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Date Broadcast:
Wed 5th Jan 2011
Duration:
14 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:
Northern Ireland Waters Chief Executive Lawrence McKenzie has resigned. Film report profiles how he had become the focus for discontent of the recent dramatic loss of Northern Ireland water supply, then a second report looks at the DUP's calls for the Minister Conor Murphy (SF) to resign, but SF say he won't be resigning, DUP's Gregory Campbell comments, then SF's Carál Ní Chuilín's views, then the UUP's Fred Cobain's comments, then SDLP's Conor McKevitt says power sharing has been damaged. In the Studio, Jamie Delargy comments on the issue of the Board Executive resigning and whether Conor Murphy will resign or not. The Orange Order has elected Tyrone man Ed Stevenson as its new Grand Master, he says he won't be meeting SF or attending GAA matches. Film report with Ed Stevenson comments on strengthening the Unionist vote and stopping SF, he also refuses to recognise the Parades Commission. Breaking news on Swine Flu outbreak, the latest update, then Special commemoration held at the site of the Kingsmill Massacre on its 35th anniversary with Willie Frazer's comments. Belfast City Council is to create a memorial to the 913 people who died in the WWII, 15 April 1941 German bombing raid on Belfast. Film report with Iris Kirkwood's recollections, then Major John Potter recollections on York Street damage and mortuaries. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08450
Tape No.
448
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7753



Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Jan 2011
Duration:
4 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then Colin McConnell is appointed the new Director General of the Prison Service. Film report with interview and review of his career to date, the recent damming review of the Northern Ireland Prison Service is mentioned. Next a preview of how killer Billy Stevenson was convicted for murdering pensioner Lily Smith in October 1988 in Finaghy by DNA evidence. Film report with Police Officer Eddie Harvey's recollections. In 2005 the Cold Case Unit reopened the case. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08450
Tape No.
448
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7754



Date Broadcast:
Sat 8th Jan 2011
Duration:
3 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 Garvagh two families, one a Catholic family and one a mixed marriage couple have had their homes petrol bombed in a sectarian hate crime. Film report with reaction from SDLP's John Dallat and then DUP's Adrian McQuillan. In South Belfast a fire at Lisburn Road apartments is believed to have been started deliberately. Film report, also fire in Newry buildings and Belfast assault report. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08450
Tape No.
448
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7755



Date Broadcast:
Sun 9th Jan 2011
Duration:
3 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:
There were three separate security alerts today. The first at a GAA club at Portglenone, then at Ahoghill a suspect device at St Paul's Primary School, then a third alert at two homes in Portstewart. In the New Lodge Road area six people were rescued from a fire at an apartment block. Film report with fireman Martin McDonald's comments then SF MLA Carál Ní Chuilín's views, then community worker Gerry O'Reilly. Packages with bullets in them were sent to Celtic Manager Neil Lennon and player Nial McGinn. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08450
Tape No.
448
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7756



Date Broadcast:
Mon 10th Jan 2011
Duration:
8 mins 51 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then DUP Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has warned that the Northern Ireland budget is in danger of collapse, Ken Reid reports. Only four departments have finalised their budgets, then Sammy Wilson interview. Further coverage next of the three sectarian pipe bomb attacks in North Antrim at the weekend, firstly from St Paul's Catholic Primary School at Ahoghill, with Principal Martina McKillop's views, then further reports from two GAA clubs targeted with SF MLA Daithí McKay's reaction, then PSNI Chief Superintendent Norman Goddard says all three incidents are linked, then DUP's Mervyn Storey's views. In Garragh in a separate incident a family's car was set alight, and nearby a family home was petrol bombed. Film reports. In Belfast's Appeal Courts the four men found liable for the Omagh bombing (1998) have launched their appeal, the men Michael McKevitt, Seamus Daly, Liam Campbell and Colin Murphy have challenged the evidence of FBI Agent David Rupert, Film report. The Celtic Manager Neil Lennon and Winger Nial McGinn have received bullets in the post and the Celtic bus was attacked at the weekend. Film report on recent threats to Neil Lennon with comments of Gary McAllister of Northern Ireland Supporters Association. Army bomb experts examine explosives found in West Belfast. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08450
Tape No.
448
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7757



Date Broadcast:
Mon 10th Jan 2011
Duration:
51 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Departure Day
Description:
This is a documentary on the increasing number of people currently emigrating from Ireland because of the current financial situation in the Irish Republic, it is every Irish parents' nightmare the programme states. The numbers leaving now were last seen in the bad days of the 1980s, it begins with a series of unnamed people at the airport talking to the camera and explaining why they are going and where they are going, then a series of indepth profiles follows. The first is Larry Fay from Westmeath, he leaves for Australia in three day's time he is an out of work electrician, he explains why he is going, then his mother comments she is very sad about it all, and expresses her feelings in a couple of interviews. The next case is shop owner D.Murphy from County Limerick, he had returned to Ireland from Australia to run the family business, now he is leaving Ireland again, he explains how the recession has hit his business badly, in 1889 his Grandfather opened the shop. The camera logs his selling of his stock and interviews his Australian wife, for the three weeks before they go, she doesn't see any future for the family in Ireland. Other friends of the interviewees are interviewed, they talk about people they know who are leaving in big numbers, the next couple live in Priory Park Navan, Heather Leahy who is due a baby in five weeks explains her and her partner Stephen Martin's current position, he is going to Canada to search for a job, they will leave Ireland as soon as the new baby can travel, they think Ireland's recession will last 15 years, they look forward to raising their two kids in Canada, the programme shows Larry's going away party in his parents' pub, and Films his leaving day, and also Stephen Martin's departure, there are very sad relatives left behind in both cases. Then at the airport a further voxpop of people leaving Ireland attack the government bankers verbally and explain why they are leaving Ireland. The next case is from Dublin, Alan Gallagher his company organises visas for people who want to work abroad, he gives a general overview of who is likely to emigrate and where they are heading, his presentation to punters is shown, 130,000 people left Ireland in the two years up to April 2010, and the exodus hasn't ended. Next in Cahir, County Tipperary Robbie Purtill an employer builder outlines why he is emigrating, his friend Aaron Hogan is leaving, they know 50 young men from the town who have left Ireland seeking work abroad, both men discuss their situations, Aaron is going to Sydney. Lorry driver Paul Lynch gives his views on emigration for 70% of people it is a one way ticket he says. He is the lorry driver who arrives at the Murphy home to pack up their goods for shipment to Australia, the Murphys comment on their last day in Ireland, Declan comments on his closing down sale, and its success. Then the Burns from County Monaghan are Filmed at the airport saying goodbye to their third child to emigrate, their daughter is going to Perth, then lecturer Piaras Mac Éinrí whose daughter is in Oz comments on the human cost of emigration to families, and the loss to Society hereof many different skills. He is Filmed talking to his daughter in Skype. Next Aaron and Robbie explain the money added in your bank account before you can get into Australia. Then it is departure day for the Murphy family who are Filmed at the airport tearfully saying goodbye to his sister and elderly parents, his father Michael comments, then Larry Fay now in Oz from August 2010, is Filmed skyping his parents who seem happier now their son has a job and is content. Stephen Martin will immigrate to Canada later this year, then a final voxpop of people at Dublin airport ends the documentary.
DVD No.
D08460
Tape No.
448
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7759



Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Jan 2011
Duration:
4 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:
Headlines then the family of murdered Solicitor Pat Finucane have held talks with Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson on the issue of having a Public Inquiry into the killing. Film report. In budget proposals 150 jobs at the Department of Environment could be lost. In Courts a man is to be charged with a dissident republican bomb attack. The Presbyterian Moderator Norman Hamilton and Rev Lesley Carroll met SF President Gerry Adams at SF Headquarters today Film report on Norman Hamilton and Gerry Adams' comments on the topic of their meeting, Sectarianism. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08450
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7758



Date Broadcast:
Wed 12th Jan 2011
Duration:
6 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:
Headlines then in Derry Courts a local man Martin McClune (22) is charged with the recent dissident republican bomb attack on Derry's PSNI Headquarters. Film report on August 3rd blast. A Treasury report on allowing Northern Ireland to reduce its Corporation Tax to the levels of the Republic is being examined by the Executive. Film report with SF's Martin McGuinness comments and Jamie Delargy compares the difference a lower level of Corporation Tax has made to the Republic's inward investment. Also today NICVA's Seamus McAleavey has asked questions of Executive on the rate of cuts his group will face. The Celtic Footballer Paddy McCourt has received bullets in the post, film report with player's agent's reaction. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08460
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7760



Date Broadcast:
Wed 12th Jan 2011
Duration:
51 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Dan Breen My fight for Irish Freedom
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This programme is in documentary drama format, it profiles the life of Dan Breen, an IRA volunteer who fired the first shots in the Irish War of Independence in 1919. The programme begins with a re-enactment of Dan Breen joining the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) in 1912, his swearing in ceremony, then a quick switch shows a memorial to RIC men killed by Dan Breen followed by an old black and white television interview with Dan Breen himself talking about making no excuses for killing. The programme then outlines Dan Breen's early life, born in Donohill South Tipperary in 1894, he grew up in poverty his father dying young, Breen was working aged 11, his biographer Joe Ambrose describes Breen's early years. In the television interview Breen recalls the big influence his Nationalist mother had on him, and the books he read, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh describes the militancy of the years in which Breen grew up, by 1913 Breen worked on the railways, he was in Dublin for the 1913 Labour lockout and witnessing the actions of the RIC and bosses enraged him. Seamus Leahy recalls the friendship with his neighbour Sean Treacy and the effect of his influence, then Breen comments on Treacy in the television clip, it was Treacy who swore him into the IRB. In the television clip Breen recalls his frustration over no uprising in Tipperary in 1916, but he swore they won't miss the next rising. On January 21st 1919 in South Tipperary, two RIC men escorted gelignite to Soloheadbeg quarry. The IRA killed RIC men Pat O'Connell from cork and James McDonnell from County Mayo, re-enactment shown. Dáithí Mac Domhnaill recalls his great grandfather, who was 56, spoke Irish and had seven children. Dan Breen knew him and knew he was a widower, in his television clip Dan Breen comments on leaving no one alive, to this day a commemoration is held at Soloheadbeg. The RIC families say their loss is forgotten. On that January day the Dail Eireann met for the first time in Dublin, it wasn't recognised by the British, Martin Mansergh recalls the time, the SF 1918 election victory, as does Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. In Tipperary the 'Big Four' Dan Breen, Sean Treacy, Sean Hogan, and Seamus Robinson went on the run. They were rejected by many in Tipperary and even in Dublin were unwelcome. Author Joost Augusteijn says SF wanted a political role at that time, and wanted to send them to the USA, big Michael Collins supported them and they stayed, Dan Breen recalls in his television clip those days. However shortly after their return Sean Hogan was arrested at Knocklong the train taking him to Cork was ambushed by the IRA, Hogan's son recalls then Joe Ambrose, re-enactment shown, Hogan escaped, two RIC men were killed on the train, Sean Treacy and Dan Breen were wounded, a Wanted poster for Dan Breen is shown. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh recalls Breen's new notoriety and he went to Dublin where G.Division RIC was targeting the IRA. Collins set up his squad of hit men, called the Squad, Joe Ambrose describes the Squad and its makeup, photographs shown. Breen and Treacy were in it, Breen recalls British Intelligence at that time, and "rubbing out" British Agents in Dublin. While there, Breen developed a taste for urban life and fast living and drinking in Dublin's Monto district Joe Ambrose / Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh explain those days. In 1920 Vinny Byrne was linked with Breen, Robinson, Treacy, Hogan, he recalls meeting them in a television interview, they set up an ambush on the car of British Viceroy Lord French in 1920, Breen was wounded, an IRA man killed and Lord French escaped unhurt, reconstruction shown. Cumann na mBan Nurse Bridget Malone nursed Breen back to health over three months, Breen and friends then headed back to Tipperary in late 1920, in television clip Breen recalls their plan was to attack RIC stations. In May 1920 Ernie O'Malley from IRA Headquarters led Breen's men on an attack on Holyford RIC Station, re-enactment shown, it sparked a countrywide war of attrition with the RIC, in which several IRA people were assassinated by underground security forces, including the Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomás Mac Curtain, Joost Augusteijn says British authorities knew of security forces' murders, in a recording RIC Assistant Commissioner Gerald Smyth tells his men to shoot civilians if they look suspicious, the more you shoot the better I will like you he says. On July 19th the IRA shot dead Assistant Commissioner Smith in Cork Country Club, it was Smyth's brother George who was working as an undercover agent traced Breen and Treacy to Fernside House in Dublin October 1920, in the shootout Major George Smyth was killed, Breen was injured again but escaped, three days earlier the same British Agents had killed Sean Treacy in Dublin's City Centre. Film clip shown of his body on the streets, Dan Breen recalls his friend Sean Treacy on television clip. Meanwhile questions were asked about Breen in Westminster question time, then Breen comments, in Dublin British Intelligence hunted Breen and Collins. In November 1921 Collins sent his squad to kill the 'Cairo gang', 14 undercover Britons were killed, in revenge the British opened fire on Croke Park GAA match killing 12 people in what was known as Bloody Sunday, papers and television clips shown. Survivor Tommy Ryan recalls in television interview, Breen asks him to join the IRA in Tipperary. In 1921 back in Tipperary Breen's men capture RIC Inspector Gilbert Potter, they offer to exchange him for IRA's Tom Traynor awaiting execution in Mountjoy Jail, reconstruction shown, British refuse deal, Potter was shot dead. In May 1921 Dan Breen married his nurse Bridget Malone in Tipperary, wedding photographs shown, Breen has a gun with him. The July 1921 truce was celebrated but the IRA saw it as only a temporary ceasefire. Then came the Treaty, with partition and the Oath to the King. Breen in interview says he wouldn't fall out with Collins over it, but he didn't think much of the Treaty. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh says Breen left Ireland when the Treaty terms were announced he went to the USA, after four months he returned. Joe Ambrose recalls his efforts to stop the IRA splitting over the Treaty, his efforts led to the Pact between Collins and De Valera but the British opposed the pact and it fell apart, in the pact election of 1922 Breen stood for the National Panel for both sides in Tipperary, he wasn't elected. On June 28th 1922 the Civil War began at the Four Courts. Breen took the Republican side, author Ruan O'Donnell analyses his decision. In July 1922 Breen and an IRA colum are on a hill in South Tipperary, the Free State Forces under his friend Tommy Ryan attack, Tom Ryan recalls the fight that day and seeing Breen. In August Michael Collins was killed outside cork, speculation is examined that Collins was going to meet Breen for peace talks. Dan Breen in television clip honours Collins. Film of Collins' funeral shown. In March 1923 a Barry / Breen proposal to end the IRA's fight was defeated, reconstruction shown, but in reality the IRA was defeated. Breen was captured in Tipperary and marched through his hometown a prisoner, two weeks later the Civil War was over. While in prison on hunger strike, Breen was elected to the Dail as a TD in August 1923, but refused to take his seat, his personal life is profiled, how he has a son. He wrote his book, and in 1926 joined De Valera's new party Fianna Fail (FF). Breen recalls those days, Seamus Leahy comments, he took the Oath to abolish the Oath. In 1929 Breen returned to the USA Joe Ambrose explains his time in the USA, in 1932 he returned to Tipperary and was elected for FF to the Dail, he held the seat for 33 years. Joe Ambrose recalls his time in politics in this period, as does Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, even his views on the Vietnam War are profiled, as is his view on emigration. Martin McGuinness gives his views on Dan Breen, he died in September 1969.
DVD No.
D08470
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7765



Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Jan 2011
Duration:
29 mins 21 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Hearts and Minds
Description:
Introduced by Noel Thompson the programme begins with a report from Dublin on a frantic day of speculation about the future of Taoiseach Brian Cowan as the Fianna Fail (FF) party meets, Journalist Stephen Collins of the Irish times gives the background to Brian Cowan's Leadership crisis, and the bankers' crisis part in it. Stephen Collins says Cowan may yet step down if enough TDs tell him to leave during the consultation process with TDs. So far senior FF figures have remained silent on Cowan's position, maybe due to the poor showing of FF in opinion polls. Then in the Studio QUB Professor Brian Walker gives his views on Cowan's current position, he is surprised that Cowan hasn't stepped down, then Commentator Brian Feeney comments on Cowan meeting bankers and the chances of any other FF / TD winning an election. The position of coalition partners is discussed, the Green Party is profiled, then from Dublin Stephen Collins comments on SF's position at present and their prospects in the next election, Brian Feeney thinks no major parties will go into coalition with SF, as he says about Eamon Gilmore's Labour, "it is hard to see all the Stickies sitting down with all the old Provos". Brian Walker says he thinks SF's rise will burn out. In the If You Ask Me Spot Fionnuala O'Connor comments on the Northern Ireland Water Service crisis and SF Conor Murphy's refusal to resign, and Peter Robinson comments on bullets being sent to Celtic players and his efforts to nout sounding non-sectarian. Next Noel Thompson introduces a Film report from Julia Paul and why no Politicians in the North ever resign due to perceived failures in office, beginning with the Northern Ireland Water crisis and Conor Murphy's (SF) role, should he go, voxpop of local people, she compares the situation at Westminster. In 2001 Peter Mandelson resigns, Cecil Parkinson resigns, Lord Carrington resigns, at Stormont QUB's Rick Wilford explains the rules, then Journalist Liam Clarke's views that most MLAs are in government parties. Julia Paul refers to media revelations last year against Gerry Adams (SF) and Peter Robinson (DUP) and calls on them to resign, but both are still here. In 2008 Ian Paisley Senior resigned from the Executive over his links to the developer Seymour Sweeney, Liam Clarke comments on why Politicians hang on, then Rick Wilford on party's patronage and its role. Next Sir Ken Bloomfield comments on changes since his time at Stormont in the 1960s. In the last segment of the programme, Noel Thompson discusses the issue of Corporate Tax, and would it be good for Northern Ireland if the Executive had the power to control rates here. In the Studio Brian Campfield of NIPSA Union and Nigel Smith of the CBI give different views on the topic. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08460
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7762



Date Broadcast:
Fri 14th Jan 2011
Duration:
3 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:
Headlines then this January's Bloody Sunday's commemoration march will be the last, but some relatives don't agree. Film report with relative John Kelly's views, then the counterview of Kate Nash who wants it to continue. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08460
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7761



Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Jan 2011
Duration:
8 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 Derry a dissident republican bomb exploded at the office of the city of Culture 2013 organisers. Film report with reaction from Jim Shannon from the City of Culture and SF's Cllr Colum Eastwood and Cllr Paul Fleming (SF). In the Republic FF's Brian Cowan has said he won't be stepping down as Taoiseach but tomorrow the FF TDs will have a secret vote on his Leadership. Ken Reid comments on the possible voting figures possibilities, and TD Micheál Martin's position. In Stormont SF Minister Conor Murphy says he won't be resigning over Northern Ireland Water crisis. In Glasgow Police say they are not investigating an internet call for 100,000 people to sign a petition supporting the shooting of Celtic Manager Neil Lennon. In County Tyrone Newtownstewart Orange Hall was set on fire. Film report with coverage of attacks on two other County Tyrone Orange halls. DUP Cllr Thomas Kerrigan comments, 21 year old to be charged. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08460
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7763



Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Jan 2011
Duration:
24 mins 7 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Late Late Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Ryan Turbridy interviews SF's Martin McGuinness, he begins with reference to the death of Michaela Harte on her honeymoon, then he asks McGuinness why he left school at 15, he refers to a brutal Brother who made school like a concentration camp, he says his real education began when he left school and joined the Civil Rights Movement, he says he didn't come from a Republican home, it was a religious home background he said, his mother and father went to mass every day, his mother was from a Donegal FF background. He says he joined the IRA because of the brutality of the RUC and British Army, he refers to the death of Sammy Devenny, beaten by the RUC, and Seamus Cusack and Des Beatty killing by the British Army, then the introduction of internment, he joined the IRA to fight back he says, he believed only violence would bring change, peaceful SDLP politics wouldn't, he said he chose to make the right decision at that time, he recalls Derry's problems at that time like gerrymandering, he does regret there had to be a conflict, he is asked how amidst the chaos and being on the run did he manage to meet his wife etc, he says Colm Keenan introduced him to his wife, he was killed by the British Army in March 1972. He got engaged while his wife was in prison, the day after he was married the PIRA killed 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombs, McGuinness is asked how he reacted to that, he replies he was in Dublin, and he says he was shocked and horrified and it was something of which no one could be proud. when asked would that not have made him rethink his membership of PIRA, McGuinness replies we live on an island which has had many atrocities over 800 years, and during his lifetime we have had bad incidents and atrocities, he is then asked did Birmingham or Enniskillen help advance the Republican cause, McGuinness replies they didn't advance the Republican cause, he claims the people who did them, held up their hands and apologised, particularly for Enniskillen he says actions in Birmingham / Enniskillen where not something Irish Republicans were proud about. McGuinness is then asked does he ever have sleepless nights, he replies he does sleep comfortably, he asks why British Prime Ministers are never asked the same question, he says the conflict had nothing romantic, joyful or happy about it and many innocent people were killed by State Forces and the IRA. He rejects Tubridy's suggestion that it all balances itself out in Republican minds, the important thing for him is he dedicated his life to bring about an end of the Conflict, and for 20 years has helped develop the Peace Process. He is asked how did back channels work in the 1970s / 1980s, he recalls his first contact in 1989 with British government representatives the purpose was for Thatcher's hardline message of no talks to be made to him, but Martin explains what he took out of the contact, he says that he and Adams were reassessing the IRA campaign, he recalls British Generals saying they couldn't defeat the IRA, and he felt Irish Republicans had a duty to look at had they the military capabilities to drive the British out, he says they decided there was a military stalemate, and they asked the IRA to build a peace process, using the White House. Once Tories fell, and Blair took over, things were able to progress. McGuinness is then asked why is Adams never as comfortable as he is talking about being in the PIRA. McGuinness says he never talks about who was or who wasn't a member of the PIRA, he won't answer yes or no to the question, he says there wouldn't have been a peace process without Adams. McGuinness is pushed on the question but he won't answer. McGuinness is confident that Adams will be elected in Louth for the Dail, he outlines what SF can do to get Ireland out of its economic trouble. McGuinness then comments on why Labour and Fine Gael and Fianna Fail say they won't do business with SF, he says the next election will tell the true story, he says the process he is engaged in will see a United Ireland in his lifetime, he then talks about his relationship with DUP Ian Paisley, and he says he hasn't even considered if he will meet the British Queen if she visits Ireland, he refers to the Queen not apologising for Bloody Sunday as she is Commanding Officer of the Paratroopers. In finishing McGuinness comments on his love of fishing. (Mon)
DVD No.
D08460
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7764



Date Broadcast:
Wed 19th Jan 2011
Duration:
51 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Tom Barry Guerilla Days in Ireland
Description:
This is a documentary drama on the life of Cork man Tom Barry. The Leader of the Third West Cork Brigade in the War of Independence 1919-1921. He was the son of an RIC man and grew up in the Unionist town of Bandon, in 1915 he joined the British Army, an audio recording of Barry talking about the 1916 Rising is played, on his return to Ireland he was arrested by the Essex Regiment, then Tom Barry joined the IRA, where he gained a reputation as being ruthless and someone who took no prisoners. Writer Mary Harris comments on his abilities in leading the West Cork IRA brigade, then author of his autobiography Meda Ryan comments on Barry's personality. A Film clip shows an interview with Tom Barry in which he talks about the British Army's behaviour in West Cork, he talks about his role as a Training Officer in the IRA, which then had 100 men. In October 1920 Barry and Charlie Hurley failed in an effort to kill a local judge called Sealy. In August 1920 Company 'C' of the Auxiliaries / Britons arrived in Macroom, Ruan O'Donnell comments on IRA's reaction as Barry decided to attack the Auxies at Kilmichael. A Film clip shows Barry at the scene, describing the place he choose for the ambush. A re-enactment of the November 28th 1920 ambush is shown, with historian Peter Hart's overview of his plan. Tom Barry describes the ambush as a bloody hand to hand fight, they killed nine auxies then auxies surrendered but opened fire killing two IRA men. Barry ordered his men to kill all the auxies, he recalls the action and the IRA's victory, in his book Guerilla Days in Ireland, 50 years later historian Peter Hart questions Barry's account on his book entitled The IRA and its Enemies, he explains his view that there was no false surrender. The British reaction to Kilmichael is profiled, they lost 17 men, their reaction was the sacking of Cork destroying 300 homes, and shops, an auxie's letter home to his mother describing the looting is read out, the strict terms of martial law are explained, it was signed by Bernard Montgomery later to be Field Marshall Montgomery in WWII. By mid 1921 hundreds of IRA were rounded up in West Cork as Lloyd George (British PM) released the days of War, many prisoners were murdered. Tom Barry recalls with Film clip of arrests shown, Barry began a campaign against informers in the area who were helping the British, re-enactment of one case is shown, Ruan O'Donnell and Peter Hart comment on this intelligence battle between the IRA and British, recording of Tom Barry's views on those shot is played, the IRA began to shoot off duty Soldiers in Bandon, re-enactment shown. British sent thousands more troops into Cork. Sean Kelleher tells of Barry's Flying Column moving to Crossbarry. Tom Barry recalls the British surrounding his men, Barry's plan is explained using maps of the area, he had 104 men, but his attack broke through the British cordon, but 200 British pursued them to Crossbarry Bridge, re-enactment shown, four IRA were killed but Barry retreated to higher ground, nearby Tom Kelleher IRA Unit was attacked from the rear, his son Sean recalls the gun battle near the old castle ruins, here the British suffered their heaviest casualties. Re-enactment shown, the British lost 30 men as they eventually withdrew. In March 1921 Barry's men attacked Rosscarberry RIC Station, killing two RIC men who fled the village, Michael Collins then called Barry to Dublin to help assess the IRA's strength, on his way home Barry was stopped at an Essex Regiment road block, he posed as a medical student and was released, as IRA prisoners continued to be killed Barry recalls his plan to take the Earl of Bandon as a hostage, they captured the Earl, who was British Deputy Lord Lieutenant in Ireland, they made him write to Lloyd George that he would be hung if any IRA prisoners were killed. De Valera sent Leslie Price to check on Bandon, re-enactments shown, as the British wouldn't call a ceasefire until they knew Bandon was safe. Tom and Leslie fell in love and were married that August, a month into the truce their wedding was the last time Collins, De Valera and a Who's who of the Irish rebellion would assemble in peace, photograph shown. On December 6th the Treaty was signed, Mary Harris describes Tom Barry's unhappiness with the Treaty, Barry stayed in Dublin after the Dail passed the Treaty vote. Meanwhile in West Cork an IRA man was shot trying to break into a Protestant's home, in revenge the Protestant, his son and an ex Soldier were shot, over the next two days a further 10 Protestants were shot in the Dunmanway area, re-enactments shown. Peter Hart comments on the IRA killings as highlighted in his book. The Dail condemned the killings, British Intelligence documents show many Bandon Protestants were working for the Crown. Papers shown and Auxiliary Officers' notebook with Informers' information, Meda Ryan comments. Barry returned to Cork and ordered the IRA under the pain of death to cease killings, Peter Hart comments, and his book claims the Nationalist revolution was a sectarian one, his views are highlighted from his book, Ruan O'Donnell disagrees, then Meda Ryan comments. When the Civil War began Tom Barry was arrested trying to slip into the Four Courts to join the anti Treaty Forces inside, he was the first prisoner of the Civil War, he was sent to a camp at Gormanstown within two hours he escaped and returned to West cork, in the area he led attacks on Free State forces' garrisons, a son of one of his men Domhnall Mac Giolla Phóil recalls his father's stories. Free State forces flooded the area and started executing IRA prisoners. In March 1923 the IRA held an emergency meeting, attended by De Valera, Barry proposed ending the military campaign, but was defeated by Liam Lynch's vote, the war continued. Mary Harris compares the Civil War and the War of Independence and highlights reasons for the IRA's failures. Tom Barry interviews recalls how he would like to have emigrated, many of his Kilmichael comrades did leave Ireland. In 1932 Barry showed little interest in the new Republican party Fianna Fail, De Valera lifted the ban on IRA activity but the new blue shirt movement opposed him. Barry was soon in conflict with the blueshirts, after a rally in Clonakilty they fired at Barry and missed. Ruan O'Donnell outlines Barry's falling out with De Valera over his failure to deal with partition. In 1936 the killing of Captain Henry Somerville on Barry's watch, stained his reputation, it was a kidnap gone wrong. Chief of Staff IRA in 1937, Barry later resigned, he had no links with the IRA during its bombing campaign in WWII. Mary Harris says he was against bombings against civilian targets. Meda Ryan comments on his later life and marriage. In 1965 he unveiled a monument to Michael Collins, a recording is played in which he praises Collins, the programme then debates the False Surrender claims at Kilmichael in 1920, including a survivor of the IRA from the ambush called Ned Young who was 96. All the different opinions on the issue are examined. Then SF's Martin McGuinness talks about the influence of people like Tom Barry on the PIRA in Northern Ireland, and speculation on what Barry would have thought of the Good Friday Agreement. Barry's recordings on War are played, he died in 1980.
DVD No.
D08470
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7766



Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Jan 2011
Duration:
5 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 in Republic Fianna Fail (FF) PM was forced to declare an election for March 11th, as give coalition Ministers resigned, and the Green Party wouldn't back FF. Film report on debate in Dail with Ken Reid's analysis in the Studio of Brian Cowan's disaster today. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7767



Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Jan 2011
Duration:
28 mins 41 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:
Noel Thompson interviews the UUP's David McNarry and the DUP's Simon Hamilton about their disagreement over the Stormont budget especially the Health Service issue, and spending cuts. In the If You Ask Me Spot Alex Kane rejects a recent comparison of Northern Ireland to a Third World country, as he says Third World countries can change their governments, he goes on to criticise the Stormont Executive's performance, with sarcasm. Next topic is the South's General election due on March 11th. Firstly TD Minister of State Conor Lenihan gives his views on the current political instability in the Republic, especially problems within Fianna Fail and Brian Cowan's leadership, he favours FF electing a new Leader before the election. Later this week the Alliance Party meets to review what has been a good year for it, in the Studio party Leader David Ford faces allegations from Noel Thompson that he and his party sold out on being a party of opposition now they are at the heart of the Executive with two cabinet posts. David Ford rejects his view and defends Alliance taking on Justice role as only his party could handle that job, he outlines why the Alliance party is different to other parties here, by going through its party policies like integrated education etc, he says working for a Shared Future is Alliance's way of making a difference, he denies Alliance has subverted democracy by taking the Justice Ministry, he points out he is the only Minister elected by MLAs, which makes his role more democratic. Ford praises the latest members who have joined his party and rejects they are 'rejects' from other parties. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7768



Date Broadcast:
Fri 21st Jan 2011
Duration:
5 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 in Republic's election latest Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowan speaking at a North / South Ministerial Conference today in Armagh says he will stay on as PM and he is not for quitting. Film report with Brian Cowan comments, then SF's Martin McGuinness comments. The Inquest into West Belfast Schoolboy Corry Wisdom (12) has found he died due to inhaling petrol fumes from a car. Film report on May 2010 death in the Falls Park, with Gary McMichael's comments on substance abuse. In South Belfast a suspect device was removed from Cadogan Park near an Army base. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7769



Date Broadcast:
Sat 22nd Jan 2011
Duration:
4 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Brian Cowan has resigned as Leader of Fianna Fail but he will remain as Taoiseach until the general election on March 11th. Film report with Brian Cowan's statement, then Fine Gael (FG) leader Enda Kenny's views as he attends the Alliance Party Conference in Northern Ireland. Speculation on who will be next FF Leader. Coverage of David Ford's address to Alliance Party Conference in County Antrim. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7770



Date Broadcast:
Sun 23rd Jan 2011
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:
In the Republic the Green Party has pulled out of the Coalition government. Film report with John Gormley's comments, he says they will support upcoming Finance Bill, then Brian Cowan gives his reaction, then SF's Gerry Adams' views, vote on new FF leader is expected on Wednesday. In other news stories shots were fired at a house in Bangor, no one was injured. A Downpatrick man Barry Fitzsimons has been stabbed in a Melbourne house party. In North Belfast a house was petrol bombed, no reports of injuries. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7771



Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Jan 2011
Duration:
7 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 the Republic it looks like the general election will be in February, a government crisis meeting is taking place at the minute, Film report from Ken Reid with TD Jean Bruton (Lab), Michael Noonan (FG) views then Journalist Sam Smyth's comments, then latest update from Ken Reid. In Craigavon Court Orangeman Mark Harbinson (44) has been accused of sexual abuse against children in Stoneyford Orange Hall. At his inquest it was said UDA man Ihab Shoukri had been using heroin at the time of his death. In Derry Court Brian Connor (46) a Policeman for 25 years was jailed for having 600 indecent images of children. Film report. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
449
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7772



Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Jan 2011
Duration:
28 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Shirt Factory Horn
Description:
This documentary charts the work and legacy of Derry's shirt factories all are mostly closed down now, the programme uses interviews with former workers and old Film clips which include Troubles Film clips. Programme begins with workers' voiceovers on conditions in factories. Then history of shirt making, then Mary Wells recalls beginning work, then Avril Campbell a button collector, then Millie Campbell and Ruby - two message girls, then Harriet Hippsley and Patrick Durnian's recollections of beginning work, factory photographs shown. The shirt factories and the women where the economic backbone of Derry, poor living conditions talked about. In 1830 a local weaver William Scott started the local industry, he sold the shirts in Scotland and England, he began using his family to make the shirts but then he developed an outwork system to employ local women, other entrepreneurs also began to make shirts at this time, using outreach and building factories, Professor Robert Gavin explains, beginnings of Henderson / Sinclair factories around 1861. The quality of the product was very high, by 1900 Derry was Centre of World Shirt making. Tilly / Henderson factory even got a mention in Karl Marxs, Das Kapital and his daughter visited the Derry factories in 1891, Derry's speciality was the businessman's white shirt. Today only two shirt factories remain, current workers describe their jobs today. BBC Radio's Gerry Anderson recalls his family's connection to the factories, and the role of Derry women in hard times, he plays the song "Happy Wanderer", the factory girls' song, then other workers recall the role of singing in factories and other social clubs connected to each factory. Then WWII Pathe News clip on Derry factories shown, as documentary profiles production during WWII, until 1977, thousands of US servicemen were based in Derry, Bernie McDermott recalls the navy ships arriving. Film clips shown, and the girls' flirtations with the sailors, and the smoke room gossip at that time, the girls then recall the hazards of the job and the factory smells, they recall tensions at the 12 July which vanished at the rest of the year, Bernie McDermott explains. The 'speed belt' is explained, and the changes made in the factory to improve production. Film clip shown of 1968 / 1969 marches in Derry, and the outbreak of the Troubles. By mid-1970s Derry was competing with low prices in the Far East, Workers recall they trained the foreign workers, George Dunlop recalls this mistake in judgement. Today the one factory surviving makes uniforms, one shirts, there used to be 64 factories, Simon Henderson explains the decline, and the changes in job definitions. Then Pauline Ross describes the Arts designing stained glass windows to recall the history of Derry's factories. In 2002 the Tillie and Henderson shirt factory was destroyed by fire, the shirt factories are gone, the workers give their sad reaction to its loss.
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7773



Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Jan 2011
Duration:
12 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, a security operation in North Belfast has followed the discovery of a dissident republican bomb attached to a bike outside a shop. Film report on 24 hour long operation with comments of PSNI Superintendent Mark Hamilton on the anti-personnel device, interview with Maguire family who had to leave their home, then SF's Gerry Kelly's views. In Derry Courts Daryl O'Donnell has been charged with using facebook to threaten DUP's Gregory Campbell, he denies the charge. Film report reviews the history of the case and freedom of speech issues with Daryl O'Connell's views. A Policing Board report has criticised the PSNI for publishing photographs of young people involved in rioting last year, but the PSNI have defended their actions. Film report with NI21 MLA Basil McCrea's views, then PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr's comments, then SF's Martina Anderson and DUP's Jimmy Spratt's opinions. At Westminster confusion continues over whether SF's Gerry Adams has accepted an ancient British title to enable him to resign his Westminster MP's seat. Film report with Ken Reid's analysis and coverage of David Cameron's comments on the issue in the Commons, then Gerry Adams says he has taken no titles, followed by Treasury statement on the issue. In the Republic Fianna Fail has elected Micheál Martin as its new Leader. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7774



Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Jan 2011
Duration:
7 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:
On North Belfast's Antrim Road, the PSNI reveal they have found a second dissident republican bomb. Film report with PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott's reaction and comments of Colette McCaughey a local woman, as is Mary Rose McIlvenny, also PSNI Superintendent Mark Hamilton comments then SF Cllr Conor Maskey's views, and Manus Maguire who was out of his home. In Springhill Park, a pipe bomb attack earlier this week has just been made public. Film report interviews victim Lee Conroy whose young sons found the device on his car, and local Community Work Paul Gallagher's views, followed by Jacqueline Gallagher's comments for the residents of Strabane. In Carnlough in County Antrim a Loyalist splinter group has admitted planting a device in a house garden in the Ballymena Road area. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7775



Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Jan 2011
Duration:
29 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Noel Thompson begins programme with a review of the general election situation in the Republic. He discusses with Irish Independent Journalist Sam Smyth, BBC's Martina Purdy and Independent's David McKittrick topics like SF President Gerry Adams' ability to handle complex economic policies and will it affect the SF vote, also profiled is the knowledge of TD Pearce Doherty (SF) on economics, and the effects of cuts on the working class in the Republic, and attacks on SF's record in West Belfast by Fianna Fail and their Assembly Ministers' performances. Also discussed is Gerry Adams' role in the Dail if elected. In the If You Ask Me Spot Malachy O'Doherty also looks at the South's political parties, and people's reactions to them, in the midst of the current economic and political crisis, he draws parallels between Brian Cowan and Gordon Brown (British PM) handling of their crisis. In the next segment Noel Thompson looks at the effects of spending cuts in Northern Ireland on voluntary organisations here, it begins with a Film report from Julia Paul highlighting cuts effects on Home Start and their services. Northern Ireland has 4,500 voluntary organisations with a total budget of £700 million, 45% of the budget comes from government sources. Patricia McKeown of Unison Trade Union comments, then NICVA's Seamus McAreavey's views on cuts. The next topic highlighted by Noel Thompson is the Policing Board's call this week for the PSNI to stop issuing photographs of teenage offenders who they want to interview about crimes lie rioting etc. In the Studio SDLP's Alban Magennis and TUV's Jim Allister debate the issues. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08490
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7779



Date Broadcast:
Sat 29th Jan 2011
Duration:
3 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Lurgan Police are investigating reports a number of suspicious devices have been left in the town. A Craigavon man aged 46 who has been on the run for 15 years has been extradited from Spain on £80,000 robbery charges, no name given. The New York ground zero Architect Daniel Libeskind is in Andersonstown with a panel to review plans for the replacement of Andersonstown Police station. Film report and interview on five proposed plans with SDLP's Alex Attwood's views then Geraldine McAteer for residents. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7776



Date Broadcast:
Sun 30th Jan 2011
Duration:
5 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Derry thousands of people attend the 39th anniversary of Bloody Sunday March. Film report on what could be the last ever march, its first since the Saville Report was published. Today's event began with a local religious service attended by Protestant Churches, Rev David Latimer's comments, then Film of large march. John Kelly outlines why he thinks it should be the last march, then SF's Martin McGuinness' views but the family of William Nash don't want an end to the annual march, Kate Nash says it is Sinn Fein who want to stop the march. In Lurgan a hoax bomb alert ended in a riot. Film report with PSNI Chief Inspector Ken Mawhinney gives his analysis, then SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly's views. In Larne three Police Officers hurt in a minor riot. In North Belfast in the New Lodge a 17 year old was shot in the leg. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7777



Date Broadcast:
Mon 31st Jan 2011
Duration:
4 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then trial begins of South Armagh man Kevin Crilly (60) on a charge of killing undercover SAS Soldier Robert Niarac in 1977. Film report on the first day of the trial, and evidence presented. In other news in brief, Owen Patterson, Northern Ireland Secretary has delayed the publication of the report into the 1998 murder of Catholic Robert Hamill in Portadown, and relatives of 10 Bloody Sunday families want the British Soldiers involved to be prosecuted. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08480
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7778



Date Broadcast:
Mon 31st Jan 2011
Duration:
29 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
We're Fur Hame 313
Description:
In this documentary a bus load of American Tourists visit Northern Ireland to explore their families' Scots / Irish ancestors and roots from up to 200 years ago. The group have spent two weeks visiting places across Northern Ireland from the Giants Causeway to Kilkeel in the Mournes. The programme interviews Mike Dowell from North Carolina, an extrovert character whose a story teller. Then interview with Glen Pratt who organises the US Travellers' trips to Northern Ireland, who talks about the Americans' search for identity and the importance of geneology. He recalls his first Northern Ireland visit in the summer of 2004 and his love of Ulster Scots heritage. The programme then lists some of the sights in Northern Ireland the US tourists visited, then Susan and Pat from Texas Filmed at Larne Immigration Statue, then returning visitor Bill Hyatt in 1982, his spiritual point is Magilligan point, he visits the family graveyard, and describes his connections to those buried there. In the Mournes they visit Hannah's Close, a small community built in 1640, then they head to Donegal, to see the Greenan Stone fort built 4,000 years ago, they enjoy Scots and Irish Dancing together, the group then look at the Orange culture, Susan McIlhinch finds it confusing, she finds it political and complex, but she does find out about her family roots near the River Bann, where she feels at home. Next in Killinchy County Down New Yorker Tom Hall finds his connections, his roots are explained to the Lowry family, by local Presbyterian church Warden, he finds Killinchy family graves. In California Susan Anderson took up weaving, in 1911 Moses Paul and Archie Paul lived in County Antrim, they were her forefathers, she visits the family who live there now to find out more information, her research efforts are profiled. Programme presented by William Crawley.
DVD No.
D08490
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7780



