, former Garda Detective Kevin Henry recalls he and one other Policeman where on daytime protection duty. Then Ruairi O'Brady the President of Sinn Fein in 1979 recalls why the PIRA would have considered him a target, with his military background in the British establishment, Irish Times Journalist in 1979 David McKittrick says Mountbatten saw his past as over, and himself as just an old man, the Mullaghmore resident Peter McHugh recalls the annual Mountbatten visit to Classiebawn. Castle every August then Philip Ziegler, his official biographer describes why Mountbatten loved Sligo, former Castle employee Pat Barry recalls working in the Castle, John Maxwell's son Paul was hired to look after the Mountbatten's boat, John recalls his son's joy, then Philip Ziegler profiles Mountbatten's role within the English Royal Family. Then black and white Film clips show him in the Navy during wartime, and with Churchill, Dr Chandrika Kaul of St Andrew's University, describes his character as driven, a man who got things done. In Singapore he received the Japanese Ceremony, Pathe News shows him arriving in India as Viceroy in 1947. A volatile situation then, by 1979 Mountbatten was enjoying retirement in Mullaghbawn with Shadow V his boat. Michael O'Kennedy, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ireland in 1979 says he had no worries about Mountbatten visits but Ruairi O'Brady (SF) says he was badly advised, David McKitterick recalls level of violence in Northern Ireland by 1979, as getting worse, all attempts at a Solution had failed. On 4 May 1979 Mrs Thatcher elected British Prime Minister, Professor Richard Vinen of Kings College London recalls Thatcher's attitudes to Northern Ireland, his friend Airey Neave MP was killed by INLA in 1979. Film clip shows her reaction. Then Cabinet Secretary (1979) Lord Armstrong recalls her reaction to A.Neave's murder. Then David McKittrick describes IRA's advancement in its self-made arms. By 1979 South Armagh devised remote control detonation, using electronics. But even in 1979 Mullaghmore was peaceful and untouched. Philip Ziegler comments on the risk to Mountbatten, David McKittrick says it's extraordinary Mountbatten thought he would be safe in Ireland at that time, R.O'Brady (SF President 1979) says he was aware of his presence in Sligo. From 1961 and in that earlier campaign an attack on him was stopped because Mountbatten was in 26 counties, then John Maxwell recalls his family's connection to Mullaghbawn, he recalls being asked if Paul would be Mountbatten's boat boy on his boat Shadow V. John recalls being worried at first about the risk, Garda Kevin Henry says Mountbatten had them stop sailing on the boat with him in 1979. On August 26th Mountbatten's boat had a 50lb remote control bomb hidden onboard by two PIRA men. This attack was laden with symbolism, but unknown to his attackers, Mountbatten himself was in favour of a United Ireland, this was expressed in a letter he wrote and is in the National Archives. Philip Ziegler comments on unification being inevitable. Ruairi O'Brady says he'd never heard that before and he says Mountbatten should have spoken up. John Maxwell then recalls the morning of August 27th, his son Paul headed to the Castle, where Mountbatten had with him a large party of family and friends. Kevin Henry (Garda) recalls Mountbatten telling him, he was going on the boat, after preparations the group arrived at the boat, Kevin Henry recalls their positions on the boat, Mountbatten headed out to sea, on the shore Denis Devlin an eye witness was watching out to sea, John Maxwell was at home, Kevin Henry was watching the boat, then an enormous explosion wrecked the boat, Denis Devlin describes the sight, then Kevin Henry, recalls his shock, and what he saw, people were screaming, John Maxwell drove to the harbour where he was told it was Mountbatten's boat, he recalls his distress, other boats removed survivors and casualties, John Maxwell was told his son had survived but it was Tim Knatchbull not Paul, then he was shown Paul's body in a boat. Mountbatten died with his twin Grandson Nicholas Knatchbull, Baroness Frebourne would die the next day. A television clip from that time gets the reaction of local people to the bombing. They are all horrified and shocked, it includes an interview with eyewitness Denis Devlin who was 14 at the time, John Maxwell recalls his reaction back then. Philip Ziegler believes if only I had been killed, he would have been content enough to be killed at sea, by Her Majesty's enemies, the tragedy was the other deaths, R.O'Brady gives his reaction to the civilian deaths, then Kevin Henry condemns it, then John Maxwell recalls seeing Paul's body in the morgue. The incident soon became a political crisis, Dermot Nally, Government Secretary in 1979 recalls hearing of the news, and in Dublin Jack Lynch was under pressure, then two hours later more pressure the PIRA killed 18 British troops at Narrow Water in County Down using remote control detonation from the Republic's side of the border, Film clip shown, then David McKitterick's comments on the significance of the day. In Dublin the government met, An Taiste Denis Colley spoke to the press afterwards. On 29 August 1979 Margaret Thatcher flew into Belfast to visit the injured Soldiers, Film clip shown. She walked through Belfast, Lord Armstrong her Cabinet Secretary in 1979 recalls her motives and views of the Irish government. Then Professor Richard Vinen gives his assessment of her behaviour and her approach to Northern Ireland. Jack Lynch attended Mountbatten's state funeral, Film clip shown. Dermot Nally recalls the venom he heard amongst Ireland in London, then clip shows Jack Lynch's views on Thatcher, but when he met her in London, the meeting is described in September 1979, Lynch spoke first, but when an Irish delegate referred to some sympathy for IRA aims, Thatcher near jumped over the table at the Irish, saying are you condoning murder. Dermot Nally and Michael O'Kennedy recall the meeting. Within months Monaghan man Thomas McMahon was jailed for life for the Mountbatten murder. Film clip shown, the British never got the level of security co-operation they wanted, but the Mountbatten killing did sow the seeds for future political progress. Dermot Nally comments, then Michael O'Kennedy says it was beginning of something positive. John Maxwell comments on his feelings now about Paul's killers, he helped to establish integrated primary school in his hometown of Enniskillen. For him it's a memorial to his son. He comments on his views of Thomas McMahon who has refused to meet him. Programme then summarises the effect of the killing of Mountbatten on British / Irish relations, and its effects on the PIRA's cause. M.O'Kennedy summarises his views as shame.
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7253



Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Aug 2009
Duration:
7 mins 58 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde leaves his post today, in his last interview as Chief Constable he has accused local politicians of not doing enough to stop hate crimes. Film report reviews major events of this year's crime on Orde's watch and his comments on failings in the 'Shared Future'strategy, as he sees it, plus his views on the current dissident republican's threat, and his views on the PSNI use of Informers in crime gang and terror groups. IRA victims' families have called on Libya's Colonel Gadaffi to compensate the PIRA victims here hurt or killed by weapons Libya supplied to the PIRA. Film report reviews Libya's payment of over £1 billion to American families over Lockerbie attack, the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson comments, then FAIR's Willie Frazier's views. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7254



Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Aug 2009
Duration:
9 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, politicians here unite in a tribute to the late US Senator Ted Kennedy who died last night. Film report on his links to the Northern Ireland peace process over past years, his support for Barack Obama, his US political career and death of his two brothers, John and Bobby, from 1992 his relationship with Unionists thawed, he also persuaded Bill Clinton to give Adams a US visa, then later snubbed him over the Robert McCartney murder. His last visit here was in May 2007. Political reaction today came from SDLP's John Hume, Bertie Ahern (former Irish PM), SF's Martin McGuinness and UUP's Reg Empey. Then in the Studio University of Ulster (UU) Professor of Politics Paul Arthur sums up Ted Kennedy's importance to the Irish Peace Process as very significant. In the Courts a loyalist Gary Heggarty (37) appeared on a charge of murdering John Harbinson in May 1997. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7255



Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Aug 2009
Duration:
14 mins 37 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:
An internal Police report has issued a damning view of the state of Policing in Northern Ireland. Film report on contents, the PSNI has failed to deliver an effective service and has lost sight of what's important to local communities, with Officers tied up by red tape. Vincent Kearney's report gives the statistics and figures mentioned in the report. Then political reaction from UUP's Basil McCrea followed by SDLP's Alex Attwood, followed by outgoing Chief Constable Hugh Orde's reaction, he cites what they have achieved not mentioned in the review, the report also previews cuts in the Police budget in the future. The Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie has met eight PSNI Officers who last week came across a heavily armed dissident republican gang in Meigh in South Armagh. She then gives an interview to Mark Carruthers supporting the officers' withdrawal from the scene. The next report covers the death of US Senator Ted Kennedy (77) last night, it reviews his life, he visited Ireland in 1970, and in 1971, a Film clip shows his call for British troops to leave Ireland, he was a power broker on Capitol Hill, and for years a close ally of Nationalist leader John Hume, backing Hume in his talks with SF, in 2005 he snubbed Gerry Adams to meet the McCartney sisters, Film clip shown, in May 2007 he witnessed Stormont power sharing. Today political tributes came from John Hume, Martin McGuinness and UUP's Reg Empey. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07710
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7256



Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Aug 2009
Duration:
7 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
US President Barack Obama has led the tributes in the United States of America following the death of Senator Ted Kennedy (77). Then Film report from the USA, has family statement and then Obama's comment to the press, then US vice President Joe Biden's reaction. Then former US President Jimmy Carter. In Ireland Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern both rallied Ted Kennedy as a great friend of Ireland, in good times and bad, then former Irish Ambassador to the USA, Sean Donlon's reaction. In Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness (SF) pays tribute as does Irish President Mary McAleese and Dan Rooney US Ambassador to Ireland. From Washington RTE Reporter Charlie Bird profiles the reaction on the US media to Ted Kennedy's death, the last of the four Kennedy brothers, and his political legacy is discussed, he was known as the Lion of the Senate. (9pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07720
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7257



Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Aug 2009
Duration:
13 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:
A Catholic soccer team from Belfast's Short Strand playing in a teenage soccer tournament at Victoria Park in East Belfast has been attacked by a mob. Film report with comments of Manager of Short Strand team. UTV reveals that between April and July this year, 406 sectarian attacks were reported to the Police, that's five a day, SF spokesman Niall Ó Donnghaile comments, then DUP MLA Wallace Brown's reaction. In the Courts, James McAfee (28) has become the 11th person to face charges around the sectarian killing of Catholic Community Worker Kevin McDaid in Coleraine last May 25th. Film report. On this day 30 years ago the PIRA killed Lord Mountbatten and 18 British Soldiers, a Film report looks back to 27 August 1979 firstly in Mullaghmore County Sligo, and the death of the Queen's cousin Mountbatten, and three others, Journalist Deric Henderson comments then hours later PIRA killed 18 Soldiers at Narrow Water Castle with two 800lb bombs, Deric Henderson comments. Then a further report from Sharon O'Neill interviews surviving Soldier Douglas McCready at a memorial for his colleagues, then Graham Eve, then Tom Caughey all recall events of that day and their feelings at present. Another Soldier Spike Robinson comments on the British Army's losses in Afghanistan today. In other news, a book of Condolescence has been opened at the US Consulate in Belfast for Ted Kennedy. Then next a report from Niall Donnelly in Mullaghmore County Sligo reports on the memorial held there for Lord Mountbatten and the three others killed on his beat that day by the PIRA, with the comments of Paul Maxwell whose son was killed. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07720
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7258



Date Broadcast:
Sun 30th Aug 2009
Duration:
3 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 UK
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then coverage of funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy in Boston attended by US President Barack Obama, and three former US Presidents. Film report with Film of his granddaughter Kiley Kennedy's reading, and Obama's oration, he was buried in Arlington Cemetery with his brothers John and Bobby. (10pm Sat)
DVD No.
D07720
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
7259



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Sep 2009
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:
The PSNI have defended their use of plastic bullets during rioting in East Belfast. Film report with amateur Film footage and still photographs. The riot followed a Sinn Fein rally to celebrate the closure of Mountpottinger Police Station, PSNI Chief Inspector John McKeag's comments followed by reaction from UUP MLA Michael Copeland about a sectarian attack on a 13 year old Protestant boy, David Parker, who also gives an interview, as does his mother Jacqueline. This is followed by reaction from the PUP's MLA Dawn Purvis, then SF's Niall Ó Donnghaile refutes SF were to blame for the trouble. At the Robert Hamill murder Inquiry, a witness called Tracey Clarke has said she was lying when she named her former boyfriend Allister Hanvey as one of the gang who killed Robert Hamill. Film report on her retraction as she says the PSNI bullied her, and she only said it out of spite against Hanvey. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07720
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7260



