• Short Summary

    MR SEAN LEMASS, THE IRISH PRIME MINISTER, RETIRES NEXT WEDNESDAY BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS. YESTERDAY?

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    GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS; LYNCH.




    Initials GM/V/BOB/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR SEAN LEMASS, THE IRISH PRIME MINISTER, RETIRES NEXT WEDNESDAY BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) SHORTLY AFTER IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE FINANCE MINISTER, MR JACK LYNCH, WAS THE UNCHALLENGED CANDIDATE FOR SUCCESSION, THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER, MR GEORGE COLLEY, SAID HE WAS STILL IN THE RACE.

    DESPITE MR COLLEY'S ANNOUNCEMENT, SOURCES CLOSE TO THE CABINET SAID THEY CONSIDERED THE 49-YEAR-OLD MR LYNCH'S NOMINATION WOULD STILL GO THROUGH. MR COLLEY IS KNOWN TO HAVE SUPPORT FROM ULTRA- CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS OF THE RULING FIANNA FAIL PARTY. MR LYNCH, A CORK-BORN LAWYER, IS ONE OF IRELAND'S MOST POPULAR POLITICIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS8OFISVM1CB48XF3Q66HZHQM
    Media URN:
    VLVACS8OFISVM1CB48XF3Q66HZHQM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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