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Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Wright to the end
Description:
The killing of Billy Wright, UVF leader, in the Maze Prison. This documentary profiles the politics and life of Billy Wright (LVF leader) shot dead inside the Maze prison by the INLA. It begins with a film clip of Wright in his home town of Portadown attending a rally of supporters, he is cheered as he walks to platform, with his voice over declaring his and Unionist nations right to defend itself. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
26 mins 30 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
161A
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
201



Series Title:
Programme Title:
War And Peace In Ireland:
Description:
History of Ireland since 1920s with a Republican perspective made for French TV. (In English.)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
not broadcast
Channel:
Independent
Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
90 mins
DVD No.
Tape No.
224
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
228



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
The RUC say mainstream Loyalists were behind the pub attack in North Belfast last night. Film report, one man dead and five injured, with Ronnie Flanagan's (RUC) comments, then Billy Hutchinson (PUP) views, then A. McGuinness (SDLP) views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 41 secs
DVD No.
D02370
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3467



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of Loyalist gun attack on Clifton Tavern, killing one man and injuring five, with eye-witness accounts. Dead man named as Edward Trainor (35) (Catholic). R. Flanagan (RUC) comments on attack and possible culprits, then B. Hutchinson (PUP) views.

Sinn Fein are blaming Loyalists for a gun attack on a Roman Catholic family in the Whitewell Road also last night. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 1st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 48 secs
DVD No.
D02370
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3468



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam and Tony Blair have held emergency meetings with local party leaders, UDP and PUP issue crisis warnings. Film report from Ken Reid on Loyalist meeting with comment from D. Ervine (PUP), then G. McMichael (UDP) views over the weekend, UFF/UVF prisoners withdrew their support for the peace process. Next as Trimble met Blair in London, Paisley (DUP) at Stormont alleges collusion in killing of B. Wright, Bob McCartney (UKUP) comments on what he told Mowlam, then John Hume (SDLP) wants dialogue to continue in the process. The Alliance views, they want Blair to make input, then Woman's Coalition views. In the studio, Ken Reid gives his assessment of the current crisis and today's meetings. Meanwhile Sam Hutchinson (Presbyterian Moderator) has called for Northern Ireland's majority to make sure it's voice is heard before the promised referendum in May. Film report and interview.

In Belfast, the funeral of Edward Trainor (Roman Catholic) at the Somerton Road Church heard comments from Bishop Patrick Walsh on squabbling politicians, then Fr. Sean Emerson comments. The LVF claimed the New Years eve killing.

In the Republic, the Garda have arrested former Maze prisoners B. McFarlane in connection with the 1983 Don Tidey kidnapping and the killing of a Garda and Irish army soldier.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 5th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 56 secs
DVD No.
D02370
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3469



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In the Maze the UFF prisoners met the UDP, but refused to change their objection to staying in the peace process. Film report. UDP want to meet Mowlam again. John White (UDP) comments outside the Maze, then Gary McMichael on his concerns about Loyalist ceasefire. Meanwhile a UUP delegation met with UVF and UFF prisoners in the Maze, John Taylor comments on his concern, the Government was making concessions to Republicans. Earlier Trimble met Mowlam at Stormont, then also Sinn Fein delegation G. Adams comments on the reality of the current situation, Loyalist killings and the Orange Card being played, then Trimble comments after his meeting on confidence building measures, then Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office Minister) gives Government's views, then Mo Mowlam gives an interview to Ken Reid on the current crisis and what she can do to move the process forward, with confidence building measures for prisoners. Mowlam's comments she represents both Northern Ireland prisoner futures is going to be part of negotiated solution. Jim Roberts (FAIT) wants no concessions to prisoners until beatings stop. Next B. Hutchinson (PUP) is interviewed no the position of the UVF/RHC prisoners at this time, he comments on the stance of the two governments in talks.

In Republic, Garda are still questioning Bik McFarlane (47) about the Tidey kidnap in 1983. Film report with profile of the case and of B. McFarlane's career in the IRA.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 6th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
15 mins 51 secs
DVD No.
D02370
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3470



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam has decided to address Loyalist prisoners in the Maze this week. Film report. Film report, her decision comes after UDP meet Mowlam with G. McMichael (UDP) comments, then Mo Mowlam explains her decision to go to the Maze, and what she'll tell them. Meanwhile the PUP has met David Andrews (Irish Foreign Affairs Minister) Film report with D. Ervine's (PUP) comments, then Billy Hutchinson says he still against going to Monday's talks. D. Andrews comments and he will be in touch with Mo Mowlam, he furth commented later in a visit to West Belfast, where he met M. McGuinness (SF) , he gave his opinions of the process.

In Banbridge, the army defused a 500lb car bomb. Film report with Joan Baird ( UUP Cllr) reaction and Mel Byrne (SDLP, Cllr) comments. Profile of 1991 blast. D. Trimble (UUP) blames Republicans and wants increased security, then M. McGuinnes (SF) comments some Unionists would be happy if it had exploded.

In Republic, B. McFarlane charged with kidnapping. Don Tidey film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 7th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 27 secs
DVD No.
D02370
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3471



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
UFF prisoners prepare to meet Mowlam, cameras allowed into the Maze and to talk to high profile Loyalists, including M.Stone, S.McCrory, Bobby Philpott, J.Adair, Martin Mogg (Maze Governor) gives an interview on Mowlam's visit which he supports. G. Wilson (IRA O.C.) comments on their chances of meeting Mowlam. Meanwhile outside political reactions vary. Brendan Bradley supports her, he lost three family members, William Ross (UUP), I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) critical, also C. Wilson (UKUP) and S. Close (Alliance). M. Brown (SF) and A. Attwood (SDLP) support her move.

In the Republic, four men arrested with explosives at Howth, believed to be dissident Republicans.

Four Shankill men arrested about Clifton Tavern shooting.

D. Andrews (Irish Minister) has indicated he will make heritage site of Boyne area. R. Eames welcomes the move.

Back to the Maze for raging interview with M. Stone (UFF) and M.Mogg (Maze Governor) on the prison's security, with Loyalist/Republican inmates commetns, The reporter also shows inside the cell of J. Adair.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 8th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
17 mins
DVD No.
D02370
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3472



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
After Mo Mowlam's historic meeting with convicted Loyalist terrorists, the UFF has decided it will be involved in the peace process talks. Film report on days events beginning with G.McMichael (UDP) announcement, then inside the Maze, Mowlam addresses the press on her talks contents. The PUP won't decide their position until Monday. Then Denis Murray interviews Mowlam on her message for the prisoners, she apologises to victim's families if they found her visit offensive. Next in Belfast City Centre, give their views of her visit, then in the studio, David Adams (UDP) and John Allardyce's (Alliance) debate the pros and cons of today's Maze talks.

Ted Kennedy (US Senator) visited Derry today to deliver a Tip O' Neill lecture. Film report with clip of his speech, also speaking was mother of S. Restorik, the last British Soldier killed. Kennedy visited Bloody Sunday memorial, then the Church of Ireland Cathedral and he also spoke with Protestant community groups, G. Campbell (DUP) gives his views on the meeting.

Three British Soldiers from the Scottish Regiment, the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders died when their landrover crashed with a lorry while on patrol. Film report with eye-witness accounts of the scene, soldiers named as Cpl. Stewart Marsha (30), Private Steven Crow (21) and Private William Brown (20). Their C.O., Sandy Wade (Lt. Col.) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 9th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins 53 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3473



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Belfast, last night the LVF shot dead a night-club doorman Terry Enwright (28) (Catholic) who was related to G.Adams by marriage. Film report with political reactions from G. Adams, in a bizarre twist the owners of the nightclub are related to D. Ervine (PUP).

The PUP has decided it will rejoin the Stormont talks. The two Prime Minister have spoken about tomorrow's meetin in Stormont. Film report with D. Ervine's (PUP) comments on his party's decision, Billy Hutchinson comments on voting against the Executive view. Then Tony Blair (Prime Minister) gives an interview on his frustrations as agreement he believes is closer.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sun 11th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3474



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont the British and Irish governments present the parties with a new blue print paper. Film report on joint proposals with details explained and David Andrews (Irish Minister) and Mo Mowlam's (N.Ireland Secretary) press conference comments on their "road map". Both Governments happy with response, the UUP, D. Trimble comments he's happy it replaced the framework document, then John Hume (SDLP) called it a welcome beginning. Sinn Fein said it would oppose dilution of the framework document. G. McMichael (UDP) says much still to do, then David Davin-Power (RTE Editor) gives his analysis of today's events and the parties reactions.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Mon 12th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3475



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Are the LVF and the UFF Working Together?
Description:
Speculation on the links between the LVF and the UFF especially in Belfast. This programme looks at the Loyalist killings of Catholics since the INLA shot dead Billy Wright (LVF leader) in the Maze last December, it examines the theory that mainstream Loyalists in the UFF have carried out killings and let the LVF claim them.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 13th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
29 mins 17 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
202



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
George Mitchel (talks chairman) has said there is reason for hope agreement can be reached at the Stormont talks, but Sinn Fein says it won't sign up to any deal involving partition. Film report from Ken Reid on today's talks with Mitchel comments, then M. McLaughlin (SF), then D. Trimble (UUP) wants detailed briefing given on North-South bodies. S. Mallon (SDLP) wants parties to get down to serious business, then live from Stormont Ken Reid summarises todays mood and the Government's position, he believes Sinn Fein has problems with document yesterday. In the studio P. Robinson (DUP) explains why they are against the Stormont process and yesterday's Government blueprint for progress, he believes Sinn Fein is only pretending to be unhappy, DUP will stick to it's mandate. Next a film report on the Belfast Telegraph opinion poll on North-South bodies with Ed Curran (Papers Editor) saying there is broad support but Protesants don't want it to have powers. Then John Stirling (CBI) explains their plans for discussion lunches with the Stormont parties. Then Mark West (Protestant Community Worker, Highfield) supports blueprint but Jim Deery (New Lodge Road) is less optimistic.

In the Republic, leading Republican, Brendan McFarlane has been released on bail on charges relating to the Dan Tidey kidnap in 1983.

Meanwhile in London the trial has begun of two men charged with causing the Canary Wharf bomb blast. Film report. Men named as Patrick McKinley (34) from Newry and James McArdle (29) from Crossmaglen. Film report.

In Belfast courts, eight men accused of a 1,000,000 cigarettes robbery walked free as case against them collapsed. Film report, men named as Chris Moran, Seamus Hawkins, Bernard McIlKearney, Michael Russell, Martin Devlin, Kevin McCafferty and two unnamed Dubliners. The men has been on remand in a Republican wing in prison and Moran was out on license from explosives sentence. The trials failure cost 2,000,000 to taxpayers.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 13th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
15 mins 38 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3476



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Belfast the funeral of Terry Enwright, film report on his killing and church service at Holy Trinity, GAA guard of honour. Alban Maginnis (Belfast Lord Mayor) presnt, Fr. Matt Wallace (local priest) comments on his cross community work, sound clips of young people, tributes at his service, the Bishop Patrick Walsh's sermon.

In Europe, the EEC has partially lifted it's ban on Northern Irish beef following the BSE scare in Britain twenty two months ago. Franz Fischler (EEC Comm.) interview in film report.

In Belfast, an undercover female soldier shot and wounded an RUC man at Carlisle Circus. Film report on the security mix-up, what happened is unclear. Eye-witness describes what he saw. Reaction from A. Maskey (SF, Cllr) and Ken Magennis (UUP).

In the Whitewell area both Nationalist and Unionist politicians have criticised the RUC handling of sectarian clashes last night. Film report using amateur video and accounts of White City resident, Margaret Craig. Then Whitewell resident, John Reilly who alleges he was beaten by the RUC, Then Martin Morgan (SDLP) also alleges the RUC beat him. David Matchett (RUC Supt.) denies allegations. Nigel Dodds (DUP, Cllr) also criticises the RUC and wants a peace wall built.

In Commons, Eddie McGrady (SDLP, MP) raised both the incidents. Film report of his question and Adam Ingram ((Northern Ireland Office Minister) reply. Also in the Commons, P. Robinson (DUP, MP) claimed the recent bomb defused in Bannbridge was linked to the PIRA and that Loyalists guns used in recent Belfast's killings. Film report includes Bob McCartney (UKUP, MP) comments and Mo Mowlam's (Northern Ireland Secretary) reply. Outside D.Trimble comments on North South bodies, then S. Mallon (SDLP, MP) views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 14th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
16 mins 25 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3477



Series Title:
Dispatches: Sectarianism and Bigotry Within the RUC
Programme Title:
Dispatches: Sectarianism and Bigotry Within the RUC
Description:
Sectarinaism within the police force. This force is not with you: This programme claims to expose bigotry and sectarianism within the ranks of the RUC, while accepting they are a force under fire, it asks is the RUC part of N.Ireland problem, and presents verbal evidence of the anti-Catholic and Nationalist feelings of some its men. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Channel 4
Channel:
CH4
Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
40 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
203



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In an interview Billy Wrights father David, calls for all killings to stop, he also wants an independent inquiry into his son's death in the Maze. Film report, clip of Pat O'Hagan views on B. Wright who allegedly killed his wife.

In Belfast, the RUC issue an appeal for information on Terry Enwrights killing. In London Bob McCartney (UKUP, MP) met Tony Blair. He comments after the meeting, he was critical of Mowlam's behaviour. Back home Sinn Fein staged a demonstration at RUC stations over recent Loyalist killing and the RUC failure to highlight UFF involvement, Mitchel McLaughlin (SF) repeats their unease with the two Government's documents. Eamon McCann (Journalist) gives his assessment of Sinn Fein's problems with blueprint document. Stephen Collins (Sunday Tribune) gives an opinion on what B. Ahern was doing when he accepted the blueprint document instead of the Framework document and the problems he has now with Sinn Fein's objections. See Insight: D02420
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 15th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 47 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3478



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines, then LVF admits killing Ferghal McCusker (27) (Catholic) in Maghera, Co.Derry. Film report with eye-witness, Eugene Burns account. The reaction from M. McGuinness (SF, MP) who suspects collusion between LVF and UDA, they plan to meet Tony Blair and Mo Mowlam. Former US ambassador to Britain, Ray Skyes has accused the US Government of leaking information to the IRA. He makes the claim in his memoirs and calls Jean Kennedy Smith (Current Ambassador) PR agent for Gerry Adams. Film report, he also criticises Adam's getting a US visa.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sun 18th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 25 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
144
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3479



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Dunmurray, Jim Guiney (38) (leading Loyalist) was shot dead by the INLA in his carpet shop. Film report with profile of Guiney. Fred Parkinson (former UUP, Cllr), his cousin comments on his fears of attack, then views of RUC Supt, Paul Hindley, then Davy Adams (UDP) reaction to killing, Mo Mowlam calls for no retialition, followed by views of Billy Bell (UUP, Cllr), then Mitchel McLaughlin (SF) condemns the killing.

In Maghera, George Shiels (local Cllr, UUP) condemns the murder of Fearghal McCusker. Film report on killing and LVF statement, accusations rejected by John Kelly (SF, Cllr), then Kate Langan (SDLP, Cllr), I. Paisley (DUP Leader) condemns the murder. RUC reveal some details today of a maroon car.

In London, G. Adams met Tony Blair. Film report on second visit in six weeks with Ken Reid analysis of meeting. Outside Adams says Nationalists won't be treated as second class citizens but they wouldn't be withdrawing from the talks says M. McGuinness, then live from London, Ken Reid interviews Adams on today's meeting, Adams says Government succumbed to Orange card, he says there won't be an internal settlement, his objective is to end the Union, he says Trimble isn't really involved in the talks process, the only words he got from Ken Magenniss was he wouldn't talk to murdering bastards. Meanwhile, D. Trimble (UUP) and others went to Stormont for Strand one talks, D.Ervine (PUP) comments on LVF murder at weekend. Trimble says Sinn Fein will begin to withdraw from process, but M. McLaughlin (SF) says they are staying in talks to fight their electorate. Next Paisley (DUP) has accused the UUP of weakening the Union. Film report with Paisley claims, on his position regarding Heads of Agreement of two governments document. His number two, Peter Robinson also says UUP getting sucked into an all-Ireland process.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 19th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
17 mins 11 secs
DVD No.
D02380
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3480



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Inside The Maze, Inside Story
Description:
The Billy ('King Rat') Wright killing by the INLA within the Maze Prison. This documentary looks at recent security lapses within the Maze prison, including the escape of Liam Averill and the killing of Billy Wright (LVF leader), also the IRAs H7 tunnel attempt in March 1997. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
30 mins
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
204



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Larry Brennan (51) (Catholic taxi-driver) shot dead on Ormeau Road outside his work depot. Film report with his sister Elish O'Reilly interview, Mr Brennan has a Protestant Fiancee. Then reaction from Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary), political reaction from John Hume (SDLP), then I. Paisley (DUP), Alastair McDonnell (SDLP, Cllr) comments on his friend Larry. Norman Taggart (Churchman).

In Courts LVF prisoner, Norman Coupey (27) was refused compassionate leave because of the LVF murders. Meanwhile Pastor Kenny McClinton who spoke at Billy Wright's funeral and who knew him while in the Maze, has appealed for a halt to LVF violence but says Government must defuse Loyalist anger over Wright's killing. Film report includes film of Wright's funeral. He denies knowledge of UFF/LVF collusion in killings. The WP has called for ICTU to organise anti-sectarian demonstration. At Stormont Sinn Fein demonstration over recent killings. D. Trimble (UUP) wants RUC Chief to state who is to blame, G. McMichael (UDP) says no evidence UFF involvement in Larry Brennan killing. S. Mallon (SDLP) says talk over if Loyalist thrown out, G. Adams (SF) says Loyalists are about stopping change in society, D. Ervine (PUP) comments then Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Officer Minister) wants talks to continue, B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) supports this view.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 20th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 25 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3481



Series Title:
The Madness From Within
Programme Title:
Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Irish Civil War, A Look Back
Description:
75th anniversary of the Irish Civil War. This documentary presented by Bryan Dobson is a history of Ireland's Civil War 1921-23, with comment from participants, historian, academics, on the causes and the legacy of the period to today's Ireland. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE
Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
57 mins 43 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
205



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Reports coming in of a shooting in the Village area, early reports on fatality. In Commons Adam Ingram (N.Ireland Office Secretary Minister) says there will be no Maze resignations over Wright killing. Film report on calls for Martin Mogg's resignation, from J. Donaldson in Commons, then views of Ken Magennis (UUP) on other prison service management, Adam Ingram replies. Back home, Finlay Sprat (POA) says Mogg shouldn't resign.

Meanwhile in Maghera the funeral of LVF victim Fearghal McCusker hears sermon of Bishop Seamus Hegarty on importance of peace talks. Fred Munce (Methodist Minister) comments on killing. Then Fr. S. O'Connell comments. Then comment from M. McGuinness (SF, MP) on current situation.

In Belfast the family of Jim Guiney says he was shot for being a protestant, they gather for reading of a statement calling for an end to killing.

In Commons Tony Blair gave his reaction to the latest killings, following a question on Bloody Sunday, he says he hopes to make a statement later, M. Smyth (UUP, MP) asks a further question relating to Bloody Friday. Blair replies again. Then Ken Reid gives his analysis of Government's position. Next four latest report from Belfast's Village area, where a man has been shot dead, he's not named yet.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 7 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3482



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines then coverage only of the latest murder at Utility Street in Belfast village area. Film report, dead man not named yet but he was a Catholic.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3483



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Headlines then report on village area killing of fifty-five year old Catholic. Film report man not named yet, Alex Main (local resident) gives his reaction, then Richard Darmody (Minister) comments, dead man is fourth victim in four days. (9.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Wed 21st Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 32 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3484



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Bloody Sunday
Description:
Events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972. With reports earlier in the week Tony Blair was to make a statement on Bloody Sunday soon, and the yearly anniversary approaching. This insight looks back once again at what happened that day. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
42 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
206



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Con.) today blamed the UFF for some of the recent killings. Film report with reaction and implications, includes Flanagan news conference, comments they have set up special unit to deal with LVF threat, he denies the RUC are losing control. He rejects criticism of RUC efforts against Loyalist killers, he says the IRA are not thinking of ending their ceasefire but blamed them for DAAD shooting at pub on Boucher Road. He says vacuum of talks failure will be filled with violence. At talks the UDP can be expelled after UFF involvement claimed. Film report with rules explained, but D. Adams (UDP) says he believes UFF when they tell him they're not involved. Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office Minister) comments on rules.

The South Belfast victim last night was Roman Catholic Benedict Hughes (55) he had worked there for thirty years. Film report with local resident Alex Mains reaction. Frank Hughes describes his brother, Sam Hutchinson (Presbyterian Moderator) calls for killings to end.

Next also last night in North Belfast on Roman Catholic taxi-driver survived a Loyalist shooting on the Antrim Road. Jim Deery (Community Worker) comments on atmosphere on North Belfast then B. Hutchinson (PUP) comments on right to work.

In Belvoir estate Loyalists also shot and wounded a Protestant man. Film report.

Next a report from the funeral of Roman Catholic Larry Brennan in the Markets area with comments of Bishop Pat Walsh and Fr. Michael Sheehan on current murders and the role of Politicians. Then report from Derriaghy on funeral of Jim Guiney, attended by UDP politicians, UDA wreaths on display, he was UDA commander. Next more political reaction on R. Flanagan (Chief Cons.) comments on UFF involvement in killing. This time from G. Campbell (DUP).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 7 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3485



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of funeral of Larry Brennan in the Markets area with Bishop P. Walsh sermon then Fr. M. Sheehan. Lord Mayor Alban Magennis attended.

At Derriaghy UDP members attended the funeral of UDA man Jim Guiney. Film report on INLA victims funeral cortege. BBC Journalist asks Belfast's ordinary citizens to comment on recent killings. Firstly from the Loyalist Donegal Road area. Then from the Nationalist Donegal Road residents. Then from Royal Victoria Hospital staff on the tragedies they see in their job. Pupils from Hazelwood integrated school comments. Then report from Derry. Back in West Belfast, a businessman who survived a Loyalist murder bid says he's leaving Northern Ireland. Film report on Loyalist Shooting of a protestant man in the Belvoir estate in South Belfast with eye witness account.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 9 secs
DVD No.
D02390
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3486



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Carnmoney, North Belfast, a Catholic shopkeeper has been shot and injured by Loyalist gunmen. Film report. The business is owned by a cousin of A. Maskey (SF, Cllr), eye witness reports and family friends comments including Brendan Magill and Pat McCrory. Arnie McAllister (RUC, DCI) comments, review of Ronnie Flanagan's (RUC Chief Cons) earlier comments on UFF involvement in current murders with reaction to expulsion from talks moves from G. McMichael (UDP).

Earlier today relatives of Ben Hughes (55) killed South Belfast last night, appealed for an end to the killing. Film report with Frank Hughes.

Earlier funeral of Larry Brennan in the markets area and in Dunmurray of Loyalist Jim Gueny. (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 22nd Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
145
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3487



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
In North Belfast a man has been shot in the head, the UFF in a statement says it had made a limited response to Republican aggression, the INLA killing of B.Wright, it has now called of its attacks. Comments from J. White (UDP).

Then in Derry B. Ahern leaves wreath at Bloody Sunday Memorial and meets the families victims. Ahern interview on what he expects, an independent judicial inquiry, then M. McGuinness (SF) views. Ahern also meets North West Council cross border group. Then a speech to businessmen in Belfast and a meeting with Mo Mowlam.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Fri 23rd Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 56 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3488



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Loyalist Hesketh Road area, a Loyalist gun man shot dead a Catholic digger driver. Film report with B. Hutchinson's reaction. Coverage of the UFF statement suspending jit's military response campaign with UDP's reaction, then Northern Ireland Office statement.

In Shankill, explosives found in Sydney Street.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 23rd Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3489



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UFF has denied it killed Liam Conway in Hesketh Road, in North Belfast last night and stands by its statement yesterday. Meanwhile in Belfast the funeral of murder victim Ben Hughes (55) took place. Film report with Bishop Patrick Walsh's comments on anti-catholic bitterness. Then report from Hesketh Road on killing of Liam Conway with Cecil Walkers (UUP, MP) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 24th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3490



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UFF has denied involvement in the murder of North Belfast Liam Conway (34) (Catholic). It's fifth murder this week. Film report with Fr. Kenneth Bradley's reaction, then Pastor Billy McCourt who was on the scene, last night residents barricaded across Roseleigh Street claiming it's an escape route for Loyalist gunmen. Next coverage of UFF statement ending it's limited military response with S. Mallon (SDLP) reaction.

At the funeral of Ben Hughes coverage of Bishop Walsh sermon on anti-Roman Catholic bitterness, Meanwhile Christopher McMahon (Roman Catholic) shot by loyalists at Carnmoney remains critical in hospital.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 24th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 44 secs
DVD No.
D02400
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3491



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
John McColgan (Catholic taxi-driver) shot dead in Belfast by Loyalists. Film report with comments of family friend, Sheila Rooney and then Bishop Patrick Walsh on the communities fears. Thousands attend protest rally in West Belfast. Police appeal for information on car. In Lurgan a man has survived an LVF murder bid. Meanwhile M.McGuinness (SF) has said the UFF's latest statement isn't worth the paper it's written on. Meanwhile G. McMichael (UDP) is heading to London for strand 2 all party but says it's possible the UDP could be expelled. Film report with his interview.

In Enniskillen, a bomb exploded at the River Club entertainment centre. Film report with Supt. Roy Fleming comments and local businessman, Robert Donaldson.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 25th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 16 secs
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3492



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Brief comments from M.McGuiness (SF), D.Trimble (UUP), and John Hume (SDLP) on the UDP's current position within the talks.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 25th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
1 mins 26 secs
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3493



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UDP leave the talks process before they are pushed out. Film report from Lancaster House in London, from, Ken Reid, detailing the sequence of events beginning with J.Allardyce (APNI) promising to indite the UDP. Then G. Adams (SF) wants the Government to take the initiative and criticise RUC double standards, then D. Trimble (UUP) views. Before 4pm the UDP emerged and G. McMichael informed the press of their walk out, then Mo Mowlam confirmed their suspension with comments of David Andrews (Irish Foreign Minister), then live to London for an interview with Gary McMichael (UDP) on their position on current UFF violence, which he says they are against.

In Belfast the funeral of Liam Conway (?) shot by Loyalists began at the Oldpark Road. Film report with comments of Fr. Sean Gilmore on his murder, then Bishop Anthony Farquahar comments.

Meanwhile the eleven year old son of murdered Roman Catholic taxi-driver, John McColgan has asked in an interview 'why did they kill my daddy'. The family have asked for no retaliation. The eleven year old describes his father, his sister, Mairead wrote a letter to her father, then Rosie Doran on her brother. The RUC have issued an appeal for information on a suspect.

Next a film report from the Andytown Road in Belfast to assess the local tension and people's views, a taxi-driver comments on the dangers. Michael Brown (SF, Cllr) accuses the RUC of harassment, report on LVF attempt to kill an Roman Catholic Lorry driver in Lurgan, and the bomb in Enniskillen believed to be CIRA attack.

At Belfast City Hall a book of peace has been opened. Film report on the Irish News/Newletter move with Belfast's Lord Mayor, Alban Maginnis comments, then deputy Mayor Cllr, Jim Rodgers (UUP), Tom Collins (Irish News Editor) views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 26th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3494



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Current Victims Profiles
Description:
The history of Loyalist attacks on the RUC. Spotlight looks at some of the recent people killed in the current Loyalist attacks on random Catholics and Nationalists. Beginning with Terry Enwright Jnr, his father recalls his strong, kind, sporting son, criticises fundamental psychos with nothing to offer society. ( . . . ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
29 mins 43 secs
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
207



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In North Belfast a Catholic taxi-driver survived a Loyalist gun attack because the gun jammed. Film report with interview with man who survived. Then Brendan Conway (Metro Cabs) says the RUC have warned them of attacks. The drivers are removing cab signs, as a precaution.

In West Belfast, the funeral of John McColgan. Film report with Fr. Denis McKinley comments on fearful Roman Catholics in their own land, he says killers thrive on vilification of Roman Catholic Community, nurtured by those in leadership positions. Also today, Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Primate) gives a studio interview on the feelings within the Roman Catholic community. He suggests some haven't been vocal enough in their condemnation, he also hopes the UDP can return to the talks when committed to peace. Pressure group FAIT has launched an anti-violence charter which it wants loca parties to sign up to. Film report with Glyn Roberts comments on marginalising men of violence. Background film of beatings, victims in hospital, then Sam Cushnahan (FAIT) views on charter.

In London two governments have submitted proposals to the parties at the Strand two talks. Film report with Tony Blair's (SF) call to politicians to talk to each other and a review of today's proposals. At news conference J. Donaldson (UUP) tears up the framework document. John Hume (SDLP) views then G.Adams (SF) calls on Trimble (UUP) to talk in his comments. Then live to London to Ken Reid who previews what Blair will be saying in his speech later and comment on the Unionist disquiet with the North/South dimensions and the SDLP/Sinn Fein's happiness.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 27th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3495



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary) is optimistic, last night Tony Blair called for compromise. Ken Reid reviews the days events and the possibility of Sinn Fein having face to face meetings with the PUP and the UUP. Ervine and Trimble differ in their attitudes. Liz O'Donnell (Irish Government) hinted that some contact had been made between UUP and Sinn Fein but M. McGuinness (SF) says there has been no engagement in his comments. S.Mallon (SDLP) wants progress through democracy. Both Governments are pleased as Mo Mowlam says in her interview with Ken Reid on the UDP expulsion, she says talks integrity made expulsion inevitable, she also detects signs the parties will compromise, Reg Empey denies Liz O'Donnell's comments on Sinn Fein contact, . The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has condemned the LVF threats to Roman Catholic Community workers. Film report with Quinton Oliver (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Service) comments, then Tom Gillen on ICTU rallies planning for this weekend.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 28th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3496



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Bloody Sunday Re-Inquiry
Description:
Events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972. This document examines the British governments decision to have a new inquiry into Bloody Sunday ruling the Widgery Inquiry as flawed. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
30 mins 6 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
208



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (British PM) has announced they will be setting up a new public inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday. Film report from the Guildhall in Derry were the relatives give their formal response to the Blair announcement, John Kelly reads their statement, then Ken Reid reports on Blair's statement in the Commons, Ted Heath was in the Chamber, he says other victims won't be forgotten, he announces Lord Saville will chair inquiry. Blair didn't apologise, John Hume responds, then D. Trimble (UUP) calls it opening old wounds, then Ted Heath offers assistance to inquiry. Next a film report on the legacy of Bloody Sunday with old film clips, Col. Derek Wilford views, Fr. Anthony Mulvey at the time Col. M. Tugwell views on shootings. Film of Widgery and it's faults profiled, including Heath's comments to Lord Widgery on propaganda (MISSING). Unionist, G. Campbell gives DUP reaction, then Denis Bradley comments, then M. Bradley (SDLP, Cllr) and Bishop Edward Daly from Dublin B. Ahern (Prime Minister) welcomed Tony Blair's decision and he highlights the Irish Government's pushing the issue, he praises the relatives campaign.

Next story, the LVF says it's halting it's attacks on the ordinary Roman Catholic population, Pastor Kenny McClinton who was a friend of B. Wright gives an interview on his pleading with the LVF as he sees it. The LVF said it would still attack Republicans and the Republic if it interferes in Northern Ireland affairs. Then film profile of latest UFF/ LVF murder campaign, highlighting LVF killings, Churchmen give their reactions to the LVF threats, comments from Sean Brady (Archbishop), then Sam Hutchinson (Presbyterian Moderator).