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Feb 2011
Duration:
9 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 Historial Enquiries (HET) team has been reprieved with a £13 million funding from the Department of Justice. Film report on HET's work investigating murders of the Troubles with Minister of Justice David Ford's comments and WAVE's Sandra Peake's views, so far 1,359 murders have been reviewed that leaves 1,900 more to do, SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley comments. In the Republic the Dail has been desolved, the Irish general election will be on 25th February. Film report from Ken Reid on Brian Cowan, and Ken Reid's analysis of the election campaign. In West Belfast a 45 year old man was shot in the leg, Film report. In courts the trial continues of Kevin Crilly (60) on a charge of killing SAS Captain Robert Niarac. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08490
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7781



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Feb 2011
Duration:
45 mins 30 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Born Fighting
Programme Title:
Part 1
Description:
US Senator James Webb goes on a personal journey to trace the story of the Scots / Irish who helped to build modern America. He begins the programme by profiling his own family's military history and their awareness of the family's Ulster Scots roots, his mission he says is to make more Americans aware of their Scots / Irish roots, as he achieves the values, culture and fighting spirit of these people who have shaped America, the programme Chapter called Old World: The Making of the Scots - Irish, then he recalls migration to Ireland with Dr Patrick Fitzgerald's views, he recalls the Gaels going to Scotland 1,500 years ago, the Scotti Tribes links, and the Scots becoming a nation more connected to Ireland than England. He describes the English conquest of Scotland, the role of William Wallace and then Robert The Bruce using academics' testimony. The programme then becomes a history lesson, as Scotland progresses through the Reformation years around 1559, John KNox role in Scotland, then Protestants became allied with Scots Nationalists, in 1603 the plantation of Ireland is explained, academics comment on each step along the history. The Borderers are profiled, then in 1641 the violence in Ulster is portrayed as are its effects on history, and its leading to the arrival of Cromwell in Ireland and through to the modern Orange Order and its celebrations of the battles of 1690 and William of Orange and the Seige of Derry, they explain how the penal laws against Catholics and Presbyterians forced Scots / Irish Presbyterians to go to America in search of a better life. The programme profiles the Rev McGregor and the first Scottish settlers in the USA, the 1689 seige of Derry is also examined using academics' comments.
DVD No.
D08490
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7782



Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Feb 2011
Duration:
8 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then three PSNI Officers have resigned after being tested positive for drugs including cocaine. Film report with reaction from Chief Superintendent George Clarke and the DUP's Jimmy Spratt. DUP's Peter Robinson and SF's Martin McGuinness are in London for talks about Northern Ireland getting control of getting its own Corporation tax rates. Film report on Westminster devolved government's meeting with Treasury, and Peter Robinson, Sammy Wilson and Martin McGuinness comments, then Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson's views, then analysis of current situation from Ken Reid. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08500
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7783



Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Feb 2011
Duration:
58 mins 45 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Story of Ireland
Programme Title:
Part 1: The Age of Invasions
Description:
Begins with an introduction from Feargal Keane, he says this series is not about an Ireland of Victims of their own ancient hatreds and of a powerful neighbour, this is about an Ireland shaped by waves of migration with new languages, faiths and cultures coming from the outside, and still do. It is also a journey through other worlds whose history changed Ireland, the old historical view of turmoil with England is self limiting he says the Story of Ireland is so much bigger. He begins recalling going to the 1916 commemoration of 1966 in Dublin and the myths of Ireland of that time that the real Ireland was gaelic and Catholic, by the mid 1970s in the Northern Ireland Troubles, the old certainities would not stand up. His old history teacher talks about this with Feargal Keane, and what is the truth. Feargal Keane then says this episode goes back to ancient Ireland, the first Tribes came 10,000 years ago, he profiles Newgrange, the oldest known building in Ireland, built 500 years before the Egyptian pyramids, and 1,000 years before Stonehenge. Professor Gabriel Cooney UCD comments on the arrival of people in 8,000 BC, farming in 4,000 BC and the reasons why ancient monuments were built, in the bronze age the colourful artefacts show a shared culture with Britain and Europe, whom later historians called the Celts. Mary Cahill of the National Museum of Ireland shows and explains the decorative art / metals of the era. Ireland's bogland also holds clues to its past humanity, like Clorycavan Man, a preserved body of a man from 300 years BC, Eamon Kelly explains what they know about this man, and what he tells us, it is our first view of an Irishman, he spoke an early form of gaelic, their art is associated with Celts on the continent. In the 9th century BC, the Greek poet Homer called North West Europe a land of fog and gloom, 750 years later the Romans invaded Britain in 55 BC, Caesar called Ireland 'Hibernia land of Winter', and the Irish were called a Cannibal race, but medieval geographer Ptolemy mapped the known World 150 AD showing Hibernia First map of Ireland, which shows Irish Tribes Brigantes invaded Britain. In 431 AD Rome's first Bishop was sent to Ireland. In the post Roman Empire time slave trading began, the St.Patrick story is part of this. Feargal Keene explores the 'Rea' St.Patrick and the growth of monasteries and the Irish writings held in monasteries. It was a cultural revolution in what was a dark age, Europe and Irish Monks set up Monasteries and Churches across Europe like the Colombians. In 795AD the Vikings' raids on Iceland began, Feargal Keene profiles the terror they caused through several centuries, he explains the kind of Society the Vikings came from, and they formed Dublin, they became immersed in Irish Politics, Feargal Keene then details the story of Brian Boru and his conquests in Cork, Limerick, then Dublin, he was the first hero of Nationalist Ireland in 1014 Dublin was the prize at the Battle of Clondarf, but Brian Boru was killed. Ireland's next invaders were the Normans. At Clondarf both Armies had Viking Soldiers, but the battle resolved nothing, Ireland would have no High King, the Normans changed the story of Ireland.
DVD No.
D08550
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7815



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Feb 2011
Duration:
8 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then DUP's Peter Robinson and SF's Martin McGuinness give their first ever side by side joint television Studio interview. Robinson feels they have done an excellent job in the Office and Martin McGuinness agrees. McGuinness says the real test will come in the next term of the Assembly, he highlights Tory cuts as a problem, both men comment on current major differences between them but don't name them. Both comment on Corporation tax issue. McGuinness says he thinks they have proved they are not the Brothers Grimm which the press called them. PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott told the Policing Board today that the threat from dissidents was severe, he also said sectarian crime increased by 12%, Film report with Baggott's comments on other issues like increased funding, banning legal highs here, SF MEP Martina Anderson comments on sectarian crime in Derry. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08500
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7784



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Feb 2011
Duration:
28 mins 42 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:
Noel Thompson begins with a Studio interview with SF's Martin McGuinness, who just returned from meeting Treasury officials in London with Peter Robinson, McGuinness defends his view that the stringent Treasury cuts are undermining devolution in Northern Ireland, he says that is the reality, as this government has reneged on the previous government's promise and the Tories will withdraw £4 billion from Northern Ireland's economy in coming years, plus the cuts in welfare payments. He recalls promises from Labour's Gordon Brown, and criticises Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson's government's position saying he uses figures which are not acceptable. Martin McGuinness refuses to introduce water charges here which could raise £500 million. He says British government needs to give Northern Ireland the financial levers to improve the situation here, he says 'multi millionaires' in this government will lead us into a double dip recession, McGuinness says in the South the government had control of its political / financial levers and should have resisted cuts, in the Northern the Executive hasn't control of economic levers, and he will continue to fight imposing cuts from London. On the Corporate tax issue, Martin McGuinness believes lowering the rate will increase jobs, but it has to be at a negotiated cut in the block grant to get a deal. In the If You Ask Me Spot, Journalist Lindsay Allen comments on SF President Gerry Adams resigning his Westminster seat to become a TD in the Dail and explores the reasons for his decision, and the state of the political turmoil in the Republic, and the current situation in Stormont. In the next piece Noel Thompson interviews Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson and puts Martin McGuinness allegations the Tories reneged on the last government's financial commitments to Northern Ireland, Patterson says Britain is a safer place now than in May, he says Brown's £18 billion promise from different sources will be met, he then goes on to say that Northern Ireland Politicians harping on about it doesn't help local confidence. Patterson rejects the suggestion that his Tory cuts are going too far, too fast across the whole UK, he repeats Tory Policy, the deficit must be reduced and they are set on their course and the devolved regions got a good deal, he quotes the figure for Northern Ireland as £10,662 for each citizen here, and says Northern Ireland is getting a 6-9% reduction over 4 years, these are an excellent deal he claims which acknowledges Northern Ireland's special case, he rejects the idea the Tory Cabinet are all millionaires who are out of touch with ordinary people, on lowering corporation tax Patterson is enthusiastic and uses Canada's success as an example, he says the EEC rules mean a tax reduction has to offset by a government grant reduction, he says his idea is an investment in the future. Patterson then talks about his current relationship with Tom Elliott and the UUP, as Tories intend to run candidates here and open an Office in Bangor. Patterson also says he doesn't favour changing the way the First Minister is elected here, as UUP's Tom Elliott requested, he won't comment on how Martin McGuinness would be as First Minister. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08500
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7785



Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Feb 2011
Duration:
8 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
An off duty PSNI Officer has been shot, dead an armed robber in an East Belfast garage. Film report on the death of Mark Ringland (29) with the family's Solicitor Denis Maloney's comments, the victim had a previous criminal record, UUP MLA Michael Copeland comments, then PUP's MLA #Dawn Purvis' reaction. The Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson is to release their report on the Loughinisland massacre by the UVF in 1994, it will be published at the end of next month. Film report with victims' relatives Emma Rogan and Moira Casement's reactions, then SF MLA Caitrona Ruane's views. Prince Charles and his wife visited the recently refurbished St Malachy's Church in Alfred Street Belfast today, with him was Peter Robinson who comments, then local Priest Fr Michael McGinnity's views and the Architect Bronagh Lynch's comments. Earlier Charles was at Palace Barracks in Holywood to meet families of British Soldiers in Mercian Regiment. He is Colonel in Chief. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08500
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7786



Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Feb 2011
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:
David Dalzell (21) of the RIR from Bangor died on Friday in Afghanistan in an operational accident. Film report with reaction from DUP MLA Alex Easton, 352 British Soldiers now killed in Afghanistan since 2001. In Lurgan Chilean Miner addressed a church congregation about being trapped for 69 days with 30 other Miners underground. Film report on rescue mission. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08500
Tape No.
450
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7787



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Feb 2011
Duration:
3 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, it's been suggested the British Queen might visit the Republic this coming May. Film report with Mark Hennessey's comments on the story he wrote about in the Irish Times. William Frazer the Leader of South Armagh's Victims Group FAIR is to be investigated by the PSNI on how he spent thousands of pounds of EEC Funding. William Frazer has denied any wrongdoing. Film report. The Northern Ireland Soldier killed in Afghanistan David Dalzell (21) was shot accidentally by another Soldier as they cleaned their rifles. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08550
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7788



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Feb 2011
Duration:
59 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Robinson
Description:
This documentary follows the political career of current DUP Leader Peter Robinson from Street Protester to First Minister of Northern Ireland, using old Film clips and interviews with academics and political friends and foes. It begins with the story of his Wife Iris' affair, news reports and reaction from DUP colleagues, then Journalist Derek Henderson's recollections. The DUP faced into an abyss, Martin McGuinness comments as pressure on Robinson to stand down increased. Nigel Dodds insists the DUP supported Robinson, who says the intention of it all was to destroy him and devolution itself. After titles McGuinness (SF), former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain, and Arlene Foster (DUP) give positive views on Robinson, then programme sets out to chart Robinson's move from extremism to power sharing and asks was it nothing more than the pursuit of power. Sammy Wilson says Peter always adjusts to changing positions, the public humiliation of the past year has endeared him to the party faithful, Nigel Dodds says this was a human reaction, television clip shows his warm conference reception, and says he is now in firm control of the DUP. Clip of his Conference Speech shown, then Journalist Derek Henderson and Arlene Foster (DUP) comments on changes in Robinson over the last year, then Sammy Wilson's views on this, then Filmed on his way to open the new Coca Cola plan, Robinson highlights the importance of job creation here. This programme highlights Robinson's formative years in the 1970s as Troubles hit Northern Ireland, he was Presbyterian, Film of Loyalist paramilitaries, Robinson recalls choosing politics over paramilitaries, but he was involved in vigilante activity he says. He left his estate agent job to become the DUP's first employee, he recalls early impressions of Paisley, a great speaker but not a good organiser, he recalls the affection his family life of his new role and Iris' support. Aged 30 in 1979 after a spell as a Castlereagh Cllr, he became an MP in East Belfast. Cedric Wilson DUP (1979-1991) recalls Paisley's nervous reaction. By mid 1980 it was Robinson's intellect driving the DUP, Film of anti Anglo-Irish rally at Belfast, Robinson recalls Unionists feeling betrayed. In 1986 he was arrested in the Republic leading Loyalists into Clontibret, Film clip of that shown, with Robinson's comments then, Paisley saw Clontibret as an attempt to undermine his control, television clips shown to support this, but Peter denies it in interview, Nigel Dodds recalls, then Lord Trimble's recollections. In the present time Robinson says Paisley was supposed to lead the Clontibret raid, but he went to a funeral in the USA. In the late 1980s the PIRA was stronger than ever. Film clips of bombings shown, in the background SF talked to British Government, at Ulster Hall DUP formed the Third Force, Gregory Campbell (DUP) recalls the reason for it, then Peter Robinson justifies its formation, as the Ulster Hall Film clip is shown of his speech. Cedric Wilson says Robinson told him he would lead people "over the top" which Paisley wouldn't do. Paisley Film clip shown in which he says his men will kill IRA men, eventually Robinson knew Unionists weren't up for confrontation. Nowadays Robinson is comfortable in the role of Statesman, he is Filmed in the USA encouraging investment in Northern Ireland, and comments on his role there. Filmed with Hilary Clinton, Robinson in interview claims he is a shy person who prefers to being on the front line. US economic envoy to Northern Ireland Declan Kelly gives his opinion of Robinson, then more Robinson comments on how he thinks others see him, and his views on being in the public eye. In 1987 Robinson joined the Unionist Taskforce, he recalls its aim was to find a road forward in negotiations for Unionism since direct action was ruled out. Film clip of his comments back then, then Jeffrey Donaldson's recollections supports his moves back then. Paisley and UUP Leader Jim Molyneaux rejected his 1987 proposals causing Robinson to resign as DUP Deputy Leader, Cedric Wilson recalls. Then Lord Trimble says he thought Robinson would join the UUP, however Robinson soon returned as DUP Deputy Leader realising he needed to manage Paisley more carefully if he wanted to make a difference. He recalls the lessons he learnt from his experiences, in 1988 he ended up in the German City of Duisburg to meet other political parties, Film clip shown, SDLP's Austin Currie recalls meeting Robinson in Germany, and his impressions of him, then Robinson recalls his feelings in Germany that there was potential for agreement. Cedric Wilson says Paisley wasn't happy with Robinson over the Duisburg meeting, any personal relationship between the two was now gone, in public they stood side by side in Smash SF campaign. Film clip shown, Bob McCartney North Down MP 1995-2001 comments, then Sammy Wilson's view on their relationship, then Gregory Campbell's views. Robinson himself says Paisley and he never had a stand-up row ever, he says it was always civil between them. The mid 1990s ceasefires saw the DUP's knee jerk reaction lock themselves out of the peace talks, a television clip at that time shows Robinson criticise the UUP talks stance. With a 71% yes Vote for the GFA, Robinson was unhappy, Film clips shown Nigel Dodds saw that as a changing moment for the DUP Leadership, as did Sammy Wilson, Journalist Derek Henderson says at this time the greater influence of Peter Robinson within the DUP emerged, it was now maybe not "NO NO NO". In 2002 DUP ended its ban on sitting with Republicans, television clip shows Robinson join McGuinness in UTV Studio, Film clip shown, then Robinson recalls the event, Paisley was furious he didn't know of the television appearance, then Martin McGuinness recalls the unpleasant encounter as a step forward, Jeffrey Donaldson comments on new direction. In separate elections in 2003 / 2004 the electorate supported the DUP's new direction, David Trimble, and Peter Robinson comment at that time, then Jeffrey Donaldson, and Arlene Foster join the DUP. Donaldson recalls his decision, David Trimble gives his views on the defections, the Robinson party machine steamrolled the UUP, bringing down Trimble. In talks that followed may were convinced the DUP / Paisley would never go into government with SF, but the extent of Paisley's own conversion to power sharing only became clear when he announced the new deal, sitting beside Gerry Adams, Film clip shown, with Peter Hain's comments on Robinson's role, then David Trimble's views. In his 12 months in office, Paisley and McGuinness 'Chuckle brothers' reputation annoyed many in the DUP. Film clip show, Raymond McCartney recalls the DUP shock, Paisley became a liability. Martin McGuinness recalls Paisley stepping down, Paisley Junior was forced to resign over planning irregularities, Robinson was now in control of the DUP, Cedric Wilson's views. All was going well for Robinson's double act of Peter and Iris, Film clip profiles Peter and Iris' years in politics together and Iris' electoral success. Then Derek Henderson recalls Robinson's press conference after Iris' affair exposed, he was worried about Peter's mental health, Film clip shown, then Nigel Dodds' reaction shown, Arlene Foster, then Spotlight documentary broadcast, alleging financial irregularities by Robinsons. Gregory Campbell recalls fearful, uncertain times, Film clip of Nigel Dodds' party support of Robinson's statement, Robinson stepped down but kept control encouraging DUP agreement on Policing / Justice with SF. Arlene Foster, and Sammy Wilson praise his role at this time. Three months later Robinson is defeated by Alliance's Naomi Long in Westminster election. Television clip of Peter's reaction, then Arlene Foster's and Derek Henderson's views. Programme then looks at Robinson's Leadership now one year later with contributors views on him.
DVD No.
D08500
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7789



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2011
Duration:
3 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the PSNI have revealed a child's bike was used to conceal a booby trap bomb by dissident republicans, in a secondary device during last week's Antrim Road bomb scares. Film report with comments of PSNI's Detective Chief Inspector Justin Galloway. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08510
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7790



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Feb 2011
Duration:
45 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Born Fighting
Programme Title:
Part 2: New World, Fight, Sing, Drink, Pray
Description:
US Senator James Webb continues his profile of the role of the Scots / Irish once they arrived in America in the 1700s, and their role in the fight for American Independence from Britain, plus their wars with the native American Indians in Pennsylvania and Virginia. This episode also looks at Scots / Irish music of those times and the skill of making whiskey they brought with them, plus the Scots / Irish involvement in the creation of the bible belt in the US Southern States, programme includes profile of Andrew Jackson the 7th President of the USA, and his family background in Ireland, he settled in Nashville, Webb details his democratic ideals and his election in 1828, then he examines the slavery issue in the Southern States and the American Civil War 1861-1865, profiling the battle of Manassas in 1861, he comments on the family history of Generals, like Ulysses S Grant and 'Stonewall' Jackson, he also discusses the violent clash at Antietam where 23,000 Soldiers died in one day. The aftermath of the Civil War is also examined and he highlights the fact that one out of every three southern males died in the Civil War, and the South was left an economic wasteland, and a poverty trap right up to 1900, by 1936 share croppers replaced landowners, Webb also examines the effect of the Great Depression on the population when many of the people headed West, by now the Scots / Irish have become mainstream America, Webb then examines Scots / Irish influences in music, the military and politics of modern day America.
DVD No.
D08510
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7791



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Feb 2011
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:
Six people, three from Northern Ireland have been killed in a plane crash in Cork airport. Film report from Cork, the plane was flying from Belfast to Cork, with ten passengers and two crew members onboard. Garda Superintendent Mick Finn comments, then Kevin Humphreys of the Irish Aviation Authority comments, then Paul Clarke gives the latest update from Cork Airport, then the bulletin confirms one of the dead is Brendan McAleese (39) a relative of Irish President Mary McAleese, also killed was Pat Cullane (40) from County Tyrone, also killed was Michael Evans of Belfast. Three of the six injured are from Northern Ireland, a named survivor is Donal Walsh from Waterford, other news on injuries of survivors given. At Belfast DUP's Peter Robinson and SF's Martin McGuinness gave their reactions to the plane crash in Cork. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08510
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7792



Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Feb 2011
Duration:
60 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
As Others See Us
Description:
In this programme veteran reporters of the Northern Ireland Troubles who worked here including Martin Bell, Peter Taylor, Kate Adie and Bill Neely recall many of the stories they covered, using old Film clips of the incidents and interviews with people involved. It begins with Martin Bell who worked in Northern Ireland 1968 - 1974, the first blast is of the car bomb at Ormeau Avenue, Film clip of him in Black and White interviewing RUC Chief and Army Chief, he recalls the abuse Journalists suffered from the public, he recalls August 1969 censorship of his report about Catholics being burnt out by his newsroom superiors, he compares now on the Falls to back then in the summer of 1969. Interview with Loyalist John McQuaid from 1969 is shown, in it he rejects peace with Catholics, while on the Shankill he recalls Loyalist gun battle with Troops in which an RUC man was killed on 17 October 1969, old Film shown. William 'Plum' Smith then 16 recalls its impact on him, then bombing of the Europa Hotel covered, then Film of Lenadoon in July 1972 when PIRA ceasefire ended, former Republican Tommy Gorman recalls the gunfire, he says the PIRA had 25 gunmen out that day, IRA news conference Film shown. Next Peter Taylor recalls arriving to cover Bloody Sunday, he recalls his views then with Film clips, then on February 3 1972, his This Week clip is shown, then Remember Bloody Sunday / Inside Story from January 1992 profiled, then he switches to his coverage of Prisoners in the Maze, Loyalists and Republicans, in 'Inside the Maze' and interview with Principal Officer Desmond Irvine who was shot dead by PIRA later in October 7 1977, then Danny Morrison recalls the media influence on Republican attitudes, a Panorama clip from January 12 1981 on the Hunger Strikes is profiled, as is the 1990 programme 'Enemies Within', Peter Taylor recalls Loyalists marching inside the Maze with a band on the Twelfth, inside he recalls meeting Billy Giles who killed a Catholic and later killed himself, the UDA's Jackie McDonald talks to Peter Taylor on the peace process, then May 13 1981 Kate Adie recalls Film clip of Soldier on fire hit by a petrol bomb, she recalls her lack of knowledge about Northern Ireland. Film clips of bomb blast at BBC shown, she recalls there not being many Catholics in the BBC in Northern Ireland. Film clip of her coverage of the Hunger Strike, former Striker Tommy McKearney recalls the support he got on strike, then her reports on Drumcree 1996 covered, she recalls Loyalist mistrust of the media, she recalls seeing a dead man shot in his home just before Christmas and how she felt. Next Bill Neely born in Northern Ireland, recalls violence in North Belfast in his childhood then he revisits December 1982 and INLA bomb at Ballykelly's Droppin Well Inn, with old Film clip, 17 people died then he visits Newry killings of three RUC, and London bombs, he comments on Belfast's peaceline even now with Peace. All four Journalists then give their summaries.
DVD No.
D08510
Tape No.
451
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7793



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Feb 2011
Duration:
7 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:
Widespread criticism of Northern Ireland football fans who changed sectarian songs in Dublin in a Northern Ireland versus Scotland game. Film report with IFA's Geoff Wilson's reaction then PUP's Ken Wilkinson's comments. The Police Ombudsman is to investigate an allegation that a high ranking Police Officer tried to stop a female colleague being charged with shop lifting at Sprucefield's Marks and Spencer store. Film report with DUP MLA Jimmy Spratt and SDLP MLA Conor McDevitt's reactions. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7794



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Feb 2011
Duration:
29 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Ireland's Difficulty, Adams Opportunity
Description:
Darragh McIntyre assesses Sinn Fein and Gerry Adams' prospects in the forthcoming general election in the Irish Republic, he asks the question will Sinn Fein be able to capitalise on the Republic's current economic difficulties, and will Gerry Adams' past in the Troubles hinder SF's progress. The programme begins with a review of Adams' time as MP for West Belfast for almost two decades, commentator Brian Feeney comments, then in the Republic bookie Paddy Power gives his views on Adams' chances of winning a Dail seat in Louth. Darragh McIntyre then looks back to the SF Campaign before 2007 election, showing a television clip from 16 May 2007 when Adams made mistake in debating economic issues with Progressive Democrats (PD) Michael McDowell, then Darragh McIntyre says in that election SF lost a seat, the SF machine stalled. Back in Northern Ireland Darragh McIntyre interviews Adams about what he hopes to gain by moving South, Brian Feeney comments, then Darragh McIntyre highlights the issues against Adams, the abuse scandal around his brother and father, and the question of his PIRA membership, a taped comment from Brendan Hughes a former PIRA Commander in Belfast is played, he says Adams was in the IRA, then Adams denies it. Meanwhile in the South SF's MaryLou McDonald lost her European seat, Brian Feeney comments, then Adams on his motivation for running in County Louth, he wants to build SF in the South. In Dundalk voters give their views on SF and the economic situation, in a ghost estate, 14% are unemployed, 1,000 people emigrate every week. Sean Donnelly comments on SF's chances in elections, then Dermot Ferriter UCD on the end of the Celtic Tiger. Olivia O'Leary on anti-establishment mood and Pearce Doherty's victory in Donegal, a star is born Olivia O'Leary comments, then Darragh McIntyre examines Adams baggage, and the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Will Adams' role affect his vote, radio interview with Adams on Jean McConville shown, he denies involvement, radio debate follows. Then Businessman Ben Dunne kidnapped in 1981 gives his views on SF / IRA / Gerry Adams, he would consider voting for SF. Then Film of Adams canvassing in Drogheda, Olivia O'Leary comments on SF's failure with Irish middle class, Darragh McIntyre interviews middle class voters on expensive houses for their views on economics, they reject FF and consider voting SF. Darragh McIntyre comments on SF's economic plans with Ben Dunne's views, then Film clip of previous lack of knowledge on economic issues displayed by Adams, then he is interviewed on this question of his lack economic knowledge, he says he has a team behind him on these matters, he outlines SF's stance on economics, then Pearce Doherty TD calls Adams a skilled negotiator who has good days and bad days, Adams says he would step aside if he was a liability. Final comments of programme contributors, includes bookies' odds on a SF good result.
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7795



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Feb 2011
Duration:
58 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Story of Ireland
Programme Title:
Part 2: The Age of Conquest
Description:
This episode looks at the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland, this 12th Century invasion was like nothing else Ireland had seen before, all previous invaders were absorbed into Irish Society, this Norman Invasion set in motion one of the longest conflicts in human history in which land and faith will divide the nation, it begins with exploring how great the effect of the Norman invasion was on the gaelic culture and life in Ireland, which in the early 12th cventury had five provincial Kings and a High King who had only limited power, at this time, the King of Leinester was Dermot a King who liked to be feared rather than loved, Feargal Keene gives examples of his ruthlessness, eventually the other Kings forced him to flee Ireland, and go to the Normans for help, Professor David Bates profile Norman power at this time. Henry II in 1166 met Dermot in England, he had already considered invading Ireland 10 years earlier, with the Pope's blessing, Strongbow was appointed to invade Ireland with Dermot on 23 August 1170, they arrived in Wexford, Professor Seán Duffy Trinity College Dublin (TCD) describes the Norman victory, then he took Waterford and married Aoife, daughter of Dermot. The land grab begins, Strongbow becomes King of Leinester. In 1171 Henry brings Army to Ireland and Gaelic Chiefs accept him as Lord, over the next 200 years the Normans seize the towns but not the countryside, they transform Ireland and introduce English common law system and 32 county divisions begin. The Normans considered the Irish as barbarians, Gerard of Wales book on Ireland is profiled on this topic. In 1317 the Irish Chiefs write to the Pope to appeal for help against their rulers. Dr Peter Crook TCD profiles the horror story the Chiefs told the Pople about the Normans, but the Pope passed the document to Edward II who did nothing. In July 1348 the Black Plague ravished Dublin and spread, Gaelic Lords exploited this and seized Norman Lands when they fled, Dr K Halla explains this regrouping. In 1509 Henry VIII wants to regain control in Ireland, as Norman Lords had become too Irish, he impasses legal control, but the Fitzgeralds in 1534 rebelled, Henry VIII crushed them and declared himself King of Ireland, but domestic events in 1533 when Henry created Church of England and joined Protestant Reformation, but as England went Protestant, Ireland remained Catholic, a dangerous legacy in a Europe where religion was becoming a battleground, it was Henry's daughter Elizabeth I who brought total war to Ireland following on from Mary I's revision of the Reformation, M.Carney comments Elizabeth's fear was of Catholic Spain, she sends Elizabethan adventurers to Ireland, some Irish worked with the Crown, others rebelled, this led to Philip II of Spain and the Armada, Elizabethan policy in Ireland was Total war, Feargal Keene profiles the terror her troops used with beheadings etc, and the role of Gilbert but some Irish Lords like the Earl of Ormond killed Irishmen for the Crown. In Paris in 1572 thousands of Protestants butchered, the Pope celebrated, Protestant England was alarmed. In 1579 papal troops landed to help rebels in Cork, they were defeated, this new kind of total warfare was the norm. Elizabeth begins the Plantation to civilise Ireland, the role of Raleigh / Spencer the pact profiled, by 1580 only Ulster wasn't subdued. Profile of Hugh O'Neill in County Tyrone. In 1595 with Red Hugh O'Donnell they go to war and win at Yellowford in 1598. O'Neill uses Faith and Fatherland appeal, in September 1601 spain sends troops, but at Kinsale they are defeated by Mountjoy, the Irish balance of power changes forever. Mountjoy lays waste to O'Neill lands in Tyrone, O'Neill surrenders on 14 December 1607, the Flight of the Earls profiled, the old order in Ireland was now dead.
DVD No.
D08550
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7816



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Feb 2011
Duration:
5 mins 41 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the RIRA has admitted leaving a pipe bomb at a house in Magherafelt. Film report with reaction from Bronagh Mawhinney and Angela Elliott, local residents, then SDLP Cllr Jim Campbell. Other news and pipe bomb defused in East Belfast. The UUF's Tom Elliott has proposed that mandatory coalition must end in Stormont by 2015. Film report with Tom Elliott interview then reaction from DUP's Nelson McCausland, Alliance's Stephen Farry and SDLP's Conal McDevitt and SF's Conor Murphy, then TUV's Jim Allister. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7796



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Feb 2011
Duration:
29 mins 56 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:
Noel Thompson begins with an interview with UUP Leader Tom Elliott, on his call for an end to mandatory coalition at Stormont, he wants real opposition at Stormont. Elliott calls DUP / SF carve up in the Executive a shambles, he outlines his proposal on changing the De'Hondt principle, with parties agreeing a programme for government then selecting matching parties' aims for the Executive. He outlines why he thinks his system would work in education etc, parties who cannot agree, heads of agreement could then go into opposition, he outlines why the UUP won't just go into opposition now, he says he has discussed this issue with other parties going public now, he believes it gives the public the chance to discuss this alternative. Tom Elliott then defends his Health Minister Michael McGimpsey, and criticises Peter Robinson for praising two SF Ministers Caitrona Ruane and Conor Murphy and picking on Michael McGimpsey. In the If You Ask Me Spot Fionola Meredith comments on attending a Robbie Burns Night here in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Scots Agency ran 23 nights here, she comments on the publishing of an Ulster Scots dictionary at the cost of £20,000 to the tax payer, and comments on DUP's Nelson McCausland's attitude to Ulster Scots language and Robbie Burns, she also comments on SF's election poster language, with them all she says its my way or the high way. With a few years of centenary commemorations ahead of us a Julie Paul Film report asks will they help build a shared future, she begins in the Titanic Centre and explores the Titanic Society's plans for the One Hundredth Anniversary of its sinking, spokeswoman says it belongs to both communities, then Dr Dominic Bryan looks at the 1916 Rising commemorations, then DUP's Nelson McCausland's views on 1916 in Belfast with SF's Barry McIlduff's counterviews, then Nelson McCausland on past events justifying violence in future, Duncan Morrow Community Relations Council comments, then St Patrick's Day profiled as success in Belfast. In the Studio next Noel Thompson talks to Alliance's Stephen Farry, and Pol Callaghan SDLP discuss the failure of Stormont parties to agree a budget. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7797



Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Feb 2011
Duration:
13 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:
In West Belfast a 12 year old boy and his grandparents survive a gun attack on their Gransha Park home. Film report with next door neighbour's account, then SF MLA Paul Maskey's reaction, then SDLP Cllr Tim Attwood's views. The PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has spelt out how he will use extra funding to deal with the dissident republican threat, Film report on £240 million spending plans with all Justice Minister David Ford's reactions, Matt Baggott's views, then Terry Spence of PSNI Police Federation and Northern Ireland Sectary Owen Patterson's views. In Bangor, RIR Soldier David Dalzell killed in Afghanistan was buried today, Film report with comments of Rev David Leech at funeral, then Debbie Wilson, then his Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Max Walker's views. In Courts Terence McGeough a Republican charged with the June 1981 attempted murder of DUP's Sammy Brush was convicted today co-accused Vincent McAnespie was acquitted. Film report with reaction of DUP Sammy Brush outside Courts. Terence McGeough will be sentenced in six weeks time and was remanded in custody. Relatives of the 11 people shot dead by the Paras in August 1971 in Ballymurphy today met DUP Leader Peter Robinson. Film report with John Teggart's reaction. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7798



Date Broadcast:
Sat 19th Feb 2011
Duration:
3 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:
Northern Ireland Football Association (NIFA) says it will impose a lifetime ban on a Northern Ireland supporter identified as involved in singing sectarian songs at a Northern Ireland versus Scotland football match in Dublin a few weeks ago. Film report with DUP's Nelson McCausland's reaction, then views of PUP's Brian Ervine. In West Belfast Twinbrook area a man in his twenties was arrested for suspected dissident republican activities. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7799



Date Broadcast:
Sun 20th Feb 2011
Duration:
3 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 Derry a man was murdered and another injured in an attack in the Strand Road area, the dead man was named as Paul Harkin, whose in his late forties. Film report with Fr Michael Canning's comments, then SF's MLA Martina Anderson and SDLP Cllr Mark H.Durkan's reactions. The Northern Ireland Football Supporter identified as involved in sectarian singing at a Northern Ireland versus Scotland game in Dublin is believed to be a Ballymena Utd Footballer called Denver Gage. Film report, the family of Disappeared Jean McConville held a protest in Dundalk against SF's Gerry Adams' election campaign. Film report. Twinbrook man appeared in Court today on dissident republican firearms charge. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7800



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Feb 2011
Duration:
10 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:
The Police Ombudsman's report into the UVF bombing of McGurk's bar in December 1971 says the RUC were guilty of bias but not collusion. Film report says RUC failed to carry out a proper investigation, this second Ombudsman report is different to the first one. Film clips of 1971 shown, 15 people men, women and children killed, 16 injured. Ombudsman's last report seven months ago profiled it had many failings, lists of RUC failings given, then All Hutchinson on the lessons he has learnt, report details highlighted. Matt Baggott rules out a new investigation, families call for a public inquiry, second Film report gives families' reaction at press conference, Chris McGurk grandson of Patrick reads out the names of the 15 dead, then Pat Irvine's views, then John McGurk aged ten at the time views. In Derry murder victim named as Paddy Harkin (49) a man has been arrested, Film report with SF MLA Martina Anderson's reaction, a second injured man is seriously ill. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08520
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7801



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Feb 2011
Duration:
32 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Saver-Naver
Description:
Stephen Dempster reports on the fraud allegations being made against Reatha Hassan OBE the Head of Armagh Victims Group called Saver Naver, the opening sequence shows her getting her OBE from the Queen, then Nigel Watt recalls the murder of his father a UDR man in July 1973 near Markethill, he is a member of Saver Naver founded in 2000, he explains how he benefits from Victims' support, learning to read and write, he praises Reatha Hassan, then Brian McConnell a founder member of the group outlines the works done by the group. Programme honours bestowed on Reatha Hassan in 2001 / 2011, in 2007 she was invited to restoration of Stormont, a guest of Ian Paisley Senior. However a whistleblower with Saver Naver Maxine Vodopyanov, tells the story of corruption she observed whilst working for the group, three staff members support her. Maxine's comments on their memorial wall built by the group, it cost £100,000 the group has got £3.5 million over the last 10 years. Maxine says the more money the group got, the greedier some people got, European funds checks and balances are explained by Dempster. Saver Naver began to create fake invoices to draw down public money, fraudulently it is running into six figures, the money was put into a 'future' account, Maxine comments she thought this was normal, it was discussed at office meetings by the Office Manager Sabine McAllister, who joined in 2003. Maxine comments on fake company Pearls Pantry and the range of invoices from it, signed by Pearl Marshall who didn't know she signed it. Stephen Dempster then visits the addresses given for the fake invoices, like Dalzell's Walker / McDonald Solicitors. Maxine explains her role in the fraud, Sabine McAllister denies involvement in finances, how it worked is explained by Maxine with fake cheques. Rita Hassan says she knows nothing about the fraud, but one of the cheques is made to Serenity, a company run by Reatha's niece Jacqueline, Maxine comments on Reatha's knowledge, over 18 months Saver Naver fraudulently claimed over £50,000, Maxine explains she kept a record which annoyed her bosses. Duncan Morrow CEO of the Community Relations Council comments on spending policies. Stephen Dempster then highlights payments made to relatives of Sabine McAllister, nine of Reatha's relatives were given jobs, and some ran 'armchair aerobics classes', 12 sessions cost £2,000. Reatha's daughter-in-law Hillary was paid £80,000 over five years for part-time roles. Stephen Dempster explains the depth of fraud in this particular case, including £26,000 a year payment for 12 hours work a week. Jacqueline and Reatha fell out over invoices, Stephen Dempster profiles this item around invoices for Jacqueline's nursery. In 2002 €200,000 grant frauded. Maxine recalls a fake W.Baird invoice, the PSNI donated £20,000 for a youth room, it was never bought, the PSNI were ripped off, Stephen Dempster says they claimed for the same item from different funders. September 2009 the group showed £100,000 profit on its balance sheet. Maxine disciplined by bosses for not co-operating with fraud. Trustee Brian McConnell asks UUP MLA Danny Kennedy and DUP William Irwin for help, they met staff and were shocked says Danny Kennedy he confronted Reatha, but William Irwin (DUP) had tipped off Reatha, Brian McConnell is reluctant to talk but his emails accuse William Irwin, he avoids questions, then Danny Kennedy comments, William Irwin denies any wrongdoing. July 26 2010 auditing discovers fake cheques, PSNI are called in, Saver Naver closed. Reatha Hassan denies fraud through Solicitor. Maxine comments on her motivation, whistleblowers lose jobs, Nigel Watts pride in Memorial Wall / Bingham House, explained.
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7802



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Feb 2011
Duration:
11 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, in Maghaberry prison a drugs amnesty has been offered to prisoners causing controversy. Film report with angry reaction from DUP MLA Paul Givan, then Prison governor Pat Maguire's views . SF's Martin McGuinness has accused the UUP and the SDLP of working against the Executive. Film report with McGuinness interview in which he says their plan is to exclude SF from the executive, then political Editor Ken Reid's analysis. In Derry PSNI arrest men over April 2001 murder of Chris O'Kane, in West Belfast man survives political stabbing yesterday morning in Clondara Street, John Finnegan (26) charged with attempted murder. The Relatives of those killed in the December 1971 UVF bombing of McGurk's Bar have reacted angrily to a statement by the Chief Constable Matt Baggott after yesterday's Police Ombudsman report. Film report with Ciaran McArt's reaction then PFC's Paul O'Connor's criticisms of Baggott's statement followed by SDLP's Alban Magennis views. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7803