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Sep 2009
Duration:
78 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
If Lynch had Invaded
Description:
This programme is not totally factual, in it, it features dramatised sequences that have usual factual sources to illustrate one version of what may have happened had an invasion of Northern Ireland taken place by the Irish Army, the programme looks back to August 1969 and the history in some quarters in the Republic at that time following the RUC attacks on the Derry Nationalists and Loyalists' attacks on the Nationalists on the Falls Road. Jack Lynch's Speech on the situation uses the phrase we will not sit idly by, and the presenters of this programme, present a version of what could have happened if Jack Lynch had ordered the Irish Army to invade Northern Ireland to relieve under pressure Nationalists. Some of the old Film clips used of 1969 are interesting, the Journalists Keelin Shanley and Tom Clonan interview Irish government officials of that time like James Fisher(deputy Head of News 1969), Dr Michael Kennedy of the Royal Irish Academy, Des O'Malley, a permanent Secretary in 1969, and author of the Origins of the Troubles, Thomas Hennessey, all of whom set the scene of the times just before Jack Lynch's broadcast and highlight the pressures on Lynch. The effects then of Lynch's Speech are profiled, in Northern Ireland Ken Bloomfield, Cabinet Secretary at Stormont in 1969 recalls Unionist alarm, then John Taylor a Junior Minister in 1969 recalls his worries, then a retired Irish Army Captain Tom Clonan and co-presenter says Northern Prime Minister (PM) Chichester Clarke ordered 8,000 B-Specials to mobilise that night. In London Home Secretary James Callaghan was also alarmed by Lynch's Speech. Kenneth Morgan, Callaghan's biographer, recalls the Home Secretary's fears, then Tony Benn. In 1969 Minister of Technology recalls his feelings at the time of the crisis. However Des O'Malley says in Dublin, it was felt Lynch's Speech was just right, that the actions of the RUC meant strong things had to be said to the British government. He says the Speech achieved that. In Derry at that time Civil Rights Activist Eamonn McCann recalls people felt the Irish Army was coming North, a television interview on Derry's streets in 1969 confirm this feeling, but this belief that Lynch would invade Northern Ireland were misguided. Then Bernadette Devlin MP in 1969 recalls worries over Apprentice Boys' Parade in Derry as does Eamonn McCann. The Dublin government sent Patrick Hillery to London to express its concern about the parade, but foreign Secretary in London Michael Stewart insists what happens in Derry is an internal British matter. Then history Professor Diarmuid Ferriter comments on the dilemma facing Patrick Hillery and the Irish government in 1969, Des O'Malley comments on the Irish warnings to London, about the Apprentice Boys'parade. Then using Film clips Tom Clonan describes the outbreak of rioting that did occur. Bernadette Devlin recalls her memories, then RUC Sergeant Ivan Duncan recalls the rioting, he was hit by a petrol bomb, still photograph shown. Then Eamonn McCann recalls the excitement and pride and fear and high expectation. The next day Stormont met as did the Dublin Cabinet. Des O'Malley recalls his views back then, but four Ministers including Patrick Hillery and Michael Moran didn't get home, reporter Keelin Shanley says Lynch struggled to impose his 'wait and see' attitude, as Neil Blaney and Kevin Boland wanted strong action over the North, Lynch's adviser then Ken Whitaker recalls the meeting, and Lynch's aims. Des O'Malley comments on Boland and Blaney's belligerent demands, for intervention. Author Stephen Collins profiles Boland and Blaney's republican backgrounds. At 3.15pm Lynch's Cabinet agreed to send a message to the British government requesting cessation of RUC attacks on Derry people, the British Minister of State Lord Chalfont got the message at 5pm, a second message from the Irish Cabinet also followed asking Britain to request a United Nations (UN) peace keeping force go to Northern Ireland, this internationalism of the situation was raising the stakes, Lord Chalfont told the Irish what happens in Northern Ireland is an internal British matter and he refused to accept the RUC were attacking civilians. Des O'Malley recalls the Irish Cabinet's reaction, they decided to set up Irish Army field hopsitals in Donegal, and more Soldiers up to the same areas. Tom Clonan comments on the dangers of this move, Des O'Malley however, says the field hospitals' move was basically a humanitarian move, Michael Kennedy (academic) disagrees, then retired Army Captain Terry Dullaghan recalls being issued with rifles and ammo, as does Captain Tony Martin (retired), they recall the rumours, about going North. Back at the Cabinet, tension continued, Keelin Shanley profiles the pressure on Jack Lynch then author Thomas Hennessey says the idea that Ireland might invade British Northern Ireland might seem far fetched, but he says by 1970 the Irish Army had devised a war plan called Exercise Army had to do just that, he holds what he says is a top secret military document which sets out its aims and objectives. He then shows a document dated 27 September 1969 which shows a wide range of options for military operations North of the border, which includes arming and training nationalist groups in the North, sabotage and bombing of key Belfast installations, the Airport and Television studios. The document also acknowledges such action could result in a British invasion of Eire, and the weakness of the Irish Army, but nonetheless, it mentions invading Northern Ireland. At Derry and Newry a retired British Army Major General says that would be seen as an invasion, Julien Thompson, then Lieutenant Colonel Mike Dewar (retired) said a puny Irish Force couldn't succeed against the British Army, and that move would be mad. Then Major General Vincent Savino (retired) outlines the weaknesses in the Irish Army, as does Irish Brigadier General John Sanderson. At this point, the two presenters, Keelin Shanley and Tom Clonan, Filmed standing on the border, ask the question so what would have happened if Jack Lynch had given in to his Cabinet hardliners and ordered the Irish Army to invade Northern Ireland. They admit they will never know the answer for certain, but proceed to offer their opinion of what would have happened, at this point the programme becomes purely fictional, and involves pure speculation on what would happen on the battlefield in the corridors of power. From here on the programme's contributors speculate and basically, the Irish invade at Newry, British air power defeats them, they are forced to surrender, not before clashing with the B-Specials, the whole idea that Ireland's Army of 1969 could have defeated Britain in 1969 is just too silly to even consider, and I think the Irish government of Jack Lynch knew that and would never have tempted it. Whereas the first portion of this programme dealing with the events around 1989 and the tensions it caused in the Republic has some credibility, the fictitious portion based on speculation is just basically a bad joke....in my view. (Tues)
DVD No.
D07720
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7261



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Sep 2009
Duration:
9 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:
PSNI Board Chiefs are angry about government plans to cut the Policing budget here by £17 million, Film report says the PSNI has already agreed to slash its budget by £74 million over the next few years but Northern Ireland Office wants more cuts. Judith Gillespie Deputy Assistant Chief Constable, PSNI, tells the Police Board of the cuts, then Barry Gilligan the Board Chairman comments that cuts are unacceptable, then DUP's Jimmy Spratt says Policing here is in a mess, then SF's Alex Maskey rejects unnecessary cuts. A further Film report from Tracey Magee looks at the policing issue in the County Down town of Crossgar, population 1,500 where the local station is due to close, she talks to locals about the anti-social issues and the lack of Officers on the ground. Then Ken Reid political Editor, gives his analysis on the situation and the effect of devolution of policing and Justice on the situation. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07720
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7262



Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Sep 2009
Duration:
13 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:
In Coleraine, Damien Fleming who was critically injured by a loyalist mob in May, has again been attacked by loyalists in the town. In the May attack Kevin McDaid was killed. Film report on this latest sectarian attack, with Damien Fleming interviewed on the latest attack, then political reaction from SF Cllr Billy Leonard and DUP's MP Gregory Campbell. It has also emerged in Court that loyalists have threatened another 24 people, 12 of whom are witnesses for the Crown in the original assault in May. Property Developers in Belfast are to take clients who didn't complete their home purchases because of recession to Court for compensation. Film report profiles case of 'Ben' whose purchase was to be in the Titanic Quarter with Developer Barry Gilligan's comments. At Hamill Inquiry its been revealed Chief Superintendent Maynard McBurney was taken off the Hamill investigation at the suggestion of the Police Ombudsman Office. Film report on reasons a new Victims' forum has been created to tackle the Legacy of Northern Ireland's past. A 29 member group has been formed, Film report lists some of the new Forum's members Jean Caldwell (Teebane Massacre 1992), Michael Grimes (Omagh), Anna Dixon (Enniskillen 1988), Alan McBride (Shankill 1993), Paul McIlwaine, Anna McShane, then Willie Frasier of FAIR, Michael McKinney of Bloody Sunday Trust comment, then Victims Commissioner Brendan McAllister comments. This is followed by analysis from Ken Reid on the tasks facing the Victims' Forum, and its chances of success. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7263



Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Sep 2009
Duration:
5 mins 4 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 coverage of announcement of forming a Victims and Survivors Forum, and their role. Film report from political Editor Mark Davenport with comments of Michael McKinney of Bloody Sunday group. Other members listed are Alan McBride, Catherine McCartney, Mark Thompson (Relatives for Justice), Raymond McCord, Anna McShane and Michael Colbert a former PIRA prisoner, then FAIR's William Frasier comments on sorting out the needs of victims. At the Robert Hamill Inquiry evidence has been heard that RUC Chief Superintendent Maynard McBurney was protecting one of Robert's killers. Film report. In Fermanagh a SF Cllr Donal O'Coffey has defected to the Socialist party. Film report. (6.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7264



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Sep 2009
Duration:
11 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:
Pressure is mounting on Libya to compensate PIRA victims hurt or killed by weapons Libya supplied to the PIRA. Film report interviews Manya Dickinson whose father Kenny Graham was killed by a PIRA booby-trap in Kilkeel, then in an interview with Sky News, Gaddaffi's son Saif, says they will resist any claims for compensation, in Courts. Then FAIR's William Frasier gives his reaction to Saif's remarks, followed by Solicitor Jason McCue's views. In West Belfast Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice says comments on culpability issues and the need for a truth and justice Commission, then SF's Gerry Adams says SF cares about victims. At the border at Forkhill a security alert has followed reports of a suspicious device from last Tuesday. Film report with SF Cllr Anthony Fox's comments. Elsewhere there was also an alert at Ballykinler Army Camp in County Down. At Stormont, business begins after the summer recess. A Film report from Ken Reid previews the Troubles ahead for the Executive ie finances and policing and justice devolution, with views of SDLP's Conall McDevitt. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7265