Also tomorrow one hundred taxi companies are to protest at killings, William Black (Northern Ireland Taxi Association) comments, then A. Maskey (SF, Cllr) dismisses the LVF statement and B. Hutchinson (PUP) gives their reactions, update on peace book signings and tomorrow's peace rally by ICTU. In London, Ken Reid interviews I. Paisley (DUP) on his reaction to Blair's Bloody Sunday Inquiry, he wants inquiry into who set up the PIRA i.e. Fianna Fail. He wants Sinn Fein and the PUP put out of the talks and rejects his party has been side lined, he rejects framework documents and criticises D. Trimble's stance. Back to Bloody Sunday story, the OC of the Paratroopers on the day Col Derek Wilford says the inquiry will fail to get to the truth. Also today Lord Saville gave a photo-call, then back to Derry's Guildhall, Tony Doherty who's father was killed gives his mixed feelings to the annoucement, then Don Mullan (author) gives his reaction. Lastly Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) in an interview explains why she thinks Bloody Sunday is so different and she says the British Government will co-operate with the Inquiry but some information given might not be in the public domain.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 29th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
30 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02410
Tape No.
146
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3497



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Relatives of Bloody Sunday victims have called for the Queen to apologise for decorating the Army Chief in charge of the Bloody Sunday operation. Film report from Derry rally comments of Tony Doherty and his interview on the comments. M. McGuinness (SF) agrees with him, G. Campbell (DUP) says Nationalists are asking for something that can't be given.

In Belfast a peace rally organised by Trade Unions was disrupted as people carrying banners and objectors abused each other. Film report on claims Sinn Fein hijacked the rally. Frank Bunting (ICTU) comments some banners not appropriate from platform. UUP deputy Mayor left the platform. Afterwards Billy Hutchinson (PUP, Cllr) exchange heated comments. Film clip of this incident. Eileen Howell (Falls Road Community Council) explain why her group carried the banners, then G. Adams (SF) gives his views on banners. Then Inez McCormick says despite incident rally was a success. Across the city, Belfast taxis withdrew their services in protest about the killing of drivers. William Black (Association Chairman) explains their reasons.

Elsewhere in Derry a rally against recent violence attended an ICTU rally, Uel Adair and Kenny McAdams comments. Reports on rallies in Enniskillen, hears Rev David Cupples apologise to Roman Catholic Community. For Loyalist murders, Davy Kettyles (Organiser) and Joe Peakes comments. Peace rallies held in Lurgan hear Seamus McAreavey condemn LVF threats to Roman Catholic Community workers. Rally also held in Antrim, Sean Morrissey (ICTU) address the crowd. Tom Gillen (ICTU) interview on rallys.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 30th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3498



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of today's ICTU rally in Belfast, were banners offended some in the crowd, and the clash at the city hall were Billy Hutchinson (PUP) accuses Sinn Fein of dancing on innocent Catholic graves. Tom Gillen (ICTU) comments on success of rally, film clip of Mo Mowlam leaving rally, then Eileen Howell of Falls Community and Council views on banners.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 30th Jan 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 43 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3499



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The LVF threatens unholy war against Nationalists if Republicans don't lift a death threat on Wright family. Film report with Pastor Kenny McClinton comments on the threats, then M.McLaughlin (SF) doubts the validity of the threats. Lord Dubbs (Northern Ireland Office Minister) and S. Mallon (SDLP) have condemned a so called Catholic Reaction Force threat to Protestant workers in Armagh.

A group called the Protestant Freedom Fighters claimed it planted a bomb last night in Armagh.

Meanwhile in Derry, Andrew Davison (Unionist Cllr) has fled his home after being warned of threats. Film report with colleague, Richard Dallas views. Other reactions, R. Eames (Church of Ireland, Bishop) calls on sworn enemies to talk face to face. Film report and interview.

The talks returned to Stormont today where the British government gave the parties papers on the future role of a Northern Ireland Assembly, the UUP still refuse to directly engage Sinn Fein, the News Letter urged head on talks, Ken Magennis (UUP) rejects this view. D. Ervine (PUP) views Sinn Fein won't negotiate. M. McLaughlin (SF) comments, then Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary), if they are going to work together in the future, they must begin talking together, S. Mallon (SDLP) also wants Sinn Fein and UUP to talk. John Taylor (UUP) says Sinn Fein didn't participate in today's talks on a Stormont Assembly, he believes they don't want progress. I. Paisley says it's only a matter of time for Trimble to talk to Adams. Film report with Paisley interview. He won't trust Trimble. He is also angered by what he called the Bloody Sunday Witch Hunt, he wants inquiry into the setting up of the provos and rejects the South African idea of a truth and reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 2nd Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3500



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Threats and counter threats continue. Film report hears M.McGuiness (SF) say Loyalists are behind threats to Unionists including Andrew Davison (Liberal Unionist) in Derry but Reg Empey (UUP) rejects M.McGuinness claims, G. Adams (SF) comments on Catholic Reaction Force. Tom Gillen (ICTU) says threats are real. Then Glyn Roberts (FAIT) comments. In the Dail, B. Ahern condemns the threats real and unreal.

At Stormont talk, Ken Reid reported on a greater exchange of views, S. Mallon (SDLP) criticises Sinn Fein's 'No comment' yesterday, but today it was a fuller discussion. J. Taylor (UUP) says Sinn Fein must accept Northern Ireland is remaining within the UK. In the afternoon the parties did discuss a Sinn Fein plan for regional councils across Ireland. G. Adams says they are playing a full part in all debates. He criticises S. Mallon and rejects partitionist format.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 27 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3501



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont John Hume (SDLP) has clashed with Gerry Adams (SF) over the role of a Stormont Assembly in any future settlement. Film report on their newspaper war of words, then Hume interview on democratic institutions for all three strands. Adams replies an assembly dominated by Unionists is not for Sinn Fein. In Irish Times, D. Trimble (UUP) replies to a call from Adams for face to face talks, meanwhile Mo Mowlam says she believes they will meet. Meanwhile N. Dodds (DUP) accuses Trimble of accepting all Ireland Bodies with Executive powers.

George Patten (Senior Orangeman) has called on the government to scrap it's new parades laws. Film report from Commons where Adam Ingram explains bill, William Thompson (UUP) comments on bill, then Gerard Rice (LORCA) explains his views on the legislation.

The Presbyterian Church has selected Rev. John Dickson to be it's new Moderator, he says the peace process would be helped if more people apologised to each other. He also said he wouldn't become involved in joint worship with the Catholic church.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 55 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3502



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
David Andrews (Irish Foreign Minister) visited N.Ireland today to lay a wreath at the Sean Graham Bookmakers on Ormeau Road, Belfast were UFF gunmen killed five Catholics. (MISSING) film report with Andrews comments rejecting DUP criticism and gives his views on peace talks. I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) remarks then Gerard Rice (LORCA) comments. In Downpatrick, Jack McIIheron met D. Andrews and criticised him for not laying a wreath at the site where four UDR men were killed by the IRA. Andrews then went on to visit Newcastle and Kilkeel. He says he was welcomed, but in Kilkeel, George McConnell (DUP) rejects that.

After meeting B. Ahern in Dublin, Mo Mowlam says she may review the UDF expulsion from the talks.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 5th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3503



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein and the SDLP have branded the governments consolation document on RUC accountability as superficial. Film report on reaction to document, Your voice, your choice, highlights of Government ideas listed, with MO Mowlam opinions. Pat Armstrong (Police Authority Chairman) is fearful new ideas could make the body too political, he explains his view in an interview. Chrish Ryder (Journalist) a former policing board member wants more community membership. S. Mallon (SDLP) is disappointed as core elements aren't faced. M. McGuinness (SF) wants RUC disbanded. D. Trimble (UUP Leader) says dissident Ulster Unionists have lost their nerve. Film report with Trimble's dismissive attitude. P. Robinson (DUP) says Trimble is under pressure as dissidents want return to core Unionist values. On the Nationalist side, tensions between SDLP and SF over a Stormont Assembly arose again with M. McGuinness attacking S. Mallon as being resentful of Hume/Adams, John Hume responded defending S. Mallon's approach.

In December 1972 an armed PIRA gang kidnapped Divis flats mother of ten children, Jean McConville (37), her remains have never been found. Her daughter Helen believes she was killed and buried. With a new Bloody Sunday inquiry announced, the McConville's want the IRA to reveal the whereabouts of their mother. Film report includes comments of Nancy Gracey (FAIT), then Francie Molloy (SF) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 28 secs
DVD No.
D02420
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3504



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Dunmurray, a Loyalist named as Robert Dougan (38) was shot dead this afternoon. The INLA deny involvement. Film report on UDP men killing, in October 1993 he survived an INLA attack, then in April 1994 the IRA shot and wounded him. He was a friend of Jim Guiney killed last month. G. McMichael (UDP) comments, then J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) comments. The SDLP, Alliance and Women's Coalition also condemned the killing. RUC follow up of arrested men in Twinbrook.

Last night Brendan Campbell was shot dead on the Lisburn Road, his girlfriend was shot twice. Carmel Hanna's (SDLP) comments. Campbell was a known drug dealer, last month he survived a DAAD attack on the Boucher Road, who RUC believe is the IRA. M. Smyth (UUP, MP) wants Sinn Fein expelled from talks as does N. Dodds (DUP). G. Adams (SF) replies. The UDP also accused the IRA of the killing. G. McMicheal gives his assessment of Sinn Fein's talks position. Since April 1995 DAAD has now killed nine people. Ken Reid gives more political reactions from D. Trimble (UUP) blaming the IRA and calling for Sinn Fein's expulsion, then Mark Durkan (SDLP) gives their views, while Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) gives the Government's position.

In London courts, Newry man, Patrick McKinley has been acquitted of Docklands bomb charges. Film report.

In Newtown Buildings, Co. Derry, the local Roman Catholic primary school has been dubbed in Loyalist slogans in sectarian attacks. Film report with School's people reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 35 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3505



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam (N.Ireland Secretary of State) has said it will act against Sinn Fein if the IRA was involved in yesterday's killings. Film report from Westminister question time with her answers to UUP, Tory, SDLP questions. Talks now move to Dublin on Monday. B. Ahern says Sinn Fein will be treated like the UDP if the IRA was involved in killings.

In Portadown, a friend of Billy Wright, called Mark Fulton escaped what he says was a murder bid by the LVF. Mark Fulton wants PUP out of talks. P. Robinson (DUP) agrees in his interview. D.Ervie (PUP) calls it a stage managed event.

In Belfast four more arrests in Twinbrook arms found in Belvoir area.

In Fermanagh, a search has begun along the border after the CIRA said it had dumped a body. Meanwhile at Stormont the UUP has published a paper on his position on cross border bodies, No Executive powers says Trimble in interview. G. Adams (SF) replies, then M. Durkan (SDLP) on their requirements. Also today, Vincent McKenna (FAIT, Chairman) announced their charter for change, he outlines their views in interview on residents groups, Gerard Rice (LORCA) rejects V. McKenna view.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3506



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont G.Adams (SF), resisted pressure to have them removed from the talks, he outlines their case in interview, he says there's no peace process without Sinn Fein, and dismisses similarities between Sinn Fein and UDP positions. M. McGuinness views. The UDP met Mo Mowlam today and will be allowed back at the end of the month.

Meanwhile the parents of the last British soldier killed by the IRA, Stephen Restoric have visited a memorial in Bessbrook. Film report with Rita Restoric comments.

In Belfast the funeral of Brendan Campbell (DAAD victim) in West Belfast. Film report with Bishop Patrick Walsh statement.

In Dublin four men including Gabriel McCleery (of the Eksund case) have been convicted of possessing bomb materials, they will be sentenced later.

In North Belfast, Sinn Fein claim a Roman Catholic man escaped from a Loyalist kidnap attempt.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 47 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3507



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein fate on Stormont talks will be decided on Monday, as Mowlam says R. Flanagan (RUC Chief) has told her the IRA was behind the latest two murders. M. McLaughlin (SF) denies Sinn Fein has dishonoured the Mitchell principles, M. Durkan (SDLP) says evidence is the standard for expulsion. D. Trimble (UUP) views, then I. Paisley (DUP). G. McMichael (UDP) wants equality of treatment, then reaction from Sean Neeson (Alliance) and B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) in Dublin. In the studio, Ken Reid gives an analysis of what is likely to happen to Sinn Fein compared to the UDP position.

In Belfast, prominent UDA man, Bobby Duggan was buried. Film report with his wife statement. Coffin had loyalist flag and paramilitary salute. In a studio interview, D. Trimble (UUP) gives his reaction to RUC statement on IRA involvement in recent killings, then M.McLaughlin (SF) gives their viewpoint have an electoral mandate and don't speak for the IRA.

In Republic three IRA men including Gabriel Cleary get twenty years each.

In Downpatrick, a nineteen year old man shot in the arm and leg.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 13th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 21 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3508



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
As the talks move to Dublin the agenda on Strand three has been overshadowed by the Sinn Fein expulsion threat. Film report from Ken Reid. Mowlam lays out it's case to parties in Dublin Castle, David Andrews (FF) wants progress, M. McGuiness (SF) is strident in their defense that Sinn Fein is not the IRA.

Ulster Unionists visited the house of Edward Carson which is being pulled down.

In the studio, D. Trimble (UUP Leader) comments on a wasted day, he says case against SF is opened and shut. Next film report on the story of the day from Dublin Castle, includes Sinn Fein delegation arriving with Adams views, then UUP arrive and J. Donaldson comments on IRA/Sinn Fein position, then D. Ervine (PUP) supports this. John Hume (SDLP) comments. Women's Coalition doesn?t want Sinn Fein expelled, then a live interview with M. McLaughlin for Sinn Fein, he's asked are the IRA represented at these talks, he rejects the idea of any Sinn Fein/IRA links. Next Ken Reid gives an analysis of what's happening behind the scenes with the two governments and the local parties positions. Meanwhile the DUP shows a secret document it has of a secret meeting between Tony Blair and a senior American in which Blair says the D. Trimble (UUP) will do a deal on cross-border bodies. Film report on the DUP news conference. Then in the studio, Ian Paisley gives his views on Sinn Fein's reaction from the talks and then comments on the secret Government briefing document he leaked and what he says is government fear of DUP.

In Belfast three West Belfast have been charged with killing UDA man Bobby Duggan. Film report names Samuel Baker, Sean Valente and William Groves. Ronan Kennedy was charged with withholding information.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 46 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3509



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The men charged yesterday with killing Bobby Duggan (Loyalist) have moved into a PIRA block at the Maze. Film report.

In Dublin, day two and still no word of Government's decision on Sinn Fein's expulsion. Film report from Ken Reid features Mowlam saying Sinn Fein will get a fair hearing, then David Andrews comments on Sinn Fein/IRA association. Sinn Fein is seeking legal advice. M. McGuinness explains their views. In the Dail B. Ahern (Prime Minister) says Garda believe Sinn Fein has a case to answer. Ken Reid announces that Sinn Fein are to take legal action to stop expulsion process in breaking news, but Government believed to expel then tomorrow. Film report on Sinn Fein protest at Dublin Castle. M. McLaughlin wants B. Ahern to disassociate the Irish Government from the British Government action. J. Allardyce (Alliance) comments, then John Hume ( SDLP) views, while Ken Magennis (UUP) believes Sinn Fein will be expelled for a short period. B. Hutchinson (PUP) views, then live in the studio he explains what's going on inside the Dublin Castle at present.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 39 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3510



Series Title:
Programme Title:
A Patriots Fate: 1798, A Cordial Union
Description:
The 1798 rebellion. This document deals with the reasons behind the United Irishmen Revolt in 1798, the politics of change in other countries, notably French and America, and profiles of the leaders of the United Irishmen. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
58 mins 36 secs
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
209



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Dublin talks session ends but Sinn Fein legal case continues, but first the body of a man has been found near Agalee, Co. Armagh.

Back to Dublin, where no time was spent discussing the proposed agenda. G. Mitchell has proposed secret talks might be required. Film report with two Governments reaction to legal action, then G. Adams says Sinn Fein want rollover against unjust claim against them. Then S. Mallon (SDLP) criticises Sinn Fein stance, then the UUP gave a press conference. Darren Nesbitt comments, followed by analysis from Ken Reid of George Mitchell's comments and the latest comments from G. Adams appealing for calm on the streets.

Next film report from Dublin's High Court, where M. McLaughlin (SF) launched their court case, but the court judge postponed proceedings until late in afternoon, when Sinn Fein laid out their case, that expulsion was flawed and unfair due to their inability to cross examine accusers.

In Belfast courts, Davy Adams received 30,000 in damages for injuries he received, when arrested by the RUC.

On the Shankill, then UDP John White claims that the IRA tried to kill a leading Loyalist today.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 18th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 36 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3511



Series Title:
?
Programme Title:
Description:
In Agalee the LVF denies the murder of Kevin Conway (30) (Catholic) kidnapped from his Lurgan home, film report says man had been victim of IRA punishment attack before, John O'Dowd (SF) blames Loyalists for murder. Peter O'Hagan's (SDLP) reactions.

In North Belfast and Toome, two Roman Catholic families received parcel bombs in the post. Film report with eye witness accounts. The RUC blame Loyalists for the attack, then Mick Conlon's (SF, Cllr) views.

There's still no announcement from the Governments on Sinn Fein's future in the talks. Film report on latest delay with I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) comments.

Meanwhile the UDP went to the Maze to meet Loyalist prisoners.

In Dublin courts, the Irish Government entered a debate saying talks are political and not legal matter. Film report.

In London courts, the jury has retired to consider it's verdict in the trial of James McArdle on charges relating to the February 1996 Canary Wharf bomb.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
?
Channel:
?
Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 27 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
?
Record No.
3512



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein is out of the talks for two weeks. (six working days), meanwhile the UDP is back in after four weeks. Film reports on developments this afternoon, Sinn Fein group leaves Stormont talks, government decision explained then Adams interview, Sinn Fein excluded on word of RUC man he says. Mo Mowlam (Secretary of State) rejects Governments acted unfairly and comments on UDP/SF expulsion terms. Meanwhile the UDP is to be re-admitted on Monday. G. McMichael says Sinn Fein/IRA is dictating the peace process, P. Robinson (DUP) says it's all been a pantomime and human life has been devalued. Then D. Trimble (UUP) gives their reaction, they might not return when Sinn Fein do. S. Mallon (SDLP) believes the Government wants UDP/SF back for talks endgame. Cedric Wilson (UKUP) views, tehn Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) and Steve McBride (Alliance). Rory O'Brady (RSF) says final deal will be Sunningdale MK2.

Next film report from Dublin, as Sinn Fein drop their legal case following their talks expulsion. Outside M. McLaughlin comments on the damage done to the peace process. Meanwhile Sinn Fein protesters picketed RUC stations at Andytown and Oldpark, M. Brown (SF, Cllr) comments in West Belfast and Martin Meehan at Oldpark.

Meanwhile four main church leaders met Mo Mowlam to discuss the state of the talks. Comment from Robin Eames (Church of Ireland), then Sean Bradley (Roman Catholic Archbishop), then Dr Norman Taggart (Methodist) and Sam Hutchinson (Presbyterian Church). Next item analysis of days politics from Ken Reid and Governments attitude to further talks from Stephen Collins (Dublin Sunday Tribune, Journalist) gives the Southern perspective..

In the murder of Kevin Conway, his family have released a statement and police say they don't think it was sectarian.

In the London trial of James Ardle, he faces a re-trial as the jury couldn't reach a verdict. In Derry Sinn Fein protested outside the city's courthouse renovation work. Film report with Mary Nellis (SF, Cllr) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
23 mins 44 secs
DVD No.
D02430
Tape No.
147
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3513



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Republicans bomb Moira RUC station, eleven injured in dissident Republican attack, RUC suspect CIRA. Film report with Godrey Rodley (Tourist) account, then RUC officer who witnessed expulsion. J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) reaction.

In West Belfast Sinn Fein have blamed Loyalists for a failed bomb attack on a former Republican prisoner. Film report with his comments, then Marie Moore (SF, Cllr) views.

G. McMichael (UDP) is to meet Tony Blair next week. M. McGuinness (SF) hints they might return to talks.

In Derry, a car crashed into a crowd of Sinn Fein protesters injuring Mary Neilis (SF, Cllr). Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 21st Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3514



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
G.Kelly (SF) has told a Sinn Fein rally at Belfast city hall, there is no exit strategy from the Stormont talks, the RUC prevented a Loyalist counter-demonstration getting to the city hall. Film report with Pauline Gilmore (Loyalist) comments. Then clip from G. Kelly's speech, and a short interview after the rally.

In Lurgan the funeral of Kevin Conway (?) heard Fr. Kieran McPartland condemn the killing. Film report.

Next report from Moira on the damage done by yesterday's bomb, with Harold Millar (Church of Ireland, Bishop) comments.

Next report on campaign being waged in England to have two Scottish Soldiers released from jail after their conviction of killing New Lodge man, Peter McBride, Tom Dayell (Labour, MP) comments to press in support of soldiers.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 22nd Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 9 secs
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3515



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A massive bomb has wrecked Portadown town centre. Film report, Loyalist politicians say their ceasefire is under threat. Live report from Portadown on damage. With eye witness accounts from Raymond McConnell, Irene Gillespie and Dorothy Blair. Traders Garett Watson recalls last bomb five years ago, then R. Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons) calls for calm and condemns attack. Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) gives government reaction, D. Trimble (UUP) says Sinn Fein can't come back to talks, then P. Robinson (DUP) gives his reaction, blaming Sinn Fein/IRA, Bob McCartney (UKUP) says there is now no peace process, B. Hutchinson (PUP) warns of fears over Loyalist ceasefire. Next from Stormont the UDP returned to the talks, just as Sinn Fein are expelled, then Mowlam comments on the Portadown bomb attack, she later met UDP, G. McMichael calls Government action double standards. Then J. Allardyce (Alliance) was optimistic saying despite attacks progress is being made. Back live to Portadown where B. Rogers (SDLP) interviews on Portadown attck and repercussions despite being heckled by Loyalist passer by. Then D. Trimble (UUP Leader) gives his assessment of the bombing and discuss the tactical use of violence, he says the PIRA are using, he discusses ways of outflanking Sinn Fein politically.

In Armagh and Lisburn the town centres were evacuated following bomb alerts. Film reports with eye witness accounts.

The Belfast to Dublin railway line also had a security alert and the LVF claimed a crude bomb planted at a Garda Station over the border which was defused, also in Dublin and Drogheda Garda are checking bomb alerts.

Back in Moira a further profile of the bomb blast and the extensive damage caused, Roden Irwin (Businesman) comments, then Pastor David Gaudy on community strengths.

In studio, Ken Reid gives analysis of enormous pressure on process by current violence and Blair's next move.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 23rd Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
21 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3516



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Report from Portadown, the car bomb yesterday was three hundred pounds, Bank Security camera catches the moment of the explosion, repair work gets under way, reactions from traders, Gabrielle Monaghan, Rodger Boyce, then Denis Stanley (Compensation Agency) profiles the damage and how people make claims. Then Trevor Reaney (Craigavon Council) comments. Meanwhile a poetry recital for kids went ahead as normal. Comment from Dorothy Blair on festival, the festival organisers explain their decision to carry on. I. Paisley (DUP Leader) in the town says the strikes where aimed at Protestant town's, meanwhile further security alerts were reported in Enniskillen, Craigavon and Finaghy,

The Parades Commission has appointed four new members, including Tommy Cheevers (Apprentic Boy) and former UDA man, Glen Barr plus two Roman Catholic lawyers, Aidan Canavan and Roseanne McCormick. Film report with Mowlams reaction, then Doncha McNeilis (Derry Residents) and Sandy Geddis (DUP, Cllr) condemns Cheevers decision. B. Rodgers (SDLP) gives their reaction she's concerned about new appointments. In the studio, Alastair Graham (Parades Commission, Chairman) defends the new Parades Commission make-up.

In London Courts, Glasgow born, IRA man, Michael Gallagher (55) was jailed for twenty years for mortar attacks on London Heathrow Airport. Film report on March 1994 attacks and how Gallagher was caught. Man arrested by RUC over Kevin Conway killing last week.

At Stormont D. Ervine (PUP) comments on G. Adams (SF) belief that the IRA Ceasefire is intact, he thinks IRA is split, then Reg Empey (UUP) believes PIRA suuported attacks, M. Durkan (SDLP) views, in the talks Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office Minister) is optimistic about progress, he says the IRA ceasefire is still intact, Liz O'Donnell (Irish Minister) wants all parties at talks, then meeting B. Ahern in Dublin. Further talks news from Ken Reid. New Agenda Network Group launches, it's campaign to support the push for a talks agreement. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 24th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 37 secs
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3517



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A letter bomb exploded inside the Post Office sorting office in Belfast, four people injured. Film report with Paul Corrigan's (Royal Mail) statement on attack. Then John Morgan (P.O. Workers Union) views.

In Monaghan/Cavan, Garda recovered a 250lb bomb ready to be sent North. Film report then back to Moira, where school children returned to school.

In the talks process John Hume met B. Ahern, he comments on the significance of the proposed referedum in May.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th Feb 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 58 secs
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3518



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Toome, a Catholic worker survived a gun attack when the gun jammed. Film report, then in Co. Louth the Garda found a 600lb bomb in a car which was defused. Mowlam praised the Garda action in interview. Also today I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) says the RUC prevented a car bomb attack on RUC Headquarters.

I Paisley (DUP Leader) says Jacque Santer (EC President) has assured him the Euro peace money will be spent equally in Northern Ireland's two communities. Film report with Paisley interview on his meeting with Santer today in N. Ireland, where he visited the Shankill Women's Centre and Lorraine Morrissey explains the good use the funding was put to.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 3rd Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins
DVD No.
D02440
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3519



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Poynt Pass friends Damien Trainor (26) (Catholic) and Philip Allen (34) (Protestant) shot dead by LVF in attack on towns bar. Film report with Brian Canavan (Railway bar owner's son) comments, then local Priest Fr Des Corrigan account of the aftermath, then Coleman Trainor on his nephew, then locals comments on village solidarity. Today S.Mallon (SDLP) and D. Trimble (UUP) visited the homes together film report with their comments, then Mo Mowlam visited homes, three men arrested. In the Commons Tony Blair statement. Further report on the 9pm killings last night, with Rev. Joe Nixon comments on their friendship, then Fr. Des Corrigan comments last night, then Tom Canavan on the shooting incident, Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief) comments on killers, then Robert Turner's (UUP, Cllr) reaction.

In the Dail, B. Ahern statement, then Mowlam's reaction today on importance of talks process. D. Ervine (PUP) condemns the killers then G. McMichael (UDP) and S. Close (Alliance) view. I. Paisley (DUP) and G. Adams (SF) comments. Two other men survived attack, they are farmers aged sixty six and thirty five and recovering in hospital. Tony Wotherington (Northern Ireland Office Minister) comments after visiting the men. Robin Eames (Church of Ireland) condemns the murders. Then Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Archbishop) reaction. Both men appeal to politicians to find an accomodation.

Next film report gives a profile of the LVF and it's campaign against the Roman Catholic community, Alan Murray (Journalist) assesses their threat to the Peace process, then Phillip McGarry (Alliance) views. Next report from Ken Reid on what happened at Stormont today with Paul Murphy's (Chairman) comments, then Mark Durkan (SDLP).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 4th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
21 mins 18 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3520



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
The Men Behind, The Men Behind The Wire
Description:
The PIRA's Thirtieth Birthday, A Look Back. The history of the PIRA.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 5th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
24 mins
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
211



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Men Behind, The Men Behind the Wire?
Description:
As the government announce a re-inquiry into Bloody Sunday, Unionists want an inquiry into the Irish governments 1970 role in arming and creating the PIRA. This programme looks at events from the time of the PIRA birth, it begins with B&W car journey up the Falls Road in 1969, then film of Haughey and Blaney, with voice-overs from players at that time. With more contemporary film as an introduction. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Thu 5th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
23 mins 17 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3521



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Poyntz Pass, the funerals of D.Trainor and P.Allen. Film reports begins at Trainor home with comments of Fr. Des Corrigan at service, then S. Brady (Archbishop) comments on need for peace, then to home of Phillip Allen for his funeral service, with comments of Rev. Joe Nixon. Earlier, Sam Hutchinson (Free Presbyterian Moderator) appeals for common sense.

On Belfast's Shankhill Road, ATO's are examining the derelict house where an explosion occurred. Film report. John Hume wants talks to be in secret session.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 6th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3522



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Irish league soccer matches today between Linfield and Glentoran and Crusaders and Cliftonville, violence erupted. Film report first from Windsor Park, some fans object to RUC behaviour. At seaview the players engaged in a brawl.

The RUC say an improvised device caused yesterday's blast at Shankhill House. Film report from Acton Street. Meanwhile the RUC is investigating how explosives detonatorrs got into house holders coal. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 7th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 3 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3523



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The "minimum requirement" for participating in the talks is outlined by G.Adams (SF), he wants equality, and disbandment of the RUC. Film report and press questions. Mo Mowlam says she wants Sinn Fein back at the talks to discuss his issues, then Ken Reid comments the SDLP has called on Sinn Fein to return to talks as soon as possible, now it's exclusion has ended, S. Mallon (SDLP) comments, then D. Trimble (UUP) reaction to Sinn Fein's stay away. Gary McMichael (UDP) says Sinn Fein minimum requirements not possible. D.Ervine (PUP) wanted adjournment to discuss alleged assaults on remand UVF prisoners. Meanwhile the DUP has rejected support from LVF on Paisley's analysis. Belfast Coroner orders new inquest into death of Steven Hamill in Magaberry Prison due to LSD intake. Film report. Meanwhile Alan Shannon (Prison Director) with comments of Chris Ryder (Journalist) and Adam Ingram and Mo Mowlam on prison situation.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 9th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3524



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Armagh, dissident Republicans blamed for six mortars fired at RUC base. Film report, no injuries reported. Comments of Tom Craig (RUC ACC) on attackers. All the mortars missed the base, residents evacuated some comment on their ordeal, then clergyman and businessman views followed by Pat Brannigan's (Armagh Mayor) reaction, M. McGuinness (SF) blames Republican Dissidents, D. Ervine (PUP) met Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief) to discuss RUC brutality against UVF prisoners. Film report with comment on latest prison trouble from Jim Crothers (PUP Spokesman), then Reggie Miller (Relative) on alleged attacks. After their meeting D. Ervine (PUP) comments on Flanagan's response.

Meanwhile the RUC are questioning a man about the killing of Ormeau Road man, Larry Brennan.

In Courts, former UVF supergrass, Clifford McKeown has been convicted of armed robbery.

Despite the Government's decision not to extradite Roisin McAliskey to Germany, she is to stay in a London hospital. Film report with profile of her case history and Bernadette McAliskey interview on her daughter's current mental state. Reg Empey's (UUP) reaction, then B. Rogers (SDLP) views.