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Feb 2011
Duration:
59 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Story of Ireland
Programme Title:
Part 3: Ulster Plantation to Act of Union - Age of Revolution
Description:
This episode begins after the Flight of the earls. For nine years Irish Chieftains had fought with Spanish Allies against Armies of Elizabeth I as religious wars spread across Europe, the Ulster Earls are gone but to English eyes Ulster is still Gaelic and Catholic and unstable. The new King James I attempts social engineering on a massive scale by giving English / Scottish Protestants the lands of the Gaelic Lords with Londonderry as a Protestant citadel. Programme profiles Derry looking at old maps and academic comments, the plantation was sold as a business opportunity to London tradesmen, but Protestant insecurity as a minority continued, the Scots arrival of Presbyterians detailed as is native Irish reaction. Charles I expansion slowed when challenged in 1640 by Cromwell, Parliament topples Charles, in Ireland in 1641 an Irish rebellion descended into anarchy and in Ulster Protestant planters were attacked. Portadown massacre detailed after that government revenge, Trinity College records shown, after the execution of Charles in 1649. Cromwell came to Ireland for revenge against Irish Confederacy, profile of Drogheda massacre September 11 1649, 3,000 killed, then Wexford massacre, Cromwell destroys the infrastructure of Ireland. In 1652 Act of Settlement, to hell or Connaught for Irish, only 15% of land now in Catholic hands, a new Protestant ruling class was installed. In Europe later Louise XIV of France expansion would drag Ireland back into European wars. Prince William of Orange of Holland resisted Louis, William is drawn into the English crisis over James' coronation, William gets Kingship, James and Louis on March 12 1689 land in Kinsale, to the Irish it was hopeful. Siege of Derry detailed, it is relieved after 105 days William faces James at the Boyne, battle explained by Academic, and the effects of the battle today are profiled. The Protestant ascendency was assured, Academic outlines their privileges in Ireland and the next years in Ireland. Story of William Connolly detailed he converted to Protestantism, he owned 100,000 acres of land and was a speaker in Parliament Academic explains his career. 18th century Dublin is transformed, Ed Burke, Jonathan Swift Academic explains advances reasons for it, 1741 Handel composes Messiah in Dublin, but material wealth ascendancy, Dublin never reached rural Ireland between 1739-1741 . Famine and disease killed 400,000, Gaelic poets like O'Carolan showed this in their work, Academics comments on the collapse of Gaelic Society. From early 18th century the Penal Laws were enforced, a charter for Protestant power, Academics explain their aims and how it made Catholic priesthood more powerful in rural Ireland, the economic significance of penal laws are detailed, but some Catholics did succeed like Daniel O'Connell, in Ulster Presbyterian also victims of penal laws, many looked to emigration between 1717-1776 more than 250,000 left for America. 1780 battle of Kings Mountain profiled. American revolution and freedom of religion profiled. Britain's defeat had effect in Ireland, where demands for reform begin, Catholics get voting rights, Secret Sectarian Societies formed, then French Revolution in 1789 ideals inspire United Irishmen in Ireland, their ideals in age of enlightenment, alliance with Catholics profiled they want secular Irish Republic. June 1795 Cavehill Oath explained, Sectarian clashes in rural Ireland profiled, Orange Order formed, WolfeTone profiled, he seeks Help in Ireland with French help December 1796, bad weather aborts invasion, British Army campaign of terror follows, Academic explains, May 1798 United Irishmen Leaders arrested, localised rising follows, Sectarian elements profiled, United Irishmen fraternity was fraying, Academic comments. At New Ross 100 Protestants killed in barn, by the end of the summer 30,000 dead, Wolfetone caught and commits suicide. Revolution fails and leads to Act of Union.
DVD No.
D08560
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7817



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Feb 2011
Duration:
5 mins 36 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then, in Derry Courts Paul Greatbanks (46) has been charged with murdering his neighbour Paddy Harkin on Sunday morning, Film report. In West Belfast Community workers under threat from dissident republicans have pledged to continue working with the PSNI. Film report with Gerry McConville of the Falls Road Council's views on dissident republicans and PSNI, then Community worker Geraldine McAteer's comments. Over 20 people charged with Ardoyne riot last year. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7804



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Feb 2011
Duration:
28 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Begins with Noel Thompson talking to MLAs about the UUP plan to replace Stormont's compulsory coalition with a voluntary coalition, taking part are Jonathan Bell DUP, Basil McCrea UUP, Dolores Kelly SDLP, Alex Maskey SF. It is a heated discussion mostly between the SDLP and SF. In the If You Ask Me Spot Journalist Liam Clarke comments on the Police Ombudsman's report on the UVF bombing of McGurk's bar in December 1971, he highlights John Taylor's own-goal remark at Stormont, and Matt Baggott's comments, and the hurt caused to the bereaved, he also parallels SF's attitude to the US bombing of Libya and Gadaffi. In the next section Noel Thompson goes to Dublin to test the electorates' voting intentions on the eve of the Republic's general election with Averil Power (FF), Brian Hayes (FG) Pat Rabitte (Lab) and Eoin Ó Broin (SF), then the views of TCD students on their voting intentions. Followed by Terry Prone a PR consultant on the mood of the electorate. Programme ends with the comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7805



Date Broadcast:
Fri 25th Feb 2011
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 IFA plans for peaceful match with Irish Republic in Nations Cup in Dublin in May. Film report reviews sectarian chanting at Scotland match and has IFA's Patrick Nelson's comments, then Gary McAlister of Northern Ireland Supporters Association. Loyalist Orangeman Mark Harbinson is found guilty of two sex charges. In Lisburn family escapes as pipe bomb explodes near their car. (6p0m Frid)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
452
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7806



Date Broadcast:
Sat 26th Feb 2011
Duration:
6 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:
Report from Dublin on election count news as Fianna Fail collapses, fine Gael will be major government party, along with Labour party, SF double their seats. Ken Reid reports with Journalist Stephen Collins' comments, then Richard Bruton's (FG) views. Then Pat Corey (FF) and SF's MaryLou McDonald's reactions. Another report profiles SF's Gerry Adams' vote in County Louth where he topped the poll and Gerry Adams' reaction, then Ken Reid analysis. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7807



Date Broadcast:
Sun 27th Feb 2011
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:
In Republic Ken Reid reports on SF's success as they triple their TDs, and Adams tops the poll in County Louth, Gerry Adams' comments, then UUP Basil McCrea says votes will polarise now in the North's next election, then Film clip of Enda Kenny's FG acceptance comments, voxpop of Dubliners then Journalist Sam Smyth's analysis, then Ken Reid on the elections implications. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7808



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Feb 2011
Duration:
14 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:
The political landscape in the Republic has changed dramatically, Fine Gael are the South's largest party and SF have their best election result ever in the Republic, Adams says SF will one day have power North and South, Film report from Adams' count in County Louth, Adams comments on their 14 seats, then Shane Ross FG views, then FF's Conor Lenihan's reaction, then profile of FF collapse in Donegal, Ciaran O'Donnell comments, SF's Patrick McLaughlin's views, then voxpop of people. In the North, Unionist reaction to SF's success is profiled, DUP reveal its 44 Stormont candidates and Robinson says Northern Ireland people can stop SF by voting DUP. The UUP's Tom Elliott comments on public rejecting SF / DUP tie-up in Northern Ireland. Eamon Maillie comments, then Ken Reid's analysis on SF's performance in the Republic and the change in Southern politics. In Northern Ireland the Minister of Justice is examining proposals to give the Prison Service officers an early retirement package. Film report on report with its author Dame Anne Overs' comments, then Northern Ireland Minister of Justice David Ford's (Alliance) reactions. Loyalist Orangeman Mark Harbinson (44) was convicted of sexual abuse of 13 year old girl. Film report on 2009 abuse in Orange Hall. Also in courts Loyalist R.Clark was convicted of the February 1973 UVF murder of chippie owner Alfred Fusco on York Road. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7809



Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Mar 2011
Duration:
14 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:
Headlines then 30 years ago today the PIRA Hunger Strike began, now SF straddles politics both sides of the border. Film report looks at the years between today. In Belfast SF members gathered in Belfast. Look at Sands election in 1981, Jim Gibney comments, then former Hunger Striker Richard O'Rawe says SF leadership wanted the Hunger Strike to be kept going, then Unionist Alex Kane's views,review of SF in 1986 Ard Fheis with Gerry Adams' comments on tactics and principles, historian Eamon Phoenix on SF's growth, then Martin McGuinness says the all Ireland agenda is on the move by peaceful end democratic means. Then in the Studio SF's Danny Morrison and QUB Professor Peter Shirlow discuss the SF armalite and ballot box strategy and its success and how Unionists view SF today, and the role today of republican dissidents. In North Belfast a 14 year old boy was injured as youths attacked a Boys Model School bus, Film report with his mother's views and in West Belfast a man was shot three times and survived. Film report. Families of victims of McGurk's bar have met Chief Constable Matt Baggott no Film report. (10.30pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08530
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7810



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Mar 2011
Duration:
29 mins 14 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:
Thompson talks to Derry Socialist Eamonn McCann and DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson about the issue of the Libyan government paying compensation to the victims of PIRA violence in Northern Ireland. Since Gadaffi supplied the PIRA with weapons, the current civil strife in Libya has effected Unionist claims for compensation. Jeffrey Donaldson outlines how far compensation claims have proceeded, he gives his views on the Libyan Leaders he had met. Then Eamonn McCann who met Gadaffi twice gives his impressions of the man he met in 1987 and later, his knowledge of Irish Affairs and his support for encouraging revolution around the World. Eamonn McCann thinks Gadaffi has personally and politically deteriorated since then. In the If You Ask Me Spot, Fiona O'Connor gives her views on the South's general election results and looks ahead to Northern Ireland's election in May. Next Noel Thompson introduces a Film report on the introduction of a plastic bag taxin Northern Ireland and its pros and cons with views of friends of the Earth. SF MLA Daithí McKay and retailers. Then in the Studio Journalist Aine Kerr talks to Noel Thompson about the political talks in the Republic between Fine Gael and Labour about forming a government, she previews the party positions on various issues, and the reaction to SF getting 14 TDs in the Dail. This is followed by commentators Alex Kane and Brian Feeney discussing the effects in Northern Ireland of SF's performance in the South. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D08540
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7811



Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Mar 2011
Duration:
14 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:
Trouble erupts at last night's Glasgow Old Firm game, Film report on Players and Managers brawling on and off the pitch, 34 arrests, three Rangers sent off, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond criticises players and clubs, then Police Chief Campbell Corrigan's reaction. In East Belfast St Matthew's Catholic Church attacked in reaction, PUP's Brian Ervine and SF's Niall Ó Donnghaile comments, then Community worker Jim Wilson's views, then Gerry Carlisle, and sports writer Jim Gracey's reactions, then Andy Gray's views. Then live from Glasgow a sports Journalist gives the reaction of the Scottish press to the game's trouble. The Stormont Executive has published a draft budget but the SDLP and UUP reject the proposals, Film report. In West Belfast a bomb scare at Fort Street, Film report. In Derry the RIRA fired at an PSNI patrol recovering an abandoned car, Film report with PSNI's Stephen Martin. (10.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08540
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7812



Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Mar 2011
Duration:
8 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 in Stormont, the Executive's budget was passed this morning. Film report on debate with Finance Minister (DUP) Sammy Wilson's proposals explained, coverage of Basil McCrea (UUP) Alex Attwood (SDLP) Michael McGimpsey (UUP), SF Martin McGuinness and David Ford (Alliance) reaction then in the Studio DUP Finance Minister Sammy Wilson gives an interview on his budget plans, and his views of his opponent's criticisms. A British government review of Northern Ireland MPs has decided to reduce the numbers of MPs here from 18 to 16. Film report says constituencies must have been between 70,000-80,000 voters, Dr Peter Shirlow QUB gives his reaction. Brief news items, the Queen has announced she will visit the Republic of Ireland in May. In Courts Troy McAuley (28) jailed for life for stabbing Ken Nichol in 2008. The RIRa admits gun attacks on Police in Derry on Wednesday. In Scotland a suspicious package was found addressed to Celti's Neil Lennon. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08540
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7813



Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Mar 2011
Duration:
? mins ? secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Ceol on glori An Imirce
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Cork Singer songwriter John Spillane looks at the songs of Ireland that are associated with emigration. (In irish with English subtitles). The programme features Spillane singing songs and the comments of historians and other contemporary folk singers, he begins in Cork talking to Jim Murphy a local historian who details the immigration in the Famine era, then Máire Ni Cheilleachair sings a ballad, then Spillane interviews her about the song. Next he heads to County Clare to the Crusheen Singers Club where Siobhan Peoples and Brian Mooney play Farewell to Erin. Then Pat Flaherty sings the Boys Of Barr Na Sráide, then Spillane sings an emigration song he has written, Robbie McMahon sings Kilkelly, then Cyril O'Donaghue sings Paddy's Green Shamrock
DVD No.
D08540
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7814



Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Mar 2011
Duration:
5 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then family escape injury as shots are fired at their Claudy home. Film report with local Priest Fr Arthur O'Reilly's reaction. Three homecoming parades will be held at the end of May in Belfast, Lisburn and Enniskillen for the Royal Irish Regiments return from Afghanistan. Film report with DUP's Ian Paisley Junior's comments. At the Army's Antrim Barracks a memorial was held for Soldiers Mark Quinsy and Patrick Azimkar killed by dissident republicans two years ago. Film report with PUP's Ken Wilkinson's comments. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7820



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2011
Duration:
59 mins 2 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Story of Ireland
Programme Title:
Part 4: The Age of Union
Description:
After the 1798 rebellion, the Protestant ascendancy remains in power, but England decides making Ireland part of the Union will end its problems in Ireland. 1801 Act profiled, as are the expectations of the people in Ireland, Catholics wanted the right to vote, William Pitt faced anti-Catholic forces, George III included, Pitt resigned, Academic highlights this crucial delay. In Ireland economic crisis on land explained. Profile of Daniel O'Connell by Academics, his early life in France and Kerry detailed. In 1823 Catholic Association begins campaign for emancipation looks likely, but in Ulster Siege the mentality in Protestant Working Classes sees Catholic votes as a danger, sectarian fears escalated, Academic comments. O'Connell then began a campaign to repeal the Act of Union and have an Irish Parliament in Dublin, Tara meeting profiled, O'Connell arrested, he dies three years later, followed by a new generation of activists called Young Irelanders led by Protestant Thomas Davis then in 1848 the blight hits potato crops, its progress across Europe is highlighted. British efforts in Public works explained. English hostility grows, Whigs under Russell believe in laissez-faire, its not the government's job to help starving poor but local landlords, government support removed, crisis deepens, soup kitchens close, diseases increase, workhouses overcrowded, evictions increase, profile of Skibereen in 1847, 10,000 dead. Rev Townsend's efforts profiled, Charles Trevelyan blames Irish, Academic comments, one million die in Famine including Rev Richard Townsend, Academic on Britain's role. On land small tenants wiped out. One million emigrate, profile of Cork Harbour in 1847, Feargal Keene says by mid 18th century more Irish in New York than in Dublin, he profiles Irish in New York, five Points District, Professor Joe Lee on their advancement within a decade of arriving. 1858 Fenian Movement founded, Joe Lee comments on Fenian aims, many gained military knowledge during the American Civil War, in 1866 they invaded Canada but were unsuccessful, in 1867 they begin Irish terrorism in Britain, the bombers were executed, Academic comments on their beliefs and politics. Back in Ireland in 1878 a farmers' movement was formed by released Fenian prisoner Michael Davitt, his life is profiled, he was a Socialist, and Protestant from landed gentry, Charles Stewart Parnell, Academic on the contrasts. In 1880-1890, October 1879 Irish Land League begins at Dempsey Farm in County Mayo, his family recalls events, eviction stopped. Fenians subsidise rural families, rent strike, boycotting tactics, moonlighting explained by Academics. In Britain its industrialisation and social and political change, land rights struggle moves to British Parliament. In 1881 Gladstone Land Act profiled, as are its immense implications, Protestant ascendancy being dismantled by British Parliament. Cardinal Paul Cullen profiled, his work in schools, orphanages etc and his control over Irish Church, Home Rule issue still remains, Parnell begins campaign. In 1885 he held balance of power, Gladstone pragmatic, in 1886 Home Rule Bill defeated by 30 votes, tensions raised in Belfast, Catholics attacked in City. In December 1889 Parnell meets Gladstone but sex scandal around Parnell halts progress. Catholic Bishops denounce Parnell, his party splits he dies within a year. Nationalism sees revival in Gaelic Sports and Irish Language, GAA Founders belong to Fenian Movement, Irish Language revival movement profiled, role of Gaelic League and Protestant Douglas Hyde, movement attracted literary figures and revolutionaries, British Empire was at its height covering a quarter of the earth, and Irish had a role in its administration and Civil Service. Then in South Africa the Boer revolt included Irishmen John McBride, Michael Davitt, Arthur Griffin, Irish American Fenian brigade also fought there, Academic comments, but 40,000 Irish fought on British side, in Connaught the Rangers war dead profiled.
DVD No.
D08560
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7818



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2011
Duration:
3 mins 57 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then Hugh and Jackie McGeough were shot dead in their home in Craigavon last night, the Police think they knew their killers. Film report with PSNI's Richard Harkness interview. Hugh McKeown (56) was a known drug dealer and served time 10 years ago for shooting a Craigavon teenager, the IRA had ordered him to leave Craigavon. SF Cllr John McGibbon comments then DUP Cllr Robert Smith. Report from Courts on charges over Darren Roberts (20) murder in 2009, three men charged. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
453
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7821



Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Mar 2011
Duration:
29 mins 45 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The McGurk's Bar Bombing
Description:
Julian O'Neill investigates the December 4th 1971 UVF bombing of McGurk's Bar in North Queen Street, North Belfast that killed 15 people and 16 injured, and explores the continuing fallout today after the Police Ombudsman's report and PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott's refusal to apologise for RUC failings in the case. Programme begins with reconstruction of bombing, then television Film clips of the aftermath shown, the dead ranged from 13 to 73 years old, Gerard Keenan aged 13 at the time recalls that night his mother and father were killed in the bar. Programme then lists the names of the 15 dead, Philly Garry, Francis Bradley, David Milligan, Robert Spotswood, tom Kane, James Smith, Thomas McLaughlin. Edward Kane killed in the public bar and Kathleen Irvine, Edward and Sarah Keenan killed in the lounge and upstairs in the living quarters Philomena McGurk and her 14 year old daughter Maria, also John Coulton and James Crummie (13). Then Tommy McCready recalls identifying his father in law James Smith,within hours the RUC and Security forces were blaming the PIRA, the so-called own goal theory was circulated, the newspapers carried this version of events, Tommy McCready rubbishes this version, NI PM Brian Faulkner asked the RUC o check the background of the dead and injured. Film clip of boy Joe McClory the only eye witness, then today he retells what he saw. The RUC / Army stuck to the IRA own goal line. Reporter then profiles the bar and its owners the McGurks, it wasn't a republican bar. Film clip of Pat McGurk interview after the bomb he forgives the killers of his wife and daughter. John McGurk aged 10 survived, he comments on his Father's loss. Hours after the bomb the IRA shot an Army Major near the bar during riots. Journalist Chris Ryder's views on RUC investigation in midst of riots, then David McKitrick on violence increasing in Belfast. Film of aftermath and funeral, the victims' families were aggrieved at the Security Forces blaming their loved ones, Pat Irvine's father interviewed beside his wife's coffin, he sees the interview for the first time and responds. He wants the truth to come out, the Empire Loyalists claimed the bombing, but RUC focus was on the PIRA who interned two republicans as a response to the bomb, then in 1976 Intelligence named five Loyalists, UVF man jailed in 1978 after admitting the bombing, the other four suspects were not questioned, but Pat Irvine says the conviction didn't change anything. In 2008 an HET report hinted at a "skewed RUC Inquiry". In Westminster Northern Ireland Office Minister Paul Goggins (Labour) apologised to the Families, Film clip shown, the Families complained to Al Hutchinson about the RUC Inquiry but he withdrew his first report last July as it dismayed the Families, it contained factual errors . Gerard Keenan and Al Hutchinson explain, then Ciaran McAirt finds December 15 1971 RUC briefing document but it is still classified, Al Hutchinson saw the document which showed the RUC believed two of the dead were in the IRA. Nine new lines of Inquiry resulted in a second Report published two weeks ago. Al Hutchinson found that the original Inquiry was undermined by a bias towards the IRA own goal theory. Julian O'Neill questions Al Hutchinson on the change in his second Report and reasons for his about turn, Paul O'Connor of PFC comments, then Gerard Keenan on Matt Baggott's statement disputing "bias", Al Hutchinson responds to Baggott's comments, and their discussion on the topic, Baggott refuses interview, at the Policing Board Alex Maskey SF challenges Matt Baggott, then DUP's Jonathan Bell, DUP's MLA Jimmy Spratt a former RUC man backs Matt Baggott's stance, then Al Hutchinson's views on Baggott's stance. Two weeks ago John McGurk now a reporter asked UVF man Jimmy Campbell convicted of the bombing why he won't co-operate with Ombudsman, he explains what happened, as Campbell apologised to him, then Gerard Keenan comments on his loss and how it affects him today. Families consider legal action against the RUC.
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7822



Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Mar 2011
Duration:
16 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:
A government report highlights the number of days taken off sick by Northern Ireland Prison Service ie 28,000 days last year. Film report with Ronnie Armour's comments. Figures compared to those for Police and Civil Service then DUP's Paul Given defends Prison Officers (POs) and the difficult job, types of injuries suffered by POs detailed. At Stormont seven hour debate on next year's budget is dominated by political point scoring. Film report with Mitchel McLaughlin (SF), Edwin Poots (DUP), Margaret Ritchie (SDLP), Basil McCrea (UUP) comments then DUP Finance Minister Sammy Wilson for Executive. Despite more money NHS faces cutbacks. Film report with Professor Hugh McKenna's views, then Unison's P.McKeown's views on cuts followed by Ken Reid analysis of Stormont Vote, where UUP Ministers will vote against the Executive's budget. In East Belfast St Matthew's Catholic Church was attacked with paint for the second time in a week. Film report with Sexton Willie Ward's reaction, then PUP's DawnPurvis' views. In Courts Martin Fleming pleads guilty to killing Finance Adviser Geoff Kerr in Templepatrick in April 2009. In Ardoyne security alert was a hoax. In the Republic Enda Kenny of Fine Gael has been voted in as Irish Prime Minister by 107 votes to 27. Journalist Sam Smyth comments on the challenges in front of him over finances. Gerry Adams says SF will oppose job and spending cuts. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7823



Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Mar 2011
Duration:
29 mins 39 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:
Noel Thompson begins with a debate between SDLP's Alex Attwood and SF's Conor Murphy on the Stormont budget voted in but not agreed as the UUP and SDLP voted against it. Alex Attwood didn't even turn up for the vote, he defends his party's position against the welfare and budget cuts, then Conor Murphy (SF) says the SDLP position, a 60 page document was riddled with privatisation ideas and failed to stand up to scrutiny, he gives his version of the figures and defends the Executive budget decisions, Conor Murphy outlines why he is against budget cuts in the Republic, and imposes cuts in the North, he rejects the accusation the Northern Ireland budget is the best under the circumstances. Alex Attwood says two years ago the SDLP proposed selling assets to avoid these budget cuts, the worst in a generation he says. Both men refute the current argument is about politics, as Noel Thompson suggests they seem to be in agreement in many things. Next in the If You Ask Me Spot, Malachy O'Doherty expresses a view on the rumours the British Queen is to visit the Republic this summer and the security needed for it, he mentions previous security in Northern Ireland for the Royal Family visits. In the next piece Noel Thompson discusses the role of integrated education in Northern Ireland, now going for 30 years we have 61 Intregated schools but only 7% of children attend them. A film report reviews the history of Lagan College and a Stormont event to celebrate 30 years in existence. With comments of Lagan College Founder Member Cecil Linehan and then former pupil Ciaran Helferty, then Noreen Campbell, then QUB Professor Tony Gallagher on the future for integrated education. Next Noel Thompson looks at 50 / 50 recruiting to the PSNI, and a new book on the topic by Dr Mary Gethins who interviews Catholic PSNI Officers for their views on the topic, also in the Studio is Presbyterian Minister Lesley Carroll, they discuss 50 / 50 recruiting and the effects of the Patten Report, is it a necessary evil or institutionalised discrimination. Lesley Carroll wants the current process to end, Mary Gethins feels it should be kept going. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7824



Date Broadcast:
Fri 11th Mar 2011
Duration:
10 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Portstewart laundry a local woman has been shot dead by a man who was arrested 20 miles away in Kilrea. No motive known yet, but the killer and the woman were in a relationship. In Afghanistan RIR Steven McKee (27) from Banbridge killed by roadside bomb. Film report with Glen Barr comments, Steven's brother Michael and his father-in-law are still in Afghanistan and he has two other brothers in the Army. His friend Sara Girvan comments, his Uncle was a UDR Soldier killed by the PIRA in 1981, then their Vicar Rev John Scott comments, then DUP's Peter Robinson comments after visiting the Family. A DUP candidate John Smyth escaped injury when a pipe bomb exploded in his bedroom. Film report with interview in Antrim home with DUP MLA Trevor Clarke's reaction then SDLP's Thomas Burns. The Inquest began today into disappeared Peter Wilson (21) kidnapped by PIRA from his West Belfast home on 1 August 1973, his body was found on 2 November 2010 in a Waterford beach. Film report with Geoff Knufpler's comments on need for information on further seven disappeared. News break Public Prosecution Service (PPS) not to prosecute Iris Robinson. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
Page 454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7825



Date Broadcast:
Sat 12th Mar 2011
Duration:
2 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:
Portstewart murder victim named as Maureen Milligan (51). Film report with locals' reactions. A domestic motive is believed to be the reason for the killing. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08580
Tape No.
Page 454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7826



Date Broadcast:
Sun 13th Mar 2011
Duration:
24 mins 55 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
Ceol on gGoí
Programme Title:
1916
Description:
West Kerry Singer Pauline Scanlan presents this programme in which she explores the songs associated with the 1916 Rising era, she interviews musicians and historians. In Irish with English subtitles she begins by singing "The Valley of Knockamure", then she profiles the song "Marbhna Thomás Aghais" about a Kerryman (photograph shown) who led the Volunteers at the Battle of Ashbourne in County Meath during Easter Week, then Seamus Begley sings the song in Irish. As she then meets historian Michél O'Moran to find out more about Thomás Aghais who was arrested after the Rising and died on Hunger Strike in an English prison campaigning for political status. Old Film clips of Dublin during / after the Rising are shown, Pauline then meets historian Tim Pat Coogan in Dublin's GPO who gives her the background to the planning for 1916 and how unpopular the Rising was in Easter week. Conditions inside the GPO are described, then Ellis Kennedy sings the "Foggy Dew". Its author Paddy Kearney fought in the Jacobs Biscuit factory under McDonagh (photograph shown) he was Brendan Behan's Uncle and he also wrote "Amhrán na bhfiann", the two women discuss the importance of the song written in 1919. Tim Pat Coogan then goes to Moore Street where the rebels surrendered and explains that decision and how the prisoners Tom Clarke and McDermott were badly treated. Next in Kilmainham jail Pauline meets historian, author and Republican Tommy McKearney in the yard where the rebel leaders were executed, he explains the significance of the executions and James Connolly's death, he recounts Tom Clarke's last conversation with Patrick Pearce about their revolt lasting a week. Mention is also made about the song "Grace" written about Joseph Plunkett's marriage to Grace Gifford hours before his execution. Pauline with the help of Donogh Hennessy is writing her own song about 1916, then Damien Mullane plays "Aishling Gheal", she then goes to Collins Barracks to historian Eugene McCartan about Connolly's IRA and Pearce's IRB, he gives details on events from 1913, the general strike, the WWI influences on civilians, and the Gaelic language revival, then Lawrence Courtney sings "The Lonely Banna Strand" about the arrest of Roger Casement and his execution. Then Pauline sings her song about the heroes of 1916 and her understanding of their importance event today. It is called "Remember 1916" (ads out).
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7828



Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Mar 2011
Duration:
17 mins 42 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
During the Troubles almost 30,000 people spent time in jail, many were released early under the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). Today a QUB report says many are still struggling on the outside. Film report begins with Film of GFA prisoner releases, then at Stormont the paper is revealed, ex prisoners twice as likely to suffer psychological problems, one in three are on sedatives, 70% abuse alcohol, Dr Adrian Grounds comments, then SF MLA Pat Sheehan on issues of transgenerational trauma within prisoners' families. then Ulster Political Research Group (UPRG) Jackie McDonald's views on prison's effects, then DUP MLA Jonathan Bell says victim's needs should come first. Pat Sheehan says prisoners get little help. Jackie McDonald agrees, security forces get help says Sheehan and that is inequality. Then in Studio Journalist Brian Rowan comments on the political will to deal with the past and how Republicans and Loyalists have dealt with life after prison. In Downpatrick a row has broken out when SF Cllr Eamon McConvey has called on Nationalists to bring tricolours to the St Patrick's parade. Film report with DUP's William Walker's reaction, then SDLP's Eamon O'Neill. Next Ken Reid reports from Stormont as elections get close, on today's business on roads schemes, the recent water crisis, and the social development fund issue, then in the Studio the Speaker William Hay reviews the last four years at Stormont and the expectations that Stormont would collapse before the four years was up over Policing and Justice for example. He feels Northern Ireland MLAs are getting more mature, he says Stormont should be downsized by agreement. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
S08580
Tape No.
Page 454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7827



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2011
Duration:
59 mins 16
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
The Story of Ireland
Programme Title:
Part 5: The Age of Nations
Description:
In this episode Feargal Keane examines the formation of the Irish State, the Troubles, the Peace Process and the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger. Begins with Feargal Keane's family history in cork, his great grandfather was in the RIC and served in Belfast, and he supported Home Rule. At the turn of the century the view of a separate Ireland was finding expression in a cultural rival, William Butler Yeats' play GAA, Academic views. 1911 revolts in China, South Africa and Serbia, profile of Patrick Pearce's beliefs and his attitude to 1913 strike. 1912 English Cabinet produces Home Rule Bill, it angers Northern Protestants. Edward Carson profiled Academic comments on Carson's Union ideal, September 28th 1912, 250,000 sign Ulster Covenant in Belfast. UVF formed in 1913, Nationaists found Irish Volunteers and Irish Citzen's Army. April 1914 guns for UVF from Germany land in Larne, British Government does nothing but in July 1915 government reacts to Nationalist gun running, tensions escalating then WWI breaks out, Academic's views on opinions, 200,000 Irishmen serve in WWI, John Redmond's views profiled, but Easter 1916 changed Irish public opinion. 1916 rebels named and profiled, chaos around 1916, but rebels go on Easter Monday, GPO held, tricolour raised, proclamation read, revolt lasts one week. Royal Dublin Fusiliers fought rebels, brothers in each side, rebels surrender and jeeered by crowd. British execute Leaders, they are now seen as martyrs. William Butler Yeats' poem expresses it in "A Terrible Beauty is Born". Young men radicalised, stories told from archives, Feargal Keane a father joins rebels, he explains why. 1918 election sees SF set up Irish Republic led by De Valera and Collins. In 1919 IRA campaign begins with State reprisals raising IRA support, profile of Kerry RIC murder, October 1921 Collins goes to London talks with Lloyd George. Twenty six counties to become Free State with Oath of Alligence, six counties Northern Ireland to be separate. Treaty passed in Dail, De Valera objects, Civil war characterised by extreme ruthlessness, examples given, August 1922 Collins killed. 1923 civil war ends, Ireland's social realities explained, Catholic, Rural and Conservative. In Northern Ireland political gerrymandering and pogroms against Catholics folowed, Unionism anti-Catholicism and Liberal wings profiled, Academic's views on Cold House for Catholics. In 1932 De Valera prefers rheortic to action over Northern Ireland academic views. 1932 Religious festival shows power of Catholic clergy in Eire, 1937 De Valera Constitution. Feargal Keane profiles Clergy's concerns of Ireland's education system and physical / sexual abuse detailed Manix Flynn case. A Bishop John McQuade files revealed his views on banned Films, books, Academic comments on Writer's responses. In WWII Ireland remained neutral, academic comments on his ambigious neutraity. Film of De Valera at League of Nations, he supported Red China joining UN, the Irish economy stagnated, emigration continued, Academic comments on De Valera's Ireland. Next Leader Sean Lemass modernised Irish economy and opened Society. In Northern Ireland PM Terence O'Neill in 1965 meets Lemass, Film clip shown, Paisley rants against O'Neill . By 1968 detente was over, in Northern Ireland the Civil Rights Associaton (CRA) marches for Catholic rights, Film clip shown in 1969 Sectarian riots, IRA revitalised, Bloody Sunday 1972, Bloody Friday, Warrenpoint bomb, Hunger Strikes, Brighton Bomb, the Northern Ireland State seemed a world away from the Republic although it did spill over its violence, the Republic now looked to Europe, by late 1990s it was among the richest in Europe with a Celtic tiger economy, and having shook off its inward tendencies. Feargal Keane comments on Charlie Haughey's cronism, then Academic views on Irish corruption, in economics and public life. Scandals rock Catholic Church over child abuse. In 2008 prices collapse in Ireland, emigration grows, Feargal Keane commentrs on changes to political culture, he highlights British-Irish co-operation in 1985 Anglo Irish treaty and 1998 GFA Academic views on Northern Ireland's War weariness, Omagh bomb 1998, and republican / dissidents mentioned, September 1986 Robert Mooney murder profiled, his widow talks of lack of hatred, John Hewitt poet quoted on contested identities. September 2005 IRA decommissions, Unity to be achieved by peaceful means ot war, Academic comments, Feargal Keane highlights 10% of Republic foreign born, economic globalisation has changed the irish identity, Mary McAleese comments, Fergal Keane sums up.Irelands story is a story of change.
DVD No.
D08570
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7819



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2011
Duration:
29 mins 46 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
A Royal Appointment
Description:
Darragh McIntyre previews the English Queen Elizabeth's expected visit to Dublin in May and profiles how significant the visit will be, it begins with a wide range of opinions in voxpop style, the visit will be the first British Monarch in 100 years, but Darragh McIntyre then highlights the popularity of British Royal weddings and birth in Ireland over the years, and Prince Phillip has visited Dublin already and Prince Charles came in 1995, Journalist Amanda Brunker comments. Is the view of Southerners different from Northerners about a Royal visit. McIntyre asks he reviews 1911 visit of George V who stayed in Dublin Castle, if Queen Elizabeth visits Dublin Castle today she will feel at home, as it is part of Dublin's tourist trail now, and the building is covered in paintings of previous Monarchs, and a Throne. In 1901 Queen Victoria was well received in Dublin with minor protests. Film clip shown, then Dr Lisa Marie Griffiths comments, then Fianna Fail's Eamon O'Cuiv TD explains why he supports the Queen's visit, it feels it is not now out of the ordinary, Darragh McIntyre asks if it is ordinary how come it took so long, the answer lies in Northern Ireland, the peace process there had to be set firm, at NAAS racecourse he asks punters for their view on "is the Republic ready for the visit", then Ryanair's Michael O'Leary agrees to the visit. Darragh McIntyre then looks at the visit of the England Rugby Team in 2007 to Croke Park where the original Bloody Sunday happened. Film clip shows God Save the Queen being sung. Eamon Dunphy comments on Irish maturity that day. Then Darragh McIntyre visits an Irish Comedy Club and samples views there, on the Royal visit, most people are in favour of it. Outside the Dail Republican Sinn Fein protesters see the visit differently, they are linked to the Continuity IRA, then he travels to Bodenstown, the resting place of Wolfe Tone, here he meets Des Dalton the Leader of Republican / Sinn Fein who strongly opposes the visit, however author Matt Cooper argues the new bogey man in Dublin is not the British but the International Monetary Fund, at Trinity College founded by Queen Elizabeth I, he hears the views of Dr Patrick Geoghan who feels Ireland has moved on from 30 years ago, and that doesn't mean Irish are Monarchists. Next he heads to the rebel County Cork where at the English market he hears most people support the visit. In 1849 Queen Victoria 'The Famine Queen' visited Cork and was well received, University College Cork (UCC) formerly Queen's College historian John.A.Murphy recalls protests, and supports the visit. In Cobh Michael Martin of the Chamber of Commerce takes McIntyre to Spike Island Fort and Prison, and says they want the Queen to come here. At Cork Church of Ireland Cathedral the Canon comments on the congregation's attitude now compared to 100 years ago, he says they now wouldn't look upon the Queen as their Queen but welcome the visit, then he gets views at Cork's local poetry Club which is welcoming, then onto Kerry where he meets SF TD Martin Ferris, a former PIRA gun runner, he feels the visit is premature as legacy issues need resolved, however SF is not encouraging protests, he refers to 1861 Queen Victoria's visit, her visit made Killarney a tourist hotspot due to press coverage, the local Tourist Board, want Queen Elizabeth to visit, as visitor numbers have dropped. Matt Cooper comments on Britain / Ireland common economic links. Journalist Amanda Brunker says the Queen's visit is more about a celebrity visit than a political one, then Eamon Dunphy's views on sporting victory over England. Eamon O'Cuiv TD says if she lays a wreath at 1916 Garden of Remembrance that will be a significant step.
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7829



Date Broadcast:
Tue 15th Mar 2011
Duration:
6 mins 27 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the PUP has accused the HET of political bias against Loyalists as almost all their arrests have been of Loyalists. Film report with PUP's Brian Ervine interview then a response from HET's Brian Cox followed by Victims campaigner Raymond McCord. In West Belfast Police have recovered a small explosive device, Film report. Education Minister Catriona Ruane has authorised funds for Lagan College building. Irish President Mary McAleese has reopened St Mary's CBS Library destroyed in an arson attack. Film report with pupils' interviews, and staff. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7830



Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Mar 2011
Duration:
5 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:
Headlines then in Downpatrick schools have pulled out of the St Patrick's Day Parade after SF Cllr Eamon McConvey called on Nationalists to carry Tricolours. Film report with Andrew Gibson of St Patrick's centre views, then SF MLA William Clarke's views, then DUP's Jim Wells, then SDLP's Eamon O'Neill. In West Belfast four people have been stabbed, one is Bobby Tohill kidnapped by PIRA seven years ago. Film report from Celtic Bar with SF Cllr Jim McVeigh's comments. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7831



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2011
Duration:
7 mins 26 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Riot at Senior Schools Cup Final as Boys Model from East Belfast played St Mary's at Ballyskeag, Film report. In Downpatrick local DUP Politicians walked away from the annual St Patrick's Day Parade because SF Cllr Eamon McConvey appeared with a Tricolour. Film report with Eamon McConvey's views, then DUP's Jim Wells' reaction. Then Presbyterian Moderator Norman Hamilton's comments then vox pop of local people in Parade. It has been announced that US President will visit the Republic in May, no exact date is given. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7832



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2011
Duration:
27 mins 50 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Noel Thompson begins with a discussion about the controversy over plans to build 200 houses on the site of Girdwood Army Barracks on Belfast's Antrim Road, Unionists don't want them built. Nationalists say their objections are purely on sectarian grounds, as the houses would go to Nationalists. In the Studio DUP Cllr Ian Crozier, SDLP's Alban Magennis, the UUP's Fred Cobain and SF's Gerry Kelly debate the issues. The next item discussed by Noel Thompson is the controversy around SF Cllr Eamon McConvey carrying the Tricolour at Downpatrick's St Patrick's Day Parade, a Film report from Julia Paul examines the efforts that go into making St Patrick's Day Festivals peaceful, in Belfast Student trouble in the Holyland area in 2009 is profiled, as is general anti-social behaviour and sectarianism, then the Downpatrick Parade situation is mentioned. A voxpop of the public comments on what St Patrick's Day means to them nowadays. Mayor Cllr Pat Convery comments then academic Dr Dominic Bryan QUB on how St Patrick's Day affects one's identity, he explains his survey. Back in the Studio the Politicians give their views on the Downpatrick Flag controversy and celebrating St Patrick's Day issue in general. Next in the If You Ask Me Spot Alex Kane comments on the SF / DUP marriage at Stormont and its results, and what it will be remembered for if anything. It compares it to an extended episode of Eastenders, they plan for the future using signposts from the past. As Political Leaders head to the USA for St Patrick's Day celebrations, Noel Thompson introduces a Film clip showing Politicians from here going to the USA since the peace process began under many different US Presidents. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine from Tim MeGarry. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7833



Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Mar 2011
Duration:
22 mins 9 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
St Patrick's Day Special
Description:
Introduced by Paul Clarke, the programme covers all the main St Patrick's Day parades across Northern Ireland, beginning with Belfast with David Boyd of the Beat Carnivals comments, then Lord Mayor Pat Convey on his inclusive parade, then PUP's Dr John Kyle the only Unionist Cllr to attend. The parade theme this year is the environment, Terry Tully of St Lawrence O'Toole Pipe band from Dublin gives his views on the event, making its first appearance was the PSNI pipe band. The next report comes from Dublin which attracts international interest Festival Organiser Susan Kirby comments. Half million people turn up to watch the parade, and some of them give their views, then the parade's Grand Marshall Female World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor comments, then a report from Downpatrick where the controversy over SF Cllr Eamon McConvey carrying a Tricolour at the head of the cross community parade is profiled with McConvey's comments. Then DUP Jim Wells responds, Presbyterian Moderator Norman Hamilton reacts, despite the controversy 30,000 people turned up for the parade, voxpop of some of the participants in the parade shown, then it is off to Newry's parade, where Mick Murphy, Newry and Mourne Mayor comments, then local GAA player Liam Smith, then Phelim Convery of Newry Lions Club, followed by a voxpop of the public. Then after the break it is onto Armagh which began with traditional music open air concert. Catholic Primate Sean Brady comments, then Church of Ireland Primate Alan Harper, then voxpop of the public, next report is from Derry the theme was Myths and Legends, some float creators explain their themes, then voxpop of other participants, then it is over to Enniskillen where St Patrick arrives by boat across Lough Erne, with Leprechauns on water skis, the parade organiser Fergal Shannon comments, parade was led by Lisnaskea Emmet's team, their Manager Paul Clarke comments, then views of Anita Mukherjee of Women of the World Group views, then last report from Slemish Mountain where people climbed the mountain that St Patrick shepherded sheep on, walkers voxpop taken with Sean Trainor of Ballymena Council's views. Then Anna Fleck the Landowner of Slemish mountain. Followed by closing clips from across the parades with Paul Clarke remarks.
DVD No.
D08590
Tape No.
454
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7834



Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Mar 2011
Duration:
5 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then after trouble flared at a school's cup final on St Patrick's Day between Boys Model and St Mary's, the Boys Model has suspended two of its pupils. Film report with interviews with Jim Sheerin Principal of St Mary's Grammar and Jim Keith of Boys Model School. The Belfast City Council has voted against bi-lingual Irish / English Street signs. Film report with SF Cllr Caoimhin Mac Giolla Mhin, and DUP's Gavin Robinson comments. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7835



Date Broadcast:
Sat 19th Mar 2011
Duration:
2 mins 35 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then American Civil Rights activist Jessie Jackson is on a two day visit to Northern Ireland. Film reports covers his meeting in Belfast with Relatives for Justice in the Europa Hotel, then Mark Thompson comments, then Jessie Jackson who later visited St George's Amateur Boxing Club and then went to Derry to the Pat Finucane Centre. (9pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7836



