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Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The RUC says the IRA left a one thousand pound bomb to trap the security forces at Belfast Castle on new years eve. Film report with Mike Brown (RUC Supt.) comments, then Alban Maginnis (SDLP) views, then Nelson McCausland (UUP) and I. Paisley Jnr (DUP). M. McGuinness (SF) says we need three ceasefires now, he gives an interview on the chances of an IRA ceasefire, M. Durkan (SDLP) comments on their position. Meanwhile I. Paisley says the IRA has duped John Hume, Alan Murray (Security Journalist) Alan Murray assesses the bomb at Belfast Castle and the IRA's operation failures of late, and the Loyalist ceasefire position. Next the papers released from 1966, recall the T. O'Neill (Prime Minister) efforts as a reformer and the rising new opponent Ian Paisley. Eamon Phoenix analysis of files and pressure and the apparent thawing of relations between Roman Catholic Church under Cardinal Conway and the Unionist Government. Dr Paisley was imprisoned in June 1966 for protest at Presbyterian Assembly.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
12 mins
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The PIRA carry out a rocket attack near High Court, Belfast, an RUC man was injured. Bomb hoaxes at six locations caused traffic problems. Film report with Victor Hutchinson (RUC Chief Insp.) comments on rocket attack. Reaction from G. Adams (SF) but Loyalist, Gary McMichael blames Republicans for the crisis, but film report blames UFF for attacks, P. Robinson (DUP) comments.

Next film report on the six bomb hoaxes with passenger comments.



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Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Larne a Loyalist bomb on a Catholic family caused damage but no injures to husband, wife and five month old child. John Shaw, (driver's uncle) was killed by the UFF in 1993. Film report with mother's interview, then her husband John Shaw, then neighbours give eye witness accounts, then Andrew Thompson (RUC Insp.) views.

In the Short Strand area of Belfast, two coffee jar bombs were thrown at the RUC base. Film report with civilian comment.

In Derry, the number of Roman Catholic families attacked by petrol bomb in the Waterside has escalated. Film report with G. Campbell's (DUP) comments after meeting the RUC as part of Derry Council delegation.

In Ballymena, week nineteen of the Loyalist Harryville saw sixty of the protesters wearing Orange sashes. Film report with J. Donaldson (UUP) comments not support the protest at Harryville Roman Catholic Church, protester gives his views anonymously.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The government has warned the UDP and PUP they could be ejected from the Forum talks if Loyalist violence like yesterday's Larne attack continues. Film report shows new Government advertisement, first screened before ceasefires, urging use of confidential phone. Davy Adams (UDP) says Loyalist ceasefire is still intact, Paisley (DUP) says he doesn't want Loyalists thrown out unless the Government does it. J. Hume (SDLP) comments, then G. Adams (SF) comments on situation.

In Portadown Patrick Mayhew met the Garvaghy Road residents accompanied by J. Hume, he comments on meeting, then J. Hume explains his objective, then Brid Rodgers (SDLP, Cllr) views, then Brendan McKEnna views on Orange objections to his role.

A new book has been published on Bloody Sunday. It's author, Don Mullen gives an interview on his book, Mo Mowlam (Labour's Northern Ireland Spokeswoman) has ruled out an inquiry by her party if they are in Government. Don Mullen views on this.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Orange Order has decided not to meet Garvaghy Road residents because of roles of Brendan McKenna and Jesuit Priest Fr Aidan Stack. Film report with J. Donaldson (UUP) revealing the Orange Order's thinking on the Portadown situation. B. Rodgers (SDLP) is critical of the Order and David Trimble (Local MP) in interview, J. Donaldson refutes her criticism.

The only women to become pregnant in an Ulster jail, Denise Kelly is taking Prison Chiefs to court over the lack of exercise she is allowed while pregnant. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then North Commission report on parades to be published next week is expected to set up a new boy with executive powers to decide on parades removing the power from the RUC. Film report from Ken Reid looking back at Drumcree 1996 and listing the likely recommendations. Jeffrey Donaldson (Orangeman) rejects the reports ideas in interview, then Gerard Rice (lower Ormeau Residents) gives his response which is also negative. Then analysis by Ken Reid of problems ahead for new commission.

A (MISSING) was threatened during a robbery by Loyalist paramilitaries. Film report with comments from Ian Leinster (RUC Det. Sgt.).

In Dublin the Irish Government has further distanced itself from Sinn Fein, it will talk to Sinn Fein now about a new IRA ceasefire because of the attack on N. Dodds (DUP).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Ballynahinch, three off duty British Soldiers survived a PIRA booby trap blast on their car. Film report with Freddie Hall (RUC ACC) comments, then Billy Alexander (DUP, Cllr) and Eddie McGrady (SDLP, MP) views. In Dungiven five men were arrested when a rifle was seized by the RUC.

In Antrim a house was attacked by gunmen.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 26th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 22 secs
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The government has decided to allow the Loyalist parties to stay in the Forum talks despite suspected Loyalist attacks. Film report from Stormont as George Mitchell returns as Chairman, he comments on decommissioning issue, M Ancram (Northern Ireland Office Minister) gives the Government view on the Loyalist parties position, I. Paisley (DUP) gives his view on the Government decision, then D. Ervine (PUP) comments on the days agenda over decommissioning but D. Trimble (UUP) is keen to avoid creating a vacuum, then S. Mallon (SDLP) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 21 secs
DVD Number:
D02160
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Drumcree '96' the Legacy
Description:
Events at the Orange Order parade at Drumcree / Garvaghy Road in Portadown. Programme begins with a film report showing clips o the main moments from the July stand off at Drumcree, then a second report deals with one of the legacies of that trouble, the boycott, in Pomeroy, Sydney Rainey (Protestant shop keeper), is moving out, he says Catholic customers won't visit his shop any more because of threats, he explains in interview, but Nationalists, Sean Begley (SF Cllr.) says the boycott is because of offence shown by Orangemen in recent march, two other Protestant businesses have been effected.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 28th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
30 mins 5 secs
DVD Number:
D02170
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In West Belfast an Army patrol survived an IRA rocket attack, two civilians injured in double horizontal mortar blast on Springfield Road, damage to local College, Tony Daly (lecturer) gives eye witness account.

Joe Hendron (SDLP, MP) comments at the scene, on the 25th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a special report asks why is this atrocity different from all the others over twenty five years. Denis Bradley explains his position, twenty five years ago he was a priest and present on the day. Pat McArt (Derry Journal Editor) comments, then Alice Doherty (St John's Ambulance), then Alec Wray, whose brother was killed, then marcher Mary Wilson.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 29th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins
DVD Number:
D02170
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Description:
Events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972. Documentary examines the events of Sunday 30 January 1972, when British paratroopers shot twenty-six people, fourteen died, at a civil rights march in Derry. This Bloody Sunday shocked the world. It begins with William Nash's father putting flowers on his grave, he comments on his sons murder, then a film clip is shown of the paratroopers shooting and general chaos in Derry for eighteen minutes shooting continued, the Army say they shot only gunmen or bombers the civilians say all the dead were innocent and unarmed, Bishop (then Fr) Ed.Daly recalls the events he witnessed and the aftermath and reactions, film clips of protests, Ivan Cooper (former SDLP MP for mid-Derry) says it filled the IRA ranks for the next decade, a watershed in violence and politics. Profile of the Widgery Inquiry and his report of exonerating the Army, and called the dead gunmen, Bishop Ed Daly explains the anger and revulsion this caused within Nationalism.
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
Channel 4
Channel:
CH4
Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
51 mins
DVD Number:
D02170
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The North Reviews report on parades is published to mixed reception. Film report on their forty-three recommendations, the parades decision will be taken by a Commission not the RUC who can appeal to the Secretary of State on any decision. First report deals with the reasons why the North review was set up, Ronnie Flanagan (Chief Constable) comments, and the major recommendations are listed, J. Donaldson (UUP) reacts for the Orange Order and Unionists, he calls it a protesters charter, Brendan McKenna (Garvaghy Residents Spokesman) is unhappy with the RUC involvement. Gerard Rice (Lower Ormeau Resident Spokesman) wants dialogue with the Loyal Orders. Pat Armstrong (Police Authority) gives his views, then Dick Springs (Irish Foreign Minister) views, then in a North Review, Dr. John Dunlop (Body member) gives his assessment of their report and wants all to read it carefully, then Dr Peter North gives his ideas on the importance of mediation. John Dunlop answers questions on local accomodation, then North on his idea of creating a new criminal offence of defying the Parades Commission. North also says tradition isn't one of four guidelines for the right to Parade.

In Westminster studio Patrick Mayhew gives the government's response and denies they are dragging their feet. Also see BBC news report after Spotlight.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins
DVD Number:
D02170
Tape Number:
133
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of publishing of North Report on parades and their forty-three proposals. Especially a five member commission to decide on parades, but the RUC Con. over rule them on public order matters. At a press briefing Rev. Dr John Dunlop comments, then Fr. John Crilly views. Patrick Mayhew gives the Government's response in the commons. Dr Peter North on the lack of time for action by the Government. He answers questions on how he believes his plans will allow constructive decisions to be made as compared to the current situation under the RUC. Ronnie Flanagan's (Chief Cons) reaction in statement. Brian Rowan (Security Journalist) report on the amount of policing needed for the Marching season. Stephen White (RUC Supt.) gives an interviw on subject, then Pat Armstrong (Police Authority) views.

From Ormeau Road, compromise looks very distant, it's stalemate, then to Garvaghy Road for report on residents views, Brendan McKenna and Briege Rodgers gives their assessment of the North Report, they welcome mechanisms for dialogue but reject giving the RUC the final say. Rodgers is critical of Mayhew's response based on Commons voting considerations.

At Portadown Orange Hall, Joel Patten and J. Donaldson both Orangemen give their views and their disappointment on undermining basic civil liberties. Patten opposes the viery existence of the body. At Westminister, Jim Dougal (Political Editor) gets the response of D. Trimble (UUP Leader/Orangeman) on the Government's response and the North report. J. Allardyce (Alliance Leader) says Governments is wrong to kick it into touch. Both debate their points of view. Jim Dougal then get's J. Hume (SDLP Leader) views on the North Report and the Mayhew's reaction, to postpone implementation, he says Government is operating on all fronts on a Unionist agenda, he explains, then Mo Mowlam (Labour Spokesman) is also unhappy with Mayhew's decision to delay action by more consultation if in government, she would implement vast majority of report. From Derry, Mitchel McLaughlin (SF, Chairman) says North report was an honest attempt to find a formula for parades, but is critical of Governments response, then Live from Westminister, Patrick Mayhew (Northern Ireland Secretary) explains his reaction to the North Report and why he wants further consultations, he rejects criticisms of his position.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Jan 1997
Duration: minutes
24 mins 54 secs
DVD Number:
D02170
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Belfast an argument has developed between City Hall authorities and the Fernhill House museum over the table on which the Ulster Covenant was signed on 28th September 1912. Film report on the ownership squabble with old 1912 film and the comments of Tommy Kirkham (UDP) (Fernhill House), then Nelson McCausland (City Council) (UUP).

In today's Newsletter, the Unionist paper has said an apology should be offered to the relatives of Bloody Sunday interview with Geoff Martin (Papers Editor) on the reaction of the papers readers.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 3rd Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Yesterday forty thousand people attended a Bloody Sunday memorial march in Derry. Film report on pressure for a new inquiry into what happened with views of David Latimer (Presbyterian Minister), then coverage of the press comments on having a new inquiry from the Guardian, the Express, the Newsletter, whose editor, Geoff Martin gives his views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 3rd Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 32 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Five RUC officers are among twelve people arrested in Fermanagh and Tyrone about a scam involving second hand cars. Film report with details. Ken Magennis (UUP) has added his voice to calls for an apology from the Government to the relatives of the Bloody Sunday victims but doesn’t want a new inquiry, for the relatives, Tony Doherty restates their position, then the views of Martin Bradley (SDLP Cllr), but Baroness Denton (Northern Ireland Office Minister) says the Government isn't considering an apology, then G. Campbell (DUP) backs the Government's stand point and explains his viewpoint. Gerry O'Hara (SF) says there will be an inquiry sometime. In the Dail, John Bruton said he will address the matter with the British Government.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 4th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 2 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Lurgan and Dungannon the Army has defused two MK pound mortars, three men were arrested. Film report with local residents eye witness accounts and Declan Smith a local Club Manager, where locals on Lurgan stayed, then B. Rodgers (SDLP) reaction. Then reports from Dungannon on failed IRA attack.

Eight people also arrested in West Belfast, Brian Rowan (Security Journalist) gives his analysis of recent IRA activity.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins ? secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Belfast Airport, two Soldiers survived a gun attack on their jeep. Meanwhile the IRA say they are not fighting a phoney war. Film report on IRA statement which blames Major and Tory government for failure of peace process, with reaction from SDLP and N.Ireland Office.

In Lurgan, RUC men survived an attack by a coffee jar bomb. Film report.

Next report on new hotel to be built in Hope Street in Belfast.

Then a further two RUC men are suspended by inquiry in used car racket.

Next a report from Ballymena on the protest at Harryville Roman Catholic Church, twenty two bands are to March past Church, Ian Paisley says they shouldn't play going past chapel. Other Political reactions, and the RUC's views. D. Trimble says the band parade is a mistake, in studio interview, then Bobby Saulters (Orange Grand Master) also criticises the band parades in a separate interview.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 7th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 54 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Markethill, three Loyalists were arrested with a rifle, film report, in Strabane a one thousand pound IRA bomb was discovered, connected to a firing point. Film report with Mervyn Hood (Supt.) comments.

In Pomeroy an IRA horizontal mortar hit an RUC car but failed to explode. Film report. G. Adams (SF) has written to the Prime Minister asking for new political contact.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 10th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 41 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Bessbrook Steven Restorik (British Solider) was shot dead by an IRA sniper. Film report and review of recent IRA attacks since the ceasefire ended with reaction from S. Mallon (SDLP) and Gary McMichael (UDP), then report from Denis Murray in Belfast.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Wed 12th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The family of S.Restorik (PTE.) shot dead in Bessbrook appeal for no reprisals by Loyalists. Film report on the shooting with Lorraine McIlroy (eye-witness) who was also slightly wounded. Then interview with the Restorik family in their home in England. Next report on concerns over Loyalist reaction from Brian Rowan (Security Journalist) with comments from D. Ervine (PUP) and from Frank McCoubrey (UDP). S. Mallon (SDLP) clashed with M. McLaughlin (SF) in debate. Film report also includes reactio from I. Paisley (DUP) and Patrick Mayhew (Northern Ireland Secretary) and D. Trimble (UUP Leader). In the Dail John Bruton (Prime Minister) condemned the killing.

Freddie Hall (RUC ACC) put on show the latest arms find in Lurgan. Film report with warning on expected further attacks.

In England the body found in a river wa sthat of Peter Curran (Whitemoor Prison Officer), whose wife claims his death is related to the attempted escape of five Republican prisoners in March 1995.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Queen And Us
Description:
Programme opens as preparations begin for the first royal visit of 1997 of Princess Anne, then quick look at there visit, the programme tonight asks for the reaction from Unionists and Nationalists to the crown, and profiles how they would react if there were changes to the constitution.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
29 mins 20 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The J.Hume (SDLP leader) and P.Mayhew hope for new IRA ceasefire. Hume asked about going ahead without Sinn Fein if no new IRA cessation, he explains his views at press conference Pat Doherty (SF) replies all talks must be inclusive to get success.

P. Mayhew comments on G. Adams weekend statement, the Alliance party has resigned from the Parades Forum Committee because it wouldn't hear the views of the Garvaghy Residents Association, Steve McBride explains. Cedric Wilson (UKUP) gives the Unionist response. Ken Reid analysis.

In England the funeral of Private S. Restorik (23) received a sympathy message from the Irish Government. Film report on events around and since the shooting, humanist minister John Pearce comments at service and Brian Mawhinney (Tory MP) on peace process, then Ed Barrington's (Irish Ambassador) comments, then Danny Kennedy (UUP, Cllr).

At the forum the Women's Coalition has withdrawn from the Parades Committee.

As the Whitehouse prepares for St Patrick's Day, Paisley says he won't be going, he explains why. This year the PUP and UDP are going. D. Ervine and G. McMichael explain their views. Next report on the Woman Coalition withdrawal from the Parades Commission. Monica McWilliams views, then Cedric Wilson's (Chairman).

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Feb 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Ballymurphy, an RUC and British Army patrol survived a bomb attack from behind a wall. Film report with Graham Shields (RUC Chief Inspector) comments, local eye witness account, also today the RUC put on display arms found in the short strand. A Roman Catholic Worker in the Department of Agriculture has begun proceedings against her boss over Sectarian issues relating to the Drumcree standoff. Film report on case against A. Saunders, Northern Ireland Office Minister asked for Roman Catholic to be transferred because she was not fitting in. Tom Collins (Irish News Editor) explains their interest in the story, then the victim's uncle Dr Raymond Shrearer comments, S. Mallon (SDLP) comments after meeting Baroness Denton on the situation.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then leading Loyalist Billy Wright is jailed for eight years for threatening to kill a woman. Film report on case against 'King Rat' and the uproar in the court room, defendants shout at the judge, the other two convicted were Trevor Buchanon and Dale Weatheread, also from Portadown. Gwen Reid (42) gave evidence of seeing the men attack her daughters boyfriend. Mark Fulton read a statement from Billy Wright outside and gave his views on case.

In Dungannon an IRA bomb trap was defused. Film report with Basil Kerr (RUC Supt) comments and Vincent Currie (SDLP Cllr).

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 7th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A British Soldier is injured in an IRA grenade attack in Ardoyne area, Belfast. Several people were arrested. Film report with Martin Morgan's (SDLP Cllr.) reaction. (Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 13th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 5 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Damien Sullivan (West Belfast) had his conviction for killing a British Solider overturned even though the judge said he had his doubts. Film report on Nigel Smyth's killing three years ago and the original trial details, then Damien Sullivan interview at a Sinn Fein press conference.

In London the court refused bail to Bernadette Devlin's daughter Roisin McAliskey on extradition warrant from Germany. Film report on the pregnant women's case and political comments of David McClean (Home Office Minister) and support for him from J. Major, then B. Devlin's comments on why her daughter is fighting extradition.

Next report from Washington and the American-Ireland Fund dinner with comment from George Mitchell (Talks Chairman) in speech, with Ken Reid analysis of reaction from M. McLaughlin (SF), J. Hume (SDLP), and D. Trimble (UUP) who rejects intransigence remarks directed at him. Back home I. Paisley (DUP) calls on Mitchell to resign.

In the Short Strand area of East Belfast, an RUC man and a soldier were injured in a bomb blast. Film report with local eye witness accounts and Bill Aiken (RUC Supt.) views, then R. Empey (UUP) and P. Robinson (DUP) comments.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 14th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins 7 secs
DVD Number:
D02180
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Loyalists were blamed for the killing of a Catholic father of nine at his home off the Falls Road. Film report with neighbour Stephanie Clarke's account and political reaction from G. Adams (SF).

Meanwhile the UUP group in the USA speculate there might be another IRA ceasfire before the general election. In an incident last night near Lurgan the RUC fired shots in a bar. Short film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 25 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In courts Raymond Wilkinson and Rory Morgan from Ardoyne were charged with a grenade attack on the Army last week. Funeral of John Slane in West Belfast with comments of Bishop Patrick Walsh condemning all murder, Fr. Denis Faul (Roman Catholic Priest) has called on the fringe Loyalist party leaders to bring an end to Loyalist killings.

Next brief report on the Northern Ireland politicians going to the St Patrick's Day celebrations at the White House in the USA, then another report from Derry on damage caused by a bus carrying Celtic supporters through Derry's Protestant Waterside.

(1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 21 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
134
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
An IRA prison escape at the Maze has been foiled, film report on the tunnel dug by prisoners, and how it was found, thirteen tons of rubble was disposed of. Finlay Spratt (Prison Officers Association) describes what was found at H7. Review of 1983 escape by thirty eight prisoners and reaction today from Maze escaper in 1983 of Gerry Kelly, then Finlay Spratt claims the prisoners have taken control from Prison Officers. Patrick Mayhew denies these claims. The SDLP critical of G. Kelly and I. Paisley (DUP) wants an inquiry. He comments during press conference on amazing tunnel, then D. Trimble (UUP) feels public inquiry is unnecessary as tunnel was discovered, then S. Close's (Alliance, Cllr) views, then Robert McCartney's comments (UKUP Leader) comments, then Alan Murray (Security Journalist) gives his analysis of who is running the Maze?

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 41 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
At a Cheshire railway station, two small IRA bombs exploded causing no injuries and little damage. Film report from Williamslow with eye witness accounts and John Grieves (anti-terror head) comments, it's fourth attack in NW England in four years. Political reaction caused a row when M. Howard (Tory Home Secretary) said that Labour couldn't be trusted on terrorism. Tony Blair is furious at this, he responds, then John Major's reaction s followed by Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Leader).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
ITV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 22 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film report on two bombs exploded at Cheshire railway station with Mervyn Jones (Police Chief) interview and previews of June's Manchester bomb. Political reaction from Tony Blair (Labour), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal) and John Major (Prime Minister), then reply from M. McGuinness (SF) and from John Bruton (Irish Prime Minister).

IRA's Easter statement reported. Patrick Mayhew (Northern Ireland Secretary) has appointed five people to serve on the New Parades Commission. Film report Alastair Graham (Chairman) comments at interview on his motivation, other members are Frank Guckian (businessman), Bernie McIvor (SDLP), Roy Magee (Presbyterian Minister) and David Hewitt (Solicitor) who all comments on why they joined the Commission. The bodies main purpose at present is to develop mediation. It hasn't got power yet to ban parades as the North report wanted. Gerard Rice (LORCA) calls it a toothless body, J. Donaldson (UUP) questions the use of an SDLP member.

On the Maze site, Sinn Fein has claimed a punitive regime has injured a prisoner, Finlay Spratt (POA) says they won't be part of a cover up inquiry. He gives his views in an interview.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 2 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Coalisland a man shot by the Army as he allegedly threw a bomb at the RUC base has been arrested. Film report on shooting of Gareth Davis (19) by the SAS with eye witness account from Paul Clarke (Journalist) and local man, Oliver Carr just laughed at him, Bernadette McAliskey comments on tensions following raids and M. McGuinness (SF) claimed the shooting was unprovoked. Francie Molloy (SF, Cllr) says man was just crossing the road when shot, then comments from Fr. Denis Faul on undercover soldiers and Jim Canning (Independent Cllr). In Dublin Fianna Fail backed inquiry calls. John Hume (SDLP leader) hopes for new IRA ceasefire.

