• Short Summary

    AS A STATE OF UNEASY CALM REIGNED IN RIOT-TORN NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY (SATURDAY), REPUBLIC OF IRELAND TROOPS CONTINUED TO ARRIVE AT THE BASE CAMPS WHICH HAVE BEEN SET UP ALONG THE BORDER NEAR LETTERKENNY TO, ACCORDING TO THE EIRE GOVERNMENT, RUN FIELD HOSPITALS AND BE READY TO HELP OUT IF REQUIRED TO INTERVENE IN THE NORTH'S TROUBLES.

  • Description


    TROOP VEHICLES ARRIVING AT CAMP; BIVOUACS; SOLDIERS IN CAMP; PRIME MINISTER LYNCH BEING INTERVIEWED. (PART SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: "WHAT'S THE SITUATION IN NORTHERN IRELAND?"



    LYNCH: "PEOPLE UP THERE WERE LOOKING FOR HELP. SOME OF THEM WERE BEING INJURED AND SOME OF THEM. WERE UNWILLING TO TAKE TREATMENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPITALS FOR MANY REASONS - ONE OF THEM BEING THE FEAR OF BEING ARRESTED. SO WE WERE ONLY DOING HUMANE WORK BY PROVIDING THE KIND OF SERVICES THAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE REQUIRED AND HAVE EVEN TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. AND, IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE IN READINESS FOR OUR PROPOSITION FOR A PEACE-KEEPING OPERATION - A JOINT BRITISH-IRISH OR A U.N. WHICH I THINK IS NECESSARY IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES."



    INTERVIEWER: "THIS SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN REJECTED BY BRITAIN?"



    LYNCH: "VERY, VERY EMPHATICALLY, YES - BUT WE'RE GOING TO PURSUE THE MATTER IN THE UNITED NATIONS".




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    Background: AS A STATE OF UNEASY CALM REIGNED IN RIOT-TORN NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY (SATURDAY), REPUBLIC OF IRELAND TROOPS CONTINUED TO ARRIVE AT THE BASE CAMPS WHICH HAVE BEEN SET UP ALONG THE BORDER NEAR LETTERKENNY TO, ACCORDING TO THE EIRE GOVERNMENT, RUN FIELD HOSPITALS AND BE READY TO HELP OUT IF REQUIRED TO INTERVENE IN THE NORTH'S TROUBLES. AT THE SAME TIME, PRIME MINISTER JACK LYNCH TOLD AN INTERVIEWER IN DUBLIN THAT HIS GOVERNMENT CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN ITS POSITION OF INSISTING FOR A UNTIED NATIONS OR A JOINT BRITISH-IRISH PEACE-KEEPING FORCE TO TAKE OVER THE PATROLLING OF THE NORTHERN COUNTIES.

    WHILE BRITISH TROOPS PATROLLED THE STREETS OF LONDONDERRY AND BELFAST IN NORTHERN IRELAND, TEMPERS SEEMED TO HAVE TEMPORARILY COOLED - BUT NO ONE WAS TAKING THE CALM FOR GRANTED. MEANWHILE, IN DUBLIN, A DEMONSTRATION OF SOME 200 PERSONS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE BRITISH EMBASSY - SCENE OF AN ANTI-BRITISH FLAG-BURNING INCIDENT YESTERDAY - AND HURLED STONES AND BOTTLES AT THE BUILDING AFTER POLICE HAD PREVENTED THE DEMONSTRATORS FROM GETTING ARMS FROM A DUBLIN BARRACKS.

    AS EIRE'S MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, DR. PATRICK HILLERY, LEFT FOR THE UNITED STATES TO PRESENT HIS COUNTRY'S CASE TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL - HIS PRIME MINISTER, JACK LYNCH, WAS INTERVIEWED IN DUBLIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA853VJQXR5X9PGQG7QB9QQOGCD
    Media URN:
    VLVA853VJQXR5X9PGQG7QB9QQOGCD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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