Date Broadcast:
Sun 20th Mar 2011
Duration:
20 mins 21 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:
Jim Fitzpatrick introduces a discussion as a new report that shows Catholics from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely as Protestants from a similar background to go to University. It begins with a Film report profiling the jobs that Protestant boys used to take in the engineering, shipbuilding arenas, jobs that now are greatly reduced, the report says these boys lack the abilities for the technology driven jobs of today, statistics from the report are shown. In Rathcoole Primary School Mark Longhammer a Union representative, gives his reason for the young Protestants not embracing education, then QUB Dr Peter Shirlow gives his views on why there is a difference between Nationalist and Unionist working classes to embracing education, and what it can achieve. East Belfast, Ashfield Boys Protestant School is one that bucks the trends. Sixth Former boys about to go to University explain what motivated them, then the Headmaster Andy McMorran comments on the school's turnaround. Peter Shirlow wants more social balance in schools between middle class and working class pupils, he explains his viewpoint, and calls for political leadership. Then in the Studio PUP's MLA Dawn Purvis who commissioned the report and DUP MLA Robin Newton discuss the report and the failure of Unionist Political Leadership to deal with this problem, she is questioned about the role of Loyalist paramilitaries in Loyalist areas in distracting boys away from education towards the matcho man image of belonging to a gang. Robin Newton explains he welcomes the report and highlights the OFMDFM social investment fund and its aims in helping get more into third level education. Jim Fitzpatrick keeps on questioning both about the role of paramilitaries, Dawn Purvis says he is over-estimating the role of paramilitaries, she says there are many causes, and blames the DUP for concentrating on academic selection, the 11+. At Stormont the Assembly has finished its four year term, Jim Fitzpatrick asks commentators Brian Feeney and Professor Rick Wilford what if anything has the Executive achieved in those four years, or is it a success just because it lasted four years. Wilford lists free prescriptions, free bus fares for over 60s, infrastructure investment, he feels as now Society enters a time of cuts in finances things will get more difficult and points to the current budget arguments at Stormont. Brian Feeney comments on the Stormont structures needing reformed, they both discuss the Policing and Justice issue and its possibilities, but any crisis ahead Wilford thinks will be in the economic era, both will Judge them on delivery in the future.
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7837



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Mar 2011
Duration:
18 mins 53 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A report says Protestant working class boys are more likely to leave schools without any qualifications than Catholics. Film report shows only one in ten working class Protestants will go to University whereas it is one in five for Catholics, in a Film report young Protestants talk about the issue, statistics in report shown, 14% of State schools under-perform in English / Mathematics compared to just 4% in Catholic schools. Mark Longhammer comments in previous years young Protestant men went into heavy industries, which today have shed thousands of jobs, nowadays their futures are severely limited, at the impact Training Centre on the Springfield Road young trainees talk about their experiences searching for jobs. Then Patricia Rooney comments, then Jonathan Little, Belfast Boys Model A-level students comment on the need for education, then in the Studio report author Peter Shirlow and PUP MLA Dawn Purvis discuss the report and its implications for young people. Purvis thinks it is a historical problem caused by deindustralisation. Peter Shirlow says problems exist with Catholic sectors also, but Purvis says politically no one speaks for working class Protestants, she criticises DUP over academic selection, she hopes political will now address the problem, Shirlow fears that the Protestant working class will become socially and economically detached from Society. Next two minor news stories, then two men rob a cash delivery van at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH). In Belfast Coroners' Court it has been said 21 police witnesses to alleged security forces shoot to kill incidents are dead, up to 40 more are elderly and may have difficulty giving evidence, the case involves shootings around Lurgan in 1982. SF's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he would be willing to give consideration to use of the title Joint First Minister, as 14 TDs from the Republic arrive at Stormont, he denies it is a political stunt. Film report and Interview with Martin McGuinness, then political Editor Ken Reid gives his analysis of the point and Unionist reaction from Arlene Foster (DUP), then Tom Elliott (UUP) reaction. Ken Reid says everything now and for the next six weeks is about elections. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7838



Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Mar 2011
Duration:
58 mins 22 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Sisters of the Lodge
Description:
Journalist Alison Millar is granted unprecedented access to the Women's' Loyal Orange Lodge of Ireland revealing their rituals and ceremonies. Programme begins with the camera crew being told to leave the Lodge meeting in good humour. Alison Millar recalls watching Orange parades 30 years ago, then the Grand Mistress of Ireland Olive Whitten shows her around the Armagh Lodge room, she shows the seating arrangements and titles used, it is only men's' pictures up on the walls she notices, then Alison goes to visit Stewartstown Orange Hall and is met by Joan Beggs County Mistress of Tyrone and Grand Secretary. She goes on a tour of Tyrone's Orange Halls ending up in Moygashal at her own Lodge WLOL106, she shows the Journalist around the photographs and then Olive takes her to meet some of the longest serving Orange women, Alison asks some of the ladies why they joined the Order, most are elderly and joined during the WWII, the Women's' Orange Association was formed in 1912 (Feb) to try and stop mixed marriages and children being brought up as Catholics, Alison was shocked by Olive's answer. Then she goes to Belfast's Schomberg House, Orange Headquarters for Ireland, where Joan hands over money they raised for Charity. Alison meets Alisha Dixon a young rising star of Orangeism. From Down No4, her mother is an Orange woman, she explains why she joined up, being 23 she denies it is not unusual for a young woman to be Orange. Her mother is then profiled and interviewed, her father Geoffrey is a Postmaster in the Dromore area, they are both in an accordion band, Geoffrey says they live the Orange Order in this house every day. Family photographs in sashes shown, for a year Alisha is head of the Local Cultural Group, pushing oranges within the community. She is planning a 12th July hymn service, she explains her role in the cultural group, then it is down to Dan Winters cottage where the ladies are getting new collaret's, the women re-enact the ceremony for Alisha's Film crew, then their evening entertainment is shown. Joan then displays the range of different collarettes she owns, the sash fringe colours indicates the person's rank, then it is the 12 July Alison goes firstly with the Dixon family to Waringstown, Mary cooked 15 breakfasts for the band, then in Cookstown Joan prepares for the day's parading, she introduces some other sisters, one is 60 years in the Order, then in Armagh, Olive Whitten prepares for the day's events, she is Grand Mistress, she will be on the platform and doesn't walk. Alisha's band Filmed playing the sash and marching, ladies don't march on the Twelfth unless invited by a man's Lodge or their District Lodge, the platform rhetoric and message is the same as it always was, says Alison, who then questions Joan about the rule women can only walk when invited to do so by men, she explains the beaucractic process and reads an invite letter, with seals and all, no invite no walking. Then Alisha's hymn service at Dromore Lodge is shown, with her speech at the end. With marching season over it is election time now for the Lodge posts, the Grand Mistress presides over elections across Northern Ireland. She explains her role, and likes changing Officers, they go to Enniskillen election, but Alison is to allowed to Film it, but they do allow Film of re-enactment the same Officers are mostly re-elected with two new faces, then they sing God Save the Queen. Next Alison goes with Alisha to Glasgow for Orange Parade, she is to make a speech from the platform, Film of speech is shown, she condemns negative images of Orangeism, then Grandmaster praises her. Alison then meets Olive to ask her why the Orange is so steeped in the past, she reads through the rules which ban Catholics from the Lodge or anyone married to a Catholic, this goes back to 1912. Olive says that rule has to stay even with modernisation, the younger Alisha says she understands and respects those rules, she says if she fell in love with a Catholic he would have to change religions, but it is never going to happen she adds. In Dromore Lodge it is their 66th birthday, they have a celebration, Alisha and Sister Sally Forsyth discuss Lodge mistresses they recall, then it is winter time and election time for the Grand Lodge in Armagh, Olive has been Grand Mistress for 12 years and Joan Grand Secretary for 11 years, the meeting is behind closed doors, then the results are announced both Officers are re-elected, Olive and Joan comment, then it is up to Coleraine for an Orange Ball, Olive invites Alison. It is a ritual never Filmed before, some strange processes shown and rituals and images, then Olive explains what it all means, to Orange folk. Afterwards the ladies praise their performances. In the new year those elected are formally installed Alison visits the Star of Dromore Lodge and Films their ceremony. Joan is the honorary guest, but Alison is put outside, she Films the secret knocking code of the "Tiler" the lady who guards the door, then the social event begins with tea and a buffet. Sally Forsyth was missing and is unwell, Alison goes with My and Iris to visit Sally, their conversation is Filmed, Sally shows her foundation member certificate and she recalls fashion changes in the Lodge and rows over hats, which they used to have to wear. Next Alison Films a fundraising event in Alisha's Aunty Iris Orange Hall, they have a session of Scottish dancing led by the Grand Mistress, days later they take the cheque to St John's House, a hospice in Newry that was founded by Nuns, the event is Filmed, photographs taken, again Alison is mystified by how this act contradicts the Orange Ladies (MISSING) against any interpretation she talks about rule changes again with the senior Orange women, but the women are still worried by mixed marriages "danger" today, they feel that is today's young people go to too many "mixed" events and young Protestants are not going to Church on Sundays, the women agree there is a line you don't step over, in terms of integration, young Alisha says being an Orange woman is a continuous thing not just when you put a sash on. Alison ends by saying she is not a sister and never could be.
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
Page 455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7839



Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Mar 2011
Duration:
3 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then at Stormont today the first four years uninterrupted term of a power sharing Executive ended. DUP says at Assembly elections they want a Unionist to be the First Minister. Meanwhile SF's Martin McGuinness says he would consider a title of Joint First Minister. Film report with both men's comments, then reaction from Tom Elliott (UUP) and Margaret Ritchie (SDLP). (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7840



Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Mar 2011
Duration:
8 mins 24 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then first Assembly to go full term ends on a high. Film report on Stormont exchanges marked by unusual agreement, and reviews of 2007, Ian Paisley addressed the house for the last time, then Peter Robinson apologised for hurts he caused, Tom Elliott (UUP) views on this, then Martin McGuinness views on "brothers grim" and he is honoured to have worked with Robinson and Paisley. Patsy McGlone for SDLP comments, then Ken Reid analysis of today's truce, and Ian Paisley's last speech, he reflects on the upcoming election in May. Next report is about Ian Paisley Senior's last day at Stormont after 42 years, he comments on how he felt during the day. He reflects on meeting Gerry Adams on 2007 about power sharing, and how he viewed that day. Paisley recalls getting on well with McGuinness, he recalls what he said to him about co-operating. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08600
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7841



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Mar 2011
Duration:
12 mins 33 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
At Stormont senior UP MLAs are involved in an internal clash over Basil McCrea's / Jane Allister's reaction to SF Martin McGuinness becoming First Minister. David McNarry takes the hump with them. Film report with UUP leader Tom Elliott's reaction, followed by comments of DUP's Peter Robinson on McGuinness' remark, then he repeats his offer to change Deputy / First titles, also today the UUP's vice Chair Terry Wright resigned over UUP Health Minister Michael McGimpsey's refusal to open a Radiotherapy Unit in Derry's hospital, a further report reveals an adviser to UUP employment Minister Danny Kennedy called Dr Brian Crowe has resigned over paper allegations of abusing his position in return for sexual favours, then Danny Kennedy's statement, Crowe was also a Church of Ireland lay preacher. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Duncan McCausland is to retire with a payment of £500,000 and a pension. DUP's Nelson McCausland asked Queen's University festival organisers to include Christian music and pro-Israeli views he says he made the request on the grounds of balance. British Treasury Minister David Gauke today launched a paper on allowing Northern Ireland's Executive to take control over its rate of corporation tax. Film report on costs to Northern Ireland block grant, with David Gauke's interview, then Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson, then SF's Martin McGuinness and DUP's Peter Robinson praise the idea, followed by business and trade union opposing views, then in the Studio Journalist Jamie Delargy's analysis. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08610
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7842



Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Mar 2011
Duration:
28 mins 26 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:
Noel Thompson begins with a review of the last four years of Stormont in a Film report which shows 2007 comments of SF's Martin McGuinness, DUP's Ian Paisley on the significance of a power sharing Executive. Then in the Studio DUP's Peter Weir, SDLP's Dolores Kelly, SF's John O'Dowd, UUP's David McNarry and Alliance's Trevor Lunn give their opinions on how successful was or not the Executive. SF / DUP highlight what they see as their successes, whereas SDLP / UUP glad it lasted for four years but say it didn't deliver what it should have, McNarry says the Assembly worked but the Executive didn't, the Committee system also worked he says, although Noel Thompson reads a list of things not achieved. John O'Dowd defends what they managed to achieve, David McNarry denies he is sectarian for urging Unionists to oppose SF's Martin McGuinness becoming First Minister, he objects to him because he is a Republican he claims. The Unionist's David McNarry and DUP's Peter Weir then begin a serious argument about Robinson's £5 land deal, McNarry's fallout with Basil McCrea / Jim Allister, and SF becoming First Minister, John O'Dowd raises Dawn Purvis' report on Protestant boys' underachieving. They then debate the transfer test issue and the failure to resolve it. Dolores Kelly accuses DUP / SF of 'Carve up' politics, she highlights money given to soccer, rugby and the GAA, John O'Dowd accuses her of being in opposition from within the Executive. Alliance's Trevor Lunn says the Assembly blocking mechanism called a petition of concern needs changed, some Politicians then list what they think should be a priority for the next four years. In the If You Ask Me Spot, Journalist Newton Emerson speculates on why the public isn't too excited about our upcoming May election, he feels it would help if the public knew which parties would take each ministry. He compares Stormont to a Council not a Government, and calls the DUP / SF argument over who is First Minister a sham fight. Next Noel Thompson introduces a Julia Paul Film on the six week election campaign ahead of them, the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists offers Politicians their advice on posture etc. Robin Newtown, and Jim Allister's comments then SDLP's Colm McKevitt, SF's Mickey Brady, Green Party's Steven Agnew, Physio Tom Sullivan and DUP's Jim Wells' views. Then voxpop of people in a gym about Politicians. Programme ends with Tim Megarry's comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08610
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7844



Date Broadcast:
Fri 25th Mar 2011
Duration:
3 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:
Headlines then the Derry hospital Cancer Unit has become a political football as SF's Martin McGuinness called the UUP Health Minister Michael McGimpsey's cancellation of the project as sectarian. Film report with Martin McGuinness' comments, UUP's Tom Elliott's statement and then Donegal Fianna Gael (FG) TD Joe McHugh's reaction, followed by views of City Hospital Clinical Director Seamus McAteer. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08610
Tape No.
455
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7843



Date Broadcast:
Sat 26th Mar 2011
Duration:
52 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Teilifís na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary / Drama
Series Title:
Fag an Bealach
Programme Title:
Part1: For the Cause
Description:
This programme reveals the untold story of the military unit in the US Civil War known as the Irish Brigade. It is in documentary - drama format and covers from the outbreak of the Civil War to the Battle of Antietam in 1862. Brian O'Meallin begins with profile of the role of Thomas Francis Meagher in forming the Irish Brigade, he was a former young Ireland Revolutionary, between 180,000 and 200,000 Irishmen fought in the Civil War. The legend of the Irish Brigade begins at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, 23,000 were killed or wounded on one day.

Stephen Potter the National Park Service Archaeologist recalls the finding in 1988 of the remains of the Irish Brigade Soldiers. Then a documentary / drama section recreates the Irish in Battle that day, with real photographs shown of the battlefield aftermath. Soldiers had no dog tags in those days. Stephen Potter explains his task with the four bodies recovered and the artefacts found on their bodies. Three were in their twenties, on in his fifties, the older man was identified as James Gallagher from Archives, he was from Kilkenny, the programme then asks why did these men sacrifice so much for this new country and Brian O'Meallin profiles the conditions in Ireland they left behind the Famine. Dr Una ni Bhroin Mail elaborates the Flight from Ireland caused by the Famine mostly to America, which in the 1840s / 1850s was a Protestant Anglo Saxon country, the poor, destitute, Irish Catholics speaking Irish were a shock to the Americans, they were at the bottom of the ladder in the USA, and looked down upon. On the outbreak of the Civil War, Dr Susannah Ural explains the press called on Irish Americans to support the Union case, amidst some opposition, Thomas Francis Meagher convinced the Irish to support the Union, his early life in Waterford is profiled, and his role in the 18848 Young Irelander's revolt. Dr J.M.Hearne describes Meagher's efforts to get French support for the revolt, and Ciaran.R.O'Broin describes the story of how Meagher created the Irish Tricolour, raised in 1849 in Waterford for the first time. The 1848 Revolt failed, Meagher and the leaders were exiled to Van Diemen's Land, he was captive there for four years then he went to America, he married Elizabeth Townsend from New York, Michael O'Clonnaigh describes the changes in the USA economics / industry / politics at this time, and the North / South split, profile of the Slavery issue North and South. Dr Lawrence Kohl highlights the election of the Republican Party's Abraham Lincoln and his objection to Slavery. The Southern States decided to leave the Union, with South Carolina going first on December 20th 1869 by February 1861 six more States left, they formed the Confederate States of America. On April 12th 1861 the Confederates attacked the Union Fort Sumter. Lincoln began raising a Union Army. The South called Richmond its capital and elected a Congress with Jefferson Davis as its President, Séamus Ó Fianghusa profiles the history of the New York 69th since 1849, Francis Meagher joined in 1861 as a Captain, also joining was Donegal man James McKay-Rorty, on July 21st 1861 beside the Bull Run in Virginia the two Armies clashed for the first time, the Union Army lost, the battle is described with maps, and the New York 69th engagements highlighted, with re-enactments. After the defeat the Union side began a recruiting drive, Thomas Francis Meagher began forming an Irish Brigade across the North. Re-enactment of his speeches shown, Academic explains the significance of this, as thousands joined up, they were Irishmen fighting for America, but Meagher's rise up through the ranks did cause some resentment against him in New York's Irish American Socialites, but the poor Irish Americans supported him, James McKay-Rorty captured at Bull Run was held in Richmond warehouse as a Prisoner of War (POW). In September 1861 he and two other prisoners escaped, author Joseph.G.Bilby tells his story, he rejoins the 69th as an Officer. Next Brian O'Meallin looks at how the American Civil War was perceived in Ireland, they felt their US relatives should stay out of it, letters written are read, then Dr David Gleeson explains the attitude of Irish newspapers, who, lamented the fact Irishmen fought on both sides. Meanwhile in Washington Catholic Priest Fr William Corby joins the 69th, photograph shown, he was a Professor in Notre Dame University and known as the 'Fighting Priest'. The 69th were assigned to the Army of the Potomac under Major General George.B.McClellan, they were sent to capture Richmond, the Armies first clashed at Fair Oaks Virginia, Meagher's writings describe the horror of the scene that night, the next day the Irish Brigade faced Confederate General Robert E.Lee, Dr Lawrence Kohl profiles General Lee's achievements, he drove the Union Army out of Virginia, in September 1862, he invades the North. On September 17th at Antietam the two Armies clash, Author Denis Frye explains the events of the day, as the Union Army advances towards the Sunken Road, with the Irish Brigade in the lead role. Fr William Corby's Memoirs describes that day, when 506 of the 69th were dead or wounded, re-enactment shown of advance. Meagher's horse is shot from under him, Lieutenant James McKay-Rorty is still fighting, Union re-enforcements arrive, General Richardson is hit by Confederate Sharpnel and dies a month later from his wounds. Antietam was the bloodiest day in the Civil War but the North was saved as Robert.E.Lee returned South. It was a disaster for the Irish Americans, 60% of the men lost their lives, 24 Officers of the Brigade were killed, Dr Una ni Bhroin Mail explains the effects of the losses, an Irish Brigade monument stands on the battlefield today. Séamus Ó Fianghusa praises the qualities of the Irish Brigade and their courage. Programme then previews next week's episode of the series, focus on it. McKay-Rorty and Fr William Corby and Thomas Francis Meagher leadership.
DVD No.
D08620
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5718



Date Broadcast:
Sat 26th Mar 2011
Duration:
2 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:
In Banbridge the funeral of Lieutenant Corporal Steven McKee from the Royal Irish Regiment killed in Afghanistan last week has taken place. Film report. In Belfast and Derry the Trade Unions have held rallies against Government cuts to Public Services and the Welfare State, Film report with Patricia McKeown comments. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08610
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7845



Date Broadcast:
Sat 26th Mar 2011
Duration:
52 mins 11 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
TNG
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Fag an bealach (Part 1)
Programme Title:
For the Cause
Description:
This programme reveals the untold story of the military unit in the US Civil War known as the Irish Brigade. It is in documentary - drama format and covers from the outbreak of the Civil War to the Battle of Antietam in 1862. Brian O'Meallin begins with profile of the role of Thomas Francis Meagher in forming the Irish Brigade, he was a former young Ireland Revolutionary, between 180,000 and 200,000 Irishmen fought in the Civil War. The legend of the Irish Brigade begins at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, 23,000 were killed or wounded on one day. Stephen Potter the National Park Service Archaeologist recalls the finding in 1988 of the remains of the Irish Brigade Soldiers. Then a documentary / drama section recreates the Irish in Battle that day, with real photographs shown of the battlefield aftermath. Soldiers had no dog tags in those days. Stephen Potter explains his task with the four bodies recovered and the artefacts found on their bodies. Three were in their twenties, on in his fifties, the older man was identified as James Gallagher from Archives, he was from Kilkenny, the programme then asks why did these men sacrifice so much for this new country and Brian O'Meallin profiles the conditions in Ireland they left behind the Famine. Dr Una ni Bhroin Mail elaborates the Flight from Ireland caused by the Famine mostly to America, which in the 1840s / 1850s was a Protestant Anglo Saxon country, the poor, destitute, Irish Catholics speaking Irish were a shock to the Americans, they were at the bottom of the ladder in the USA, and looked down upon. On the outbreak of the Civil War, Dr Susannah Ural explains the press called on Irish Americans to support the Union case, amidst some opposition, Thomas Francis Meagher convinced the Irish to support the Union, his early life in Waterford is profiled, and his role in the 18848 Young Irelander's revolt. Dr J.M.Hearne describes Meagher's efforts to get French support for the revolt, and Ciaran.R.O'Broin describes the story of how Meagher created the Irish Tricolour, raised in 1849 in Waterford for the first time. The 1848 Revolt failed, Meagher and the leaders were exiled to Van Diemen's Land, he was captive there for four years then he went to America, he married Elizabeth Townsend from New York, Michael O'Clonnaigh describes the changes in the USA economics / industry / politics at this time, and the North / South split, profile of the Slavery issue North and South. Dr Lawrence Kohl highlights the election of the Republican Party's Abraham Lincoln and his objection to Slavery. The Southern States decided to leave the Union, with South Carolina going first on December 20th 1869 by February 1861 six more States left, they formed the Confederate States of America. On April 12th 1861 the Confederates attacked the Union Fort Sumter. Lincoln began raising a Union Army. The South called Richmond its capital and elected a Congress with Jefferson Davis as its President, Séamus Ó Fianghusa profiles the history of the New York 69th since 1849, Francis Meagher joined in 1861 as a Captain, also joining was Donegal man James McKay-Rorty, on July 21st 1861 beside the Bull Run in Virginia the two Armies clashed for the first time, the Union Army lost, the battle is described with maps, and the New York 69th engagements highlighted, with re-enactments. After the defeat the Union side began a recruiting drive, Thomas Francis Meagher began forming an Irish Brigade across the North. Re-enactment of his speeches shown, Academic explains the significance of this, as thousands joined up, they were Irishmen fighting for America, but Meagher's rise up through the ranks did cause some resentment against him in New York's Irish American Socialites, but the poor Irish Americans supported him, James McKay-Rorty captured at Bull Run was held in Richmond warehouse as a Prisoner of War (POW). In September 1861 he and two other prisoners escaped, author Joseph.G.Bilby tells his story, he rejoins the 69th as an Officer. Next Brian O'Meallin looks at how the American Civil War was perceived in Ireland, they felt their US relatives should stay out of it, letters written are read, then Dr David Gleeson explains the attitude of Irish newspapers, who, lamented the fact Irishmen fought on both sides. Meanwhile in Washington Catholic Priest Fr William Corby joins the 69th, photograph shown, he was a Professor in Notre Dame University and known as the 'Fighting Priest'. The 69th were assigned to the Army of the Potomac under Major General George.B.McClellan, they were sent to capture Richmond, the Armies first clashed at Fair Oaks Virginia, Meagher's writings describe the horror of the scene that night, the next day the Irish Brigade faced Confederate General Robert E.Lee, Dr Lawrence Kohl profiles General Lee's achievements, he drove the Union Army out of Virginia, in September 1862, he invades the North. On September 17th at Antietam the two Armies clash, Author Denis Frye explains the events of the day, as the Union Army advances towards the Sunken Road, with the Irish Brigade in the lead role. Fr William Corby's Memoirs describes that day, when 506 of the 69th were dead or wounded, re-enactment shown of advance. Meagher's horse is shot from under him, Lieutenant James McKay-Rorty is still fighting, Union re-enforcements arrive, General Richardson is hit by Confederate Sharpnel and dies a month later from his wounds. Antietam was the bloodiest day in the Civil War but the North was saved as Robert.E.Lee returned South. It was a disaster for the Irish Americans, 60% of the men lost their lives, 24 Officers of the Brigade were killed, Dr Una ni Bhroin Mail explains the effects of the losses, an Irish Brigade monument stands on the battlefield today. Séamus Ó Fianghusa praises the qualities of the Irish Brigade and their courage. Programme then previews next week's episode of the series, focus on it. McKay-Rorty and Fr William Corby and Thomas Francis Meagher leadership.
DVD No.
D08620
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7848



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Mar 2011
Duration:
12 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Derry dissident republicans have abandoned a car bomb outside the courthouse, it was defused, by Army Film report with PSNI Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin's reaction, then Hazel Schwartz on the disruption caused to elderly patients in her nearby nursing home, and then comments of two of the pensioners, then Jim Ruddy of Derry's business community's view. Also today the Army ATOs dealt with a bomb scare in the Lower Falls area of Belfast. Film report. The British Government Defence Minister Liam Fox has told the family of Majella O'Hare (12) shot dead by a British Soldier in South Armagh in 1976 he is profoundly sorry, the Northern Ireland Secretary delivered the apology to Majella's Mother Mary who is 88, at Hillsborough Castle today. Film report with Mary O'Hare's reaction and old Film clip of funeral, and contents of Liam Fox's letter read, then Michael O'Hare and Marie O'Hare reactions to apology. The 50 / 50 Police Recruitment system ends today, 10 years after it was introduced, 30% of Police are now from a Catholic background. The Electoral Commission has begun a campaign to get Northern Ireland's 190,000 unregistered voters registered. Film report says the turnout at the 2007 election was 64%, but last year's Westminster vote was 58%. this May 7th the electorate here will vote for a Northern Ireland Assembly, the council Elections, and a UK wide referendum on the voting system. Electoral Office's Seamus Magee comments on getting people registered. Then in the Studio Ken Reid discusses the Assembly election and the 190,000 unregistered voters. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08610
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7846



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Mar 2011
Duration:
59 mins 40 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Shankill Butchers
Description:
Stephen Nolan presents a documentary on the actions of this UVF killer gang from Belfast's Shankill Road who murdered people in the 1970s using knives to cut up their victims - usually Catholic. The question he asks is "how did the Uk's biggest serial killing gang get away with it for so long". Programme begins with a preview of the murder rate in the 1970s using old Film clips, and graphic images of violence like Bloody Sunday and Bloody Friday in 1972. May Blood recalls 1972 and growth of Loyalist paramilitaries. Film of Loyalists training, growing UDA versus UVF clashes. William Edward Pavis killed in September 1972 in such a feud, the killer was Lenny Murphy who would become founder and leader of the Shankill Butchers, he was charged along with Mervyn Connor who turned State's evidence against Murphy, he was found poisoned in Prison by cyanide, Stephen Nolan reads a copy of an alleged suicide note. Former RUC Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt says Lenny Murphy was responsible for Connor's death, and in June 1973 he was acquitted of Pavis murder and released, over the next two years he built a feared reputation and believed to have murdered 10 people, he recruited three henchmen, all hated Catholics, Robert 'Basher' Bates (25) Sam McAllister (20) and William Moore (25) about 12 others were in Murphy's gang but these three were the hardcore. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt comments on the Lawnbrook Club gang. On 25 November 1975 the body of Frank Crossan a North Belfast Catholic was found on a Shankill entry. Film clip shown, Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt recalls Mr Crossan's throat was cut, it was barbaric he says, then Pathologist Tom Marshall describes Frank Crossan's injuries, Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt recalls his enquiries in the Millfield area, and the Shankill, May Blood explains the code of silence in the Shankill, two months later Ted McQuade and his wife were walking home in North Belfast on Cliftonville gunmen shot Ted McQuade dead, a black taxi was used by gunmen. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt describes the 15 square miles, 150,000 people, the interfaces that make up North Belfast, then Brendan Brown's comments on the Millfield area, and he recalls the next victim Tommy Quinn leaving his club to go home, a news report on Quinn's murder is shown, then Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt recalls finding the body and the black taxi clue, he recalls what the Police were thinking, William Murphy was on their radar. Then Journalist Jim Campbell recalls Shankill Loyalists telling him who was running the killer gang, he alleges the Police also knew Lenny Murphy was the killer. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt gives his response, that the UVF didn't support Murphy's killings, Stephen Nolan says it is inconceivable the UVF didn't know who the Butchers were, but May Blood also says Shankill people knew who they were, then two weeks after Quinn murder, a fourth victim Francis Rice's body found wit throat cut on the Shankill Road, Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt comments, television clip shows Orange Leader Tom Passmore call for killings to stop, then Maureen Curran, May Blood on Shankill Butchers label, then Psychologist Professor Peter Hepper profiles Lenny Murphy's hatred of Catholics and his mentality, and his sense of power. Charlotte Morrisey recalls fear in North Belfast Catholic Community Brendan Brown recalls Black taxi kidnap attempt, he says RUC allowed Butchers a free hand, Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt denies this accusation, then Charlotte Morrissey repeats the counterview on RUC. Jim Campbell says the British establishment knew who the killers were, as Special Branch MI5 had infiltrated loyalism, Jimmy Nesbitt says no informants penetrated the Butchers' gang and Murphy wasn't an agent. Then in March 1976 two women were shot at on the Cliftonville Road, the car was dumped at Mount Vernon estate, the next morning Lenny Murphy was arrested as he returned to the abandoned car to get a gun, he was jailed but the killings continued. Victim Number 5 was Cornelius Neeson (50) who was picked up and hacked to death, serving six years Murphy instructed William Moore to carry on with the killings, the next victim was Stephen McCann, his family recall his characteristics, then a news report on his murder as he walked home from QUB Students disco, the Pathologist Tom Marshall comments on his gunshot wounds, then his brother Robert and his sisters recall getting the news of his death, then Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt says they had no suspects or clues, Psychologist Geoff Beattie grew up in Protestant Ligoneil and was in a gang with Jim "the bomber" Watts as a youngster. Watts was in the Butchers' gang. Geoff Beattie describes Watts and the gang culture. Then Charlotte Morrissey recalls hearing news of another body, Joe Morrissey was kidnapped in Millfield and his body found in Glencairn. Film clip shown, then Charlotte recalls the family getting the news it was their father, and the effect on her mother. Pieces of his body had been cut off, the next victim was Francis Cassidy, and still the RUC were no closer to catching the killers. Then on 10 May 1977 Gerard McClafferty was walking home he was abducted and taken to the Shankill Road. Film clip of building shown, he was tortured and he describes what happened to him, his body was dumped in an entry, but he survived. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt realises this was important. On 18 May 1977 Police take Gerard in a car to Shankill and he identifies two men, one was Sam McAllister, another was Benjamin "Pretty Boy" Edwards. The RUC arrested the men, in McAllister's house they found knives, pictures shown. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt then described how McClafferty's evidence linked to Billy Moore, they seized his car and matched fibres from it to Gerard's clothing. William Moore confessed to kidnapping Gerard, then on 21 May he admits all throat cuttings, he says Murphy done the first three, I done the rest. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt recalls the Lenny Murphy interviews in Castlereagh, Moore and Bates made statements and agreed to give evidence against Murphy, but later retracted the statements, although those three and eight others confessed to the Butcher killings, they also confessed to murdering 11 other people, they shot five men in a bar, James Coyle (50) Ed Farrell (45) Daniel McNeill (47) S Corr (53) and J Martin (59) killed two Protestants they thought were Catholics. Archie Hanna (51) and Ray Carlisle (27) they killed three men during Loyalist feuds. Noel Shaw, Tom Easton and J Moorehead and killed 10 year old Kevin McMenamin when they bombed an Official Republican Easter Parade. In February 1979 they were jailed by Lord Justice O'Donnell, a total of 2,000 years in jail, but Lenny Murphy wasn't in the dock, Journalist John Henderson recalls the trial. Newspaper clip shows individual sentences, May Blood comments then victims relatives on the case sentences. In 1982 Murphy was released from jail, three months later in November 1982 he was shot dead in Glencairn by the PIRA. J Henderson says fellow Loyalists told the PIRA of Murphy's whereabouts. Film clip of his funeral shown and his headstone honouring him. In 1997 1,000 lined the streets for Robert Bates' funeral, Charlotte Morrissey was caught up in the funeral by accident, she was shocked people treated him as a hero after hacking her father to death. In 2009 William Moore died, a death notice called him a Soldier. May Blood rejects the adulation of the killers, she says sectarianism is still alive in both communities today. Stephen Nolan sums up, the Butchers' motivations. Then Journalist Jim Campbell, Robert Doran, Charlotte Morrissey comments. Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Nesbitt got an MBE, Gerard McClafferty died aged 50 in 2008, all the convicted Butchers have been released from jail, nine are still alive and live in Northern Ireland.
DVD No.
D08610
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7847



Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Mar 2011
Duration:
9 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:
After logos the controversial 50 / 50 recruiting process to the PSNI ends today. Film report with reactions, reviews the scheme since introduced by Patten reforms in April 2002 to increase the number of Catholics in the Police. Today 29.7% of the Police are Catholic, 68.1% are Protestants. Mervyn Hayes who was on the Patten Commission says it is time to end the 50 / 50 process, Loyalist Community Worker Jim Wilson feels the problem with the Police now is that it is seen as an middle class occupation and not for the working class, but North Belfast Republican Community Worker Liam Maskey feels the Scheme has been stopped too soon, then Journalist Chris Ryder's views on the importance of this Patten reform followed by review of dissident republican attacks on the PSNI and its effect on Catholic Policemen. Then in the Studio Journalist Brian Rowan gives his analysis of the 175 recommendations of the Patten Reforms and the 50 / 50 Scheme and the reactions of Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson Sinn Fein and former Chief Constable Hugh Orde and the threat from dissident republicans. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7849



Date Broadcast:
Tue 29th Mar 2011
Duration:
13 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:
Homes evacuated in Oldpark area in North Belfast during security alert. Film report on bomb scare which follows shots being fired. With PSNI Superintendent Amanda Cooke's reaction and local people's views on shooting, including Nun Sister Carmel, then latest update. At Magheraberry Prison a Prison Officer has been suspended by the Governor after Prison Ombudsman found the personal details of a Governor were found in a cell of dissident republican Brendan McConville and were planted there by a Prison Officer. Film report with Solicitor Kevin Winters' views, then Prison Ombudsman Paula McCabe's report findings and political reaction from SDLP's Alban Magennis and DUP's Paul Givan. Dissident republicans group Oglaigh na hÉireann has claimed responsibility for two recent bomb scares in Derry and West Belfast. Brief Report. In election campaign, the DUP and UUP began canvassing today. Film report from DUP's East Belfast launch with Peter Robinson comments, then UUP press conference began with David McNarry apology to his party colleagues for last week's row over Martin McGuinness getting First Minister's job. Followed by Ken Reid's analysis of the bad week for the UUP Party, and the DUP's message on voter apathy of Unionists. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7850



Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Mar 2011
Duration:
engage the mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifís na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary / Drama
Series Title:
Fag an Bealach
Programme Title:
Part1: May You Be Safe
Description:
The Irish Brigade prepares for Battles of Fredricksburg and Gettysburg, after Antietam's causalities Meagher was changing his views on the War. The tradition of the modern New York 69th wearing boxwood green dates back to December 1862 before Fredericksburg when Meagher unable to find a shamrock presented his men with boxwood to remind them of Ireland. This episode begins with a quick review of the events of the previous episode. After Antietam the Irish Brigade had lost 506 men dead or injured, including Thomas Francis Meagher who had a ruptured knee,

Academic Ciaran O Broin explains how Meagher's views on the War changed, he was shocked at the level of death and injury inflicted on his men, whom he lived amongst. His writings on this aspect are read in the documentary / drama. After eight months of causalities there was to be no rest, the Irish Brigade was sent to the Virginia town of Fredericksburg, US National Parks Frank O'Reilly explains Meagher's injury, the Brigade was joined by two more regiments totalling 800 new men, among the new arrivals is Corporal Peter Welsh. His claim to fame was he could read and write, a rare skill amongst the poor Irish at that time. Dr Lawrence Kohl comments on the letters he wrote, a re-enactment reads a letter to his wife. Ambrose Burnside was the new Leader of the Army of the Potomac, and Lincoln wanted a victory at Fredericksburg, despite the Confederates having excellent dug in positions on the heights outside the town. The Union Irish Brigade was faced with the Confederate 24th Georgia Regiment which had many Irish Soldiers in its ranks, the battle began on December 13th, re-enactment shown around Mary's Heights and the Stonewall. Forty thousand Union Soldiers tried to take the Stonewall but never got near it, the Irish Brigade paid a heavy price. After the battle Peter Welsh wrote a letter to his wife explaining the horror of the battle, of the 1,300 men who attacked Mary's Heights only 500 survived the day. Meagher was devastated by the losses. Burnside sent wave after wave of Union troops against Mary's Heights they all failed to take it, Joseph Bilby Author profiles Staff Officer James McKay-Rorty's role on that day, he is shot and wounded and survives. Séamus Ó Fianghusa profiles the role of the Surgeons on the battlefield, and the poor medical knowledge of that time, as does George Wunderlich of the National Museum of Civil War medicine, he highlights the good work done by hundreds of Nuns who were Nurses. One was St Helen Ryan from Glenmore in County Kilkenny, her reports to her Convent are an archive of their work, one letter is read out. Then Dr Una ni Bhroin Mail explains how, because of the high causalities, Irish-American opinion began to change, many felt the War would offer no advantage to them, for an example wealthy New York Socialite Maria Lydig Daly's letter is read after Fredericksburg. In September 1862 his preliminary proclamation emancipating the Slaves, Dr Gerard Moran describes how this was received within the Irish Community who feared the competition for their low level jobs, then Dr Mícheál Ó hAodha agrees with that change of heart for the War within Irish-Americans, then Brian O'Meallin visits the National Library of Ireland to see how the War was viewed from here. Three papers from January 1863 all saw the slaughter of the Irish as a sign of the North's bias against the Irish regiments, some of the comments are read out, Thomas Francis Meagher also came in for criticism. Meagher wrote to the War Department emphasising the poor condition of the Brigade he wanted it to be brought back to New York to enlist new men, his request was refused. Meagher then asked Lincoln directly who refused, in a grand gesture Meagher offered his resignation, Rory Cornish explains his motives. On May 15th 1863 his resignation was accepted. Dr John Hearne comments on his disillusionment, and the effect the War had on him. The programme then profiles the influence Fr William Corby had within the Brigade, Dr Lawrence Kohl a real photograph of him is shown. In the summer of 1863 General Lee with 75,000 men again invaded the North. Micheal O'Clonnaith comments on Lee's confident mood. The Union Army lines up to stop Lee, and then meet at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 11th 1863. In what would be the longest and bloodiest Civil War battle, 160,000 men fought for three days. D.Scott Hartwig US National Park Service, explains how both Armies found each other by accident at Gettysburg, using maps, the battle begins when Union Calvary intercept Confederate Infantry outside the town, what began as a skirmish developed into a full-scale three day battle. On the first day, 15,000 were killed or wounded, the Iris Brigade arrived on the morning of July 2nd, Dr Susannah Ural explains James McKay-Rorty's role that day when General Hancock gave him command of an artillery unit, he wouldn't see action until day three. On day one, lee drove the Union Army out of Gettysburg, Day Two saw Union defences disintegrate under Southern attacks at Wheatfield, a mile away the 530 men of the Irish Brigade await orders, the whole Brigade knelt down while Fr Corby gave them absolution, this struck a chord with other Soldiers nearby, years later described the scene in his memoirs. On July 2nd Irish Brigade marched into the Wheatfield, but outflanked by 1,400 rebels, they retreated. Peter Welsh later wrote of the events, the Brigade lost 200 men. On Day Three Lee decided to attack the Union Centre with 13,000 men and
DVD No.
D08620
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
5719



Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Mar 2011
Duration:
4 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then report on Oldpark Road bomb hoax which ended overnight, 20 homes evacuated and roads closed. Film report with resident's comments. In Ardoyne talks have begun ahead of the beginning of the marching season between Ardoyne residents and Loyalists marchers. Film report reviews last year's riots with views of PUP's Winston Irvine and Joe Marley of CAPA residents' group. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7851



Date Broadcast:
Thu 31st Mar 2011
Duration:
8 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:
The DUP's Peter Robinson says they want to take the education ministry from SF whenever possible. Film report with Peter Robinson's views on current crisis in education system here over failure to replace academic selection, then SF's Education Minister Catriona Ruane's reaction followed by UUP's Tom Elliott's comments then SDLP's Margaret Ritchie. The family of murdered Real IRA man Kieran Doherty have rejected Lord Carlisle's report into his death, which says MI5 were not involved in it, they now want a Police investigation. Film report with comments of his Uncle Vincent Coyle on the report. A report into the 1994 Loughlinisland massacre is to be published in May, six people were killed by a UVF gunman in the Height's Bar. Film report. Police investigating the murder of Bobby Moffat on the Shankill Road on 28 May 2010, have arrested a man in Antrim. Former SDLP Cllr Eugene McMenamin is to stand as an Independent in the Stormont Election. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
456
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7852