In Larne the funeral of Rev. David Templeton took place six weeks after he was beaten by Loyalists because he was allegedly gay. Film report with Harry Allen (Presbyterian Moderator) comments, then minister had been Northern Ireland's longest serving kidney transplant patient.

In the courts, a prisoner, James Kelly has been granted a judicial review of the prison services refusal for him to attend the birth of his child.

Meanwhile all IRA prison visits and home leave has been cancelled at the Maze as the searches continue.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 27th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 2 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Breaking news, a man's body found in Snugville Street, in Shankill area. Then at Dunloy Orange parade mediation move as Robert McIlroy (County Grand Master) was to address seven hundred members at Ballymena hall on the mediation situation. Hardliners from Spirit of Drumcree group disrupted the meeting. Film reprot with Joel Patton interview for hardliners and with Robert McIlroy. Analysis of the four principles both sides agreed included an immediate parade, Joel Patten comments, then Robert Saulters (Grand Master) views.

In the studio, Brendan McAllister (Mediation Network) discusses what had been achieved with discussions ie. Improved understanding, he rejects Joel Patten's comments.

In Coalisland, Ken Magennis has praised the SAS for their actions in shooting Gareth Doris (19). Film report shows still photos of SAS and Magennis interview, then Jim Cannings (Independent Cllr) views, then Francie Molloy (SF) statement and RUC statement. IRA has admitted Cheshire bomb attacks. On the Shankill a Roman Catholic man was beaten by a mob.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 28th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
14 mins 8 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Co.Down at Ballykinler Army camp, a nine hundred pound PIRA bomb by the road was discovered before detonation. Film report. Mo Mowlam (Labour) says Sinn Fein could be in talks by June if they call a ceasefire now. Film report with Mowlam interview, then Sinn Fein's reaction and D. Trimble's (UUP) comments, then P.Robinson (DUP) views.

In courts a man is to be charged with yesterday's murder on the Shankill of Charles Turner (37). Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 29th Mar 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
More speculation on a renewed IRA ceasefire, (MISSING) has predicted it's coming. Ken Reid's report shows IRA gunmen in Ardoyne yesterday at a Sinn Fein rally and his analysis of the latest rumours, including John Major's opinions but Michael Portillo (Defense Minister) dismissed rumours.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mitchel McLaughlin (SF) has ruled out a 1994 style IRA ceasefire, as in England IRA alerts caused traffic chaos across the Midlands. Film report with John Major's reaction.

In Belfast a Sinn Fein press conference heard the views of M. McLaughlin on the ceasefire speculation.

Meanwhile S. Mallon (SDLP) criticised the Sinn Fein position in an interview. Meanwhile the Labour Party has dropped it's pledge to a United Ireland by consent from it's manifesto. Tony Blair's comments paraphrased in film report.

In Belfast a homeless hostel was attacked last night by Loyalist youths at the Falls/ Shankill peace line. Film report with Michael Quinn a resident's comments, he wants peace line extended, other residents comment and Colm Shannon (Housing Executive) interview. (Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The widow of UFF murder victim John Slane, has spoke to UTV on the killing of her husband, she alleges the RUC know who killed him but don't want to accuse UFF and have the Loyalists removed from the peace talks. He recalls the night of the attack in their statement.

In Monaghan, the Garda have found an underground firing range at Stotstown. Film report with Edward Murray (Garda Supt.) comments, then Seymour Crawfords (FG, TD) comments.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 5 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Grand National race course at Aintree, was evacuated following an IRA bomb warning, the race was cancelled. In Randalstown a Catholic church was attacked by arsonists. Film report with local priests comments, in Antrim another Roman Catholic Church was also attacked. Political reaction from Alliance, Sinn Fein, UUP and the Methodist Church.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 5th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 56 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In courts Gary Quinn (33) (Lisburn) has been charged with four Loyalist terrorist murders. Film report on 1980s killing in July 1988 of Terry Delaney (Catholic) in Dromore, in January 1989 of killing Davy Dornan (26) (Protestant) the UFF thought was a Catholic, then in February 1989 of killing Patrick Feeney (33) a Catholic security guard at a factory in August 1989 of killing Laughlin McGinnin, Rathfriland. This killing sparked the Stevens Inquiry.

Next a Roman Catholic Church in Tandragee was burnt down in an arson attack, Fr. K. McOscar comments, then Brian Harpers (Church of Ireland) views, then R. Eames (Church of Ireland) and Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Archbishop) comments on sectarian attack, then local Methodist women's reaction. It's fifth arson attack on Church and Church halls across Northern Ireland.

Last night in Dungiven a Church of Ireland Hall was set on fire. Film report with Bishop Mehaffey views, also near Cookstown, an Orange Hall was set on fire. Reaction from S.Mallon.

Further reaction over the IRA's bomb scare had the Grand National cancelled, see M. McLAughlin (SF) give an interview from Derry on Sinn Fein position and what was the IRA aims, he is amused at the British reaction, yet they ignore Loyalist murders and Church burnings.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 2 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Bawnmore, North Belfast, Kiernan Delaney (24) (Catholic) has escaped a Loyalist murder bid. Film report hears his father say it's second targeting of his son in two weeks and RUC didn't take it seriously.

In Lurgan, Patrick McKenna (30) has been charged with attempting to burn down an Orange Hall in Crumlin.

More speculation continues on the IRA calling a new ceasefire for the election period. Film report from Ken Reid includes reaction from G. Adams.

In Bristol, Tony Blair (Labour) denies he will take a softer line with Sinn Fein if in Government.

Meanwhile the Unionist parties continue to squabble over candidates for marginal seats in West Belfast and West Tyrone.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry Alice Collins (46) (RUC female officer) was wounded at the court house by an IRA sniper. Film report with eye witness account and Stuart Tosh (RUC divisional commander) reactions, then reaction from G. Campbell (DUP) and B. Hutchinson (PUP). G. Adams (SF) was asked about an IRA ceasefire, in the studio D. Trimble (UUP Leader) and in Dublin J. Hume (SDLP) comment on the attack, then other reactions from Churchmen and Patrick Mayhew.

In the court in Derry, charges against nine people on disorder charges during a J. Major visit were aquitted but twelve had appeals dismissed. Co Antrim Orangemen voted down a deal over Dunloy parade. Film report with Brendan McAlister (Mediation Networks) comments, then Joel Patton interview on hardline position and R. Saulters (Orange Chief) says there is no problem, then Gerard Rice (LORCA) reaction. B. McAllister gives a studio interview.

In Belfast, photos of IRA men digging the Maze tunnel have been published, the RUC is seeking a court order to seize negatives. Film report with I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) reaction , prisoners to sue Northern Ireland Order over injuries in searches.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
18 mins
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The DUP has stood it's candidates down in marginal seats in West Tyrone and North Belfast. Film report with reactions from UUP and Ian Paisley interview.

Further update from Derry on the IRA shooting of Alice Collins with a friends eye witness account, then James Mehaffey (Church of Ireland bishop) and S. Hegarty (Roman Catholic Bishop) reactions. Then film history on the six RUC officers killed during the Troubles since 1975 Mildred Harrison's death.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 11th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
?? mins secs
DVD Number:
D02190
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Today nominations closed for the upcoming general election, there are eighteen seats and one hundred and twenty-eight candidates. Film report shows parties handing in papers and comment from Paul Arthurs (Analyst) on expected battles and victors, then comment from Pat Bradley (Chief Electoral Officer).

In Banbridge. Co. Down, St Colmens Roman Catholic Church was set on fire in sectarian attack. Film report with views of local priest Fr. Frank Kearney, then Jack Kennedy (Fire Officer) on damage caused. D. Trimble (UUP) visited scene and condemns the attack, reaction also from SDLP and Sinn Fein. Since September 1994, forty four Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches, thirty one Orange Halls and fifty seven schools damaged in attacks.

In Lurgan overnight, rival youths clashed. Film report with Pat Mallon (SDLP Cllr) comments.

In Co. Tyrone an Orange Hall escaped damage in a failed arson attack.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 30 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In courts Martin McGinn (39) (South Armagh) has been charged with the IRA sniper killings in South Armagh, film report, another man questioned by London police about Canary Wharf bombing. Also charged was Miceal Caraher (30) who's brother Fearghal was killed by Marines in December 1990. Also charged was M. Mine from Crossmaglen. All three accused alleged they had been assaulted by soldiers.

The two Scottish Guards soldiers sentenced to life for killing Peter McBride in Belfast will have their case looked at by the Life sentence review board in October. They will have then served only five years. Film report.

In Belfast courts, Coleraine man, Sam Bolton (23) has been charged with the attempted murder of a neighbour, Jason Mullan last week. Film report.

Next at Portadown Chamber of Commerce dinner, R. Flanagan (RUC Chief) commented on his fears for this year's Drumcree march. He wants a local accomodation. Film report.

Meanwhile in Portadown Town Hall, the Protestant and Catholic encounter group held a meeting, then Garvaghy residents attended but the Orange Order stayed away.

Four RUC men suspended for taking part in a Drumcree support protest in Enniskillen have been told they can return to duty, none will be prosecuted.

In Derry, the RUC staged a reconstruction of last week's shooting of Con. Alice Collins.

In the studio, John Lowry (Workers Party) explains why they are contesting eight constituencies in the general election.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In England PIRA bomb hoaxes cause traffic chaos, John Major (PM) says IRA has suspended N.Ireland operations and is concentrating on England during election.

Film report on bombs exploding at Leeds Stations and at Doncaster and other bomb warnings, comments also from Tony Blair and Paddy Ashdown and in Dublin condemnation from John Bruton, M. McLaughlin (SF) interview on his views. John Torney (42) (ex-RUC man) loses his appeal against murdering his wife and two children in September 1994. Film report.

The University of Ulster has rejected the comments of it's Chancellor Julia Newburger, that Catholic School education is sectarian. Film report on the context of her remark and reaction from Donal Flanagan (Catholic Committee for maintained schools) University issued statement she spoke in a personal capacity. Irish News Editorial on the subject.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In London, the PIRA paralysed the cities traffic with a series of bomb hoaxes. Film report with road, rail and air traffic halted. John Major (PM) repeats his contempt for the IRA in an interview, then Tony Blair's comments.

In Derry Loyalists have been blamed by Sinn Fein for a bomb blast at their office in the Shantallow area. Film report with M. McLaughlin's reaction, and also from G. Campbell (DUP). Meanwhile the fringe Loyalist parties have expressed surprise at paper reports, Loyalists are planning to kill Southern dipliomats at the Maryfield Centre in Hollywood. Film report on Times article, with G. McMichael (UDP) comments, then D. Ervine (PUP) views.

In Ards, four Loyalists in court on terrorist charges. In Annaclone a Church of Ireland Church was attacked in arson attack. Film report on failed attack with D. Trimble (UUP) comments, then R. Rudd (Canon), then SDLP.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Fifty Orangemen and a band were re-routed from the Lower Ormeau Road. Film report on Stand off at Bridge while a service was held and comments of A. Graham (Parades Commission Chairman), then Noel Ligget (Orange Order)

In Lurgan, a thirteen year old boy was hit in the head by a plastic bullet fired by the army, in Portadown rival gangs clashed.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 27th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
1 mins 41 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Magherberry jail a Prison Office was held hostage by two INLA prisoners in Foyle House with a real gun. Alan Shannon (Prison Services) interview on short stand off. Film report on INLA grievances over B. Wright transfer, Willie Gallagher (IRSP) comments on Loyalists move into INLA block, then Finlay Spratt comments for Warders. Meanwhile the report into last month's attempted IRA jail break using a tunnel has been published. The Government has accepted it will introduce new measures. Film report on it's contents and comments of Alan Shannon (Prison Services Chief).

The army has defused a 100lb bomb outside the Sinn Fein office on the lower Falls Road, Loyalists are blamed. Film report with G. Adams reactions, then D. Ervine (PUP) claims Loyalist ceasefire still intact, Gary McMichael (UDP) says IRA pushing Northern Ireland back into conflict.

John Major (Prime Minister) has made an unexpected trip to Belfast City Centre. Film report with analysis from Ken Reid and Major's comments on votes for Sinn Fein. Then Journalists explain why he's here. Also Tony Blair (Labour) commented on Northern Ireland's political situation at Question and Answer session.

Next brief report on expansion plans of Sainsbury's supermarkets in Northern Ireland, then report from Courts, where two Carrick youths Mark Doyle (19) and Steven Perry (18) were charged with arson on St Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in the town on Saturday last.

In Crumlin, Co. Antrim, the Cameron Bar was damaged in an arson attack, it's the second attack in two week. Film report on recent sectarian trouble in the village.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
15 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At the Maze, Loyalist prisoners have forced prison officers from two H-Blocks and started fires. Following introduction of stricter security measures after yesterday's prison report. Film report with relatives protest at gates. Northern Ireland Office stopped visits, relatives express their views, then William Smith (PUP) views, relatives of Loyalists and Republicans scuffle, prisoners on roofs, PUP/UDP comments on Loyalist anger. Then Alan Shannon's (Prison Services) interview on current talks, then back live to the Maze prison on the latest report and interview with Frank McCoubrey (UDP) on the Loyalist case. Meanwhile at Magaberry jail, visits were cancelled as inquiry begins into how two INLA prisoners got guns and seized a warder. Film report with analysis of what happened yesterday.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 29th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then Patrick Mayhew the longest serving Secretary of State is leaving the N.Ireland Office, even if Tories win general election, but first talks at the Maze to end the prisoners protest, have failed. Film report from the prison on latest moves, relatives flood into car park, Joe Coggle (Independent Cllr) who has a son in the Maze comments then William Smith (PUP) views, J. White (UDP) addressed the crowd, the UFF threatened prison staff, P. Mayhew interview on equality in the prisons. Alan Shannon met J. White (UDP) at Stormont, B. Hutchinson (PUP) had separate talks and appealed for calm. Then a film review of Patrick Mayhew's time at the Northern Ireland Office and the big events of his tenure, he gives his advice to his successor.

The Ulster Civil Rights Rights Group has been formed by Loyalist, Pauline Gilmore to promote the right to March by Orangemen. She gives an interview and plans a march on the Ormeau Road.

Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Apr 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At the Maze prison talks continue to end the Loyalist prisoners protest, the fringe parties are meeting their prisoners, and the PUP is advising its UVF colleagues to end their protests. Film report deals with eight Loyalist bomb hoaxes in Nationalist areas, Outside B. Hutchinson was even more hopeful of success. Today was also voting day in the General Election. Film report covers the party leaders casting their votes, electoral office says bomb scares haven't affected voting.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st May 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 18 secs
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (Labour) wins landslide election victory. Film report. Tories worst showing for one hundred and fifty years, Labours highest numbers of MPs, four hundred and nineteen seats. Voting statistics given. Blair outlined his views of power in speech outside Number ten. Then film clip of J. Major leaving number Ten comments, he will resign Tory leadership role, he meets the Queen to resign ten years of Tory Government. Then Blair meets the Queen. Film report from last night's electing counting. Blair at Sedgefield, Paddy Ashdown in Somerset comments for Liberal Democrats. Major went to Tory Headquarters in London and addressed press. Labour Headquarters celebrations, Blair confirmed Key Cabinet appointments, Prescott, G. Brown, Robin Cook, David Blunkett, Jack Straw, M. Beckett. Seven Tory Cabinet Ministers lost their parliamentary seats including Michael Portillo. Film report with his comments, Tories no MP's in Scotland or Wales. Edwina Currie comments on her lose, then Sir Marcus Fox. At Putney David Mellor jeered by Referendum Party.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
ITV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 2nd May 1997
Duration: minutes
12 mins
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Election coverage from N.Ireland, Adams beats Hendron, Martin McGuiness beats William McCrea (DUP), state of parties board with all seats declared. Film report on headline election news from West Belfast count and Mid-Ulster. In West Tyrone, William Thompson (UUP) won on split Nationalist vote, share of the vote figures, SDLP down as is DUP, Alliance up. Detailed figures coverage. Next from West Belfast, then East Belfast, then North Belfast, then South Belfast, then film report from Belfast City Hall with J. Hendron speech, then Adams interview. Film report on Peter Robinson (DUP) victory in East Belfast with interview, then on M. Smyth's South Belfast victory and Cecil Walker (UUP) in North Belfast from Banbridge, Upper Bann D. Trimble (UUP) wins and S. Mallon (SDLP, MP) wins Newry/Armagh. Film reports with visitors comments, then from Omagh where M. McGuinness beat William McCrea and in West Tyrone William Thompson (UUP) won against the split Nationalist vote and in Fermanagh, South Tyrone, Ken Magennis held his seat. Voting figures, then film reports with comments from William McCrea (DUP). Martin McGuinness (SF), William Thompson (UUP) and Ken Magennis (UUP). Next from North Down, where Bob McCartney (UKUP) won and in Strangford where John Taylor (UUP) won. Film report. Voting figures and interviews with B. McCartney and John Taylor.

In Derry, John Hume beat M. McLaughlin (SF) and William Hay (DUP) Film report with Figures and interviews with John Hume. M. McLaughlin and William Hay. From Ballymena, I. Paisley won again and William Ross (UUP) beat G. Campbell in East Londonderry, Paisley sung a hymn at victory and then makes a not an inch speech, S. Farren (SDLP) interrupted, comments on victory from William Ross.

Next coverage of E. McGrady (SDLP) victory in South Down with his comments, then Clifford Forsythe (UUP) and Roy Beggs (UUP) victories in East/South Antrim. Film report with victor's comments.

Other news reports Mo Mowlam expected to be Northern Ireland Secretary, report on her history and victory at Redcar in England, she comments on her hopes for Northern Ireland. Next voting statistics for Sinn Fein/SDLP and UUP/DUP, then from Derry, J. Hume and M. McLaughlin discuss the results and implications for the peace process, Hume gets angry with ''stupid questions''. Then in the Studio, D. Trimble (UUP), N. Dodds (DUP), J. Allardyce (Alliance), give their assessments of their party's performances.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 2nd May 1997
Duration: minutes
33 mins
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film reports on Blair's appointments to the Labour Cabinet, woman the highest ever number in the cabinet. Tory Party speculation begins. Mo Mowlam given Northern Ireland job. Film report on her walkabout in Belfast Centre with first comments on Sinn Fein talks. Passerby gives their opinions (LINE MISSING OFF PAGE>>>)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sat 3rd May 1997
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD Number:
D02200
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The new N.Ireland Secretary of State, Mo Mowlam met local party leaders. J. Hume and J. Allardyce's film reports and both men's comments, then she met D. Trimble (UUP), tomorrow she meets Paisley. Mowlam announced her new Northern Ireland Office team, Adam Ingram (Security), Paul Murphy (Political Development), Tony Worthington (Education and Health and Social Services) and in the Lords, Lord Dubbs looks after Northern Ireland affairs. Jim Dougall (Political Editor) gives his opinions on the new men's careers so far.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 6th May 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 7 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
John Bruton (Irish PM) is to meet Tony Blair tomorrow. Today he called for new IRA ceasefire, meanwhile D.Trimble (UUP Leader) had a longer meeting with Blair in London. In an interview he gives his comments on what was discussed and says his meeting had higher priority than Blair's meeting with Bruton tomorrow.

In Belfast two Loyalists arrested trying to plant a booby trap device on a car in Bawnmore, North Belfast.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th May 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 5 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
135
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
J.Bruton (Irish PM) met T.Blair ( British PM) in London, both men want an IRA ceasefire, and peace process will continue without Sinn Fein. Film report on getting to know each other meeting with Bruton comments, then Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) views. Irish raised twent issues for discussion. Ken Reid (political editor) gives his analysis of meeting and Government positions on issues.

The County Tyrone Grand Orange Lodge met in Dromore last night and extremists from Spirit of Drumcree lost a bid to throw out a deal made about 12th July Orange Parade. Film report with Joel Patton views on extremists, then J. Donaldson (UUP) comments for local lodges. Liam McQuaide (SDLP, Cllr) hopes the formula works elsewhere, from tomorrow Orange Parades must give twenty one days notice of upcoming parades says Mo Mowlam. Meanwhile Robin Eames (Church of Ireland Leader) gives an interview on their concerns about balancing rights to march and right to object, they will also discuss sectarianism. Canon Charles Kenny wants Church of Ireland Bishop to refuse Drumcree Church to Orangemen if they cause trouble.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th May 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 45 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Portadown Robert Hamill (25) (Catholic) was beaten to death by Loyalist youths, while it's alleged the RUC watched from Jeeps parked nearby. Independent Commissioner for Police Complaints to investigate as Hamill dies two weeks after attack. Film report with his family's comments at press conference on his death and appeal for no revenge. Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Primate) interview, then comments of local MP, D. Trimble. Film report from scene of attack and local geography. B. Rodgers (SDLP) questions the RUC in action during assault. Paul Donnelly (Complaints Chairman) gives his views in interview on the role they play in investigation.

Meanwhile it's been revealed a yet unnamed RUC man is to be charged with pro-Drumcree protests in North Down last year.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th May 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 34 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Parliament Bar, Belfast, Darren Bradshaw (24) (RUC Officer) was shot dead by INLA.

Film report with reaction of D. Trimble (UUP), then Les Rodgers (Police Federation), then PA McLaughlin (Gay/Lesbian Assoc.) views as shooting happened in gay bar. Gary McMichael (UDP) comments on Loyalist position on killing.

This 1pm bulletin is followed by a later updated UVT bulletin with more details on the killers and the policeman and more reactions.

(1.00pm and 3.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 10th May 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sectarian violence continues, Loyalist attack on the Carnmoney home of Hugh Donaghy, a Catholic family, causes no injuries but pregnant woman and her children have miracle escape as gunmen shot into their living room. Film report with husbands interview on attack and reaction of Campbell Dixon (RUC's Div. Comm)

In Derry courts, three youths were charged with attempted murder of a Protestant man.

In Portadown courts, Rory Andrew Robinson became the sixth person to be charged with the killing of Robert Hamill. Film report.

Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) has condemned the INLA killing of Con. D. Bradshaw.

In London Blair (Prime Minister) met Ian Paisley (DUP) he comments on what he said, then John Hume (SDLP Leader) comments on his talks with Blair, and lastly D. Trimble went in for talks. Meanwhile in Belfast, Mary Harney (PD Leader) met the SDLP and Alliance Party.

In the Commons the speaker is to decide if Sinn Fein can have an office in Parliament. Film report includes Sinn Fein's views, Siobhan O'Hara in talks, I. Paisley (DUP) believes they must take an oath to get offices, decision yet to be made.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 12th May 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sean Brown (62) (Bellaghy, GAA) shot dead by Loyalists. Film report on Wolfe Tones Chairman, who was abducted as he locked up, and dumped near Randalstown. Pat McErlean (family friend) describes Sean Brown's character, then parish priest Fr. A. Dolan views. Then Robin Campbell (RUC Supt.) calls murder, sectarian, then A. Ingram (Northern Ireland Office) views and M. McGuinness (SF) reaction. Loyalist parties met Mo Mowlam at Stormont, after they say the Loyalist ceasefire is intact, interview with D. Ervine (PUP) and G. McMIchael (UDP) on the current talks situation. Analysis by Ken Reid of days events at Stormont, then Alan Murray (Security Journalist) assesses the state of the current Loyalist Ceasefire and he mentions the new LVF in mid-Ulster as possible killers.

In Antrim, the funeral of RUC Constable, Darren Bradshaw was private. Film report with parents statement, Ronnie Flanagan attended.

In Dungannon, two Protestant homes and a Presbyterian Church were attacked in sectarian attacks. Film report on the attack on Hans Weir, a DUP man and Orangeman gives interview. Then on the home of Ron and Elsie McKee, politicians react, report on attack on Presbyterian Church nearby. The Church of Ireland debated seactarianism at it's synod in Dublin. Film report with Robert Eames speech, then speech from Alan Harper a delegate, however Rev. John Pickering didn’t agree with the motion, his views are covered.

The family of Portadown Roman Catholic Robert Hamill beaten to death by Loyalists have held a news conference to demand a public inquiry into the case. Film report with the family's rejection of the RUC investigating themselves. Diane Hamill expresses the family's views as does his cousin Siobhan Girvan, who describes the attack watched by the RUC, another cousin, Gregory Girvan, was kicked unconscious recalls what happened. Rosemary Nelson (Family Solicitor) comments.

In Derry, a teenager has been given bail on charge of attacking Ivan Heatherington and four other men are charged with the assault. Film report names the men.

In Courts, Martin Mines (28) has been refused bail on a charge of possessing a barratt 50 sniper rifle in Crossmaglen.

Martin McGuinness (SF, MP) visited Roisin McAliskey in prison in London and has called for her release. Film report on picket outside Holloway prison, then after two and half hours visit, M. McGuinness held a news interview, then later at the House of Commons he commented to UTV reporters on Roisin McAliskey's situation as he sees it.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 13th May 1997
Duration: minutes
25 mins 22 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Government today unveiled its plans for N.Ireland in the Queen's speech, and Betty Boothroyd (Common's speaker) rejects Sinn Fein's claim for offices at Westminster. Film report from Ken Reid, the Queen's speech promised to work with Irish Government, protect Human Rights, foster economic development and reform the police. Reaction from D. Trimble (UUP) whose unhappy with RUC reform and gives the Parades Commission power over the parades decisions. S. Mallon (SDLP) welcomed the speech, then J. Allardyce (Alliance) comments.

Next coverage of Speakers decision on Sinn Fein's office. G. Adams (SF) was in Dublin, he reacts to offices decision quoting Mahatma Ghandi, legal action is not ruled out, he will visit Commons next week. Ken Reid gives analysis of days events in parliament.

In the studio, A.Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) gives an interview on the parades issue as he sees it now and his requirements to solve the problem.

In Milford, Co. Armagh a Roman Catholic taxi-driver survived when a gunman's weapon jammed. Film report on (MISSING OFF PAGE) in Bellaghy, local Protestants have condemned the killing of Sean Brown. Film report with comments of Jack Graham (Protestant shop owner) and David Murphy (Presbyterian Minister).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 14th May 1997
Duration: minutes
12 mins 26 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Dunloy Orangemen are to meet tonight to decide their reaction to the banning of their parade by the RUC. Film report with David Tweed (Apprentice Boys Spokesman) comments, then John Gilkinson (Presbyterian Minister) views, then Nationalist resident, Malachy McCampbell views on the need for dialogue and consent. Mo Mowlam has announced Forum will open on 3rd June.

In the Republic, then next general election will be on the 6th June. Film report on Dail announcement by John Bruton. B. Ahern (FF) comments, then Mary Harney (PD) views with Ken Reid analysis of issues and favourites to win.

Also in Dublin the courts will decide whether to extradite Dermot McNally, a 1983 Maze escaper arrested in Sligo.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th May 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (PM) visits N.Ireland today and reassures Unionists the union is safe. Film report on his keynote speech from Ken Reid, he praised Major's work on N.Ireland and said his agenda is not a United Ireland, and believes that won't happen as consent principle is accepted, he comments on Irish government changing articles 2 and 3, he also had message for Sinn Fein, the settlement train is leaving, and the violence now, he said. Government officials could meet Sinn Fein depending on events on parades. The North recommendations will be implemented. Ken Reid analysis, then reaction from D. Trimble (UUP) and J. Hume (SDLP) both are happy, the DUP however are not happy, I. Paisley Jnr, comments. Lord Alderdyce (Alliance) views on Sinn Fein talks, tehn Trimble, then Hume, then Paisley Jnr again who wants them to expel Sinn Fein. M. Smyth (UUP, MP) praised the call to Irish Government on articles two and three. Next a film report from M. McGuinness (SF) who is disappointed but is willing to meet Northern Ireland Civil servants.

Ronnie Flanagan ( RUC Chief Con.) has said the Loyalist ceasefire is crumbling. Film report on his admission and brief history of Loyalist Ceasefire and recent attacks, he believes the UFF, UVF and LVF all carried out attacks. D. Ervine (PUP) accepts his comments and rationalises violence, then G. McMichael (UDP) says CLMC hasn't sanctioned any attacks.

In the studio, Mo Mowlam gives an interview on Blair's speech, she says it was a balanced speech, she wants an end to violence on IRA ceasefire, she explains why the speech was so pro-Union, in her judgement, she says we do still have a loyalist ceasefire, despite R. Flanagan's comments.

Next preview of Blair's day. First he went to Armagh. Film report with Jim Speers (Mayor) welcome and his comments on peace to crowd, then peoples comments on Blair. Next he went to Belfast, where he went on a walkabout at Balmoral. Film report on that and his visit to Cabletel building in the Docks. His last stop was the Abbey Centre shops.

Meanwhile in Bellaghy hundreds attended the funeral of Sean Brown. Film report with comments of Joe Devlin (Friend), then Fr. Andrew Dolan (Local Priest) and Bishop Seamus Hegarty.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 16th May 1997
Duration: minutes
23 mins 23 secs
DVD Number:
D02210
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Ian Paisley (DUP leader) has accused Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief) of double crossing him over the Dunloy Orange parade. Meanwhile the confusion reigns over alleged meeting between Robert Salters (Orange Chief) and Portadown's Garvaghy residents. Spirit of Drumcree Group wants Orange leaders expelled. Film reports with John Hume (SDLP) comments, Joel Patton for Orange extremist group, R. Saulters statement for Orange leaders and Brendan McKenna for residents. Then report on Apprentice Boys in Dunloy yesterday and the trouble as three hundred Nationalists blocked the parade. Film of clashes between RUC and residents with groups statement, then I. Paisley (DUP) claims in interview of R. Flanagan doublecross. Then in the studio, Ronnie Flanagan explains his side of the story, he denies giving any promises, it all depended on events on the day, he see problems ahead this summer.

At the weekend, William Harbinson of Hopewell Crescent was found murdered at Shore Road, he had been hand cuffed, FAIT says it had hallmarks of punishment of punishment beating gone wrong. The RUC have made arrests.

In London, Sinn Fein's G. Adams and M. McGuinness have visited Westminister to comment on not being allowed offices. Mo Mowlam calls it a propoganda exercise. Film report from interview outside commons with Adams comments. Tony Benn comments in chamber on the matter of Sinn Fein's rights. Peter Bottomley (Tory) gives critical view of Sinn Fein's visit. Then analysis of Bob McCartney's (UKUP) visit to meet Tony Blair with comments and later of J. Allardyce (Alliance).

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th May 1997
Duration: minutes
15 mins
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
A Night at the Inn
Description:
Investigates undercover RUC shooting at Lurgan pub. This programme investigates events at the Derryhurk Inn near Lurgan on the St. Patrick's weekend, ten weeks ago, when an undercover RUC unit burst into the pub and fired shots, the document is asking the question, who polices the RUC.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th May 1997
Duration: minutes
30 mins 27 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein prepares to meet government officials at Stormont tomorrow, Adams (SF) wants to enter talks immediately the IRA call a ceasefire. Film reprot with Adams interview, then comments from J. Hume (SDLP), Adams comments on decommissioning issue and Sinn Fein's mandate, the UFF warned New Labour not to change entry conditions for Republicans to talks, and warns of increased violence if IRA doesn't call a ceasefire, D. Adams (UDP) comments, on recent Loyalist attacks blaming IRA. D. Trimble (UUP) is to meet J. Hume on the Drumcree issue to clarify the situation on R. Saulters statement yesterday, I. Paisley (DUP) is to make official complaints against senior RUC officers and some constables about police brutality at Dunloy on Sunday last.

(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th May 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 9 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam meets Nationalists and Orangemen and visits parades trouble spots. Film report on one hour meeting with Garvaghy Road residents Association with her comments afterwards. Then Brendan McKenna's opinions on compromise, Mowlam also met the family of R. Hamill, his sister Diane comments, then Mowlam went to Dunloy. Paisley expresses his anger at Credence being given to residents groups. Mowlam then visited the lower Ormeau Road and rejected Ken Magennis (UUP) remarks, she was boasting Sinn Fein's election hopes followed by remarks by G. Rice. Last night Mowlam met two members of the Grand Lodge, Rev William Bingham comments on that meeting. Meanwhile a Sinn Fein group has met Northern Ireland Office civil servants at Stormont Castle. Film report and after three and a quarter hours of talks, M. McGuinness (SF) comments on the Sinn Fein position, then Mowlam comments on the report she received, ans what she needs from the IRA, before Sinn Fein get into talks. Next story is the transfer of two PIRA prisoners from jails in Britain to Northern Ireland. Film report on Danny McNamee and profile of his offences, also of Belfast's Liam McCotter. The Irish Government asked for humane treatment of prisoners. Francis McNAmee gives the family's views on the transfer but Ian Paisley Jnr calls it appeasement of vicious criminals. Roisin McAliskey case is coming to a head as her baby's due today.

In the Commons, T. Blair (Prime Minister) comments on the Stormont meeting with Sinn Fein. Film report also covers D. Trimble (UUP) views 'on the timing of the meeting as a boost to the Sinn Fein vote. As voting started today on the District Council election a film report says voting is slow across the country. Report shows party leaders casting their votes, results wouldn’t be known till Friday.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st May 1997
Duration: minutes
16 mins 22 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Counting continues in election centres, but Ken Magennis (UUP) threatens a legal challenge to the result because of Mowlam's meetings with residents groups. Film report with Ken Magennis views, S. Mallon (SDLP) suuports his views over the lack of civil servants advice to her. Unionists are also angry that she said talks could continue without Unionists if they walked out over Sinn Fein's entry. P. Robinson (DUP) called her a 'loose cannon', leaning towards the Nationalists, but Trimble called it a passing comment. Today she clarified her comments. In the studio, Ken Reid gives his analysis of the end of Mowlam's honeymoon period. Next a first report on the state of the parties after the early counts, then a film report from Belfast City Hall, three Sinn Fein candidates elected in Oldpark, Adams says Unionist rule is finished. N. Dodds (DUP) comments on the Sinn Fein vote boast. J. Stephenson (SDLP, Chairman) a likely earlier casualty, Alliance take two seats in East Belfast, D. Ervine (PUP) and B. Hutchinson elected. State of the parties from Belfast, then back live to City Hall for comment on Unionist control slipping away, J. Rodgers (UUP) views. Next from Ballymena a state of the parties board then a film report on the votes stories so far, the Dunloy parade situation has sharpened the situation, newly elected D. Tweed (DUP, Cllr) criticises James Currie (UUP, Mayor) who responds, Declan O'Loan (SDLP) hopes for an increase in their seats, then Paisley views on his party performance. Next from Derry, a state of the parties so far then film report on Sinn Fein's electoral gains, M. Durkan (SDLP) views, then M. McLaughlin (SF) comments, with no Unionist Councillor on the West Bank, Alastair Simpson seems to have lost out again, he comments, then G. Campbell (DUP) views. Lynn Fleming (SF) wins Sinn Fein's first seat on the East Bank, live report from Derry on latest situation.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd May 1997
Duration: minutes
17 mins 19 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
As counting continues in the Council Elections, the Unionist parties have lost overall control of Belfast, Loyalist parties win four council seats. Overall Nationalists do well, a state of the parties board shows Sinn Fein up twenty-three seats. Firstly film report from Belfast where Alliance hold the balance for power. Film of Loyalists and Republican celebrations leaving city hall. Then A. Attwood (SDLP) accuses Sinn Fein of vote stealing. G. Adams (SF) rejects his view and Pat Bradley (Chief electoral officer) comments, John Carson (Unionist) lost his seat, he wants party inquest. H. Smyth (PUP, Cllr) comments on working with Sinn Fein, then Frank McCoubrey (UDP) views. In Derry, the SDLP lost overall control, SF now have eight seats, SDLP eleven. Film report with Hume comments he alleges electoral abuse. M. McLauglhin (SF) on his mandate, he wants SF Mayor, Pat Devine (SDLP) loses his seat, R. Dallas (UUP) elected. Unionist seats down, Cookstown has become a Nationalist controlled Council for the first time. Film report on the rise of Sinn Fein's vote with sean Begley comments, then Anne McCrea (DUP) comments, then Sam Glasgow (UUP) views, and Patsy McGlone (SDLP) on Unionist Policy failings. Sinn Fein are now largest Cookstown party with five seats. William McCrea (DUP) laments this. In Strabane Unionists also lose control after eight years. The SDLP and SF win seats. Film report with Eugene McMullan (SDLP) comments, then Ed Turner (UUP) views. In Fermanagh Davy Kettyles (Independent) holds the balance of power. Film report as Unionists lose their control, D. Kettyles interview on his wish for power sharing. Robin Martin (SF), S. Foster (UUP) both comment on who will be chairman. Next in Castlereagh, two SDLP Councillots elected for the first time, R. Hughes (SDLP, Cllr) and Dougie Hegney comment, then Peter Robinson (DUP) views on SDLP Councillors, also elected was Kim Morton (DUP) who is severely handicapped. Next from Antrim, no change, then Ards, Armagh, Ballymena, all the final state of parties boards, then Ballymoney, then Craigavon, where Brendan McKenna elected as an Independent, then from Down, then Dungannon, Larne, Limavady, Lisburn, two UDP seats, then Magherafelt, North Down, then Omagh. Then Provincewide figures. In the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of the results and Sinn Fein's performance.

In other news D. Trimble (UUP) met J. Hume (SDLP) to discuss Drumcree. Film report with J. Hume comments, B. McKenna claims his election means he won't be standing down from Residents Committee just to suit the Orange Order.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 23rd May 1997
Duration: minutes
23 mins 51 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Dick Spring flys into Derry, he meets John Hume and calls on LVF to halt bombing attacks in Irish Republic, after failed attack in Dundalk.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th May 1997
Duration: minutes
25 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
No claim no blame
Description:
The Loyalist ceasefire examined. This programme investigates the current Loyalist ceasefire and the apparent policy of the Loyalist paramilitaries to kill and bomb but just don't claim attacks. (... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th May 1997
Duration: minutes
25 mins 50 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
136
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Bill Clinton (US President) meets Tony Blair (PM) in London today and called for unequivocal IRA ceasefire. Film report from Ken Reid, with press conference comments of Clinton and Blair, but no mention of any 'decontamination period'. Clinton wants principled compromise. Political reaction from D.Trimble (UUP).

In Dublin, Mo Mowlam met Dick Spring, film report. They discussed the Northern Ireland Office Civil Servants meeting with Sinn Fein and the upcoming marching season, they both comment to the press on the problems ahead.

Mowlam denies Adams claim the Northern Ireland Office is dragging it's feet on clarification needed in the talks. Analysis of today's top stories from Ken Reid. At Belfast city Hall the parties have begun arguing over the (MISSING>>>) in council. Film report with comments from (MISSING OFF PAGE).

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th May 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
As N.Ireland politicians head to South Africa for a conference, D.Trimble (UUP) says the talks here are doomed to fail, because of their format. Film report from South Africa. Film of Adams with Mandela and interview with D. Trimble on why he's going.

Meanwhile John Bruton says Sinn Fein could go straight into talks if the IRA called a ceasefire. Three people were arrested during a robbery at a bank in Ards.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 30th May 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02220
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Ballymoney Greg Taylor (45) (RUC Con.) was kicked to death by men outside a pub. Film report with Paisley comments, then family minister Canon, Robin Lavery views. Profile of the day officer, who had been at Dunloy on duty. Mo Mowlam's comments, then M. Smyth (UUP) says it's wrong to pit the RUC against law abiding people, Les Rodgers (Police Federation) comments at RUC's seventy fifth birthday celebrations.

In Ballymoney shots were fired into a family home and in West Belfast, a van bomb containing 500lb explosives was discovered by the army.

Meanwhile in South Africa Sinn Fein members have met UDP/UUP members at a conference.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 1st Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 56 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Report from Ballymoney on killing of Greg Taylor (45) (RUC Con.) who was unarmed, members of a Loyalist flute band are among those arrested, Ken Graham (RUC Supt.) calls attack barbaric. Joe Payne (CBI Spokesman) views then Lyle McMullan (local journalist) calls him a community policeman, then Canon Robin Lavery comments. Then Frank Campbell (Cllr) opinions. Ken Graham (Supt.) on why he wasn’t armed, then Les Rodgers (Police Federation) comments. Stormont talks are due to begin again tomorrow Sinn Fein say they'll turn up, the DUP are staying away for time being. Film report from Ken Reid with Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister) comments, then George Mitchell's (Talks Chairman) views, in Belfast Adams says he going to talks to demand rights for his voters, then Paisley comments on why he staying away, J. Hume (SDLP) gives his views.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam has clashed with the Les Rodgers (Police Federation Chairman) at their conference in Newcastle over RUC reforms. Film report covers the pairs remarks to each other and Rodgers views on some local politicians. Afterwards R. Flanagan comments on the finding of the IRA's 500lb bomb in Poleglass. Meanwhile the funeral took place in Ballymoney of RUC Con Greg Taylor (51). Film report with James Moore (Church of Ireland Archbishop) comments and Jonathan Payne (CBI Spokesman) comments.

At Stromont the multi-party talks began again today. Film report shows Sinn Fein begin refused admission and Adams comments. George Mitchell comments inside on his hopes, then Ken Reid analysis of Mo Mowlam's view to the Forum, then D. Trimble comments on the two Governments role for progress, J. Hume wants decommissioning dealt with and out of the way. Alliance has questioned the Loyalist parties position at the talks, J. Allardyce comments then response from G. McMichael (UDP).

At a Belfast conference next week, at Stranmillis College, then problem of our sectarianism is to be tackled. Film report of who's involved, the Irish School of Ecumenics.

Belfast's new mayor, is Alban Magennis (SDLP), he's first Nationalist Mayor since 1615. Film report with his comments and voting figures with reactions from N. Dodds (DUP). Jim Rodgers (UUP) is deputy Mayor. He reacts to Sinn Fein, Report on other Mayorial elections in Northern Ireland.

In Derry, Sinn Fein were defeated as SDLP voted against them because of no ceasefire, Martin Bradley (SDLP Mayor) comments, with G. Campbell (DUP) reaction then Cathal Crumley's (SF) views, Joe Millar (DUP) is deputy Mayor, then in the studio Belfast's Mayor, Alban Magennis gives an interview on his election to Mayor of Belfast.

(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
21 mins 12 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Ballymoney, the son of a policeman is one of four men charged with the murder of Greg Taylor (local policeman), film report on Samuel Coulter (30), Alec Stevenson (30), Mark McIntyre (27) and Leslie Henry, the son of a RUC reservist, appearance in court.

In Commons Blair (Prime Minister) condemns G. Taylor killing and responds to how many more meetings will the Government have with Sinn Fein.

Garvaghy Road residents reject Orange Order letter as publicity stunt. Film report on letters contents from district master, listing concessions it has already made, Rev. William Bingham defends the letter move. Mowlam calls it a positive step. G. Adams called it a small step but Brendan McKenna (Garvaghy Residents) called it a publicity stunt, he wants direct talks, other residents give their views, B. Rodgers (SDLP) views, R. Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons) confident of peace at Drumcree this year.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 57 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Kenny McClinton (former Loyalist prisoner) has failed in his efforts to get four LVF prisoners to give up a Hunger Strike, one includes Billy Wright. Film report shows McClinton and Clifford Peebles going into the prison and profile of B. Wright/A. Kerrs case. Then McClinton read Wright's statement, then Peebles comments on why a representative of FAIT is there.

In Ballymoney another arrest. Last night at Harryville in Ballymena after a Loyalist Parade rioters broke into the Roman Catholic Church and attempted to burn it down. Film report with parishioners comments, and Sean Farren's (SDLP) views. Then Pauline Gilmore of the Protestant Ulster Civil Rights Group., then RUC statement.

In Stanfield Place in the Markets Area Sean McNally was shot in the leg in an IRA punishment attack, he has since lost his leg. Film report with parish priest, Fr. Peter McCann comments.

In the Republic, B. Ahern looks favourite to win the Irish elections, he says he will meet G. Adams (SF) to get the process moving. Liz O'Donnell (PD) comments in film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 8th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 54 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The RUC has reported that the cost of policing the weekly demonstration at Harryville Catholic church is almost £2,000,000. Film report reviews the events last Saturday, Roger McCallum (RUC Supt.) comments, then Ballymena's Mayor, James Curry (UUP) views. Pauline Gilmore (Right to March) blames the RUC for the trouble. Paisley condemned the violence but says the RUC have different rules for Republicans and Loyalists. Sean Farren (SDLP, Cllr) views.

In the south Ahern is to form a coalition with the PD's. Film report on election results breakdown, Ray Burke is likely to be Foreign Minister, he admits they will keep a contact with Sinn Fein at an official level, he says Unionists have nothing to fear, then analysis from Ken Reid. Meanwhile the DUP and UUP criticise his decision to meet Sinn Fein, P. Robinson (DUP) comments, then Reg Empey's (UUP) views, then D. Ervine (PUP) and S. Mallon (SDLP) comments, then J. Allardyces (Alliance) reaction, followed by G. Adams (SF) views, Rev David Cooper (Methodist Churchmen) has said they are talking to Sinn Fein.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
11 mins
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry the IRA fired on an Army vehicle which was unmarked. Film report with RUC statement and G. Campbell's (DUP) views. MO Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) says Northern Ireland Office Officials will have one more meeting with Sinn Fein. At the forum talks I. Paisley (DUP) accused Trimble of surrenduring, Bob McCartney (UKUP) was also critical of the UUP position on decommissioning, Ken Magennis explains Trimble's view. D. Adams (UDP) comments, M. Durkan (SDLP) comments after meeting D. Trimble, then Mowlam comments on talks with Sinn Fein after today's shooting.

The Government revealed today many of the six thousand plastic bullets fired last year were defective, too powerful. Film report shows rioting film. Martin O'Brien (Comm. On Admin of Justice) calls for the total withdrawal of plastic bullets. Old film clips of their use since 1970, seventeen people her killed by them.

At Belfast City Hall, the council has now the power to remove emblems at Council property which may cause offence to create neutral working envirionments, Tom Campbell (Alliance) explains and Tom Hartley (SF) and A. Attwood (SDLP) comments. Then Jim Rodgers (UUP) views against as does S. Wilson (DUP). Adams welcomes decision of Hong Kong company to set up factory in Poleglass.

In the Shankill three men were shot in a punishment shooting overnight.

In North Belfast parents protested at the drug dealers activities in Clifton Park Avenue. Film report with organiser Anthony Barnes comments, he criticises lack of RUC effort who issue a statement refuting this with Larry Cheshire (Det. Insp.) comments on dangers to Police Officers.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
15 mins 50 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Robert "Basher" Bates (Shankill Butcher Gang member) shot dead on Shankill Road in revenge killing by Loyalist says the RUC. Film report from Epic Centre and film profile of his trial and conviction of ten murders. Sam Kinkaid (RUC Det. Supt.) comments, B. Hutchinson (PUP) comments, thinking Republicans did it, INLA denials, The Rev Roy Magee comments on Bates conversion to Christianity. Film report with old film of trial of eleven Shankill butchers who killed eighteen men, Derek Henderson (Journalist) recalls. Kenny McClinton (Loyalist) on Bates being 'saved' Brian Gormally (NIACRO) explains his release.

The Queen has visited Northern Ireland for the day, she visited Dungannon Children's Project, she the went to Hillsborough Castle for garden party to celebrate the RUC's seventy fifth anniversary.

In Commons Mo Mowlam says the forum talks will only last until May 1998. Film report with Trimble question on future Sinn Fein talks, S. Mallon asks plastic bullet question, outside Mallon, Trimble views on talks deadline.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
14 mins 45 secs
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Margaret Hailand, sister of Robert Bates (Shankill butcher) talks of her brothers remorse, and her sorrow for his victims. Film report with Fr. Gerry Reynolds remarks on attending a prayer service.

At Ballycastle two incendiary devices have been found outside two homes. Film reports.

In Ballymena (MISSING OFF PAGE)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD Number:
D02230
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film report on the plans to build a £45,000,000 Odyssey Complex in Belfast with Laganside Corporation, Tony Hopkins comments, then Peter Curistan (Sheridan Group) comments, then Don Allen (Sports Council) it's fourteenth Millennium project in Northern Ireland.

In Derry, Mayor Bradley (SDLP) unhappy at money not being spent in North West. A Police Authority Survey shows a steady decline in the Roman Catholic population confidence in the RUC. Pat Armstrong (Chairman) interview on reforms. Protestant support for RUC up to two thirds of that community. G. Rice (Alliance) comments. In Portadown, Garvaghy Road, residents plan to hold a street festival on the same day Orangemen want to walk to Drumcree. Film report. Last night Parades Commission held a meeting in Portadown Hall for loyalists. Alastair Graham comments, then Anne Moffat (Women's Coalition) comments, then Brendan McKenna views on their plans for a street festival, he's criticised by Ken Magennis (UUP) and I. Paisley Jnr (DUP), then S. Brady (Roman Catholic Archbishop) comments on need for talks. The Independent Commission for Police complaints is to investigate an Ardoyne incident this morning when the RUC fired three shots at a car. Film report. (Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Lurgan the PIRA shot dead two RUC men on foot patrol, they were John Graham (Cons.) (34) and David Johnston (30). Tony Blair (PM) called off a planned meeting between civil servants and Sinn Fein leaders. Film report with eye witness accounts on shooting. Freddie Halls (RUC ACC) reaction, then D. Trimble (UUP Leader) views, on the IRA intentions,then B, Rodgers (SDLP) rejects Republicans peaceful intentions, Meta Crozier (Former Mayor) comments, then local doctors who aided the dying RUC men express their regrets. Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) called killing an outrage, G. McMichael (UDP) wants Loyalists to hold firm as does Davy Adams, then G. Adams (SF) says he is shocked on a human level, UUP leader wants the government to get tough, G. Campbell (DUP) on IRA's clear message, then B. McCartney (UKUP) views, then the Alliance and SDLP views and those of Republic's politicians. Next film report on IRA violence since the end of the ceasefire includes 'They haven't gone away you know' remark from Adams and film cliips of IRA attacks.

In the Republic, B. Ahern says he will have one more Sinn Fein meeting to ask for a ceasefire date. Film report and interview with Ahern on peace process, he offers sympathies to RUC families.

Next from Stormont Mo Mowlam interview she says it's the end of contact with Sinn Fein, she defends efforts so far for inclusive talks but they will go ahead now with out Sinn Fein. On Marches, her search for accomodation will go on. Next a film report on the situatio regarding upcoming parades in the Ormeau and in Portadown with views of Brendan McKenna and J. Donaldson (UUP) on the effects of today's killings. Mo Mowlam to further engage both sides.

In Derry, the Bogside Residents Group promises to demonstrate if the Orange Parade goes down the Garvaghy Road. Film report with Doncha MacNelis and William Hay (DUP) arguments.

Next in Belfast, film report on the funeral of Shankill Butcher, Robert Basher Bates with film profile of his recent life.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Lurgan killings latest news, a man has been arrested, hundreds sign book of condolences, including Mo Mowlam. Film report with Wilson Freeburn (Intercommunity Group) interview, then James Twyble (UUP Mayor) views and ordinary local people comments, RUC/Army continue to raid Kilwilkee Housing estate. RUC postpone it's sportsday as mark of repect, Henry Mullen (Chief Inspector) sums up feelings of local officers, then Constable Johnston's family vicar, Malcolm Scott comments on the family's grief. B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) says the process will move on without Sinn Fein. Film report with his comments after be met John Hume who restates his position on dialogue. Tony Blair (Prime Minister) condemns the killings and so does Whitehouse, G. Adams replies saying isolating Sinn Fein is a receipt for disaster. Trimble wants links cut with Sinn Fein. Meanwhile Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) went to the Shankill PUP Headquarters, she comments outside, then D. Ervine (PUP) views on Loyalist anger, then G. McMichael (UDP) comments on situation. (Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
15 mins 26 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film reports on the funerals of the two RUC Constables. Firstly constable David Johnston Film report of family arriving for private funeral. Comments of Dr Sam Hutchinson (Presbyterian Moderator) on slap on the face for good people who reached out to Sinn Fein, then Sermon from Rev Malcolm Scott.

Next in Tandragee, funeral of John Graham at Baptist Church. Brendan McGraham (FG, TD) comments on ending the appeasement of terrorists. Then Pastor Ed Betts sermon praises Constable Graham.

In the Commons Tony Blair (Prime Minister) attacked Sinn Fein replying to a Ken Magennis question. Film report. Meanwhile Mo Mowlam visited the Lower Ormeau Residents Association for talks on the upcoming Parades. He says she hasn't made any decision on Marches yet but she promises to tell the Garvaghy residents of the decision face to face. Ken Reid analysis.

In the Maze, UVF prisoners say a senior P.O will be killed by the weekend. Overnight prison officers homes were attacked in the Cregagh area, and in Castlereagh. Film report with Northern Ireland Prison Service statement, Mo Mowlam comments on the violence, then Finlay Spratt (POA) views. The PUP were refused entry to the Maze. In the studio, D. Ervine (PUP) comments on the attacks and the current prison strife and the UVF threat to prison officers.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
15 mins 44 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Orange parades at Ormeau Road, Belfast, and in Bellaghy have been re-routed. Film report as Order Lodges plans for dozens of simultaneous Parades on day of Drumcree to stretch the RUC/Army resources, David McNArry explains this tactic, then comment from Gerard Rice (LORCA) on objective of Orange Order, Mo Mowlam says the two Governments hope to have a paper ready soon on decommissioning. Film report from Ken Reid with Mowlam comment on getting talks process back up and a possible Tony Blair statement. Then reaction from J. Allardyce (Alliance). In Lurgan a memorial service was held for RUC Constables, J. Graham and David Johnston. Film report as thousands attended, ten thousand signed books of condolences. Ronnie Flanagan (Chief Cons) addresses the crowd, then Wilson Freeburn (Organiser) comments, then Brid Rodgers (SDLP) and Ken Twyble (UUP).

At the Maze the PUP had three hour talks with UVF prisoners on the current prison dispute. Film report with D. Ervine (PUP) comments on misinformation of prison service he denies any UVF death threat. (Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
14 mins 7 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Hilltown, Co.Down, the area has been sealed off after reports a mans body was lying by the road. Film report with eye witness accounts who saw gas cylinder beside body.

At Maze, UVF/RHC prisoners have suspended their protests while talks continue.

In the courts, Patrick Kane has won his appeal against a conviction in 1988 for involvement in a town killing of two army corporals. Film report on casement Three case and Mr Kane's reaction and history of previous lost appeals. Paul Mageean (Comm. Admin. Of Justice) comments, then family members comments.

Next presenting the RUC's annual report Ronnie Flanagan (Chief Cons) issues a warning on trouble during parades, saying it's a dangerous time for Northern Ireland. Film report on his news conference interview. He sees no hint of any IRA ceasefire.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 19 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
With six days to Drumcree, a group of Americans met Orangemen and residents urging a resolution. Meanwhile at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast a week of prayers for peace began. Film report. Rev. J. Pickering (Drumcree Minister) also wants calm. David Jardine (Brother) comments on St Anne's prayers, then David Heses, for US group urging peace in return for US investment. J. Donaldson (UUP/Deputy master) comments on his meeting and comments on his meeting with PIRA informer, Sean O'Callaghan.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 30th Jun 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 9 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
B.Ahern (Irish PM) met Mo Mowlam in Belfast. Film report from ICTU conference attendance and comments on the upcoming Drumcree situation. At conference Mo Mowlam asks for common sense, Ahern asked if he would support whatever decision Mowlam makes. Mowlam says no decision has been made yet. In Dublin tonight Ahern will meet Garvaghy Road residents who announce they plan twenty four hour sit outs up to Drumcree Sunday. Film report from Portadown with Brendan McKenna comments on the RUC tactic of closing off the Garvaghy estate. He also asks for supporters to stay away and rejects press false allegations about their campaign. Orangemen silent on their position. At Stormont, discussions on two Governments paper on decommissioning began with N. Dodds (DUP) rejecting their ideas. S. Mallon (SDLP) says Drumcree is a cloud over discussions on decommissioning, Bob McCartney (UKUP) offers a solution as he sees it to the Drumcree problem, D. Trimble (UUP) says Government's paper has serious weaknesses. (Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 38 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
Short fly on the wall documentary following residents on Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast, during last years Drumcree stand off, and the subsequent sealing off of streets to allow Ballynafeigh Orangemen down the road. (... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins ? secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Talks on Drumcree continue, Mo Mowlam meets Garvaghy Road residents, but RUC ban residents plan for a street festival, last night Mowlam met Co. Armagh Orangemen, the LVF says it will kill civilians in the Republic if the parade is banned, B.McKenna comments, film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
At the Old Bailey, G.Hanratty (IRA), J.Crawley (IRA), Martin Murphy (IRA) and Donal Grannon (IRA) all convicted of conspiracy to cause explosions. Film report gives profiles of the men and show the MI5 surveillance film. They planned to blow up electricity pylons.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Wed 2nd Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
1 mins 53 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Drumcree still no agreement, Blair and Ahern hold their first meeting in London. Film report from Ken Reid, British annoyance at Ahern remarks earlier in the week. Ahern gives separate press conferences on marching season problems, Trimble on Unionist anger at Ahern and Burke. Mo Mowlam is flying back to Belfast to meet army and Police Chiefs, analysis from Ken Reid. Meanwhile George Patton (Senior Orangeman) says the Government would be wrong to ban the Drumcree Parade. He explains his position in an interview, he says he doesn’t want residents beaten off the road, he criticises LVF remarks and Ray Burkes comments. Robin Eames (Church of Ireland Primate) gives an interview on his concerns about Sundays Church service at Drumcree, he wants no undignified protests on church property but is worried about hangers on.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 3rd Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 33 secs
DVD Number:
D02240
Tape Number:
137
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam has continued her talks about Drumcree with all parties but as yet says no decision has been made. Film report with coverage of increasing security in the area, John Templeton (Craigavon Hospitals) comments on the emergency arrangements they have set in motion, thn Paul McCormick on ambulance service plans. Hopes were raised the order would accept Bob McCartney (UKUP) suggestion on Portadown Orange Lodge held a news conference. Film report with Rev. William Bingham (chaplain) interview.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 4th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 1 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Drumcree Sunday Live
Description:
Orangemen have been given permission to march along the Nationalist Garvaghy Road, by Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Con.), he says it's the lesser of two evils, march will begin in the hour. Violence overnight on Garvaghy Road as residents removed from their streets by RUC. Film report with B. Rodgers (SDLP) comments then Ronnie Flanagan's views. Next live to Garvaghy Road for the latest situation and a journalists analysis of reactions of locals to Mo Mowlam's/R. Flanagan's decision. Then Adam Bolton (Station political Editor) gives his views on the Government's position for this and future marches with comments from D. Ervine (PUP), then live coverage of Mo Mowlam's statement on the decision and her explanation of why they allowed the parade through, she says she understands the Nationalists feelings, then she answers questions and rejects the idea she betrayed Nationalists or that her decision was 'gutless' she won't committ on what will happen with the Ormeau Road parade, she says they only made a decision this morning, solely based on the security situation. Next year she says the North Commission will decide. She defends the RUC use of plastic bullets. Tony Blair (Prime Minister) was kept informed, she comments on B. Ahern's (Irish Prime Minister) remarks earlier in the week. Then back to live feed from Garvaghy Road.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
24 mins 34 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of overnight trouble on the Garvaghy Road with B.Rodgers (SDLP) reactions, then Brendan McKenna for residents group, R.Flanagan (RUC) statement, then Mowlam, residents prevented from going to mass, it's held in open air. (11.00am)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 21 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
Live from Garvaghy Road, film of Orange march going past in silence with Union Jack, and Orange banner. Journalist describes the scene and gives his impressions of residents views and feelings, and the significance of the governments decision on the march, and the governments plans for a parades commission for next year. (1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
12 mins 23 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Evening coverage of the days evening in Portadown before, during and after the march down Garvaghy Road. Film reports include the RUC's early morning clearing of the residents. Ronnie Flanagan's and Mo Mowlam's comments, then critical comment of B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister), then M. McGuinness (SF) expresses his disgust and anger, then J. Hume (SDLP) says decision was wrong. Film of RUC and army being attacked as the pull out with Brendan McKenna comments. Protests on Ormeau Road, a gunman fires at the RUC on Ormeau Bridge, then Mark Davenport (Political Editor) gives his views on the resentment within Northern Ireland Nationalists and the chances of an IRA ceasefire now.

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 45 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of the events in Portadown, showing the Army being attacked as they leave the Garvaghy Road, following the Orange march, then film of the overnight RUC action to clear residents from the streets with B. Rodgers (SDLP) views, then R. Flanagan says his decision has saved Roman Catholic lives. Film clip of a train hijacked and set on fire, then journalist analysis of situation. Next reaction from Mo Mowlam on RUC decision, preview of her efforts over last few days. Reaction from G. Adams (SF) G. Adams and B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister). (7.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
ITN
Channel:
ITV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 28 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Violence continues to increase, film reports show gunman firing at police on Ormeau Road, youths burning cars on the NewLodge Road, North Belfast, and in Derry and Dungiven, Lurgan gunmen set a train on fire, comments from Seamus Scanlon of NIR.

In Dungannon an Orange hall was set alight and damaged,

The worst rioting so far was on the Garvaghy Road, twenty nine RUC men and twenty civilians injured. Film report on latest situation and report on RUC clearing residents of the road at 3 am last night. Parishioners blocked from Church, then Ronnie Flanagan's ''two evils'' comments. Alastair Graham (Parades Commission) present, John Pickering (Drumcree Minister) relived, then Orange Order has announced it's cancelling at it's Right to March parades. This week John McCrea (Orange Chief) comments.

In Newtownbutler residents were hemmed in to let an Orange Parade past, RUC moved residents off road but on return route Rev. Roy Magee persuaded them to return by different route.

In West Belfast, five thousand people took part in a rally to protest at the RUC decision at Drumcree. Film report with G. Adams comments attacking Tony Blair.

In Derry's Bogside a sixteen year old boy is seriously hurt, a rally took place by Bogside Residents Group, D. Trimble (UUP Leader/Orangeman) comments and J. Hume (SDLP) and B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) views, Alliance leader called march political triumphantism with nothing to do with God.

(10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 6th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 46 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
It's twenty-four hours since Drumcree parade, over night Nationalist areas erupted in tense situation. Film reports, forty-six RUC, thirty-four civilians injured, other statistics given. In Belfast a fourteen year old Catholic boy hit with a plastic bullet, and a fourteen year old Protestant boy shot and wounded by a Republican gunman. Film report of burning cars in Ardoyne and of INLA gunmen firing at British troops. Relative of boy hit by plastic bullet, Gary Lawlor (14) gives statement on his injuries. Report on shooting of boy by Republicans at peace line, his relatives comment, then Joe Coggle (Independent Cllr) views, then film from lower Ormeau Road where Protestant businesses were attacked. Film of New Barnsley and Ardoyne trouble. Cara hijacked in West Belfast. In North Belfast, on the Whitewell Road, a seventy two year old Roman Catholic women's home was attacked by a Loyalist mob. Film report with her daughter's comments.

In Coalisland an RUC woman was shot in the face as she sat in her car.

Meanwhile a prayer service on Antrim Road was poorly attended. David Jardine views.

Latest hijacking in Belfast reported, also overnight rioting in Downpatrick RUC recover a gun. Some of worst rioting was in Derry. The Orange Order paraded there, then Bogside erupted, in City Centre, vans, cars and buildings set on fire. Film report with Paul Leighton (Supt.) comments, then G. Campbell (DUP) views followed by M. McLaughlin (SF) views.

An Orange Hall, near Newtownhamilton set on fire. S. Mallon (SDLP, MP) blames the RUC for trouble in Armagh. Film report includes Protestant teenager beaten because he had an accordion in his car, interview. Armagh businesses damaged, shots fired at the RUC, then Pat Brannigan (Mayor of Armagh) and Sean Brady's (Archbishop) comments.

Next a report from Newry, more hijackings and burning buildings including Benefits office destroyed. Jack Kennedy (Fire Officer) views. Buttercrance Centre looted, Hugh McCabe (Jeweller) comments. Gary Jones (Newry Resident Group) blames Mo Mowlam for all the trouble. Charlie Smyth (Newry Council Chairman) commetns, then Terry McComishan, the benefits offices arrangements. Latest update on current transport problems, many buses withdrawn, Tony Blair (Prime Minister) says Government will continue search for peace, he phoned B. Ahern. Film report with interview, then B. Ahern comments, then Mo Mowlam interview, she understands Nationalist anger, but wants violence ended, she will begin talks with both sides about Saturday's Orange march on the Ormeau Road, she answers questions on rebuilding Nationalist trust. Stormont talks to resume tomorrow. Mowlam then met business leaders. Next report on Unionist views. Bob McCartney (UKUP) discusses his solution but he thinks the Government will ban the parade. I. Paisley says the same in interview, then J. Donaldson (UUP/Orangeman) gives his views, then G. Adams (SF) appeals for calm. Next profile of Saturday's Orange Parade on the Ormeau Road. Last year, the RUC forced it through, reports on rumours of Orange demonstrations switched to Ormeau Park. Noel Ligget (Orangeman) comments, then G. Rice (LORAG) is unhappy to meet Mo Mowlam, he explains why, then Noel Ligget again.

In Courts, Belfast man, Kevin McAlorum gets sixteen years for possession of a firearm in Lurgan. (Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
28 mins 16 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Further coverage of last thirty-six hours violence, statistics given, five hundred and forty-eight attacks on RUC and Army, one thousand plastic bullets fired, forty-one arrests, forty-six RUC injured, fifty-seven civilians injured. Mo Mowlam to meet Orange Order at Stormont, Blair appeals for calm. Mowlamn wants Orange understanding but George Patton comments give little away on their stance. Mowlam calls Drumcree decision least worst option. On Ormeau Road, Orangemen saty they want to March, residents say they will protest. Film report with R. Flanagan comments, then A. Attwood is critical of Flanagan, then D. Ervine (PUP) says Loyalist Paramilitaries would have reacted if Drumcree was banned. Noel Ligget and G. Rice comment on Ormeau Road parade this Saturday. S. Mallon (SDLP, MP) interview on the Drumcree situation, he says Northern Nationalists are second class citizens, no faith in the process of law. (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 7th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 9 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film report from Loyalist Woodvale area were armed men from the UVF and UFF mounted an armed patrol, to defend their area, the CLMC statement claims with Frank McCoubrey (UDP, Cllr) and D. Ervine (PUP) interviews, then reaction from G. Adams (SF).

Overnight a UDA man Brian Morton died in Dunmurray as his pipe bomb exploded. Film report on overnight violence with statistics so far given, violence in Dungannon and Belfast where Republicans fire over the peace line wounding a Protestant man, also a Protestant pensioner's home near Ardoyne was attacked. Billy Coleman gives an interview on the petril bomb attack.

At Suffolk, the Protestant estate was attacked from Lenadoon. Film clip of burning cars.

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 32 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary) says she has to win Nationalist trust after a confidential document showed the government made a decision on the Drumcree parade two week ago, film report said consensus among key players was if no agreement a parade at Drumcree was the best outcome. Mowlam denies the document was anything but a consultation document. Reaction from John Hume he wants to meet T.Blair. Ray Burke (Irish Government) expressed his views to Mowlam at meeting. I. Paisley (DUP) says he was angry that Northern Ireland Office refered to the situation as a game, then analysis by Jim Dougal from Stormont on the document controversy with a further interview with Mowlam, she maintains she hadn't made up her mind on 20th June, she was trying to get an accomodation right to the end, but she admits she failed, then R. Flanagan (RUC Chief) made a security decision on Saturday night, then comments of Ray Burke (Irish Foreign Minister) supporting John Hume's view on Nationalist anger, he was appalled by RUC action on the Garvaghy Road. Then Jim Dougall, analysis of Mowlam's position at present and review of talks on decommissioning today in Stormont.

Next report is from lower Ormeau Road, review of last years events in film report, then quote from Northern Ireland Office document on John Seale's gameplan remark. G. Rice (LORAG) wants to know the Northern Ireland Office's gameplan for them. Then Denis Watson (Orange Order) says they thought Drumcree would be blocked. Mowlam says she will try to get accommodation on Ormeau Parade, if she can't, it's over to Ronnie Flanagan again.

Meanwhile in Derry, businesses are concerned about unrest, Tanya Gallagher (Cross-community group for peace and reconciliation Spokeswoman) gives her views on the Orange Order and Bogside Residents Group and can they ease tensions, but Doncha MacNelis (BRG) wants Orange Order not to parade in Derry on 12th, William Hay (DUP) gives the Orders reply. List of Statistics on violence over last few days given. Next report on last night, an RUC man wounded in Portadown, riots in Belfast and Derry. Film interview with Billy Colman on a petrol bomb attack on his home, then from Kent Street, Maureen Love (71) home was attacked by Loyalists, she comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 8th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
18 mins 23 secs
DVD Number:
D02250
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then in Westminster Tony Blair (PM) supported mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary) on the Drumcree decision. Film report on his words came in answer to a John Hume question but Denis Canavan (Labour) was unhappy while Andrew Mackay (Tory MP) supported the Government position, Ed McGrady (SDLP, MP) attacked Mo Mowlam, she responds, outside D. Trimble (UUP) praised the Government decision, I. Paisley (DUP Leader) said violent elements now control Nationalists, then John Allardyce's (Alliance) was worried Tony Blair would walk away from N. Ireland's problems.

Meanwhile a landmine has been abandoned near Dungannon by the PIRA. Film report includes another suspect bomb in the centre of Dungannon. Overnight violence wasn’t as bad as previous nights. Film report from Belfast were three men arrested.

Shots fired in Strabane, rifle found in the Short Strand, overall some noramlity seemd to be returning to Nationalist areas.

Meanwhile the UDA has said the Dunmurray man, Brian Mortan killed by his own bomb on Monday was in the UDA and UFF. Film report from Ormeau Road store of Graham Strong, which was attacked with his comments and then of Bishop Patrick Walsh.

The Orange Order has threatened to bring the whole Orange Order to Ormeau Park if it's Ormeau Parade is banned. Film report with Gerard Rice's (LORAG) interview. Alban Maginnis (Belfast Lord Mayor) and Jim Rodgers (Deputy Mayor) offer to mediate in the impasse. Film report with both men's comments.

In Derry, the Bogside Residents Group (BRG) has called for a massive turnout of Nationalists to stop Saturday's Orange demonstration in Derry City. Film report with Doncha MacNelis interview, then reply from Doughie Caldwell (Orange Order).

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 9th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
16 mins
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Road to Drumcree
Description:
The Orange Order parade at Drumcree / Garvaghy Road in Portadown. This documentary profiles events leading up to the Drumcree parade this year with film clips and interviews with the main players and others.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
51 mins 50 secs
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief) held parade talks with the Orange Order at their Belfast HQ, but has refused to reveal his decision for the Lower Ormeau on Saturday. Film report on residents plans with comment from John Gormley (LORAG) on their views, then Gerard Rice's views. At Orange Lodge, Noel Ligget comments for Orange men, then Pauline Gilmore (Right to March). Then film report from Orange Headquarters meeting, Jim Molyneaux refuses to comment.

In Newry there's security alert at Newry RUC station while Unionist Party Headquarters and Fred Cobain (UUP,Cllr) received a hoax letter bomb in the post.

Back on the Ormeau Road, the North of Ireland Rugby and Cricket Club has been damaged in an arson attack. Film report with Noel Kincaid's (chairman) comments, and John Gormley (LORAG) comments. Also in Belfast a fire at Carnmoney Church of Ireland caused only slight damage. (Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 10th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Orangemen cancel or re-route four of tomorrows parades in an historic move. Film report on parades decision but Orange leaders want Unionists to withdraw from the Forum Talks Process until government deals with "Roman Catholic Republicism and the oppression of British people in Ulster". I. Paisley (DUP) welcomed the statement, he explains his position in interview, but he says a pull out will let IRA into the talks, B. McCartney (UKUP, Leader) views that he will withdraw only if UUP withdraws, their leader, David Trimble will consider the matter. D. Ervine (PUP) says his (MISSING OFF PAGE) Rev. Victor Ryan (Orange Chaplain) says ''Whats the point in talking to the enemies of N. Ireland', then Ken Reid (Political Editor) gives an analysis of the Orange leaders call and the pressure on Unionists to pull out and the effects of a pull out on the current process. Next a film report on the orders re-route or cancellation decision, from the Ormeau, Noel Ligget comments and went right to walk guaranteed at St Malachy's Roman Catholic Church, mass goers welcome the decision, film clip of UTV at 12 am last night on announcements. Derry Parade switched to Limavady, Ormeau cancelled, re-routing in Armagh and Newry, J. Donaldson (Assistant Grandmaster) explains the decisions, on lower Ormeau, John Gormley comments, Paisley says it's a sign of weakness. Joel Patton (Spirit of Drumcree) calls it weak leadership). The Government calls the Orange moves momentous. G. Adams (SF) calls it a door being opened, he appeals for dialogue for progress. Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Security Minister) praises Orange decision and tells the IRA he wants another ceasefire, then Joe English (UDP) asks for Nationalist reciprocation, then D.Ervine (PUP) praises Orange vision. Meanwhile in Newtownbutler a deal between residents and Orangemen over tomorrow's Orange Parade has been brokered by the Parades Commission. Film report with Kevin Lawrenceson (Resident) statement, then views of local residents. Last night in Lisnaskea, however five businesses owned by Orangemen were targeted in attacks. Fergus McQuillan (SDLP, Cllr) comments on the Newtownbutler deal. In Derry, the Orange Order says it moved it's parade to Limavady to avoid bloodshed and violence not because of BRG protesters, Dougie Caldwell explains the orders point of view, then Mitchel McLaughlin (SF) gives their reaction, then John Hume (SDLP). Meanwhile in Waterside, an Orange Hall was petrol bombed, but Dougie Caldwell insists Orangemen haven't given up their right to march, then D. McNeilis (BRG) comments on Orange move and cancels their protest. Ordinary Derry people give their reactions, then Bishop S. Hegarty views.

In Armagh the decision not to march was welcomed by Barry McKee (Resident spokesman) from the Shambles area. Last year, £3,000,000 of damage was caused in one night, the Mayor, Pat Brannigan (SDLP, Cllr) says he feared guns would be used this year, the Church primates Robin Eames and Sean Brady welcomed the Orange Orders move. Then in the studio, John McCrea (Senior Orangemen) gives an iterview on the reason behind their decisions, he denies any splits between different areas on the decision, he blames IRA/SF for recent trouble.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 11th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
28 mins 30 secs
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
As the 12th of July marches pass off peacefully, Tony Blair (PM) has praised the Order for not marching contentious routes. R. Saulter calls for Orange Unity. Film report from Belfast 12th with Saulters speech, he was heckled.

In Pomeroy, Orangement were prevented from a returning parade, by a Nationalist counter demonstration. Film report also in Bellaghy an Orange parade was abandoned and in Ballycastle the Independent Orange Lodge marched despite a small protest.

In Derry, Nationalists occupied the Diamond.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 12th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 7 secs
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary) hopes to get the Political process up and running again. She wants another PIRA ceasefire, however D.Trimble (UUP leader) tells here she has to get rid of those illusions. He explains his views, however John Hume (SDLP) takes the opposite view in his comments. R. Eames (Church of Ireland Archbishop) has again praised Orangemen's decision yesterday to re-route four contentious parades.

In Derry Courts, five people were charged with overnight riotous behaviour and the army are examining a suspect device. Film report.

In North Belfast residents of the Protestant White City area and the Nationalist Whitewell area are to meet to try and end sectarian attacks. Film report with Esther McGookian and Steven Whinnery eye witness accounts.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 13th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 43 secs
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The government has confirmed it is in contact with Sinn Fein, despite Blair (PM) saying there would be no contact after the killing of two RUC men in Lurgan last month. Film report with reaction from D.Trimble (UUP), then M. McLaughlin (SF) opinions, then John Burton (FG).

In Derry the RUC find a 500lb bomb explosives haul in a built up area.. Film report with Stuart Tosh (Supt.) comments, then G. Campbell (DUP) and Jim Clifford (SDLP) and M. McLaughlin (SF) views. In Newry two punishment style shootings.(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 14th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 48 secs
DVD Number:
D02260
Tape Number:
138
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A Lurgan, Roman Catholic girl, Bernadette Martin (18) was shot dead by Loyalists in her Protestant boyfriends home in Aghalee, two men arrested. Film report with comments from her father, he recalls Gordon Wilson's comments and forgives the killers, her employer Rod McCafferty comments, then Dolores Kelly's (SDLP, Cllr) reaction, then reaction from J. Donaldson (UUP, MP)

In Commons, Tony Blair (PM) has tried to defuse tension between the Government and Unionists over the renewed contacts with Sinn Fein. Film report with J. Donaldson question to Prime Minister and his reply. In the Stormont talks, the DUP and the UUP walked out of planary session. With a vote on decommissioning due on July 23rd, film report with D. Trimble's (UUP) comments, then P. Robinson (DUP) comments. B. McCartney (UKUP) says they'll leave talks if Government decommission proposals are passed. G. McMichael (UDP) won't comment on how they'll vote and S. Mallon (SDLP) is puzzled by Unionist stance, then Paul Murphy (NIO Political Development Minister) on the Government position.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 16th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 46 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
D.Trimble (UUP) has told T.Blair (PM) parallel decommissioning proposed by the government is unacceptable in it's present form. Film report with Trimble comments on the flaws as he sees them, but they won't walk out from talks, then Mo Mowlam makes no comment, then analysis of meeting from Ken Reid on what was a difficult meeting, G. O'Hara (SF) said they'd talk about decommissioning but not actually begin before any final deal.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 17th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 53 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Adams and McGuiness (Sinn Fein leaders) ask the PIRA to renew their ceasefire. Film report with analysis of comment from Ken Reid (political journalist) on the reasons behind it, the importance of government changes in London and Dublin. In a joint statement J.Hume (SDLP) and G.Adams (SF) said parities optimistic about peaceful conditions being restored. At the forum D. Trimble (UUP) repeats what he wants regarding decommissioning document. Before Sinn Fein's statement the Government held an anglo-Irish conference meeting in London. Ken Reid reports. Mo Mowlam position on decommission is holding firm, she's supported by Ray Burke's (Irish Minister)

comments. Trimble won't be getting any amendments but Mowlam still wants inclusive talks. Burke strong on their document. Trimble to meet Blair again on Monday. On the Sinn Fein ceasefire call story, P. Robinson (DUP) says IRA has got all it asked for in the studio, B. Hutchinson (PUP) is interviewed, he's not surprised as Sinn Fein under pressure all week. He explains his views, and on his pary's attitude to decommissioning.

Next news story on stabbing of women at café society in Belfast City Centre, she's Eliza Ward (18) from Short Strand. Film report with family interview and profile of the dead girl by her uncle William Ward.

In Lurgan, the funeral of Bernadette Martin at St Anthony's Church, her Protestant boyfriend Gordon Green carried the coffin, comments of Fr. R. O'Connell, Protestant clergyment attended. Lurgan's inter friendship group Wilson Freeburn organised a book of condolences and a meeting in Lurgan on Sunday, members of the public (includes Eleanor Nolan) comment.

Next in the studio, J. Donaldson (UUP) gives his reaction to the Sinn Fein call for an IRA ceasefire, he believes the government has given into the IRA demands and the ceasefire will be only tactical, the Northern Ireland majority views have been ignored he says.

In Newry, the RUC found hundreds of petrol bombs, they believe they were to have been used last week if Orangemen had marched in Newry last week. Film report.

In Belfast an RUC/Army search operation began in Ardoyne. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
23 mins 30 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of Sinn Fein leaders call for an IRA ceasefire, with Adams statement and Unionist reactions. Film report from Mark Davenport saying they wouldn't ask if they weren't sure of getting it. Pat Doherty (SF) explains the reasons behind their call, then Mo Mowlam comments. B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) welcomes the move, then P. Robinson's (DUP) hostile view, then J. Donaldson (UUP) calls it tactical, then D. Ervine (PUP) welcomes it. Ian Taylor (Tory NI, Spokesman) and Lord Holme (Liberal Democrat) are cautious, the ceasefire will create new problems for the government with Unionists. Next film report on the collapse of the last ceasefire and IRA attacks since, the change of Governments. M Mare's (Tory) comments, then Blair begins official contacts with Sinn Fein and the Mitchell principles on decommissioning move, academic on increasing escalation and pulling (MISSING). Next a film report on reaction from public in Belfast. Then coverage of B. Martin's (MISSING>>>>>>>). Next analysis from Denis Murray in Belfast and John Sergeant in (MISSING).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Fri 18th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
The PIRA has announced a renewed ceasefire beginning at 12.00am tomorrow. Film report on IRA statement, report from Belfast on lack of euphoria, and comments of local people, then views of Ken Magennis (UUP), at a press conference G.Adams calls it another chance. Then Hugh Pym (political journalist) reports on T. Blair's (PM) reaction. (1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
ITN
Channel:
ITN
Date Broadcast:
Sat 19th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 11 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of IRA statement with M.McLaughlin (SF) comments on their difficulties, then M.Durkan (SDLP) views, then Ken Magennis (UUP) is suspicious, he explains why, then P.Robinson (DUP) calls it phoney, no remorse, no permanent end of violence, it's a tactical move. He says DUP won't be involved in the process with Sinn Fein, both Loyalist parties happier. G. McMichael (UDP) views, then D. Ervine (PUP) comments.

In Dublin, B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) welcomed the annoucement. Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) delighted contacts with Sinn Fein begins tomorrow. J. Hume welcomes the news, R. Eames (Church of Ireland Archbishop) views. At a Sinn Fein Press Conference, G. Adams gives his comments - it's another chance.

In Lurgan, Trevor McKeown (36) a neighbour of B. Martin's boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Film report. (1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 19th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
D.Trimble (UUP leader) met T.Blair, and says he will vote against government decommissioning principles this Wednesday. Film report with Trimble's interviews, he says there are some possibilities, then Mo Mowlam's response. Sinn Fein was allowed into Stormont to open an office today. Film report on Gerry Kelly and Siobhan O'Hanlon's arrival with brief comments. Moments later B. McCartney (UKUP) and party walked out, he comments, then Mo Mowlam gives her response.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Mon 21st Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UUP say they want to leave the talks despite the decommissioning hurdle and despite I. Paisley saying the DUP are leaving. Film report with William Thompson (UUP, MP) views, last night the Belfast Orange leaders called for all Unionists to leave the talks. R. Saulters reads their statement, but on Radio Ulster business leader Bill Tosh (CBI) wants all to stay in the talks process, he explains, then Tom Gillen (Irish Congress Trade Union) supports him as does Neville Morrison (Hospitality Assoc.), John Dunlop (Presbyterian) also wants Unionists to remain. Meanwhile D. Ervine (PUP) respects Trimble's position as does D. Adams (UDP). In an interview Trimble says a no vote on the two Governments decommissioning plan tomorrow doesn’t mean the end of talks. Earlier in London, after meeting Tony Blair, I. Paisley (DUP Leader) says they are pulling out of the talks. Film report with interview and with Mo Mowlam comments.

Also today an Irish American Group met Sinn Fein leaders in Belfast after Bill Flynn comments for the Group on their support for the peace process.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 22nd Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 23 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont the two governments decommissioning paper was voted down by delegates. Film report includes Blair statement on decommission in the Commons, then Mo Mowlam's reaction. It's a set back but September 15th will see substantive talks begin. Paisley (DUP) comments, the Government have surrendered to the IRA, he backs Orange call to walk out. Earlier M. McLaughlin (SF) warns of consequences of failed talks. J. Allardyce's (Alliance) urges Unionists to stay in, he explains his reasons, then S. Mallon (SDLP) is disappointed in his reaction. Next an interview with Mo Mowlam at a press conference, she defends both Government's proposals, then analysis from Ken Reid (Political Editor) on the days events around the decommissioning issue.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 23rd Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 10 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Bob McCartney (UKUP leader) gets a letter bomb in the post. Film report on intercepted device, with Cedric Wilson's (UKUP) comments blaming IRA and Sinn Fein. Reaction from Adam Ingram (N.Ireland Office Minister). Meanwhile security in Belfast city centre has been reduced, but not in West Belfast. The Unionist Party has begun a consolidation progress amongst the Unionists on their attitude to the talks, R. Eames (Church of Ireland Archbishop) wants Unionism in the talks, he explains why in interview, then John Dunlop (Presbyterian Moderator) agrees to stay in talks, then Norman Teggart (Methodist Presbyterian) also wants Unionists to stay in talks, business too is to be talked about, Nigel Smyth (CBI) comments, then Colin Anderson both want them involved in talks.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 24th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 19 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
From Dublin G.Adams (SF leader) meets B.Ahern (Irish PM) and J.Hume (SDLP), afterwards J.Hume rejects idea it's a Nationalist Alliance, Adams and Ahern comments on talks situation.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Fri 25th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
1 mins 51 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Twelve Days In July
Description:
A fly on the wall documentary look at events around Drumcree and follows local Portadown Orangemen, their bands members, their families and residents from the nationalist Garvaghy Road, as they await the government and RUC decision on whether the Portadown Orangemen can walk down the Garavaghy Road. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
Channel 4
Channel:
CH4
Date Broadcast:
Sun 27th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
50 mins 52 secs
DVD Number:
D02270
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The body of a young man has been found in a waterhole just outside Clough, Co.Down. Film report it's not yet known if he was killed thre or if it's a sectarian killing. Film report with Neville McCoubrey (Det. Supt.) comments.

On the Ormeau Road, five RUC men injured during clashes between rival groups. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 27th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 9 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In courts Newcastle man is to be charged with the sectarian killing of James Morgan (16) found in in Clough yesterday, battered to death. Film report with his family's comments, he was kidnapped hitching a lift home, they believe he was killed as he was Roman Catholic. His school principal, Des Farley comments, then RUC statement, then Eamon O'Neill (SDLP, Cllr) views. The Newcastle man was Norman James Coupey (22). Meanwhile former UDR Private, Janet O'Donaghue was found strangled to death in her Armagh home on Saturday. Film report details her last movements and Neville McCoubrey (Det Supt.) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 28th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 12 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Report on funeral of James Morgan (17) in Annesborough, Co.Down, the victim of a sectarian killing with Fr Finbar Glavins sermon. Women together organise a book of condolences in Newcastle.

In London, an Irish Soldier, Ranger Parker was convicted of killing Ian Brown whom he believed was his girlfriends new boyfriend with an army issue rifle. Film report with Ian Lynch (Det. Supt.) comments on the ease he stole the weapon.

Next a film report on sectarian graffiti in East Belfast. Glynn Roberts (Alliance) calls for a clean up plan. D Ervine (PUP) gives an explanation of why people paint the curbs, report also features graffiti in West Belfast, Martin Livingston (SF, Cllr) welcomes a clean-up plan.

Apprentice Boys leaders are due to hold member meeting in Bellaghy, Dunloy and the Ormeau Road to judge feelings about feeder parades, Alastair Simpson explains his reasonings.

Next film report on the low level of ordinary crime in Northern Ireland compared to England. Paul Hamlin (RUC Crime Prevention) says it's not paramilitaries who keep crime levels low. Then Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister) comments on paramilitary assaults.

Tomorrow is twenty fifth anniversary of Claudy bomb that killed nine people. Film report looks back with old film of aftermath of three car bombs, Brendan Peoples (Eye witness) recalls 31st July 1972, then Daisy Ross recalls the victims she knew. Claudy didn’t even make major headline that day which was operation motorman in Derry and Belfast. William Houston (Claudy Development Assoc.) wants to know why it happened, the IRA denied it was responsible. The RUC believe it was PIRA, victim's daughter, Rosemary McCullough comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 30th Jul 1997
Duration: minutes
18 mins 46 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Apprentice boys talks involving the Bogside Residents Group in Derry have failed to find a solution to the problem of feeder parades in Dunloy, Bellaghy and the Lower Ormeau Road. Film report with Donncha MacNeilis (BRG) and Alastair Simpson (Apprentice Boys Chief) views, then Roy Magee's (Mediator) views, Simpson explains the feelings of feeder parade Lodges and D. MacNeilis comments on what response the BRG will make, the situation is unclear.

In Newtownbutler trouble broke out between residents and the RUC, as the RUC pushed back residents to let past a Black Perceptory parade. Comments from Kevin Lawrenceson (Resident Chairman) on future parades with Patrick McCaffery (Cllr, Chairman) criticised the RUC behaviour.

Meanwhile in Rosslea, a resident's group has offered to call off a protest if Orangemen agree to remain out of village centre. Report.

Speaking to the Business Commission, on her one hundredth day in office, Mo Mowlam spoke of her frustration about Drumcree, she said no one should be frightened by the upcoming talks. Film report repeats consent guarantee for Unionists. Outside she further comments on judging the IRA ceasefire.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 8 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The BRG has announced it will not protest during the Apprentice Boys march in Derry this weekend, as the RUC has re-routed feeder parades in Dunloy, Bellaghy and the Lower Ormeau. Film report with Alastair Simpson (Apprentice Boys Chief) comments, then Donncha MacNeilis (BRG) comments, then Martin Bradley (SDLP Cllr, Mayor of Derry) comments on hopes for direct dialogue, then M. McGuinness' (SF) statement.

(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 5th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 26 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam and G.Adams (SF) had a two and half hour meeting at Stormont. Film report on Sinn Fein delegation membership, then N.Ireland Office team. Mo Mowlam comments outside on importance of all party talks, then Adams agreed meeting was business like, he said they spoke about the ending of the Union and meantime fundamental change in Northern Ireland. Martin Ferris, an IRA gunner comments on his attendance, the UUP has said that September 15th substantive talks can't go ahead. I. Paisley (DUP) in an interview gives his reaction, then Cedric Wilson's (UKUP) views, J. Taylor (UUP) comments on September 15th talks, he doesn’t rule out meeting Sinn Fein and comments on the OIRA shooting him. D. Ervine (PUP) is heartened by the talks today, he comments on his talks with Americans, then S. Close (Alliance) views, then A. Attwood (SDLP) welcomes the talks.

The Loyalist, LVF warned Roman Catholics to stay out of Unionist areas, after Roman Catholic taxi-driver confronted in Lurgan's Parkmore estate and escapes murder bid. Film report with Dolores Kelly (SDLP, Cllr) and Fred Crowe's (UUP, Cllr) reactions, then D. Ervine (PUP) calls on LVF to desist their activities.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 14 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In London I.Paisley (DUP) had a meeting with Mo Mowlam, they gave her a document on new talks they want organised. Outside Paisley explains the DUP views on why current talks are madness and are dead in the water. Then Mo Mowlam comments with her reactions, the present process is the best we have got. Back in Northern Ireland, Ian Paisley gives a live interview in the studio, he outlines the DUP views in greater detail and his views on the IRA ceasefire.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry the Apprentice Boys parade tomorrow is set to walk unopposed for the first time in three years. Film report with Alastair Simpson's views, then R. Dallas (UUP) views. D. McNeilis is going to see the pageant before the parade. D. MacNeilis (BRG) hopes for a peaceful day but is worried about RUC's reactions. Local businessman, Declan Hasson comments and M. Bradley (SDLP, Mayor) praises accomodation. However in Newtownbutler the local Nationalists are to protest against a Royal Black Percephory (RBP) march tomorrow. Film report. The RUC haven't yet made public what action they intend to take. Film report with Kevin Lawrenceson's (Resident) views, then George Johnston (RBP) replies.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 8th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 8 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry the Apprentice Boys parade was held up by a hoax bomb in a van on the Craigavon bridge. Film report covers the earlier pageant with the comments of Alastair Graham (Parades Commission Chairman), but as the main Parade went through the City centre, Loyalist Bandmen (including a clip of UDA leader, from Ratheode, Jim Craig) scuffled with residents, Donncha MacNeillis (BRG) comments, clashes got worse later on. At Belfast's Lower Ormeau and Dunloy the re-routed Apprentice Boys Parade passed peacefully.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 9th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 36 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Newsnight
Programme Title:
Description:
The first ever television debate between Martin McGuiness (Sinn Fein; SF) and Ken Magennis (Ulster Unionist Party; UUP). M.McGuiness (SF) and Ken Magennis (UUP) conduct their first televised debate on the current situation. What about the future, is a film introduction to the debate, it previews recent events since the second IRA ceasefire last week and what is expected of Sinn Fein/IRA by the Government and Unionists, two parties, the DUP and UKUP have already walked out, Sinn Fein says decommissioning is just a Unionist delaying tactic, D. Trimble (UUP) rejects any North/South bodies, M. McLaughlin (SF) comments on transitional arrangements. Next a brief review of the Northern Ireland population breakdown and it's religious and political make-up. Ken Magennis begins by explaining why he is there to debate with M. McGuinness whom he calls the Godfather of Godfathers. M. McGuinness gives him credit for taking part in programme, he recalls trip to South Africa. Ken Magennis says he wants to find out what Martin McGuinness and Sinn Fein/IRA want, he feels it's wrong for IRA views to go unchallenged, he recalls the Cheney Walk peace talks in 1972 in which McGuinness took part and McGuinness's role. M. McGuinness rejects his allegations, they throw court appearances back and forth. M. McGuinness recalls being rejected for a job aged fifteen because he was a Roman Catholic, he then recalls Sam Devenney, Beattie/Cusack killings, and wants to look now to the future, he points Ken Magennis was in paramilitary B Specials and British Army. K. Magennis wants to know if Sinn Fein is interested in democratic politics. He proposes Unionist consent argument. M. McGuinness is also asked about the chances of IRA decommissioning, M. McGuinness replies Nationalist Community has never known democracy here, he refers to lack of consent in Stormont days. The debate the consent phase and what each side believes it means. M. McGuinness gives his views of the Origins of Northern Ireland State, K. Magennis says Northern Ireland was created in three part agreed arrangement, he addresses the Nationalist fears of being in permanent minority by refering to their 1992 responsibility Government proposals. M. McGuinness addresses K. Magennis points and his fears of IRA violence by pointing out the arms held by the Unionist community. K. Magennis highlights the psychological effects of IRA decommissioning for Unionists, he refers to killing of Patsy Gillespie, a human bomb. M.McGuinness asked would Sinn Fein sit in a Stormont Administration, he believes there is no internal settlement but everything is on the table. K. Magennis says solution must be a partitionist solution and puts emphasis on consent. Closing comments. M. McGuinness is encouraged by debate, he explains, K. Magennis is not encouraged he points out the first Ceasefire ending.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC2
Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
31 mins 2 secs
DVD Number:
D02280
Tape Number:
139
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In the Maze prison, LVF prisoners staged a rooftop protest. Film report relatives protest outside prison, seventeen INLA prisoners moved from H6 wing. POA back discrimination claims of LVF inmates, Pastor Kenny McClinton comments, then Finlay Spratt statement, then film report on last night's TV debate on newsnight (BBC2) between M. McGuinness (SF) and Ken Magennis (UUP) (see disc DO2280) G. Adams urged all Unionists to be in talks on September 15th, Mo Mowlam's reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 13th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 51 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In East Belfast a man's body was found in his flat in the Lower Newtownards area. RUC treating death as suspicious. Madeline Albright (US Secretary of State) has approved a US visa for G. Adams with no fund raising restrictions.

In the Maze, the prison authorities have shown the destruction to C and D wings of H6, done by LVF prisoners. Film report. Outside three prison officers homes attacked.

In Fermanagh, two people arrested in bomb attack inquiries.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 46 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then report from Portadown on petrol bomb attack on home of R.J.Kerr (prominent UVF Loyalist), Muriel Richardson (his partner) comments on attack believed to be work of LVF.

On Wednesday night the Loyalist pub the Golden Hind was wrecked by a thirty strong UVF gang. The Hind is regarded as an LVF pub. The LVF issue a statement. Then R. J. Kerr interview, he denies Golden Hind attack involvement. Another Loyalist, Barry Bradbury says LVF issued him a seventy two hour death threat, he gives interview. LVF statement update.

In Derry also three houses attacked in internal Loyalist disputes. Film report including shots fired at another house and more petrol bomb attacks.

At Whitehead, Co. Antrim a man escaped an arson attack. Film report on attack believed not to be sectarian.

In Courts, a Carrickfergus Youth Ian Sinclair (17) was charged with stealing an RUC man's gun and giving it to Loyalist paramilitaries.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 22nd Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 9 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary) invites Sinn Fein to attend political talks on 9 September next, she accepts validity of IRA's ceasefire. Film report with Mowlam press conference statement on what they must do now, accept the six Mitchell principles, she says it's important to get inclusive talks, Reaction from M. McGuinness (SF), he said it's golden opportunity, he tells Trimble to have courage and sit down for talks, then J. Hume (SDLP) views on this new challenge, UUP J. Donaldson says he will have great difficulty sitting down with Sinn Fein, he explains why, then DUP's Paisley and Robinson reject the Sinn Fein involvement and Mowlam's definition of consent, D. Ervine (PUP) welcomes talks but needs clarification of Mowlam's view of consent. Then Mo Mowlam comments further on the IRA ceasefire and explains her judgement call to accept it, the decommissioning issue. She also comments on allegations she fudged the consent issue. Late in the afternoon D. Trimble (UUP) gave an interview on whether he will go into the September 15th talks. He is still waiting on Government's clarification and his grassroots response. He has difficulty with unrepentant Sinn Fein, then from Derry, M. McGuinness (SF) is asked what they will be able to offer Unionists. He comments on Unionist fears and the failure of partition, he states consent is needed but not coercion. They will sign up to Mitchel principles. He believes Sinn Fein is driving force in process.

In Dublin, B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) urged Unionists not to walk away from talks in an interview. Guidelines on firing plastic bullets issued have been declassified, the army and RUC have different rules, the RUC can fire as they wish, the army soldier must be ordered to fire. Film report has views of Maggie Beirne (Commission for Administration of Justice Spokeswoman), Jim McCabe, whose wife was killed by plastic bullet fired by RUC in 1981 comments.

(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 29th Aug 1997
Duration: minutes
20 mins 17 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
G.Adams visits Washington, USA, he addresses the press corps, and predicted UUP would be there. Film report with his speech clip. (MISSING LINE) talks as does Congressman Ben Gilman, then Bruce Morrison comments on the consent argument.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film clip of Donal's calling to the bar at high courts, Belfast.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 5th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
17 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
In a film report the Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Con.) gives his assessment of the PIRA ceasefire and of the current level of violence in the Loyalist community including punishment beatings and the current tension between the LVF and UVF.

As Sinn Fein nears the end of it's US visit, the PUP/UDP have been invited to put their case to the US people by Irish American, Bill Flynn. Film report profiles Sinn Fein fund raising with comments from Martin McGuinness, then Richard Harvey a US fund raiser comments, then Bill Flynn views on his invite to PUP/UDP.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 5th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 26 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
John Hume has announced that he will not stand for Irish Presidency. Film report Fianna Fail/Fianna Gail would have accepted him as in agreed candidate, he explains his reasons for turning it down, then analysis of his decision from Ken Reid (Political Editor) and the current situation at Stormont on the September 15th talks, of the Unionists.

In Belfast's Loyalist Donegal Road, a man was wounded in the leg by RUC officers at a house. Film report with Robert Hynds interview on his son's shooting, they say the boy was stripping copper wire. The Independent Commission for Policing complaints is to oversee the inquiry.

Mary Robinson (Irish President) visited Belfast today for her last visit as President. Film report on her itinerary meeting charity groups. Then her comments at a press conference on peace process. She also met the council for Ethnic minorities, then visited cross border body in Dungannon.

In Belfast a bus containing Orange bandsmen was attacked at Clifton Street and an orange hall was set alight in Dungannon.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 49 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Today Sinn Fein signed up to the Mitchell principles on non violence at Stormont, film report from Ken Reid shows Sinn Fein entering gates, analysis of what are the six Mitchel principles. The two Governments spokesmen Ray Burke, Paul Murphy comment outside then G. Mitchell (Chairman) views. J. Hume (SDLP) urged Unionists to come to the talks table, G. Adams (SF) hinted at priority talks for Unionists. J. Allardyce (Alliance) warns Unionists it will continue even if they don't attend. J. White (UDP) led his party out as they are worried about prisoners issue and consent issue. Meanwhile the DUP rejected sitting around a table with Sinn Fein, T. Blair (Prime Minister) speaking at TUC conference has a warning for Sinn Fein, that he would hold them to Mitchel principles. The PUP/UDP have said they are disappointed with Adam Ingram's (Northern Ireland Office Minister) attitude to the prisoners issue. Film report on relatives protest and interview with J. White (UDP), then Northern Ireland Office statement and views of William Smith (PUP). Prisoners relatives says they will take protest to streets.

In the studio, G. Mitchell (Chairman) gives an interview on Sinn Fein's arrival at the talks, he understands Unionists suspicions of the IRA/SF. He hopes the UUP will come on board in talks and stick with it. He also comments on the decommissioning issue.(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins 32 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In an interview in Republican paper An Phoblacht, IRA leader has said the IRA would have problems with some of the Mitchel principles, but we are not in the talks. He listed the particular issues he had problems with like consent and decommissioning. Loyalist, D.Ervine (PUP) says Republicans seem to want to destroy talks, J. Donaldson (UUP) explains their position. I. Paisley (DUP) feels vindicated by his refusal to talk to Sinn Fein. He explains in an interview. The says if the IRA dishonours the talks, Sinn Fein is out. In the USA the Administration said there would be alarm if anyone had problems with the principles of democracy. Film report on all the Government's responses with Paul Murphy. M. McLaughlin (SF) says it has no links with the IRA and he rejects proximity talks idea.

In Dublin, B. Ahern says he expects entire Republican movement to respect Mitchell principles, then J. Hume (SDLP) gives his opinions on the matter.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 11th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 25 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (PM) comments on the links between Sinn Fein and the IRA and why they accept that if Sinn Fein signs Mitchel, it binds the IRA, on the consent issue he says it applies to the consent of the people of N.Ireland. He appeals to decent moderate Unionists to be involved in talks not outside them.

In Belfast, a stand off at the Belfast Headquarters today of the Orange Order as the Spirit of Drumcree Group, protested at the Orders Education Commission, idea of meeting the Parades Commission. Film report with Joel Patton comments.

A memorial service was held at St Peter's today for Mother Theresa, Jim Rodgers attended for Civil Hall at Belfast City Hall. Council workers began removing the floral tributes to Princess Diana
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 12th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 3 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UUP has postponed it's decision on tactics over the party talks at Stormont next week, but it wants the Unionist voice heard, it's next meeting is on 30 October. The talks team has the power to make decisions as it sees fit. P. Robinson (DUP) gives his reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 13th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 31 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
As Stormont talks begin, no Unionists were there, G.Adams (SF) optimistic. Film report D.Trimble meets G.Mitchel in hotel, then UDP and PUP leaders. British and Irish release a joint statement which Trimble liked. D. Ervine (PUP) and G. McMichael (UDP) comment on Trimble meeting they won't turn up at Stormont today, then Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office Minister) met Trimble to discuss their joint statement, then Trimble said he would attend talks as soon as possible after Mitchell meeting on procedures. Then report from Stormont from Ken Reid. Film report Adams and Sinn Fein arriving with his comments it's the beginning of end of conflict on the island, then G.Mitchell was hopeful, then Paul Murphy's on consent issue and parallel decommissioning, then S. Mallon (SDLP) views, then Women's Coalition and Alliance party comments, followed by Ray Burke (Irish Minister). Both the UKUP and DUP criticised the UUP. Paisley comments in interview, he's strong on decommissioning before talks, then Bob Mccartney (UKUP) says British will disengage from Northern Ireland as rubber men lead Ulster Unionists, followed by analysis of today's events by Ken Reid, especially the UUP position.

In the Maze, twenty PUP met thirty six UVF prisoners, William Smith says prisoners want Unionists at talks, as does Billy Hutchinson, D. Ervine talks about Unionist confidence to engage Sinn Fein.

At Stormont the mother of British Soldier, Steven Restorik shot dead by the IRA last February, had a brief encounter with M. McGuinness, she gives an interview on her belief talk is only way forward.

The relatives of victims of Bloody Sunday also turned up at the talks.

In the Republic, there were bomb hoaxes at Dublin airport, Dundalk and on the railway line, claimed by the LVF.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
18 mins 10 secs
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Markethill, Co.Armagh blasted with van bomb, but PIRA denies responsibility. Film report on extensive damage but no serious injuries. The LVF warns of reprisal attacks. From Stormont the political reactions profiled by Ken Reid, D. Trimble (UUP) demands Sinn Fein is thrown out of the talks. G. Kelly's (SF) gives their reaction. S. Mallon (SDLP) wants eye balling around the table.

The fringe Loyalists, the PUP and UDP met D. Trimble, they still want face to face talks, G. McMichael (UDP) comments, then D. Ervine attacked Adams comments earlier, he is still keen to begin talks. P. Robinson (DUP) wants Sinn Fein thrown out he says their stance is proved right.

Back at Markethill for ground level account of effects on the town. Local residents express their anger, then S. Mallon (SDLP), the local MP's remarks, followed by D. Kennedy's (UUP, Cllr) views, he accompanied by Trimble and Ken Magennis, they want to know which 'element' of Republicans caused it, later R. Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons) visited the town and gave his reaction, then Adam Ingram's (Northern Ireland Office Minister) response. In the studio, Alan Murray (Security Journalist) discusses which groups may have caused it, the CIRA, or PIRA or others. Is G.Adams seen as the new Michael Collins.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
12 mins 53
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At the Stormont talks, the UUP led by D.Trimble turned up with PUP and UDF, ready they said to "confront" Sinn Fein. Film report on their arrival with Trimble comments to the press, he calls Sinn Fein fascist, then D. Ervine (PUP), then G. McMichael (UDP). Ken Reid analysis of turn up. Then Mo Mowlam calls it a good news day, then Ray Burke (Irish Foreign Minister) views.

Sinn Fein's sixteen strong delegation arrived earlier, G. Adams puts events in historial perspective, then J. Hume (SDLP) views lets get down to finding lasting settlement. Outside the CBI invited Sinn Fein to it's annual lunch, this caused anger from the Unionists. Film report, Unionists pulled out, Bill Tosh (CBI) advised Unionists to attend talks, then M. McLaughlin (SF) explains why he thinks Trimble is hypocrite. At lunch speech, Mowlam praises Trimble for attending talks. In the studio, D. Trimble criticises Bill Tosh as inaccurate, he outlines his view of things. At the talks he promises the case against Sinn Fein is going to be heard, he criticises the DUP absence but won't advertise his tactics over handling Sinn Fein. He outlines what he thinks the SDLP should be doing.

Further report on Markethill bomb, the van had been stolen in Dundalk. Film report from Markethill today with a profile of the effects on the livestock market with Greer Robinson's (Manager) comments on the damage. Then effects on local schools and shops and businesses with chemist shop owner, David Bingham's comments.

(Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins
DVD Number:
D02290
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
UUP and Sinn Fein finally arrived at Stormont, film report comments of D.Trimble as he arrives to confront Sinn Fein, he also criticises Tony Blair, then G.Adams (SF) ridicules Unionist confrontation he says they scampered out of the room.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
1 mins 47 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Renegades: Holding the line
Description:
Anti-Good Friday Agreement Loyalists and Republicans examined. Dissidents in IRA bomb Markethill RUC base. This programme examines the groups opposed to the peace process. Firstly from the Nationalist community then later on the Loyalist LVF. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
29 mins 9 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Provos
Programme Title:
Part 1: Born Again
Description:
Peter Taylor's series of documentaries on PIRA examines its origins. Begins with P.Taylor recollection of Bloody Sunday, his first trip to cover Irish affairs, he emphasis the importance of trust in making the documents he gives a breakdown of who caused how many deaths. He highlights Frank Steele (MI6) and Tony Millar (IRA bomber) interviews. It begins with film clips of bomb explosions, and IRA men at a training camp. The IRA and Sinn Fein sole purpose explained, it's mandate is the past, then follows a brief history of Ireland since 1920. (... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
53 mins 29 secs
DVD Number:
D02310
Tape Number:
141
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
RTE 2 News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont the delegates voted to move the talks to substantive discussions, they all elected General John De Chastelein to oversee the decommissioning element and the governments rejected complaints from Unionists about Sinn Fein. Film report with John O'Donaghue (Irish Justice Minister) comments on this new chapter, then Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) comments, Trimble however berated Sinn Fein's vote on decommissioning, he says he has begun to break up the pan Nationalist front, then G. Adams calls decommissioning unreasonable and he will not be marginalised. Then J. Hume (SDLP) calls it historic evening, now moving to serious business.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE 2
Date Broadcast:
Wed 24th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 24 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
As developments at Stormont called historic, film report what actually was agreed fifteen months after the start. Ken Reid profiles the days events, substantive talks will be in three strands, internal Northern Ireland, between Northern Ireland and Republic and East West between Britain/Ireland. Mo Mowlam interview she thanks delegates in Dublin, B. Ahern welcomed the breakthrough, local parties put their own spin on matters, firstly D. Trimble (UUP), then J. Hume (SDLP), then G. Adams (SF).

In the studio, Ken Reid gives his analysis of the importance of today's events for Blair (Prime Minister) and Mowlam, and speculation on Blair meeting G. Adams. The UKUP and DUP say they will not rejoin the talks, comments from Bob McCartney (UKUP) who says result already agreed, then P. Robinson (DUP) called event as historic for the UUP's capitulation to the IRA, he explains his views. In the studio, D. Trimble (UUP) defends his postion in going into talks, he explains the changes in party policy and the Circumstances that decided them, he comments on the issues that will be in the agenda. Next the views of the minor parties at Stormont, G. McMichael (UDP) says progress can be made even with Sinn Fein in talks, then D. Ervine (PUP) says they 'cut a path through rhethoric'. Then Pearl Sagar (Women's Coalition) and S. Close (Alliance) views. Earlier Trimble claimed Sinn Fein has not recognised a partitonist solution. This is put to G. Adams (SF) in his interview, he says he's looking forward to ending partition. Adam's is questioned about accepting the Framework Document, then John Hume (SDLP Leader) interview, the Northern Ireland problems is also about North/South and Britain/Ireland, these relationships need sorted out, we live in a post Nationalist Europe, he says, we need thinking beyond 1992 talks. The appointment of Canadian General John DeChastelein as decommissioning body Chief is profiled, he believes he will see a weapons handover during the talks, in an interview he says he hasn't worked out a mechanism for decommissioning.

In Belfast City centre, shots were fired during the robbery of a security van, a police car stolen from a garage was used in the robbery but robbers only get £10,000.

Car found near Markets area. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 25th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
22 mins 58 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The DUP have vowed to smash the Stormont talks which they claim is a plot to destroy N.Ireland. Film report includes Paisley comments at press conference, he rejects Framework Document as the road to a United Ireland. He'll fight it to the death. Blair (Prime Minister) is to visit Stormont on Monday.

In Republic, FG, want Ray Burke to resign his foreign secretary job over allegations regarding a planning application in North Dublin. Film report on situation.

A parcel bomb was sent to the home of Lurgan Republican, Colin Duffy, it turned out to be a hoax. (Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 6 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Provos:
Programme Title:
Part 2: Second Front (1975-1984)
Description:
Peter Taylor's documentary on the PIRA.
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD Number:
D02310
Tape Number:
141
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mowlam has announced at the Labour Party Conference that the government is not renewing the powers for internment in N.Ireland, she also says they want to end job discrimination here. Film report from Ken Reid, Tony Blair praised Mowlam and asked DUP to go into talks saying talking is no treachery.

At a fringe meeting, Mowlam outlined their legal changes, Francie Molloy (SF) and B. Rogers (SDLP) give their views, then Chris McGimpsey opposes the plan. Mowlam on unemployment welcomed, Bronagh Hinds (Women's Coalition), then Ken Reid interviews Mowlam on her internment removal plans and the reasons for her decision, also questions on Fair employment changes. She also comments on possible Policing changes. She rejects Paisley allegation her goal is a United Ireland.

At Stormont, the Business Committee agreed an agenda in just three hours, UUP sat in the same room as Sinn Fein, William Smith (PUP) comments outside, strand one, two and three talks will begin on Monday. Meanwhile the Unionists outside the talks, the DUP and the UKUP held a rally in Belfast's Ulster hall. Film report with Ken Magennis (UUP) views on what he called cowardly Unionists, then Mark Durkan (SDLP) views, Bairbre DeBrun (SF) comments on the scrapping of internment legislation.

In English courts, a magistrate refused to extradite Roisin McAliskey to Germany on IRA bomb charges. Film report with her solicitor comments, protesters staged a picket at the German Embassey, Roisin's partner, Sean McCotter comments.

(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Sep 1997
Duration: minutes
12 mins 30 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Provos
Programme Title:
Part 3: The Secret War
Description:
Peter Taylor's documentary on the PIRA. Begins with introduction by Peter Taylor into the period beginning with the Hunger Strike up until beginning of peace process and the role during that time of the "spooks" here and in the USA especially the filming of an IRA arms operation by undercover FBI men with interviews with personnel involved. It deals with the SAS killing of IRA volunteers with interviews. Opening film is of a taped conversation between a British I.O. trying to recruit an IRA agent. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
51 mins
DVD Number:
D02320
Tape Number:
141
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Today Stormont talks moved to substantive matters, but first a letter bomb sent to J.Donaldson (UUP) at Lisburn was defused by the Army. Film report Donaldson is in Washington, George Morrison (Lisburn Mayor) comments.

Then report from Ken Reid at Stormont covers the first day of talks, Ray Burke (Irish Foreign Minister) has resigned his cabinet seat and his seat in the Dail. Outside, D. Ervine (PUP) views on historic talks, then G. McMichael (UDP) comments, M. McGuinness (SF) says the Union is on the table, then J. Hume (SDLP) urges DUP to return to talks, then J. Allardyce doesn't want to institutionalise Northern Ireland's division. After strand one talks Ken Magennis (UUP) says Sinn Fein didn't perform well. Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) views, then Mo Mowlam's reaction and John O'Donaghue (Irish Government).

Next film report on resignation of Ray Burke and the reasons behind his move, he got £30,000 from a builder and he sold eleven passports to a wealthy arab in 1990. Ray Burke's resignation statement and B. Ahern's comments, David Andrew's favourite to succeed Burke. Missing from Stormont today was UKUP and DUP, Bob McCartney said he was glad to be outside in interview, he called talks political killing fields for the Union.

Outspoke Alan Clarke (Tory, MP) has told the Tory Conference Fringe meeting, to deal with the IRA, Britain should kill six hundred people in a single night. Then back to Stormont for Ken Reid analysis of today's events. Brixham jail escaper Pearce McAuley has been charged with arms offences in Dublin. Film report short clip.

(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
14 mins 34 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Police Authority has issued an invite to meet Sinn Fein, it's unlikely Sinn Fein will meet them. Film report with Pat Armstrong (Chairman) interview, Dodie McGuinness (SF, Cllr) replies. P. Robinson (DUP) criticises the PA move in an interview.

In the Republic, David Andrews has been promoted to Foreign Minister. Meanwhile Trimble met Blair in London. Film report from Ken Reid with Andrews profile and B. Ahern comments on his governments problems over Burke case. (Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 54 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Unionists are angry that the US Administration has removed Sinn Fein and IRA from its list of banned fundraisers. Film report with G. Adams (SF) on US fund raising, then James Robin (US State Dept.) on the IRA case. J. Donaldson (UUP) reacts to the decision in the USA, then P. Robinson (DUP) views, then Martin Brown's (SF) reaction, Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) seems content with American Assurances. D. Ervine (PUP) says the UVF demand for transfer of prisoners including Scottish sectarian killer Jason Campbell profile and D. Ervine interview on the issue. The Newsletter and P. Robinson (DUP) criticise the move. Michael Encram (Tory) also raises concerns. D. Ervine condemns J. Campbell's murder of Celtic fan, Mark Scott, but says both families are victims.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Scotland the Donald Dewar (Scottish Secretary) has held up the transfer of Jason Campbell after reaction in Scotland. Film report with Dewar comments, M. Acram's (Former Northern Ireland Office Minister) reaction. Meanwhile D. Ervine (PUP) says they have handled the case badly, he didn't expect the furore over the case, J. Campbell isn't a political prisoner, J. White (UDP) says UFF prisoners unhappy with the transfer. The Government is playing down speculation it's edging towards an apology for Bloody Sunday. Film report with old film clips and Times Report on apology. Relative Tony Doherty, sys they want new inquiry. Mowlam comments on Bloody Sunday, then David Andrews (Irish Foreign Minister) views. But Unionists are unhappy, reaction from Ken Magennis (UUP) and G. Campbell (DUP) is very negative. Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) met B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) in Strasbourg. Film report on their first meeting, with Blair's views.

Next the case of the killing of Gareth Parker, a tennis pro, by North Belfast man, Andre Shoukri (20). Film report hears court case evidence about the fight outside the Shaftesbury Inn.

Also in courts, RIR soldier, G. Anderson killed his girlfriend, Gina Blair and two friends while mentally unstable. Film report.

Meanwhile a US trade mission arrived in Belfast.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 26 secs
DVD Number:
D02300
Tape Number:
140
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Blair shakes hands with Adams at Stormont. Film report on meeting from Ken Reid. Begins with Blair shaking Hume and Trimble hands, but no film of hand shake just Blair's comments to press that he did it, he underlined the importance of the principle of consent. The G. Adams gave his account of the meeting. Next reaction from Unionist parties, D. Trimble (UUP) felt sorry for Blair, he explains. Then D. Ervine (PUP) welcomed the progress and Blair's consent comments, then G. McMichael (UDP) thinks it premature of Blair to accept IRA ceasefire, J. Hume (SDLP) says it helps get the talks process moving along. Later in East Belfast, Unionists booed Blair at Connswaterm he was called a traitor. Film report on insults of about thirty people with some of their comments, then analysis by Ken Reid of the hand shake controversy and of Blair's achievements today and what happens next in the talks.

In the studio, Ian Paisley (DUP leader) gives his reaction to the handshake and defends his decision to stay out of Stormont talks, then further coverage of Blair's visit to Northern Ireland. In the morning he visited Seagate Factory in Derry. Film report with his comments, then J. Hume, then Cllr M. Bradley, (Derry Mayor). Then he went to Craigavon. Film report from Civic Centre, he met D. Trimble and Ken Twyble (Mayor), he then addressed the crowd on his views of a memorial for victims and his hopes for the Northern Ireland Children in the future. Afterwards B. McKenna (Independent Cllr) failed to get Blair to take a letter.

In Belfast at City Hall on the third Loyalist Ceasefire, uniformed Loyalist paramilitaries marched past both UFF/UDA. Film report on display includes news CLMC has ceased to exist. Alan Murray (Security Journalist) gives his analysis of UVF-UDA drifting apart. The in studio G. McMichael (UDP) defends yesterday's parade and explains the organisation's position on prisoner's releases, he praises Loyalist ceasefires. He rejects speculation loyalists will kill Roman Catholic's again now the CLMC has evaporated.

Next report on court case of four PIRA prisoners in England who wanted transferred to Northern Ireland. No names given.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 13th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
25 mins 8 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Provos
Programme Title:
Part 4: Endgame
Description:
Peter Taylor's documentary on the PIRA. Begins with P.Taylor's introduction. He comments on secret talks in Derry between MI5 and PIRA, and how he managed to get interviews with key players, including John Major. The opening film is an IRA mortar team displaying its mortars to a French television team, then film clip of IRA mortar attack on Downing Street. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 14th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
50 mins 55 secs
DVD Number:
D02320
Tape Number:
141
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A letter bomb sent to D.Trimble (UUP leader) in Lurgan office has been defused. Film report with Daphne Trimble interview, then Brid Rogers (SDLP) reaction.

Last night in Belfast's Andytown Road, two weapons seized, two men arrested believed to be INLA, also a bomb alert in Andytown and in Ballymoney.

In Derry, John P. Hamill (19) was abducted and released after being burnt with cigarettes.

Alastair Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) has refused to resign when called upon to do so by fourteen resident groups. Film report. Government will publish new legislation tomorrow, residents report on his May 1997 views, with G. Rice (LORAG) views, then Alastair Graham's response.

In Castlereagh, and Gough barracks and in Derry the RUC is to install cameras in the interview rooms with picture only no sound. Film report on new measures for terrorist prisoners interview.

In the Republic's presidential racce G. Adam's (SF) has gave his backing to Mary McAleese. Film report on his preferences.

Tim Daughterty (US Businessman) to create fifty jobs in West Belfast. Short report. (Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 14 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Government unveils new parades legislation to a cool reception in both communities. Body now has powers to adjudicate on contentious parades but not GAP matches. Film report from Ken Reid highlighting main points, then he interviews Mo Mowlam (Secretary of State) on their new legislation aims and it's guidelines, she rejects the idea there is no change as the Chief Constable can still change the Commission's decision on March day. The Grand Lodge of Ireland labelled it a concession to SF/IRA. J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) called it one sided and biased, Joel Patton comments for Spirit of Drumcree group. B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) said he was satisfied with the Bill, B. Rogers (SDLP) wanted clarification on some issues, then G. Rice (LORAG) responds for residents. The Parades Commission welcomed the new laws, but N, Dodds (DUP) said it was aimed at Unionist Culture. M. McLaughlin (SF) was concerned about the RUC role, then Alliance views. County Antrim Orangemen rejected the laws Keith Linward (46) a former British Soldier and securicor driver gets fifteen years for £1,000,000 robbery, the biggest so far in Northern Ireland. Film report on the Taughmonagh man's involvement, none of the money was ever recovered.(Friday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 17th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 14 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UUP withdraw from the Stormont talks after a row with the Dublin government over whether articles 2 and 3 are on the table during the talks. Film report with D. Trimble interview calls Dublin's postion horrifying, then David Andrews (Irish Foreign Affairs Minister) comments on what he saw as a disagreement on emphasis. S.Mallon (SDLP) criticised UUP's stance in comments, then M. McGuinness (SF) called on UUP to stop playacting, then Ken Reid analysis of today's difficulties.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 30 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then in Antrim, a man was shot and wounded, the victim was shot in stomach. Film report with Richard Meek (RUC Supt.) comments.

An Inquest into the SAS shooting of an INLA man, Alex Patterson (13/11/1990) has heard the soldier say he gave the victim no chance to surrender. Film report with old news clip on SAS action and report on court room evidence given.

In London, four PIRA men's trial has begun. They were alleged to be members of the same ASU as Dermot O'Neill shot dead by Police in September 1996. Film report on raids at that time.

In Belfast, former RUC man, Robert Davison (42) has been jailed on drugs charges.

(Tuesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 41 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry an armed gang kidnapped Adrian Ward (47) in the Creggan estate after holding his family overnight. Film report. Also in Derry two men were arrested with two guns.

The government is to set up a commission to recognise the victims here. Film report with Mo Mowlam comments on its broad remit. Interview with Charlie Butler whose relatives died in Shankill bomb, they want concrete help, not memorials, then views of Dave Clements (WAVE), Sir Ken Bloomfield will head the new commission. A. Maskey (SF), R. Empey (UUP), I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) and Charlie Butler again all comment. Then Sir Ken Bloomfield gives an interview on how he sees his job ahead.

Next short report on man's death in house fire in Cloughmills, Co. Antrim. Then film report from Bellaghy on the residents objections to a Royal British Legion Parade in the town because an orange accordian band is involved, views of Ivan Glendenning of British Legion, then Jim Rodgers (UUP, Cllr) views. Mo Mowlam hopes for a local accommodation in her comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
11 mins
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Bangor, Glen Greer (28) has been killed by a booby trap bomb under his car. Film report with eye-witness accounts, Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Security Minister) has said the LVF threats to Maryfield civil servants exludes them from any role in Northern Ireland's future. Film report with interview.

D. Trimble (UUP) has defended his decision to stay in talks at their annual conference in Newcastle. Film report with Trimble speech, he mentions their veto.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 25th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 6 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Belfast courts a bail hearing by John Tumelty (law graduate) of Hollywood, heard crown claims the IRA had tasked him with the job of gathering information on N.Ireland judges. Film report. Then two Scottish Guards, Jim Fisher and Mark Wright convicted of killing Peter McBride on the New Lodge Road (1992) have had their case referred to the sentence review board in October put back a year. Also the cases of Micheal Timmins and Sean Kelly convicted of involvement in the 1988 killing of two army corporals in Andytown, have been referred to the board for release on license after they have served nine years in prison.

In Derry UDA and UVF gangs fought pitched battles outside a pub in the Waterside area. Film report on Loyalist feuding. G. Campbell (DUP) comments, then David Nichol (UDP) comments, Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister) gives his view of the situation, but expulsion from the Stormont talks isn't down to him.

The Parades Commission today published a consultative document on it's plans to rule on parades decision well in advance. Film report from Ken Reid with review of Alastair Graham's plans, B. Rodgers (SDLP) reaction, then G. Rice (LORAG) views, then J. Donaldson (UUP) comments for Loyal Order. In the studio A. Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) gives an interview on his plans for handling parades difficulties includnig a code of conduct. He wants to diffuse the whole issue.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then funeral of Glen Greer in Bangor. Film report with RUC appeal for information, the locals believe he was killed by Loyalists, suspect car removed. The UUP returned to Stormont talks. John Taylor (MP) comments on Irish Nationalist expectations are too high. D. Andrews (Irish Minister) responds in interview rejecting UUP views. He also comments on articles two and three, M. McGuinness (SF) criticises the UUP negatives postion, while Mo Mowlam sasy disagreements are too be expected, then analysis from Ken Reid. The DUP has claimed a report on the RUC has been compiled with input from Sinn Fein, the Government and RUC reject this.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 28th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 57 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry a CIRA bomb was defused by the Army in a government building, the bomb contained semtex. Film report with eye witness accounts of bombers and comments of Bob Drennon (Chief Insp.) on blast incendiary device, then M. Bradley ( SDLP Mayor) views.

In Armagh the CIRA claims to have planted a 500lb bomb. Film report on alert at building site with eye witness reports. R. Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons.) gives an assessment of the current security threat from the CIRA, LVF and INLA in an interview. He warns of further attacks from CIRA. G. Campbell's (DUP) reaction is that PIRA was involved he explains his views in interview. In Belfast A. Maskey (SF, Cllr) calls attack regrettable, he wants negotiations. Les Rodgers (Police Federation Chairman) gives his reaction.

The Government has today announced major changes to it's terror laws here, internment is to be removed, and exclusion orders revoked, however this all won't happen until next year. Film report with details given to Commons by Jack Straw (Home Secretary) and Brian Mawhinney's (Tory) reaction, also comments from Clive Sorley (Labour) and D. Trimble (UUP), then in interview, Adam Ingram's (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Oct 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins 16 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
D.Ervine (PUP) says the RUC Special Branch is preventing action from being taken against N.Ireland drug dealers because of the information they supply the RUC, meanwhile the RUC Drugs Chief says sixty percent of Loyalist income comes from drugs trafficking. Film report with D. Ervine views, then Kevin Sheehy (RUC) views, D. Adams (UDP) denies the allegations, he says he would resign from party if it was true.

Fifteen arrested in the Republic in Garda drugs operation.

At Belfast City Hall, three Republicans climbed onto the roof and unfurled a prisoners support banner. Film report. At press conference, the DUP criticised Mary Mc Aleese for celebrating her victory at Eve's Presidential Election in Rostrevor. Paisley says he will toss her invite into the bin.

In Dublin, Robin Cooke (British Foreign Secretary) met David Andrews to review the Northern Ireland Peace process. Both men give interviews.

The Government announced today a £6,0000,000 visitor's centre in Downpatrick. Film report with local reactions.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 3rd Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 35 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then report on electricity cuts in Belfast due to fire at Castlereagh substation. Then from Stormont talks, G.Adams (SF) accuses the UUP of trying to destroy the talks. Film report with Adams views, then S.Mallon (SDLP) views, then D.Trimble (UUP) denies he is not serious and points an accusation at Nationalists, Mo Mowlam puts a spin on current progress. In Portadown the family of Robert Hamill kicked to death by Loyalists (April 1996) want an Independent inquiry into the RUC's behaviour, Rosemary Nelson (solicitor) comments on possible legal action, then Diane Hamill says no one in authority is helping them.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 4th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 23 secs
DVD Number:
D02330
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Song Remains the same, Ian Paisley Today
Description:
Programme on Ian Paisley (DUP). Begins with profile of Paisley's early life with still photos, then switch to October 1988 in Strasbourg when he hekled the Pope, then black and white footage of a 1960s Paisley rally, and Paisley and McCrea and film clip, interview on O'Neill, then speech in Ormeau Park. Ray Garland (journalist) recalls thinking Paisley was a prophet in the 1960s, but now he changed his mind.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
28 mins 6 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Reports claim twenty top PIRA men have resigned over the IRA's current direction, the report is said to have happened at an Army convention in Co.Donegal last month. Tom Brady (Irish Independent, Journalist) comments on the story, then Ken Magennis (UUP) comments, no official RUC comment. B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) is concerned about reports, but Bairbre DeBrun (Sinn Fein) plays down the story.

In Bellaghy, the RUC has banned a residents counter demonstration against the British Legion parade. Film report with Jim Hasson (resident) views on their position over the Legions use of an Orange Lodge related ban. Ronald Curry (British Legion Chairman) defends their position on the band and why they wont meet the residents for talks.

In Derry factory, twenty workers have been suspended for wearing poppies have been re-instated today, short film report.

In London five Women's Coalition members met Tony Blair (Prime Minister). Film report with Monica McWilliams interview.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 6th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 12 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A Sinn Fein dissident who resigned PSF in Louth has claimed more will resign. Owen Hanratty, Fra Brown, Rory Duggan and eight others resign in Louth over PSF acceptance of the Mitchel principles. Film report with Rory Duggan comments on phone, M. McLaughlin (SF) gives Sinn Fein reaction. D. Trimble (UUP) says it's possible IRA staging an operation to end it's ceasefire, thus strengthening it's bargaining position. Mo Mowlam believes the resignation are not a threat to the ceasefire.

In Northern Ireland Forum, Mo Mowlam commented on the absence of SDLP and Sinn Fein, the DUP's asked what will she do for the victims, she clashes with DUP over victims issue, she insists she feels for victims, she denies embracing Martin McGuinness just shaking his hand.

In Dublin two men arrested with twenty kilos of semtex and other finds made in Craigavon believed to be those of LVF. Film report.

This weekend is the tenth anniversary of Enniskillen bombing, a service of Remembrance will be held in Enniskillen but some relatives will protest at Sinn Fein Headquarters in Dublin. Film report with Aileen Quinton comments on their protest.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 7th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 5 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Body of Belinda Harte found in Newry, three men are being questioned.

In Co.Antrim at Ballyduff, the body of a young man was found with head injuries. Film reports.

In Bellaghy, British Legion Parade passed off peacefully. Film report with Jim Hasson (resident) comments.

Then report from Enniskillen on the tenth anniversary of the IRA bomb that killed eleven people in 1987. At Belfast City Hall, Mo Mowlam laid a wreath, history was made when city's first Roman Catholic Nationalist Lord Mayor laid a wreath and wore a poppy.

In Dublin, Mary McAleese (President) attended a commemoration service. Film report.

Rory O' Brady (Republic Sinn Fein, President) says the peace talks will strengthen British rule in Ireland. Film report on their Ard Fheis with O'Brady interview.

Patrick Steenson appeared in Dublin Court on explosive charges. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sun 9th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 38 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UDA and UVF have denied they murdered the man found yesterday, Raymond McCord Jnr (22) in Newtownabbey. Film report with profile of a UDA beating of his father also called Raymond McCord, who comments on his son's murder and criticises loyalist cowards, then Arnie McAllister (RUC, DCI) comments on their lines of inquiry including drug involvement. Frazier Agnew (Unionist) comments on paramilitary involvement.

In Newry, David Conway (27) was charged with the weekend murder of Belinda Harte (20) in Newry who was present. Film report also in court on arms possession was Kevin Winters involved in the same incident.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 10th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 21 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Dublin Mary McAleese has been sworn in as Irish President. Film report on ceremony with dignitaries named and details of her speech given, she first Irish President from Ulster, she praises the peace makers naming Gordon Wilson. Children from St Louis in Kilkeel comments, also from Armagh School and Mercy Primary School. Political reaction from S. Mallon (SDLP) and G. Adams (SF), then Robin Eames (Church of Ireland, Primate) comments, then Cardinal Cathal Daly views followed by John Allardyce's (Alliance) views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 36 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The N.Ireland committee at Westminster called Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Con.) to appear before it today. He was asked about RUC recruits being asked their religion in round about way. Film report with Flanagan answers.

An inquest into the beating to death of Minister David Templeton has heard it was probably done by the UVF as they believed he was gay. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 12th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 42 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Francie Molloy's (SF) comments that if talks fail, Republicans will go back to what they know best, has made Trimble believe the IRA will break its ceasefire. Film report from Stormont talks and film clip of his Cullyhanna speech. F. Molloy explains his remarks and G. Adams stands by Molloy, D. Trimble (UUP) gives his reaction, then D. Ervine's (PUP) views followed by P. Robinson (DUP). In the talks John Hume is optimistic about bi-lateral talks next week. Film interview.

In Lurgan Colin Duffy was arrested and assaulted by RUC men. Film report on incident.

Paratrooper, Lee Clegg, convicted of killing joy-rider Ciaran Reilly seven years ago began his appeal against conviction today. Bob Cooper (Fair Employment Commission) released their report today, saying things are improving in the employment of Roman Catholics. Bob Cooper interview highlights civil service improvements.

In North Belfast's Limestone Road area, a Roman Catholic house was attacked by a loyalist gang. Madeline McGrath (26) was injured by a brick. Film report with her account, then Fr. Sean Emerson (Local Priest) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 24 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry a house fire kills four members of McCauley family, their funeral was today. Short report.

In Portadown courts two men accused of murdering Robert Hamill (Catholic) had the charges withdrawn, last month three other men had charges withdrawn, one man remains charged. Film report names released men as Stacy Bridges (19) and Wayne Lant (18), then review of last month's releases.Diane (Hamill family spokeswoman) gives their reaction. Paul Mageean (Commission for the Administration of Justice, Spokesman) outlines what legal action the family can take next, they are concerned about the role of the RUC in the killing.

In Antrims courts, Robert Monaghan (Fireman) had a charge of murdering Gerard Tierney on February 1997 dropped. Film report.

In Lurgan and Armagh hijacking followed by charging of Colin Duffy on an assault charge. Nationalists blame RUC harassment of Colin Duffy, Fred Hall (RUC ACC) rejects this charge in an interview. Martin McGuinness (SF) gives the Sinn Fein reaction. Then today at a DUP press conference Nigel Dodds blames the IRA for the trouble, the Doleres Kelly (SDLP) gives her reaction.

A Belfast taxi-driver and former prisoner, William Doak has claimed the RUC warned him of a threat from Republicans. Film report on his claims at a DUP Press Conference with Paisley Jnr views.

It's reported that five hundred para-troopers are to leave by the weekend. Meanwhile the appeal of paratrooper, Lee Clegg has been postponed till the new year.

In Belfast court, Brendan Gallagher's (31) trial began of killing INLA leader, Dessie McCleary in a feud killing in Belfast in May 25th 1996. Film report with McCleary profile.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 19th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
11 mins 49 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A semtex bomb was diffused at the Belfast city hall offices of the PUP, the CIRA admitted the attack. Film report with Billy Hutchinson's (PUP) reaction.

Around two hundred and fifty paratroopers are being sent out of Northern Ireland within days. Film report on scale down but sixteen thousand remain comments from G. Campbell (DUP) is critical. Then J. Rodgers (UUP) reaction. Then Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office, Security Minister) explains his step. Gerry O'Hara comments for Sinn Fein, then S. Mallon for the SDLP's views.

In London, D. Trimble met B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) for talks. Film report with Ahern comments and then he answers questions on changes to articles two and three and North/South dimensions. In the studio, D. Trimble (UUP Leader) gives his views of the talks today, he sees possibilities for progress. Trimble rejects all-Ireland powers, he comments on the troop withdrawals and the City Hall bomb attack.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
13 mins 52 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont talks G.Adams (SF) has warned that Unionists tactics are threatening the talks, D.Trimble wants to move talks to subject of Sinn Fein recognising N.Ireland. Film report with Trimble comments and Adams views on the current situation. Mo Mowlam gives her views on lack of Sinn Fein/UUP talking. Meanwhile S. Mallon (SDLP) sets out it's views on cross border institutions, then analysis from Ken Reid.

In London, Paisley (DUP) met Tony Blair.

In West Belfast, two men arrested by RUC in investigation into letter bombs sent to Unionists. Film report.

Then back to Paisley interview on his Blair meeting, he told Blair he was building on shifting sands, he says Blair isn't up to date on details of framework document.

In Belfast's Donegall Street, gunmen shot and wounded an eighteen year old man, the IRA is being blamed. Film report with A. Attwood's (SDLP) reaction.

In Derry, the barriers outside the Strand Road RUC base have been removed. Film report with reaction from businessmen, the SDLP, Sinn Fein and the DUP.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
11 mins 11 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary) has announced formal standards against which the RUC will be judged. Film report with her press conference, she's after value for money, reform will be a slow process, then reaction from A. Attwood (SDLP) and M. McLaughlin (SF), then Ken Magennis (UUP) comments. Ken Reid analysis of task.

Ken Bloomfield (Victim's Commissioner) says his consultations with the public will be inclusive. Film report and interview on his remit aims.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 36 secs
DVD Number:
D02340
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Belfast bus drivers staged a lightening strike today after one of their colleagues was badly burnt in his bus by Loyalist rioters last night. Film report on violence in Shankill area, and Crumlin Road with Roger Hope (Translink Boss) comments. The UDP met the RUC on the Shankill, Frank McCoubrey (Cllr) blamed RUC searches and harassment for causing the trouble. Jim Rodgers (UUP, Cllr) condemned the violence. Next film report from drivers meeting setting out what they want management to do about their safety. Stephen Montgomery (Transport Unions) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 14 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
142
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Loyalists PUP was today under pressure at Stormont over the shooting of Jackie Mahoods (UVF dissident) at his taxi office. I.Paisley Jnr (DUP) says UVF involved. Film clip of 1994 with Mahood with Ervine, Ervine says there is no Loyalist feud just tensions, analysis of other incidents recently.

In Maghera a man was found by the roadside with gunshot wounded. Film report with RUC statement.

In Bangor, hooded men beat a man in his flat in a punishment beating and in Irvinestown a man was wounded in the hand and chest in a shooting.

In West Belfast, Danielle O' Reilly was killed in a joy-riding incident, she was in the stolen car. Film report.

In the Republic, B. Ahern played host to five of the Stormont parties, except for the Unionists. Film report with B. Ahern interview last week. He met Trimble today, G. Adams (SF) repeated his criticism of the Unionist talks stance, J. Hume cautioned patience. Brenda Callaghan (Women's Coalition) gives an interview on the Ahern meeting today and believes it was more thatn window dressing.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 28th Nov 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 42 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
David Andrews (Irish Foreign Affairs Minister) today said he wishes he could take back comments he made about cross borders bodies saying they were inappropriate. He says powers made these bodies "like a government". Film report with his press conference, he has spoke to Trimble and Loyalist parties. D. Trimble says Ahern should change him for someone sensible, Sean Neeson (Alliance) views, then G. McMichael (UDP) reaction and D. Ervine (PUP) concerns. G. Adams (SF) says Andrews outlined Government's position. Hume says it was common sense comment, then Ken Reid analysis. Mo Mowlam at a British/Irish inter-parliamentary meeting comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 1st Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
5 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair has said progress can be made at the Stormont talks before the Christmas break. Film report from Stormont, G. Mitchell has asked party leaders to make a list of crucial items to be sorted out with G. Mitchell interview, Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) has welcomed the development as has David Andrews for Irish Government. Other views from J.Hume, D. Trimble, Martin McGuinness. In Derry, a civil servant has been threatened by the CIRA. Film report with G. Campbell's (DUP) views.

The Government has announced, four hundred and fifty Republican and Loyalist prisoners will be given an extra three days leave this Christmas.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 2nd Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 6 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Provisional Peace, Will The Provisional IRA Split?
Description:
Speculation on the possibility of a split in the PIRA. With reports recently of splits in the PIRA movement, how solid is the PIRA ceasefire, with all the internal dissent, what is the truth? Who is controlling the Republican movement at the moment?
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
31 mins 1 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Robert Hamill's killing
Description:
Robert Hamill killing in Portadown by Loyalists. This is partial taping of the insight investigation into the Loyalist killing of Robert Hamill, while RUC men twenty-two feet away sat in their landrover. Eye-witnesses give their accounts of the events of that night, including shouting at the RUC men for help and banging on the jeep doors. Another witness who left the club fifteen minutes before the Hamills saw gangs of Loyalist youths gathering and he flagged down a jeep and told them he thought the youths were going to attack people leaving the club. (Partial taping). ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein two MPs have been refused again offices at Westminster. Film report, speaker Betty Boothroyd says the two MP's have to swear an oath of Allegiance, she also refused them Commons passes. Outside Adams gives his reaction to the decision. In the Commons, Tony Benn, criticised the speakers decision, she restated her views.

In the Republic, Brixham jail escaper, Pearce McAuley has been charged with the murder of Garda Det. G. McCabe during a robbery on 7th June 1996 in the Republic. Film report.

A family home in the Whitewell area was slightly damaged in a petrol bomb attack.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 3rd Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 21 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then Christopher Shields, one of six men convicted of killing Margaret Wright in a Loyalist band hall because they thought she was a Catholic has won his appeal against a murder charge but stays in jail on GBH and kidnapping charges. Film report with review of the case, two men executed by the UVF/RHC for the killing says her campaign continues.

Mary McAleese (Irish President) visited West Belfast School today. Film report, she shook hands with Gerry Adams, then visited Ardoyne, Alban Magennis (Lord Mayor) comments, she also met Maze escapers, B. McFarlane and G. Kelly and community workers from The Shankill, Peter Weir (UUP) comments on their boycott, then the President views's on the Unionist's absence.

In Annalong, a ninety year old women had her home robbed. No film report.

D Trimble (UUP, Leader) has said he's encouraged by Ahern's comments he's prepared to remove articles two and three to the Financial Times. Film report with Ahern interview, then M. McGuinness (SF) comments he wants British to end their dominance, then D. Trimble's (UUP) reaction to Ahern's comments, Mo Mowlam also welcomed Ahern's views. But I. Paisley's (DUP) reaction is suspicious.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 4th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 37 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Gerard Devlin (36) (Catholic) was shot dead by Loyalists at St Endas GAA club, in Glengormley. Film report with Sam Kinkaid (RUC, Supt) comments, Tom McKeague's (SDLP, Cllr) reaction, then profile of Mr Devlin.

The IRSP has voted against asking the INLA to call a ceasefire during the Stormont talks, but it has voted to ask the INLA not to take direct action against the talks process.

In Ballykelly a memorial has taken place on the fifteenth anniversary of the Dropping Well Bomb attack that killed eleven soldiers and six civilians. Film report on service. Mrs Dixon recalls her daughter, Ruth, then Survivor, Sgt. Peter Leek views, then Bob Cheshire (Lt. Col) remarks. Andrew Hunter (Tory MP) addressed the UKUP conference in Bangor. Film report with Bob McCartney comments.

In Armagh, an explosive device was thrown at a family home and head stones in the city cemetery vandalised. Short reports.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 5th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 42 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
B.Ahern visited the Stormont talks for the first time, he met D.Trimble (UUP) were they agreed to put the D.Andrews comments last week behind them. Trimble agreed, both men give interviews, The sister of IRA hunger striker says a new group called the Thirty Two County Soverignity Committee and she is Vice Chairwomen. Film report with Bernadette Sands. McKevitt interview criticises Sinn Fein, Dodie McGuinness (SF, Cllr) replies. An unofficial biography of G. Adams, man of war, men of peace has been launched.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 7th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 5 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At the funeral of Catholic victim Gerry Devlin at Glengormley, Bishop Patrick Walsh addressed the congregation, as did Fr John Hutton. Film report with Clergymen comments.

In Coleraine two homes were attacked by petrol bombers. The Parades Commission today met the Apprentice Boys to discuss Saturday's Lundy Day Parade, as Nationalists are planning a counter-demonstration. Film report with Alastair Simpson (Apprentice Boys) views, then A. Graham (Parades Commission), then Donncha MacNellis (BRG). (Wednesday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Spirit of Drumcree Orange men have not prevented the re-election of Robert Saulters (Orange Chief). Film report as rebel Orangemen take over House of Orange on Dublin Road, Belfast, with comments from George Patten (Orange Order), tehn Clifford Smyth (Orange Historian) comments, then George Finlay (Spirit of Drumcree). Film of scuffles at door with comment from Tom Haire (Orangeman), then Rev. Martin Smyth views as he leaves Shankill meeting, followed by Billy Hutchinson (PUP) views and David McNarry (UUP), then Joel Patten (Spirit of Drumcree) assesses his protest's success.

Tony Blair (Prime Minister) has defended his meeting tomorrow in Downing Street with G. Adams (SF) . Film report begins with Paisley comments in Westminister and Blair's reply. Northern Ireland MEP's also met Blair on the current Beef crisis. Film report with MEP's interviews after the meeting.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 10th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 21 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
N.Ireland Office has confirmed a Republican prisoner has escaped from the Maze, he is on life sentence and was dressed as a woman visitor, earlier today. (10.30pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 10th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
1 mins 20 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
G.Adams (SF) led a delegation to meet Tony Blair at Downing Street. Film report, Adams calls it a good moment in history, Rita Restorik spoke to Adams before he went in. Outside after meeting Adams addressed the press. The Unionists were angry. Ian Paisley gives his reaction, no surrender, no murderers, then Ken Magennis (UUP) views. No Sinn Fein meeting until disarmament. Mo Mowlam defends the Government's position for taking the extra step. Back in Northern Ireland shoppers in East Belfast give their reactions to the meeting, then in West Belfast the reaction was totally supportive. Then press coverage analysis, then Sam Malcolmson (disabled police officers Assoc.) gives their views.

In the studio, T. Blair (Prime Minister) answers questions on the Adams meeting from Ken Reid, he justifies the reason behind the meeting and details the views he put to the Sinn Fein delegation and his hopes for the peace process.

An arms find was made in Clones by the Garda.

Bill Clinton's (US President) christmas message to Northern Ireland offered further support to the talks. Film report.

The Thirty Two County Soverignity Committee has issued a critical comment on Adams visit. Next live from London G. Adams is interviewed by Ken Reid on the substance and significance of the meeting today as Sinn Fein sees it. The principle of consent issue is discussed.

Next film report on Maze escape by Liam Averill during relatives party at prison yesterday, profile of Averill and the method of his escape explained. Political reaction from Unionists, Reg Empey (UUP), G. McMichael (UDP), William Smith (PUP), then Finlay Spratt (Prison Officers Assoc.) gives his reaction. He wants an inquiry, then An Phoblacht comments. Government has just announced the men to do the inquiry.

In Downpatrick's Model Farm, a man has been shot in the legs in a punishment shooting. (Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 11th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
20 mins 42 secs
DVD Number:
D02350
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Broughshane, Co.Antrim a Catholic Primary School was firebombed in a sectarian attack. Film report with Dan Campbell's (Headmaster) comments, then Maria McKeown (parent), then local protestant school headmaster, Victor Russell's reaction, followed by Roger McCallum's (RUC) views.

In Lurgan the LVF shot at Loyalist, Barry Bradbury in his home. Film report with Bradbury interview profile of previous threats from LVF against him, his friend RJ Kerr was also attacked by the LVF three months ago. He has since died in a boat fire.

In East Belfast's short strand area, a man was shot in the leg in a punishment shooting. On the Ormeau Road, a hoax device at the SDLP offices was dealt with by the army.

In Belfast Courts, Glenarm man, Gregory O'Neill was acquitted of killing Kenneth Auld in a fight over an Ulster flag on a lamp post. Film report with his daughter Rowena Auld's comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 12th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
8 mins 54 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry rioting has broken out after the Apprentice Boys Lundy Day parade, between Nationalists and the RUC. Film report on today's trouble.

In Courts, East Belfast man, Thomas Ewing (22) charged with armed robbery.

In Glengormley, the RUC staged a reconstruction of last Friday's Loyalist murder of GAA official, Gerry Devlin. Film report. (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 13th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 22 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film reports on today's rioting in Derry following the Apprentice Boys Lundy Day parade, with Donncha MacNeilis (BRG) comments, then M. Durkan (SDLP) criticises RUC actions, William Hay (Apprentice Boys & DUP, Cllr) gives the Apprentice Boys reactions.

In the village of Newbuildings a gang of masked men burst into the Roman Catholic Church and smashed it up a half an hour before mass began. Fr. Aidan Mullen wa sin the church, he gives his reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 13th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 18 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Weekend trouble in Derry damage estimated at £5,000,000. Film report reviews the events, one thousand petrol bombs thrown, Doncha McNellis (BRG) says RUC began the violence by forcing Nationalists out of the city. William Hay (DUP, Cllr) and John Hume (SDLP) comments. The British Secretary of State was in Derry and said the riots were orchestrated. Leading Churchmen, James Mehaffey (Church of Ireland) and Seamus Hegarty (Roman Catholic Bishop) both appeal for a return to peace. Ian Bishop (Derry CBI Chief) and Alan McClure (Institute of Directors Spokesman) comments. In Courts ten people appeared on riotus charges. D. Trimble (UUP Leader) claimed in the Commons, the IRA organised the riots. Film report with reply from Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister).

At Stormont talks, the politicians look like they won't agree on a pre Christmas deal. D. Trimble comments, he ruled any private meeting with G.Adams. G. Adams (SF) responds it's only a matter of time till he sits down with Trimble for face to face talks. J. Hume (SDLP) is still hopeful of moving forward in the next ten weeks. D.Ervine (PUP) sees opportunities ahead.

In Westminister, Government proposals for the reorganisation/reform of the RUC have been debated, Unionists called it treachery. Film report on contents of Police Bill, remarks from Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office, Minister), outside Ken Magennis (UUP) calls legislation malicious and treacherous in interview. S. Mallon (SDLP) demands the reform go further. Then Paul Donnelly (Independent Complaints Commission) expresses his views on an Ombudsman.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
14 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Old Bailey, London, three PIRA men get a total of sixty-two years for conspiracy to bomb charges, one man Michael Phillips was acquitted. A fifth man, Dermot O'Neill was shot dead during the police raid on their flat. The convicted men are Brian McHugh, Patrick Kelly, and James Murphy. Film report profiles the Police/MI5 surveillance operation against the men and profile of Dermot O'Nellis role, this includes the police raid and the fact the room was bugged. Other explosives hauls found and John Grieve (anti-terror branch) gives his reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 11 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
England



Series Title:
Programme Title:
John Hume - A profile
Description:
A profile of John Hume, then SDLP leader. This documentary begins with black and white film of John Hume in Derry in the 1960s, with voice-overs from commentators. Olivia O'Leary then tells the audience of John Humes persuasive ways, to understand Hume she says you must understand Derry. Eamon McCann talks on Derry Nationalism and their confidence, compared to Belfast Nationalist. G.Adams agrees referring to Short Strand view of Nationalism, then Garrett Fitzgerald also accepts Humes Nationalism is akin to Southern Nationalism. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE
Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
84 mins 35 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Rev. Roy Magee has resigned from the Parades Commission. Film report with brief history of commission and it's powers with Roy Magee interview on reasons for his decision, adjudication rather than mediation is not going to help matters he says. Reaction from Adam Ingram and Alastair Graham. J. Donaldson (UUP) has asked his party to rethink it's involvement in the talks. Film report with Donaldson comments on Government's concessions to the IRA.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 19th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 29 secs
DVD Number:
D02360
Tape Number:
143
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Belfast Telegraph has claimed four out of the ten UUP MPs have formally withdrawn support for the talks process. Film report also includes PUP threat to leave talks as they say talks are biased towards Republicans. They point to Irish Government releasing nine Republican prisoners and their party not being kept up to date with events, D. Ervine (PUP) interview, then G. McMicheal (UDP) comments, then Adam Ingram (Government Minister) views on prisoners and G. Adams (SF) views. J. Donaldson (UUP) wants concessions ended to both. In the studio, Alan Murray (journalist) profiles the Loyalist discontent within the various factions.

In Cookstown, five RUC officers were hurt in a riot after an elderly couples house was attacked. Film report with Denis Haughey (SDLP) interview, then Sean Begley (SF, Cllr) statement.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
9 mins 8 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Loyalist prisoners are to reconsider their support for the peace process. Film report as Loyalists begin christmas parole today (film clip of Brighton bomber, Pat Magee leaving the Maze). Loyalist UFF prisoner (Unnamed) reads out a statementm then Gary McMichael (UDP) views. This morning Mo Mowlam met the UDP, afterwards G. McMichael outlines their position. Mo Mowlam in interview promised to think about the situation. Meanwhile Irish Foreign Affairs Minister is to meet Loyalists.

In Co. Antrim courts, Richard Hastings was charged with causing explosion in Glenarm. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 23rd Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
7 mins 33 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Early reports on the killing in the Maze H6 block of Billy Wright (Loyalist LVF leader) by INLA gunmen. Then profile of Wrights recent past.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sat 27th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
2 mins 12 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Further coverage of killing of Billy Wright (LVF leader) inside the Maze. Film report with comments of his friend Alec Kerr outside on the details of the attack. Two INLA prisoners arrested, two guns recovered. Finlay Spratt (Prison Officers Association Representative) reaction. Brian Rowan report assesses the reasons behind the killing and D. Ervine (PUP) comments. Two weeks ago a PIRA prisoner escaped, now this killing. Ken Magennis (UUP) calls for M. Mowlam to resign along with Prison's Chief. Next report on Mowlam's response at a press conference, she is embarrassed by it but won't resign. Next film review of the life of 'King Rat' and previous attempts on his life in recent years including clips of him with William McCrea (DUP, MP).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 27th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
The LVF admit killing Seamus Dillon (44) (ex-Republican prisoner) in mid-Ulster hotel. Film report with reaction from Mo Mowlam to the killing and further comments on the situation inside the Maze on recent security lapses.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins 10 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
LVF admits killing Seamus Dillon (46) at Glendrum Hotel. Three others wounded. Film report with eye-witness accounts and reaction from Ken Magennis (UUP). Brian Rowan film report speculates on Loyalist reaction to Billy Wright killing. D. Ervine's (PUP) views, Mo Mowlam appeals for calm, then, M. McGuinness (SF) views, latest situation in Maze Headquarters. In Ballymena and Portadown there were Loyalist street protests.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 35 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Government has ruled out dismissing Prison Officials. Film report on Mowlam's security meetings. B.Hutchinson (PUP) calls the current situation bleak in interview . Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office, Security Minister) announces prison inspection and new weekly searches. Alan Shannon's (Prison Service) comments on his difficulties in prisons.

In Lisburn Court, three INLA prisoners, Chris McWilliams (35), John Glennon (32) and John (MISSING) (?) were charged with killing Billy Wright.

In Derry's Bogside a suspect car has meant homes had to be evacuated. Film report on latest situation.

In Dungannon where Martyn Carolyn (14) is ill but stable, Fr. Joseph Quinn (local priest) recalls the scene and expresses community's fears. Another victim, Chris Cummins (39) is still serious.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
6 mins
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Portadown 'King Rat' Billy Wright was buried in a paramilitary style funeral, shops told to close by LVF. Film report includes local CBI man, Jim McCammick (Cllr) on close leaflet. Then funeral at his home following Free Presbyterian Service, press hustled away. The Wright family have called for a full Independent Inquiry into his death and for Mowlam to resign. LVF release photos of their show of strength salute.

Meanwhile in Coalisland, the funeral of Seamus Dillon killed by the LVF were told by Fr. Seamus Rice that he died saving other people's lives. Film report. M. McGuinness and Bernie Devlin (SF) attended.

Senior UUP members have called for Mowlam to resign. Trimble met R. Flanagan (RUC Chief) today and gave an interview afterwards, calling on Loyalists not to be manipulated by Republicans. He also calls on prison policy makers to resign. J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) also calls for sackings, as does Ken Magennis calling for Mowlam to resign.

G. Adams (SF President) has claimed £10,000 after being held at an RUC roadblock on the Ormeau Road in July 1996. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
10 mins 40 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam has met Trimble (UUP leader). Film report with Trimble interview onhis meeting afterwards he says he didn’t get satisfactory reaction. Mowlam statement says she will consider their comments over the coming days.

The IRSP have expressed fears for the safety of the three INLA prisoner in the Maze charged with killing B. Wright.

In Magaberry, prison an inmate, Robert Bradshaw was found hanged in his cell.

James Currie (UUP Mayor, Ballymena) gets MBC in New Years honours list. Film report on other Northern Ireland recipients, in farming, health service, music and politics.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 31st Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
4 mins 33 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Reports coming in of shooting at pub on Cliftonville Road, North Belfast, five people injured. Then revive of today's meeting between D.Trimble (UUP) and Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary), with Trimble interview expressing his disappointment at Mowlam. (late)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Wed 31st Dec 1997
Duration: minutes
3 mins 4 secs
DVD Number:
D02370
Tape Number:
144
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland



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