In Eire, the Garda have arrested four men over the murder of Garda Gerry McCabe during a robbery. The men were arrested in Cavan and firearms were found.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 10th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 50 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3525



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Newry courts, two men, David Keys (26) and Ryan Robley (28) were charged with the LVF killings in Poynt Pass last week. Film report, also in Belfast courts Harold Porter (26) from Village area was charged with the UFF killing two months ago on the Ormeau Road of Larry Brennan (Catholic taxi-driver).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 11th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 57 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3526



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Newry two more men appear on Poyntz Pass killings. Film report names Noel McCready (31) and Stephen McClean (28). Next G.Adams (SF leader) has met Tony Blair in London. Film report with Adams comments his view is Sinn Fein will go back into Stromont talks. Then Blair comments on May deadline for a deal, he says they are close and he is going to take a leading role in next couple of weeks. Andrew McKay (Tory) objects to today's meeting and explains why. Blair also met B. Ahern. This evening Blair will meet D. Trimble. He gives his reaction to Blair comments, he says talks still have difficulties, he also says there is no IRA ceasefire as RUC believe they had some involvement in killing of Kevin Conway and the Armagh mortar attack. Meanwhile the family owners of the Derby House Bar in West Belfast accuse the IRA of doing it. Film report on the Hughes family visit to City Hall to confront Sinn Fein Councillors on the IRA action. John Hughes interview, then Eugen Hughes views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 12th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 36 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3527



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In the Maze prison David Keys (26) (LVF prisoner), charged with Poytnz Pass killings has been found dead in cell. Film report, he had been assaulted, slashed and hung. RUC remove all thirty two other prisoners clothes for tests, David McIlreen (Free Presbyterian Minister) comments. P. Robinson (DUP) calls for resignations. In Commons, Ken Magennis (UUP, MP) call for sackings was rejected by Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister). In November 1996, Keyes survived a UVF murder bid and moved to Banbridge. Finlay Spratt (Prison Officers Association) comments on prison policy.

In the USA, Bill Clinton is to meet five local party leaders, depsite new sex allegation. Film report from Ken Reid, with Trimble comments on consent, then G. Adams (SF) on Trimble 'no talks' stance on Sinn Fein, then John Hume (SDLP) welcome of US support, G. McMichael (UDP) wants us to be fair to all. Mo Mowlam says Maze authorities resignations wont be happening.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 16th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 16 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3528



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
It's St.Patricks Day at the Whitehouse, Bill Clinton addresses the Irish politicians there, "it's chance of a life time for peace". Film report covers his speech. Then Ken Reid analysis and interview with Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) on the importance of US support. Also B. Ahern says he believes D. Trimble (UUP) will do a deal, then John Allardyce states what Clinton can help Nationalists do.

In the Maze, latest report on the killing of David Keyes (26). Film report profiles some of the LVF prisoners in the Maze and their recent trouble actions. Film clips of Alec Kerr, Torrens Knight, Gary Blair, mention of the other remand prisoners, Chris McMillen, Norman Copey. Alan Murray (Security Journalist) gives his assessment of the LVF prisoners make-up.

Next report from Belfast Street, St Patrick's Day Parade, Unionist Councillors unhappy, but Catriona Ruane (Organiser) says parade was a multi-cultural success, UUP objections to tri-colour answered by C. Ruane. Then report from Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade, then Downpatrick, Newry and Armagh with Sean Brady (Archbishop) and Robin Eames comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 17th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins 6 secs
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3529



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Betrayed Beliefs
Description:
PUP verses DUP. Tensions on the ground between former allies. (Second Item) Profile of P.Gilmour.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
29 mins
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
210



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Betrayed Beliefs
Description:
This programme profiles Raymond Gilmore (IRA informer) from Derry, who became a supergrass in the early 1980s. But firstly it begins with a local news report from Lisburn Hall were the DUP clashed with PUP and UDP supporters it features rowdy scenes until the RUC removed the PUP and UDP. In Insight Gilmore gives interviews incognito, try to publicise his new book called Betrayed Beliefs. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 19th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
28 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3531



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry, the CIRA threw a bomb into a Derry bank, which didn't explode. Film report with Robert Brennan's (RUC Chief Insp.) reaction, then William Hay (DUP) and John Kerr (DUP Cllr.) views, then Adam Ingram's (N.Ireland Office Minister) response.

At a DUP rally in Lisburn last night, Loyalists from the PUP and UDP were involved in scuffles with DUP Marshalls, then the DUP called the RUC. Film report on the noisy scenes, today Paisley refused to meet Gary McMichael.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 20th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins
DVD No.
D02450
Tape No.
148
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3530



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein have returned to the Stormont talks, outside the DUP held a protest. Film report with G.Adams (SF) criticism of D.Trimble's (UUP) stance, then S.Mallon (SDLP) views on being piggy in the middle of Sinn Fein and UUP. Then D.Trimble interview on concern about governments stance or spin that talks are in final strait. Film clip of Paisley's comments at his protest, then Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) is to extend hours of negotiations.

A house of Commons committee has said their's evidence of vote stealing in elections here, they propose a new electronic ID card. Film report with Peter Brooke (Chairman) comments, then Eddie McGrady (SDLP) and J. Donaldson (UUP) blame Sinn Fein, William McCrea (DUP) is to seek legal action over losing his seat to Sinn Fein, Francie Molloy (SF) responds.

In the Maze prison, four LVF men have gone on hunger strike against clampdown. Film report.

In South Belfast's Belvoir estate a protestant couple's home was shot up. Film report with couple's comments, then neighbour's views.

The Independent Commission on police sas it's satisfied with RUC inquiries into a shooting incident by undercover RUC men at a Aghagallon pub in March 1997. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 23rd Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 55 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3532



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Talks chairman wants agreement by 9 April it's time for decisions he says. Film report with Mitchell comments, detailing what compromises he wants. Ken Reid analysis, then David Andrews (FF) on decommissioning. In the studio, Ken Reid profiles the implications of Mitchel's call. Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief) has said last night's mortar attack on forkhill was not the work of the PIRA. Film report on attack with Flanagan's comments blaming ex-PIRA men. At Stormont, politicians react, A. Maskey (SF) says PIRA ceasefire intact, then Darren Nesbitt's view, then J. White (UDP), D. Ervine (PUP), then I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) said Flanagan under Government pressure not to embarrass Government. Further report on two more mortars found at Crossmaglen, ambush suspected, local people interviewed on evacuation, including Sean Judge (Forkhill), then Pat Toner (SDLP, Cllr) reaction. A prison officer's widow, Sandra Peacock (her husband was killed five years ago), blames UVF for attack on her son. Film report on New Mossley attack with Mrs Peacock's account of what happened, including gunman firing at his wife. Then D. Ervine's reaction.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 25th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
16 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3533



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The DUP has revealed a government document with the government propaganda policy for the upcoming referendum vote. Film report from Ken Reid on document contents and I.Paisley's angry reaction, he says he will expose people who betray Ulster. Reg Empey (UUP) says the deceivers in Northern Ireland Office should resign. Then Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) gives her reply, she has no embarrassment over document. The LVF has today threatened prison officers and civil servants. Film report also reveals and of LVF hunger strike. Film of LVF supporters protest at Maze, then Finlay Spratt's (POA) reaction to the threats. Paisley also denounced the threats, as does prison service statement. Raymond McCord (Belfast man) met D. Ervine (PUP) today, after LVF threats against him. His son was killed by the Mountvernon UVF unit. Film report includes November 1997 film clip, then Mr McCord interview.

As an Apprentice Boys March is due on Easter Monday on Belfast's Lower Ormeau Road, the residents group has applied for permission to hold a counter demonstration. Film report with Gerard Rice (LORCA) interview, then Cyril Jones (Apprentice Boys) on their point of view, then views of George Patten (Orange Order) and then Alastair Graham (Parades Commission, Chairman)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 27th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3534



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Armagh city, the INLA shoot dead Cyril Stewart (52) (former RUCR). Film report with S. Mallon's (SDLP) reaction then Sylvia McRoberts (UUP, Cllr), then Lord Dubbs views, then Brian Rowan (Security Journalist) assesses the anti-agreement groups plans to disrupt talks, including Loyalist groups. Finlay Spratt (POA Chairman) has condemned a LVF attack on a female Prison Officer at Magaberry jail. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 28th Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 23 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3535



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Stalemate at Stormont talks over N.Ireland assembly. Film report with analysis of SDLP and UUP differences on the assembly running methods. D.Trimble (UUP) comments, then Mark Durkan (SDLP) views, then John Allardyce (Alliance). Differences also on number of assembly seats. Dawn Purvis (PUP) views. In the Dail B. Ahern gives their hopes for advancement. John Hume (SDLP Leader) today met Tony Blair. Film report on Blair's new direct role with Hume's comments on Assembly model favoured by the UUP, then analysis of the different party positions on assembly and articles two and three. The Finucane family claim a UN report to be released tomorrow will call for an independent Inquiry into Pat Finucane killing. It's also claimed the report will accuse the RUC of intimidating suspects legal representatives. Film report reviews Finucane killing and has Geraldine Finucane's comments, then views of Martin Finucane, J. Donaldson (UUP) wants UN to look at terrorist organisations here.

In Carrick, an explosion occurred at the house of a former prison officer, no-one claimed responsibility.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 31st Mar 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 42 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3536



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (PM) has appealed to local politicians to help construct a N.Ireland settlement in response to William Thompson (UUP MP) in parliament. Meanwhile at Stormont, the UUP has clashed with the Irish government over articles 2 and 3. Film report with John Taylor's (UUP) comments on deadlock, then Liz O'Donnell (Irish Government) replies for Nationalists view. S. Mallon (SDLP) in an interview highlights lack of co-operation from the UUP on meeting Nationalist demands. Then G. Adams (SF) says Blair must bring about change. Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) is optimistic in her comments. Next live to Downing Street, where Ken Reid previews the agenda for tonight's meeting of Blair and Ahern and what's coming up next week for the two Prime Ministers.

In North Belfast a new peaceline is to built between the Loyalist White City area and the Nationalist Whitewell area. Film report with comments from Patrick Convery (Whitewell Community Worker), then some Roman Catholic residents views. Film clip of recent violence and RUC statistics, then Adam Ingram's (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) statement. Protestant White City residents, Margaret Craig, and Mary Foster welcome the wall.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 44 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3537



Series Title:
Programme Title:
The Long Good Friday:
Description:
Events surrounding the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
Channel 4
Channel:
CH4
Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
32 mins
DVD No.
Tape No.
161A
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
212



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Unionists reacted angrily to B.Ahern comments that the Irish government will make no further compromise at talks. Film report with Ahern comments following his Blair meeting last night.

At Dunleary Port, the Garda found a one thousand pound car bomb heading to England, a man was arrested. Pat Byrne (Garda Commissioner) warns about dissident Republicans activities. Back at Stormont, Mark Simpson reports on Unionist response to Ahern from Trimble, then G. McMichael (UDP) refers to 1974 Sunningdale talks, G. Adams (Sinn Fein) says Irish Government position is moderate, while David Andrews (Foreign Minister) is optimistic about impasse. Then live from Stormont, Darren Nesbitt (UUP) and Mark Durkan (SDLP) disagrees on Irish Government position. Meanwhile in London Mo Mowlam comments on the current disagreement between London and Dublin Governments and puts a positive spin on the situation. Then J. Allardyce (Alliance Leader) gives his view on Mowlams views and the current talks deadlock.

Next the Neary report has been released on the recent escape and murders inside the maze, it made fifty nine new security recommendations. Film report reviewing the recent four months of Maze incidents, then listing of Neary's finding's, he refused to blame any individuals but Ken Magennis (Unionist MP) and J. Donaldson (UUP) reject the report. Mo Mowlam replies to questions in commons. Next another film report on Neary's report and public perceptions of the prison lifestyle, ex-loyalist prisoner, Eddie Kinner comments on likely prison trouble if severe clampdown imposed, then ex-Republican prisoner, G. Kelly gives his views on Neary and Security controls, visits and searches will be tightened up.

Next Rev. David Poots (Presbyterian Poots) say the government can't count on their church to blindly accept any Stormont negotiated settlement.

In Larne a petrol bomb attack on a family home is believed to be sectarian. Film report.

In Derry, the SDLP has called on the INLA to withdraw threats against DHSS staff. Next the Orange Order says it may have found a legal loophole in the new parades legislation. Film report on notification loophole with views of David Brewster (Orders Legal Representative) which is rejected by the Parades Commission.

(Thursday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
19 mins 53 secs
DVD No.
D02460
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3538



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Parades Commission has banned an Apprentice Boys parade through the local Ormeau Road on Easter Monday. Film report covers history of previous parades, with comments of Alastair Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) on hopes for future Parades this year, tehn Gerard Rice (LORCA) response, then Cyril Jones (Apprentice Boys), Alastair Simpson comment. G. Mitchell (Talks Chairman) to meet all parties tonight to present progress paper. Mo Mowlam addresses CBI meeting on talks situation. Comment from talks from D. Ervine (PUP), then Reg Empey (UUP) ciriticises the Irish Government, followed by M. McGuinness (SF) criticism of UUP stance. In the studio I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) comments on 'flawed talks' and is glad they stayed out as agreement will forever remove Unionists having democratic control over Northern Ireland.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 3rd Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 54 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3539



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont talks, another set back, George Mitchell failed to present his finalised papers. Mitchell, then Tony Blair comments. Meanwhile at Alliance Party conference, John Allardyce says Blair/Ahern should be in Belfast. From Stormont, Stephen Grimasson explains why Mitchell couldn't present his paper at present, he is meeting all parties one to one. Security Forces say the IRA executive is meeting to discuss it's ceasefire.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 4th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 43 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3540



Series Title:
Panorama
Programme Title:
Extreme Pressures
Description:
The Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Programme begins with funeral in Poyntz Pass of LVF victims Philip Allen and Damien Trainor, comments on their deaths from parents Ethel Allen and Dan Trainor, then on the effects on the village from Fr Des Corrigan, and S.Mallon (SDLP) views, with three days to talks deadline, Peter Taylor says the parties have hardened their positions because of pressure from their extremes, tonight's documentary examines those pressures, and assesses their likely impact on the outcome. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
39 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
213



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Talks countdown latest in crucial week. The UUP and SDLP have disagreed on how the assembly will work further holding up Mitchell's paper. As it's announced, B. Ahern's mother has died. D. Ervine (PUP) wants talks to carry on, Mitchel McLaughlin (SF) comments on talks impasse, then I. Paisley (DUP) says talks are the end of Northern Ireland as part of the UK. Then Lord Allardyce (Alliance) appeals for compromise, profile given of SDLP/UUP disagreement, then M. Durkan (SDLP) and J. Donaldson (UUP) discuss their stalemate over cabinet system in Stormont, with build in power sharing. Then David McAdams (UDP) says they want cabinet style solution like SDLP, followed by analysis of latest situation from Stephen Grimasson.

(Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3542



Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (PM) flies into Belfast to try and prevent a Stormont agreement falling apart as UUP won't sign up to the proposed deal. Film reprot with Blair's 'hand of history on his shoulder' comment. Then crisis followed Mitchell document, J. Donaldson (UUP) reaction, then S. Mallon (SDLP) views. Blair to meet B.Ahern tomorrow in crucial meeting. Political Editor's film report on the Unionist objections, then Stormont Assembly's powers controlled by cabinet style and the all-Ireland Council idea with powers and can it be vetoed by Stormont or not. More analysis on Blair's task from Michael Brunston. (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
ITN
Channel:
ITN
Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 54 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3543



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry INLA kill Trevor Deeney (34) (Loyalist ex-prisoner) his brother was convicted of the Greysteel bar massacre (1993). Film report with Alan Hayes (RUC, Supt.) comments, then G. Campbell (DUP), then J. Mehaffey (Church of Ireland, Bishop) reaction. Then Martin Bradley (Cllr, Derry Mayor). INLA allege Deeney was in LVF who deny this. First terrorist murder in Derry in four years. At Stormont with hours till talks deadline, then two Prime Ministers had a breakfast meeting, then Blair comments as he enters Stormont and is optimistic, he condemned the overnight killing in Derry, then Irish Government, David Andrews comments on Unionist concerns, then Mo Mowlam claimed progress is being made on all fronts she too is optimistic. Paisley held a press conference denouncing Trimble for selling out, he refused a Blair meeting. Billy Hutchinson (PUP) at his press conference rejects Paisley traitors allegation. Some UUP MP's, Clifford Forsyth, Roy Beggs, William Ross and William Thompson issue support to Trimble for rejecting Mitchell's compromise document. In the studio, D. Trimble (UUP, Leader) says they are not near agreement, he explains his position and lists range of current problems. He puts emphasis on future of RUC and of ex-prisoners in police. Meanwhile SDLP's John Hume and S. Mallon banter Paisley about ''squatter rights''. Next John Hume gives the SDLP position, then John Allardyce (Alliance), then G. Adams (SF) tells Blair not to let Unionists play the Orange card. Analysis of SDLP/UUP differences, then live interview with G. Adams who isn't happy with Mitchell document, and Trimble's stance, who he says is playing the Orange Card to stop change, he insists Blair push Unionists to accept change. Adams wants a new police service and prisoners released, plus constitutional change.

Then next story, thousands of social service workers walk out after LVF and INLA threats. Film report on threats reasons. DHSS workers comment at City Hall protest rally, then Chris Thompson (Chief Executive) views, Paisley (DUP) calls on LVF to lift threats.

Then back to Stormont studio, J. Allardyce (Alliance) and D. Ervine (PUP) give their assessment of the situation in the talks strands, both men were quite optimistic and hopeful of success. Ervine sets out the different mood today compared to yesterday. Allardyce's believes the two Prime Ministers on site is the reason for progress. Both discuss the Policing issue.

Next weapons and ammo found in Craigavon and Lurgan and Carrickfergus.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
25 mins 33 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3544



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Stormont talks going down to the wire, two Prime Ministers still at Stormont. Film reports feature G. Mitchell, Blair and Ahern's morning routine, Blair, Ahern comments to press on difficult questions on Decision Day, Ken Reid gives analysis of situation, UUP have gone to meet their executive, Governments appear to have settled strand two, Trimble at centre of process at present. At UUP Headquarters as the executive meets, a protest was held by anti-agreement Unionists. Meanwhile J. Taylor (UUP) comments on their talks with the Irish Government, then Ken Magennis comments, then G. McMIchael (UDP) believes Unionism has been solid, then D. Ervine's (PUP) views, late in the afternoon, G. McMichael (UDP) said Sinn Fein putting pressure on Irish Government, then live in the studio John Taylor (UUP) gives an update on his meetings with B. Ahern and their compromise document the Irish are studying, he believes Sinn Fein now meeting Irish Government, he now needs movement on Strand three talks, it's important the UUP make a deal with the SDLP. Then next Ian Paisley (DUP) gives his hostile reaction to today's talks, he rejects Mitchell proposals but hasn't saw them, he picks holes in Taylors position. These talks are worse than anglo-Irish agreement. He lists the things he says Unionism has lost to date. Late in the afternoon John Hume (SDLP) refused to comment earlier he had talked of history in the making film report, then G. Adams (SF) gives his view that Unionists are trying to unpick what the two Prime Ministers have agreed, then Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) gives an upbeat assessment of the current position. Back in the studio S. Mallon (SDLP) says they are working hard to get Strand two solution based on frame work document. It isn't solved yet however, he offers to help Unionists present any agreement, in Assembly SDLP want absolute protection for the minority in the Executive and in Assembly, they also want power sharing Executive Cabinet system. He believes there will be a deal.

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
19 mins 48 secs
DVD No.
D02470
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3545



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Stormont a historic agreement has been finalised. In news programme entitled Endgame, at 5.00-5.15pm Unionists release statement they will sign, then Blair calls all together, (return to this later). First profile of two years of talks leading to last two weeks, and agreements laid out in television tables listing all the agreements facets strand and terms, then strand two and strand three, revise articles 2 and 3, Britain will re-appeal 1920 government of Ireland act, decommissioning to be completed in two years, and all prisoners to be out within two years. A referendum will decide things yes or no next month. Back to the two Prime Ministers statements, first Blair, then Ahern. Blair praises politicians and recalls sacrifices of police, army and victims mentioned, he repeats Northern Ireland stays in UK as long as the majority want that. Recognition he says now of Irish identity in all Ireland basis, plus Britain/Ireland now has a better, mature relationship. Then Ahern comments, no room for Triumphs each side has gained, he praises G. Mitchell, then G. Mitchell (talks Chairman) gives his speech to talks delegates, he mentions Poynz Pass killings. Reaction from Buckingham House. Then live to Stormont for Ken Reid's comments on this afternoon, then UUP had problems over decommissioning, J. Donaldson unhappy, but Trimble signed but most of his MP's opposed him, for Sinn Fein this is a transition they saw. Next film report on days events, watched by world press, John Hume comments, then D. Adams (UDP) shows emotion as he says Northern Ireland people will be delighted, then Oliver Napier (Alliance) shows his joy, he recalls Sunningdale Failure, then Gusty Spence (PUP) comments by mid afternoon UUP unhappy over Sinn Fein in Assembly before decommissioning, then by 5.00pm UUP sign up when told Sinn Fein can?t have cabinet position before decommissioning and the Maryfield Secretariat is to close. Next Brid Rogers is joyful. Next live to stormont, Ken Reid interviews David Trimble (UUP Leader) on the last minute problem over watered down decommission problem, he praises end of Anglo-Irish agreement, then Union is now stronger, he comments on the fears of his UUP colleagues, he believes he has saved the RUC it's not a perfect deal but it gives Northern Ireland stability, then Union is now stronger, articles two and three gone. (Break). Then report on Loyalist protest by DUP outside Stormont last night at Paisley's news conference, he is heckled by UDP members. Outside Paisley is asked by Joe Hendron (SDLP) to give process a chance. Film clip of clash and DUP's singing, Paisley denies knowledge of supporters. In the studio I. Paisley rejects LVF support, and says PUP/UDP insulted him with vile language. He rejects Trimble view the Union is safer now he says Sinn Fein and G. Adams are in Government and Irish Government has an influence in North-South bodies and will released terrorists strengthen the Union. Then report from Stormont where Mo Mowlam comments very briefly. Back to Paisley who says IRA going into policing. Paisley says he hasn't failed, Unionists betrayed. Cut away to G. Mitchell's (US Senator) speech at Stormont on building a new society here. Back to Paisley who says DUP won the referendum, UUP didn't want it, he is looking forward to referendum vote. Then report from Derry on the funeral of Trevor Deeney (34) shot dead by the INLA. Film report with J. Mehaffey (Church of Ireland Bishop) comments with review of killing on Wednesday 8th. Next film report on ordinary people reactions first on the Upper Ormeau Road at an ecumenical service, people optimistic. Then in lower Ormeau Road, then in Belfast City Centre. Next to Stormont where John Hume (SDLP) is speaking on the new consensus, followed by Seamus Mallon. This speech ends mid way. The bulletin continues in the next segment. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
37 mins 32 secs
DVD No.
D02480
Tape No.
149
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3546



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
John Hume (SDLP) is interviewed by Ken Reid he asks if he's worried about problems within the UUP. Then John Allardyce (APNI) appeals for support for extradiating agreement, a whole new future. Next a film report on reactions from some of the victims of the troubles. Firstly Catherine Hamill who greeted Bill Clinton (US President) in Mackies, her father was killed in 1987, she comments, then Sandra Peacock whose Prison Officer husband was killed by the UVF in 1993, is upset about the prisoner releases, she says terrorism works in Northern Ireland, she explains her position, then next Christine McKay, whose husband was killed in 1978, feels victims voices no being heard. Then for final visit to stormont where Ken Reid interviews G. McMichael (UDP) on the deal, he is confident he can sell the deal to his support, he criticises Sinn Fein's stance for not signing up, he thinks Sinn Fein aren't serious about the deal. Then final words from Ken Reid on Unionist infighting and J. Donaldson's stance.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02480
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3547



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of today's agreement, begins with John Hume interview. (opening titles missing) He calls it basic agreement to accommodate our diversity, next John Allardyce (APNI) is very positive over the agreement, it's a wholly new future he says, he feels privileged and will sell it to all the people, he believes still a lot of work to do to combat sectarianism and the wreckers, he highlights two sides of consent principle. Next George Mitchell (US Senator) interview on his bitter sweet day, he explains his feelings, he comments on consent principle, and praises Blair for setting deadline, and Blair and Ahern's tireless efforts, he believes N.Ireland people want no more war. He hopes twin evils of violence and intransigence will be replaced by tolerance and democracy, he says it sends message to men of violence, he comments on Bill Clinton's (US President) support by placing it high on America's agenda, he recalls Clinton phoning local politicians. He speculates on his immediate future. Next William Hague (Tory Leader) congratulates the two Prime Ministers and all the parties and hopes it opens new chapter for Northern Ireland. He comments on Prisoner releases by avoiding it. Next in the studio, Ian Paisley (DUP Leader) rejects the Union is safer, he mentions Sinn Fein in Government, prisoner releases, all-Ireland bodies with powers, dismantling the RUC and recruiting ex-prisoners into the police. The 1920 act is to be removed and articales two and three aren't removed yet. He argues his case and answers questions. Next from Stormont, M. McGuinness (SF) gives his response to the Agreement and sets out what Sinn Fein will be doing in the next few days to ratify Sinn Fein's acceptance, he says the agreement has positive elements, he cites these, he says issue of consent is a two way street and explains. When pushed on consent he says he wants all Irish people to decide the future, he's pushed again and again avoids a direct answer. He's asked how will he reassure Sinn Fein dissenters to accept deal, he wants to move all forward in a transitional way towards unification. He cites different historical responses to British occupation.

Next a film report on the plan to release all prisoners within two years. Document details explained, only groups on ceasefire involved, mention of Sean Kelly and Michael Stone, for victims, Rev. D.Clements, whose RUC father was killed in 198? by the IRA gives his reaction to releases, then Elish O'Reilly whose Roman Catholic brother Larry Brennan was killed by the UFF. Statutory Body to oversee releases. Next in the studio Eamon Phoenix (Historian) asesses the Unionist internal turmoil with Donaldson's walk out. Prof. Rick Wilford (Queens University, Belfast) gives his assessment of today's agreement and the circumstances that forced events forward. Phoenix views on referendum campaign and Paisley's position. Back to Stormont for an emotional Women's Coallition response to the agreement led by Monica McWilliams, then Kare Fearon gives a studio interview for Womens Coalition on the referendum campaign. Next a film of Bill Clinton (US President) reaction to praises talks participants and says path of peace will be difficult, but they have written a courageous new chapter in Northern Ireland's history. He thanks two Prime Ministers, George Mitchell and Party Leaders, also John Major and A. Reynolds. He hopes for a positive referendum result. Then he answers press questions about his role in the talks, he believes economic benefits will follow for Ireland but no specific financial assurances were promised, he recalls the phone calls he made guided by Ahern/Blair/Mitchell, he feels justified in giving Gerry Adams a visa against opposition from many, he believes all parties will honour the agreement, if he can help in the future he will, he will consider anything he asked, he's asked to assess the importance of his phone calls last night. Lastly Stephen Grimasson (Editor) sums up the day's importance.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
45 mins 30 secs
DVD No.
D02480
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3548



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of today's agreement, Blair repeats hand of history remark, Ahern says "seize the opportunity" core of the agreement profiled, Assembly breakdown, Ministerial Council with Executive powers, articles two and three to go, a new council of the Isles and decommissioning and prison releases in two years. Film report on last dramatic hours with Prime Ministers comments, then George Mitchell (Independent Chairman) closing remarks, then D. Trimble (UUP) comments ''Union is safer now'', then John Hume (SDLP) on hope for the future, then G. Adams (SF) reference to 1798 UI, Easter Rising, then J. Allardye's (Alliance) views, process refered to as roller coaster. Reaction to the settlement from John Major (Conservative) and from Bill Clinton (US President) in film report. Next film report from parts of Belfast, first Ormeau Road ecumenical Easter vigil, with views of Fr. Brian McCann, then Rev. Wilfred Orr, then ordinary people's hopes, then report from St George's market in South Belfast with ordinary people reactions, then from funfair at Balmoral where it's Scottish born owner, John Adcroft, expresses his hopes, followed by more ordinary comment. Robin Oakley (Political Editor) reviews the key stages of the last two years in his film report beginning with Downing Street Declaration in 1993. Then August 31st 1994 PIRA ceasefire, stalled talks, then January 1996 Mitchell principles, February 1996 London Docklands bomb, then Blair elected new momemtum, Blair's first speech in Belfast, new PIRA ceasefire, DUP walks out, December 1997, Adams visits Downing Street, then new LVF killings, Mowlam visits Maze, two Prime Ministers in Belfast to seal deal. R. Oakley then discusses why Blair was able to succeed, then to Denis Ireland at Stormont who profiles the Sinn Fein reaction to the agreement and what their next move will be in getting Sinn Fein executive support. He answers the question from London, is it all a bit unreal?
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 23 secs
DVD No.
D02480
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3549



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UUP executive has voted to support D.Trimble over the GFA by two to one. Film report gathers mixed responses from delegates going in to UUP HQ, William Thomspon against, John Taylor for. Outside also a DUP group protested, comments form Paul Berry, but a Loyalist group demonstrated for, Frank McCoubrey (UDP) praises Trimble. Then Apprentice Boys group arrive in full regalia to give Trimble a protest letter. Inside Trimble won 55 - 23 votes, next it must be passed by Ulster Unionist Council. Trimble gives an interview and comments on J. Donaldson's walk-out yesterday. In the studio Reg Empey (UUP) comments on the internal dissent over the Good Friday Agreement from Senior UUP members, he says there is no coherant alternative, and he believes this agreement is the right thing to do, he highlights the advantages. Next from Moira and Portadown, a film report asks local people for their reactions in the constituencies of Trimble and Donaldson, it's a mixed reaction. Next in the studio, I. Paisley (DUP) gives his version of events and answers questions, he claims Northern Ireland's name has been changed, he says Labour is using the monarchy. Next political editior asseses Trimble's position after only getting a 2-1 majority, he profiles next week's Ulster Unionist Council meeting and the existence of a dissident UUP group. Besides Consitutional issues other proposals are in the Good Friday Agreement. Film report examines these, begins with prisoner releases over two years and decommissioning within two years, also an independent commission to review policing, then criminal justice system to be reviewed, a Human Right's Commission to be set up, Kieran McEvoy (Administration of Justice Committee) opinions. On cultural issues, the Governement is to promote the Irish Language and finance Irish language schools, Gerard O' Cairellain (Gaelic League President) responds, also proposed is a new department of equality. In the studio, Henry Patterson an expert on Unionists gives an overview of Trimble and the UUP situation at present, he looks back to faulkner's position at Sunningdale. William Smith (PUP prison spokesman) is not entirely happy on the second year delay for releases. He explains in his interview. In the Maze, Republican visitors give their reactions, Rev. Roy Magee (Presbyterian Minister) comments on prisoner releases. In the studio Brian Rowan assesses the Sinn Fein stance on the agreement and can they sell it to the IRA and the current status of IRA Ceasefire and what dissident republicans may do now. Next from Dublin, Shane Harrison gives a Southern view of Trimble's vote today at his executive and profiles what Sinn Fein will be doing at their Ard Comhairle (Executive) meeting. He assesses the response to voting out articles two and three in the Republic. Next Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) gives her views on the assembly voting arrangements and in the coming referendum, she praises UDP role over the last two years. Next from Foyle studio, William Ross (MP) who is against the agreement gives his opinions on today's UUP Executive, he believes Good Friday Agreement not sellable to Unionists. Finally to end bulletin, a film clip reviews the last two days at Stormont.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 11th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
32 mins 41 secs
DVD No.
D02490
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3550



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Attention today has focused on prisoner releases, with unconfirmed reports that the Irish government is too release twelve PIRA prisoners. Film report includes Sinn Fein's position on agreement, Tom Brady (the Irish Independent) interview on prison releases expected today. Next Bill Clinton (US President) has said he would visit Northern Ireland before the referendum but DUP object on timing. Film report on Clinton's role in talks process profiled. Then Clinton comments on his possible visit. David Sterritt (13) recalls 1995 Clinton visit with photos, then N. Dodds (DUP) explains why they object to his visit. In Belfast City Centre shoppers give their views. Later this week the government will announce a new University Campus at the Springvale site in West Belfast. Film reports on background to plans with Prof. Patrick Murphy comments. It will cost 60,000,000, also there is speculation the new Odyssey Centre will get Government backing.

Brief news stories then report from weekend's soccer match between Linfield and Cliftonville which seen David Jeffries (Linfield Manager) sing the Billy Boys and clash with Marty Quinn (Cliftonville Manager). Both managers give interviews. Film clip sees Cliftonville player 'cross himself' in front of Blues fans.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 14th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02490
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3551



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Agreement still makes headlines, the Orange Order says it can not recommend acceptance of the GFA without receiving clarification of some issues. Film report from Shankill Road meeting with views of members going in, then at news conference, John McCrea lists their concerns over the RUC's future, prisoner releases, decommissioning. Joel McCrea (Spirit of Drumcree) comments condemn Grand Lodge weakness. George Patten (Orange Secretary) previews how Orangemen will vote at UUP's Ulster Unionist Council meeting.

Next UTV has revealed the draft agreement drawn up by G.Mitchell on the Monday before agreement was reached, it shows the areas in which Nationalists and Unionists disagreed and were, eventually compromise was made. Film report on contents on Strand two, profiled then Strand one, then Assembly's power, other changes made on prisoners and decommissioning. In the studio, Reg Empey (UUP) gives his recollection of the negotiating and changes made.

At a new conference, the DUP launched it's No campaign. Film report with Paisley's views, then Peter Robinson calls it the mother of all treachery. Across town, J. Allardyce (Alliance Party) has challenged Paisley to a debate. Film report, he questions the DUP's motives for a No vote. Colin Crawford (University of Ulster, Psychotherapist) says research shows released prisoners unlikely to reoffend, a film report begins with look at the IRA prisoners released today from Portlaoise Prison in Republic. Michael Kirby (Garda Representative) comments, against releases, then preview of North's prison release conditions, with D. Ervine (PUP) views, then J. White (UDP), then Cathal Crumley (Sinn Fein) who wants immediate anmnesty, followed by Colin Crawford interview. Stephen McAlister (former RUC man) shot in 1979 is sickened by releases, then Margaret Cameron, whose Roman Catholic husband was killed by Loyalists in 1993 would support releases to achieve peace.

Meanwhile Glyn Roberts (FAIT) has called for a yes vote in the referendum, he gives studio interview on FAIT's position.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 50 secs
DVD No.
D02490
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3552



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Begins with RUC appeal to business men to check for fire bombs, then the D.Trimble (UUP) begins his fight back against the DUP. Film report from UUP conference, with Trimble list of reasons the union is safer, on orangemen he says criticism has moved off consitutional issues to prisoners and decommissioning, he says Sinn Fein will get no Government post if there is no decommissioning. Mowlam says she will meet Orange Order. Back to Trimble, he wants Yes vote over seventy per cent which he thinks he'll get, then Reg Empey then attacks Paisley stance on assembly, preview of Ken Magennis letter backing Trimble. Meanwhile I. Paisley (DUP) has reacted angrily to Government's proposal to allow each party to post it's views on the referendum to the electorate for free, he's outnumbered eight to two. On policing issue, the new Independent Commission to be set up is not to disband the RUC says Tony Blair, it's object is to get a normal Police force with consent. Film clip of Mowlam chatting to RUC man, then she talks on the matter to the press. Also Pat Armstrong (Police Authority) questions the need for an independent commission, then Les Rogers (Police Federation) comments, but G. Adams (SF) is still demanding disbandment. P. Robinson (DUP) rejects the changes ahead. In the studio, William Ross (UUP, MP) gives his reasons for rejecting the good Friday agreement and the level of support within the UUP for his position, he previews Saturday's UUC meeting. Meanwhile Sinn Fein met Mo Mowlam today. Film report with M. McGuinness comments on interesting days ahead. Sinn Fein held an executive meeting ahead of Ard Chmhairle at weekend. G. Adams relates the views he's hearing from his party. The M. McGuinness again on the decision making process. Next Mo Mowlam announced the new springvale campus is to go ahead. Film report with Mowlam's comments on the educational village with Prof. Pat Murphy views on it's possibilities for the future, then Lord Smith (University of Ulster) views, G. Adams (MP) also welcomes the governments move.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
19 mins 44 secs
DVD No.
D02490
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3553



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair (PM) gives an interview to Ken Reid today ahead of tomorrows UUP Council vote to ease Unionist worries. Blair says paramilitaries will not be in police force, he pays tribute to RUC and will treat the RUC with respect, his plan is to change policing to suit a peaceful and normal situation. On prisoner releases, he says their organisation must have given up violence, the LVF won't benefit. On decommissioning, he says nobody will be in Government if they haven't fulfilled decommissioning. He profiles the role of the International Commission which will oversee the whole process. He says we are faced with mutually assured success or destruction. He also reflects on the last day of talks last week and his feeling at the time.

In the forum today, D. Trimble (UUP) defended his agreement stance. Film clip of his comments, he is heckled and interrupted by Robinson and Paisley, then J. Allardyce (Alliance) clashed with the DUP in sarcastic mode. Then Hugh Smith (PUP) recalls earlier Paisley bravada, S. Wilson (DUP) responds for anti-agreement. Meanwhile the UKUP has launched it's No campaign. Film report with Bob McCartney comments on UUP stance, he says No vote increasing.

Next a preview of tomorrow's Ulster Unionist Council meeting and Trimble's hopes for a seventy per cent vote of support. The Orange Order, the Young Unionists and most of his MP's might not support him. J. Donaldson gives his views, then Willie Ross says vote No.

In Lisburn, Elvira Tulip (Unionist Women's Council member) also rejects agreement, then David Green (Lisburn UUP, Cllr) supports Trimble, then in the studio, UUP MP and Senior Orangeman says he will vote against Trimble stance, he wasn?t assured on miain issues by Tony Blair, he's against assembly executive and won't resign if Trimble wins. Meanwhile on the Republican side the Thirty Two Soverignty Committee held a meeting on the Good Friday Agreement and criticised Sinn Fein for accepting it. Film reprot with Francis Mackey addressing the press on dilution of founding principles. Rory Dougan also comments. Meanwhile at a Sinn Fein press conference in Dublin, Pat Doherty admitted reservations about removing articles two and three in his comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 17th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
25 mins 33 secs
DVD No.
D02490
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3554



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
D.Trimble wins the day with seventy percent of the vote at the Ulster Unionist council meeting. Blair praises Trimble and UUP decision. Film reprot covers demonstration outside the Europa Hotel from anti and pro agreement groups. All of whom waved Ulster flags. Profile of some in attendance, then report covers UUC vote - five hundred and forty For and two hundred and ten against. Afterwards Trimble comments on the new era that is here, six MP's voted against it, he expects Party to rally round but West Tyrone's William Taylor, says he puts Ulster before party and he will join No campaign. J. Donaldson also voted No. Stephen Grimasson (Politics Editor) interviews Trimble on the nature of today's debate and assesses the problems he may have with the 28 per cent No voters.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 18th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02490
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3555



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mowlam has appealed to Sinn Fein to sign up to the GFA, as she briefed House of Commons on the contents of the deal. Film report with Trimble question on Sinn Fein's behaviour, then S. Mallon (SDLP) views. Back home the DUP want to form a United Unionist front against the Good Friday Agreement. In a studio interview, Mowlam develops her Commons statement and given her views on the referendum vote and what the government will do to push a yes vote.

In Dublin, the Government has told Sinn Fein it must now encourage it's southern voters to vote No and Yes in the North. G. Adams says noting has been decided yet. Film report with politicians, Conor Lenihan (FF) and Charles Flanagan (FG) comments.

In the North, the Parades Commission has banned a Loyal Order's march down the lowe Ormeau Road on Sunday and made changes to another parade's route in Lurgan. Film report with Noel Ligget's (Orangeman) views. The GAA rule twenty one, which bans Northern Security Forces from membership could be dropped as GAA President Joe McDonagh announces Special Congress on the ban. Film report with J. McDonagh comments, then views of Crossmaglen GAA man, Paddy Short and Peter McGrath (Down Manager), then B. Hutchinson (PUP) comments.

In the studio, Liam Hayes (Ireland on Sunday) assesses the chances of the rule being appealed.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 20th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3556



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Ulster Says Yes or No?
Description:
The Good Friday Agreement. This programme examines the differing views of people here to the GFA, it begins with a brief summary of the different stances to date then a film report from East Antrim, twenty-four hours after the UUC gave its backing to Trimble.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
24 mins 3 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
214



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Portadown a Catholic has been shot and seriously wounded by Loyalists. Report later. The Government is changing it's head of the Prison Service here from Alan Shannon and John Steele in October. Film report reviews the trouble in the prisons her over the last year including escapes, murders and tunnels. Alan Shannon in an interview denies being sacked, then POA views.

The UDP has launched it's yes vote campaign and at a press launch atttacks the DUP stance. Film report with Gary McMichael's criticisms, followed by D.Adams comments on what Sinn Fein must accept due to Good Friday Agreement. Meanwhile I. Paisley wants an internal UK settlement, like Scotland's Assembly.

In the Dail, the Government began the legislation move to reshape articles two and three and accept the Good Friday Agreement. Film report with B. Ahern speech to Dail, Irish Unity is a legitimate aspiration. John Bruton (FG) praised the agreement. Outside Eamon Gilmore (Dem, Left) and Mary Hanifan (FF) give their views, then Jackie Healy-Rea (Independent TD) views and Gay Mitchell (FG). Analysis by Ken Reid.

In Belfast, the funeral of Mark McNeil, shot dead last Friday as he sat in his taxi in Andersontown, believed by his family by the INLA, has heard priest, Fr. Hilary Armstrong condemn the killing. Film report.

The family of Peter McBride killed by two Scottish Guards six years ago believe the two soldiers are still in the army and won't be discharged. Film report with Jean McBride's comments on the situation, she wants them discharged, but she says they will be released early.

The group FAIT has met victim's commissioner, Ken Bloomfield. Film report with Glyn Roberts interview on what they want for victims of the troubles, they also want plight of exiles and the family's of the disappeared highlighted. Ken Bloomfield says he wants victims given the same attention as prisoners.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
17 mins 48 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
150
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3557



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Portadown Adrian Lamph (29) (Catholic) has died of this injuries. Film report with his family's statement hoping for peace, killers believed to be LVF, he's first victim since Good Friday Agreement was signed. Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Archbishop) condemned the killers, then Fr. Sean Larkin recalls the man's death in hospital, then B, McKenna (Garvaghy Road Residents Spokesman) accuses the LVF while Mervyn Carrick (DUP, Cllr) condemn's the murderers. Neville McCoubrey (RUC, Det Supt.) can't say a motive. Trevor Rainey (Council Chief Executive) is worried about employees and then Mo Mowlam reacts to the killing. RUC find rifles in Lurgan, two men arrested. Film report. Robert Saulters (Orange Order Chief) says Orange parades will go ahead with or without the Parades Commission permission. Film report on commission decisions so far and views of Gerard Rice (LORAG) views on a solution, then R. Saulters comments.

In North Belfast, the Tour of the North Parade is previewed as the next controversial decision for the Parades Commission. Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Constable) has attacked the setting up of a commission to examine policing and is amazed at the decision to release prisoners. Meanwhile Tony Blair has told the Commons on prisoner releases none willl be released without license and he praised the RUC, he just wants the police supported by all sides on decommissioning. He says no member of party with arms can be in Government. In the Republic, the government is hoping for an eighty per cent Yes vote. Film report with Mary Harney (PD) comments, then C. O'Caolain's(SF) views, but Harry Blaney (Independent , TD) is not so sure if agreement will work, then Dick Spring (Labour, TD) praises D. Trimble's brave decision. Then SDLP launches it's Yes Campaign next week. Today sees M. Durkan criticise Sinn Fein forked tongue views. He calls Sinn Fein claims partitionist if it asks it's voters to vote Yes in North and No in the South. Film report with Sinn Fein's reply.

Clifford McKeown (former Loyalist supergrass) has been sentenced to nineteen years for series of armed robberies.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 22nd Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
17 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3558



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Loyalist members of the parades commission have resigned. Film report on Tommy Cheevers and Glen Barrs resignations. Speculation D. Trimble asked British Government to permit Drumcree to help referendum vote. A. Graham statement on G. Barr's departure, then Trimble on his representations to Graham. Then P. Robinson (DUP) reaction. Them Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) on Blair's intervention, followed by G. Adams (SF) response to events. Parades Commission now in crisis. Film report with A. Graham, G. Barr, B. McKenan comments. Also Joel McCrea (Orange Order). Then today T. Cheevers (Apprentice Boys) resigns. John McCrea (Orange Secretary) ridicules the Parades Commission. Next an interview with T. Cheevers on why he resigned and what he thinks is the future of the commission, then analysis from Stephen Grimasson (BBC Political Editor) on the day's events and it's possible effect on the referendum vote next month. Next, Jack Straw (Home Secretary) has permitted five PIRA prisoners to transfer to South of Ireland to serve their sentences. Fil mreport names Paul Magee and four of the Balcombe Street gang. Next G. Adams (SF) has met B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) in Dublin.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 23rd Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 26 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3559



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Portadown the funeral of Adrian Lamph (Catholic) killed by the LVF. Film report with Fr. Sean Larkin's tribute to the dead man, then G. Clifford's (Bishop of Armagh) comments on the peace process and it's enemies.

In Belfast's New Lodge a pensioner aged seventy nine was beaten and shot in the knees and ankles. Film report with Fr. D. Ryan (local priest) comments, Glyn Roberts (FAIT) blames the PIRA. G. Adams (SF) condemns the attack.

Next the UDA/UFF have said they support the Good Friday Agreement, in a statement. Film report details their views after reporter met masked men. J. White (UDP) welcomes the agreement.

Next at an anti-agreement rally in the Ulster Hall three UUP MP's attended. Film report with Paisley, William Ross, Roy Beggs and William Thompson speech clips. Pro agreement Reg Empey (UUP) responds to the rally speeches.

Meanwhile, the Tory party again expressed concern about prisoner releases. Andrew MacKay (Tory, MP) interview on their concerns and the assurances they want from Blair.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
15 mins 12 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3560



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Crumlin, Co Antrim, two men have been arrested after the killing of Ciaran Heffron (Catholic student) in sectarian attack. Film report with David Sands (paramedic) account of trying to save the man, then Bill Stewart's (RUC, ACC) comments on killing, then Rev. Brian Kennaway's reactions (Presbyterian Minister), then Mervyn Rea's (UUP, Cllr) views. It's the first trouble killing in Crumlin.

The UDP party's conference called for a Yes vote in next month's referendum vote. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 25th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 47 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3561



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
A post mortem is being carried out on a man's body found in Co.Louth this afternoon, Garda believe paramilitaries involved in the killing. Film report with Al McHugh (Chief Supt.) interview. The RUC have arrested four men in the C. Heffron murder inquiry.

A new cross community grou, not linked to political parties has formed to campaign for a Yes vote.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3562



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
The Last Stand, What Now For Paisley?
Description:
Ian Paisley (DUP). This document looks at N.Irelands two best known politicians and profiles what the GFA if ratified would mean for each of them and their parties. The men are John Hume and Ian Paisley. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 28th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
29 mins 3 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
215



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Former Tory MP, N.Ireland Office Minister and Hong Kong Governor has said he would accept job as head of new commissioner to oversee a policing review here. Film report with Mo Mowlam's comments, then Ken Magennis (UUP) welcomes the appointment. Review of his time here recalled by Bob McCartney (UKUP, MP) in his comments, he removed London from Londonderry and gave Hong Kong back to Chinese. The Orange Order also was unhappy but John Hume (SDLP) called it a positive appointment. Then film clip of an earlier film clip in which he recalls his time in Northern Ireland. Pat Armstrong (Police Authority' Chairman) gives his reaction, then from the USA, Chris Patten gives a telephone interview on his new job.

In Commons Mo Mowlam commented on the report from the Independent Commission for complaints against the RUC, which was it's highest ever. Film report. D. Trimble (UUP Leader) have told his dissidents to tow the party line.

Meanwhile Larne Council has voted in favour of the Good Friday Agreement. Film report with Trimble's comments, Bob McCartney (UKUP) wants to debate Trimble. Meanwhile the SDLP offers Sinn Fein advice. Next from Tom Robinson (Larne UUP, Cllr) discusses their yes support vote and sitting MP, Roy Beggs position.

Next in Crumlin, the funeral of Roman Catholic Ciaran Heffron. Film report with Fr. John O'Sullivan's sermon, then Bishop M. Dallat, at University of Ulster in Coleraine one minutes silence observed.

RUC arrests in Portadown in A. Lamph murder case.

Meanwhile Garda now believe yesterday's killing in Co. Louth was drugs related and not paramilitary. Film report with M. Staunton (Supt.) views.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 28th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD No.
D02500
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3563



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Car bomb diffused in Lisburn, film report on six hundred pound bomb with unknown codeword and comments of Joseph Lockhart (UUP, Cllr), then Health Centre Manager and Customers reactions, Lorry Goods stolen during alert. Tony Blair (PM) has said Republicans must accept the Good Friday Agreement deal is a whole, this follows an IRA statement it would not be decommissioning. Film report with G. Adams (SF) comments, then Sean Farren (SDLP) reaction, but D. Trimble (Unionist) is outraged in his comments, he wants no early release of prisoners, then I. Paisley Jnr says a Yes vote is a vote for no decommissioning and gunmen in Government. Mo Mowlam gives their response. The police federation Les Rogers says it should mean no RUC reform. Meanwhile George Mitchell (talks Chairman) has returned to Northern Ireland, he addressed CBI lunch and report covers his speech comments on men of violence, then later he gives Ken Reid an interview on how he views the decommissioning issue, he says he sees no future role for himself. The two Loyalist parties have different responses to the IRA statement, D. Ervine (PUP) sees it as a call for Republicans to vote Yes in the referendum while the UDP sees it differently. Film report with D. Ervine's (PUP) views, then D.Adams (UDP) counterview. Republican, Rory O'Brady (SF) says Good Friday Agreement secures British rule in Ireland, it want's No vote to rebuff British. Film report with R. O'Brady comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 30th Apr 1998
Duration: minutes
15 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3564



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Ulster Unionist Party's internal divisons deepened today as William Ross (East Londonderry MP) was called out of touch by Tom Fleming (Constituency Chairman). Film report with William Ross interview, his colleague William Thompson (MP) backs Ross. This afternoon a joint statement tried to gloss over the split. Today Bob McCartney (UKUP) claimed United Unionists now reflected main stream Unionism. He explains his comments at press conference, then P. Robinson (DUP) says Yes campaigners can't get off the ground. Ken Reid reports on Trimble press interview, and asks him about the trouble in his ranks and what size of a Yes vote he wants. Meanwhile Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office Minister) says decommissioning is part of agreement and they'll push that. The Alliance Party comments. On Ormeau Road, a loyalist parade by Ulster Civil Rights group has been banned from lower Ormeau Road, Pauline Gilmore comments then Gerard Rice (LORCA) on the decision, but Lurgan parade has been allowed.

In Derry, Loyal Orders and Unionist Politicians have boycotted a cross community forum on parades organised by Martin Bradley (Derry Mayor). Film report says BRG presence caused Unionist boycott, views of Cathal Crumley (SF) and Ian Young (CBI Boss) and Donncha MacNelis (BRG), then David McNIcholl (UDP),then William Hay (DUP, Cllr).

In the Republic, forty eight per cent of Garda signed in sick over a seven per cent Government pay offer.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 1st May 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 58 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3565



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Grovenor Road RUC base undamaged as four mortar bombs failed to explode. Film report on dissident Republican attacks and look at previous mortar attacks this year, then political reaction from P. Robinson (DUP), then A. Attwood (SDLP), then Mo Mowlam statement.

In Dublin five men appeared in court after a shoot out with Garda in which one man was killed, he was named as Roland MccLaughlin, it's believed Garda caught them doing a robbery and they were dissident republicans. (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 4th May 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 51 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3566



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
United Unionist 'No' campaign was launched today, P.Robnison (DUP) says a twenty-six percent no vote is a victory. Film report from Ke Reid, with P. Robinson comments on getting majority of Unionist vote, then Bob McCartney (UKUP) views on voting figures, then William Ross (UUP) comments on bringing Unionism back to it's senses. Meanwhile the PUP launched it's Yes campaign. Film report with D.Ervine comments on getting a new modern Union for the millennium. He also criticised the use of religious blackmail by some No campaigners. Decommissioning situation addressed by Billy Hutchinson. Richard Needham (former Northern Ireland Office Minister) launched Saatachi and Satachi posters in Belfast for Yes vote. Film report with Needham remarks and the comments of the public. Meanwhile Sam Hutchinson (Presbyterian Moderator) says referendum is important but the Church won't tell people how to vote, but David Cooper (Methodist Church) calls for a Yes vote for a new future. In the studio P. Robinson (DUP) gives an interview on his claim a twenty six per cent No vote is a majority of Unionist voters and this will stop the whole procedure and in new Assembly they will frustrate the move to United Ireland.

In Craigavon, B. Curran (Former SF, Cllr) has blamed Loyalists for an attack on his home.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 5th May 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 53 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3567



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein Executive recommends a 'yes' vote in the referendum, North and South, as Tony Blair and John Major fly into Belfast to urge a 'yes' vote in referendum. Report from Waterfront Hall appearance of both men in front of fifty five students who get to ask questioins, various students comment before the session. Then report on Sinn Fein decision to vote Yes, secret IRA convention allowed members who are in Sinn Fein to stand in the next elections. M. McLaughlin (SF) interview, then Mo Mowlam's comments. Meanwhile Reg Empey (UUP) says it's first admission by Republicans failed to break the Unionist people, he says old time Republicans must be spinning in their graves, he still wants full not partial decommission. R. Eames (Church of Ireland, Archbishop) says he'll be voting yes in referendum but he won't tell others how to vote. Film report. Then N. Dodds (DUP) says Eames credibility undermined. Next back live to Waterfront where Blair/Major are answering questions of students. Afterwards John Major told a CBI lunch in Hollywood the Union was safe. Film report with his views on a 'No' votes results (and some dissent from Leonard Fee, Northern Ireland Tory). In Ken Reid interview, Major says Northern Ireland is in union for long time, he comments on prisoner release concerns, then in the studio, Bob McCartney (UKUP, Leader) replies for the No campaigners, he proposes an alternative as he sees it, he says Blair is deceiving people. Ballymena Council thirteen to ten votes to support the Yes vote. Film report from Paisley heartland with Maurice Mills (DUP, Cllr) views, then Jane Dunlop's (Alliance, Cllr) views, William Wright (UUP, Cllr) voted No, he explains why, then Lexie Scott (UUP, Cllr), who voted yes, views, Belfast's City Council voted by two to one to back Yes vote. Film report on voting Sinn Fein abstained, SDLP Lord Mayor, Alban Magennis comments, then Jim Rogers (UUP, Cllr) who abstained comments on prisoner releases, also carrick council rejected, DUP vote condemning Good Friday Agreement. Meanwhile business people with R. Needham called for Yes vote to create employment and stop emigration. Film report with Chris Gibson (CBI, Chief) and R. Needham comments, and also from Billy Hastings.

In house of Lords, J. Molyneaux (Former UUP Leader) rejected the Good Friday Agreement, then in the studio Bob McCArtney restates three falsehoods in the agreement as he sees it. It's been announced prison officers are to stage a walk out next Monday to demand the removal of the Maze prison Governor, Martin Mogg.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 6th May 1998
Duration: minutes
27 mins 3 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3568



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In London, Tony Blair (PM) told Orangemen the GFA can't be changed. Film report from Ken Reid, Government is to announce extra money for victims funds. John McCrea (Orange Secretary) outside on his meeting and the extra cash for victims. Then Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) says the Government will attempt to clarify some issues over next few days. Next film support on idea of victim's group, film report on killing of Larry Brennan on Ormeau Road, his sister Elish O'Reilly welcomes the move by Government, then Peter Weir (UUP, Cllr), Glyn Roberts (FAIT), reaction. Meanwhile G. Adams (SF Leader) wants a Yes vote as the Good Friday Agreement is a step to a united Ireland. He explains his views in a interview, but D. Trimble (UUP Leader) launching is yes campaign attacks failed rhetoric of No campaigners, film report includes J. Taylor's (UUP) remark a Yes vote gives Unionists veto and control over all-Ireland bodies. N. Dodds (DUP) gives counterview. Then in the studio, John Taylor (UUP Deputy leader) gives an interview on why he supports the Yes campaign, he answers G. Adams comment it's a step to a united Ireland. He says his fellow dissent MP's not in step with the people. At another Yes vote conference by the CBI, Peter Sutherland (BP, Chairman) spoke on the posture economical impact of a Yes vote, John Hume also attacked a No vote, as no everything, then Chris Gibson (CBI boss) again promised real benefits in jobs. In the studio, J. Donaldson (UUP, Dissident) comments on his meeting last night with Tony Blair and what the Prime Minister told him and what is it that concerns him about the Good Friday Agreement.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th May 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 17 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3569



Series Title:
One Big Yes
Programme Title:
Description:
This is one of the British government and N.Ireland Office advertisements to encourage people here to vote yes in the referendum over the Good Friday Agreement, it included local personalities Barry Douglas and Ken Branagh and comments of support from some N.Ireland young people looking to the future.
Type of Programme:
British government and NIO advertisement
Broadcast Company:
?
Channel:
?
Date Broadcast:
Thu 7th May 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02510
Tape No.
151a
Country of Origin:
?
Record No.
3570



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
William Thompson (West Tyrone UUP MP) campaigning for the no campaign has said Trimble has split the UUP badly, today John Taylor (UUP) called on him to resign. Film report with interviews with both men and with Reg Empey.

The Women's Coalition campaign for a Yes vote began today. Film report on their bus road show and views of Jane Morrice and Monica McWilliams.

At St Malachy's College in Belfast John Hume called for a yes vote and criticises No campaign, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also called for a Yes vote. Inez McCormick interview on defining moment. Meanwhile at No Press Conference Bob McCartney says their vote is growing and Yes Campaigners are Blair's mercenaries, his No campaign is the people's campaign, P. Robinson (DUP) agrees. Pat Bradley (Chief Electoral Officer) says interest in voting is extremely high. Film report with interview. In the Shankill area a new community group has set up as an alternative to punishment attacks by paramilitaries. Film report includes recent statistics on attack, comments of Dr Brian McNicholl on injuries, then Tom Winston (Shankill Community Worker) on his group's aims with reaction from Glyn Roberts (FAIT).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 8th May 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 31 secs
DVD No.
D02520
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3571



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Mo Mowlam has apologised for any hurt caused by her decision to release four PIRA prisoners who appeared at the Sinn Fein conference at the weekend which voted to support the GFA. Film report includes B. Ahern's release of the Balcombe Street gang only transferred from England weeks ago, who got a heroes welcome at Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Old film clip of Balcombe Street seige and film of Mo Mowlam being heckled in Belfast byy man. She had freed Padraic Wilson, O.C. of IRA in maze. D. Ervine (PUP) was furious in his commentsm then No Campaigner Bob McCartney criticisms, then P. Robinson (DUP), but B. Ahern and Tony Blair defended the releases in interviews. Blair also commented on decommissioning issue in radion phone-in. There would be no fudge he says. Film report on his comments from Ken Reid includes the disappeared issue. The group FAIT says Northern Ireland should have victims Cabinet Minister.

In East Belfast, No Campaigner Mark Smyth MP opened a new No office. Film report includes Bob McCartney attack on G. Brown (Chancellor) and P. Robinson repeats their twenty six per cent Watershed vote. M. Smyth comments on Trimble criticisms of him. In the studio, D. Trimble (UUP Leader) calls for support for party policy by members, he comments on prisoners at Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, and it's possible effect of votes, he says in 1991 DUP told Loyalists they would address issue of prisoners. In last twelve years four hundred lifers have aleady been released.

At the Maze, eight hundred prison officers walked out in protest over M. Mogg (Governor) comments Finlay Spratt (POA) explains their anger. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 11th May 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins 38 secs
DVD No.
D02520
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3572



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Moment in history
Description:
Secretary of State Mo Mowlam profiled. N.Ireland Secretary of State has served her first year in office here, this programme looks at her achievements and life over that year. Her ability is her ease to communicate will all sorts, in Spring 1997 she got brain tumour, some have linked her performance to the way she has dealt with her own illness. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th May 1998
Duration: minutes
27 mins
DVD No.
D02520
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
216



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Gordon Brown (Chancellor) has announced a financial package of 315,000,000 for N.Ireland. Film report with Chancellor's speech to business leaders with analysis breakdown of how it will be spent on transport, education, employment and infrastructure. Brown gives an interview on his package answering questions about building peace and prosperity. Then film report on political reaction, Paisley (DUP) says it's to help Nationalists rather than Unionists, then R. Empey (UUP) views and Stephen Kingdon (CBI) views, also John Stringer (Chamber of Commerce). J. Allardyce (Alliance) has criticised the government's weekend prisoner releases North and South.

At a news conference Trimble has accused Paisley of running away from public debate on TV over the agreement. Film report with Trimble and Paisley comments, also D. Ervine (PUP) has challenged Bob McCartney to a debate. Meanwhile one hundred Protestant Ministers called for a Yes vote. Film report with Rev. Bert Armstrong's views, he lost two family members in Enniskillen bomb. Bob McCartney (UKUP) criticises his stance. R. Eames (Church of Ireland Archbishop) hit out at those who classed a No vote as Christian and a Yes vote as non-Christian. Film report hears his call for victims of violence not to be forgotten.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 12th May 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 34 secs
DVD No.
D02520
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3573



Series Title:
Insight
Programme Title:
Blair Questions and Answers
Description:
Tony Blair, then British Prime Minster, questioned live by an Northern Ireland audience. Live from Downing Street Tony Blair (PM) has six N.Ireland people, a mix of yes and no voters, but all hve some reservations about portions of the GFA, they get to ask Blair to ease their concerns in question and answers sessions.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 13th May 1998
Duration: minutes
48 mins 6 secs
DVD No.
D02520
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
217



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Bloomfield report on victims is published, Adam Ingram (N.Ireland Office Minister) appointed Minister for Victims. Film report on Bloomfield recommendations from his press conference, statistics of violence given memorial day, truth and reconciliation to be examined, but he rules out permanent N.Ireland memorial. Adam Ingram comments on his new job, Patrick McShane whose son was killed by Loyalists four years ago asks Mowlam question on prisoner releases, then David Boulton interview, he was involved in counselling the Enniskillen Bomb victims. More reaction from relatives, August 1997 Michael Power, shot dead on way to mass, his widow, Bernadette recalls lack of help for trauma she got, Marie McNiece (WAVE groups) comments on her groups needs. The issue of compensation is raised, Marie Close, whose husband Trevor was killed in 1987 got 9,000 she explains her case, and believes new Inquiry will serve no purpose. Alison Whitman (Trauma Survivors Group, Spokeswoman, North Belfast) wants focus on the living strengthened and community rooted. Maire Murphy whose husband was killed in 1981 believes it's Northern Ireland's women left to cope, but rejects idea of memorial.

Families of Disappeared want to meet New Minister. Jean McConville (37) abducted from Divis in 1972, is one of the fourteen missing, her daughter, Helen McKendry recalls the incident and what happened to the children, she wants Republicans to tell where her body is, Seamus McKendry of the group recalls response of G. Adams and Sinn Fein, then G. Adams interview, he is still working on the case he says. Glyn Roberts (FAIT) gives his views, then Margaret McKinney who met Bill Clinton yesterday to ask for help. I. Paisley (DUP) says prisoners will get more financial help than victims, meanwhile G.Adams has denied the appearance of the released Balcombe Street gang at Sinn Fein's weekend Ard Fheis was triumphalist. Film reports with political reactions and G. Adams defends their appearance, while Paisley comments on victims/prisoners funding levels.

In Commons today, Blair welcomed Bloomfield Report, then answered Trimble question on prisoner release obligations to be fulfilled. At Northern Ireland question time, Andrew McKay (Tory) criticised Government release of Balcombe Street gang, Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland Office Minister) replied for Government. J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) is still unhappy with Blair's response on prisoners, Ken Reid analysis.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 13th May 1998
Duration: minutes
20 mins
DVD No.
D02530
Tape No.
151
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3574



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Tony Blair back in Belfast for second time in eight days. He went to Balmoral show. Film report begins with D.Trimble (UUP) setting out what he needs to hear Blair say. Blair's response in speech sees two types of No campaigners, he addresses reasonable people, ballot box and gun politics will end. There won't be a fudge, he says, only non violent democratic means can be used and ceasefires must be total, decommissioning must begin through IMC. J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) gives no kneejerk reaction to Blair, but repeats what he wants in interview. Stephen Grimasson (Political Editor) gives his analysis of Blair's efforts to persuade soft No voters, at Balmoral and in the country. Several Labour MP's from Northern Ireland Select Committee, including Martin Salter visited Sandy Row district today with D.Ervine (PUP). Film report with his views, then from the No camp, David Wiltshire (Tory MP) spoke on their behalf. Loyalist killer, Michael Stone has been released for four days from Maze. Film report shows 1988 Milltown attack and film of him in the Maze. It's believed Stone will attend a UDP rally in the Ulster Hall. J. White (UDP) comments, it's also reported UFF Leader in the Maze, Sam McCrory phoned the BBC to apologise to victims of violence. Meanwhile following the Balcombe Street gang's appearance at a Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, then daughter of one of their victims, Dr Diana Hamilton-Fairley has supported the Yes vote campaign.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 14th May 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02530
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3575



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
News coming in that the LVF has called a ceasefire for the referendums duration, it also calls on people to vote No. Film report.

Meanwhile mortar tube are being examined at Kinawley in Co. Fermanagh.

M. McLaughlin (SF Chairman) has said decommissioning will happen as a voluntary process. In studio, he answers questions on Sinn Fein position, they will resolve all challenges and work the Agreement. Sinn Fein says it has no guns so Blair's remarks don't apply to them. Today Sports men called for a yes vote. Film report with David Irwin (Rugby), then Margaret Johnston (Bowls). The Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Northern Irelands small Business Group, also backed a Yes vote. Meanwhile Trimble called on people not to vote on emotional issues but on Northern Ireland's future, his deputy, John Taylor supports the strong Yes movement within the UUP.

Meanwhile Bill Clinton (US President) is in Britain to meet Blair, it's believed both men will call for a yes vote in coming days. I. Paisley (DUP) speaking on an Irish Times poll, says support for the agreement has dropped (figures given) says a wave of no voters is on it's way. Today the United Unionists (No people) released a pledge opposing Good Friday Agreement. Jim Clarke (UUP, Cllr) announced books to be signed across Northern Ireland, Paisley said Blair's comments yesterday changed nothing for him. Bob McCartney (UKUP) says they will use the new Assembly to their benefit. He explains his views, Hugh Smyth (PUP Leader) interrupted the No press conference, then Alliance picketed UUU Headquarters in East Belfast. Meanwhile J. Donaldson has rejected Blair's overtures yesterday, P. Robinson (DUP) comments in the studio on how their campaign is going and the LVF ceasefire announcement and the appearance of M. Stone at a UDP rally and outlines his alternatives. The UDP has defended the appearance of M. Stone at it's Ulster Hall Rally last night. Film report with J. Donaldson (UUP) views, then S. Mallon (SDLP) and no Northern Ireland Office statement, in the studio D.Adams (UDP) defends Stone's appearance. Next the four main Churchmen statement on Victims Report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 15th May 1998
Duration: minutes
21 mins
DVD No.
D02530
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3576



Series Title:
Programme Title:
The Hand Of History
Description:
The inside story of the Good Friday Agreement. This programme tells the inside story of the Stormont agreement also called the Good Friday agreement (GFA) with film clips and interviews with all the main players. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Date Broadcast:
Sun 17th May 1998
Duration: minutes
37 mins 57 secs
DVD No.
D02530
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
218



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Yes and no campaigns begin their final push with five days to go to referendum. Film reports in London, Bill Clinton (US President) at an EEC Summitt used the opportunity to appeal for a yes vote here when he appeared with Tony Blair, he calls himself an Irish Protestant as both men comment, then in the studio, Ken Reid assesses the parties campaigns at this point in time. Then United Unionists no camp news conference declared Yes campaign is bullying and blackmailing outside, Robin Stewart (PUP) speaks for Yes vote at their protest. Inside Bob McCartney predicts Unionists will vote No, then Paisley comments, tide is rolling towards No, then Paisley comments, tide is rolling towards No, then William Thompson highlights support of J. Molyneaux, former UUP Leader.

In the studio, N. Dodds (DUP) claims the government is planning to release one hundred and eighty five prisoners by end of June in his interview, he criticises Blair's assurances. Meanwhile other supporters of a Yes vote, also Inez McCormick (Unison Public Service Unions) launched their booklet supporting a Yes vote, also Kenneth Brannagh and Barry Douglas comment on their Government Advert, supporting the Yes vote (see disc D02520), then Colin Parry, whose son was killed in the PIRA's Warrington bomb came to Belfast to support the Yes vote, he comments in interview, that Good Friday Agreement is a good deal, also FAIT joined the peace train group to call for a yes vote, Chris Hudson comments on attributes in the South towards articles two and three.

In Derry, D. Trimble (UUP Leader) accompanied by Lord Claibourne (Tory Peer) walked the city walls declaring Nationalist and Republicans in this agreement have declared Bogside is as British as Bangor or Bournemouth.

In the studio, D. Ervine (PUP) denies the Yes Campaign is in serious trouble, he highlights a new Unionism, a multi-cultured democracy in the UK, the No campaign is based on emotions he says, he comments on prisoner releases. Paper poll says two thirds of young here support Agreement. Film report on Irish News/News Letter poll with Geoff Martin views, then Mo Mowlam comments on the poll figures, then M. Durkan (SDLP) but No man, Bob McCartney rejects Poll findings. At Queen's University, Belfast, a vox pop of students shows most will vote yes. Film reports have students comments. Concert tomorrow at Waterfront by ASH, will also have John Hume/D. Trimble and U2 in attendance to promote Yes vote among the young.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 18th May 1998
Duration: minutes
21 mins 8 secs
DVD No.
D02530
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3577



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Men Of War, Men Of Peace
Description:
A profile of Gusty Spence (former UVF member) and Martin Meehan (former PIRA member). This documentary profiles the former enemies Martin Meehan (PIRA) and Gusty Spence (UVF) who will both be voting yes in the GFA referendum, what is in this agreement that both men can support. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th May 1998
Duration: minutes
29 mins 33 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
219



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
A UTV and Belfast Telegraph poll shows fifty-two percent of population in favour of agreement but twenty-five percent are still undecided. Film report with poll results statistics given, in community break down and overall figures. D. Trimble held a news conference with pop group, ASH in Yes conference. Trimble highlights tonights image of Hume and he on stage. Meanwhile J. Donaldson says after referendum, he will work in Assembly with UUP Leadership, Donaldson and Trimble comments, then William Thompson (dissident UUP MP) comments on the opinion poll results and high number of don't knows. Thompson wont be backing Trimble in Assembly. Meanwhile, on hustings, D. Ervine (PUP) criticises No camp, Gusty Spence says they wanted ministry of victims, I. Paisley (DUP) wants terrorists kept in jail, no reform of the RUC and people to stand by Act of Union, he says IRA will not decommission, Paddy Ashtown (Liberal Democrat) arrived to support Yes camp, he comments. Meanwhile a group of Northern Ireland's top doctors signed a statement calling for a yes vote. Film report with Lawrence Rocks comments on Abercorn bomb in March 1973, then Dr Mark Reid gives emotional interview recalling injured children, then Geraldine Walford (psychiatrist) on trauma of children. A group of one hundred and fifty churchmen are backing the No campaign, Independent of their heirarchy, says a yes vote is against holy scripture, Rev. Stanley Barnes (Free Presbyterian) views then, Rev. Stephen Dickinson (Presbyterian), then Rev. William Hoey (Church of Ireland). Nearby a Ulster Unionist Youth Group were also saying No. Film report with Stuart Deignan views. In Dublin a bomb was sent to Ireland's Tourist Board Head Quarters. It was defused. Film report with Tom Murphy (Det. Insp) comments, then Jim McDaid (TD).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th May 1998
Duration: minutes
17 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3578



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
News covers ASH and U2 concert at the Waterfront Hall, with comments of Bono, and film of Trimble and Hume together on stage. Plus reaction from 'No' man Bob McCartney (UKUP) and I.Paisley (DUP). (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 19th May 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 15 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3579



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Blair flies in for this final referendum visit, he says he will be fully involved with N.Ireland, after referendum, he gives studio interview to Ken Reid (political editor), for Q&A session, on prisoner releases, decommissioning etc, he refuses to name what size of a yes vote he wants to see. P. Robinson (DUP) challenges Tony Blair to a debate, a Yes vote he says is political suicide. Paisley says he will seal ballot boxes to stop Government interfering with count, and he says Government removed no posters in Coleraine ahead of a Blair visit. Meanwhile D. Trimble (UUP, Leader) fresh from his and Hume's U2 concert appearance, claims the tide is turning to a Yes vote. He explains in his interview

Also today G. Adams says the IRA has removed weapons to central dumps, he says this is decommissioning. Film report and interview with his remarks. He says he understands people reaction to Balcombe Street men at Ard Fheis and he criticises Unionists for not talking to him.

In Dublin High Court, Denis Riordan failed to have the referendum stopped on legal grounds. The in the studio, the UKUP Leader says he doesn't trust Blair and the British Government, he explains his reasons and says Sinn Fein/IRA will not decommission, they will hide behind the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Former Loyalist prisoners have backed the Yes vote. Film report on prisoner releases begins with Stone/Balcombe Street film, then D. Wall (NIACRO, Chief) and the three former Loyalist prisoners press conference clip. N. Dodds (DUP) repeats his claim all killers will be out by end of this year. D.Wall (NIACRO) comments on the reality of prisoner releases, prisoners will be released anyway. Billy Mitchell (Loyalist) says No voters now supported his early release years ago, then Tom Winston former prisoner says only two of four released prisoners sent back. G. Shields (Magherfelt UUP Cllr) whose brother was killed by the PIRA (Dec '90) explains why he will vote No, on this issue. Former prisoner, James Tate says many prisoners are sorry. Richard Branson (Virgin Boss) has joined Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) to call a yes vote to give Northern Ireland Economic take-off. Film report with Branson's comments, then Mo Mowlam appeal to young voters. They also addressed Belfast student.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 20th May 1998
Duration: minutes
22 mins 42 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3580



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of referendum votes in Ireland North and South, with comments of Tony Blair after meeting Trimble and Hume. Then film report from Belfast, where Yes camp MP, David Trimble and Former RUC Chief, John Hermon went on a walkabout at City Hall, later in North Down, No Camp MP, Bob McCartney heckled Tony Blair to the annoyance of some of the residents. Film report then final day analysis from Denis Ireland (BBC Ireland Correspondent).

(1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Wed 20th May 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3581



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Ulster The Choice
Description:
Discussion on the future of Northern Ireland amongst local politicians. Shown on the eve of the referendum poll. The format of this programme sees each of the main party leaders give their opinions on the Good Friday Agreement, then answer questions from David Dimbleby (Chairman), and from panels of people based in Nationalist Newry and Unionist Carrickfergus. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC
Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st May 1998
Duration: minutes
74 mins 21 secs
DVD No.
D02550
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
220



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sir John Herman supported D.Trimble's yes vote campaign in Belfast walk about, he says he agonised over his decision. William Hague (Tory Leader) went on the radio to support the Yes vote. Film of his comments. Blair visited Dundonald Hospital, then to Hollywood where Bob McCartney heckles him, and crowd challenged him. P. Robinson (DUP) says Blair is a liar on decommissioning.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st May 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 56 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
152
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3582



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Last days polling reports. First from West Belfast, then eight Unionist MPs and Orange leaders held conference at Orange HQ, Paisley confident of Unionist No. Then report on McCartney's rent a mob accusation at local people and their anger at him. Blair meeting with Trimble and Hume. Meanwhile Bill Clinton (US President) put in ''one last plug for a Yes vote'' in his press comments. In Belfast, report on ex-RUC Chief, John Hermon comments on his decision to vote Yes. Hermon seems to accept changes to RUC but he hopes New Labour doesn?t make 1969 errors of Old Labour.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 21st May 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 3 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3583



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Referendum day, voting begins, reports from around the polling stations, Trimble voting, then Paisley, then G.Adams in West Belfast. Voting could be a Northern Ireland record. Pat Bradley (Chief Electoral Officer) comments. In Derry John Hume casts his vote. In the Republic, sixty per cent of electorate have turned out so far, it's first all Ireland election since 1918, film report on Irish leaders voting, with film clip of Republic TV advertisement and Bus adverts, Dubliners and other comments, then Sinead NiChulachain (barrister) explains the legal effects of the Republics voters, but Stephen Collins (Sunday Tribune Journalist) says it's a vote for peace.

Campaigners for two Scottish Guards, who were convicted of murdering New Lodge Road man, Peter McBride, have lost their legal appeal against Mowlam's decision to have their case put before the sentence review board. Film report includes comments of Peter and Jean McBride on prison releases, they now want two soldiers expelled from the army. In Scotland, Isobel Wright, mother of Scottish Soldier, Mark Fisher, expresses her opinion.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 22nd May 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 11 secs
DVD No.
D02540
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3584



Series Title:
Referendum Count
Programme Title:
Description:
Live to the Kings Hall to await the result of the voting count. Early speculation says it could be three to one for yes. In the studio Ken Reid comments on the eighty percent turn out, the highest ever here. (1.00pm) ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Referendum Count
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
31 mins 25 secs
DVD No.
D02550
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3585



Series Title:
Referendum Count
Programme Title:
Description:
Hosted by Jeremy Paxman, begins with Denis Ireland (BBC's Ireland Correspondent) setting the latest scene from the Kings Hall counting centre, then switch to Belfast studio for review of what the people are actually voting for or against, the terms of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) are explained. (2.00pm) (Also on D02550) (... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Referendum Count
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
48 mins 42 secs
DVD No.
D02560
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3586



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Bob McCartney (UKUP) (no campaign) argues that twenty-six percent for no is a Unionist majority, he's asked for his reaction to the seventy percent yes vote, he ignores interviewers, you've been told to "get stuffed" by the voters, comment. He criticises the role of the media in pushing a yes vote and not giving the no campaign equal coverage. McCartney explains his rent-a-mob quote during Blair's visit to Hollywood and his anger at not being told Blair was in his town. The rent-a-mob wre Alliance voters, led by Olver Napier's wife, he doesn't regret his rent-a-mob quote. Ken Reid asks him about his assembly election plans, then S. Mallon (SDLP) says McCartney just showed how to keep digging when your in a hole. He lamblasts him with sarcasm about his intelligence and running around after Paisley, McCartney accuses Mallon (SDLP) of having two separate election pamphlets for Nationalists and Unionists. Mallon denies this, then Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) says her voters alarmed by No camp ads, during campaign, she says people now ready for change. Then switch to Dublin for comment from Liz O'Donnell (FF Minister) on her expectations of the vote size.

(2.45pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 44 secs
DVD No.
D02560
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3587



Series Title:
BBC UK News, BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Denis Ireland, figures to be given soon, he gives latest figures, then to Noel Thompson in Kings Hall studio, who interviews John Hume (SDLP) on his reaction to figures, he calls it powerful statement for lasting peace to want to build trust. G. Adams (SF) gives his reaction, it's a vote for managed change, he's asked what will he do for a peaceful change, he defends the effort he has made to date. He repeats only armed men on his streets are RUC/British Army, he's asked will IRA say the war is over, but Adams says the onus is on everyone just not the IRA, he cites other things besides decommissioning which would help peace, including the RUC/Army off the streets, end of contentious Orange Marches. D. Trimble (UUP Leader) comes in and says it's time to concentrate on way forward, he gives his reaction to vote figures and claims the majority of Unionist voted yes. Then switch to Pat Bradley's announcement of voting results. Yes vote: 71.12%, No vote: 28.88%, votes cast: 953,583: invalid votes: 1738. Then Trimble asked if this is convincing endorsement of Unionist Community, he says it is, as No vote had Republic No's in it. He says with Republics endorsement he expects violent groups to accept the voice of the people expressed today and disband and decommission. Trimble wants to hear Adams say the war is over and Republican Military machine will disband. Back to Noel Thompson and John Hume and Gerry Adams, Adams replies to Trimble request, people voted for dialogue and inclusiveness, yet Trimble operates apartheid TV studio systems, he says Trimble can't cherry pick the Good Friday Agreement, nor can Tony Blair. John Hume gives his gratitude to Yes voters. He's asked if he will work with Sinn Fein without decommissioning, he rejects question as silly cause of Hume/Adams process. Then in the studio J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) gives his assessment of the voting figures. He accepts the will of the majority he says, he's asked about future behaviour in the Assembly, he says he will be positive but in the Assembly parties linked to paramilitaries can't abuse democratic system. Then from the King's Hall, P. Robinson (DUP) gives his reaction on votes, he says 56% of unonists say no and explains his logic. Robinson gets angry, he's asked will he work the Assembly or wreck it, he says he will further his democratic views using Assembly to frustrate moves to United Ireland. Donaldson asked if he will sit in the Assembly and work cross-border bodies, he only wants accountable cross-border co-operations, Robinson says all-Ireland bodies will be opposed as will terrorists in Government. He rejects question, should Paisley hang up his boots. (3.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK, BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
26 mins 56 secs
DVD No.
D02560
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
England, N.Ireland
Record No.
3588



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Trimble and Hume with UTV Ken Reid (political editor) discuss issues around the campaign, and Trimble restates his reasons for claiming his party supports his stance on the GFA, then live to Dublin were David Andrews (FF Foreign Affairs Minister) calls it historic, wonderful result, he restates Irish vote around ninety-five percent, and says this removes threat to North, he salutes all the yes camp. Off microphone, I. Paisley (DUP) interrupts, then he comes in and says most Unionists voted No. He says election was full of bribery of corruption, he attacks interviewer Mike Nesbitt, who says he'd quit in 1977 if he wasn't successful, Paisley rejects this. He says he got majority of Unionist votes. Trimble says Paisley is wrong and explains his version of the figures. He claims majority of Unionists are Yes voters. Paisley says no Republicans voted No. He argues this with Hume, who asks Paisley to accept the majority decision, Paisley says he won't work together to gunmen in Government. Paisley asked if he will take his seat in assembly, he's accused of ignoring Roman Catholic/Nationalist votes by saying he won the referendum by claiming Unionist majority of votes. Hume again highlights INLA, CIRA, No voters, Paisley explains his version of Love thy Neighbour to John Hume. Paisley attacks Southern Government and previous attacks on Protestant Community there. D. Trimble comments on the future and looks forward to creating local administration and he hopes Paisley will come and work the Assembly. He's asked about his own unsure voters who prefer him hand in hand with Paisley than John Hume, Trimble expects problems but trusts the people who voted, he addresses problem of his dissident MP's, then John Hume on the problems ahead and dealing with them, with respect. He's interrupted to go to Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary of State) /Paul Murphy news conference, who gives government's reaction. It's resounding Yes victory. Back to the studio for Paisley's comments on previous discussion regarding the Assembly operation. Ken Reid asks him about his attitude to the Assembly, he claims he'll get seventy seats and explains his reasons. He's stymies the Assembly, he says, he again attacks the media role in the referendum, especially the Belfast Telegraph. Then switch to Dublin for Garrett Fitzgerald's views, he says it's end of Anglo-Irish Agreement and he's glad. He explains his views and on the vote size. Back in the studio, where D. Adams (UDP) and B. Hutchinson (PUP) give their reaction to the poll and how they see the Assembly election, they highlight the positive role of Loyalism. Next J. Paxman gets the reaction of William Hague (Conservative Party Leader), who welcomes figures and highlights Tory pressure on the Government on decommissioning issue and future legislation.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
31 mins 51 secs
DVD No.
D02560
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3589



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Film reports with publics feelings on the GFA vote form Belfast and Moira, then report from Southern Ireland's town of Naas on their peoples attitudes to their vote on articles 2 and 3, then Liz O'Donnell's (Irish Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister) reaction to the vote, then from Belfast. Denis Ireland's analysis of today's Northern Ireland voting figures. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 58 secs
DVD No.
D02560
Tape No.
153
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3590



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Voters North and South support GFA, in referendums. Film report on voting numbers, North and South and combined. Reactions from N.Ireland after announcement, Paisley taunted by Loyalists. Mo Mowlam comments, then D. Trimble views, then S. Mallon (SDLP), then D. Ervine's (PUP) views. No camp man, William Thompson reaction. Tony Blair says no room for the gun in Irish Politics. B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) views. Report from Dublin castle count on articles two and three. J. Bruton's (FG Leader) views and R. Quinn (Labour) comments, then Liz O'Donnell (FF). Mary McAleese (Irish President) addresses (MISSING) of violence, you are the past. Northern Editor says in North a slim majority of Unionists voted yes. Film report on Unionist position now and in upcoming Assembly election.

In other news, Garda arrested two men in a stolen car with a bomb on board near the border. Film report with Al McHugh (Chief Supt.) comments.

(9.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3591



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of today's votes North and South, with figures analysis. No campaign will carry on fight. Film report from Denis Ireland with Trimble comments, then John Hume, then G. Adams, then Paisley says they won Unionist vote in rowdy interview. Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) says vote is majority vote, then report on Garda arrest of Dissident Republicans with bomb.

Tony Blair pays tribute to Northern Ireland people, then Bill Clinton's comments from Camp David, then Senator George Mitchell comments. Profile of next move in Good Friday Agreement, setting up an Assembly. Anti-agreement Unionist could paralyse the assembly. Interview with Belfast people on the streets, then from Moira, Co. Down, then William Thompson's (UUP) views, then J. Donaldson both from No camp. Next film report from Dublin on their referendum with B. Ahern's reaction, then views from people on the streets, then Liz O'Donnell (FF, Irish Ministry of State at Foreign Office), Leo Enwright (Journalist) comments on the Irish vote to remove articles two and three and Ahern's terms of an agreed Ireland.

(10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sat 23rd May 1998
Duration: minutes
14 mins 19 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3592



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Conservative Party says it will introduce amendments to the British government legislation if it fails to deliver Blair's pledges on prisoner releases and decommissioning. The SDLP has turned down Sinn Fein's request for a Nationalist voting pact, saying it would go against the GFA's spirit. Film report with Pat Doherty (SF VP) comments, then B.Rogers (SDLP) response.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 25th May 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3593



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Sinn Fein has said decommissioning is a dead end issue, Canadian General De Chastelan comments on need and reasons for decommissioning. Pat Doherty (SF) says they want all weapons decommissioned in Ireland, but that will happen when politics wins, then B.Hutchinson (PUP) views on the subject. The DUP claims decommission won't happen under GFA, P.Robinson explains his views. (10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 25th May 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 42 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3594



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Arresting History
Description:
A look at the problem of Orange Order parades. After the people here supported the GFA in the recent referendum and a form of government is to be restored here, Spotlight asks can the new beginning survive the coming marching season. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th May 1998
Duration: minutes
29 mins 35 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
221



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UUP has met to decide if J.Donaldson can stand for the UUP in the upcoming assembly elections, as he voted no in the GFA referendum. Film report shows John Hunter in South Antrim getting selection even though he's a No man, then Ken Magennis comments on the Donaldson case. At DUP conference, Paisley comments on the Queen being the parrot of her Labour's masters, he says DUP not wreckers, they are the savers. Then Alliance party.

In studio, Mark Davenport comments on the Donaldson situation, and news comes in, he can't stand in assembly election. Davenport gives his analysis of UUP internal affairs and the message to Unionist voters. Harryville protesters have called off demonstration at the Roman Catholic Church, when Apprentice Boys accepted a Dunloy re-routing, but warn they may return. Film report from Harryville mass today and history of protest, with Fr. Sean Connelly comments, then parishoner, Nuala O'Loan, (Later PSNI Ombudsman), then Loyalist protester interview. Today in Dublin, B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) met Nationalist residents, groups for talks, B. McKenna (Garvaghy Road Spokesman) comments on what he expects of Ahern. In the studio John McCrea (Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge) comments on current situation including Harryville and Dunloy and on Garvaghy Road march, he won't negotiate with resident groups.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 26th May 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 33 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3595



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Violence overnight on Garvaghy Road following Orange parade. RUC N.Ireland Office blame Nationalists for organising violence. Film report on riots. Thirty plastic bullets fired, then Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons) comments, then David Trimble (UUP Leader) views. Garvaghy Residents blame the RUC riot squad. Brendan McKenna comments blaming RUC Meanwhile Sinn Fein has refused to accept invitations for it's two Westminister MP's, G. Adams and M. McGuinness to attend a garden party hosted for the Prince of Wales. Film report with Mo Mowlam's comments, then Ken Magennis (UUP, MP). Sinn Fein highlight Charles' role as Colonel in Chief of Parachute Regiment.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sun 31st May 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 53 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3596



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Les Rogers (RUC Federation spokesman) speaking at their conference has told Mo Mowlam of their rejection of prisoner releases ideas. Film report shows constable Gordon Taylor's verbal protest and walk-out as Mo Mowlam rose to speak. After Mo Mowlam responds in an interview, inside the hall she praised the RUC. Meanwhile Tony Blair has met the No Parties here for talks, B. McCartney (UKUP) says Blair won't insist on decommissioning by Sinn Fein, P. Robinson (DUP) also comments saying they will nail Trimble hid to the fence, on Blair's commitments. Blair also met eight yes parties, then he visited a local school and told the press he won't be disbanding the RUC.

In Derry, the new mayor, Joe Millar (DUP) says he won't work with his Sinn Fein Deputy Mayor, Lynn Fleming. Film report with J. Millar (Cllr) comments and then Lynn Flemings views, then Mark Durkan (SDLP,Cllr) comments.

Sinn Fein youth organisation has been criticised for using a petrol bomb in it's emblem. Film report with G. Adams views, then Alex Attwood (SDLP).

Prince Charles visited the Corrymeela Centre today. Film report with Charles comments praising it's work, he then visited the RUC in Belfast and the Newtownards Road Women's Centre.

In Commons the fourth anniversary of the Chinock helicopter crash at the Mull of Kintyre was marked by questions to the Government.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 2nd Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 16 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3597



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The government has published its legislation on the early release of prisoners. Film report details accelerated release programme with D. Trimble's (UUP) support, review of previous T. Blair pledges, J. Donaldson says ambiguity still in place. P. Robinson (DUP) call legislation deceitful, also G. Adams (SF) reaction, he's glad there are no pre-conditions in it. Next profile of South Belfast constituency in next assembly election and parties chances, with Jim Clarke's (UUP) views, then M. McGimpsey comments, then Myreve Chambers (DUP) and Alastair McDonnell (SDLP), then Steve McBride (Alliance) comments, then Davy Adams (UDP) and M. McWilliams (Women's Coalition). List of candidates given.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 5th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3598



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
J.Donaldson (UUP) has revealed a government paper which claims to show Mo Mowlam discussed the names for the RUC commission body with Rita O'Hare, who is still on the RUC wanted list. Film report with Donaldson's comments. Northern Ireland Office refuse to comment on alleged leaks, then issue a short statement.

Bill Daley visited Shorts today. Daley comments on the need for Northern Ireland to avoid summer violence to encourage US investment.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 8th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3599



Series Title:
Spotlight
Programme Title:
Faces of the troubles
Description:
A look at the lives of survivors of tragedy. This programme looks at six high profile incidents from the thirty years of the troubles and asks were are those people now, who featured in the original television press coverage. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC1
Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
30 mins 21 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
222



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Woman's body found at Isolene Street, in East Belfast, no more details, then the RUC has been asked to investigate leaks from the N.Ireland Office, following yesterday's leak. Film report looks at previous leaks and the damage they've caused with Mowlam comments, then J.Donaldson says leaks are in the public interest, then counter claim from A. Attwood (SDLP). New appointments made to Parades Commission.

In High Court Anthony Notartintino (40) charged with bombing railway at Finaghy. Meanwhile D. Trimble (UUP) launched their assembly election effort. Film report on his comments about cross border bodies and first and second Ministers appointments. Then Ken Reid analysis. Meanwhile the PUP launched their manifesto, it's fielding twelve candidates, summary of it's policies, then D. Ervine comments on a fresh choice for the electorate, Billy Hutchinson accused Sinn Fein of winding up trouble ahead of Orange Tour of the North Parade.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 9th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 51 secs
DVD No.
D02570
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3600



Series Title:
BBC NI News, UTV NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Assembly election broadcast from the Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) the political face of the UDA, with comments of Davy Adams, John White, Gary McMichael and anonymous votes, workers and mothers calling for a UDP vote.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),Independent
Channel:
BBC NI,UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 10th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 53 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3601



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
A man's body has been found, shot dead on the Whiteabbey railway line. Film report from scene.

The Patten Commission on policing had its first meeting today with press conference comments of Chris Patten (Chairman) he refuses to discuss the substance of his work, he answers question on observing police action at parades.

The Mediation Network is warning of trouble at Tour of the North Parade next week. Film report with Joe Campbell's (Network) comments on preventing problems. Parade route profiled, Cliftonville flashpoint. Dawson Baillie (Deputy Grand Master) rejects compromise, then Anthony Barnes (North Belfast Community Group) gives a resident viewpoint.

In Coleraine twenty years ago, an IRA car bomb killed six people. Film report with old film clip with comments of IRA man Sean McGlinchey (brother of Dominic McGlinchey) who served six life sentences for the attack. Today a memorial service was held in Coleraine, attended byy the relatives of victims, Elizabeth Johnston (Deputy Mayor) says she can forgive bombers as a Christian. Hilary Campbell lost three relatives, she recalls them.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 12th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3602



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Whiteabbey murder victim was Frank Turley (35) he was member of criminal gang. Film report says RUC have arrested one man, three others with him in a West Belfast robbery were shot dead by undercover soldiers.

D. Trimble (UUP Leader) says if Orangemen not allowed down the Garvaghy Road next month, the Assembly and Peace will be threatened. Film report on his comments.

In North Belfast, residents attended a rally against the Orange Order Tour of the North Parade, next week. Film report on speeakers included B. McKenna, film clip of trouble two years ago, Anthony Barnes (Resident) comments.

In Derry, trouble reported outside Rosemount RUC base.

In Queen's honours, Bob Cooper (Fair Employment) Bob McNulty (Businessman) and John Gorman (Forum Chairman) all get Knighthoods.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 13th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 17 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3603



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Organisers of the Orange Tour of the North parade, met Bill Stewart (RUC ACC) today following the Parades Commission banning of the parade passing through Nationalist areas. Film report with David Hewitt (Parades Commission) comments, then Anthony Barnes (Residents Spokesman), map shows route changes. Then Bill Murdie's (Parade Organiser) reaction and RUC statement. In Commons the Tories are to vote against the Government's Prison Bill in the next vote. Film report with Andrew McKay and Mo Mowlam comments, Mowlam is also to support measures to erase electoral fraud here.

In Downpatrick, arson destroyed the local cricket club. Film report with Joe McCombs (Vice Chairman) reaction, then Derek McCann, Protestant owned shop was also gutted, the RUC suspect attacks may be sectarian.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 15th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 58 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3604



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Orange Order has accepted the Parades Commission changes to its Tour of the North route and says they won't break the law. Film report with Bill Murdie interview. Loyalists block Duncairn Gardens in protest, N. McCausland (DUP) says order cannot meet residents/Sinn Fein front groups, Anthony Barnes (Residents Spokesman) replies. Film clip of Nationalist and RUC clash two years ago and route this time. In Assembly Election build-up, then DUP and UUP have clashed over who should get Unionist second preferences. Film report with J. Taylor (UUP) comments, then I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) views, then M. Durkan's (SDLP) views. In Commons, the Tories are to break a bi-partisan approach to Northern Ireland affairs by voting against the Government's Prisoners Releases Bill. Film report with Malcolm Moss views, then Tony Blair's comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 16th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 20 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3605



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The UUP leadership will not oppose the governments prisoner releases bill vote tonight, but Trimble won't attend the vote. Film report with Trimble comment on J.Donaldson's decision to vote against the bill, he says government has conceded more points to UUP. Then in the studio, Stephen Grimasson (Politics Editor) analysis of this UUP split and it's likely effect on the UUP voters. Meanwhile the Loyalist party's UDP/PUP are standing twenty one candidates. A film report profiles their move from violence to politics to date with 1974 film clip and views of Arthur Aughey (Political Analyst), June 1993 film of Senator Paddy Wilson killing, J. White (UDP, Rep) was the killer, he's standing for election, J. White comments. Then B. Hutchinson's (PUP) film clip and Gusty Spence comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 17th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 31 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3606



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In South Armagh a British Soldier was killed when hit by a smugglers lorry. Film report shortly.

First D.Trimble (UUP leader) addressed business man in keynote speech. Film report on his comments on parades, policing, Assembly and his future relationship with Sinn Fein, then Ken Reid comments, then political reaction from G. Adams (SF) whose disappointed at his parades stance, then John Hume's (SDLP) reaction, then Bob McCartney's (UKUP) criticisms, then DUP called Trimble's speech miserable. Film report with P. Robinson's views. Paisley Highlights MP's splits within UUP.

Next report from Crossmaglen on soldiers death at checkpoint, tanker found in Co. Monaghan, hunt for driver begins. Northern Ireland Office statement.

Then UDP says decommissioning is for paramilitaries alone to decide. Film report on paramilitaries attitudes, then David Adams comments.

The Parades Commission has banned two more Orange Parades one on the Ormeau Road, one in Bellaghy, but it has permitted the Whiterock Orange Parade on the Springfield Road.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 22nd Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 27 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3607



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Assembly Election Day reports, World Cup might lower turn out, film reports on mixed voting turn outs across N.Ireland. Trimble casts his vote, then Hume, then G.Adams, then Paisley. Four hours of voting time left, assembly expected to meet in Castle Buildings next Wednesday to elect First Minister.

Film report from Newtownhamilton on last night's INLA car bomb, main square damaged, Florence Malcolmson wasn't going to vote, now she will, then Noleen Heatrick, James Savage comments, then loss adjuster Irvine Magowan views on the damage. Ann O' Connell (Compensation Agency) explains their role and time it takes, then Terry McComish on social security department efforts. Raymond Hoey (Church of Ireland, Arch Deacon) gives his reaction.

In England Crossmaglen man, James McArdle gets twenty five years for the Canary Wharf bomb in 1996. Film report.

Portadown Orangemen respond to Robin Eames (Church of Ireland Archbishop) comments on Drumcree parade.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 25th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 35 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3608



Series Title:
The Assembly: Votes Counts:
Programme Title:
Description:
Opens with first state of the parties board with twenty-four seats filled, then share of the vote figures. (... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 26th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
44 mins 52 secs
DVD No.
D02580
Tape No.
154
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3609



Series Title:
Election 98
Programme Title:
Description:
As counting continues in the assembly election, programme begins with an update and analysis of Nationalists and Unionist voting patterns from Stephen Grimasson (political editor) and Dr Sydney Elliott (academic). Then a current state of the parties board with sixty one results in so far, plus a projection as to future results possibilities. The No camp might end up with twenty nine seats, they need thirty. Next Constitency round up so far. First East Belfast, then North Belfast, South Belfast, West Belfast, then East Antrim, East Londonderry, Fermanagh/South Tyrone, Foyle, Lagan Valley, Mid-Ulster, Newry/Armagh, North Antrim, North Down, South Antrim, South Down, Strangford, Upper Ban, West Tyrone, then to South/West Belfast counts at City Hall for latest reports on final counts. Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) and Carmel Hanna (SDLP) elected, Alex Attwood in West Belfast, then from Lagan Valley count, P. Lewsley (SDLP) elected, G. McMichael (UDP) not elected, then from South Down a latest report, then to upper Bann on it's ninth count for latest position in No/Yes Unionist votes. In Newry/Armagh S. Mallon elected as is P. Berry (DUP), Sinn Fein will take two seats here, John McFee (SDLP) another, chart shows share of the vote, SDLP top position, UUP lowest vote ever, experts comments on the figures and profile Upper Bann seat and performance of Denis Watson of the No Camp, state of parties at present shown.
Type of Programme:
Current Affairs
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 26th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
15 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3610



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Two cyclists taking part in Co-operation North's mara-cycle have been killed outside Newry in a traffic accident.

In West Belfast Nationalist protesters skirmished with the RUC during an Orange Order parade on the Springfield Road. Film report on fighting, then final results from Assembly votes count, with a state of the parties board and film report reviewing final elected including Jane Morrice (Women's Coalition), A. McFarland (UUP) comments. Includes also reports from West of the province M. Gildernew (SF), Morrow (DUP), and Joan Carson (UUP) elected as in West Tyron was Eugene McMenamin (SDLP), Barry McIlduff (SF). Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) says elections watershed in provinces history. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 27th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 52 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3611



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Bangor, the RUC have launched a murder inquiry into the death of Daniel Angus (30) who staggered into the RUC base after being beaten. Film report.

A motorist is helping the RUC into the death of two Maracyclists yesterday, the dead were named as Martin Wilson (30) and Michael McIlroy (28) both from Co. Down. Film report with Brian Cranley (Surgeon) on the injuries. Two re-routed Orange parades, one in Belfast's Ormeau Road, and one in Bellaghy, passed off peacefully. Film reports from both parades with Noel Liggett (Ballnafeigh District Master) comments. Mo Mowlam comments on Parades Commission difficulty over Drumcree Parade next Sunday. Sean Brady (Roman Catholic ArchBishop) has appealed for calm next Sunday. Tony Blair (Prime Minister) has said after election results he is confident of future here. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 28th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 49 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3612



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
John Allardyce (Alliance) is to step down as party leader. Film report on breaking news, he says its over there poor showing in election. Allardyce comments on this, pressure on Alliance to re-register as Unionist to get Trimble elected as First Minister, Women's Coalition also under pressure. Speculation Allardyce is after Speaker's post, then look back at Allardyce's time as party leader and the choices he made at various crossroads, then in the studio, Allardyce answers questions on his resignation decision.

Next story is the Parades Commission re-routing of Drumcree's Orange March. Film report with film of Alastair Graham (Chairman) announcement and reaction from B. McKenna (Residents Spokesman), then David McNArry's (Orangeman) comments on putting their ''plan'' into action then further comment from Rose-Anne McCormick (Commission Member), highlights of Commission restriction on March. Then comments from Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) hoping for a way forward, then G. Adams (SF) reaction to to warn Government, I. Paisley (DUP) says Republican pressure caused the ban. G. McMichael (UDP) views, Trimble disappointed. In the studio, Denis Watson (Orangeman, MLA) and Brid Rogers (SDLP, MLA) discuss the pros and cons of the ban. (Monday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 29th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
17 mins 41 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3613



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Orangemen will defy Parades Commission over the Drumcree march. Film report with Denis Watson comments, D.Trimble met Mo Mowlam on the issue, then interview with J.Donaldson (Orangeman) on the Orange threat to camp out at Drumcree until they get their march, he blames Republican threat, he avoids question on legality of the Parades Commission ban, then Brid Rogers (SDLP) rejects his views and says ban was because of no dialogue between order and residents, she highlights recent Loyalist murders in the area and asks why can't they return from Drumcree, then why they go.

Next Sean Neeson (Alliance) gives his view there should have been dialogue, he criticises B. McKenna and Joel Patten, then B. Hutchinson (PUP) gives his version of things and possiblity things could lead to violence. Next preview of tomorrows Assembly vote to elect a first and Deputy Minister. Jim Wilson (UUP) asked will UUP rebels not vote for Trimble, - no he says. Bob McCartney (UKUP) says he will pressurise UUP MLA's, then profile of how the voting procedure works, with community support needed, D. Ervine (PUP) explains their position, then Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) position on her designation. In the studio, Sean Neeson (Alliance) comments on Trimbles chances of being elected as First Minister, then J. Donaldson (UUP) gives his assessment that Trimble will be elected First Minister, he says his intention is to stay within the UUP, then B. Hutchinson (PUP) says he believes Trimble will get elected, then pressure will be put on Minister elected, B. Rogers (SDLP) gives her views on tomorrow's Assembly business, Donaldson replies on his view of the way forward, a new beginning for Drumcree Orangemen. Then Billy Hutchinson comments on decommissioning realities as he sees them, then Sean Neeson asked will Alliance back John Allardyce as Assembly Speaker, despite Seamus Close's objection, Neeson was disappointed by Allardyce's resignation as leader, B. Rogers says Drumcree won't destroy hopes of Northern Ireland people, Donaldson views, let Orangemen walk.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 30th Jun 1998
Duration: minutes
22 mins 32 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3614



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Assembly Special
Description:
This documentary reports on today's proceedings at Stormont assembly as Trimble (UUP) elected First Minister and S.Mallon (SDLP) Deputy First Minister. ( ... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
Documentary
Broadcast Company:
?
Channel:
?
Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
31 mins
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
223



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Live from assembly, on today's election of First and Deputy First Minister, begins with G.Adams speaking on Sinn Fein's decision to abstain on vote, then John Allardyce (speaker) comments on DUPs member wanting to speak in Ulster-Scots dialect, Adams asks is there an Ulster-Scots word for yes. Then each member in alphabetical order votes for the First Minister/Deputy First Minister, replying yes or no. Rev. William McCrea answers no as ever, when voting ends, the votes are tallied up with commentators voice overs on how each party voted especially the UUP, then speakers Allardyce announces the verdict with two community representatives percentage breakdown announces Trimble and Mallon elected.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 46 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3615



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Report on new assembly meeting, begins with election of D.Trimble (UUP) as First Minister and S.Mallon (SDLP) as Deputy First Minister. Begins with Allardyce annoucement on votes, then Ken Reid analysis of Hume's decision to let S. Mallon go for First Deputy Minister. Then G. Adams (SF) comments in the studio on what he hopes for now he wants to build cross border bodies, he reacts to idea of Trimble as First Minister, he says the challenge is now on Trimble to represent all the people and indeed talk to Sinn Fein, he leaves to go into Drumcree debate to help, next a film report reviews the proceeding debate, begins with J. Taylor's (UUP) proposal backed by John Hume. As Adam's spoke in Irish, Paisley and DUP told to show some respect, then Paisley speech he's thinking today of Adam's cohorts killing Ulster people, then Bob McCartney (UKUP) attacks Sinn Fein/IRA links, then Sean Neeson's (Alliance) comments, as M. McGuinness (SF) began his speech, he refers to Cedric Wilson's ''splendid isolation'' on protests, , he refers to McCartney as a ''smart man'' who has to be a democrat, then S. Mallon (SDLP) on his sense of humility and responsibility, then D. Trimble comments on problems overcoming them, it's not a simple or overnight process they're in. Then in the studio, S. Mallon (SDLP) gives an interview, he refers to attacks on Trimble and he offers his support to him, he refers to Drumcree problem, and hopes to avoid Portadown trouble this year. He comments on the difference between Sunningdale 1974 and now. Next film report on the days events beginning with John Hume announcement that S. Mallon will be deputy First Minister, then Trimble refuses to call it historic day, then Paisley comments as he arrives to expose and challenge Sinn Fein, he says. Then Bob McCartney (UKUP) views, then G. Adams (SF) views, he's there on their own terms. Sean Neeson (Alliance) promises pivotal role, Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) calls it a historic day, then D. Ervine (PUP) refers to Somme sacrifice for peace. Nial Donnelly's film report next on how the world's media turned up and speakers comments on what can be brought into chamber, then signing of registration book, Women's Coalition, Alliance, to be considered as other for voting, then D. Trimble (UUP) gives his reaction to his first Minister's election, he believes there is a will to succeed, he refuses to focus on problems, although he is hopeful of solving Drumcree situation, appealing to Garvaghy Residents, he's asked about Paisley and he (MISSING) after previous Drumcree. Then back to the news studio, where in Commons Tony Blair called for changes in attitudes in Portadown, then film report on the tension in Portadown, although rumours of talks exist, B. McKenna says he hasn?t talked to anyone and warns of Northern Ireland Office tricks. Victor Gordon (Portadown Times, Journalist) believes talks are happening, in his comments.

Adam Ingram (Security Minister) lead a City Hall Memorial to the Somme dead. Film report with comments of three Canadian women who came home for the ceremony.

Next in the studio, I. Paisley Jnr (DUP) comments on Trimble's election and his narrown majority, he gives the DUP attitude to solving Drumcree, ''the residents should tolerate his community''. Then Ken Reid gives latest information on what's happening behind the scenes on Drumcree and the next moves for the Assembly. Then Bob McCartney (UKUP) comments on the day's events and his exchange with M. McGuinness, he called Adams and McGuinness as a pair of democratic bumkins, he believes Lurgan, Moira, Newtownhamilton bomb had Sinn Fein and PIRA input.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 1st Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
41 mins 46 secs
DVD No.
D02590
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3616



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Overnight ten Catholic churches attacked by the LVF, with three totally destroyed, film report begins at St James Church at Aldergove, Hugh Heffron whose son was killed by the LVF three months ago, comments. Catholic Bishop Patrick Walsh, Church of Ireland Bishop James Moore, both condemn the attacks. Reports from Ballyhackamore in East Belfast, Leitrim in Co Down, Lisburn, followed by appeals for calm, by Churchmen.

In Derry, two Roman Catholics homes in the Waterside were petrol bombed. Film report interviews householder, Tommy Grimes.

B. Ahern says mediation is continuing to resolve the looming Drumcree crisis on Sunday. Film report on what's happening on the ground, and comments made in the Assembly debate by Trimble, B. Rogers and Paisley, then analysis from Ken Reid.

(1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3617



Series Title:
BBC UK News
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Description:
Blair flies into N.Ireland, he condemns attack on Catholic churches. Film report from St James at Aldergrove with Blair's comments, Trimble also visited damaged churches. Comments of Hugh Heffron, a parishoner whose son was killed in April. Mary Kelly cries, S. Mallon (SDLP) comments on Durmcree talks, Blair comments on Drumcree situation, Loyalists picket Hillsborough Castle. (9.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Thu 2nd Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3618



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Overnight two Protestant churches attacked. Film report, meanwhile in Portadown the security forces build up begins. David Jones (Orangeman) interview on their view, Blair in touch with party leaders by phone, B. Ahern comments in Dail, then Adams tells Orangemen to re-route or negotiate with residents, then Brendan McKenna views. International observers move into Portadown, Heeten Kalg comments, on their role. Next film report on latest rumour Northern Ireland Office contacted residents, recalls 1995 Paisley/Trimble celebration and lays out what they want this year, then Dara O'Hagan (SF) refers to recent Loyalist attacks in Portadown. The UUP party executive issues statement supporting the Orange Order.

In the studio, Robert Saulters (Orange Chief) gives his views on the legality of the Parades Commission and 'bad laws', on the residents groups, he refuses to accept what he calls their blackmail, it's the order civil right to walk any throughfare, he calls for peacefull protest.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 3rd Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 6 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3619



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Latest reports on developments around Drumcree as the British Army digs in, and negotiations continue in the background. Film report with Peter Berry (DUP, MLA) comments then Drumcrees Rev. John Pickering views.

In Separate report on crisis talks, it seems no breakthrough will happen. B. McKenna (Residents Group) commnets on their stance, then David Jones (Orange Lodge) on their position, B. Rogers (SDLP) comments. Meanwhile R. Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons) says the RUC will enforce the Parades Commission ruling, and D. Trimble and S. Mallon met Mo Mowlam and then both appealed for calm in coming days. Film report.

In Antrim, a family's home was petrol bombed overnight.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 4th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3620



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Drumcree Sunday. Early reports from Drumcree church and Garvaghy Road. Film report from centre of Portadown as Orangemen assemble to parade to church. Comments from B.McKenna (resident spokesman), then live update from outside the church.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 42 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3621



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
Live coverage of Orangemen leaving Drumcree church and heading towards the Army and RUC lines, were the parade is stopped. Voice over on events from Gary Honeyford (television journalist). (2.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 42 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3622



Series Title:
RTE 1 News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of latest news from Drumcree stand off by Orange Order, reviewing events there since morning, including the letter of protest being handed to RUC at their barrier. At Roman Catholic Church some Loyalists taunted Nationalists about the death of Portadown Roman Catholic, Robert Hamill, then comments from David Tweed (Dunloy Orangeman) and Paul Berry (DUP) on making a stand. Speech by Denis Watson (Orangeman) calls for Mo Mowlam to resign. Then film report from residents side, with B. Rogers (SDLP) comments on the standoff. B. McKenna's press conference says Loyalism has control of Portadown.

In Dublin, at Kilmanham, B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) and M. McAleese (President) attended a ceremony of remembrance for fallen Irish Soldiers. Film report.

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Channel:
RTE1
Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Republic of Ireland
Record No.
3623



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Update of today's events at Drumcree. Firstly the morning events with Joel McCrea (Orangeman) comments and Robert Saulters (Orange Grand Master) attack on RUC Chief Constable, then B. McKenna comments for Residents Group on events. Film report ends with latest live update. Elsewhere some small Loyalist parades have begun. In North Belfast, report from Shore Road, East Belfast and Dunmurray. Churchgoers comments including Rev. Ken Newell (Fitzroy Presbyterian), then Alastair Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) interview on their next set of determinations on parades.

(6.30pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
6 mins 22 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3624



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Latest live report from Drumcree stand-off. In Belfast rioting has begun in Sandy Row area, and plastic bullets fired. Film reports includes attempts to block roads, some residents unhappy with Road Blocks in comments.

In East Belfast, women block Hollywood Road. Next film report on earlier events today at Drumcree with Joel McCrea, Robert Saulters comments. Orange supporter, Sandra Gamble leads protest to Mahon barracks. List of prominent Orangemen in attendance shown. Earlier David Burrows (Portadown District Master) gave an interview on the orders plans to stay at Drumcree and their earlier protest at the RUC barrier, and the mood amongst Orangemen today, then Francie Molloy (SF, MLA) gives his views of the situation. Earlier, Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister) gave his view of today's Orange protest to date, then stand off is a matter for R. Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons) he says. He promises to uphold the law in a roundabout way. Alastair Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) then appealed to Orangemen to talk to the commission, he hints at future Garvaghy march next year. Then B. McKenna (Residents Group Spokesman) gives his assessment of the government's handling of the day's protests and his opinion of Orange intentions. Next live report from Garvaghy Road on the current situation, she feels residents frightened parade will be allowed down the road, then by telephone line, David Jones (Orangeman) hopes to get down the road tomorrow or in the near future, he supports current protests, then Brian Rowan (Security Journalist) comments on the overall situation across the province, then in the studio Stephen Grimasson (political editor) comments on the Orders view they will be marching down the road soon and the doubts in the Resident Groups about the Government's comments, followed by the latest update on violence in Belfast.

(11.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 5th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
28 mins 29 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3625



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
Latest report from Drumcree stand-off with comments of protesting Orangemen and David Jones (spokesman). Film report on violence at Sandy Row, Belfast, then live to Stormont were Trimble is meeting Mo Mowlam and Adam Ingram. (12.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 58 secs
DVD No.
D02600
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3626



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of overnight Loyalist violence related to the Drumcree stand off. Rioting in Waterside, Derry, RUC Insp. Injured, riots in Sandy Row, plastic bullets fired. Film clip of hand to hand sectarian fighting on the Ormeau Road, outside the UTV building, looting in Donegal Pass, Cars set alight, G. McMichael (UDP) defends right to protest not destroy property.

In Portadown, Orange Leaders condemn violence but deny they are responsible. Film report has Paisley interview at Drumcree calling for province-wide peaceful protest of the 'strongest nature'. William McCrea (DUP) defends Orangemen, then David Jones rejects violence. On the Garvaghy Road, Brendan McKenna describes the feeling there. The Parades Commission today will give ruling on twenty eight more parades. At Stormont a phone report covers D. Trimble (UUP, First Minister) conference playing down overnight violence. He is meeting Archbishop Eames (Church of Ireland) today and says contacts on the ground continue. Ken Reid gives his analysis of Government's position.

(1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02610
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3627



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Parades Commission gives verdict on more parades. On 13 July Orange parade will be permitted down Lower Ormeau Road, seventeen potential flash point parades have been re-routed or had restrictions imposed. Film report with Alastair Graham's (Parades Commission) views on the Ormeau Parade and link to Drumcree. Dunloy report, then Pomeroy, then Bellaghy, then Keady and Downpatrick restriction described on Ormeau Parade. A. Maskey's (SF) reaction from the Ormeau Road and film report gauges reaction from Noel Liggett (Orange Order), then from Gerard Rice (Lower Ormeau Residents' Group) who plans legal action who obects to linkage to Drumcree. Trimble has launched a new initiative on crisis, meanwhile standoff now looks semi-permanent. Film report with David Jones views on Ormeau Parade, then William Ross (UUP) views. Last night's comments of Paisley shown when he visited Portadown, also views of William McCrea (DUP), David Jones calls for halt to current violence. Nationalist reaction from B. McKenna. Bus hijacked in Portadown, Trimble met Robin Eames and Denis Watson, he comments on what he's doing. Next follows a live report from Drumcree on the mood of the Orangemen and the Garvaghy Road residents. Back to last night's violence and reports from Tullyally in Derry, Sandy Row in Belfast, hand to hand fighting on the Ormeau Road, Donegal Pass burning and looting, with comments on the violence from Gary McMichael (UDP) and D. Ervine (PUP). Today's violence includes Loyalist pipe bomb attacks on the Catholic Moren Familiy in Carrickfergus. Film report with Patrick Moren's interview, also in town the DHSS office was fire bombed. In Ballymena, at Harryville Roman Catholic Church, the priest's house was damaged by fire and ninety six petrol bombs found.

In Belfast today, the RUC and Army were stoned in the Nationalist Short Strand area during raids in Clyde Street, weapons found, one man arrested. Film report with Joe O'Donnell's (SF) reaction. Then update on current roads blocked in parts of Northern Ireland. In the studio, A. Graham (Parades Commission Chairman) defends thre parades decision and answers questions on the Ormeau situatio. Next film report covers D. Trimble warning of risk to political progress here, but Francie Molloy (SF) rejects the idea the residents are behind the current stand-off, he blames Orange Order. Also Paisley says protests will continue all over the country.

In the studio, David McNarry (UUP, MLA, Orangeman) answers questions on the current Orange strategy and refuses to reveal plan B. He condemns violent behaviour and produces Orange leaflet on violence, he changes subject to possible Nationalist violence on the Ormeau Road from Derry. M. McLaughlin (SF) clashes with Mike Reid on his silly questions, he gives Sinn Fein's answer to the problem dialogue and the Orders refusal to talk to residents. He says Trimble threatened to resign and that's why Parades Commission allowed Ormeau Parade. David McNarry restates Orangemen will not talk to Sinn Fein, he rejects Orangemen are involved in violence, he says McLaughlin carries Sinn Fein's baggage.

Breaking news, a body has been found at Whiteabbey railway line with gun shot wounds. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
35 mins 43 secs
DVD No.
D02610
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3628



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Stand off latest, at Hillsborough Castle thousand Orangemen protest at Mowlam's home, D.McNarry comments. In Templepatrick leaflets given out, but all public transport has been cancelled. Film report on Parades Commission decision to allow Orange Parade on Ormeau, with A. Graham's comments and N. Liggets (Ormeau Orangeman) views, followed by Gerard Rice (Residents Spokesman) reports on fourteen other parades given route restrictions. Live report from Orange Camp at Drumcree on mood, with George Patten's views, then residents Joe Duffy comments on their views and B. McKenna views on Ormeau Parade decision. S. Mallon (SDLP appealed for all sides to seek local resolutions to local

problems, then Trimble calls for calm.

(11.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Mon 6th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 2 secs
DVD No.
D02610
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3629



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Blair is to meet Orange leaders on Thursday, film report with Blair's comments on this hurdle, David McNarry gives his view on what he wants Blair to do. Paisley says he set up the meeting and the parades commission will have to go. Ken Reid gives his analysis. In Portadown, Nationalists say Loyalists are laying seige to Garvaghy Road. Film report on pickets by Loyalist protesters with B. McKenna (Residents Spokesman) comments. David Burrows denies Orange Order involved. Loyalist women block Charles Street in Portadown, at the Church some Loyalists tried to breach RUC lines, Paisley met local Orange at Drumcree. Joel McCrea says Orange Order should not meet Tony Blair in interview. Paisley said trouble at twelfth will settle the event. Meanwhile Trimble and Mallon say slight progress has been made but time is running out. Film report with Mallon and Trimble comments. At a new briefing Adams (SF) gives his views on what Trimble should be doing, talking to people. D. Ervine (PUP) wants to meet the Ministers to offer help, then G. McMichael (UDP) views on leadership needed. Meanwhile, John Taylor (UUP Deputy Leader) in an interview discusses his statement the parade must go down the Garvaghy Road and calls for Orangemen to be supported, he argues the least worse option case, the bigger crowd of thugs wins the day, he defends his comments on the troops being used to put down 'the people' and says this issue could destroy the Assembly. In the studio, Ken Reid gives his analysis of Taylor's comments and Trimble's position and what can Tony Blair suggest. Next film reports on overnight Loyalist violence from Sandy Row, then Village area. The Shore Road in North Belfast, RUC attacked and cars set alight in Donegal Pass. In the country, a garage beside the priests house in Dromore was set on fire. In Derry's Waterside area, cars set alight and in East Belfast, cars burnt when RUC moved women off a road on Cregagh Road. Deborah Boal (Loyalist protester) comments on what happened. Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office Minister) gives the Government response.

In North Belfast, an attempt was made to burn down the Roman Catholic Holy Cross Primary School. Anne Tenney (Head Mistress) explains what occurred.

In Carrick, petrol bombs were thrown at the Mulholland home, a Bed and Breakfast, Film report. Two blast bombs were thrown at an RUC man's home. Film report. Off-duty RUC man fired shot at crowd who petrol bombed his car. Reaction from Sean Neeson. Carrck College damaged, Elim Church buses burnt, David Hilditch's (Carrick Orangema, DUP, MLA) gives his views on violence and is interrupted by an angry local woman whose harrassed by youths, she ashamed to be protestant.

This afternoon a blast bomb was thrown at the RUC, two Ballymena men on charges. Meanwhile Justice Campbell says those seeking bail aren' t protesters but have violent records. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
27 mins 21 secs
DVD No.
D02610
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3630



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
More coverage of today's violence, beginning in Carrickfergus with D.Hilditch (DUP) and Philip Blair (Elim churchmen) comments, then report from attack on Holy Cross Primary School in North Belfast. Forty-two RUC injured since weekend, profile of other attacks, with Les Rogers (RUC Federation) comments, then D.Trimble.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Tue 7th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 41 secs
DVD No.
D02610
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3631



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
S.Mallon has accused Joel Patton over Drumcree role, film report on his comments, then D.Trimble in a separate interview warns of bleak prospects ahead, socially and politically as Blair prepares to meet Orange leaders tomorrow. In commons today he backed Parades Commission decisions. Film report on analysis from Ken Reid with J. Donaldson's (UUP) views. Next reports on current roadblocks in Belfast area and in Carrick, Lurgan, Ards and Comber. Live report from Portadown where Loyalists tried to seal off both ends of Garvaghy Road. The Police Authority warn about scale of violence, and issue current statistics. Four hundred and thirty seven attacks on RUC. Twelve shootings, twenty five bomb attacks etc. G. Patton (Orange Order ) says it believes violence is wrong and Loyalist Paramilitaries say they aren't structurally involved. D. Ervine (PUP) comments, Jim Rogers (UUP) says RUC alarmed at Government inaction. Herb Wallace (Vice Chair, Police Auth.) supports RUC abilities. Paul Gorechi (Economist) details economic damage to province of violence.

Next report on third night of violence, in Derry, Belfast area, with Marion Stewart (Hostel Worker) on an attack reactions, then Phillip McGarry's (Alliance) comments. Also last night, the Orange Order peacefully blocked roads and held illegal Marches. Other reports from Lougbrickland and Ballymena and then from Lurgan, where a small Roman Catholic estate was attacked. Film report on petrol and pipe bomb attacks with the reactions of residents. Joan Dowds and John Ward, and other unidentified residents, these homes were attacked before, B, Rogers (SDLP) views. Peter O'Hagan (Mayor of Lisburn) has condemned arson attack on St Joseph's Roman Catholic P. S. Film report with VIP, Paul Bowmen's views, profile of economic damage in Lisburn, while Lisburn residents accuse the RUC of unneeded attacks on residents. Film report with interview of Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) comments on Loyalist ceasefires and threats that thousands of Orangemen are to go to Drumcree on the twelfth. Film report. Also today John Hume called for dialogue and comments on Rights and duties of Orange Order, also G. Adams (SF) said the residents are right and the orangemen are wrong. He explains his views. Next report from Orange Camp at Drumcree, Paisley and B. McCartney comment on arrival. Paisley refuses resident talks, McCartney on violence. Stephen Moore, (local Orangeman) views, then D. Burrows (Orangeman) says they are keeping things under control, then Terry McCullough's (Orangeman) from Canada views, then Ron Bather (English Orangeman) supports the Drumcree walk. B. Rogers (SDLP) thinks last night verbal barracking of S. Mallon by Garvaghy Residents was orchestrated. Film report from Garvaghy Road covers arrivals of food convoys from Lurgan with views of Fr. P. McPartland, profile of pirate local radion stations role, loca, Philomena Gallagher comments on the tension in the area, then film of Mallon's reception with B. McKenna on the reasons behind it, then B. Rogers (SDLP) views, then Dara O'Hagan's (SF) comments on current situation.

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 8th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
37 mins
DVD No.
D02610
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3633



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In London Orangemen met Blair for one hour, violence continues. Housing Executive under pressure this week, but first D.Trimble met the Orange Order leaders, film report with Trimble comments on grave risks, he played down D.McNarry's paralysing N.Ireland comment. He comments on the No elements in the background. Meanwhile B. Rogers has accused D. McNarry of trying to blackmail Blair and M. McGuinness (SF) says he believes Blair won't back down. Last night, trouble erupted at Drumcree. Film reports on protesters efforts, RUC fire twelve plastic bullets, Davy Jones (Orangeman) reactions, then R. Saulters (Grand Master) news conference that their protest isn't political, ordinary Orangemen in the field comments, then Joel McCrea views on meeting Blair. M. McGuinness (SF) visits the Garvaghy residents. Next report from Ken Reid on Orange leaders meeting with Blair, Government statement, then Denis Watson's comments, then Rev. William Bingham appeals for calm- no road is worth a life.

In the studio Ken Reid gives his analysis of how the Blair meeting went. R. Eames (Church of Ireland, Archbishop) has appealed for everyone to remain calm. Meanwhile in Belfast's Shore Crescent, the RUC found a loyalist pipe bomb factory. Film report with Mervyn Patton (Chief Insp.) views, then list of roads that closed at present in Belfast is shown and others around the provincial towns.