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Sep 2009
Duration:
59 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
How The Celts Saved Britain
Programme Title:
Part 1: A New Civilization
Description:
Presented by Dan Snow, he begins by reminding us all of the English view of Ireland, as a place apart, a wild, unruly, uncivilised land in need of modernisation and modification and pacification. However, Dan Snow says this convenient view of history forgets that around 1,500 years ago, in the Dark Ages, it was the Irish who brought civilisation to Britain, this is an epic story of decline and renewal he says. Ireland provided the setting for one of the greatest social and cultural revolution that Britain and Europe had ever seen. Dan Snow then begins his story at the beginning of the 5th Century when the Roman Empire was at its height, spreading the culture across Europe, Britannia was a Roman province. Dan Snow explains what Rome brought to Britain, prosperity, law, and a new religion Christianity, and defence from the Scottish and the Irish, whom the Romans called barbarians. then in 406AD Rome came under Germanic attack, and called its British legions home, Britain was attacked by pirates and people traders, one of these was St.Patrick, who was sold as a slave in Ireland. Ireland then was still in the Iron Age, it was untouched by Rome, it was a tribal pagan land, where wealth was measured in cattle. Eamon Kelly of National Museum of Ireland comments on how Patrick would have viewed Ireland, where everything was different and brutal, with warfare. Patrick was put to work as a Shepherd, he turned to God as a comfort. After six years in captivity he escaped to Britain, where order had given way to anarchy, as an example of this, Dan Snow tells of the Fall of Hadrian's Wall on the Scottish borders, and profiles a Fort two miles from the Wall which had a population of 2,000. It was called Vindolenda, Andrew Birley of the Vindolandia Trust recalls its destruction, and its enemies all around, writings from the time say the British turned on each other, plundered and stole to avoid starvation. Britain's economy collapsed when Romans left, Andrew Birley explains what happened to money and coinage. Patrick left Britain and returned to Ireland, after a dream, in which an angel told him to return, he landed in the North of the Country, a pagan land presided over by Druids, who practised animal and human sacrifice. then Bishop Joseph Duffy a Patrick Biographer recalls Patrick's tactic of going straight to the heart of Druid ceremonies at the glen of the Devil, to preach to Druid worshippers there, and the new message he preached, which had a connection to the spirit world also, the Druid sacred water became the holy water of baptism, pagan sanctuaries were transformed to Christian altars, ancient festivals were rebranded, his message was social as well as religious, he took on the Druid Caste system, this suited the grassroots on the elite, he went to the Hill of Tara and lit a fire on a festival night that the High King should have lit, he was dragged back to Tara where he converted the High King, Dan Snow outlines the faults in the accuracy of this story. Bishop Joseph Duffy gives his view on why Christianity and Patrick were so successful in Ireland, back then, he ended slavery and brought in reading and writing skills for the elite. In Britain Christianity was the one legacy of Rome that survived its Empire's collapse in Ireland Patrick's Christianity brought a new social and political revolution. Dan Snow then tells the legend of Croagh Patrick. Previously it was site of a pagan Festival, Patrick is said to have spent 40 days and nights on top of the mountain and drove out Ireland's snakes from here. It was Patrick's crowning glory. In Britain meanwhile, Saxons, Angles, pagan tribes were raiding Britain's East Coast, and also being mercenaries in tribal conflicts, they were unstoppable the Saxons rebranded their conquered territory with Saxon names, as did the Angles, Britons became slaves, many fled to Europe taking the last vestige of Roman civilisation with them. Saxon society was literate, pagan and violent. Dan Snow visits a recreated Anglo Saxon village, where Dr Martin Ryan of University of Manchester says levels of Anglo Saxon violence varied from area to area, it was in general a retreat from progress he says, and the British went native in reverse. Dr Ryan explains why. However in Cornwall, Wales and the North West the British held on. The rest of Britannia belonged to Saxons and paganism and barbarity. In Ireland the contrast was stark. Christianity transformed Ireland, a religious hermit tradition grew up. Dan Snow profiles Kevin of Glendalough who formed a Monastery, it grew into a monastic city, just 50 years before Ireland had no towns, roads, no stone buildings, Ireland in time had the largest concentration of monasteries in the World. Glendalough also had a hospital, a granary, a library, there were islands of modernity. At Nendrum on Strangford Lough, Dr John Moreland of the University of Sheffield reveals that in 615AD the Monastery had a tidal mill, he comments on its significance, and what it tells us of Ireland at that time. Another technology that was at the heart of the Roman Empire would all revolutionise Ireland, that was writing manuscripts and copying everything, Paul Antonio a modern Scribe, explains the process ancient Scribes would have used, and the materials they used. Dan Snow shows a 1,200 year old Latin mass book, which contains three ancient spells in Irish, to be read to people with common ailments, the social and cultural revolution inspired by Irish Monasteries soon took on an international dimension, Dr John Moreland explains it happened as mainland Europeans came to study in Ireland and Irish Monasteries established themselves in Europe. These include Luxeuil in France, Bobbio in Italy and St Gallen in Switzerland. Dan Snow says Ireland had become the cradle of the new European civilisation. While England remained pagan.
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7267



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Sep 2009
Duration:
7 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A 600lb bomb has been defused in South Armagh. Film report with PSNI's Sam Cordner's reaction, then the views of SF MP Conor Murphy on the dissident republicans behind the bomb at Forkhill, followed by DUP's Peter Robinson's views, followed by review of recent dissident republican attacks. With a De'Chastelain report on decommissioning saying the UDA is to disarm by 2010. Raymond Hanna whose wife was killed by the UFF gives his reaction. Film report reviews the death of Philomena Hanna (26) on Springfield Road, then UPRG's Frankie Gallagher comments on UDA plans to decommission. Then SF's Alex Maskey's reaction to UVF and UDA decommissioning, followed by Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward statement. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
417
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7266



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Sep 2009
Duration:
19 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:
UUP MLA Danny Kennedy says the PSNI can't handle the dissident republican threat in South Armagh, his comments come after a 600lb bomb was defused yesterday at Forkhill. Film report with Danny Kennedy's comment on PSNI failings as he sees it. Meanwhile the SDLP's Dominic Bradley has rejected Jeffrey Donaldson's (DUP) view that the British Army should be sent into South Armagh, as that's what dissident republicans want to happen. In a further report from Derry, it's claimed that dissident republican punishment shootings in the City are draining PSNI resources and manpower away from investigating other crimes. Film report reviews latest dissident republican activity in Derry City with PSNI's John Burrows' views. It's ten years since the Patten Reforms of policing here, the number of Officers has fallen dramatically and while the level of violence is greatly reduced, the PSNI faces a threat from a hardcore minority. Film report from Tracy Magee looks at a decade of change in policing here, beginning with the Patten Report's 175 recommendations for change, including name changes, 50 / 50 recruitment, creation of District Policing Partnerships and a Policing Board. But these plans were designed for a peaceful society, the report then previews violence from dissident republican groups recently, including killing two soldiers and a PSNI man. Journalist Liam Clarke comments on the dissident threat, 50 / 50 recruiting was to increase the ratio of Catholics in the Police. In 2002 Police was 87% Protestant, in March 2009 the PSNI is 72% Protestant. Then Police Federation's Terry Spence comments on the phasing out of the Police Reserve required under Patten. Former Assistant Chief Constable Raymond White then comments on the Senior Officers who took early retirement. Then in the Studio Paul Clarke asks Chris Patten about the choices he made ten years ago to change policing in Northern Ireland. He recalls politicians couldn't agree on police changes, and they done it for them, and the changes have transformed Northern Ireland policing. In the Studio writer Chris Ryder says Patten's PSNI is capable of dealing with the dissident threat but he wants Community policing increased to defeat dissidents, he rejects the idea senior PSNI Officers are complacent towards dissidents. In a Speech DUP Leader Peter Robinson said the Stormont voting system needs changed, in his reaction the SDLP's Mark Durkan says Robinson is looking to review the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) by bartering with the devolution of Policing and Justice, the UUP's Reg Empey says the Executive should get down to business and not waste time reviewing the GFA, the Alliance Party's David Ford says something similar. While the TUV's Jim Allister rejects mandatory coalition. A conference was held in Belfast today on racism and the delegates heard Belfast described as the Racist capital of Europe. Film report reviews recent attacks on Romanians in Belfast, then Ted Cantle calls for more resources to be used against racism, then Duncan Morrow of the Community Relations Council comments on changing the normal here. Then Alliance Cllr Naomi Long's views, between April and august this year there were 299 racist attacks here, PSNI Inspector Jeremy Adams comments. Then Alek Lojek-Magdziarz comments on hate crime awareness. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7268



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Sep 2009
Duration:
3 mins 28 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:
At Stormont a row between the SDLP and DUP over funding for the Emergency Housing Scheme for Police Officers and others appears to have been resolved. Film report from Mark Davenport previews the joint statement of Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) and Sammy Wilson (DUP). then he gives his analysis of the Stormont mood. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07730
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7269



Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Sep 2009
Duration:
59 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
How The Celts Saved Britain
Programme Title:
Part 2: Salvation
Description:
This is part two of a two part series on events in Britain and Ireland after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century AD, it's presented by Dan Snow. He begins by saying 1,500 years ago 12 Irish Monks left a stable country Ireland to travel to a troubled land Britain, those 12 Monks he says would radically alter the course of British history. They would trigger a revolution that would change Britain from an illiterate, backward place to a land of culture, and learning. It's the middle of the 6th Century AD 100 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Germanic tribes the Angles and Saxons had driven Christianity and Roman civilization out of Britain, in Ireland St Patrick brought Christianity, Monasteries sprung up, a new civilization flourished. In 563 AD the 12 Irish Monks landed in Scotland, but the Monks were technically still in Ireland, the Irish settled this area of Scotland, it was called Dalraida, its people were called Gaels or Scotie, the area is now called Argyle which means coast of the Gael, the 12 Monks led by Colmcille or in Latin Columba was to the King of Dalraida, both were powerful men, Columba was descended from the High Kings of Ireland, the King gave Columba protection and an island called Iona on which to build a monastery. Dan Snow profiles 6th Century Iona, as a dynamic, busy centre of Christianity, nowadays it's like the edge of the earth he says. The Monks brought Christianity and the seeds of a new civilisation. Cormac Rourke of the Ulster Museum explains how they built up Iona, to become a focal point. Columba was a magnet for early Middle Ages intellectuals. Once Iona was thriving, in the late 560s Columba set out inland, through Loch Ness, to Inverness the other side of Scotland. This was Pict land, enemy territory. Dan Snow then profiles Pict Society at that time, to Columba it would have seemed barbarian, and in the Iron Age. In a biography of Columba by Monk called Adanan, he tells of Columba ordering Loch Ness monster to stay in the depths, this 'miracle' impressed local Picts, at Inverness he met the pagan Pict King who had recently fought the Irish, apparently Columba's sign of the cross miracle opened the gates and won the Pict King's respect. Dr James Frasier explains the symbolism of these 'miracles' as showing the power of the Christian god and Columba over the Picts, the result is that Picts begin to convert to Christianity, Frasier explains why. But Druids weren't happy when Columba wanted slaves released. Dan Snow visits Pict artwork on standing stones to show the changes in their society under Christianity, the Picts even became Gaelic speakers, and in time with the Gaels of Dalriada they would become Scots, after the conversion of the Picts. Christianity provided cohesion for the whole land which would become Scotland. Iona became the centre of power in Medieval Scotland. A reading from the life of Columba tells of the ceremony performed by Columba for Adomnan of Iona the new King of the Gaels, an ordination. For the first time Iona is also linked to the artwork of the Book of Kells, now held at Trinity College Dublin. Dan Snow explains why its been called the Book of Angels, it was made at Iona after Columba's death. Dan Snow shows the book and talks to a modern scribe Paul Antonio on the work involved in creating it. In 597 Columba was interred in Iona. Dan Snow then turns to what was happening in the rest of Britain, where the majority of the land was controlled by pagan Saxons, who had arrived in force 150 years earlier. The country had been divided into kingdoms who despite their common ethnic origins were engaged in constant war for territory, at a recreated Saxon village. Dr Martin Ryan of University of Manchester describes the hostility between Kingdoms, and their pagan religion, and lack of literacy. Meanwhile in Rome the Empire had gone but in Rome Christianity and the Pope had survived the collapse, the papacy was for central control, the Irish Monasteries were self governing. Rome's influence stopped short of Britain and Ireland, but Pope Gregory The Great was determined to change all that. In 597 AD the papal envoy Augustine landed in Kent in England, the year Columba died. Augustine met the Saxon King Ethelbert, whose wife was Christian, eventually Ethelbert converted, but in Kingdom of Essex, in London a Church called St.Paul's was built, but Saxons were getting harder to convert. They wanted Christianity to help them win wars and not be so spiritual, the Saxon historian Beade writes about these times. That's how we know the Roman mission began to unravel, a convert the King of the East Saxons died, his three sons remained pagan, they drove the Bishop of London out when he wouldn't give them communion, London went back to being pagan. Kent didn't. In the North of England, Kingdom of Northumbria was powerful, Christianity hadn't taken hold in 634, a new King Oswald took over after 18 years in exile in Ireland Iona where he became a Christian, and wanted a Bishop from Iona to Christianise Northumbria, the Bishop reported back it was too barbarian to civilise, another Bishop called Aidan was then sent down, he established a Church in 635 on Holy Island, Lindisfarne. Dan Snow describes the Monastery, and visits its ruin today. It was the nucleus from which Irish priests protected by Oswald spread Christianity across Northumbria, the Church and state co-operated giving Aidan success, in converting slaves and the elite, Professor Sarah Foot of University of Oxford describes the benefits of Christianity to ordinary people in the 7th century and how revolutionary this change was for people at that time, and what technologies it brought to people. But Dan Snow says English Christianity was now beginning to take its own direction, one which would bring it into conflict with its Irish roots. Abbey of Hexon in Northumberland was built 40 years after the Irish Monks first arrived, he visits it and shows the crypt made of recycled Roman stone, explaining its significance, the Church was built by Wilfred of York, who introduced written law into England. Dr Martin Ryan of University of Manchester comments on his legal work. He had trained at Lindisfarne and visited Rome, meeting the Pope, increasingly he looked to Rome for guidance, all questions of rules and rituals, when Wilfred took over a former Irish Monastery in Yorkshire he expelled the Abbot for not following Roman customs, tensions grew as more Clergy chose Roman ways, at Bambrugh in 663AD things came to a head over the date of Easter, King Oswald favoured Irish teaching, his wife favoured Rome on Easter, outside the King's family a power struggle was growing between the Irish Church and the Church of Rome. In 664 Oswald called a Synod to resolve the issue once and for all, it was a major gathering at Whitby. Wilfred took Rome's position, for Iona, Aidan's successor at Lindisfarne Colman. Right from the start it was a hostile debate, Wilfred's speech is read, it was heated, Professor Sarah Foot University of Oxford gives details of the angry words used, and the big issue at stake. After a few days King Oswald chose the Roman Church view, the politics of his choice are explained by Professor Sarah Foot, for Irish Church it was a major blow, they retreat to Iona. At Iona Colman resigned, the Iona prestige would never be the same again. Dan Snow comments on the irony of the situation, then a new terror arrives in the late 700s. Viking raids killed Iona's Monks, ending the great age of Irish Christianity.
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7270