Date Broadcast:
Thu 31st Mar 2011
Duration:
29 mins 30 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:
Noel Thompson begins with an interview with UUP Leader Tom Elliott, he begins by asking him is the UUP bleeding to death with self inflicted injuries and is he just managing its decline. Elliott avoids the question saying they will deliver for their voters, he says he dealt with the issues of last week's internal row swiftly, and correctly, and the party has now moved on. Thompson then queries Elliott's apparently two different views on Martin McGuinness (SF) becoming First Minister asking him is it a big issue for him or not, he goes with the Red Herring option, Noel Thompson pushes him on this issue and the prospect of a post election merger with the DUP to stop a SF First Minister Elliott attacks the SF / DUP "shambles" that he wants to replace with the UUP, he denies it is the UUP that is in a shambles and defends the UUP's Health Minister Michael McGimpsey's stand on the Derry Cancer Unit, he blames the Republic of Ireland's failure to produce promised resources. Elliott then comments on Terry Wright's resignation as UUP Chairman over the Derry issue. Elliott claims his party was honest with the Northern Ireland people. Noel Thompson then asks Elliott for is views on having a "proper opposition" at Stormont, he says their first aim is to be in government. Elliott then says the UUP will continue to a relationship with the Tory party on Unionist Unity, Elliott says there is no enthusiasm for it, it is not on the UUP Agenda to merge with the Tory party in the next Assembly, he says they would not be afraid to take the Health Ministry again. In the next piece called Campaign Trail, Mark Davenport reports on latest election news, SF's posters and town hall meetings, the DUP slogan "A Party for Northern Ireland" parties' views on Derry's cancer unit issue, especially the UUP, then People Before Profit have Stiff Little Fingers' drummer Brian Falloux standing in South Belfast, the TUV's Ruth Wilson's humorous poster and the Green Party's candidate Stephen Agnew. Next piece looks at the referendum question also being voted on May 5th public being asked to choose between alternate Vote or AV system for electing MPs, a Julia Paul Film report explains the options with Bill Whyte a PR Consultant, in Northern Ireland we already have a PR system but Stephen Glenn says we need the new system. Alex Redpath says keep the first past the post method. Then voxpop of public. Next Noel Thompson interviews the Green Party's Stephen Agnew, he asks him has the disintegration of the Republic's Green Party affected the Northern Ireland Greens. Stephen Agnew is optimistic of the Green Vote here holding up, as they are in opposition, not in coalition, he feels green issues are now more mainstream, he highlights the Green New Deal, outlining its details, he says he are not just a pressure group, but an opposition and they punch above their weight, he says scrap the road building schemes, invest the money in renewable energy to create jobs, on nuclear power he feels it is not the future, renewable power is the way forward. Programme ends with Tim Megarry's Comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7853



Date Broadcast:
Fri 1st Apr 2011
Duration:
8 mins 51 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
South Armagh man Kevin Crilly (60) has been found not guilty of killing SAS Captain Robert Niarac in 1977. Film report reviews the killing and case against him, based on a Spotlight interview. Judge McLaughlin's comments on the case. Three men have already been convicted and Niarac's body remains unfound. A former RUC man Ken McConnell has admitted murdering pensioner Annabella Symington in 1989 in her Stranmillis home Film report on his trial and life sentence. In Derry for the second time this week the Courthouse has been shut due to a bomb alert. Film report on elaborate hoax, with reactions of SDLP MP Mark Durkan and Rev William Morton. In Belfast's Andersonstown homes were evacuated in bomb scare. High profile dissident republican Colin Duffy from Lurgan is to take his case to the Supreme Court for a review of the length of his pre-charge detention, on 2009 murder charge of two Soldiers in Antrim. Former UUP political adviser Brian Crowe sacked for sexual misconduct has said he is now undergoing therapy. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7854



Date Broadcast:
Sat 2nd Apr 2011
Duration:
1 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:
Breaking news a recently qualified PSNI Officer has been seriously hurt in an under car booby trap explosion. Report with Omagh Community worker Gerry McCusker's comments from Omagh. (5.30pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7855



Date Broadcast:
Sat 2nd Apr 2011
Duration:
4 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Dissident republicans are believed to be behind the killing of a 25 year old PSNI Officer in Omagh. Film report on under car booby trap with eyewitness Charles Dolan interview. Then Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson's reaction. Then review of previous dissident republican attacks on Army and Police, followed by an update and analysis from Journalist Mark Simpson on the dissident republicans' aims. (6pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7856



Date Broadcast:
Sun 3rd Apr 2011
Duration:
9 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:
(No opening titles) Live from Omagh Journalist Mark Mallett reports on the killing of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr (25) by a dissident republican under car booby trap bomb, then Film report on Ronan Kerr's background and the murder eyewitness Charlie Dolan's interview. The Ronan Family were originally from Belfast's Andersonstown, they moved to Beragh near Omagh several years ago, Fr Arthur McAnerney comments, then local people voxpop on the murder. Then SF Chairman of Omagh Council Declan McAleer's reaction, he is angry and sad and condemns the killing and calls for people to assist the PSNI investigation, he encourages young Catholics / Nationalists not to be put off joining the Police. Then DUP's Peter Robinson's views. After meeting Ronan Kerr's family, earlier today, PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott's reaction, then Minister of Justice David Ford's views, followed by SF President Gerry Adams call for violence to stop now, then UUP's Tom Elliott's views and SDLP's Margaret Ritchie who calls killers the enemies of Ireland and the people. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7857



Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th Apr 2011
Duration:
6 mins 44 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Latest news on killing of Constable Ronan Kerr, the Chief Constable Matt Baggott, political leaders Martin McGuinness (SF) and Peter Robinson (DUP) and David Ford (Alliance) in a joint press appearance condemned the killing. One by one, saying the killing united them, they hope young Catholics will continue to join the PSNI, with Martin McGuinness (SF) saying he is proud of those who have joined. Next report from Omagh interviews neighbours Colleen and Mark Clements, then voxpop of people at Dungannon GAA match, then Film of Ronan's mother Nuala's public statement followed by his old headmaster Paul Brannigan's memories of Ronan Kerr, then Fr Arthur McAnerney on funeral plans. Other news covers bomb scares on the Shankill in Belfast and in Lurgan and Craigavon. In Armagh a 41 year old man was arrested on terrorism charges. (1.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7858



Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th Apr 2011
Duration:
22 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:
Police have revealed the bomb that killed Ronan Kerr weighed 1lb of high explosives. Film report with Detective Superintendent Raymond Murray's comments at press conference, they appeal for public's help, around the Highfield area, then Film clip of Nuala Kerr talking about her son Ronan's qualities, he played for Beragh's local Red Knights GAA Club, other clubman Alan Rodgers comments. Today Martin McGuinness, Peter Robinson, Chief Constable Matt Baggott and Justice Minister David Ford put on a united front condemning the killers. Film report hears Martin McGuinness call killers enemies of peace and the people of Ireland, and Peter Robinson praises GAA's response, the UUP's Tom Elliott and SDLP's Margaret Ritchie also met the Chief Constable and comments. Also today Brian Rowan Journalist, comments on the dissident republican's undercar booby trap bombs and report covers its recent use in attacks on Paedar Heffron and three other attacks last August. Terry Spence of the Police Federation comments on the current dissident republican threat, the widow of Constable Stephen Carroll killed by dissident republicans over two years ago says Catholics should not be put off joining the Police, then Nuala Kerr makes the same appeal, in her press statement, followed by Kate Carroll's views. Then former Catholic Deputy Chief Constable Peter Sheridan who works for Co-operation Ireland calls on the Catholic community to protect its Police Service, then Journalist Chris Ryder comments on threat to Catholics in the Police and effects on recruitment. Then Ciaran McLaughlin Chairman of Tyrone GAA board says the GAA condemns the killing unreservedly, he sees it as an attack on the GAA community, then in the Studio some social media comments on the killing are displayed. Back in Omagh the Catholic Bishop Séamus Hegarty and Church of Ireland Bishop Ken Good, on their way to visit the Kerr family, condemn the killing and support the PSNI, and they condemn the killers' actions and their motives. Then other news, a bomb scare was dealt with near Tennant Street Police Station in North Belfast, Film report. In County Antrim village of Connor, Lynn Coburn (53) was stabbed to death and a son injured, another of her sons (33) was arrested. Film report. Most parties suspended election canvassing today but SF went ahead with the launch of its Assembly campaign, Film report in which Gerry Adams explains why they did so, they have 40 candidates in 18 constituencies. Then closing remarks from Paul Clarke in Beragh. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08630
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7859



Date Broadcast:
Tue 5th Apr 2011
Duration:
12 mins 28 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
First Minister Peter Robinson (DUP) says he will attend the funeral of Catholic PSNI Officer Ronan Kerr, it will be the first Catholic Funeral he has ever attended. Film report with Robinson interview. A £50,000 reward is offered to catch the killers, then Journalist Suzanne Breen comments on which dissident republican group killed Ronan Kerr, as does TUV Leader Jim Allister, then Martin McGuinness (SF) condemns the dissident republicans. A further report looks at reaction in Omagh and the big numbers signing the book of condolences, with a voxpop of locals. In Derry's bogside slogans condemned Ronan Kerr, are rejected by locals, then in the Studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of Peter Robinson's decision to attend the Ronan Kerr funeral. The findings of a public Inquiry into the Loyalist murder of Solicitor Rosemary Nelson will not be released until after the May 5th Assembly election. Film report on 1999 killing. The Northern Ireland Secretary has announced a two year extension to none jury trials, Film report. The Alliance Party today launched its election campaign in Belfast. Film report with Naomi Long comments, then David Ford, says their campaign message is change. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7860



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2011
Duration:
7 mins 21 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Beragh County Tyrone report on funeral of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr (25) was attended by a unique gathering of different Northern Ireland groups, mainstream Republicans and the GAA, Unionist Politicians and Police organisations. Film report with comments of Fr John Skinnader and Cardinal Sean Brady. In Court news former PIRA man Gerry McGeough has been sentenced to 20 years for the 1981 attempted murder of UDR Private Sam Brush who is now a DUP Councillor. Film report Gerry McGeough will only serve two years under the Good Friday Agreement terms, Sam Brush gives his reaction. Next a report on the Trade Unions, Belfast City Hall peace rally, to show disgust at Ronan Kerr's murder, followed by a further report from Beragh, where Ronan Kerr's funeral is passing through the town. In Courts, Francisco Notarantino convicted of killing Gerard Devlin in Ballymurphy is to face legal challenge from the Devlin family on his sentence. (1.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7861



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2011
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:
Coverage of funeral of Constable Ronan Kerr in Beragh County Tyrone, as PSNI arrest a man in Scotland in connection with the murder and Police uncover an arms dump in Coalisland. Film report begins with display of solidarity shown at PSNI man's funeral, as GAA and PSNI co-operate in the funeral procession with local and senior GAA officials carrying the coffin, Politician Martin McGuinness (SF) attended his first Police funeral, and Peter Robinson (DUP) attended his first Catholic mass. It was also Enda Kenny's (FG) first visit to Northern Ireland as Irish PM. North and South's Police Chiefs also attended, as did four main Church Leaders and Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson. Then comments of Fr John Skinnader in Sermon, and Cardinal Sean Brady appeals for violence to end. Next coverage of Scotland arrest of 26 year old man in Ballagh, and PSNI raid on Coalisland garage where four AKs and bomb equipment were found, with PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris' comments. Then live report from Scottish television on the Scotland arrest, and report from the scene of Coalisland arms find at Brockagh, with more details of the arms find. Next report back in Beragh at the Ronan Kerr funeral with views from Irish PM Enda Kenny, Kate Carroll PSNI widow from Craigavon, then Alan Rodgers of the GAA, Presbyterian Moderator Dr Norman Hamilton with further comments from Journalist Niall Donnelly on the strong message sent by the funeral today. Then coverage of Trade Union peace rally in Belfast today attended by 6,000 people with speeches of Trade Unionists Pamela Dooley, then voxpop of people in the audience. In other news coverage of conviction and sentencing of Gerry McGeough for the 1981 attempted murder of UDA man Sammy Brush. In Dungannon Courts former RIR Soldier James Herron was charged with possession of explosives and firearms. Film report. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7862



Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Apr 2011
Duration:
5 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Description:
Party Election Broadcast for Assembly Elections from the SDLP.
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7863



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th Apr 2011
Duration:
14 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
PSNI have arrested a man in County Tyrone today in connection with the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr. Film report from Beragh and from Brockagh garage where arms were found. Also in Dublin the Garda raided a house in connection with the murder, the PSNI today released a photograph showing marathon runners going past Ronan Kerr's car two hours before it exploded, then at today's Policing Board meeting, a minute's silence was held for Ronan Kerr. Then PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott promised a "world class" PSNI investigation would pursue and catch Ronan Kerr's killers, then SF's Alex Maskey's comments. In another interview PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris gives his views on the current PSNI investigation focus, with reaction from DUP's Jimmy Spratt, then UUP's Basil McCrea. The Queen's historic visit to Ireland will be from May 17th to 20th, Buckingham Palace announced today. Political Editor Ken Reid announces her itinerary, and its symbolism. It is five years since the murder of Denis Donaldson, his family are concerned by the lack of progress in the Garda's murder inquiry. Film report details the family concern over British State agencies and Special Branch involvement, Monica McWilliams (Human Rights) comments, then photograph of December 2005 written warning given to Denis Donaldson shown, his family say his Special Branch handler called 'Lenny' telephoned him, the family want the Garda to interview the handler Lenny and obtain the information he has. The SDLP today launched their Assembly Election manifest today. Film report with Margaret Ritchie's comments on their aims and programme for government. It is the 70th anniversary of the April / May 1941 WWII German bombing raids on Belfast. The Linenhall Library will show an exhibition, Film report with Deborah Douglas' comments. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7864



Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th Apr 2011
Duration:
29 mins 18 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:
Noel Thompson begins by interviewing SDLP Leader Margaret Ritchie on her party's hopes for the May election. He begins by asking her if they don't hold their 16 Stormont seats is that the start of a process of decline for the SDLP. She replies they are in the election to increase their representation. She then outlines why the SDLP stands out amongst Centre Ground parties, they have ideas and they deliver she claims, they want prosperity and to unite people here. Noel Thompson asks her will the SDLP spend the next four years complaining about their role in Stormont as one of the smaller parties. She says they deliver in their Ministries, more housing etc, revitalising towns and the construction industry. Margaret Ritchie outlines what they want to do if they got the education portfolio, and how she would deal with academic selection problems, she favours selection at 14, she recalls her May 2008 proposal which was rejected by the Executive, she says the SDLP are strong on unity in Ireland and denies they are behind SF on the issue of uniting Ireland despite being a solely Northern Ireland based party. She rejects merging with any Southern parties, she says they are a party of government and feels they would only favour opposition if government became intolerable, opposition is down the road. She also comments on transparency on party political donations, and gives her reaction to the political maturity shown over the killing of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr. In the next segment Noel Thompson talks to BBC political correspondent Mark Davenport about the political election campaigns over the last week, he begins by commenting on the effect of the funeral, then focus on DUP election broadcast, controversy and the UUP's warning on health cuts, and the Alliance Party's confidence, and the SDLP going for young voters and SF going for All Ireland prospect. Next segment has a Julia Paul Film broadcast on the Council elections which also happen on May 5th, with 580 seats available, she interviews some five first time hopefuls. (1) Jennifer Gilmour (DUP) (35); (2) Mary Kate Quinn (23) Sinn Fein; (3) Graham Furey (UUP); (4) Hannah Su (Alliance)) and (5) Grainne Teggart (SDLP). Next Noel Thompson interviews the TUV's Jim Allister on his party's campaign, he is not anticipating defeat in this election, he criticises Stormont Executive's performances, and wants non-mandatory government and the right to have an opposition, he lists what he sees as Executive's waste of money, and outlines his view of what democracy in Northern Ireland should be. The current government says is designed to buy off terrorism, he says Martin McGuinness is a hypocrite for attending Ronan Kerr's funeral, as he glorifies IRA men who killed 300 RUC men in the Troubles, he also criticises the GAA for naming grounds after Terrorists. Programme ends with Tim Megarry's comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7865



Date Broadcast:
Fri 8th Apr 2011
Duration:
7 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:
PSNI have been granted five more days to interview two men arrested after Ronan Kerr murder, and the PSNI have said dissident republicans were targeting PSNI Officers in the days after Ronan Kerr's killing. Film report on security sources' revelation, the PSNI are re-examining the murder of David Caldwell nine years ago by dissident republicans. Meanwhile a van has been abandoned on the Belfast / Dublin Road and bomb warnings received. Film report on security alert, earlier two separate alerts were cleared in Lurgan. The GAA has welcomed the British Queen Elizabeth's decision to visit its Headquarters at Croke Park during her upcoming visit to Ireland. Film report reviews significance of visit and reviews 1920s Bloody Sunday where British killed 14 civilians, the Queen will also visit the 1916 Garden of Remembrance, Orangeman Clifford Smyth also welcomes the Queen's visit to the Republic. In Courts Loyalist killer Robert Clarke gets 25 years for the 1973 killing of Catholic Alfredo Fusco, under GFA terms he will serve only two years. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7866



Date Broadcast:
Sat 9th Apr 2011
Duration:
4 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
A 500lb bomb has been defused on the main Dublin / Belfast Road, it was abandoned yesterday. Film report with PSNI Chief Superintendent Alaistair Robinson's reaction. Meanwhile the PSNI are still questioning three men over Ronan Kerr murder. SF's Gerry Adams has condemned the killing of Ronan Kerr online, he also says dissident republicans are targeting SF members, he also appealed for talks with dissident republicans. In Courts three Newtownabbey men appeared on supplying drugs charges, they are Ryan Donegan (24), James Doyle (30) and Gareth Flanigan (29). (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7867



Date Broadcast:
Sun 10th Apr 2011
Duration:
2 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:
In Omagh 5,000 people took part in a peace rally to protest at the killing of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr. Film report with organiser Barry Brown and Omagh bomb victim M.Gallagher's comments, then voxpop of people on their views. (5pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7868



Date Broadcast:
Sun 10th Apr 2011
Duration:
56 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
The Politics Show
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In this election special Jim Fitzpatrick introduces spokesperson for six of Northern Ireland's smaller political parties standing in the Stormont Assembly elections. The participants are TUV's Keith Harbinson, Green Party's Steven Agnew, People before Profit Eamonn McCann, Workers' Party John Lowry and UKIP's Henry Reilly and Socialist Party's Paddy Meehan. The programme begins with Jim Fitzpatrick asks each candidate to give an assessment of their chances of success. Eamonn McCann gives is opinion on why there is no unified Socialist Workers' Party candidate, with John Lowry's comments on the same topic, he says uniting the left is a work in progress. Then Paddy Meehan's views of fighting cuts. Then UKIP Henry Reilly outlines his view, his party offers a national agenda for Northern Ireland and wants the Brussels interference in Northern Ireland ended, the TUV's Keith Harbinson denies he stands on an Orange/ Green ticket, he condemns mandatory coalition, and says his party has talent in its ranks. Eamonn McCann argues Stormont needs an opposition, UKIP is also pledged to an opposition role, he cites Scotland's Assembly as an example to follow. Pat Meehan also supports an opposition role in Stormont, then Workers' Party John Lowry says changes will come if Workers' Party elected, Steven Agnew will work within the current system, then Jim Fitzpatrick introduces a Stephen Walker Film clip. Featuring two new parties to Northern Ireland's elections. UKIP and their six candidates and he BNP with three candidates, the report looks at their national leaders and their message for Northern Ireland voters, Nigel Farage MEP comments on his views on Stormont and their success in European and London elections, Journalist Tim Donovan gives his analysis of UKIP success to date, then the British National Party's Nick Griffin MEP outlines his party's plans for Northern Ireland and the issues important to them, he hopes for second / third preference votes. Tony Travers of the LSE gives his analysis of BNP recent successes in England, then in the audience Seamus Shearson of the Teachers' Union NAS / UWT asks the candidates what will they do to protect education services, teachers etc against upcoming cuts, Eamonn McCann favours strike action against cuts and action outside the debating chamber is needed to change the agenda. TUV wants the Barreit formula to increase Northern Ireland's allowance and he cites Stormont's waste of money. Green's want to raise more revenue, he says scrap road building schemes, and Paddy Meehan criticises subsidies to the business sector, and Henry Reilly blames the SF education Minister and the Department's bureaucracy, then Workers' Party John Lowry accuses Stormont Executive policies, he wants efficiency savings within the Department. All the parties then comment on academic selection, either for or against. Next Joan Copeland asks the panel what policies they have to decrease the financial burdens on older people here, the panel support free OAP bus fares, UKIP want free nursing care for the elderly, and low rates. Pat Meehan wants Health Service re-enforced, Workers' Party agrees with UKIP ideas, money used to rescue banks should be used for young and older people's needs. Eamonn McCann criticises the attack on pensions by the government, raising pension age etc, he says £100 million isn't collected from businesses and super rich. Next Dwayne Farrell from AGE NI asks what will the panel do to address social care needs of older people, all the panel outline their responses, mostly about raising taxes to meet the need, with Workers' Party corporation tax reductions as a red herring, which leads into a wider discussion on welfare payments reductions, and the whole usefulness or otherwise of reductions in corporation tax with UKIP and TUV agreeing with the Socialist parties on it being the wrong move, albeit for different reasons. The next question comes from a former Coastguard Brett Cunningham who asks will the coastguard and other public services be protected against future cuts. UKIP's Henry Reilly defends the coastguard stations, he believes efficiencies will save frontline services. TUVs want efficiencies across the board, especially in Stormont itself. Then Steven Agnew supports coastguards' services a priority, Eamonn McCann calls them the hero of our Society. This issue should be a Stormont priority, then Jim Fitzpatrick pushes John Lowry (WP) and the Socialists on how they will raise revenues to do all the things they say they want to do, and grow the private sector, Workers' Party wants to take over tax raising powers, then Pat Meehan and Eamonn McCann give their views, calling for people power to resist cuts, then NIPSA's Alison Millar asks will the panel support the Trade Union campaign to oppose pension increases proposed by UK government, all the panel support not touching pensions, but for different motivations and reasons, for example UKIP doesn't blame the UK government but says it is the EEC's fault. The discussion broadens into public sector pay issue, then the last question from small business owner Ken Sharp who claims on street car paring charges in towns is effecting some businesses, what can the panel do about this problem, the TUV is against the parking charges, Workers' Party will also oppose the on street charges which is hitting ordinary people, Eamonn McCann wants better transport system with park and ride facilities. (Programme ends here, tape runs out.)
DVD No.
D08650
Tape No.
457
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7871



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th Apr 2011
Duration:
10 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI have rejected criticism that they failed to seal off properly the area around a 500lb van bomb outside Newry. Film report begins with coverage of yesterday's 5,000 people peace march in Omagh, entitled "Not in my Name". With voxpop of attendees, then PSNI Chief Superintendent Alastair Robinson's reaction to the van bomb since Ronan Kerr's killing, wife of one of three arrested men over Ronan Kerr killing takes Court action on her home access denial by the PSNI. SF's Martin McGuinness has warned the dissidents will increase trouble coming up to election, he offers to talk to dissident republicans and says RIRA were talking to the British Government last year, but Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson rejects this, then Michael Gallagher's views. The First Battalion RIR has held a homecoming parade in Shropshire, they lost three Soldiers in Afghanistan on a six month tour of duty. Film report with Lieutenant Colonel Colin Weir's comments. Today, the TUV launched its election manifesto, it wants to establish real opposition at Stormont. Film report with Jim Allister interview. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7869



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th Apr 2011
Duration:
3 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
BBC Election Broadcast
Description:
Party Election Broadcast b British National Party (BNP) for May 5th Stormont elections.
DVD No.
D08640
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7870



Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th Apr 2011
Duration:
38 mins 29 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Mother Teresa 125 Springhill Avenue
Description:
This documentary examines the story of Mother Teresa's controversial life in West Belfast back in the early 1970s and how the Catholic Church's hierarchy forced her to leave the area, the programme includes Film of scenes of violence from the 1970s, and begins with comments of West Belfast people on the Nun's removal, the poverty and unemployment and violence of the area at that time, Film clip show the conditions at that time. In October 1971 Mother Teresa and four of her Sisters of Charity arrive in West Belfast, Film clip shown, 123 Springhill would be their home for the next 188 months. Fr Des Wilson recalls meeting her, then Gerard Kelly recalls his reaction on seeing the blue / white robed nuns, then Gerry Gribben comments that although received warmly by the local people, some elements within the Catholic hierarchy weren't as welcoming, he says the Catholic Church told her to leave and he thinks that was sinister. Fr Des Wilson recalls the arguments against Mother Teresa being there, as the area didn't need missionaries, they had nothing special to offer that Irish Nuns couldn't offer, and thirdly that money was misspent on them. Then Gerard Kelly and E.Pauley recall visiting the Nuns' houses, whom they say lived in poverty, with no sign of any wealth. Film clips shown of Nuns in Ballymurphy area, Celia Boyle recalls visiting the house she told her mother that she thought Mother Teresa was God's mother, also a boy then, Gerard Kelly recalls digging the Nuns' Garden for them and getting lemonade for the first time. Sean Mackle recalls that Mother Teresa wasn't for small talk and was quite stubborn about doing her own ideas. Noelle Ryan recalls the Nuns were offered to be Church wardens but they said no, saying that was not their work. Sean Mackle says this was an example of her fixed focus, then Margaret Loughead recalls Fr Des Wilson social gathering with tea and buns, but the Nuns didn't go as the event was to be held in a hotel, Mother Teresa's approach put strains on her relationship with the local Canon Patrick Murphy, but the people adored her. Film clip of Canon Murphy then Fr Des Wilson comments on his distant relationship with the Nuns, he never approved of them or their presence in Belfast, Des Wilson explains why, then a friend of Canon Murphy's, Fr Sean McCartney explains the attitude of Canon Murphy, he was offended Des Wilson had invited the Nuns in, without going through him. Bishop William Philbin told Murphy not to cause any problems with Mother Teresa because of her high profile, he says Murphy told Teresa, Ballymurphy is very different from Bangladesh, and she didn't accept that, Film clips of both shown. Brigid McKeown says in her presence Canon Murphy was very rude with Mother Teresa, Eileen Pauley says Murphy walked over people, and didn't care about their feelings, Sean Gribben says he saw her as a foreigner coming in here and trying to tell him what to do. Eileen Pauley recalls Sister Genevieve visiting her to say Murphy sent them an electric bill, and they had no money. Margaret Loughead recalls despite the tension that the Nuns continued their charitable work in the area, including running classes, Gerard Kelly recalls. Film clip of Mother Teresa comments on classes, then Film clip of rioting in Ballymurphy and residents recall how the Nuns went about their daily business in the midst of it all. Rita Austin recalls the 4th November 1971, and during a paratrooper raid, a Soldier shot her mother Emma Groves with a plastic bullet and blinded her. Film clip of aftermath shown. Then Emma Groves comments on losing her eyes, it was Mother Teresa who broke the news to Emma Groves, but the Troubles wasn't the challenge the Nuns had to face, Fr Des Wilson comments, then Eileen Pauley on their leaving Ballymurphy, also ordered to go was Sister Eileen Sweeney from the Order of the Holy Child who complained to Canon Murphy about him ordering Mother Teresa to go, Sister Eileen Sweeney recalls her conversation with Canon Murphy and how he cancelled a contract she had at a local school, Eileen Pauley recalls what he told her, that they were a group of malcontents, Noelle Ryan recalls local anger, then Reggie Donnelly recalls the British Army's reaction to the crowds on the street. Margaret Loughead rang the Bishop's house for an explanation she was told they weren't put out, then Sean McGribben and Brigid McKeown refuses to say what she knows about Canon Murphy's role, Murphy died in 1988, but Fr Sean McCartney tells Canon Murphy's version of what happened, and he says Canon Murphy tried to stop her going so suddenly, and he says Murphy never got a fair hearing, then Catholic Priest reveals a letter from Mother Teresa which he says proves Canon Murphy's version, in it she says she wasn't forced out. Fr Des Wilson says she wasn't forced out but she had no alternative, newspaper headline shown, Fr Tim Bartlett says 20 years later he met Mother Teresa in the Republic, she said she loved Belfast people and would like to send Sisters back, Fr Bartlett said she had no concern or rancour about Belfast, Margaret Loughead denies Priests view the Church was worried about Mother Teresa's safety, a Film clip at the time shows Teresa talking about her work, and her intention to stay in Ballymurphy, but the Church maintains she left off her own accord a quote from a book by Eileen Eagan on Mother Teresa. On June 17th 1986 the author writes to the Bishop admits she errored in saying Teresa was forced out, another letter exists, Margaret Loughead recalls finding her unsent letter to the Bishop, Eileen Sweeney recalls the letter she calls the Bishop unkind but they agreed a common approach to protect new Nuns. The church remain adamant she left of her own accord, but local people are still not convinced, in their closing remarks this comes across.
DVD No.
D08650
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7872



Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th Apr 2011
Duration:
4 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the PSNI overtime bill is costing £1 million per week, Film report says costs due to increasing dissident republican threat. PSNI adviser Alan Maine's views, then DUP's Jimmy Spratt's reaction and figures show this year's overall bill is up £5.6 million, SF's Alex Maskey comments. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08650
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7873



Date Broadcast:
Wed 13th Apr 2011
Duration:
6 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:
Headlines then the Garda are questioning two men about the murder of Special Branch Agent Denis Donaldson in Donegal in April 2006. Film report reviews the case, and the family's statement. In North Belfast's Ligoneil area an Orange Hall has been destroyed in an arson attack. Film report with Orangeman Leonard McKee's reaction, the Hall was attacked before in 2000. In the USA at the International Television Awards a UTV programme entitled Bloody Justice which was about the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday won a top award for Mark McFadden and Producer Paul Clarke. Film report with interview with Mark McFadden. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08650
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7874



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Apr 2011
Duration:
8 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has apologised that motorists could drive past suspect bomb in Newry, he says motorists removed Police cones, he also comments on the current dissident republican threat. A 26 year old was arrested in Rostrevor about the Newry bomb, plus he comments on latest news on Ronan Kerr murder. The UUP today launched its election manifesto. Film report from Ken Reid, the UUP fields 29 candidates, Tom Elliott interview criticises SF / DUP Carre-up, and their main policies are outlined, candidate Colin McCusker comments on UUP's honesty, then business Editor Jamie Delargy comments on the economic policies outlined in the manifesto, he highlights A5 road review and corporation tax issues. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08650
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7875



Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Apr 2011
Duration:
28 mins 52 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Noel Thompson interviews Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein about his party's election manifesto and the issues in this Stormont Election. He begins by asking him about UUP's view that voting for SF is voting for a Us and Them analysis, McGuinness rejects that view saying the last four years of uninterrupted government is better than the stop / start four years before that of SDLP / UUP government, he does admit he is building a new relationship with the DUP and he told his MLAs it could be a rocky road, but there has been a huge change in party relationships since the Hillsborough negotiations, despite the world recession, he highlights thousands of jobs they have brought to Northern Ireland. On the Tory government welfare cuts, McGuinness says he will fight the cuts and highlights Cameron has reneged on the Labour PM Gordon Brown's promises, their complaint is under arbitration at present. Noel Thompson asks him why has progress on the shared future, Bill of Rights, Education and schools authority and a review of public administration been non-existent. McGuinness say SF has been the most progressive on the review of public administration, he claims a panel put forward a model which SF backed but all the other parties were against it, and it was a similar outcome on the education skills authority, but he believes all these issues can be resolved in Stormont's next term. McGuinness rejects the idea that education is in a poor state over failure to agree on academic selection, it is still an outstanding issue he admits. McGuinness rejects Alex Attwood's allegation that SF / DUP Executive Ministers bully smaller party Ministers, and gives his view on why the SDLP / UUP say that, and highlights incidents between the parties. On the idea of a formal opposition, McGuinness says the so called 'Voluntary Coalition' idea is just a way of excluding SF from government posts. McGuinness then says Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson is wrong in ruling out talks with dissident republicanshe claims the dissident republican campaign is different from PIRA campaign because of the different political circumstances now, he says he war is long over, he calls the dissident republican campaign hopeless and futile, and that the GFA was supported in referendum, by all major strands in Ireland, he would be prepared to talk with dissident republicans but their violence won't turn back the peace process or derail it. Next Noel Thompson talks to Martina Purdy about the election campaign and the issue of who will be First Minister, and the DUP raising the danger of SF being top dog, she lists the other parties' views, and comments on the TUV manifesto, Jim Allister had a row with Journalists at the launch and compares Northern Ireland to North Korea. She says Twitter is playing a big part in this Election, SDLP's Margaret Ritchie and Alex Atwood accused of breaking 'purdah' by announcing house building this week, but Alex Atwood rejected this idea. She then comments on DUP's Peter Robinson for Catholics to vote for him as DUP is the best for Northern Ireland economy, and pro-business, SF Martin McGuinness met New York businessmen this week. Next in the Studio, Noel Thompson interviews the Alliance Leader David Ford, he rejects the accusation that all does the bidding of SF and the DUP, he highlights their views on the Shared Future issue as an example of their difference from SF / DUP, David Ford comments on their chances of winning a second Executive seat besides Justice, and he denies that is unfair to other parties with more MLAs. Ford denies that Naomi Long's East Belfast Westminster victory was not a flash in the pan, and the Alliance vote will increase, he also supports the alternative vote system in the referendum, calling it a step forward. Ford then comments on the reform of Stormont, reducing MLAs and government department. With an opposition he feels Alliance is still opposition despite having Justice Ministry. Noel Thompson questions him on Alliance's complaints about the Executive budget, it is about compromise he says, programme ends with comic taxi driver routine. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7876



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th Apr 2011
Duration:
4 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:
Headlines then a PSNI Officer who shot dead Marc Ringland at a robbery in February in East Belfast will not be charged with any offence. Film report. In Derry a man was shot in the leg at his home in the Cairnshill area. Film report with Youth Worker Paul Smyth's reaction on punishment shootings. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7877



Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th Apr 2011
Duration:
4 mins 3 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Chief Executive in the Police Ombudsman's office Sam Pollock has resigned saying the Independence of the PONI has been compromised by Senior Civil Servants at Stormont. Film report with SF Alex Maskey and DUP's Jimmy Spratt both calling for an Inquiry. Then UUP's David McNarry blames the Northern Ireland Office Civil Servants, while SDLP's Margaret Ritchie blames bureaucrats, then Paul O'Connor of the Pat Finucane Centre blames the RUC old guard, then the Justice Minister David Ford responds on Inquiry call. In Lurgan two pistols and shotgun found in searches. Meanwhile a man arrested on the Newry bomb suspicion has been released. (10.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7878



Date Broadcast:
Sat 16th Apr 2011
Duration:
4 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Party Election Broadcast
Description:
Socialist Party Stormont Election broadcast featuring Paddy Meehan, Tommy Black, Pat Lawlor, Donal O'Cofaigh. (Sat)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7879



Date Broadcast:
Mon 18th Apr 2011
Duration:
9 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:
The PSNI Promise to deliver a better service. Film report with PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott's press conference publishing his ten improvements, details given of the ten improvements, then reaction from Susan Reid of Victims Support. Today the DUP launched its manifesto entitled Let's Keep Northern Ireland Moving Forward. Film report with Ken Reid comments on DUP's seven promises, more jobs, low rates, fix education, tougher sentences, better health and to work together and strengthen Unionism. Then Peter Robinson on no water charges or raised University fees, and reducing double jobbing. Also today SF launched their manifesto. Film report on manifesto which promises All Ireland recovery and job creation, economic development bond, reinstatement of PSNI 50 / 50 recruiting education skills authority, and no water charges or increased student fees. Gerry Adams comments on the First Minister controversy and All Ireland approach, and referendum on Irish Unity. The business Editor Jamie Delargy comments on SF and DUP manifestos. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7880



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th Apr 2011
Duration:
9 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The PSNI escape injury in a dissident republican bomb trap in the Annadale area of South Belfast. Film report with PSNI Superintendent Chris Noble's reaction. Meanwhile two men arrested after the Ronan Kerr murder have been released, a third man is still held in custody. In Derry the Courthouse is too have bollards fitted to protect it from car bombs. Film report on previous Courthouse attacks. With SDLP Mark Durkan MP reactions, then Martin McCrossan for traders. Today the Alliance Party launched its manifesto, it proposes introducing water charges, David Ford defends his policy. Also today the Green Party launched its green new deal and water metering system. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7881



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th Apr 2011
Duration:
5 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
People Before Profit Party election broadcast with Eamonn McCann. (Tues)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7882



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th Apr 2011
Duration:
24 mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifis na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a
Programme Title:
Ceart agus Coir
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) On August 9th 1941 IRA man Richard Goss was executed, his offence was firing on Free State Forces. This documentary / drama style programme profiles the case. Historian Brian Henley describes the State of the IRA in Ireland in the `940s, then Lawyer Séamas Ó Tuathail recalls IRA fundraising bank robberies with newspaper headlines from that time, and author Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid's comments on Dundalk / Drogheda IRA men behind the robberies, of whom Richard Goss was one. Photograph shown, programme then profiles Richard Goss' life from his birth in Dundalk in 1915 into a well known Republican family, his father had been in the IRB, his sister rosemary Doran recalls her brother by 1938 he was a contemporary explosives expert, photograph shown, in January 1959, the IIRA began bombing England, Goss was sent to England. Brian Henley explains the crude, unstable explosive mix used by the IRA at that time, seven civilians were killed in the campaign, newspaper clips shown, on return to Ireland Richard Goss was interned at Arbour Hill from September to December 1939, Journalist Cian O'Siochain says he went on the run as a Divisional Officer Commanding (OC) of South Ulster / North Leinster, his sister recalls visiting him in safe houses, he raided a bank of £704 in Old Castle County Meath, returned to O'Casey's house on Oghill, Tom Casey recalls their three week stay at the family home, the Caseys' Father Barney had been killed by Free State Forces when they opened fire on Republican's internees, newspaper clips shown. On June 9th 1941 Goss raided a bank in Castle Pollard getting £636 for the IRA, they returned to the Casey home again, the Garda found out by accident and on July 8th 1941 raided the Casey home, Tom Casey recalls the scene, re-enactment showing as the three IRA men shot at the Army and vice versa. Goss and O'Callaghan were caught, two Soldiers Lieutenant Houlihan and Private Kelly were wounded, a Military Court was set up, the charge sheet is shown. Rosemary Doran recalls WWII began and the Irish government feared the IRA's dealings with Germany would threaten their neutrality. Commentators pro and against Military Courts air their views, but the Court wasn't bound by any rules on evidence, Casey calls it a revenge Court. It began on July 29th 1941, State Lawyer was McLoughlin, they were defended by Sean McBride trial re-enactment shown and evidence presented covered, plus paper clips, Private Kelly's evidence, then Lieutenant Houlihan's Son recalls his father's evidence. The Court acquitted Joe O'Callaghan who put down his gun, Forensics found the bullet from Houlihan couldn't be matched to Goss' gun, paper clips shown. The defence / prosecution arguments on this issue are profiled, with Goss saying he fired into the air not at the troops but Goss is found guilty and sentenced to death. Goss' statement on conviction is read out, paper clips shown, Mary Casey offered to marry Goss to try and save him from death, but Goss said no, his family explain why, Rosemary recalls visiting him before his death on 6 August 1944 in Portlaoise. Lieutenant Houlihan's Son recalls his father's views on the events, then Rosemary Doran's views.
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7883



Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th Apr 2011
Duration:
3 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
BBC Election Broadcast
Description:
A Workers' Party election broadcast with John Lowry.
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Record No.
7884



Date Broadcast:
Wed 20th Apr 2011
Duration:
15 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:
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon and two high profile Celtic fans are sent parcel bombs. Film report names other two recipients as Lawyer Paul McBridge and Former Labour MSP Trish Godman. Chief Superintendent John Mitchell comments at press conference condemning bombers, then Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond's reaction. Back in Northern Ireland a voxpop gives reaction on Northern Ireland's Shankill Road, people condemning the attack, then Scottish Television Reporter Mike Edwards gives the latest news from the Celtic Club, and the reaction of Ally McCoist of Rangers. In Derry a pipe bomb has been found at the home of a man shot by dissident republicans last week. Film report from Cairnhill area with resident Martina Curran's views, then Mary Bradley, then Peter McDonald. The SDLP launched its manifesto today. Film report with Ken Reid's analysis, they say they can create 16,000 jobs and reduce MLAs to 96, Margaret Ritchie, Party Leader comments on their policies and her decision to wear a poppy last Remembrance Day in Downpatrick, then business Editor Jamie Delargy gives his view on the Party's economic policy and compares it to the other Executive parties' plans. Next news in brief explosive device thrown at PSNI in Lurgan, the Evening Standard says dissident republicans plan to attack London Olympics, Cardinal Sean Brady will attend the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, it is the first time Ireland's Catholic Primate will attend a Royal Wedding. Garda raided a house in Scotstown County Monaghan in connection to the Ronan Kerr murder. In Downpatrick Filming of a movie "A Whole Lot of Soul" starring Brendan Frazer began today, Film report with voxpop of local people, then Producer / Writer Terry George's comments and Actor Martin McCann. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7885