In Belfast, Loyalist protesters blocked civil servants getting to work, protester Anne Vance comments, at Stormont anonymous protester explains their protest, then Cedric Wilson (UKUP, MLA) gives his support. Since weekend the security forces have been attacked five thousand times. Unknown numbers of plastic bullets fired, but last night quieter. Film reports profiles Larne, Rathcoole (Six men arrested), York Street, Violence and several RUC families forced out in Carrick. The Housing Executive says fifty families have been forced out. Film report on their problems with Maurice Rooney interview on imtimidation.

William Jackson (RIR) has been charged with rioting in Derry last weekend. Film report.

The Parades Commission today said in the High Court it didn't change it's view on allowing an Orange Parade down the lowe Ormeau because of the Drumcree stand-off. Film report on lower Ormo Residents judicial review case, contains library pictures and comments of Gerard Rice (LORAG)

Next live report from Drumcree on the latest situation and the Orangemen's view of today's meeting with Blair and what they plan there for tonight, then also a report on the mood amongst the Garvaghy Road residents. Next in the studio, D. Trimble (UUP, Leader) gives an interview on the current search for accommodation. He criticises M. McGuinness (SF) provacation by visiting Garvaghy Road. He then criticises B. McKenna and denies Orangemen position is an entrenched one. He calls his own position uncomfortable and explains he hopes thousands of Orangemen don't flood Drumcree on the twelfth and appeals for calm.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 9th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
33 mins
DVD No.
D02620
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3634



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Blair intervention sees the government write to the Orange Order and Garvaghy residents offering proximity talks, to resolve Drumcree impasse. Overnight major disturbances at Drumcree barriers, firstly Trimble welcomes Blair initiative, he meets Mowlam at Stormont. Film report with his reaction, then look back by Ken Reid to previous use of proximity talks for Drumcree in 1996 and in June 1997, but efforts failed. Ken Reid reveals Blair letter and it's conditions and talks format. Another report reviews Blair involvement with an interview saying Government will uphold the rule of law, he accepts the situation is serious as threat to peace process. In Dublin, B. Ahern gave the first hint of proximity talks, earlier G. Adams had appealed for direct dialogue. RUC release more statistics for last week. Some roads closed around the province, the list is given. Traffic information helpline set up for advice.

The High Court has permitted a Garvaghy Resident leave, to start proceedings against three Portadown Orangemen for not following the Parades Commission determination. After last night's trouble at Drumcree, the army repaired their defences. Film report includes army show of strength. David Jones (Orangemen) reacts with reference to Blair's bloody Sunday. RUC say they can hold the line, Roy McCune (Chief Cons) also comments on RUC injuries and the use of blast bombs against his men which injured four. He blames hooligan element. The RUC also stopped cars bringing relief supplies into Garvaghy Road, cars were attacked by Loyalists, B. McKenna comments and complains, the residents were still meeting on the proximity talks invite, Francie Molloy (SF) views. Then report on overnight violence at Drumcree Field. Blast bombs thrown as large number of protesters faced RUC, B.Rogers comments on the atmosphere, then F. Molloy's (SF) comments on Garvaghy security seige, then live to Ivan Little for an update from Portadown on reaction to latest talks moves. B.Rogers reactions. Next story is the meeting between S. Mallon and D. Trimble and the four main Church leaders for talks on current situation, with comments of Trimble, then Mallon, then Robin Eames (Church of Ireland) comments, business and Union leaders also met the First and Deputy first Ministers today. Tom Gillen's (ICTU) views.

Next report as the High Court rejects residents from the Ormeau Road call for a judicial review on Monday's Orange parade. The residents also lost their appeal. Aidan Canavan (Parades Commission) gives their reaction, then Gerard Rice says they will have a peaceful protest.

In Kilkeel overnight, rioters burnt down a Roman Catholic pub, attacked an off-duty RUC man and his wife. Film report on the seven hours of violence.

In Antrim, petrol bombers attacked a Roman Catholic family for the second time in three days, they have lived there for twenty years. Film report.

Next report is on the Government's refusal to allow loyalist, Michael Stone parole for four days. Film report with Prison Service statement, then Frank Gallagher's (LPA) reaction.

Next report is interview with Mo Mowlam on her hopes for the proximity talks in finding a way out of the Drumcree crisis, she is still unsure what format to use and is concerned about prospects for the weekend's twelfth parades. Then Ken Reid gives an update of the latest proximity effort and comments on UUP position. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 10th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
33 mins 38 secs
DVD No.
D02620
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
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Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Drumcree talks haven't yet started but a venue has been agreed. Film reprot from Denis Ireland. With Brendan McKenna (resident) comments, then review of the overnight violence at Loyalsit stand off. Twenty injured by plastic bullets and film of gunman firing at RUC line. In London six men were arrested with fire bombs, police believe they are dissident Republicans. (1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sat 11th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 37 secs
DVD No.
D02620
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
England
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Series Title:
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Description:
Further coverage of the gunmen firing a rifle at RUC lines at Drumcree protest, then report on the arrests of six dissident Republicans in London with fire bombs, with film profile of thirty-two county governinity committee and previous Bernadette Kevirt-Sands interview. (5.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Sat 11th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 12 secs
DVD No.
D02620
Tape No.
155
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3637



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Report on the proximity talks going ahead at Armagh Council offices, since 3.00pm today. Profile of mediators, Peter Quinn (GAA Pres.), Rev. Roy Magee, also there was Peter Powell for Blair and Irish Government Official, B. McKenna comments, then David Jones before talks. Meanwhile Portadown Orangemen have applied for a Garvaghy Road parade tomorrow. Then live update from Armagh talks as they end till Monday, then to Drumcree Church for latest reports after gunmen fired at RUC last night. Film report on the shooting. Twenty injured by plastic bullets, twelve blast bombs thrown. Tom Craig's (RUC ACC) comments, then Marshall Gareth Watson (Orange Order Chief) views on the injured protesters. On Garvaghy Road, Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Archbishop) said mass for peace. Next assessment of Orders new march application for Garvaghy Road. Next report from North Belfast's Ligonel area, where two Roman Catholic men were shot and wounded by Loyalists. Film report with Mick Conlon's (SF) account of events.

In Dunloy, Co. Antrim, the RUC have cordoned off the village to prevent a banned Orange Order Parade into the village. Film report. Meanwhile in the lower Ormeau Road, John Gormley (Residents Representative) says they will have peaceful protest at Monday's Orange parade. In Carrick, an international prayer service was held for peace. Film report on open air meeting with Rev. Sidlow McFarland (Organiser), comments, then back to Armagh proximity talks for statements from the Orange Order and the Garvaghy Residents Association.

Meanwhile in the Republic, Mary McAleese (President) entertained Representatives of fifteen Orange Lodges at a party in her residence with Orange Music. Film report.

Next report shows a deserted Golden Mile in Belfast, then on update from the newsroom on the roads tonight closed by protesters.

(10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 11th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
? mins
DVD No.
D02620
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
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Series Title:
UTV News
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Description:
In Ballymoney a Loyalist petrol bomb attack on a Catholic family home has killed three boys named as Richard (10), Jason (7), and Mark Quinn (9) film report. Two woman and one man escaped, RUC call it sectarian murder, one other child was staying with relatives. Boy's uncle, George Patten's reaction, then aunt, Shirley Patten comments, then Ron Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons.) interview. Then Paisley's reaction, ''It's a tragedy as it's a mixed marriage situation''. He won't relate it Drumcree situation, then James Leslie's (UUP, MLA) comments, photo of boys shown. R. Saulters (Orange Leader) called it a tragic event, all leaders called to Belfast meeting, no comment on child's murders, then R. Saulters reads statement, on their revulsion at senseless act. Earlier in Portadown, Davy Jones (Orangeman) said they weren't to be blamed. Film report with his remarks then reaction from B. Rogers (SDLP). Drumcree protest must now end and then Francie Molloy's (SF) views. Last night at Drumcree there was minor trouble. Film clips shows riots at road barrier. Shots again fired at RUC, no injuries. Meanwhile Parades Commission bans Orange March applied for today. D. Trimble (First Minister) gives his reaction to Quinn boys deaths in film interview and appeals to all elements in current situation to draw back and defuse situation. He halts at calling directly on the Order to end it's protest, then S. Mallon (dep. First Minister) asked people on the hill, to end it and go home. Film interview, then R. Eames (Church of Ireland, Archbishop) gives his reaction to events over the telephone, he wants the Orangemen to go home, as sinister people are manipulating their protest. Next in Ballymoney estate, Richard Rogers (PUP Representative) describes events at the attempted rescue of the Quinn boys, then David Blair's (Fire Chief) comments, Fire Fighters all distressed, Sean Farren (SDLP) sympathy to the family, then live to BBC reporter, he describes air of depression and shock in the estate. Then in the studio, D. Ervine (PUP) gives interview, but says a simple vilification of Orange Order wont get answers, he explains his views and what he wants to happen now, he's asked what is the mindset of these petrol bombers, are they PUP supporters? He thinks the Orange Order are trapped and explains. Next Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) gives her reaction to the Quinn's deaths in film interview.

Meanwhile in North Belfast, a young man was murdered in Silverstream. David Phillips (18) was attacked as he left party in non-sectarian incident. Film report.

Next report on Parades Commission refusal to allow a Drumcree Parade on 12th July for which they explained during the proximity talks. Alastair Graham (Parades Commission, Chairman) announces the decision, then report deals with the residents views of the proximity talks parades application. B. McKenna (residents) and Denis Watson (Orange Order) reactions. Then in his interview, Alastair Graham appeals for talks to continue. Breaking News hears Rev. W. Bingham, an Orange County Chaplain say after Quinn Children deaths, protest must end.

Next item is the security forces build up on the Ormeau Road, for tomorrow's permitted Orange Parade. Residents complain about seige of residents. Next back to Ballymoney for live update from Fearghal McKinney tales of children screaming at the window. Roman Catholic neighbours had received threatening letters and bullets in the post. Quinn Family members in Coleraine hospital, then in the studio, Ken Reid assesses the Orange Orders position now.

(1.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 12th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
35 mins 52 secs
DVD No.
D02620
Tape No.
156
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3639



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Begins with Orange Order, County Armagh, chaplains reaction to Quinn children murder, but Portadown Orangemen have voted to stay at Drumcree church. Film report on District Officers meeting who avoided cameras, then David Jones at Drumcree read out their decision. Day eight draws to a close, then reaction from B. McKenna (Residents Representative), then A. Attwood (SDLP) view that Portadown Lodge is out of step with rest of order, then F. Molloy (SF) calls their decision a scandal. In the studio, Mervyn Jess (Journalist) gives his analysis of the presence the Orange Order intends to maintain and says the whole order isn't now going to assemble at Drumcree tomorrow. Tonight it's relatively quiet. Meanwhile John McCrea (Grand Secretary) reads a further statement on the Quinn murders. The Drumcree Orangemen are given their support, he refuses to answer questions but get's dragged into question and answer session by an aggressive press corps.

In Ballymoney, the boys uncle Francis Quinn tells of the harassment the family suffered in an emotional interview, he details different forms of attack over recent years, then David Blair (Fire Chief) describes the firemen's effort and Terry Shevlin (RUC Chief Insp.) gives the RUC's reaction. Then Paisley visited the family saying the children weren't Catholic children because of the school they attended Earlier the orange Chaplain Rev. William Bingham preaching at a service called for an end to the Drumcree standoff. Film report he says no road is worth a life. The orange can no longer control the protest. D. Trimble (First Minister) and S. Mallon (Dept. Minister) shoulder to shoulder said Drumcree Orangemen should go home. Trimble speaks first to Portadown brethern, then S. Mallon promises to resolve parades issue and move forward. Later they met Robert Saulters. Tony Blair (Prime Minister) also gives his reaction not to let murderers wreck future of Northern Ireland, then B. Ahern gives his reaction, then Mo Mowlam's reaction. Meanwhile the four main Church Leaders also commented, Rev. David Kerr (Methodist Presbyterian) said Orangemen should leave Drumcree, echoed by S. Brady (Roman Catholic Archbishop) in his comments, then Dr John Dickson (Presbyterian Moderator) hopes logjam is broken.

In North Belfast, David Phillips (18) was found murdered in Ballysillen in what RUC think was a non-sectarian attack, four other people arrested. Film report.

In Armagh the army defused a 1400lb bomb found by the roadside.

In the lower Ormeau area, security has been relaxed when resident agreed they'll hold a roadside protest not to block the road. Film report with John Gormley's (LORAG) comments and Bill Stewart's (ACC) reaction. Report on a vigil for Quinn's family on Ormeau Road, then A. McDonnell (SDLP, Cllr) gives his assessment of the mood amongst residents. Then Mark Simpson (Political Correspondent) is asked where do we go from here? He says Trimble/Mallon shell shocked. Trimble now less isolated he says, Unionism and Orange Order very divided. (10.30pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sun 12th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
30 mins 13 secs
DVD No.
D02630
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
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Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
As the Orange Order prepares to march down the Lower Ormeau Road in an allowed parade, residents line up to protest along the route, Sky News camera is there live, and their journalist sets the scene, and background and answers questions from a journalist in London. In studio Professor Brendan O'Leary gives his assessment of the current splits within the Order, on the Drumcree issue and over the Good Friday Agreement. Then as the parade heads towards the bridge, one hundred and forty Orangemen and bands, Gary Honeyford describes the scene and B. O'Leary comments. The March passes peaceful and in silence. When finished cameras switch to Drumcree Hill where Liam Creagh describes the scene there and the Orangemen's plans for continuing their protest there. Then back to the Ormeau Road, where Gerard Rice (Residents Spokesman) talks to cameras, as locals clap him walking up the road.

(9.00am)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Mon 13th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
23 mins 50 secs
DVD No.
D02630
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3641



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The RUC are questioning two men for the sectarian murder of the Quinn boys. Film report hears views of their father John Dillion, the boys uncle Frank Quinn calls it sectarian murder. Richard Rogers (Local PUP representative) calls it sectarian. Statistics show one hundred and thirty Catholic families petrol bombed since Drumcree began. A Roman Catholic neighbour is moving out, she gives anonymous interview on threatening letter with bullet in it. Joe McConaghie (local P.S., Headmaster) recalls the three boys qualities, the loca priest prepares for funeral, Fr. Peter Forde recalls the mother's reaction. Meanwhile in the Commons, MP's condemned the murders. Film report with Alun Michael's (Ministry of State) views. The RUC issued statistics for attacks over the last few days, six hundred and twenty five petrol bombings, eight hundred and twenty three plastic bullets fired. In Portadown, doubts this afternoon about the numbers who will attend their standoff. Film report on today's demonstration at Drumcree with David Jones comments, 'right on his side', he says they havent invited anyone to join them at Drumcree, but Harold Gracey appeared to call for outside help. Paul Berry (DUP) hopes tonight's turn out will be large, he accuses RUC of heavy tactics. Francie Molloy (SF) gives the opposite point of view. Next live to Drumcree, Jeannie Johnston gives her latest assessment of numbers turning up. Approximately fifteen hundred to date. Security seems scaled down, she assesses mood as changeable, and on Garvaghy Road little liklihood of any mind change.

Next coverage of today's Orange Parade along the lower Ormeau Road, it was held up by a bomb scare near the Ballynafeigh Orange Hall. Film report on resident protesters and comments of Noel Ligget (Orangeman) on Quinn's deaths, then John Gormley (Residents) followed by Dolores Rea, she says Orangemen showed no shame. A. McDonnell (SDLP. Cllr) gives his views. Next from Dunloy, Orangemen used their cars to complete their prohibited route. Film report with David Tweed (DUP, Cllr) comments, some residents still incensed.

In Bellaghy, a re-routed Orange Parade passed off peacefully. Film report with Robert Overends comments for Orange Order, then Jim Hasson (Resident).

At Newry Court House, a massive bomb was defused. Film report. Next comes reports from Orange demonstrations, firstly from Pomeroy where Spirit of Drumcree men, Joel Patten heckled Rev. William Bingham at their platform. Film report shows confrontation, then Joel McCready interview on his accusations, followed by local reaction. Denis Watson (County Grand Master) spoke at Lurgan demonstration. Film report hears him call for support for Portadown and resolve the parades issue once and for all, maintaining their principles. George Patton rejects any idea they were responsible for Quinn murders, then comments of local orangemen on Drumcree, including Denis Watson. In Downpatrick the Orange Parade passed off peacefully amidst a heavy security force presence. Film report. Nationalists protested. Robert Lennon speaks for Lecale Orangemen and supports Drumcree brethren, then Oliver Mathers (Residents Group), then Brendan McGuigan's (RUC Supt.) comments. J. Donaldson (UUP, MP) speaking at Crumlin welcomed the scaling down at Drumcree and in an interview, comments on Unionist unity and Trimbles role in that followed by Tommy Ross (Local Orange Chief). (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 13th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
37 mins
DVD No.
D02630
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3642



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Rasharkin, the three Quinn boys were buried from their Granny's home to Ballymoney. Film report with comments of Fr. Peter Forde, then Bishop Patrick Walsh's sermon, then the boy's aunt read a poem written by a local boy.

Drumcree Orangemen's standoff is to continue, now in it's tenth day. Last night violence was minor, they'd expected 100,000 to turn up last night but only three thousand appeared. Film Clip of attacks by thirty youths. I man injured by blast bomb. David Jones remains defiant in his interview. Meanwhile three Orange Halls and a Protestant Church were attacked by arsonists. Film report from Bunberb Road. Dungannon Orange Hall with member, Jim McFarland's reaction and at Hillsborough, St James Church of Ireland Church was petrol bombed and nearby two orange halls at Moira casued minor damage. Meanwhile at the annual Sham fight at Scrava, Orangemen clashed with each other over sell out allegations. Film report shows Joel Patton interview on his actions yesterday. Then Clifford Smyth (Orange Historian) puts things in perspective historically, then Lord Molyneaux expressed concern over internal divisions, followed by George Patton's views, then RUC released new statistics on the violence over recent days. Eight hundred and thirty seven plastic bullets fired. Carrick man, Derek Chambers (28) appeared in courts on terror charges.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 14th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 22 secs
DVD No.
D02630
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3643



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
At Drumcree the security forces searches recovered blast bombs and petrol bombs during raids on the field at Drumcree, six people arrested, RUC put on show what they found. Film clip of overnight violence, Denis Watson refused admission to field as was David Jones, he comments to press, welcoming arms finds.

At Craigavon, four people including William John McClatchley were charged with having blast bombs, also Robert James Dixon and Thomas McCleery (52) on assault charges.

Over on Garvaghy Road, Adams turned up and makes an appeal for Drumcree protest to end.

In Ballymoney, the parish priest of the Quinn children has said the family is devastated by rumours that their deaths were drug related. Film report on basis of allegations. On Monday, DUP leader hinted that the deaths had nothing to do with Drumcree, then at Lurgan, Denis Watson (Co. Grand Master) said someone charged with killing was Quinn family member. Yesterday David Jones said the security forces were in collusion over the murders. Today RUC in Ballymoney released a statement restating it was sectarian murder and none arrested were Quinn family. Fr Peter Forde comments on the Loyalists rumour maundering. Meanwhile books of condolences have been opened for the Quinn's in Dublin and Ballymoney. Film report includes setting up an appeal fund. One man still being questioned. In Commons, T. Blair praises the RUC and said present difficulties will be overcome. Film report on Blair's comments, earlier, Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Minister) talked of the economic damage done by Drumcree and emphasised the Quinn Boys killing was sectarian, also published was Northern Ireland Assemblies Bill. An Orange Order Chaplain has said the Drumcree protest has got out of control. Film report on Rev. William Bingham's stance supported by Rev. Robert Boyd (Orange Chaplains) and the action they've requested a meeting with Central Committee of Grand Orange Lodge. Sean Brady (Roman Catholic Arch Bishop) has supported Bingham and his colleagues stance in his comments. The RUC say explosive devices were found near the Banmore Community Centre in play area in Finaghy Belfast. Film report with comments of Harry Smith (DUP, Cllr).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 15th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins
DVD No.
D02630
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3644



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Quinn murders case, two more men arrested. Meanwhile Bill Clinton (US President) has written to the mother. Film report on letter with Kathy Stephens (US Consulate)

interview by phone. More Ballymoney Roman Catholic families move out. Film report includes Fr Peter Forde views, book of condolences signed. RUC officers injured by blast bombs at Drumcree have given film interviews on their injuries. Film report includes John Barr (Chief Insp.) views, then Jason O'Brien (RUC Con.). Film clip of actual explosion shown. In one night four hundred and seventy six plastic bullets fired at protestors, the highest single numbers used in Loyalist riot situation. Meanwhile Les Rogers (RUC Federation) met Tony Blair (Prime Minister) today in London. Film report with Les Rogers comments after the meeting, on Prime Minister's views and the threats and attacks on his men. The British army is sending the paratroop regiment home from Drumcree, Pauline Gilmore (Loyalists, self styled Civil Rights Leader) was arrested and charged with possessing a blast bomb. Film report includes today's searches at the Drumcree field, three more bombs found. David Jones (Orange Order) interview criticises length of RUC operation.

In High Courts, Lord Justice McCollum criticises Loyalist Leaders who call people on to the streets, then wash their hands of any responsibility for any trouble, comments made during bail hearings.

At Assembly, Parties switches their office faculties from Castle Buildings to inside Stormont itself. Film report with Monica McWilliams (Women's Coalition) comments, then P. Robinson (DUP) views on Sinn Fein interaction, then Francie Molloy (SF) doesn?t feel uncomfortable in Storment.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Thu 16th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 19 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3645



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Pauline Gilmore (32) (Loyalist Civil Rights campaigner) is charged with explosives offences. Film report on right to march member appeared with James Cross (40) in Craigavon.

In Quinn murders four more people were arrested, meanwhile the boys mother Chrissie gave a television interview blaming Drumcree on the murderous attack, she begins by describing their last night together, and of hearing the boys screaming during the fire, she blames Orangemen, and hopes they don't get down Garvaghy Road.

Next report from Ballymoney on plans to increase tourism to the area had to be suspended due to Quinn Murders. Film report on economic damage with Gil Warnock (CBI), then Nial McCaughan (Town Manager) comments. Then Kenneth Doherty (local factory worker) views, then Lyle McMullen (Ballymoney Times Editor) on some people's denial the killings are sectarian, then retired surgeon, Dr John Robb's comments.

Drumcree proximity talks are to begin again, other Drumcree news, stories include Orders condemnation of threats to it's chaplain, Rev. William Bingham.

Meanwhile between the 4th - 13th July Northern Ireland Tourist Board says Northern Ireland has lost 40,000,000 in revenues with cancelled tours. Film report with shopkeepers in Newcastle views, Mary Arlow, Patrick Burns, then Jeff Ario (US Tourist) comments, then Carmel O'Boyle (SDlp, Cllr) on need to sort Drumcree out for good.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 17th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 17 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3646



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Thomas Gilmore (23) (Ballymoney) charged with killing the Quinn boys, first story is of mortar attack on Newry RUC base that fails, then Ballymoney film report on Gilmore's court appearance, he denies membership of paramilitary organisation.

In Scotland, Rev Gordon McCracken (Deputy Grand Master) has resigned over Drumcree violence. Film report with his comments on Drumcree violence, he says order is seriously damaged.

Meanwhile in Armagh, the residents and the Orange Order are to have their third proximity meeting tonight. Film report on talk of economic regeneration and other issues with B. McKenna interview. Denis Watson wouldn't give an interview, but Ken Twyble (UUP, Cllr) comments on efforts he made in June to broker a deal, then Brian Walker (President, Portadown 2000) views on the Drumcree crisis and economic damage.

Bill Clinton (US President) has announced he will return to Northern Ireland in September with Tony Blair. Film report covers his November 1995 visit look back with comments then to terrorists, then Canary Wharf bomb, his role in Stormont talks, D. Nesbitt (UUP) comments, then S. Wilson (DUP) says he is coming back to admire his devlish handiwork in Northern Ireland, he explains his views, then B. DeBrun (SF) viewpoint.

The first stage of the New Bloody Sunday Inquiry has begun, it can now move to issue supineas to soldiers who served in Derry. Film report from Mark McFadden on Saville Inquiry to date. Then interview with Don Mullan (Families Spokesman) on their opinions on Saville's efforts to date, and their worries they won't get enough legal council to represent them, he explains what the families want and their lack of trust.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 21st Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
16 mins 5 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3647



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The RUC say the believe the PIRA killed Andrew Kearney (33) (NewLodge) in punishment shooting gone badly wrong. Film report includes recent murders blamed on the PIRA.

In Commons, Unionists/Tories failed to introduce measures to keep Sinn Fein out of government, I. Paisley (DUP) views in interview, he wants Sinn Fein out of Northern Ireland Government plans, then J. Donaldson (UUP) views, Alex Maskey (SF) responds by criticising the RUC and says RUC and says PIRA ceasefire still intact. He explains. S. Mallon (SDLP) appeals for calm, then B. Hutchinson (PUP) says Sinn Fein's cabinet position isn't in doubt, but he would like IRA to say it's war is over.

In Derry, the Saville Inquiry has announced it's decision on key issues at the inqury, he has granted families the legal teams they wanted but ruled against them on the anonymity of soldiers giving evidence. Film report covers other issues, then Tony Doherty for the families gives their reaction to Saville's decisions.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 24th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 33 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
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Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
One man critical as Catholic brothers shot in Derry home. Film report on sectarian attack in Protestant Nelson Drive estate with Milfred Garfield's (DUP, Cllr) comments, then Phil Kelly (SDLP, Cllr) views, then Lynn Fleming (SF, Cllr) opinion, the West Minister Committee on Northern Ireland Affairs has recommended that new RUC recruits shouldn't be members of the Loyal Orders or AOH, report caused a split in the Committee. Film report on its thirty three recommendations, including keeping the RUC name, with Peter Brooke (Committee Chairman) views, then J. Donaldson's (UUP) dissenting views, then E. McGrady's (SDLP) comments, then from outside, B. DeBrun (SF) totally rejects report, she explains, then George Patten (Senior Orangeman) views. Then in the studio, Richard Walker (Police Federation) gives his reaction to the report, which he broadly welcomes.

Next report from New Lodge Family of A. Kearney, where Maureen Kearney calls for the Government not to eject Sinn Fein from the talks, she believes it was on element within the IRA that killed Andrew, then D. Nesbitt (UUP) gives his party's views on the ease, then Glyn Roberts (FAIT) comments.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 27th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 50 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3649



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The government left the LVF and INLA prisoners out of its early releases schemes, the IRA prisoners are included. Film report on announcement includes LVF statement and Portadown pastor, Kenny McClinton reaction, then Fra Halligan gives the IRSP response. Reg Empey (UUP) comments on the need for an end to punishment attacks before any releases, then Sammy Wilson (DUP) says Mowlam has totally ignored IRA violence, Cathal Crumley (SF) gives their reaction saying LVF should be involved in release scheme, then B.Hutchinson (PUP) comments on avoiding political hostages. Glynn Roberts (FAIT) sasys the government has flawed the Good Friday Agreement, the Tory Party has decided to vote against the government tonight.

In Portadown, an incendiary device has been defused in a shopping centre.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 29th Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 27 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3650



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Prisoners Release Commission, seven men and three women have been announced by the government, Reg Empey (UUP) feels the membership has a Nationalist bias, but he is concerned about what the community is getting in exchange for the early releases in his comments. G. Kelly (SF) gives his reaction to make-up argument. Then G. Campbell (DUP) gives their reaction, the prisoners will get out anyway. A. Attwood (SDLP) says the Commissioners have the expertise to do a good job.

In Commons, the Northern Ireland Bill was voted through in the commons but the UUP MP's split on the issue, six voted against it and Trimble abstained. Film report on debate with Blair's comments and Bills profile given, it's one of five acts rushed through, Mowlam hopes opononents will be won over. P. Robinson (DUP) views given. In the studio, Stephen Grimasson (Political Editor) gives his views on the current state of Unionism with regard to the Good Friday Agreement core issue - Prisoner releases.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Fri 31st Jul 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 9 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3651



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
A car bomb has exploded in Newry Street, Banbridge within the last hour, first reports on explosion. In the Republic the government has released six IRA prisoners from Portlaoise jail, under the terms of the GFA. Film report names prisoners as Adrian Donnelly, who's served twenty one years for murder, Michael Cully, who'd served just six months, Michael O'Brien who'd earlier attended this year's Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, he was convicted of killing and english policeman in 1992, his father, Glen Goodman is angry, as is Peter Robinson (DUP) who says people are getting away with murder, Martin Ferris (SF) welcomed the releases. B. Hutchinson (PUP) criticises insensitive Irish Government. Next the Orange Grand Lodge says it is standing firm on contentious parades and it's right to march. Film report with William Thompson (UUP, MP) views, then David McNarry (UUP) comment going into meeting.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 1st Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
4 mins 40 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3652



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Derry, the Apprentice Boys and the Bogside Residents group have reached agreement about the August parade in Derry, film report on break through using mediators, looks at previous trouble at the annual parade. Alastair Simpson (Apprentice Boys Chief) views then Donncha MacNeilis (BRG), then Ian Young (Derry Businessmen) comments. Meanwhile the Parades Commission has banned an Apprentice Boys Feeder parade down the lower Ormeau Road, banned another in Dunloy, and re-routed a third Feeder Parade in Bellaghy. The Real IRA has admitted Saturday's bomb in Banbridge. Film report on two hundred premises damaged by 500lb bomb. Thirty four people wounded. Anthea McRoberts (Shop-keeper) interview, she criticises prisoner releases and Mo Mowlam, then John Houston (Traders Association) reacts to the attack. Seamus Doyle's views (Banbridge Council Chairman) views, then Robert Gilmore (Compensation Agencies role) The Real IRA also admitted firebomb attacks on Belfast shops. Film report from McLaren's Shirt Shop and McCanns, Army/navy Store in Smithfield. Joe McLaron comments. (MISSING LINE OFF PAGE)

In Rathcoole, a blast bomb was defused. Meanwhile a report published today highlights the problems faced by disabled people in Northern Ireland, where one in six people is disabled, then interview with Harry McConnell (Disability Council) he says there is more discrimination here than just religious discrimination which we all know about.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 3rd Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
16 mins 7 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3653



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Process of prisoner releases begins, the first could be out by end of August, the Sentence Review Commission says tomorrow four hundred prisoners will be given applications, then Sir John Blelloch (Chairman) comments on process, cases of high profile prisoners highlighted. B. Hutchinson (PUP) comments. The Commission says it will meet victims but Oliver Wilkinson (Victim Support) says they'll have no influence but P. Robinson (DUP) is still against releases, then A. Attwood (SDLP) views, Commission member, Brian Currin (SA Lawyer) comments on prisoner expectations. Mo Mowlam has said she believes the IRA's war is over. Adams says its too early to say the conflict is over. Today on Radio Ulster, D. Ervine (PUP) asked A. Maskey (SF) to say the IRA's war is over. Film report on the radio debate. Adams article in Irish News answers the war question as Sinn Fein sees it. Sean Mag Uidhir (Editor, North Belfast News) gives his views, then M. Morgan (SDLP) comments, then Fred Cobain (UUP) wants IRA decommissioning. The Church of Ireland, Curate says Drumcree has strained internal Church of Ireland relations and it says no church service should be held until agreement is reached on the Drumcree report. Film report.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 5th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 48 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3654



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
DUP calls for Parades Commission to resign after its decision on Drumcree and Kilkeel parades. Film report as Orangemen from Independent Order, ordered to stay away from Garvaghy Road, even at Protestant end. William McCrea (DUP) is outraged at decision, he explains in interview his views. B. McKenna (Residents Group) has welcomed the decision in his comments, he wants Church of Ireland to disassociate itself from political protests.

In Kilkeel, a Catholic Band Parade with a one hundred year history has been permitted to go ahead, a local protestant Residents Group is angry. Film report with Ronald McConnell views of Residents Group, then the counter views of Emmett Haughian (SDLP, Cllr), then local person, George Graham and Dermot Kenmur views.