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Sep 2009
Duration:
2 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
(No opening titles) Brief report on the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) is to interview SAS Soldiers who shot dead IRA men Martin McCaughey and Dessie Grew in 1990 shoot to kill deaths. At Stormont DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson and SF's Gerry Adams spoke in debate on getting compensation from Libya for IRA victims. Meanwhile DUP Jeffrey Donaldson has launched a private members' bill to redefine the current definition of a victim. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7271



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Sep 2009
Duration:
2 mins 45 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 new Victims Forum is holding its first meeting at a hotel in Edinburgh. Film report on its role in discussion on definition of a victim from political Editor Mark Davenport, uses Film clips of 1978 La Mon Hotel bombing by the PIRA. At the La Mon DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson outlined their views on the current definition of a victim, then SDLP's Alex Attwood comments followed by SF's Martin McGuinness' comments and then TUV's Jim Allister's reaction. (6.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7272



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Sep 2009
Duration:
4 mins 20 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) Ken Reid reports on today's meeting between DUP's Peter Robinson, SF's Martin McGuinness and British PM Gordon Brown in Downing Street, to discuss the finances involved in the devolution of Police and Justice to Stormont, with SF's Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson's comments afterwards. Meanwhile TUV's Jim Allister doesn't want devolution of Police and Justice while Sinn Fein has a veto. In Roslea, County Fermanagh nothing was found after a bomb alert warning. Film report with Cllr Harold Andrews' comments. New PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott who starts work next week has been given seven weeks to give Coroner John Lecky Secret Police files on the 1982 RUC killings of six men in alleged shoot to kill cases. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7273



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Sep 2009
Duration:
3 mins 7 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:
(No opening titles) Robinson and McGuinness went to talk with British PM Gordon Brown about finances around the devolution of Policing and Justice. Film report with Robinson and McGuinness comments on the issues. Both men had separate meetings with Brown showing tension between the parties. The Coroner has asked the Police to handover secret Stalker-Sampsons' files on alleged RUC shoot to kill operations in 1982. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7274



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Sep 2009
Duration:
6 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The mother of Brian Shivers (44) who has been charged with killing two British Soldiers in Antrim on March 9th 2009 has appealed for him to be released on bail, after the prison hospital couldn't cope with his cystic fibrosis illness. Film report with Betty Shivers' interview, and the comments of Birmingham 6's Gerry Conlon and Paddy Hill who support the call for bail. Then DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson objects to bail. In the Courts three Lurgan men, Damien McKenna (26) Gary Toman (24) and Sean McConville (23) have been given 15 years for possession of an armour piercing rocket device. Film report with Justice Tracy's comments. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7275



Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Sep 2009
Duration:
8 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Brian Shivers (44) facing charges relating to killing the two British Soldiers in Antrim in March 2009 has been released on bail on health grounds. Film report on strict bail conditions, with £100,000 surety. Also in Courts Robert Harvey (38) gets 23 years for killing his neighbour Tilly Campbell with a hatchet on October 7 2006 after he lost his money gambling. Film report with PSNI Inspector Sean Wright's comments. In Lurgan last night rioting flared. Film report blames jailing of three Lurgan dissident republicans with comments of SDLP's Dolores Kelly and SF's John O'Dowd. A Policing Board panel which included Ian Paisley Junior (DUP) has approved sending a PSNI Superintendent to help train the Libyan Police. Film report. The Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward has appointed four new equality Commissioners for Northern Ireland, they are Anna Carragher, Peter Sheridan, Dermot Nesbitt and Lynn McBriar. They will get £5,000 a year for 24 days' work a year and have three year contracts. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7276



Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Sep 2009
Duration:
16 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Policing Board has agreed to send two PSNI Officers to Libya to train Libyan Police, the panel approving the decision included the DUP's Ian Paisley Junior, Film report covers a row between Nigel Dodds and Paisley Junior on the issue, as DUP presses Libya for compensation for PIRA victims here. Dodds says whoever approved decision is living on another planet, then political reaction from Nigel Dodds, Basil McCrea UUP, Alex Attwood SDLP, then TUV's Jim Allister, and Oliver Miles a former British Ambassador to Libya comments. Then Ian Paisley Junior statement defends his decision. Then a further report gauges the reaction of former RUC victim Sam Malcolmson wounded by the PIRA and then the views of Shankill Road victim Alan McBride who welcomes the move. Then from Stormont Mark Davenport comments on the embarrassment caused to the DUP, and the proposed visit to New York of Robinson / McGuinness for an economic conference organised by US envoy Declan Kelly. In Courts Brian Shivers released on bail on charges of murdering two Soldiers in Antrim in March 2009. Film report. In Lurgan violence flared overnight. Film report with eyewitness Deirdre Wells comments, then SF MLA John O'Dowd. (6.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7277



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Sep 2009
Duration:
12 mins 48 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:
(No opening titles) SDLP Leader Mark Durkan is stepping down as Leader. Film report reviews his recent career and his comments on his stepping down. Then speculation on who might succeed him and the task facing that person. On the PSNI going to Libya, today the DUP Leader Peter Robinson said they won't support anymore officers going to Libya unless Libya pays compensation to PIRA victims here. Film report on the latest developments in this story, with UUP's Danny Kennedy's views. Then TUV's Jim Allister's views. At present DUP's Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are in Downing Street for further talks with British PM Gordon Brown for talks around the devolution of Policing and Justice and the finances involved. Next month four retired PSNI men will go to Libya, to train Police there on drug enforcement, they will go under the control of NICO, a private company, involved in security. No one from the company would comment. The new PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott starts work tomorrow, a Film report looks at his time in charge of Leicestershire where he was in favour of community policing, in Leicester Suleman Nagdi of the Federation of Muslim Associations comments on Baggott, then Jane Williams the head of a Tenants' Association praises community policing successes, then Journalist Ciaran Fegan profiles Baggott's abilities. (6.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07740
Tape No.
418A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7278



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Sep 2009
Duration:
8 mins 21 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then SDLP Leader Mark Durkan is to step down as party leader. Film report speculates on who will succeed him, and Mark Durkan's SDLP career to date is profiled. Alistair MacDonnell comments on double jobbing issue, leadership contenders profiled, then Conal McDevitt's views. This is followed by views of political Editor Ken Reid on the succession issue. He also comments on this evening's London meeting between PM Gordon Brown, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness on finances around the devaluation of Policing and Justice to Stormont. Ken Reid also says the British government hopes to have the Saville Report on Bloody Sunday by Christmas. The DUP say it won't allow Northern Ireland Police Officers to be sent to Libya on future assignments until Libya compensates PIRA victims in Northern Ireland. The Secretary of the Orange Order Drew Nelson gives his reaction to attacks on three Orange halls at the weekend, in Rasharkin and North Belfast. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7279



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Sep 2009
Duration:
19 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:
It's Matt Baggott's first day as the new PSNI Chief Constable. A Film report examines the issues facing the new Police Chief, beginning with his comments at the Offices of the Policing Board today, on how proud he is to do this job. Niall Donnelly then gives the breakdown of the Police budget and how it's spent, and the savings the government expects the Police to make this year. Journalist Eamon Mallie comments, the threat of the dissident republican is also highlighted. Journalist Suzanne Breen comments, then Journalist Chris Ryder's views on the need for Community Policing, as Patten wanted then Matt Baggott's press conference comments on improving the policing presence. This is followed by a voxpop of public opinion. In the Studio SDLP's Alex Attwood and the DUP's Jimmy Spratt discuss the issues they think Matt Baggott should be treating as a priority, Police on the beat, the dissident republican threat, the Police Reserve issues and the resources issue, and the Coroner's request to see the Stalker-Sampson reports. In North Antrim a small bomb was defused at Lavin Orange Hall. Film report. The newly formed Victims Forum held its first Belfast meeting today, the 37 member group is made up of Troubles bereaved and injured, and healthcare professionals. Film report shows Victims Commission Brendan McAllister address the delegates. Tracy Magee says definition of who is a victim will be discussed, then she highlights former PIRA prisoner Michael Culbert's involvement in the Forum, then Raymond McCord gives his views on Mr Culbert's involvement, then Brendan McAllister defines the role of the Forum as an advisory one, then Alan McBride comments on their hopes. Then in the Studio two Forum Members Paul McIlwaine and Catherine McCartney discuss their views on how the first meeting went today, they comment on the discussion around who is a victim and the tensions around that, and the chances of agreeing on the issue and their hopes for achieving something when the Forum has no legal power to compel anything of the government. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7280



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Sep 2009
Duration:
4 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then in Derry dissident republican's supporters disrupted a District Policing Partnership meeting. Film report shows protesters force their way into the hotel meeting. Then Cllr Elisha McLaughlin's reaction. Then Cllr Drew Thompson, then Cllr Sean Gallagher. Relatives of Dessie Grew and Martin McCaughey shot dead in 1982 in a shoot to kill incident have been granted Court permission to challenge the failure to have an inquest into their deaths. Other stories relate to the British government announcement the Saville Report into Bloody Sunday won't be released until March 22 2010, and speculation is mounting. The Pope may visit the UK next year. (10.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7281



Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Sep 2009
Duration:
11 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
At Stormont, DUP's Peter Robinson and SF's Martin McGuinness have had a major row over the devolution of Policing and Justice. Film report from Ken Reid of the background to the political row, and contrasts the working relationship between Paisley and McGuinness and that between Robinson and McGuinness, then Martin McGuinness says he's annoyed, he hasn't been able to have a close working relationship with Robinson. He criticises the DUP, earlier Peter Robinson laid out his views on what he wants from Gordon Brown before devolution of policing and justice. In the Studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the tensions between SF and the DUP. In Twinbrook, dissident republicans are being blamed for shooting a 25 year old man five times. Film report with reaction of Jim Auld of the Community Restorative Justice Scheme, then statistics given for paramilitary punishment attacks over recent months, then SF MLA Jennifer McCann's reaction, then Community Worker Annie Armstrong's views. In brief news stories, former Chief Constable Hugh orde has won libel damages from the Sunday World paper, and the Irish President Mary McAleese visited St Matthew's Primary School in Belfast's Short Strand area. In Moss Side Ballymoney a District Policing Partnership meeting was cancelled after a suspect device was found at the hall, the SF Cllr Oliver McMullan blames Loyalists for the bomb scare. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7282



Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Oct 2009
Duration:
25 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Bother go dti An Whitehouse
Programme Title:
Alfred Smith
Description:
This is the first programme in a five part series that profiles Catholic Irish Americans from earlier times who managed to gain some political power, they paved the way for eventually John.F.Kennedy to become the first US President from an Irish Catholic background. This first part deals with Alfred Smith (the series is in Irish with English sub titles) who became the pioneering Governor of New York. The episode opens with the comments of author of 'The Power Broker' Robert A Caro. Al Smith was born in 4th Ward of Lower Eastside Manhattan, his Mother was Catherine Mulvihall from Westmeath, his Father was an Italian German imigrant named Alfred.E.Smith, they married on December 20th 1873. Author Tomás Mac Con Iomaire describes New York at that time as the Brooklyn Bridge was being built. Then Terry Golway writer of 'Irish in America' describes, profiles Al Smith Junior's early life in the City, where the family was poor after the father died. Al Junior worked from age 11 in a fish market, he was self educated by life experiences. As a young man in his twenties he began acting on stages all over the lower Eastside. This was his talent and gave him experience of being in front of an audience, at that time Charlie Murphy was in charge of Tammany Hall and he and his assistant Tom Foley saw potential in Al Smith Junior. Terry Golway profiles Charles Murphy's power at that time in New York 1902-1924, he wanted to takeover the upstate Albany Legislative as Tammany had taken over New York. Murphy put Al Smith to work all over New York, while in the Bronx he met Katie Dunn whom he married in 1900, eventually having five children, as Smith popularity grew in 1903 Tammany Hall nominated him for the State Assembly, he was elected aged 30. Once in Albany he was out of his depth educationally, he knew that and he began to study and read everything, including the State bills, he began delivering powerful speeches, pushing for social welfare legislation, gradually he joined powerful Assembly Committees, eventually Charlie Murphy chose Al Smith to run as leader in the Albany Assembly, both men would transform Tammany Hall into one of the most progressive organisations in the USA. Terry Golway then profiles the fallout from the Triangle Shirt factory Fire, a sweat shop in New York's Greenwich Village, 150 young women who were locked in, jumped from the 9th Floor window. Still photographs shown. These young women were Irish, Al Smith and Albany led the investigation, and he realised if he wanted to improve the conditions of his lower Eastside neighbours he had to prepare for a starring role on the main stage. He becomes Governor of New York, the first time in America an Irish American becomes Governor. A Film clip shows him singing his song. Under Smith New York becomes a laboratory for the kind of reforms progressives had been talking about since 1890s, laws to ban child labour, protect women in the workplace, employment insurance. Terry Golway profiles the new laws, and the team he worked with, who weren't all from Tammany Hall, and that upset Charlie Murphy, but Peter Quinn says Murphy recognised that Al Smith could make it all the way to President, and put together a National Coalition. At this time Franklin Rossevelt, a Hudson Valley reformer was in Albany's Assembly, as he got polio, he turned from being an enemy of Tammany Hall to realise that Tammany wanted the same progressive changes that he wanted, these led to a partnership in a Coalition that Al Smith Junior hoped would lead him to the Whitehouse. Al Smith failed four times to get himself nominated as Presidential candidate, his team included Rossevelt, and Charlie Murphy, old Film clips shown, when Murphy died before the 1924 Democratic Convention, Smith's chances faded, Terry Golway explains the Forces against Al Smith, including the Klu Klux Klan (KKK). Peter Quinn says the Prohibition Laws had an anti-Irish element in them, as right wing Americans turned against immigrants. Smith failed in 1924 and began preparing for 1928, he was re-elected Governor in 1924 and 1926. By 1928 Al Smith is the prime Democratic figure, he took his campaign out of New York and began to realise how opposed some Americans were to an Irish Catholic becoming President, in Mid American states, KKK burnt crosses as Smith arrived in Kentucky. In the end Smith lost the election and Hoover won for the Republicans. Smith was shocked by the bigotry he found in 1928. Terry Golway says Irish Americans saw Smith's loss as a slap in the face. In 1928 Franklin Roosevelt became Governor of New York and by 1932 election, Roosevelt challenges Smith for the Presidential nomination of the Democrats, he won it and became President. Smith wasn't happy and for the rest of his life opposed Roosevelt. It became a feud in US politics, Franklin wouldn't give Smith a Federal position in his cabinet and this further alienated Smith, who opposed Roosevelt's New Deal because of this rejection. Catherine Smith died in 1944, followed by Al, three months later. Film clip shows US President Obama praise Al Smith.
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7283



Date Broadcast:
Mon 5th Oct 2009
Duration:
16 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
British PM Gordon Brown met Peter Robinson (DUP) and Martin McGuinness (SF) for further talks in the devolution of Police and Justice powers. Film report on the Stormont talks, with comments of Peter Robinson after he met Brown. Then SF's Martin McGuinness spoke after his meeting with Brown, also meeting Brown was Alliance party Leader David Ford who might be the new Minister of Justice here. Brown spent the day at Stormont but no breakthrough was made, although the parties say progress was made. Meanwhile the Tory Leader David Cameron has encouraged politicians here to do a deal over devolving police and justice. He spoke to Paul Clarke at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester. Film report with Cameron's views on what Conservatives will do for Northern Ireland. If they win the general election, then from Stormont Ken Reid gives his analysis of the Gordon Brown talks there today, and the make-up of the DUP delegation which he feels was significant. The family of a Strabane republican prisoner John Brady (40) found dead in Police custody have called for a full inquiry into his death. Film report on veteran republican John Brady's arrest for assault, his daughter Lorna Brady doesn't believe his death was suicide. In 1991 Brady was sentenced to life for killing RUCR David Black in Strabane in 1989, he was released under the Good Friday Agreement, but in 2003 his licence was revoked, he was out on weekend parole at the weekend. The Police Ombudsman will investigate, this afternoon a dissident republican vigil was held outside Strand Road PSNI Station. Irish Republican Socialist Party's (IRSP) Willie Gallagher comments. Jamie Quinsy the sister of Mark Quinsey shot dead by dissident republicans in March at Masseerene Army base in Antrim with Patrick Azimkar has visited the site of his death. Film report and interview on the family's reaction at the Army base. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7284



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Oct 2009
Duration:
6 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:
No opening titles, arrangements for handling informers are up to date according to an investigation by HM Inspectors of Constabulary. It was launched after the Nuala O'Loan 2007 report into the UVF murder of Raymond McCord Junior. Film report. Two sons of Kevin McDaid killed in Coleraine by Loyalists in May have been arrested by Police about events leading up to the assault. In Newry a car abandoned at the Courthouse caused a security alert. Film report with SDLP Cllr Josephine O'Hare's reaction. Then SF Cllr Brendan Curran, Tory Owen Patterson has said there will be no deals with the DUP over Westminister seats in marginal areas in Northern Ireland. Film report with David Trimble's reaction. The Tory nominee for South Belfast Peter McCann is a West Belfast Catholic, he comments on being a Tory. Then in the Studio DUP's Ian Paisley Junior reacts to Tories' attitude in marginal seats. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418B
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7285



Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Oct 2009
Duration:
2 mins 33 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 Coleraine two McDaid sons arrested for questioning. The death of a UDR Soldier Bernard Adamson on an Army firing range in 1972 is to be re-examined after the Soldier who shot him back then was recently convicted of murder. Film report, covers inquest open verdict, but shooting was called an accident at the time. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418B
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7286



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Oct 2009
Duration:
8 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:
(No opening titles) Masked gunmen fired a volley of shots over the coffin of dissident republican prisoner John Brady who died in PSNI custody. Film report. In Derry a man was shot last night by masked man who took him from his house to wasteland. Film report with PSNI Inspector John Burrows' comments. Funeral of Sergeant McGrath, the 216th Soldier killed in Afghanistan, in Hollywood. Film report Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are back in Downing Street for another meeting with Gordon Brown on the devolution of Police and Justice, Film report with Peter Robinson's comments on the outstanding issues and he denies he has fallen out with Martin McGuinness. SF's John O'Dowd gives their view on the delay. At the Tory Conference UUP's Reg Empey addressed the delegates. Film report includes Cameron's speech. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418B
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7287



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Oct 2009
Duration:
6 mins 29 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:
(No opening titles) Report on the funeral of John Brady where masked men fired a volley of shots over his coffin. Film report with Fr Declan Boland's comments on the cause of John Brady's death. The First and Deputy First Minister are going to Downing Street for yet more talks with Gordon Brown. Film report with Peter Robinson's comments on not accepting just any deal, he shows camera his 'to do list'. At the Tory Conference UUP's Reg Empey told Tories he wants Northern Ireland to be at the centre of the Union. Film report includes Owen Patterson's views on what he'll do in Northern Ireland in David Cameron's speech, he promised to keep the UK strong. (6.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07750
Tape No.
418B
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7288



Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Oct 2009
Duration:
26 mins 35 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Bothar go dti an Whitehouse
Programme Title:
Tom Pendergast
Description:
This programme begins with a documentary/drama style reconstruction of the Governor of Leavenworth Prison in 1939 writing a report on the release of a prisoner, who he says was a 'political boss' prisoner No 55295. Tom Pendergast, who was convicted of 'machine politics' in Kansas City Missouri, and considered by some a menace to Society . Tomás Mac Con Iomaire comments on the good and bad side of Pendergast and says he helped get two Presidents elected. Rossevelt and Truman but he will be remembered for the wrong reasons says Mac Con Iomaire, then Peter Quinn reviews the massive Irish emigration to New Orleans in the 1840s, many of these moved up the Mississipi to Kansas, as did Tom Pendergast's family. From Tipperary Tom was the youngest of nine children, they moved to St Joseph Missouri to family. Lawrence H.Larsen Writer of a book on Pendergast profiles the family Michael the father was a teamster. Big Jim Pendergast, Tom's older brother, was the first to move to Kansas City, the West Bottoms Immigrant area. Peter Quinn profiles the West Bottoms area, then Tomás Mac Con Iomaire profiles Jim Pendergast's work in Metal Factories, in 1881 he bought a hotel in West Bottoms called the American House, he got the money from gambling, T.J.English author of 'Paddy Whacked' outlines how the Saloon / hotel became the centre of the Pendergast machine. Then Michael O'Rourke recalls Jim bought another saloon and became a ward Alderman for 18 years, he brought his siblings to Kansas, including Tom in 1894, then aged 21, Tomás Mac Con Iomaire says Jim was quiet but Tom was impatient and argumentative, after a rowdy start in Kansas, he settled down, Jim gave the job of managing a saloon he owned at the racetrack, by the turn of the Century Pendergasts had the largest political organisation in Kansas City, they got a Candidate elected Mayor and he appointed Tom Pendergast City Street Commissioner, Lawrence.H.Larsen comments on Tom's role in this job, and in 1919 he inherits James' job as Alderman. In 1905 Jim's wife Mary had died, he lost interest in politics and business, he died in 1911. Tom was his heir. By the 1920s Tom was the undisputed political boss in Kansas city. Lawrence.H.Larsen says he used every method he needed including aligning himself with organised crime. In 1918 he used thugs to steal votes, Tomás Mac Con Iomaire gives the details on how this paid off for the Democrats, he had a supply of 60,000 ghost voters says Larsen, but while taking political control was also sowing the seeds of his destruction, and during Prohibition, Pendergast took complete control of Kansas, T.J.English explains how Pendergast utilised the illegal proceeds raised during prohibition, he allowed saloons to operate, Peter Quinn and Lawrence.H.Larsen also comment on this era. In 1928 Al Smith was beaten in the US Presidential election, this cast a shadow over Irish political machines, however in 1932, they supported Franklin Roosevelt and not Smith. Peter Quinn profiles Roosevelt's New Deal economic policy. M.O'Rourke says Pendergast's machine stole a good part of the New Deal money inb Kansas. Tom Pendergast did organise relief Programmes for the poor during the great Depression. Tomás Mac Con Iomaire describes his efforts, then Lawrence Larsen says he did have a social conscience, but he also advanced his business interests. In 1927 he formed a readymix concrete company which cut everybody else out of city contracts. Lawrence Larsen explains the various contracts he secured for himself. One of the Senators of Missouri was Harry Truman, and he was a friend of Tom Pendergast. In 1936 he sponsored Truman for the US Senate. His nickname became the Senator from Pendergast. Truman became Roosevelt's Vice President, then President when Roosevelt died. Truman stayed a loyal friend to Pendergast but was never corrupted by it. By the Mid 1930s Pendergast was earning £30 million a year from his business, including Prostitution and Narcotics. During Prohibition Pendergast became involved with a mob boss called Johnny Lazio. T.J.English comments on the tension that developed between them as Lazio sponsored a rival political machine to Pendergast's, in the early 1930s Lazio was killed in a mob shooting. In June 1933 four Policemen were killed and in March 1934 four people were killed at the polling booths, these focussed national attention on the Pendergast machine. T.J.English says at this time his gambling habit was taking control of him, he borrowed money from underworld figures. Lawrence Larsen says he took a $450,000 bribe and got sent to prison for not paying income tax in May 1939, no politicians including Truman helped him. In 1945 Tom died, thousands went to his funeral including Harry Truman then Vice President. The era of the political machines had passed on. Peter Quinn explains the New Deal replaced the machines.
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
Page418B
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7289



Date Broadcast:
Sat 10th Oct 2009
Duration:
5 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:
(No opening titles) Then after Gordon Brown met Robinson and McGuinness again on finances for devolving Policing and Justice powers to Stormont, it looks like a deal maybe near. Film report with Peter Robinson's comments, then SF's Martin McGuinness' views. Then analysis from Ken Reid. The DUP has demanded arrests after dissident republicans fired shots over the coffin of John Brady. Film report with Gregory Campbell's comments. Then PSNI statement.
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418B
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7290



Date Broadcast:
Sat 10th Oct 2009
Duration:
4 mins 2 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 Martin McGuinness says he's ready to accept the financial deal offered by PM Gordon Brown, but Peter Robinson's reaction is more reserved. Film report previews Hilary Clinton is due in Northern Ireland at the weekend. In Dublin Fianna Fail (FF) Leader Brian Cowen is meeting John Gormley the Green Party Leader, in talks aimed at saving their coalition government. Film report. (6.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
481B
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7291



Date Broadcast:
Sun 11th Oct 2009
Duration:
31 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:
Introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick in Belfast, this programme begins with a news report on US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's visit to London, where she praises the 'special relationship' between Britain and America, later she goes to Dublin and Belfast. The INLA is to renounce violence and decommission its weapons, a report says. Then it's back to Belfast where Jim Fitzpatrick shows a television news clip of the 1972 Abercorn bomb aftermath, he says in the Troubles it is the injured who are the most forgotten. Then a Film report interviews a survivor of the Abercorn bomb, Jennifer McNern, who lost her legs in the explosion, her sister Rosaleen lost her legs and an arm. Jenny comments that nothing is being done for victims. A Film report shows an interview with Jenny in 1972, a few months after the bombing, and she recalls not realising what her injuries where, now she recalls that interview and how she was putting on a brave face. She recalls feeling luckier than some of the other injured in Musgrave. She comments on her Mother's ability to deal with the injuries. The book 'Injured' published by WAVE, features people hurt in the Troubles, it was launched by Terry Waite, and he comments on the injured being put on the political agenda. Jenny says time is of the essence, especially for those hurt in the 70s and 80s, she feels MLAs lack the political will to do something quickly, the report then profiles the new Victims and Survivors Forum which Jenny is on, then Commissioners Brendan McAllister and Patricia McBride comment on the role of the new infrastructure being created to help victims here, but we are in untested waters here he reminds the reporter. Jenny says that she has to have faith in the Commissioners, and that she had faith in the Bloomfield Report and in Bertha McDougall's report, but the politicians aren't doing anything about them. Terry Waite says there isn't many votes in caring for victims. Jenny also wants politicians to look at the compensation issue again. Brendan McAllister comments on the poor awards made to victims in the 70s and 80s, but he says there's no political will to address the compensation issue. Then in the Studio DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson and SF's Gerry Kelly defend the politicians' role in caring for victims, Jeffrey Donaldson says the Executive has set £36 million for victims but compensation is a Westminster controlled issue, he comments on the DUP's efforts to get compensation from Libya. Then Gerry Kelly says the Victims Commission and Victims Forum is only set up, he feels all Northern Ireland parties speak up for victims. Jeffrey Donaldson comments on ring fencing money for victims he rejects the idea politicians do nothing. Jeffrey Donaldson and then Gerry Kelly both comment on the latest moves to devolve Policing and Justice. The next report from Gareth Gordon deals with yesterday's Progressive Unionist Party Conference (PUP) where a split occurred as the issue of abortion with Dawn Purvis for the extension of the 1966 Act to Northern Ireland and Brian Ervine, brother of the late David, was against it. Film report covers delegates' speeches on the topic. Brian Ervine was defeated, he gives his reaction. Denis Bradley addressed the conference, then clip of Dawn Purvis' Leader's speech. Then it's back to England, where reporter Frank Gardner interviews former Tory Cabinet Member Norman Tebbitt. In 1984 he and his wife were injured in the PIRA bomb in Brighton, he asks Lord Tebbitt about forgiving the bombers, to do that he wants the bombers to show repentence, but he hopes they end up in hell. He says he doesn't think about the bomb all the time, but he recalls the bravery of the firemen who helped him and others. He gives his definition of what he believes a Terrorist is, he also comments on the SF - IRA links, then more views on the topic of forgiveness. (Sun)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7292



Date Broadcast:
Sun 11th Oct 2009
Duration:
3 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:
(No opening titles) The INLA has said its armed struggle is over and the way forward to a United Ireland is through politics, they also say they will eventually decommission their weapons. Film report from County Wicklow announcement at Seamus Costello commemoration. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has left London and arrived in Dublin. Film report with Mrs Clinton comments on 'extremism'. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7293



Date Broadcast:
Sun 11th Oct 2009
Duration:
3 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:
INLA has announced it's now exclusively committed to peaceful political means, but it hasn't given specific dates for any decommissioning. Film report reviews its paramilitary campaign. Film report with Henry McDonald comments then DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson's reaction, followed by SF's Gerry Adams. (5.30pm Sun)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7294



Date Broadcast:
Mon 12th Oct 2009
Duration:
16 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:
US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave a speech in Stormont this morning. She told politicians here to finish the job, the journey isn't complete. Film reports begin with coverage of her address to the Stormont Assembly, that Northern Ireland is an example to the World, she calls on politicians to move forward, DUP's Gregory Campbell and William McCrea did not join in the Standing Ovation. Then DUP's Peter Robinson and SF's Martin McGuinness comments on the visit. After Stormont Clinton then visited Queen's University Belfast (QUB). Film report with Chancellor Peter Gregson's comments on the quality of Queen's graduates, then a voxpop of students on Hilary Clinton. She announced new business links with the USA, and new investment from the USA, he spelt her commitment to peace here. After Stormont, Hilary Clinton visited the refurbished Belfast City Hall. Film report reviews previous Clinton visits to Belfast City Hall and then highlights elements of her speech about her affection for Belfast, then Cllr Sharon Haughey comments on possibility of an Obama visit. This is followed by analysis of the low key visit from Ken Reid. The INLA today said it had no plans to handover its weapons despite announcing yesterday its campaign was over. Film report reviews INLA's 35 year history, then the IRSP's Martin McMonagle comments on the ending of armed struggle. At Ballykelly TUV Cllr Leslie Cubitt is sceptical of the statement, then Martin McMonagle says decommissioning is a matter for the INLA. Last item deals with the flooding of Belfast's Lower Ormeau area last weekend, with comments of David Dangerfield of the Water Service then resident Cornelia McCloskey's views. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7295



Date Broadcast:
Wed 14th Oct 2009
Duration:
8 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
At Stormont, four parties met to discuss Education here, but SF didn't attend. Film report on debate over 11+ transfer system, SF Education Minister Catriona Ruane wasn't invited by SF's John O'Dowd was, he explains why SF didn't attend, then Alliance's Trevor Lunn speaks for the other parties. Followed by views of parents Fiona McCoy and Christine Hamilton then Principal Ralph Magee's views on independent tests' system. The DUP has revealed seven of its MPs have been asked to repay £14,000 of claimed expenses to the Treasury after an independent Westminster Inquiry. Film report lists who has to pay back what, with over £5,000 to be repaid by William McCrea, Gregory Campbell has to repay £2,500, Iris Robinson over £2,000, Jeffrey Donaldson £2,000, Ian Paisley Senior £1,000, only Nigel Dodds and Sammy Wilson had to repay nothing. For the DUP MPs Gregory Campbell says they'll repay what's asked for quickly. The UUP MP Sylvia Hermon has to repay £1,365.00. The SDLP's Mark Durkan £2,361.00, SF says it's returning £3,000. Then Political Editor Ken Reid comments on the political reaction to the repyaments, and the latest meeting today between Robinson / McGuinness and Gordon Brown. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7296



Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Oct 2009
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 in Claudy County Tyrone, dissident republicans left a 600lb van bomb in the village. Film report with Independent Cllr Gerard Foley's reaction, then SF's MP Pat Doherty's views, then UUP Cllr Derek Hussey's opinion. An Inquest into Disappeared Danny McIlhone, killed by PIRA has opened. His body was found in the Wicklow Mountains last year, he went missing in May 1981. The First and Deputy First Ministers have met the other Stormont parties today to update them on their talks with Gordon Brown over devolving Police and Justice powers to Northern Ireland. In the Studio Alliance's David Ford comments on the general briefing given today, and what the Alliance's view of it is. He avoids saying if he will be the Minister of Justice. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07760
Tape No.
418
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7297



Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Oct 2009
Duration:
26 mins 35 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Bothar go dti an Whitehouse
Programme Title:
James Michael Curley
Description:
Jack Beattie biographer of James M.Curley, the Mayor of the Poor opens this programme by profiling this period in Boston of what he calls ethnic politics, when Curley rose to power on a 'greentide'. Then writer Tomás Mac Con Iomaire says J.M.Curley had two sides to him. A loyal husband and devout Catholic on one side, but on the other crime and crooked dealings were never far away, as he says there aren't many politicians who began or ended their political careers in jail. Film clip of Jim Curley shown. Michael Curley left Oughterard in Galway aged 14, settling in Roxbury, Irish Imigrant area in Boston, here he met Sarah Clancy also from Galway and married her in 1874, there second son was James Michael Curley, his father would die when young James was ten years old. James.M.Curley never forgot these days when he watched his mother scrub floors for a living. Jack Beatty then describes James.M.Curley's early years. When he left school and worked in a number of jobs at the same time, in these times he saw how the richer Protestants lived in Boston, that left him with resentment and a strong desire to live that way, Gerry Burke then profiles his ambitious nature, and he saw politics as the route for advancement, Peter Quinn says Boston of that time had class war going on, feulled by Irish resentment of the Anglo ruling class, by 1900 the Irish were strutting out how proud they were to be Irish, in 1899 Curley won his first election to the Boston Common Council, two years later he was elected to the Massachusetts State Assembly, Boston at this time had no Irish political machine like Tammany Hall in New York, so in February 1902 Curley decided to form his own machine called the Tammany Club. It was like a Social Service club to help immigrants, Tomás Mac Con Iomaire recalls a 1906 incident involving two Galway men Hughes and Fahey who wanted to sit the Civil Service exam, but knew they'd fail it, as it was baised against the Irish, Curley and a friend sat the exam for the men, he was recognised, arrested and imprisoned for nine months, he was re-elected while in jail. Jack Beatty comments. In 1906 Curley married Mary Herlihy, in 1911 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and he moved down to Washington temporarily. Tomás Mac Con Iomaire comments his main ambition was to become Mayor of Boston, and in 1914 the man who stood in his way was John Fitzgerald (HoneyFitz) the grandfather of J.F.Kennedy. Curley knew Honeyfitz had an extra martial girlfriend called Toodles Ryan (23), Jack Beatty explains what he done with this information to blackmail Kennedy, who pulled out of the election, in which Curley was elected. Peter Quinn recalls his first action as Boston Mayor was to give Washer Women long handled mops, and makes it a Civil Service job, so they had a pension. For 40 years J.M.curley was on the city's political landscape. A Black and White Film clip shows him during an election campaign. Jack Beatty explains how although a successful Mayor, his career was defined by scandals. In 1915 work began on his 21 room mansion in Jamicaway, Jack Beatty explains how builders didn't charge him to gain political favour to defend himself Curley played the ethnic card. Gerry Burke comments. In 1917 election however Curley lost to rival Democrat Andrew Peters (MISSING) the scandals took their toll. Peters brought in laws aimed at Curley, limiting a Mayor to one term, in the 1921 election, Curley and a James Murphy fought a mud slinging campaign, which included a Murphy Story about the two Curleys, a reconstruction of the Murphy radio broadcast is played, but Curley won by a small majority, once in office, he began municipal construction projects to keep the public on his side. Gerry Burke explains how it worked, by giving people jobs, but Jack Beatty profiles the other side of the story, where did he get the money from, ie property taxes and the stagnation that caused. In 1924 he stood for Governor but was defeated, he could stand again for Mayor because of the laws, Tomás Mac Con Iomaire then comments on Curley's personal losses in these years. In 1924 his daughter died, in 1928 his wife died, as did is son James Junior. Jack Beatty says many turned a blind eye to his corruption because of his personal sorrows. It was a low ebb for Curley, but the election campaign in 1928 of Al Smith for President lifted him, and Massachusetts voted for Al Smith in 1928, but in 1932 Curley went with F.D.Rossevelt, a Film clip shows the men together. Gerry Burke then profiles Curley's efforts for F.D.R., he wanted to be Secretary for the Navy, but didn't get it, he rejected the job of Ambassador to Poland, he fell out with FDR and returned to Boston, where he was elected Governor of Massachusetts, in 1934, he spent six years out of office after that and lost all his savings in business ventures. In 1942 he was re-elected to Congress. In 1945 before the Boston Mayor's election Joe Kennedy offered to pay his debts, and fund his election campaign if he stepped down as Congressman to allow J.F.Kennedy to be in Congress, that's what happened, Curley got a 4th term as Boston Mayor. Jack Beatty then explains how Rossevelt administration had Curley investigated for mail fraud, while he was in Congress, Curley was jailed while Mayor in 1945 for nine months. By the 1949 election voters had had enough of J.M.Curley, era of ethnic politics was over says Jack Beatty, Curley died on November 8 1958, one million people came out to mourn him. Film clip shown, the commentators give their assessments of his career.
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7298



Date Broadcast:
Fri 16th Oct 2009
Duration:
10 mins 49 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A PSNI Officer's girlfriend is injured as a booby trap bomb explodes under her car in East Belfast. Film report with PSNI Chief Superintendent Brian Maguire's comments, and eye witness accounts of the aftermath, like John Murray, and Helen Moore. A further report gathers political reaction from DUP's Peter Robinson, then Martin McGuinness (SF), Naomi Long (All) and Reg Empey (UUP), then report previews recent dissident republican attacks. In the Studio Journalist Sharon O'Neill and political editor Ken Reid give their analysis of this dissident republican attack and possible Loyalist reaction. The Police Ombudsman is to investigate PSNI firing shots during the arrest of three men near Toome, Co Antrim. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7299



Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Oct 2009
Duration:
28 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Policing the Dissidents
Description:
Stephen Dempster investigates the policing methods used in combating the dissident republican groups, he examines the reality of the threat and previews recent attacks. The programme begins with a review of dissident republican gunmen taking over the South Armagh Village of Meigh to operate road checks, with eye witness accounts of what happened, then after the titles a montage of Film clips relating to dissident republican activities are played, including the East Belfast car booby trap. The programme then uses actors to portray the words spoken to them by PSNI Officers on their current fears about dissident republicans. commentator Brian Feeney says the dissident republicans want to stop the devolution of policing and justice, in case SF get control of Policing, they want the Army back on the Streets. Then more ordinary Policemens' comments, Stephen Dempster then reviews the growing size of dissident bombs in the last 11 months, between January and September, Stephen Dempster then returns to Meigh story mentioned at the beginning of the programme, publican Derek Johnston tells what he saw, as Dempster reveals PSNI Officers withdrew from the Village on seeing the armed dissident republicans. Then Chief Constable Hugh Orde gives his view of the incident, actors then give the views on Meigh incident for unnamed PSNI Men, they say they had no armed backup available. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris gives his views on the backup that was available, and that Meigh Officers behaved correctly. In Forkhill, two weeks later, a 600lb bomb was found, actors give PSNI Officers' views. Then resident Tony O'Hare describes the device and gives their reactions, a robbery on August 31st was to be the trap for Policemen going to the scene, Stephen Dempster explains what happened next, the PSNI hired a private helicopter to get to the bomb scene, unnamed officer gives his view on this but the Army ATO used an Army Chinnock, Officers say this community style policing is operating because of Sinn Fein sensibilities, but Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris rejects this allegation, saying it's about logistics and costs and he rejects the idea his Officers are poorly equipped. Stephen Dempster then reviews the Patten recommendations of 10 years ago, to move to community policing from paramilitary policing, unnamed Officers comment, the Police Federation's Terry Spence says PSNI are not adequately trained due to British government pressure. In South Armagh former PIRA prisoner, Martin McAllister whose now in Fianna Fail group comments on supporting the PSNI, then SF's John O'Dowd's views, that the PSNI have to earn the people's approval on a daily basis. Then Brian Feeney comments on the politics of the devolution of Policing / Justice issue, DUP's Arlene Foster gives Unionist concerns, then Stephen Dempster summarising the basic difference between Unionists and SF Republicans on the community policing issue. In Fermanagh, Unionists feel uneasy, a resident telephoned police on witnessing a cash machine robbery in Newtownbutler, CCTV Film shown, but it was 12 hours before PSNI arrived, eyewitness Joyce Graham comments on the local reaction. In nearby Rosslea, UUP Cllr Harry Andrews says community policing is non-existent once dissident republican attacks in the area, DUP's Arlene Foster comments, then Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris gives his reaction, Harold Andrews feels police no-go areas are developing, Arlene Foster agrees, Joyce Graham wants to keep community policing, but Ester Andrews wants visual policing. In Craigavon Community Worker Matt Thompson comments on reluctance of police to enter his area after Steven Carroll murder, a former Policeman called 'Harry' talks about Lurgan's Kilwilkee Estate, then SDLP's Dolores Kelly MLA talks about locals' fears of the 'enemy within', then Brian Feeney's views on riots in Lurgan and PSNI handling of them, SF's John O'Dowd praises the PSNI attitude in Lurgan. In Derry, the 32 County Sovereignty group has disrupted District Policing partnership meetings, Brian Feeney comments that it's about embarassing SF not the Police. With the Police Reserve looking likely to be maintained, it seems dissident republicans have prevented reform in this area, Stephen Dempster previews current latest news on Gordon Brown talks with SF and DUP over policing and justice. Followed by views of politicians on how operational policing will be after devolution of Policing and Justice.
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7300



Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Oct 2009
Duration:
2 mins 51 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then Sports Minister Nelson McCausland (DUP) has rubbished suggestions there is no money available for our local sports stadiums, he says £10 million is available, Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7301



Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Oct 2009
Duration:
3 mins 9 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 British PM Gordon Brown has published the £1 billion deal / package offered to politicians here for the Devolution of Policing and Justice powers to Stormont. Film report from Westminister. With breakdown of the figures and reaction from SF's Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson. The Tory Leader David Cameron has backed the package. (6.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7302



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Oct 2009
Duration:
4 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:
A dissident republican bomb has exploded at North Belfast Territorial Army base. Film report with eyewitness Mary Jagos comments, then Mary Kelly, followed by reaction from DUP MLA Nelson McCausland and SF's Cllr Conor Maskey's views. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7303



Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Oct 2009
Duration:
26 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Bothar go dti an Whitehouse
Programme Title:
Richard Daley
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This programme profiles the life and political career of Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley. It begins with a television interview in which he says his parents told him never back down, Writer Tomás Mac Con Iomaire states Daley was Mayor from 1955 until he died in 1976, during this period he was a kingmaker for many Senators, Congressmen and even one President. He was born on May 15 1902 in Bridgeport Chicago, he was an only child, his ancestors left Ireland during the famine. Paul Green says his strengths were his religion, family, Democratic Party and his neighbourhood. He profiles Richard Daley's childhood, Tomás Mac Con Iomaire says three of Chicago's Mayors came from Bridgeport or Cabbage Town as it was nicknamed, Peter Quinn comments on how the Irish Community got its people secure Civil Service jobs, and the School's connections, this was the strength of the Irish machine he says, Daley was the Leader of the Hamburg Street Athletic Club, one of the Leaders was a man called McDonagh, he was the Democrat in charge of Ward 11, and he gave Daley the job as his Assistant, he was also a Clerk in the City Council. He learned how the Irish political machine and local government worked, he worked his way up slowly, it wasn't a star system says Peter Quinn. During the 1920s'prohibition, Al Capone terrorised Chicago, Daley kept clear of all that, he went to night classes at University getting a law degree. At DePaul University he met Eleanor Guilfoyle whom he married six years later, in 1936. They lived in Bridgeport raising a family there, he was the first politician to use his family in his political campaigns. In 1936 he was elected to the Illnois State Assembly, and for the next 20 years worked quietly up the political ladder. Peter Quinn comments on his ambition in politics. In 1953 he was elected Democratic Party Chairman in Cook County. It controlled the City, Peter Quinn explains. The opposition to Daley as Mayor was very strong from business and the press, on April 22nd 1955 he was elected Mayor of Chicago narrowly, aged 53. His first action was to move the St.Patrick's Day Parade to the City's business Centre, through 60s and 70s it was a constant, Chicago was Richard Daley's City, Dick Simpson then describes the 1955 redevelopment project begun by Mayor Daley, and how press views on him changed, as he created 100,000 jobs, improved policing and street lights. Larry McCafferty comments. In 1959 Daley was re-elected in a landslide victory, the public perceived him as a man of the people, he lived in an ordinary house in the same neighbourhood all his life. By 1960 the Democrats felt Boston's J.F.Kennedy was the man for President. Photo of Daley / Kennedy shown, Daley got him nominated in 1960, and organised Illnois behind Kennedy, Paul Green recalls Daley's plans for the Kennedy visit to Chicago, then T.J.English comments, Kennedy wins and is forever grateful to Richard Daley, the Daleys were his first visitors to the Whitehouse. Back in Chicago during the 1960s, Daley struggled to understand the changing times especially on the issue of Race, he was considered too close to the liberal Kennedys, Jim Simpson comments on Daley's support for segregation, then Peter Quinn says Daley wasn't a racist ogre, but he lacked transforming visions. Tomás Mac Con Iomaire profiles the Civil Rights Movements' backlash with marching on the streets, even in Bridgeport. In 1968 at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the city exploded that year. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy had been assassinated, there were riots all over the USA. Television reports show the riots in Chicago. Paul Green gives Daley reaction, then Peter Quinn on Chicago people's reaction to Daley, they never deserted him, right up to the 1975 election. He died of a heart attack in 1976, aged 74. Peter Quinn talks on his legacy, it's either love him or hate him, but he says Chicago had success and leadership.
DVD No.
D07770
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7304



Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Oct 2009
Duration:
92 mins 56 secs
Broadcast Company:
Sky Group
Channel:
Sky History Channel
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Soldiers' Stories
Description:
This programme interviews British Soldiers from various regiments who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles between 1969-2007 as part of the Army's Operation Banner, its longest ever armed operation. The Programme looks at events totally from a British Army point of view and is presented by a former British Soldier Ken Hames, it contains many old Film clips of scenes of violence beginning on 14 August 1969 when the Army arrived in Northern Ireland. The programme opens with a voxpop of contributors, then shows Derry / Belfast in 1969 riots and the Army's arrival, after Northern Ireland PM James Chichester Clark's television speech on 14 August 1969. After presenter Ken Hames introduces himself, unidentified Soldiers from Royal Regiment of Wales, and Mick Sullivan of Prince of Wales on Yorkshire Regiment, then Tom Parker of the Ligh Infantry, then Roy Davies of Royal Regiment of Wales all recall the roll-up and being sent to Northern Ireland. they describe the scene on the streets of Belfast, as old Film clips show the burning buildings of 1969, and the homeless people. Mick Sullivan recalls their early riot control gear had writing o it in Arabic from their Aden campaign. Other Soldiers describe putting out the barbed wire and each makes reference to differences between Aden and Belfast. Terry Friend of the Royal Artillery and another Soldier recall the nicknames, Frankenstein and Egor given to them in the Markets Area, Old Film shows Eliza Street area where locals sang the Adams Family theme song at them. This was the honeymoon period. Mick Sullivan recalls the cups of tea, Terry Friend and others describe their relationships with the local girls, but things turned ugly quickly. Film clip shows women singing anti-British Army songs, unnamed Soldiers comment on the new threat, and their reactions, as Film clip shows troops doing house searches, a Welsh Soldier recalls a Markets' Women protest in Cromac Street, and a Film clip of it is shown. Ken Hames summarises the growing influence of Republican and Loyalist paramilitaries, Soldiers recall being shot at on the Shankill Road and Falls Road, with Film clips shown. Ken Hames who first came here in 1977 describes the closeness of the warring factions' areas in Belfast. Tom Parker of the Light Infantry recalls the 'them and us' attitude of an RUC man, then Barrie Lowe of the Queens Regiment recalls the Army's 'brick' format used in patrolling the streets, as does Andy Thomas of the Royal Anglican Regiment, they recall the fear of the 1st Patrol, Craig Laid recalls standing next to kids for protection. Film clips of patrols show, as Soldiers recall the things they looked out for. On 6 February 1971 Gunner Robert Curtis was shot dead by the PIRA. The first casualty, a Film clip shows riots during internment on 8 August 1971. Ken Hames summarises the arrest operation against mostly Catholics he says. Then Tim Franklin of Royal Artillery points out how Internment failed and helped the PIRA grow. Ken Ambrose of the Royal Green Jackets agrees. Film clips of fierce rioting and bin lid bashing shown, with Soldiers' recollections of womens' abuse, and gunfire. Steve Norman of Anglican Regiment, and Tim Franklin recall the yellow card rules for opening fire. Tony Matthews of Royal Artillery and other Soldiers give their opinions on the yellow card rules, with more Film clips shown of rioters, the troopers then recall some of the injuries they or their friends suffered while fighting rioters, with Film of injured Soldiers shown in background, then John Black of the Army Medical Corps recalls letting London Headquarters (HQ) hear a gun battle over the telephone. Gradually television cameras became important, says Mick Sullivan as they often caught on Film Soldiers' over-reaction and that went onto the evening news. Film clips shown, a Welsh Soldier recalls beating a woman around the legs on camera. By the end of 1971, 48 Soldiers were dead says Ken Hames, the overall death toll was nearly 100. By the end of 1972, there were 2,000 bombings 10,500 shootings, 223 civilians and 129 Soldiers dead. It was the British Army's worst year since the Korean War. On 30 January 1972, 27 Civil Rights people shot dead by Parachute Regiment in Derry. Film clip shown, with UTV news report for 30 January 1972, 13 people died, Ken Hames says Bloody Sunday was a catalyst for an increased PIRA bombing campaign. Film clips of blasts shown in town centres. Ken Ambrose and others recall severe injuries they saw inflicted on people. Steve Norman comments, Film of bodies on the street, Ken Hames then drives down the Falls Road today, he says it's eerie feeling for him, then Craig Laid recalls as does Tim Franklin being caught in a landmine blast. 21 July 1972 Bloody Friday bombs shown, nine people killed in 22 blasts. Steve Norman recalls then Terry Friend on their memories, unnamed Soldier recalls surviving blast, as Film clips show car bomb blasts. Steve Norman recalls his leg injury. On British mainland, the IRA began a bombing campaign. Ken Hames summarises, then mentions 12 Army casualties on bus on M62. Film clip shown of 4 February 1972 bomb, with survivor Phil Hutchinson of Royal Fusiliers recollections, his friend Stephen Walley was killed. Hutchinson recalls hating the Irish. The role of the Army's ATOs are then profiled, Keith Megal an ATO comments on the qualities needed, as does ATO Alan Swindle, and ATO David Greenaway, with Film clips shown, each of the men explain how they went about their tasks amidst riots. Richard Peacock recalls a bomb at a SF office, he says RUC Special Branch were there photocopying SF files while the ATOs worked on the device, which was a hoax, each ATO recalls his own personal favourite story, then the ATOs compare their struggle with IRA bombmakers as a game of chess, they talk about improving IRA made devices and their efforts against them, things like bicycle bombs, mortar bombs, booby traps and roadside bombs. In January 1977 ATO Martin Walsh was killed by a PIRA milkchurn bomb, his colleague recalls it, his body was in 384 pieces. With eight ATOs dead the Army developed a robot to make their job safer, the ATOs comment on how they viewed the device, with Film clips shown. By 1976 it was deemed a lifesaver. Then Keith Megal recalls kneeling beside a suspect device and waking up with his arms and legs broken, he had been blown through a wall, which fell on him, the Fire Brigade saved him, he was the first ATO to survive a blast. With the Hungerstrikes of 1980, which Ken Hames profiles, IRA violence intensifies, new Soldier at that time Steve Horvas recalls his fears, then John Moore of the Royal Green Jackets, calls it a scary place. Philip Winstanley was fearful. On 19 May 1981 an IRA landmine killed five British Soldiers in South Armagh, John Moore recalls the body parts he saw, he recalls being provoked by locals. During elections tensions run high in the village of Donagh, Ken Jones of the Light Infantry recalls, as does Simon Hodge, a bomb attack on their patrol, which Ken Jones survived, despite horrific injuries, then Army Medic Steve Horvas recalls an attempt to hijack his ambulance in Belfast, during a baby delivery, he explains how he handled it. Ken Hames then profiles the role of the Army's Medical Unit at the Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast, then Steve Horvas recalls the bomb attack on the Droppin Well Inn in Ballykelly, then Philip Winstanley recalls an IRA bomb at Musgrave Park Hospital. Film clips of both incidents are shown, as each man recalls the aftermath of the explosions. With Steve Horvas commenting on his 'guilt monsters'. Ken Hames then turns to South Armagh known as Bandit Country, he served there and recalls the dangers, Lec Sansum of the Royal Military Police comments on South Armagh. Then Darren Ware of the RGJ, then Anthony Southwood of the Devon and Dorset regiment, recalls jamming an IRA radio controlled bomb. Darren Ware recalls his brother Simon's death in a landmine blast near Newtownhamilton. Ken Hames then profiles the extra dangers facing the Northern Ireland regiments, the UDR, the RIR, who lived here, UDR's Barry Hallion recalls the hostility, then William Frasier's views on the killing of his father and two uncles, and two cousins. Ken Hames then profiles Bessbrook Mill, John Moore recalls his first impression, then Mark Overton of Duke of Edinburgh regiment, recalls his time in South Armagh's Golf Towers, and an IRA tractor approaching the Tower with a mortar onboard. The Soldiers comment on Crossmaglen and patrolling in it, then John Moore recalls a three day operation on the border looking for IRA checkpoints, they set up an observation point. Also Mark Overton was at a vehicle checkpoint in Crossmaglen. John Moore recalls coming under M60 fire, Gavin Dean was killed, he was wounded and paralysed. At the checkpoint Mark Overton was wounded by a sniper, John Moore recalls the effects on him, 123 British troops killed in South Armagh. Ken Hames then profiles the 19 March 1988 killing of two Army undercover Soldiers at an Andersonstown IRA funeral, Film clip shown and undercover Soldier Anthony Southwood recalls the effect of it on him. Still photographs shown. The Intelligence Officers recall the nature of their undercover observation posts, Southwood recalls one of his jobs in Crossmaglen too get a photograph of a person. Ken Hames then profiles IRA honeytraps, with Soldiers' comments, one case is reconstructed Lee Sansum Royal Military Police recalls raiding a South Armagh house to rescue a Soldier. Anthony Southwood and Lee Sansom recall the dangers of using undercover cars, and the dangers involved. In England on 1 June 1990 IRA operations continued, Neill Evans of Royal Welsh Regiment recalls an IRA attack on him and a friend at a train station, William Davies died, the 650th British casuality. Peace seemed as distant as ever, the Troubles entered its 4th decade. Craig Laid calls Northern Ireland the Wildwest, riots Film clips shown. Andy Thomas, Royal Anglican Regiment comments, then Mick Pickford of the Royal Artillery, on fears of flash detonators. On 12 February 1997 Steven Restorick shot dead at Bessbrook. The last Briton killed in Northern Ireland, Andy Thomas recalls his reaction on hearing the news. Craig Laid comments on a lighter note of his tour. 10 April 1998 Good Friday Agreement signed. Film clip shown. 31 July 2007 Operation Banner ends after 38 years. Over 1,300 British Military killed, 6,000 wounded. Soldiers say they will never forget their time in Northern Ireland. Today tour buses replace Army saracens. Ken Hames says in 2007 Army says it failed to defeat IRA, the contributors all comment on the rise of dissident republican groups, and the possibility of more violence. Ken Hames summarises will the peace last.
DVD No.
D07780
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
7305



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Oct 2009
Duration:
13 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Stoneyford Loyalist Mark Harbinson (42) has been charged with raping a 13 year old girl. Film report profiles Harbinson's prominent role during Drumcree standoff. In Derry in July 2006, Catholic Paul McAuley was beaten into a coma by loyalists, today his attacker Daryl Proctor had his appeal rejected. Film report gets the reaction of Jim McAuley, Paul's father. The First Minister Peter Robinson (DUP) has said today the Parading issue needs to be sorted before Policing and Justice is devolved here. Film report reviews parades' problem in Garvaghy Road, Portadown. Then Peter Robinson's comments in the House of Commons, then Brendan McKenna, for Garvaghy Road Residents, accuses DUP of playing the 'Orange Card'. Then SF's John O'Dowd gives his reaction. In the Studio DUP's Nigel Dodds supports Peter Robinson's stance on the issue of parading, accusing SF of wanting to disrupt parades. In news in brief items, a 37 year old man from Bellaghy has been arrested in connection with the March 2009 Antrim Army base killing of two soldiers. The Police Federation has postponed its Court action against the PSNI Chief Constable over plans to scrap the PSNI reserve. In Dublin £50 million of smuggled cigarettes were seized, three men were arrested. Film report with views of Customs Officer John Whiting, then shop owner Neil McRobbie comments on potential loss of trade caused by smuggled cigarettes. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D07780
Tape No.
419
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7306



Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Oct 2009
Duration:
30 mins 21 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Libyan Connection (Libyan compensation Issue)
Description:
Presented by Mandy McAuley this programme examines the campaign here, by victims of IRA violence to get compensation from Libya's Colonel Gadaffi because he supplied the PIRA with guns and explosives in the 1980s. After opening introductory Film clips, in which Mandy McAuley says it appears the Libyan government will agree to a payment, she asks will arguments over the definition of an 'innocent' victim blow the deal out of the water. A Film clip then shows Colonel Gaddafi's comments on 11 April 1988 on his support for Ireland's Just Cause, then a television Film clip shows the weapons seized on the Eksund, then a clip of IRA bomb blasts, followed by the reporter interviewing Victims' campaigner from FAIR, Willie Frazer, who lists the casualties in his family at the hands of the PIRA. Then a series of Film clips show his protests on behalf of PIRA Victims at public events. In 1999 he set up Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (FAIR) one of his members Manya Dickinson recalls the death of her father, in an PIRA booby trap, her father Ken Graham was killed by Semtex from Libya. (27 April 1990). Mandy McAuley then sights the US / British bombing of Libya in 1986 as the reason Gadaffi supported the PIRA. Journalist Ed Moloney details Libya's reaction, and meetings then had with PIRA Leaders about supplying arms, including Thomas 'Slab' Murphy. Moloney details what was supplied in four shiploads. Then William Frazer's decision to sue Libya is examined, he got the idea when Thomas Murphy sued the Sunday Times. Using their Lawyer Jason McCue, who was also acting for Omagh's bomb victims. In the USA in 2003 legislation allowed Lockerbie victims to sue Libya, 270 were killed, a legal loophole allowed victims to join the class action using US Citizen Mark McDonald who was injured in the PIRA 1983 (December) bombing of Harrods in London. He recalls his injuries. Jason McCue then brought a class action for 156 Victims of PIRA violence from across Britain and Ireland, including victims of 1996 PIRA dockland. His wife describes his injuries. The USA government last year accepted $1 billion compensation from Libya from Lockerbie victims ($3 million each) and normalised relations, but Mark McDonald didn't take $3 million, so FAIR's case can continue. He explained why in an interview. In 2007, Blair signed BP Oil deal with Libya, but Jason McCue says Britons missed the opportunity of getting an American style settlement. DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson gives his views on this missed opportunity. Last year, Gordon Brown released the convicted Lockerbie bomber, and was heavily criticised, Jason McCue said this changed Brown's stance on Libyan compensation, to limit the damage to Gordon Brown. Jeffrey Donaldson comments on this success. Three weeks later Michelle Williamson (parents killed in 1993 Shankill bomb) and William Frazer went to the USA to protest against Gadaffi's visit to the UN, William Frazer comments, live at the time on ongoing talks between Jeffrey Donaldson and Libyans. Mandy McAuley says the Libyans are offering £500 million to a Trust fund to help PIRA victims and others. After an hour long meeting with Britain's US Ambassador, William Frazer talks to Mandy McAuley about the victims to be included in the deal. Then Jeffrey Donaldson says it's about reconciliation and healing in Northern Ireland, Frazer says he won't stand in the way of this Scheme. Back at the UN anti-bombing Gadaffi protest, he joins Lockerbie victim Frank Duggan a former AOH Leader in the USA who voices support for Frazer's efforts. Other people in the protesters' ranks comment, Mandy McAuley shouts at Gadaffi as he enters UN, outside William Frazer shouts No Surrender at the end of his speech. Jeffrey Donaldson then gives his views on how the settlement will work, he feels PIRA victims will be helped first, then Jason McCue's views, Jeffrey Donaldson wants Northern Ireland's definition of a victim changed to include word 'innocent'. Relatives for Justice Mark Thompson gives the counterview. Jeffrey Donaldson comments on excluding some victims, Mark Thompson says they have talked to Libyans about this issue, then William Frazer's views. Jason McCue is confident a settlement will be done. (Wed)
DVD No.
D07790
Tape No.
420
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7309



Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th Oct 2009
Duration:
6 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:
Alex Bunting Junior of FASA gives his reaction to a government Medical Officer Professor Nutt's views on smoking cannabis, then a former cannabis smoker explains how he reacted to the drug. While Brian Anderson whose son suffered liver failure says the dangers of alcohol are being played down. Restorative Justice programmes have been running in Northern Ireland for 10 years, once controversial, now the Prison Reform Trust says they are so successful they should be introduced in England and Wales. Film report begins in Andersonstown where Harry Maguire explains their work, then figures from the Prison Trust show re-offending rates are lowest when Restorative Justice is used, their spokesperson Juliet