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2011
Duration:
2 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 in Courts David Madine (40) is accused of stabbing senior UVF figure Henry Stockman at a shop on the Ballygomartin Road in Belfast. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7886



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2011
Duration:
3 mins 37 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Pary Election Broadcast
Description:
Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) election broadcast with David Vance, Ruth Wilson, Alex Elliott, Harry Toan and Jim Allister. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08660
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7887



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2011
Duration:
46 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Vote Northern Ireland. The Leaders Debate 2011
Description:
Introduced by Mark Mallett, the panel of Politicians includes Peter Robinson (DUP), Martin McGuinness (SF), Tom Elliott (UUP), Margaret Ritchie (SDLP), and David Ford (Alliance). The programme begins with each Leader given 60 seconds to outline what their party stands for and why voters should vote for them. This is followed by the first question for the panel. Question 1 "What is the answer to the dissident republican problem"? Peter Robinson says people should vote to show the terrorists, the community supports democracy, Martin McGuinness says dissident republicans are determined, Politicians here must support the Police and stand together in support of the peace process. Tom Elliott says murder is wrong now, it was wrong in 1970, he says mainstream SF members must give up their fellow comrades as they know who the dissident republicans are, Martin McGuinness calls it a cheap political point as Police already know who the dissident republicans are,, the two men clash on this issue. Then Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) says dissident republicans are enemies of people of Ireland, she feels MI5 should be doing more to help Police, then David Ford says make community policing the eyes and ears of the Community. Martin McGuinness comments on young Catholics joining the Police and says he is proud of these young people. The Leaders then give their views on talking to dissident republicans. Question 2 "Is it time for one education system here"? Peter Robinson says it is a step that has to be taken, and the process should start now. Martin McGuinness recalls education in Northern Ireland's past, and says teachers don't teach sectarianism, he favours creating integrated schools and social integration in schools, and abolishing academic selection, the SDLP are also aware of legacy of the past, and wants literary and numeracy addressed, she is accused of not answering the question, then Tom Elliott wants a single education system created in stages, beginning with a single administration system. David Ford says they are not meeting the parental demand for integration. Peter Robinson highlights education policies on which they have agreement. Question 3 " With £46 billion of cuts coming down the road how can you reassure public sector workers about job security"? Tom Elliott says Northern Ireland needs to grow its private sector, he also wants to see a reduction in corporation tax and growth of enterprise zones. Martin McGuinness says minimise the effects on the public sector, increase the private sector, he accuses UUP of being Tories' allies in cuts, he highlights the work of the budget review group, and their efforts to get investors from the USA to come here, then Peter Robinson says cuts are an enormous challenge and we face tough times ahead. But he says the Executive has created record numbers of new jobs in four years, he and McGuinness support cuts in corporation tax, then David Ford says we need to introduce water charges here, to raise extra capital. Then SDLP rejects water charges issue. They want money put into home insulation and recommends selling government assets, Peter Robinson calls her views fantasy, then Martin McGuinness rejects water charges idea, he also criticises the SDLP / UUP in / out attitude to the Executive budget decisions. Question 4 "Are there too many MLAs, and Councillors when will Politicians put their own house in order"? Margaret Ritchie wants MLA numbers and government departments reduced to give better delivery of services to the public, but it should all be negotiated. David Ford wants MLAs reduced to 80, and single department of the economy, and reduce Councils to eleven. Martin McGuinness says going forward should be done in partnership, MLA cuts is a job for the next term of the Assembly, he would reduce Councils to seven. Peter Robinson says such local government cuts will result in better government, and Council reductions are agreed. Tom Elliott wants it to happen, he supported fifteen Councils, he criticises SF Education Minister, and 2007 DUP manifesto promises, he argues with Peter Robinson over whether he said the SF Education Minister was great (Catriona Ruane). David Ford says the Executive should be a voluntary coalition, he clashes with Margaret Ritchie over the process that elected him as Justice Minister. Question 5 "What job would you have done if you weren't in politics? Tom Elliott says he will go back to farming, Martin McGuinness says he graduated from University College Bogside, he would have liked to have been a teacher, then Margaret Ritchie waned to have been in a caring profession, then David Ford would be a Social Worker. Peter Robinson wants Rory McIlroy's job or a sportsman. The panel give their sports preferences. (Thurs)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
458
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7888



Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st Apr 2011
Duration:
47 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
Election Special Introduced by Paul Clarke the programme begins with a review of the Leaders' Debate on UTV earlier tonight, he asks the question who faired the best? In the Studio UTV's Ken Reid, Newsletter Editor Darren Templeton and Noel Doran (Irish News) discuss that question, but first a Film report reviews the five Leaders arrival at the Waterfront Hall for the debate, that review of how the Politicians handled questions on PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr's murder, a clash on education between Tom Elliott and Peter Robinson, and then Peter Robinson / Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) exchange, David Ford on water charges, then voxpop of young people from the audience (with Luke Hawthorne shown) (5 mins). Review of alternative careers question to Leaders then the Studio panel give their overall impression of the Leaders' performances, and their impressions of the clashes between the Leaders, and surprise at how McGuinness / Robinson didn't attack each other, the answers on education are examined as are water charges, idea and the reaction to that idea from Alliance. They also comment on the possibility of low turnout in this election. Then review of tweets on the debate, followed by debate between Jim Allister (TUV), Steven Agnew (Greens) and Eamonn McCann (People before Profit) and Henry Reilly of (UKIP). Paul Clarke introduces them as the smaller parties looking for votes. He asks Jim Allister what he is hearing on the doorsteps of North Antrim, he replies Stormont isn't working he lists the problems as he sees them, then Steven Agnew outlines his positive policies for moving away from imported energy. Henry Reilly comments on UKIP Policies, introduction of opposition to Stormont, comparison made to Scotland's spending and criticism of Stormont "cosy club", then Eamonn McCann doesn't disagree with their views, and outlines his policies, he comments on five parties delivering Tory cuts which he opposes, as he does water charges, UKIP also comments on opposition to current Cabal and Gravy Train, then Jim Allister calls Stormont system scandalous and outlines why, he sees TUV will be the opposition at Stormont if elected, he continues criticising £60 million given to the GAA, money given to North / South bodies and £21 million given to the Maze / 2,000 project, he says he will hold the Executive to account, he also wants MLAs reduced, and government departments reduced. Stephen Agnew outlines his support for reducing MLA numbers and outlines other Green Party plans and Green priorities, Henry Reilly (UKIP) interrupts saying carbon tax a green party policy has badly affected small businesses, both men clash noisily on this issue. Then Eamonn McCann on over paying MLAs, and that there is too many of them, he is questioned on this, and his plan to make MLAs take an average industrial wage, he makes a point on fuel poverty and proposes a solution, he comments on People Before Profit success in the South. Henry Reilly (UKIP) calls Eamonn McCann's policies a disaster, he likens them to Communism, and says he is all about clobbering the banks, and tax and spend, both men shout over each other, then Jim Allister goes back to attacking SF and DUP as a sectarian carve up and he criticises the SF / DUP coalition and calls for a voluntary coalition and not a mandatory coalition as at present, then stephen agnew outlines his positive policies for moving away from imported energy. Henry Reilly says Policing and Justice should never have been devolved to Northern Ireland, as it lacks finances, then Eamonn McCann criticises the DUP as a worthless party for working class Protestants. Next in short film extracts S.Moore of the BNP outlines his party policies, then Workers' Party John Lowry's views, then Gary Mulcahy of the Socialist Party comments, then the Journalist panel give their views on the smaller party's debate, and those parties chances of success in the election, as the big danger to smaller parties is a low turnout. (10.30pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7889



Date Broadcast:
Fri 22nd Apr 2011
Duration:
7 mins
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
The Belfast Telegraph says a new dissident republican group has admitted killing PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr. Film report with Journalist Suzanne Breen's comments on the group make up of former PIRA activists, then SF's Gerry Adams reacts condemning dissident republican groups. DUP's Peter Robinson's statement read out, then PSNI views on claims. In Scotland Celtic Manager Neill Lennon says recent bombs sent to him will not stop him being Celtic's Manager. Film report on press interview, also Paul McBride QC who also received a parcel bomb comments on Terrorist thugs, Celtic fans hold pro Lennon vigil at Parkhead, then Scottish Police Officer Ruaraidh Nicolson comments on their enquiries. The Criminal Justice Inspectorate is to carry out an enquiry into the independence of the Police Ombudsman's office from the PSNI following Sam Pollock's resignation last week. Film report. Protestant Minister Rev David Armstrong forced out of Larne in 1985 by Loyalists for exchanging Christmas greetings with local Catholic Priest is to return to Carrickfergus. Film report. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7890



Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd Apr 2011
Duration:
2 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:
Bomb making equipment found in South Armagh following the arrest of three men in Keady area on Friday night. In Dungannon Courts Gavin Coyle (33) has been charged by Detectives investigating Ronan Kerr's murder with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life. Film report, on list of other charges, his footprint was found at arms dump. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7891



Date Broadcast:
Mon 25th Apr 2011
Duration:
2 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 RIRA has said in a statement it will resist the Queen's visit to the Republic in May and will continue to target Catholic Police Officers. In Newry Courts three men have been charged with possession of arms and ammo in Keady on Friday. Film report names men as Brian Sheridan (34), Brian Copelands (35) and Dominic Dynes (39). (5pm Easter Monday)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7892



Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th Apr 2011
Duration:
9 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In Derry a RIRA Easter ceremony speech threatens Catholic PSNI Officers, a Priest Fr Michael Canning has offered to talk to the RIRA to persuade them to stop their violence. Film report with coverage of RIRA speech by masked man, and Fr Michael Canning interview. In Belfast there were three separate bomb alerts. Film report on alerts at Musgrave PSNI station and nearby law offices and shops at Antrim Road. A man murdered in Kilkeel at the weekend has been identified as a Ukrainian. Film report. Former Stormont Home Affairs Minister Bill Craig has died aged 86. Film report on his career, he formed the Ulster Vanguard movement and organised the UWC strike as Minister he banned Civil Rights marches in Derry in October in 1968, Dr Eamon Phoenix comments. In Glasgow D.Craig (23), S.Burrell (27) were charged with sectarian hate crime after comments about Celtic's Neil Lennon on line. Film report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7893



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2011
Duration:
6 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 Kilkeel murder suspect had been released earlier this year from prison by mistake Film report with Justice Minister David Ford's reaction to Lithuanian man's release. He is a suspect in a murder of a Ukrainian man in Kilkeel at the weekend, then DUP's Lord Morrow's views. A parcel bomb found at the Post Office in Tomb Street Sorting Office was addressed to a Republican group in Glasgow. Film report says it is linked to parcel bombs sent to Neil Lennon of Celtic, Chief Superintendent Ruaraidh Nicolson comments, then Frank McAdam of Friends of SF in Scotland view, then Lawrence Huston of the Post Office in Belfast. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7894



Date Broadcast:
Wed 27th Apr 2011
Duration:
4 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
UUP Election broadcast with Tom Elliott, Rodney McCune, John McCallister, Mike Nesbitt, Jo-Anne Dobson and Lesley McCauley. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08670
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7895



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th Apr 2011
Duration:
3 mins 37
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 dissident / republican RIRA has rejected Derry Priest Fr McCanny offer of talks. Film report, with Fr McCanny's reaction. The family of Ronan Kerr have thanked the PSNI and GAA for their help with his funeral. Film report. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7896



Date Broadcast:
Thu 28th Apr 2011
Duration:
29 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Noel Thompson begins with interview with First Minister and DUP Leader Peter Robinson, just one week before the election, he begins by asking him, how has his campaigning in East Belfast going for an Assembly seat as he was rejected there in the last Westminster Election, he is looking to turn that around, he argues he was only marginally defeated, when asked if he will retire at 65, he says he has still work to do, then he explains why he got upset over Tom Elliott's (UUP) remark that Robinson thought SF Education Minister Catriona Ruane was great, Robinson claims the remark was inaccurate, he is then asked does he think SF's Martin McGuinness is "great" as he has a warm relationship with him, in reply Robinson outlines the relationship between SF and the DUP, as a coalition that recognises a job has to done for Northern Ireland's people, he also comments on Martin McGuinness defending PIRA violence yet condemning dissident republican violence. He comments on his relationship with Tom Elliott and the UUP blaming Tom Elliott for the problems. The issue of being Northern Ireland's biggest party and therefore First Minister is discussed, he says it is a big issue for the Unionist population. Robinson says the First and Deputy First Minister are practically different posts, he outlines why he sees it this way. On the economy he denies those problems have covered up the Executive's failure on other issues like cohesion, Integration Strategy, they have passed 1,200 issues over four years, and created more jobs over four years than at any other time, he says the DUP would like to have control over education next time, and would allow academic selection as lawful and have a shared education for Northern Ireland. He comments on Bill Craig's death, and his call for an SDLP coalition 30 years ago, in 1975. In the next item BBC Journalist Mark Davenport looks at the Stormont Election Campaign trail this week, he begins with a comment about Robinson's campaign in East Belfast and how the electorate have received him, the early nervousness has left his campaign says Mark Davenport, on SF, he comments on Martin McGuinness reaction to the murder of PSNI Ronan Kerr and the ongoing dissident republican violence yet SF celebrate past IRA violence. On the UUP, he comments on their pushing of being the guardians of the health service, and their attacking of the cosy DUP / SF partnership, and the Alliance Party are on a wave after Naomi Long's election, and their pushing of water charges is discussed, then the Royal Wedding issue is discussed. Mark Davenport then comments on the apathy in the campaign and speculates on the possible turnout and recent trends. Next in a Film report from Julia Paul she explores what the independents in this campaign have to offer, she talks to Paddy Meehan of the Socialist Workers' Party, then UKIP's Henry Reilly, then John Lowry of the Workers' Party, then British National Party's Stephen Moore, then People Before Profit Eamonn McCann. Then programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7897



Date Broadcast:
Sun 1st May 2011
Duration:
26 mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifis na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Coiscéimeanna
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) Harry McGee walks across North Mayo tracing the footsteps of the United Irishmen in 1798 who marched with French Forces from Kilcummin to Killala under French General Humbert, at Castlebar they defeated the British and declared the Republic of Connacht. He begins at Kilcummin where in August 1798 the French landed, in May that year, the British had defeated the United Irishmen uprisings in Ulster and Leinster. He then profiles Wolfe Tone's links with the French, the earlier failure of the French to land 14,000 men in Bantry Bay, two years earlier, he talks to Padraig Ó Laimhín of Kilcummin about some of the local folklore around the French landings, one of the French was an Irish Priest Colonel O'Kane born in the area, local fishermen helped bring the French Soldiers ashore, they examine a map showing the five mile walk to Killala. Harry McGee profiles a book by Richard Hayes called "The Last Invasion of Ireland" written in the 1930s he collected together stories of older local folks, whose grandfathers fought with Humbert in 1798, at Killala, 3,000 Irishmen joined Humbert's forces they used the Protestant Bishop's Castle as a base and hung out a flag with Erin go Bragh written on it. Stephen Dumford whose ancestors fought with Humbert gives an interview on family stories from that time, he has a copy of Humbert's proclamation read out in Killala by Fr H.O'Kane, at Ballina Harry McGee quotes from Richard Haye's book on the French arrival, 500 more Pikemen joined he French, they marched through the Windy Gap a mountainous back road to Castlebar to keep the surprise element, he talks too local men cutting turf, on the Old Military Road route, the French force now was 800 Frenchmen and 1,500 Irish. In Castlebar former Irish Army Commandant Frank Reidy describes the battle of Sion Hill, the English were led by General Lake, using a map of manoeuvres, Frank Reidy explains how the English lost the battle. Humbert's mistake was he stayed in Castlebar too long, he should have moved on. Reidy says that is why they were beaten in Balllinamauck. Harry McGee meets a local woman who shows him a shed under which French Soldiers are believed to be buried. In Castlebar John Moore was declared President of the Republic of Connacht, Harry McGee visits his grave. Humbert left Castlebar on 5 September 1798, a few days later he was surrounded by the English at Ballinamuck and forced to surrender, the French were allowed to go home but the Irish were slaughtered, hundreds were hanged in the following weeks. Harry McGee summarises his journey. (Sun)
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7898



Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd May 2011
Duration:
4 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Broadcast
Description:
Stormont Party Election Broadcast by Sinn Fein with Gerry Adams, Catriona Ruane, Michelle Gildernew, Conor Murphy, MaryLou McDonald, Pearce Doherty, Martin McGuinness.
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7899



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2011
Duration:
3 mins 0 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Broadcast
Description:
Stormont Party Election Broadcast by DUP with Peter Robinson.
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7900



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2011
Duration:
8 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 in Derry residents are forced to leave their homes after a bomb alert at an SDLP Candidate's home. Film report with Candidate Jim Clifford's reaction, then MP Mark Durkan's views. Semtex has been found in South Armagh at the weekend. Next Election news with 36 hours to go to election. Film report covers DUP's Peter Robinson on retaining First Minister's job, then UUP's Tom Elliott's reaction. SF's Gerry Adams calls for people to vote as he campaigns in the Short Strand, then SDLP's Conal McDevitt and Alliance's David Ford comments, followed by Ken Reid's analysis on the campaign to date, the issues on the agenda and turnout. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
459
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7901



Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd May 2011
Duration:
25 mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifis na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
History
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Ceart agus Coir Maurice O'Neill 1942
Description:
A Garda Special Branch Officer George Mordaunt was shot dead by the IRA during a raid on a Dublin House, the Irish government was determined to bring his killers to a military Court. Programme begins with a history of the Garda Special Branch since its formation in 1923, its aim was to focus on what was called political criminality, by 1942 that was the IRA, Historian Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid comments on Special Branch's makeup and personnel, then author Brian Henley on the six Detectives killed by the IRA during War years. Before Mordaunt killing another Officer Denis O'Brein had been killed, he had been hated by the IRA, the programme then profiles Maurice O'Neill born outside Cahir Civeen in 1917, he was a carpenter and a farmer, his cousin Eileen O'Sullivan recalls him as does his nephew Maurice O'Neill, his father was a Republican and Maurice and his brother Sean joined the Volunteers when young. Old family photographs shown, during these years Maurice was an IRA Officer Commanding (OC) in Cahirciveen, his duties are detailed. Michael McCarthy a former IRA volunteer recalls training with him. The programme then profiles Garda Officer George Mordaunt aged 43 with two children, he left the Army in 1925 and joined the Garda, Celine Colleran, George's granddaughter recalls, as does granddaughter Kathy Hassett. By 1942 the IRA's English bombing campaign had failed following arrests, they were now considering attacking Northern Ireland targets from Dublin, then killed two RUC men in Tyrone in September 1942, Author John Grundy comments on the IRA safe houses in Dublin to which Maurice O'Neill moved in September 1942. Brian Henley comments, Maurice O'Neill stayed with Harry White who had a £5,000 price on his head, for the murder of Sergeant Denis O'Brein. The Garda had the house under surveillance up to October 24th 1942, a visitor Maggie O'Halloran warned the IRA men the house was surrounded, White and O'Neill fled out the back door, Mordaunt was shot dead and Maurice arrested. Coroner's details given on Mordent's death. Picture of his funeral, family's comments given. On November 2nd 1942 Maurice O'Neill's trial in a Military Curt began, he was defended by Sean McBride, he was charged with shooting at Garda to resist arrest which had a death penalty, Maurice O'Neill his nephew comments on the charges. The evidence given by the prosecution and the Defence arguments are outlined with an re-enactment of the shooting shown, it appears that Harry White shot the Officer but he had escaped back to Belfast, forensic evidence backs this up, but McBride's defence of O'Neill was "self-preservation" and it failed, paper headlines shown, but the State wanted a conviction, he was found guilty attempts to convince De Valera to offer clemency failed, Maurice's letter to his brother Sean is shown and read. On November 12th 1942 he was executed by a Firing Squad. Mordaunt's family say the wrong man was executed. Nephew Maurice O'Neill reads letter.
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
460
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7902



Date Broadcast:
Fri 6th May 2011
Duration:
26 mins 54 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Special
Description:
Latest news from the Stormont Election count, begins with the state of parties at this early stage, Film clip from North Antrim where Mervyn Storey and P.Frew are elected on the first count, (DUP) also elected, SF's Daithí McKay, voting table shown and voting share, this election and 2007 shown. Figures shown for South Belfast's Anna Lo (Alliance) elected on first count, first preference vote table shown, then share of votes for 2011 and 2007 tables. Then same for North Belfast votes for 2011 and 2007 tables. Then same for North Belfast. Gerry Kelly (SF) Nelson McCausland (DUP) elected, first preference shown, then percentage poll for 2007 and 2011, then to Strangford three elected on first count, two DUP and one Alliance, figures shown, then percentage votes 2007 / 2011, then report from Omagh Count from Mark McFadden on latest results in West Tyrone and Fermanagh / South Tyrone, none declared yet, but parties' performances detailed. Then a look at first preference for East Belfast, Peter Robinson elected on first count, other figures given for other Candidates, then share of vote now and in 2007. Then DUP's Peter Robinson interview on his East Belfast victory and on Alliance's performance, he looks forward to 2015 when they take the seat of Alliance whom he accuses of taking the Union Flag down. Then over to Ballymena for a report on the first preference votes and Jim Allister's performance. Mid-Ulster shows Martin McGuinness tops the poll, three SF, one DUP, one SDLP, and one UUP expected to have been elected. Then in the Studio Ken Reid comments on North Antrim parties' performances and vote management, then QUB Professor Peter Shirlow comments on Unionist parties' voting trends, then over to SF's Michelle Gildernew for her comments on SF vote in Fermanagh / South Tyrone and Mid-Ulster she hopes to take three seats in Fermanagh / South Tyrone, then in the Studio commentators Eamon Maillie comments on DUP's Peter Robinson's performance then Mick Fielty's views on social media influence on this election and are young people voting this time, then interview with DUP's Raymond Hay in Derry who has been re-elected. (10.30pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08680
Tape No.
460
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7903



Date Broadcast:
Sat 7th May 2011
Duration:
45 mins
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Election Results Latest
Description:
Programme begins with Noel Thompson announcing with more than half of all seats now filled, the DUP and SF are set to remain the biggest parties in the Stormont Assembly then Mark Davenport gives a round-up from across the Counts of day 2, highlighting new faces elected, Pam Lewis, Brenda Hale DUP plus Paula Bradley, Peter Robinson on the ebb and flow of politics. Then Jo-Anne Dobson's election for UUP in Upper Bann covered, and Deputy Leader Jim McAllister re-elected, UUP's Danny Kennedy comments on his party's votes then profile of Fermanagh / South Tyrone where SF took three seats, with Martin McGuinness' reaction, in South Belfast SDLP's Conor McDevitt comments on his election, in South Belfast Alliance topped the poll, David Ford comments, then in North Antrim TUV's Jim Allister predicts he will be elected. Back in the Studio Noel Thompson shows a Film clip of UUP Leader Tom Elliott's reaction to the Fermanagh / South Tyrone voting calling SF people scum, then live from Omagh count. Tom Elliott defends his words saying he was remembering victims, he claims SF waved the flag of a foreign nation, and heckled him, then in the Studio SF's John O'Dowd says Tom Elliott will never make a political Leader, his words were the actions of a corner boy he claims. Tom Elliott is pleased John O'Dowd doesn't like his views, the two men argue the point, with accusations back and forth, over was the UDR an armed group or defending the community, then in the Studio Jim Fitzpatrick gives an analysis of the vote so far with 87 seats declared, with the help of numbers man Nicholas White, so far it is DUP 36, SF 22, SDLP 11, UUP 11, AP 5, TUV 1, Indep 1, Nicholas White comments on likely seats total for SDLP, UUP and Alliance, then they highlight in detail the East Belfast voting figures and speculate on transfers, then the same for North Down voting figures, then Strangford, Mike Nesbitt's seat, the DUP lost a seat here, and the SDLP failed, then in Fermanagh / South Tyrone where SF took an SDLP seat from Tommy Gallagher, by 62 votes. Back then to Noel Thompson who introduces an interview with DUP's Peter Robinson on his reaction to topping the poll after losing his Westminster seat in the last election, he recalls the DUP having come through a difficult period, he explains why he didn't stand down then, and hopes now to stabilise Northern Ireland and move it forward, he points out massive differences with SF but says Northern Ireland people want them to work together and electorate has punished those parties who did not play a collective role in the Executive. He points out what he has learnt over his career. From the Studio, Noel Thompson then links up with Journalist at the Ards Counting Centre for an update on Alliance's Jim Cochrane election, and possible election of Alliance's Chris Lyttle, with SF's Niall Ó Donnghaile eliminated, and UUP's Michael Copeland likely to take sixth seat, and not Dawn Purvis, then they switch to Elizabeth Shirapo in Ballymena count, where TUV's Jim Allister and UUP's Robin Swann have been elected, and SDLP's Declan O'Loan eliminated, SF's Daithí McKay also elected, then from Derry Kieran Tourish reports on the latest news there, where counting has finished. DUP's William Hay elected with three SDLP and two SF MLAs, including Mark.H.Durkan and Colm Eastwood with Pat Ramsey for SDLP and Martina Anderson and Ray McCartney for SF. In East Londonderry, Independent David McClarty has taken a seat of the UUP, with SDLP's John Dallat and SF's Cathal Ó hOisín elected, and DUP's Gregory Campbell, Gavin Robinson and Adrian McQuillan elected. Back in the Studio Noel Thomson talks to a panel of Politicians, Paul Givan (DUP)is asked about Tom Elliott's scum remarks, he feels Tom Elliott is just trying to distract attention from power, UUP election performance, he goes on to criticise the UUP for weakening Unionism in Trimble's time. Then Journalist Austin Hunter gives his assessment of Tom Elliott's remarks and justifications of violence, and the inbuilt tensions in Fermanagh / South Tyrone. The conversation widens to include SF's John O'Dowd again on the scum word, next Paul Givan outlines the successes of the DUP on their targeted areas and vote management and policies, he highlights success in Lagan Valley where DUP took four seats, he says Unionism has rallied to DUP. Next in Belfast, Kevin Magee reports on the latest in North Belfast, SF's Gerry Kelly topped the poll with Carál Ní Chuilín (SF) and Alban Magennis (SDLP) elected, the three DUP candidates elected were Nelson McCausland, William Humphrey and Paula Bradley. In East Antrim Sammy Wilson topped the poll and also elected where David Hilditch and Alaistair Ross with UUP's Roy Beggs also elected with Alliance's Stewart Dickson, the sixth seat is likely to go to SF's Oliver McMullan, the first SF MLA elected in East Antrim. Then next a report from the Ards Count where in Strangford UUP's David McNarry was elected along with Mike Nesbitt (UUP), making it three DUP, two UUP, and one Alliance in Strangford. In North Down (Alliance) Stephen Farry needs 500 votes in the eight count transfers, it is a dogfight for the final three seats. Next from Ballymena, and in the Mid Ulster Count, SDLP's Patsy McGlone elected alongside Martin McGuinness (SF) and Ian McCrea (DUP) leaving three seats with four chasing them, and three of the four are SF, Francie Molloy, Michelle O'Neill and Ian Milne with UUP's Sandra Overend. Next SDLP's Alban Magennis gives an interview on his own election in North Belfast and the party's performance overall, and his political mission in the next Assembly, he sees no reason to remove Margaret Ritchie as Leader. Then in the Studio Margaret Ritchie says the SDLP revival is underway, she explains why she believes this despite losing Tommy Gallagher and Declan O'Loan and Thomas Burns. Then it is up to Ballymena where TUV's Jim Allister comments on Tom Elliott's remark about "SF scum" and condemns DUP / SF mandatory coalition. (5.30 pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08690
Tape No.
460
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7904



Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th May 2011
Duration:
45 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Party Election Special
Description:
Final Stormont Assembly Election results programme introduced by Paul Clark who begins by showing the final state of the parties' board, the DUP have 38 seats, SF 29, UUP 16, SDLP 14, Alliance 8, TUV 1, Greens 1, Ind 1, then the parties' share of the vote Province-wide is shown, plus the change in the parties' votes, since 2007 shown. Next a Film report shows UUP Leader Tom Elliott's "SF scum" outburst at his Fermanagh / South Tyrone election Count, and his defence of the remarks, and SF's Gerry Kelly's views, meanwhile DUP's Peter Robinson dedicates the DUP's win to the PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr killed by dissident republicans five weeks ago. Then, comment on the UUP performance and SDLP's bad day, plus Alliance's and TUV's results, plus Stephen Agnew for the Greens and Independent David McClarty. Back in the Studio Ken Reid comments on Tom Elliott's SF scum remarks and the party returning 16 MLAs. Then the Newsletter's Darwin Templeton says the UUP got what they voted for when Tom Elliott elected Leader of the Party. Then Denis Murray's reaction he says remarks have weakened his position in the party. Brian Feeney says Tom Elliott let himself down, UUP people will switch to DUP or Alliance, Deirdre Heenan says the UUP is schizophrenic, the commentators speculate on Tom Elliott's leadership position despite winning 16 seats. Next Mark Mallett talks to DUP's Nigel Dodds, Conor McDevitt SDLP, Danny Kinahan (UUP) and Trevor Lunn (Alliance) about their parties' performances beginning with Nigel Dodds who praises party vote management and Peter Robinson's leadership he praises his victory speech reference to Ronan Kerr. Trevor Lunn of Alliance comments on the good day for his party with eight MLAs, and an extra one in East Belfast. Danny Kinahan (UUP) comments on David McClarty issue, and Tom Elliott 'scum remarks' which he says was due to the stresses in Fermanagh / South Tyrone over the years, he says Elliott is more liberal than the press makes him out, then SDLP's Conor McDevitt says they got more first preference votes than the UUP but ended up with two seats less. He laments the loss of three colleagues but points out the new young faces elected, and calls for the SDLP to be more progressive, taking the Flag out of Stormont politics, he also defends Margaret Ritchie's leadership. Then Paul Clark discusses the UUP overtures to David McClarty to rejoin them with commentators Ken Reid, Brian Feeney and Deirdre Heenan, then the press men, Darwin Templeton and Denis Murray comments on that issue, and what they think his price will be to rejoin the UUP, despite the local branch deselecting him. The panel then talk about Peter Robinson's come back over the last 18 months and his victory speech reference to Ronan Kerr. They discuss the changes he has made to the DUP, and how the election result has vindicated Robinson's leadership. Denis Murray comments on the DUP / SF working arrangement at the present time, highlighting the joint response to dissident republican murders, they then comment on where does the SDLP go now. Brian Feeney says they are never going to make a comeback. The problem they have is that no Leader is ever going to be John Hume, they discuss Margaret Ritchie's leadership and the decline of their rural vote. Then it is back to Mark Mallett with the Politicians, who asks SF's Alex Maskey about SF's overall performance, he is pleased with the result and the parties' position North and South, Nigel Dodds says SF played down the Irish unity issue in the election campaign, Alex Maskey says unity is always on the SF agenda, he says SF are out to maximise the SF vote, SDLP's Conor McDevitt highlights the fact that nearly 50% did not vote yesterday, UUP's Danny Kinahan outlines the challenge as making Stormont work, with dynamic government. DUP's Nigel Dodds says reform of institutions, economy and bread and butter issues are important in the next four years. Back to Paul Clark who asks Darwin Templeton about the TUV vote and Jim Allister's election, then Deirdre Heenan says he will be a voice in the wilderness with a negative message, Ken Reid says it will be difficult for Jim Allister at Stormont, then each of the commentators highlight what issue stood or result stood out for them, in the election. Programme ends with Film clips of candidates. (12.30 pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08690
Tape No.
460
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7905



Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th May 2011
Duration:
5 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:
Begins with Film report detailing the final election results in the Stormont election, highlighting DUP's Peter Robinson's dedication of his victory to PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr killed five weeks ago, in his victory speech SF's Martin McGuinness also mentioned Ronan Kerr and criticised dissident republicans, the UUP Leaders Tom Elliott, "SF scum" remarks mentioned as they kept 16 seats. The SDLP had a bad day losing two seats, and the Alliance Party picked up one extra seat. With the TUV and Greens getting one seat each, the position of Independent Unionist David McClarty on rejoining the UUP is highlighted with an interview with him on Tom Elliott's SF scum remarks, he won't decide until Tuesday on rejoining the UUP then Ken Reid gives his analysis of the party's performances. (6.30 pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08690
Tape No.
460
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7906



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th May 2011
Duration:
21 mins 17 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
As the Count for the local Councils gets underway, the UUP are predicted to drop to three Belfast seats from nine. Then a chart shows how the early results are shaping up across Northern Ireland, DUP 96, SF 73, UUP 39, SDLP 35, Alliance 21, TUV 4, then live to Belfast City Hall for Journalists' update, highlighting UUP loses, with UUP Councillor Bob Stokers' reaction and comments on what went wrong, then in the Studio Ken Reid gives his reaction and analysis of UUP losses, with commentator Alex Kane's views on the meltdown. Then Brian Feeney's views on the UUP decline since 1981, then Mark Mallett interviews UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt on the party's decline, he says this brand is not dead and they have three years to the next election, to build up their image and work out who they are and what they stand for then back to Paul Clark who gets a report from Ballymena Council with DUP's Peter Frew elected, and the TUV performance so far, SDLP's Declan O'Loan retains his seat and for SF Monica Digney is hopeful of holding her seat. In Derry the SDLP have had a good day, for DUP Gregory Campbell and William hay are stepping down, eyes are on the vote for Derry dissident Gary Donnelly, in Omagh Count SF maintain control of the Council, turnout is high, 10 SF Councillors, 3 DUP, 3 UUP, 3 SDLP, and 2 independents, Then in the Studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of parties' performances, with views of commentators Alex Kane on UUP complacency and crumbs of comfort in West of the Bann, then Brian Feeney on SDLP performances in Foyle and their crumbs of comfort in Down, and Belfast, then a new look at current state of the parties' board, DUP 100, SF 79, UUP 41, SDLP 39, Alliance 21, TUV 4, Greens 1, followed by a Film report on the upcoming dividing out of ministerial positions amongst the Stormont parties based on the de'hondt system, Peter Robinson says his first choice is Finance and Personnel, SF's Martin McGuinness refuses to say which ministerial positions they will choose. It is believed the DUP would like education and health is considered a poison chalice, then a further Film report highlights the re-election of David McClarty who had been a UUP MLA since 1998 but whom the local branch deselected, now the UUP wants him back so they can claim a second ministry, if he stays Independent the Alliance party get its second ministry. In an interview David McClarty comments on the petty jealousy against him, then UUP local Chairman Norman Hillis rejects David McClarty's views. David McClarty comments on Tom Elliott's SF scum remarks, then in the Studio Mike Nesbitt (UUP) comments on David McClarty's situation and the party's collapse in Belfast. (6.30 pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08690
Tape No.
460
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7907



Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th May 2011
Duration:
32 mins 28 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Vote 2011
Description:
No opening titles, the programme gives the final results for the Northern Ireland Council elections voted on the same day as the Stormont Assembly elections. The programme begins with a current state of the parties' board. DUP 141, SF 108, UUP 69, Alliance 34, TUV 6, Greens 3, Indep 23. Next a Film report from Belfast Count where Alliance still hold the balance of power and the UUP had a disaster, losing four seats, Politicians' comments. Then a further report from Coleraine interviews Indep David McClarty a UUP member who won a Council seat today and an MLA seat yesterday about whether he will rejoin the UUP. Coverage of Moyle and Ballymena included, then Film report from South Down where Peter Fitzpatrick wasn't re-elected for the SDLP, he calls for a change of Leadership. SF's Eamon McConvey vote is down, P.Clarke wins seat for Alliance, in Newry former SF Cllr Davy Hyland elected as an Independent, and Banbridge Council now has two new SF Councillors, Brendan Curran and Paul Griffin. In Castlereagh Alliance won two seats more and Peter Robinson's son was elected. DUP and UUP form Council pact, Jimmy Spratt comments then Sara Duncan for Alliance. In North Down it is likely the DUP will take three seats of the UUP, in Ards it is as much as it was, counting continues. Back in the Studio UUP Mike Nesbitt puts a brave face on the UUP results supports Tom Elliott, Sinn Fein's Jim McVeigh comments on whether SF will hold the Education Minister at Stormont, he comments on the good election for SF. SDLP's Conor McDevitt downplays Peter Fitzpatrick's Leadership remarks, he highlights young new SDLP Councillors elected. Then Alliance's Stewart Dickson feels they are moving in the right direction, he criticises UUP / DUP pact in Castlereagh Council, and calls for sharing responsibility. DUP's Simon Hamilton defends uniting Unionism and working with UUP, he says DUP will take Finance Ministry and refuses to say what will be their second choice, then UUP's Mike Nesbitt comments on getting David McClarty back into the UUP. Next Film report from North West Counts, Derry's SDLP expected to hold 14 seats, John Tierney comments, then DUP's Joe Miller comments on the DUP holding their seats with Gregory Campbell on the list, then UUP's Mary Hamilton comments on her re-election. In Strabane, SF retain eight seats, SDLP Cllr elected by one vote, UUP have one seat with Derek Hussey, and the DUP go up one seat to four. Eugene McMenamin former SDLP and James O'Kane elected as Independents. In Craigavon Lisburn DUP's Sydney Anderson comments on topping the poll. Then SDLP stood a Polish and Portuguese as Candidates, they weren't elected. In Lisburn 15 DUP Councillors are expected to be elected, the UUP James Baird comments, then Angela Nelson SF comments, then report from Omagh and Fermanagh SF return 10 Councillors, the DUP 3, the SDLP 3, and the UUP 3, plus 2 Independents, in Fermanagh former SF Cllr Gerry McHugh lost his seat. The SDLP have lost two seats, the UUP have one Cllr SF have done well, counting continues. In Cookstown and Magherafelt SF gained seats putting them in control of both Councils. Film report with SDLP Tony Quinn's views, and from Magherafelt DUP's Paul McLean calls it a tragic day for Unionism, he blames TUV vote splits. In Dungannon DUP's Lord Morrow elected, he talks about taking a seat of SF, SF's Michelle O'Neill comments on their performance. In Armagh former DUP Cllr Paul Barry returned as an Independent, he comments on his success, the SDLP lost a seat in Armagh City, SDLP's Sharon Haughey comments. In East and South Antrim, in Larne SF won first ever seat with Oliver McMullan, he calls it historic, in interview. SDLP's Danny O'Connor lost his seat as did UUP Mayor. In Newtownabbey SDLP held its seats, and SF and Alliance done well with UUP losing a seat. SF took first seat in Antrim Town, then report from Carrick where Alliance's Sean Neeson and DP's David Hilditch were re-elected. Back in the Studio political analyst Nicholas Whyte gives his views on the various parties voting figures then political Journalist Mark Davenport gives the latest views from Stormont on which parties will choose which Stormont Ministerial posts. Nicholas Whyte reviews political landscape changes over the last ten years. Both analysts then discuss SDLP and UUP performances. (10.30 pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08700
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7908



Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th May 2011
Duration:
19 mins
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 a grenade thrown at the PSNI failed to explode. Film report says two young boys had a narrow escape with PSNI's Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin's views, then SF Cllr Kevin Campbell's reaction followed by Martin Reilly of the Policing Board. After two days of counting, only two seats remain undeclared in Northern Ireland's Councils. State of the parties' board shows DUP 175, SF 138, UUP 48, SDLP 86, Alliance 44, TUV 6, Greens 3, others 30. Then Film report from Belfast Count where all gained one seat to now six Councillors. Anna Lo comments, UUP Cllr Bob Stokes comments on UUP being reduced to three seats, the SDLP held their eight seats, Conor McDevitt comments, SF have 16 seats now the largest party in Belfast, Gerry Kelly comments. Then Nigel Dodds comments on the DUP performance in Belfast and Castlereagh, then in the Studio Ken Baird gives his analysis of the election results and developments at Stormont on handing out Ministers' positions. Then Film report from Stormont on the first day for new MLAs like DUP's Pam Lewis, SDLP's Mark.H.Durkan, UUP's Sandra Overend, Alliance's Stewart Dickson, and TUV's Jim Allister. Five of the 29 SF MLAs are new candidates. Then further analysis from Ken Reid on Jim Allister's experience, and the other new MLAs. In other news a 36 year old woman is arrested by PSNI enquiring into Constable Ronan Kerr's murder in April. In West Belfast a security alert outside the Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) offices is a hoax. In Maghaberry Prison there is a new crisis as dissident republican prisoners wreck 11 cells and mount another dirty protest. Film report says Colin Duffy (Lurgan) is involved, it is the second dirty protest in a year, DUP's Paul Given gives his reaction, the current crisis began after Courts ruled full body searches were lawful, 32 County Sovereignty Committee Gary Donnelly's views. In East Belfast new Loyalist murals have been going up with UVF gunmen. Film report with Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle's views, then PUP's Jim Wilson's views, and Journalist Brian Rowan's comments. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08700
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7909



Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th May 2011
Duration:
17 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:
MLA David McClarty has decided not to rejoin the UUP. Film report on what this means for the UUP at Stormont and interview with Independent MLA David McClarty, the UUP will now lose one Ministerial post on the Executive. In a follow up interview UUP Leader Tom Elliott gives his reaction to David McClarty's decision and apologises to the wider Nationalist community if they were offended by is "SF scum" remarks. A further Film report from Sharon O'Neill examines the recent decline in the UUP, once the voice of Unionism electoral support has declined by almost 50%. QUB Professor Peter Shirlow comments then UUP MLA Basil McCrea's views on UUP's mixed message. Then in the Studio political Editor Ken Reid gives his analysis of David McClarty's decision today and the Alliance's gain in the Executive, then Alliance Leader David Ford comments on the David McClarty decision and his parties' gain of an extra Ministerial seat despite having only eight seats compared to the UUP's 16 who will get one seat, because the Justice Ministry is given separately on a cross community vote. He also comments on Castlereagh Council's DUP and UUP pact against Alliance Councillors. The Supreme Court has ruled that SF MLA Raymond McCartney and Derry Journalist Eamonn MacDermott should receive compensation after being wrongly convicted of murder, it is a landmark ruling with major implications for ex-prisoners. Film report reviews the 1970s murder conviction of RUC man Patrick McNulty in Derry, and killing of Jeff Agate the Managing Director of Dupont Derry, the convictions were quashed in 2007 and their compensation claims were rejected until now, Eamonn MacDermott and Raymond McCartney comments. (10.30 pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08700
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7910



Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th May 2011
Duration:
17 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
24 hours after a touchline attacks on Celtic Manager Neil Lennon another bullet addressed to him is found in the post. Film report as two men are arrested in Ayrshire Scotland, previous devices sent to Neil Lennon and prominent Celtic supporters' Barrister Paul McBride and Trish Goodman, Police Officer Ruaraidh Nicolson comments, then Film clip shows last night's attack on Neil Lennon at the Hearts versus Celtic match, Celtic Assistant Manager Johan Mjalby comments, today John Wilson (26)) from Edinburgh appeared in Court, then Hearts Manager Jim Jefferies comments, then Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond condemns the attack. Followed by Journalist Stephen O'Reilly's views and Peter Lawell's statement. In a live interview Scottish Journalist Caroline Henderson who was at the match describes the atmosphere of hostility at Tyncastle and the build up to the game. In the Studio Journalist Hugh Jourdan talks about Sectarianism in the Scottish game. As arrests are made in Belfast and Dublin by Police acting against dissident republicans, three men were arrested following an armed robbery in North Belfast and subsequent car crash. Film report and PSNI figures shows dissident republican bomb attacks in Northern Ireland this year have risen from 50 to 99. Film report with PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay's comments, then reaction from SF's Alex Maskey and DUP's Jimmy Spratt both Policing Board members. Next report is from Stormont where a new term begins, and the DUP's William Hay is elected as a speaker. TUV's Jim Allister calls his election a sordid DUP / SF deal. First and Deputy First Ministers elected, their comments are shown, then analysis from Ken Reid on the day's business and preview of Monday's d'hondt selection of Ministers by the various parties. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08700
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7911



Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th May 2011
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:
Noel Thompson talks to Politicians SF's Gerry Kelly, Arlene Foster DUP, Danny Kennedy UUP, Alasdair McDonnell SDLP and David Ford Alliance about today's events in Stormont. The election of William Hay is Speaker and Peter Robinson as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister, he begins by asking Gerry Kelly (SF) why Francie Molloy has the title Principal Deputy Speaker, and not just Deputy Speaker, he rejects Jim Allister's (TUV) view it is a dirty deal. Then Arlene Foster comments on Parlimentary Private Secretary appointments rejecting it is another layer of bureaucracy, Danny Kennedy comments on David McClarty's decision not to rejoin the UUP, then Alliance's David Ford comments on the David McClarty situation and his right to Executive's seats. The SDLP's Alasdair McDonnell is asked about Margaret Ritchie's position as Leader and the party's election performance, and who will be selected as their Minister. Danny Kennedy outlines his fear that this Assembly will see a political carve-up between the DUP and SF, Arlene Foster DUP replies the Assembly must deliver for Northern Ireland, one key issue for her is "fixing" education, SF's Gerry Kelly says education is resolvable, but won't speculate on who will get education, then Alliance's David Ford says 14 is a better age then 11 to decide kids future by selection, Danny Kennedy proposes the Dixon plan used in Craigavon, and is worried SF will keep education. Alasdair McDonnell says there is a need for change in education and refers to Dixon plan and parents having a choice. Arlene Foster wants more focus on early years education, then the panel discusses who will take the Health Ministry with Danny Kennedy defending Michael McGimpsey's role as previous health ministry. Arlene Foster accuses UUP of not playing a partnership role in the Executive. SF's Gerry Kelly highlights their vote and says the public are happy with SF / DUP. Alliance's David Ford highlights the need for a consensus on education and health within the Executive. Danny Kennedy says all parties are not treated equally or fairly under the last Executive. On the economy Gerry Kelly wants the public sector protected and more jobs created, Arlene Foster wants corporation tax, Danny Kennedy wants education prioritised as does David Ford. Alasdair McDonnell wants construction jobs created and development of high tech industries. In the If You Ask Me spot, Fionnuala O Connor comments on the recent election results and their effects on the various party leaders, as they manage revival or decline. Next, Noel Thompson introduces a Steven Dempster Film report looking back at the glory days for the SDLP and UUP and comparing it to their current state of decline, with commentators Brian Feeney and A.Kane reactions, and UUP MLA Jim McAllister and SDLP MLA Alban Magennis' views. UUP's decline in Belfast is highlighted, and A.Kane's remedy is highlighted, Jim McAllister favours opposition role. Brian Feeney says SDLP is now a bit player and they should be glad of that role. Alban Magennis rejects that idea, Margaret Ritchie's role as Leader is profiled, as is Tom Elliott's role in the UUP. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine on week's news.
DVD No.
D08700
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7912



Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th May 2011
Duration:
10 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 Bangor one man as been shot dead and another injured in what is believed to be a drug's related incident. Another man is arrested by the PSNI in a car on Ormeau Avenue Belfast. Film report with Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw's reaction, then DUP MLA Gordon Dunne's views, followed by eyewitnesses Andrew Milliken and Susan Devenney's comments. Next a Film report from Dublin previews the upcoming visit of Queen Elizabeth to Dublin, the biggest security operation ever in the City, the Queen's itinerary is profiled, Croke Park, GAA's Colm Keyes comments on the significance of that visit, also Islandbridge Memorial to the Irish dead in WWI and WWII with Abbie Bowman's comments, she will also visit the Memorial Garden to men of 1916, Jim Connelly thinks her visit here is premature. Then broadcaster Ryan Turbridy's opinions. In other news Veteran Republican Marion Price (67) has been arrested for her actions at a dissident republican rally in Derry. In Scotland two men have been charged with sending a parcel bomb to Celtic Manager Neil Lennon. Film report. (6pm Fri)
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7913



Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th May 2011
Duration:
10 mins 50 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
BBC News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the drug related murder in Bangor's Clandeboye Road area, one man is dead, one is wounded with views of locals Andrew Milliken, and Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw, then local Susan Devenney, Film clip of VW Golf Car in which Police arrested man in Ormeau Avenue. In Stormont the political parties have met to divide out the Ministries. SF will keep Education, also Culture, Arts and Leisure and Agriculture, the UUP get regional development, the SDLP get Environment and Alliance get Employment and Learning with the DUP taking Finance, Health and Enterprise and Social Development. Film repair with Mark Davenport's analysis of the party choices with comments of SF's John O'Dowd. In Armagh an elderly farmer has died while confronting thieves who were stealing his tractor, Stewart Whitcroft (86) died of a heart attack. Film report, with DUP's William Irwin's comments. PSNI Detectives have begun a legal bid for tape recorded interviews with former Northern Ireland Paramilitaries held in Boston College in the USA. Chris Page explains the archive contents "Voices from the Grave", PSNI want two interviews with Brendan Hughes and Dolores Price in relation to the Disappeared cases. (6.30 pm Friday)
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7914



Date Broadcast:
Sat 14th May 2011
Duration:
3 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:
SF's Gerry Adams says Queen's visit to Republic offers an opportunity to build new relationship between Britain and Ireland, although he also said a visit was premature. Film report also reviews massive security operation to protect the Queen on his visit next week. Republican group Eirigi plans to hold sit down protest in Dublin on Tuesday. Marion Price still being questioned by Detectives investigating dissident republican activity. Meanwhile the PSNI have named the man shot dead in Bangor yesterday as Duncan Morrison (56). Film report the UUP held its Executive meeting in Dungannon today. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7915



Date Broadcast:
Sun 15th May 2011
Duration:
4 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:
Report from Dublin's Garden of Remembrance where Republican group Eirigi held a protest against the Queen's visit with Tom Clonan and Brian Leeson comments. Followed by Tory MP Owen Patterson's views then voxpop of Dublin people. Marion Price is to be charged in Derry tomorrow. Two other dissidents are to appear on terror charges in Lisburn tomorrow. In North Belfast a viable pipe bomb was made safe by the Army. (6.30 pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7916



Date Broadcast:
Sun 15th May 2011
Duration:
51 mins 19 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
What have the Brits Ever Done for Us?
Description:
David McWilliams presents a documentary looking at the long and complex relationship that Britain has with Ireland and vice versa, using the comments of an array of academics, historians and commentators. After the opening titles and David McWilliams' opening remarks about the scars of 800 years of repression. The programme goes back to Anglo Norman Invasion of 1167 who settled in, it was Henry VIII's reign which started all the trouble, a cartoon sequence then shifts through plantation, Cromwell, Flight of the Earls, and the Famine, Protestant Ascendancy, 1916 then the War of Independence and partition, and the new Free State. But even then the legal system and tax system didn't change and education was given to the Catholic Church to run. Film clip of De Valera on what Ireland would be, Journalist Paul Drury comments on De Valera's Gaelic Ireland vision, then Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD) on taxation of Foreign newspapers as "defence mechanism" against unsavoury British then Susan McKay (Nationalist Womens' Council of Ireland) on the state closeness with the Catholic Church, George Hook questions this new freedom where the Church was now the oppressor. England became many emigrants' moral refuge. Susan McKay comments. Diarmaid Ferriter on pregnancy migration. Journalist Justine McCarthy also highlights the blind eye being turned to abortion in England, Britain was destination for those who didn't fit into Irish Society, but also for economic migrants, England was for many the past, but for many it was and still is the future. Liam Griffin comments on emigration, then Gerard Hook and Diarmaid Ferriter's views on England welcoming Irish workers, but there was racism also in England, author Matt Cooper, Diarmaid Ferriter's views on how Irish government benefitted from this migration to England, it was a safety valve for Ireland's government. Journalist Henry McDonald comments on the rock and pop culture of the 1960s, then writer Alan Stanford on introduction of television into homes, and colours of pop. Ireland adopted this wave of pop culture and clothes. New form of Colonialism continues today, Journalist Shane Hegarty on modern influences of British / television papers, books, Justine McCarthy on the globalised culture of today, Henry McDonald on Comedy we have given to British culture, like Fr Ted, U2 etc. Declan Kiberd (UCD) the English attempts to destroy the Irish Language but language survived their edicts, Oxford Professor Roy Foster on the language issue, even Daniel O'Connell spoke English, then Sinead Gleeson on Irish in schools since 1930s, but Famine killed off the Irish speaking communities. Since independence Irish language declined because it was forced on people says Declan Kiberd, but David McWilliams highlights how Irish have used English language as a "softpower" to project Irish culture around the globe. Profile of role of Ireland's great writers using English, writer Manchán Magan's views then Declan Kiberd, but certain things happened between Ireland and England that modern day revisionism cannot change, like the Famine, Professor from Oxford criticises laissez faire English attitude to famine Diarmaid Ferriter calls the English response racist, then Des Geraghty (Author) says Legacy of Famine was Irish Independence, Manchán Magan calls Ireland a haunted Society because the Famine cost us a quarter of our population, writer Kevin Myers says on the positive side the Famine re-organised the Irish economy and saw the Irish achieve great things. In America, Des Geraghty highlights 70 million people worldwide claiming an Irish identity. Next David McWilliams explores the sporting legacy we have from England and how we enjoy beating them at their own games like Rugby or soccer, and even cricket. Henry McDonald's views, then Journalist Shane Hegarty, and Liam Griffin. The Irish / Con Englishman Jack Charlton discussed, the strength of the GAA could also be attributed to England, as it grew from Irish need to be separate with its own sport. Paul Rouse (UCD) comments on this aspect as does former hurler Liam Griffin. In 2007 England played Ireland at rugby in Croke Park and God Save the Queen was played, that was a significant day, the Irish People showed great maturity, Gerard Hook comments on his pride that day. Although property and land has been an Irish grievance down the centuries with England, the Architecture that they left us is admired, Journalist Frank McDonald on the great public buildings, GPO, Four Courts, Custom House etc, then Dr Christine Casey (TCD) comments, as does Manchán Magan who feels those buildings are not truly English and have an Irish flavour about them. Then Jim McCarthy (UCD) comments on the new Irish buildings built since independence in comparison, she calls them eyesores. Frank McDonald says we have went for the American model, then Liz O'Donnell former government Minister's views on bad planning practice, Jim McCarthy we are becoming more visual. Next David McWilliams looks at the history of Ireland's trade with England over the centuries, back then the aim of colonialism is to rob the Colonies. Des Geraghty explains how it worked, then Tom Doorle says we needed Britain, De Valera's ideas profiled as he attempted self-sufficiency. Paul Rouse (UCD) examines the 1940s British-Irish trade agreements and says Britain had a colonial mind-set, Ireland also keep the currency of its occupier after independence, when Ireland joined the EEC it was to diminish the gravitational pull of London, Liz O'Donnell comments on positive aspects of EEC membership, then Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD) views then the Celtic Tiger boom period is explored, with Henry McDonald on its reverse colonialism, Irish entrepreneurs buying properties in England, then Diarmaid Ferriter's comments, then Liz O'Donnell on it turning into a casino economy. After the crash it was Britain who offered Ireland money unconditionally, F Osborne Film clip, Henry McDonald on our new masters in Europe not London. Next David McWilliams asks after GFA is our Troubled History really over. Gerard Hook comments on England's worldwide use of partition in its former Colonies, Susan McKay on Unionist misrule in Northern Ireland, then Henry McDonald on British spending strategy during the Troubles, then Liz O'Donnell says Bloody Sunday changed the course of Irish History, she criticises the British response to Nationalist cries for justice in Northern Ireland. Film clip of Thatcher on Hunger Strike, in 1998 GFA is signed, Bill Clinton comments, then Liz O'Donnell recalls the Treaty as a fair settlement. In June 2010 British PM apologises for Bloody Sunday. David McWilliams says more now unites Irish / English than divides them, we are prisoners of history and geography. Then Liam Griffin, Paul Rouse, Paul Drury, give their closing remarks followed by David McWilliams and Diarmaid Ferriter's remarks.
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7917



Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th May 2011
Duration:
15 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:
At Stormont the five Executive parties reveal who will be their Ministers. Film report names the Ministers from each party, then Ken Reid gives his analysis with Peter Robinson (DUP) and Martin McGuinness (SF)) comments, then UUP's Danny Kennedy, Ale Attwood (SDLP) and Stephen Farry (Alliance). A second report profiles the Health Ministry taken by DUP's Edwin Poots but it wasn't selected until well down the list, it was second last to be picked, Patricia McKeown of the Trade Unions gives her reaction, previous rows between political parties over balancing the books for Health budget mean it is a poisoned chalice post. UUP's Michael McGimpsey and DUP's Sammy Wilson clash featured. Then new Minister Edwin Poots comments, followed by views of economist John Simpson, then from Stormont, Ken Reid comments on the Health Ministry and SF's appointment of an All new Ministerial line-up, and the job facing John O'Dowd in education. Tomorrow Queen Elizabeth begins a four day visit to the Republic. Film report from Paul Clarke at Dublin Castle, then Film report covers Eirigi protests in the City with Brian Leeson's comments, then Garda Superintendent Declan Powers' views followed by a preview of her visit to the 1916 Garden of Remembrance, SF's MaryLou McDonald says the visit is premature, then summary of the security operation in Dublin and the dissident republican threat. (6pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7918



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th May 2011
Duration:
20 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:
The first visit to Ireland in 100 years by a British Monarch begins. Film report n historic visit, begins with the Queen's arrival at midday and her visit to the Irish President's home to meet Mary McAleese, here the Queen also met Enda Kenny, Irish PM, outside both National Anthems were played and invited guests included David Trimble and John Hume. Next Film report covers the Queen's visit to the 1916 Garden of Rembrance in Dublin, where the British National Anthem was played for the first time, the Queen laid a wreath at the memorial, then a minute's silence then a poem was read by an Irish Soldier, then the Irish National Anthem. Next the Queen visited Trinity College a University set up by Queen Elizabeth I 400 years ago. Outside people applauded her, then Ken Reid's and Mark McFadden's analysis of the historic visit to the Garden of Rembrance, in the distance 150 Eirigi protest ended in a mini riot, Ken Reid comments on it. Next report covers Republican SF and Eirigi protests against the Queen's visit which ended in violence, riot squad restored order. Brendan McConnell of Eirigi comments, SF Headquarters released 1,000 black balloons from its Parnell Square Headquarters at 3.30 pm as the Queen arrived at the Garden of Rembrance. Back to Dublin Castle where John Mooney of the Sunday Times gives his views on today's protest and how the Garda handled it, then Paul Clarke and Mark McFadden preview the Queen's visit to Islandbridge WWI memorial tomorrow and Croke Park, the scene of the first Bloody Sunday in November 1920. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08710
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7919



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th May 2011
Duration:
19 mins 12 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Queen Elizabeth of England begins her State visit to Ireland. Film report of Day 1 covers her arrival at Noon, she is here for four days. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met her at the airport, then President McAleese welcomed her to Áras an Uachtaráin. Inside they met PM Enda Kenny, it is 100 years since George V visited Dublin, after tree planting and lunch, the group went to the 1916 Garden of Rembrance to lay a wreath in respect of the rebels of 1916, McAleese and Irish Minister of Justice met her there, both National Anthems were played and wreaths laid with a minute silence. Then former PM Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern give their views on the event, then political Editor David Davin-Power gives his analysis of the importance of today's events, and previews tomorrow's events. A further Film report covers the three hours of protests by dissident republicans and Erigi against the Roya visit, 21 were arrested as Garda attacked in O'Connell Street area. Irish anti-war movement held a peaceful protest at the GPO this evening. The next report profiles the tight Garda security in Dublin City Centre this morning, a voxpop of Dubliners' comments on the visit is positive, on Talbot Street relatives of the Dublin / Monaghan bombings held a memorial service. Margaret Urwin of the Justice for the Forgotten group comments, then a group of Irish pensioners who served in the British Forces give their views on the visit. Meanwhile British Foreign Secretary William Hague met Irish business leaders in Dublin to establish a British / Irish Chamber of Commerce, something that did not exist before. Film report with Hague comments, then Eamon Gilmore. This afternoon Elizabeth visited Trinity College. Film report on that visit covers the University's history and the Book of Kells viewing with views of University staff. Then in the Studio Journalist Brian O'Connell gives his analysis of historical importance of the visit and the two governments' hopes for relationships in the future. Then a series of Film clips show the highlights of Day 1 of the visit. (9pm Tuesday)
DVD No.
D08720
Tape No.
461
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7920



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th May 2011
Duration:
15 mins 6 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Primetime
Description:
Beyond the ceremonies what does this visit mean for Ireland, Richard Crowley introduces Film report on a historic day called "Momentous Steps" it shows the Queen honouring the 1916 rebels and asks the question how has the British establishment come to the point where they can honour men their ancestors called rebels and terrorists. TCD's Dr Micheal O'Siochru gives his analysis of England's long enmity with Ireland since Elizabeth I, and Ireland's strategic importance which even Winston Churchill referred to in 1940, radio broadcast is played with Churchill then De Valera's reply. Another Churchill comment referred to dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone, Guardian Journalist Stephen Bates highlights Britain's weariness with the Irish question, they want to know why it cannot be sorted out. Dr Micheal O'Siochru agrees Northern Ireland is a huge burden on the British tax payer, they would like to be out of it, but the Irish government will ask Britain for all the information they have on the Dublin / Monaghan bombing, then in the Studio from Oxford Sir Ivor Roberts, President of Trinity College, Oxford and a former British Ambassador to Ireland, and UCD's Professor Ronan Fanning discuss the implications around the visit, and why did it take nine years since Charles visit, to the Queen coming, Sir Ivor gives the reaction to the news in Britain, Ronan Fanning refers to George V Speech in Belfast in 1921 as a similar act of reconciliation, he then comments on the Irish reaction to the visit, he hopes from now the visit will be more relaxed. Both give an opinion on today's Garden of Rembrance ceremony, Sir Ivor says the Queen wanted to create friendship with Ireland, both men discuss the issue of apologies, and preview David Cameron's visit tomorrow.
DVD No.
D08720
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7921



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th May 2011
Duration:
11 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:
Coverage of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Ireland, the first Monarch to visit Ireland in 100 years. Film report begins with her laying a wreath to honour the 1916 rebels in the Garden of Rembrance, after arriving and meeting President Mary McAleese, coverage of Republican protests and voxpop of Dubliners, then coverage of Trinity College visit. Next report comes from Sligo where reporter asks people about the changing attitudes over four decades, in Sligo Lord Mountbatten was killed by the PIRA in 1979, old Film clip shown. John Maxwell comments, then voxpop of Sligo people is positive. Then Journalist Mo Whitehill gives his analysis of the symbolism of today's visit, and the reconciliation gesture, he previews what the Queen might say tomorrow at the State Banquet, he says there will be no apology. (10pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08720
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7922



Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th May 2011
Duration:
49 mins 47 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
The Queen and Us
Description:
Presented by Tommy Gorman this documentary looks at the Social and Political context of the Queen's visit to Ireland and includes British PM David Cameron and Irish President Mary McAleese interviews. Begins with Oliver Peyton, Jackie McDonald (UDA) comments, then Irishman / Guardsman D Mahoney explains why he joined the British Army, he is in the Irish Guards and is just back from Afghanistan. Then Sergeant M McConnell on the comradeship between North / South Members of the Regiment, in the Sergeant's mess there is a portrait of Michael Collins, Sergeant Daniel O'Neill comments on feeling Irish in the British Army, then a Film clip of June 11th the Queen's unofficial birthday parade. Prince William is Colonel in the Guards, he was married in the Irish Guards Uniform, Fr M.Morrissey is a priest in Windsor and is Irish, he had been in the RAF, and a Royal Navy chaplain, describes his life in England as an Irishman. Film clip shown of George V visit to Ireland in 1911, the last official visit, then Dr James Loughlin comments on the English / Irish hospitality since 1800, partially resolved he says in 1921 with the Irish Free State, but Northern Ireland staying out kept tension. He comments on the economic war, WWII tensions, and Queen Elizabeth's role in WWII with old Film clips, with Pathe News clip of security restrictions on travel out of the South of Ireland. James Loughlin profiles Queen Elizabeth visits to Belfast Harland and Wolfe in 1945, and her coronation in June 1953 aged 27, she continued to acknowledge Northern Ireland's role in WWII and had a bond with Unionists, in 1969 the Army arrives in Belfast, then in January 1972 Bloody Sunday, and the Army is now enemies, July 1982 the Hyde Park bomb is profiled, the Monarchy's Royal visit is often used to calm worried Unionists over the years, 1985 Anglo Irish agreement is given as an example, 20 Royal visits to Northern Ireland between 1977 and 1985, and between 1985 and 1993 there were 61 visits, the GFA agreement formula was a template for English / Irish relations, Mary McAleese as Irish President brings new energy to job, she joins the Queen at the WWI memorials, Mary McAleese comments on the story of Nationalist British Soldiers, and their treatment on return to Ireland, she wants to stop that toxicity. James Loughlin says post 1998 there is a chance of shared history here, Mary McAleese says WWI stories are a platform to build a shared future. Death of Lord Mountbatten profiled with old Film clip with Tim Knatchbull's recollections of the explosion, with other eyewitness accounts, Tim Knatchbull praises Ireland and has no bitterness for the Irish who saved him, he recalls the healing process he went through, he has written a book about it all. Back in Northern Ireland Loyalist paramilitaries profiled, Film of gunmen, the Red Hand Command (RHC) Jim Wilson and UDA's Jackie McDonald recall Mary McAleese building bridges to loyalism, profile of Martin McAleese's work, then Jim Wilson praises their efforts, as does UDA's Jackie McDonald, the 2009 killings of two Soldiers at Antrim and PSNI Constable Steven Carroll in Lurgan tested the peace here, Sean Woodward Labour MP, recalls the dangers, and Martin McAleese's efforts to persuade Loyalists not to retaliate, and to continue embracing the peace process. Then Mary Robinson recalls her first visit to England in 1996 as Irish President something Mary McAleese built on, she recalls elements needed for the Royal visit to Ireland at that time. Complete devolution process, with Justice devolved the last obstacle was removed, Sean Woodward comments, then Rory O'Brady of dissident SF gives his views that it should not happen now. Mary McAleese says now is the right time to build a new future different from the past. Back in London Paul Coggins, Manager of the London GAA team is glad the Queen is going to visit Croke Park, he describes living / working in London, the workers on London's Olympic Centre are largely Irish, Baroness Doocey comments on future opportunities. Dubliner Oliver Peyton comments on being Irish, and living in England, where he owns a restaurant chain, he says Prince Charles is his hero, he explains why, he supports the Queen's visit to Ireland. Back in Ireland Rory O'Brady rejects the peace process, listing previous failures at getting peace. Tomorrow British PM arrives in Ireland, his Bloody Sunday apology is recalled in an interview he talks about Dealing with the Past, and his feelings about the Saville report on Bloody Sunday, what happened was wrong, but he thinks it is too difficult to deal with all the incidents of the past in a similar way, he also comments on why he lent Ireland £7 billion to help with its crisis, as Ireland is a friend and an important trade partner, he admits a self-interest factor, but highlights the low interest rate, he comments on the Queen's itinerary and what will be achieved by the visit. (Recording ends early, end titles missing and end of Cameron interview.)
DVD No.
D08720
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7923



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th May 2011
Duration:
16 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
In the Republic the Queen received a warm welcome at the GAA Headquarters at Croke Park, on Day 2 of her Royal visit. Film report as GAA President takes the Queen on a tour, in the dressing room she meets a team and is shown a hurl. Then she emerges from the Hogan Stand into the playing field, the Hogan Stand is named after a player shot dead by the British Army in the first Bloody Sunday in 1920, Hill 16 was built from the rubble of the Easter Rising, she then watched a video presentation charting the GAA's history. Back inside she saw Irish Dancers and met more senior GAA figures, then in a speech GAA President Christy Cooney made a warm welcoming speech, in which he recalls the GAA presence at the funeral last month of PSNI Ronan Kerr in Omagh, and how Politicians stood together against violence, then at Croke Park Mark McFadden comments on the significance of today's visit of the Queen, and the historic element, and what it says about the GAA today a forward thinking organisation. Then Journalist Colm Keys gives his assessment of the Croke Park visit and its significance for the GAA historically, as it reached out of its own comfort zone. Next report is on the first visit of the day to St James Gate, the Guinness Factory where the Royals did not drink any guinness, then at Government Buildings the Queen met Irish PM Enda Kenny, also later she visited the WWI memorial at Islandbridge and laid a wreath with the Irish President, Danny Tiernan comments she met Northern Ireland party Leaders who were present, then DUP's Peter Robinson comments, then Catholic Archbishop Sean Brady, then SDLP, Margaret Ritchie, also present were senior members of the Orange Order, then UDA's Jackie McDonald comments, then in Dublin Ken Reid comments on SF's absence today, and previews tonight's dinner banquet which Iris Robinson will attend, the two governments are thrilled by the visit so far says Ken Reid, he speculates on a possible visit by the Pope to Northern Ireland next year. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08720
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7924



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th May 2011
Duration:
25 mins 10 secs
Broadcast Company:
Channel Four Television Corporation
Channel:
Channel 4
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
CH4 News
Description:
(Live from Dublin Castle) The State Dinner to honour British Queen Elizabeth II and Irish President Mary McAleese's speeches, begins welcoming Elizabeth on the first ever State Visit between the two Countries, she says we cannot change the past but we can affect the future, she highlights family connections between the two Countries, and the links between the two Countries in economics, arts etc, she highlights the Queen at 1916 Garden of Rembrance, and her visit to WWI Memorial, she praises Ireland's peace makers, the GFA, mutual respect for political aspirations, and power sharing role of the two governments, she calls for GFA to be nourished and protected. The Speech ends with a toast to the Queen and peace and Britain, then the Queen replies beginning with a few words in Irish, she praises Ireland's hospitality and highlights economic, cultural links between the Countries on history she talks of complexity and many layers, she says we can acknowledge the past but not be bound by it, it is a sad and regrettable reality through history our Islands have experienced heartache, turbulence and loss, we can never forget those who have died, been injured or their families, she offers sympathy to all those, with benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we wish had been done differently, or not at all, she then refers to current strength of bond between the two nations now and praises Mary McAleese for building bridges, and her role in honouring WWI Soldiers, she praises GFA and its hopes for the future, she praises peace builders and emergency services, she outlines what she sees as the lessons of the peace process, and highlights families who share the two Islands, a testament to how much in common we have, she calls for us all to build a future for our grandchildren then she toasts Ireland's President and its people, then Journalist David Blevins give his analysis of the Queen's Speech, he says she comes very close to an apology for our troubled past, he comments on the absence of SF's Martin McGuinness from the event, and their reasons for that, he feels SF stance has mellowed in recent times.
DVD No.
D08730
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
7925



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th May 2011
Duration:
22 mins 39 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the Queen's visit to Ireland on Day 2 and the State Banquet in Dublin Castle, Journalist Eileen Dunne begins with introducing the report from Dublin Castle attended by 170 guests, with highlights of Speeches of Mary McAleese and Queen Elizabeth with David Davin's comments. Then coverage of British PM David Cameron's and Irish PM Enda Kenny's meeting earlier in the day with both men's comments. Then earlier the Queen had visited Government Buildings to meet Enda Kenny and that meeting is covered in a Film report on photographs taken. The Queen met the Irish Cabinet and Irish Politicians except for SF TDs, Gerry Adams' comments on why they did not attend the meeting. Then RTE's London Editor Brian O'Connell gives his analysis of the Queen's Banquet speech, he says she did not apologise but expressed regret at aspects of our history, he feels it was unusual for a PM and Foreign Secretary to be on a State visit. The next report looks at the Queen's earlier visit to Croke Park, the GAA Headquarters where British Soldiers killed 14 civilians during the War of Independence in the first Bloody Sunday. Film shows Queen meeting county players and going into the playing fields. Inside they met leading figures from the GAA and watched Irish dancing clip shown of GAA President Christy Coney's address to the Queen. Some Northern GAA leaders didn't attend. The next report covers the tight security in Dublin for the Queen's visit to St James's Gate (Guinness Factory) with onlookers' comments. Meanwhile at Christchurch this evening five people were arrested at a Republican protest against the Queen's visit. The next report covers the Queen's visit to the Island bridge WWI memorial to the 50,000 Irishmen killed in WWI and the wreath laying ceremony, WWII veteran Colonel William Harvey-Kelly gives his reaction to the event, then Chairman of the British Legion, Major Sean Murphy's comments, then General David O'Morchoe's views, among the invited guests were senior members of the Belfast UDA, Jackie McDonald (South Belfast UDA) gives his reaction the DUP's Peter Robinson was also there and, he comments on the event. Then Journalist Eileen Dunne talks to former diplomat Noel Dorr and fellow RTE Journalist Tommie Gorman discuss the day's events and the significance of the speeches at the State Dinner. A further Film report covers the morning visit to St James's gate where the Queen met local Dublin workers, Geraldine Richardson of the Inner City Development Association comments, then Master Brewer Fergal Murray on showing the Queen how to pull a pint of Guinness, then RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy's views. Back then to Dublin Castle where programme ends with a selection of pictures of the State Visit Day 2. (9pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08730
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7926



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th May 2011
Duration:
8 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:
Coverage of Queen's State Visit to Ireland begins with comments on Queen's speech tonight it is felt comments on British / Irish history are on expression regret for British actions. Nicholas Witchell reports cover dissident republican demo, then Queen's comments in Irish and comment on regrettable reality of our troubled past, and praise of peace process, and ties of families between the two Islands. Then coverage of Croke Park visit and WWI Islandbridge ceremony. Then Nicholas Witchell gives his analysis of the Queen's visit, he says she came close to an apology, as close as she will ever go. (10pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08730
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7927



Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th May 2011
Duration:
10 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:
Local Northern Ireland stations coverage of the Queen's visit on Day 2 begins with her speech at the Dublin State Banquet, and comments of Irish President Mary McAleese on the past and peace process, and hopes for the future. Then coverage of Queen's visit to the GAA Headquarters at Croke Park, scene of the 1920 Bloody Sunday massacre, and meeting hurling players, GAA Christy Coney comments on this gigantic leap forward, then RTE Journalist's views. Next brief coverage of 32 County Group protest followed by BBC Journalist Mark Davenport's comments on the Queen's speech and the appearance of Iris Robinson at the State Banquet. Programme ends with Film highlights of the visit today. (10.30pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08730
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7928



Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th May 2011
Duration:
19 mins 29 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
On Day 3 of the Queen's visit to Ireland she visited the Irish National Stud. Meanwhile today reaction from SF's President Gerry Adams to the Queen's conciliar words in her banquet speech last night, he said her expressions of sincere sympathy were genuine and he welcomed that, former Irish President Mary Robinson also praised the Queen's words and a voxpop of Dubliners welcomed her words, world's Journalists also positive. Next report looks at how the Queen's speech was received in Northern Ireland. First what the papers said, Eamon Phoenix comments, then Noel Doran (Irish News) Seamus Mallon (SDLP) views, in Sandy Row area residents welcomed the Queen's words. Then over to Paul Clarke live at Dublin Castle who talks to Journalist Noel McFadden and Professor of History Jean Ohlmeyer about how the banquet speeches are being viewed, they are considered a landmark moment in Anglo-Irish relations, and how history will treat the Queen and Mary McAleese. Then in the Studio Political Editor Ken Reid gives his reaction to the State visit and the press reactions. In other news former Irish PM Garret Fitzgerald has died, a Film report reviews his crucial role in the peace process. Film clip of Anglo-Irish agreement, with Garret's views on Thatcher etc, and Unionist response. Then Ian Paisley comments on those days, Brid Rodgers' views on Garrett Fitzgerald, review of his family background and his early role in Irish politics. Then in the Studio Ken Reid gives his analysis on Garret Fitzgerald's role in the peace process, and Unionist views of him. Ken Reid also comments on today's Executive meeting and Iris Robinson's appearance at the State Banquet with Peter Robinson's comments. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08730
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7929



Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th May 2011
Duration:
28 mins 48 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Hearts and Minds
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Noel Thompson begins the programme with a Studio interview with UUP's John Taylor and SDLP's Seamus Mallon on the life and legacy of former Irish PM Garret Fitzgerald, John Taylor rejects the idea the Anglo-Irish Agreement was good for Unionism, and they just could not see it. Seamus Mallon says it defined the role of the two Sovereign Governments, they had to work together to solve the Northern Ireland problem. Taylor says Fitzgerald was for peace but the Anglo-Irish Agreement hadn't Unionist consent. Both men also comment on the success of the Queen's State visit to Ireland, and the politics of the visit, John Taylor feels it puts a United Ireland even further back. Next Noel Thompson interviews the previous Irish President Mary Robinson about how different Irish / British relations were in the early 1990s, (recorded before Garret Fitzgerald's death announced) compared to today, even for something as minor as her taking a Cambridge Honorary Degree. In 1993 she had lunch with the Queen and she saw the Queen's stability to relate to people, the idea of a return visit was in the background then, but was not possible until the peace process was successful, she says the Queen had interest in Ireland. In the If You Ask Me Spot Journalist Liam Clarke comments on opening of the new Assembly at Stormont, the old arguments and the new problems facing the Politicians in government. In issues like water charges, University fees and the health service's difficulties. Then Noel Thompson introduces a Film report on the difficulties facing new Health Minister Edwin Poots, the McKinsey Report recommendations, Profess Deirdre Heenan comments, then a voxpop on the reaction to possible hospital closures, NICVA's Seamus McAreavey comments on cuts to services, as does Unison's Patricia McKeown, then Poots' reaction. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine.
DVD No.
D08730
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7930



Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th May 2011
Duration:
20 mins 16 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the death of former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Garret Fitzgerald aged 85 and the tributes paid to him at home abroad, begins with review of his early life, and his parents' Protestant and Catholic backgrounds, and his election to the Sinead in 1965 and the Dail for Fine Gael (FG) in 1969. Clip of his comments on the 1970 Arms trial. In 1972 he favoured joining the EEC, in 1973 he became Minister of Foreign Affairs and was a key figure in the 1973 Sunningdale arrangements in Northern Ireland. In 1977 he became Fine Gael Leader. In 1981 he entered coalition government with Labour TDs, and began campaigning for the Pluralist Ireland, in and out of government overcoming years in which he lost referendum on divorce and abortion changes. New Ireland Forum report on Northern Ireland rejected by Thatcher in her "Out, Out, Out" speech. Film clip shown, however in 1985 the Anglo-Irish Agreement was signed, the high point of his career. In 1987 he was in opposition again and retired from FG leadership. In 1992 he retired from the Dail, 1997-2009, he was Chancellor of the National University of Ireland. Next, Mary McAleese called him a National hero in her interview, then Enda Kenny praised his lifetime work, and David Cameron called him a Statesman who made huge contributions to the peace process, then Catholic Archbishop Dr D Martin commends his approach to politics, in the Dail party leaders Eamon Gilmore (Lab) and Micheál Martin (FF) and Gerry Adams (SF) praised his role in politics. Next a further Film report examines Garret Fitzgerald's other attributes besides politics, he was an Economist with a passion for figures. Film clips shown, he was a passionate European and Francophile and he was a writer in books and newspapers, he had a liberal agenda in dealing with theology. Then a further Film report hears the views of former Politicians who worked with Fitzgerald on his qualities, firstly Gemma Hussey, Minister of Education (1982-1986) then Ruairi Quinn (1984-1987), then Sean Haughey son of Charles Haughey (FF) comments on their turbulent relationship and last meeting. Brid Rodgers (SDLP) praises his efforts for peace in Northern Ireland, then Geoffrey Howe British Foreign Affairs Minister (1983-1989) calls him a skilled Politician who persuaded Margaret Thatcher. Then in the Studio Journalist Brian Dowling outlines what he feels will be the legacy of Garret Fitzgerald, the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985, and lifelong commitment to euro membership and a more pluralist Ireland. He will have a State funeral on Sunday. In further news the British Queen Elizabeth continued her visit to Ireland today, visiting the National Horse Stud in Kildare. Film report examines Royal links to the stud, jockey John Murtagh comments on the Queen's visit then Stud's CEO John Osborne and trainer Willie Mullins, the Duke of Edinburgh visited an award scheme for young people in Ireland called Gaisce, its Chief Executive Barney Callaghan comments. tonight in Dublin the Royals hosted a musical evening and fashion show in the Convention Centre. Film report. (9pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
462
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7931



Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th May 2011
Duration:
17 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:
Ex Ruc Inspector Ken McConnell gets 18 years for murder of South Belfast pensioner Annabelle Symington (71) in November 1989. Film report Policeman was a gambler and in a relationship with Symington's niece. DNA caught him in the end, Sheila Millar comments for family of victim, then PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Gary Crawford on the abuse of trust. In the Republic, the Queen has left Cork at the end of her first official visit. Film report on her last day spent in Cork where she visited the City's English market, and in the morning the Rock of Cashel outside the city, here the SF Mayor of Cashel Michael Brown shook the Queen's hand. The Queen was well received and applauded in her walkabout in Cork. She visited the University of Cork, then off to her private jet and home. A further Film report highlights the Queen's warm reception in her English market walkabout, with traders and public reactions, then Cork Journalist Claire O'Sullivan's analysis of the visit. In news in brief Loyalist Mark Harbinson has been sentenced to seven years for sexually abusing a teenage girl, then on Monday the Inquiry Report into the Loyalist murder of Rosemary Nelson in March 1999 will be released. Film report reviews the case of the murdered Solicitor with comments of Journalist Brian Rowan, old Film clips of the Solicitor, views of Brid Rodgers (SDLP) on the collusion allegations, then the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) Mike Ritchie's comments, then Brian Rowan again on Ronnie Flanagan's (former RUC Chief Constable) evidence to the Inquiry. Last item returns to Paul Clarke in cork who reviews the Queen's four day visit to Ireland, with Film clip highlights. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7932



Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th May 2011
Duration:
19 mins 15 secs
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Begins with coverage of the Queen's visit to cork on her last day in Ireland, as she walked about the City's English market, traders and public give their reactions, she also visited high tech Tindale Institute the Queen also walked about the street outside the market. A further report covers the Republic's reaction, and the views of Sinn Fein's Jonathan O'Brien TD. At 4.30 pm she flew out of Ireland. Further report covers her send off, with PM Enda Kenny comments on a new beginning for Ireland, then political correspondent David Davin-Power gives his analysis of the Queen's visit, her speech and the warm reception she received, and the relationship now between Britain and Ireland. Meanwhile Dublin begins to prepare for the next visitor USA President Barrack Obama arrives on Monday. Film report on preparations for College Green open air event, with Lab TD Eamon Gilmore's comments. Then Sean Hillen of the US Democrats Abroad Group comments on the upcoming US Presidential election and Obama's chasing of Irish American votes. Next item examines the names of the 11 names recommended by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny to join the Seanad. President Mary McAleese's husband is one of them. (Cut short). The programme then reviews the Queen's morning visit to the Rock of Cashel with comments of Michelle O'Dea. Then Film report covers the views of Michael Hogan whose Uncle of the same name was shot dead by British Soldiers in 1920 in Croke Park about his reaction to the Queen's visit, Filmed at the graveside he welcomes the visit and her visit to Croke Park as it is good for Ireland's image. Then RTE's London Editor Brian O'Connell gives his analysis of the future British-Irish relationship following this Royal visit in economics and politics, followed by a series of Film images from the four day Visit. (9pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7933



Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th May 2011
Duration:
3 mins 11 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 Queen's last day in Ireland, at Cashel and in Cork City's English market, with N Whitehill's comments on the legacy of the visit. (10.30 pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7934



Date Broadcast:
Sat 21st May 2011
Duration:
4 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:
A dissident republican bomb has exploded at the Santander Bank in the diamond Stores of Derry. Film report with political reaction from the Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson. The First Battalion RIR has taken part in a homecoming parade from Afghanistan where three of their Soldiers were killed. Last night they paraded in Ballymena. Film report with Paul Porter's views then injured Soldier comments. (5pm Sat)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7935



Date Broadcast:
Sun 22nd May 2011
Duration:
18 mins
Broadcast Company:
Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
RTE News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Coverage of the State Funeral of Dr Garret Fitzgerald led by the Irish President and Prime Minister, at Donnybrook Catholic Church with comments of his sons Mark and John and daughter Mary. Next report examines the large turnout of the public at the funeral and their comments on Garret Fitzgerald, then Film report of his interment in Shanganagh Cemetery, beside his wife Joan. Then in the Studio RTE Journalist John Bowman comments on the funeral and public affection for the man and his legacy. Journalist David Davin-Power also gives his views on Garret Fitzgerald's funeral and legacy. Next story covered is a preview of preparations for the arrival tomorrow of US President Barack Obama in both Dublin where he will address a public gathering and in the Offaly Village of Moneygall where he will meet distant relatives with comments of Denis Desmond of US Group Democrats Abroad. Then in a separate report he examines his visit to Moneygall and comments of Obama's 8th Cousin Henry Healey, Genealogist Megan Smolenyak on the family link, then Journalist Teresa Mannion outlines tomorrow's schedule for Obama in Moneygall. Tomorrow the Inquiry into the Loyalist murder of Lurgan Solicitor Rosemary Nelson in March 1999 will be released. Film report reviews the collusion allegations against RUC Special Branch, and the work of high profile Solicitor Nelson, with Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan's role profiled, then Rosemary's brother Eunan Magee's comments. (9pm Sun)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7936



Date Broadcast:
Mon 23rd May 2011
Duration:
19 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:
Inquiry Report into Rosemary Nelson says there was no collusion between the RUC and Loyalists. The family say the report shows serious failings by the Authorities. Film report begins with review of the murder on March 15 1999 and accusations against the RUC at the time, her Clients included Colin Duffy (Republican) and Garvagh Road Residents, and Robert Hamill family. Family and Politicians accused the RUC of assisting Loyalists to kill her. In Westminster today, Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson revealed the verdict of the Public Inquiry which was no direct collusive act by the RUC, Army, and MI5 but does not exclude rogue element of forces assisting Loyalist killers, report also says there was corporate failure of the RUC to protect Rosemary Nelson, Patterson outlines the details of this failure and report also says the RUC Special Branch regarded Rosemary Nelson as openly assisting the PIFRA, and they had considerable resentment towards her. Then further Film report on the reaction of Rosemary Nelson's brother Eunan Magee and against Rosemary by RUC Officers, Chief Constable Matt Baggott in his response apologised for shortcomings of the Police. Next report sees Gordon Adair ask the question who was Rosemary Nelson and interview people who knew her in County Armagh like Brid Rodgers (SDLP) PFC's Anne Caldwaller plus a clip of PUP's David Ervine talking about Rosemary Nelson in 1999. Then Garvagh residents spokesman Brendan MacGionnath, old Film clips of Drumcree shown. Then from Westminster Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson comments on the severe criticisms of the Police and the Northern Ireland Office in the report, he denies they are guilty of passive collusion, Owen Patterson is then asked will the goverment allow an inquiry into the Pat Finucane murder, he replies he has not made a final decision. Next Chris Page reports from Dublin on the arrival of Barack Obama in Dublin where he met Enda Kenny, then he headed to Moneygall to visit his ancestral home. He visited a local pub, then to Dublin City Centre where he addressed a crowd of 25,000 at College Green. A further report from amongst the crowd to gain their reaction to the visit. (6.30 pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7937



Date Broadcast:
Mon 23rd May 2011
Duration:
23 mins 29 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 US President Barack Obama's 24 hour visit to Ireland begins with Enda Kenny's opening comments at College Green event. The Then Barack Obama attempts to speak Irish at the start of his address, he says he feels at home in Ireland and speaks about links between the USA and Ireland, he stresses Ireland's potential and endurance with the best days still ahead. Obama then met people at the front of the crowd. A further report covers his arrival and meeting with Enda Kenny and Mary McAleese with Enda Kenny and Barack Obama comments, after their meeting on economics and peace, then David Davin-Power's analysis of the visit so far, and the effect on national morale. A further report covers his helicopter trip to Moneygall, his ancestral home where he met his distant cousin Henry Healey, walkabout among the crowd and visited local pub and had a family photo and a pint of guinness, the report gets the reaction of the Nolan family who met Obama and other locals, then Journalist Charlie Bird's analysis of the visit to Moneygall. In other report motorcade hits a bump. Next coverage of the release of Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report today and its rejection of State collusion in the March 1999 murder of the Lurgan Solicitor, but serious omissions by the RUC put her life in danger. The report also says RUC men assaulted Rosemary Nelson and abused her on the streets of Lurgan and Portadown making her a potential target in the eyes of Loyalists, reaction of the family given by her brother Eunan Magee, with Chief Constable Matt Baggott's reaction given. Next further report goes back to Dublin's College Green concert for Barack Obama, with actor Gabriel Byrne's address, and clips of the musical acts taking part, including Stephen Rae reading a poem about immigrants, then voxpop of the audience on their reaction to the day. At Dublin Airport, US Airforce One has just departed, a telephone report gives the details, then programme ends with images of the day. (9pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08740
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7938



Date Broadcast:
Mon 23rd May 2011
Duration:
52 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:
Inquiry into the Loyalist murder of Solicitor Rosemary Nelson in March 1999 has issued its report, saying there was no evidence of Security Forces collusion with Loyalists, but it didn't rule out the possibility that rogue security force members assisted her killers. Some Police Officers publicly assaulted and abused the Solicitor making her a target for Loyalists. First Film report reviews news reports at the time of the murder and covers the inquiry report findings into the conduct of the RUC and Northern Ireland Office, and Special Branch. Clip shows the reaction of Northern Ireland Office Secretary Owen Patterson in Parliament. A further Film report covers the Nelson family's reaction with Rosemary's brother Eunan Magee giving a press conference, they feel justified in calling for an inquiry. Coverage shown of his emotional response and Rosemary's husband Paul Nelson comments on the RUC. The family criticise the Northern Ireland Secretary for glossing over aspects of the report. The PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott apologises for Police failings in his reaction. Meanwhile political reaction was divided, the DUP MP David Simpson called for an end to expensive inquiries in particular for a few high profile cases. SDLP's Dolores Kelly called it a damming report despite Owen Patterson's spin on it, SF's John O'Dowd says he conclusions of the report don't match the evidence given for Alliance Naomi Long wants the Northern Ireland Office to put in process a method of dealing with the past, then in a live interview from London, Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson emphasises there were no deliberate acts by any State Agencies leading to the murder, the report finding acts of omission against the Northern Ireland Office and RUC in warning Rosemary Nelson about her security still wouldn't have made her 100% safe. Owen Patterson avoids the question why didn't the Northern Ireland Office do more to protect Rosemary Nelson instead of talking about the 500 page report not making recommendations for the future. He says he is satisfied enormous changes in policing here since 1999 means he is satisfied with current arrangements. Then in the Studio Mike Ritchie from the Committee of Administration of Justice and Jane Winters from the British / Irish Rights Watch, comment on the question British Agencies did not kill Rosemary Nelson, but they did not protect her either. Jane Winters says the inquiry says there were no specific acts of collusion but, the report does identify many omissions, and as Judge Cory said Mike Ritchie praises the report for highlighting the sad record of failure of the RUC and the Northern Ireland Office, he agrees that according to Judge Cory's definition there was collusion in this case. Both comment on the "Trophy Target" delegations against the RUC in the report. Jane Winters says intimidation of defence lawyers was par for the course and not just rogue RUC elements. Both agree Owen Patterson has glossed over the allegations in the report and the fact the report makes no recommendations for the future, both reject the report was a waste of money. Next former Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan accepts she believes there was no formal State collusion in killing Rosemary Nelson, she highlights RUC / Northern Ireland Office failings and hostility towards Rosemary Nelson and nobody took her seriously. She comments on changing on policing since then. Then Journalist Steven McCafferty recalls Rosemary Nelson's last interview before her death with him, in Lurgan she talked about threats to her and her Garvaghy Road clients, he said she was a strong personality but frightened about the threats. He gives his views on the report findings and Owen Patterson's reaction, and the family's view of the report, that everything Rosemary alleged about RUC threats was proven. Next report on bomb explosion at Santander Bank in Derry on Saturday which contained 4lbs explosives. PSNI's Tim Roddy comments, then Cllr Gerry McLaughlin's reaction, and SDLP MP Mark Durkan. Next report covers US President Barack Obama's visit to Ireland, beginning with Paul Clarke's update from Dublin then Film report covers Obama's appearance and speech at a Welcoming Concert in College Green, Dublin, he tries to speak Irish saying broken Irish is better than clever English. He says he is happy to be in Ireland where he has had 1,000 welcomes, he praises the Irish - US bond and centuries old relationship, he re-affirms the bond. He went on a surprise 10 minute walkabout, people comment on meeting him. Then political Editor Ken Reid's comments on Obama's leaving early due to Icelandic Ash Storm, he then gives his analysis of Obama's speech and Enda Kenny's performance, he quoted Bobby Kennedy on Northern Ireland, talked about the Queen's visit and other comments Obama made on Northern Ireland while talking to PM Enda Kenny. Next report goes back to Obama's landing in Ireland and their helicopter trip to meet President Mary McAleese, then he met the Taoiseach about economics, he made comments about the Northern Ireland peace process, got a hurling stick present, and their car gets stuck on a security bollard while leaving. Next Paul Clarke talks to Academics / Journalist Sam Smyth and Dr David Fitzgerald who give their analysis / reaction to the successful Obama 24 hour visit. Next Film report reviews Obama visit to his family ancestral home in Moneygall where 3,000 people greeted him and he had a pint in the local pub, he also meets his 9th time removed cousin Henry Healey, and Obama goes on a walkabout for 15 minutes amongst the crowd, he visits the home of his great, great, great Grandfather Fulmouth Kearney who left for New York in 1850, then into Hayes pub for a pint of guinness, then he heads back to Dublin. Then back in Belfast Studio US born history Professor from QUB Catherine Clinton gives her analysis of Obama's visit to Ireland, and the controversy in the USA where opponents allege he wasn't born in America but Kenya, she feels this could be the beginning of his re-election campaign. Back in Dublin Ken Reid and Paul Clarke continue to talk about the Obama appeal to Irish America to show his Irish roots, they discuss what benefit the visit will have for Ireland. Programme ends with today's images of the Obama visit. (10.30pm Mon)
DVD No.
D08750
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7939



Date Broadcast:
Mon 23rd May 2011
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifís na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
'EALU' (Escape) Capall Adhmaid na Ceise Fada (The Trojan Horse of Long Kesh)
Description:
This documentary looks at the escape of 38 PIRA prisoners from the Maze H-Blocks in October 1983, the programme profiles the escape culture within Republican prisoners, even details of tricks played on new prisoners who were made believe they were going to escape as a wind-up. Details of 1970s escapes given, prisoners dressed as women or priests, by the 1980s the State had closed these loopholes, the IRA knew to escape now, physical force would have to be used to escape from the most secure prison in Western Europe. Niall Ó Dochartaigh of hOllscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh comments on PIRA using tactics of British Soldiers captured by Germans in WWII, ex-Hunger striker Lawrence McKeown recalls the mood amongst prisoners after the Hunger strike, then Séanna Breathnach recalls the same era he was made camp Commandant and talks about escape plans, some were hare-brained he says, writer Chris Ryder describes the prison defences facing prisoners, then escaper Gerry Kelly recalls the decision to go into the prison system rather than stay outside it, to gather information and knowledge, Lawrence McKeown recalls noting warders' movements and routines. Programme profiles role of Larry Marley - the Houdini of the prison, in March 1975 he had escaped from Newry Courthouse, he was Escape Officer, escaper Brendan McFarlane recalls details of the prison lorry bringing in food, and how Prison Officers used it for homers, therefore it left the prison without suspicion, Marley's plan was to take over the entire block fill the van with prisoners and drive out, Lawrence McKeown recalls hearing rumours about H7 prisoners working with Prison Officers, Brendan (Bik) McFarlane explains the level of movement this tactic gave them within H7, Gerry Kelly using a diagram describes the made up of H7, it is four blocks and an inner circle, and the areas they would have to take control of, Chris Ryder describes Warders' fears about prisoners, and how some looked the other way like Chris Hanna, Gerry Kelly recalls the PIRA attitude to escapes and getting guns into the Maze. A week before the escape Marley had five guns smuggled in, Brendan McFarlane recalls the aim of having guns. Séanna Breathnach says the guns had silencers, QUB Professor Kieron McEvoy comments on Republican prison culture around escapes and secrecy. The importance of the TallyLodge in the escape plan is highlighted, with a map, it is where Prison Officers entered and left the prison. The main gate was 900 yards from the Tallylodge. Brendan McFarlane began the operation by calling out the phrase "where is the bumper" at 2.40 pm, Bobby Storey appeared with the bumper, Gerry Kelly explains what was to happen next, and his role, he names names of who done what, the PIRA took control, but one Prison Officer was shot in the head after he closed a door, Gerry Kelly explains what happened, then they took Prison Officers' uniforms and seized the kitchen lorry. Thirty eight prisoners got into the lorry, Brendan McFarlane recalls, Gerry Kelly sat in the cab with the Prison Officer driver Dary McLaughlin, also in the cab non-political prisoner D.Armstrong, eight men in the back were dressed as Prison Officers, who were captive at the Tallylodge. Gerry Kelly recalls events at Tallylodge and his hopes, but they were 20 minutes late and Prison Officers were changing shifts at the Tallylodge and they had difficulty arresting each Prison Officer coming in the Tally room door. Officer Ferris was stabbed with a chisel in the midst of this, as someone set off an alarm to the Control Office, he explains what he done, Gerry Kelly recalls the conversation he had with the driver sitting outside in the kitchen van, and what he was thinking, the main gate was opened by Brendan McFarlane who said "the balloons up" he recalls what happened, two cars blocked the path, a Prison Officer approached Gerry Kelly, he recalls what happened, as the rest of the 38 prisoners ran out of the van tailgate heading for the main gate, some commandeered a car. Gerry Kelly recalls his thoughts, as he ran along then Brendan McFarlane's recollections of those moments, the Soldier in the watchtower wounded an escaper, 15 prisoners were caught in this area, Kelly and 20 others seized a car and drove South. Brendan McFarlane and seven others stole a green mercedes, both McFarlane and Kelly recalls their thinking processes as they drove along the roads, McFarlane and his men take over a farmhouse and wait, he recalls what happens and the conversation and deal he made with the family, Kieron McEvoy recalls leaving an IOU note for items taken. McFarlane and his team walked to the border between Thursday and Sunday, and linked up with local PIRA. Meanwhile Gerry Kelly and seven escapees switched cars, he recalls events, as they tried to seize another car at a petrol station, after a fight, they headed to Lurgan and linked with local PIRA, four other escapers were caught in Castlewellan, 19 of the original 38 were still free, Chris Ryder details the revenge Prison Officers took out on the remaining prisoners in the H-Block on the Sunday Night, Film of Officer Ferns' funeral shown, PUP's David Ervine comments, photographs of escapers shown, Journalist Nollaig Ó Gadhra comments on tactics used. Then Gerry Kelly on the atmosphere of the hatred in the breakout was not intended. Then Kieron McEvoy comments, PUP's David Ervine has grudging respect, Chris Ryder, Lawrence McKeown, Brendan McFarlane all comment on their view of the escape, three escapers later killed in action against the SAS, in the late 80s eight more were captured.
DVD No.
D08750
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7940



Date Broadcast:
Tue 24th May 2011
Duration:
4 mins 14 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then in Courts Steven 'Revels' Brown fails to have his conviction quashed for murdering David McIlwaine and Drew Robb in February 2000 near Tandragee. GAA Official Ryan Feeney appointed to Policing Board. The family of Belfast man Tom McAuley shot dead in November 1987 want the Police Ombudsman to re-investigate the case as the family reject the HET report findings. Film report with Paul McAuley's comments on the HET report. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08750
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7941



Date Broadcast:
Tue 24th May 2011
Duration:
29 mins 32 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Ronan Kerr Story
Description:
Darragh McIntyre's documentary profiles the young PSNI Officer Ronan Kerr killed in Tyrone by Dissident Republicans, he was Catholic and a member of the GAA and a Nationalist, badge No 24373. His mother begins with her comments on her son, then the programme uses Film clips to review the murder last month, he had been a Policeman for less than a year. Nuala Kerr, his mother, Aaron Kerr, his brother recall hearing of Ronan's death. Then 24 hours after the death Nuala and family make a public statement praising their son, Nuala recalls why she made the statement to speak up for Ronan and for his killers to hear who Ronan was, she wanted people not to think of her son as just a Policeman, but see the person behind the uniform. Nuala then recalls Ronan's childhood days, and plans they had for his 25th birthday party. Ronan played for Beragh Red Knights GAA Club, the Club Chairman Gerard Tracy recalls Ronan and praises the brave decision he made in joining the PSNI, 24 hours after his death at a Tyrone National League game a perfect minute's silence was held in his honour. Author Des Fahy who wrote the book "How the GAA survived the Troubles" comments on the show of respect, and solidarity. Then at his funeral three days later the GAA stood beside the PSNI forming a Guard of Honour. Nuala comments on the support, Darragh McIntyre calls the funeral Film a remarkable image. Des Fahy says it represents Nationalism legitimising the new Police Force, the appearance of Robinson, McGuinness, Enda Kenny and other Politicians impressed Sinead O'Kane, Ronan's cousin and the media, it was the first time Robinson attended a Catholic Mass. GAA Referee Kevin Skelton also comments on progress. Then Chief Constable Matt Baggott and Nuala Kerr's reactions. Darragh McIntyre then talks to Police Officers who work in Tyrone to hear their views on how Republicans / Nationalists are treating the PSNI day to day. A female colleague recalls her friend Ronan, in Derry PSNI Officer "Cork Mike" comments on his work in Derry and the public reaction. Programme reviews previous dissident republican attacks on PSNI men, Stephen Carroll killed two years ago, Paedar Heffron disabled last year, former Police Superintendent Brian McCargo comments on Paedar Heffron's attack, he says dissident republicans target Catholic Policemen, then Matt Baggott's reaction shown. Darragh McIntyre then comments on 50 /50 recruiting policy, Catholics now make up 30% of PSNI, which ended four days before Ronan's death, his mother Nuala feels the 50 /50 policy should have stayed, she urges Catholics to keep joining the PSNI, she talks about reasons given by Ronan for joining the Police, and her reaction to his decision, she felt it was part of a new beginning, it was not a secret he joined. Film clip shows McGuinness call the killers "traitors to the Island of Ireland". Sinead says Ronan was a true patriot, Nuala recalls Ronan's nationalism, his cousin Conor S Kinnader comments on Ronan the person, as does Sinead and Aaron. Then Ronan's friends Gerard Gormley and Stephen O'Donnell comment on his attitude to personal security. Omagh Victim Kevin Skelton comments on the GAA turnout at the funeral, he says GAA has mellowed, he comments on Dealing with the Past. In Derry gloating graffiti put up about Ronan's death, Ronan's Police friends comment on it, another Officer serving in Armagh called Michael recalls safety issues after Jim Doherty was shot and wounded, DUP Peter Robinson praises Ronan Kerr's vision in election speech, Martin McGuinness says Ronan was a SF voter, Nuala wants parties to work for peace, Kevin Skelton on dissident republican threats. Dissident republican threat in Derry recently profiled, ends with Nuala Kerr's outlook on the future and her son's death. (Tues)
DVD No.
D08760
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7945



Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th May 2011
Duration:
4 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:
SF Special advisor at Stormont Mary McArdle was part of PIRA gang that wounded Magistrate Tom Travers and killed his daughter Mary Travers in April 1984. Film report on controversy with old Film clips and reaction of Anne Travers, SF's Gerry Kelly, SDLP's Alban Magennis and TUV's Jim Allister. (6 pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08750
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7942



Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th May 2011
Duration:
29 mins 39 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:
Noel Thompson begins programme by interviewing the SF education Minister John O'Dowd on his plans for education in Northern Ireland. His plans for amalgamation of the Education Boards and how he is going to resolve the transfer test procedures here. Transfer procedures remain a difficulty he says, but he denies there is chaos and confusion at the moment, even though children are doing up to five exams, he says the majority of grammar schools are in reality virtually comprehensive schools now, looking at the grades they take in, he says the Department of Education will resist the Catholic Schools Sector to move away from academic selection as they have suggested. He accepts there is no political agreement on the transfer issue but he believes there is a shift in the education sector to move away from academic selection in a managed way. He rejects cross border political groups outside Stormont to deal with the issue, it must be dealt with in the Executive. On the topic of education under-achievement amongst Protestant boys he Minister says he wants to drive up skills within schools not just exam successes, but communities and families have a role to play also. He rejects the idea of a Commission to discuss this issue. Next Noel Thompson introduces a Film report on SF's new choices as their Executive Ministers whom Martin McGuinness says are "smart cookies and not just pretty faces" the Ministers are John O'Dowd in Education, taking over from Catriona Ruane, Michelle O'Neill who takes Agriculture, replacing Michelle Gildernew, then Carál Ní Chuilín, a former prisoner takes Culture and Leisure and Arts. Then another former prisoner Martina Anderson becomes Junior Minister in OFMDFM, replacing Gerry Kelly. Commentator Fionnuala O'Connor comments on why SF have been the only party to make such big changes, then Brian Feeney's views on the changes, he sees this as a Martin McGuinness selection. Michelle O'Neill comments on her appointment, then former SF Cllr Paul Butler's comments on election prospects, then Brian Feeney again on SF and DUP selections, the MLA wages system of SF is profiled. Paul Butler comments, then Michelle O'Neill on wages, then Fionnuala O'Connor. In If You Ask Me Spot Finola Meridith talks about the Queen and Barack Obama's visits to the Republic, and the public reactions and some protests. Then Noel Thompson profiles Barack Obama's current visit to Europe, having arrived in France today, he asks US Presidential historian Professor Robert Dallek to explain the motives behind Obama's visits, is he hoping to get an electoral uplift back home in the USA. Following the killing of Osama Bin Laden he is riding high in US politics with regard to foreign policy, but economics and unemployment is his weakness, Professor Dallek makes comparisons between John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Obama's campaigns, and images, and how important is the Irish vote in America today compared to Kennedy's time. Programme ends with comic taxi driver routine, based on the news stories of the week. (Wed)
DVD No.
D08760
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7946



Date Broadcast:
Thu 26th May 2011
Duration:
9 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:
Iris Robinson is set to be cleared of any wrongdoing by Council report into a loan to her former lover Kirk McCamley. Film report reviews the story that broke last January, when Castlereagh awarded a catering contract to McCamley's Cafe, with political reaction. At Stormont SF say Mary McArdle will stay as Carál Ní Chuilín's Special Adviser. Film report with Anne Travers' comments. Then SF's Carál Ní Chuilín's views. Film report reviews Mary McArdle's conviction for killing Mary Travers. Six weeks since PSNI Ronan Kerr was killed by a dissident republican booby trap bomb, a report today says the dissident republican threat is stopping the PSNI policing communities. Film report with Terry Spence's reaction and Police Inspectorate Michael Maguire's views, then PSNI's Alan Todd. (6pm Thurs)
DVD No.
D08750
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7943



Date Broadcast:
Fri 27th May 2011
Duration:
6 mins 8 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Northern Ireland has been hit by dissident republican bomb scares. Five people have been arrested, 14 security alerts. Film report from Eblana Street and York Street with eyewitness account. Coverage of other country town alerts. As Solicitors boycott legal aid and cases over fee reductions, the Justice Minister David Ford (Alliance)) outlines his position. Pearce McDermott replies for Solicitors, then M.O'Rourke for the Law Society. David Ford says cuts won't lead to justice miscarriages. (6pm Frid)
DVD No.
D08750
Tape No.
463
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7944



Date Broadcast:
Sat 28th May 2011
Duration:
52 mins
Broadcast Company:
Teilifis na Gaeilge
Channel:
TG4
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
n.a.
Programme Title:
Frederick Douglas and the White Negro
Description:
(In Irish with English subtitles) This is the story of the head on collusion between African America and Irish America in the 19th century, it is the story of Frederick Douglas who visited Ireland during a national crisis while making his own journey from slavery to wealth, power and fame in the American political system. University of Ulster (UU) Professor Bill Rolston puts the slavery issue in context with Ireland's struggles, Frederick Douglas' mural is in West Belfast, and so are other Black US Leaders. Programme then switches to Maryland in the USA in 1820, where Frederick Douglas' writings about his mother are read, she died when he was seven years old, she was a field hand slave, a mass grave now marks the spot where is and others are buried. His great great granddaughter, Nettie Washington Douglas, describes the plantation where they were held, his Master's wife Mistress Auld tried to teach him to read which was illegal, her husband stopped it, Frederick Douglas' writings on the topic are read out and he describes the significance of what he heard Auld say. After some years Frederick Douglas ended up working on the docks which was less brutal than the farm, here he met two Irish labourers, Professor Noel Ignatiev from Massachusetts College recalls the conversation, they advised him to run away to the North. At 16 Douglas was sent to Ed Covey who specialised in breaking rebellious slaves at Mount Misery. Nettie Douglas explains, Douglas' writings confirm he was broken by Covey in body and spirit but one morning he struggled against Covey in a fight, he felt a man now. In Christmas 1833, Douglas left Mount Misery (now owned by Donald Rumsfeld former US Secretary of Defence). By 20 Douglas had escaped, been caught and beaten several times, then Nettie explains how he escaped on a train dressed as a Sailor. He married a free Afro American called Anna Murray in New York, then moved to New Bedford, a fishing town, here he took the name Douglas. In 1841 he gave his first anti-slavery speech in New Bedford and began a career as a lecturer. Bill Rolston explains, his eloquent skills at speaking, he began his autobiography naming names, it was published in 1845, but this made him a hunted man, he boarded a ship to Ireland, historian Jim McGowan explains why Ireland, on the boat some slave owners threatened him, but the Captain saved him, R.Harrison historian describes Douglas giving lectures around Ireland on the evils of slavery, which he funded by selling copies of his book, selling 2,000 copies in a month, he fell out with Methodists as they supported slavery in the USA. Bill Rolston recalls how other anti-slavery speakers were well received in Ireland with Douglas' writings on the topic, his reception in Ireland helped him form his opinions on race explains Jim McGowan. Daniel O'Connell had been known of by Frederick Douglas while he was in the USA, and he got to share a platform with O'Connell in Dublin, who called Douglas the "black O'Connell of the US" his writings recall his thoughts on O'Connell. Bill Rolston comments on how both men refused funds from different sources because of the Funders' connections to slavery. Some Scottish Clergymen picketed Douglas in Belfast with racist banners. Douglas met Catholic Priest Fr Matthew and took the pledge against use of alcohol. Douglas had been advised not to interfere in the poor way he saw England treat Ireland but he did speak out in favour of Irish Independence, but he kept his sights focussed on anti-slavery issues, more of his writing on slavery is read, and the punishments given out, but by 1845 Douglas was aware of the increasing destitution, poverty and famine in Ireland, his writings describe what he saw, and how it affected him, he describes the horrors he saw. Next he headed to Waterford and Wexford with Marion Waring who was a feminist, as he travelled about Ireland his writings continued to describe the horrors he witnessed due to famine and poverty. The same conditions he saw the American Slaves live in. UCD's Dr Catherine Cox describes the role and conditions in the workhouses, for many the only escape from starvation, then UCG's Dr Niall O'Coisain on levels of poverty compared to Africa today, Douglas' writings describe the conditions in the boats to America, he raised $711.66 to buy his freedom back in the USA, he travelled on an immigrant boat. Jim Gowan explains the immigration questions on landing in New York. New York had a high level of anti-catholic bigotry at that time. Douglas bought a printing press and produced the North Star paper, in which he defended all his causes, most press then ridiculed the Irish and the Negros. Jim Gowan comments on this similarity, the Irish had to distance themselves from blacks to gain access to white society so argues Ignatiev, it was the subject of jobs that caused the friction between the two groups. Bill Rolston comments on this friction as the rumbling of civil war grew in the air. These events would eventually divide New York's black and Irish populations, Douglas' writings show his views on the Irish in Ireland and the Irish in New York differences towards blacks, which comes down to economics and jobs. Meanwhile Fr Matthew arrived in the US to thank them for famine relief efforts but he refused to attend an abolitionist rally angering Douglas. Irish Americans were suspected of becoming lukewarm on abolition, on Daniel O'Connell's death Douglas was sad, he felt Ireland's new Leaders Michael Duffy and Maher cared little for black slaves' liberty, his writings quotes J.Mitchel's pro slavery comments. Bill Rolston comments, on Mitchel's pro slavery writings. In 1861 the Civil War broke out, Douglas began recruiting for the 54th Massachusetts Infantry to destroy slavery, it was the first Afro-American regiment. In the South the Irish were loyal to the South, in the North the Irish feared one million slaves looking for jobs. Douglas' writings read, in July 1863 the Irish rebelled against the draft, taking it out on New York blacks. Douglas' writings read, blacks were murdered, Army restored order. After the war Frederick Douglas was part of the establishment although he never abandoned his ideals. In 1872 Victoria Woodhall stood for US Presidency with Frederick Douglas as Vice-President candidate, when his wife died after 44 years, Douglas married a white woman Helen Pitts, he died aged 77, 11 years later. Commentators sum up their final statements on Black / Irish histories, including Frederick Douglas' comments.
DVD No.
D08760
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
7947



Date Broadcast:
Tue 31st May 2011
Duration:
13 mins 38 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then WikiLeaks release of confidential US government departments have criticised SDLP Leader Margaret Ritchie's Leadership. The document also says SF and the DUP were in substantive contact as early as 2004. Film report says Margaret Ritchie described as wooden and stilted, and she was a disaster for the party's economic strategy. Alasdair McDonnell was called a bull in a china shop, then Journalist Liam Clarke comments on US government embarrassment and the contents of the leaks, then political Editor Ken Reid reports on the reaction in Stormont, and today's meeting of devolved Assemblies ahead of London discussions on corporation tax, and economics and sectarianism. News in brief items, trouble in Craigavon and in Court Special Branch and Civil Servants resolve damages claim against Chief Constable for 2002 break--in. In Courts Brian Lane (24) of Belfast's Cooke Street charged with stabbing. A row has erupted after SF appoint Coleraine bomber Sean McGlinchey as Mayor of Limavady. Film report with Film of 1973 PIRA bomb which killed six people and political reaction from DUP's Gregory Campbell who wants McGlinchey to apologise, then SF's Gerry Kelly's reaction. In Belfast Docks at Queen's Island a service marked the One Hundredth anniversary of the launch of the Titanic. Film report with Rev Chris Bennett, and Susie Miller's views then Charles Payne's grandson of Harland and Wolfe director in 1911, and comments of visitors to the event. (6pm Tues)
DVD No.
D08760
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7948



Date Broadcast:
Tue 31st May 2011
Duration:
29 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Series Title:
Pop Goes Northern Ireland
Programme Title:
Part 1: 1969
Description:
(This is Part I which was not recorded in November 2010 when the other four parts of the series were recorded) This episode features 1969 and the programme show and Film clips of the main events of that year with background music from the pop charts of that era. It begins with Film of the January 1st Civil Rights March from Belfast to Derry which was ambushed by a Loyalist mob on January 4th at Burntollet. Film shows student march reaching Derry and outlines CRA demand, of one man one vote, and to discrimination and gerrymandering in elections, plus disbandment of B-Specials, serious riots follow rally, Black and White clip shown. Next clip covers Brian Faulkner and William Morgan resignations from Stormont Cabinet over the lack of strong government, with Robin Day comments. PM Terence O'Neill calls an election. Film of Paisley speech on Protestants on the march, then Ronnie Bunting is interviewed on his connection to Paisley, then Film of Victoria Ward election results as Robert Bradford elected, Ronnie Bunting is defeated. Paisley speech as he narrowly fails to unseat PM Terence O'Neill. Then Film of students including Derry's Eamonn McCann speaking, also QUB's Nick Ross at student rag day, then 24 hours clip of Bernadette Devlin after winning a Westminster seat, and April 19th violence after CRA march in Derry, with Bernadette Devlin's reaction. In the new Parliament the UUP agrees to introduce one man one vote, James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest. April 28th Terence O'Neill resigns as PM. Film of his speech warning of total ruin by extremists in Northern Ireland. May 1st James Chichester-Clark voted PM, he allows Apprentice Boys to march in Derry in August 12th serious riots breakout, Film of Battle of the Bogside, the RUC are beaten back by Nationalists, CS gas used, riots breakout across Northern Ireland, Bernadette Devlin comments, in Derry. On television Irish PM Jack Lynch blames Stormont for the violence as crowd protests at British Embassy in Dublin. Irish Army is mobilised, field hospitals on border, on television James Chichester-Clark reacts. On August 14th British Troops arrive in Derry, Clark comments why on television. In Belfast Loyalist mob attacked a Nationalist area, six people are killed. Film clip of burnt homes, with resident interview. On August 15th troops move into Belfast, Film clip shows there warm reception, August 27th British PM O'Callaghan arrives in Northern Ireland, television comments shown on injustice in Northern Ireland, he is warmly received in Nationalist areas. Film of walkabouts but he doesn't meet Paisley. Sectarian clashes continue, Film clip from peaceline clash then Falls Road woman comments on Paisley, then Protestant woman accuses Catholics of not working. Then Film crew interviews British Troops in their barracks on their views of their job in Northern Ireland, then Shankill Women's' Defence Association meets Paratrooper Colonel who tells the story of Paratrooper sent to England for hitting a boy who called him a "Fenian B", then General Freeland calls Northern Ireland like Cyprus, then Film of British troops being entertained in a Catholic Church hall. Film of Paisley's protest at Stormont over Callaghan reforms. October 10th Hunt Report disbands the B-Specials, Loyalist areas erupt, one civilian is shot by the Army, and RUC Constable Arbuckle is shot dead by Loyalists. Film of his funeral, then Civilians tell of being forced from their homes in Belfast attacks with Film of new street barricades, with residents' comments. Profile of pirate radio stations in Orange and Green areas, Film of IRA tyranny, then Bill Craig blames IRA for the trouble, December the PIRA formed, Film of boys playing on streets. (Tues) (Part 2 14/11/2010 1974 D08380 / Part 3 21/11/2010 1981 D08390 Part 4 28/11/2010 1985 D08410 / Part 5 05/12/2010 1994 D08420)
DVD No.
D08770
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7949



Date Broadcast:
Tue 31st May 2011
Duration:
58 mins 31 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1 NI
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Special Report
Description:
A Studio panel consisting of Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson, former Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan, Derry Socialist Eamonn McCann, DUP MP Nigel Dodds and SF's John O'Dowd chaired by Mark Carruthers, answer a series of questions from the audience, and debate issues between each other, while the panel answers questions, viewers can send their comments by tweeter to appear on the television screen. The first question is from Belfast's Nicola Smith she asks "what message does it send to employ a killer as an adviser at Stormont" (refers to SF Specialist Adviser (SPAD) Mary McArdle convicted of the 1984 murder of Mary Travers in Belfast), SF's John O'Dowd accepts the hurt the killing caused but highlights the role of ex-combatants in establishing and maintaining the peace process, he says he works daily with the RUC, UDR, ex-combatants and Loyalists, it is not up to him to decide what those people's role in serving Society is, the conflict was not Mary McArdle's making he says. DUP's Nigel Dodds says her appointment was deeply insensitive to the family, he criticises SF's mixed message of wanting to move forward, yet they make speeches praising IRA killers and appoint killers as SPADs, he also rejects equivalence between Security forces and Loyalist or Republican paramilitaries, then Owen Patterson quotes David Trimble when he said because someone has a past does not mean they don't have a future, he praises Northern Ireland for getting to where it is with the peace process, but calls for sensitivity towards victims, he is also asked about SF's Sean McGlinchey being Lord Mayor of Limavady, then Nuala O'Loan accuses SF of being insensitive, she makes a point we should distinguish between elected SF personnel and appointed ones, again Sean McGlinchey case mentioned, he killed six people, then Eamonn McCann says SF owed Mary McArdle a duty of care, he explains why, he thinks SF cannot abandon ex-prisoners, he talks about hierarchy of victims and mentions Mrs Connolly shot by Paratroopers in the Ballymurphy massacre, here Nigel Dodds and Eamonn McCann clash on the blame game, audience joins in. The next questions is from Taylor McNally who is a student from County Fermanagh, he asks "Is lower Corporation tax worth deeper cuts in public services and public sector jobs" Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson admits he is a strong supporter of cutting Northern Ireland Corporation tax and says talk of public sector cuts is greatly exaggerated, he quotes Treasury figures to back him up. Northern Ireland should get it because of the Troubles and because it has a border with the Republic. Then Eamonn McCann rejects his views and his interpretation of the figures, he believes it will only help big profitable companies already here. Nuala O'Loan thinks it will lift the Northern Ireland economy and generate jobs, then SF's John O'Dowd says a reduction in Corporation tax has to be part of a broader package as the Northern Ireland population is too small to benefit, we need an all-Ireland recovery plan he claims, he wants economic levers to be given to the Executive. DUP's Nigel Dodds rejects the idea of an All-Ireland economic plan as unfeasible as the Republic is now in the Euro Zone and cannot lower its interest rates or devalue its currency, he calls SF's argument economic illiteracy, he wants Corporation tax lowered with protection of public funds, then audience comments. The next question is from Martin Taggart from Lisburn, he asks "Have the recent Public Inquiries really helped us move on and can we afford them" Nuala Olean replies, you cannot move into the future and ignore your past, people have a right in law to know what happened to their relatives, this would not happen in London she says, and should not happen here, she feels we need a single investigative unit here, independent and powerful. She says the Patten 'pay offs' to the RUC cost £500 million, we have a duty to victims, to properly finance finding the truth for them. DUP's Nigel Dodd's highlights Inquiry costs, he expects to see no more inquiries, he says people cherry pick the results of Inquiries, he quotes Bloody Sunday and Rosemary Nelson as examples of this, he refers to Republic's Smethwick Inquiry which is too time limited and criticises that, and says Breen/Buchanan families won't get justice there. Then SF's John O'Dowd says when it comes to State victims, Unionists always raise objections about costs, he says the State delays evidence to these inquiries pushing up costs, he mentions Bloody Sunday Inquiry, he calls for an international Truth Commission to set the records straight, he says the British government should fund these enquiries, Northern Ireland Owen Patterson says they we spent £300 million on enquiries to date, and the results have not helped people move on, inquiry results have not changed minds,, he quotes the Billy Wright case and families reaction, he praises the HET results, which only spent £30 million. On the Pat Finucane case, he comments on meeting Geraldine Finucane, and says he will make a decision soon on this case. Eamonn McCann says there won't be any more Bloody Sunday style Inquiries due to the 2005 Inquiries Act, he explains it is tougher rules, he also believes an international Truth Commission is never going to happen. MI5 does not even tell the British government what it is doing, why then would it call an Inquiry, he believes the State can afford the costs of Inquiries, people need the Truth, then audience comments. Next Thomas Maxwell a Dungannon student asks "Seeing how well the Queen was received in the Republic did SF miss a trick in not getting involved", SF John O'Dowd says SF are not monarchists and SF don't have to curtsey every time a monarch arrives, but he does respect the Unionist tradition that is why SF did not involve itself in street protests, they adopted a mature approach. Eamonn McCann agrees with John O'Dowd, he highlights reality of people's lives in austerity compared to the Queen's and Obama visits, he says SF is a party in transition, he quotes the English Republican Oliver Cromwell's views on monarchs, then DUP's Nigel Dodds picks holes in SF's point of view, he highlights SF Mayor of Cashel shaking the Queen's hand, and the warm welcome in Cork. It was a remarkable and significant visit he says, then audience comments. Then Nuala O'Loan says SF did miss a trick, she highlights economic advantages of good relations and praises her wreath laying, Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson calls it a triumph for Anglo-Irish relations and for economics, he says SF missed a great party, he calls the demonstrators out of time with Ireland, calling them scruffs, Eamonn McCann criticises an mocks this remark, then John O'Dowd says SF stood for what it believed in, they are leaders not followers. The audience comments, then final clash between Dowds and Dodds, where else in the World but Belfast would they celebrate building the Titanic as it sank on its maiden voyage, DUP's Nigel Dodds says it was okay when it left here, he highlights tourism advantages, Nuala O'Loan says we can celebrate anything, Owen Patterson on failure of the ship's steering, not the manufacturers, Eamonn McCann praises celebrating glorious defeats, he says it sank because of shoddy parts brought from England. Programme ends.
DVD No.
D08770
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7950



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Jun 2011
Duration:
3 mins 34 secs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV (Ulster Television)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
n.a.
Description:
Headlines then the new Policing Board met today and a senior GAA Official Ryan Feeney joins the Board, the first GAA Official to have a role in Policing, Chief Constable Matt Baggott comments then SF's Gerry O'Hara comments on Republican ex-prisoners on the Board. Chairman Brian Rea's views on the Board. (6pm Wed)
DVD No.
D08770
Tape No.
464
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
7951



Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Jun 2011
Duration:
59 mins 4 secs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Type of Programme: