The Anglo-Irish tripartite summit talks in England ended on Tuesday (28 Sept.) with some agreement -- but basic differences on the constitutional future of Northern.
MS Faulkner arrives in official car
MS Lynch arrives in official car (2 shot)
CU Faulkner speaks SOF STARTS: "I think..." SOF ENDS: "..at the same time."
MLS Lynch at table with reporters
MS Press looking on
CU Lynch speaks SOF STARTS: "We must recognise... ENDS: "..political reconciliation."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: MR. FAULKNER: "I think the statement quite clearly says two things -- that the violence has got to be ended and that secondly you've got to produce harmony between the communities in Northern Ireland. This is what we've been saying in the Northern Ireland Government very clearly for months and months and months, and I indicated just last week that we want Parliament, as soon as it goes back, to discuss a motion that I tabled as far back as last July, to discuss ways and means of a greater involvement in Parliament, of member of Parliament, both majority and minority. We believe this must go ahead at the same time."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: MR. LYNCH: "We must recognise that Mr. Faulkner and I are opposed as regards the ultimate ideals. Mr. Faulkner maintains his desire and those whom he represented to remain linked with the United Kingdom. My desire remains that we should have a United Ireland -- therefore, these are ideals very far apart. It's important that people, even though they can't reconcile those ideals, and their views, should continue to talk about them and as long as we can talk then there's some hope for -- as the communique indicates -- for political reconciliation."
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Background: The Anglo-Irish tripartite summit talks in England ended on Tuesday (28 Sept.) with some agreement -- but basic differences on the constitutional future of Northern. Ireland still remained. In a joint statement after the talks the three Prime Ministers -- Mr. Heath, Mr. Brian Faulkner of Northern Ireland and Mr. Jack Lynch of the Irish Republic -- said they were all determined to end violence in Northern Ireland. They condemned any form of violence as a solution to the problem of a divided Northern Ireland, but the statement gave no details of any specific measures to be taken Mr. Lynch been pressing for an early end to internment -- its introduction last month doubled the violence in Northern Ireland -- while the other two Premiers hoped that Mr. Lynch would take action against the outlawed Irish Republican Army which is operating in Northern Ireland from bases in the Republic.
The statement added, however, that each Prime Minister remained committed to his own views on the future of Northern Ireland -- meaning that Mr. Lynch wanted to see it reunited with the Republic, while Mr. Heath and Mr. Faulkner believed the province should remain tied to the British crown.
This film completes VISNEWS' syndication of the talks -- showing the two Irish Premiers arriving at Chequers, the British Prime Minister's official country residence, and holding press conferences in London following the end of the talks.