Donegal IRA man, Eddie Gallagher now released after fifteen years in jail was behind the kidnapping of Dutch (MiSSING) Tieda Hierrma for seventeen days in 1975 with Marion Coyle. Nowadays he is involved in the Dill Visitors Centre, he gives an interview on his role in the 1970's and why they carried out the kidnap, he hopes the peace process works. He regrets being caught but feels he helped bring about equality in the North by his involvement in the IRA. He helps prisoners now at his equestian centre upon their release.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 11th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
13 mins 31 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3655



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Government reveals its victims of the troubles aid package. Film report on Adam Ingram's (Northern Ireland Office Minister) establishment of a Northern Ireland memorial fund, he calls it a beginning in his news conference, then reaction from Sandra Peake (WAVE), then views of Paul Mornsey whose father was killed by Shankhill Butchers gives his reaction, then David Clements whose father was killed by the IRA in 1985 gives his comments. Meanwhile FAIT today met the prisoner releases commission. Glyn Roberts explains what they told the Commissioners. In the studio, Phillip McGarry (Alliance) party comments on the Governments package.

Three PIRA men are released as charges of killing Robert Dougan are dropped.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 12th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
7 mins 26 secs
DVD No.
D02640
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3656



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
First reports of the bomb explosion in Omagh town centre, causalities figures unknown, Vincent Campbell's (SDLP Cllr) shocked phone report. Chris Cappard (journalist) details what's know at this time, eye-witnesses say five or six bodies, ambulance service says eleven or twelve dead. (4.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
2 mins 56 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
157
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3657



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Early reports now say twelve people killed in the Omagh bomb, Michael Bradley (local eye-witness) describes what happened in the town, warning given, civilian vehicles ferried injured to hospital.

Next report on AOH parade in Kilkeel, Loyalists protest but it passes off peacefully. Film report with Ronald McConnell views of Loyalists, then views of Tony Carroll (AOH president) speaking at main demonstration in Newry. (5.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 13 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3658



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Omagh bomb latest. News says twelve people have been killed, one hundred injured. No film yet, Sean Conway (eye-witness) describes what he saw, in phone report, then latest update from Mark Davenport (Ireland Correspondent), he says warning made the situation worse, hospital under strain, he points the finger at Republican dissident group Real IRA. At end of bulletin, Chris West reports from fifty yards of scene of blast on latest scene, he reports by phone, he can't put accurate figure on dead. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3659



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Omagh bomb blast latest, eye-witness account from Pat McKeown (SDLP Cllr), it calls it carnage, then Cheryl Chadler's (journalist) telephone report, then Seamus Boyd's (journalist) reports from Omagh hospital on the injured again by phone, then another eye-witness Sean Conway's phone report, then Vincent Campbell's (SDLP Cllr) account of what he saw. (6.30pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
5 mins 37 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3660



Series Title:
ITN UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
Omagh bomb killed twenty-five people, total includes children, its N.Ireland's worst atrocity. Film report on days events, film report from the scene by John Irvine (journalist), includes the confusion over where the bomb was planted. (10.00pm) (... ENTRY TO BE COMPLETED)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
ITN
Channel:
ITN
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 45 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3661



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Live to Omagh, twenty-five dead many seriously ill, latest update on injuries, attempts being made to identify dead, town in state of shock. Johhn McFall (Northern Ireland Office Minister) in studio gives his reaction to visiting Omagh this afternoon, he recalls the sight that will remain with him forever. He asked what is the government going to do? He quotes Blair's reaction, then process goes on, RUC/Garda will hunt the killers down. Queen's statement, Blair's remarks on film about his scene of grief. Then B. Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) promise to crush those responsible. M. McAleese (Irish President) statement, then G. Adams (SF) condemnation, as does M. McGuinness (SF), P. Robinson (DUP) says the Omagh Massacre was caused by giving in to terrorism. He blamed the Northern Ireland Office, Ken Magennis (UUP) called on the Irish Government to take action, then reaction from John Hume (SDLP Leader).

(11.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 15th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
10 mins 26 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3662



Series Title:
Programme Title:
Description:
Death toll now twenty-eight, Tony Blair on his way to N.Ireland, one hundred still injured, John Prescott (DUP MP) visits Omagh. First report from Gary Honeyford uses an amateur video clip of the bomb's aftermaths, William Thompson's (UUP, MP) reaction, film of the devastated street today. Pat Connell on rescue efforts after blast describes injuries he saw, then film clip of John Prescott's comments at the scene in Omagh, he answers some journalists questions on the peace process and security situation, then analysis of the possible security reaction from Jon Blevins (Journalist) in Belfast and speculation on who carried out the attack and speculation on what the Loyalists may do in reaction. Next film clip of John Prescott visiting Omagh hospital to visit some of the injured. Journalist gives update on the state of the injured, Dominic Pinto's (Surgeon) press conference earlier is shown, he called the scene a battlefield.

(12.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Channel:
Sky News
Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 39 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3663



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Further coverage of Omagh, dead total now twenty-eight many still serious, begins with showing of amateur video film of the bomb aftermath, bodies and injured everywhere, it's horrific viewing, injured loaded on vans to go to hospital, then report from M. McFadden on Omagh last night and from the incident centre, Eugene Coyle tells of search for his nine year old nephew. Then John McKinney (Omagh Council) gives a breakdown of injured moved to other hospitals, then David Bolton (Lakeside hospital trust) on distress of relatives and injured and problems of indentifying the injured. Alan Rainey (UUP, Cllr) recalls Ballygawley bus bomb that killed eight British Soldiers, Sean Clarke (SF, Council Chairman) answers questions on his reaction, he calls it murder. Paisley (DUP) visited Omagh, he criticised the government and offers sympathy to injured. Next film report on John Prescott's visit to Omagh (same as sky news) then film report on Church's role, Fr. Kevin Mullon tells of comforting one man whose only son was killed, his brother had been killed in the troubles. He gives details of other injured neighbours. Dr Paul Bradley (GP) recalls the night in the hospital, then at Omagh Presbyterian Church Dr John Dixon (Moderator) describes his reaction and the job ahead in the days to come. David Trimble (UUP Leader) gives his reaction by phone as he returns home from holiday, he's asked about prisoner releases going ahead and asks for 'war is over' comment from Republicans. People he says will wants this process to go ahead. John White (UDP Spokesman) in the studio gives the reaction of Loyalists, as controlled anger and he wants PIRA to say war is over, he's asked will Loyalists decommission and explains their position. In Belfast, Royal Victoria, some of the most seriously hurt includes Spanish children. Film report from Paul Clarke, with Lawrence Rock (Surgeon) comments on injuries he saw and the patients outlooks, then Chaplain, Fr. Paul Byrne's comments. In the studio, Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Cons)appeals for informatio on the bomb car, a maroon vauxhall cavalier, he asks for the publics help, he praises Garda co-operation and says RIRA warning was distorted. Flanagan says RIRA meant to kill. Then back to Tyrone County where doctors held a news conference, Dominic Pinto asnwers questions (same as sky news) on injuries and death toll. Back to politicial reaction from P. Robinson (DUP() who says terrorists have noting to fear from the government. Film report on his views, then LVF statement released. In Derry, M. McGuinness (SF) condemns the bomb, and is appalled, he calls dissident Republicans a tiny group, he calls on them to stop. He's asked about saying the war is over.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sun 16th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
33 mins 47 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3664



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
RUC arrest five men in Omagh, begins with critical opening of dissident Republicans by Mike Nesbitt on twenty-eight deaths. B.Ahern (Irish Prime Minister) promises to bring those reponsible to justice. Film report on his comments, but D. Andrews says internment in Eire hasn?t been ruled out. Next report on Omagh victims, Brenda Logue (17), Gareth Conway (18), Alan Radford (16), Lorraine Wilson (15), Samantha McFarland (17), Anne McCoombe (48), Geraldine Breslin (48), Aidan Gallagher, Veda Short (46), Deborah Cartwright (20), Elizabeth Rushe, Ester Gibson (36), Philomena Skelton (39), Fred White (60) and his son Brian White (27), from Buncrana, three boys killed, James Barker (12), Sean McLaughlin (12) and Oran Doherty (8), also killed Spanish tourist, Fernando Blasco Baselga (12), also killed were Mary Grimes (65), Avril Monaghan (30), her daughter Maura Monaghan, eighteen months, Olive Hawkes (60), Julie Hughes (21), Jolene Marlow (17), Brian McCrory, Breda Devine (21months) and a spanish school teacher. Next film report profiles some of the victims. Firstly Anne McCoombe (48), a mother of two sons with a husband, her husband, Stanley describes identifying the body and his feelings, he recalls his last words to her. Their Minister, Rev. Ian Mairs comments on the atrocity and relatives sufferings. Then the cases of Lorraine Wilson (15) and Alan Radford (16) who went to Omagh High School and Samantha McFarland (17), their teacher describes the girls and Alan as outstanding children. A photographer, Ed Winters recalls a wedding he was to do, but the bride was killed. Francis Mackey (Omagh Cllr) says thirty two Soverignity Committee wasn?t responsible but refused to condemn the killing. Film report with his comments. Councillor, Oliver Gibson (Whose neice died) comments on towns grief and seething rage at Government's pledges. Then Anne Gormley's (Alliance Cllr) views, then George Douglas (RUC Insp.) comments on the effect on his officers of what they have seen. Next film report on Gareth Conway (18) who was killed, his nurse sister worked on knowing he was dead. His mother Marie Conway, saw the bomb explode, she describes her son, and searching for his body, then his older brother, Tom describes his brother's life opening up for him. In the studio, D. Ervine (PUP) describes the reaction within his party and the UVF and the RHC, and their mood at present. He appeals for no retaliation, then from Omagh, John Hume (SDLP Leader) gives his reaction to the Omagh Bomb, and his condemnation of the attack, the world's sympathy is behind Omagh and the bombers wont' overthrow the Good Friday Agreement, it's the monument to those who suffered in Omagh. Meanwhile the IRSP has issued a statement there is no basis now for an armed struggle. Then D. Trimble and S. Mallon comments on what should be done now, P. Robinson (DUP) told T. Blair to put internment on the agenda. Then J. Donaldson (UUP) repeats demand for IRA decommissioning. Next report from Buncrana, on the five people from there who died in the Omagh bomb with Fr. Shane Bradley's comments on the families grief, especially as the Barker family returned from England for a better life for their children in Ireland, Jamie McBride (School Head) recalls the dead boys, then local people's comments.

From Derry's studio, Mitchel McLaughlin (SF) comments on their position on the Omagh bomb and the effect it might have on the mainstream Republican Movement, he's again pushed on the decommissioning issue, to which he gives the standard Sinn Fein answer. Next a report covers the visit today of Spanish deputy Prime Minister and Spanish relatives of their victims, they visited the Spanish children in hospital and the Deputy Prime Minister commented on visiting Omagh. Some film clips of ETA attacks in Spain shown in this report but Alex Martinez (Spanish Journalist) shows Euro misunderstanding of Northern Ireland when he wonders why Catholic terrorists killed Catholic Spanish children. Next report is from Real IRA Headquarters in Dundalk, reporter profiles the history of the bomb , car and a profile of the thirty two County Soverignity Committee and Bernadette Sands McKevitt, Brendan McGahon (Local TD) wants their leadership interned. Dundalk solicitor, John Woods (STOP) wants Garda pressure put on RIRA, John Farley (Local Garda Supt) promises action in his comments, then former IRA man, Eamon Collins gives his assessment of the thinking of the RIRA and says they should disband. After short break, Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) gives her response to the question about a government response to the bombing. She expresses her personal opinion on killers, then Irish Justice Minister views. Next film report on the history of the Real IRA, Eamon Collins views in report. Profile of thirty two Soverignity Committee and film of RIRA man, Roland McLaughlin's funeral and Francis Mackey and M. McKevitt's attendance.

(Monday) (6.00pm) (this bulletin continues for 16mins 4sec on D02660)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 17th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
35 mins 19 secs
DVD No.
D02650
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3665



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Begins with live report from Omagh town centre, then funeral of Avril Monaghan (pregnant mother of twin girls) and her eighteen month old daughter Maura, her mother Mary Grimes was also killed, her husband Michael Monaghan attended with his three remaining children. Homily of Fr. James Grimes, then Dr I. Duffy's (Bishop of Clogher) sermon. After the funeral, the family solicitor Kevin Murnaghan read a statement on behalf of the Monaghan/Grimes families. Next film report covers the visit to the injured in hospital of Prince Charles. He was with Mo Mowlam, he comments to the press and offers his support and praises security forces and doctors, he says it brings back memories of Lord Mountbattens killing, in Lisnaelly Barracks, he met relatives of the victims, then went on a walk about in Omagh town centre, Trimble and Mallon also present. He then visited casualties and staff at the Tyrone hospital. Next in Belfast, thousands attended a vigil at City hall. Film report on silence as role cap of dead read out. David Allardyce (Lord Mayor) comments, Church Leaders have called for people of Ireland to show their sympathies to Omagh people at 3pm on this Saturday. Rev. David Kerr (Methodist) explains, people signing the book of condolences at City Hall express their views on this idea. Next report is from the home of victim, Alan Radford (16), it profiles the young student, his mother Marion Radford recalls the explosion and the search for her son, she was injured, she quotes Mahatmagandi in love in the world neutralising hatred. Next report hears on RUCR describe the sight he seen of a mutiliated young girl and bodies on top of bodies, this morning members of the emergency services laid wreaths in Omagh. Joanne McCullough (Nurse) comments. Today the RIRA admitted responsibility for the bomb, they say they gave three separate warnings, their target was commercial, they apologlise to the victims. UTV says it received two of the calls, the Samaritans, the other, but all three calls referred to the courthouse, no mention of Market Street. UTV also said it's time warnings were thirty minutes not forty minutes. Former IRA man, Eamon Collins gives his assessment of the RIRA operation. Mo Mowlam gives her reaction to the RIRA statement.

The Garda Security response has begun. Film report. Irish Government to consider internment tomorrow. Tom Brady (Journalist) assesses the measures under discussion, then Bob McCartney's (UKUP) expects no internment in Eire, then Michael Farrell (Irish Council of Civil Liberties) views, then Fergus O'Dowd (FG, TD) wants it used. Then Eamon Gilmore (Democrat, Left) willing to consider it, but ordinary people differ.

B. Ahern visited the homes of local victims, he commented to the press. Overnight the entire population turned out as the coffins of three local boys returned home. Sean McLaughlin (12), Oran Doherty (8) and James Parker (12). Local priest, Fr. Shane Bradley comments on way forward. More than one hundred people still remain in hospital. Film report looks at the role of Derry's Altnagelvin hospital, Dr John McCormack (Surgeon) comments. Next to the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen where injured Clare Connelly (?) story is told, she recalls what she remembers, then Nial McSorley tells what he recalls of the blast and his shrapnel injury. Collette Hughes (Sister) tells of the staff reactions to the injuries, as does Bernic McCrory (Admin). (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 18th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
32 mins 34 secs
DVD No.
D02660
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3667



Series Title:
BBC UK News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Irish government has announced new anti-terror measures, sixteen more Omagh victims buried, first report on Irish crackdown, lists of new laws planned given. Film report from Denis Ireland, Trimble gives his reaction to Irish Government's moves, which he welcomes. B. Aher was angry and emotional as he announced new laws. Mo Mowlam welcomes the measures.

Next reports on today's funerals, firstly from Buncrana, where Mary McAleese (Irish President) and D. Trimble attended the funeral of S. McLauglhin, O.Doherty and J. Parker, then in Beragh, Mary Grimes (65), in Donemana, B. Devine twenty months, then in Omagh, Brenda Logue (17), then Fred and Brian White, father and son buried together, followed by clip from Sky news of D. Trimble's press conference in Dublin, commenting on the Irish Governments new measures. (9.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC UK
Date Broadcast:
Wed 19th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
11 mins 34 secs
DVD No.
D02660
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
England
Record No.
3668



Series Title:
BBC NI News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of today's Omagh bomb funerals of Breda Devine, twenty months, James Barker (12) Oran Doherty (8), Sean McLaughlin (12), Gareth Conway (18), Brenda Logue (17), Alan Radford (16), Lorraine Wilson (15) Joelene Marlow (17), Philomena Skelton (39) and Olive Hawkes (60). Victor Barker, father of James comments, Seamus Hegarty (Bishop of Derry) welcomes Trimble to service, seventy six people still in hospital.

In Dublin Trimble is meeting Ahern, earlier the Irish Government announced new measures, Trimble comments on his way into the meeting, vigil in Blackrock.

(10.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Channel:
BBC NI
Date Broadcast:
Wed 19th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
3 mins 4 secs
DVD No.
D02660
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3669



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Coverage of today's sixteen Omagh victims funerals on both sides of the border. First that of Joelene Marlow (17) with comments of Fr. Terence Connolly, then of Mary Grimes (65), yesterday her daughter and grand-daughter where buried, today she was buried in Beragh. Film report with comments of S. Brady (Archbishop), then Lorraine Wilson (15) killed in Oxfam Shop, she was buried in Cappagh. Next report on Adrian Gallagher's (21) funeral in Omagh with comments of Fr. Kevin Mullan, then Alan Radford's (16), funeral, a private mormon service, then in Drumgun, Phil Skelton (39) funeral given GAA guard of honour, her daughter was injured. Then report from Buncrana funerals of S. McLaughlin (12) O. Doherty (8) and James Burke (12), Celtic Representatives attended as did M.McAleese (Irish President), Timble and Mallon and Adams and M. McGuinness (SF), comments of Fr Shane Bradley. At funeral of Fred and Brian White, UUP members attended. Film report from Presbyterian Church with Rev. Arthur O'Neill's sermon, also buried in Donemana, Co. Tyrone. Film report on her short life, her mother Tracey is ill in hospital, comments of Bishop E. Daly. In West Tyrone, funerals of Brendan Logue (17). Film report on sportswoman service with comments of Fr. Sean Hegarty. Shortly after in Carickmore, the funeral of Gareth Conway (18) with comments of his sister Michaela, also buried in Methodist Church was Olive Hawkes(MISSING OFF THE END OF PAGE) has appealed to people mentally scared by the Omagh bomb to come forward for counselling. Film report with Davil Bolton's comments, then counsellor, Martin McCarron on the problems people suffer. Next coverage of the Dublin Government's new anti-terror measures with B. Ahern's criticism of the Real IRA's statements, then reaction of Mo Mowlam (Northern Ireland Secretary) reaction. D. Trimble acknowledged the Dublin Governments actions in his comments before meeting B. Ahern. Film report. (10.30pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 19th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
21 mins 38 secs
DVD No.
D02660
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3670



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
The Omagh funerals continue, today eight more. First report from Debra Ann Cartwright, which stayed private, then the funeral of Samantha McFarland attended by D. Trimble, then Ken Magennis and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Film report with Richard McFarland's comments and Rev. Derek Quinn's sermon, then Julie Hughes (21) funeral, at Methodist Church with Rev. David Kerrs sermon, then reference to private funeral of Deborah Cartwright, then report from funeral of Geralding Breslin (35) killed with two friends in Waterstones Stores with Fr. John Forbes comments. Lord Fitt and Seamus Brennan attended. Also today the funeral of Brian McCrory (54) with comments of Fr. Eugene Hasson, then funeral of Anne McCoombe (48) at Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, Roman Catholic, Fr Kevin Mullan at the service, sermon of Rev. Ian Mairs shown. Also today funeral of Ester Gibson (36) at free Presbyterian Church attended by Paisley, Rev William Leonard's comments on his Sunday School teacher, then Ian Paisley's sermon. Back in Omagh, the funeral of Elizabeth Rush (55) with Fr. Michael McKeavney's sermon. Next report is on the RUC's investigation centred around the Maroon Vauxhall Cavalier, five men still held for questioning. Then for hospital, some of the injured give their recollections of the bombing, first is lorry driver, Francis Coyle, whose son is seriously ill, then Sharon Haughey (25) recalls the blast and her injuries, then local RUC men recall the images stuck in their minds from that day. Firstly, Con. Derek Elliott, then Con. Colin Doherty, followed by accounts of the medical staff at the Tyrone County Hospital. Firstly Thomas McFarland, then Marion Sheath's recollections. Next report is on the seventy five people still in hospital, many have lost limbs. Film report looks at Cecilia Gourley, who lost her legs in an IRA bomb attack in 1992, recalls the attack on her and her reaction to her injuries, then profile of Musgrave Park Hospital, followed by film clips of Abercorn Bomb, Oxford Street Bus Station. Dublin/Monaghan blasts, then LaMon Hotel, reporter also recalls McGurk's Bar, then Sandra Peake (WAVE) comments on the psychological damage of Omagh attack on many people, who survived previous attacks. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Thu 20th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
25 mins 36 secs
DVD No.
D02660
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3671



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Omagh the shop keepers returned to their premises today for the first time since bombing. Film report, with comments of Roy Kells, then Eric Anderson (RUC) visits damage. John McKinney (Omagh Council) looks towards beginning rebuilding in his comments to reclaim the town. Next report from hospital where an injured woman has given birth to a baby girl. Film report on Nicola Emery's (21) daughter's birth. She describes the bomb attack. She recalls the death of Avril Monaghan and her unborn twins. Ian Hunter (Hospital Doctor) calls it a moment of joy in all the pain and tragedy. From the Royal Victoria, Belfast, Nicola's mum comments on her granddaughter. The Pope John Paul II has sent a message of sympathy to the Omagh people and the Queen is to lead a memorial service in London. Next film report from the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on the seven injured there. Mr Derek Gordon (plastic surgeon) comments. Then injured Anne McCrea shows (tape ends).

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Fri 21st Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 54 secs
DVD No.
D02660
Tape No.
158
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3672



Series Title:
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Programme Title:
Description:
Live from Omagh's Day of Reflection for its bomb victims, coverage of the religious service from UTV. Begins with comments of local Roman Catholic parish priest, describing the horror of the devastation to the families and the town, then the Presbyterian Minister says 'comfort my people' in Irish, followed by the local British Army chaplain, saying the words in Spanish. This is followed by words of Brendan McCarthy (former Church of Ireland Minister). Then the band plays the Lord is my Shepherd, while camera relays film of the crowd and aerial shots of the town. This is followed by words of Ruth Adams (female Minister, Church of Ireland). The D. Pinto (Hospital Surgeon) says a prayer, then Peter Devenney says prayers in Irish for Omagh Community, then David Bolton says same prayer in English. Now Juliet Turner (Solo Singer) sings a song based on a psalm. Next a scripture reading by Rev. Peter Good (Methodist), then prayers of thanksgiving for the emergency services by Roisin Kelly, then prayers for hospital staff from Mabel Kennedy. Next town's Council Executive reads out the names of the twenty eight dead people, followed by one minutes silence at 3.10pm, the time of the bomb blast last Saturday. Camera here also shows Enniskillen minutes silence. Local Roman Catholic Priest, recites the Our Father, then a spanish prayer recital for Community Workers. The Clergymen then take turns to pray for all involved in the rescue effort and after-care, then flowers offertory ceremony in gesture to the hospitals, followed by prayers for a new future from local teenagers, ceremony ends with giving sign of peace to each other. Film clip of dignitariesin attendance, Irish President, J. Prescott, John Hume, S. Mallon etc. Summary from Paul Clarke (Journalist), then back to the studio where Rev. John Dunlop (Presbyterian Minister) gives his view of the ceremony, followed by former Roman Catholic priest, Denis Bradley's views. (3.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
?
Channel:
?
Date Broadcast:
Sat 22nd Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
34 mins 54 secs
DVD No.
D02670
Tape No.
159
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3673



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
As N.Ireland comes to a virtual standstill today for a Day of Reflection, coverage of the ceremonies begins in Omagh town centre with Paul Clarke's report, on the prayers and comments of the various clergymen. After the service, report on the build-up to the ceremony as people arrived in Omagh. Stanley McCoombe, who lost his wife Ann comments. Then unnamed ordinary towns people express their views on the ceremony, including Phil Marshall (Omagh RUC Sgt.),who helped organise the event. Next report is from Enniskillen on it's memorial service, recalls the Poppy Day Massacre of November 1987, with Sam Foster (UUP, Cllr) views, then ordinary unnamed people's comments on why they attended. Next in Buncrana, a service for their victims. Film report. Then report from Belfast City Cathedral Service and at St Peter's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Impromptu memorial at Belfast City Hall and on Shankhill Road they held a memorial service, more ordinary people's comments, followed by report on Banbridge and Dundalk's remembrance events. Next story is that the INLA has called a ceasefire, short report. (5.00pm Saturday)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Sat 22nd Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
18 mins 12 secs
DVD No.
D02670
Tape No.
159
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3674



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
In Omagh the traders have re-opened in the undamaged stores. Film report includes Waterstones Stores, where two women died, local shop workers, Judy Irwin and Marilyn Herron comments, then Robert Pollock's (Local estate agent) views on re-opening, then Eddie McAleer's (Restaurateur) views, then Michael Gaine (CBI, Representative). Two local Councillors, Paddy McGowan (Independent) and O. Gibson (DUP) express their views, then ordinary folk on the street support the re-opening moves. At lunchtime, traders met with experts from Machester. Roy Allen (Local Traders Assoc, Representative) comments on (MISSING OFF THE PAGE)

(6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Mon 24th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
8 mins 19 secs
DVD No.
D02670
Tape No.
159
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3675



Series Title:
UTV News
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Description:
Tony Blair visited Omagh today and outlined new anti-terror laws the government will introduce. Begins with film report to Omagh where he met local people, he talked to Dominic Pinto (hospital surgeon), William Thompson (Local UUP, MP) and ordinary people. Omagh's, Sean Clarke (SF Council Chairman) didn?t attend. He visited Waterstones shop and spoke to the owner on the three dead staff members, then he visited Oxfam shop where two girls died, he also met Eric Anderson (RUC Supt.) who's in charge of the investigation, then film clip of Blair, explaining the new legal laws against terrorism, relating to the failure to disclose during interviews. Sinn Fein's reaction to be given to Blair, then he'll meet the DUP. P. Robinson interview on their views on the new laws which he broadly supports if it's implemented. William Thompson (West Tyrone MP) wants the Government to make special funds available to Omagh. Film report includes comments of Sean Clarke (SF, Cllr), then Oliver Gibson (DUP) then Paddy Magaven's (Cllr) views on memorial, followed by William Thompson views. Five of the Omagh dead, died in two shops, Waterstones and the Oxfam shop. Film report talks to two people who work there and today met T. Blair. They are Tom Waterstone and Mabel Kennedy. Next report is on Elaine O'Donnell (27) injured in the bomb, who is being released from hospital with interview.

In Dundalk the Garda found parts for incendiary devices. Film report with Edwin Hancock's (Det, Insp.) comments. Then Sean Kenna's (SF, Cllr) views, then Brendan McCabe's (Community Worker) comments. Film of Saturday's protest against Republican Dissidents attended by twelve thousand people in Dundalk. The LVF has called on Mowlam to recognise it's ceasefire. Parades Commission has put restrictions on eleven parades this month, including the Ormeau Road and Bellaghy. Film reports with Royal Black Perceptory, comments from William Logan.

Loyalist Civil Rights Campaigner, Pauline Gilmore has started a hunger strike in prison (five days now). Film report.

In Bundoran, RSF, has organised a hunger strike rally but residents are threatening a counter demonstration. Film report shows 1985 Sinn Fein rally with Martin Galvin, Michael McElhinney (Local Cllr) gives his reasons for his objections now. No statement from Joe O'Neill (RSF, Cllr), then Denise Connelly (Cllr) on a counter demonstration, then business women, Peggy O' Neill views. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 25th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
25 mins 22 secs
DVD No.
D02670
Tape No.
159
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3676



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Blair and Ahern (two Prime Ministers) met at Ashford, Co.Mayo, for a min-submit. Film report with both Prime Ministers comments to the press on their new security measures, and moving forward in step to crush terrorist activities against the GFA. Blair comments also on his visit to Omagh yesterday.

Speculation exists that the Real IRA are to call a permanent ceasefire. Film report on the rumours raised by Tom Brady (Irish Independent) with B. Ahern's views on the story. Meanwhile Thirty Two County Soverignity Committee has denied it's the political wing of the Real IRA. In Derry, Martin McGuinness (SF, MP) has said he hopes RIRA will call a ceasefire, but Sinn Fein still opposes the new security measures the Governments are to introduce. Film report with his interview on above topics. Then in the studio S. Mallon (SDLP) responds to M. McGuinness comments, he wants decommissioning of offensive arms and gives his assessment of progress so far in implementing the Good Friday Agreement. He says the reaction to Omagh bomb is inspiration to move forward. (6.00pm)
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Wed 26th Aug 1998
Duration: minutes
12 mins 48 secs
DVD No.
D02670
Tape No.
159
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3677



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
G.Adams (SF President) says "violence must be over, a thing of the past, done with". Film report from Ken Reid, Bill Clinton (USA President) due here in forty eight hours has brokered the breakthrough. Sinn Fein statement. Details of Adams comments.

M. McGuinness to meet the decommissioning body. B. Ahern comments on concerns about the new dragonian legislation, then in the studio Ken Reid calls the Sinn Fein statement very significant, he gives his analysis of events, and a possible Adams/Trimble meeting and the DUP's reaction.

The new Prison Chief, Robin Halward has confirmed the release of prisoners will begin next week and up to one thousand prison officers will eventually be laid off. Film report with Halward interview. The Government is to set up a phone line to warn victims and relatives of the release of prisoners. Adam Ingram (Northern Ireland Office, Minister) explains how it will work. Then reaction from Glyn Roberts (FAIT).
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast:
Tue 1st Sep 1998
Duration: minutes
9 mins 52 secs
DVD No.
D02670
Tape No.
159
Country of Origin:
Northern Ireland
Record No.
3678



Series Title:
UTV News
Programme Title:
Description:
Family of Peter McBride says they are devastated by the release of his killers, Wright and Fisher (Scots Guard Soldiers), film report includes Soldiers appearing for photos on release, they served six years, review of the case. Northern Ireland Office statement on release, then Billy McBride comments at press conference on family's reaction. Roisin McBride also comments on effect on her mother of releases. In Scotland, Wright's family are silent as they sold their story to a tabloid paper. Sheila Fisher his sister does comment. Northern Ireland Office denies the family's comments earlier.

Next Sinn Fein has announced M. McGuinness is to be intermediator with decommissioning body. Film report with G. Adams (SF) comments.

Meanwhile LVF agent, Pastor Kenny McClinton has resigned as their representative with the decommissioning body. Film report with McClinton interview criticising Northern Ireland Office position on the LVF prisoners. In the Commons, Blair begins debate on new anti-terror laws. Film report from Ken Reid on Blair's comments on M. McGuinness appointment as middleman to Decommissioning Body. He also comments on the Omagh bomb. Outside, B. McCartney (UKUP) is critical of the Government laws, then E. McGrady (SDLP) doubtful on laws, then Ken Magennis (UUP) and P. Robinson's (DUP) reactions. In the house, William Thompson's (UUP, MP) views, later Trimble welcomed Sinn Fein's move on decommissioning, then live from London Ken Reid gives his analysis on the governments new laws and the debates process and problems and previews Bill Clinton's visit tommorrow. Meanwhile in Dublin, the Irish Dail debated their new laws. Film report includes B. Ahern's speech, then John O'Donoghue (Justice Minister) views, then Charlie Flanagan (FG, TD), then Liz McManus (Dem/Left) is against laws. Then Des O'Malley's (PD) support while Caoimhghin O'Caolain opposes the bill's contents as it's against the spririt of the Good Friday Agreement.
Type of Programme:
News Report
Broadcast Company:
Independent Television (ITV)
Channel:
UTV
Date Broadcast: